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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

DOODLED BIRDS

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This stamp set is a JustRite Set Of 20 Clear Stamps and I think it is so very cute and as we have had a few days of lovely sunny weather I thought it fitting to use this Doodled Birds Stamp Set.
There are many ways these stamps can be used but I've chosen to stamp them as if they were planted in a garden, hence the green below the birds and flowers.
My white base card is an 8" square with a mat of Teal, White and Green Foundation Card by Creative Expressions.
I stamped the images using a Perfect Medium Clear Stamp Pad by Ranger, applied a pearlised white embossing powder by WOW and heat set.
I used Spectrum Noir's Watercolour Pens to colour all the images.
I added a bottom panel using the remainder of the above card stock and used a Distress Ink in  'Black Soot' by Ranger to stamp the sentiment, which is by Clarity.
Spellbinders's Labels 24 was used to die cut the sentiment and to complete the card I added a few silver sequins from my stash

Click on the card to see a close up of the design

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I read all your comments and appreciate you leaving me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration
June x

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

TUESDAY TUTORIAL ~ FLIP CARD WITH FAUX PEARL BORDER

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This is an 8" square, white card base.  I used Spellbinders Triple Flip Card Creator Die to die cut onto Bright White Foundation Card by Creative Expressions as shown below
You can see the complete die cut of the triple flip below.  It is advisable and much easier to decorate this prior to adhering onto the base card
Using one of the stamps from Phill Martin's Sentimentally Yours Range I stamped the sentiment around the four corners of the largest flip using Ranger's Black Soot Ink Pad.
On the next flip border I dressed all four corners with lilac gems, from my stash.
I cut to size a very pretty piece of embossed lilac paper, that I have in my stash, and adhered it behind the largest flip as shown below
I then cut to size a piece of lilac paper from Joanna Sheen's Pastel Lace Collection and adhered that to the back of the middle flip as shown below

Using the Cascading Hearts Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions I embossed a piece of Lilac Foundation Card then adhered it to the top flip.
I used a Memory Box Die Swirly Die (that's my name for it so my apologies as I can't find the correct name!) on the white and lilac card, overlapped them slightly, adhered them together, added a piece of mounting foam to the back prior to placing it on the card and finished that piece with a Pearl Dazzler by Creative Expressions
I then adhered the decorated flip to the card base and using Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA I created a faux pearl border, in various sizes, around the remaining card as shown below
This is an easy method to create, as the PVA is top quality and available in numerous colours.  It is also very economical as imagine what the cost would be having to buy all the pearls used on this card!
I only need to add a verse to complete the card.
There are numerous ways to decorate this type of flip card, the reason the flips are not lying flat on my card is because of the number of times I've been lifting each one up for photographs etc but later today they will all be lying flat!



Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I read all your comments and appreciate you leaving me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration
June x

Monday, 27 March 2017

#185 SPRING INTO SPRING

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Hello again bloggers

Over at Crafty Cardmakers today is the start of a new challenge, namely,
please pop over to see what my talented teamies have made... you may want to join in the challenge too!
This above is my contribution.  I love these two Clarity Stamps! 
I used several colours of Distress Inks, by Ranger, for the background then stamped the floral element as well as colouring the poppies with a red ProMarker.
I added this onto white pearlised card by Crafter's Companion then onto a thin black mat then applying mounting foam to the back to give some dimension.  This was then adhered to the base card of white pearlised card

Until tomorrow...

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I read all your comments and appreciate you leaving me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration
June x

THE WINNER IS

Hi, thanks for stopping by...
Good morning bloggers
I used Random Number Picker.org  to choose a winner, the number picked is
4
and that is you...

