Sunday, October 23, 2011

A little Christmas Wish

Good Evening Bloggers,

My card today features a Don and Daisy stamp from Marianne design I coloured her with copics and cut her out with the Spellbinders Labels eleven.
The red strip behind is a piece from the Cuttlebug embossing folder Allegro.
The Christmas Tree is a Marianne Creatable which I have layered over a piece of green card and added some red  liquid pearls.
The little poinsettia's were made with a Nellie Snellen floral punch set and the leaves are from a Martha Stewart punch.
The sentiment is from a Stamp-It Christmas stamp set.
Everything was sponged with Memento Dessert Sand Ink.

I'm going to be entering this card into the Copic Oz Complementary Colour Challenge

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Just For You

Hello Everyone

This is the beautiful Hope stamp from Sugar Nellie stamps and I've coloured her with copics, then cut her from a Spellbinder classic rectangle and before taking her out of the die I sponged some Memento Dessert Sand around the edges. I also sponged the same ink around the edges of all my layers.
The pin striped layer is a free digital paper from GinaK Designs at Stamp TV and I've also coloured it with the Dessert Sand (The digital paper are black and white).
The border punch used is the Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace from the Punch around the page set.
The spotted layer is from the KaiserCraft 6 inch pad After Five Collection.
And lastly the tulips were made by me and I've tied them together with a bit of frayed ribbon.

I made this card so I could enter it into The Sugar Bowl Challenge no 69 which was to make a card with this Sketch by Gayle.

Tulip Instructions.

Now I'm not very good at doing tutorials but I'll give it a try and hope that you can understand them.

Here we go...........

 These are the punches I used.

You will need 6 of the small pear shapes and one each of medium Big Sky Flake and small Carl Frost Snowflake.

Cut off the pear stalks and round off the small end of the pear shape if you want.

 Place the small pears on a moulding mat and give it some shaping with an embossing tool, or whatever small rounded tool you may have.

 Give it a little extra deep shaping here at the small end of the pear shape.

  Cut off some of every second arm of the Snowflake as in the photo.

 Now just give it a little bit of cupping by running your round tool around the very centre of the Snowflake.

 Now with a small drop of glue place a petal on each of the shortened arms of the Snowflake

 Then turning your tulip with the three petals glued on, over, glue the other three petals over the remaining three arms of the Snowflake shape.

 Once the glue is dry give the tulip some cupping by running your round edge tool around the centre only.

Take you punched Big Sky Flake shape and give it some cupping and glue into the centre of the tulip.

If you make my tulips I'd love to see them.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

More Stitching

Hello Everyone.

While I was stitching the back to basics card, I remembered how relaxing it is to do the stitching in front of the television in the evening, so I've made another one but using modern tools this time like the Spellbinder Lotus Pendant Die and the Rose Creations Die.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Back to Basics

Hello Everyone.

The online craft group that I belong to and moderate for, Penny Flowers and Paper Crafts has a theme and a technique each month and this month it was to create a card without using any of the dies, punches score boards etc. that are available today.
We could use a ruler, craft knife and we were allowed to use the computer.
So I went back to where I started with card making and that was Paper Embroidery.
I used a pin to prick my stitching pattern instead of a pricking tool, I used my pastel pencils to do the bit of colouring instead of ink pads and I cut my card layers with a ruler and craft knife which until recently I always did anyway.

Another view.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bird Cage and Flowers

Hello to all my Blogging friends.

I've finally got something new that I wanted to show you.
 I had made the purple flowers using the Spellbinders Rose Creations die, (I love this die cutting set) and then wanted something different to display them on so came up with this dimensional bird cage using the Marianne Creatable Bird Cage Die and the Marianne Creatables Folklore Birds.
I've cut off the bits at the sides, near the feet so I could join all the sides together and I've done this just with a very thin double sided tape.
I used two of the folklore birds die cuts and hooked them onto the top of the birdcage by the upside down hearts, oh I forgot to say that I also cut off the hanging part of the bird cages, and used a tiny bit of glue to make them stay put.
And at the sides I hooked them together with the little swirls.

I added a couple of Eyelets to the centre of the flowers to reinforce them  so I could thread some ribbon through.

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