Wednesday, 11 January 2017

veggie good birthday

I was lucky enough to win some stamps from Memory box and thought using them would be a fun way to wish my 15 year old nephew happy birthday, its such a hard age to make cards for especially when hes's into cycling and I've exhausted my cycling stamps to death.
I used promarkers to colour the images and then fussy cut them out. I do think they are rather cute.I had fun arranging them trying to make them look balanced.
I used some green card to cut a grand happy birthday die from poppystamps and placed it on the base of my landscape white card before arranging the veggies over and around the sentiment.

The stamps have some fun sentiments in the set so I used one on the outside of my card , stamped below the happy birthday and embossed using  moonglow powder.

I think it turned out quite well really .

I hope my nephew will get the joke and recognise the stamped images inside as tomatoes and get the joke corny as it is but that's half the fun .

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-

My time to craft - something new

crafty calendar - something new

sweet stampin- something new

craft rocket - something new

dream valley challenges - something new

Stampavie and more -something new

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Hedgehog party fun

I  am so loving the fun cards you can make with these poppystamps cottage fence dies and base with the added bonus that they fold flat for posting at the normal rate too.

I decided a bright and fun birthday card for my sister who has a birthday this month, but no worries she dosen't check out my blog so she'll not see the card early.

I used a penny black stamp as the foal image and once coloured with promarkers and the balloons made to shine with sakura glaze pens fussy cut them out.

I cut the base and side panels from green card.
I used a memory box tree die Alessandria and cut 2 out and coloured them with promarkers. I created a third tree like a fir tree ti stick in the middle, I did try 3 trees the same but it just didn't look right.
I created some bunting and added a happy birthday sentiment to them before sticking in place. The trees were positioned and stuck in place on the back fence ensuring that their overalll height didn't exceed the sixe of the envelope I intended to use. I completed the trees by adding a stamped patchwork pals owl again coloured with promarkers.

On the side panels I completed the scene by stamping and colouring with promarkers and sakura glaze pens more hedgehogs, I had this picture in my mind of mum and dad at the front , mischievous children in the middle and older children bringing up the rear of the family procession. I again fussy cut the images out and stuck to the front of the fence panels.

To support the balloon I used some acetate , love acetate packaging as it is always a little stiffer than craft acetate I find and it allowed me to give the impression of the balloon floating without having card there to support it.

That led to the idea of making the naughty children being able to fly ,I used the acetate to create strips which I folded so they formed a hollow cube. I stuck these to the base card and then the baby hedgies at different heights on the cubes to give the appearance that they are bouncing or floating along . By making the acetate that shape it still folds flat and fits in the envelope with ease.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-

MAWTT -something in the air

cards und more -party animals

Stempelsonne -anything goes

Fabrika fantasy -happy anything

passion for promarkers - anything goes

Penny Black and more - anything goes

Shopping our stash -get in shape

Saturday, 31 December 2016

For a cool couple

Another Christmas card again for a couple and again a mix of stamps and a die cut card base. I used stamps from see dee Victorian Christmas set and a super cute snowman couple from I think sugar nellie. All stamps were coloured with promarkers and then fussy cut and some sparkle added with stickles.

I again used the poppystamps dies of cottage base and fence dies and stuck them together  to form my card base. I love these dies as they make a card that providing you decorate thoughtfully can fold flat enough to post in an ordinary envelope.

I added the stamped images to the back of the base panel and added the holly and ivy images to the sides of the snow people.

The side fence panels I decorated with the stamped poinsettias and finished the card with a holiday sentiment die cut. I finished the card by adding a small stamped foliage accent to the sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Creatalicious - anything goes optional happy new year /wishes

QKR -snowmen or snowflakes

Brown sugar - anything goes

polkadoodles -anything goes

creative knockouts -anything goes

4 crafty chicks -anything goes

aurora wings -winter wonderland

pop up bunny love

I know Christmas has gone and New Year is upon us and I wish all a very happy 2017 but I still have many Christmas cards I haven't posted but never mind I am sure there will be challenges through out the next year that they will be suitable to enter.

For this card I again used a mix of dies and stamps and also some promarkers to add some colour ,a bit of fussy cutting and some ink and embossing powders too. 

I used tree stamps from the dark room ,wiped them over with versamark ink and coated them in a mix of green glitter and snowflake embossing powder before fussy cutting them out.

I used a lily of the valley stamp which once stamped in black ,coloured with promarkers and again did a bit of fussy cutting on it. 
I die cut a holiday sentiment and a poppystamps cottage fence and base panels, well two fence panels one for each side and then I was ready to assemble.

I stuck the fence panels to the base and then added the trees to back panel both sides to add dimension and the side fence panels. I added the die cut sentiment to one of the trees at the front.

The image I added a strip of card to which I had formed into a hollow square so when the card is folded flat to go into the envelope it will lay flat but when opened allows the image to stand up.

Quite simple really and love how it can be posted as it folds flat and the recipients loved it too.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-

the crafty addicts - anything goes/let it snow

simon says stamp -anything goes

I love promarkers-anything goes

craftaholics- Christmas cards or tags

that's crafty - anything goes

CRAFT - anything goes

crafty friends - anything goes

cute card thursday - anything goes

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Share my scarf

I haven't been a very good blogger over the last year due to one thing and another  but I have so enjoyed making cards with a combination dies and stamps  and think I am slowly getting the hang of it.

I made some special cards for family , this one is for one of my nieces and her boyfriend  I hope she loves it as much as I loved making it.  I used a mixture of dies and stamps . The base is the fab poppystamps cottage garden base and gates , I just love how you can create a 3D card that folds flat in an envelope perfect when posting can cost so much these days.
I used this cute penguin stamp from I think sugar nellie I always get sugar nellie and lily of the valley stamps muddled as they both do such cute animal stamps. anyway these cute penguins are coloured with promarkers and some sparkle added with stickles. I then fussy cut them out and stuck them to the back fence of my card.

I completed the scene on my card by stamping this cute little conifer which was one of the first stamps I bought as I thought I could use it for guy cards, again I coloured with promarkers and fussy cut them out ,six in all. I added some gems in red and clear to look like fairy lights , well you have to have Christmas sparkle somewhere don't you?

I then added two to each side fence panel and one each side of my penguin couple. I completed the card with a die cut sentiment on the ground base of the card and done ready to fold flat and post.

I really love how it turned out.

I would  like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2017.

I would like to entr this card into the following challenges:-

Poppystamps challenges - oh Christmas tree

Inky chicks - Christmas cards in traditional colours

Unicorn -add some glitter

Passion for promarkers - use dies /punches

A gem of a challenge -anything Christmas

Alphabet challenge - use something red

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Simple bauble wishes

I love the two memory box bauble  dies I have , I love how many different looks you can achieve  and dies are just a fun alternative to colouring when you want to craft but don't have the time to sit and colour .                                        For this card I used Lydia die and cut it twice one in plain mirri silver and once in a patterned mirri silver. I then made the bauble up by inlaying the cut out bits of the patterned mirri card into the plain mirri silver die cut. I love how effective it looks.

I used a white base card and also cut a memory box grand happy christmas die in white.
I used more plain silver mirri card behind the Christmas cut out letters and mounted this onto the white base card along the long edge of an A5 card. 

I could have attached the bauble either way using the card portrait or landscape but I decided to stick with landscape and placed my bauble towards the top right of the card. I really love how simple this card is but effective too.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Outside the box  - metallics

613 Ave create - anything goes twist holiday happiness

come and get it - Christmas

IDIC - square or rectangle

Allsorts - CAS

Simon says Wednesday - anything goes

Ombre snowflakes

I struggle with pink but one my sons friends is pink mad so he wanted a card for her. Pink but not girly , his words not mine.

I decided to use a fiskers board and emboss some copy paper  and colour it with chalks from dark pink  to light pink in lines to give an ombre effect.

I think you can just about see the three different pinks.

I measured the paper against a white base card and cut it so I could have three panels across the card as my base layer.

I used a do crafts set to cut some snowflakes in silver mirri card and took 3 of different sizes and randomly placed them so they each overlapped two of the panels.

I finished the card using a die cut greeting from a Britannia word die again in silver mirri card.

I actually like how this pink card turned out, it's good to step out of your comfort zone once in a while.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

crafting with dragonflies -whatever the weather

the paper shelter - christmas card

AAA cards - CAS Christmas

fab n funky - Christmas

creative fingers - anything goes