Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Happy Halloween


Good morning!  I have a Halloween card to show you today, created with the gorgeous stamps from the Halloween Pop Up Box 2022.

I coloured the super cute Tilda/Edwin dressed as a devil with Distress Inks using the no lines technique as and have popped the image on foam pads in front of the gorgeous cloud die cut with the fabulous die from Vol. 33.  I love die cuts that have stitching effects around the edges.

The sentiment, which is also from the Pop Up Box, has been stamped with Pickett Fence Distress Ink.

I had a lot of fun creating the background for this card.  I stamped the moon and stars from the Pop Up Box and then inked around them with several Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Saturday, 8 October 2022

Sketch Effect Birthday Card


Good afternoon!  I have something a little different to share today.  Embarrassingly for a card maker, I forgot a birthday recently until the day of the birthday!  Consequently, a very quick card make was required.  I decided to see if I could do a 'pencil sketch' of Tilda to speed up the colouring process, which usually takes me at least an hour!

I stamped Tilda with grey ink so that it was the closest colour to a pencil drawing and then shaded with a pencil and blending stump.  I think it turned out really well and will definitely be using the technique again in the future.  The sentiment and Tilda are the 'Just For You' set from the Jubilee Collection.  I just love that delicious looking cake!

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Monday, 25 July 2022

75th Birthday Card

Good afternoon!  After such a long time I have made something that I am able to blog - I have not been completely idle in my time away - just created things that were for magazines which I couldn't share.  Today's card uses the gorgeous Magnolia Market dies, namely the 'Le Balloon, Balloon & Basket' and 'Le Balloon, Clouds and Flowers' die sets.  The papers are by Maja Design and the lace is from Craft Heaven.

I cut the balloon from two different papers and then cut my own stripes in the pink paper version so that I could layer it p to make a striped balloon.  The basket and ropes were cut from kraft cardstock.  Everything is inked on the edges with Walnut Stain Distress ink.

The 75 was cut with a Tim Holtz dies using rose gold glitter cardstock.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Craft Heaven DT - Castle Pop Up Card


Good morning!  I have a castle pop up card to show you today using Maja Design papers and the wonderful Magnolia Castle Doohickey die.  The papers are from Maja's Vintage Summer Basics, Denim & Friends and Traditional Christmas collections.

To make a symetrical front to the card I used castle die cut from the reverse side on the right of the card.  I have also used the reverse sides of the paper for the little brick sections for added interest.  The castle gates are made from the Window Doohickey.

I have used the castle again on the top of the card along with two towers cut from a Magnolia die from Volume 5.  The battlements are the top of the Lovely Fence Doohickey die.

On each side I have also added some little bricks from the castle Doohickey die.  The clouds were cut with the Doohickey from Volume 25, Bella Notte.

Once you open the gates the drawbridge drops down to reveal the birthday message.  

The 'portcullis' is the fence Doohickey from Volume 25 turned upside down.  I love it when you can use dies to make other items.

The whole card still folds down flat to be placed into an envelope.  I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Monday, 5 April 2021

Another Easter Card


Good morning!  I have another Easter card to show you today using the second stamp from the Easter Pop Up Box.  I love this adorable Tilda with her cute little nose.  All of the papers are from Magnolia except the spotted one.

As always I have painted her with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.

The sentiment also comes in the set and I have used one of the Woodland Tags to cut it out.  The daffodils are also stamps from the pop up box.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!


Sunday, 4 April 2021

Happy Easter! An Easter Tunnel Card

Good morning and Happy Easter!  Did you get hold of Magnolia's Easter Pop Up Box?  I'm so glad I did, they are so cute and there are lots of lovely sentiments.  I have created a tunnel card using Spellbinder's Nestability Easter Eggs dies.  All of the papers are from Magnolia except the spotted one.

I have painted Tilda with Distress inks to match the butterfly papers and cut her out to pop in the centre of the final layer of the 'tunnel'.

The sentiment was cut out with one of the Woodland Tags Doohickey dies and the cute daffodils are part of the Easter Pop Up Box too, painted with Distress Inks.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Craft Heaven DT - Good Luck Card


Good afternoon!  Today's card is a good luck card I made for my son for his first ever day at work.  I have used Maja Design papers from the Shades of Denim and the Vintage Romance Collections.  I have used the Magnolia Recipe Card Doohickey to cut the background paper.  The four-leafed clover was created using the heart from Magnolia's Woodland Tags Doohickey set.  The button is from my stash.

The bottom edge of the card was cut with Magnolia's Swedish Lace Doohickey die.

The lettering was created with Thinlits Elle dies and black cardstock.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!