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Sunday, 20 August 2017

CARD & CAKE ~ HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY JESSICA

Hello and welcome...

I thought I would show you what has been happening this weekend in the Fletcher household

For more years than I care to remember I have made and decorated cakes and then when my ill worsened I had to stop (I have rheumatoid arthritis to name just one problem lol), and because I have this wonderful husband (don't tell him that ;)) who I have naturally trained to my standard, I can indulge, again, in the odd one or two celebration cakes/cupcakes

I was asked to make a two tier christening/first birthday cake for today and as the cake has been safely delivered I can now post a few photos of it

The DL size card was ideal to use, especially as I had previously used a Martha Stewart punch along the side of the card, and I thought the flowers matched some of the ones on the cake

I found this paper in my stash and it was a good match for the colours on Jessica's cake,
I didn't have a rabbit die or stamp and had to draw one, as you can clearly tell!

If you've managed to read to the end of this post I thank you and 'normal' services will resume tomorrow.  It will be a late post tomorrow as a new challenge restarts again at the Crafty Cardmaker's Blog so you will see my contribution to the design team as well as announcing the winner of the freebie card

Jessica's cake is a pale lemon.  The bottom tier is chocolate and the top lemon
Cake & Card
Thank you for taking the time to visit, 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, 19 August 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY CARD ~ BLACK, WHITE & GILDING FLAKES

Hello and welcome...
Thank you so much for your concern and get well wishes yesterday, it did mean a lot to me

I think I may have previously shown this card on here and if you would like to give it a new home all you need to do is leave me a comment on today's post.  You have until 9.30am Monday and then a winner will be drawn, at random, and announced later that day

We ship international so it doesn't matter where you live or if you have won previously

The base card is a pearlised white by Crafter's Companion and I added several layers, alternating with black foundation card by Creative Expressions and the pearlised card

The vase is one by Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions, I die cut and embossed this without using the outer cutting die on the white card panel

I covered the bottom part of the final black panel with a piece of double sided adhesive sheet, removed the backing and sprinkled a few gilding flakes/CE on it then burnished them in using a 'rubit-scrubit'
I did the same for the flowers, also by Sue Wilson, but used white card

The card is without a sentiment or verse so it would work as a 'get well soon card', 'just to say hello card', it's your choice

I added a pale insert paper by Craftwork Cards, their paper pads are excellent quality.  I also added some of the paper on the envelope and embossed the back of the envelope

I hope you all have a good and enjoyable weekend
inside of card

envelope

envelope back





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, 18 August 2017

FESTIVE FRIDAY 3

Hello and welcome...

My apologies for my absence yesterday, ill health got the better of me and apologies for today's basic card

If I can I will come back later today with the names of the products used etc

There looks to be a mark on the card, bottom right, there isn't, I think it's where the glue is still wet underneath the 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

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Hello and welcome...
We're visiting Kefalonia with today's card!

I made a white, top folding,  8" square card and added a smaller layer of wisteria foundation card and a smaller layer of white card to the base card

I cut a piece of white card 12.5cm x 14cm and placed the 3rd and 6th die from the Kefalonia Die Set onto it, then die cut and embossed it

In my 'lilac scrap box' I found a darker and glittered piece of lilac card that was an ideal size for the white card I had just used and I adhered these together

I then die cut and embossed 4 corners in wisteria card using the corner tag, again from the Greek Island Collection and adhered them to the 4 corners of the main card

I stamped the sentiment onto more white card using an Onyx Black Versafine Ink Pad and one of the stamp sets by John Lockwood.  I covered this with a piece of double sided adhesive sheet and die cut and embossed it using the 2nd, 3rd and 4th die from the Kefalonia Die Set.  I die cut 2 more and glued them together



I sprayed the topper with a permanent adhesive and coated it with Glitter Jewels Diamond Snow, added mounting foam to the back and seated it to the centre of my card

I added a verse from the same stamp set as above, then used the bubble stamp, again from the same set, inked it with 'wilted violet' Distress Oxide Ink Pad and stamped a border around the verse




verse and stamped border


I also stamped the back and one side of the envelope 



INGREDIENTS:



  • white card stock ~ Papermill Direct
  • wisteria foundation card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • lilac glitter card ~ my stash
  • Kefalonia/Greek Island Collection ~ Sue Wilson/CE CED5104
  • Corner, Border & Tag/Greek Island Collection ~ Sue Wilson/CE CED5102
  • stamp Set ~ John Lockwood
  • wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink ~ Ranger
  • onyx black ink pad ~ Tsukineko
  • Platinum Die Cutting Machine ~ Spellbinders






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, 15 August 2017

CREATIVITY IS MESSY....

