Sunday, 12 January 2020

Birthday tag card

Here is a card I made recently using a lovely Lawn Fawn die which I am going to enter into the Happy Little Stampers 'Anything Goes with Dies' challenge.




I cut 2 tags out - one from white card and the other from vellum. I used baker's twine to attach them and then put them on a linen card with dimensional foam. This was a very quick and easy card to make!

Materials used:-

Tag die - Lawn Fawn stitched party banners 
Sentiment die - Stampin Up Well Said set
Vellum - Stampin Up Floral Romance set 

Thanks for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments. Margaret







Garden tag


Here is a card I made recently for my brother-in-law as he is keen on gardening. I like using die cut tags for cards as this makes a very easy card. I am going to enter this into the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge which has the option of adding die cuts.





I stamped the tag with distress ink and used DI to colour the flower pots. Finally I added some string before attaching the tag with dimensional foam. 

Materials used:-

Die - Lawn Fawn detailed party banners
Stamps - Stampendous background stamp
Flower pots - Sheena Douglass Homegrown Stamp set
Sentiment - Stampin Up Sassy Salutations

Thank you for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments. Margaret



Sunday, 20 October 2019

Xmas scene

I am delighted to get back to my blog as I've been busy doing other things over the past year and haven't had time for much crafting. I've now made a start on my Xmas cards and was delighted to find this CAS Christmas challenge.



I used brushos to create the background for my card - I love the vibrant colours you get with these. I then created a winter scene using the die cuts. I mounted this onto panel onto linen card to create some dimension.


I am also linking this card to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge where the optional twist is "twinkle".

Thank you visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments. Now pop over the see what the other participants have created for their Xmas cards. Margaret.


Materials used:-
Penny Black "Around Town" die set
Brushos and watercolour card for the background
Sentiment - Tim Holtz "Holiday Words" die
Lawn Fawn stitched hillside borders
Linen card 

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Winter scene

Kimberly has created this cute inspiration card for the current Muse Christmas Visions challenge.


I used a few elements of her design in my card including the snow, the trees and the figure substituting a deer for the little girl.  To complete my card  I mounted the panel using foam tape to provide some dimension.



Materials used:-

A stamp set called "Woodland Cottage" from the Papercraft Inspirations magazine Issue 143 (Oct 2015)
Inks - Versafine Onyx black and Distress inks broken china and peeled paint
Watercolours - Kuretake Gansai Tambi

I am also entering this card into the Happy Little Stampers July Christmas challenge.

Thank you for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  Why not pop over and look at what the other participants have created for this challenge?

Friday, 20 July 2018

Simply Watercolor

This week I have been having great fun taking part in an online class on water colouring run by Kristina Werner entitled Simply Watercolor.  Each day various techniques are demonstrated which you can then try out.  This class is different from other craft classes I have done in that no stamps are used.  Below are some of my attempts - I will keep practising as I do like the effect created with the watercolours.  I have done a number of these online card classes and really enjoyed them.






Sunday, 15 July 2018

Sweet baby

The code word on the current challenge at Addicted to CAS is "baby" and we are being asked to make a clean and simple card.


Here is my very clean and simple baby card.  Unfortunately the background looks pink when in reality it is white - the light wasn't very good when I took the photo.  I stamped the image and coloured it in with distress inks before mounting it onto some pearl card to match the sentiment.


Materials used:-

Die cut sentiment - Tattered Lace
Stamp - from stash
Distress inks - tattered rose and picked raspberry
Card - Centura pear in pink

Thank you for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  Margaret








Thursday, 5 July 2018

Muse Xmas Trees

Lindsey is the designer on the current Muse Christmas Visions challenge and she has created this lovely card.  I really liked the overall design and the sentiments she used on her card.

















I tried to replicate Lindsey's design on my card using a Stampin' Up stamp and punch set for the trees.  I used distress inks for the sky spritzing this with Perfect Pearls to produce a sheen.


Materials used:-

Stamps - Stampin' Up "Festival of Trees" set with matching punch
Dies - Lawn Fawn stitched snowflakes, large stitched rectangle and stitched hillside borders
Inks - Colorbox alpine for the trees
Distress inks - broken china and faded jeans 
Sentiments - "Festive Fun" set from a magazine 

Thank you for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  Why don't you join in the Christmas Muse challenge and get some of your Christmas cards made early?