Cool, overcast Monday here, looks a lot like creative day for me, gotta love that
So I made a card. Surprise, surprise Christmas Card!!
Yes I do love this style of card, love love love frames. I have inked an embossing folder and run it through so I have a lovely focal to frame with this. The frame is made from a rectangle die with the centre cut out, then decorated with my favourite things. I love that pine branch from Marianne, the flower the birds and the swirl. And most of all I love that seam binding from SU, I must get some more of this. Like about all the colours they have
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Beautiful sunny Saturday here, just the start of Summer and still lovely almost Autumnlike weather. I like is very much, but I suppose January and February will bring me back to reality
A friend of mine showed me a photo of a card a while back and asked me to make the directions on how to make it. Like she thought I could do anything, so I would hate to disappoint, so I did it for her with a couple of wrong starts and eventually got there.
It is very pretty and something very different.
a piece of paper 12 inches x 4 inches folded in half lengthways, and opened up and folded in half the other way, then the pieces cut away from the fold (left in photo above to the fold at the bottom.
then cutting away the bits we don’t want
Take a piece of cardstock/paper 6 inches x 6 inches and cut from 1 1/2 inches up from the bottom on the left to 1 1/2 inches down from the top on the right.
now turn the pieces around so that the long diagonal cut is on the bottom the tallest part of the triangle at the right.
Now measure 6 inches from right to left across the bottom and vertically up, as in the pic below. Do the same to the other piece.
so now you have 3 pieces like this, your folded base, and 2 panels
So now you need to cover the 2 panels with paper and assemble.
Then decorate as you wish, stamp, stick things on, do whatever pleases you!!
Really so easy for something so different, have fun with it.
Posted in Cards, Handmade Flowers, Hints and Tips, Shaped Cards, Tutorials | Tagged shaped cards, techniques, tutorial | 3 Comments »
I love Wednesday, it is my day at home by myself while the boy is otherwise occupied and I really enjoy the quietness of no TV or radio.
So I made a card a little while ago and thought I would show it to you
I loved making this, very distressed, very shappy, and with dies and handmade embellishments on it. I have use recycled items too which I love doing.
The raffia is on two tags inserted in the pocket panel made from corrugated cardboard packaging. Burlap is also in there under the flowers and lots of foliage and pearl sprays. I have alos made a couple of spiral sprigs from galvanised tie wire (fencing stuff) and embossed them in bronze.
Everything is edged with Ranger Distress Ink Vingage Photo to give that extra dimension and texture.
This really is my style
Posted in Birthday - Female, Cards, Challenges, Handmade Flowers | Tagged birthday card, handmade card, handmade embellishments, Marianne Dies | 4 Comments »
Gorgeous day in paradise today, little cloud cover, no rain and a lovely breeze just moving the leaves on the trees and ferns.
So I made a card over the weekend.
Teddy is so excited about this one he had to show it to you himself. It was a challenge on the Facebook Creative Craft and Challenge site that I help to keep active and the project needed a tag on it. So it has a tag in a pocket on it. The pocket is all of the front of the card, well almost!!
Everything on the card is made from Bazzill Simple Smooth white cardstock which is actually a dirty white and I have used a lot of Glimmer Glaze (Icicle) to put a super shine on some things and then sprinkle fine glitter over it.
There is a border on the left of gathered lace and ribbon with a double bow. The butterfly at the top left is made from a Marianne Die Corners LR0285 and then embellished with seed beads and wire.
Here you can see the tag at the top and more detail of the background that is all dies.
The hearts and the Petra Label all have embossing in white on them for the sentiments.
I really enjoyed making this card, although it did take me some time to get my mojo happening and I loved the finished product.
Marianne Creatables LR0241
Marianne Creatables LR0285
Marianne Creatables LR0280
Marianne Craftables CR1254
Joy Cutting and Embossing Die 6002/0257
MFT Hexagon Background
MFT Plentiful Petals
Posted in Birthday - Female, Cards, Challenges, Handmade Flowers | Tagged Joy Dies, Marianne Craftables, Marianne Creatables, MFT | 2 Comments »
As you know I love making embellishemnts so I thought I would show you some of my recent ones.
These are all on chipboard die cuts and either inked and stamped, or covered with eggshell to make mosaic background. Then coated in Glossy Accents and embellished with bling, flowers and punchies or ribbon.
They really are very pretty and I love using them for embellishemnts on projects, especially off the page.
Thanks so much for calling in, hope your day is going great!!
Posted in Handmade Embellishments | Tagged chipboard, embellishments, glossy accents, Handmade | 2 Comments »
I was looking on Pinterest the other day and saw absolutely nothing that inspired me, and everything was Christmas….. I want other things to look at!!
So I made a Christmas card instead.
So quick and easy, glittered reindeer and some washi tape!! How cool is that?
The Reindeer are punched from JAC paper and then coated in glitter. Had no glitter paper But we get over most things like that, love to make my own of everything.
Hope you like this quickie, thanks for calling in.
Have a great day!
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