Monday, 29 March 2021

You are wonderful


You are wonderful shaker card.

Here is a fancy oval shaker card I made using The Sharon Callis venetian lace die set. 
I started this card by die cutting the largest outer layer three times in white card then the largest inner layer twice from purple card. I then cut the smaller fancy inner layer and the oval from white card. 
I cut an oval from one of the purple larger layers. 
U created the easel card using the white card and stamped a sentiment in the centre of the top panel. 
I then adhered the the fill purple layer to the bottom of the easel card. I using a thick foam tape around the top layer and added acetate for the window of the shaker part.
For the top layer I mixed together purple, silver and white sequins together and places them on the top part of the card then added the top purple layer. I added the smaller fancy oval around the open window. 
I stamped another sentiment on a larger oval and adhered that to the bottom of the card for the easel stopper. 
Thanks for looking. 

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Brittany Bloom

Brittany Bloom

Today i'm sharing a card I made using the Brittany Bloom digital stamp by JMCDesigns. 

Collection- Blooming Belle
JMC store- JMCDesignsArt

Here I started bt creating a slimline card base and cut a black matte. 
I printed out Brittanty and coloured her in using spectrum noir classique markers. 
I cut around her to make a panel slightly smaller than the black card.
I adhered the black card then the coloured panel onto my card base. 
I finished the card by adding some flowers and pearls to the top and bottom of the card.
Thanks for looking. 

Monday, 1 February 2021

Birthday joy.

Joyful birthday.

Today i'm sharing a card I made using the smallest bobbin lace frame by Sharon Callis crafts and the Rose garden paper pad by crafters companion. 
Paper pad- Rose garden 6"x6"

I started the card by cutting a 6" x 6" card base. I cut the patterned paper a little smaller. I rounded the top corners of the card and paper. Using green ink, I inked around the edges of my paper. I then adhered it to my card base. 
Using the same green ink I inked some card. Using the frame die I cut the outer and inner layers out of white card. I used the decorative layer to cut the green inked card. I adhered them all together to create my topper. I stamped out a sentiment using the same colour ink and using foam pads I adhered my panel to the center of my card. 
I added some flowers and a bow to my topper and finished my card with some green gems at the bottom right corner. 
Thanks for looking. 

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Initial frames

Initial Bears

Today I'm sharing some d├ęcor I made using the alphabet bears digital stamps by Lili of the valley. 

I started by printing the initials of my niece and nephew. I coloured them using spectrum noir classique markers. 
I cut them down to 5"x7". 
I bought some frames to fit the cute bears and framed them as gifts for my niece and nephew. 
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Enjoy the little things.

Enjoy the little things.

Today i'm sharing a card I made using the Butterfly daisy digital stamp by Conie fong. Included in this set is Daisy facing left, Daisy facing right and 2 sentiments. 

I started my card by printing Daisy and the sentiment in a lighter grey. I coloured he in using spectrum noir classique markers. 
I used the Sharon Callis crafts Torcan lace frame to make the card base. I used the larger frame to cut the card base from blue card. I used the larger decorative frame to cut around daisy. 
I adhered the decorative panel on to the front of my card base. 
I cu the sentiment using a scalloped oval and adhered that to the bottom right has side of my card using foam pads.
I made a bow using blue ribbon and added a flower to the center and added it to the card used hot glue. 
I finished the card by adding 4 small blue pearls into the card. 
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

A perfect time to craft. Charlie's stamps.

Owl with hat.

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Digi stamps- Adorable owl
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Here I made a matching card and tag using the adorable owl. 
I started by printing my owls and colouring them in. I cut a 5"x7" piece of white card. I places some masking tape going diagonally down and inked the space purple. I stamped happy winter under the inked section and then fussy cut my owl. I adhered him onto the right had side of the card and finished the card by adding some purple gems to the top left and bottom ight of the card. 
For the tag I cut a tag shape and again using masking tape, masked off to create a section at the bottom of the tag. I inked it up using purple ink. I added black pen around the inked section and added a few white dots. I cut a tiny purple star to add stability to the tag hole at the top. I adhered my own and added some purple twine to my tag to finish it off.
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Thursday, 7 January 2021

Make a wish.

Make a wish.

