Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Craftwork Cards Scrumptious part 3

Few more cards from the Scrumptious kit today. First one I die cut a circle in the card base and the patterned paper and attached a piece of vellum in between. the circle was then surrounded by candi on foam pads and a circle sentiment attached in the middle with some flowers. I also die cut a circle the same size as sentiment to go on back to cover glue.


Next card uses one of the rectangular toppers cut in half to extend it to size of card base. Then on top and bottom one of the borders from the patterned papers and two circle dies in the centre with flowers cut out from one of the papers and a sentiment in the middle. The leaves are from Sue Wilson.


Third one is a C6 card, it has a simple rectangle of paper down the side matted onto some mocha card. One of the toppers again and some die cut flowers. Two of the sentiments and the Sue Wilson Itty Bitty Bow again.


 
Last one uses the Vines die from Sue Wilson that I have used a lot in previous classes. Just cut out in white card this time and back with patterned paper. I sandwiched some acetate behind and added the sentiment in the middle and some of the last die cut flowers.
 
 
Hope you have enjoyed seeing all these cards from the kit.
 
 

Monday, 27 February 2017

Craftwork Cards Scrumptious Part 2

Carrying on from yesterday post, here a two more cards using the Craftwork Cards Scrumptious kit.

First one uses one of the topper and I drew a rectangle with a ruler and pencil and with a craft knife cut out to leave a frame. The pink and the turquoise flowers are from the die cut sheets and the remaining flowers and leaves are from one of the patterned papers . Its a C6 size card and I finished off with some candi and a sentiment from the die cut sheets.

 
Second card is a large square card. I took the "To a special friend....topper from the sheet and then carefully trimmed the frame out from sheet it came out of. I backed that with some of the turquoise paper. I used four of the flowers from the die cut sheet, one of which are the rolled ones. There are some leaves and flowers from the patterned papers again. I used some Mocha Foundations card and some of the papers on the card base. Finished off with a sentiment banner and some more candi.


Back tomorrow with a few more
 
 

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Craftwork Cards Scrumptious kit

Over the next few days I am posting cards I made using the Craftwork Cards Scrumptious kit. I held a class yesterday using it. The ladies each got a third of a kit each, so 2 pages of 6 designs papers and 3 sheets of die cuts which included flowers, toppers and sentiments. In total I made 9 cards with my kit and still had papers left over.

Here are the three they made yesterday in class. First one uses some of the patterned papers behind a piece of vellum. I used Wow Platinum embossing powder and red liner tape on the top and on the larger heart. The smaller heart was die cut from a scrap of card I inked and embossed with same powder. Finished off with some candi which comes in kit and some liquid pearls.



 Second card, I made an aperture using a Presscut stitched rectangle dies and used some of the rolled up flowers from the dies cuts. A topper , sentiment and some more candi. I also added some glitter on the swirls but its not showing on photo.
 
 
 
Last one for today uses circle dies to create a card base, then using more of the papers and the die cut flowers to decorate. I also cut some of the flowers and leaves from one of the papers to add some more detail to card. I used some Ranger liquid pearl in Platinum to add some dots. Finished off with Sue Wilson Itty Bitty bow die.
 

 
Back tomorrow with some cards from this kit 
 


Saturday, 25 February 2017

Februarys Christmas Card

Its the weekend, I hope you all get some time to craft during the next two days! I have decided to do a monthly Christmas post. I promised myself that this year I would have all my cards made well before Christmas. I was meant to start in January but it didn't happen, so if I have planned post for the 25th of each month there should be no excuse not to get at least one done. I can then make a few of each and I should be covered. Well that's the plan anyway, lets see what materialises !!

 
So the card for February uses a stamp from Stamps By Chloe and its called Stag. I have had this stamp on my wish list since its been released. I love using Wow powders, so I did two version, one with  their Calypso and one with Platinum embossing glitter.I used my Misti to stamp it on plain white card with Versamark ink, this way I was able to  stamp it a few times and make sure it was well covered. I then heat embossed it and put it back into my Misti to stamp the sentiment which is from Papertrey Ink. I had a rummage through my Christmas embellishments and found these metal holly sprays which fitted ideally in the corner. I was going to punch some snowflakes but I like the holly and I have used something else which I have had years and years and never opened.

The actual card is just matted onto some black card and I created a top folding card to fit it.



 
 
 I am teaching again today and will be back next week with nine cards I made using one third of the  the Scrumptious Kit from Craft work cards.







Thursday, 23 February 2017

Sympathy card

This is my last card from my Sue Wilson November release class. It features the same die as yesterdays post Fiji. I took the largest decorative die and cut it out directly onto the card base. I then cut out the next decorative to make a frame in white and another plain frame to pop behind in black. The flowers in the centre are called Delightful Daisies and these were just die cut in black and I attached them behind the frame. Simple sentiment from Woodware directly stamped on card and its done. We all hate making these cards but this could be made up quickly. On the other hand you could change to suit a lot of other occasions but changing the colours.
 
