Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Friendship with Owl topper from Pollyanna Pickering scalloped card - Day 31 of my 365 day challenge

Friendship with Owl topper from Pollyanna Pickering scalloped card 
Day 31 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I am trying to get rid of some of my "old" craft items and decided to use this beautiful Owl topper from a collection from the well known artist from Pollyanna Pickering.


How I made this card:-

  • I attached the topper on to some of Lynda Chapman's black cardstock and trimmed it to leave a small border.
  • I then added that on to some white card and then some Rainbow Mirri card again leaving narrow borders around each of them.
  • Using a black alcohol marker (this one is a Tonic Studios one), I used one of the scallops of the card to mark a border around a white 6" card and glued the whole topper on to the front of the card.
  • I then wanted to add a sentiment to it, so I coloured a pre-cut label shape tag with some Altenew inks (red, yellow and orange) and attached it to some gold Mirri and trimmed it to leave a small border.
  • I then stamped the Friend Like You sentiment (from the Friends Like You set from For The Love of Stamps collection from Hunkydory) on to it using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
  • Finally, I added the sentiment on to the bottom right hand corner of the card using foam pads. 

And there you are a lovely card that could be given to your best friend or someone you want to say hello to.

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 6" scalloped edged white card with envelope
  • Owl topper from Pollyanna Pickering which is part of various collections from Creative Crafting World
  • Green shades, Orange, Red. Pink, Blue shades and Yellow alcohol markers
  • Black Lynda Chapman's cardstock - from Creative Crafting World
  • White super smooth cardstock
  • Pre-cut label tag from Craftwork Cards
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink
  • Black alcohol marker 
  • Rainbow Mirri Card from Hunkydory
  • Tape pen
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Foam pads
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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Beautiful Butterflies and flowers A4 photo frame - Day 30 of my 365 day challenge

Beautiful Butterflies and flowers A4 photo frame - 
Day 30 of my 365 day challenge 

Hi Craft addicts!

Today is something different for day 30 of my 365 day challenge - this time it is an A4+ photo frame which I have decorated using Stamps by Me dies and stamps.


How I made this project:-

  • I had had this picture frame for ages and thought I better use it and so thought it would be great for this project.
  • I first of all, cut out the rose die (from Stamps Away) within some black card.
  • I then stuck it to some white super smooth cardstock and coloured the rose in using various red, orange and yellow alcohol markers - I find that the fluorescent yellow one from Spectrum Noir adds a certain highlight to the whole rose. I added some orange alcohol marker to the edge to make it stand out more...
  • I then used 2 or 3 green alcohol markers and coloured in the leaves.
  • I also added a hint of Wink of Stella clear sparkle to parts of the flower and leaves.
  • I had also cut out the daisies in black card (again from Stamps By Me) and coloured them in using La Plume alcohol markers. This time, I cut them out so they were separate.
  • I had previously cut out  the butterfly (which is cut out in 2 parts) in black and rainbow Mirri and coloured the outline butterfly using alcohol markers and let it dry. 
  • I then attached the black outline to some cream card and cut round it and placed the butterfly on it using some glue just on its' body so it gives it some dimension.
  • I added them to the front of the picture frame after putting the Rose artwork into it (had attached it to some black card.
  • Finally, I cut out the smaller ornate label and used some distress ink to colour it whilst still in the die (Spellbinders) and stamped the Beautiful sentiment on to it - I trimmed it so it fitted better and glued it to the middle of the bottom of the frame.

And there you are a picture frame that would make an ideal gift or as a great home decor project.

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • A4 picture frame (can be any style)
  • Daisy Stamps by Me die 
  • Rose Stamps by Me die
  • Butterfly Stamps by Me die
  • Beautiful stamp by Stamps by Me
  • Green shades, Orange, Red. Pink, Blue shades and Yellow alcohol markers
  • Black Lynda Chapman's cardstock - from Creative Crafting World
  • White super smooth cardstock
  • Ornate label die (lattice style) from Spellbinders
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink 
  • Green Distress Inks (from Altenew)
  • Rainbow Mirri Card from Hunkydory
  • Tape pen
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Foam pads
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Monday, 29 January 2018

Happy Birthday Fireworks over skyline in silhouette Kraft card - Day 29 of my 365 day challenge

Happy Birthday Fireworks over skyline in silhouette Kraft card - 
Day 29 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I am really pleased with the way this card came out - was trying out one of the masks from For the Love of Masks collections from Hunkydory and a variety of ink pads from Altenew.


