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.
Janet

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
Janet



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
Janet

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Butterflies

Welcome to all my blogging Friends both old and new,
No Flowers this week its Butterflies.
I love this stamp its so useful, you can cut out the individual Butterfies to add as small embelishments to your cards or use this String of butterflies to make toppers.
Here is a simple card, I stamped two strings of butterflies with the Butterfly Border Stamp (Honey Doo), painted them with different colours of Mica. I die cut with the matching die and placed on to white card. This I matted on to Gold Mirri.
I made a background stamping all over with the small image from Birthday Sentiments, such a useful little stamp. If you try this make sure you change the orientation of the stamp, its a simple but effective technique which can be used with lots of small (or large) stamps. I tend to use lighter inks so as not to detract from the main image. You can also mix and match several small stamps with different colours.
I arranged the toppers and added a sentiment.

I hope you like it.
Have a good week
Take Care
Janet

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Flowers for Design

Hello fellow Bloggers, I hope you are all keeping well.
It feels a bit like spring here, its getting a little warmer and the snowdrops are in full bloom in the garden.......I love spring!
Well this week I have chosen this card to share with you all. When I started I didn't know where I was going.
I made the base by matting and layering an embossed piece of white card on to green. I made some background paper with a small stamp found on Honey Doo Birthday Sentiments set, then shaded with  distress ink. This I cut into inch squares, matted on to the same green card and arranged down the side.
Now What!
Oh yes I have'nt used the Flowers for Design  die yet so lets go for that one, I stamped and painted with Tangerine Fizz Mica, Die cut the image and shaped into the flower. I then stamped and die cut several of the leaves from Spring Flowers, these I painted with Mica Powder woodland fern and stamped and die cut flourishes from Veined Flowers. These were arranged around the flower for design. A sentiment was added and this was the result.

I hope to see you all next week,
Take Care
Janet

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Foliage Flourish

Happy Valentines day,
Here is a card I made with Valentines Day in mind. I used the Foliage Flourish stamp and die by Honey Doo Stamps. 
I started by cuting out appertures in my base card. I stamped and heat embossed the foliage flourish then die cut and trimmed into heart shapes. These I carefully placed over the apperture. I added a ribbon and sentiment to complete my topper.
I placed this over a red base using pin flair glue to give added dimension. (See the shadows for interest) and then I edged with strips of the red card die cut with a Sue Wilson configurations die Trellis Edger.

I hope you like it.
Take Care
Janet

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Little Lilies

Hi Fellow Bloggers,
I hope you are all keeping well,
Here is a simple card using  spellbinders botanical bliss die. I made two panels which I matted on to purple. I then stamped and die cut the Little Lillies flowers from Honey Doo Stamps. I painted with mica, shaped and aded to the card. Two leaves stamped and cut from the same stamp completes the card. a sentiment could be added but I decided to put that on the inside of the card.
A very simple but effective card. 



Take Care my friends
Janet