Monday, June 06, 2022

Sewing Themed Birthday Card

Good morning.  I hope you are well today.  I have a card to share that I made for my sister-in-law   It was her birthday yesterday so it's safe to share this now.

She loves sewing and needlework so that was the theme for this card.


I have used:
Distress oxide blended background using Faded Jeans, Salvaged Patina and Kitsch Flamingo.
I have sewn a piece of acetate on top to create a pocket.  I don't think I have ever sewn as straight as that...
 I have put sequins, paper cotton reels and paper buttons inside the acetate pocket.  
With my cricut I have print and cut a sewing machine (sewing machine, cotton reels and buttons are part of a sewing clipart collection from AnneIllustration over on Etsy)
I created and cut the word birthday three times out of white card using my cricut and then glued the cuts together. I also created an offset of birthday, cut this from vellum and layered this underneath.
The white embossed 'Wishing you a Happy' is from the Woodware Birthday Strips stamp set.


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Saturday, June 04, 2022

Crafty Calendar June Challenge - All Dressed Up Summer Bird Card

Good morning and a happy jubilee weekend to you if you are in the UK.   I'm enjoying the long weekend, we've had some nice weather the last couple of days but it's a bit overcast at the moment, hopefully it will brighten up soon for any jubilee celebrations that are happening today.

It is the first Saturday in June so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and the theme this month is
'ANYTHING GOES'.

When my computer told me on the 31 May that it was World Parrot Day (didn't even know that that was a thing) I felt a parrot themed card was in order.


For my card I have used:
Summer Bird by All Dressed Up Stamps coloured with copics and polychromos pencils.
I die-cut some flowers and coloured those with copics and added them to the image with some clear crystal dewdrop embellishments.
The background is two toner sheets from the Gina K Designs Vibrant Vines foil-mates pack that have been foiled with Deco Foil Lime Green and Summer Rainbow.


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Thanks for visiting my blog, see you soon. x

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Crafty Calendar May Challenge - Sheepski Designs Floral Heart Birthday Card

Good afternoon.   I have just got back from a weeks holiday in Dorset so my post is a little later than planned.  Lots of delays on the motorway added time to the journey.

We have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and the theme this week is 
'ANYTHING GOES'


For my card I have used:
Floral Heart digital stamp from Sheepski Designs printed in pink on pink paper and then coloured with a combination of copics and polychromos pencils.
I cut a heart from the centre of the image and then layered another three hearts from white card behind it to raise it up.
Added a stamped and embossed sentiment on the heart and a die cut birthday sentiment (3 layers of white card glued together to give it some dimension)


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

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Easter Basket Pop-Up Card

Good afternoon. I hope you are safe and well and are having a nice Easter Sunday.  

Todays post has an Easter card that I made using a project design available on Cricut Design Space.


Easter Basket Pop-Up Card design from Cricut Design Space.
Bunny and sentiment on the front of the card are from the Some Bunny stamp set by Simon Says Stamp



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#staysafe x

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Sizzix Easter Cards with Oliver and Papercut Chicks

Good afternoon, I hope you are keeping safe and well today.  Are you ready for Easter?  I did a bit of last minute batch card making so I have a couple of  Easter cards to share with you today using Sizzix colorize dies and distress oxides.


For this card I have used:
Distress oxide blended background using Speckled Egg, Salvaged Patina and Peeled Paint
I created the Easter sentiment using my cricut.


For this card I have used:
Distress oxide blended background using Speckled Egg, Salvaged Patina and Peeled Paint
I created the Easter sentiment using my cricut.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, I'll see you soon.

#staysafe

Saturday, April 02, 2022

Oddball Art Hippie Flower Peace Van Birthday Card - Crafty Calendar April Challenge

Good afternoon.  I hope you are keeping safe and well.  It's April already and as it's the first Saturday of the month we have a new challenge
 over at Crafty Calendar.

The theme this month is
'ANYTHING BUT SQUARE'


For my card I have used:
Hippie Flower Power Peace Van from Oddball Art.  I stamped daisies on the van and also one on each of the wheels and then coloured the image with copics.   My colours were inspired by the worlds greatest van: the mystery machine from Scooby Doo.
I created a shaped card base to match the van in Cricut canvas and cut out using my Cricut Maker.
I then added the sentiments and clear gems in the centre of each flower


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Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

Stay safe and I'll see you soon x

#staysafe

Saturday, March 05, 2022

Crafty Calendar March Challenge - Easter card with Digi Doodle Studios

 Good morning.  I hope you are well.  I have a card to share today for our new monthly challenge over at Crafty Calendar.    It feels weird to be sharing a card with everything that's going on in the world at the moment.  Prayers and thoughts are with the people of Ukraine.

