Saturday, 15 August 2020

Butterfly Collage Cards


Yet another new stamp again A6 Black base card and a White mat stamped with my Butterfly collage stamp and painted the different sections with a few different colours. This to me is a vintage look. I have also rubbed distress glaze over my image making it waterproof and given it a nice sheen.

Card two I decided to brush my colours across and make them bright giving them a funky look and I love how this card has turned out.

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Be A Dreamer Cards

I really like this stamp I took a Black base card A6 and a white mat and I stamped my Be A Dreamer stamp and then I painted Pink on the outer edge and Purple in the middle a quick and easy card. I also rubbed a little glaze over the top to give a shiny finish.

 Card two I decided to go for colourful and I really like how this card turned out.

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Flowers In a jar cards

A bit of painting today with my new Cosmic Shimmer inks I used the pearlescent  ones though you can't see that very well from the picture.

I have a base card A6 and a water proof white mat which I stamped my Flowers in a jar then painted them.

 Card two is just a change of colours on the flowers.

Sunday, 9 August 2020

Enjoy Life's Journey


Here is another card made using the free stamps from my magazine Simply Cards and Paper Crafts issue 207 here is the link direct to the magazine  

I have took an A6 base card in a pale blue/green colour and then placed a strip of dark blue card across the middle. I then took a piece of white card and stamped my ship image using a black ink and then the sentiment in the top left corner and put it altogether.

A very quick and easy card.

Friday, 7 August 2020

Enjoy Life's Journey


While shopping I decided to have a look at the magazines and I was drawn to  this lovely seahorse die I didn't really look at the free stamps so brought the magazine just for the seahorse. While having a browse  through I saw this card so though I'll have a go at making it. I used my own sizing I did use the sizes given next to the card. So all in all the free stamps are also very nice.

I took a 8 x 8 card and then stamped all my images and matted them and die cut the Seahorse. So my card is slightly different to the magazines.

The magazine was Simply Cards and Paper crafts issue 207. Here is the link to the magazine

Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Merry Christmas Cards

I just love this hot foil die. This has got to be the quickest and easiest card to make.
Just heat the Gemini foil up get your card and foil ready and the whole card from cutting up card and mats I would say 10 minutes. This card is back 6x6 then a 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 pearlescent mat and then my 5 x 5 black mat to foil onto.

I will hopefully be doing a tutorial on this very soon .

Card two exact same sizing just a change of colours  for the foil mat 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 and Black 5 x 5 card to foil onto.

Monday, 3 August 2020

Merry Christmas Cards

I just love this hot foil die. This has got to be the quickest and easiest card to make.
Just heat the Gemini foil up get your card and foil ready and the whole card from cutting up card and mats I would say 10 minutes. This card is back 6x6 then a 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 pearlescent mat and then my 5 x 5 black mat to foil onto.

I will hopefully be doing a tutorial on this very soon .

Card two exact same sizing just a change of colours champagne foil mat 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 and purple 5 x 5 card to foil onto.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Butterfly's and Moths Cards

I have been wanting to get this Tim Holtz Stamp Papillion for ages and finally I have it.

Nice A5 size card in black then a core dination card in brown and sanded to give a distressed effect I then took a biscuit colour card and stamped my background with Antique Linen oxide and Black soot Oxide for the Butterfly's and Moths. I am really pleased how this turned out.

Small A6 card this time and a manilla tag stamped background in Antique Linen again and black soot oxide for the Butterfly's and Moths I placed the tag at an angle I think it looked better this way rather than straight.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Happy Halloween Cards

Oh a bit early I here you say but I came across this stamp and die set by Tim Holtz and just had to have it.

A6 base card in black and a white mat then I took a piece of black card and embossed with my spider web folder then I rubbed Seedless preserves oxide over it so I got a purple effect on my web. I then stamped my spider web and sentiment in black and then heat embossed it's very glossy in the flesh the picture doesn't show this.

For this card I have used core dination card in grey and sanded the web I love the effect it has given the web. Once again my web with spider is black and glossy.

