Wednesday, 28 February 2018

A Little note to say... Owl embossed on black 7x5in card - Day 59 of my 365 day challenge

A Little note to say... Owl embossed on black 7x5in card - 
Day 59 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

A Little Note to say Owl themed card is today's project for my 365 day challenge - can't believe it is nearly 60 days already - where has this year gone?


How I made this card:-

  • I really like this owl stamp (from Ornate Owls from Hobby Art Stamps and I wanted to see how it looked embossed in white so stamped it on a circle of black card (95mm) with Versamagic and heat embossed it using Opaque Bright White powder from WOW. 
  • The circle had been cut out using a Tattered Lace die using my Cut n Boss.
  • I then added some leaves from the same set around the edge of the circle and embossed them too (I really want the Gina K wreath building stamp set as it looks so easy to use but you can make some really great effects with it).
  • I coloured the leaves with a green Zig Clean Color pen and then his eyes with a fluorescent yellow alcohol marker.
  • Using 2 different sizes of Oval picot edged dies (again from Tattered Lace), I cut the smaller one out in White card and the larger in Black - the card that I love using is from Lynda Chapman's World of Paper range from Creative Crafting World.
  • I glued the smaller oval on top of the larger one trying to make sure that there as an equal space all around it (it is surprisingly hard to do this!).
  • Before sticking it to the front of the card, I used my Adorable Scoreboard to add some lines to the top and bottom of the front of the card and then placed the topper panel in the middle of them.
  • I embossed the sentiment "A Little Note to Say" on to some black card, this time using Papermania's Seafoam White powder and cut it out - I didn't want it to have straight edges so just went where the music took me! I then attached it to the bottom of the card using foam pads.

And there you are a cheerful and fun card that is simple to make....

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 7x5in white card and matching envelope 
  • Ornate Owls stamp set from Hobby Art Stamps 
  • A Little Note to say stamp - not sure where it is from
  • Tattered Lace Circle and Oval dies
  • Black and white card stock - from World of Paper collection from Creative Crafting World
  • Green Zig Clean Color pen
  • Fluorescent yellow alcohol marker
  • WOW Seafoam White embossing Poweder
  • Bright White embossing powder from WOW
  • Tape pen
  • Foam pads
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Happy birthday - underwater diver scene on 6in square card - Day 58 of my 365 day challenge

Happy birthday - underwater diver scene on 6in square card - 
Day 58 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Such a strange now - snowing, sunshine and clouds - so have made this card to cheer me up! Once again I have used some of the brilliant stamps from For The Love of Stamps by Hunkdyor and some of Tattered Angels Colour Wash Paints...


How I made this card:-

  • I took a 6" x 6" piece of stamping card and trimmed it down so that it fitted on a 6" scalloped edged card.
  • I wanted to try out some of the Tattered Angels Colour Wash Paints I had, so coloured it with their blues and blacks using a flat brush trying to merge the colours in to make the bottom darker than the top.
  • I used a heat tool to dry it a bit and then left it to dry for about 20 minutes (trying to keep it flat at the same time).
  • Once it was fully dry, I then created the underwater scene but stamping the shipwreck on the bottom right hand corner and the sea plants on the right - 2nd generation inking some of them so they looked in the distance.
  • I also stamped some of the fish that come in the sets and then stamped the divers at a bit of an angle so it looked as if they were diving to the bottom of the sea.
  • I then added some bubbles to each of them. I used Onyx Black Versafine ink pad for all of these images.
  • I wanted to highlight the whole thing a bit more so edged the panel using a bluey/purple alcohol marker.
  • I stuck it to the front of the card and then stamped the sentiment "Wishing you a happy Birthday" on to some white card stock and trimmed it a bit and again edged it with the blue marker.
  • Finally, I added it at a "jaunty" angle to the top left hand corner using some foam pads.

And there you are a cheerful and fun card that is simple to make....

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 6" white scalloped edge card and matching envelope 
  • You're a Treasure and Dive In stamp sets from the For The Love of Stamps range by Hunkydory
  • Blues and Black shades of Colour Wash Paints from Tattered Angels
  • White stamping card stock - Craftwork Cards or Rare Earth are just a couple who sell it
  • Blue alcohol marker for the edging
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
  • Pre cut label tag from Craftwork Cards
  • Tape pen
  • Foam pads
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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Monday, 26 February 2018

Friends like you... flowers, mice and rabbit C6 card - Day 57 of my 365 day challenge

Friends like you... flowers, mice and rabbit C6 card - 
Day 57 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Well what a funny day it is today - snow showers, sunshine and clouds and very cold! So this card (day 57 of my 365 day challenge), is a bright and cheerful one i think....


