Monday, 23 October 2017

Joyful Santas, Kaszazz


Time is counting down quickly now, and we all know it is coming, so I thought I would start the season with these cards featuring Joyful Santas, from Kaszazz



Oatmeal card has been used  for bases and stamping, patterned Christmas paper is used for matting.
All stamping is done in black Archival ink, and colouring is with watercolour pencils and an aqua brush.
Stamp sets used are  -  Joyful Santas, Shooting Stars and Merry Christmas mini messages.
Star dust stickles and mini rhinestones finish the designs.

My season is off to a cheerful start. How about yours?

Till next time
be happy

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Christening / Baptism / Confirmation Cards - Stampin' Up Crosses of Hope, All God's Grace...


Todays cards were created using two stamp sets from Stampin' Up - Crosses of Hope and the wording from All God's Grace.

Each card has a white card base, a silver or coloured layer and then an embossed white layer. The pink and blue cards also have an added coloured layer, topped with another dot embossed white layer.

For each card, I stamped and label punched all three words - christening, baptism, confirmation so the card user could choose which wording suited the most and could easily be changed if necessary.

Great gift ideas to present with these cards include bibles, photo/scrapbook albums, moneyboxes or keepsake boxes.

Thanks for visiting,

Monday, 16 October 2017

Flower Pots - Stampin'up


These flower pot cards were created using products from Stampin'up.
The leafy vine flourish dies are from Kaszazz

Vintage Leaves stamps and dies
Falling Flowers stamps and May Flowers dies.
Background Sanded

Background Hardwood.
Sentiments from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Tent folded card was trimmed to shape the pot, and a separate collar mounted slightly below the top fold. Leaves were added behind the collar (rim) and flowers, flourishes etc added on to and above the rim.

Flowers forever

Till next time
be happy

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Tea/Coffee Thank-you Folders - Stampin' Up Morning Cup...


Individual Tea/Coffee bags and sachets are a fantastic way to say thank-you especially when packaged with a handmade folder.  We have many wonderful volunteers who give their time in so many ways at our school, so I created these as a small thank-you for all the wonderful things they do...

I used the following stamp sets on the little white card folders:

Technique Tuesday Coffee Break Seal
Stampin' Up Morning Cup and A Nice Cuppa
Tickled Pink Thanks
Cre8tiv Border Icons Stamp Kit

The Macaron stamp used on the back of the folders - magazine freebie

I stamped the images and wording using several brown inks to co-ordinate with the variegated twine I was using to tie the folders closed.

Volunteers are truly appreciated in our school!
Do you have time (no matter how small) to volunteer at your local school?

Monday, 9 October 2017

More Magical - Lavinia


A little more magic to add to your day

These cards have been created in the same way as the previous ones, again with Lavinia stamps.
They are such fun and are easy to make, and the possibilities are endless.

Have a magical day.

Till next time
be happy

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Classic Cars - Darkroom Door


Some cards for those classic car lovers. Stamps used are Classic Cars by Darkroom Door

The car is stamped on to  white card and the background shaded with distress inks, then attached to a green card base.

The car is again stamped on to white card, edged with distress ink, then layered on to Elizabeth Craft metal effect paper. This panel was then attached to a grey card base.

Colour and glossy accents was added to the headlights of this car. The layered panel is added to a black card base.

Make one for your car lover today.

Till next time
be happy

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Card Folders...


I have had these kraft and white folders in my stash for quite awhile - they are precut and scored with a pocket type flap inside, so I decided to create a set of 4 cards with envelopes for each folder...

Choosing from my stash of patterned papers, I created 4 cards, co-ordinated the cover and the inside pocket flaps.

Birds on Kraft...

Birdcages on white...

Watercolour flowers on Kraft and...

Watercolour flowers on white...

Before adhering the covers to the front of the folders, I attached a ribbon to be used to tie the folders closed.  I decided to create the cards as blanks so they can be used for any purpose.

Great to see you,
Back again soon,