December 16, 2013

Smile ...

Etsy Shop
Hi Everybody,

This lovely card is created with lilac Centura pearl and white card and is one I have added to my Etsy Shop.

It really is very pretty with all the embossing which is created from the Ornate Butterflies folder from  Crafters Companion

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and they are a mixture of Roses, Carnation, Chrysanthemum and Aster.

They have been sparkled with fine glitter from Glitter Magic  and I have added in Diamante from Want2Scrap

But the touch of luxury is the ribbon and Diamante buckle along the bottom of the card that is my finishing piece.

The swirl ribbon is from Reasonable Ribbon and is part of their monthly ribbon club.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 15, 2013

It's all white ...

Hi Everybody,

A card that is very simply an A4 cut  in half and a hinge added at the top giving me lots of space to dress it.

I have used the Tied Together embossing folder from Sunrise Crafts  and this is a folder that sells out time and time again.

The flowers are from a stamp from   Stamps by Chloe and the centres are little pearl clusters from Wild Orchid Crafts

But what I would like you to take a closer look at is the edge...

This is created using one of the Stitches dies from Tattered Lace  ... and there are six different stitches in the set

They make a very pretty look and as I use the others in the set I will be sure to show you.

And they save all that messing  about with a ruler and a Poky tool trying to get the edges straight and the corners to line up correctly .... pain!.

This will give to a  quick, clean and straight edge to your cards.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 14, 2013

Rose garden ...

Hi Everybody,

Todays card uses just the matting basics sets and the small labels.

The Trellis card is from AnnaMarie Designs and I have used Diamante to stud the framework.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and they have the addition of fine glitter on them from Glitter Magic

The lovely sentiment is from Crafters Companion and is one of the Sentimentals range and there are lots of lovely words in whichever set you choose

I have embossed it in silver and then added Diamante from Want2Scrap  to the label

I hope you enjoy browsing the websites I have linked you to for some really pretty finds for all your cardmaking.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 13, 2013

Letterpress ...

Hi Everybody,

This lovely card was created using the Letterpress Technique

On this particular card I have used Spun Sugar Distress Ink and the result is very subtle

The Diamante flourish is from Want2Scrap  ... and the ribbon is from my "Stash"

The beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and they are perfect for this very feminine card.

You can use any embossing folder that you already have in your collection ... the list at the bottom is just to show you what I used for the  card at the top

Experiment with your folder as you will get a different look with the ink from each side ... and one may please you more than the other.

Have fun !

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 12, 2013

Fancy cards ...

Hi Everybody,

This is a card I did quite some time ago and I am now being asked how to do it.

And so the video is added here to show the steps.

And the beauty of this is that it can be done from any die that you already have in your "Stash" that  has a fancy edge to it and you will get the same result.

This card is using the 5x7 Detailed Scallops and the card it creates is a nice size to add things to in layers.

I have created the hinge at the top but it could just as easily be hinged to make it landscape style.

This is a smaller card created from the Decorative Labels Eight but the effect is just as pretty.

Grab your cuppa and take time to relax ... and then enjoy making the card for yourself.

You may need to pass the card through your machine a couple of times to get the layer on the hinge to cut ... depending on which die cutter you use

But persevere and then gently ease it from the die and you will be delighted with the result.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 11, 2013

Not Pink ....

Hi Everybody,

I thought I would add a card today that was not pink ... just for a change.

So this one is a lovely fresh pale green polka dot teamed with a pale lilac ... and I like the finished card very much.

The dies I have used are listed below and the ribbon is from my "Stash".

The beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and I have added sparkle with fine glitter.

I buy  mine from Glitter Magic  as they are always at the craft shows and their glitter is a much better price than the shops.

I usually buy lots of packets of the same glitter and then decant them  into a larger container ... and if I ever dropped it I would cry ...really cry !!

I have added a label inside for the inscription of signature and wrapped it with the same green ribbon.

It does look so much more glamorous in real life

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 10, 2013

Chantilly Flourish ...

