Sunday, 30 September 2018

Happy birthday - dancing Salsa couple in silhouette 7x5in card - Day 272 of my 365 day challenge

Happy birthday - dancing Salsa couple in silhouette 7x5in card - 
Day 272 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a very simple but stylish handmade card using just some Tattered Lace dies, some Mirri card and a birthday sentiment.


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all cut out the dancing Salsa couple (a Tattered Lace die)  and then the Trellis Arch (again a Tattered Lace die) both in black card.
  • I then stuck the couple on to some Matt Gold Mirri card (either Hunkydory or Kanban) using a PVA glue.
  • I used Midas Touch sticky dots to attach the Trellis arch on to some Gold Mirri card and trimmed it so there was only a narrow border around it.
  • I again used some PVA glue to stick it to the front of a 7" x 5" black pearlescent card, placing it towards the top of the card as I wanted to have the sentiment at the bottom (well I did try various places but ended up thinking it looked better there).
  • Using foam pads, I added the dancing couple to the main space in the arch to give it dimension.
  • Finally, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment out on to some black card using Versamagic ink and added some True White embossing powder and heat set it.
  • I added that on to some gold Mirri having trimmed them both to fit the space left and then added it to the card with some thick foam pads.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that is made using only a few products but would be lovely to send to someone to say you 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
  • 7" x 5" Black Pearlescent card and envelope from Create & Craft's Core Collection
  • Tattered Lace Salsa Couple die
  • Tattered Lace Trellis Arch die
  • Birthday Sentiments stamp set from Hero Arts
  • Gold Mirri (Mirror) card - Hunkydory or Kanban
  • Black card - I used Lynda Chapman's World of Paper 
  • Versamagic ink 
  • True White embossing powder from Creative Expressions
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
  • Foam pads
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Saturday, 29 September 2018

Make a Wish .sunset hand coloured 7x5in cream card - Day 271 of my 365 day challenge

Make a Wish .sunset hand coloured 7x5in cream card - 
Day 271 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I am really pleased with the way this sunset has turned out - using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours - they are really rich and vibrant along with some stamps from Card-io and a Tattered Lace die.


How I made this card:-

  • I coloured a piece of white linen effect card (the back of a card I didn't use) using various Kuretake Gamsai Tambi paints - mainly black, reds, orange, yellow and green trying to create an atmospheric sunset.
  • I love the effect that the linen effect card creates as it gives a textured feel to it and then once it was dry, the space at the top where I didn't totally cover it in paint looks like stars!
  • It is best to leave it to dry naturally as the card doesn't bend so much and so once it was, I edged it with a black marker and then attached it to some more white linen effect card which I also edged in black.
  • I then used some stamps from Card-io (I have had them for ages) to stamp the mountains where the 2nd lot of black paint was, using Onyx Black Versafine ink.
  • I also added a couple of different rabbits and the deer again using the same ink on the grass area.
  • I felt that it needed something extra so I cut out the fence and pheasant in black card, snipped the latter off the top of the fence and once I had glued the whole panel on to a cream/ivory Pearlescent 7" x 5" card, attached the fence first to the bottom left hand corner using a PVA glue and then added the pheasant on the right hand side.
  • Finally, I stamped the Make a Wish sentiment out on to some black card using Versamagic ink (first of all using an anti-static pad to rub over it) and then added some white embossing powder and heat set it.
  • I then trimmed it to the right size and then added it to the top right hand corner using foam pads.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that is made using only a few products but would be lovely to send to someone to say you are thinking of them...

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" Cream Pearlescent card and envelope from Create & Craft's Core Collection
  • Tattered Lace Fence and Pheasant die from the Forest Pines range
  • Card-io stamp set - Festive Scene
  • Gansai Tambi watercolour paints (green box)
  • Birthday Sentiments stamp set from Hero Arts
  • White linen effect card
  • Black card - I used Lynda Chapman's World of Paper 
  • Onyx Black Versafine Onyx Black ink
  • Versamagic ink 
  • True White embossing powder from Creative Expressions
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
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Friday, 28 September 2018

Thinking of you Lilies in a watering can square card - Day 270 of my 365 day challenge

Thinking of you Lilies in a watering can square card - 
Day 270 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card (Day 270 of my 365 day challenge) is one I made using a pre printed image from Chameleon Note cards and some watercolours.


