Sunday, 1 September 2019

TOMIC #6 - Clean & Simple


Good morning!  Today I'd like to share my card for our September challenge over on the TOMIC blog, 'Clean & Simple'.  Not an easy one for me, I always want to add things, but luckilly I needed a card for my brother's birthday.


I have painted the Phone Booth stamp with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  The 'Brother' sentiment is a die cut I have in my stash.


 I added a little doodling in a couple of corners using a fine line pen before mounting the card front on black, kraft and white cardstocks on 3D pads to add some dimension to the card.


I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at TOMIC this month.  Check out the rest of the team's gorgeous creations on the blog.


Saturday, 24 August 2019

TOMIC Inspiration Post - Christmas in August


Good morning!  I am a little late with my inspiration post this month as I have been on holiday and didn't get chance to schedule it before I left.  Today I have another Christmas card to share using one of my favourite Christmas stamps from Magnolia- Frozen Tilda.


I have painted her with Distress Inks using the no lines technique and added some snowflakes with a white gel pen.


The card shape, snowflakes and pine branch have been cut with Doohickey dies from Vintage Box 4 which was recently available on Hochanda.


The snowflakes look so pretty and sparkly cut from glitter paper with a gem in the centre!


I hope you like it and I've inspired you to start your Chrismtas cards!


Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Craft Heaven DT - Teenage Boy's Card


Hi!  Today for my Craft Heaven DT post I'd like to share with you the birthday card I made for my son this year using the gorgeous Maja Design Denim and Friends paper collection.  These papers are great for a boy's/man's card!


I cut around the star and shoes from one of the papers and then backed the star with black card.


The 'Son' was cut with a die from my stash.  The 'It's your birthday' sentiment is from the Stempelglede Have A Beautiful Day stamp set, embossed with white Nuvo embossing powder.


I stamped a Tim Holtz ticket stamp in the corners of the star paper.


I also added some Tim Holtz film strip ribbon and washi tape.


I hope you like it and thanks for looking!


Thursday, 1 August 2019

TOMIC #5 - Christmas in August


 Good morning!  Today it is time for a new challenge over on the TOMIC blog after our extended summer challenge.  Our theme for this month is 'Christmas in August'.  It's never too early to start making Christmas cards.  Even though I know this I still leave it until at least October every year!  Hopefully this challenge will help us all to get organised!


This is one of my favourite Christmas Tildas - Heavenly Tilda from the Aspen Holidays Collection.  As usual I have painted her with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I have also added a touch of Stardust Stickles to her halo and the sparkles around her.


The cute bells and bows die cuts were cut with Doohickey dies from Vintage Box 6.  The card was cut with the frame from the same set.


I hope you like it and I've inspired you to make a start on your Christmas cards (if you haven't already) and join us at TOMIC this month.  Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Craft Heaven DT - Teacher Thank You Cards


Good morning!  I have another card to share today for Craft Heaven.  These are the thank you cards I made for my daughter to take to school.  Same design as my last post but some extra embellishments in the form of Doohickey dies.


I used a white gel pen to create the 'chalk' writing.


The cute owl and ruler are from Doohickey volume 20, Back to School.  The plasters were also cut with a Doohickey die from Maja Design paper.


The leaves were cut with the Rose Leaf Doohickey die and the seam binding is from Craft Heaven.


Altogether I made four cards, all the same design except for the extra addition of the plasters on the first one.


I hope you like them and thanks for looking!


Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Craft Heaven DT - An Apple for the Teacher


Good afternoon!  Today I'd like to share another creation for Craft Heaven.  This was a thank you card I was commissioned to make.  I love making these apple shaped cards as teacher thank you cards each year, and I love to vary them a little each time.  This year I decided to combine my blackboard thank you cards with the apple cards to make apple shaped blackboards!


I have written the thank you sentiment by hand with a white gel pen.  I tried to make it look like it had been written with chalk!  The base has been made with Kraft cardstock.


The gorgeous vintage seam binding, lace and cherry blossom are from Craft Heaven.  I cut the leaves with the Rose Leaf Doohickey die and added some twine and an apple charm from my stash.


I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Sunday, 21 July 2019

TOMIC DT Inspiration Post


Good morning!  It's my turn to provide the inspiration post over on the TOMIC blog today.  Today's card is one of the thank you cards I've made for the end of term.  I've used the gorgeous papers from Maja Design's Summertime Collection.


I have painted Flower Girl Tilda from the Believe in Unicorns Collection with Distress Inks and used a white gel pen to add dots to her cheeks and eyes.



The flowers and lace are from Craft Heaven and I have used a Doohickey die to cut the paper lace on the red striped paper.


I hope I've inspired you to join us at TOMIC for our Summer Challenge.  Thanks for looking!