Friday, June 14, 2024

Spellbinders April 2024 Large Die of the Month - Pins and Needles Jar Birthday Card

Good morning I hope you are keeping safe and well on this rainy wet Friday morning.

I have a sewing themed birthday card to share today that I created for my Sister-in-law using dies from the Spellbinders April 2024 club kits.  She loves sewing so this kit was perfect.


I have used for this card:


With this set you get the dies to cut the jar, lid and pincushion and also the dies to cut all of the sewing accessories that are inside the jar.

I cut the jar three times.  On the base layer I ink-blended lightly with some Tumbled Glass Distress ink and glued down all of the assembled sewing elements. 

 The other two jars I fussy cut an aperture and layered a piece of acetate between them and then glued that onto top of the base jar.  I was tempted to add a few shaker bits but I decided not to and left it so you could see the various sewing elements glued inside to the base layer of the jar.

The background is a piece of black card embossed with the Spellbinders Monoline Stars Embossing Folder.


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See you soon x 

Saturday, June 01, 2024

Crafty Calendar June Challenge - Birthday Mouse from RAM Stamps card

Good morning I hope you are keeping safe and well.  Here in the UK I'm waiting for summer to arrive.  I had a weeks holiday in May and I was lucky that the weather was great but since then it has been cold and wet, I nearly succumbed to putting the central heating on but managed to resist.

It's the first Saturday in June so we have a new monthly challenge for you over at Crafty Calendar

The theme this month is a project 
FOR A CHILD.


For my card I have used:
Birthday Mouse from RAM Stamps (Rachelle Anne Miller) coloured with copics.
Cut out using one of the dies from the Spellbinders notched corner frame nesting die set.
Glossy accents on the balloons.
The background is the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Flower Pattern (GLP-092)  hot foiled in gold onto pink card



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Pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in this months challenge and also check out the gorgeous cards from the other DT members using more images from this months sponsor RAM Stamps.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog x

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Saturday, May 04, 2024

Crafty Calender May Challenge - Di's Digi Buddy in the Garden Birthday Card

Good morning I hope you are safe and well.  Here in the UK it is the May Day bank holiday weekend, so I'm making the most of the long weekend off work and have travelled to the north-west of England for a little holiday.

It is also the first Saturday in May so over at Crafty Calendar we have a new monthly challenge starting today and the theme this week is
ANYTHING GOES.


For my card I have used:
Buddy in the Garden digital stamp from Di's Digi Stamps coloured with copics.
The background was created using the the Spellbinders Buffalo Plaid Press Plate, a BetterPress Cotton Card Panel and Vintage Photo Distress Archival ink in the BetterPress LetterPress System and then I ink-blended it with Mustard Seed Distress Ink.
The sentiment was hot foiled onto brown cardstock using the Spellbinders You are Everything Sentiments Press Plate and matt gold foil.
The flower was die cut using the Sizzix Small Tattered Florals Thinlet Die Set by Tim Holtz.
I wanted to add a bit of sparkle to the centre of all the flowers and in my stash I found an old bottle of Distress Stickles in Vintage Photo which was the perfect colour I was looking for.


We are sponsored for this challenge by:



Please pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in this months Anything Goes challenge and also check out the gorgeous cards from the rest of the DT using images from this months sponsor Di's Digi Stamps.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

See you soon x

Friday, April 05, 2024

Crafty Calendar April Challenge - All Dressed Up Wellie Boots Birthday Card

Good morning, I hope you are well and had a good Easter and haven't eaten too many Easter eggs.   It's the first Saturday of the month and we have a new challenge for you over at Crafty Calendar.  

The theme this week is Dry/Wet Embossed


For my card I have included both wet and dry embossing.

The image is Wellie Boots from All Dressed Up coloured with copics.
The background is blended with distress oxides inks and then embossed with the Spellbinders Scattered Fall embossing folder.
I did swipe a white ink pad over the raised part of the embossing just to try and make it a slightly lighter shade.
The happy birthday sentiment has been heat embossed with white embossing powder.


