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Thursday, 30 October 2014

LOTV James with Star Christmas Card

Good morning everyone! Hope you are well :-) I am here with a card ive made in my challenge to myself to get most of my christmas cards done in advance this year!
I used a Lili of the Valley James the Bear with Star stamp which I coloured with promarkers, and accented the white areas on the hat with glitter. I cut the image with a spellbinders die and cut a mat for it with the next size up.
I used First Edition Silent Night papers, kraft cardstock, 'Happy Christmas' ribbon from Crafty Ribbons here, wooden snowflake and gems.
I added pearls to my wooden snowflake to make them prettier.

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Friday, 24 October 2014

My First Christmas Card of the Year!

Good evening everyone, hope you are well! Eek! Can you believe how close Christmas is now?! I thought I better start cracking with my Christmas cards because it always ends up being such a stress trying to make them at the last minute. I cant promise myself I will have them all done in advance but at least I know I have made a start!
For this project I used Penny Black image coloured with Promarkers and glitter accents, First Edition Silent Night papers and embellishments, Kraft card blank, Bronze cardstock, pearls, sentiment label, twine and eyelets.
I began by colouring my image with promarkers and adding glitter accents for snow. I then placed this on a bronze scalloped circle mat. I covered the kraft card with papers then added my image in the centre. I decorated with elements from the Silent night embellishment range, and gems and pearls from my stash.
To make the die cut sentiment look better I used a little gold eyelet on the end of the tag and threaded with twine.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Crafty Ribbons Challenge-Tags

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with my DT project for Crafty Ribbons where our challenge is 'Tags' this time. I used Crafty Ribbons Vintage Christmas Past collection here with a tag, my crop a dile with an eyelet, Bo Bunny Silent night papers and pearl gems.
I started by covering my tag with the Bo Bunny papers and adding my gold eyelet to the top of the tag. I find adding an eyelet means you can use better ribbons as it reinforces the hole to it doesnt tear. I added 'Seasons Greetings' sentiment ribbon for my tag. I then used a fairy tag ribbon as my image and added pearls to decorate. I then finished by decorating the bottom of the tag with another ribbon from this collection.

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Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Stampin' Up Patio Party Butterfly Warmest Wishes

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a card I made a little while ago with Stampin' Up Butterfly stamps and inks, shrink plastic, Patio Party papers and cardstock and gems.
I started by making my butterfly embellishments. I used Stampin' Up stamps which I stamped with inks with colours which go with my choice of designer paper and cardstock. I cut some of the butterflies out with scissors and others with a punch I have that goes with the stamps. I shrank them all then put them in a heavy book until they flattened a little.
I cut a panel of white cardstock and arranged the butterflies until I was happy with the design. I then mounted this on cardstock. I stamped out a sentiment and matted this with the two colours of cardstock I had used on my butterflies. I then added this to one corner of the panel and then on the opposite corner I decorated with clear gems in a corner pattern detail. 
I covered my card with papers and then decorated the inside too, and added a die cut piece of white cardstock for the message-I chose a circle to go with the circle pattern on the paper behind it.
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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Embossed Storm and Acrylic Backlit Canvas

Hey everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a present for a friend to say thank you. I made a backlit storm themed canvas using led lights, canvas, linen cardstock, black embossing powder, versamarker embossing pen, silver and various blue and purple acrylic paints, and craft knife.
I began by sewing led lights into the back of the canvas, that way I could control the spread of light over the front of the canvas. I then started my design by cutting a linen cardstock to the same dimensions of the canvas. I hand wrote 'Storm' in versamarker embossing pen and covered with black embossing powder and heat set it.
Next I began cutting lightning type holes and patterns into the panel. I affixed the panel when I was done to the canvas.
I then began painting in different mixes of blues, purples and silver acrylic paint and in a tumultuous way to suggest a stormy sky.
The top photo is the canvas in the day, and the second is the canvas lit at night with the backlit areas really popping through the lightning areas.

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Monday, 6 October 2014

All Crafts Challenge Butterfly Backlit Canvas!

