Monday, 19 October 2015

Bee crafty- Hope - Shaker Card

Hiya and Welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty
Eeeeks today is a very exciting day for Bee Crafty with our Bev on Hochanda TV 
Bev truely is a Natural at this Demonstrating Lark but bless her she was so Nervous about being Live
Join her at 10am, 1pm and 5pm over on Hochanda sky 663
I am so so Excited that some Samples by me are on the show along with Gorgeous Makes by Bev and the Amazing Design Team 
Here is one of my Samples from the Show - my 'Hope' Shaker Card
I used the Circle Template emboss the circle into the centre of a sqaure piece of card, but then cut it out to create an aperture. I cut a piece of acetate to fit behind the circle at attached using extra strong double sided tape, to create the window. Then I cut some foam tape into small pieces to stick around the circle on the reverse side leaving no gaps, more foam tape around the outside edge of the reverse of the square piece of card. 
I trimmed a piece of bronze pearlescent cardstock to a few mm smaller than the 6x6 scalloped edge card blank that i had chose to use. I had decided on pale hues for this card to show that the stamps can be used for softer makes as well as the artsy makes.
For the main image I used a piece of pearlescent white cardstock and inked from the edge to the centre using 'Antique Linen', 'Tattered Rose' and 'Victorian Velvet' Distress Inks and a small blending tool. Then using 'Pumice Stone' I stamped the 'Dandies' backdrop border along the bottom, and 'Hope' and her Balloon towards the centre so they would fit inside the aperture. I used a water brush to blend out around her feet so she appears to be standing on a little hill.
I fixed the bronze pearlescent square into the centre of the card blank, followed by the stamped image, then tipped in some white seed beads, Glitter and little punched flowers onto the centre of the image being careful not to spill out too far. I then fixed the Aperture Window over the centre to complete the shaker 
I really like how this card turned out
Thank You so much for visiting my Post today - Please do visit the Bee Crafty Blog soon to see more Gorgeous Makes by the Talented Design Team 
Krafty Hugs xx

Friday, 16 October 2015

Paperbabe Stamps - Arctic Jumper

Hiya and Welcome to my Blog

Today over at Paperbabe Stamps Etsy Store the New Christmas Stamps are now available and I know you will love them as much as I do they are so so lush

I was unable to share with you my make for 'Arctic Jumper' on Thursday as Planned so I am sharing him today instead - This stamp set is so so cute and will be perfect for making many cards for this years Festive Season as he would be great at a complete cardfront so cards could be made very quickly

I have used one of my favourite cardstocks for this make 'Watercolour Card' I love the texture but also that I can use water and distress inks on it with no fear of puckering

I stamped the Holly Leaves and Berries from the set onto a piece of the watercolour card randomly around the edges and towards the centre but no all the way so to prevent wasting Ink as I knew I was to cover the centre later with the topper - I used 'Pine Needles', 'Bundled Sage' & 'Fired Brick' Distress Inks.

To create the topper I stamped the main 'Arctic Jumper' stamp onto another piece of watercolour card and painted him using Distress Inks and a Waterbrush. I stamped Holly Leaves and Berries in the corners. I stamped the 'Winter Hugs' stamp from the set into the Scroll.

I used Gold Pearlescent Cardstock for all the Matts and Layers

I know I will be making lots of cards using this stamp set this Christmas

Thank You so much for Visiting my Blog today and I do hope you will stop by the Paperbabe Stamps Etsy Store today to see the New Stamps and all the other Gorgeous Products that available

Krafty Hugs xx

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Paperbabe Stamps - New Release Introduction - Sparkle Bright

Hiya and welcome to my Blog

Today I am sharing with you my Projects for the Christmas New Release Tomorrow over at Paperbabe Stamps - once you have finished checking out my cards please do head on over to the Paperbabe Stamps Blog to see our Kim's Gorgeous makes and links to the DT Blogs for their Gorgeous makes too

These gorgeous Sparkle Bright - words stamps are so lovely to use is so many different ways I have made 2 cards to show just a couple of the ways you could use them for your Christmas Makes

This first card I first chose a simple backing paper from one of Christmas Paper Packs and teamed it with some lush brown mirror board. Then I chose inks that were similar colours from my  Inkpad collection 'Stormy Sky' and 'Worn Lipstick' distress inkpads and 'London Fog' memento inkpad, I used these to randomly stamp 2 of the Snowflakes and 1 of the Stars from the Stamp Set around the edge of a piece of plain white cardstock. I then stamped the script like 'Merry' from the set into the centre of the card and the 'May Your Days Be' and '& Bright' in sage green whispers inkpad off to the side above and below the 'Merry' - I finished with some red gems.

