Friday, 19 January 2018

In My Thoughts




Simple card made using a piece of Stampbord that I've coloured with inks.
Sentiment stamp is by Personal Impressions, other stamps are Nature Walk by Stampin' Up!




Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Get Well Soon



Everything by Stampin' Up! except for a little embossing enamel (Stampendous) and the sentiment which is by Personal Impressions.




Monday, 15 January 2018

Cheers



First card of 2018

I've used Sue Wilson dies (and copied her card idea). The cocktail glass has an acetate layer that curves round the glass to give a 3D effect.



Monday, 8 January 2018

Cards I received



Last of the lovely Christmas cards I received recently

Card above is from Sheila




Card from Maria





Card from Jackie




Final one is from Jan



Saturday, 6 January 2018

More cards that I received



Lovely cards from Joan, Pat, and Coleen







Friday, 5 January 2018

More cards I received




Beautiful cards from Margaret and Kath



More of the cards I received...



Card above is from the beautiful Tessa, someone I was proud to call my friend, and who will be much missed xx




Card from Phyllis




Card from Val (I knocked the sentiment off while photographing!)



Saturday, 30 December 2017

Dorothy



I don't have time for crafting at the moment so thought I'd share some of the lovely Christmas cards I received instead.

This one is from Dorothy, I am envious of her very neat cutting skills.



Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Happy Birthday



Background die is from China
Sentiment die by Tonic
I've used double-sided adhesive sheet and Glamour Dust
Flowers are Prima
Leaf punch by SU!




Monday, 18 December 2017

Merry Christmas



I made this for the lovely lady who grooms our dog.
I wouldn't say Fletcher enjoys being groomed but it's very necessary as he doesn't shed any hair and can soon get matted. About every two months we drop him off for a couple of hours and he always looks very smart afterwards (until a day or so later when he normally finds something to roll in)

Our vet commented recently on what an excellent job the groomer is doing so I thought I'd make her a special card to show our appreciation.
The doggy stamps were a cheap set from China, dies are by Memory Box.



Saturday, 16 December 2017

Peace




I usually make several different designs of Christmas cards to post out but this year decided to keep things simple.
I made this card and then, rare for me, made quite a few more!




The patterned papers are by Stampin' Up!
It's a white background with foiled snowflakes on one and starbursts/ fireworks on the other.
For some of the cards I kept the white as it was, on the other cards I smooshed Colour Cloud Ink over to change it to lilac.

Some of the cards I used a pearlescent purple layer with silver card and the others I used a rich brown with gold card.




The foil snowflakes are also by SU
Sentiment die is by PTI



Friday, 8 December 2017

Believe



Deer die is from China
Sentiment die is Tim Holtz for Sizzix 
Foil snowflakes are Stampin' Up!





Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Merry Christmas




Deer die is from China, I've added some red chunky glitter to his nose.
Sentiment die is by Memory Box
Card is 7 x 7 inches





Monday, 4 December 2017

Butterfly Birthday




Butterfly stamp is from China, I've embossed with gold and copper embossing powders
Birthday die is by Marianne





Monday, 13 November 2017

Deck Those Halls






Card is 7 x 7 inches
Embossing folder by Creative Expressions
Stamps are Waltzingmouse
Ornament and oval dies by Spellbinders




Thursday, 9 November 2017

Believe




I was trying to think up some new ideas for the club and realised we hadn't used gilding flakes for a while (probably because they are so messy!)

Striplet die is by Sue Wilson
Poinsettia dies are Spellbinders
Believe dies ...?




Monday, 6 November 2017

Striped Flowers



Sentiment stamp is a cheap one from The Range (think it's Trimcraft or Dovecraft brand?)
Scalloped square die by Tonic
Flower stamp and matching die is Heartfelt Creations. I've embossed using SU copper powder which is a beautiful colour in real life. I also added heat embossing to some of the edges of the layered card by using a Versamark pen and the copper powder.




