Tuesday, 31 July 2018

You are my sunshine... hummingbird and flowers A6 white card - Day 211 of my 365 day challenge

You are my sunshine... hummingbird and flowers A6 white card - Day 211 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Well today's card is day 211 of my 365 day challenge and I have made it using Mel Heaton's Signature collection dies and stamps for the focal point along with a Spellbinders background die.


How I made this card:-
  • I first of all stamped out the Hummingbird and flower spray onto white stamping card (the flowers on a pre-cut notched label) using Versafine Onyx Black ink and let them dry a bit.
  • I then coloured both in using alcohol markers and Zig Clean Color pens - I tried to make the Hummingbird's wings look a bit translucent using pale colours - blues and yellows and then brown and orange for the body part.
  • The flowers were filled in using Oranges, reds and yellows along with a couple of shades of green for the leaves.
  • I set them aside and cut out the main background frame using a Spellbinders die in black card and stuck it on to the front of an A6 white card using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue.
  • I then cut out the Hummingbird using the coordinating die trying to make it even all the way round but didn't quite succeed - but it was my first attempt!!!
  • Using the You Are the sunshine stamp, I added it to the right of the flower using the Versafine Onyx Black ink.
  • I glued the panel on to the card using finger lift tape and a wet glue so that I had a bit of time to make sure it was in the right place.
  • I then added the hummingbird to it using foam pads so it had some dimension and finally added some Morning Dew Nuvo drops to underneath the sentiment and on some of the flowers.

And there you are cards that are very easy to make and hopefully would make a great card set for you to have for any occasion.

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • C6 white cards (Linen effect or normal) 
  • Mel Heaton's Signature Collection - Dies and Stamps Budding Camellia 6x6in 
  • Spellbinders Ornate rectangle die
  • You are my sunshine stamp (I think it could be a Hunkydory one)
  • White Stamping Card
  • Notched White label
  • Black card (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper)
  • Morning Dew Nuvo Drops
  • Alcohol markers - orange, blue, red, brown, green, yellow etc
  • Foam Pads
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Tape pens or finger lift tape
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Monday, 30 July 2018

Thank You, Birthday and Special day A6 white set of 5 cards - Day 210 of my 365 day challenge

Thank You, Birthday and Special day A6 white set of 5 cards - 
Day 210 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's project are a set of 5 different (but similar) white A6 cards that I have made using Craftwork Cards, Hunkydory. Catherine Pooler and Altenew inks.


How I made this card:-

  • The cards are made in the same way and so I will go through the method for the Thank You butterflies and flowers card (middle row right).
  • I used the Thank You hexagon resist topper and coloured over it using a variety of inks - pinks, blues and greens from Catherine Pooler, Tim Holtz and Altenew Dye based inks - they are really juicy so you only need to use a little.
  • Once I was happy with the colouring, I used a kitchen roll and removed the excess inks so that the white stood out.
  • I then cut a panel of green paper (from Hunkydory) slightly smaller than the card itself and stuck it to the front of it. 
  • I used a strip of coordinating (darker shade) of paper stuck it in the middle using a tape pen and trimmed it to fit.
  • I added the Thank You panel to the centre of the card, this time using foam pads.
  • Finally, I added 2 Green Craftwork Cards Candi to either side of the card.

And there you are cards that are very easy to make and hopefully would make a great card set for you to have for any occasion.

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • C6 white cards (Linen effect and normal) 
  • Thank You, Have a Wonderful Day etc panels from Craftwork Cards
  • Rainbow pad from Hunkydory
  • Stripe and spots double sided pads from Hunkydory
  • Green, Blue, Pink, Yellow and purple shades of ink - from Catherine Pooler, Altenew and Tim Holtz
  • Green, Silver, White and Gold Craftwork Cards Candi
  • Foam Pads
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Tape pens or finger lift tape
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Saturday, 28 July 2018

Together... silver Mirri steampunk cogs hand coloured C6 window aperture card - Day 208 of my 365 day challenge

Together... silver Mirri steampunk cogs hand coloured C6 window aperture card - Day 208 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a quick and easy one (as it is the weekend and it is slightly cooler today) using Tattered Lace dies, heat embossing and Craftwork Cards Candi...



How I made this card....

  • I first of all cut a piece of Kraft card to fit inside an C6 white round aperture card and glued it to the back of the front of the card (if that makes sense).
  • I then stuck the flap to the front of the card making sure it was the right way using a mix of finger lift tape and a wet glue.
  • I cut out the Steampunk cogs out of silver Mirri card (they are Tattered Lace dies) and coloured them using Pink, Purple, Blue and Green alcohol markers. I left them to dry as I didn't want to smudge them.
  • I attached them to the front of the card using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue .
  • Using Versamagic ink (or you can use any Embossing ink like Rare Earth's Clear Glass), I stamped the Together sentiment (from Stamps by Me) on to some Vellum and heat set it with True White Embossing powder. I didn't stay too long once it had melted as I didn't want to scorch the vellum.
  • I added 2 strips of Ultra Strong red liner tape to either side of the vellum and placed it over the cogs at an angle (I wasn't too worried that you could see the red liner tape).
  • Finally, I added 6 Green Craftwork Cards candi to the card...

