Saturday, 31 October 2015

Clean and simple birthday card

Hi
Today I would like to share a quick and simple card.  The sentiment I chose is happy birthday, but I think it lends itself to many different sentiments and uses.


I love the grey and pink colours and it was very quick to put together
Hope you like it,all for now

Pat

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Crazy Bird Christmas card

Hi

Today I want to share with you a Christmas card using one of the Tim Holtz Crazy bird stamps

I have enjoyed using these stamps so decided to adapt one for a Christmas card.
I stamped a random pattern onto craft card in brown and white, before embellishing with hessian and lace then adding a sentiment.
I coloured the bird with Promarkers and added to the card.  I am pleased with this and hope you like it

Pat

Saturday, 24 October 2015

A bright birthday card

Hi
Today I  want to share, with you, a card which recently  made friend.





I began with a piece of yellow card which I  mounted onto black, then onto an eight by eight card blank.
I stamped  the card in yellow,  orange and a subtle red, using random stamps, then spritzed with red ink.

I stamped a narrow border, added a sentiment,  then glued this to the bottom of the card with a black scalloped border.  I finished with a black flourish die cut, some black spiders web and  yellow die cut  butterflies.

I completed this with a sentiment in complimentary colours. I was pleased with the result -  these colours would be good for a Halloween card , what do you think?

Hope you like this
Pat 
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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

A pretty birthday card using a Spellbinders die


Hello again
Today I would like to share with you a card which  was very simple to make because most of the card was made with die from Spellbinders. The die was  Nestabilities Labels 47.
5

I wanted to make this card in muted colours, but was struggling to find a taupe colour in my stash.  Luckily my sister had give me a roll of wallpaper which had the exact colour I was looking for so I used this and it worked a treat - don't you think? 
The flower was made from velum, and once assembled, I painted it with pearl paint
All for now.  Pat.




Saturday, 17 October 2015

Clean and simple get well card using Sizzix dies

Hello all
Today I would like to show you a get well card.
Having just treated myself to some new dies from Sizzix, I just had to try some of them out.

I cut a strip of  the Tim Holtz confetti striplet die and backed it fushia pink then edged it with another striplet called Vintage lace.

I made the flower with the Sizzix Gerbera die from the Susan's Garden range, distressing the edges with seedless preserves distress ink.

I enjoyed using these dies, so decided to try something else.  I made some napkin rings for a dinner party we are having next week. I used the same dies and similar colours to match my table colour scheme.


Hope you like this
Pat

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Homemade holder for my glasses

Welcome
I wear glasses for long and short vision, so many times I put a pair down and can never find them when I need them.
Today I thought I would show you a holder I made for my glasses, which I made so I would always know where to find them.


  • I began by making the carcass using mount board which I joined together with masking tape, and included a division to ensure my two pairs of glasses were separate.
  • Then I painted the whole thing with matt black acrylic paint.
  • I decorated each side with papers to match my d├ęcor - these are from a stash of Teresa Collins papers, then I added embellishments.
  • Finally I lined the two compartments with black felt to ensure the glass lenses remain scratch free.
  • I have found this very useful, and will be making a larger one to hold glasses and TV remote controls

Here are a few more views for you:



I hope this gives you some ideas
All for now
Pat

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Another card using Brusho crystal paints (part two) -using a Crazy Bird stamp again

Hello again
Today I would like to show you my second attempt with Brusho crystals

  1. This time I used yellow  and turquoise Brusho crystals, in the same way I showed in my last post. 
  2. I  stamped a Crazy Bird from the Tim Holt set of stamps, then coloured  it in with Promarkers before cutting it out.
  3. I mounted the bird on my chosen painted panel with foam pads, adding green feathers for the tail and the tuft on it's head.
  4. I finished with some jewels and a sentiment which I printed on the laptop.
Hope you like this 

Pat


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Birthday card using Brush crystal colour paints (part one)

Hello
I have recently treated myself to some Brusho crystal colour paints.
I am still experimenting with them, but I would like to show you my first attempt.
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I used water colour paper, which I spritzed  with water before sprinkling sparingly with red and yellow crystals.
I spritzed with water again, then left the panel to dry.
I selected the area I liked best, then cut this out before stencilling through a mask in black.
I outlined the stencil in white pen then mounted this on black card.
I cut three butterflies from a scrap of the coloured card, then glued them on and added black Pearl dots for the bodies, and finished with a stamped sentiment.

All for now
Pat

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Clean and simple 'hello' card

Hello

Today's card is a quick and simple card using a letterpress technique


This was very easy to make:
  • Simply ink up an embossing folder with your chosen colour distress ink (I used pink)
  • Insert a piece of white card into the embossing folder and run through your die cutting machine (mine is a Big Shot plus)
  • The ink is transferred to the card as you can see (this is letterpressing)
  • As my card blank is the same colour as the embossed letterpress panel I sat the piece of embossed card onto a white panel which I cut using my Crealies stitched rectangles so that it would stand out from the card base
  • I used a smaller stitched rectangle to sit the sentiment on, then added the 'hello' word which is  raised with funky foam.
  • Very quick to make. Hope you like this

All for now

Pat