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Saturday, 29 July 2017

SATURDAY GIVE AWAY CARD - SENDING CRAFTY HUGS YOUR WAY

Hello and welcome...
I have a fabulous set of AltEnew Stamps all relating to being crafty so you will be seeing lots of cards using these stamps and today's card uses 4 of them.  The sentiment, verse and 2 heart stamps 
I've used 3 different Distress Oxide Inks as well as a stencil to create the background, then die cut a frame to go around it

I added a piece of double sided adhesive sheet to white card and die cut and embossed 3 leaves.  Removed the backing sheet and sprinkled gold glitter onto the leaves then adhered them onto the card

I used one of the AltEnew stamps for the sentiment and die cut and embossed it with a pierced flag die then layered it onto a piece of the 'scrap' left-over card from the background

The insert was also decorated using the same method as above and more of the stamp set used for the verse.  The tiny hearts are also part of the set

To complete I also decorated one side of the envelope

If you would like to give this card a new home all you need to do is comment on this post.  The winner will be picked using Random.org Name Picker and you have until 9.30am Monday morning to comment


We ship international so it doesn't matter where you live or if you have won a card in the past

INGREDIENTS:
  • White card ~ Papermill Direct
  • Distress Oxide Inks/Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Peeled Paint ~ Ranger
  • Crafty Friends Stamp Set ~ AltEnew
  • Pierced Flags Die Set ~ Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Autumn Leaf Trio Die Set/Sue Wilson ~ CE
  • Double Pierced Rectangles/Sue Wilson ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic PVA Glue
  • Red Line Tape
  • Platinum Die Cut/Emboss Machine ~ Spellbinders

Close up of sentiment
Envelope









Close up of the verse






Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  
I read all your messages and  really appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment.
June x






    

    
     

    Friday, 28 July 2017

    FOR YOU

    Hello and welcome...
    I will start with an apology as the top right corner of the card seems to bend slightly, it's not, it's a shadow from the window blind!

    I started with an 8" square, white base card and embossed another piece of white card to diagonally fit to the bottom of it.   I used a wet glue to adhere this to the card

    The sentiment was then stamped and heat embossed using a  'metallic copper' embossing powder

    I then used both flowers from the Bold Blooms Stamp Set, stamped and heat embossed with a true white embossing powder onto vellum

    Using 3 different colours of felt tipped pens, a pale lemon, an orange and a muted green,  by Whispers Strokes (they don't have a named colour on them, just the coloured caps) I coloured the flowers from the back of the vellum then hand cut them

    I adhered the flowers onto the card using a glue dot behind both flower head centres and a little bit of wet glue to the stem of the smaller one and overlapped it onto the bigger flower stem

    I then made a row of faux pearls with a PVA glue, along the diagonal embossed card

    To complete I stamped the largest flower to the corner of the insert using an Archival Ink pad in 'coffee' and also stamped the verse with the same ink pad

    I stamped both flowers to the bottom left corner of the envelope, again using the same ink pad
    Card insert

    
    Envelope


    INGREDIENTS:

    • white card ~ Papermill Direct
    • Rambling Rose Embossing Folder/Sue Wilson ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
    • Metallic Copper Embossing Powder ~ WOW
    • Bold Blooms Stamp Set, includes sentiment stamp ~ Woodware JGS512
    • Vellum ~ Woodware
    • Cosmic Shimmer Detail True White Embossing Powder ~ CE
    • Verse stamp ~ CE
    • 'Whispers Strokes' Felt Tipped Pens ~ Sugarloaf
    • Wet glue/Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
    • Faux Pearls ~ Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Pearl PVA ~ CE
    • Coffee Ink Pad ~ Archival/Ranger
    • Platinum Embossing 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

    SATURDAY IS ALWAYS OUR CARD GIVE-AWAY, LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THEN






    Thursday, 27 July 2017

    WELCOME LITTLE ONE

    Hello and welcome...
    I made this card for my niece and her husband who have just become the very proud parents of  a little girl, their first baby

    I started with white card stock and die cut and embossed the frame from the Shadow Box Collection - New Arrival and added mounting foam to the back for dimension

    Next I embossed another piece of white card stock using the Love Hearts Embossing Folder and adhered the frame onto this

    From the Shadow Box Collection - Stitched Lattice Frames and using white card and the first and third dies I die cut and embossed to give me the larger outer frame.  I then used the first and second dies and die cut and embossed onto pink card.  I glued the pink card onto the white frame and adhered this over the main frame

    I combined several elements from New Arrival Set, the Little Treasures Set and the Stork and Baby Die Set to fill the cubbies

    I die cut the Welcome Little One sentiment 3 times on pink card, glued them together prior to placing them onto the main card

    I then adhered this to an A5 white card base and sliced the card at the bottom to give me a very narrow border

    To complete a personal verse was inserted

    INGREDIENTS:
    • White card stock ~ Papermill Direct
    • Shadow Box Collection/New Arrival ~ Creative Expressions (CE) CED9307
    • Shadow Box Collection/Stitched Lattice Frames ~ CE  CED9303
    • New Arrival/Little Treasures ~ CE  CED9308
    • New Arrival/Stork And Baby ~ CE  CED10024
    • Love Hearts Embossing Folder ~ CE
    • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic PVA Glue ~ CE
    • Platinum Die Cutting & Embossing 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

    Wednesday, 26 July 2017

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

    Hello and welcome...
    Today's card was made for a very dear friend of ours, whose surname happens to be Pears....

    I stamped the image onto white card stock using a StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad.  I thought this particular stamp was by Clarity Stamps, but when I've checked their website it doesn't show.  I apologise for that but if anyone can identify the make I'd be grateful!

