Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Spooky! Black cat in silhouette Halloween card - Day 304 of my 365 day challenge

Spooky! Black cat in silhouette Halloween card - 
Day 304 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Happy Halloween! Today's card I have made another spooky one - this time using a Black Cat on a hand coloured background.


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all took an image of a cat in silhouette from the web on to my Brother Scan n Cut and used the image tracing function to bring it in to Canvas Work Space. 
  • Once that was done, I resized it to one that I was happy with and cut it out of some black card (American Crafts I think as it has a slight texture to one side).
  • I then masked off the centre part of an A6 white card (linen effect) with some purple masking tape, leaving roughly an inch on either side and coloured them with Orange and red Tim Holtz Distress inks.
  • I also cut a circle using a plain die out of white card and coloured that in to match and glued it to the centre of the card (once I had taken away the tape of course!).
  • I stamped the word "Spooky" directly on to the left hand border using Onyx Black Versafine ink (I wasn't too worried that it didn't stamp out totally as I knew it wouldn't because of the linen effect).
  • I then cut out the grasses twice in black card along with the spider's web and spider. I think the first two are from Tattered Lace but not sure which company produced the spider and stuck them to the card.
  • Finally, I drew a line down from the web to the spider to give the impression it was moving and some white gel pen for the stars.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that was made using only some dies, stamps and distress inks.

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • A6 white linen effect card with envelope
  • Tattered Lace Grasses Die
  • Tattered Lace spider's web die
  • Spider (not sure where from)
  • Black cat imagen 
  • White card
  • Black Card
  • Red, Orange, Yellow Tim Holtz Distress Inks
  • Black alcohol marker 
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • Mini Score board from Tattered Lace
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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

With Love... Thistle in silhouette A5 card - Day 303 of my 365 day challenge

With Love... Thistle in silhouette A5 card - 
Day 303 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card for day 303 of my 365 day challenge is once again one using an old die from Tattered Lace (I also think they have done this for the Brother Scan n Cut), a hand coloured background and some stamping...


How I made this card:-
  • The background was made using Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Oranges, Yellows, Reds and some black for the top and bottom - you can of course use any other inks such as Prism, Gina K etc!
  • Once I was happy with it, I edged it with a black alcohol marker to make it stand out.
  • I then cut out the Thistle and leaf spray dies out in black card (the leaf spray twice).
  • Using some Midas Touch Sticky Dots, I glued the thistle on to the centre of the panel - I did try it against various background colours but felt this was quite striking.
  • I then used some PVA glue to attach it to the front of a creamy/ivory pre scored A5 Adorable Scorable card (from Hunkydory).
  • I attached the two leaf sprays on the top and bottom of the panel again using PVA glue (in opposite directions).
  • I stamped the With Love sentiment on to some white stamping card using Versafine Onyx Black ink and coloured it in with orange and red distress inks to co-ordinate with the main image and added it to the card using foam pads.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that was made using only some dies, stamps and distress inks.

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
  • A5 cream/ivory Adorable Scorable card with envelope from Hunkydory
  • Tattered Lace Thistle Die
  • Tattered Lace Thistle Spray die
  • With Love Stamps (not sure where from) 
  • White card
  • Black Card
  • Red, Orange, Yellow, black and maroon Tim Holtz Distress Inks
  • Black alcohol marker 
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
  • Midas Touch Sticky Dots
  • Foam pads
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Monday, 29 October 2018

Sent with Love - monochrome heart design card - Day 302 of my 365 day challenge

Sent with Love - monochrome heart design card - 
Day 302 of my 365 day challenge 

Hi Craft addicts!

I have been trying to use up some die-cuts that I had previously cut out and this one is a card using Tonic Studios dies.


How I made this card:-

  • I used one of the heart dies that Tonic Studios brought out ages ago, the main ornate frame in cream linen effect card and the ornate heart in black card.
  • Tonic Studios also produced a duo set of a stamp and die and I first of all stamped the heart on white linen card and then die cut it.
  • I then coloured it in using red and green alcohol markers.
  • I glued the main frame on to some black card and trimmed around it leaving a narrow border.
  • I attached the smaller hand coloured heart on to the black heart and glued both of them on to the main panel.
  • I then stuck the whole thing on to a 6" white card using a wet glue.
  • The sentiment was one from the Hunkydory Moonstone set Terrific Tags and Sentiments set on to a piece of white stamping card and then cut it out using one of the dies.
  • Finally, I attached it to the bottom right hand corner using some PVA glue and decorated it with some Nuvo Drops (alternating Strawberry Coulis and Orange Marmalade) and left them to dry.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that was made using only some dies, stamps and Nuvo Drops.

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 6" white card with envelope (Core card stock from Create & Craft)
  • Tonic Studios Heart dies
  • Tonic Studios heart stamp and die set
  • White card
  • Black Card
  • Cream linen effect card
  • White linen effect card
  • Red and black alcohol markers
  • Strawberry Coulis and Orange Marmalade Nuvo drops 
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
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Sunday, 28 October 2018

Dreamer... elephant constellation 7x5in card - Day 301 of my 365 day challenge

Dreamer... elephant constellation 7x5in card - 
Day 301 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I really love these latest Written in the Stars stamps from Hunkydory and I have used the elephant one to make this latest card for my challenge.


