Monday, 18 November 2013

Watch the birdie

Hi Crafters,

Just a quick post today.

Here is a card I'd like to share with you, that I made a while ago.







When I was browsing the net...... As you do.... I came across the mechanism for this card on Splitcoaststampers . You can find the card and the template here http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/mechanicaliris/

I liked it so much I had to have a go. I had to alter the mechanism slightly to make it fit the camera I used in my card.

Well that's all for now..... Thank you for stopping by
Regards Sue :-)

Saturday, 9 November 2013

HAPPY on the edge

Hi Crafters

I have three cards to share with you today.
I am sooooo excited with this new die I have had in the shop from Die-Versions  " Express Edges"


I just love what can be done with this very versatile die.

The first card I made was the Christmas card . Very simply, I cut 3 happies one red, one green and one gold. Glued them to the front of my card, cut out a Christmas with a Cheery Lynn Designs die. And that's it.... Done. So quick and so simple. I love it.



The next card almost as simple.
 

For this card I cut the card front then embossed it with the HAPPY sticking out through the gap in the top of the embossing folder from crafters companion. Made a faux bow with gold mirri card and finished it off with a rolled rose.
I haven't put on my greeting yet cos I can't make up my mind wether it's going to be a birthday card or an anniversary card. For now it just a happy card lol :-)


And now one for the fellers 

For this I have used it as my card topper. I cut the HAPPY . Then inked up the Argyle embossing folder from Darice and embossed the card below the happy. Cut a strip of craft card stamped birthday and wrapped it around the topper and fixed to the front of my card with 3D foam pads.


Well that's all for this post. Thank you for stopping by, I hope you like the cards.
I will see you again soon 
Regards Sue :-)

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Snowman

Hi Crafters,

Just a quick little post today.

I have just started playing with a new die from Crafters Companion.


I love this little die. It would make a great place setting card for Christmas dinner, gift tags or even an embellishment on a card or scrapbook page.

There is more to come from this die and his little companion the snow dog which I haven't played with yet.

Thanks for stopping by . See you again soon.
Regards Sue.

It's a blue Christmas


Hi crafters,



I have another couple of cards to share with you tonight. 
And I think there's a theme developing here. All my cards seem to be very blue at the moment. It must be a blue faze I'm going through ......lol....


For this card I used a spellbinders snowflake die, the stamp used is from IndigoBlu Cliffhanger Stag

After creating a mask to prevent me getting ink where I don't want it.
I sponged my background with memento inks summer sky and Paris dusk. 
Then stamped the top part of the cliffhanger stamp in tuxcido black


You can't see it in the photo but I glittered around the white part of the snowflake.

The next card I want to share is this one
I have used the same spellbinders snowflake but this time I have used the fancy lattice to cut the middle


I hope you like the cards and thank you for stopping by .... I will be back soon with another card.
Regards Sue.




Saturday, 19 October 2013

Faux shadow IndigoBlu

Hi crafters,

For those of you that think I have fogotten about my blog..... I haven't ...... It's just that life gets in the way....... Sorry folks.....

Any way on to this post 

This card started as a demo card in a class. I had been showing how to get a faux shadow affect. 
For those of that don't know..... I stamped the snowflake in a brown ink first.... Clean the stamp and then stamp the snowflake in versamark ink, offseting the image from the first, and cover with white embossing powder then heat. 

You get a lovely 3D look to your stamped image.

The card was floting around the craft room for a couple of days. Then I did another class using the spellbinders snowflake and had some bits left, so I glittered  them up a bit and finished off this card with them.
The stamped used is from IndigoBlu .

Well I hope you like the card... Thank you for stopping by..... See you again soon.
Regards Sue.  :-)

Sunday, 13 October 2013

IndigoBlu Christmas

Hi Crafters,

Just a quick post today......

With Christmas on it's way I have a couple of clean and simple cards to share with you.

I have used  IndigoBlu stamps for both of these cards.


Stamps used large snowflake and stag cliffhanger.


And for this card I used the Baroque Bauble.
In both cards I used the bottom part of the stag cliffhanger and stamped with Memento Paris Dusk.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you like the cards.
See you again soon. 
Regards Sue..... :-)


Sunday, 22 September 2013

Jeans Card

Hi Crafters,

This card has been a bit of a departure for me...........


You know that craft foam you have lurking at the back of the cupboard or at the bottom of the drawer......you know the stuff.. Funky Foam...... yes that....
Well you can make stamps with it ......We know that!!!! I hear you cry.....

Yes I know we have all cut shapes with it and used the shapes as stamps.