Pam Gordon
please email me your postal details

I will be back later with today's card


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I read all your comments and appreciate you leaving me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration

Saturday, 25 March 2017

LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE ~ SATURDAY SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY CARD

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Today's give-away card is an A5 portrait style in Custard Foundation Card by Creative Expressions and Black Gloss Card by Clarity.  I have used Bright White Foundation Card by Creative Expressions for the card base.
The custard colour is a very pretty pale yellow so my apologies that the photograph does not do it any justice!
If you would like to give this card a new home all you need to do is leave me a comment, you have until 9am Monday morning, the winner will be announced later that day.
Overseas visitors too are very welcome to comment

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I read all your comments and appreciate you leaving me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration
June x

Thursday, 23 March 2017

JUST FOR YOU

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My base for this card is an A4, scored in half to make an A5, landscape.
I chose Custard Foundation Card by Creative Expressions as the base, then a mat of Black Foundation Card by CE and a final mat of custard card that I rounded the corners and embossed using the 'Linen' Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson for CE.
I die cut the Mia Die by SW in white pearlised card by Crafter's Companion and also used this card for my flowers and swirl.  Next, using the outer cutting die from the Mia set, I die cut a backing in custard card and adhered these two layers together, added mounting foam and Cosmic Shimmer Glue to the back and adhered to the centre of my card.
I die cut several String Flowers by SW in the pearlised white card, 'fluffed' up each of the 'petals' then added black flat back pearls, in several sizes, by CE, to the centre of each flower and arranged them in opposite corners of my card.
I die cut the largest die from the Bella Rose Die Set by Heartfelt Creations, snipped off one leaf and prior to adhering to the card I used TB1 of the Spectrum Noir Pens, by Crafter's Companion, to add a touch of colour to the leaves.  I cut away part of this swirl then adhered both parts across the main focal point.
I always use and recommend Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue as it is a fantastic glue and this was used to adhered all the elements to my card
Thank you for visiting, I read all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave me a message and hope my designs have given you a little inspiration.
June x

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

JUST FOR YOU

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I made today's card for a friend's birthday, she loves purple.
I used coconut white foundation card and scored it, in half, to create an A5 card, portrait style.
I added thin layers of wisteria, lilac and purple foundation card die cutting each piece using Spellbinders's A2 Matting Basics A.
I then die cut the Mia Die Set in coconut white card and using the outer cutting die from the same set I die cut it onto purple card.  The two pieces were then adhered together.  I placed this onto the card to enable me to stamp the sentiment above and below the die cut.  I stamped the two sentiments using Black Soot Distress Ink.  I added mounting foam to the back of the Mia die cut and adhered it to the card.  A large pearl dazzler was adhered to the centre of the die cut.
To create the 'petticoat' effect I again used the  same coloured card stock and die cut these using the Cassiopeia Die Set.  They were then added to the bottom of the card and three flat back pearls were added to the top layer.  I added another three flat back pearls (2 small and 1 large) to the top right of the card.
Thank you for visiting, I read all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
June x
INGREDIENTS
  • Foundation card stock - Creative Expressions
  • Matting Basics A - Spellbinders
  • Mia Die Set - Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
  • Cassiopeia Die Set - Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions
  • Black Soot Distress Ink - Ranger
  • Pearl Dazzler - Creative Expressions
  • Flat Back Pearls - Creative Expressions

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

HELLO... FIRE & ICE TECHNIQUE TUTORIAL

At last!....  we have had some hiccups with the blog and posting, you will see on yesterday's post the huge spaces between some of the text, but on checking, prior to posting, the text looked how it should be presented!  No matter what we tried it would not change.  Today, well today is nearly over, but we have finally been able to post the tutorial and I thought the title was most fitting too lol!

