How gorgeous are some of the new dies coming out from the die companies, so many to choose from, and my favourite of all time are the European diees like Marianne and Joy, followed closely by Memory Box.
So I made a card…. of course I did, what else would I do?
This Paris Cats Die is just gorgeous and I love it to bits I have put them looking at the party banners on the brick wall under the gorgeous lamp. And that tree is wonderful, love leafless trees. I was really happy with this simple card and the ribbon cut sentiment is my new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Simple Sayings and I waited so patiently for it on backorder. Gorgeous.
Well I am happy, hope you are too!!
Posted in Birthday - Female, Cards | Tagged Joy Dies, Marianne Dies, Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz | 5 Comments »
On Saturday I showed you a card made using a cardmaking embellishment kit that I sell. Well today I thought I would show you three cards made from that type of kit, yes all three from the one kit and some scrap patterned paper and bling.
Yes all the goodies on these cards come from the one embellishment pack, the doily, the swirl, the leaves, the flowers and the butterfly. All I have done is raid my offcuts paper for the backgrounds and added some bling and the sentiments. So easy, so quick.
All my embellishment kits are available on my Facebook Page.
Hope you like them, have fun and get crafting soon.
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Wet Friday yesterday with lovely steady rain for half the day, so some water in the tanks. It really has been so dry right through Summer and so hard to see the lawn browned off and even some large shrubs struggling in the heat and dry.
So I thought I would show you a card I made with one of the kits I make up. It is a Heart Doily, swirl, leaves and flowers and I have used them on this card. This set is purple with white flowers.
This is a standard A6 size card with mauve mulberry paper as a background and the items from the kit attached and a sentiment on a ribbon cut piece of cardstock.
So easy to do, so quick with a kit and all my embellishments kits are available on my facebook page
Have fun and enjoy your day!!
Posted in Birthday - Female, Cards, Handmade Embellishments, Handmade Flowers | Tagged Cardmaking Kits, dies, handmade cards, Laurenscraft Kits | 2 Comments »
Recently I hosted an online Midnight Madness, 12 hours of creativity with 30 other crafty people chatting and creating from Midday to Midnight. There were 9 challenges to complete and here is one of them.
Create a project using wet or dry embossing, or both. Well you know me, I had to use both.
The background panel was run through the Big Shot in a Craft Concepts Embossing Folder Leafy Flourish with a fairly tight sandwich to give a really raised crisp emboss. Then I rubbed a Versamark Inkpad over the raised areas, not worrying if I got the lower parts of the cardstock as well. Then covered with gold embossing powder and heat set. After I had done this I used a sanding block to buff the shine off the raised areas, so I have a really dull surface on the leaves, but leaving other areas of the background with grainy patchy gold embossing.
I have embellished the card with ruffled ribbon and bow, butterflies and flowers and a Victorian image in a dimensional frame. Overall I was really happy with the result of the background and the embellishing.
Hope you like it too.
Posted in Cards, Challenges, Handmade Flowers, Victorian | Tagged embossing on embossing, handmade card | 1 Comment »
Very soon I will be selling my handmade cards and embellishments on my Facebook Page (go on, pop on over and like my page) so this is a very exciting time for me. I will also do an occasional Midnight Madness Challenge and Chat day/night because they can be such fun
So I have been making you a card.
And what a beauty, this gorgeous flower is made using an oval die from Quickcutz. Just cut out of polka dot paper and used a gel pen to outline the petal. Glued it together and embellished the centre with the buttons and twine.
Some Memory Box leaves in polka dot as well, the sentiment from Penny Black on a ribbon slide die cut from Joy Crafts. The base is a 5×5 inch square card with a panel the same size that has a Punch Around the Page design.
Hope you like it!
Posted in Birthday - Female, Cards | Tagged Joy Craft Dies, laurenscraft, Memory Box, Penny Black, Quickutz | 2 Comments »
Happy New Year to you all, wishing you the best of everything for the coming year and planning to blog again this year with pieces of my heart and creativity.
So I made you a card.
I am in love with ribbon cuts and am using them on almost every card I make. Also doing a lot of sewing too, added element that stitching gives. And I also love that new die, the Joycraft Billie’s Circle is the most fabulous doily there was ever made. Also the flower is made with a Quickcutz die 3 petal flower shaped like a shamrock, lovely, endless possiblilties for this die too.
Hope you have a great day!
Posted in Birthday - Female, Cards, Handmade Flowers | Tagged Joy Craft Dies, Quickcutz dies, stitching on cards | 5 Comments »