Friday, 3 November 2017

Wreath



Stamp set is Holly Berry Happiness by Stampin' Up!

I initially had a bit of difficulty stamping a decent circle. It's not a complete wreath stamp, more like a garland, so to make a wreath as shown here I had to stamp the garland five times.
After a couple of trials I decided I needed help so I die-cut a circle from scrap card and used the negative piece, stamping just inside of the circle all the way round.

If that wasn't bad enough I then had to stamp over each garland because the first stamp is just the outline of the holly leaves...and then another five times to stamp the red berries. You can see by the bottom right corner that I didn't quite get the outline and the solid stamps aligned correctly.

Finished card is 6 x 6 inches.





Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Noel



Inspired by a card by Chloe Endean. I've used Chloe heart and snowflake border stamps. The noel sentiment is by JustRite, the deer die is a cheapie from China, tag die is Sue Wilson.

Please excuse the terrible blending (Colour Cloud ink). I didn't use enough and then decided to add a glitter border, realised I'd not inked enough and tried to add more but the glitter got in the way...I'm not sending the card to anyone it was just a sample for card club, I could not be bothered to sit and make another one with better blending!





Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Christmas tags



Some of you will already know that I've been buying a lot of my stash from abroad just lately.
The upside is that it is massively cheaper, the downside is that sometimes the translation is...interesting...let's say, and of course I have to wait a bit longer for it to be delivered.

I had ordered some pale green and dark red organza ribbons for Christmas projects, waited five weeks, and when the order arrived it turns out they had sent me the wrong items! They agreed to replace the ribbons free of charge but the replacement order has now arrived...and is still wrong. I have a reel of pale green as requested but instead of red they've sent yellow, oh dear. It would be a bit churlish to still complain as I've paid less than £4 for the whole lot, 4 reels with 50 yards on each.

So now I have been left with cerise pink and bright yellow satin ribbon plus the yellow organza.  The satin is too thick for card-making so I'm going to use it for when I'm wrapping Christmas presents. I've bought some wrapping paper from Matalan that has pink and yellow/ gold in so it should coordinate.

I normally find that I have plenty of paper left over but never have enough tags so I'm getting prepared early this year and have been a busy bee.
I bought a tag punch from Stampin' Up! that cuts the scallop edge plus the little slot and it is open-ended so you can basically make the tags any length. I've got plenty of tag dies but I love just being able to get a punch out without having to use a die-cutting machine, it's so much quicker.


I had already bought some foiled washi tape (again from abroad) and I've simply used scraps of white card and edged them with the washi, then stuck them on scraps of cerise card, it's just coincidence that the washi dots match the dotty paper :)





I had also ordered some ombre ribbon, again it arrived a little later than I'd planned for and the colour isn't exactly the same as what I actually ordered but it's close enough. 





Monday, 23 October 2017

Let It Snow




Shaker card made using Wintertide Frame die by Amy design. The sentiment die is by Lawn Fawn, I've cut it in half for this card it's actually one long piece.

The shaker bits are various sequins and glitters and I've also added some glitter to the die-cut.




Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Christmas Tree







Stamps are by Woodware
I've used Colour Cloud ink to edge the stamped panel and added some Glamour Dust in places.
Card fits in a DL envelope and is flat for posting.




Thursday, 5 October 2017

Peace



I couldn't get a decent pic of this one.
Card is 8 x 8 inches and I used a Chloe stamp with die by Tonic

The centre panel started off as white shimmer card and I smooshed Colour Cloud ink over it before picking out sections with a darker ink.

The lilac and plum cardstocks are much nicer in real life, they're from Paper Mill and are a lovely matt pearlescent finish.

I'm fortunate to be able to go to the Paper Mill shop in Kendal several times a year and it's great being able to see the products for myself rather than try and order them online. Well worth a trip if you're ever in/ near the Lake District, the staff are lovely and there's usually some really nice samples on display. I've been going there for years (under their previous business name) and was thrilled when they bought the Paper Mill because now there's double the choice of card and paper :)