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

Sunday, 31 August 2014

In and out of the box technique cards

Today's cards are from a class I did a while ago using the in and out of the box technique. You use your dies in this case Spellbinder circles and labels with your stamps to have part of the stamped image inside the die shape or outside it. 

This first card show the image from Indigoblu coming inside the circle. 

products used:

Stamps: Indigoblu Anemone Corner, Woodware sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders Circle, Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Lattice Bow and Spanish Collection Border, Tag and Corner set
Cardstock: Cream, Blush and Mocca Foundations
Ink: Sepia 
Extras: Creative Expressions Small Dazzler

The second card has the daisy part of the stamp coming out over the side of the labels die

products used:

Stamps: Justrite Hello daisy
Dies: Spellbinders Labels 4 , Sue Wilson Spanish collection border
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Pencils
Ink: Memento Black 

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Baby Bump

For the first time, I can ever remember, a scrapbook company has done a "Mum to be" range, timing was brilliant as my daughter in law was expecting my first grandchild! Bo Bunny Baby Bump is the range and I chose all the papers, the chipboard and cardstock stickers. I know the photos are the same in both layouts but ones going in my album and one in theirs !
The first one I used my friends new Circuit Cartridge Edge to Edge to make the die cut sun ray effect sheet and then attached pieces from several of the papers behind.
Love how the paper in this page resembles Kylies dress!! A happy coincidence but something us scrapbookers love lol!!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Congratulations card

Todays card uses the Sue Wilson dies from Creative Expressions. I love the White on White look but this time I added a little Black cardstock for the leaves to make the card pop a little. I cut all 3 dies out in one go in Cream cardstock and then made a folded rectangular card slightly smaller than the largest die, so from the front you only see the lovely frame.
products used:
Dies: Sue Wilson Cordoba from the Spanish Collection and Faux Quilled Blooms from the Finishing Touches collection, Martha Stewart leaf punch.
Stamps: Justrite
Extras: Pearls from stash

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Wedding scrapbook pages

I have been working hard on getting my sons wedding album for myself finished and using up my stash before buying more! These pages are from a We r Memory keepers kit designed by Teresa Collins called Snapshots. The chevrons are a Stampin'Up border punch .
The second page uses some Washi tape stamps from Simple Stories, My Minds Eye Doily stamps and a Marta Stewart Heart punch