Thursday, 30 April 2015

Gal with Brains ...

Hi everyone, here is my make for today. I am entering this into the Simply B Facebook Challenge.

Recipe:

Lavender oval card blank
Black cardstock from crafty stash
White cardstock from crafty stash
Tonic fancy rectangle dies
Simply B Freebie A Gal with Brains sentiment and digi coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noir pencils


To create this card I used an oval card blank.

I printed the image onto white card and after colouring I die cut with the fancy dies.  I then added to a piece of black card which I also die cut before adding to the front of my card.

To finish I matt and layered the sentiment and added to the middle at the top of the front of my card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my card.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Inspiration Destination Challenge 31



Good morning everyone, welcome to another new challenge. As always the theme is "Anything Goes" and this week we have two sponsors, All Dressed Up and Little Blue Button Stamps.


Here is my first DT make for this week sponsored by All Dressed Up.

Recipe:

White card blank from crafty stash
Backing papers from My Paper Stash
White cardstock from crafty stash
All Dressed Up Daddy's Little Helper digi image coloured with Spectrum Noir Aqua pens

 
To create this card I used a white card blank, then matt and layered two different backing papers and then added the  digi image topper with foam pads.
 
This was a really simple card to make. I don't usually use water colours but I thought I would give this a go.
 
 
My next DT make is using one of the Little Blue Button Stamps images.

Recipe:

White shaped card blank from Hunkydory
White cardstock from crafty stash
Backing paper from crafty stash
Silver mirror card from crafty stash
Hunkydory sentiment
Flower embellishment from crafty stash
Tonic circle dies
Little Blue Button Mixed Media Smiling Girl digi image coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noir pencils


To create this card I used a shaped card blank by Hunkdydory.  To this I added the backing paper and silver mirror card.

I die cut the coloured image onto white card and matted it onto the silver mirror card and added to the front of the main shaped card.

Finally, I added the sentiment and flower embellishment on the left-hand side.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my DT makes for this week.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Birthday girl

Hi everyone, here is my make for today. Its a birthday card for my son's friend Louise.

Recipe:

White cardstock from crafty stash
Creata blue mirror card
Tonic fancy oval dies
Flower embellishments from Hobby House
Butterfly and sentiment embellishments from Hunkydory
Sweet Pea Cats Cradle digi image coloured with Copics
Rose embossing folder from Sheena Douglass
Tim Holtz distressed ink


To create the card I used an A4 piece of white cardstock and scored and folded to make a square card measuring 13cm x 13cm.

Next I embossed a piece of white card by inking the embossing folder to create the letter press look and added it to the front of my card.

After colouring the digi image I cut out with one of the dies and adhered it to a piece of blue mirror card which I also cut with a die.

I matt and layered the sentiment onto a small piece of the embossed card and then onto a piece of blue mirror which I cut around with scissors to reflect the shape of the sentiment.

Finally, I added a butterfly and flower embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my card.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Inspiration Destination Challenge 30



Good morning everyone, welcome to another challenge here at Inspiration Destination.  Our sponsor this week is Rick St Dennis.  Here is my DT make for this week.


We would love you to join in and show us your creations.  You can find the link here
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/AG-30.html

Recipe:

White scalloped embossed card blank
Black cardstock from crafty stash
White cardstock from crafty Stash
Creata die cut flowers and leaves
Rick St Dennis Lavish digi image coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noir pencils
Glitter
Spellbinders shaped dies
Green ribbon
Faux gems


To create this card I used an 8cm x 8cm white scalloped embossed card blank.  I then die cut a piece of black cardstock onto which I matted and layered the die cut image.

I added some ribbon for the tassels on the dress and finished with three faux gems.

Finally, I added the flower and leave embellishments down the right-hand side of the card and added some glitter to the centres of the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my DT make for this week.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Ruby Wedding Anniversary

Hi everyone, here is a gift I have made for my friends' 40th Ruby Wedding Anniversary.  This has taken several weeks to get to this stage but I am really pleased with the end result.

Recipe:

Centura pearl cardstock
Most of the other elements are from Crafters Companion Times Gone By CD
Creata bow die
Pink satin ribbon
Pen
Sentiments created in Word
Faux gems

This is the front view of the gift

 
Here is the inside view
 
 
This is the inside view when stood up

 
This is the front view when stood up

 
These are the little A6 cards inside the folder
 
 
 
Full instructions on how to make this are included on the CD.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my gift.  I would love you to become a member of my blog.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

With sympathy ...