Hello and welcome...

This is a white DL size card  used it in landscape to accommodate the sentiment

I have used another Martha Stewart Punch to decorate the edge

On my 'splodge away mat' one of  the colours still remaining is a  wisteria distress ink so I spritzed it with water and using an ordinary 'sponge' (bought from a certain 'cheap store') I dabbed it into the colour then onto the card.  I repeated this on the inside of the card too and added a little on the envelope

I used one of the stamps from Altenew's 'Crafty Friends' stamp set for the sentiment and  verse.  I stamped the sentiment onto white card with a Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad and, using a different stamp repeated this for the verse

I then used a paper trimmer to cut the sentiment, added mounting foam to the back and adhered it to the card

I already had a supply of butterflies die cut so I glittered them with Glitter Jewels Iced Snow and adhered them around the sentiment  
 
A very quick and easy card to make once you have all the products at hand!

INGREDIENTS:
  • Martha Stewart Punch ~ Martha Stewart
  • Splodge Away Mat ~ Clarity Stamps
  • Wisteria Distress Ink ~ Ranger
  • Crafty Friends Stamp Set ~ Altenew SKU ALT 1688
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko
  • Glitter Jewels Iced Snow ~ Creative Expressions
Verse


and envelope










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, 14 August 2017

TWO CARDS AND CARD WINNER

Hello and welcome...
When I was tidying up my table from the last 3 days of card making I decided I would you use some of these 'left over' pieces instead of putting them away to use 'another time'.  I'm also determined to use all my other pieces of card plus possibly something from my storage boxes.  You'll recognise these papers, from Saturday and yesterday's cards AND I've even added a little gold mirri too from Friday's offering!
For the card on the left I used a Martha Stewart punch on the edge of the card, this was because I am sorting a box of craft goodies and some of my craft ladies are wanting punches.... not literally of course, LOL.  You'll be seeing a few more DL cards with a fancy edge this week!

I then partly covered the card front with yesterday's paper and added a thin strip of gold mirri

The little flowers have been in one of my boxes for numerous years I'm embarrassed to say so they have had their airing today (I've still a few more left)

I used a sentiment from the 'Sweet Wishes' collection and stamped it onto the same paper with a black ink pad then die cut it using one of the dies from the Frame One Die Set, added mounting foam to the back and positioned it onto the card

To complete I die cut a small butterfly in gold mirri, positioned that on the card front then stamped a verse, on the inside, about friends and added a ribbon of the same paper on the right side edge

For the card on the right I went to my box of 'pink card left overs', did one layer of the dusky pink, then a layer of the pink paper from Saturday's card.  Back to the 'pink box' and I retrieved a pale pink circle, glued that to the card, overlapped it so that I could cut a straight edge then die cut another piece of dusky pink card using the Medallion Seven Die Set, glued it to the pale pink and cut a straight edge.  With the same dusky pink card I stamped a sentiment, added mounting foam to the back and adhered to the card.  Then, from my 'flower box' I added several small flowers, 2 swirls and 3 berries as shown

To complete I die cut another butterfly in gold mirri (from Friday's card), glued a ribbon of the same paper to the inside and stamped a verse

You'll be pleased to know that future posts will only feature one card!

Before I announce the winner of Saturday's card I would like to warmly welcome my new followers, thank you so much for joining me, your support is greatly appreciated

So, without further ado Random.org Name Picker has chosen....

Margaret Fail  congratulations!  Please email your postal details to:

poppyfieldcardcrafts@outlook.com  and your card will be posted to you

INGREDIENTS:
  • DL card stock, pretty papers, gold mirri, flowers ~ my stash
  • sentiments ~ Sweet Wishes Stamp Set/Creative Expressions (CE)
  • verses ~ Live, Laugh, Love Stamp Set/CE
  • Medallion Seven Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • Frame One Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • Butterflies ~ Spellbinders
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, 13 August 2017

Hello and welcome...
 I made this card for a lady's 60th birthday

It's an 8" square white card base and I cut a gorgeous 12" square paper, from my stash, a little smaller than the card and used a Woodware corner punch on all 4 corners

I added white lace to the card and a 3mm pale green satin ribbon on top of the lace  and secured it onto the back of the paper prior to adhering to the base card