ok, let's get started by showing you the finished card

Firstly, I must give credit to Sue Wilson (SW) who created the 'fire and ice' technique.
The base of my card is a white 8" square.  I added thin layers of taupe foundation card by Creative Expressions (CE) and gold mirri from my stash.
I then embossed a top layer of coconut white foundation card by CE using the Nordic Tile embossing folder by SW for CE as shown below
The crisp detail of this embossing folder is gorgeous!
The next stage, below, is covering the whole piece of  A4 white foundation card with a double sided adhesive sheet by CE then applying Gilding Flakes in Mulled Wine by CE.   When using gilding flakes I always cover the whole of an A4 card and what I don't use is stored for future use, usually for making flowers or other embellishments
You actually don't use a lot of the gilding flakes as you'll see in the next picture!
I placed the flakes randomly over the now sticky card and using a piece of Rubit Scrubit by CE I burnished them into the card.  You have to remember not to breath, cough or sneeze anywhere near the flakes because they are weightless and would scatter everywhere! 
All covered and the colour is very rich.  You can see how little has been used by the amount in the gilding flakes pot.  This part if the 'fire'
I then cut the size I needed for the centre of the card, covered that with double sided adhesive sheet and sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels in Diamond Snow and burnished it into the card.  This is now the ice part of the technique
I added mounting foam to the back and adhered this onto the centre of the card
Using the Sydney Die Set from SW's Australian Collection I placed dies 1, 2 and 3 onto a piece of coconut white card and ran it through the Platinum Machine. I number the dies from the outer to the inner.  As this was being adhered onto glittered  card I used Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.
Using the Double Pierced Squares by SW for CE I die cut two frames, one in coconut white the other in gold mirri card.  I added mounting foam to the back of each and adhered around the main focal point

Using a Distress Ink Pad in Black Soot I stamped the Hello Sentiment by Creative Expressions, onto coconut white card then matted it onto gold mirri card


Thank you for visiting, I read all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration.

June x

Monday, 20 March 2017

JUST FOR YOU





Good morning




I don't think I've ever made such a 'busy' card as this before but there is a first time for everything!
This is an 8" square white card base with a thin mat of pearlised teal card by Crafter's Companion then another mat of white foundation card by Creative Expressions.
I used the Scattered Leaves Background Die by SW for Creative Expressions, I removed the inner cutting die then die cut the background die onto pearlised teal card.  I attached mounting foam to the back and adhered it to the left of the card.
I die cut numerous layers of the four flower Chrysanthemum Die Set by SW for CE in teal and white card and created three flowers.  These were adhered to the right of the card.  From the same die set I die cut several leaves in white card then covered these with Diamond Sprinkles Glitter Jewels by CE and arranged them around the flowers.  I die cut and embossed one of the Wispy Fronds by SW for CE in white card and adhered that below the middle flower so that it would drape downwards.
The sentiment from CE's Amazing Sentiments was stamped and embossed onto teal card with Perfect Medium Clear Ink Pad and WOW Black Twinkles Embossing Powder.  I used two oval dies from my stash to die cut the sentiment and adhered this onto white card.  I also applied a thin layer of Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue to the edge of the teal card and covered this with Diamond Sprinkles

Using Random.org to pick a  name as the winner of Saturday's card, it has chosen:

Pam
please email me with your postal details for me to send you the card.











































Thank you for visiting my blog, I read all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration


June x



Sunday, 19 March 2017

INSPIRE

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Today's card is one that I made a while ago.  I have only a few favourite colour combos; white on white, black and white, aqua and white, pink and white, yellow and black and finally, blue and white!
We're in the middle of relocating my craft room to another part of the building and by the end this week we hope to be 95% finished, hence showing one of my older designs today!
This is a large card, just over 8"x9".  I cut a smaller layer to sit onto the base card and using a Black Micron Pen I made small dots around both layers.
I cut and embossed the flowers in blue card and white pearlised card by Crafter's Companion.  My apologises as I am unable to remember the name of the flower die but I'm quite sure it is by Spellbinders.  The flowers were adhered onto white card then I die cut and embossed two frames using Sue Wilson's Pierced Rectangles and adhered these to the card.
I stamped the sentiment, by Creative Expressions, onto white card and used a punch to cut it out.  I added mounting foam to the back and adhered to the centre of the card.
To complete I added 3 white flat back pearls to the centre of each flower

There is still time to comment on yesterday's card, should you like the chance to give it a new home, as the winner is not picked until Monday morning


Thank you for visiting, I read all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration.

June x

Saturday, 18 March 2017

JUST FOR YOU ~ SATURDAY SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY CARD

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I have a CAS (clean and simple) design for today's give-away.
I've used Peach and Black Foundation Card by CE, the Background Die from SW's Belgian Collection for CE (I used only the large die and the inner cutting die) as well as the Mia Die by SW for CE, the Mia Die Set is a 3 part set, I chose not to use the inner circle die for this design and stamped the sentiment onto the centre using Ranger's Black Soot Ink Pad.

