Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Thanks XOXO gift card (CD Sleeve) hand stamped with bling - Day 143 of my 365 day challenge

Thanks XOXO gift card (CD Sleeve) hand stamped with bling - 
Day 143 of my 365 day challenge

HI Craft addicts!

I have had these recycled CD sleeves for some time and thought it was about time I put them to good use so have made this gift card using Altenew stamps, some embossing powder and some bling!



How I made this project:-

  • I first of all made up the CD sleeve (which I got from Eco-Crafts) by using some strong tape.
  • I added some lines to create a border using a black alcohol marker.
  • Altenew have brought out the Watercolour dots set of stamps and so I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks (various colours to create a rainbow effect) over the block stamp and placed a piece of white stamping card over it.
  • After it had dried a bit, I then used the stripes and stars stamps and stamped over some of them using Onyx Black Versafine ink.
  • I then cut it out to fit inside the frame and stuck it using a Tape pen.
  • I used the label tag dies (2 different sizes) to cut out the larger of the two with Kanban rainbow card and then the smaller one in black (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper).
  • I stamped the Thanks XOXO (from the same set) on to the black card with Versamagic ink and embossed it with Seafoam White powder and stuck the two together.
  • I then added that to the centre of the project using thin foam pads.
  • Finally, to finish it off, I added some pale blue self adhesive gems (from Hobby House).

And there you are a CD sleeve/Gift Card that is easy to make and would be great to give!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 125mm square blue CD sleeve (from Eco-Crafts)
  • Watercolour Spots set of stamps from Altenew
  • White Stamping (or Super Smooth) card (from Craftwork Cards, Hunkydory or Creative Crafting World)
  • Distress inks and Altenew dye based inks
  • Blue self adhesive gems from Hobby House
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink pad
  • Versamagic ink pad
  • Seafoam White Papermania Embossing powder
  • Tape pen
  • Wet Glue - Colall or Stamps by Me
  • Foam pads
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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Birthday Smiles set of 3 gift cards - hand coloured and stamped - Day 142 of my 365 day challenge

Birthday Smiles set of 3 gift cards - hand coloured and stamped - Day 142 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's project is a set of 3 hand coloured small cards that can be used as gift cards or just to say Happy Birthday!


How I made these cards:-

  • I had these small cards and when I had stamped out the scenes realised that they were the perfect size for them!
  • I stamped each image out on to white stamping card and coloured them in using a mix of alcohol markers, Zig Clean Color pens and Distress inks - Tim Holtz, Spectrum Noir, Altenew and La Plume to name a few!
  • I used a small score board (the Tattered Lace one is perfect for these little cards) and scored 2 lines on the right hand side of the card - first of all from the inside and then repeated the score on the outside.
  • I then cut the stamped images out and edged them all using a dark blue alcohol marker and stuck them to the front of each card.
  • I used the Happy Birthday and Smile! sentiments (not sure which Company produced them) and stamped them out again on to white stamping card using Onyx Black Versafine ink.
  • I cut them out, sponged some colour on to them and edged them with the same blue alcohol marker and stuck them to each card.

And there you are a set of bright and cheerful cards that are easy to make and would be great to give!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 4" (100mm) square cream Hammered effect cards with envelopes
  • Scenery sets of stamps from Stamps Away
  • White Stamping (or Super Smooth) card (from Craftwork Cards, Hunkydory or Creative Crafting World)
  • Alcohol markers
  • Zig Clean Color pens
  • Distress inks and Altenew dye based inks
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink pad
  • Scoreboard
  • Tape pen
  • Wet Glue - Colall or Stamps by Me
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Monday, 21 May 2018

Dreams are the playground of Unicorns C6 hand coloured card - Day 141 of my 365 day challenge

Dreams are the playground of Unicorns C6 hand coloured card - 
Day 141 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft Addicts!

I must admit I am really pleased with the way this card turned out - using a resist technique to colour and emboss it....


