Thursday 30 April 2020

Umbrella cards April showers

Magazine freebie lovely stamps from Paper craft Essentials Issue 185.
Card 1 is 4 x 4 in white the a black mat 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 and a White piece for stamping I used the wreath technique to get my umbrellas and flowers in a lovely pattern. I then coloured them.

Card 2 I have gone larger Base card black 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and a white mat 5 x 5 to again do the wreath technique with my umbrellas and colour them again.

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Exquisite Floral card

Something different yet again I am loving trying new things and new products.

Base card in red 6 x 6 and then I took a piece from my pad Spectrum Noir Colorista dark exquisite floral.

I have then colour the page in using Spectrum Noir Metallic pencils I really enjoyed doing this and I will do more as I have a pad full.

Sunday 26 April 2020

Flutterby Wishes Card

Well this stamp is really lovely by Crafters Companion and called  Flutterby Wishes it is a rotational stamp. Stamp designed to be rotated in 90° increments to create a full 360° background this is the link to the stamp

Firstly I took a base card 8 x 8 in white with scalloped edge then a nice green mat measuring 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 then my piece for stamping is 7 x 7.

I took 4 colours and then stamped my first layer rotated 90 degree's stamped again in second colour and you do this 4 times to get this beautiful result. 

I couldn't think of a sentiment so have left it blank until I needed.

Friday 24 April 2020

Love you to the moon and back

This is my take on the card I saw in the magazine Creative Stamping . I used the Fairy's and the sentiment from the free Enchanted woodland stamp set which came with the magazine bit of stamping and fussy cutting of the Fairy on the moon self made moon to. 

Wednesday 22 April 2020

I love that we can be NUTTY TOGETHER Cards

Such a cute set first time out I was given these by my lovely friend Lynda she had brought 2 by mistake. I stamped my images and then coloured them i'm not to  happy with the colouring but these are not the best pens. I have now brought some Tri Blend pens so I will stamp these again and colour and then we can see the difference so keep following to see the difference.

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Monday 20 April 2020

Go Wild On Your Birthday

Well I don't normally use a die like this but hey there is a first time for everything. I feel in love with the cute Giraffe . You need the Peek A Boo Giraffe die and a window arch die and a die cutting machine to make this card.

I die cut my pieces and then it was so easy to put it all together I coloured my giraffe and I also coloured the back of him so when you look in the card there is the back of the cute Giraffe. I also put a coordinating panel inside my card so it matches the outside.

I stamped the Go and the On Your Birthday and snipped the ends to make them like a banner.

Saturday 18 April 2020

Have a Wonderful Day Cards

Here I have taken a base A6 card then a white mat which I have stamped my Hydrangea this is a 3 layer stamps so I have used three different shades of pink ink the leaves are 2 stamps two shades of green ink not my normal type of stamp  and I used Black for my sentiment this was well out of my comfort zone but I think I have pulled it off.

Card Number two change of colour went for blue tones on this one and a little shading round the edges using a dauber.

The stamps used where Crafter Companion Budding Hydrangeas Stamp set there are matching dies but I haven't used those yet maybe next time.

Thursday 16 April 2020

Vintage Sunflower Card

I loved making this card it is one stamp. So firstly I take an A6 base card in a dark red and then a slightly smaller white mat .

Then the fun begins I get my inks out a yellow, orange, green,red and a brown and some daubers and I dab the ink where I want them.

I was really happy how this card turned out and my colour choices.

The stamp used is called Vintage Sunflower and is from Woodware clear magic single stamp.

Tuesday 14 April 2020

Fairy cards

Fairy time a A6 card base in black then a white mat with the white mat which is water card stock.

Firstly I took a paint brush and covered my card in water I thin took my Spectrum Noir sparkle paints
colours I used are Aquamarine and Pink Garnet.

I put a little bit of each colour on my glass mat I then painted the top then the bottom with the Aquamarine and then in the middle I used my Pink Garnet and I started to blend into the top and bottom to get a little purple edge in the middle.

Once dry I stamped my Fairy and sentiment.

My supplies come from the Crafter Companion  Sparkle Ink Kit number 22

My second card is the Aquamarine and Pink Garnet mixed.

My third card is just a base black card a white mat and just stamped the fairy with black ink

Monday 13 April 2020

Make A Wish Card

I have taken a white base card then a yellow mat and then a piece of water colour card.

