Saturday, 31 March 2018

Warm Wishes Cute mice and sunflowers C6 white linen effect card - Day 90 of my 365 day challenge

Warm Wishes Cute mice and sunflowers C6 white linen effect card - Day 90 of my 365 day challenge


Hi Craft addicts!


Today's card is easy to make and would be great for all sorts of occasions - once again I have used Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps for the main toppers.


How I made this card:-
  • I had made a start on a gatefold card but thought it didn't really work so decided to use one of the panels to make this card!
  • I coloured the panel with Rare Earth blending inks (Lavender Mist, Bluebell and Khaki) to create the landscape.
  • I tore a piece of green paper/light card from the DoCrafts Solid 6"x6" pack and stuck it to the bottom of the panel trimming it to fit.
  • I then cut out the tree (Bare Trees from Tattered Lace Woodland Pines collection) using brown card and some self adhesive Sticky Roll on the back.
  • I also stamped out the sun using one of the circular frames using Yellow Distress ink (from The Essentials inserts Collection - Frames from For The Love of Stamps) and added some of the flowers in an Orange colour to give it some texture and used a water brush to blend them all.
  • I stuck the circle to the top left hand corner and trimmed it so it looked like the sun and attached the tree on top of it. I then stamped two squirrels in Onyx Black Versafine ink on the tree.
  • I stamped the flowers on white stamping card- from Rare Earth and For The Love of Stamps and coloured them in using Chameleon pencils and Zig Clean Color Pens.
  • I also stamped and cut out the 2 mice and the butterfly, colouring them in this time with alcohol markers.
  • I attached the butterfly and purple flower on to the grass and sky using foam pads and the sunflower with tape, placing it inside the grass to make it look a bit further away.
  • I then cut out a slightly larger layer of Turquoise/green Mirror card and glued the panel on top and placed it in the left hand top corner of a C6 white linen effect card.
  • Finally, I stamped out the frame and Warm Wishes sentiment, colouring it in with what ink was left on my sponge dauber and edged it in dark green. I snipped both the mice so I could make it look like they were holding it and glued it to the bottom left hand corner of the card.

And there you are a card that is fun to make and receive which I think is really bright and cheerful! 

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • C6 white linen effect straight edged card with envelope 
  • Forest Friends, The Essentials Inserts Collection - Frames, Brighten your Day stamps and masks sets from Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps and Masks
  • Bare Trees Die from Forest Pines collection by Tattered Lace
  • White cardstock - I used Lynda Chapman's World of Paper but any would do or Craftwork Cards A6 stamping card
  • Green paper 
  • Brown cardstock
  • Sticky Roll self adhesive roll from Wild Spider
  • Rare Earth blending inks - Lavender Mist, Bluebell and Khaki
  • Various alcohol markers
  • Zig Clean Color pens
  • Onxy Black Versafine ink
  • Foam Pads
  • Tape pen
  • Collall All purpose glue
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Friday, 30 March 2018

Have a wild time! Handstamped and coloured Safari scene 7" square scene - Day 89 of my 365 day challenge

Have a wild time! Handstamped and coloured Safari scene 7" square scene - Day 89 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a really fun and very wild one - Safari themed with plenty of action going on in it.


How I made this card:- 
  • I decorated the front of the card using the WILD and footprint parts of the Safari Adventure mask - the word in Green and the footprints in Pure Graphiite Altenew ink pads.
  • I cut a piece of dark green paper measuring 150x150mm sticking it to the front of the card leaving a border of about 1/2" all around.
  • I cut a piece of White Stamping card of 140x140mm which I used as the basis of the main topper.
  • Using blue shades of Altenew and Distress inks blending them in to create a sky effect and then green inks to create the grass area. 
  • I used the Pure Graphite inks to create the hills (again using the Mask) between the sky and the grass.
  • I cut the tree out of brown paper (having put some Stick Roll adhesive on the back) using the Bare Trees die from Tattered Lace Forest Pines collection and attached it to the left hand side. 
  • Using the stamps from the Safari Adventure set, I stamped out the Landrover (twice), wild animals and safari characters on white stamping card using Onyx Black Versafine ink and added some clear embossing powder to heat set them.
  • I coloured them all in using alcohol markers and Zig Clean Color pens and cut them out. I stuck the two Landrovers together using very thin foam pads and attached two of the Safari characters inside the gap so it looked like they were riding in the car.
  • I also stamped out some clouds which I got from the Brighten your Day set again from For The Love of Stamps again using Versafine Onyx Black ink, cut them out and attached them to the sky using foam pads. I had also cut out the sun and used two layers of foam pads to make it higher than the clouds.
  • Before I stuck the main panel to the green card, I added the giraffe and zebra so it looked like they would be peeking out from behind.
  • I then glued the panel on and attached the two safari characters to each side of it. 
  • I stamped out the Have a Wild Day sentiment on to some white card with Onyx Black Versafine and heat set it with clear embossing powder. I then added the zebra and elephant and stuck them all on to the card, adding the giraffe later.
And there you are a card that is fun to make and receive which I think is really bright and cheerful! 

