Friday, 1 May 2015

Another water droplet birthday card

I had another play with inks, old Hero Arts wildflower stamps and the Designs by Ryn water droplet stamp to create this birthday card for my friend. Texture was added with Stampendous Frantage embossing powder (this one is a gorgeous pale blue mixed with chunky white and gold and gold glitter), and the splashes were made with a Dylusion ink spray.

I used Ellie Knol's excellent idea, and cut down the water droplet stamp into several pieces, exactly as she did, and it has made the stamp much more versatile. Take a look at her fab blog here.




Sunday, 19 April 2015

Designs by Ryn water droplet birthday card

I've been keen to make a card like this for a while. I used water colour paper as the base, which I sprayed with Dylusions spray inks in shades of red, orange and yellow. I inked the edges with Distress ink, and used some of my first ever rubber stamps - from the Hero Arts wild flower range, to stamp over the background using the same colour of Distress ink. The sentiment is also Hero Arts. I sprinkled Stampendous embossing powder over the card and heated gently from underneath. One of the embossed areas covers a bit of a mistake where I stamped the droplets the other way round, so the card had the water droplets running in both directions which looked very wrong! I've spent a bit of time looking at water droplet cards made with the fabulous Designs by Ryn stamp, and trying to learn how to make the droplets look realistic. I followed a great tutorial on the Designs by Ryn site. I found the colour of ink you use makes a big difference. My first attempt at this card used black ink and it was far too harsh. Matching the ink to the background colour worked much better.



Saturday, 18 April 2015

Memory Box Prim Poppy embossed card

I combined a couple of embossing folders - with score lines defining the sentiment panel, and my favourite Prim Poppy die to make this card for my friend's birthday. The die was cut twice and raised slightly with Pinflair glue.



Saturday, 11 April 2015

Volcanic views: Quirky Kit Lite LO

A multi-layered LO this week, and another using a mixture of Quirky Kit Lite kits. I had lots of photos of this holiday, and scrapped them fairly quickly by using a mixture of Project Life page protectors and traditional pages. I hardly do any scrapping now without the addition of at least one PL card.




Saturday, 4 April 2015

The Lecht: Quirky Kit Lite LO

This paper, in the latest Quirky Kit Lite kit, was perfect for the skiing photos I wanted to scrap. I had to arrange the photos and position the journalling carefully as I really wanted to preserve the watercolour heart in the bottom right of the paper. This was the first time the kids and DH had been skiing for ages, and the first time I had been sent photos straight from the slopes, minutes after they were taken, and it was so lovely to get an update on how their day was going.




Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Wedding anniversary card

I made this card for my DH for our wedding anniversary. The boat was made by following instructions for an origami sail boat on YouTube. The letters are from one of my favourite dies - Sizzlet Chip Block alphabet.

Our DD gave us this card, and I laughed out loud when I opened it. I couldn't possibly say whether it is fitting or not!


Saturday, 28 March 2015

Ski selfie: Quirky Kit Lite LO

Another LO with my Quirky Kit Lite. I love the silver Heidi Swapp Sticker used in the title. I added some Dear Lizzie Project Life cards to the LO as the colours were perfect for the photo, and I especially loved the acid yellow in them to pick up the colour on DH's Buff. The frame around the photo was cut from silver foam from an old QKL kit. The background paper was splattered with white Dylusions spray to give a snow effect.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Upside down: Quirky Kit Lite LO

I haven't shared a scrapbook LO for a while, but I recently completed this and think the photo is one of my favourites ever. My daughter enjoys dangling from a height doing tricks with ribbons, and this photo just captures her love of what she's doing and has so much energy.

I mostly used my Quirky Kit Lite to complete it, with a few Project Life cards thrown in. As usual, I've no idea which kits I've used as I often grabs bits and pieces from a few.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Mother's Day card


Here is a simple Mother's Day card using various Sizzix dies and an A4 embossing folder.




Sunday, 1 February 2015

50th birthday card for a male

I love the Crafts Too Happy Birthday die used on this card. I've used it so much since getting it a few months ago.




Saturday, 24 January 2015

Memory Box Chloe Stem thank you card

I made these very simple thank you cards using the Chloe Stem die. The stem was cut for the card blank, with the resulting aperture backed with a piece of coloured card. I then stuck the stem over the aperture but slightly offset it so the colour showed through. The stem only was glued down, leaving the flower head sticking up a little for more dimension.



Saturday, 17 January 2015

Male birthday card

I made this small card with a stamp from the Hero Arts Brush Strokes AC026 set, over stamped with the boat from a Hobby Art set. The sentiment is an old favourite Hero Arts one.
I got the idea from a beautiful (and much more detailed) card I saw on Pinterest.




Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Christmas card 2014

A made a few slightly different versions for my Christmas card 2014.

I used Distress ink for the stamping and a computer printed sentiment. The stamp is Stampendous; sorry, no details as I bought it used and the code has worn off the side of the block. The stamp was stamped once, then rotated and stamped again, creating a sort of wreath effect.

This version is on lovely pale blue card which has a bit of a shimmer. I added tiny clear gems to the middle of the large snowflakes but got a bit fed up of that as it was so fiddly to do, so I resorted to using blobs of glitter for some of them.

Another version was using plain white card, and lots of glitter.