Sunday, 22 March 2020

For mum...


Supplies:
Stamping Bella- bedelia and Betsy go for a walk stamp
Avery Elle- a tag for all die set
Sentiment stamp- unknown, been in my stash a while and no packaging 
Copic markers- E44,43,42 N0,2,4 R01 E95,93 (bunnies) R85,83,81 BG45 YG03,05,11,13,23,25 (I used far too many greens but not sure which I used mostly)
Wink of Stella- clear glitter brush pen
Bakers twine- pink and blue
White card stock & copic colouring cardstock 

I diecut the large tag from copic friendly cardstock. I stamped and copic coloured the image. I Glued the tag onto plain white card and made a card blank, the same shape. I cut the hole through the front and added the twine for a bit of colour. Finishing touch was glitter pen to the ‘mum’ and bits on flowers.


I love this image so kept the card super simple.

Mx

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

mice time to celebrate.


  • My favourite things- it’s a mice time to celebrate (stamps & dies)
  • Lawn fawn- happy birthday border lawn cuts
  • Prima- free spirit paper 
  • WeR memory keepers- love 2 craft papers
  • Copies- C00,1,2,4. R000,00,20,21,81. RV34. BV00,11. B00. BG53. YG11,21,41.
  • Memento dye ink pad-tuxedo black 
  • Wink of Stella brush pen- clear
  • 6” square card blank


I picked a main patterned paper to act as a background. I added a strip of dark polka dots, layered with a yellow pattern. I also used the dark paper to die cut my greeting. I layered all these and glued onto the card blank. I then stamped, coloured and die cut the cute mice images. I used 1mm foam on one mouse and 2mm foam on the other to create more dimension. I added sparkle to the Pom poms, to finish.

I’m entering the Simon says Wednesday ‘use 2 or more pattern paper’ challenge blog, I’m so glad I did too. I don’t use my patterned papers much but the background paper really makes the card.

Mx

Friday, 19 July 2019

Chic 60th




So I wanted to make a special card for a friends 60th birthday. I instantly thought of using the hunkydory window to the heart postcard collection. I used the a special friend toppers, matching paper and insert. 
 
 
I folded an a5 cardblank and covered the front with patterned paper. I scored a piece of a4 acetate in the centre, then on one side scored a second line 2.5cm away. I creased the folds, added a couple bits of tape in the folded strip and glued it to my card blank. I wrapped some white ribbon around the card front and acetate to cover the glue, then tied in a bow. 
 
 
I trimmed the picture side of the insert to fit the inside of the card. I stamped my 60th sentiment and added some glitter pen to add sparkle. I trimmed the greeting side of insert to be the same size as the toppers.
 
 
I glued the first topper in position on the front of the card blank. I positioned another on top of the acetate in line with the one on the card front. I then used the insert greeting paper to cover the glue on the reverse of the acetate. As a final touch, I added a stick on gem to the perfume bottle.
 
Mx







Friday, 22 March 2019

botanic thanks



  • Mama elephant- botanic thanks
  • Water colour cardstock 
  • Archival ‘jet black’ ink pad
  • Zig clean color real brush markers- 040,041,047. 036,037. 080,803. 070,052,050.021,026.027,202,200. 022,020. 
  • Black cardstock 
  • SU!- silver glitter tape
I cut a piece of water colour card roughly to size and stamped my image. I taped the card down and coloured the flowers, leaving the thanks without any colour. Once dried, I trimmed the panel to the size I wanted. I matted onto some black cardstock, so a band showed at the top and bottom. I folded my cardblank and added glitter tape to the top and bottom edges. I glued the coloured panel on top to finish my card. I did this flat for posting but using foam tape would be lovely too. 
Mx

Friday, 1 March 2019

Bambi frame gift




  • Disney bambi metal die
  • Nit wit & LOTV- always & forever paper pad
  • My favourite things- stitch rectangle scallop edge frames
  • Lawn fawn- finley’s ABC’s dies
  • Copic friendly cardstock
  • Copic markers- E30,31,34,35,37,39,57,59. W8,10. R000,81,83.
  • Grey 8” square frame (mine was from wilko)
To make this frame gift, I selected two pieces of coordinating paper. I chose one 8x8 piece for the background and the other to die cut from for embellishments. I diecut the frame and letters to spell the name from the patterned paper. I also diecut my bambi image from white card and added tape to the back, whilst all the pieces where still in the metal die, to hold the sections together. I then removed the bambi from the die and added back in any pieces that had fallen out. I used copic markers to colour the image, using a picture online as reference. 
I decided on the best layout and glued all of the pieces onto the background paper. I used a craft knife to remove any paper showing through the die-cut frame to create an aperture for a photo to sit behind.
I slotted this finished piece into the frame and added a sheet of white card behind, to make it look nice for gifting. I prefer to leave it for the child’s parents to decide which picture they want to display rather than selecting one you like.
Mx

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Scooter boy


  • LOTV- scooter boy stamp
  • We R memory keepers- anthologie 6 x 6 paper pad
  • Lawn fawn custom craft dies- large dotted square & large dotted rectangle stackables 
  • Copics- C4, 5, 6, 7, 8. W00, 1, 3. E21, 35, 41, 50, 51, 55, 57, 93. R17, 27, 29. B95, 97, 99. YG00, 01, 21. G20. 0. 
  • Neenah classic crest card stock 
  • Red card stock 
  • 6” square cardblank

I was asked to make a great grandson card for a little boy turning 6. I created a custom sentiment on the computer to fit inside the rectangle die, printed it onto Neenah card stock and cut it out. For the image I stamped, die cut and coloured the scooter boy. I covered the cardblank with the patterned paper and die cut a panel of a coordinating red card. To complete the card, I simply arranged the pieces onto the cardblank, overlapping each other, with just the sentiment raised on foam pads for a bit of dimension. 

Mx


Monday, 4 February 2019

bess the butterfly


  • Stamping Bella: tiny townie Bess the butterfly (stamp & die)
  • Mama elephant: Madison Avenue creative cuts die
  • Stampin up!: curly cute
  • Make it colour blending cardstock
  • Copics:E50,51,21,93. E42,43,44. Y15. BG10,53. BV0000,000,00,11. V25. RV00. C5,6,7,8.
  • Wink of Stella ‘clear’ sparkle brush marker
  • Tim holtz ‘dusty concord’ distress ink pad
  • Pattern Paper (from craftwork cards, don’t know the name)
To make this card I simply die cut my frame from copic friendly cardstock. I used the centre to stamp and colour my image, then cut it out using the matching die. 
I cut out a piece of pattern paper, which had the sentiment printed on. I inked my card blank with the purple ink then glue the paper to the centre. I added the white frame. I glued the image in place using foam for dimension. Final touch was a bit of sparkle to the wings.
Mx