How I made this card:-

  • I really love this blue ink pad from Altenew and wanted to try it out with this mask from Hunkydory. 
  • I cut out a square of white Watercolour cardstock to fit the front of a 150mm Kraft card (allowing a small border around it).
  • I placed the mask over it and attached it lightly using some tape and then some masking taper inside it so that the fireworks and silhouette outline were covered and coloured it in using the Sapphire Blue ink pad.
  • I then removed the tape etc very carefully and drew a border inside the pattern using an Alcohol marker - I tried a Fineliner pen to start with but it wasn't thick enough.
  • I cut out another piece of the watercolour card, this time approximately 100mm and using various blue shades from Altenew I coloured it in, trying to make a definite difference between the land and the water. I used some Pure Graphite ink to darken the sky further.
  • I then used the mask and coloured the skyline silhouette in using the Pure Graphite ink. I wanted to add some shadow to the outline so used some grey alcohol markers to add a bit of depth, also using them to add some waves to the water (along with a bit of white gel pen).
  • I added the firework bursts by using Versamark ink through the mask and some Wow Opaque White embossing powder and heated it until it turned white.
  • I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment (from the Bohemian Dreams sentiment stamp collection from Craftwork Cards in the blue ink onto a pre cut label tag and outlined it in some alcohol marker and added it to the front of the card with some foam pads.

And there you are - a simple but stylish card that has been made using just some some plain card, a mask from Hunkydory's For The Love of Masks collection, some dye based inks from Altenew along with Craftwork Cards products.

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 155mm Kraft card and envelope from Papermania from DoCrafts
  • Fantastic Fireworks mask from For the Love of Masks collection by Hunkydory
  • White watercolour cardstock
  • Ocean Waves. Sapphire and Mountain Mist dye based ink pads from Altenew
  • Grey, purpley blue and black alcohol markers
  • White gel pain
  • Happy birthday sentiment from the Bohemian Dreams stamp collection from Craftwork Cards
  • Label (small) from Craftwork Cards
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink 
  • Wow Opaque White embossing powder
  • Tape pen
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Foam pads
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Sunday, 28 January 2018

Have a Great Day butterflies hand coloured C6 card - Day 28 of my 365 day challenge

Have a Great Day butterflies hand coloured C6 card 
Day 28 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a handstamped, hand coloured C6 card which I have made using Altenew, HoneyDoo and Craftwork Cards.


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all cut a piece of white stamping card 3.5" x 5.5" and stamped out the butterfly image (from Honey Doo) with Onyx Black Versafine ink and embossed it using Clear embossing powder.
  • I coloured them in using various shades of orange, yellow and purple alcohol markers - I used a fluorescent yellow one to make them stand out a bit more.
  • I then coloured in the background this time using Mountain Mist Altenew Inks for the grass and Ocean Waves ink pad for the sky.
  • I edged the panel using a Bright Pink alcohol marker and stuck it on to the front of a C6 tent fold white card.
  • Finally I stamped the Have A Great Day sentiment (from Craftwork Cards) on to a pre cut label (again from Craftwork Cards) and edged that too using the Bright Pink alcohol marker and attached it on to the card using foam pads.

And there you are - a simple but stylish card that has been made using just some some plain card, a Honey Doo stamp, some dye based inks from Altenew along with Craftwork Cards products.

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • C6" white tentfold card along with envelope
  • Butterfly Border stamp from Honey doo
  • White stamping super smooth cardstock
  • Red, Fluorescent Yellow, Purple and Bright Pink alcohol markers
  • Ocean Waves and Mountain Mist dye based ink pads from Altenew
  • Have a Great Day sentiment stamp from the Bohemian Dreams stamps set from Craftwork Cards
  • Label (small) from Craftwork Cards
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink 
  • Tape pen
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Foam pads
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Saturday, 27 January 2018

Friendship and flowers flower shaped card - Day 27 of my 365 day challenge

Friendship and flowers flower shaped card 
Day 27 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I have been trying to work out how to use the flower shaped cards I have and thought that this Wreath style stamp would work well with it and so used some bright inks along with this wood style card from Kanban to make it.