How I made this card:-

  • I took an A6 piece of white stamping card (this is from Craftwork Cards) and stamped the unicorn (from Sweet Dixie) in the middle of it using Rare Earth Clear Glass embossing ink and added some Seafoam White embossing powder to it and heat set it.
  • I then stamped the flowers, again with the Clear Glass ink and the white embossing powder. 
  • I added the word Magical from the same set, this time embossing it with Wow's Opaque White super fine powder and heat set them.
  • Once they had all cooled down a bit, I coloured the top third of the panel using Tim Holtz's Seedless Preserves, the middle part of it with Salty Ocean and the bottom third with Bundled Sage and Forest Moss, blending all of them together by going over each section until I thought it looked right.
  • I then took some kitchen roll and rubbed the excess ink off the embossed parts until they looked bright.
  • Finally, I stamped the sentiment "Dreams are the Playground of Unicorns" on to some white stamping card using Onyx Black Versafine ink as it gives a crisp impression.
  • I cut around it to make a rectangle and edged it with a dark blue alcohol marker.
  • Finally, I stuck the main panel on to the front of a C6 white linen effect card using some fingerlift tape and then added the sentiment to the bottom of it using foam pads.

And there you are a bright and cheerful card that is easy to make and would be great to give!

Don't forget you can also visit my website Fizzy Designs where you can find great hints and tips and things that I am selling too! Or why not sign up to my monthly newsletter here

Products and items you may need to make this project
  • C6 white linen effect card with envelope
  • Sweet Dixie Unicorn set of stamps
  • White Stamping (or Super Smooth) card (from Craftwork Cards, Hunkydory or Creative Crafting World)
  • Seedless Preserves, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage Tim Holtz Distress Markers
  • Seafoam White Embossing powder from Papermania
  • Opaque Bright White Superfine embossing powder from WOW!
  • Clear Glass Rare Earth Embossing ink pad
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink pad
  • Fingerlift tape
  • Foam pads
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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Flowers, Butterflies and abstract MDF coasters - Day 140 of my 365 day challenge

Flowers, Butterflies and abstract MDF coasters - 
Day 140 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Something different today for my 365 day challenge - this time 6 coasters that I have decorated using decoupage paper.


How I made these:-

  • I first of all used some Zig Varnish and covered both the front and back of all of these coasters and let it dry overnight.
  • I then chose these 4 different patterns from Craft Consortium's decoupage papers  - there are so many to choose from and each pack contains 2 sheets.
  • Using some Matte Mod Podge, I covered the coaster first of all and then added a piece of the decoupage paper on top and smoothed it down first of all (the one thing I am not too keen on with these papers is that they are folded so the creases can show).
  • Once I was happy with the position, I then added some more Mod Podge over it using a flat brush and let it dry (which it does really quickly).
  • As soon as it was dry, I used an emery board (or sanding block) and trimmed it back to the edge (doing it this way also makes a smoother finish).
  • I then repeated the process with each of the coasters...

And there you are some coasters that are easy to make and would be great to give!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 6 MDF coasters - Square 115mm and Round 110mm approximately
  • Craft Consortium Decoupage paper packs - different designs
  • Mod Podge Matte pot
  • Zig Varnish marker
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Friday, 18 May 2018

Hay There cute animals with rainbow in window apertures 6" card - Day 138 of my 365 day challenge

Hay There cute animals with rainbow in window apertures 6" card - Day 138 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Today's card for day 138 of my challenge was really fun to make - once again using Distress inks and stamps from For The Love of Stamps Hunkydory collection.


How I made this card:-
  • I first of all cut a window aperture card in 2 and removed the panels in each quarter (to be used another time!) and used a Rare Earth Woodgrain stamp to colour the front of the window using Rusty Hinge Tim Holtz Distress ink and put it aside to dry.
  • I then stamped out the donkey, cow and pig on to some white stamping card using Onyx Black Memento ink and coloured them in using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (brown shades along with pink ones for the pig).
  • I then took the spare piece of card and blended some blue inks together to give a sky impression and stuck the window to it leaving some space inside the frame so that I could stick the animals etc inside them so they would be peeking into the window.
  • Using Rainbow colours from Tim Holtz Distress inks (Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Bundled Sage, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac and Seedless Preserves) and sponged through the rainbow mask from Noah's Ark stencil from For The Love of Stamps.
  • I fussy cut around all the animals and around the rainbow (cutting the latter in half) and stuck them (using a tape pen) on the panel. I tried to make sure that the rainbow looked like it was behind the frame).
  • I then stamped the Hay There sentiment on to some white card with Versafine ink and cut around it, edging it with a bright pink alcohol marker. I also stamped a small pot plant, colouring it in using Zig Clean Color pens as I think they give greater control).
  • I used a whole piece of blue paper from Hunkydory's Stylish Silhouettes Rainbow Radiance 6" paper pad (trimming it to 5.5") and attached it to the front of a 6" card and then placed the main panel on top of that.

