Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Christmas

Hi! It's Georgina with my Friday post.
This will be my final post as part of the Design Team for Lisa B Designs.
For family reasons I have stepped down. I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Team. Thank you Lisa for having me.

For my last card I have a Christmas card idea to share with you.

I used a 148x148mm scallop edge card blank. Onto this I added a panel 13.5 x 14cm of Hobby House Check patterned paper. Across the panel I added a strip of white card and Checked paper. I stamped the sentiment using stamps from Anna Marie Designs This way for Christmas stamp set using a VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad. I mounted this onto patterned Check paper and white card. I added faux stitching around the edge.

I placed the sentiment panel onto the card and lightly drew around the edge in pencil. I then used the berry stamp from the This way for Christmas stamp set and a VersaFine ink pad to stamp the berries. I made sure the end of the berries was inside the pencil line.

When I had finished stamping I attached the sentiment with foam pads. I added single Mini Flowers along the strip. To finish the card I added Stickles to the largest berry.

 Scallop edge card pack 148 x 148mm - White   Check   This Way for Christmas  VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Stamping and Stencils

Good Morning,

Today I'm sharing two makes, simple stenciling and stamping.
One for a quick and modern Christmas card, the other for a small gift idea.
I started with a shaped card and blended Distress Inks, picked raspberry, peacock feathers, seedless preserves and salty ocean through a Stencil.
I overlapped each colour slightly to blend and contrast.

I then stamped the sentiment and trees from the
 Woodware Clear Magic Christmas Winter Trees Stamp Set using Black Versafine.
Then I simply added a length of netting I had in my stash and tied it in a bow, this worked quite well with the shape of the card.
Lastly I added dots of White Liquid Pearls to some areas of the stenciled background.

For this second make I used the same shaped card but added an extra piece to make into an easel card.
I'm afraid I didn't take step by step pictures because to be quite honest with both of  these makes I didn't know where I was headed! I just made it up as I went along.
So another Stencil this time I firstly used squeezed lemonade and then mowed lawn Distress Inks.
I created borders with this stencil.
Next I added a sun using a mask cut from a punch using a post it note.
Again I stamped the same Woodware Trees and the landscape to create the scene before gluing on the calender tab.

I stamped  Lavinia Stamps Dreams and Delights and finished off adding some
seam binding 
 which I'd dampened first then coloured with the distress inks, dried with a heat tool and tied in a bow.
I thought this was a bright and fresh idea for the New Year.

I hope you find some inspiration in these makes and love to read any comments you share.
Have a good day, Crafty Hugs xKx

Leaf Swirl  Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mini Set 1  Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mini Set 2 VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black
Winter Trees  Dreams and Delights  Seam Binding Ribbon  Liquid Pearls - Opal White

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

3D Cones......

Good morning all,

Well I apologise for the later post today, I have been so busy getting ready for my workshop on Friday and working on lots of samples for Imagination Crafts for the NEC that in my forever growing old age now lol! I had forgot to finish my post and schedule it for this morning so here it is now........

Now as I am working on next months samples which is sparkle medium and stencils I was a little short of projects to show you this month so I thought that I would show you a couple of new makes for the class on Friday that are made with new dies, They are on the website HERE and to be honest I don't think that they are going to stay around for long as they are selling already.......

I will show you this one today with the cones, holly and spruce and the other one on Saturday.
For this card I used the Leanne Creatief Pine Cones 3D die which I have to say is the BEST cone die that I have ever used and cut brilliantly and creates these amazing 3D cones.......

  I used two colours of brown coordination card stock and used my nail scrubber to buff away the surface of the card at the edges and cone base which is so realistic. I also used the Leanne Creatief  Holly Leaves and Pine Branches die and again another brilliant die that cuts and embosses so well. Again I cut them in two green colours and buffed the edges back and cut some red berries from the set too......

The flowers were an old punch and emboss set that I had in my stash that make good Christmas roses and I added some gold seed beads to the centre with Cosmic Shimmer Glue. The background of the card was some red checked paper from my stash matted on to red card and a ribbon wrap around added to it. I also used my Spellbinders to cut a matting layers for the die cut pieces to go on........