Our monthly challenge over at Crafty Calendar this month is Easter with Dots and Stripes.


For my card I have used:
Peyton's Painted Eggs digi stamp from Digi Doodle Studios coloured with copics.
The paint spots are from the My Favorite Things Distressed Patterns Stamp set
The spotty and stripe papers are from my stash.


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Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog x

Saturday, February 19, 2022

All Dressed Up Feed The Birds Birthday Card

Good morning.  I hope you are safe and well today after Storm Eunice yesterday.  I have a card to share today made using an discontinued digital stamp but couldn't resist using it.


The digital stamp is Feed the Birds from All Dressed Up layered on top of a birch tree background png file (not sure where the birch tree png was from) and then coloured with copics.

The sentiment is from the Spellbinders Tweet Sentiments stamp set


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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Sizzix Gladys the Flamingo Home Décor Project

Good morning.  Hope you are well.  I have a home décor project to share today.  

Flamingos are one of my favourite birds so when I saw Gladys on the Tim Holtz Sizzix release I couldn't resist her.

I have previously created a flamingo home décor piece using the popular flamingo/pigeons quotation so I went for something different this time.


I created the quotation in Word and printed it using my laser printer.  I ink blended the paper using distress oxides Kitsch Flamingo and Salvaged Patina and sprayed this with water.  After this I sprayed it with Winterberry Distress Mica Stain.

Once I'd finished all the inking I used my Minc machine to foil the laser printed quote in gold. 

I stamped a couple of layers of the Altenew Leaf Medallion stamp set and embossed with distress embossing glazes in Kitsch Flamingo and Salvaged Patina

The flamingo is cut using the Sizzix Gladys Colorise Die Set.



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Monday, February 14, 2022

Valentine's Day Card using Sizzix Lovestruck Colorise Die Set

Good morning, Happy Valentine's Day.  I have a Valentine's card to share, I had to wait to post this until today just in case it got spotted.

After watching the Tim Holtz Live Sizzix release I received an early Valentine's gift from Martyn (the subliminal messages must have worked) and I have used them to create this card.


For this card I have used:
Backround : Distress Oxide blended background (Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick and Broken China)
and over this I placed a piece of white card with a number of heart apertures cut out of it so that the blended background showed through (Heart apertures cut using the Sizzix Stacked Hearts Tiles die set).

The red hearts and arrow were cut using the Sizzix Lovestruck Colorise Die Set by Tim Holtz and a little bit of Black Soot distress ink applied to the edges.

The sentiment has been created using my Dymo label machine and mounted onto black card.


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Saturday, February 05, 2022

Crafty Calendar February Challenge - Paper Nest Dolls Goth Ellie Card

Good morning.  I hope you are all safe and well.  January went by in a flash, I was busy working for most of it so I think this weekend will be a mix of catching up with jobs and maybe a day out somewhere tomorrow if the weather stays okay.

Today it is the first Saturday in February so we have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar and the theme this month is
ANYTHING GOES

My card is very pink.....


For my card I have used:

Goth Ellie from Paper Nest Dolls coloured with copics
The background was created using the Lawn Fawn Plaid Stencil and distress oxide inks in Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry and Black Soot
The sentiment is from the MFT Heart Strings stamp set.
I inked some card using Picked Rasperry distress oxide and die cut some stars so that they colour matched


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#staysafe x

Saturday, January 08, 2022

Crafty Calendar January Challenge - Little Skater from All Dressed Up Stamps

Good afternoon and a happy new year.   I hope you had a good Christmas.  After covid and then a busy December it was nice to have a two week break from work with no urgent jobs to do.

We have a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar today.  You may have spotted that it is not the first Saturday of January, the first Saturday was last week New Years Day so we decided to put the challenge back a week, give us time to recover from New Years Eve....

The theme this month is
ANYTHING GOES


I created a wintery birthday card, well it was snowing yesterday.....

I have used Little Skater from All Dressed Up Stamps coloured with polychromos pencils
The birthday sentiment is two layer chipboard,  The top layer has been embossed with white and the bottom layer coloured using a black copic marker
The DP's are from my stash.


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Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog,

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