This design could easily be made on a canvas but is actually on a 7" card and is made up primarily from For the Love of Stamps and Masks.

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 7" white straight edged card with envelope 
  • Safari Adventure and Brighten your Day stamps and masks sets from Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps and Masks
  • Bare Trees Die from Forest Pines collection by Tattered Lace
  • White cardstock - I used Lynda Chapman's World of Paper but any would do or Craftwork Cards A6 stamping card
  • Green paper 
  • Brown cardstock
  • Sticky Roll self adhesive roll from Wild Spider
  • Altenew inks - Greens, pinks and blue shades
  • Various alcohol markers
  • Zig Clean Color pens
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Onxy Black Versafine ink
  • Foam Pads
  • Tape pen
  • Collall All purpose glue
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Thursday, 29 March 2018

Hello Life is better in color C6 half tone circles background - Day 88 of my 365 day challenge

Hello Life is better in color C6 half tone circles background - 
Day 88 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's project for day 88 of my 365 day challenge and this time I have used Altenew's Halftone circles for the background and that of the main sentiment.


How I made this card:-

  • I took a piece of C6 white stamping card and trimmed it slightly so that it fitted a C6 white card with a small border.
  • I then used a Torn Edged circle die from Tattered Lace to create an aperture towards the top of the panel  and repeated the process, this time adding a slightly smaller circle so that created a frame and a mat in blue American Crafts/Core-dinations cardstock.
  • I used one of the smaller half tone circles stamps from Altenew and coloured the panel using their red, blue, green and orange ink pads. I then took a slightly smaller one and added the black circles as I think it makes the whole thing stand out.
  • I stuck the circle frame to the back of the panel and attached it to the front of the card using Collall All Purpose Glue as it gives you some "wiggle" time.
  • I stamped on the blue circle, this time using Versamagic and Seafoam White embossing powder so that it stood out. Once that cooled down a bit, I then stamped the Hello sentiment on top of it, this time using Onxy Black Versafine ink and a clear embossing powder (I edged the circle in a blue alcohol marker) and added it to the aperture, this time using foam pads to raise it a bit.
  • I wanted to use the "Life is better than color" stamp and so used various Altenew Inks to create the rainbow effect and stamped it on a label tag which was then stuck to a greeny blue card and placed just underneath the aperture.

And there you are a card that is fun to make and receive which I think is really bright and cheerful!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • C6 white straight edged card with envelope 
  • Altenew Half Tone circles stamps
  • Torn Edged Circle die from Tattered Lace
  • White cardstock - I used Lynda Chapman's World of Paper but any would do or Craftwork Cards A6 stamping card
  • Altenew inks - Red, Green, Orange, Blue and black
  • Blue alcohol marker
  • Seafoam White embossing powder
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Onxy Black Versafine ink
  • Versamagic ink pad
  • Foam Pads
  • Tape pen
  • Collall All purpose glue
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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Go Bananas! Go Let's Hang out Cute monkeys on a square card - Day 86 of my 365 day challenge

Go Bananas! Go Let's Hang out Cute monkeys on a square card - Day 86 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a fun, whimsical card that would make a great invitation or just say can we meet up! Once again, I have used Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps and Masks to make it....


How I made this card:-

  • I took a sheet of green and white spotty paper (which comes from Hunkydory's 8" paper pad) and trimmed it to fit the front of this 145mm square cream card.
  • I then trimmed a plain green piece of paper to allow a narrow border and stuck it on the spotty paper.
  • I took a piece of white stamping card (145mm) and masking the inner designs off from the inside of the Cheeky Monkeys For The Love of Stamps/Masks from Hunkydory. 
  • I used the zig zag outside edge and coloured it in using Moss and Parrot Altenew inks (I had to move it slightly to finish the right hand side off).
  • Using the inks, I then added the Go Bananas! sentiment which is part of the mask in the same green as the border.
  • I put it aside to dry a bit and started on stamping out the monkeys that are part of the set on stamping card using Onyx Black Versafine ink (leaving them stand a bit to let them dry) and then stamped the vines twice this time on green cardstock.
  • I coloured them all in using brown and tan alcohol markers for the two on the left and some brown/grey Zig Clean Color pens for the one on the right.
  • I cut the vines out and glued them just under the words Go Bananas and then stuck the 2 outer monkeys just beneath them. For the middle monkey, I attached it to the middle of the card with foam pads to give it dimension.
  • Finally, I stamped the banana and coloured it in using two shades of yellow alcohol markers, cut it out and stuck it to the hand of the monkey on the left. I also stamped the "Let's Hang out" sentiment in the left hand corner in Onyx Black Versafine ink and stuck the whole panel to the front of the scallop edged cream card.

