Thursday, 20 April 2017

Veined Flowers

Hi bloggers,  
Again something a little different today. 

Here is a card using Tonic Square Lattice Frames and Veined Flower stamps by HoneyDoo Stamps. 
My favourite colours lilacs and purple I hope you like it.

Take Care

Roses are Red

Hi Bloggers,
What day is it?  oh the days are passing by so quickly, Tuesday came and went and only this morning I realised I hadn't done a blog this week.
Well here is a card I made some time ago, very similar to a previous card using the Roses are Red card from HoneyDoos. Last time I decoupaged the rose and cut out each layer by hand, now we have the Die (thanks Amanda) which makes the whole process easier and quicker. I coloured the stamp this time with Poly Chromos pencils, and used the die to cut it out which gives a narrow border around the stamp. My favourite background Die, diamond Lattice by Memory box gives a very delicate look to the card and a sentiment using one of the Sue Wilson dies completes the look.

I am working on something different for next week so back to the grind stone for me, I hope you have a good week. Take Care

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Wall Hanging
Well its a beautiful day here, a little windy but warm enough for this time of year.
Something a little different today. Here is a wall hanging I made at a workshop I attended last week. It uses just one 12" x 12" paper, which is used to cover the stamp board rectangles. This is then decorated with various bits and bobs which you will find in your crafty stash.
I thoroughly enjoyed playing and I was quite impressed by the result.
Take care

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Floral Crest

Hello Bloggers,
Welcome to any new visitors, I hope you enjoy looking at my cards.
Here is a card I made using HoneyDoo Crafts Floral Crest stamp and die.  I love yellow in the spring time so I have matted and layered the frame and sentiment on to yellow and then coloured the flowers of the crest With Yellow Mica Powder made into a water colour. The embossing Folder is Woven                              made by We R Memory Keepers and is really useful. The sentiment is stamped with HoneyDoo            stamp A Jar of Thanks,  and then cut out with Spellbinders Curved Square Die. I then matted it on to Yellow Card.

I hope you like it.
Take Care

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Hi Bloggers,
Its fine here today but storms approaching say the weather men.....whoop whoop rain!!!!!
A very simple card today. Black and white made with Honey Doo stamps.
Pretty Display is stamped as abackground, the flowers embossed with dark moonstone embossing powder . The sentiment is one of my favourites from mini sentiments, I love it because its generic so can be used for any occasion.
Spelbinders dies have also been used.

I hope you like it, Take care.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A Bottle of Vine

Hi Bloggers,
I do hope you are all well.
We have had a little sunshine here and Ive had chance to do some tidying in the garden, spring is around the corner.
Here is a card I made with the Bottle of Vine Stamps and Dies from Honey Doo. Its a simple Easel card but instead of folding the whole card up I cut it into strips and folded in different places to give this effect. Each of the words act as a buffer for the easel.
The mages were stamped, coloured and die cut onto heavy cardstock (250gsm) so that they would stand up independently.
I made the base using a spellbinders die  and added a sentiment to finish the card.
I hope you like it.
Take Care
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Spring Flowers

Hello Bloggers,
Well what can I say about this weeks Card. We all have cards that we are not sure about  and this is one of them.
i was pleased with the inside but the outside mmmmmmmmm...........
I had an idea in mind to make a simple card using spare inchies for a couple of weeks ago....remember I made a background using a small stamp from birthday sentiments and coloured with distress inks These I matted on to gold and placed in the four corners. I used edging dies (Sue Wilson Configurations) and edged the borders. I Stamped Die cut, Painted and shaped the Spring Flowers and placed one on top of each square.. I then used a fifth square for the sentiment. Too much I think so not happy with this but decided to stop here.

Now for some time now I have been wanting to make up an arrangement using the many Honey Doo single flowers.  I stamped the smallest of the spring flowers on to the white card and masked it, I then repeated this with the medium and large flower, masking each one. I then stamped the smaller flowers above and below and masked them. I then stamped the Leaves from the same set and masked those.
Each time I stamped I heat embossed with Gold embossing powder.
Care must be taken not to overheat. For the masking I used Post It Notes, but you can buy masking film or masking fluid.
I then used the leaf stamp from Birthday Sentiments to add to the arrangement. (If you are unsure how to build up a flower arrangement look in floristry books for a basic shapes).
The reveal, Remove all the masking and you have an image to paint with Mica
We are now used to dimension so I added flat layers to the main flower, so that the card could still be closed.
I distressed the edges of the white card with the green distress ink and stamped the sentiment in place. I then matted and layered this on to a blue mat.

Although I am not happy with this card I thought it was worth adding to my blog to show how you can add a beautiful insert to a card,
I hope you agree.
Thank you for taking tome out to look at my Blog
Happy Crafting