Easter Blessings

Yes I know it’s not Easter but since the shops have been filled with chocolate eggs since Boxing Day I figured nobody would mind if I shared this now and I may even send this to a magazine.  I know people who are religious and would appreciate this but I’ve never sent Easter Cards.  I am happy to make them though, so you know where I am if you need any.

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This is a simple card which I have made using the stamps from the Hunkydory For The Love of Stamps range again (can’t you just tell that I love them!). I used a 6×6 mirri mat as my start off and then cut some white card from Hunkydory. For the corners I used the stamp in the set and inked it with the Onyx Black Versamark ink pad. Whilst this was drying I placed the Rejoice stamp, the cross and the bible verse so I could see where I needed to place the cross as that was what I needed to stamp first.  I used the Versamark watermark pad and inked the cross and placed it where I had worked it out.  I then uses the WOW embossing powder in Icicle to emboss the cross.  Once that had cooled off I added Rejoice and my bible verse.  All that was left was to mount this on the mirri mat and to then place this on 7×7 card.

Its lovely and I may make some of these cards for my ladies at Trefoil Guild, most of whom are very active in their local church.

Thank you once again for stopping by my blog and I hope to see you again soon

love A

Everyone loves a biscuits…especially if they are no calories!

fullsizeoutput_60Here’s another card I really like and which has already been snapped up by a buyer.  Again this is a stamp set from the Hunkydory For The Love of Stamps range and I’ve used my trusty Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils to colour this in.

This card took longer to stamp as I wanted to make a feature of the biscuit stamps.  This involved a lot of masking, a lot of stamping and some patience.  Thank goodness for the Hunkydory stamping masking sheets.  Made my life easier , post it notes are alright but they can be very awkward with such a small sticky area.

Once I had coloured the image in I then mounted my design on biscuit coloured Adorable Scoreable and then onto a 7×7 inch card, and there you have all those biscuits and no calories at all.

Colours used in Spectrum Noir Aquablend:

Essentials – Ginger, Squash, Nutmeg, Iron Grey, Charcoal Brown, Straw Coral, Honeycomb, Cantaloupe

Naturals – Wheat, Brunette, Bison, Beeswax, Sorrel.

Let’s go on a Campervan Adventure

Hello again.

 

Today I am proud to be sharing a very recent make of mine which I really love.  The stamp set is called Campervan Adventure and is by Hunkydory in their For The Love of Stamps range.

fullsizeoutput_5fI used a 6×6 Hunkydory mirri mat as my starter and then found some of my watercolour card which only needed a little trim to make it fit nicely.  Firstly I stamped my camper van in the centre and using the bunting included on the stamp set I stamped that along the top.  I found some scrap bits of watercolour card and stamped the flowers and the two sentiments.  I cut them our and mounted the sentiments on some offcuts of mirri card..

Everything on here is coloured with my Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils.  I love them and now that I am used to them I am getting more out of them.

Colours used in this are

Primaries: Aegean Blue, Regal Blue, Sapphire, Opal Blue, Currant, Citrus Yellow

Florals: Plum Red, Rose, elderberry, Hyacinth.

 

Forever Friends Square Accordion Card

Hello again and thanks for stopping by the blog again.  Today I am showing you the Forever Friends card I made using the Tattered Lace Square Accordion Die.  I admit that this is the first ever card I have made using this die, well I did make a test card so I knew where to fold but that was made on scraps of old card and it here for future reference, this however is the first card I made.  Yes I am pleased with it especially as a friend has bought this card already.

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I chose some Hunky Dory Adorable Scoreable as I had some offcuts from a previous project and these were the right size for the die I was about to use.  I cut out three of these for the card and then with the Forever Friends paper I chose to use I cut three out again and used these for the overlaid design (I removed the square in the middle to use as a mat later on.

Next I glued all the pieces together, using double-sided tape for the folds and a tape runner for the paper overlays.  This did not take me long as the fit was perfect for the card.  Once this was constructed I used some die cuts to put in the three square and it was all finished.

I really liked the way this turned out and I am going to try to make some more of these cards as I have the Rectangle Accordion Die as well.

Thank you once again for taking the time to read my blog and I hope you will pop by again soon

Love

A

A Beautiful Ride

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Today I am sharing a recent make of mine which just happens to be one of my favourites. It is a very simple design but I like it.  I had a square piece of Sheena’s Watercolour Card to hand and I stamped the image, sentiment and bunting straight onto to it with Versafine ink.  Next I coloured the images using my Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils, the effect of the watercolours was just enough to look coloured in but not overdone.

Once dry I found a square piece of black card which just fitted the design so there was a slight black edge to it.  I then mounted this onto a Mirri Mat and then onto the card itself.  It was really a very quick design but I like it and I think I may do this again with a different colour scheme.

I used:

Sheena’s Watercolour Card, Versafine ink in Onyx black, Hunkydory Mirri Mat 6×6 inch, Hunkydory Pre scored card 7×7 inch, black card from my offcuts box.

Thank you once again for stopping by and I hope you’ll stop by again

Love

A

 

Home in a Dome

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Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog once again.

Today I am sharing a card I made using one of the many stamps in Hunkydory’s “For The Love of Stamps” range and this is called Home in a Dome.  I throughly enjoyed making this and it was actually very simple to make.

I used a 7×7 inch card as my base and covered it with a very subtle shade of Adorable Scoreable. This I set aside to the end when I mounted my final image on it.

I cut a 6×6 inch piece of Sheena’s Watercolour Card (I LOVE this card) and taking the dome image I carefully inked it and placed it lower down the card but centrally on the card.  On some offcuts of the stamping card I stamped the toadstool image three times and coloured it all in and cut it out.  I also stamped some leaves which I wanted to use around the dome. I decoupaged the toadstool and placed that in the dome, the white spots I covered in Glossy Accents so there was some kind of shimmer and shine on the toadstools.  I finished off by adding those leaves some tufts of grass at the base.

I lovely card to make and it’s actually quite pretty and effective.

See you all again soon

love

A

 

Sometimes there is disaster

img_1556Firstly this is a project which I really enjoyed doing even if the results were less than successful..  My thoughts in verbal are that it was great to try something new but it could have been a whole lot neater and there are glaring errors in the pens and ink I used BUT you learn from your mistakes and I’ve kept this (with a makeshift ribbon ) for myself to inspire me to do better.

The inspiration for the design and the techniques are from Crafters Inspiration Issue 11 and a piece written by Leonie Pujol.  I have followed one of the tutorials not to the letter but just about so I won’t bore you with all the details as I made a mess and why would you want to read about a mess.  You can see the mistakes and do you know what?  I don’t care, its good to show the mistakes as well the wonderful makes.