Month: October 2016

Festive Card Series- Layering Wreath Stamp

Hey lovelies, Hope you are all well and having a lovely week ? 
It is time for the next Festive Card Series Installment. 
I have created 3 cards using a layering wreath set from Clearly Besotted, as I type this the set is still avalible at Simon Says Stamp (linked below) but if you want it grab it as Clearly Besotted have closed their doors until next year so stock is limited ! 
These cards will actually be the main cards I send as they quick to create, easy to mail and yet look pretty.

I love the sparkle you can add with the spray from Crafter’s Companion, what I was trying to show in the video is that is like a varnish style spray and the glitter doesn’t shed ! 
I love the detail on the little pinecones in this set too, so sweet ! 
It can also be used as a non holiday wreath. 
The other good thing about this is non crafters can help create them…yep I am roping hubby in to make the rest of these with me so we can get a little production line going ! 
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have an amazing day 
Happy Crafting 
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Simon Says Stamp & Mission Gold

I cannot believe it is Friday already ! I had to double check the calendar this morning as this week seems to have flown by. 
The good thing though is that I am having a total crafting day & weekend.
For the card I am sharing today I have used a love themed stamp from Simon Says Stamp called Roses for you. 
Simon Says Clear Stamps ROSES FOR YOU sss101582 zoom image 
It is a beautiful set, but since it popped through my door I have been looking at the heart cluster of roses thinking it could be used as background stamp with a little careful placement. 
So this morning I cracked out my Mission Gold watercolours and decided to give it ago. 
Now it did take some working out, and I was left with some small open areas but I used the individual roses & leaves to fill them in. 
I was really happy with how it turned out, and it gives another way to use this lovely set. 
I heat embossed the images onto some Strathmore Watercolour cardstock using Simons fine detail embossing powder. 
I then did a very very light pink wash over the whole piece and allowed to dry, once it was dry I then did some loose watercolouring. 
I was going to leave the leaves, but decided to water down one of the greens and use that and I am glad I did because it has broken up the pink.
For the sentiment I die cut Simon Says Stamp painted Friend die several times out of Neenah and then once out of the silver card I had in my stash. 
The happy Birthday sentiment is from another Simon set and I heat embossed that and trimmed it to fit against the friend die. 
To finish off I die cut the panel using Blueprints 29 and mat and layered onto the same pink card I used for the sentiment. 
I then added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and Nuvo Crystal Drops…these are new to me and so far I am liking them ! 
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you all have an amazing day and a great weekend. 
Happy Crafting
I’d like to enter this into the Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp, the theme is Think Pink 
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Spectrum Noir October challenge- Halloween Colours

Hey lovelies, I hope you are all having a great week ? 
New challenge is currently on over at Spectrum Noir and the theme is Halloween colours…Now this doesn’t have to be a Halloween card, you can just use any of the colours associated with Halloween- Orange, Black, Green, Red, Purple etc. 
There has also been a change to the Challenge rules. If you want to be in with a chance of winning the £30/$30 prize and card of the month you need to follow the theme, but if you want to enter a non themed card (anything goes) you can BUT you will NOT be allowed to win the £30/$30 prize, however you could still be picked as card of the month. All you need to do is use Spectrum Noir Product on your creation. 
If you want to enter the challenge and check out all my amazing teamies creations then click the graphic below. 
http://a.pgtb.me/9v4jTZ 
For my card for the challenge I used a cute Halloween set from Clearly Besotted called Best Halloween (all products are listed and linked below) 
I used Spectrum Aqua Markers to Create the background along with gold Spectrum Sparkle Pen. 
The colours I used are: 
Orange, sunset, Black, Bud Green & Purple. 
Then for the little balloons I used Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils in the following colours- 
Black, Seal Grey, Nectarine, Pumpkin & Mustard.
I then cut them out and added a layer of Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen and a layer of Glossy Accents. 
The Sentiment I stamped using Versafine and then clear sparkle embossing powder. 
And of course I HAD to use sequins to finish the card off 🙂 
I loved creating this card, so much fun ! 
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you all have a great day. 
Happy Crafting 

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Festive Card Series #3 Mini Vellum shaker Cards

Hey lovelies, I hope you are all having a great day ? 
Today I am sharing the next part of my Festive Card Series 2016. 
If you have missed my other parts of the Festive Series you can find them by clicking on the links below: 
For today’s post & video I wanted to share some mini vellum shaker cards I created using a die….now this die is super old and was gifted to me, I *believe* it is by MFT, but cannot find it anywhere ! So if anyone can help me out that would be great. I have listed below a VERY similar die that can be used in the same way though 🙂
 I have wanted to use vellum on these as I love that it “tones” down the shaker material and I think it works perfectly for Festive cards. They measure at just over 3″ so perfect for sending through the mail, and for creating in bulk. 
Here is the video showing how I created them. 
I hope you enjoyed the video.

I love how the clear embossing has worked on the snowflakes stamps by Winnie & Walter, and it just gives that little bit of extra something.
This shows not only how fantastic the Hero Arts Ombre Ink looks but also the shaker material, and what I was saying about it toning it down. 
I hope you enjoyed the video and seeing how I created the cards, if you wanted to create something even more mail friendly you could create a “flat” shaker using a Fuse Tool or just some super strong tape. 
I highly encourage you too play around as shaker cards can be so much fun. 
I hope you have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. 
Happy Crafting 
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World Card Making Day- Thank you Cards with Hero Arts

Hiya lovelies, Happy World Card Making Day !! 
I am sure most of you will be crafting today…don’t forget to check out crafting stores as I know last year lots had some great bargains on World Card Making Day. 
I wanted to create some quick and easy thank you cards so that I had some on hand all ready to go and the Spring Hello Stamp set from Hero Arts is the perfect set to use. 
Image result for hero arts spring hello 
 As  you can see it is a great little set, I love the little bird and chip monk and think I will do a wreath style card next with it. 
I used the Thank You sentiment and one of the flowers and leaf stamps along with Hero Arts Shadow Inks. The background I created using Simon Says Stamp Background stamp. 
If you want to see how I created the cards then check out the video 
I hope you enjoyed the video. 
One of the reasons I wanted to make Thank you cards was to say a huge thank you to all of you ! 
Everyone who has susbscribed to my blog, my Youtube Channel, those who like and comment, you are all so brilliant and I LOVE that I have so many amazing crafty friends. So THANK YOU ! 
Just to show the cards a bit better. 
 What one do you like best ? I really like the Mint Julep one, but I am a total sucker for Butter Bar so it is a hard choice. 
I am really pleased with how these turned out and I think I might make some more and put them in some pretty boxes for holiday gifts, or just send them to some friends. 
Thank you guys for stopping by today. I hope you have an amazing day and a great weekend. 
Happy Crafting ! 
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