Thursday, 14 September 2017

we'll miss you!

  • Hunkydory special occasions luxury card collection: we'll miss you!
  • gold mirri card
  • cardblanks
For the first card, I trimmed down one of the patterned papers so the balloons and border filled the card front. I glued this to the card flat and finished with a sentiment topper on foam pads, positioned along the border.
With the remaining cardstock, I trimmed this down to fit the square card blank on a matt of gold mirri card. This cut most of the starry border off, leaving the bold diamond edged border on to sit across the bottom of the card. I added two of the image toppers on, overlapping with different heights of foam pads to create dimension. I positioned the sentiment topper in the bottom corner, again using foam pads. The finishing touch was a scatter of star sequins flowing across the design to pull everything together (including the odd little printed stars which remained).
With the other patterned cardstock, I trimmed and matted onto gold mirri to fill the front of an A5 cardblank. This was simply finished with two of the toppers from the set, positioned on foam pads.
I made a second A5 card using the last of the patterned cardstock. I used the balloon topper pieces to create two balloons, with cotton for the strings to join the baskets. I carefully glued them into place, with a sentiment to complete the design.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Floral shadow

  • Altenew- floral shadow
  • Avery elle- with sympathy
  • Archival'jet black & sepia' ink pads
  • Kraft & black card stock
I trimmed a piece of black card and folded it down the centre to create a card blank. I then cut matt of kraft cardstock for the front of the card. I stamped the floral images across the top of the card in the sepia ink, following the sketch. I then added the sentiment, stamped in black  beneath. I glued the kraft matt onto the card front to complete this simple card. I think the simplicity of the design works perfectly for a sympathy card, with the focus on the message created by the space in the sketch and stronger contrast of ink.

I would like to enter:
Sevenhills crafts 'spotlight it!' challenge

Monday, 11 September 2017

Baby bear

  • SU!- baby bear
  • SU! 'crumb cake, soft suede & chocolate chip' ink pads
  • Kraft & ivory cardstock
  • brown adhesive pearl

I cut the ivory cardstock to matt onto the kraft card blank. I stamped the 3 layers of the bear, working from light to dark. To make lining up each layer easier, I used my misti, but the stamps are clear so you could manage without. I finished the card off with a simple message stamped onto kraft card. I cut the sentiment into a banner shape, finished with an adhesive pearl. I kept this card neutral with the ivory and brown tones for sending to those who wish to keep the babies gender a surprise.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sunday, 10 September 2017

babies companion

  • LOTV- babies companion stamps
  • LOTV & nitwit- always & forever paper pad
  • Lawn fawn- small stitched circle stackables
  • Paper smooches- 'congratulations' word die
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • Memento 'tuxedo black'ink pad
  • Copics- E30,31,34,35,37. R0000. R81,83,85. YG61. E40,41. C00,0,2. 0.
  • Wink of stella 'clear' glitter
  • 6"x6" white cardblank
I followed the sketch layout to create this pretty card for a baby girl. I chose the paper and trimmed it down to create the border. I cut strips of silver paper to edge this top and bottom, before gluing flat to the card front. I stamped, coloured and die cut the image to coordinate. For the sentiment, I die cut the word, coloured it with copics and added glitter pen to make it sparkle. I glued the topper and sentiment into position to complete the card.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Monday says 'stamp it'


Thursday, 7 September 2017

party girl

  • hunkydory tots to teens card collection: party girl
  • hunkydory tots to teens little book
  • hunkydory essential book of 2016 sentiments
  • Tattered lace- 'large numbers' dies
  • gold mirri, pink, teal and black adorable scorable cardstock
  • pink ribbon
  • A5 (black), 8x8", 5x7", 6x6", 6x4" card blanks
For the 8" square card, I cut down a piece of patterned card to matt on gold mirri for the front of the card. I added the large image topper and positioned the sentiment topper to overlap. I added the matching insert to complete the inside too.


I used the spare border from the cardstock to trim the top of this 6x4" card. I used some teal cardstock beneath and added coordinating ribbon to cover the join. I then placed the little image topper with the sentiment tag staggered on the front. I added a bow tied in the same ribbon to cover the hole in the top of the sentiment tag to finish.

 Using the remaining off-cut of patterned cardstock, I made this simple 6x4" card. I covered the front with gold mirri and trimmed the cardstock down to layer on top. I completed the design with a sentiment topper glued on with foam pads.