How I made this card:-

  • I used a pre-cut C6 white panel (from Rare Earth or Craftwork Cards) - trimming it slightly to fit a C6 white straight edged card.
  • I stamped the bluebell flower stamp (from the Friends Like You set from For The Love of Stamps) using Onyx Black Versafine ink pad and heat embossed it using a heat tool.
  • I used a water brush and added some water to the flowers a couple at a time and coloured them in using Violet Zig Clean Color pens trying to give them all some shadow towards the top of the flowers - and carried on doing the rest of them - I then used a couple of shades of green to colour in the leaves and stems. 
  • I also added one of the butterflies and coloured it in with some orange and yellow alcohol markers.
  • I let them all dry before I coloured the panel using green Altenew inks (Parrot and Moss) for the grass and then Salty Ocean and Broken China Distress Inks for the sky - trying to blend them so that it also gave a cloudy effect.
  • I had a bunny and mice already coloured in and so added them to the front of the card once I had already stuck it on.

And there you are a cheerful and fun card that is simple to make....

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • C6 white straight edge card and matching envelope 
  • Friends Like You stamp set from the For The Love of Stamps range by Hunkydory
  • Bunny and mice stamps from For The Love of stamps too
  • Purples, Greens and Lilacs Zig Clean Color pens
  • Greens and blues ink pads from Altenew and Tim Holtz
  • Blue alcohol marker for the edging
  • Browns, Pinks and Greys alcohol markers for the mouse and bunny
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
  • Clear embossing powder (Stamps Away have a huge 200g tub which would last a life time!)
  • Pre cut label tag from Craftwork Cards
  • Tape pen
  • Foam pads
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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Sunday, 25 February 2018

Hoppy Easter rabbits and eggs in basket DL card - Day 56 of my 365 day challenge

Hoppy Easter rabbits and eggs in basket DL card - 
Day 56 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Well it is really cold but sunny out so thought I would make this fun Easter card once again using For The Love of Stamps from Hunkydory and alcohol markers.


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all coloured the front of the card directly as I wanted to show its' linen effect. I used blue pigment inks - this time using Tim Holtz Ranger Distress inks for the sky (using a dauber instead of a sponge) and Altenew's green Parrot and Moss pigment inks for the grass.
  • I put that aside to dry and cut out several of Tattered Lace Forest Pines Rose Hip Spry die in different shades of purple and green (I used Tattered Lace's Shades pads for this as they have a variety of colours in one place.
  • I stuck them on to the left hand side of the using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue and trimmed them so they didn't hang over the edge of the card.
  • I then stamped out the 2 different types of bunnies (using Onyx Black Versafine ink and some clear embossing powder to set it) a couple of times along with the eggs and basket.
  • I coloured the bunnies in using alcohol markers (greys, pinks and red) and then the basket in browns and blue for the ribbon. I also coloured the eggs in with various colours of Zig Clean Color pens and cut them all out. I also cut out the inside of the basked so you could see the sky through it.
  • I glued the basket to the front of the card but left a bit of the top of it unglued so that I could slip the eggs in too - oh yes, I also stamped one of the flowers in the set 3 times on the card and coloured them in where I thought the basket would go. I also added one of the eggs in front of it.
  • I then attached one of the bunnies next to the basket with foam pads having previous stuck the eggs in a semi circle so it looked like he was juggling with them.
  • I stamped the sentiment "Hoppy Easter" on to a pre-cut label tag and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
  • I took each of the rabbits in turn and added a very small slit in their paws so that I could place the sentiment in between them and it looks like they are holding it up.
  • Finally, I added them to the card, this time on the left hand side of the card. I did also add a bunny to the back of the matching envelope as it makes it a bit more interesting
And there you are a cheerful and fun card that is simple to make....