 

 
 

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Sue Wilson Fiji die and Spring Flower Wreath stamp

The card I am posting today uses the Fiji die and co-ordinating Spring Flower Wreath stamp from Sue Wilsons November release. I cut two pieces of white card and then scored down the side about 1" in and attached together ( like a cheque book) The decorative dies on the edge were cut out of foundations cardstock. The Spring Wreath stamp was inked with Versafine black and I used watercolour cardstock. I coloured the flowers with the Zig Clear pens and a water brush. The sentiment is from Crafters Companion and I used the outer die from the set to cut out the stamped image. Finished off with some yellow gingham ribbon, which I threaded through after punching 2 holes with my hole punch.



 
Both die set and stamp are available to purchase from Craft Plus UK, back tomorrow with my last card from this class
 
 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Sue Wilson Swirly Vine die and misting inks

My card today is from a class I did recently using one of the November release dies from Sue Wilsons. Its made up of 5 dies, 3 decorative and 2 outline dies. I die cut the largest die with the next outline down then trimmed to size as this large decorative stays in the card. I then use the smallest decorative die and an outline die to make the centre piece. I used a good quality white cardstock as I used Creative Expressions Misting inks to spray over both pieces. I haven't used these before but they are great and easy to use. No clogging up as there is no mica in there just ink. They come in a pack of 3 and I have posted a pic so you can see them, its the nature collection. When you first spray them they look quite intense colour but if you dab off the excess with kitchen towel you get a much more muted look. The middle of the card is a piece of acetate, the centre square floats on top of it. I stamped a sentiment from Woodware in Black Stazon ink before I attached centre piece to acetate. The whole panel was then matted onto some more white card and then with foam pads onto my card base.  Think this would work as a mans card as well. I definitely need to get more of these inks. Both dies and inks are available at Crafts Plus Uk, details on my side bar.


 
 

 
Back tomorrow with another card suitable for spring from the same collection.....although looking out of the window the lovely spring weather we had yesterday has done a runner.
 


Monday, 20 February 2017

Feather card

Going back quite a while for this card, it was for my dad on his birthday last year. The feather die was borrowed from a friend, it was free on magazine. Its from Hot of the Press. You could use any other feather die or stamp, they are quite popular now with a lot of stamp/die companies.

I die cut and embossed the feathers in Stampin Up Crumb Cake card and sponged through whilst card was still in the die with some ink of the same colour. The background stamps are also SU called Gorgeous Grunge and the ink colours are Pool Party, Old Olive and Crumb Cake. The Stitched rectangle die is from My Favourite Things and I used more of the co-ordinating cardstock for the mats behind. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted . I finished it off with some twine.

 
 

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Stamp Master card no. 3

Hope you are having a lovely weekend,my card today is very quick and easy one. I made it for a class using the stamp master. This tool is great for bigger stamps, no more throwing card away because you missed a part of the stamp. The main stamp is from Honeydoo and is called Flower Fountain, the sentiment is from Sweet Dixie. They were both stamped with a Black Archival ink. I took some of my circle punches and scrap card and punched some holes to match the different size flowers. I then placed the respective holes over the flower and using a round blending tool I blended ink through the card. I used Spun Sugar, Milled Lavender and Scattered Straw distress inks. In my card I added some glossy accents to the smaller circles, but you can add gems or glitter. It was finished off with some foundations cardstock and Sue Wilson Pierced square dies to create a frame.

 
 


Friday, 17 February 2017

More Stamp Master techniques

This was the second card I made for my class this week. It uses the Stamp Master to stamp a sentiment around the edges. The tool comes with a set of lined templates and so its easy to line up the stamp exactly where you want it. The rest of the card is again very simple. I used the Sue Wilson Swirly Vines set from her November release. I love this set and  keep using it for all different techniques. I die cut the fancy square in a pale lilac card and then using just the edge dies I die cut another square to sit behind that was covered in double sided adhesive. I stuck one on top of the other and then covered with transparent glitter that stuck to the exposed sticky areas. The flowers are from a very old Woodware punch that punch multiple little flowers in different sizes in one punch. Not exactly the same but very similar ones are still available to buy in shop. I added a little glitter glue to the centres, hard to see in photo.
 
 
Hope you have a great weekend, back tomorrow with the 3rd card I made for this class.
 
 

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Multi Layering stamps

Have a card to show you today that I designed for a class this week. We used the new Marianne Stamp Master to create a stamped image built up of three layers. The stamp is from Studio Light and they have several designs, this one is Hibiscus. I used a mixture of peach and orange Versacolor ink pads for flowers and 3 different greens for the leaves. I die cut the rectangle using a die from Presscut called stitched rectangles, probably one of my most used die sets. Sentiment stamp from Personal Impressions and finished with some twine. Very simple card but I knew learning how to use this new tool would take some time explaining so kept them easy.

