Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Live It Up

Afternoon chums!

I hope you are all well.

I've not posted in a few days as I have been so busy with magazine commissions. I have at last a few moments to spare, so here we go...

Items needed...

Scrapbook/journal items: Insta Squares & Pieces - Birthday - Simple Stories
Card stock; aqua

This is another make that demonstrates how you can use scrapbook/journaling products to create a quick and simple last minute card. Just add a bit of bling and you're ready to go.

I love sets that have different elements that coordinate as it makes it much easier to sort a card layout, colours and so on.

I hope you liked this little make and will pop back again soon. TTFN! x

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Monday, 20 June 2016

Hey Dad!

Hello lovelies!

Today I'd like to show you the Father's Day card I did for my father in law. I love Paper Smooches stamps and the cute images tend to work great for male cards.

Items needed...

Stamps: Boob Tubed; Shadows; Space Cadet - Paper Smooches
Promarkers: Ice Grey 1, Magenta, Ocean Teal*, Pastel Green, Yellow
Card stock: white
Ink pads: Onyx Black; Smokey Gray - Versafine

* Limited edition colour

I used one of the cute little aliens from the Space Cadet set in one of the tv screens. 

Masking paper is a good investment if you like over stamping or mixing up images. If you can't find masking paper, Post-It notes work really well. Just remember to include some of the sticky on the back so that it adheres to the image you are masking.

Well that is all from me for now, going to have a bite to eat and then it's off to my first Zumba class of the week. Thanks for popping in! xx

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Be Unique

Good afternoon peeps!

In the current issue of PaperCrafter (issue 96) you get a set of free heart dies! The kit includes three dies which will give you a four way combination.

I made 15 projects using the free dies for the issue, one of the projects is a framed artwork and here it is...

I did a mix of cards, tags and gift boxes all in bright zingy colours. You can find lots of projects, ideas, inspiration and free downloads over at PaperCrafter. You can also follow them on Facebook and Pinterest. Why not pop on over for a look?

Well that is me for now, back to the Christmas commissions (yikes). Thank you for stopping by and I'll be back soon with another card. x

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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Keep Calm and ...

Happy Sunday lovely followers!

I'm back with another card made from scrapbook/journal collections. This time I've used Simple Stories. The good thing about Simple Stories collections is that they do scrapbook, journaling and card making items that all coordinated with each other. This is really good if you need a last minute card.

This card uses items from the SN@P Birthday collection. 

Items needed...

Scrapbook/journal items: 4x6 SN@P Cards - Birthday; 3x4 SN@P Cards - Birthday - Simple Stories
Baker's twine: red

I love this simple card, especially as I am a big cup cake lover! 

Simple Stories have lots of scrummy collections. The 4x6 and 3x4 cards are so handy for card making, plus it saves cutting into those precious 12x12 papers!

I hope you like my little make, thank you for dropping in and I'll be back soon! TTFN! x

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Friday, 10 June 2016

Cute Giraffes

Morning lovelies!

The card I would like to share with you today is so cute. It uses die cuts from the Spring Fling collection by Pebbles.

Items needed...

Card stock: Kraft, white
Die cuts: Spring Fling Cardstock & Vellum Shapes - Pebbles
Stamps; Shadows - Paper Smooches
Ink pad: Smokey Gray - Versafine
Gems: clear

The Spring Fling collection is made up of cute images and subtle colours such as pale pinks, greens and yellows mixed with a Kraft base. I didn't want a patterned background, so I added a simple Kraft panel to compliment the colours. The heart was hand cut from white card to really make the sentiment banner pop. I stamped a shadow for the giraffes to stand on so that they didn't look like they were floating in mid air!

Okay, that is me for the moment, thank you for stopping by and I'll be back soon with another quick and simple make :o) 

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Hi there!

I'm back with another make! 

I've been looking through my stash of papers and matching embellishments, dies and so on, and I thought it would be good to demonstrate how you can make lovely cards using scrapbook/journal kits.

Items needed...

Papers: Citrus Bliss 6x6 Paper Pad - Pink Paislee
Die cuts: Citrus Bliss Ephemera - Pink Paislee
Button: yellow
Twine: white

This collection is so summery and cute. This card would be good to send someone who isn't feeling very well. I haven't added a sentiment inside yet, but I thought of putting '...make lemonade!' The little glass is an adorable printed acetate die cut.

The good thing about scrapbook kits or paper collections is that you can get lots of matching die cuts, stickers, lettering etc. Which is perfect for coordinating. 

I do hope you like my little card and I'll be back soon with another!

Ta ta for now! x

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