Hi everyone, here is one of my makes for today.  Unfortunately, this is a sympathy card for a friend who has recently lost her Mum.  Never a good card to make!

Recipe:

Ivory card blank
Centura Pearl cardstock
Creata cardstock
Sentiment from Hunkydory
Tonic dies
Tonic flower punch
Faux gems
Sweet Pea Poppies and Flutters by Normal J Burnells digi image coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noir pencils



To create the card I matt and layered the digi image topper onto some card and added it to the main card which had already been matt and layered.

The flowers were made using a Tonic flower punch.

Thanks for stopping by and I would love you to become a member of my blog.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Birthday card

Good morning everyone, here is my make for today.  Its a birthday card order for a friend's husband.

Recipe:

Black cardstock from crafty stash
Gold peel off sentiment coloured with Duflex to match the card
Faux gems
All other elements from a kit by Lelli-Bots Craft


To create the card I just scored and folded a piece of A5 black card to measure an A5 portrait card blank.

I then matt and layered all elements onto the card, added a verse insert and voila!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my make for today.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Just Chilling!

Hi everyone, here is another make from me today using the freebie Gaming Reggie from Lacy Sunshine.

I am entering this into the Lacy Sunshine Facebook Challenge Colour Your World Rory and Reggie.

Recipe:

Creata kraft card blank
White cardstock from crafty stash
Wall embossing folder from Sheena Douglass
Sentiment from crafty stash
String
Lacy Sunshine digi image coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noir pencils
Spectrum Noir Aqua pens


To create this card I used an A6 kraft card blank.

I ran a piece of kraft card through the embossing folder and stuck on the bottom half of my card. Next, I gave a light water colour wash over a piece of white cardstock, then spritzed with water and dabbed with kitchen roll to give the effect of sky.

I fussy cut the digi image and added him to the front of the card so that he was sitting on the wall.

Finally, I added a string bow and sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my card.

Party Time

Hi everyone, here is one of my makes for today using the gorgeous freebie Rory Time to Paint the World image from Lacy Sunshine.

I am entering this into the Lacy Sunshine Facebook Challenge Colour Your World Rory and Reggie.

Recipe:

Green card blank from crafty stash
White cardstock from crafty stash
Rainbow paper from crafty stash
Tonic dies
Lacy Sunshine digi image coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noir pencils
Distressed embossing folder from Sheena Douglass
Sentiment from crafty stash


I ran a piece of white card cut slightly smaller than my base card through the embossing folder.  This is definitely my favourite folder at the moment! I then added it to the front of my card.

Next, I cut a piece of the rainbow paper and stuck across the centre of the card, then added the sentiment and the topper with foam pads.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my card.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Inspiration Destination Challenge 29 - Alice

Inspiration Destination
Good morning everyone,  this week we have two sponsors, the first is Fresh Brewed.

Fresh Brewed

I can't believe yet another week has already gone by and its time for another challenge.  Here is my first DT make for today.

Recipe:

White cardstock from crafty stash
Backing paper from Snow White by The Paper Shelter
Pink paper from crafty stash
Green paper from crafty stash
Tonic trellis dies
Spellbinders flower and leaf dies
Sentiment from Hunkydory
Fresh Brewed digi image Decisions for Alice coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noir pencils



To create this card I scored and folded a piece of A4 white cardstock to make a 15cm x 15cm square card.  Next, I added a piece of backing paper to the front of the card.

I printed the image onto white cardstock and cut out with the Tonic dies. I then adhered this to the backing paper.

I die cut the flowers and layered them onto the bottom left-hand side of the card.  Finally, I added the sentiment at the top in the middle.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my first DT make.

Inspiration Destination Challenge 29 - Oldies



Good morning everyone, its time for another challenge and this week we have Bugaboo as sponsors


Recipe:

White cardstock from crafty stash
Black cardstock from crafty stash
Creata backing papers
Sentiments from My Paper Stash
Creata flower and dragonfly embellishments
Bugaboo digi image Stella and Gus Person to annoy coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noir pencils
Fancy edge scissors



To create this card I scored and folded a piece of A4 white cardstock to make the middle stepper.

Next I added some polka dot papers to the front of the card, then added the framed digi image with foam pads.

