Friday 30 June 2017

Make another wish!

  • Hunkydory tots 2 teens collection 'make a wish' topper and card stock
  • Hunkydory essential book of 2016 sentiments
  • Gold Mirri card stock
  • Organza ribbon
  • 6" & 5" square card blanks
For the 6x6" card, I cut down the paper and matt and layered onto gold mirri to fill the front of the card blank. I then positioned the topper on foam with the sentiment topper tucked beneath. I added the matching insert to complete the inside.
For the 5" square card, I cut down the other paper with the image on to fit the card front on a matt of mirri. I added a sentiment from the little book and embellished with an organza bow to finish.
This cute little toppers set has made 3 lovely cards, with half a sheet of paper left over to use with the images in the little book.
I would like to enter simon Wednesday says: anything goes challenge

Sunday 25 June 2017

Sabrina loves the spa!!

  • Stampin bella- uptown girl 'Sabrina loves the spa'
  • Paper smooches- 'friend' word die
  • Lawn fawn- scalloped rectangle stackables
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • Copics- E50,51,21&93. Y12,E31,34,35. R81,83,85. BV000,00,01,02. YG17,21,23,25. Y19. B000, BG70. C00,0,1. W00,1,2,3,4&5. 0
  • Lilac dot pattern paper
  • Funky foam

I covered the card blank with the patterned paper. I then die cut a panel of white Neenah cardstock, using the scalloped rectangle to create the topper. I stamped the image onto the panel, making sure there was room for the 'friend' beneath. I then coloured the image using copics. I positioned the 'friend' die and cut the word out of the panel, making sure I saved the inner parts to complete the letters. I added foam to the back of the panel and glued this onto the card. Finally, I carefully added the pieces to complete the letters. I think die cutting the letters out of the panel creates a fun twist on a simple but effective card design.
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Friday 16 June 2017

make a wish

  • hunky-dory- tots to teens collection 'make a wish'
  • gold mirri cardstock
  • 8x8 white cardblank
I cut as matt of gold mirri card to fit the card blank, then gutted this to save waste. I then glued the gold down and layered with a matt of patterned cardstock. For added interest, I glued the topper and frames on at different angles, using foam pads. I added the sentiment at the bottom to finish my design. This card also has a matching insert. 


Wednesday 14 June 2017

vintage sports car

  • LOTV 'vintage sports' rubber stamp
  • memento ink pad 'tuxedo black'
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • copics: R24, 27, 29, 89. E42. Y13, 15, 17. E23, 27. YG21, 23, 25, 61. G21, 24, 46. B0000, 41, 45. N0, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9.  
  • lawn fawn 'Finley's ABCs' dies & 'happy happy happy' clear stamps (inside)
  • road atlas (cut a page up for the map background)
I stamped the image onto Neenah card stock and coloured it with copics. I then fussy cut around the outer edge and coloured the frame. I die cut the letters from Neenah cardstock and coloured with a fade to the centre using copics to match the frame. I took a page from a road atlas and chose a section of the map to create a background for the card. I glued this onto the card flat, added the image on top using foam and liquid glued for the alphabet.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
The ribbon girl June card challenge
LOTV Facebook challenge 'summer'

Monday 12 June 2017

Out of space...

  • Kirsty Wiseman - terrestrial friends
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Copics-G46,24,21.YG61. R24,27,29. B14,16,18. A selection of Course marker's
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • Tim holtz distress inks- fossilized amber, blue print sketch, candied apple, chipped sapphire, black spot & hickory smoked
  • White paint
  • My favourite things- brush stroke birthday greeting dies
  • Tim holtz polkadot stencil
I cut a piece of watercolour cardstock to create my space background. I inked the cardstock using the brighter colours randomly spread to fully cover the cardstock. I then added the darker ink over the top to again cover the card. For the stars, I watered down some white acrylic paint and flicked this on to create a fine splattering over the ground. Once dry, I trimmed the background down into two panels to fit the card blank. I then stamped, coloured and fussy cut the rocket from Neenah cardstock. I also die cut a sentiment from watercolour cardstock. To soften the white, I added light patches of ink using the blending tool, then used the dotty stencil to produce a crater effect over the top. I glued the background onto the card blank using double sided tape. I then added the sentiment using liquid glue, and finally positioned the rocket on foam pads to complete the sketch.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
case this sketch #225
Simon Wednesday says: make it masculine

Sunday 11 June 2017

for the mod man...

  • hunkydory the little book of charming chaps
  • hunkydory essential book of sentiments
  • bazzill bling: cream cardstock
  • white 5 x 7" card blank
I followed the sketch to create this simple birthday card, making the most of the ready to use images and sentiments in the hunkydory books. I cut the topper sheet across the border line to create the split background. I trimmed a piece of cream cardstock to cover the front of my card blank, then positioned the topper pieces and glued these down flat. Finally, I added the message overlapping the topper to complete the sketch and add some dimension, by using foam pads to stick it down.
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Wednesday 7 June 2017

tea mum

  • hunkydory especially for her collection- time for tea : Toppers, card and inserts
  • silver mirri card
  • die cut letters
  • clear adhesive gems
  • 8x8 white card blanks 
I created a layered mum card on an 8x8 card. I used the background paper and added decoupage elements from the topper sheet to raise the tea pot and tea cup. I mat and layered this with some silver mirri card onto the card blank. I then finished it off with some die cut letters to spell out 'mum', using mirri card stock.  
For the second card, I created another 8x8 card. Again, I matt and layered the patterned paper onto the silver mirri to fit the card blank. I then layered up the frames and topper from the sheet at different angles and glued down with foam for dimension. I added the 'mum' sentiment from the topper sheet in the bottom right hand corner. To complete the front of the card, I embellished the 2 of the corners with rows of 3 adhesive gems
On the inside, I cut down one of the inserts to fit inside, carrying the image from the topper through to the centre for that extra special touch.


The challenge i would like to enter

Thursday 1 June 2017

flamingo fun!

  • Hunkydory toppers, cardstock and inserts: tots 2 teens card collection 'flamingo fun!'
  • Hunkydory little book
  • gold mirri cardstock
  •  7" x 7", pink pearl 5" x 7", white 5" x 7", pink 6" x 4" & white landscape 6" x 4" card blanks

 I wanted to make the most of this fun and colourful set, to create as many simple but effective cards as possible. With the added extra of one sheet out of the little book, I made 5 cards to leave just a few offcuts of paper and tiny toppers.

I created this 7" square card using the largest topper, incorporating the coordinating panel on the cardstock. I cut mirri card to fit the card blank. I then trimmed the paper to size, ensuring the bottom panel of pattern would sit below the topper on the card front. I then glued the layers in place, with the topper centralised on the pink using foam for dimension and the smaller sentiment topper offset to the right, positioned along the border on the background.

I used the off cut of patterned cardstock from the card above to create this simple 6" x 4" card. I simply cut the cardstock to fit the front of the card blank, then added the topper and smaller sentiment following the same layout.

For this 6 x 4" card, I followed a similar layout to the other cards, with the main topper and offset sentiment, only this time the backing panel was rotated. I cut the cardstock to fit landscape on the card front. I then layered the toppers on using foam pads. I finished the inside of the card off with the coordinating insert.

With this 5 x 7" card, I used the printed image from a sheet of backing cardstock as the focal image. I trimmed the image to size with a matt of mirri cardstock for the front. I then embellished with a colourful sentiment in the top corner. I trimmed down an insert and glued this inside to complete the card.  

For this final card, I simply matt and layered a sheet from the little book onto mirri card and glued flat on the front of a pink pearl card blank. I completed with a cut down insert to finish the inside nicely too.