Monday, 27 July 2020

Mr and Mrs Card

After using these dies yesterday I thought I would use them again only this time I have used the lovely non shed rainbow card.

I have also made this one bigger this is a 6 x 6 black card matted with a lovely pearlescent mat and then die cuts are done in Rainbow card I placed my rainbow card on adhesive sheets so they could be peeled and placed straight onto the card no sticky glue.

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Mr and Mrs Card

Well have these new dies that came with my advent box dies so thought I would have a play.
Just a small A6 card pearlescent and the blue and pink is also Pearlescent so a bit of luxury for this card.

I finished it of with some little hearts in each corner.

Friday, 24 July 2020

My beautiful cup

Here is my beautiful cup sent to me by my daughter Gemma and family.

Rainbow as I am a key worker and post woman this is very much like me though I do not have big eye lashes.

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Rainbow Butterfly Card

A very quick and simple card all you need is a base card A6 black base card and then a piece of rainbow card and a die of a butterfly I also used double sided adhesive sheet on the rainbow card so once die cut all I had to do was peel the backing of and place onto the card.

I have left it sentiment free but you could add any little sentiment to this.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

My beautiful Orchid Flower

Not craft related today but a proud moment.

My beautiful Orchid flower it's just so beautiful I felt I should share it.

I have had Orchid plants before and thought once the flowers had died and fell off that was it and I threw it away. Oh no I hear you say I didn't know if you just left them they would flower again.

Well this time I left it and then a little bud appeared and got bigger and bigger and then here we are a beautiful flower and my favourite colour Pink. There are more bud so fingers x I get some more beautiful flowers. 

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Happy Birthday Card

Some lovely poppies I have used a die to make these poppies and it's a great way to use up the small scraps of card you have lying around.

I put foam pads behind the heads to give the card a bit of dimension I also raised the sentiment.

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Were All Mad Here Card

I got this lovely stencil from Visible image and thought I would use my oxides to blend through the stencil.

Colours I used are three of my favourites Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and  Twisted Citron I am pleased with the results I have got.

Friday, 17 July 2020

Happy Birthday Card

I saw this technique and thought I need to have a go and It was a good time to use my make up brushes to do the blending. I have a base A6 black card with a white mat slightly smaller.

I took my white piece of card blended my Squeezed Lemonade in the middle then Twisted Citron on the left and Spiced Marmalade on the right all these are Tim Holtz Oxide ink pads. once done I placed a stencil over the top and blended the ink over the top this gives the pattern of the Criss cross. I then die cut the Happy Birthday and adhered this with glue.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Have a Mice Day Cards

So Cute

So so cute I just had to buy this stamp and die set this is my first card and I have just stamped my image and coloured with my tri blend pens.

My second card I have changed the colours I used for my base card and I also changed my colours  when colouring with my tri blends . I also used the dies I decided to die cut the whole image out but the die set allows you to cut just one side off and have the image in the edge of the card be it Left Right or Middle or fully like I have done. I also place a sentiment on this card Have A Mice Day.

Monday, 13 July 2020

Mixed Media Note book

This was a basic brown hard back note book and I decided to have a go at changing it to a mixed media note book.

I embossed some card and die cut some keys and locks then painted it all black and then rubbed some silver gilding wax over it.

I must say I am pleased how this has turned out and when showing my husband Gary he said I'll have this for my birthday as he really loves it.

Think I will try something else in mixed media.

Friday, 10 July 2020

Zany Zebra Cards

The cute Zany Zebra'a again I just love this stamp set. My first card is Wild about You and my second one is Kick Up Your Heels .
These cards were so quick and easy to do.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Know That You Are Loved

Baby Sunflowers I was going to stamp these all done the left hand side but decided not to I put the sentiment in between and again I used my Tri blend pens and I am pleased with my results what do you think?

Monday, 6 July 2020

Thanks A Bunch Card

I love this Sunflower stamp and it gave me a chance to use my Tri blend pens again I really think I have done a good job with my blending on this Sunflower please feel free to comment.