I added some Fluffy Stuff on to the edges  of the cones and holly to give a snowy effect.
The sentiment was from Hobby Art Winter Wishes and I doodled with a fine liner around the edge and coloured with Pro-markers.......

Well I hope that you like the new die inspiration and I will be back on Saturday to show you more,
Thanks for popping by and please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.....

Big hugs Lisa B.xx

Pine Cones 3D    Holly Leaves & Pine Branches   Winter Wishes    Fluffy Stuff  Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue 125ml

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Dark Is The Night

Good morning blog visitors, thanks for stopping by.
This card proved a big hit at the classes a few weeks ago, something I did not expect because it is not a typical Christmas card. When I made it, I thought it might be suitable for a winter birthday, which is why I didn't use a Christmas greeting.

It was very easy to make. I began by brayering a layer of Silver Satin Silkies onto black card, leaving it patchy................
If you haven't got a brayer you could of course use a paintbrush. Or try a baby wipe with a dabbing motion.
When the paint was dry - it was dry in seconds - I stamped the Woodware Clear Magic Forest stamps with clear embossing ink - you could also use Onyx Black Versafine - and heat set with WOW's Black Twinkle embossing powder...........

For the splatters, I mixed a little gesso with water, loaded a tapered paintbrush & flicked it over the card............
The finished card again......................

Forest Silkies Silver Satin   WS01 Black Twinkle  Emboss Ink Pads    VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black

Thanks for looking. Don't forget the current blog challenge is open until November 8. I'll be back on Sunday.


Monday, 27 October 2014

A Winter's Day


Hello crafters, it's Jan here, I hope you all had a good weekend. 
Today's cards are quick and easy and from the Winters Day collection of stamps, now back in stock, and these two were at the last workshop so thank you for your lovely comments.
Sorry all, but for this one I didn't take any progress pictures as I was going along, I wasn't sure I was going to keep this one, but then decided I liked the finished card after all.

I used the Snow Flake Flurry - Check and flat matted it onto some silver mirri
then on to a 6 x 6 card. 

 I stamped the image using Memento and cut around the edge evenly then flat matted that onto some more check and mirri card before cutting two rectangles in plain white card, which I very lightly distressed with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass.   One larger piece for the image and smaller piece for the greeting.  You'll notice I didn't do any matting on that but the choice is yours.    The wavy line can be achieved by scalloped scissors or a paper cutter with various blades. 

I then glued the Hobby House Pearl Strings - Square Pattern down the left side about 1 cm in from the edge of the patterned card before placing the image on foam pads.
For the sentiment I trimmed to size and placed using foam pads and
the pearl strings above it. 
Finished off with three punched snowflakes.
 Well, that's it for this one, nice and quick I think.
 This next one is an easel card with a little more instruction..............
I first stamped my main image onto Water colour card and coloured them in using the Imagination Craft Silkies, Sunset Satin, Gold Brocade and Apple Lace.  To create the white shadow on the side of the watering can I just painted a little Imagination Craft White MDF paint (but you could use a white water colour pencil or other acrylic paint to achieve the same effect).  I then edged with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar distress ink.
I stamped the smaller image and coloured and inked to match.
I cut to fit The Hobby House Snow Flake Flurry - Pink and Stripe a 6 x 6 card.  Once the easel was folded I edged the larger striped card using double sided tape then burnished it using glamour dust......other glitters are available :o)
I lined half the folded card with the stripe and prepared the stopper using white card, again edged with glitter before mounting it with the Pink Snow Flake card.............
I cut a 5.5 x 5.5 Pink Snowflake card and edged it with glitter then wrapped some Cranberry and Ivory Baker Twine around it before mounting it on the folded side of the easel card.
Once all the pieces were taped together I placed the images and tied a bow with the twine and covered the knot with a Dazzler.
Here's a side view of the finished card.......

I hoped you've all enjoyed the nice, easy cards today and I look forward to blogging again soon.
Thanks for dropping by.
Love Jan xx

    Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Pad      Square Pattern