Firstly I took my piece of water colour card and used a brush to brush my water over the whole piece I then took my Spectrum noir sparkle paints colours used are Aqua Marine Moonlight. I love these I put a bit of each colour onto my glass mat and then slowly wiped across the card and slowly blended the colours once dry I stamped my Fairy and sugar babies  and then the sentiment in the top right corner .

Then once done put my card together. 

Sunday 12 April 2020

For You Card

Well I have never used a die like this it is called create a card die this one is Country Garden from Crafters Companion .

I took a navy base card A6 in size I then placed the die onto the front of my card and put through my Gemini took the extra bits out I then took a piece of white card slightly smaller and I blended my oxide inks over colours used where Salty ocean and peacock feathers I then carefully added some glue to the back before sticking onto my blended ink mat.

To finish the card off I stamped a sentiment and matted and placed onto the right bottom corner and placed some little gems in the middle of the flowers.

Friday 10 April 2020

Large Butterfly Card

Here is a lovely big card A5 in size base card is white and my mats are 8 x 5 1/2 then 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 and for stamping white piece of card 7 1/2 x 5.

I then took my butterfly stamp from a crafters companion kit  and stamped with black ink and then coloured using a tri blend pen colour Pink Violet blend. I added some gems to the corners.

I haven't done much blending with the tri blend pens and to be honest I only have this one pen so thought I would try it out to see what I thought and to decided if I would buy more.

Don't think I did to bad with the blending let me know what you think by leaving me a comment.

Thursday 9 April 2020

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Your So Sweet Card

Yet another magazine I have brought Craft Beautiful April 2020 Issue 344 you got a lovely box filled with goodies to make shakers cards you got cards papers stickers the 2 stamps I have used in this card and a die.

This was one of the projects that I did my own take on .

I took a base card 5 x 5 in white then a piece of yellow card 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 and lastly a piece of white 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 for stamping I then took my spectrum noir black ink pad and stamped the bee's all over my card and coloured with some pens. I took a scrap piece of white and yellow card stamped my sentiment and then die cut using some stitched edge circle dies I then matted the greeting and raised the sentiment with foam pads to give a little dimension to the card. 

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Thinking of you card

I brought another magazine it's called Creative Stamping issue 83 it came with stamps and stencils and quite a few looking through the magazine I found this card so decided to do my own take on it and I am pleased with the results.

My base card is black and measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 I then cut 4 squares 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 the middle piece for the sentiment I did by eye.

I then took some of my aqua markers and a water brush and painted my squares I had stamped my flower first I loved blending the colours to get the effect I have.

Happy Birthday Card

A nice 6 x 6 card base white then a black mat 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 then a piece of white card white I have placed my stencil over and then used daubers to rub my ink gentle over the stencil I used Distressed oxides these are great for blending.

Colours used are Picked Raspberry Twisted Citron and Peacock feathers I then took a scrap piece of  scrap white and black card stamped my sentiment and snipped the ends to make a banner and placed it in the top left hand corner. 

Saturday 4 April 2020

Happy Birthday Card

This was another project in my magazine Crafter's Inspiration Issue 21 I have used the Happy die and The Butterfly Stencil and Birthday stamp which all came with the magazine a great buy.

I have used a 5 x 5 base card then a Black mat 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 than I took a piece of White card 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and I have blended 3 inks I took a Blue Pink and a Citron colour to get my mottled background I then placed my stencil over this and spread some glitter paste over the stencil careful remove the stencil allow to dry before adding you Happy and Birthday then place onto Black mat and then the card. The picture doesn't do the card justice as it is very sparkly.

 Happy is die cut and Birthday is stamped in black ink on a piece of white card then placed onto card with glue .

Thursday 2 April 2020

Happy Anniversary Card

I brought a crafter's inspiration magazine from Crafter's Companion  over six months ago and I was having a tidy and came across it so decided to have a look what was in the box. I took the magazine out and this card was one of the projects I really enjoyed making this card. This is one of three cards I have done three different occasions and colours . I have just matted each layer with tape on this card.

Here are the measurements for the card. Base card 8 x 8 Black Mat 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 Beige mat 7 1/8 x 7 1/8
Next you need you mat for the middle White 7 1/8 x 7 1/8 this was the size of my mat which I have die cut my word HAPPY This came with the magazine.  Black mat 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 White mat for stamping 4 3/4 x 4 3/4. I have used the stencil that came with the magazine and blended Beige ink to get my centre piece. The Anniversary is also a stamp this magazine was a great buy.

Like card two I have raised the centre piece with foam stripes so it is away from the Beige card.