Today Im sharing a card I made using the princess molly digital stamp by Conie Fong. 
Conie Fong etsy shop- ConiFongArt

I started by printing out princess Molly and coloured her using spectrum noir classique markers. 
I cut around her using a fancy stitched nesting rectangle die. I used a slightly bigger same die and cut out pink card. I went around the pink card with a gold paint pen. 
I made up a 5"x7" card base and cut some gold card to matte the card. I cut some patterned paper to layer onto the gold card. 
I then adhered the 2 rectangles together and glued that to the upper center of the card. I printed the 'make a wish' sentiment and layered that with some gold card. 
I die cut some vines in gold and adhered them overlapping the rectangles. I added a few flowers to 3 corners of the card. 
I added the sentiment to the bottom left of the card and finished it of with 3 small gold gems.
Thanks for looking.
 

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Delilah

Delilah card

Today I'm sharing a card I made using the Delilah digital Stamp from Conie Fong's Etsy store.
Etsy Store- ConieFongArt
Digital stamp- Delilah

I started the card by printing out the stamp and coloring her using spectrum noir classique markers. 
I then die cut the image using the larger decorative Bobbin lace frame by Sharon Callis crafts. 
I die cut the larger base frame twice and glued them together to make a card base. I adhered my stamped image on to the front using glue and glued 3 flowers to the side to finish off my card.
Thanks for looking. 

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

A perfect time to craft. Dr. Digi.

Best seat in the house. 

The December's sponsor is Dr. Digis house of stamps. 

Dr. Digi Store- Doctor digi

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For the card-
I started the card by printing the image and sentiment and colouring the image using spectrum noir markers. 
I fussy cut the image and trimmed down the sentiment into a strip. 
I made a 6x6 card base using white card and trimmed red card and patterned paper to matte and layer on to the card.
I then die cut a white circle and a red matte for the sentiment strip. 
A layered the dog onto the circle I die cut previously and adhered the sentiment to the red matte. I adhered the sentiment to the top left hand side of the card and the dog to the bottom right hand side of the card.
I cut some bones using a die from my stash and adhered them to the corners of the sentiment. 
I finished off the card using pearls in the 2 empty corners.
Thanks for looking. 

Monday, 14 December 2020

Have a magical Christmas.

Have a magical christmas.
Today i'm sharing a card I made using the Snowflake wishes digital stamp by Conie Fong.
I started by printing the image and colouring her in using spectrum noir classique markers.
I then added glitter to the snow swirls, and to her wings. I added Glossy accents to her eye and the belt of her dress. 
I chose 2 papers from the christmas card making compendium by crafters companion. I cut the plain red to 5¾ x 5¾. I cut the plaid card 5¾ x 3½. 
I made a 6 x 6 card base from some cream coloured card and adhered the red card onto it. I then adhered the plaid card at the bottom of the card. 
I used some red trim to separate the papers. 
I cut the image to 4½ x 3¾and cut a red matte to layer it on to. 
I stamped out the sentiment, cut a strip and a matte to layer it on. 
Using foam pads I layered the image and sentiment onto the left hand side of the card. 
I finished the card off by adding some gems to the right hand side of the card and some snowflake sequins to the plaid red paper at the top. 
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 27 November 2020

Elsie eskimo snap close box

Elsie eskimo snap close box

Here I used the new arctic adventured collection by JMC Designs. 
Elsie eskimo- Elsie eskimo

To make the box I cut some purple card at 6" x 8½" and scored and cut at the lines on the template at the bottom. 
I used one of the new papers from the collection and cut it too size and adhered to the box using collall all purpose glue. 
I printed out Elsie eskimo and coloured her using my spectrum noir classique markers. 
I fussy cut her and stuck her onto the box using 3D foam pads. 
I cut the sentiment strip to fit at the top of the box and stuck that on using foam pads. 
I finished the box with some blue and silver gems. 



Thanks for looking 


Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Santa pop up box

Santa in the chimney pop up box.
I started off by cutting a piece of cream card too 9¼" x 3½". 
I scored the card at 1", 3½" and 4½". That should leave a ¼ piece at one end
I then used a brick stencil and dark red water reactive ink to create the bricks on to the card. I then cut a smaller piece of card at 4" x 1" and scored the long side at ¼" and 3¼". I cut some snowflake card and white card at  3½" x 6¾"
I adhered the little flap of the box to create the 3D box. I then added the little 4" x 1" inside the box using red liner tape. 
I adhered the snowflake piece of card into the box to create a backing piece using Collall all purpose glue. I then adhered the white card onto the back side to add extra stability and for a place to add your message.  
I stamped out Santa from the ho ho ho stamp set by crafters companion and coloured him using spectrum noir classique markers. 
I stamped out some little presents and a sentiment from another stamp set and colored them in.
I then fussy cut Santa and the presents. 
I die cut some holly leaves and berries, adhered them together and added some glitter using spectrum noir sparkle markers. 
I cut some white card at 5½" and cut out a snowy wavy line to make a snowy layer.
I added the snowy layer to the top of my box then adhered Santa into the box and the presents on to the bottom left hand corner. I then glued the holly leaves into the top right hand corner.
I finished it off adding the sentiment onto the background. 
Thanks for looking. 

Monday, 23 November 2020

Iced berry.

Iced berry Stay cozy card.
Today I'm sharing a winter themes card made using the Iced berry digi stamp by JMC designs.
JMC Designs store - JMC Designs
Collection - Winter whispers
Single stamp - Iced berry
First I printed and coloured my stamp using spectrum noir classique markers, then fussy cut my girl out.
I made a 5x7 card base using white card.
I cut green and red strips at ¼" and stuck then down to my card base alternating the two colors.
I printed and cut out the stay cozy sentiment and stuck that on using foam pads. 
I adhered my girl using foam pads and added some glitter to the berries on her outfit.
I finished off my card using red and green gems on each corner of the card.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 19 November 2020

JMC Designs card

JMC Designs card.
Here I have made a card using a free digi stamp from JMC Designs. 
I printed and coloured my image using my spectrum noir classique markers and fussy cut around the image. 
I then made a 5" x 7" card base using black card and found some watercolor papers in my stash. I cut one down and adhered it onto my card base. 
Using a black fine liner I drew around the edges and drew some little dots. I cut a circle out of some more card using a torn circle nested die. I then stamped the word smile onto the circle and drew around that too with the black fine liner pen. 
I then adhered my coloured image using foam pads to give some dimension. 
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 13 November 2020

Cloudia Storm tag.

Cloudia Storm.
Today I am sharing a 4" x 7½" tag I made. 
I used the digital stamp Cloudia storm by JMC Designs
Image - Cloudia Storm
Collection - Weather girls
I started off by printing and colouring the image using my spectrum noir markers then fussy cut her out. I also added glitter to her lightning bolt.
I then cut the 4" x 7½" tag and used my spectrum noir water reactive inks to ink blend the background.
I draw lines around the edge and then splattered black paint onto the background. I cut down the sentiment and stuck that to the bottom. I then using foam pads stuck down my girl to the tag. I added a rainbow ribbon to the top and finished it off with some colorful gems. 
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Christmas puppy gift bags.

Christmas puppy gift bags.
Today I have these cute gift bags. They measure at 8" tall x 4" width x 2" depth.
The dog digital stamp I used is called christmas puppy from Hellens art shop on etsy. 
I first coloured the little dogs using my spectrum noir classique markers.
Instructions for the bags- 
I started of with some coloured card at 12½" x 9½" and scored down the 12½" side at 4", 6", 10" and 12". This will leave half an inch on one side. I then turned and scored again at 1½". I cut up the bottom at each score line to the 1½" score line. After that I burnished all my score lines and then assembled both of the bags using red liner tape. 
After that I cut some silver and gold mattes at just under 8"x4", then cut some patterned paper at 7¾" x 3¾". I layered the patterned paper onto the mattes and then adhered them to the bag. 
To make the pockets I cut some card matching the colours of the bags at 3" x 4"and the patterned paper that matched the bags at just under 3" x 4". I layered the patterned paper on the plain card. I added red line tape on the back side along the bottom and sides and adhered that to the back of my gift bags to form pockets.
made some tags using the Santa's kitchen tags by Crafters companion.
I then used some nested oval dies to cut the dog images and some card to layer them on to. 
I made some double loop bows and stuck them to the top of my bags using hot glue. I used foam pads to stick the dog images to the center of the bags. 
I used coloured twine that matched the bags on the tags and put them into the pockets I made at the back. 
I finished the bags with some gems on the bottom corners of each bag. 
Thanks for looking. 

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Penguin bauble card.

Penguin bauble card.

The image I have used is the snowy with present digi stamp by Conie Fong
I stared out by printing and coloring the cute penguin using my spectrum noir classique markers.
I then used a circle cutter to cut around him. 
I then Used the circle cutter to cut a 6"x6" circle in green and white and adhered them at the top to make a circle card.
I then cut another 2 circles little smaller for a matte and layer. 
I cut a tag using a tag die and cut off the top to create a loop to add to the top of the card. 
I adhered all the mattes and layers to create the card and then cut a little bit from the bottom to help it stand up. 
I used gold glitter at the loop base and around the layer. 
I made and added a bow to the top and Used green and white twine on the loop. 
I finished the card by stamping son onto the bottom and stamped best wishes onto another piece of card. I cut the sentiment out with an oval die and coloured around the oval using my markers.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 9 November 2020

Little skater bauble card.