Hi Everybody,

Chantilly Flourish was one of the Tattered Lace dies in the Pick of the Week that was featured on Create and Craft TV  ... and it sold out before the week was finished.

I have cut it twice and used it as a background to the labels.

The sentiment is from Crafters Companion and is one of the Sentimentals Range  and I have embossed it in silver.

The pink pearls are from Want2Scrap  and the ribbon was in my "Stash"

The cut shapes are quite big and so I have  also cut another corner and added it to the inside of the card.

But I have only glued it on three sides then it can be used as a pocket.

The open end then will have a tag to slide inside it for the greeting to be added to.

Just a simple finishing touch but a very pretty one.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 09, 2013

Glittery Shoe

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is made using  the large shoe from  Stamps by Chloe  that has been decoupaged  using three layers and I used the stamping card from AnnaMarie Designs

I have stamped and embossed it with Pink embossing powder and  then covered the outside of the shoe with glitter.

I added in some pink feathers, ribbon, and a gemstone centre to the bow and then layered it onto Tattered Lace  dies
The pretty gemstone centre is from Wild Orchid Crafts   and the spotty ribbon is some I bought at the craft show from  Mei Flower

Altogether a very girly card that would be suitable for many occasions.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 08, 2013

Card with a Difference

Hi Everybody,

We probably have all made Easel Cards of some description and then added in the Twist to change the look.

I have tutorials on all ... single, doubles, triples, twisted variations  and this the Quad Easel Card

This different style of card has been very popular with a lot of people and it has had over 11.000 views on YouTube since it was added.

It's claim to fame was that it was once featured on Create and Craft and I was named as the maker.

Can't tell you how chuffed I was about that .... oh yes!! cat and cream had nothing on me for a whole week.

 Anyway here is the video tutorial just in case you should want to try it for your self ... and it is only 10 minutes long.

I was using  flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts back then too and still do ... love 'em ...  Hope you enjoy

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 07, 2013

Lilac Dreams

Etsy Shop
Hi Everybody,

Here is another card for my Etsy Shop and this is another that is far prettier in real life.

I have used many layers and quite a few dies to get this look.

The ribbon is from Reasonable Ribbons and the pearls are as always from  Want2Scrap

The flowers are a mixture from Wild Orchid Crafts and they have been sparkled with Glamour Dust
 I also pushed in some of the twigs I had left over from the Wreath card that I made using them the other day.

I used the same embossing folder for the front and the inside and it is one of the A4 folders from Spellbinders ... Dainty Dots

The sentiment is from an A5 sheet of mixed ones from the Sentimentals Range by Crafters Companion.

I stamped it in an ink to match the card and then heat embossed it in clear powder.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

December 06, 2013

Memories Card ...

Etsy Shop
Hi Everybody,

Yesterday I added the tutorial on how I made the "Keepsake" box and I am so honored to have had a comment from Marisa Job ...  the talented lady who designed the die that I had used.

Marisa makes the most wonderful cards and I love to visit her blog ...  Designs by Marisa   ... whenever I can.

Pop over there and take a look at the wonderful things she makes.

And she likes my idea of the box so much she is going to make one for her Grand daughter.

So for todays card I have used a really pretty shade of pink silk card and it is so smooth. I have used it to cut the layers and the flourish trim which is just under the ribbon.

On the front of the card I have used a large stamp and Versamark.

I have heat embossed it in a clear sparkly powder and it looks  lovely in real life.

Click the photo to enlarge the card and you can just make the effect out.

The inside is embossed with the Elegant Swirls folder from Crafters Companion

I have used the matching pearl "Bling" from Want2Scrap on the labels and also around the flowers.   The newest pearls from them are the tear drops in the corners and they come in two different sizes and they are lovely.

The ribbon that I have used is from Reasonable Ribbon   and my beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts ... and they have been sparkled with Glamour Dust ... I really like this card Mmm Mmm !!

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx