Sunday, 24 November 2019

Stepper Easel card

Happy Sunday, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. Today's card is an easel card but has a stepper element to it as well. I used some Snowflake dies to create the topper and I used a sentiment stamp to create the stopper. I am using the First Edition White Christmas paper pad again, I have a few more cards coming using these fab papers. I did a Silver and Gold version, it folds flat and goes into a 7x5 envelope.

Products used:

John Next Door Snowflake die set
Elizabeth Craft Designs Joyful Wishes
First Edition White Christmas paper pad
Craft UK Gold and Silver Mirror card
Hobbycraft Gold and Silver glitter card
Gem from stash

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Merry and Bright

Today I am sharing two cards, same layout just different colours. Everything I used is listed below, the papers came from a lovely pad out this year from First Edition called White Christmas.

Products used:

Sue Wilson Poinsettia Additions and Holly Spray Dies
First Addition White Christmas paper pad 
Stampin'Up Nested Labels die
Woodware Christmas Cheer stamp set
Black Archival ink
Delicata Gold Ink
CraftUK Mirror card
Mark Richard Gems

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Leaves and Berries stencil

I have been playing around with different techniques using stencils. I fell in love with this one from Pretty Pink Posh. The technique I used on this card is not quick but is worth the time spent. I worked my way across the stencil applying Distress Inks through the stencil, masking off areas as I went with post it notes. So for example when I was inking through the leaf part, I covered the surrounding berries so the colours did not blend together. I wanted to keep it simple, so I just cut the finished piece down to fit a large square card . I have noticed a new trend of stamping a sentiment onto vellum and the creating a frame around it. This way you can still see the stencil behind, through the vellum.I dug out a nesting labels die and I made a frame. To co-ordinate I inked it with same colour ink I used on berries. I added Wink of Stella to berries for a touch of sparkle.

Products used:

Pretty Pink Posh : Leaves and Berries Stencil
Distress ink : Evergreen Bough and Festive Berries
Woodware: Christmas Cheer stamp
Stazon Ink
Wink Of Stella Clear pen
Vellum and Nesting dies from stash

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Happy Halloween

I made these little treat boxes for my grandchildren, with some little sweets and lollies in. Its a box from Pootles, hit this link for a You Tube video of how to make it.

Products used:

Clearly Besotted Fright Night stamp and die set
Stampin'Up Spooky Sweets stamp set
Circle punch
Stampin'Up Pumpkin Pie cardstock
Stampin'Up Grey Granite Ink
Archival Black Ink
Spiderweb paper from stash 

Have a great night if you are out and about and stay safe from all the ghost's and ghoulies !

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Sam's Starz part 2

Happy Sunday, hopefully you would have remembered the clocks went back last night if you are in the UK ! I have another card today using the John Next Door Sam's Starz die. This card is flat, no foam pads etc, so ideal for posting. I die cut the whole Star die from double sided adhesive and attached to back of panel. I then covered it with Wow Sparkles glitter and layered some navy blue card behind. Its simply finished off with sentiment, great idea for a quick and easy card.

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I also used :

Woodware Heartfelt Christmas stamp set
Archival Black ink

Monday, 21 October 2019

Sam's Starz

Its a miserable day here today, hopefully its better with you. My card today uses the John Next Door Sam's Starz die set. The set contains an Ivy background die, solid star, tree and deer star dies. The ivy background has been die cut from Green card and I have inked through the die with some Green ink. The star has been die cut from Kraft card and has been backed with double sided adhesive and then covered with glitter. I then added the White Star die cut on top and created a frame using some square dies from Kraft card again . Its been finished off with a sentiment and a few gems.

Products used:

John Next Door Sams Starz die set
Presscut Stitched Rectangle die set
Elizabeth Craft Designs Joyful Wishes stamp set
Stampin Up Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake cardstock
Ink: Stampin Up Mossy Meadow and Black Archival 
Glitter and gems from stash

Sunday, 20 October 2019

My Favorite Things Stitched Blooms

Today's card uses a lovely die set from MFT, I have used it before by cutting it out of white card and coloring it with inks. This time I cut it from some ombre papers from an old pad from Craftwork Cards. I did do some blending in the background and added a simple text.

Products used:

MFT Stitched Blooms die
Presscut Stitched Rectangle die
Craftwork Cards Ombre paper pad
Simon Says Says Happy 3x4 stamp set
Spiced Marigold Distress Ink
Archival Watering Can Ink
Nuvo Clear PVA drops

Friday, 18 October 2019

Split Easel Card

Happy Friday, not long until the weekend!! Today I'm showing you a card that I call a split easel. It fits in a 7x5 envelope, but you can play around and make them different sizes. I used some patterned papers and I picked out some colours from the paper in matching cardstock, thought it would make a change from White. The second photo shows the glittered sentiment in more detail. Its an old technique using double sided adhesive paper that you stick on top of the sentiment you have stamped. Peel off the sticky and sprinkle with glitter. In this case I did stick the frame to the sentiment after I had peeled backing off sticky sheet and then applied glitter. Getting anything to stick down onto glittered areas can be a problem.

Products used:


Frosted Foliage stamps
Feels Like Frost papers
Frosted Frames die set
Purple Posy and Seaside Foam cardstock
Versamark and Black Ink

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Christmas Wreath

Hi there, I have another Christmas card to share today using some Stampin'Up products. I used the leaves die in the Frosted Frame die set and cut them six times. There is a small and larger leaf so you can cut both at once. The Silver paper is one of the reverse patterns on the Feels Like Frost papers. Finished off with a sentiment from the Itty Bitty stamps and I finished with some twine and Red gems. I did add some Wink of Stella glitter pen to leaves, but its hard to photograph.

Products Used:

Stampin'Up Frosted Frame dies
Feels like Frost 6x6 papers
Grey Granite and Real Red cardstock
Itty Bitty stamp set
Twine and Real Red gems
Wink of Stella pen

Friday, 11 October 2019

Gleaming Ornaments

I love this style of pop up front panel card. I used some of the patterned papers from the Stampin'Up Autumn/Winter book. There is a coordinating punch set as well as a stamp set.

Products used:

Brightly Gleaming Designer Series paper
Gleaming Ornament punch set
Christmas Gleaming stamp set
Cardstock: Pretty Peacock and Very Vanilla
Ink: Pretty Peacock and Night of Navy
Copper card
Copper gel pen

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Sip Sip

Today's card uses a stamp set from Stampin'Up called Sip Sip. It comes with different glasses and I used the Martini style one to make it look like a Mint Martini cocktail. I don't drink but I used google to help me lol. The rim has been sprinkled with glitter, which doesn't show very well in picture. Great set to use for any celebration and coordinating dies are available.

Products used:

Stampin'Up Sip Sip stamps
Stampin'Up Sip and Celebrate dies
Stampin'Up Stitched Label dies
Stampin'Up inks : Daffodil Delight ,Soft Sea Foam and Pear Pizazz
Stampin'Up cardstock : Whisper White and Soft Sea Foam
Stampin'Up Glitter

Stepper Easel card

Happy Sunday, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. Today's card is an easel card but has a stepper element to it as well. I used som...