How I made this card:-

  • I took the pre printed A6 Lilies in a Watering Can topper from Chameleon's Note cards and coloured it in using a variety of products - 
  • The watering can was coloured in using Grey shades of Prism markers deciding where the shading should be and leaving the central part of it lighter to make it more 3 dimensional.
  • I then coloured the lilies and leaves using pink and green markers again trying to give them a sense of dimension.
  • Once I was happy with the colouring in, I then took some Creata Bleeding Art tissue and placed blues and green sheets (having torn them into strips first) on a glass mat and added some water to them and then used a paint brush to create the background.
  • Once the sky and grass was completed, I took a small piece of brown and lightly coloured the bottom of the topper to add some grounding to the watering can.
  • I edged it with both a black and green alcohol markers, added it to a panel of green Mirri card using some fingerlift tape and then placed that on to a slightly larger panel of Silver holographic Mirri card.
  • I then added the whole image on to a 7" x 5" black pearlescent card from Create & Craft using some PVA glue.
  • Finally, I took the Thinking of You sentiment (from a Year of Sentiments pad from Craftwork Cards) and spritzed it with some red and orange Tattered Angels Glimmer mist.
  • Once it was dry, I used some foam pads to add it to the middle of the card. 

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that is made using only a few products but would be lovely to send to someone to say you are thinking of them...

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" Black Pearlescent card and envelope from Create & Craft's Core Collection
  • Lilies in Watering can topper from Chameleon Note cards set
  • Thinking of you sentiment from a Year of Sentiments paper pad from Craftwork Cards
  • Silver Holographic Mirri Card
  • Green Mirri Card
  • Orange and red Tone Glimmer Mist sprays from Tattered Angels
  • Greys, pinks, greens and black alcohol markers
  • Bleeding Art tissue papers from Creata
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
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Thursday, 27 September 2018

Just to say... church in silhouette yellow, gold and black square card - Day 269 of my 365 day challenge

Just to say... church in silhouette yellow, gold and black square card Day 269 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's latest handmade card is a very simple but I think, effective square card just using a Tattered Lace die and some plain cardstock.


How I made this card:-
  • I cut out the church die (Serenity set from Tattered Lace Dies) in yellow/cream linen effect cardstock -there are two dies in the set and you need to cut out both either together (if you tape them down so they don't move).
  • I then stuck it to some black card (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper) and trimmed the top of the oval off to give it a different effect. 
  • I attached that to some gold Mirri card allowing a narrow border around it and then stuck it to another larger square layer of black card. 
  • Before gluing it to a 6" Cream/Ivory Pearlescent card, I stamped the Just to Say sentiment from one of the sentiments collection from For the Love of Stamps on to the black card, having using an anti-static pad beforehand.
  • I then added some White Embossing powder and heat set it with my heat gun.
  • Finally, I stuck the whole mat and layer on to the card using a PVA glue. 
And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that is made using only a few products but would be lovely to send to someone to say you are thinking of them...

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
  • 6" Cream/Ivory Pearlescent card and envelope from Create & Craft's Core Collection
  • Tattered Lace Serenity set of 2 Dies
  • Just to Say stamp sentiment from For The Love of Stamps from Hunkydory
  • Gold Mirri Card
  • Black cardstock
  • White Embossing powder from Creative Expressions
  • Versamagic ink cube
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Pugs & Kisses cute dogs square card (hand coloured) - Day 268 of my 365 day challenge

Pugs & Kisses cute dogs square card (hand coloured) - 
Day 268 of my 365 day challenge

HI Craft addicts!

I had great fun making this Pugs & Kisses cut dog themed card using some stamps and dies along with some watercolour paints!


