Friday, September 26, 2014

Two cards, same supplies

I have a sneak peak for you the new CD Moonbeam Meadow 
from Crafter's Companion I love it so much I had to make something with it !!
Sara is on Create and Craft on Monday with it so make sure
you check it out !! ITS GORGEOUS !!!!

Crafter's Companion

I thought I would use the same image, dies and embossing folders
and make two; but different cards with it.

This first card I made using the Die'sire Elegance Stamping Frame die
as the card itself. I embossed the hearts with the Vintage Holly embossing folder.

The sun was shining so brightly when I took these photos
It whited out so hence this photo to show you the embossing!
I made a frame using the square die from the Elegance Frame set
so I could set back the image on the card.
The hearts are Debossed this time, you can just see them in the photo.

To make these cards I used the following:
Crafter's Companion supplies:
White with silver Centura Pearl card
3D Glue
Tacky Glue
Die'sire Elegance Stamping Frame
Die'sire Holly die
BeBunni Xmas CD
MoonBeam Meadow CD 2
Sentimentals Love is all you need
Die'sire Essentials Hearts
Die'sire Essentials Just the ticket
Iridescent Spray and Sparkle 
Vintage Holly Embossing folder
Other items:
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Red and Black Ink
Red Card

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

So Sorry

Yeah its Wednesday !!
I have to apologise I have only one project to share 
with you for Heartfelt Creations this week........
Check out this weeks inspiration and click on the pic below:

Heartfelt Creations

This week we are having a cross promotion with Creative Embellishments!
I do love their chipboard pieces.
They even do custom orders !! Its where I got my words 
for my Guest book for my wedding !!

I used a frame and a frond on my card today from them.
My friend came into the house and loved this card so much
she had to be frisked before she left !! hehe

To make the card I used the following:
HCDP1 247 Classic Sunflower paper pad
HCD 753 Classic Sunflower Die
HCPC 3626 Classic Sunflower Stamp
HCPC 3354 Classic Message Precut set
459222 Blossom Tool set
452255 Grand calibur

Other Products Used : White card, Beads, glue, white card, 3D foam pads,
Creative Embellishments Frond set 6 and  Fancy Oval Frame, 3D stamp paint
green, brown, copper and pink, Brown and green ink.

Cut a tent card 3 14/16" x 5 2/16". Cut a card front from the paper pad
and adhere to the card. Stamp the sentiment in brown ink Using 3D stamp
paints colour the frame. using Green ink colour the fronds. Adhere the frame
and fronds to the card. Stamp, cut, colour and shape the flowers adhere beads
into the centres. Adhere the flowers to the card. Cut butterflies from the paper
pad and adhere to the card and your project is complete.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sunflower Tutorial

I am just LOVING these Sunflowers from Heartfelt Creations.
I have been asked how I have made them so I thought I would do
a little photograph tutorial on how I make them.
We all make them different!!

To make my sunflowers I used Rich Cocoa Ink

 I stamped the image onto white 160gsm card
and cut out using my Grand Calibur.
Lay the die over the image so the flowers line up
with the die, adhere the die to the card with tacky tape.
I did this twice so that I have two of each size flower to layer with.

Using Scattered Straw Distress Ink and a finger dauber,
lightly go over the flower.

Using Wild Honey Distress Ink and finger dauber to apply it with.
Apply the ink from the centre outwards to give colour definition to
each petal. Repeat until your happy with the colour.

Then ink the outer edges of all the petals.

To shape the flower turn upside down and run the ball of your 
shaping tool up and down the centre of each petal.
You may need to do it several times on each petal.

Now turn the flower over to the right side and
run the shaping tool around the outer of the centre
so that the petals come upwards into the flower.

With your fingertips pinch and shape each petal.
Some I twist to one side as I pinch.
You can see in the photo I am turning the petal to the right as I pinch it.

Repeat the process for another flower and then adhere
on top of the first flower.
Set the petals of the top flower so they are between those of the bottom flower.

Fill the middle with some glue.
You can use hot glue but I used a tacky glue that dries clear.

Pour beads over the glue and shake of the excess.
I used a Bronze seed bead for my flower centres.
Leave to dry.

And that's it! I make lots of flowers in one go so I have
a stash to fall back on!

To make the card at the top of the post I used Spellbinders die Reflective moment.
I cut a journalling piece from the Classic Sunflower Paper Pad and a
small piece of matching paper to adhere to the bottom to fit the brown card.
which I cut at 3 3/16" x 4 10/16" 
(I covered the join with the flowers and butterfly)
Stamp the sentiment (All occasions sentiments) on in brown ink.
Adhere the layers together and to the card with 3D foam.
Cut out two butterflies from the paper pad and adhere to the card.
Make your flowers and adhere to the card.

I adhered the die cut front to a tent card 3 5/16" x 5 1/12". I trimmed the front
of the tent card so that it was 5 15/16" and wasn't seen at the bottom of the die.
Inside I cut a piece of matching paper 5" x 2 14?16" 
and a brown piece of card 5 2/16" x  3"
Adhering them to the inner of the card.