I designed this card using the circle image topper and a coordinating sentiment. I layered these onto soft pink cardstock, trimmed with a piece of the balloon cardstock below. I covered the join between the two cardstocks with the sentiment border from the collection.
I used the remaining border to add a sentiment to this simple card. I used more of the soft pink card to matt onto the card front. I layered the little book image with gold mirri card and centred this on the card front, before adding the border across.

I made this A5 card using a black card blank to bring out the little black dress on the topper. I cut the balloon cardstock to leave a small edge of black on the card front and gutted the centre to save the cardstock which would be covered by the topper, before gluing onto the card. I matted a little book page onto gold mirri, then layered onto black cardstock to create the topper. I completed the front with a '21' die-cut from the same gold mirri card and added a section of insert to finish the inside.

I used a strip of the remaining balloon cardstock to create a decorative border on a square card. I edged the balloons with gold mirri next to the little book image and completed with a coordinating sentiment from the essential book. I had enough cardstock and little book pages to make 2 more of this design to complete the collection.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

packaging pouches!!

  • Kraft & cream cardstock
  • Stampin up! 'skinny mini alphabet' & 'epic alphabet' stamp sets
  • Archival ' sepia' ink pad 
  • Card bags
I stitched these little pouches as gifts and wanted to package them nicely to send. I found clear card bags which fit the pouches in neatly and sealed them in. For the top piece, I measured the width of the bag and decided on the height I wanted, (bearing in mind the stamp size + matting). I cut the Kraft card to the right width and doubled the height. I folded the cardstock in half over the top of the bag and secured with staples. I then cut the cream cardstock to layer on top and cover the staples. Before gluing into place, I used the letter stamps to spell out the contents 'wash bag!' or 'cosmetic bag' to complete this simple packaging. 


Friday, 1 September 2017

just married

  •  hunkydory special occasions luxury card collection: just married
  • silver mirri card
  • A5, 6x6" & 7x7" card blanks
For the first card, I took the plainer half of one cardstock sheet and matted this onto the A5 card blank. I then positioned the topper image and frame on the front, with the 'just married' letter hearts arranged below and glued down with foam pads.

I created a 6" square card using the image on the remaining cardstock as a focal point. I simply trimmed and layered onto silver mirri to fit the card front. I added the sentiment topper on foam to complete.
For the 7x7" card, I used the remaining toppers and cardstock to create a softer look. Again, I trimmed the matt of cardstock down, layered onto mirri and glued to the card front. I added the centre image topper and frame, finished with the sentiment in the top corner.  


Thursday, 24 August 2017

chatty chic

  • hunkydory especially for her luxury card collection: chatty chic!
  • hunkydory especially for her little book
  • gold mirri card
  • 3 6x6" & an A5 card blank
For the A5 card, I covered my card front with half a sheet of patterned cardstock. I then positioned the topper pieces with the central panel glued flat and the frame raised on foam pads. I added a sentiment topper onto the border of the background, to complete the front. I trimmed an insert down to fit inside and coordinate with the front of the card.


I trimmed the remaining paper down to remove the pink border, leaving a floral trim along the base of the 6" square card front. I then cut a page from the little book down to create a square topper. I matt and layered the topper onto gold mirri and glued down on an angle. I positioned a sentiment topper in the bottom corner of the card front and added an insert to finish.


With the other sheet of cardstock from the collection, I created another 6" square card. For this, I covered the card front with gold mirri cardstock. I then layered on the trimmed down patterned cardstock so the image filled the front. I simply finished with a sentiment topper on foam in the top corner and an insert inside.
I created this final card using the remaining cardstock, insert and topper. I added the image section of the insert to the inside of the card blank. I then placed the border, (trimmed from the patterned cardstock) along the outer edge of the inside of the card. I cut away a section from the front of the card blank to reveal the panel inside. I covered the remainder of the card front with the patterned cardstock. I carefully positioned the topper and frame in the centre of the card, just overhanging the front edge, ensuring no glue spilt over onto the inside.


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Fresh flutterby

  • LOTV-hand written phrases
  • SU!- butterflies thinlit die
  • DCWV- fresh floral 12" paper stack
  • White glitter card
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • Atyou spica pink glitter marker
  • 7x7" card blank

I chose 5 coordinating papers to work with the die cut for this card. I trimmed the 2 main papers to size for the card front, following the sketch layout. I then glued these down flat. I finished the joining edge using a line drawn with the pink glitter marker. I die cut the butterfly from white glitter card and glued this into position. I stamped the sentiment onto the yellow paper and matt and layered onto the pink paper. This was glued in place to complete the card. 