Little skater bauble card.

The image I have used is the little skater digi stamp by All dressed up
I stared out by printing and coloring the little skater using my spectrum noir classique markers.
I then used a circle cutter to cut around her. 
I then Used the circle cutter to cut a 6"x6" circle in blue and white and adhered them at the top to make a circle card.
I then cut another 2 circles little smaller for a matte and layer. 
I cut a tag using a tag die and cut off the top to create a loop to add to the top of the card. 
I adhered all the mattes and layers to create the card and then cut a little bit from the bottom to help it stand up. 
I used silver glitter at the loop base and around the layer. 
I made and added a bow to the top and Used blue and white twine on the loop. 
I finished the card by stamping daughter onto the bottom and stamped best wishes onto another piece of card. I cut the sentiment out with an oval die and coloured around the oval using my markers.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 8 November 2020

3D embossed truck Christmas card

Christmas truck card.
Here I used the 3D truck embossing folder, papers & ribbon from the crafters companion christmas compendium.
Firstly I cut down and embossed some Neenah solar white card stock.
I used my spectrum noir classiques to colour in the embossed panel. I then cut some red card slightly bigger to layer it onto. 
I used a 5"x7" card base from the compendium and then cut some red card to to just under 5"x7". I then cut my background piece again slightly smaller than the red card. 
After that I adhered red ribbon across the background panel and then adhered the panel on to the red card. I then put stuck that onto the card base. 
I then suck my embossed piece onto the smaller red can and using foam pads, stuck that onto my card base.
To finish it off I used red gems in each corner of my embossed card.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Santa's kitchen gift bags.

Santa's Kitchen recipe gift bags.
Today I have these 3 cute gift bags. They measure at 8" tall x 4" width x 2" depth.
I started of with some coloured card at 12½" x 9½" and scored down the 12½" side at 4", 6", 10" and 12". This will leave half an inch on one side. I then turned and scored again at 1½". I cut up the bottom at each score line to the 1½" score line. After that I burnished all my score lines and then assembled the 3 bags using red liner tape. 
After that I cut some silver mattes at just under 8"x4", then cut some patterned paper at 7¾" x 3¾". I layered the patterned paper onto the silver mattes and then adhered them to the bags. 
To make the pockets I cut some card matching the colours of the bags at 3" x 4"and the patterned paper that matched the bags at just under 3" x 4". I layered the patterned paper on the plain card. I added red liner tape on the back side along the bottom and sides and adhered that to the back of my gift bag to form a pocket. 
I then stamped out the sentiments and recipes using the Santa's kitchen range by Crafters companion.
Using the tag dies included I cut the recipes into tags. I then used some nested oval dies to cut the sentiments and some card to layer them on to. 
I made some double loop bows and stuck them to the top of my bags using hot glue. I used foam pads to stick the sentiments to the center of the bags. 
I used coloured twine that matched the bags on the recipe tags and put them into the pockets I made at the back. 
I finished the bags with some gems on the bottom corners of each bag. 
Thanks for looking. 

So thankful blog hop - Autumn thanks

Festival of fall blog hop- Give thanks 
Autumn thanks

Here I made an autumn themed thank you card. I first cut a grey card base at 5"x7" and then cut a panel at 4¾"x7". 
I then cut 3 autumn leave out of the card panel and then cut 3 out of green, gold and orange glitter card. I adhered some card behind the panel so I could inlay the 3 glitter leaves. 
I added the thanks sentiment  from waffle flowers big dot sentiment stamps in green ink.  
I added some small grey circles into the background with a marker and some green, yellow and orange dots. 
I adhered the panel onto my card base leaving a small grey border on the 2 sides of the card.
Lastly I glued 3 small gems into the top right corner to finish off my card.
Thanks for looking. 