The other week I re-discovered the magic foam / moldable foam ( it's not new ). You heat it up and press it into a texture and use the textured foam as a stamp, heat it up again and it returns to normal ready to heat up and create a new stamp.
Great..... means you can turn your embossing folders into stamps or any other interesting textures you may find.

Right ... I had seen a card that had been made with a denim stamp made with magic foam and some jeans for the texture. It looked brill... and I so wanted to give it a try....

I didn't have any magic foam though, and couldn't wait to have a go . What I did have was some craft foam and wondered if it would work. A little test on something simple  was a success .....wahoo.... It works just the same. However when I tried it on some denim my attempts weren't very successful...... not enough texture.

I was heating up the foam, working quickly, placing it on top of the denim with a large block on top and then pressing for all I was worth. I was getting some texture but when I tested it I wasn't getting a clear enough print.
A few experiments later I got the perfect print.
What I did was....
You need a pair of textured jeans ( my sons work jeans were good ) 
 Place the jeans on the floor , sandwich the foam between the two legs of the jeans , now iron them with a hot iron for about 30 seconds. Place your block on top of the jeans and foam sandwich, stand on the block so  all your weight is on the foam. 30 seconds or so should be enough time to press your stamp, if in doubt give it a bit longer.  It did take me a couple of attempts before I got my stamp. but this way the first go's were more encouraging.
Perfect........Here is the card I made with my final denim stamp.


I inked the stamp up with Memento ''Paris Dusk'' stamped on white card, drew in the stitches with a distress ink marker ''Rusty Hinge''. the rest of the details were added with a cotton bud dipped in the  ''Paris Dusk''.

I hope you give it a go and find some interesting textures to make your stamps with.

Thats all for this post

Regards Sue.





Saturday, 21 September 2013

Pink and white baubles.

Hi Crafters

Still catching up...

 The stamp is from Creative Expressions matching die cutter from spellbinders , the embossing folder is from Crafters Companion.
I used scotch masking tape to help me make the panel behind the bauble. I used the tape to mask off areas while I sponged ink on the card.




 Here is another bauble from Creative Expressions.....

 This stamp is so pretty you don't have to do much with it.
Keep it simple , for me simple is best.

Indigoblu Tree

Hi Crafters

I am loving  Indigoblu stamps. This Christmas tree is so beautiful.


This card was so simple to make. I first stamped the tree in a dark brown die based ink then I stamped it again in versamark covered that with white embossing powder and heated it with a heat gun .
The banner is a Clarity stamp.
Because the second stamping was offset slightly the brown stamp underneath now looks like a shadow. Decorate with stick on pearls to finish.




Santa's Slaigh cutting template





Hi Crafters 

A few days ago I was asked how I cut this card. It was card I made back in 2011.


Here is the cutting is the template for the cutting instructions.  Enjoy.






Sunny Yellow

Hi Crafters

Wow it's been a long time since my last blog post. I don't have any excuses , all I can say..... is life just gets in the way. And it looks like I have a lot of catching up to do.

Its hard to know where to start......

So I think I will start with this one. This card I made way back in June I think



I don't think we use the colour yellow enough . It's such a sunny fresh colour.
For the background on this card I used the triple stamping technique but instead of stamping I embossed.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

A ruby wedding Anniversary.

Hi Crafter's

Sorry it's been rather a long time since I have been into my little blog to update it. 
It's just one of those things life gets in the way.

Oh well better get on with showing you what I have been up to......
Here is a ruby wedding anniversary I made using my Pazzles Inspirations to cut the  card shape and the large 40.    I run the 40 through the big shot in an embossing folder that had been coloured with a memento ink pad. The wording on the card is computer generated.
I had already cut the pieces for the top and bottom of the card because I was going to stamp the sentiment but didn't have quite the right stamps........ I know.... why didn't I sort out the stamps before I started  ?????........ 
I didn't want to cut into any more card  so decided to try out a technique I had read some time ago. I couldn't quite remember the full details,  but enough to do an experiment. 
I wanted the wording just in the right place so printed it onto tracing paper first. I put some double sided tape on the back of the shape I wanted to print onto, and attached the shape on top of the printed sentiment, I used tracing paper so I could see the shape through the back and get the wording just in the right place. Once the in the right place I ran it through the printer to print onto the shape. In the experiment I used a scrap piece of card and had a perfect result. So was confident enough to go ahead with my card.
I was rather chuffed with the result.


 

Well I hope you understood my rambling. I am pretty sure I haven't  explained it as clearly as the  as the lady did on her blog. Hopefully it was clearer than mud LOL

Well that's all for now.  Thank you for stopping by. I will be back soon.