Thursday, 29 May 2014

Granddaughters card for crafting cafe blog hop

I must admit I am pleased with this one for Maia's 7th Birthday on Saturday.
I can hear her now saying "Oh that's sooooo cute Granny :-)
Lots of pink purple , glitter & stones of course

I started with a white 8 x 8 and embossed it, inking it softly with a light purple chalk color box ink.

I then chose papers from my stash and die cut circles in pinks and purples
I coloured in an adorable digi I got from
Called Beau & bashful
By Sylwia Zajaczkowska

weestamps .com

Using permanent le plume pens

I die cut this too with above die set.
Then I found some pretty pearlescent paper in an old hot off the press pk
Die cut this with my Marianne die set & embossed it too.
I used a lovely creative expressions die set for the bow 

& then I cut out the name & 7 with my Cricut 

Monday, 26 May 2014

Happy day card making with my mate Laura

Yesterday was spent happily creating cards with my mate Laura & today just finishing touches

 The one above is a kraft easel card , backing  papers are Botanica from craftwork cards
The butterflies in yellow and pink are die cut using butterfly die which is photographed
On the midnight blush butterfly card on previous post. I inked the edges of card and flower/butterfly elements
. I used 'card candy' also Botanics for the centres of butterflies.
Paper used for yellow/pink butterflies was free paper given with a magazine a while back
Free paper details as promised :-)
These were scrapbook magazine no 78, see photo below

 The tall card above is covered with the fore mentioned free papers, sorry can't remember where:-(
The centre topper also. I will check and edit this post tomorrow - promise !
I stamped the pink circle onto topper in deep pink. Then stamped happy birthday circle onto a smaller topper . Stamps were henbury lane.

Die cut flowers are from Laura's fab die set from creative expressions  by sue wheeler I think.
I used deep pink and light green for the leaves.
Finished with white adhesive stones & green pearls.

More of the free papers ! Lovely butterfly background . 
These are from scrapbook magazine no 80

I used Tim holtz distress ink on a white tag. China blue , spiced marmalade & yellow
Using cut n dry pad adding colour till I was happy, 
I then I inked a swirly stamp with clear ink & then spritzed stamp with water. Quickly stamp this down on the tag and up again. As you dry with a heat gun the pattern of the stamp will get lighter as if bleached effect. 
I dried off stamp and inked it lightly with a soft grey, stamping lightly off set over the water effect 
Image. Then I stamped the upper right corner in grey too, just for continuity.
The cut n dry pad I used on tag was then used to ink around edges of card.
I stamped a little house stamp (free with craft stamper in 2009 !!!
Coloured in softly with pro- markers..
The tag is fixed down I added a metal tag shaped brad ( have loads of these and am determined to use them !   I added a little yellow flower to it and a yellow pearl to it & the extra butterfly I cut out and stuck on tag edge. 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Holiday in Cornwall -butterfly card

Well there won't be much crafting done this week, although I might get my sketch pad out if weather
Permits !
I have had a busy time, 2 x double weekend demo's :-)
Thanks to Bev & Jane for keeping me company in the Range in Andover Sunday It was a very quiet day.

So here is the butterfly card I promised, I did it with Eau de nil capsule in the afternoon too, looked
Good with soft chocolate brown inking. Will post photo later

This one is made with the Midnight blush 12 x 12" pack capsule range

I took a white 7x5 card blank folded the front back on its self . Using a butterfly die
From the A5 die set below , I placed the die half way on the front fold of card using magic tape.

 Place the die on the fold in your die cutting machine as shown below, this will cut half
The butterfly on the fold , so when folded back it's like the pictures below.
I discovered it's easier to cover the front of the card before you cut it !

I used the new pearlised paper pack in a peachy shade behind the fold

             Cut more butterflies in peach & midnight blush, ink & stamp with matching stamps
              Use midnight blush papers on the front & inside of card.

Using cut n dry foam and pink artiste ink, softly ink the rose pattern on the
Midnight blush papers

 Add one butterfly on top of the half butterfly in centre & decorate the
Rest of the card with more butterflies. Ink the edges in rose.

Add half a midnight blush lace paper behind the fold as shown

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Box card - Heritage Press , masculine card

I have had good feedback with this card & promised to put the step by step instructions on
I am on holiday in the West Country , sitting in the sunshine relaxing & sharing with you my friends.

So this is the easy template , just A4 card stock scored & cut as shown below

Below is the Heritage paper pack I used

Sneakily using the dies below to cut out my panels for the box sides
And top , I even used a bit from the front cover as it was so nice.

Below is the box shape before it's decorated & stuck together

Then below part covered

Then I used the embossing folders below & softly inked them
In blue to bring out the designs

See the pocket watch on the papers below.

When stuck together in a box shape add some strips across the inside
As below, this is to pop your embellishments on later

The photo below shows the tartan embossing folder pattern also inked on the papers

It's then been decorated as shown below with pages coloured red with pens.
Some bakers twine, sentiments & cut outs from the heritage press papers

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Smart young man - scrapbook page

I had a great day today at the Range in Aldershot. Lots of lovely ladies stopped by 
And admired my cards and pages. Thank you all & I hope to come to Aldershot 
Branch again. Shame there is no coffee shop though. !
Thanks for your comments too.

This is a scrapbook page of my grandson Isaac
His Mum makes him great waistcoats

I started with a red 12 x 12 from a pack of many colours from DoCrafts New range

 I also used the brand new Heritage Press A4 paper pack as it was ideal
                                                               For my subject.
I cut out a parenthesis shape ( hand drawn) for the top
Of my page & a contrasting piece twds the bottom
Of the page as shown below

Above you can see I then stamped a label on some bare basic
Hessian fabric, cut it into a label ,& added a text square 
Cut from the papers.
Then I  added a bare basic reel with
Bakers twine wrapped around it leaving long ends.

Below is the sheet I chose the text from

The photo below shows a die set that makes up a
Waistcoat with lots of additions of bow tie etc
I made the waistcoat up with lapels &

Pockets - sliding my photo (on a tag ) into this.

The addition photos went either side and I 
Attached the loose ends of the twine to these
With little bare basics pegs.

 Below are photos of the die used for the small parenthesis half square at the bottom left
Of the page, the stamps & buttons used too