Sunday, 22 October 2017

You’re the best

Hello everyone, I'm back with another shabby chic card, using the beautiful lilac paper from the UKH Gallery Provence pad.

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I made some foamiran flowers and little blueberries.  The large flowers are made from the Whimsy Stamps Peony Flower Die set, the little white flowers are from  Joycrafts 6002/0068 ~ Square Flower dies and the others are made from Craft Passion dies (links below)I didn’t have a green card that matched the paper for the leaves, so I roughly painted some card with diluted green acrylic paint, dried then die cut.  Job done 😊

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I bought the resin angel from a lady on Facebook a while back.

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The scalloped square is from a Tattered Lace die set and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Simple Sentiments set

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Friday, 20 October 2017

Poinsettias and Hellebores

I went to the foamiran workshop organised by Monika from Love to Craft and Create and taught by Ewa Constancja last weekend.  It. Was. Fantastic!  It truly was.


We made Poinsettias from dies (Tim Holtz and Craft Passions), learned how to make those sweet little berries, and made mistletoe and holly sans dies - these were all hand cut.


Here's some of my efforts, and if this is what I can make whilst poorly with a cold and the (unknown) start of shingles I can't wait to get well and be let loose in my craft room again. 






Back on Sunday with a new card.











Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Country Christmas

I love Kraft, red and white together, it gives such a lovely country look to the card.  I’ve used the beautiful Snow Flurry set and Holiday Word Die set from the latest Whimsy Stamps release and kept it simple with some heat embossing, gingham ribbon and enamel dots, finished off with a couple of bells. 

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I cut the word dies 3 times and glued them together so they would stand a bit proud of the card.

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And job done, I’ve made a whole batch of these – my 2017 Christmas card pile is coming along nicely!

Whimsy products used

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Foamiran poinsettia viodeo tutorial

Here's the promised foamiran poinsettia video tutorial made using the Lily Flower Die Set from Whimsy Stamps





Sunday, 8 October 2017

Memory Album

Welp, after all these years I can at last say I've made an album.  I was sent it as part of my GDT kit from Love to Craft and Create so, although an album is normally something I would totally shy away from I gave it a whirl and .... it's a lot easier than I thought it would be.  Working with a paper pad and a set of chipboard embellishments helped it ll come together so easily,

I'll list all the Love to Craft & Create products used at the end of the post.

The cover of the album is a white fabric and I didn't want to cover it with paper so used a stencil and come embossing paste to add texture, then decorated with some flowers, die cuts and embellishments that I made using moulds and a hot glue gun.


There are lots of pages, so I've had to squeeze as many as I can into one photo else this post would've gone on for ever lol.


I made some acetate templates to make cutting and fitting photos behind the chipboard frames ... as you can see in the photo, the template slipped and I didn't have time to rephotograph it.

I made pockets to slip tags in, dug out some older stamps for sentiments, used digi sentiments, pulled out a whole load of dies and had a good old play!

I used some micro-beads to decorate the chipboard lavender pieces after painting to give extra texture.







The album also has a box that is made to fit the album - but Bev here went for the overkill on the embellishments so I can't push the lid down properly.  Only I could do that 😂


And now for the links

(I'll add the link to the album and box once it's live in the shop)











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