Monday, 30 July 2018

More of 2016!

This time I have a November birthday to share.
This one was for my friend, Donna Dale.
I masked off a piece on the card front & stamped
all over the area in Cherry Blossoms (Lakeland)
using Versamark and heat embossed with white.
I then blended over regular distress inks in 
Shaded Lilac, Wlited Violet & Dusty Concord.
(Oxides had not been born yet!)
I then stamped the bird on the branch
and cut out. I coloured all the flowers using gold
then added the tiny butterflies.
This is one of those designs that looked
far better in the hand than in the picture.

Friday, 27 July 2018

October 2016 Wedding Anniversary!

I thought this card had been blogged,
searching the blog, I can't see it!
This was my sister's 10th Wedding Anniversary Card.
 To create the front I stamped Tim Holtz Brocade
Stamp onto Watercolour paper using Versamark and
clear embossed the design.
I then blended Antique Linen & Pumice Stone
regular distress ink over the panel.
Spritzed with pearlised water and allowed to dry.
Once dry I added some gold spray.
I die cut Tim Holtz Wildflowers
fromorange/yellow card & spritzed those
with perfect pearls in water and then gold.
Added a Tim Holtz Celebrate die cut
and added a simple piece on the inside.


Saturday, 21 July 2018

Happy Birthday Katie

Today is my hair stylist, Katie's birthday.
She has two gorgeous horses,
so my theme was easy.
 I wanted to use the fabulous card design 
Inside Shadow Box which I saw
made by the fabulous
I have already made a square one Icreated after this one.
 I felt this original card size worked best to
show the horses running in the sea.
Horses Stamp Set by Inkadinkado
Sea and Birds - Cherry Pie
I kept the horses black & white so
the details were not lost.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Clean & Simple from 2016

A nice clean & simple masculine design.
Another of the lost 2016 cards.
This one for my Step-Nephew, Oliver.
 He was 18.
Kraft card with white panel embossed 
with a gorgeous tree.
Motorcycle stamp - Deep Red.
Picture a tad blurred at the bottom!


Monday, 16 July 2018

Another of the lost designs of 2016

Another fancy fold design.
This time for a 30th Birthday.
Hollie used to work with me, before leaving
to have her beautiful family.

This card begun as two square Kraft card blanks.
They were joined to make a gatefold.
The fronts were then folded back to create "doors"
from which I die cut the scalloped circle,
creating a window into the middle.
A die cut banner holds them closed.
I coloured Tim Holtz die cut Wildflowers
using Lindys Stamp Gang.

Inside was the main attraction! 
All imagery stamped from free magazine covers.
Creative Stamping issue 26 & 29
You can even see the date on my sticker!!

Saturday, 14 July 2018

A Card from 2016!

I thought I had lost the photos
of this card (& 4 others)
I misplaced the SD card from the camera.
I have two and use one for cards etc,
the other, the largest card is photos.
So over the course of a few days,
I will share the lost work.

This was made for a friend who was
a train buddy, Joanne.
 I was very much into fancy folds
(still am) when I made this.
Joanne is a Manager for Wallis Clothing,
hence the fashion theme.
 Cardstock - American crafts Purple
Die Cut panels of watercolour paper.
All images free with Creative Stamping 28
Dresses all paper pieced from glitter & patterned papers.


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Happy Birthday to Fran

Our neighbour Fran had her birthday
and as she is never out of her garden,
I made her this.
 The papers I used were free with a magazine
some time ago. They are Botanical Collection Craftwork Cards.
The stamps & embossing were all using
another magazine free gift.

 This gives a better view of inside the window.
This is another card inspired by the amazing
This is the Inside Shadow Box Card.
I have already made one of these in the size
shown in Jennifer's video but I can't share it until 
21st July. This one I worked out the sizing
for myself to create a square card.
Handcutting all the sunflowers took a little time but
I felt the impact was worth it.


Sunday, 8 July 2018

Happy Birthday....

to my sister, Tracy.
She had her birthday at the end of last week.
I made her two cards.
This first card uses the gorgeous stamp from
Concord & 9th, Hello Lovely.
I stamped this in versafine clear onto 140lb 
watercolour cardstock. Heat embossed Ranger Rose Gold.
I coloured the image using
Prima Watercolours - Shimmering Lights. 
Finishing touches were Nuvo Drops
Morning Dew & Honey Gold Glitter.

 The second card was made to give her
from Kia, the cat.
Tracy originally adopted Kia and now she is
a senior animal she wants her own space.
So, I adopted her just over two years ago.
I chose this card design after watching the video 
I think she is amazing and I learn so many 
new ideas watcing her on You Tube.  
This card uses Cool Cats stamps & dies
by My Favourite Things.
Greeting was from Simon Says Stamp