Monday, 31 March 2014

Lots of pops crafters companion 'scent with love' card...

My friend Lisa is recovering from an operation and has been inundated by flowers from well wishes. It's also her birthday today and as her house resembles a florist shop I thought I would make her a card with a flower theme.

I used Karen Burniston lots of pop die set for the insiders compliment my new country companions 'scent' with love stamp set. The flowers I added are a Elizabeth craft designs die set.

The local garden and leisure centre is sadly closing its craft department down and selling everything off at half price or more ,so I dragged my crafty friend Helen there. I now am the proud owner of many stamp sets and nearly the whole colour set of promarkers:)
To cut the ovals I used two different sized ones from Karen Burniston Oval accordion album die set.


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Happy 40th circle pivot card...

This card was going to be an all singing all dancing circus related card for a lovely lady who literally ran away to join the circus in her youth! But unfortunately the circus stamp I had ordered didn't arrive in time, so I opted for my favourite new thing to play with the Elizabeth craft design glitter and cup cake die (my friend Helen lent me the cup cake die), my promarkers and the lovely keep calm stamps.

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Saturday, 15 March 2014

More accordion fancy frame cards, Keep calm and...

My friend asked me to make her some keep calm and cards after seeing my CAS keep calm card earlier this week.This is the first of three cards I've made with a very similar theme, 'cakes!!'

This is the second but with different paper from the same pad.

And this is the third one again using different paper from the same pad from DoCraft.

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Thursday, 13 March 2014

Heart pivot card...

I've been so busy making cards with all Karens fabulous dies I keep forgetting to post them on my blog!!! Here another card I made for Valentines day!! This die is one of Karen Burniston's great new dies that you can buy from Elizabeth craft designs.

The stitching effect is made by running a tracing wheel along a ruler and then going carefully going over the tiny punched hole with the fine end of pen or pencil.

I used double sided adhesive sheets to stick three pieces of 6x6 inch card together as shown below before running them through my Sizzix big shot machine.


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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

country companions Lucy label card...

This a just because I was playing card. I thought I might use it for Karen Burniston's march design team challenge but used to different cards instead.

I used some blue stickles glitter glue on the clouds which were already printed on my new Amy Tangerine 'yes Please' Paper from American Crafts.The Lucy Label card die was perfect to hold my little country companions stamped characters with their super cute wellies. I added some Acetate and coloured it aqua blue with my pro-markers to make some puddles for my little creatures to stamp in. the cute bunting is made using Karen Burnistons lots of pops flags.

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Lot of pops Daffodils card...

Hi everyone, here is the second post for Karen Burniston's March designer challenge which was to use any of the Pop it Ups dies for any Spring or Easter themed project. This time I thought I would make a card with a very spring-like Daffodil theme. Daffodils are my favourite flower, forget roses, I'd rather receive a lovely bunch of Daffs. The hello and friend dies are from Elizabeth craft designs

For the yellow part of Daffodil head I used Karen's Sizzix movers and shapers magnetic star die. The orange part of the head was created using Karen's sizzlits flower die, and the stem was made using my favourite die of all time, the flag pole decorative strip die.

This is how I made the yellow part of the flower head...

1. I stuck some double sided adhesive to the back of my yellow paper before running it through my Sizzix bigshot with the star die.




2. I then stuck the two star pieces to some plain white paper and cut the excess white paper away with a pair of scissors

3. Next I used a tracing wheel and a ruler to makedotted lines as shown. This is to make creasing the star into a 3D shape easier.

4. I used a fiskar eyelet punch to make a hole in the centre of star for the brad to fit through later.

5. The last thing to do was to crease the star along the dotted lines as shown.

The orange flute part of the daffodil was a little more fiddly and I did find different way to make them after I'd finished!! I posted the link to the different way here, but this is how I did mine...

Firstly I applied some more of my double sided adhesive sheets to the back of my paper, Amy tangerines 'ready, set, go' paper from American crafts. I then cut out the flowers using Karens sizzlits flower die and punched a hole in the centre.




I then peeled the back off the flowers and used tweezers to place them in the micro fine glitter pot. I dusted as much as I could off the flower then rubbed the glitter into the sticky side to make sure that when I coloured the glittery side with my promarkers they didn't get too covered in glitter.



I then coloured the glittery side with Amber and bright orange promarkers.


This was the most fiddly part of the whole process, I temporarily attached the flower to the top of a stickles bottle using an elastic band. I then carefully applied some clear glue to the flower making sure not to get glue on the elastic band or the bottle and left it like that until it was completely dry.

The stalks weren't as tricky, as the flagpole die did the job for me, (the adjoining leaves were easily cut by hand). All I had to do was punch a hole in one end and cut them to the correct length before securing all three pieces together with a yellow brad. I also used a grass die from Karens all seasons die set. Ta dah!!

The 'meet me in the sunshine' sentiment was along the edge of the Amy tangerine 12 x12 paper pad attached to the camera paper makes a personal addition to this seasonal card. I added the green stitching by running my tracing wheel along a ruler to mark the card before using a fine tip promarker to accentuate the line.

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