Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Just right for Wimbledon. A strawberry card

Hello
I recently bought the latest issue of Simply cards and papercraft which had a free die and stamps with it.

This is the card I made using the free gifts.


The die is a corner die, which I cut out 4 times then stuck onto the green background.

I coloured the die with Promarkers,  then added glossy accents to the fruits.

This is a little different for me, but I really enjoyed making this, hope you like it

Pat

Thursday, 8 June 2017

A Father's day card using Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamps and dies

Hi
Just a quick post today to show you this Father's day card.



I stamped the dog onto corrugated card, then cut it with it's die and coloured with distress inks.

The die set also has dies to cut out the dog's eyes, nose and collar, so I cut these from plain card, glued them into place before colouring with Promarkers and adding glossy accents.

I hope this gives you another way to use the stamps and dies

All for now, Pat

Monday, 5 June 2017

Crazy Bird Happy Anniversary card

Hello

Today I would like to share an anniversary card which I recently made for friends


I found some paper in my stash that was ideal for the background.  After matting it onto a card blank I simply cut a white frame, stamped a sentiment on it then positioned it onto the card with foam pads.

Then I used a Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamp from Stampers Anonymous, cut it out with it's matching Sizzix die and coloured it with Promarkers.

I placed the bird as if he/she was looking through the frame, then added a hat (also from Stamped a Anonymous Crazy Accessories set)

I finished by stamping the hearts, from the Crazy Accessories set, coloured them with Promarkers,  and applied Glossy Accents to make them stand out.

Hope you like this, thank you for visiting

Pat

Friday, 19 May 2017

A sunny Crazy Dog birthday card

Hi
Today I decided to stamp and die cut a Crazy Dog image onto craft card.



The air balloon and glasses were from the Sizzix Rainy Days die set, and the dotty card is from my stash.

Let's hope we get some sun soon here in the UK


Pat

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Bright card using Tim Holtz mixed media die from Sizzix

Hello

I began this card several weeks ago but had put it to one side until I could decide how to finish it.

I am quite pleased with the result.

The background card was made by dissolving Brusho crystals in water and spraying onto white card - I used red and yellow.

I cut into the card using the Sizzix mixed media die by Tim Holtz, then sat it onto a black mat.

Once embellished with flowers , leaves and a sentiment I added a couple of orange stones.

Hope you like this

Pat

Friday, 5 May 2017

Robot birthday card

Hi, here is a card that is very different to any I have made before.



This is a card I made for my grandson's birthday.

The background centre portion is from a sheet of card which I sprayed with Brusho crystals, and the robots have been cut in Engraving Art card then lightly sanded back to reveal its copper core.

Very different for me, hope you like it

Tank you for visiting

Pat

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Crazy Dog birthday card

Hi, I was really happy this card turned out so well.  It began with some scrap paper from my stash and just evolved into this super cute card - I hope you agree.





The dog stamp is one of Tim Holtz's Crazy Dogs by Stampers Anonymous, which I cut out with it's matching Sizzix die.  I had to cut around the dog's front legs so he would appear to be standing through the black frame.

I finished with a couple of sequins and a wrapped present from Tim's Crazy Accessories stamp, also by Stampers Anonymous- which I had to fussy cut as I do not have the matching Sizzix die.

Hope you like this

Come back soon

Pat

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Crazy Birds, happy birthday card

Hi
Many months ago I made a similar card to this, only using the Crazy Dog stamps by Tim Holtz.   This time around I made a version using the Crazy Bird stamps, again by Tim Holtz .



I kept the colours muted and I quite like this version.  Do You?

Thank you for visiting, come back soon.

Pat

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Crazy Birds, a card which is ideal for a man

Hello

This card was created with a single stamp.

After stamping the first image I covered it with an image cut from a post-it note, then stamped a second image _ slightly overlapping the first.

Then just repeated this twice more giving a line of birds.

I chose not to colour the main body of the birds, just added  bowler hats (from the Stampers Anonymus crazy accessories stamps and coloured these in with Promarkers which matched the matted layer .



I think this would be ideal for a man. Hope you like it.

Pat

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Tim Holtz Crazy Brd with Sizzix Rainy Day dies

Hi

I had to have these dies by Sizzix  because I had been looking for an umbrella die that was not too fancy, and these fit the bill.

Also thought they would go well with the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds and Dogs  as they have the right proportions.




Using both sets of dies gives me many more options for my card making.  There are quite a few dies in this set and I will be showing more very soon.

Hope you like this, all for now

Pat

Friday, 7 April 2017

My entry in this week's Freshly Made Sketches weekly challenge

This is the card I have submitted for this week's challenge on The Freshly Made Sketches blog.   



    


This is the sketch we have to follow:


I have kept it very clean and simple following the sketch provided by Cecile.

This blog s well worth a visit, it certainly gives me inspiration.

All for now

Pat

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Crazy Birds - Mirror stamping - happy birthday

Hello

Here is another example of a card where I have used a mirror stamping technique to produce the same image facing in two different directions.



I stamped in a shade of grey then coloured in subtle shades of light brown.

The glasses were cut with a die from Sizzix - Rainy days, then I flooded the 'lens' with glossy accents so that it looked like glass

The sentiment is a Tattered lace die.

Hope you like this, all for now

Pat


Friday, 31 March 2017

Clean and simple Freshly Made Sketches weekly challenge

Hi

This is my entry to the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, this week.

The background is a piece of leftover wallpaper which goes perfectly with the cream card and die cut embellishments.

