Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Craftwork cards Paper Couture

Craftwork Cards put a "Pink" challenge up on Friday and I managed to squeeze in enough time in the day to design a card. I only had Paper Couture collection that was mainly pink and it came with some fab bodice die cuts. They was a prize for a winner picked at random and I won !! so I have some more fab Craftwork Card goodies on the way.

Here's my entry

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Create-a-card Christmas card

Todays card uses one of the Die'sire Create-a-card dies. I used Kraft card to make it more rustic looking. Once the die had been cut and embossed I left the die in and sponged distress ink through the holes with a piece of cut n dry foam. The poinsettia die was done with a combination of kraft and co-ordinations card and sanded back.
Products used:
Die: Die'sire Create a card Christmas Eve, Spellbinders Poinsettia
Stamps: Woodware A Heartfelt Christmas
Distress ink: Frayed Burlap
Extras: Twine

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Indigoblu class

Todays cards are from a recent Indigoblu class, using some of the new stamps released for this Christmas. The first one is a bauble from Spellbinders, that has been distressed with inks and then the Snowflake stamp inked with Flitter glue and the new gilding flake rubbed over the top. I also used some more flake on top of double sided tape to make an edge around the card. The ribbon was sprayed with a pearly spray mist, scrunched up and wiped through some of the distress ink.  Once its dried you can see the shimmer of the pearl spray plus it matches the ink used on the card

Products used:

Dies: Spellbinders Heirloom Baubles
Distress Inks: Evergreen Borough, Tumbled Glass
Stamps: Indigoblu Snowflake lace and Noel (dinkie)
Flake: Indigoblu Chocolate Box
Extras: Seam binding ribbon, pearl spray, Creative Expressions gem, Flitter glue

products used:
Stamps: Indigoblu Rockin Robin, Merry Christmas Circle
Embossing folder: Die'sire Snowflake 6x6
Pencils: Spectrum Noir
Flake: Indigoblu Chocolate Box
Extras: Stampendous Frantage white, circle punches
Back tomorrow with some cards


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Magic of Christmas part 3

Here are a few more cards using the Magic of Christmas kit from Craftwork Cards. For the first one I used some Kraft cardstock to make a round frame using my circle cutter. I used the waste from the die cut sheets with some paper behind them for the accents on the side. Bow is from the coordinating pad. I used a Die'sire 6x6 Snowflake embossing folder behind.

Next one I used some of the die cut waste again for the middle and made a square from kraft card and cut a cross in the middle so the flaps opened out. Each one was covered with some paper from the pad and finished off with some snowflake punches and a bow.

The third one uses the Woodware bubble tree stamp from this year and I have added candi, pearls, gems and glitter glue in the smaller circles. The sentiment comes with the stamp set. I have used chalks to colour the card around the stamp.

Back tomorrow with a crushed candi card

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Magic of Christmas part 2

First card tonight, very quick and easy using one of the die cut sentiments and a bow from the pad and a Mark Richards nailhead in the centre.
The second one uses 6 of the tags from the tag pad, 3 different designs 2 of each. I cut an aperture in the front of one of each design and added some snowflake punches, some die cuts and 3 bows on top. The aperture's were attached with foam pads and 2 rows of ribbon on the back to support them. To cover the ribbon I added some more tags on the back and those you could stamp and write your greeting on.

Monday, 15 September 2014

The Magic of Christmas from Craftwork Cards

A couple of weeks ago I demoed this years new Christmas kit from Craftwork Cards. There is also a tag and bow pad to co-ordinate. Over the next few days I will post some of the cards I made.

This card uses the larger bows from the pad but I snipped them in half to make a wreath. There are sentiment die cuts in the kit and to make them more of an embellishment I die cut a circle around the sentiment. That was mattered onto a larger die cut circle and then attached that to the remains of the original die cut. I then added some more layers of circles behind. I used some foam pads between. I finished off with a little bow from the pad. There is co-ordinating candi in the kit, I just added some in each corner. The wreath is then matted onto some brown, kraft and paper from the pad. The size of the card is 8" square.

The second card has an embossed square, its one of last years 6" Die-sire snowflake embossing folders. I die cut a circle in the centre and a smaller one in green to go behind. I picked the robin design paper from the pad and that was cut to go behind the circle. Finished off with a red bow from the pad and some Tim Holtz Distress glitter in the centres of the snowflakes and some ink around the edges. I trimmed down one of the sentiment die cuts, so it fitted better on the card.
back tomorrow with some more card samples, kits are available from The
Forget Me Knot Kraft Kabin Ashingdon.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Sympathy card

At a show recently I came across Honey Doo Crafts, they design their own stamps, I fell in love with so many of them but this one I had to take home. Lots of different ways it could be used but I knew I had a sympathy card to do so I kept it simple. I used an embossing folder to emboss a partial piece of the background cardstock. Simply stamped in Versafine ink and then I stamped the sentiment on a ribbon slider cut from a Spellbinder die, threaded some ribbon through and finished with  few pearls.

products used:

Stamps: Honey Doo Craft Delicious Dahlia, Clearly Besotted Sweet Little Sentiments
Dies: Spellbinders
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Ink: Versafine Black
Extras: Pearls and ribbon from stash