Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Owl on green mirri background- blank narrow DL card - Day 16 of my 365 Day Challenge

Owl on green mirri background- blank narrow DL card - 
Day 16 of my 365 Day Challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I posted this card on Instagram a few weeks ago but hadn't done a blog about it so am now doing so!


How I made this card:-

  • I cut out the owl in white cardstock using the Forest Pines Owl from Tattered Lace
  • I then coloured it in using various brown alcohol markers trying to add some shading to it too and let it dry.
  • I also cut out the main torn edged rectangle layer in green mirri card (again using a Tattered Lace die).
  • Tonic Studios produced the die for the black mat which I thought would look good with the owl
  • I then glued them both to the front of a narrow DL card and then placed the owl on top of them using foam pads to add some dimension.

And there you are - a really quick and simple to make but would make a great card to give to someone.

Products and items you may need to make this gift
  • Narrow White DL card and envelope
  • Owl from the Forest Pines collection from Tattered Lace
  • Torn Edged rectangle die from Tattered Lace
  • Tonic Studios panel die 
  • Black cardstock
  • Green Mirri card
  • White cardstock
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue
  • Glue it glue from Pinflair
  • Foam pads
  • Tape pen from Create & Craft
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Monday, 15 January 2018

Just Because MDF wooden butterfly (black) - Day 15 of my 365 day challenge

Just Because MDF wooden butterfly (black) - 
Day 15 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's challenge is an MDF wooden butterfly that I have decorated with butterflies from Altenew.


How I made this projects:-

  • I first of all covered both sides of this large butterfly (which I either got from Dreamees or Clever Cut) in Black Gesso (I used Pebeo this time but know that there are many other brands available.
  • I repeated this a couple of times (letting each layer dry before adding the next).
  • I used a anti-static pad over it to reduce grease marks etc and then inked up the Butterfly stamp (from Altenew) once and then used some Papermania's Seafoam White embossing powder and used a heat gun to emboss it.
  • I repeated this process several times to cover it.
  • I thought it might be interesting to use a sentiment as the body of the butterfly so added the Just Because sentiment using the same process.
  • I then added the red and white Baker's Twine to allow it to be hung up.
  • Finally, to protect it, I used some Zig Varnish marker over it
And there you are - a gift that is simple to make but would make an ideal present or just make it for yourself!

Products and items you may need to make this gift
  • Large MDF wooden butterfly (14x12cm approximately)
  • Butterfly stamp from Altenew
  • just Because stamp 
  • Black Gesso
  • Zig Varnish marker
  • Seafoam White Papermania embossing powder
  • Antic Static pad
  • Versamagic
  • Heat gun
  • Red and white Bakers' Twine
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Sunday, 14 January 2018

Love is in the air... balloon hearts dl card - Day 14 of my 365 day challenge

Love is in the air... balloon hearts dl card - 
Day 14 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Well I seem to be making more DL cards recently - they do make you think a bit more as to how things can be made and this time, I have made this Love is in the Air one - think it reminds me of those cartoons that you used to see... I had also decided that there should be a red, white and blue theme to it too....


How I made this card:-

  • I had an part of an old dl card and trimmed it to make a panel for the front of the card which measures 19.5x9.5cm approximately.
  • I first of all stamped the cute couple (from For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory) using Versafine's Black Onyx ink on either side of the panel and coloured them in using Zig Clean Color Pens (grey, orange, red and pink).
  • I then stamped them out again on some spare card and cut them out to use as a mask and stamped the Hearts Balloons first in Altenew's ink - it is such a beautiful blue I can't stop using it! (The only problem is that I can't read the colour on the lid)...
  • I then used the masks and added the string to both the balloons.
  • I also added some hearts (outline and solid) in red (Tim Holtz Festive Berries around the balloons.
  • I then stamped the Love sentiment in the Blue ink and then the In the Air in red along with a trio of solid hearts in the blue again.
  • Finally, I edged the panel in blue using an alcohol marker and glued it to the front of the card
And there you are - a really lovely card that is simple to make but looks really good fun.

Products and items you may need to make this gift
  • DL white card and envelope
  • Cute couple from the Love is in the Air collection from For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory
  • Balloons from the same collections
  • Hearts stamps
  • White cardstock
  • Brown, orange, pink, red, grey and blue alcohol markers
  • Blue and Red inks (Ranger and Altenew)
  • Black Onyx Versafine ink pad
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Just for you cute elephant reveal it DL aperture card - Day 13 of my 365 day challenge

Just for you cute elephant reveal it DL aperture card - 
Day 13 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's challenge is one that I have made using the reveal it stickers from Stamps By Me over some hand coloured balloons and elephant which I stamped using the Stamps By Me stamps.


How I made this card:-

  • I have had these stamps (and reveal it stickers) from Stamps by Me for ages and thought it was about time I used them so first of all I used some Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp them out on good quality stamping card, adding some clear embossing powder and embossed the design.
  • I then coloured it in using various shades of Grey alcohol markers adding some pink to the inside of the elephant's ears and feet.
  • I also coloured the hat in red and blue markers and the balloons to match his/her hat!
  • Once dry, I cut the elephant and balloons out and then separated them as I wanted the balloons to be in the aperture of the card. When they were dry, I added the Just For You stamp and then placed the reveal it sticker over it.
  • Now for the card itself! I decided to colour the front of the card and as it didn't really matter where the balloons were in the aperture, I stuck the third flap down and cut a mask out from copy paper and placed it over the square.
  • I used Yellow, Orange and Red distress inks to colour it, trying to give it a swirly effect and let it dry and then used the middle heart balloon from Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps collection and stamped it in a random way.
  • Finally, I placed both the balloons and elephant on the front of the card using foam pads on both to add some dimension.

