Time for another MDF, this time a butterfly.  I wanted to make something simple with this, but have some flowers here and there.  The papers are from a Dreamees CD but I don’t know which one as I had a load printed off to use. I adhered this to my MDF with Modge Podge, I find this more secure for my MDF projects.  When it was dry and I had trimmed the paper I then used the paper to stamp my flowers.  I have coloured some of these with the Dinky Inkies just to add some subtle colour.  The sentiment is again from a Dreamees CD and I used one of the Dinky Inkies to give the quote some colour as white was too stark.  I fixed the flowers on with my hot glue gun but I looked and I thought that it needed something else so I used 2 of my spellbinders dies and cut some swirls.  These were in white so to give some subtle colour, I dabbed my Dinky Inkies onto my ink sheet and added plenty of blending solution. I then placed the cut outs onto the colour and let the paper soak the colour and then dry.  Once dry they were fixed in place.

I am really pleased with the way in which this has turned out and I hope that you like what I have shared.  Thank you once again for popping by and I hope you return very soon.



Special Friend

Today I am showing a card I made using a new die.  I bought a set of Die’sire Edgeables and I decided to have a play.  I thought I would combine the butterfly die with the gorgeous Dreamees papers which had butterflies on them and also add some flowers and a sentiment.  First of all I completely messed up a few run throughs with the dies, so I found my Gemini instruction booklet and I realised I needed another plate for the embossing. So I run it through again this time using adorable scoreable sized to 5.5x 5.5.  It run through and then as I was taking it apart, the butterfly tore off.  Argh disaster!  However I decided to glue it and hide it with the sentiment.  With the edgeables die I used, Papillon, the butterflies are cut so you can pop them a little. I cut the Dreamees paper to fit the card and with what was left over I made the three flowers.  I thought this was enough.

The photo does not do the die or the card any justice, the card is pretty though and I am pleased with it and will have another play with my dies soon, although I am expecting my Dreamees dies to arrive any moment!

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I gave you my heart

I do like working with MDF and I thought I would share a tag I made whilst I was doing some MDF projects of my own.  I had been covering an MDF project with some of the papers I had left over from a Gorjuss set and which were just sitting in a box.  There were some pieces left over and I decided to cover a tag and make something pretty.

I covered the tag with my left over papers and then stamped some flowers onto scraps of the paper I couldn’t do anything else with. I inked this Gorjuss stamp with Staz on and it fitted a scrap of watercolour card I had lying around. I coloured the girl using my Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils (Essentials- Pearl White, Straw, Apricot, Coral, Anthracite, Ebony and Primaries – Red Berry, Ruby, Aegean Blue).  I had the tag on a sheet of Gorjuss papers so instead of writing anything I used my new Spellbinders die (Sentiments 5) and this lovely “hello” script which I thought fitted nicely.  Then I added my Dreams flowers and put some pearls in the middle.  To finish off this piece of MDF I sprayed with Crafters Companion Spray and Shine which gives a lovely protective seal on the tag but also makes it shine).  The ribbon was added last and is from my personal stash.

So there it is a quick tag but one I think is very pretty and I’ll be putting this to one side for future craft fairs or I’ll give as a gift to a friend.

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Fancy Coffee??

I’m really pleased with the card I have to show you today.

I was very blessed with a gift voucher from a friend of mine and she said she would collect and post me the craft goodies all the way from the USA.  Talk about a child in a candy store.  I chose some dies 2 by Tim Holtz and one Spellbinders.  As soon as the package arrived I wanted to play and this is what I have made.

This was a great card to make and I think I will be playing with this die and stamp set in the future.  Such a clever concept, dies, stamp and embossing folder all in one package.

This is a small card for me5x5, but it works well.  I stamped the images using some Staz On and then die cut what I wanted.  You cannot see it but the right hand cup is die cut.  The pieces left over I used to test my colours.  I then stamped the image on to a piece of 4×4 watercolour card.  I coloured in my images using Spectrum Noir Aquablends Naturals (Clay, wheat, Beeswax,Pesto Green,Oregano, Blue Marine, Cobalt Blue, Lagoon). I then stamped the sentiment and die cut that and used Clay to colour that in and to run a dash of watercolour around the edge.  I then mounted it on Adorable Scoreable but only showing a thin sliver of  colour.  Whilst the watercolours were drying properly, I used the cup stamp to make a background on my card, just with the ink and no colouring in.  Once these were all dried I mounted the cups onto the card and placed my sentiment.

I am really pleased with this card and I shall be trying to come up with some more card ideas using this set.

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This design is really rather simple and I love it.

The piece of watercolour card is one which was over from being cut and I fitted the card around it.  I stamped all the sizes of Babushkas and a sentiment and coloured them in using my Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils.  Once that was finished I looked at my offcuts of Adorable scoreable and found some bright colours which perfectly fitted the design and were bright enough to compliment the black card.  The black card is a scored in half piece of Black Adorable Scoreable.

So simple and very pretty.  I love this stamp set and I intend using it some more.

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So today I am sharing another one of my recent makes.  I admit that I am not entirely sure of this design.  It’s the way I have placed my leaves, to me they look odd, but I guess you live and learn and I can live with this design.

I used the Flowering Hydrangea stamp set by Hunkydory.  I used the postive and negative Hydrangea in the set to create the stamped background on my card, just for something different and to focus on the coloured design itself.  I used the versafine ink to stamp around the edges.

The design itself is made using stamping and masking but as I said I am not sure about the placement of the leaves.  I have coloured the design in Spectrum Noir Aquablends – Primaries and Florals sets. I thought the design needed a border so I used the smaller flowers from the set.  It then lacked something so I decided to create a bow to place on the stems and then be fixed behind the card.  I think I would like the design more if it wasn’t for the leaves, but there you go.

For the colouring I used the following

Primaries – Parakeet, Bright Green, Bottle Green

Florals – hyacinth, Elderberry, Damson, Fig, Wild Orchid.


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Gnome Way!!

Hello and I hope you have all had a lovely Easter.  The weather has been lovely here, makes a pleasant change.  I was busy over the Easter Weekend but I’ve not had a chance to blog my makes, so here I go with number 1 and I’ll bring you some more over the weekend .

This is a fun card I made.  I received For the Love of Stamps Magazine number 3 and I saw what Lynette Jasper had made with some of the papers inside and the free stamp set.  I loved her work so I based my design on her work so I am crediting her with the inspiration.

This card is a 7×7 and I started by cutting some Mirri card to fit the whole base card.  Next I matted some of the paper which was in the FTLOS magazine book 3. I then cut a piece of Ink Me Cardstock which I would mount in the 6×6 mirri mat.  I then used some stamping and masking to place the gnome all over the page. I kept him back and white (which Lynette did) and once I was happy with the placements I coloured the background in using my Spectrum Noir alcohol pen in CT4. Once it was done I used some left over mirri, and matted some of the left over paper and fitted it on the lower part of the design.  I then stamped another gnome and coloured him in and added the sentiment (colours for the gnome BT7, FS1, DR1, JG6, True Black and a white sakura gel pen).  I then mounted this onto the design.  I really loved the way this design turned out and its bright and cheerful.  I hope you all like it.

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