And there you are a card that is very easy to make and hopefully would make a great card to say you are there for someone.

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • C6 white Circle window aperture card with envelope 
  • Together sentiment stamps by Stamps by Me
  • Tattered Lace Steampunk Cogs dies
  • Kraft (light colour) card
  • Vellum
  • Rainbow colours Alcohol markers - blue, red, pink, purple and green
  • True White Creative Expressions embossing powder
  • Versamagic ink pad or Clear Glass ink from Rare Earth
  • Green Craftwork Cards Candi
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Tape pens or finger lift tape
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Friday, 27 July 2018

Happy Birthday toadstool and rabbit in silhouette C6 card - day 207 of my 365 day challenge

Happy Birthday toadstool and rabbit in silhouette C6 card - 
Day 207 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card for day 207 of my challenge is a bright and cheerful card using a die cut as a stencil along with some Tattered Lace dies and a sentiment!


How I made this card:-

  • I had cut out the flowers using a Stamps by Me die but hadn't found a use for it as a die-cut but thought it would be good as a stencil, so I took a piece of linen effect white card and using a mix of Tim Holtz Distress inks and Altnew inks coloured through the various flowers.
  • I trimmed it to 90x140mm and edged it using a black alcohol marker and stuck it to the front of a white linen effect C6 card - I chose the linen effect so it looked as if it was the same as the topper.
  • I then cut out the circle layer (Tattered Lace) in a light Kraft colour cardstock and then the rabbit and toadstool - again both Tattered Lace, this time in black card.
  • I stuck the toadstool and rabbit on to the layer and placed it towards the top of the card using thin foam pads.
  • I had the topper already (I think it is either from Debbi Moore or Kanban) and stuck it to some black card, cut round it and then placed it at the bottom of the card using a double lot of foam pads.
  • Finally, I added some Morning Dew Nuvo drops to parts of the toadstool.

And there you are a card that is very easy to make and hopefully would make a great card to say Happy Birthday!

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project

  • C6 white linen effect card with envelope 
  • Flower die by Stamps by Me
  • Tattered Lace circle die
  • Tattered Lace toadstool die
  • Tattered Lace rabbit die
  • Happy Birthday sentiment (not sure where it is from)
  • Kraft (light colour) card
  • Black card
  • Rainbow colours inks - from Tim Holtz Distress inks, Altenew Dye based inks or Catherine Pooler/Prism inks from Hunkydory
  • Morning Dew Nuvo drops from Tonic Studios
  • Foam pads
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Tape pens or finger lift tape
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Thursday, 26 July 2018

Dream Big.... Flowers on rainbow background - emboss resist 7x5in card - Day 206 of my 365 day challenge

Dream Big.. Flowers on rainbow background - emboss resist 7x5in card - Day 206 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I really love the effect of stamping an image with Versamagic and then heat set it with a coloured (in this case white) and then colouring over it.... here is how I made this card..


How I made this card:-

  • I took a piece of card and trimmed it so it measured 90x140mm (approx) and rubbed my anti-static bag over it to remove any "debris" and then stamped the flower design on to it using Versamagic ink (you can also use Rare Earth's Clear Glass ink or any other sticky ink).
  • I then covered it with True White Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder, removed the excess and then heat set it using my heat gun.
  • Once it was cool, I then used a variety of distress/dye based inks (from Tim Holtz and Altenew), moving from blue, pink, purple, red, orange, yellow and green - rainbow colours but not necessarily in the right order!.
  • When I was happy with the blending, I took some kitchen roll and took away the excess colours away, leaving the flowers standing out from the background.
  • I then stuck it to a slightly larger piece of black card using a tape pen and then placed that on to the top of a 7" x 5" white card.
  • Finally, I stamped the sentiment Dream Big on to some white card using Versafine Onyx Black ink. coloured the background in using the same colours as the main panel and then added it to the bottom of the card using foam pads.

And there you are a card that is very easy to make and hopefully would make a great card to say that you think they can go that extra mile!

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project

  • 7" x 5" white card with envelope - from Hunkydory or Paper Boutique
  • Flower and reeds stamp by Stamps by Me
  • Dream Big sentiment (not sure where it is from)
  • White card
  • Black card
  • Rainbow colours inks - from Tim Holtz Distress inks, Altenew Dye based inks or Catherine Pooler/Prism inks from Hunkydory
  • Versamagic ink pad or Clear Glass ink from Rare Earth
  • True White Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
  • Foam pads
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Tape pens
So if you think this sounds interesting then why not:-

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Thanks .. You're one in a million square card with hand coloured panels - Day 205 of my 365 day challenge

Thanks .. You're one in a million square card with hand coloured panels - Day 205 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card for my challenge is this hand coloured square card that I have made using a mix of Tattered Angels Color Wash paints and Glimmer Mists along with some Brea Reese paints too.