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all stamped the leaf in bright green ink (Altenew) in the middle of the card using the petals as a guide.
  • I then used the blue ink to add the flowers on the outside of the leaves, again following the petals as a guide.
  • I cut out the larger circle using a Tattered Lace die out of the wood grain effect cardstock from Kanban and then a smaller one out from white card again using a Tattered Lace die.
  • I had a "wreath" style stamp which I saw fitted this circle and so stamped it out using the bright green ink which I had used for the leaves.
  • I then used the rose stamp and alternately used Red and orange distress inks to stamp them inside the wreath.
  • DoCrafts have this great sentiment range of stamps, so I used one of their Friendship stamps and placed it in the middle of the circle (with Onyx Black ink)
  • I then added them all to the centre of the card using foam pads.

And there you are - a simple but stylish card that has been made using just some some plain card, some wood grain effect card and some stamps along with inks from Tim Holtz and Altenew,

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 6" flower shaped card along with envelope
  • Flowers and leaves stamps
  • Tattered Lace Circle dies (2 sizes)
  • White stamping super smooth cardstock
  • Kanban's wood effect  cardstock
  • Red and Orange Distress inks from Ranger
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink 
  • Tape pen
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Foam pads
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Friday, 26 January 2018

With Love - bluebells and butterflies hand coloured 7x5in card - Day 26 of my 365 day challenge

   With Love - bluebells and butterflies hand coloured 7x5in card - 
                             Day 26 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I had made a smaller version of this card but decided to make a larger one that could be given on any occasion.


How I made this card:-

  • I cut out the large serrated edged oval in green self adhesive cardstock and a slightly smaller one in white card.
  • I think this bluebell stamp is really cute (from the Friends of You stamp collection from For the Love of Stamps collection by Hunkydory) and so I stamped it on the left hand side using Versafine's Onyx Black ink.
  • I then coloured it in using Red,Purple and green alcohol markers (either Spectrum Noir or La Plume).
  • Using blue Altenew inks, I coloured the sky avoiding the plant, making it slightly darker at the top. I then repeated this with Green inks to create the grass.
  • It looked a bit bare, so I stamped some very small butterflies and dragonflies around the sky and then added the lantern to one of the leaves and the toadstools to near the base of the stem.
  • I used a small label die from Spellbinders and cut it out using white card - whilst it was still in the die I coloured it using a Green Altenew ink and stamped a With Love sentiment in its' centre using Onyx Black Versafine.
  • Before I added the whole panel on to the front of the card, I decided to try out something and so I tore a strip of Green card (Co'redinations) as it showed the white core and then a slightly narrower piece and stuck them to the bottom of the card to look like grass.
  • I then repeated the above with some blue card and this time glued it to the top of the card - trimming both to fit the card.
  • Finally, I attached the panel using foam pads.

And there you are - a simple but stylish card that has been made using just some some plain paper, some Hunkydory stamps and alcohol markers.

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 7" x 5" white landscape (various companies sell these)
  • Friends of You stamp set from For the Love of Stamps from Hunkydory
  • Butterflies, dragonflies, lantern and toadstools stamps (I think from Hunkydory again)
  • With Love sentiment 
  • Tattered Lace Oval dies (2 sizes)
  • Spellbinders label die
  • Blue and Green Co'redinations cardstock
  • White stamping super smooth cardstock
  • Red, Purple and green alcohol markers
  • Green and Blue ink dye based pads from Altenew
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink 
  • Mini blending tool from Ranger
  • Tape pen
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Foam pads
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Thursday, 25 January 2018

#TBT - Every adventure.... DL landscape card - Day 25 of my 365 day challenge

Every Adventure requires a first step DL landscape card

Hi Craft addicts!

I was looking back at some of the cards I did last year and still like this one so thought I would post it again!