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • DL white straight edge linen effect card and matching envelope 
  • Hoppy Easter stamp set from the For The Love of Stamps range by Hunkydory
  • Rose hip spray die from the Forest Pines collection by Tattered Lace
  • Greens and blues ink pads from Altenew and Tim Holtz
  • Greys, pinks and red alcohol markers
  • Orange, green, yellow and blue Zig Clean Color pens
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
  • Clear embossing powder (Stamps Away have a huge 200g tub which would last a life time!)
  • Pre cut label tag from Craftwork Cards
  • Tape pen
  • Foam pads
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Thank you card with flowers and grasses in silhouette C6 card - Day 55 of my 365 day challenge

Thank you card with flowers and grasses in silhouette C6 card - 
Day 55 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Well it is the weekend again and I thought I would show you a card I made for one of the very kind people who have donated to my sponsored slim (which I am doing for MacMillan Nurses - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/felicity-fuller) - anyway, I was really pleased with the way that this one turned out..


How I made this card:-

  • I wanted this card to have a sunrise background rather than a sunset one, so used reds, pinks, oranges and yellow dye based inks (Altenew and Tim Holtz Ranger) - gradually blending them in so that it looked "realistic" on a pre-cut C6 white stamping card (this one is from Rare Earth).
  • I then stamped the grasses and flowers image (from Stamps by Me) on to it using Versafine Onyx Black in and added some clear embossing powder and set it using my heat tool.
  • I trimmed it about 1/4" on each side and then edged it in black using an alcohol marker .
  • I also stamped the "Thanks" sentiment - think it is also from Stamps by Me but could be wrong... on the top right hand corner and again embossed it using clear embossing powder.
  • I then placed the whole panel on to a white C6 tent fold card (this time using it landscape rather than portrait) and stuck it on using a PVA glue.
And there you are a cheerful and fun card that is simple to make....

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • C6 white straight edge card and matching envelope from Paper Boutique range by Creative Crafting World
  • Flowers and Grasses stamp from Stamps by Me
  • Thanks sentiment stamp 
  • White stamping or super smooth cardstock
  • Rainbow coloured dye based inks - reds, oranges, yellows and pinks from Altenew and Tim Holtz
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
  • Clear embossing powder (Stamps Away have a huge 200g tub which would last a life time!)
  • Black alcohol marker
  • Tape pen
  • Foam pads
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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Friday, 23 February 2018

Have a Fun Day flower on a bright background C6 black card - Day 54 of my 365 day challenge

Have a Fun Day flower on a bright background C6 black card - 
Day 54 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a result of testing some alcohol markers on an embossed background - really like the effect it creates (even if the topper itself is upside down).


How I made this card:-

  • I took a panel (pre-cut) of stamping card and put it through my Cut n Boss using a hearts embossing folder from DoCrafts (XCut). I trimmed it a bit as I wanted it to fit the black card from Papercharm.
  • I then used a variety of alcohol markers - rainbow colours using each several times - I wasn't worried to much if they blended - in fact I wanted them to!
  • You have to let it dry from several hours otherwise it will smear and you can lose the effect you want...
  • Whilst drying, I used a Tattered Lace Flower die and cut it out in white cardstock - I was going to use black but think the white stands out more.
  • I then stuck it to the panel using some glue dots and some PVA Glue (Cosmic Shimmer or Glue it from Pinflair) towards the top.
  • I stamped the HAVE A FUN DAY sentiment out on some white card - this comes from the Fairground Fun set from Hunkydory's For the Love of Stamps range using Onyx Black Versafine ink and embossed it with some clear powder as I wanted to use an alcohol marker to colour the lettering in, which I did using a bright fluorescent pink one.
  • I edged it in the pink and added it to the bottom of the panel using some foam pads.
  • Finally, I added the panel on to the front of a C6 black card and used some black and gold peel off border stickers around it.
  • I also added a white insert for writing in.

And there you are a cheerful and fun card that is simple to make....

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • C6 black straight edge card and matching envelope from Papercharm
  • Tattered Lace flower die 
  • Fairground Fun Stamp set from For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory
  • Hearts and crosses embossing folder from Xcut/DoCrafts
  • White stamping or super smooth cardstock
  • Rainbow coloured Alcohol markers from Spectrum Noir or Tonic Studios or Altenew 
  • Tape pen
  • Foam pads
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Happy Birthday Sunflower and butterfly square card - Day 53 of my 365 day challenge

Happy Birthday Sunflower and butterfly square card - 
Day 53 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I am really not comfortable making "large" cards but thought I would give it ago for today's challenge - this time using a Sunflower stamp from Stamps Away and some Fleur's Flower Forming foam to make the butterfly.


