31 July 2013

Tilly at Christmas

Tilly Daydream.
This is a stepper card made from two 5 x 5"
White card blanks.  Covered with spots and
strips Christmas papers.  Tilly Daydream
The tree is made using the same papers, cut into
and half circle and folded.

Papermania sentiment with Christmas twine.
This is a great image and looks stunning.

Coast Cycle

This card is from the Hunkydory Range
'Hobbies & Pasttimes'
I have decoupaged the Coastal scene topper.  Cut up the
A4 baking card, so I had the picket fence only and bowed
this around my decoupage to add depth to the card 
Hunkydory card is very good quality and I decided to cut
all the space between the picked fence (I must be mad)
by hand using a scalpel, my hand was killing me by the time
I had finished, but I feel the overall effect was well worth it.

Sentiment by Craftwork Cards, Ribbon by Papermania.

30 July 2013

Brickwall Card

This is another card created for Creativity TV
It is a stamped image, water coloured and cut up
to look like a brick wall.
This can prove to be fiddly, so when I cut each brick
I placed them onto a semi sticky sheet to keep all
the pieces in the right order otherwise you end up with a puzzle. 
I then removed some of the bricks not required and mounted
the one I did require onto my mat and layer.
I stamped my sentiment into an area where the bricks have
been removed so the whole card is balanced.
Again all products are from DoCrafts.

29 July 2013

Mirror Stamping

This card was for Creativity TV
whereby it was demonstrated in full.
Basically it is the same stamp used twice once
straight onto white card and the second time on to
acetate and then placed onto the white card below
the first stamped image.  The second image is
reversed and is also a much lighter image.
It looks like the frog is standing at the waters edge.
The products used are all from DoCrafts.

Baby Boys

I get asked for baby cards and I never seem to have any!
These two cards are for boys and they are from the
Forever Friends New Arrival Collection.
All I have added to the pack is using punches and dies 
and a couple of brads.

Thank you for looking and leaving any comments.

Squirrels R Us

Last of CD crafting for now.
Squirrels having fun in the garden.

Caravaning trials

A5 card decoupaged
All the fun of caravanning?


Anyone for a bit of hiking?
As usual the lady is carrying all the clobber?
Great fun in an A5 card

Wild Ponies

Wild Ponies - Just for Fun
This is some more CD crafting.
It's just such fun to do!
A5 Card decoupaged

Tilly - Gate Fold

Tilly Daydream gate fold card
This card has been made using one sheet of grey card stock.
Using my score board I scored two score line at 5cm intervals
either site of the card and cut each side at an angle to add shape.
Tilly Daydream topper mounted onto matching backing papers.
All papers, toppers etc have had there edges inked to remove
any white edges.

I have used some of the packaging for the inside of the card.

28 July 2013

Golden Wedding - Susan & Keir

Commissioned Golden Wedding Anniversary Card.
8 x 8 Card blank from Craftwork Cards
Backing paper from my stash
Heart Die from XCut
Congratulations Golden Paper
Marianne foliate dies
Petaloo flowers
Memory Box Die Tree in frame
LOTV Stamp - Water coloured in shades of gold
Computer sentiment
Gold crystal bling
Fine gold glitter
Once the paper has been glued to the card blank it
was then sanded at the edges to age.
Each piece was then layered and adhered to the card
as seen.

Very pleased with the outcome.

22 July 2013

Christmas in July

Challenge 15 - Christmas in July
Hello everyone! Well with weather like we are having
Christmas is the last thing on my mine - just
trying to get somewhere to cool down is like finding gold,
but I'm not complaining as it is so rare to actually get a
good period of sunshine.
Well onto my DT project for Cards For Men Challenge 15

I have used Penguins Little Letter Digi Stamp
coloured in with watercolour pencils.
Tilly Daydream and Lucy Cromwell papers,
Memory Box Die, Xcut snow flake die,
Digital sentiment, Diamond stickles for highlights.

This a piece of Lucy Cromwell backing paper cut out and
used as a banner.

All papers and embellishments have been distresses with a
light blue ink.


Start Date: 22nd July
End Date: 4th August
Sponsor: Meljens Designs


20 July 2013

Day out at the Beach

Day out at the Beach
Here is a card that is very apt at the moment with the hot
This boy is having great fun, but the parents are not
This is from the Great Out Doors CD

All images have been decoupaged.

19 July 2013

Mens Card Kits by Lucy Cromwell

Here are two cards made from a card kit designed by
Lucy Cromwell.
Both can be for various occasions, with a man in mind.
They are both A5 and have a part cutaway to follow
the main image on the card.
You really do not need to add anything apart
from a bit of silicone or dimension pads.

Thanks for looking.

18 July 2013

Christmas card demo's July

Here is a selection of Christmas card
demonstations for July.
These are all from the new ranges at DoCrafts.



11 July 2013

Six Fold Card

Six Fold Card using Chronology range - DoCrafts
There is a video of me making this card on Creativity TV.
This is the card in its folded form, with black organza ribbon
keeping it closed.  Old fashioned balloon decoupage as the
main image.
I have used Xcut stamp die on cream paper with the cogs
stamp comings off the page in opposing corners.

The card is made from one piece of Kraft card 8" x 12"
Score at 4" and 8" on 12" length side,
score at 2" and 6" on shorter side.
Cut away where I have placed crosses and
also cut on dashed lines etc.

Your finished sheet should look as below, ready to decorate.

I hope this explains the principle well enough for everyone to follow.

10 July 2013

Scrapbook Card

This card can be made like a scrapbook page if required, but on
this occasion the card was carried out in a demo,
so no picture images have been added.
This is from the All Aboard range from DoCrafts.
8 x 8" card blank covered in Atlas backing paper with a couple
of slits made to hold the calendar and passport pocket prior
to adhering to the card blank.
The plane image is in fact a book mark and can be taken off
of the card and used (gift).