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Thursday, 29 June 2017

ONE PIECE MISSING

Hello and welcome...
We have a fun card for you today
I used a pre-cut blank jigsaw and coloured the background in 2 of the new Distress Oxide Inks.  I stamped the owl image, and the 3 sentiments that are part of this set, onto the jigsaw base using Jet Black StazOn.  I coloured the owl using several ink pens as well as using white ModgePodge on the eyes. Prior to adhering the stamped jigsaw to white card, leaving a narrow border,  I removed one of the jigsaw pieces, and matted the focal point onto paper that I distressed around all the edges and curled the top right corner.  This was then adhered to the blue pearlised  card base at a jaunty angle.  I then added mounting foam to the removed piece of jigsaw and adhered it to the bottom right of the design as well as popping a ladybird on top of it.  I sorted a few wooden strawberries, coloured them then glued them into place.  I also added a few ladybirds and 2 gold metal butterflies.  A fun card on what was another wet and cold day
INGREDIENTS:
  • pearlised blue card base ~ Crafter's Companion
  • backing paper ~ free with an old craft magazine
  • blank jigsaw puzzle ~ Woodware
  • Owl stamp ~ Woodware
  • ladybirds ~ Woodware
  • butterflies ~ Hobby House
  • wooden strawberries ~ Hobby House
  • Jet Black Ink Pad ~ StazOn/Tsukineko
  • Broken China, Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink Pads ~ Ranger
  • Worn Lipstick, Mowed Lawn ~ Distress Markers/Ranger
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ Creative Expressions
  • Wink Of Stella
  • White ModgePodge
  • Summer Sun,Warm Sunset, Bubble Gum, Crimson Red, Spring Meadow, Grass Green, Hot Cocoa, Bark, Deep Black ~ Chameleon Pens Colour Tones
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

WITH LOVE

Hello and welcome...

No, it's not your eyesight, panic over!  The design is supposed to look this way lol. I love using this technique and for our class on Monday I thought we'd try this just as a 'starter' before we made the 'main' card.  The ladies really had a ball creating their own designs and the photographs below show just how serious they were taking their 'blowing' technique.  I think they created about 4 designs each and, guess what, in between the chat and coffee break, the 'main' card did not get made but we already had the packs ready so they took them with them, I think I'm right in saying a tad reluctantly ;) to do at home and bring back to the class next month for us to see their finished card :)
So on with this card.  I used 4 different alcohol inks to create the 'design' and added a few droplets of colour onto gloss card.  It must be gloss card when using these inks otherwise the colour will just soak into ordinary card.  With a straw 'at the ready' a  few drops of colour was sprinkled onto the gloss card and gentle blowing through the straw sent the colour into different areas.  When completed I embossed the card using the ocean waves embossing folder and that is why the card looks 'fuzzy' when photographed, it doesn't in the 'flesh'.  I backed this onto a thin black mat, stamped a sentiment using Jet Black StazOn that I also matted onto black card and adhered this to the side of the main focal point.  I used a strip of black florist ribbon and cut it into 3 different widths then wrapped it, vertically, around the card.  I stamped and embossed a verse onto a 'free paper' set with one of the card magazines.  I do love this verse! 

INGREDIENTS:
  • White card stock ~ Papermill
  • White gloss card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
  • Ocean Waves Embossing Folder ~ Sue Wilson/CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder, True White ~ CE
  • Adirondack Alcohol Inks:  Lemonade, Raspberry, Red Pepper, Sail Boot Blue ~ Ranger
  • Never Give Up Stamp ~ Visible Image
  • With Love Stamp ~ my stash (I think)
  • Jet Black Ink Pad ~ StazOn/Tsukineko
  • VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad ~ Tsukineko
  • Platinum Die Cutting/Embossing Machine ~ Spellbinders
Some serious blowing technique going on here lol


Marion looks as if she is blowing my hubby a raspberry lol and he only came into the room
to make the refreshments haha

Mary is still ignoring Marion and concentrating on her masterpiece.
 Marion is looking set to play a tune on that straw lol


















Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message June x

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Hello and welcome...
to a very wet, cold and miserable day here!
We have a lovely bright and cute card for you this morning and for such a small card there does seem to be a lot of products used!
This little card is just short of being 5"x6".
I started with a piece of white card and die cut the outer frame of the Tag Duo Set from the Indian Ocean Collection to the bottom right of my card.  I then applied some Mowed Lawn and Mustard Seed Distress Ink to my craft mat and spritzed it with water. I scrumpled a cello bag and dabbed it into the mustard seed then onto the card base.  I repeated this using the mowed lawn then applied my heat gun to dry it.  From my stash I coloured the word hello in different shades using; mowed lawn, worn lipstick, wildflower, orange and teal. The 'hello' was then glued to the white fall out piece of card.  Diamond Sparkle was carefully added around this piece followed by a small piece of acetate to cover the die cut area, and glued over the glitter jewels and 'hello.' I re-seated this on the card front.  I die cut the 'dancing tulips' in yellow card, the ornate poppy in red card and one scribble flower in white card.   I die cut this flower twice so that I could overlap the petals as well as fussy cutting a thin piece of white card as a stalk for this flower. I also die cut the poppy twice, removed the stalk from one flower, gave this cut off head some shape using my ball tool prior to adhering it to the complete flower.  A flat back black gem was glued to the centre of the flower and I added a little colour to the centre of the scribble flower using a lime green gel pen. 
I added a piece of mounting foam to the poppy head and glued this to the card, I used wet glue to adhere the two other flower heads to the card and snipped off the stalks that covered the hello area then glued the remaining bottom pieces of stalks to the card.  I created a frame in white card from the pierced rectangle dies 5 and 4.

Saturday's card has been claimed and is now on its way to its new home



Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
                            June x

Monday, 26 June 2017

AND THE WINNER IS...


Hello and welcome back...

I have used Random number picker.org to draw today's card winner, and asked it to select a number between 1 and 5 and it picked number 2 so congratulations go to:
SUNNYBEE
please email me your postal details to:


and your card will be posted to you

Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment, I do appreciate each and everyone.
More tomorrow
June x

BACK TO BASICS!

Hello and welcome...
It's good to be 'back' lol
I thought for today I would should you how, using only a few items, can create a gorgeous card.


 I started with a white, 6" square card base and added a layer of Antique Gold Foundations Pearl Card followed by a layer of white card.  I used a Woodware Corner Punch (still unable to find the name for it) on all four sides of the white card then adhered it to the gold pearl card and then onto the base card.  I think this particular corner punch is very pretty.
Using one of my favourite 'oldies', Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Four, I die cut and embossed, alternatively, the gold and white card stock, using the largest die first on the gold card.
On the final white card I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Wishes Collection using a Jet Black StazOn Inkpad... (this ink does just that, 'StazOn' and will not smudge).  With the sentiment now stamped, die cut then embossed and on each of the 4 layers I added mounting foam to the back for dimension then adhered to the centre of my card.  The verse is another 'oldie' by Creative Expressions and stamped onto one of the very pretty papers from Lemon Craft Paper Pad.

Saturday's card winner will be announced at 10am, hope to see you back then


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x
INGREDIENTS:
  • white card ~ Papermill Direct
  • Antique Gold Foundations Pearl Card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Sweet Wishes Stamp Collection ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
  • Nestabilities Labels Twenty Four ~ Spellbinders
  • Platinum Die Cutting/Embossing Machine ~ Spellbinders
  • Woodware Corner Punch
  • Lemon Craft Paper Pad ~ Gossamer Blue
  • Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko

Saturday, 24 June 2017

SATURDAY CARD GIVE-AWAY

Hello and welcome...
This card wasn't claimed in a previous 'card give-away' and as I briefly explained yesterday that I have been unwell for the past few days I am offering the card again.
I hope you like, it is one of my favourites and I think it may have a lot to do with the aqua coloured card that I love!


If you would like to give this card a new home please leave me a comment, the link is at the bottom of this post.
We will use Random.org Name Picker to choose a winner on Monday morning.
We also welcome international friends to join us too

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Friday, 23 June 2017

HELLO!

Hello and welcome...