Finally, I added the sentiments, flower and dragonfly embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my DT make for this week's challenge.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Tiddly Inks DT Call


Design Team Call

WOW, how exciting!!! Tiddly Inks are having a DT Call,  I absolutely love the Tiddly Inks images and thought I would try for a chance to be part of a fabulous team.  Well, here goes ...

Recipe:

White cardstock from crafty stash
Black cardstock from crafty stash
Backing papers from Pollyanna Pickering Best of Breeds CD
Tonic fancy rectangle dies
Sentiment from My Paper Stash
Tiddly Inks Annabelle and Puppy Love digi image coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noir pencils


To create this card I scored and folded a piece of white card to measure 15cm x 15cm.

Next, I cut a smaller piece of black card, then a smaller piece of one of the backing papers, then matt and layered these onto the front of my card.

I then die cut the image and layered her onto another piece of backing paper and black card to make the topper which I then adhered to the front of my card on the left-hand side.

Finally, I matt and layered the sentiment and attached at the bottom right-hand side.

This image means a lot as I have a Westie and this makes the perfect choice for me.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my make for this DT Call.  Wish me Luck.

http://tiddlyinks.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/april-dt-call.html

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Birthday card

Good morning everyone, here is one of my makes for today. Its for a birthday card for a friend who likes gardening.

Recipe:

White triple card blank
A5 Acetate
Backing paper, decoupage and sentiment all from La Pashe Flippin Gnomes CD



To create the card I cut a piece of acetate to fit inside the font two panels and added some red double sided tape to the middle panel to secured the acetate to the card.

Next I cut the decoupage and layered the back images onto the front of the acetate (note, the front will be the middle panel at this point).

The next step was to add the front decoupage images onto the back of the acetate (still on the middle panel).

With the card opened out flat to reveal the three panels, I added some foam tape to the inside front panel, then closed onto the second panel to secure, which protects the decoupage and hides all the workings.

Finally, I added the backing paper to the inside back panel and the sentiment on the front of the finished card at the lower right-hand side.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my make.

Birthday card

Good morning everyone, here is my make for today.  Its a birthday card for our nephew.

Recipe:

White cardstock from crafty stash
Elements from Hunkydory


To create the card I scored and folded an A4 piece of cardstock in half to make an A5 portrait card, then scored and folded back one half of the front to make the shaped card.

I then matt and layered all the elements onto the card, nice and easy.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my make.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Kit & Clowder April 2015 Swap

Hi everyone, here is my second make for today.  This is for the Kit & Clowder April 2015 Swap.

Recipe:

White cardstock from crafty stash
Backing paper from crafty stash
Spellbinders Tied Together embossing folder and Lattice Motif die
Tonic fancy oval dies
Faux gems
Pink satin ribbon
Sentiment from My Paper Stash
Sweet Pea "Forget Me Not" digi image by Norma Burrell coloured with Prismacolour, Spectrum Noir pencils and Copics

The images by Norma Burrell have to be my all time favourites.  They are so beautiful.


To create this card I folded and scored a piece of white card to measure 14cm x 14cm.

I then added a piece of backing paper to the front of the card cut slightly smaller.  Next I added a strip of the embossed card, a pink ribbon and faux gems before attaching to the card down the left-hand side.

I mounted the image onto the lattice motif with foam pads and placed on the right-hand side near the top.

To finish I added the sentiment at the lower left-hand side.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my card.  Even more I hope my swap partner likes it!

Birthday card

Good morning everyone, here is one of my makes for today.  Its a birthday card for a friend who likes fishing.

Recipe:

White cardstock from crafty stash
All other elements from Hunkydory


To create the card I scored and folded a piece of A4 white card to make an A5 portrait card blank.  Next I added some backing card to the front and a border down the left-hand side.

To the bottom half of the card I cut around one of the backing cards and added it to the front.  To finish I added a topper at the top right-hand side.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my card.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Marilyn


Inspiration Destination
Good morning everyone, its time for this week's challenge over at Inspiration Destination.  This week our sponsor is Patties Creations.

Patties Creations

Here is my DT make for this week.

Recipe:

Ivory card blank
White cardstock from crafty stash
Backing paper from crafty stash
Old CD
Hunkydory sentiment
Black faux teardrop gems
Pattie's Creations Marilyn digi image coloured with Copics



To create this card I used a 13.5cm x 13.5cm ivory card blank.