How I made this card:-

  • I took a piece of white stamping card and used 2 shades of Altenew Colour Sprays (metallic) and various Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist sprays to create a background.
  • Once I was happy with it and it was dry, I added some True Graphite Altenew ink over it to make it a bit more subtle.
  • I then used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the elephant constellation and the sentiment You May Say.... One from Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps Written in the Stars set.
  • Using my Cutterpillar Crop, I then trimmed it to 13x8.5mm and edged it with a black alcohol marker.
  • I then stuck it on to a pre-cut Silver Mirri panel (again from Hunkydory) using a wet glue as it gives some wiggle time.
  • I also used a white gel pen to add some stars above the elephant and then a couple of lines above and below the sentiment.
  • I stuck the whole panel on to a white pearlescent 7" x 5" card (tent fold).
  • Finally, I used the Ebony Black Nuvo Drops (from Tonic Studios) and added some embellishments down either side of the card.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that was made using only some stamps, alcohol markers and paint sprays.

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 7" x 5" white pearlescent card with envelope (Core card stock from Create & Craft)
  • Elephant constellation stamp from the Written in the Stars collection from For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory
  • White card
  • Silver Mirri Card
  • Altenew Ink Sprays - Ocean Waves and Forest Glade
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Sprays - white, blue, red etc
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink cube
  • White gel pen
  • Ebony Black Nuvo drops 
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink
  • Black alcohol marker
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
  • PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
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Friday, 26 October 2018

Girl on fairground horse in silhouette 6in square card - Day 299 of my 365 day challenge

Girl on fairground horse in silhouette 6in square card - 
Day 299 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts

Today's card for day 299 of my 365 day challenge is another card using a Tattered Lace die on a hand coloured background.....


How I made this card:-

  • I coloured a piece of white stamping card using Dreamees Chalk Dinkie Inkies to create this landscape scene - I was really pleased with the way it turned out to be honest!
  • I then cut it out using a large plain circle die from Tattered Lace.
  • I then cut out the girl on a fairground horse in black card (again a Tattered Lace die) and stuck it to the painted background.
  • I stamped the bottom of a cream linen effect 5in card with some reed stamps (from Stamps by Me) in Onyx Black Versafine ink and coloured them in using a pale green alcohol marker.
  • I also added some silhouette seagulls to add a bit more interest to the card.
  • Finally, I added the main panel on to the front of the card using thin foam pads.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that was made using only some stamps, alcohol markers and paints

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 6" cream linen effect card with envelope
  • Girl on fairground Horse Tattered Lace die
  • White card
  • Black card
  • Stamps by Me grass stamps
  • Seagulls stamps (flying and standing) 
  • Dreamees Chalk inks but you could use any water colour paints
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink
  • Green alcohol marker
  • PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
  • Foam pads
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Thursday, 25 October 2018

Treat me like a Queen of Hearts tag on 7x5in card - Day 297 of my 365 day challenge

Treat me like a Queen of Hearts tag on 7x5in card - 
Day 297 of my 365 day challenge 

Hi Craft adddicts!

I really love this set of Alice in Wonderland themed stamps from Visible Image and I am gradually working my way through them... this time it is the Queen of Hearts...


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all stamped all of the pieces in the Queen of Hearts set (from Visible Image) on to some white stamping card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink as I was going to use alcohol markers.
  • I coloured the two main images in a variety of colours but didn't use the same colours in the playing card version. I also added some red alcohol markers around the edge of latter 
  • I coloured the letters in the Queen sentiment again in red.
  • I then cut all of the items out - leaving a white border around the words but tried not to have one around the main items.
  • I had coloured a pre cut white label tag beforehand using purple and red Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints and had let it dry naturally.
  • Before sticking it all down, I played around with where I wanted everything to go and once happy, I stuck them to the tag using PVA glue. 
  • I had wanted to make an easel card but the back of the tag had marks from the paints on them so decided it could go on a 7" x 5" white pearlescent card.
  • I had stamped the playing card piece a couple of times, so stuck the 2 hearts on either side of it and then stuck the other one behind it.
  • Finally, I added it to the bottom of the card using foam pads and then added some Ebony Black Nuvo Drops to opposite corners. =
And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that was made using only some stamps, alcohol markers and paints

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
  • White 7" x 5" pearlescent card with envelope from Create & Craft's Core collection
  • Queen of Hearts stamp from the Alice in Wonderland range from Visible Image
  • White card
  • White label tag
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colour paints
  • Alcohol markers - I used a mix of Copic Ciao, Spectrum Noir, Prism (from Hunkydory) and Tonic Studios
  • Nuvo Drops - Ebony Black 
  • PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
  • Foam pads
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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Boo! Pumpkin in silhouette Halloween Card - Day 297 of my 365 day challenge

Boo! Pumpkin in silhouette Halloween Card - 
Day 297 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Well it is a week till Halloween and so have made this fun DL card using Tattered Lace dies and some stamps from Bert n Gert.


