Sunday, 14 August 2016

Shimmering Butterfly

Hi All

A quick birthday card made using the gorgeous butterfly from the  Hunkydory Shimmering Pearl collection and my entry into this week's Butterfly  Allsorts Challenge 

 Simple bit of matting and layering on a 5x 5 card blank . 
Sentiment is stamped and coloured using promarkers and colouring pencils.
The pink may is cut using Sue Wilson's square dies.

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, 29 May 2016

In the pink

It's been a while since I have entered the Allsorts Challenge but I just couldn't resist the "In the Pink" theme.

Here is a a really simple card I made for a colleague's birthday recently.

I started with a 5x5 white square card and layered this with Creative Expressions Raspberry and white card that I had die cut using the fantastic Noble Square dies by Sue Wilson before attaching a square of some paper from my stash (no doubt a freebie from a card magazine).
I cut one of Sue Wilson's pierced flag dies, inked around the edges and stamped my sentiment. The sentiment was coloured using a pro marker.
I cut a couple of the cupcakes from the same paper and decoupaged them to the sentiment panel. Finally the card is finished with some glitter and pink gems.

Hope you like it


Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Sympathy Card

When I saw the free Debbie Moore Stamps in Crafts Beautiful, I knew they would be perfect for a sympathy card I needed to make for one of my Mum's friends who's mother passed away at the age of 100

I started with a 13.5cm white square card blank.

I embossed a slightly smaller square of Centura Pearl white card with the Creative Expressions Sue Wilson's Large Bed of Roses embossing folder. 

I matted this onto black card and stuck it to the card blank.

I diecut the largest of the Spellbinders Splendid Circle dies in both, white and black card.

I cut the borders of the white one so I was just left with the main inner circle and matted this onto the black circle. 

I stamped the White circle with the free Debbie Moore script butterfly in black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it a bit of a glossy look. 
I then fixed the circle to the main card blank.

I thought it works well in black and white for a sympathy card, but it would make an equally nice thank your birthday in some brighter colours.

I would like to enter the card in this week's Allsorts Challenge:  add a butterfly

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, 27 April 2015

Gorgeous Botanical papers

After a few months of non crafting, I have finally got my crafting mojo back - mainly thanks to the gorgeous Botanical papers from craftwork cards that came free with April's Papercraft Essentals magazine.

I would like to enter this into this week's Bring on the Bling challenge on the Allsorts Challenge Blog

Quite a simple card to make:

I inked the edges of a white DL card with Antique Linen distress ink
I matted one of the gorgeous  Craftwork Cards Botanical collection papers onto raspberry Creative Expressions Card before adding this to the card blank.
I stamped the sentimement on to white Centura pearl ( also inked with antique linen) and die cut this with the small pierced flag die from Sue Wilson's frames and tag collection.
I also die cut a butterfly from black card
Finally finished the card off with some pink gems, brads and black dazzlers.

Here are some more cards made from the same paper collection

Thank you Papercraft Essentials Magazine for these gorgeous papers


Sunday, 23 November 2014

With love

 As many of you will know, making  a card is not always for a happy occasion, however whilst creating a sympathy card, I love thinking about the person and memories I have of them which always gives me some joy.
I made this card for a childhood friend who's father has passed away recently.

I am completely in love with Sue Wilson's Austrian collection and this  coordinating stamp from Creative Expressions is just perfect for what I had in mind.

I run a piece of black card through my Grand Calibur using the Checkerboard embossing folder from Sue Wilson's Pinpoint range and matted this onto my 5x5 Centura pearl card blank.
The image is the Dandelion Meadow stamp from Creative Expressions . It works perfectly with the larger oval die from the Insbruck set which is part of the Sue Wilson's Austrian die collection.
The sentiment is part of my stash and was probably a freebie from one of the Card magazines.
I made the bow using the smaller of Sue Wilson's mosaic bow dies from the Finishing Touches collection. A couple of black gems finished this off nicely.

By using a different colour scheme, this can be easily adapted for a slightly happier occasion.

I would like to enter this into  Allsorts no design paper allowed challenge

Lots of crafty love


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Christmas preparation has started

It is the 1st of October and all the shops are starting to stock up for Christmas, so I thought if I want to avoid the usual pre Christmas panic  craftathon, I'd better get started too.

I have also recently been really impressed with the free Christmas themed gifts, the card magazines have been giving away and this card is made using the Bobunny Silver and Gold Collection and stamp set free with issue 127 of Simply Cards & Papercraft

I started with a gold 5 x 5 card blank.

The vintage Santa was stamped in Cardinal Red Versa Color ink on white and then heat embossed with clear powder. I then inked the background with antique linen distress ink. I fussy cut the image before matting it onto a Spellbinders Splendid Circle die cut from black card.

This was fixed to a piece of patterned Santa background paper  from the Bobunny Silver and Gold Collection which I had matted on black card

I die cut a bow using the 3D mosaic bow die from the Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Die Collection and decorated this with some red Gem Stones.

I  Am quite pleased with the result and  hope you are too. I would love to hear your comments


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Favourite Things

Favourite things is this weeks challenge over on the  Allsorts Challenge Blog and this card is just perfect for it.
I have used all my favourites here - stamping, embossing and colouring in  whilst enjoying  another favourite of mine - a steaming cup of coffee.

I started by creating a 5 x 5 inch square card blank from white Centura Pearl card.

I embossed a smaller white piece of card with the Swiss Dot Darice embossing folder. I inked the embossed card with Victorian Velvet and Antique Linen Distress inks.

I cut a black piece of card using the largest of my Spellbinder Label 4 die and stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Coffee Cup stamp set in clear embossing ink. I heat embossed this with Papermania's Sea Foam white embossing powder.  I did the same with the swirl.

I stamped the coffee cup from the same Justrite stamp set in black ink and heat embossed this with clear powder. Before fussy cutting the image, I coloured it using Oatmeal,Denim Blue, Pear Green and Cardinal Red Promarkers. 
I layered it all up and fixed the image with foam tape before finishing it off with a blue gem ( can't have a card without bling)

Really pleased with the end result, I have been wanting these Justrite  stamps ever since I saw Sue Wilson using them a few months ago and finally treated myself to them last week.

Hope you enjoy this too