Monday, 18 June 2018

Shadow Boxes


Hello

To make these shadow boxes I reversed a canvas, lined the indent with card, then covered in paper.


For this first box I used Stampendous Hummingbird stamp and die sets, then coloured the images with watercolour pencils. The images were positioned then fixed with glue dots and foam tape. Highlights were added with stickles and star dust pens, then rhinestones added. When dry the frame aperture was covered in acetate, and the frame itself covered in paper. The back of the piece was also papered. Rhinestones and metal dragonflies were added to the frame front, hanging hooks and cord added to the back. The outer sides of the frame were covered in glittered washi tape.


The inside of this box is a laser cut, 4 layer wood design. The pieces are coloured with stardust pens and highlighted with stickles glitter glue and glossy accents.  They are glued to the background. Paper flowers, velvet leaves, a netting butterfly and rhinestones were added. Stamped, coloured and die cut images from Stampendous Build a Bouquet sets, have been added to the outer frame.

These pieces can be displayed on a easel, or hung on the wall.

I hope you enjoy these designs.
Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Monday, 11 June 2018

Cat Cards featuring Impression Obsession etc Dies...

Hello,

Cats, cats and more cats. Todays cards feature... yes you guessed it ... Cats!!!

I am slowly working through the pile of cards I created using paper pieces from a selection of Kaisercraft Paper Pads. I had many, many small pieces so created some 'backgrounds' for cards by using up the pieces and I am slowly creating cards with these.

The first five cards feature black cats which have been die-cut using Impression Obsession DIE-083K Cats die set...






This pair of cats were die-cut using Marianne Design Collectables COL1344 French Cat Die and stamp set.

I have coated all of the cats with glossy accents for added shine and have also adhered rhinestones to some of the cards.



Thank you for visiting,
See you soon
Shell
xox

Monday, 4 June 2018

Magical - Lavinia

Hello

Here are a few more magical designs featuring stamps from Lavinia.







Backgrounds are created using Distress Oxide inks, and stamping is done with Versefine Inks.
Liquid pearls, Wink of Stella glitter pens, and stickles glitter glue are used to highlight all designs.

Have a magical day

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Monday, 28 May 2018

Aussie Farm Cards - Kaszazz

Good morning

We have a collection of Aussie farm cards today.


















































Stamps and papers used are from Kaszazz Australian collection.

Farmhouse, windmill, tractor, Australian animals, and farmyard animals stamp sets are used. The gumtree and grass stamps in the final card are by Stamp-it.  Sentiment stamps from Kaszazz. The barbed wire with birds, and the crows on the windmills are dies from Ultimate crafts Australiana collection. Stamping was done with Archival inks and colouring with watercolour pencils.

I hope you enjoy these cards.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb



Saturday, 26 May 2018

Darkroom Door Photo Stamps...

Hello,

As promised in my previous Darkroom Door Stamps blog, following are some more cards I have created using Stamps from Darkroom Door.  All three backgrounds were again created using Distress Oxide inks in various colours, stamped with the Darkroom Door Image, and layered onto a couple of layers of coloured cardstock.

This first card features DDPS006 Old Truck...



DDCS018 Steam Locomotive...


And finally DDPS034 Homestead...


A pen ruled border, brads and paper slides complete each card.

I have also purchased DDPS003 Country Cottage which is another fantastic Photo Stamp from Darkroom Doors range, which I am yet to feature on a card.

Hope to see you again soon,
Shell
xox




Monday, 21 May 2018

Milestone Anniversary Cards

Good morning,

We have here a selection of milestone Anniversary cards.
They have been created using a variety of products and techniques, and in differing sizes and styles.


White card base, copper foil layer, sentiment stamped onto white card which was then partially embossed. Tim Holtz wildflowers die cut and covered with gilding flakes, copper trim and pearls to finish.


Silverey grey base, gold card, patterned paper, gold card, embossed white card layer. Shading with distress inks and edges distressed. The 20th and the flourish are die cut from pearl card.The sentiment  stamped on to white card, and a white die cut flower, were shaded with ink, and added to the card, along with a sentiment frame and a strip die cut from gold foil card. A seam binding bow and a heart brad,diamond shaped gems and stickles glitter glue were added.