We are sponsored for this challenge by:



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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Sizzix Papercut Chicks Easter Card

Happy Easter, I hope you are keeping safe and well and haven't indulged in too many chocolate eggs.   We have met up with family today and I cooked Sunday dinner....so we are now just having a relaxing afternoon.  I have another Easter card to share today.


For my card I have used:
Sizzix Papercut Chicks Colorize die set by Tim Holtz.
The background was created using Distress inks and the Eggstra Special Layering Stencil by Time For Tea Designs,


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Friday, March 29, 2024

Easter Bunnies Easter Card

Good morning, I hope you are keeping safe and well.  Today is Good Friday and I have an Easter card to share.


For this card I have used:

The bunny, chick and sentiment are from the Easter Bunnies stamp set by Simon Hurley Creates.  They have  been stamped with Memento ink and coloured with copics.
I cut an egg aperture from a 5.1/4" x 4" piece of cardstock and then embossed it using the Spellbinders Woven embossing folder by Simon Hurley.


Now off to tuck into a hot cross bun, it's just not Easter without one...

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Saturday, March 02, 2024

Crafty Calendar March Challenge - Lawn Fawn Eggstraordinary Easter Card

Good morning, I hope you are keeping safe and well.  Today we have a new challenge for you over at Crafty Calendar and the theme this month is

MORE THAN ONE FOLD



For my card I have used:

The bunnies and sentiment are from the Lawn Fawn Eggstraordinary Easter stamp set.  They have been stamped using Memento black ink and coloured with copics.
The basket, box and eggs have been cut using my Cricut.
The background has been embossed using the Spellbinders Plaid Company embossing folder (SES-018).




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Saturday, February 03, 2024

Crafty Calendar February Challenge - Add a heart Valentine Card

Good morning I hope you are well.  I'm a bit under the weather, I am suffering from a cold at the moment, Martyn was ill first and I thought I had dodged it but no it's arrived.

It's the first Saturday in February and we have a new challenge for you over at Crafty Calendar.
Love is in the air and the theme this week is
'ADD A HEART'


For my card I have used
Bob from Sheepski Designs coloured with copics,
It's a bit difficult to tell but the white background has embossed hearts on which was embossed using a heart stencil.
The pink & red background is ink blended using Distress Oxides in Kitsch Flamingo and Lumberjack Plaid.
I decided to add a heart aperture and made a shaker card filled with little heart embellishments from the heart sprinklets set by Buttons Galore.




We are sponsored for this challenge by:



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Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

See you soon x

Saturday, January 06, 2024

Crafty Calendar January Challenge - Polkadoodles Pickles Balloon Birthday Card

Good afternoon and a happy new year to you.  A bit later posting today as I have spent this morning taking down all of the Christmas decorations.  This weekend was the first opportunity we had and as long as they were down before twelfth night I was okay with that.

It's the first Saturday in the month so we have a new challenge for you over at Crafty Calendar and a nice easy theme for you to start the year:

'ANYTHING GOES'


For my card I have used:

Pickles Balloon from Polkadoodles.  This is a pre-coloured image.
The background is inked with distress oxides.
The white eyelet border had been cut using one of the dies from the Pretty Pink Posh Eyelet Rectangle die set.
The DP is from my stash.

 

We are sponsored for this challenge by:



Please pop over to Crafty Calendar and join us in this months 'Anything Goes' challenge and also check out the gorgeous cards from the other DT members using images from this months sponsor Polkadoodles.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.  See you soon. x

Sunday, December 03, 2023

Bold Tidings Joy to the World Snowman Christmas Card

 Good morning, I hope you are keeping safe and well.  Here in the UK today snow has arrived.  In my family they joke that I only have to look at ice and snow and I fall over and true to form I slipped over on the ice yesterday so today I'm nursing a grazed knee and a few aches and pains but luckily nothing major.

I have been doing bit of batch card making so I have four cards to share today with the same design only different colours


For these cards I have used:
  • Tim Holtz Bold Tidings #2 by Stampers Anonymous CMS419 stamped on black card and heat embossed in white.  I masked out the O from joy and replaced it with the snowman from the My Favorite Things Christmas Cuteness stamp set
  • The backgrounds are ink blended using Distress Oxides and then I have stamped snowflakes on it which were then heat embossed in silver.









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