Friday, 5 June 2015

Granddaughters 1st Holy communion card / blog hop

Hi everyone, I hope you are all enjoying hopping around the Crafting cafe blog hop ! 
I have made this card for my granddaughters 1st holy communion which is on Sunday .
I hope you like it, it's 7 x 7 card which is one of my favourite ones to use. 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

My crafting cafe DT post for Around the world Bugaboo stamps

After I had chosen my image to use this month, I realised that the theme was around the world !
Lovely image of flowers and hummingbird from the sponsors Bugaboo stamps made me think it was a bit oriental , so that's what I have gone with & I hope you like it , this is the image printed on cream card to go with my papers.

Why not join in with the challenge this month at the crafting cafe here :-

I dug out a kit I have had for ages, I had forgotten how beautiful it is , see below

I used a 7x7 white card & added a pearly gold paper as shown below. First wrapping some fringed ribbon around the bottom . 

I added a second layer of paper that had some great oriental letters
 on it , added jewelled brads from the pack as shown below.

I coloured in my image with Artist pens in red and yellow & the finished card is shown below 
With a few little embellishments from the kit added

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Scrapbook page -wey valley navigation walk

i have made a scrapbook page using the new Owl Folk collection from Docrafts, if you come to my demos in May you will see this one. I used the A4 ultimate die cut pack & a clear stamp from the range.

I was walking behind Linda and while waiting for her to walk on before I took the photo, a fellow walker Mike said , take the photo it will look good with the figure there. And of course he was right !

Items used :-)

Card making using May DoCrafts range for men

I will be making this at my Demo's in the Range stores in Reading (Saturday 9th may) Andover (Sunday 10th may) & Portsmouth (Saturday 16th may) why not come and see me ?
I have done this blog very much from a beginners point of view, sometimes I forget not everyone is an experienced paper crafter. I am using the New Mr Mister range, A4 ultimate die cut set 
See photo below

Start with a blank square card this is a Kraft one.

I chose my shapes from the die set above to fit the size of card you are using.
I chose a nice orange from the paper pack below & a black. 
The patterned paper came from the A4 pack
                     If you don't own a die cutting machine you could just use squares

On the black which has been cut slightly smaller than the square card 
So it shows some of the cards brown edge. Take your 
scissors and distress the edges (sort of rough up !)

                                        I like to use double sided tape to stick it to the card

 Before you stick it down to your Kraft card blank you might like to think of other ways to add interest. I am showing a few here on each layer so you can see.
Below , dip a dry brush into acrylic paint, splay the brush out a little by pouncing it on the rough paper as shown and softly drag it around the edges .

The next 2 layers  have 
had thier edges inked with navy ink

The technique shown above on the wood type layer is called pricking, just adds more texture and interest. Navy ink shown below

 Another nice edging is to use a pen and make faux stitching or even use a sewing machine

The checkered layer has foam tape instead of normal double sided , this will 3D the layer up , I added some bakers twine for more texture, see below photos

I chose a topper from the A4 pack , see the three pieces below

These were then layered with 3D tape and added to the card 

Monday, 20 April 2015

Crafting cafe DT post for April

This is my DT post for the crafting cafe this month' it's Flights of fancy
The sponsor is :-
who is offering a great prize of: 
Two images of the winner's choice from the shop.

I made a card for my friends grandson who is 4 , I managed to get a photo of him to put in the helmet
I know he will love it , hope you do too !

Monday, 13 April 2015

Dragons lair DT post

i have so busy that life is coming back round. To meet me !! This is my last DT post for Dragons Lair because of that- however I shall still support them as they have lovely papers and digis. This is the pansy collection and it's so pretty and versatile .
This is the front of a chipboard album, I removed the rings so I can use the pages separately
This one has been painted with pink acrylic paint and then covered with Dragons Lair collection papers and embellishments
It's for a Mothers birthday and I added a calendar as there are still 9 months to go this year

What a lovely collection this is, very pretty colours and designs. 

Find the shop here the Face book fan page here

Friday, 3 April 2015

Book marks made from the dragons lair Pansy collection

i made these book marks to go with the pop up card I made on the post previous to this one
It's from the Dragons lair designs as before but now for the first few days of April there is 40% off

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Dragons lair 'Pansy ' collection - pop up card

The lovely new Pansy collection from Dragons Lair is released in April, it's very adaptable and pretty

I decided to make a pop up card , I haven't made one for ages and had almost forgotten how to do it.

Below is the template for this one

If you can't see the measurements it's an inch both sides of the fold and an inch wide too

I printed this design on thick card and made it into my card as above.
And with the cut out pansies stuck on as below

Make sure  that your chosen topper doesn't go above the card or it won't go in the envelope 
See below photo. 

I put some of the pretty green from the collection on the back to cover the cut outs for the pop ups
See below picture 

I added some embellishments and a sentiment 

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Crafting Cafe Design Team post - Welcome little one

Hello , this is my design team post for March on the crafting cafe
This month it's 'Welcome little one '
We are sponsored this month by The Stamping Boutique they offer original digital images and artwork . 

Below is my card using copics to colour in my fairy with Dove craft
Fun fair papers

Why not enter in the fun at
Good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you over at our TSB Community network.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Hello, this is my Inspiration post for Oh Baby mine , March release.
What a lovely collection this is, very pretty colours and designs. Useful for lots of projects
not just for baby!

Find the shop here the Face book fan page here

However I have made a Baby project as I wanted to make a Brag book for my second eldest granddaughter Florence who is nearly 5 so it's about time I used her baby pics !!!
This is the front cover below

Below photo is the brag book laid out flat

Side 1 below

Side 2

This is the back cover below

Monday, 9 March 2015

Dragons lair fan page

Hello, I love using Dragons Lair designs & am very happy my printer is working again!
This card is made by layering up the mats on the card using craft serif . I added some shadow to make it 3D & printed out. I used the bow and butterfly again cut out and put on afterwards. It was all then put onto a white square card.

 This one below is also using the Oh Baby mine collection from Dragons Lair Designs - find them

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Cards from March DoCrafts loop

Hello , here are a couple of cards I made today at Andover Range Demonstration.
This one uses a lovely embossing frame on cream card which I lightly inked with soft brown and red inks. I used one of the new Anita's foiled decoupage with a parchment die cut doily under it.

This below is another Anita's foiled decoupage topper, this time it's on the front of a 
fold back front card

I am loving the new Natures Gallery range, very Tim Holtz feel to it.
This card below is a collection of ripped and torn papers layered with another parchment die cut doily 
At the left side. I made one of the papers into a little book with a sentiment on