 
Back tomorrow with one of the other cards from the class
 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Anniversary card

Timely romantic card today, made for a class a couple of weeks ago. I used an anniversary sentiment but could easily have been Valentines or Wedding. I used distress inks spun sugar, picked raspberry and fired brick on a piece of watercolour card to create background. I splatted some of the ink afterwards from the picked raspberry and also used a Creative Expressions pearl mister to add an extra effect. The hearts are cut from watercolour card again and the same inks blended over them. I used a Stampin Up heart die set. The sentiment has been stamped on black card and embossed with Wow white embossing powder. Matted on some black card and a few gems to finish. Not my usual style but I quite like it.





Monday, 13 February 2017

Anniversary card

Todays card I made for my sons and daughter in laws anniversary last year. I used a seriously old but still loved Penny Black wooden stamp for the flourish. I then punched some hearts of different sizes to hang down in red card. I drew the lines with a fine black liner pen and added some gems. The frame is from Sue Wilson, its a big set but I have used it so often. I think I borrowed the sentiment stamp as I don't recognise it as one of mine.



Back tomorrow with a Valentines card I made for a class











Sunday, 12 February 2017

Few more Christmas cards

As its still freezing and the odd flurry of snow I will show you are few more Christmas cards and then back to normal tomorrow. These cards I made for my grandchildren.

First one is a stamp I have had for a few years from Crafters Companion and was coloured with alcohol pens. Finished off with some scraps of Christmas papers I think were My Minds Eye. The Poinsettias were also from my stash and the square dotty is from Sue Wilson .

 
The second one is a Lily of the Valley stamp again coloured with pens. The snowflake is a die and a little snowflake brad in the centre. Same square die as above and scraps of paper again, think this time its Echo Park. I put some puffy stuff on his hat to make it look like fur. Sentiment is from Clearly Besotted. I typed the sentiment on this one on the computer and backed it with some red card.
 

 

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Christmas cards ...well it is snowing!!

Happy Saturday to you all !  I actually have a Saturday at home for a change and am busy doing wedding invites for my daughter. Looking out the window I can watch the snow falling and seeing all the dogs being taken to the woods for their walks.....I get weekends off from doing that, its hubby job. I started thinking about what cards to post today and decided a few Christmas cards might be appropriate. I had intended to start mine in Jan this year but as I had a rotten Christmas I keep putting it off lol !!

Anyhow back to the cards and a box. These were made using some of my Stampin Up goodies. The dies are from the Pretty Pines set and the Noel is from the matching stamp set Christmas Pines. I die cut the pinecones in copper cardstock and the Noel is embossed with copper embossing powder. The embossing folder is Pine Bough . The berries have been created using some red pearl glue I had in my stash....but you could use little red gems. I had some glitter card left over from a previous book and I die cut the mistletoe in that for a little bling. There was some lovely copper thread in book so I wrapped that under the arrangement of dies.

 
I made this matching box to hold some chocolates , I cant remember off hand where I found the tutorial for it think it was probably pinterest. The Christmas Wishes stamp is from an old Waltzing mouse set and I used some Early Espresso thin ribbon to hold it together.

 
Lastly, for today I used the Stampin Up Hang Up Your Stocking set for this card. I used the matching die set to cut out the stockings and added some gems. It was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink. The hexagon die set for the cards is from My Favourite Things.
 
 
 
Well that's it for today, lunch is over back to the invites.  I hope you get some time to craft this weekend, too cold to go outside. Hopefully off to a craft show tomorrow but back with more cards tomorrow evening.
 
 

Friday, 10 February 2017

A llittle mix of Altenew and Stamps By Me

Todays card is a mix of stamps from Altenew and Stamps by me. Its the card I made for my daughters birthday. The happy stamp is from Altenew and I masked the happy off with a post it note and then stamped the lady over the top. I used some of my Stampin Up ink for the dress and I did a little colouring with pens for the flesh and hair. There is a "inner" stamp for happy stamp and that was stamped in a light pink. The wishing you a.....and block birthdays also came in the set. The birthday word was stamped and embossed with white embossing powder to help it stand out. Then simply matted onto some more coordinating cardstock and finished off with some gems.


Thursday, 9 February 2017

Some Altenew cards

Trying to get back blogging so having a look back at my photos to see what cards I did in 2016 and didn't post on here.
 
Altenew are one of my favourite stamp company's.  They both use Beautiful day stamp set and I used the same ink pad set , also from Altenew Red Sunset. I used some Stampin'Up greens for the leaves.
 
In the first one I stamped onto kraft card and used a white pigment ink as the first layer. Then I added some layers of coloured ink on the top. I shaped the card using the edge of my big circle cutter. The sentiment stamp is from Clearly Besotted.

 
 
The second card uses the same stamps and inks but onto white card, sentiment again is Clearly Besotted .Simply matted with some green card from my stash.


 
 

Back tomorrow with some more cards
 



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