If you would like to give this card a new home all you need to do is leave me a comment and I will use Random.org Name Picker to choose a name on Monday morning

Have a great weekend

June x

Thank you for visiting, I read all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration.

Friday, 17 March 2017

HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY TO ALL IRISH FRIENDS AND FAMILY

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I have this fun card for you today
a working candy machine that is also refillable!



It is suitable for all ages and not just for St Patrick's Day as it can be designed to suit your personal requirements.  Ideal for birthdays, 'special' birthdays that have a 0 or 5 in the number', Christmas, the list is endless and with Easter soon approaching it is ideal as it can be filled with mini eggs

If you would like to pre-order please email me with your requirements to:


These are £10 plus p&p and will be filled with your choice of candy

Thank you for visiting today, I read all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration.

June x

Thursday, 16 March 2017

BE THE CHANGE

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I have to start by saying how I wish you could see this card in the 'flesh'!! We have had such a time trying to get the colouring right and this is the best of them all, lol!  Adjusting the contrast, and just about everything else, resulted in the image being either too dark or too light.  I plumped for the lighter one, which is the top card, then went back to the other images, did a few more clicks resulting in the second card.  What is your opinion?  It really is a pretty delicate shade... may be I should have kept this for the Saturday Give-Away Card and at least the recipient would see the true colours lol.

This is an 8" square card.  I stamped the sentiment, Change by Clarity,  using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.  On another piece of white card I stamped the Rose Stamp by Clarity several times with Perfect Medium Clear Ink Pad.  I sprinkled WOW Opaque Embossing Powder over the image and heat set it.  I used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to add colour to the edge of the card, then Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, and finally Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to the centre.  I used a paper towel to buff the image. 

 On a separate piece of white card I stamped the Carnation by Clarity, sprinkled WOW Opaque Embossing Powder over the image and heat set it.  I placed a Spellbinders Die over this then using  the same inks as on the larger card coloured the image then die cutting and embossing it.  Mounting Foam was added to the back of this topper.  I glittered one small butterfly and then added two white flat back pearls to it, the other butterfly I coloured with Squeezed Lemonade, not forgetting to colour the underside too and added one flat back pearl. 

To complete the card I adhered a lace trim to one side of the larger image (I had this die cut in my stash) then adhered the smaller topper.  I added three 8mm white flat back pearls to the top right of the card.

As it is St Patrick's Day tomorrow I have a fun card to share with you

Thank you for visiting, I read all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave me a message and hope my designs have given a little inspiration.

June x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

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Sometime in our life, unfortunately, we may need to send a sympathy card.  A friend of ours has had a bereavement and this is the card  I made to send to her.
I stamped directly onto a white 6" square card using an Adirondak Ink Pad in Slate.  The image is as shown on the card, it is a good size stamp, to-date I do not have who makes the stamp, so if you know please let me know!
I used a light and a medium green pencil to colour the leaves then cut two thin strips of card, one in black, the other in a pale green and adhered these to the side of the card.
A personal message was inserted to complete the card.

I made extra of the same card and now have these stored, although I do hope I never have to send another.  You may be asked to make a sympathy card and having a few in stock does help

I am so happy you have visited today and hope you have been inspired.  Your comments are always welcome and I do read them all

June x

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

TUESDAY TUTORIAL

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I love the Jewelled Heart Die Set so much that I decided to show you another way it can be used, compared to yesterday's card, where I created a shadow effect with it.
Below are the 'ingredients'  for today's card/tutorial




  • Fillables - Jewelled Heart Die Set by SW for CE
  • Heart Shaped Treat Cups by CE
  • Stamp Set by John Lockwood for CE
  • Cascading Hearts Embossing Folder by SW for CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue by CE
  • Adirondak 'Pitch Black' Ink Pad by Ranger
  • MISTI Stamping Tool ~ my preference but not obligatory
  • Crafter's Companion Pearlised card 
  • Silver Mirri Card (my own stash)
  • Flowers (my own stash)
  • Spellbinders' Platinum Machine

I cut the pearlised card to 6.75"x5.5" and placed this inside my MISTI.  The area to be stamped was dusted with an anti-static bag prior to placing the stamp in position.  I inked the stamp with the pitch black ink pad and stamped the card.  I only stamped this once as I did not want a heavy black sentiment when the rest of the card was white and silver.