I typed a personal sentiment onto aqua card stock and die cut this using  the 4th cutting edge die from the Marvellous Squares die set.  This was then adhered, flat, to the card.  Using the same die again plus the 5th die from the same set I die cut and embossed a piece of white card stock, added mounting foam to the back and placed it over the sentiment as a frame

I added a selection of flowers in pinks, peach and aqua around the frame as well as a few sprigs of gypsophila/baby's breath and finally a small heart


I typed a personal verse onto aqua card and added some other words to a second piece aqua card.  These were then die cut and adhered to both sides of the card

The card then had tissue paper over it and  placed in an 8" square card box  with a white crushed silk ribbon around the box
This is nearer the correct colour of the paper!

The verse, apologies for the light!


INGREDIENTS:
  • white card ~ Papermill Direct
  • 12" square paper ~ my stash
  • white lace ~ Club Green
  • green satin ribbon ~ Culpitt Ltd
  • corner punch ~ Woodware
  • Marvellous Squares Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • Double Pierced Ovals Die Set ~ Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions (SW/CE)
  • aqua foundation card ~ CE 
  • Sweet Williams Die Set ~ SW/CE
  • Roses and Gypsophila ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
  • wooden heart ~ my stash
  • Platinum Die Cutting Machine ~ Spellbinders
  • Red line tape ~ Woodware
Another card tomorrow and plus the winner of Saturday's card


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, 12 August 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY CARD ~ HAVE A TRULY FABULOUS DAY!

Hello and welcome...
Today's card is an 8" square and I think  it's down to the pretty pinkish/neutral colour paper that's 'made' the card

The paper is from my stash (bought in Canada a few years ago) and I used a Martha Stewart Corner Punch on all 4 corners 

The row of 'crystals' is also from my stash.  The sentiment was stamped and fussy cut several months ago and I thought it would suit the card.  I sprinkled Glitter Jewels 'Diamond Snow' over it then added mounting foam to the back and adhered it to the card

I used 3 Spellbinders's swirl dies (nameless I'm afraid), glittered those and arranged around the sentiment

I applied Diamond Stickles by Ranger on various parts of the butterfly and around the edge of the sentiment

To complete I added a short verse from one of many paper pads I own.  The paper isn't as bright as shown here, it is really a muted colour

If you would like to give this card a new home just leave me a comment please for today's post.  You have until 9am Monday morning to do this and the winner will be picked at random later that day

We ship international too and it doesn't matter if you have won in the past

Card inside

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, 11 August 2017

FESTIVE FRIDAY 2

Hello and welcome...
Never work with children or animals.... or mirri card!! lol

I have spent longer attempting to get a decent photograph of this card, that wasn't showing me in the background, than it took to make the darned thing!

If you want to click on the photograph you may see the lovely detail on the baubles

As previously said, a quick card to make, the embossing folder, by Crafter's Companion, does all the work (the mirri card doesn't lol)

I cut gold mirri to an 8" square that was also the same size as the embossing folder, and ran it through my Spellbinders's Platinum Machine.  I adhered this to a slightly bigger black card base

The finishing touches were to add a black gem to the ribbons of each bauble and to die cut and emboss the sentiment (Creative Expressions) in black card and gold mirri

A verse is yet to be added, providing I can bring myself to engage with said card at a later date!  lol

Look forward to seeing you back tomorrow for our Saturday Special Give-Away Card and I can assure you not one little dot of mirri will be featured :)

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

Thursday, 10 August 2017

ENJOY

Hello and welcome...
A little colour today after 2 days of black and white cards and this cute little card is only 11cm x 14cm

I am also using several other stamps from the freebie set 'Garden Retreat' by Joanna Sheen that came with last month's Creative Stamping Magazine


I cut the white card base to the above measurements for two reasons, the first, I do like these 'note' cards and second, I wanted a size to frame the main focal point


I started with a white card from Papermill Direct and placed it in my MISTI then positioned die 6 in the pierced oval dies/Creative Expressions on the inside and added my stamp in the centre of the oval.  I removed the die and stamped the bird table image using an Onyx Black Versafine Ink Pad/Tsukineko

I used several water colour pencils by Derwent Watercolour to colour the image, although I didn't use any water this time

I used Orange Chrome for the petals, Deep Vermillion for the centres, May Green for the leaves then Olive Green for the centre of the leaves.  I also added a little of the May Green on the grass.  Copper Beach for the bird table, and I coloured this twice, the second time to create a deeper colour in places