And there you are a card that is easy to make and would be great to give!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • 6" White card and envelope
  • 5" white window aperture card
  • Old MacDonald and friends Hunkydory For The Love of Stamps set
  • Fun on the Farm Hunkydory For The Love of Stamps set
  • Noah's Ark stencil Hunkydory For The Love of Mask 
  • Wood grain 4" x 3" stamp from Rare Earth
  • White stamping card
  • Stylish Silhouettes Rainbow Radiance 6" paper pad
  • Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Bundled Sage, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac and Seedless Preserves and Rusty Hinge Tim Holtz Distress Inks
  • Brown shades, pink shades Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers
  • Brown Zig Clean Colour pens
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink
  • Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Wet Glue - either Colall or Stamps By Me
  • Foam pads
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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Congratulations sunrise hand coloured and stamped C6 card for Day 137 of my 365 day challenge

Congratulations sunrise hand coloured and stamped C6 card for Day 137 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I was really pleased with the way this scene turned out - I hope it does look like a sunrise/sunset!! I have also used some Rare Earth and For the Love of Stamps for the decoration.


How I made this card:-

  • I first of all took a piece of white Water colour card and using the textured side, I coloured it in using reds, oranges, yellows, blue and black to make the sunrise/sunset background.
  • So I could mirror the top and bottom (to give an idea of shadow), I did each colour at a time blending them in as I went along.
  • I then masked off the majority of the background, leaving only a small gap in the centre and sponged through it using some True Graphite Altenew ink (I moved the paper slightly at an angle so it gave the impression of there being land on each side.
  • Rare Earth's Oriental set of stamps has both the bird and blossom branch included so I stamped them both on to the panel, this time using Versafine Onyx Black ink. 
  • I also used For The Love of Stamps stamps to add the clouds, Congratulations and Compass images again using Versafine ink.
  • To finish the card off, I stuck the panel on to the front of a C6 white linen effect card.

And there you are a card that is easy to make and would be great to give!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • C6 White Linen effect card and envelope
  • Rare Earth Oriental collection of stamps
  • Hunkydory's For The Love of Stamps sets for the clouds, sentiment and compass.
  • White watercolour card (I used Red Button)
  • Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow Tim Holtz Distress Inks
  • True Graphite Altenew ink cubes
  • Versafine Onyx Black ink
  • Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Wet Glue - either Colall or Stamps By Me
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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Country cottage hand painted and stamped oval wall plaque - Day 136 of my 365 day challenge

Country cottage hand painted and stamped oval wall plaque - 
Day 136 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

Something different today for day 136 of my 365 day challenge - this time it is an oval MDF wall plaque which has been made using papers from Hunkydory and a stamp from Stamps Away.


How I made this plaque:-

  • I stamped the Country Cottage image (from Stamps Away) on to some white stamping card and coloured it in using Zig Clean Color pens and a water brush. 
  • Once it was dry, I trimmed it, leaving a very narrow white border at the top and bottom and then edged it with a blue alcohol marker.
  • I used 2 sheets of the pale blue spotty side from Hunkydory's Twilight Forest paper pad and glued them to either side of an oval MDF wall plaque.
  • Before it was dry, I pressed the paper towards the edge of the plaque and trimmed it. Once dry, I then used a emery board (but you could use a proper sand paper) and removed the excess paper - this gives you a neater finish to your work. 
  • I then repeated this on the back, this time adding some blue and white ribbon to it before adding the paper. 
  • I glued the stamped image to the front of the plaque using PVA Glue and then edged the MDF with a dark blue alcohol marker.
  • Finally, i added some white flower die-cuts that I had (a Tattered Lace die) with PVA glue.

And there you are a wall plaque that is easy to make and would be great to give!

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Products and items you may need to make this project
  • Oval MDF wall plaque (so many companies now do these but I think this one is a Dreamees one)
  • Country Cottage Stamps Away stamp
  • Twilight Forest paper pad from Hunkydory
  • Tattered Lace floral blossom die
  • White Stamping card
  • Blue and White ribbon
  • Zig Clean Colour pens
  • Blue and purple alcohol markers
  • Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Wet Glue - either Colall or Stamps By Me
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