The inner cutting die was put into position and die cut.  Once cut I then place the card in the embossing folder and ran it through my Platinum.  This is my personal choice for die cutting and embossing.  I still have my 2 Grand Caliburs and my trusty Cuttlebug.  The Cuttlebug is ideal to sit on your work table when card making, providing you are using smaller dies, and my Grand Calibur machines are used when I have card classes.

I applied Cosmic Shimmer Glue to the back of the heart cut out and near to the edge prior to placing the treat cup into the aperture.  You will see above how, when I applied pressure to the treat cup edge, the glue as spread a little.  That is not a problem, you need to have the treat cup securely adhered to the card.  To ensure the contents would not 'escape' I then added ordinary tape to the edges.
I added the cut out hearts, from the die set, and some silver sequins into the treat cup then adhered a piece of silver mirri over the opening to ensure the contents remained in the cup!

I am unable to show you just how beautiful the Jewelled Heart actually is once it is die cut because using mirri card did not produce a clear image when photographed on its own.  It is a beautiful die set and if you scroll to yesterday's post you will see I have used it there but on white card and pink card.  Prior to adhering the mirri jewelled heart, over the treat cup, I added Cosmic Shimmer Glue around the base of the cup.  I then applied the glue to the back of the die cut but, not, to the edge of the mirri because I am unable to do this without spreading the glue over the outer part of the treat cup!  So if you add the glue to the cut edge, as above, you should not mark the cup

To complete the card I added one heart to the top right of the card and a few flowers to the bottom left of the card.  These were from my stash

Thank you for visiting, I do read all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave me a message. I also hope my designs give a little inspiration

June x
 
 
 
 

Monday, 13 March 2017

#184 For A Special Woman/Girl or Mother's Day

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Today's card has been made for our new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, please pop over and see the fantastic designs my 'teamies' have made.  You're welcome to join in the challenge.  Here is the link:
#184 For A Special Woman/Girl or Mother's Day

I have used taupe foundation card and baby pink foundation card by Creative Expressions. I halved the taupe card horizontally then cut nearly 4" from one side.  I die cut SW's 'Jewelled Heart' from her 'fillables' range in taupe and baby pink.  I used Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue to  adhere the pink die cut then adhered the taupe die cut to slightly overlap creating a shadow effect.  I ran an anti-static bag around the inside of the treat cup then added some of the hearts from the die set.  I then cut a smaller piece of acetate and adhered that to the back of the treat cup to secure the contents.
A piece of white lace was then adhered to the card then the jewelled heart was added on top of the lace.  I glittered 3 of the hearts with Diamond Snow - Glitter Jewels by Creative Expressions and attached them to one corner of the card.  The sentiment is from the Amazing Sentiments Set by Creative Expressions and I stamped it, onto another piece of taupe card,  with Adirondack 'Slate' Ink Pad. I 'fussy cut' this and adhered it to the base of my card, added a few more of the tiny hearts around it and inserted a verse to complete the card.
I hope you like my contribution to the current challenge and please check out my fellow Design Teams' blogs as they have made some stunning creations.


Thank you for visiting, I do read all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave me a message. I hope my designs have given a little inspiration
June x
Hi, thanks for popping by...

Without a doubt the winner of Saturday's card is

JANE!

please email me your postal address Jane

We'll be back at 2pm with today's card




Thank you for visiting, I do read all your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave me a message. I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.

