Thursday, 17 August 2017

Let's Be Negative . . .

. . . AND positive


Today, whilst using another pre-made panel, I cut out a  flower die from a panel of cream coloured card-stock to use, and decided to use the negative as well as the positive.

First, I added some extra interest by just stamping with my small stamp pad all over the front (later I regretted it, because I felt that the chosen ink was too dark and dominated the piece, but I was committed by then) and I mounted the negative panel with foam tape on to a cream coloured base card to which I had adhered a black layer in order to show through the negative space.

Next, I die cut the butterfly from the same black card-stock as the layering panel.  I stamped a sentiment on a strip of cream coloured card-stock and adhered that to a strip of vellum and mounted the whole strip to the front of the card with foam tape, adhered the butterfly and some pearls and called it done.




Next, I adhered the pre-made smooshed watercolour panel to a cream card base that I had embossed with a frame embossing folder and cut a sentiment and another small butterfly from black card-stock and adhered all die cuts to the panel, added some black gems and this is the positive card.




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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Using Up Some Stash


Hello sweet crafters.  I'm sure that many of you will, like me, have a stash of card panels that you have created whilst experimenting with different mediums and put aside in order to 'make a card with it' and never got round to it.  Today, I thought it was high time I started to actually use some.

This card is made with a Brusho piece that I had sprinkled some Brusho on and then spritzed it with water and this was the resulting panel.

I topped the card off with a die cut border piece, stamped the words, added a few rhinestones and spritzed lightly with a home-made shimmer spray and called it done.

Here it is (I don't know why but lately all my plain, white card-stock has ended up with a very slight magenta caste, well, on my monitor anyway), you can see it quite clearly in picture number two here, anyone have any answers for me?





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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Another Quick & Simple Card . . .


. . . from the Stampin' Up 'Eastern Palace Suite'

Hello crafty peeps!  Of course, this stamp and die set needs no introduction any more, as you have seen it so often here (and everywhere), so I will just go ahead and show you the pictures.






Card-stock and ink was Stampin' Up's 'Dapper Denim'.

Have a great weekend lovely people and thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

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Monday, 7 August 2017

A Missed Deadline


Last week I saw the sketch below for a challenge at the blog, 'Just Add Ink' and I wanted to make a card following the sketch.  This is the sketch.
http://just-add-ink.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/just-add-ink-370sketch.html
Well, I got busy with one thing and another and missed the deadline by miles!  But I still wanted to use the sketch and this is what I came up with.





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Sunday, 6 August 2017

A Birthday Card


Hello friends and followers.  I do hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. 

Today's card is a birthday card I made for a sweet friend - she's received it now, so it's OK to post it here - I used a new background stamp by Stampin' Up -  I had trouble getting the colours right in the photos, as the yellow dominated and looked different in every one!

Here it is anyway.






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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Just Because . . .


. . . I felt like making a card!  How are you lovely people?  Today, I just felt like making a card and had no challenges in mind, or 'must makes' to do and I had a few - who am I kidding? - loads of stamp sets still un-inked, so decided to use one of them!  This set was Stampin' Up's 'Falling Flowers' set.

Here it is.






First, I stamped the gorgeous flourish in two corners of a panel, cut smaller than my card front.  Then, I accented the two opposite corners with two small panels of coordinating card-stock and inked the exposed corners with the same ink as the stamping.

Next, I mounted the panel onto a card base with foam for dimension.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment using a Stampin' Up punch to punch it out and also punched a piece of the coloured card-stock used for the corners and cut it to make a frame for the sentiment piece, mounting the whole thing also with foam tape.

I finished it all off with a few pearls and called it done!

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Friday, 28 July 2017

A Missed Deadline . . .

. . . by one week!

Hi dear friends, since my return home, my mojo has seemed to desert me, so I went in search of inspiration!

I caught sight of a photo for a challenge I had never entered before, 'Just Us Girls' and it inspired me to make the card you are about to see.  However, when I tried to enter, I realised I was a week late!  Oh, well, it has at least got me started, so I thought I would share it with you all anyway.  First of all I may as well show you the inspiration photo, so here it is.

And here is my card.







First, I lightly inked through a checkered stencil with blue ink, fading off around the edges.  Then, I took a strip of back card-stock that I had previously stencilled with glitter embossing paste, which I adhered to a sliver of doily and adhered down to the card base.

Next, I stamped and fussy-cut the images and popped them up on foam squares and stamped my sentiment.

I finished off with some black Nuvo Drops to tie in the black in the images and card-stock strip.

Hopefully, this will get me back into the swing of things again.

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

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