Monday, August 14, 2017

Daisy Doodles SunBEEm

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The other week I printed off and coloured some digi images that I have had for ages - this one (and it is one of several) was in the file labeled Daisy Doodles, but I cannot find anywhere to link you to the original source. I suspect what I have were freebies.


I coloured the image with pencils,  diecut around it and sponged with a pale blue ink before removing the die.  This was matted over a cork die cut, which was sponged with espresso ink.

The image has lots of whimsical wee details like this bee, with his glamorous Kindy Glitz wings,


and the snail on the side of the pot, also sharing the glamour with a glittery trail, 


To finish the card I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment, cut it using a labels die and threaded it on gingham ribbon. 


A gingham bow was added to the stem of the flower, and embellished with a rhinestone


Clear rhinestones were added around the card, and it was assembled on a multi coloured polka dot background, then layered it onto the orange base.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Rose Sympathy

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The majority of my cards are fairly CAS, and I particularly like sympathy cards to be CAS.

I started with a piece of silver card, and embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder It is an old one, called Ironworks if I remember rightly.  I discovered when making this, that if the folder has a geometric design on it, I can lengthen the embossed pattern to cover the full length of the fractionally longer A4 cardstock that we work with.


I stamped and silver embossed the rose and sentiment  on snippets of card, then die cut them using Memory Box Stitched Rectangles.


I painted the rose using Semco mica based watercolour paints


I added a small bow to the stem of the rose once it was painted


The card was finished with a sentiment on the inside - stamped in black ink.
It is straight - just that the card was on an angle when I photographed it.



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(Used Memory Box Dies)










Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Encouraging Nail Polish!!

Welcome,

Do you like my blog's new look?  I am loving it.  The beautiful Loll from 
Stamping With Loll has done it for me.

The tree silhouette is of a Cabbage Tree - something that is very common here in New Zealand, and that I have had on various properties that I have lived at.

It's good to be back in 'blogland' - life has been challenging the last week and I have needed some time out from a lot of things.  

This card was made using another nail polish background against a glitter card that was named Caramel - it's a soft gold with beige undertones.


I used a die from the ODBD Filigree Frames set to cut the base for the sentiment, which is part of the ODBD set Grace's Hope - it was stamped in Memento Brilliance Ink - Thyme Green


The Butterfly (Memory Box Pippi) was cut from some almost bronze toned paper that I had glued over some thin card to give it some strength.


I adhered some bronze rhinestones for the butterfly body and in the corners.


The base of the card was some kraft coloured card, with the edges sponged with Espresso ink.


On the inside I stamped two complementary sentiments from the ODBD Faith Card Sentiment set.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Decoupage Birthday Bears

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I would like to welcome two new followers - Cathy Kuntz via Networked Blogs, whom I don't think has a blog yet,  and someone who is not showing in the followers photos, but the count has gone up one, so I cannot give you a shout out - please let me know who you are so I may visit you.


This card was made for one of  my Great Granddaughters 😊, using a decoupage set from a magazine.


I assembled the main panel , and ran a line of Kindy Glitz around the edge of it



Stamped, embossed and die cut the sentiment on matching blue card, threaded ribbon through it, and added the rhinestones and Kindy Glitz.


This view gives an idea of the dimension on this card.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

A Simple Floral Sympathy

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I am sharing one of an order of four sympathy cards I had to make recently. I promise that I won't show them all at once.


This one started with a kraft base, and a layer of paper from the KaiserCraft Vintage Timeless pad.


The sentiment was stamped using Espresso Ink, and an ODBD stamp from the With Deepest Sympathy set onto a die cut label threaded through some gold spotted ribbon.


The butterfly is cut with the Pippi die by Memory Box, from a snippet of dull gold card.



I finished the inside with a strip of the patterned paper on one side,


And this verse from the ODBD With Heartfelt Sympathy set on the other side, again using the espresso ink.

All the edges of the card and paper were sponged with Delicata Golden Glitz Ink before assembling the card, and a few gold rhinestones added to finish.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Masculine Snippets

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This is a card that came together really quickly - I was fossicking through my die cut scraps and I came across the negative part of a (Frantic Stamper) small hand tools die I had cut.
I had seen a similar negative die cut used elsewhere (no idea where or how, now, sorry) so ran with that as a basis for this card.