This gatefold card has an ivory base card. All surfaces are covered with shaded and distressed patterned papers. The dragonflies and the 30th are die cut from glittered card and added to acetate to form the front layer. A stamped, embossed and punched label was added along with gems to complete.


This card has a white shimmer card base. The white top layer had the sentiment and the intricate corner section die cut from it, and was then partially embossed, and matted on to red foil card. This was wrapped with spotted sheer white ribbon threaded through a rhinestone slide, then added to the card base. White, shimmer card, die cut butterflies with gemstone bodies were added, and  pearls to the  corners. The sentiment was highlighted with stickles.


A special card for a special occasion.

Perhaps you have some special occasions coming up.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb


Thursday, 17 May 2018

Darkroom Door Bold Blossoms...

Hello,

Todays' beautiful cards feature a stamp set from Darkroom Door - Bold Blossoms. I created all three backgrounds using white cardstock and Tim Holtz's Ranger Distress Oxide inks.


Next, I stamped the images, first in black ink and then followed by versamark ink which I heat embossed with gold embossing powder.



After adding a sentiment (also from the Darkroom Door Bold Blossoms set), I layered each white panel onto a black cardstock layer and adhered these to white card bases.


Lastly, I added gold rhinestones across the top and bottom of each card and added more rhinestone accents throughout the flower images and background.


Darkroom Door have a great selection of rubber stamps and stencils, I have a few in my collection! I will feature some more of their sets in an upcoming blog...

Thank you for stopping by,
Enjoy life,
Shell
xox 




Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Myths & Magic - Stampin'up


Hello

Here are a couple of ideas for kids cards, featuring stamps, dies and papers from Stampin'up Myths and Magic set.


























For the first card, the cloud paper was added to the card front, then a second torn paper layered to the lower section, and a strip of washi tape added. A scalloped oval was die cut from purple star paper and tucked behind the edge of the torn piece. A stamped and coloured dragon and a knight were added. The castle is cut from patterned paper. Sentiment labels were stamped and die cut and added, and rhinestones finished off.
The second card uses the negative piece from which the purple star oval was cut, with a glitter card frame behind the aperture. Stars were stamped on to the card base in the oval area. The wizard is stamped, coloured and die cut.


Mermaids and seahorses were stamped, coloured and die cut, then layered over die cut ovals onto a paper covered card base. Flourishes are die cut from glitter card. Rhinestones added to finish off.
Stickles glitter glue and glossy accents were used to highlight some areas.

Enjoy
Till next time
be happy
BaRb


Friday, 11 May 2018

More cards for Mum

Good morning

Here are a few more ideas for cards for Mum. As they do not have a specific greeting on them, they can be used for Mother's day, birthday, or just because.









These cards are quite simple to make, as they are just layers of pretty papers and card, to which I have added stamping, die cuts, flourishes and ribbon and flowers. Sparkle was added with Stickles glitter glue, Wink of Stella pens, Liquid pearls, rhinestones and pearls.

I hope you enjoy these cards and find them inspiring for your own ideas.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Cards for Mum


Good Morning,

With Mother's Day coming up, here are a few ideas for cards for these very special people.

























Stamps used are from  Kaszazz Sweet Pastels collection.



























Have you chosen a card for your Mum yet?

Till next time
be happy
BaRb


Thursday, 26 April 2018

60th Birthday Cards, Feminine

Hello

We have recently had quite a few requests for feminine 60th birthday cards, so we are sharing a couple of the cards we created.


This card has a pink base, two layers of patterned paper, which has the edges shaded and distressed. The  sentiment and numbers have been die cut from pearl card. Lace, paper roses and pearls completed the design.


This square card has a yellow base, and two layers of paper (Kaszazz Majestic collection papers), with the edges shaded and distressed, and a lace wrap and bow. The 60th is die cut from gold foil card, and the sentiment is die cut from yellow card and coloured with gold Wink of Stella pen. A stamped and punched butterfly was added and highlighted with stickles glitter glue and rhinestones. Rhinestones were added to the top left corners of the paper layers and the centre of the rose.

I hope you enjoy these cards and find a little inspiration for your own designs.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Fairy Castles and Homes - Lavinia

Hi

This time we are visiting some Fairy homes and castles. These cards have been created with stamps from Lavinia.






Backgrounds created with distress oxide inks. Images stamped with versafine inks. Glitter glue, liquid pearls, crystal laquer, and wink of stella pens also used.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb