Saturday, 29 April 2017

A Card To Cheer


Good day Crafters.  I hope your weekend has started well.  The card I bring you today was made for my dear SIL who has been going through a bit of a tough time recently, so I wanted to let her know that we are here for her and that she is not alone.

Here is the card, and explanation below.






I used my new stamp set from Stampin' Up called Beautiful You and stamped the girl on to a white panel.  Then, I cut a 6x6 piece of patterned paper to cover the front of the card base and stamped the girl again on the scrap piece and fussy cut her dress out and adhered that to the stamped image on the white panel.

Next, I cut a few raindrops in the panel with a die from 'Weather Together' die set, also from Stampin' Up.  I finished the panel with a sentiment from the same stamp set and hand drew some border lines around the image.

I mounted the focal panel on to the card front with foam for a bit of dimension, sprayed it with my home made shimmer spray, to add a little sparkle (anyone who needs cheering, needs a bit of sparkle) and that was the card done.  It was gratefully received yesterday and I was happy I managed to brighten her day a little.

My day, didn't go quite as well!  I waited another five hours for my mum's heart nurse, only for her to ring and cancel five minutes before the end of the five hour time slot she gives us!  She asked if she could re-schedule, I'm afraid I lost my patience, and told her not unless she could give us a a specific  time for the next one, as I had other things to do than sit around for five hours waiting for a no show!!  She got my point, apologised, and said she would contact me next week about another appointment! Sorry, I'll stop moaning now, and wish you all a very happy weekend!

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Friday, 28 April 2017

A Pre Stamped Panel


Hello crafters!  Today, I was just going through a box of bits and pieces that I had already stamped, or pieces where I had generally been trying out products I had purchased, and decided that I really should try and use some of them up.  So, this was made with one of those pieces.  Pictures first, explanation follows.






First, I took the pre-stamped panel and adhered it to a piece of black card-stock slightly larger for a frame all round.  Then, I had to decide what to do with it on a card.  I decided to adhere a strip of drywall tape - you know, the stuff that they put on the seams of plaster - down the centre of a white card base for some texture.

Then, I mounted the focal piece with foam for dimension, and finished by white heat embossing a sentiment on a strip of black card-stock and cutting two flag ends and also foam mounted that to the card.

Finally, I added a few sparkling sequins and that was it done!  I hope you have had or are having a great day!

 Thank you so much for your visit and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

 If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #285



Hello lovely peeps!  Today, I thought I would travel a little out of my comfort zone and go rustic!  I have a love/hate relationship with kraft and rustic items . . . I LOVE them and the results other people get with them . . . they HATE me!  When I use kraft/rustic embellishment, it always looks like I rummaged through my waste bin and grabbed a handful of waste and threw it on a card base (I don't of course, but that is what it looks like).

This time, I was pleasantly surprised . . . it didn't look half bad (for me).  I made it with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge in mind, which, this week is a sketch by Amy.  This is the sketch.

http://jen-icreate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/freshly-made-sketches-285.html

Great, isn't it?  This is my take.  Explanations below the pics.







First, I took a piece of card (from the back of an envelope, no point buying, when you can recycle, right?)  and adhered it to the front of a card base.

Next, I took a small doily and adhered that down to the front of the card.  Then, I cut a strip of jute 'ribbon' and adhered that.  Next, I took my flowers and leaves and arranged them where I wanted them and adhered the leaves directly and the rose, up on foam for dimension.

I finished, by adding the stamped sentiment with glue to the flower and foam to the jute (to keep it level).  Finally, a lick of Stella over the rose and three of my home made dew drops (haven't used them in a while).  That's it done!  I'm off crafting with the girls tonight, so have a good evening/day, wherever you are and whatever you are doing!

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know!

 If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.