Happy crafting !!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With Sympathy

Here is my second project this week for Heartfelt Creations.
Have you checked out their blog yet ? 
There is some fantastic inspiration !
Click on the pic below to go take a look !!

Heartfelt Creations

I am loving the white cards at the moment .........
I wasn't sure how this one was going to end up,
it certainly didn't start out life as a Sympathy card.
I always find them so hard to do .........

Here is what I used to make the card with:
HCD 751 Cut Mat Create die
HCPC 3545 Open Leaf preCut set
HCD 736 Classic Leaf die
HCD 734 Sun kissed Fleur die
HCPC 3533 Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut set
HCPC 3617 Birds and blooms PreCut set
459222 Blossom Tool set
452255 Grand calibur

Other Products Used : Glitter Glue, 3D glue, edger tool, Pearl gems,
peeled paint and Victorian velvet distress inks, brown ink, black ink,
white centura pearl card.

Cut a 5" x 5" card with the white card. Cut a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" square and use
the edger tool on all sides. Using the two larger square dies together cut a
frame on white card. Lay over the edged square to help placement of the
sentiment and stamp your sentiment. Adhere the edged piece and frame to the
card with 3D glue. Die cut two of the large leaf swirls and cut in half.
Adhere three of them onto the card. Stamp, colour, cut and shape the leaves.
Stamp, cut, colour and shape the flowers. Adhere pearls to the flower centres
and glitter. Adhere the flowers and leaves to your card and the project
is complete.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Get Well Soon

Yeeah it's Wednesday !!! That means I have a Heartfelt Creations
project to share with you !!
Have you checked out the new Sunflower release yet??
I feel a bit boring saying I love it as I say that about them all !
But its true!!! 

Click on the pic below to check out the HC blog inspiration !

Heartfelt Creations

I made these flowers a little different this time.
I stamped straight onto coloured paper from the pad.
I didn't use my usual inking technique ........... but watch this space !!!
Sorry I've not been around much, we have had a house
full of sickness, one after the other and then back again !!
Still onwards and upwards and back to crafting !
I have another project to share tomorrow.

To make the card I used the following:

HCDP1 247 Classic Sunflower paper pad
HCD 753 Classic Sunflower Die
HCPC 3626 Classic Sunflower Stamp
HCPC 3631 Chick Retreat PreCut set
HCD 747 Arianna Lace die
459222 Blossom Tool set
452255 Grand calibur

Other Products Used : Green card, Beads, glue, white card, 3D foam pads.

Cut a tent card 3 14/16" x 5 2/16". Cut a card front from the paper pad
and adhere to the card. Cut an oval from another card front and stamp
the sentiment. Adhere to the card front with 3D foam pads. Die cut three
swirls from the Arianna Lace die set. Stamp on paper from the paper pad
the flowers and die cut them. Shape and adhere the flowers together and
adhere beads in the centre. Adhere the flowers and swirls to your card
and your project is complete.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Flowers of Tomorrow

Whoop whoop Its Heartfelt Wednesday !!
And its a NEW release !!!
The Classic Sunflower Collection !
I just Lurve sunflowers and these are sooooooooooooo easy to make.

Heartfelt Creations

Make sure you pop on over to their blog there are some fantastic
projects this week on there !

To make this card I used the following:
HCPC 3627  Sunflower Stem PreCut Set
031461 Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles
452255 Grand calibur

Other Products Used : White card, beads, gems, alcohol pens, glue,
3D foam pads glitter glue.

Using white card fold and cut the large die over the fold to create a card.
Using the two large dies together cut the card front; adhere to the card.
Die cut the shaped rectangle and adhere with foam pads glittering the edges.
Stamp the seeds twice onto scrap paper and then a third time onto card. Over
the seeds stamp the sentiment and die cut the fancy centre. Stamp, cut and
colour the butterfly, adhere gems onto it. Stamp two images of the sunflower
and colour all of one and the flower and leaves of the second. Cut out one full
sunflower and cut out the leaves of the second adhering to the first. Cut out
the sunflower head missing every other petal and adhere to the flower. Adhere
to the card and your project is complete.

Right I'm off to make some sunflowers, I have them all cut out I just need
to ink them up and shape them !! 
Happy crafting !

Monday, September 08, 2014

Stop and smell the flowers

I made this card from the Spellbinder tranquil moments die
and the small die from the A2 Filigree die set.

I just love this die for making cards.......
can you tell !! hehe I have dome a few !

The flowers are from WOC, the leaves are stamped and die cut
using Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies. Paper is also
from Heartfelt Creations.
The Sentiment is from Crafter's Companion.

Of course I had to glitter up the flowers and add gems !
Blingtastic !!! 

Right, The little one is at Playschool this morning
so I'm off to craft. Not sure what I am going to make tho !!
Happy crafting !