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all cut out the Nested Beads Essential Circle die in white card and painted the grass and sky on it using Kuretake Watercolour paints (the green box).
  • I put it to one side to dry and then stamped out 2 of the cute pooches from the It's Pawty Time set of stamps from Time for Tea Designs using Versafine Onyx Black ink. 
  • As this ink doesn't like alcohol markers straight away, I did leave it overnight to dry properly. I then coloured them in with brown alcohol markers (for the one on the left) and Chameleon pencils for the one on the right. I thought the pencils would give a more furry effect!
  • I also stamped out the dog bowl and bone twice onto white card and added some shading to them using a pale grey marker.
  • I cut them all out using scissors, but you could use the accompanying die set if you want to leave a white border around them.
  • Once I was happy with the colouring, I used the Pugs and Kisses sentiment and stamped it at the top of the coloured mat using the Versafine ink.
  • I then cut out a slightly larger circle in a bronze coloured Mirror card using Tattered Lace Forest Pines Nested Circle dies and stuck it on to a 5" square card (brown Adorable Scorable from Hunkydory) using some PVA glue.
  • I also used PVA glue to stick the main topper on to it.
  • I used a Craft knife to add a slit in the dog bowls so I could slide the bones in and glued them at the back and then added them to the grass part of the topper.
  • Finally, I added the two dogs to it using foam pads to give them some dimension.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that is made using a variety of products that looks great and would be great to give to someone to say you are thinking of them...

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
  • 5" Hunkydory Brown Adorable Scorable card with white envelope
  • Tattered Lace Nested Beads Essential Circles Dies
  • Tattered Lace Forest Pines Nested Circles die
  • It's Pawty Time stamp and die set from Time For Tea Design
  • Bronze Mirri Card
  • White stamping Card
  • Grey alcohol markers
  • Grey Chameleon Pencils
  • Brown alcohol markers
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue or Connect Glue from Gina K 
  • Foam pads
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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Japanese Lady behind screen A4 picture frame - Day 267 of my 365 day challenge

Japanese Lady behind screen A4 picture frame - 
Day 267 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I have to say that I am so pleased with the way this project has turned out - one of my successes if I say so myself... I have used an A4 picture frame to create this stylish home decor product!


How I made this project:-

  • I had cut out the Japanese Geisha Woman (from Tattered Lace) ages ago in black card and had always wondered what to do with her and suddenly had this idea...
  • I first of all took an A4 sheet of Orange Create & Craft's Citrus Burst Linen card from their Core collection and made sure that it fitted this A4 Certificate Picture frame (which I got on Ebay).
  • I then cut out the Trellis Background die (from Tattered Lace) in black card (from Lynda Chapman's World of Paper) (there are 2 dies - a background and the main trellis) and placed it over a piece of vellum/parchment and stuck it down around the edges and few of the stars (where it wouldn't show).
  • Once that was done, I used some PVA glue to attach the Geisha girl to a piece of the same Orange card in the centre of it.
  • I then glued the Trellis background on to it making sure that some of the orange card showed around the edges (I used the outer edge of the set to do this)  - to do this I had to trim the Black frame a little bit.
  • I then added the whole thing to some more black card (this time about an inch bigger all around) using PVA glue and then stuck it on to the Orange card.
  • Finally, I placed the finished item into the black picture frame and pressed the clips down to secure it.
  • I was going to add some embellishments but once I had seen it, I thought they would spoil the whole effect.

And there you are - a project that is made using a variety of products that looks great and would be great as a present for someone - or you could keep it yourself!

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
  • A4 Certificate Picture Frame (from Ebay)
  • Tattered Lace Geisha Woman die
  • Tattered Lace Trellis Background die set
  • Orange Linen A4 Card from the Citrus Burst Core Collection from Create & Craft
  • Black Cardstock
  • Parchment or Vellum
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue or Connect Glue from Gina K 
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Monday, 24 September 2018

Just to say... happy birthday butterflies z-fold card - Day 266 of my 365 day challenge

Just to say... happy birthday butterflies z-fold card - 
Day 266 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card is a Z-fold Birthday card using butterflies as the main focal point from Memory Box, Heffy Doodle and For The Love of Stamps...


How I made this card:-

  • I cut out the Butterfly trio (from a Memory Box die) in black card (from Lynda Chapman's World of Paper) and attached it to a piece of silver (or gold) Matte  Mirri card.
  • I then made a Z-fold card (130mm) by folding the front back on itself and used my bone folder to smooth the crease down.
  • I must admit that I made a mistake with the next bit but think I sorted it out... I had stamped the Just to say sentiment (from For The Love of Stamps) out directly on to the card but it smudged, so to save it, I added some wide Ultra Strong red liner tape over it and then placed some gold holographic foil (from Thermaweb) over it and burnished it to fix it.
  • Once that was done, I stamped the same sentiment on to some white stamping card using Dark Chocolate Altenew ink and edged it with some of the same ink.
  • I then stuck it down over the gold foil using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue.
  • Finally, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment (from Heffy Doodle's Every Sentiment Duos) using the same brown ink.

And there you are - a card that is made using a variety of products that looks great and would be good to send to say Happy Birthday!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 130mm card and envelope 
  • Memory Box Trio of Butterflies Die
  • Heffy Doodle Every Sentiment Duos stamp and die set
  • For The Love of Stamps (from Hunkydory) Sentiment stamps
  • Black Cardstock
  • White cardstock
  • Matte Silver or Gold Mirri Card
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue or Connect Glue from Gina K 
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Sunday, 23 September 2018

Relax, Calm Unwind 6in black pearlescent card - Day 265 of my 365 day challenge

Relax, Calm Unwind 6in black pearlescent card - 
Day 265 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

The rain has finally stopped and so I have made this simple but effective card using stamps and dies...


How I made this card:-

  • I used one of Tattered Lace Floral Wreath dies to cut out the main topper in white card.
  • I then coloured it with various shades of green alcohol markers and when I was happy with it, I stuck it to some Gold Mirri Card (approximately 3" square) and then using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue (or Gina K's Connect glue) I attached it to the front of a 6" black pearlescent card which is part of the Core Collection from Create & Craft so it formed a diamond shape.
  • Using Orange, Red and Yellow Bleeding Art Tissue, I coloured some card and when it was dry I used a Tattered Lace Nested Beads Essential Circle Dies to die cut a circle.
  • I used the Relax, Calm and Unwind sentiment from Thirsty Brush & Co to stamp it on to the circle using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
  • Using foam pads, I attached it to the middle of the card.
  • Finally, to add some bling, I used various coloured self adhesive gems in each corner of the card and one each in the corners of the Gold Mirri panel.

And there you are - a card that is made using a variety of products that looks great and would be good to send to cheer someone up!

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
  • 6" Black pearlescent card and envelope from the Core Collection from Create & Craft
  • Tattered Lace Floral Wreath die
  • Tattered Lace Nested Beads Essential Circles die
  • White cardstock
  • Gold Mirri Card  
  • Bleeding Art Tissue paper (or any Watercolour paints) - orange, pink, red and yellow
  • Greens Alcohol markers
  • Self adhesive gems from Hobby House
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink pad
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue or Connect Glue from Gina K 
  • Foam pads
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Friday, 21 September 2018

Thank you for your friendship -Poppies square card - Day 263 of my 365 day challenge

Thank you for your friendship -Poppies square card - 
Day 263 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

This card (for day 263 of my 365 day challenge) has been made using my watercolour paints and a really pretty image from Prism (Hunkydory)....


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all used my mini score board to score the bottom and right hand side of a 6" cream pearlescent card (from Create & Craft) - I did it from the inside of the card so there was a raised surface when looking at the card.
  • I then took one sheet of the poppies from Vol 3 (I think) of Hunkydory's Prism Pad (to go with their alcohol markers) and firstly painted the flowers in red using Altenew's Watercolour paints.
  • Once I had done that, I used a mix of the green paints to paint over the stalks.
  • I used a mix of blues and greens to paint the sky and grass, trying to give the impression of shading. I have SO much to learn but am enjoying learning...
  • I then edged it with a black alcohol marker and stuck it to some pale green card (pre embossed with dots).
  • I stuck the whole panel on to the front of the card trying to make it central!
  • The Thank You sentiment comes from Birch Press Designs and I stamped it on to some black card (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper) using Versamagic ink and then added some White Embossing Powder and heat set it.
  • Finally, I trimmed it to fit and then added it to the card using foam pads.

And there you are - a card that is made using primarily Hunkydory products and I think would be great to send to anyone to say Thank You.

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 6" Cream pearlescent card and envelope from the Core Collection from Create & Craft
  • Hunkydory's Prism paper pad - Poppies
  • Altenew Watercolour paints
  • Black cardstock 
  • Green embossed (dotty) cardstock - think from Hunkydory
  • Black alcohol marker
  • Versamagic ink pad
  • White Embossing powder from Cosmic Shimmer
  • Mini Score Board from Tattered Lace
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue or Connect Glue from Gina K 
  • Foam pads
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