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Thursday, 5 November 2020

Sunshine & showers

Sunshine & Showers. 
Today I am sharing a card I made with the sunshine and showers digital stamp from the JMC etsy shop.
I first started by printing and coloring the images and sentiment and coloured them with my spectrum noir classique markers. 
I then used the spectrum noir water reactive inkpads to ink blend a rainbow background onto white card. I cut a black card base at 5"x7" and cut my ink blended card to just under 5x7 to leave a black border around my card. 
I splattered some water onto my ink blended piece and some white perfect pearls. After that had dried I used a black pen to draw a border around my card. 
I then fussy cut the images and die cut the sentiment using a fancy circle nesting dies. 
I cut a piece if vellum using an oval die. I stuck down the vellum oval using some double sided tape and then using foam pads I stuck down my girl, sun and the sentiment. 
I  finished the card with some flowers and gems. 
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Christmas Magic card

All dressed up Christmas card
Here I used the digital stamp Christmas tree fairy by All dressed up stamps. 
I first made a card base at 8½"x4½" using purple card stock. 
I then printed out the digital stamp and cut the panel down too 4¼"x8¼". I used my spectrum noir markers to do the coloring.  I found the colour markers that best matched my card base to colour the dress of the little fairy. After I finished colouring her in I used glitter glue for the wings and glossy accents for the baubles, Then added some iridescent glitter over the wings and baubles. 
After it had all dried I used Collall all purpose glue to adhere to my card base. I used Collall tacky glue to add some little purple gems to the top right hand corner and the left bottom hand corner.
Thank for looking

Monday, 2 November 2020

Talking toys card.


 Talking toys slimline card.

Here I made a slimline card using the Talking toys digital stamp set by Isabel Cristina. 
I started by making a card base at 8¼"x4¼".I then printed the digital stamps and coloured them all in using my alcohol markers, then fussy cut them all out.
I cut a piece of black card slightly bigger than 8"x4" for my matte and using Collall all purpose glue, I stuck it onto my card base. 
I then found a piece of cloud paper in my Crafters companion- pop up boxes 8x8 paper pad and cut down it down too 8"x4". I then cut a strip of white card measuring 8"x1" and using my alcohol markers, I coloured it in light brown and made a wood effect look. I cut another strip to 8"x¼" and drew on a wood effect in light grey. 
I then layered all the pieces on to the card base to form a room. After that I placed all of my toy's onto the card to find the placement I wanted and the stuck the back ones down with glue. The sheep, alien and Mr. potato heard I stuck on using 3D foam pads. 
Thanks for looking 

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Halloween scene card

   

Glow in the dark halloween card
Here I have made a glow in the dark halloween card. I used the Hoppy halloween and the hoppy halloween 2018 digital stamps by Isabelcristinastamps.
First of all I cut a card base at 5½ x 4¼. I then cut the waffle flower cloudscape panel die out of black card stock. 
Then I cut a piece of white card at 5½ x 4¼ and used spectrum noir crushed velvet and damson wine water reactive inks to blend a background. 
I printed the halloween stamps and coloured them using my spectrum noir classique markers and then fussy cut a few of the images out. 
I cut out a circle from white card for a moon and a few small stars. I used embossing ink to cover the circle and stars and used WOW glow in the dark embossing powder, then heat set it. I did this another 2 times for a full coverage. 
I then glued my inked panel behind the cloudscape panel and then glued it onto my card blank. 
I then arranged my moon and stars on the the sky of my scene and arranged my bunny, bat and pumpkins. 
Thanks for looking 

Polkadoodles halloween card

Polkadoodles halloween card

 Here I made a halloween card using the Oddella with bag digi stamp from  https://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

I printed and colored the image using Spectrum noir classique markers, and sparkle markers. 

I then added ink around the image.

After that I layered some patterned paper onto a 6x6" card blank. 

I cut the word spook from an alphabet die and arranged the going down. 

I adhered my image using foam tape and added the die cut sentiment to the card. 

lastly I added some gems and glitter to embellish the card.

Thanks for looking 


 

Spooky card


Spooky halloween card
Here I made a slimline card. 
First I cut a piece of card at 9" x 8" and folded down the 8" side to make a card base. 
I then cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than 9x8. 
I used my spectrum noir water reactive ink pads (pine tree) & (green topaz) to blend a background. 
I then splattered water on top. After waiting for that to dry I then splattered gold, and copper metallic paints onto it.
I cut out the word spooky into the card and then cut the word out another 3 times using black card. 
I glued my card into my card base and inlays the black letters. I then glued the remaining black letters onto the word and after that I glued on the letters cut from the panel. 
I coloured over the letter to help them stand out a little more. 
I cut some stars out of black card and glued them onto my card base. 
I then glued on a few googly eyes to finish it off.