My apologies for my absence, I've been unwell for a few days but normal services will resume tomorrow with our Saturday Special Give-Away Card, hope you see you back then

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration. I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

ENGRAVING ART ~ A NEW TECHNIQUE!

Hello and welcome...
As the title states, this is a new technique for me and I can not remember ever doing anything like this when I went to school, which is a very long time ago!
I have had the Engraving Art Boards for several years, in fact, since we opened our craft shop some 5 years ago.  The new owners didn't want to keep the card craft side of the business so all the remaining stock came 'home' with us... nightmare to say the least!  So for all these years I've occasionally looked at these boards and put them back lol.  It was seeing a gorgeous card by John Lockwood and another gorgeous one by  Mrs Duck, of 'The Ducks Doodahs' (Tales from a happy crafter) that prompted me to give it a try... ta dah!  I chose the copper foil, and what some of you may not know is that I can't bear to get 'clarted up', to use a very professional Geordie expression ;)   and what Mr F aka my hubby,  did not tell me was how black my hands would be, absolute torture for me but I carried on, as you do, and finished the 'rubbing'.  So, I have to say again, a simple card to make, not a quick card, unless you don't mind being 'clarted up', but quite effective.  I embossed the  art board then slowly rubbed over the top of the design, very gently, with a sanding block.  Once completed I cut the board to sit across the ivory card base and adhered it to the card.  I picked 3 sentiments from the Be Happy And Smile stamp set and stamped one at the top left of the card, the other to the bottom right and the third for the verse, as shown below.  I apologise for cutting off the top of the card and obliterating the  sentiment but you can now see it now below



Bottom of the card
INGREDIENTS:
  • Ivory card stock (7" square)
  • Engraving Art Copper Foil ~ available from me in copper, gold and silver
  • Embossalicious E/F ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Be Happy And Smile Stamp Set ~ unknown make
  • VersaMark Stamp Pad
  • WOW Embossing Powder 'Metallic Copper' (the verse was stamped with this but didn't show well on the photograph)
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ Creative Expressions 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
 I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!!

Hello and welcome...
As the title states 'and now for something completely different' and it is!
 I've been wanting to try the new Spectrum noir Metallic Pencils for a little while and today managed this 'offering'.  The Spectrum noir Colorista Dark Pencil Pad has 16, pre-embossed designs and the metallic pencils come in a 12 piece, these are so soft and creamy and a pleasure to use.  I do think a little more practise is needed though!  When you move the card from side to side the colours have a gorgeous shine to them and I will try to make a short video to let you see what I mean!
Once you've coloured your images it's your choice how to display them.  I've chosen an 8" square white base card and added mats of white then black onto it.  I also scored the white base card with horizontal and vertical lines as I didn't want to add a sentiment
INGREDIENTS:
  • Spectrum noir Colorista Dark Pencil Pad ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Spectrum noir Metallic Pencils ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Brilliant white and black foundation card ~ Creative Expressions
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ Creative Expressions
Metallic Pencils

Paper Pad





Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Monday, 19 June 2017

CRAFTY CARDMAKERS CHALLENGE #191 HERE COMES SUMMER

Hello and welcome...
A new challenge starts today at Crafty Cardmakers and I am the host!
The challenge is about summer and, as usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it follows our 'Here Comes Summer' theme and this is my contribution:
I started with a piece of brilliant white card, 8"x6.75" and coloured a quarter approx of the card in Distress Ink 'Spiced Marmalade' then the remainder of the card in Distress Ink 'Barn Door'.  I die cut and embossed the palm trees, 2 birds and hammock in black card and adhered them to the card.  The 'hola' sentiment was die cut and embossed in brilliant white card, I die cut the letters 3 times and glued them together to add dimension then adhered to the card.  Using gold mirri card I die cut and embossed a pair of flip flops and added these to the card.  I added this onto a mat of black card then onto the white base card.  To complete I, again, die cut the cocktail glass, coloured it in then added Glossy Accents to the glass to give the appearance that it was 'glass' lol.  I adhered it above the 'a' on the sentiment.  A nice tranquil and tropical summer design.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Brilliant white and black foundation card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Island Paradise Die Set ~ Sue Wilson (CE) CED21009
  • On The Beach Die Set ~ Sue Wilson (CE) CED21010
  • Flip Flops Die Set ~ Sue Wilson (CE) 21011
  • Art Deco Alphabet Lower Case & Numbers ~ Sue Wilson (CE) CED5424
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ (CE)
  • Platinum Die Cutting/Embossing Machine ~ Spellbinders
  • Gold mirri card ~ my stash
  • Distress Inks ~ Ranger/Tim Holtz
For more inspiration pop over to Crafty Cardmakers Blog and have a look at what our fabulous DTs have created, you just may want to enter a card too!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

CARD WINNER

Hello and welcome...