How I made this card:-

  • I have loads of these white pre-cut 67mm deckle edge panel (from Craft Creations) and thought I would try out using the various colours in the Tattered Angels Color Wash paint and Glimmer Mist sprays along with some colours from Brea Reese Watercolour inks. 
  • I coloured each panel with various shades of green, green and gold, red, orange, pink and purple and lastly one with a mix of all of them.
  • Once I was happy with the colour, I put them aside and let them dry.
  • When dry, I stuck them to a layer of black card (Lynda Chapman's) and placed a strip of vellum/parchment across the centre of it (using tape on the back).
  • I then stamped the Thanks sentiment (from Toni Darroch's Stamps by Me set) using Rare Earth Clear Glass ink and added some Glitter Gold embossing powder and heat set it. I then repeated the process with the You're One in a million.
  • Finally, I attached the whole panel to the front of a 7" white card using finger lift tape and then the Thank you sentiment, this time with thin foam pads.
  • Finally, finally, I added 2 silver Craftwork Cards Candi to either side of the sentiment.

And there you are a card that is very easy to make and hopefully would make a great card to say thank you.

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 7" white card with envelope from Hunkydory
  • 4x white 67mm panels from Craft Creations
  • Black Card
  • Thanks sentiment stamp from Stamps by Me
  • Brea Reese Watercolour inks
  • Tattered Angels Color Wash paints
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist sprays
  • Silver Candi from Craftwork Cards 
  • Gold glitter embossing powder
  • Clear Glass Rare Earth ink pad
  • Vellum
  • Foam pads
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Tape pens
  • Fingerlift tape
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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Congratulations on your baby - elephants and mobile C5 card - day 204 of my 365 day challenge

Congratulations on your baby - elephants and mobile C5 card - 
Day 204 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I had to make a couple of New Baby cards and this is one of them using Tonic Studios dies and Ruth Watkins papers.


How I made this card:-

  • I have had these dies from Tonic Studios for ages and thought I would use them to make the main focal points of this card. I cut out the mobile and the 2 elephants using the double sided cardstock from Kanban.
  • I then cut out the Bunny strip from a 12" specialised paper from Ruth Watkins (I bought it some time ago from Craft Creations so am not sure if it is still available).
  • The C5 brown card was from Hunkydory's Adorable Scorable range and I stuck the Bunny strip to the top, cut it to fit and then added the remaining piece to the bottom.
  • I then stuck the larger elephant to just above the border on the right hand side and then the smaller one on the left hand side. I used foam pads under their ears so they look raised.
  • I stuck the mobile above them using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue and then added the Congratulations sentiment over the mobile.
And there you are a card that is very easy to make and hopefully would make a great card to say that you think someone is special!

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • C5 Brown Adorable Scorable pre-scored card from Hunkydory
  • Tonic Studios Elephants dies
  • Tonic Studios Mobile die
  • New Baby 12in paper designed by Ruth Watkins from Craft Creations
  • Yellow/Orange cardstock from Kanban (double sided)
  • Congratulations on your new baby sentiment from Kanban
  • Foam pads
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Tape pens
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Monday, 23 July 2018

We can do anything.. trio of butterflies DL card - Day 203 of my 365 challenge

We can do anything.. trio of butterflies DL card - 
Day 203 of my 365 challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Am back having taken the weekend off blogging, though I still added 2  cards to my Instagram page to keep up with my challenge. I have always liked Gina K - both her videos and her products, and this is the first time I have had any to use so made this card....


How I made this card:-

  • I took a 12" ruler and created the border around a side folding DL landscape white card (from Paper Boutique) using a black alcohol marker making sure first that it didn't bleed through to the back of the card.
  • I then used a dauber and coloured the edges in Parrot Altenew ink (having masked off the inside part of the card first).
  • I used the largest of the "Butterfly Kisses" set of stamps from Gina K and stamped 3 of them out on to white stamping card in Bamboo Altenew Ink.
  • I then added the 2nd part of the design, this time using Parrot on two of them and Versafine Onyx Black ink on the 3rd as I wanted different designs on all of them.
  • I took the co-ordinating die and cut them out individually using my Baby Blue cutting machine.
  • I used a water brush to soften the inside of the butterfly on the right and left them to dry whilst I stamped out the sentiment "We Can Do Anything" from a birthday stamp set from Stamps by Me. I used Rare Earth's Clear Glass embossing ink on to some black card, added some True White embossing powder and heat set it.
  • I added the 3 butterflies across the card making them all go in different directions - I used Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue just along their bodies. I then added the sentiment on to the bottom right hand corner of the card.
  • Finally, I used Morning Dew Nuvo drops to add trails to each of the butterflies and made sure they were dry (they go clear).

And there you are a card that is very easy to make and hopefully would make a great card to say that you think someone is special!

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can buy it and find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • DL side folding white card with envelope (from Paper Boutique, Creative Crafting World)
  • Butterfly Kisses Die and Stamps from Gina K
  • White card
  • Black card
  • Parrot, Bamboo and Olive Altenew ink cubes
  • Black alcohol marker
  • Morning Dew Nuvo Jewel drops
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Tape pens
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