The gold stitched rectangle (Memory Box stitched rectangles) had been cut from the centre of a  larger layer I had used on a previous card. (Call me thrifty)


The embossed panel was another snippet that was on my desk, a trimming from a previous endeavor.  After embossing it I sponged it lightly with espresso ink.


All edges were sponged with the same ink, and the sentiment (by Kiwistamping) stamped using it.


The final detail was a piece of washi tape on the bottom of the insert.


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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Flower, Lace and Washi Tape

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I had not meant to be absent from blogland for quite so long, but my computer, camera card and external hard drive were not talking to each other - they got over their hissy fit this evening, and now I can show you what I have been working on.


I have had this layout on my mind for several days, and this afternoon it was just a case of sorting out which materials I would use to create it.  


The die cut is one I used as a trial when I received some CCD's recently - (Cheap Chinese Dies),
The thread is some glitter machine embroidery thread.  I put three coats of WoS over the die cut to get the sparkle.


I deliberately tore the ends of the washi tape, and layered a narrow lace under the edge of the lower piece.
The sentiment is an old one from Kiwistamping, which was embossed in blue.
The final detail were some flat, blue holographic sequins.


I finished the inside of the card with more washi tape.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Feline Better?

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This will be a short post as 1) this card is very CAS and 2) I have had to use a phone photo as my camera and computer are not being cooperative, so the detail photos I took are nowhere to be found!

There is no doubt this has been inspired by one of the Queens of CAS, Miss Ellenor


I started with a RAK sent to me by the wonderful Kelly, The Sandcastle Stamper 
being the Feline Good stamp and die set by The Project Bin.

I stamped and cut the fat cat of the set on a snippet of card, and coloured him with chalks.  Next I stamped the sentiment, and added some grey chalk to ground the cat.   To add some subtle dimension I added two layers of card under the cat before positioning him.  The orange twine, which tied the pretty packaging the set came in, was tied across the top to finish.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Memorial Thank You Cards

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Firstly I would love to welcome my newest follower Diane Wray, 
Please pop over and have a peep at her beautiful work, and say hello.

These were the thank you/memorial cards that I sent to acknowledge the love poured out to me after my husbands death.  
I received many cards and well wishes from so many people, that I was like a one armed paper hanger in tornado making these - well, a slight exaggeration, as I developed a 'system' that worked for me and was quite methodical!!  - even if I did take over part of the kitchen bench for several days, but as there is 'just me' now, it was not an issue.

I made a selection of designs in this batch, but all the same layout.

 


These were all stamped using the Misti - what a gem of a tool!!  The images were all from a NBUS Your Next Stamp set called Framed Flowers.  




All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink, and the flowers coloured by painting with a mica based Semco set of paints,


and the Thanks was a stamp from the Duck set by Kiwistamping.

I made nearly 70 of these cards - it was quite a marathon, but by working systematically I got through them in relatively short time.  I am sharing them now as I know the majority have now arrived at their destinations - all around the globe!!

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(I did not use the optional twist of Christmas)

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Lace, Paint Chips and Flowers

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I am so glad you continue to visit me.

This card was made for a young woman who is best described as minimalist, so I needed a fairly simple "unfussy" card, yet I wanted it feminine. 


I started with some paint chips, which I cut apart, as I didn't want the white strips between them and the colour names showing, and then held them together with removable tape while I randomly stamped flowers over them and then gold embossed the images. 
(Be warned, paint chips can bubble when heated!!)


I then separated the chips again and mounted them over the layer of lace on the gray card base.


The sentiment was stamped directly onto the base and gold embossed - quite a simple card, but I was really quite happy with it.

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(The pinks and grays inspired me, and the lines of  the macaroons)

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Ribbon and Layers

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I don't often make cards with many layers, but this was the exception to that 'norm', and I was very happy with the results.


I was inspired by scraps on my desk, and the fact that the recipient is quite feminine, and loves the Lord, so a scripture stamp was appropriate


The scripture was stamped onto a journaling card (by Prima) in Espresso ink, and the panel had the ribbon and clear rhinestones added before I layered it over the scrap of pink the same as the base, and a scrap of embossed card that I had tried to colour and it hadn't really worked... the smudges don't show with it being layered like this!


I used a neutral coloured paper on the base, and wanted the colour of the sentiment to blend in, and tone with the ribbon - it did that a bit better than I thought it would, but as it does not detract from the overall look of the card, I let it be, and did not try to redo it before assembling the layers.
A few sequins and the card was finished.

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(Gems, Ribbon and embossing)

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