Using Random.org name picker the winner of Saturday's card is:

Margaret Fail

please email your postal details to:


Today's card will be shown at 1.30pm
Hope to see you then

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Sunday, 18 June 2017

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

Hello and welcome...
A cute card made for our grandson to give to his dad for Father's Day
I started with a white 5"x7" card base and stamped then heat embossed the Owls, by Woodware, using WOW Embossing Powder in Metallic Copper.  I then masked the image and using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, coloured the lower part of the card.  I used Stormy Sky Distress Ink to cover the top part of the card.  Keeping the masks on the owls I then spritzed water over the card, removed the masks and used a selection of water pencils to colour the owls (these are some of my 'old' stock' pencils and the name of the colours has long disappeared!)  The sentiment at the bottom of the card is part of the Woodware Owl Stamp Set, I stamped it using StazOn in Jet Black.  I typed the top sentiment, printed it on thin white card and matted it onto black card adding mounting foam to the back for dimension.  I used a Micron Pen in black to create the jaggered border and to complete a personal verse was inserted

The deadline for yesterday's card give-away is 9.30am tomorrow and the winner will be announced at 10am

It's the start of a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers also tomorrow and I am hosting this one so my card won't be published on  my blog until 1pm tomorrow.  I hope to see you then

Would just like to say "welcome" to my new followers, so pleased you found me and a special welcome to Mrs Duck, whose humour on her blog, always makes me smile, plus, she's got the best wisteria that I've ever seen and torments Mr F regularly with photographs of it lol.  Take a visit to her blog at the ducks dodahs (tales from a happy crafter) you won't be disappointed

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration .
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Saturday, 17 June 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL ~ CARD GIVE-AWAY...... HELLO

Hello and welcome...
We have this pretty blue and white card today that is looking for a new home!
If you would like to give this card a new home all you need to do is leave me a comment on today's post and a winner will be picked, at random, Monday morning and announced at 10am.
You have until 9.30am Monday to comment.
International friends are welcome to participate, we ship over seas!

Inside of card, has a shabby chic look!

Have a great weekend!
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x



Friday, 16 June 2017

WITHOUT WORDS ~ SILVER AND WHITE

Hello and welcome...
We have a pretty silver and white card today, suitable for several occasions.

 It is frustrating when mirri card does not show well on photographs....  that's my excuse anyhow!  I started with a white 8" square card base and trimmed a sheet of silver mirri to leave a narrow border.  I used the largest die from the Decorative Blossom Corner Set and die cut in the top left and bottom right of the mirri card.  I then cut a border in the middle of the mirri to expose the white base card.  I added dries clear glue to the back of these two pieces and adhered to the card base.  Next I die cut and embossed the Royal Love Die twice on silver mirri and once on white card.  The two mirri die cuts were glued together then I added glue to the white die cut and adhered this, slightly offset, onto the mirri card, to give a shadow effect.  I then die cut 2 more pieces of white card using the Stitched Flags from the Frames & Tags Collection, glued these together and added mounting foam to the back.  This was then adhered to the centre 'panel' with the topper adhered to it.  I added two crystal twinkle stars to either end of the white panel and to complete I added Glossy Accents along the border and main focal point.
Closer detail of the card

Closer detail of the card
 
 












INGREDIENTS:
  • 8" white card
  • silver mirri card
  • Decorative Blossom Corner ~ Heartfelt Creations HCD 729
  • Royal Love ~ Spellbinders S4-438
  • Stitched Flags ~ Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions CED4317
  • Crystal Twinkle Stars ~ Creative Expressions SASSTARCRYST
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue ~ Creative Expressions
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Tomorrow we have the card give-away so please pop back then, comment on the post and your name will be added for a chance to give the card a new home

