26 March 2013

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This is such a versatile stamp (bird) by DoCrafts.
First mat and layer your base card, inking the
edges, and doing faux stitching for effect.
Adhere ribbon across the top right corner and
a bow to the centre.  Cut by hand a bird house
to suit the size of your base card using
kraft card stock and ink edges to distress.
Stamp your bird onto pink spotted paper and stamp the
wing part only onto blue paper cut out and assemble.
Using pink ink make a blush to the cheek area and add
white gel pen spots and a spot into the eye.
For the flowers it is a series of the heart wing stamped
onto brown patterned paper, cut out and stick together
in the shape of a flower. 
Add some bling to top left corner and your card is

12 March 2013


'Gorjuss' range.
The cards have been made using a stamp and
colouring in to suit.
The first card is made using a card blank
from the Gorjuss range and simply adding
a paper ribbon to the left and stamping a
sentiment into a tag and threading bakers twine
through.  Finish by cutting two corners from
the range and placing in the right top and bottom.
This card has been layered with papers from the
Ultimate kit, patterened tape and paper
ribbons across the join.  A paper heart and bakers
twine tied into a bow on top.  The sentiment
is embossed and cut out with fish tails.
The flower was made using Xcut bloom dies
and then each petal creased to add dimension, held
together with a brad.  To finish add bling to top

The sign below is made using stiff packaging card
for the backing.  Papers from the Ultimate kit
adhered to the card and ribbon across the join.
Punch two holes in the top for your bakers twine to thread
thought and knot.  Punch two more holes in
the lower part of the card for some more
twine with a button to thread through. 
Two clothes pegs attached to twine to hold notes etc.
Decoupage the girl doing craft and adher to you
sign. Using Xcut doiley die cut matching paper and
stick to the opposite side to the decoupage.
Put together a box from the kit add some
ribbon and stick to doiley (this can hold all sorts of
bits and bobs). 
Using a Gourjus brad place in the centre and embellish
with buttons.  Black paperclip thread Gorjuss ribbon
and pin to the doiley.
The adhesive backed letter are also from the kit,
the title is mat and layered using more papers with
the corners punched to add interest.  The first letter
of each word is also glazed.

11 March 2013

Forever Friends

This is a 6 x 6 stepper card which I have
covered with kraft card and FF papers.
I have distressed the edges of the
kraft card and papers with brown ink.
From the Ultimate kit I have used a
box that I have cut down to size to
suit this card, threaded pink
ribbon through it and glued to the
front step.  I have used a paper clip and
threaded a piece of fabric through like
ribbon to add a different embellishment.
Cut a piece of felt using Xcut scalloped die
and mounted a circle  FF topper to the
right of the box. 
To the top I have used a decoupage FF
hanging above the finished card and
using a paper ribbon across the centre
and three buttons to the side to finish.

7 March 2013

All Aboard

This is part of the new range from DoCrafts.

These two cards are made using 5 x 7 Kraft card
I have used dark brown ink to distress the edges
of the card and papers.

I have used various saying and layered onto
background papers giving a collage effect.
The only addition to the range is the use of a
piece of ribbon to finish the top card.

The card below I have used patterned tape
like a ribbon, but have ruffled it together
to give a different effect.

5 March 2013

Faux Tile Card

Vintage Notes again - here I have used a 12 x 12"
Kraft card folded and the card to fit into a 5 x 7"
The front is covered with linen paper, die cut
Kraft card border with lace, Anita's ribbon and lace
crochet flower which has a blue (spots and strips button)
threaded with pink bakers twine.
I have used vintage notes doily paper decoupage flourish
and a large sentiment from the range the be the
centre piece.
The sentiment has been cut up to look like
a faux tile and then covered with clear glaze,
once dry this was then adhered to the main card front
to site centrally as shown.
Two inner flaps have been covered in the linen
paper and  hearts cut out from the paper pack
and placed onto the linen paper for interest.  Adhesive
fabric tape from the range also added

The inside of the card is also covered in linen
paper and a Kraft card boarder cut to match the
front along with a large oval blank sentiment

4 March 2013

Time for Tea - Mothers Day

Here is a great Mother's Day card and gift in one.
In the shape of a tea pot I have used Creativity Club
papers and covered and tea pot shape, front and back.
Using Docraft felt to make flowers cut with Xcut
bloom die, lace from vintage range and a couple of
sentiments from my stash.
In the centre of the card is Twinning tea bags.
and ribbon to tie it all together.

Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave any comments.

Vintage Notes

I just love working with vintage notes,
the fabrics are great and give such a wonderful finish.
The first is using adhesive backed fabric in between
twin that has been wrapped around Kraft card
to give a diamond effect.
Felt flowers cut using Xcut bloom die and heated
to give a mottled effect, and a fabric covered
brad put through to hold the bloom together.
Sizzix flourish behind to add interest in the
Spots and Strips cotton fat quarter.  Sentiment
with blue Anita's ribbon threaded through.
Another adhesive backed fabric paper mounted onto
Kraft card with lace trim and gold ribbon.
Paper doily with felt flower cut etc as above.
This sentiment tag has some of the packaging
 twine  threaded though to finish.

Filigree card blank which has been inked in two different colours.
Acetate attached with lace trim down one side.  Vintage
notes  paper doily and sentiment. Sizzix flourish and
butterfly to finish the front.  

The inside has a linen paper
which you can see though the filigree.

This card has been covered in a green linen paper,
Circle cut out of one of the filigree papers, spots and
strips bloomer added to the centre with a fabric
brad.  Lace strip for a border, gold sentiment and gold
bling to finish.