Saturday, 31 October 2015

Clean and simple birthday card

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


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Crazy Bird Christmas card


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


Saturday, 24 October 2015

A bright birthday card

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

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.

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

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Homemade holder for my glasses

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

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 


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Birthday card using Brush crystal colour paints (part one)

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.
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

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Clean and simple 'hello' card


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