Thursday, 15 June 2017

KEY TO MY HEART

Hello and welcome to today's ...
Double Gate Fold Card
I started with a full sheet (A4) of sherbet foundation card and scored it in 2 places on the left, turned the card around and replicated the score marks.
From the Bloomsbury Collection A4 Paper Pad I chose 2 pretty papers, measured the inner part of the card and cut the paper accordingly.  With the deeper shade of paper I matted 2 pieces of this onto 2 separate pieces of white foundation card and adhered these to the 2 outer panels.  Next I die cut and embossed 2 of the Medallion Seven Die Set in white card and sherbet card.  I then overlapped the white slightly onto the sherbet die cut and used Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue to adhere these together and repeated the same with the two other die cut pieces.  I also die cut and embossed the inner circular die from the same set in sherbet card stock.  I then die cut and embossed the smallest die from one of my very favourite die sets, Fleur de Lis Squares,  4 in sherbet and 2 in white card stock.  I used 2 free stamps to stamp 'always and be mine' in StazOn Jet Black ink pad onto the 4 sherbet die cuts.  From the same free stamp set I stamped the main sentiment, again using StazOn Jet Black ink, onto white foundation card.  I then fussy cut this out.  Next I die cut and embossed the larger oval die from the Vintage Labels Two Die Set onto another piece of sherbet card stock.  I added foam tape to both the sentiment and the sherbet card stock and adhered to the centre of the inner panel of the card.  To complete I added cosmic shimmer glue to one half of each of the medallion die cuts and adhered to the outer panels as shown above, I then added mounting foam to all 6 Fleur de Lis Squares and adhered them, again, as shown above.  Finally, using a ball tool, I shaped the 2 smallest circle die cuts, adhered them into the centres of the white die cuts and added a small flat back pearl to the centre of each and also to the centre of both small white Fleur de Lis Squares.

Add caption


Fleur de Lis Squares

Medallion Seven
Free stamp set
 
Vintage Labels Two 

INGREDIENTS:
  • white and sherbet foundation card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • flat back pearls ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
  • Bloomsbury Collection A4 Paper Pad ~ Kanban
  • Fleur de Lis Squares Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • Medallion Seven Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • Vintage Labels Two Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • sentiments ~ make unknown
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

LOVED YOU YESTERDAY......

Hello and welcome...
We have a CAS Card for today
  • I started with a 5"x7" white card base and added a thin mat of coconut white and red foundation card.
  • On the final coconut white card I stamped the heart and the sentiment in black.
  • Using 2 ProMarkers I coloured in several areas of the heart in red and others in grey but also left a few in white.
  • This was then adhered to the card base
 INGREDIENTS:
  • foundation card stock ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
  • StazOn Black Ink Pad
  • Heart Stamp and Sentiment ~ Clarity
  • ProMarkers ~ Poppy and Grey
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

JUST FOR YOU

Hello and welcome...
We have a kind of florist shop theme showing today
I scored a piece of A4 ivory card stock in half to create an A5 card base.

I then used my Hougie Board to score 2 vertical lines on the front of the card, then turned the card around to score another 2 horizontal lines, unfortunately you can't see these as well on the photograph.

Next I die cut and embossed the hobnail vase 3 times, the tranquil poppy 3 times, the maidenhead fern 4 times and the delicate daisies 8 times using the 2 smallest dies for the daisies.

I cut part of the top and bottom away from one vase and cut away more of the same for the third vase.  Using my bone folder tool I curved all 3 vases.

I coloured the poppies using ProMarkers and removed the head only from one of the flowers, I 'tweaked' the petals on the cut off head then glued it to the complete poppy.  The poppies were then adhered to the inside of the vase.

I shortened 2 of the ferns prior to gluing them onto the vase and cut away some of the leaves on the remaining 2 ferns.

I added some colour to the daisies as well as cutting 4 thin 'green stalks' and they were glued inside the smallest of the vases.