Every Adventure requires a first step DL landscape card

How I made this card:-

  • I first of all cut a panel of white super smooth card and stamped out the "Every Adventure requires a first step" sentiment which is part of the new Rare Earth collection. I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink to do this.
  • I then coloured the panel with the "orange" colours in the "Warm and Cozy" ink collection from Altenew leaving the centre of it white. I also edged it in black using an alcohol marker.
  • I attached the panel to a slightly larger one in "Yellow" Adorable Scorable (from Hunkydory). 
  • The flowers, birds and branch were stamped and coloured using stamps from the "A Hint of a Hoot A6 stamp set from Creative Crafting World. I also coloured them in "Orange and Brown" alcohol markers to give it a watercolour effect.
  • I then cut out a larger panel of the "Orange/Yellow/Brown" tartan from an A4 sheet of paper (from Craftstyle) which measured about 20x8cm and glued it to the front of the card.
  • I used some clear foam tape on the back of the topper and attached it to the centre of the card.
  • Finally, I added some "Black and gold" wavy border strip peel off stickers to edge the tartan panel.

And there you are - a simple but stylish card that has been made using just some some patterned paper, some stamps (from Creative Crafting World and Rare Earth, some inks and alcohol markers.

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • DL white landscape (with short fold) card from Creative Crafting Worlds Paper Boutique collection
  • Every Adventure stamp from Rare Earth
  • A Hint of Owl A6 stamp set from Creative Crafting World
  • Yellow. Orange and black tartan paper from Craftstyle
  • Orange and brown alcohol markers
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
  • Warm and cozy ink dye based pads from Altenew
  • Black and gold wavy border strips Peel Off Stickers from Craft Creations
  • Mini blending tool from Ranger
  • White card
  • Yellow Adorable Scorable
  • Clear Foam strip
  • Collall All Purpose glue
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Have a fun filled day - sunflowers resist technique black C6 card - Day 24 of my 365 day challenge

Have a fun filled day - sunflowers resist technique black C6 card - Day 24 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is as a result of my trying out distress ink over embossed flowers which I think turned out quite well despite it being a bit of a mistake!


How I made this card:-

  • I wanted to use this C5 black card and so first of all added a white insert to the centre of the card.
  • I then cut out the 3 different sized slim deckle edged rectangles using Tattered Lace Tall Slim rectangle dies - the largest in Rainbow Mirri (from Hunkydory), the middle one in black card (from Lynda Chapman's World of Paper from Creative Crafting World and finally the smallest one in white stamping card.
  • I decided I would like to try the resist technique which I have seen various videos on, and so stamped the first Sunflower (from the Sunshine and Smile collection from Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps range) on the right hand side of the cardstock and embossed it in White embossing powder and heat dried it. 
  • I then used what was left on my blending tool sponges (red, orange and green) to blend some colour over it and then used a tissue to remove any excess.
  • I repeated the process with the smaller one (it was the same stamp as before but just did it just a bit lower down).
  • I then stamped the butterflies and repeated what I had done before but this time with blue inks from Altenew and attached it to the main panel.
  • Before adding it to the card, I embossed the right hand side using a score board and added vertical and diagonal lines (one lot done from inside the card and the other from outside).
  • It didn't stand out very well, so I used a white Saqura gel pen to add various lines to the embossed area.
  • I also cut out the Have a fun filled day on to a circle of black card (which I had cut out using a Tattered Lace Die) and embossed it using the White embossing powder and then place it on to a larger circle of Rainbow Mirri card and attached it to the top of the card using foam pads.
  • Finally I added the small Sunflower to the bottom right hand corner which I had stamped and coloured using alcohol markers.

And there you are - a card that used Hunkydory's For the Love of Stamps, distress/dye based inks and alcohol markers which I think  turned out really well.

Products and items you may need to make this card


  • C5 Black Card with matching envelope
  • Sunshine and Smiles stamp collection from the For The Love of Stamps range by Hunkydory
  • Black card stock from Lynda Chapman's World of Paper from Creative Crafting World
  • White stamping card stock
  • Rainbow Mirri Card (from Hunkydory)
  • White insert paper
  • Orange, Red, Blue, Green and Yellow Distress/Dye based Inks from Altenew and Ranger
  • White Sakura Gel pen
  • Orange Marmalade Jewel Drops from Nuvo (Tonic Studios)
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink pad
  • White Embossing Powder
  •  Tape runner pen (from Create  and Craft)
  • Foam pads
  • Fingerlift tape
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