Sunday, September 07, 2014

The Magic of Christmas

Its time for another Christmas Card club challenge.
Two weeks has gone by so fast !
This week Hazel chose the challenge and she challenged us to ....
"Something beginning with S"

So........ I decided to make a Shaped card
and use a Sentiment.

I used Spellbinders Mystical Embrace die for my card
and I used three card fronts from 
the Festive Christmas Collection from Heartfelt Creations.
I used one for the inner
and I layered up two of the same card fronts for the front.

The sentiment is from the  Heartfelt Creations Holly Berry set.
Poinsettias are from the Bebunni Xmas CD
and I used the holly die from Die'sire for the holly.

Hope you like it.
Happy Crafting !!

Friday, September 05, 2014

Glitter it up

This week over at The Stamping Boutique 
the challenge is GLITTER IT UP !!!
We want to see those glittery projects!!!
You know I cant resist the glitter glue ...........

Click on the pic below to join in the challenge.

The Stamping Boutique

I made a card using this die Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangle) yesterday 
and I thought I would see what it looked like with an image in it instead of the words.
I glittered up the flowers and parts of the image.

Happy crafting !

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Happy Birthday

Well I had a really good tidy up over the holidays.
I put things back in their packets for a start !!
I was so bad the last few weeks before I got married,
things didn't get put away properly .......
ANYWAYS .... It resulted in me looking to see
what I actually had too ! This stamp is a Hero Arts one
I bought years ago, used a few times and has lain in a box since !
Mmm ....... so I thought I would use it with this.

I used Spellbinders Classic Rectangles and fleur de lis rectangle
to make this card. I used my edging tool on the base layer.
Of course the flowers and Leaves are Heartfelt Creations.
The flowers are Arianna Blooms.
It is all layered with 3D foam and string pearls added.

I wasn't really sure about it when I had finished.......
Right I had better get on I have so much to do today!
First day back in the craft room !
The list is long ........ !!!

Happy crafting !

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Watch or Bracelet box

Its Wednesday again so its time to share another
project I have made for Heartfelt Creations !!
This box was made very quickly and easily.
I thought it would be ideal for a gold Bracelet ......
cough cough hint hint to my OH !!! Mmm ........ !!
Next week see the release of another collection !!!
So loving it !

I love this cream and gold effect!
Well I am back busy crafting now the children have 
gone back to school and my Honeymoon is over!
It's been so hard having a holiday and promising
to not craft at all ......... !!
(I did buy lots of crafty things tho !!! hehe shhhh!!!
right I'm off to play!!!)

To make this I used the following:
459222 Paper Blossoms Tools
452255 Grand Calibur
HCPC 3415 Petite Poinsettia PreCut
125156 Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities
HCPC 3623 Festive Candlelight PreCut set

Other Products Used : Cream Centura Pearl card, Gold Mirri board,
Gold embossing powder, embossing pad, heat gun, gold brad, string pearl, 
3D foam pads, tacky glue, hot glue and gun.

Using cream card cut a piece of card 5 1/4" x 9" and score 1 1/2" on each side.
Cut into the corners and fold along the score lines. Adhere together to form a 
box base. Cut another piece 5 1/2" x 9 1/4" and repeat the process to form the
box top. Cut a piece of gold card 3" x 6 3/4" and a piece of cream card 3 1/4"
x 7". Adhere the gold piece on top of the cream piece and then adhere the box base
on top of the gold card. Adhere string pearls around the bottom edge of the top
of the box. Cut a piece of cream card 2" x 5 3/4" and stamp and emboss the 
image. Cut a piece of gold card 2 4/16 x 5 14/16 and adhere the stamped image
to the gold card. Adhere this to the top of the box with 3D foam pads. Stamp,
cut, emboss and shape the poinsettias. Adhere a brad to the centre and adhere the 
flower to the box and your project is complete.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

You are my everything

So tomorrow the children go back to school here in the UK
and I go back to work!
I have sneaked making this card in between the OH going walking the dogs!
Well ............ I had said I wouldn't craft for the weeks since we got married
to the children going back to school !! 
You just know I couldn't resist !!
(tomorrow I get to craft again whoop whoop!!)
So here is a very quick card.

Its a 5" x 5" card and I cut another piece of card
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" to layer on top of which I used the edger tool on to make rough.
I die cut the heart using the die from the Timeless Amour set
from Heartfelt Creations.
I then took the centre heart die cut and drew around it on the 
4 1/2" x 41/2" card in the centre of the card.
I carefully cut it out and then adhered the piece of card
to the card front with 3D glue.
I adhered the outer of the die cut to the top of the card and adhered
pearl string around it.
The flowers are Sunkissed Fleurs and Classic leaf stamp and dies
and sentiment are also from Heartfelt Creations.
I added pearls to the flowers and glittered the edges!

Hope you like it!
Right we have appointments to go to ! Busy day ahead.
Happy crafting!!