For this second card I chose to stamp on pearlescent cardstock so I had to chose some of my Permanent Inks to prevent colour rub off or smudging - I used Whispers Archival Inkpads in 'Starry Starry Night' and 'Azure Seas' which I used to stamp the words 'Merry' and 'Christmas' in a repeat pattern accross the cardstock. Once dry I nked over the edges using 'Whisper Blue' Whispers Archival inkpad and then mounted this background onto Swirly Mettalic cardstock to make the card front. I stamped the 'Merry' and 'Christmas' in the script like style onto a plain piece of cardstock trimmed to size using 'Blue' chalky ink. I inked the edges of this piece using 'Faded Jeans' distress ink, matted using an offcut of the swirly mettalic cardstock and attached to the card front using foam tape. I love using blue for christmas cards. I finished the card with some clear star gems

I realy like both of these cards and they were quick and simple to make which is perfect when you need to get a lot of cards made for the festive period

Thank You so much for visiting my Blog today and I do hope you will check out the Paperbabe Stamps Etsy Store tomorrow when the new stamps will be ready to purchase 

Krafty Hugs xx

Monday, 5 October 2015

Bee Crafty - Never Regret - Maple Leaf Flower

Hiya and welcome to my Monday Post for Bee Crafty
This week I am sharing with you an elegant make using the 'Wordage - Never Regret - Large' sentiment stamp as the main topper for the card and a handmade Flower made using the 'Beautanicals - Maple Leaf Solid' stamp
I was thinking of what to make and I wanted to put a flower on the side of a sentiment and I suddenly had the idea to make the flower using the Maple Leaf stamp
I stamped the Leaf stamp 6 times using a permanant lilac ink stamp onto pearlescent cardstock, I cut them out and shaped them using a foam mat and a large ball tool, I then fixed them together using a glue gun each one was layered on top on the one below offset to create a rosette flower. I stamped the 'Beautanicals - Branches' large branch onto more pearlescent cardstock using brown permanent ink then cut those out. 
I created the cardfront using lots of layers of cardstock which I had grabbed from my offcuts box again - I am a little addicted to using my offcuts and this shows just how pretty they can look. I added some lilac textured card in to tie all the elements together. The light beige cardstock is from a stamp set packaging (too pretty to throw away) which I wrapped brown spotty ribbon round then fixed to the cardfront.
The sentiment topper I made by die-cutting a large circle die from pearlescent cardstock and stamping the sentiment into the centre, inking the edges using the lilac ink again. I fixed this to a circle cut from the lilac textured cardstock then layering this onto a diecut doily circle and fixing to the cardfront centre using foam tape.
I used a glue gun to fix the flower to the right corner above the sentiment and fixed the leafy branches using the glue gun and slipping under the flower on each side. To finish i tied the left over ribbon into a bow which I attached on top of the ribbon using the glue gun again.
Thank You so much for visiting the Bee Crafty Blog today, please come back soon to see more Gorgeous Makes from the Brilliant Design Team
Krafty Hugs xxx

Friday, 2 October 2015

Crafting Musketeer's - Use A Christmas Ribbon

Hiya and welcome to my Blog today I have for you a recent Design Team make

Today begins a New Challenge over at the Crafting Musketeer's Blog and our theme is 'Use A Christmas Ribbon' we are being sponsored this month by the Fabulous 'Crafty Ribbons' please visit by clicking the link below to see all the Gorgeous Ribbons 

I had a lot of fun creating this card using lots of layers and some decoupage printed from a CDrom in my stash - I chose Aqua & Rose as my colour theme as those colours are in the decoupage so I matched to them - the Aqua layer is part of a Stamp Set Packaging was way too pretty to put in the bin and I love to be frugal

Card Recipe:
7x7 White Cardblank
Silver Mirror Board (punched down side)
Martha Stewart edge punch 
White Pearlescent Cardstock
Aqua Patterned Card (was... stamp set packaging)
Creata White Textured Metallic Card 
Core'dinations Rose Cardstock (embossed)
Cuttlebug dots Embossing Folder
Offcut of Silver Mirror Board
Decoupage - Docrafts 'Me to You' CDrom
Silver Snowflake Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons

I really enjoyed making this card, I've been making Christmas Cards off and on over the last few months and I fancied a change from the Traditional Colours

I am also entering this card into the following Challenges...

Creata with Carley - 'Facebook Group' Challenge - Funky Christmas 

Thank You so much for visiting today I will be back soon with more makes 

Krafty Hugs xx

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