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Merry Christmas cards

Well time to make a few Christmas cards and get the foil machine out these pictures don't do the cards justice If I am honest they are so beautiful for real. I made these card 8 x 8 so they are a really nice size too.

Card Two  Just a change of colour card and foil.

Card Three some red and grey.

Friday, 3 July 2020

Time to make an advent calendar

Just the start box 1 and 2 just another 22 to go I am busy making an advent calendar for the Hubby and I. This is the front.

This is a new die I brought one sheet of A4 card put though a A4 die cutter and then a simple fold on the score line I didn't even need to use a bone folder and you only need too glue in 2 places great little box. I also brought the numbers and unlike other sets you get 2 number 1 and 2 great.

I will share more with you once I get some more time to do some more but with working full time crafting is now and again.

This is the side of my box I have put a Reindeer on each side you get these with the box die you also get the layers I used to put my numbers on and you get some square and scalloped circles and snowflakes dies too.  

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Cute Zebra Happy Birthday Cards

Card One:
I love this little Zebra it's so cute I stamped the zebra and greeting in Black and matted up  just a simple monochrome card.

Card Two:

This is pink for the girls I have stamped in pink ink and used a pink card and some pink patterned paper

Card Three:

Lastly one for the boy Blue a change of ink and card in Blue and some Blue gingham paper.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Rainbow glitter butterflys Happy Birthday cards

I got this lovely new rainbow glitter card and thought this would be great for Butterflys so I got my Butterfly dies out and this is my first card I die cut the Butterfly  just one layer and the Happy Birthday . I think it really pops on the black card.

Card two: This time I die cut the butterfly in glitter card and then I cut the next layer in black and over laid it I die cut the Happy Birthday in black and then took the left over glitter piece from My happy Birthday on my first card and placed them into this Happy Birthday and I think it has worked really well.

These cards are so much more prettier for real.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Too hot

Oh my this weather is to hot for me being a postie. I feel like I am melting and I need lots of bottles of pop to keep me hydrated. I wear my cap to keep the sun of my head and I am even wearing my shorts and I am a keep my legs in person lol.

I haven't done any crafting as I am so worn out by time I get home make tea I just want to chill out but I have ordered some nice new alcohol inks and some new dies to make boxes and it has extra dies so you can make boxes for different occasions.

It's my weekend off so I am hoping to have a play with all my new goodies and hopefully I can get pictures done and share what I have been making with you next week.

So until then take care stay safe and happy crafting

Shell xx

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Poppy Card

My nice new dies I got for my birthday I cannot take full credit for this card as I saw one on Pinterest by Sarah Wills I have changed it slightly to make it my own.

Love this die and it makes such a beautiful Poppy I will be using it again I am sure.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Little bird on a branch card

Stamped my image and then coloured with my Tri blend pens I feel I am getting there with my colouring but still a long way to go.

Friday, 12 June 2020

Playing with Brusho cards

Well some water colour card stock and some brusho's I love to watch the reaction between the water and the brusho you never know what your going to get. Once dried I stamped my Dylusion birds and I picked the Always take the scenic route sentiment and then mounted on to a red card A6 in size.

Cards Two:

More brusho's change of sentiment The world needs who you were made to be sentiment I stamped this onto a strip and adhered to the card to give a little dimension. I also used a cat this time.

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Lemon Drizzle cake and Butterfly Cakes

Well lets have a change today no card making but baking instead I made a lovely Lemon Drizzle cake and then I made some Butterfly Cakes Mmmm not sure my waist line will thank me for this.

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Happy Birthday Cards and Make A Wish It's Your Birthday card.

I love Dandelions to make this card I took a base card 6 x 6 I then took so white card stock and stamped my Dandelions and my sentiment.

I used daubers to rub my colours on to my dandelions I added a gem to the middles as I find this just added a little pop.

For my middle I used my scan and cut I used BA-AO49 white is 3.75 and my pink piece is 3.94 so many lovely shapes will be using my scan and cut again.

Card two:

Just a changed of colour card and a change of sentiment and this time I decided to put some striped paper behind.

Card Three:

Slight change again not matting just a little bit of inking around the edges I really like how these's card came out.