I finished by adding glossy accents to the sentiment (tattered lace), and Tonic nuovo sparkle to the centre of my flower.

Thank you for visiting

Pat

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Cute Crazy Dog birthday card

Hi

Today's card is another featuring these cute dogs designed by Tim Holtz.  The stamps are from
Stampers Anonymous and the Dies are from Sizzix.





I have seen many cards with these Crazy Dogs (indeed I have made one or two) where a dog appears through an aperture, so I wanted to try making an aperture with Tim's Sizzix Multi Media dies, through which a dog would peep, and this is the result.  I did have to snip a little so the dog would look through.

I am pleased with it, hope you like it, thank you for visiting.

Pat

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Clean and simple card for many occassions

Hi

Today I have a clean and simple card which I have entered into the Freshly Made Sketches weekly challenge.






The stamp is made by Chocolate Baroque and after stamping in grey, I coloured it with Promarkers (my markers of choice).

I stamped it twice and fussy cut a flower bud from one image, glued it onto a small circle before adding glossy accents to the flower bud and adding it to the card.

A simple sentiment in grey completed the card together with a few clear sequins.

Thank you for visiting

Pat

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Bright and cheerful birthday card

Hello
Today's card is a bright happy birthday card which I am entering in the weekly Freshly Made Sketches challenge at  freshlymadesketches.blogspot.co.uk

I know it is not yet summer, but the occasional sunny days we have had recently gave me the inspiration for this card

Hope you like it

All for now

Pat

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Bright card combining the Crazy Dog and Mixed Media dies

Hi

I kept this card quite simple, just using two dies from Sizzix designed by Tim Holtz: the splat from Tim's Mixed Media dies and a Crazy dog which I coloured with Promarkers  then accented with Glossy Accents.


I cut the sentiment out twice, once in black then in a multi coloured card (which I created with Promarkers) then glued them on top of each other, then to the card, before coating with Glossy Accents.

I drew the border freehand then coloured in matching colours.

All for now

Pat

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Clean and Simple Thank you card

Hi

Just a quick visit today to show you a card which I entered into the weekly challenge on the Freshly made Sketches blog.

It is worth visiting the blog as there is a varied selection of entries and I am sure everyone will find inspiration from at least one entry.






Hope you like it, all for now

Pat


Friday, 3 March 2017

Crazy Dogs by Tim Holtz- Mirror image

Hi

As you may have seen, I have found a way to produce a mirror image of these stamps quite easily.

So it seemed appropriate to make a card using a dog looking at himself/herself in a mirror


The method I used to give the mirror image is in my post dated 26 January.

Hope you like it

Pat

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Crazy Dog birthday card

Hi

Today I am entering a challenge on the Freshly Made Sketches bog - just for fun.  The brief was very clear so here goes.....






Again I am using the Crazy Dogs by Tim Holtz for Sizzix, and craft card with hessian is a change for me

Hope you like it

All for now

Pat


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Tim Holtz crazy dogs stamps and dies

Hello

I found a random piece of card in my stash that I  wanted to use.   So I used it to stamp a crazy dog onto (with Stampers Anonymous crazy dog stamps), then cut it out with the matching Sizzix die- I finished with a sentiment from Tattered Lace. I think the dog looks like a dalmatian,  do you?



This card was very easy to make, the hardest thing was selecting the best colour to contrast with the black and white patterned papers.

Hope you like it

Pat

Monday, 6 February 2017

Valentine/Anniversary card using Tim Holtz Mixed Media dies by Sizzix

Hi
Today I want to share a card I made for my husband for our anniversary which is in a few days.  It could easily be a valentine card.


I kept the design quite simple, just letting the dies do all the work.

The dies were all Tim Holtz Sizzix dies.

All for now
Pat

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Crazy Dogs, birthday card with a mirror stamped technique

Hello

Today I have another card to show you - where I used one of the Crazy Dog stamps by Tim Holtz.
I created this by stamping an image, then reversing the stamp to give a mirror image.





I think this technique will extend the versatility of these lovely stamps.

I simply inked up the stamp, ran a brayer roller across it (which picked up the ink), then ran the brayer across my paper giving a reversed image.  Then I stamped the image next to it.

After several attempts at this I found it easier to brayer the mirror image first then it was easy to stamp in the right place for the second image.

The sentiment was produced on my printer.

I really will have to make an effort to make my next card using something different!  I love these stamps and dies.

All for now

Pat

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

A Valentine Card using Tim Holtz Crazy Dog stamps

Hello everyone

Today I used Tim's stamps, by Stampers Anoymous,  to make a valentine card.




I wanted to have two dogs facing each other, and rather than use two different dogs, from the crazy dog set of stamps, I wanted to try to use one stamp and stamp a mirror image using the same stamp.

It took me a couple of attempts before I was happy with the result, what do you think?


I am happy with it, and it makes an ideal subject for this valentine card.  I hope you like it

All for now

Pat

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Congratulations - an engagement card

Hi

Today's card is a congratulations card which I made for a friend's engagement.



I was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest,  and just made a few changes here and there, but kept it quite plain. 

I think it looks very classy, and I am very pleased with it, hope you like it

All for now


Pat


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Crazy Dog birthday card

Hello, and a Happy New Year, I hope you had a good one.

Today's card is a birthday card I made for a dear friend.

I stamped the central image, then masked it off before stamping the other dogs.

I decided to colour in the one central image only, adhered this onto a spotted brown mat with a scalloped brown edge, then added several clear sequins .

I finished it with an organza ribbon.

Hope you like it

Pat