Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Homemade Gift Tags


I don't know about you but I always seem to be in need of gift tags, so I decided to spend a few hours making a some so I had a choice when I needed them.  Here is a selection

  • I started by hand cutting some tags in white, then spritzing them in black ink in a random pattern
  • When dry I mounted the white tags onto some slightly larger coloured card
  • Then decorated as you can see above
  •  I tried to keep the embellishments to black plus the colour of the tag base
  • Here are some close ups:

I actually used one today, here is the wrapped present with the tag.  I think the tags finishes it off beautifully, and now I have a supply ready for another occasion

Hope you like them

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Clean and Simple 'Best Wishes' card


There are times when we all need a simple card that would suit many occassions.  This card takes only a little time to make:

  • To make this card simply cut a strip of patterned paper to fit along the bottom of the card.
  •  Choose two complimentary coloured strips and glue above the patterned paper.  I cut mine with my Crealies stitched rectangle dies. 
  • Finish the top of the card with a white piece of card, and add a flower (Spellbinders die) and a die cut 'Best Wishes' sentiment.
All for now


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Card to welcome a new baby


Today I would like to share with you a card I have recently made to welcome a new baby.

  • I stamped, then coloured (with Promarkers), a sweet teddy bear.
  • After carefully cutting out the teddy I glued it onto a cream stitched rectangle which I diecut with a Crealies die.
  • The stitched balloons were diecut using a free die I recently got with a magazine then glued onto the front.
  • I then drew lines to look as if the teddy was holding the bunch of balloons.
  • The 'baby' word was cut using Tim Holtz alphabet dies then glued to each balloon.
  • I completed the card with little stitched scallops along the bottom of the stitched panel, then glued this onto the card base
  • The card base is in cream and is seven by five inches.

I hope you like this


Saturday, 19 September 2015

Crazy Bird stamps by Stampers Anonymouse (part four) - Congratulations card

Hello again

My great nieces have successfully passed their school exams recently, so I was asked to make them a card to congratulate them.

As they are twins I wanted to make them similar (but not exactly the same) cards so simply chose two colour schemes.

Well done girls
I used Promarkers to colour the birds, then fussy cut them.
The balloons were die cut from coloured card in complimentary colours.
Everything was raised on foam pads to give dimension, then I finished with several coloured
All for now

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Crazy Bird stamps from Stampers Anonymous (part three)

Hi todays card is a thank you card using shrink plastic and the Crazy Bird stamps:

I wanted to see how the little birds looked against a colourful background, so I used the largest size of my Crealies stitched rectangles to make five strips in bright colours.

I glued the strips to black card making sure to leave a little gap as shown, and glued this to a square card blank.

Then I cut a Sizzex striplet die from black card and glued this across the bottom of the card, then perched a little Crazy Bird on top (this was stamped onto shrink plastic, then coloured with pencils - as were those on my two previous posts).

The 'thanks' was cut using a Lawn Fawn die.  I glued some leftover scraps of coloured paper onto white card and cut out the thanks from this.  I also cut four more thanks in white card and glued them together to give the word some depth.

I hope this gives you some ideas for using these stamps.  I will be back in a week or so

All for now


Monday, 7 September 2015

Crazy Bird stamps from Stampers Anonymous (part two)

Hello again

I have another card to show you today, using the Crazy Bird stamps and shrink plastic.
These stamps are so versatile, and I am sure I will find many uses for them.  I call my card:

Hang in There

This is self explanitory, just three birds hanging upside down on the branch of a tree.

The birds were stamped onto shrink plastic, then coloured in with pencils before shrinking with a heat gun.

I sat the birds onto a scrap of green patterned paper, the branch and foliage were cut using a Sue Wilson die.

The sentiment was produced on my computer and edged in black and green, then the card was finished with a few black liquid pearl dots - simples.

Hope you like this.

All for now



Saturday, 5 September 2015

Crazy Bird stamps from Stampers Anonymous (part one)

I have been having a lot of fun lately - colouring in my new Crazy Bird stamps from Stampers Anonymous.

I have coloured in several of the birds with blendable pencils and several with permanent pens - they seem to need vibrant colours.

At the moment I am stamping and colouring (with pencils) onto shrink plastic and I am very pleased with the results.

Happy Bird-Day - Card number one

This was a very simple card to make - just using a message produced on my computer, and three assorted colourful birds.

A little bird told me it's your birthday - Card number two

I really like this card, made also with two crazy birds which were stamped onto shrink plastic. 

I made the balloons using a free die from a magazine.  I cut them from funky foam to make my own stamp, stuck this onto a clear stamp block, then stamped with distress inks onto shrink plastic with colours which coordinate with the backing paper.

I'll have more to show you shortly
Take care

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Hello, Hello - double trouble, two cards using a Chocolate Baroque magnolia stamp


When I sit down to make a card for a specific occasion I will often make two cards the same.

This gives me the opportunity to build up a stash of cards to use at short notice and/or to try out the card in two colours.

Here is my latest card - I am very pleased with the result.

I started by stamping with my latest stamp, which is magnolia by Chocolate Baroque, onto copy paper and fussy cut carefully around the image to make a mask.

Then I stamped the magnolia stamp onto white card, placed the mask on top, and overstamped with an Indigoblu stamp called honeycomb.

I used Promarkers in bold colours for the magnolia, and in muted colours for the randomly selected honeycomb cells.

I cut the image out using my Crealies stitched rectangle die, then mounted this onto a compatible colour then onto white card, then I wrapped matching ribbon around this.

For the background I stamped with several complimentary colours randomly over a piece of 5 by 7 inch card, then mounted this onto the card base.

I attached the magnolia image and used my Lawn Fawn 'hello' die and some matching beads to complete the card.

I am very happy with both cards (not sure which I prefer), I hope you like them