Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Pretty Fish Card

It's been such a long time since I joined in a card challenge, I originally started a blog just so I could join in with different card challenges.  Since I started my own card making class I've had less time but promised myself I would try to start again this year.  It may of taken me until February to get my act together but here goes!

I found this challenge called The Joy of Sets, it's a TicTacToe or Noughts & Crosses for us UK crafters.

I have gone straight down the left hand side Glimmer, Emboss and White.
I have used gold embossing powder, a white card base and gold sequins for my glimmer!

I also did the same style in Silver with less fish.

My first idea was this card, I had a bracelet idea in my head, I think it ended up a bit too fussy, so I made it more clean and simple.

I made a video to show how I made these cards

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Sunday, 10 February 2019

Kre8tors Blog Hop Love

Hello and welcome to this months Kre8tors Blog Hop.  Every month we get together to inspire you with our projects, as we are in the month of Valentines the theme is love!

You maybe hopping from Tracy Marie Lewis beautiful project or maybe you began your hopping with me, please don't forget to keep hopping!

I have made a valentines card for my hubby, I know he never reads my blog so my secret will be safe.

I've used one of my favourite sets Geared Up Garage.

I'm working with the dies and the DSP on my card, I've also used some new heart dies from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits.

 I used  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of my Silver Foil, which I then die cut with the cog dies.  This made sticking the cogs to my heart quicker.  While sticking the cogs onto my heart I thought it had a real Steam Punk look to it.  Must try a steam punk card with these dies!

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Thursday, 7 February 2019

Let's Get Hopping Round 17 - Simple Stamping - Birthdays

Hello, this is my first time hopping with the Let's Get Hopping team and I'm excited to be here.  You may of hopped from Tracy Bish  or perhaps your starting on my post, please hop along with all the posts to see lot's of great projects.

This month the theme is Simple Stamping -  I'm going with Birthdays, the idea behind Simple Stamping is from Stampin' Up to help new crafter's or if you're in a hurry to make a simple card with a small amount of products.  We are allowed to use one stamp set, inks and DSP for the Birthday challenge.

I'm using the great Pieces of Cake stamp set, Black Memento Ink  and the 6 x 6 Designer Series paper.

Blushing Bride

I'e used the Notecards which come with envelopes.

Pool Party

Lovely Lipstick

Highland Heather

I've used all of my 6 x 6 paper, for covering the front of the notecard, adding the stripe on the card by flipping the DSP over, and using the last piece to decorate the envelope flap.  No waste.

Decorated envelopes, I love to decorate an envelope I feel it pulls the card together, especially as this is such  a simple design.

This is my first time #Simplestamping and I found it to be quite a tricky challenge, I just want to keep going, so I did keep going after finishing this challenge and I thought you may like to see this design stepped up!

I've added some more DSP, coloured the cake, used a stitched rectangle to cut out my Whisper White layer, added lots of sequins, maybe too many, if that's possible.  Finally I made a cute garland down the side of my card, sadly these ribbons are no longer available as so popular Stampin' Up! run out of stock!

I hope you enjoyed my simple stamping and I know I enjoyed taking part in my first blog hop with Let's Get Hopping.  Please don't forget to hop along to the next simple stamping project!
I've made a short video below!

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