June x

Sunday, 12 March 2017

YOU'RE A STAR


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I made this card for my youngest brother's birthday.  He loves football, golf and I'm sure many other sports and using the Shadow Box is an ideal way to incorporate some of his likes.
I used a gorgeous pearlised blue A4 card, by Crafter's Companion, and folded it in half for an A5 card.  I die cut the Shadow Box Frame by SW for CE in a lighter blue card from my stash, and added mounting foam to the back of each cubby.  I then embossed a piece of Brilliant White Foundation Card by CE using one of SW's embossing folders, and my apologies as I will get back to you with the name of it! The frame was then adhered to the embossed white card.  I created two boarders using SW's Double Pierced Rectangles, one in the same darker blue card and a wider one in white card.  These were adhered to the main card.  Using the same darker, pearlised blue card I die cut 'You're A Star,' 'Brother,' and 'Happy Birthday, ' '#1,'  3 times for each element, adhered them together to create dimension.  The 'Happy Birthday' was die cut using the lighter blue card.
From my card stash I die cut the tennis racket and ball in white card and coloured them.  I did the same for the golf club and ball then die cut 3 of each footballs (in orange and yellow card) I used Kraft card for the rugby ball then coloured the stitching in a lighter brown using one of my coloured pens. 


Brother was adhered below You're A Star at a jaunty angle.  A verse completed the card.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you get a little inspiration from my designs, your comments are always welcome

June x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY CARD - SUNFLOWER

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If you would like to give this pretty card a new home all you need to do is to leave me a comment.  The winner will be announced Monday

Have a great weekend
Thank you for visiting my blog, I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment and I do read everyone

June x

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

MOTHER'S DAY WITH A DIFFERENCE


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Today's card is a commission and the message was "she loves horses and I'll leave the rest to you"
I downloaded the above image of horses from a company named  GraphicStock.
I also decided to make an easel card and introduced pinks and blues for my colour combo.  The card itself was not a bright as shown, in fact it was a lovely muted shade of pinks and blues!
Once I created the easel for the card I die cut the horse's picture using double pierced ovals by SW for CE.  I also used this die set to create the blue and pink frame as well as die cutting some patterned vellum that I wanted to use over the main image, to soften the tones.
I cut several layers of the border die and adhered them together to give dimension but to also create a step effect to support the upper part of the card.  This was then adhered to the base of the card where I had previously die cut an oval using pink card.
I printed a verse and adhered it to the back of the card, attached a few blue, pink and white flowers, stamped the Happy Mother's Day sentiment onto white card then die cut it, added mounting foam to it and attached it to the card.  Three pink gems and one white butterfly completed ensemble

Thank you for visiting my  blog, I do read all your comments and they are very appreciated

June x

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

TUESDAY TUTORIAL ~ LOVE YOU FOREVER


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We have a CAS card (clean and simple) for today's tutorial, so let's get started


The above card is today's tutorial
I began with a white DL card base and decided to use it landscape



I cut a strip of black card for the centre of the card then a piece of white card that was pre-embossed from one of my paper pads by Craftwork Cards.  This card stock and designs are top quality.
I adhered the pre-embossed white card onto the black card then to the card base using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue by CE


The card is now prepared for the embellishments and I used several elements from the Prospectives - Love Die Set by SW for CE


Using black card stock I die cut 'LOVE' separately, 3 times, then, once only for 'YOU' and 'FOREVER'
I adhered the 3 LOVE to each other to give dimension and position it onto the card.  I used spray adhesive by Crafter's Companion, to adhere 'YOU' in position on the card and again with 'FOREVER'


A verse was inserted to complete the card

Thank you for visiting, all your comments are very appreciated
Happy crafting...