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all cut out the Pumpkin (from Tattered Lace) out in black card and using the same black card (well not the same piece obviously) cut out the Spider's Web and cut it in half.
  • I decided to use a DL card but using it landscape tent fold instead of the normal portrait so I cut out a piece of white stamping card slightly smaller than the front of the card.
  • I then used some masking tape to mask off the centre of the panel leaving about 1.5cm on the top and bottom and coloured it in using Orange, red and yellow Tim Holtz Distress Inks and blended them in until I was happy with it. I then edged it with a black alcohol marker.
  • I also coloured in a square panel of white linen effect card again using the same Distress inks, this time trying to make it look like a sunrise/sunset.
  • I added some bubbles on to it (not sure where the stamp came from) in Versafine Onyx Black ink and edged it with a black alcohol marker.
  • I used Midas Touch Sticky dots and stuck the two pieces of the Spider's Web to the top left and bottom right corners, placing them just underneath the black marker line.
  • I used the Midas Touch Sticky dots again to attach the Pumpkin to the square and added it to the centre of the panel using foam pads.
  • Finally (and probably should have done this before adding the Pumpkin), I stamped the Boo! sentiment in the remaining opposite corners again using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that is great for Halloween using only a couple of dies and stamps.

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • DL white card with envelope
  • Pumpkin and Spider's Web dies from Tattered Lace
  • Halloween themed stamps from Bert and Gert
  • Bubble stamp
  • Black card (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper)
  • White card
  • White Linen effect card
  • Tim Holtz Distress inks - Orange, Yellow and Red
  • Black alcohol markers
  • Tape pen
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
  • Midas Touch Sticky Dots
  • Foam pads
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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Wicked.... A6 white Halloween card - Day 296 of my 365 day challenge

Wicked.... A6 white Halloween card - 
Day 296 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I have had these peel off stickers for some time and thought it was about time I used them so this is the result!


How I made this card:-

  • I took a precut panel of white hammered card and coloured a sky scene using Tim Holtz Distress ink (Salty Ocean).
  • I then added various peel off stickers (from Craft Creations) to create a scene - I was still able to used the spider's web even though it broke as it looks like the spider is trying to fix it!
  • When I was happy with the way it looked, I added some True Graphite Altenew inks beneath the cauldron etc and also added a light brush of it over the spider's web. 
  • I used two sizes of bat stamps (think they are from Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps range and the larger one is from Bert and Gert's Halloween Range and stamped them randomly on either side of a white linen effect card using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
  •  I used a ruler to edge the panel with a green alcohol marker (the chisel tip end) and then added a border around it using a black fine liner pen.
  • I then stuck it to the front of an A6 white linen effect card.
  • Finally, I stamped the Wicked sentiment on to a piece of white stamping card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured it in with green and orange alcohol markers alternating them on each letter.
  • I edged that with a black alcohol marker and fixed it to the bottom of the card using foam pads.

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that was made using only a few peel off stickers, some alcohol markers and stamps

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
  • A6" White linen effect card with envelope
  • Halloween themed Peel off stickers
  • Halloween themed stamps from For The Love of Stamps and Bert and Gert.
  • White card
  • Tim Holtz Distress inks - Salty Ocean
  • True Graphite ink cube from Altenew
  • Green, Orange and Black alcohol markers
  • Tape pen
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
  • Foam pads
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Monday, 22 October 2018

Happy Holidays... children with sandcastle square card - Day 295 of my 365 day challenge

Happy Holidays... children with sandcastle square card - 
Day 295 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card for my challenge is a bright and cheerful card celebrating summer holiday time - made with one die and some backing papers.


How I made this card:-
  • I first of all cut out the mat and layer using 2 Tattered Lace Square nesting dies - the paper is from Hunkydory's Splendid Spots paper pad - you need 2 pieces as the 2 dies don't quite fit (the paper is double sided so you need to reverse one of them to get the stitched effect on both).
  • I then used a tape pen to attach the smaller layer to the larger one (I had used glue on one before but the glue showed through). 
  • Using white card, I then cut out the sandcastle die (again from Tattered Lace) and coloured it in using Chameleon pencils. I decided to use them rather than paints as it was easier for me to use them.
  • I attached it to the front of the 6" white pearlescent card using PVA glue.
  • Finally, I stamped out the Happy Holidays sentiments (from Lawn Fawn's Happy, Happy, Happy set using Memento's Tuxedo Black ink as I wanted to use alcohol markers and coloured the Happy part in using a red pen.
  • I trimmed them down and edged them with a black alcohol marker and placed them in opposite corners using foam pads. 

And there you are - a homemade/handmade card that was made using only a few products but is fun to remember happy holidays!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 6" White pearlescent card with envelope from Create & Craft's Core Collection
  • Tattered Lace Square nesting dies (2 of them)
  • Sandcastle with children die from Tattered Lace
  • Splendid Spots 8" paper pad from Hunkydory
  • White card
  • Chameleon pencils
  • Red and Black alcohol markers
  • Tape pen
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue or Connect glue from Gina K
  • Foam pads
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