The bird and the sentiment was stamped with the same Versafine Ink Pad then the bird coloured in using Gunmetal and Kingfisher Blue

I replaced the die back onto the image but this time had the die with the cutting edge facing upwards, I then added the shim and embossing folder and ran it through the Platinum Machine/Spellbinders.  This left an excellent impression on the top part of the card.  I removed the die, opened the card fully and placed the die back onto the embossed area on the card front.  This was then die cut

Using dies 6 and 7 I cut and embossed white card 3 times to give me a narrow frame for the top of the card.  The 3 ovals were glued together then adhered to the card

The flower is one I had tucked away in my stash, I made it years ago using Pink Candi/Craftwork Cards and adhered this to the top left of my card.  To complete I added several small dots of 'Morning Dew' Nuvo Crystal Drops/Tonic Studios around the flowers and leaves

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

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

BLACK AND WHITE.... AGAIN!

Hello and welcome...
As we have CAS cards, and for new comers to card crafting that is 'Clean And Simple', I've decided to call this card a QAE, Quick And Easy!

I started with an A4 sheet of black card stock and scored it in half to give me an A5

I actually used photographic card for the white layers and cut the first piece to 12.5cm x 18cm and adhered it to the base card

On another piece of white photographic card, 9.5cm square, I stamped the heart image, by Clarity Stamp, with a Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad.  I then layered this onto black card 10cm square then adhered this to the main card

The sentiment, also by Clarity Stamp, was stamped using the same ink pad.  No verse inserted today as I don't know who, if anyone, will be the recipient of the card.  I donate cards to charities and if this is where this is heading it will have a suitable verse added



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, 8 August 2017

KINDESS MATTERS

Hello and welcome...
Today's card is, again, a 5" x 7" white card base.  I cut a smaller piece of black card by Crafter's Companion and embossed it with the 'Bubble Explosion' E/F by Leonie Pujol.  This card embosses beautifully

Next, using an alphabet die set by Tattered Lace, I, and I have to say, laboriously, ran the dies through my Platinum machine by Spellbinders, numerous times, until I had the right number of gold and silver letters for the sentiment.  I used mirri card for this from my stash

I adhered the black card onto the base card and arranged and glued the letters to the bottom left of my card

To complete I added a verse and used my favourite Woodware corner punch on all 4 corners of the insert

I think my hand was shaking a little when photographing the verse as it is not so clear, it reads:


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted       
                                                       Aesop (620-560BC)
Verse


A very quick card to make, providing you have all the letters at the ready, I do have a large stash of multi coloured letters but none in silver or gold mirri.  I'll bear that in mind on a cold, wet day!

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 do appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Monday, 7 August 2017

PEARLS, PINKS & CARD WINNER

Hello and welcome...
Today's card is a white 5"x7".  I used one of a set of 3 dies, 'Beautiful Borders' by Crafter's Companion for the scalloped edge.  This set of dies are 6" long but you can  easily 'refit' the die into the last die cut piece on your card to extend the scalloped edge, as I had to do with my card being 7" long

I added a good size piece of 3D glue by Crafter's Companion to the top left of the card and arranged the pink flowers, from my stash, into the glue

Again, from my stash, and to conceal what remained of the glue, I added 2white butterflies

I cut a piece of my pink 'left-over' card to fit across the base card, then cut a smaller piece of white card to sit on top of the pink.  I embossed the white card, using  a bark effect folder from CraftStash to give it some texture, glued it onto the pink card then adhered to the main card

I die cut and embossed 2 tags, using the smallest tag from Essentials 'Multi-Tag Die Set', one in pink the other in white.  I did, however, stamp the 'Hello' onto the white card before I die cut it, as well as covering the card with a piece of double sided adhesive sheet by Woodware, then die cut it etc.  I removed the backing and sprinkled 'Diamond Snow', Glitter Jewels by Creative Expressions, over it

I glued the two tags together, allowing the pink one to show behind the white, added glue to the edge and tucked them under the border

To complete I die cut and embossed the 'Java' centre die with the cutting edge die from the Indonesian Collection by Sue Wilson in pink card then added 3 pearls to the top right and bottom left plus one in the centre of the 'Java' die cut

I used Random.org Number Picker' (it's on the right hand side of my blog) to pick the winner for Saturday's card and it is....