June x






Monday, 6 March 2017

BLACK, WHITE, RED AND A LITTLE GLITTER


Hi friends... thanks for popping by and welcome to a new follower, Shirley-Anne :)

The base card I have used is an A5 white card with scalloped edging.  To this I added mat and layers of pretty red paper, from my stash, alternating with white card and finishing with a red top layer.  I used both the outer and inner dies from the Cascading Butterflies set to create the main focal point.  Once cut I then embossed the butterflies using *Ocean Waves EF.  These were then adhered to the card and the outer die cut was placed on top of the image.  I sprinkled a little Glamour Dust around the outer parts of the butterflies,
I then cut and embossed 3 of the Daisy Cluster Die Set in black and adhered these together to give some dimension and with the other set of the 3 flower die I cut and embossed that onto white card.  These were then adhered to the daisy cluster and black flat back pearls were added to the centres. 
To complete I added  3 more black flat back  pearls to the top right of the card, stamped a verse and inserted it inside the card
*If you click onto the card image you will see the embossed detail on the butterflies


Tomorrow is Tuesday Tutorial, it'll be good to see you here again


Thank you for visiting, your comments are so appreciated

June x
Ingredients:
  • Cascading Butterflies Die Set by SW for CE
  • Ocean Wave EF by SW for CE
  • Daisy Cluster Die Set by SW for CE
  • Glamour Dust by DecoArt


AND THE WINNER IS....



Good morning blog friends

Using Random.org name picker the winner of Saturday's card is...

Pam
please email me at:


with your postal details

Back later today

June x

Saturday, 4 March 2017

JUST FOR YOU ~ SATURDAY SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY CARD


Hi friends, thanks for popping by...


This is a grey and white (with just the tiniest hint of blush pink) card.
Off camera the card is not as dark as it's showing here!  When I attempted lightening it the result was not good.
If you would like to give this card a new home just leave me a comment and the winner will be announced Monday.
International friends are very welcome too!


This is a closer shot of the card, it's only a tad better than the one above, but you can see the sparkles more on this one

Thank you for visiting my blog, all your comments are so appreciated

June
x


Friday, 3 March 2017

BELIEVE


Hi friends... thanks for popping by
Today's colour theme is teal and white.
I have used a selection of dies from Spellbinder's Persian Accents Set.  The border die for the bottom on my card, one corner piece , as shown, and one other for the main focal point.
I cut two borders, one in white and the other on the teal card.  I slightly overlapped the white underneath the teal to give a shadow effect.  The corners were die cut and I added white card to the back for contrast.
Next, using white card, I die cut 3 more pieces from the set.  I snipped off one of the pointed pieces on the two outer die cuts, making it less bulky to cut out .  One of Phill Martin's/Sentimentally Yours  stamp range was used to stamp the sentiment
That's all for today.
Don't forget tomorrow is the Saturday Special Give-Away Card!

Thank you for vising my blog, all your comments are so appreciated

June x



Thursday, 2 March 2017

WISHING YOU A HAPPY DAY


Hello friends... thanks for popping by
This is a DL size white card base and if you were wanting to post it you would either need a card box or a padded envelope.  If I am handing one of my cards to someone and there is quite a bit of dimension I use either one of my card boxes or I wrap the card in pretty tissue paper and add a ribbon and tag
From my stash I die cut a piece of white and grey paper using the double ended pierced tag die and adhered this to the card base.  I tightly tied, in the middle, some white tulle  and adhered that onto the paper panel.  I then used a thin strip of red line tape to the left side of the card and placed the  Royal Love topper, that I had previously die cut and sprinkled with  Diamond Sprinkles
From my stash I adhered one peach, one pink and one pale yellow rose to the centre of the panel, then added, again from my stash, two pale pink flowers.  I also found some thin gold 'wire' (in my stash and I apologise as I do not have any recollection of buying it!) and curled it prior to placing it at the top and bottom of the flowers
I stamped the sentiment onto white pearlised card, die cut it with a smaller pierced flag, added mounting foam to the back for dimension and adhered it, at a 'jaunty' angle to the base of my card
A verse was inserted and 3 white flat back pearls to the right hand corners of the card

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment, which I do read and appreciate

June x

Ingredients:

White DL card stock
White pearlised card by Crafter's Companion
Grey and white paper
White tulle
Paper roses
Satin flowers
Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Royal Love'
Stitched Flags from Sue Wilson's Frames and Tags Collection for Creative Expressions
Pierced Flag Sentiments Stamp Set by John Lockwood for Creative Expressions
Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue
White flat back pearls by Creative Expressions
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels 'Diamond Sprinkles'


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