I then stuck a piece of the backing paper slightly smaller than the card onto the front. Next, I stuck the CD onto this using glue gel.

I printed the image onto white cardstock and fussy cut around before placing her onto the CD using foam pads.

I drew some musical notes onto the CD with a black CD marker.

Finally, I added the sentiment and faux gems.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my DT make.

40th and 50th birthday cards

Good morning everyone, I have been asked to make two cards for a customer, one is for a 40th birthday and the other for a 50th.

Here is my 40th!

Recipe:

White cardstock from crafty stash
Creata teal mirror card
Tonic square dies
Tattered Lace alphabet, number and word dies
Image from Fabulous Fashion CD
Distress embossing folder from Sheena Douglass
Teal foil paper


To create this card I used an A4 piece of white card, scored and folded it in half, then scored the front back on itself to create the shape.

I then cut pieces of teal mirror card and white card, matt and layered, then added to the inside and front panel of the card.  I printed the image in mono onto white card, then put through my hot foiling machine using the teal colour foil paper.

After matting and layering the image to match the rest of the card, I added it to the front panel on the right-hand side with foam tape.

To finish, I added the sentiments and name to personalise.

Here is my 50th!

Recipe:

White scalloped embossed card blank
Black cardstock from crafty stash
Backing papers, topper and sentiment from Polly Anna Pickering's Best of Breed CD
Tonic sentiment die
Tattered Lace number dies


To create this card, I scored and folded back the front panel to create an easel card.

I then added some backing papers to the inside base and front flap of the card. I matted and layered the topper onto black card and added to the front flap with foam pads.

Finally, I added the numbers and sentiment to personalise.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my cards.  Even more, I hope my customer likes them!

Inspiration Destination Challenge 28

Inspiration Destination

We have two sponsors this week, the first is Eureka


The second sponsor this week is Patties Creations


We would love you to join in the fun.

My first DT make is using Springtime by Eureka

Recipe:

7cm x 7cm white embossed card blank
White cardstock from crafty stash
Eureka Springtime digi images coloured with Copics
Sentiment by Hunkydory


To create this card I printed the images onto the white cardstock and cut around each one. Next I added them to the front of my card.

Finally, I added the sentiment to the centre.

My second DT make for this week is using Marilyn by Patties Creations.

Recipe:

Ivory card blank
White cardstock from crafty stash
Backing paper from crafty stash
Old CD
Hunkydory sentiment
Black faux teardrop gems
Pattie's Creations Marilyn digi image coloured with Copics



To create this card I used a 13.5cm x 13.5cm ivory card blank.

I then stuck a piece of the backing paper slightly smaller than the card onto the front. Next, I stuck the CD onto this using glue gel.

I printed the image onto white cardstock and fussy cut around before placing her onto the CD using foam pads.

I drew some musical notes onto the CD with a black CD marker.

Finally, I added the sentiment and faux gems.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my DT makes.













Monday, 6 April 2015

India Tutorial

Good morning, everyone, I thought I would do something different today and have prepared a tutorial.  Hope everyone can understand it!
 
Recipe:
 
White cardstock from crafty stash
Creata Black mirror card
Creata Red mirror card
Bugaboo Elephant Paisley digi image
Red foil
Sheena Douglass embossing folder
Tonic fancy rectangle and alphabet dies
White super smooth paper for insert
Sentiment from My Paper Stash
 
Here goes with the tutorial:
 
First of all. you need to print out the digi image onto white cardstock using a laser printer.  If you want to foil an image, you have to use a laser printer or have the image copied at a photocopy shop.  Foiling will not work when using an ink jet printer.

 

Next, insert the image into a carrier sheet and add a piece of red foil on top, then pass through a hot foiling machine.


The result is a fabulous red foiled elephant image which I think is pretty impressive.


For the next step, run the black mirror card through the embossing folder.  This is one of Sheena Douglass' Indian range.  Once embossed, sand back to reveal the white core and make the elephants pop off the page.


Next, take the Tonic dies and cut the image out first, then another two different sizes, one in red mirror card and one in white card. Die cut the letters in red mirror card ready to matt onto white cardstock.  Use a corner punch to round off the edges.


The main base card is a piece of A4 black cardstock folded in half to make an A5 landscape card blank.

Matt and layer all the elements as above and voila this is the finished card.


To complete add an insert with a sentiment cut around with fancy scissors.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my tutorial.  I would love you to leave some feedback if you have the time.