Good morning everyone! Hope you are well! I am here with my DT creation for my All Crafts Challenge October/November :-)
Ive made a backlit butterfly canvas using simple crafting stash most people will have but to give a really different look!
I started with a little canvas, a set of LED battery powered lights (LEDS dont give off heat so are safe to use in the back of the canvas), Linen cardstock, Gold embossing powder, various butterfly stamps and dies (more details later in the post) MME papers, Stampin' Up punch and Distress inks.
I began by sewing the lights into the back of the canvas-its the most effective way I have found as you can direct the bulbs exactly where you want them without them falling etc. I also used a little bit of glue to set the ends of my threads to make sure they stay nice and tight :-)
I then cut the linen card so it was the same size as the canvas. Then I die cut three butterflies directly from this cardstock using docrafts butterfly dies.
I die cut various butterfly shapes out of linen cardstock and MME paper (for the tiny gold butterflies) using docrafts, memory box and spellbinder dies, and with a stampin' up die.
I then heat embossed the patterns on to the larger butterflies with gold embossing powder.
Next I coloured the various butterflies with distress inks in various patterns. I then stamped the tiny blue distress ink butterflies with a script stamp for the darker pattern on their wings.
Next I glued the cardstock onto the canvas and glued on my design, making sure the bend the butterflies with my fingers into realistic flying poses.
As you can see this canvas has three 'looks'-light off/lights on with the room light on/and lights on in the dark.
I love this so much I think its going to end up as a gift to myself! Hope you like it too :-)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments!


All Crafts Challenge October/November!

Good morning everyone, hope you are well! Can you believe its nearly Christmas already?! This year seems to have flown by! I hope you had a lovely summer all of you! 
Anyway its time for a new challenge and our winners to be announced so here we go :-)
Thank you so much for everyone who joined us, your talent always inspires us and its an honour to have you join our challenge :-)
Our winner (chosen by random.org) is:

And our top three in no particular order are -




On to this challenge-as always our theme is ANYTHING GOES BUT NO CARDS! We love seeing what you've been up to, and hope it encourages you to think outside your comfort zone to pick up a new craft or use your stash in new ways to make gorgeous gifts for yourself and others! ;-) We have a tiny rule for you -please limit yourself to two of a certain kind of make each challenge-so you can make two tags for example, and then some other kinds of creations like jewellery, canvas art, sewing or scrapbook pages.

Here are our DT makes for you this challenge-please pop by our blogs and let us know what you think!
Elaine
 (Me! Post on how I made this Backlit canvas in a separate post on this blog)






I cant wait to see what you all create for this challenge and thank you for getting involved, as always I encourage you to pop by the other entrants for inspiration and to make some new crafty friends :-)
Remember NON CARD creations only please but as always we are an anything goes themed blog so you can make whatever non card creation you desire using any products you wish!  
We have a tiny rule for you-please limit yourself to two of a certain kind of make each challenge-so you can make two tags for example, and then some other kinds of creations like jewellery or scrapbook page.
Also if you would like to be a guest designer please write GDT after your name,  thank you! :-)











Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A Little Bit Crafty: Boo!

Good morning everyone! I hope you are well :-) I am here with my creation for our 'Boo!' challenge over at A Little Bit Crafty!
I wanted to make a CAS card, and I began with my image/sentiment which I have in my stash. I printed this and coloured the pumpkin with copics. I then layered this onto glitter orange, black and then white cardstock. I then made my base by cutting a black panel of card and heat embossing some halloween stamps using silver embossing powder.

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Sew Lovely Birthday Wishes


Good evening everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a card I made using Papermania Sew lovely stash I got in a docrafts goody bag a few months ago. Its one of my favourite ranges because its so jolly and bright!
I started by cutting my flower focal point mat and then cutting a circle from inside this leaving a frame. I then folded my card so the front would interact with each other. I covered the card with Sew lovely papers and added the interlocking frame. Next I decorated the front of the card with a sew lovely pin wheel on top of the interlocking frame, and added sentiments from the die cut set, which I embellished by matting with coordinating colours of felt. I then added ribbon and a bow too.
Inside the card I decorated with papers and added a paper which suited being written on as the middle section.

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Crafty Ribbons: Anything Goes with Ribbon


Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with my Crafty Ribbons Anything Goes with Ribbon make for you :-) I used Classic Christmas ribbons exclusively available at Crafty Ribbons here (and actually I think this range will be a favourite of mine for this christmas season!) with some white and snowflake felt in black. 
I cut the felt with spellbinders dies-it takes some doing-sometimes the felt just doesnt want to play nice so I warn you now! I used a large scalloped pennant in white felt, a large plain pennant on top using the black snowflake felt, and then added a smaller scalloped pennant in just the black snowflake felt too. I didnt sew the ribbon on-I wanted it to have movement so I have threaded it through the scalloped edges of the pennants.

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Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

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