I would like to enter the following challenge:
Case this sketch #234


Happy reindeer

  • LOTV- happy reindeer stamp
  • SU!- flurry of wishes stamp set
  • SU!- softly falling textured impressions embossing folder
  • Memento'tuxedo black'ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • Copics- skin:E51,21,93. hair:E35,37. raindeer:E42,43,44,47,49&93. carrots:Y38,YR16,G14&17. aqua:BG10,32,23,49. pink:R81,83,85. white:C00,1.
  • Archival'jet black'ink pad
  • American crafts pink baker's twine
  • White cardstock & 6x4" card blank
I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit the front of my cardblank. I embossed this to make a snowfall effect. I tied baker's twine around the top of the matt and tied a bow, before I glued it to the cardblank. I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the image. I added a sentiment stamp below then glued onto the bottom of my card blank using foam tape for dimension.

The cgallenge I would like to enter:
Simon Wednesday says- for a child

Sunday, 13 August 2017

pretty peacocks

  • hunkydory especially for her luxury card collection: 'pretty peacock'
  • hunkydory little book of especially for her
  • teal & silver mirri card
  • a sheet of hunkydory cardstock I had spare from another set
  • my favourite things: stitched rectangle scallop edge frames die set
  • 7x7", 5x7" & 3 A5 card blanks

For this 7" square card, I cut the background to fit the card blank with a matt of teal mirri card, trimming off the top border. I then positioned the topper in the centre of the top section. I placed the message on the border beneath the topper. I completed the card with a trimmed down matching insert, which I will later stamp with a sentiment.
For the 5x7" card, I used the remaining cardstock to matt directly onto the card blank. I then die cut a frame from teal mirri card. I trimmed down a page from the little book to sit inside the frame and glued these onto the card. I cut down the insert to decorate the inside with an image and sentiment.
For the first A5 card, I used half a sheet of cardstock and positioned an image and sentiment topper on using foam. Again, I added a section of insert inside ready to add a message onto. 

For this A5 card, I trimmed the image from the remainder of the card above to use as a topper. I framed this with die cut teal mirri card. I used more mirri card to matt onto the card blank before adding a sheet of coordinating cardstock. I glued down the topper and completed the design with a sentiment border across the bottom.  The insert used the same image along with a message to finish off the inside of the card.
The last A5 card used the rest of the coordinating cardstock along with a page from the little book. I simply matted each onto silver mirri and glued to the card blank. I completed the inside with an insert which echoed the borders on the topper image.
 I love the pretty images in this collection, so I was pleased to make five good sized cards to make the most of it by adding a few extra bits from my stash.
I would like to enter the following challenge:

Thursday, 10 August 2017

yellow roses

  • DCWV fresh floral stack 12x12" paper pad
  • sentimentally yours 'elegant milestone birthdays' stamp
  • do crafts papermania stamp set (mum stamp...lost the packaging so I cant be certain)
  • archival 'sepia' ink pad
  • 7x7" kraft card blank
I chose this paper as the focal point for the card. I fussy cut the flowers and leaves from the background to fit the card front, making sure they remained connected as one piece. I took the remaining paper for the background and trimmed this to size as a matt on the card front. I then stamped the paper with the two sentiments, carefully positioned to sit together with the floral paper cut piece. Once the pieces were ready, I glued the paper flat onto the card blank, then added the flowers using foam pads to create dimension. It's fiddly work to fussy cut an image like this, but I think the results feel special enough to be a worthwhile celebration for a special someone's big birthday!

Saturday, 5 August 2017

monster mash

  • hunkydory tots to teens luxury card collection: monster mash
  • hunkydory tots to teens little book
  • 2 x A5 card blanks
  • holographic mirri card
For this card, I cut the backing cardstock down to fit the card front. I then added the layers of decoupage to the topper, using foam to create dimension. I added the topper to the card front along with a sentiment topper, both stuck down with foam pads. I completed the card with the matching insert, trimmed to fit in the card blank.


For the other card, I used the remaining paper matted onto the card front. I layered a page from the little book onto holographic mirri card to create a topper. I placed this onto the card front with a sentiment topper from the monster mash collection. I added the other half of the insert onto the inside to finish the card.

I still have a sheet of cardstock and the matching insert leftover from this collection. As these are just confetti with no monsters, I thought they could be used either with the little book or for other projects, so they have been added to my stash to use later on.