And there you are - a really lovely card that is simple to make but looks really good fun.

Products and items you may need to make this gift
  • DL white aperture card and envelope
  • Elephant with balloons stamp from Stamps by Me
  • Reveal It sticker 
  • Grey, Blue, Red and Pink alcohol markers
  • Orange, Yellow and Red Distress inks (Ranger and Altenew)
  • Heart balloon stamp from For the Love of Stamps from Hunkydory
  • Black Onyx Versafine ink pad
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
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Friday, 12 January 2018

Trio of hearts LOVE wall hanging - day 12 of my 365 day challenge

Trio of hearts LOVE wall hanging - 
day 12 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's challenge (day 12) is this wall hanging that I have made using "cartonnage" hearts, Screen Sensations stamps and inks.


How I made this project:-

  • I have had these hearts for some time and thought I better use them - they are chipboard/cartonnage and so I painted them all with several coats of White Gesso
  • I let them all dry and then worked out the best way to display them and so used the flowers and leaves stamps from Screen Sensations and placed them at each end of the smaller ones and at the top and bottom of the larger one. 
  • I used several shades of blue - the Altenew ones are really beautiful and so I added a couple of them to the stamp at one time to give them an ombre effect.
  • I then added the L O V E letters to each of them (the O & V on the larger heart) again using shades of blue and purple to give the same effect.
  • I then glued them all together - the smaller ones to the reverse of the larger one.
  • To finish it off, I added some narrow lilac satin ribbon so it can hang up
  • I also cut out a small flower using a Tattered Lace die in purple card and attached to the centre of the plaque to cover some of the ribbon.

And there you are - a really lovely gift that is simple to make but looks really striking.

Products and items you may need to make this gift
  • 3 hearts either cartonnage or chipboard (2 small and 1 larger one)
  • LOVE alphabet stamps from Screen Sensations
  • Flowers and leaves accent stamps from Screen Sensations
  • Small flower die from Tattered Lace
  • White Gesso
  • Purple, Blue, Green inks from Altenew, Tim Holtz Distress inks etc
  • Purple satin ribbon
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Floral Hugs and kisses 6in scalloped edged card - Day 11 of my 365 day challenge

Floral Hugs and kisses 6in scalloped edged card - 
Day 11 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's challenge is a really stunning card made using a Stamps by Me floral die and the sentiments from For the Love of Stamps collection from Hunkydory.


How I made this card:-

  • I had cut this flower out in black card from a Stamps by Me die before I realised that it only cut within the cardstock, I didn't want to waste it so just cut around it leaving a wide border.
  • I then stuck it to the front of a 6in scalloped edged linen effect white card using Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue (you could also use Pinflair's Glue-it glue)
  • It looked really striking in black and white but felt it might be good to add a bit of colour, so I used an Orange Zig Clean Color Pen to fill in the centre of the flower and two shades of their Green pens to paint several of the stems and leaves.
  • I then used the Hugs and Kisses and From Me to You stamps from the Simply Vases collection from For The Love of Stamps from Hunkydory and stamped them on some some stamping card using the Onyx Black Versafine ink pad.
  • I cut them to fit and then edged both of them one with a Yellow, the other with a Green alcohol marker and attached them to the top left and bottom right hand corners of the card using foam pads.

And there you are - a really lovely card that is simple to make but looks really striking.

Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 6in white scalloped edge linen effect card with envelope
  • Flower die (cuts within your card) from Stamps By Me  (this is a large die)
  • Simply Vases sentiment stamps from the For the Love of Stamps collection from Hunkydory
  • Orange, Green, Zig Clean Color Pens from Kuretake
  • Orange and Green alcohol markers
  • Black cardstock from Lynda Chapman's World of Paper cardstock from Creative Crafting World
  • White stamping card
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink pad
  • Tape pen from Create and Craft
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Wine and cocktails 2018 mini calendar wall hanging - Day 10 of my 365 day challenge

Wine and cocktails 2018 mini calendar wall hanging - 
Day 10 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

So today's challenge is a wall hanging that is also a mini-calendar which I have decorated using For the Love of Stamps collection from Hunkydory.


How I made this wall hanging:-

  • I took some of this check patterned paper (from First Edition I think) which looked like the padded design you can get and covered both sides of the MDF plaque and trimmed it to fit it - you can sand the edges so that it becomes "locked" in..
  • I used a pokey tool to "open the holes" again and threaded some burgundy ribbon through them so you can hang it up.
  • I then took the Cocktails and Wine stamps and stamped the wine bottles a couple of times on to stamping card and coloured them in using purple and grey Zig Clean Color pens - I also stamped the corkscrew and coloured that too using the grey pen. 
  • I added some Wink of Stella clear "varnish" and covered them which will protect them. 
  • I repeated that with the glasses - trying to make the tall ones look like they were filled with a cocktail and the others with white wine! I also used the Wink of Stella on them too.
  • I used the Cheers sentiment around the plaque, stamping it in Onyx Black Versafine ink - along with the Every Hour is a Happy hour one
  • Finally I added the mini calendar on to some red shiny cardstock and glued it to the bottom of the plaque.

And there you are - a really lovely gift that is simple to make but looks good fun.
Products and items you may need to make this card
  • Wall plaque (chipboard/cartonnage) 20x13cm
  • Red and cream check paperstock from First Edition I think
  • Cocktail and Wine stamps from 2 of the For the Love of Stamps collection from Hunkydory
  • Purple, Orange, Green, Yellow and Grey Zig Clean Color Pens from Kuretake
  • Red alcohol marker
  • Burgundy satin style ribbon
  • White stamping card
  • Red Mirri card
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink pad
  • Tape pen from Create and Craft
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Collall All Purpose Glue
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