Tuesday, 11 July 2017

shop shop shop

  • Hunkydory for the girls luxury card collection 'shop shop shop'
  • Silver mirri card
  • A5 card blanks 
For the first card, I trimmed down one of the patterned cardstock pieces to fit the front of the card with a matt of mirri card. I then carefully positioned the large topper and the floral elements onto foam to complete the front of the card.
For the second card, I trimmed and matted the cardstock onto the front of the card with the mirri card. I added the image topper, then placed the sentiment toppers in the corner to finish it off.

Sunday, 9 July 2017


I used a Hunkydory toppers and cardstock collection to create these three lovely cards. Unfortunately, I didn't make a note of which set it is and just can't work it out, but I thought I would share them with you all anyway.
This 8" square card was layered with a matt of gold mirri card and the patterned cardstock trimmed to fit. I added the image topper with the layers of decoupage to create dimension on the flowers and birds. I finished the design with a coordinating sentiment in the bottom corner.

 For this 6x6" card, I matted a section of the other patterned paper onto the kraft card blank. I simply added the image topper and overlapped the sentiment topper using different depths of foam to create layers and dimension. 
For this card, I used a 5x7" kraft card blank which I edged with wink of stella to create a shimmery border. I then trimmed half the cardstock with the image on and matted flat onto the card front. I used a memorybox die to cut and stack 2 layers of kraft cardstock for the sentiment. I glued the layers together and added wink of stella to create a glittery finish, before gluing into place to complete the card. I thought the die gave the card a different look and fit well to add a big sentiment onto the pretty image, as the sentiment toppers don't always work for everycard.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Make another wish!

  • Hunkydory tots 2 teens collection 'make a wish' topper and card stock
  • Hunkydory essential book of 2016 sentiments
  • Gold Mirri card stock
  • Organza ribbon
  • 6" & 5" square card blanks
For the 6x6" card, I cut down the paper and matt and layered onto gold mirri to fill the front of the card blank. I then positioned the topper on foam with the sentiment topper tucked beneath. I added the matching insert to complete the inside.
For the 5" square card, I cut down the other paper with the image on to fit the card front on a matt of mirri. I added a sentiment from the little book and embellished with an organza bow to finish.
This cute little toppers set has made 3 lovely cards, with half a sheet of paper left over to use with the images in the little book.
I would like to enter simon Wednesday says: anything goes challenge

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Sabrina loves the spa!!

  • Stampin bella- uptown girl 'Sabrina loves the spa'
  • Paper smooches- 'friend' word die
  • Lawn fawn- scalloped rectangle stackables
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • Copics- E50,51,21&93. Y12,E31,34,35. R81,83,85. BV000,00,01,02. YG17,21,23,25. Y19. B000, BG70. C00,0,1. W00,1,2,3,4&5. 0
  • Lilac dot pattern paper
  • Funky foam

I covered the card blank with the patterned paper. I then die cut a panel of white Neenah cardstock, using the scalloped rectangle to create the topper. I stamped the image onto the panel, making sure there was room for the 'friend' beneath. I then coloured the image using copics. I positioned the 'friend' die and cut the word out of the panel, making sure I saved the inner parts to complete the letters. I added foam to the back of the panel and glued this onto the card. Finally, I carefully added the pieces to complete the letters. I think die cutting the letters out of the panel creates a fun twist on a simple but effective card design.
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Friday, 16 June 2017

make a wish

  • hunky-dory- tots to teens collection 'make a wish'
  • gold mirri cardstock
  • 8x8 white cardblank
I cut as matt of gold mirri card to fit the card blank, then gutted this to save waste. I then glued the gold down and layered with a matt of patterned cardstock. For added interest, I glued the topper and frames on at different angles, using foam pads. I added the sentiment at the bottom to finish my design. This card also has a matching insert. 


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

vintage sports car

  • LOTV 'vintage sports' rubber stamp
  • memento ink pad 'tuxedo black'
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • copics: R24, 27, 29, 89. E42. Y13, 15, 17. E23, 27. YG21, 23, 25, 61. G21, 24, 46. B0000, 41, 45. N0, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9.  
  • lawn fawn 'Finley's ABCs' dies & 'happy happy happy' clear stamps (inside)
  • road atlas (cut a page up for the map background)
I stamped the image onto Neenah card stock and coloured it with copics. I then fussy cut around the outer edge and coloured the frame. I die cut the letters from Neenah cardstock and coloured with a fade to the centre using copics to match the frame. I took a page from a road atlas and chose a section of the map to create a background for the card. I glued this onto the card flat, added the image on top using foam and liquid glued for the alphabet.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
The ribbon girl June card challenge
LOTV Facebook challenge 'summer'

Monday, 12 June 2017

Out of space...

  • Kirsty Wiseman - terrestrial friends
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Copics-G46,24,21.YG61. R24,27,29. B14,16,18. A selection of Course marker's
  • Watercolour cardstock
  • Tim holtz distress inks- fossilized amber, blue print sketch, candied apple, chipped sapphire, black spot & hickory smoked
  • White paint
  • My favourite things- brush stroke birthday greeting dies
  • Tim holtz polkadot stencil
I cut a piece of watercolour cardstock to create my space background. I inked the cardstock using the brighter colours randomly spread to fully cover the cardstock. I then added the darker ink over the top to again cover the card. For the stars, I watered down some white acrylic paint and flicked this on to create a fine splattering over the ground. Once dry, I trimmed the background down into two panels to fit the card blank. I then stamped, coloured and fussy cut the rocket from Neenah cardstock. I also die cut a sentiment from watercolour cardstock. To soften the white, I added light patches of ink using the blending tool, then used the dotty stencil to produce a crater effect over the top. I glued the background onto the card blank using double sided tape. I then added the sentiment using liquid glue, and finally positioned the rocket on foam pads to complete the sketch.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
case this sketch #225
Simon Wednesday says: make it masculine