Littlelamb.... congratulations!  Please email poppyfieldcardcrafts@outlook.com
with your postal details and to claim your card

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, 6 August 2017

FLOATING HEARTS AND SEQUINS

Hello and welcome...
 I have a DL sized card for you today, 10cm x 18.25cm

I chose 3 different sized hearts from Creative Expressions Arty Hearts P0p-ems Set and covered them with White Gesso by Ranger.  Once dry I then coloured them with 'Rich Red Gilding Polish' by Creative Expressions (CE)

The sentiment and verse both came from the Sweet Wishes Stamp Set also by CE.  The sentiment was stamped to the bottom right of the card using a Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad

I used a pre-inked blending tool that had Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink on it and lightly rubbed it over a section of the card where the hearts would hang

I used a very fine nylon thread to hang the hearts onto the card base then popped a little dot of glue onto the thread and adding 3 sequins.  The remaining sequins were glued to the card randomly

To complete I stamped the verse onto a pretty neutral coloured paper from my stash
Close up of sentiment

Card verse



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, 5 August 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY CARD.... BAKED WITH LOVE



Hello and welcome...
We have everything for the discerning baker in today's card, even down to the broken egg with runny yolk plus a tray of cookies, although, unfortunately, a little difficult to capture on mirri card

If you would like to give this card a new home all you need to do is leave a comment on this post, you have until 9am Monday to do so.
It doesn't matter if you have won in the past or where you live as we do ship international.
The winner will be announced later that day

 
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, 4 August 2017

FESTIVE FRIDAY!!

Hello and welcome...
The first Christmas card of 2017!  I will post 'Festive Friday' right up to 22 December and that way you shouldn't be too tired seeing them... I hope! lol

There may also be one or two for the Saturday Give-Away card

I started with a 15cm square red card base.  I already had white card embossed from a previous make so I used that (this is another good way of using your 'left-over' card stock) to give me 4 x 7cm squares

I then cut another 6.5cm squares 4 times in red.  The final white squares, measuring 6cm are in white card and I punched all the corners using a small round corner punch

The snowflake die was die cut and embossed on white card and I sprayed adhesive over it and covered it with Glitter Jewels in Diamond Snow.  The wreath was die cut and embossed on green patterned paper and I added tiny red gems around it
Card insert
The stockings were also die cut and embossed on red card stock and I added Diamond Stickles to the tops and below the stockings

For the bauble I only added a little 'dot' of Diamond Sprinkles to the middle of the bow

On two opposites squares I ran Diamond Sprinkles all around the edge of the white card

I added a Christmas paper for the card insert and also rounded the corners on that then die cut and embossed the 'Season's Greetings', sprayed it with adhesive and covered it with Glitter Jewels again in Diamond Snow

I hope to see you tomorrow when we have our SATURDAY SPECIAL - CARD GIVE~AWAY

INGREDIENTS:
  • red card stock ~ Crafter's Companion (CC)
  • snowflake die ~ C C
  • bauble die ~ C C
  • stick and spray adhesive ~ C C
  • white card stock ~ my stash
  • wreath and stockings dies ~ Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Season's Greetings Die ~ Sue Wilson/CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
  • Christmas paper insert ~ my stash
  • green Christmas paper ~ my stash
  • corner punch ~ my stash
  • red gems ~ my stash
  • Diamond Sprinkles ~ Ranger
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
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

Thursday, 3 August 2017

NEW CHALLENGE AT MAWTT ~ 51. Things That Fly & SECOND POST FOR TODAY!

Hello and welcome...

It's a new challenge today at MAWTT and the theme is
'Things That Fly'
This is my contribution to the design team




This week we'd love to see your entries that feature things that fly: birds, butterflies, hot air balloons, planes, anything that can take flight!

Why not pop over to MAWTT Blog and see some great inspiration from my teamies to show how versatile a theme it really is



As the winner from a previous challenge did not claim Wendy will offer this stamp set by John Lockwood for a randomly chosen winner


This is a fantastic prize as John's stamps are a dream to work with

For my card I used a Clarity Balloon Stamp, and a smaller stamp from my stash, I stamped 3 balloons then masked them so that I could create the background

I used Distress Inks in several colours to create the sky and the grassed area

I used ProMarkers to colour all 3 balloons


I used StazOn Jet Black Ink to stamp the sentiment, also by Clarity Stamp


Click on the link below to take you directly to MAWTT's Blog and challenge


51. Things That Fly

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