And there you are a card that is fun to make and receive!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 148mm Cream scallop edged linen effect card with envelope 
  • Cheeky Monkey set of stamps from Hunkydory's For the Love of Stamps and masks
  • Green and white spotty paper stock from Hunkydory 8" paper pad
  • Green cardstock from DoCrafts 6in paper pad
  • White cardstock - I used Lynda Chapman's World of Paper but any would do
  • Altenew inks - Parrot and Moss
  • Various alcohol markers - browns, tans and orange
  • Zig Clean Color pens - browns and greys
  • Tape pen
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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Monday, 26 March 2018

Happy birthday C6 card with rabbits, a duck and a tree! Day 85 of my 365 day challenge

Happy birthday C6 card with rabbits, a duck and a tree! 
Day 85 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I have been playing with a Tattered Lace die to make the tree along with some stamps to create this Happy Birthday card.


How I made this card:-

  • I cut out the background panel out of this checked khaki coloured paper (from Craftwork Cards) as I thought it suited this design.
  • I used the Woodside Ferns Tattered Lace die and cut it out in green card/paper as I thought it would make a good tree!
  • I used the Lawn Fawn Slide on Semi-circle die and cut it out in a lighter green card and trimmed it to fit the bottom of the panel and stuck it on.
  • I then used some glue to attach the Fern die-cut to the hill allowing it to overhang the top of the panel.
  • I had some of the rabbits and duckling left over from a previous project (these are stamps from Crafty Expressions and Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps) and stuck them around the hill.
  • I then glued the whole panel to the card and used some of DoCrafts Geometric Capsule embellishments to each corner, using one of them to attach the Happy Birthday sentiment to the top right hand side.

And there you are a card that is fun to make and receive when it is a friends' birthday!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • C6 white straight edged linen effect card with envelope 
  • Tattered Lace Woodside Ferns dies
  • Spellbinders Ornate Rectangle (diamond effect) die
  • Totally Quackers set of stamps from Hunkydory's For the Love of Stamps and masks
  • Spring Fun from Crafty Expressions
  • Happy birthday sentiment - think from Craftwork Cards
  • Checked khaki paper from Craftwork Cards
  • Green cardstock (dark and light)
  • White cardstock - I used Lynda Chapman's World of Paper but any would do
  • Various alcohol markers - oranges, greys, yellow
  • Tape pen
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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Sunday, 25 March 2018

Quackers! Cute ducks and ducklings Easter (or any other day) - Day 84 of my 365 day challenge

Quackers! Cute ducks and ducklings Easter (or any other day)  - 
Day 84 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a fun card that didn't take too long to make again using Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps and masks along with Zig Clean Color pens and alcohol markers.


How I made this card:-

  • This is a C6 landscape card - which makes it perfect for this type of card.
  • I took a piece of dark green card (this is from the Red Button range) and trimmed it to fit the card using my Cutterpillar Pro allowing a small border all around it.
  • I cut a strip of parchment paper and holding the Totally Quackers mask down on it, I used a Versamark mini ink cube to add the ink through it. 
  • I then added some Bright White embossing powder to it and heat set it using my heat gun - I did this from the back so it didn't blow most of it away.
  • I trimmed it a bit more to about 1.5" high not taking too much care to be totally straight and attached it to the dark green card sticking it at the back so you can't see the glue.
  • I placed the whole panel on to the white card and started on the ducks.
  • I stamped the larger duck (from the Totally Quackers stamp range) a couple of times using Versafine Black Onyx ink and coloured them in using a couple of shades of yellow and one orange alcohol marker and repeated the process with the smaller ones.
  • I also stamped out the little duckling diving into the water and coloured that one in too, this time using some blue shades for the water.
  • To finish the card off, I stuck the ducks on to the green part using a tape pen and adding foam pads to the little duck in the centre.

And there you are a card that is fun to make and receive - it could be for Easter or just to say hello!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • C6 white straight edged landscape card (narrow edge on the left hand side) with envelope 
  • Totally Quackers set of stamps and mask from Hunkydory's For the Love of Stamps and masks
  • White cardstock - I used Lynda Chapman's World of Paper but any would do
  • C6 Dark Green card (from Red Button)
  • Vellum/Parchment paper
  • Various alcohol markers - orange, blue and yellow
  • Versafine ink - Onyx Black
  • Versamagic ink cube
  • Bright White embossing powder
  • Tape pen
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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Saturday, 24 March 2018

Woohoo! Another year taller giraffe in window frame 7x5in card - Day 83 of my 365 day challenge

Woohoo! Another year taller giraffe in window frame 7x5in card - Day 83 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I really love this card even if I say so myself - I had watched various You Tube videos showing these Lawn Fawn dies and so I really wanted to try them out with some For The Love of Stamps stamps (of course)....