    I used several watercolour pencils from one of my old sets


    The focal point is on a 7cm square card.  I added mounting foam to the back and adhered it to a 12cm square white card.  Mounting foam was, again, added to the back for dimension and adhered to a 15cm square card base


    Before I adhered the final two layers I stamped both sentiments, again using a StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad onto the base card.  A personal verse was inserted to complete the card


    INGREDIENTS:
    • White card stock ~ Papermill Direct
    • ?Pear stamp ~ Clarity Stamps
    • Watercolour pencils ~ Derwent Pencil Perfection
    • Stamp Set ~ Creative Expressions
    • StazOn 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

    Tuesday, 25 July 2017

    ENJOY ~ RELAX

    Hello and welcome...

     For today's card I've used the free stamps that come with the magazine 'Creative Stamping' Issue 46 .  There are approximately 38 stamps in this set, called 'Garden Retreat' by Joanna Sheen, well worth the investment of the cost for the magazine, as it's only £7.99 and there are loads of tips, competitions and freebies for you to win!



    For my card I stamped the tree twice onto white card stock as well as stamping the hammock.  I used several Chameleon Colour Tones to add colour to the hammock, trees and 'grass'.  The images were stamped using StazOn Jet Black, I didn't press too hard when stamping as I wanted a softer image.
    Using PK3 Bubble Gum, I dabbed colour onto both tree branches and at the bottom of the trees, I then used RD4 Crimson Red and added smaller dots to the pink areas


    I coloured the hammock with NU3 Fawn then added a darker colour BR2 Hot Cocoa.  I used a Pen Touch in Silver to add a 'chain' from the hammock ends to the trees.The 'grass' was created using YG3 Spring Meadow.  Using a smoothie that had one of the blue Distress Inks on it I gently rubbed it across the card


    For the BBQ  I stamped the image, coloured the legs and long fork with the Pen Touch in Silver, for the sausages I used BR2 Hot Cocoa and with OR4 Seville Orange and RD4 Crimson Red I covered the stamped lines of 'fire' as well as colouring the 'coals'


    I stamped the grass cutter, coloured the handles with the Pen Touch in Silver and added a little black to the wheels.  I also added a little green to the grass using YG3 Spring Meadow and stamped one of the sentiments with StazOn Jet Black.  I used one of the pierced rectangles to die cut the hammock/tree image, an oval pierced die for the grass cutter and a circular pierced die for the BBQ


    I also used 3 different smoothies that already had colours on them to ink around the edges of all 3 die cuts


    I added one layer of green card to the 8" square card base, arranged the 3 three die cut images then placed 2 of the sentiment stamps onto the card, removed the die cuts, inked the stamps and stamped onto the card


    The hammock/tree design was adhered to the card using wet glue, I added mounting foam to the other 2 die cut pieces then adhered those to my card
    Creative Stamping Magazine

    The Free Stamp Set



    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, 24 July 2017

    WHITE AND GOLD ~ JUST FOR YOU & CARD WINNER

    Hello and welcome...


    Today's card is a 5"x7" white card base

    • I started by embossing a piece of white card with the Ornate Rose Embossing Folder.  I then adhered this onto a piece of Bright Gold Foundation Card, and glued this onto the 5"x7" white card base, which covered the base card completely
    • I die cut and embossed 2 dies from the Jewels 1 die set in the same bright gold card
    • Using the Delicate Daises - Complete Petals I die cut 4 of the smaller flowers on white card twice
    • I then used the Delicate Daises - Open Petals to die cut 4 more flowers in the bright gold card twice
    • I glued the bright gold open petals onto the matching white closed petals then shaped the flowers
    • The flowers were adhered to the card, as were the 2 Jewels 1 die cuts then, using Archival Ink in  Coffee, I stamped the sentiment onto the card front
    • To complete I stamped a verse onto more bright gold card and used part of the Atlantic Ocean Background Die Set to die cut around the sentiment prior to placing it inside the card
    Card Verse
    INGREDIENTS:
    • White card stock ~ Papermill
    • Bright Gold Foundation Card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
    • 1123 - Jewels 1 Die Set ~ Elizabeth Craft Designs
    • Delicate Daisies Complete Petals ~ CE   CED1417
    • Delicate Daisies Closed Petals ~ CE   CED1416
    • Delightful Sentiments (sentiment) ~ CE
    • Amazing Sentiments (verse) ~ CE
    • Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue ~ CE
    • Archival Ink Pad in Coffee ~ Ranger
    • Adirondack Pitch Black ~ Ranger
    • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
    We used Random.org Name Picker and the owner of Saturday's card is

    JANE ROWSON
    congratulations, please email me your postal details to claim your card
    

    *Nana711.... the dies used on Saturday's card give-away are from the Atlantic Ocean Background Die by Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions.  CED 13001 £19.99



    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, 23 July 2017

    PINK FLORAL PROFUSION OVERLOAD - FOR A VERY SPECIAL AUNTIE

    Hello and welcome...

    Today's card is for a very special lady, my auntie, who will be 86 in a few days time.  Even though she lives three and a half thousand miles away we speak several times per week and we are so very close.  She loves flowers and this is my birthday bouquet to her

    I have used several dies for the flowers as well as using some from Wild Orchard Crafts

    The card is a 7" square, top folding.  I typed the sentiment, attached a piece of double sided adhesive sheet over it and used a round die to die cut and emboss it.  I removed the backing from the adhesive sheet and sprinkled Glitter Jewels in Diamond Sprinkles over it, added mounting foam to the back then adhered it onto my card

    To complete, a personal verse was placed inside the card

    The card was boxed and is now winging its way to Canada

    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