Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Apart from the base card this was made entirely from snippets and so I am going to enter it at Pixie's Snippet Playground - Just Use Snippets.
Thank you so much for your visit today and for your comments, I really appreciate the all.
I am going to visit my sister in Spain on Friday so I probably won't be around to comment much for a week or so but I will try and catch up when I get back.
Thursday, 5 October 2017
I cut a mat of dark brown card a little smaller than the 15cm. square kraft base card, and trimmed the image a little smaller again and inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink.
I am entering this at Stamping Sensations where the theme is Autumn Glory.
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Monday, 25 September 2017
Todays' card is a nice sparkly holly wreath made with a Poppy Stamps stencil and their clear stencil paste and glitters. I bought the stencil about two years ago at the Birmingham craft show because I liked the lovely card on display. when I asked about how it was done I was told that the stencil paste contains an adhesive which allows the glitter to stick. however when I got home and tried it I realized that it would be difficult to get the different coloured glitters in the right place and after a few disastrous attempts I gave up. While I was at another show earlier this year I visited their stand again and asked the demonstrator how to do it and she told me that she cut an ordinary plastic drinking straw at an oblique angle which makes a pointed sort of nib which makes it easy to pick up a small amount of glitter and drop in the right place. I also watched a u-tube video on their website. I'm afraid I don't know either of these ladies names but between them they helped me to get a reasonable result. I am including a close up here so
hopefully you can really see the sparkle. The backing
paper that I've used is a printable download from
LOTV. I printed it onto A4 paper so after cutting it to fit the card I had offcuts which I used to die cut the greeting with a Britannia die. I used gold mirri card for the mat and both the image and the mat were cut with Li'l inkers dies. I added a tiny gem to dot the I and a ribbon bow to finish it. It took a bit of patience and equipment to make so I made three all the same while everything was out.
I'm sorry if this is a bit of a ramble but thank you if you stuck with it. I am now going to link this with the Rudolph day Challenge at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo, where the theme is always Anything Christmas.
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Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Hello everyone, today I
that I made this afternoon for the eldest of my five little
Great Granddaughters. She is going to start school next week and she is really
looking forward to it. How
time flies!!!. She is quite a
bright little girl and we have
enjoyed some happy crafty
sessions together during the
I was ordering stamps from
LOTV recently and I thought
this stamp was perfect for the
occasion. I stamped it onto a snippet of white card with
Archival Watering Can ink and coloured it with Zig water colour pens. I cut it out using a Spellbinders circle die, and inked the edge lightly with Stormy Sky Distress ink. The sentiment is computer generated and cut with a smaller die from the same set and inked in the same way. The patterned paper is cut from a 6" pad that I have had for ages, I think it is Penny Black. I found a piece of dark blue card in the snippets box which wasn't big enough to cut the backing mat and the scalloped mats, so I cut the square first to fit the front of my 6" square card base, leaving a narrow border, and then cut the larger scalloped mat from the center of it. I cut the smaller scalloped mat from the center of the large one both using Spellbinders scalloped circle dies. I stuck the patterned paper to the blue card and then to the card front. The alphabet ribbon has been in my stash for years and I was pleased to find a use for it at last. The ribbon is quite thick so I tucked it right inside the card by making a slit in the spine and threading it through and secured it inside with sticky tape. I always add a separate insert which hides the ends. To finish I stuck the image and sentiment discs to their respective scalloped mats and fixed the smaller one to the card with double sided tape and the image one with foam tape.
I am going to enter this at Pixies Snippet Playground - Use Snippets
( I used my Cuttlebug to do the die cutting)
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Saturday, 26 August 2017
Now I will link this up at Scrappy Mo's, for the Rudolph Day Challenge which is always Anything Christmas.
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Saturday, 29 July 2017
Anyway all this meant that I didn't get round to making my card until today. The base card is approximately 15cm square, tent style. I took a piece of white card little smaller and using a Clarity stencil and distress inks I added colour with a duster brush. The colours are Iced Spruce, Broken China, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire. All the stamping is done with Archival Watering Can ink. The main image and the sentiment are Chocolate Baroque stamps, the small stamps are Cardio, and the tiny snowflakes are part of an Art Journey stamp. I used a white pigment pen and white Wink of Stella to add snowy highlights. I outlined the the large circle with Stickles Stardust glitter, and also added some touches to the images and snow flakes. I cut some blue card just slightly smaller than the card front and stuck the stamped panel to it before fixing to the card. I punched three snowflakes from glitter card using an X-cut punch and fixed them to the top corner.
I'm afraid this is not a very good photo, and I think the card looks prettier IRL, I just can't find the best place to take the pictures lately. It would be easy to blame the camera but I expect it is more likely an operator problem.
Now I am off to link up with The Rudolph Day Challenge - Anything Christmas.
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Friday, 21 July 2017
I am entering this at Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes - Create a Sentiment
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Emerald City Crafters - Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze - Anything With Wings
Edited to say, That I would like to also enter this for The Butterfly Challenge
where the theme is M for Matching Pairs and/or O for the Colour of Orange Peel I have used the orange colour and although my butterflies aren't identical twins I think they may qualify as a matching pair. Thanks for heads up Kate.
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I hope to be back later in the week with a card for the Rudolph Day challenge.