Once I was happy with the position of all 3 vases I added cosmic shimmer glue to the backs and adhered them into place on the front of the card.

Using a pencil I added several horizontal strokes to the underneath of each vase so that they did not look as if they were 'floating' in mid air.

To complete I stamped the sentiment to the top right of the card.

INGREDIENTS:
  • ivory card stock ~ my stash
  • Finishing Touches - Hobnail Vase ~ Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions
  • Finishing Touches - Tranquil Poppy ~ as above
  • Finishing Touches - Maidenhair Fern ~ as above
  • Finishing Touches - Delicate Daisies Complete Petals ~ as above
  • ProMarkers - Poppy, Pine, Grass, Tulip Yellow
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ Creative Expressions
  • Just For You Sentiment ~ my stash
  • Glue dots ~ Woodware
  • Pencil

  • Acknowledgement given to Sue Wilson who originally reduced the size on the vases for her cards

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
     I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
                                                         June x



Monday, 12 June 2017

ALCOHOL INKS, A STRAW AND CARD WINNER!

Hello and welcome...
Following yesterday's cards of wintery scenes I thought it best to have a splash of colour today and here is the card!

A very quick card to create, you will never make two the same and ideal for the younger people in your life, or, change the sentiment and it would be suitable for virtually anyone!

INGREDIENTS:
  • DL white card base
  • black and white foundation card by Creative Expressions (CE)
  • chrome gloss foundation card (CE)
  • alcohol inks in; cool pearl, lemonade and raspberry ~ Tim Holtz/Ranger
  • birthday wishes die ~ Expressions Collection ~ Sue Wilson/(CE)
  • cosmic shimmer dries clear PVA glue
  • one straw


  • You must use gloss card for this technique otherwise the alcohol inks will just soak into ordinary card and leave 'dollops' of the ink
  • I cut a piece of white gloss card 7.75" x 3.25" then dropped some raspberry alcohol ink onto it and gently blew the ink using a straw.  I did this several times with the raspberry then the same with the cool pearl and finally lemonade
  • The ink dries practically instantly!
  • I mounted the gloss card onto a very thin black mat then adhered it onto the base card
  • I die cut 2 of the sentiments in black card and one in white.  Glued the 2 black together then glued this onto the white card, overlapping slightly, to give a shadow effect

The winner of Saturday's card is
PAM
please email me with your postal address to:

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Sunday, 11 June 2017

TWO CARDS, ONE STAMP AND A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hello and welcome...
This is my birthday weekend LOL (funny how we no longer have a 'birthday')
hence today's late post and I'll confirm only 2 G&Ts passed my lips yesterday!
It's been so cold here these past few days that when I saw this stamp winking at me in my studio I thought I'd better give it an airing.  So here goes:
 
One stamp = two cards!
INGREDIENTS:
  • black and white foundation card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Winter Trees Stamp ~ Chocolate Baroque
  • Versa Mark Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko
  • Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder 'True White' ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer 'Diamond Snow'  Glitter ~ CE
  • double sided adhesive sheet ~ CE
  • the card on the left was stamped with 'True White' embossing powder and heat set
  • I then added the stamped image to several thin mats of white and black card stock and finally onto a white base card
  • the sentiment was stamped using StazOn Jet Black, apologies as I don't know the make of the sentiment.... I'm still trying to locate its carrier sheet hoping a name will be on that.
  • both sentiments were stamped the same
With the exception of thin mats in off white, the card on the right was made the same way.  Once the image had been heat set I covered it with  double sided adhesive sheet, removed the backing and sprinkled it with the 'Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels'

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x
Tomorrow's post will be shown at 10am and I will also announce the winner of Saturday's card.  You still have time to leave me a comment on yesterday's post if you'd like to give the card a new home

Saturday, 10 June 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL CARD GIVE-AWAY ~ BIRTHDAY WISHES

Hello and welcome...

I always think red and gold have a decadent appeal, what do you think?
If you would like to give this card a new home all you need to do is leave me a comment on this post, I will use Random.org Name Picker to choose a winner.
You have until 9.30am Monday to leave a comment, remember it's on this post only and I will announce the winner at 10am Monday.
International friends are very welcome to join in

Have a good weekend friends

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x