Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Craft Heaven DT - Vintage Style Leaving Cards

Good morning!  Today I have two cards for the price of one to share with you!  I made these cards for two of my colleagues who left last month to move on to pastures new.  I love this Stempelglede sentiment from the Follow Your Heart set for 'Sorry you're leaving' cards.  

I have used Maja Design Celebration Papers for both cards.  The cards were cut with a Magnolia Doohickey frame die from Volume 13.

I have used some beautiful lace from Craft Heaven on both cards along with Scrapiniec chipboard pieces.

This piece is from the Spring Prodigy set...
...and this one is from the Mehendi Borders set.

I have stamped butterflies from Stempelglede's Vintage Baby and Have A Beautiful Day stamp sets onto coffee filter paper to adorn both cards.

I have also added small blue roses and larger white and pink roses along with some hydrangeas from my stash.

 I hope you like them both...

 ...and thanks for looking! x


Sunday, 12 August 2018

Teacher Thank You Cards

Good morning!  I almost forgot to show you my teacher thank you cards for this year!  They are very similar to the apple ones I have made in previous years, just slightly different colourings and embellishments.

 This year I added a little butterfly cut with a Martha Stewart punch.

 I added jute twine, an apple charm, ribbon and a hydrangea flower from my stash.

The sentiment is an old one from Whiff of Joy.

 I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x

Friday, 10 August 2018

Piano Birthday Card

 Good morning!  Today I have another card to share with you that I have created with the dies from Doohickey Volume 19, and once again it is an accordian card.  The papers are by Maja Design from the Celebration Collection.  I used the piano Doohickey to cut the shape of the card and used a Spellbinder circle to cut the centre panel which is decorated with the music stave Doohickey.

I have also used the music stand and vinyl record Doohickey dies to decorate the front, along with some lace and flowers from my stash.

The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment is an older Magnolia stamp.

 When you open the card the front panel swings inwards to reveal a violin, cut with the Doohickey die from the Danish Royal Opera Stamp and Cutz set.  I have also used the vinyl records again.

I have used another Magnolia sentiment on the reverse of the front sentiment panel.

I have cut the violin in kraft and gold cardstock.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Wednesday, 8 August 2018

CD Card

 Good morning!  Today I'd like to share with you a fun card I have created using the Doohickey dies from Volume 19 - Music.  I made it for my brother's birthday but it would work equally well for a teenager I think.  I have used acetate and silver cardstock to create the CD background, drawing round an actual CD to get the correct size.  I used Spellbinder circle dies for the centre holes.
 I cut the tape player in silver, black and orange and then used different elements from each colour to create the tape player.

I have used the two star Doohickey dies in several colours on the card.

I have also used the vinyl record and musical note Doohickey dies.  The paper strip with stars on is from a Maja Design paper and the ribbon is from my stash.

I have added the die cuts on different thicknesses of foam pads to add lots of interesting dimension to the card.

Here's a side view showing the inside of the card which I covered in co-ordinating blue paper as it is visible through the hole in the CD from the front.

 I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Tuesday, 17 July 2018

1st Birthday Card

Good morning!  I am back with another card for a little cutie's first birthday using lots of Doohickey dies and Magnolia stamps.  When I received my Doohickey 19 kit I was particularly inspired by the gorgeous accordian card by Jiwon.  I have never made one of these so thought I would have a go.  It was surprisingly simple to do!

All of the papers are by Maja Design from the Denim and Friends Collection.  I have used Adorable Edwin from the You Are Invited Collection and the Sweet Moon from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection.  I have painted both with Distress Inks before cutting them out to mount onto the centre panel of the accordian card.

I have used lots of Doohickey dies from the Volume 13 kit, Sweet Pea.  They are all perfect for baby cards.

When you open up the card it looks like this!  I love how it opens up so unexpectedly - expect to see more of these from me from now on!

The front panel swings into the middle of the card as you can see.

On the back panel, which also swings into the middle of the card, I have used the stars and cloud Doohickeys from Volume 13.
I have also used the sweet little elephant, tag and nappy pin...

...and the cuter than cute whale!  The one is from my stash.

 Here is what the back panel looks like when the card is closed.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Craft Heaven DT - Sweet Treats

 Good morning!  I am back with another card for Craft Heaven DT using lots of gorgeous Magnolia goodies.  I have used papers by Maja Design.
I have painted Cotton Candy Tilda with Distress Inks using the no lines technique as always.  I have added Startdust Stickles to the candy floss and the heart on her t-shirt.
 I have used two tiers of the cake Doohickey from Volume 5 and topped it with a butterfly from the papers.
 I have used ruffle trim from my stash along with pale pink roses and ivory resin roses from Craft Heaven.
 I have used the pennant flags Doohickey from Volume 5 along the top of the card.
 The clock face and hands are from one of the recent Magnolia Pop Up boxes.  I made the little pin wheels myself but Magnolia also do a fantastic Doohickey die to make lace edged ones!  It is on my wish list!
I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  x

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Craft Heaven DT - Happy Father's Day

 Good evening!  Today I have my latest card for Craft Heaven to share with you.  It was Father's Day here in the UK last weekend and this is the card I made for my dad.  I have used Maja Design's Denim Collection papers and stamps from Stempelglede, both available from Craft Heaven.
 I have used the Happy Father's Day text from Stempelglede's Have a Beautiful Day collection as the main focus of the card.
 The stamps were stamped with another Stempelglede stamp from the Postcard from Paris collection.
 The text is also from the Postcard from Paris collection.  The button was cut with a Tim Holtz die and I added some twine from my stash.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to have a go at those very tricky male cards.  I always struggle to decide what to put on them.  Thanks for looking! x