Monday, 23 October 2017

Joyful Santas, Kaszazz

Hello

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
BaRb


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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

Hello,

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,
Shell
xox

Monday, 16 October 2017

Flower Pots - Stampin'up

Hello

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
BaRb


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

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

Hello,

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?
Shell
xox




Monday, 9 October 2017

More Magical - Lavinia

Hi

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
BaRb




Thursday, 5 October 2017

Classic Cars - Darkroom Door

Hi

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
BaRb

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Card Folders...

Hello,

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,
Shell
xox

Saturday, 30 September 2017

ABC Spiral Notebooks - Die-namics Apple Die...

Hello,

As soon as I saw the Apple Die from Die-namics mftstamps, I knew I had to buy it! An apple for the teacher was all I could think of! I have used this die many times including on the covers of the following notebooks...

Using a selection of patterned papers various brands, cardstock, washi tape, brads and rhinestones, I have created these fabulous covers for the A5 sized spiral notebooks.







I have also outlined the apples using glitter stardust pens for some added detail.



According to google search...

While the true origin of this small red gift is somewhat of a mystery, the apple is a powerful symbol of knowledge and education. ... According to Gourmet, in the 1700s, poor families in Denmark and Sweden gave teachers baskets of apples as payment for their children's educations.

Interesting fact...
I wonder if your teacher would like an apple today?
Shell
xox

Monday, 25 September 2017

Night Forest - Lavinia

Hi

Do you have a forest at the bottom of your garden. You may find some of these friends if you visit at night.





Backgrounds were created on white card using distress inks. Images by Lavinia stamps were stamped with versafine inks, additional colour added with wink of stella glitter pens.
Completed panels were then attached to co-ordinating coloured card bases, and stickles glitter glue added for highlights and to form the frame.

Add a little magic to your life.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Covered Notebooks - Kaszazz Gentlemen's Business, Kaisercraft Decorative Bird, Stampin' Up Greenhouse Garden...

Hello,

Sharing with you some more covered notebooks - these are so user friendly - cover embellishments are created with minimal layers so notebooks can travel quite easily in your handbag/workbag.

From back left: notebook covers 1 and 2 were created with patterned paper, Glasses/moustaches cover was created using Kaszazz stamp set Gentlemen's Business, Cherries is a patterned paper and Kaisercraft's Decorative Die - Bird was used with washi tape to create the next cover.



Front from left: Stampin' Up's Fabulous Florets stamp set was used for the first cover and Stampin' Up's Greenhouse Garden stamp set for the next cover.


Inside the cover of each notebook, I have created a pocket which holds two tags.


I must admit I think I have an addiction to notebooks! Do you?
Hope to see you again soon.
Shell
xox



Monday, 18 September 2017

African Animals - Darkroom Door

Hello

For these cards I have used stamps from Darkroom Door, and  Stampscapes, and dies from Find it Trading.


For this card I masked and coloured a white card panel with distress inks then stamped Stampscapes sun and branch with archival ink. Find it trading Wild animals were die cut and added on top. The panel was then attached to a coloured card base.



The above two cards were created in the same way with images from Darkroom Door African animals stamped, then sections of die cut Wild animals frame cut and attached.


This card was coloured and stamped and has the full die cut frame added.


Here, the background was coloured, the image stamped, then water added to the background to blot out some of the colour.

Visit your wild side today

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Card / Tag Packs - Dina Wakley Template, Stampin' Up Papillon Potpourri and Kaiser Flowers...


Hello,

How are you? We hope you are having plenty of time to spend crafting! Todays selection of creations include a Cards with Envelopes Pack and two Tags with Envelopes Packs.

The first pack was created using The Crafters Workshop Dina Wakley Mini Vine 6x6 Template, stencilled with a glittery brown acrylic paint and embellished with paper flowers with pearl centres. The back of the tags were stamped using Darkroom Doors Calendar Set.


This next set of Tags with Envelopes was created using a Motif Damask Stencil from scrapbookingncraft with a glass bead paint, Stampin' Up Stamp Set Papillon Potpourri - Butterfly and once again the Darkroom Door Calendar stamp set.


This set is created using a purchased set of black cards with envelopes. I have white embossed flowers from a Kaiser Stamp set called Flowers on to black card which I have adhered to a white layer and then adhered to the black card base.




Be sure to take some time today to create!
Thanks for visiting,
Shell
xox