How I made this card:-

  • I must admit I played with various stamps before selecting these cute giraffe stamps from the Another Year Taller set by Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps.
  • The main frame is cut out from black cardstock (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper collection) and I also cut it out in a beautiful blue card and again in a blue and white spotted card (I will use the cut out pieces and use the frames later on). The dies are from Lawn Fawn and are called Peekaboo backdrop and there are 2 small and 2 large panels included too.
  • I first of all stuck the black panel on to a larger panel of white card to give it strength and a place where i could add the blue and white spotty paper once I had stamped each item on to it.
  • I used the head of the giraffe and stamped it on to one of the smaller squares and coloured it in using alcohol markers trying to make it look as giraffe like as possible. I then stamped the body onto one of the rectangle pieces using Versafine Onyx Black ink  - this time trying to position it so that it looked like it was part of the stamp on the square panel.
  • I then stuck both of them into the relevant spaces using PVA glue or a tape pen checking first that they looked ok. I also used the accompanying mask and stencilled through the Woohoo! part of it on the remaining rectangle panel using what was left on a dauber.
  • I also stamped the Another Year Taller sentiment on to the last panel using the Versafine ink and stuck them both in the left hand spaces.
  • I had edged them also with a blue ink pad.
  • For the windows on the right, I had cut out the window "doors" out of the blue card and used the dies in the set to create them and stuck them on top of the giraffe panels. 
  • I then stamped some flowers on the outside and stuck the whole panel in the middle of a white landscape hammered card.

And there you are a Birthday card that is fun to make and receive!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 7" x 5" white straight edged Hammered effect card with envelope 
  • Another Year Taller set of stamps and mask from Hunkydory's For the Love of Stamps and masks
  • Peekaboo Backdrop set of dies from Lawn Fawn
  • Blue cardstock from American Crafts
  • Blue and white spotty paper
  • Black cardstock - I used Lynda Chapman's World of Paper but any would do
  • Various alcohol markers - orange and brown
  • Blue distress inks from Tim Holtz
  • Versafine ink - Onyx Black
  • Tape pen
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
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Friday, 23 March 2018

Happy Easter bunny with Easter Eggs green shaped card - Day 82 of my 365 day challenge

Happy Easter bunny with Easter Eggs green shaped card - 
Day 82 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I thought I would make an Easter card for today's challenge and so have used Crafty Expressions stamps, some coloured paper, alcohol markers and Zig Clean Color Pens...


How I made this card:-

  • The base card I used is a 150mm square green scalloped edged card and so I cut and tore 3 pieces of green card (2 dark and 1 lighter) - the tear shows the core which is a lighter colour. 
  • I then stuck the lighter one using the scallop as a guide and then cut it to fit at the fold (cutting from behind so you can see where to cut).
  • I added the 2nd and 3rd pieces to the card leaving a small gap so you could see the lighter colour.
  • As I wanted to put the flowers and bunny coming out of the grass, I didn't add glue to the top of the paper.
  • I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp 3 lots of the birds, flowers and egg on to some white stamping card and coloured them in using various alcohol markers and Zig Clean Color Pens (I wanted to see which worked best).
  • I also stamped the bunny border twice at the bottom of the card - this time directly on to the paper.
  • I stamped the bunny on to some card, this time colouring it in with some grey and brown alcohol markers. I cut it out leaving a small border and snipped around its' paws as I wanted to have it peeping out of the grass.
  • I then glued all of the eggs on top of each other, adding one of the birds to the top of the sentiment. I also stuck one of the birds on to the rabbits' ear (which I had raised slightly with thin foam pads) and the other on to the flower to the right. 
  • Finally, I cut out the sun using a Tattered Lace stitched circle in yellow card (American Crafts or Core-dinations as it has a textured effect) and stuck it to the top left hand corner and cut around the scallops and straight edge. I stamped the Happy Easter sentiment in the centre and used a black fine liner pen to add some stitching.

And there you are an Easter card that is fun to make and receive!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 155mm Green scalloped edged card with envelope 
  • Spring Fun Easter stamp set from Crafty Expressions
  • Green shades of paper/light card stock
  • Yellow textured card - American Crafts, Core-dinations are good brands
  • White or Cream cardstock - I used Lynda Chapman's World of Paper but any would do
  • Various alcohol markers - bright colours
  • Various Zig Clean Color pens 
  • Versafine ink - Onyx Black
  • Tape pen
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Foam pads
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