How I made this card:-

  • I took a flower shaped card (from Hunkydory) and cut it in two as I thought it would make a good layer for the card I wanted to make.
  • I then stamped the sunflower on to it and heat embossed it with my heat tool (using Versafine Onyx Black ink and a clear embossing powder)
  • I coloured the sunflower in using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (mainly CR1, GB6 and DR4) trying to blend them to make the inner part of the flower darker.
  • I also used a brown alcohol marker (EB6) for the inside and added some black dots as well.
  • I edged the flower layer with the CR1 and then a narrower edge of a black alcohol marker as I wanted it to stand out a bit more when I put it on the front of the card.
  • Using a green dye based ink, (Moss from Altenew), I stamped the stems (or leaves depending on how you see them) on to the topper and used a waterbrush to blend the colour in.
  • Before I glued it down on to the card, I added a border (dashed line in the CR1 and a straight line in black). I then stuck it to the top left hand corner.
  • I then cut out a butterfly in Tangerine Fleur's Flower Forming foam (I wanted to see how it cut out) and attached it to the bottom of the flower only adding glue to the body as I wanted the butterfly to have movement.
  • Finally, I used a Happy Birthday sentiment I have had for ages (think it is from Craft Creations) and added it to black card and trimmed it before adding it to a pre-cut white label (from Craftwork Cards) which I had coloured using the CR6 - once it was stuck down, I then added some dots using the black alcohol marker.
  • I used foam pads (a double lot) to give it some height.

And there you are a cheerful and fun card that is simple to make....

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 7" White straight edge card and matching envelope - either from Hunkydory or Creative  Crafting World
  • Flower shaped card from Hunkydory
  • Sunflower stamp set from Stamps by Me
  • Stems from the Daffodils in the Sun set from For the Love of Stamps collection by Hunkydory
  • Butterfly Die
  • White stamping or super smooth cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • CR1, GB6, DR4, EB6 and a black alcohol markers from Spectrum Noir
  • Tangerine Fleur's Flower Forming Foam from Tattered Lace
  • Happy birthday sentiment 
  • Tape pen
  • Foam pads
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Hope you have a blast - space and aliens 6in shaped card - Day 52 of my 365 day challenge

Hope you have a blast - space and aliens 6in shaped card - 
Day 52 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I had coloured in the blue topper and it reminded me of a space scene so thought I would use it to make this fun card that could be suitable for anyone interested in aliens!


How I made this card:-

  • As I mentioned above, I made the circle topper by cutting a piece of stamping card using a Tattered Lace die and then a slightly larger one in black card.
  • I then used some Altenew inks (mainly blues and blacks) to colour the smaller one - flicking some water on it and then dabbing the excess off to make it look a bit space like (I also thought about using it for underwater).
  • I then stuck it to the black layer and used a white Gel pen to create the faux stitching.
  • Meanwhile, I used a blue alcohol marker (Spectrum Noir BT7 old style) to create the borders on a 6" (approx) scalloped edged card.
  • I then took the mask from the Out of this World set (from the For the Love of Masks) and used the starry section (and the edge) to create the background on the front of the card. I also coloured in the edges to fill it in.
  • Using the stamps from the same set, I stamped out the rocket (twice), the earth, alien and alien in spacecraft once on to some white stamping card and coloured them in - I used Blues and Greens for the Earth, greys, oranges and yellows for the rockets and oranges for the alien - I used Zig Water Color pens for them but you could use alcohol markers too!
  • I cut them all out trying to leave a narrow border around them and attached them to the front of the card using thin foam pads (Hunkydory's are good for this).
  • Finally, I stamped the sentiment Hope you have a blast on to a precut label shape using Onyx Black Versafine ink and edged it using the same blue alcohol marker and attached it to the bottom right hand side of the card - this time with a double lot of foam pads to give it extra height.

And there you are a cheerful and fun card that is simple to make....

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 148mm or 6in White scalloped edge card and matching envelope
  • Out of this world stamp set from For the Love of Stamps collection by Hunkydory
  • Out of this world mask from For the Love of Masks again by Hunkydory
  • White stamping or super smooth cardstock
  • Blue shades of dye based inks from Altenew
  • Blue (BT7 old style alcohol marker from Spectrum Noir
  • Orange, Yellow, Red, Blue, Green and Grey water colour pens (Zig Clean Color pens)
  • Tape pen
  • Foam pads
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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