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Friday, 21 July 2017

FLOWERS AND GILDING FLAKES

Hello and welcome...
Before I described today's card I want to say "thank you to my new subscribers and I appreciate you clicking the follow button"

This is a white DL card (10cm x 21cm) I made several layers of black and white card, on the final white card I cut and embossed the filigree vase.  I omitted to use the outer cutting die so to keep it 'in' the layer

On a separate piece of white card I added a piece of double sided adhesive, removed the backing and sprinkled gilding flakes over it.  I used a piece of 'rubit scrubit' to embellish the flakes

On the same gilded card I die cut and embossed the flowers and the remaining gilded card was adhered behind the vase

I then adhered this white card onto the final layer of black card and glued the flowers onto it

To complete I added a small white bow and a gem

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

INGREDIENTS:
  • Black Foundation Card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • White pearlised Card ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Filigree Vase ~ Spellbinders
  • Flowers ~ Spellbinders
  • 'Rubit-Scrubit' ~ Ranger
  • Bow ~ my stash
  • Embellishment ~ my stash
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue ~ CE
Don't forget tomorrow is the card give-away!
We hope to see you back then

Thursday, 20 July 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Hello and welcome...
For today's card I used a 5"x7" white card for my base.  I cut a smaller piece of white card and with a blending tool I lightly applied colour over the centre of the card using Distress Oxide Inks, 'cracked pistachio' 'broken china' & 'fossilized amber'

I then spritzed water over the card and heat dried it

Using one of the pierced oval dies I cut and embossed the coloured image and ran the blending tool around the outer edge.  I used wet glue to adhere to my card base

Keeping with the white card I die cut and embossed the Queen Anne's Lace Die Set  and arranged and adhered the flowers onto my card.  I then added 3 small green gems to each flower base

The sentiment is from a freebie set in September's Papercraft Inspirations Magazine

I stamped a verse onto some pretty paper and adhered it in my card.  With the left over paper strip I glued it onto the edge of the envelope




The card verse and envelope

       INGREDIENTS:
  • White card stock ~ Papermill Direct
  • Distress Oxides ~ Ranger
  • Queen Anne's Lace Die Set ~ Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions
  • Sentiment ~ Freebie with Papercraft Inspiration
  • Gems ~ Hobby House
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue ~ Creative Expressions


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


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

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

MAKE TODAY A MOMENTOUS DAY

Hello and welcome...



My apologies for the lack of a video yesterday, we're having on-going technical problems but I am hoping the technical support team (my son and grandson) will come to my aid later today!

For today's card I covered a 6" square piece of white card stock with a mask and using 'peeled paint Distress Oxide' I randomly applied the ink, mostly in the centre of the card

I then heat embossed the flower stamp, by Woodware,  using Perfect Medium and Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder in True White

I coloured the 'flowers' using a 'worn lipstick Distress Marker' and the stems with 'mowed lawn Distress Marker'

I added a few lines at the bottom of the image so that it wouldn't look as if it were floating

I then stamped a sentiment, that is part of the stamp set, using StazOn Jet Black Ink

To complete I added the card onto a neutral paper by Craftwork Cards then onto an 8" square white card base

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

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

DREAM

Hello and welcome...


Here is today's card.

This is an A5 size card and, hopefully, later today,  a video will be posted on how I made the card!

I hope to see you back then.

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

June x

Monday, 17 July 2017

NEW CHALLENGE AT CRAFTY CARDMAKERS

Hello and welcome...
The new challenge starts today at Crafty Cardmakers and this is my contribution to the design team

Chanya is hosting this challenge and the theme is 'Lots Of Layers'

I layered my card using Spellbinders's Scalloped Oval Dies in white card and pink paper.  The paper is by Craftwork Cards

The Gazebo, also by Spellbinders, was die cut in white card then I placed the die onto the pink paper and only embossed it.  I then cut around the outer image and glued the gazebo onto the pink paper

To complete I added a row of pearls to the top of the card and die cut the sentiment, also by Spellbinders, in white card, 3 times and once in the pink paper.  The white layers were glued together then added onto the pink paper, slightly overlapping, to give a shadow effect.  I also glittered the white sentiment with Glitter Jewels 'Diamond Snow' by Creative Expressions,  prior to adhering to the card

I also only glued either ends of the sentiment onto the card to enable me to 'bow' the sentiment

The card size is 5"x7"


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

If you click on the link below it will take you to our Crafty Cardmakers blog where you'll see the fabulous designs by my teamies, plus you may want to enter the challenge too!  I'd love to see your card in the challenge

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - #193 Lots Of Layers!


Please read the rules and note our 15 challenge limit

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Paper Craft Happy is a fairly new craft blog and I am so pleased to announce that I am also on their design team.  Today starts their 3rd challenge with the theme of

Challenge #3 'Anything Goes With Glitter Or Bling'

the card on the right is my contribution

The challenge is sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy and the winner of this challenge will get 3 free digistamps from our sponsor


This is the link to Fabrika Fantasy's Store:


http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store


Again, please take a visit to Paper Craft Happy and why not enter your own card into the challenge

Please remember to read our challenge rules

I have used lots of Polished Silk Glitter, in various colours, on my card and Gilding Flakes both by Creative Expressions
The image is one by Fabrika Fantasy and using the 'fantasy' I added a sentiment of 'Once Upon A Fantasy' as well as colouring the girl's hair in shades of blue and gold using Pixie Powders by Creative Expressions


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

The winner of Saturday's card is...

aunty Millie


please email me your postal address to:


poppyfieldcardcrafts@outlook.com
Today's card will be posted at 2pm, I have a few announcements to make and it would be great to see you back here then

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

Sunday, 16 July 2017

JUST FOR YOU

Hello and welcome...
I started with a 7" square ivory card base

The two blue papers, are from Craftwork Cards, and I layered the darker blue onto the card base

I used the blue pearlised card by Crafter's Companion, cut it to size and layered the lighter, pearlised blue card onto it

I added a strip of red line tape to the bottom of the horizontal layer and attached a piece of white lace to it then adhered it to my card

I added mounting foam to the vertical layer and also adhered it to the card

I used Collal 3D Glue by Crafter's Companion to  adhere all the flowers in place

Next I die cut and embossed the Medallion Six Die Set by Spellbinders, onto more of the pearlised blue card by Crafter's Companion, then adhered that, at a jaunty angle, to the card

From the same freebie stamp set that I used on Thursday's card I chose another sentiment stamp and using a  StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad I stamped it onto ivory card then die cut it with the smallest die from the Medallion Six Die Set and adhered to the card

To complete I used NUVO Crystal Drops in Oyster Grey around my card as a faux pearl embellishment

If you would like to be in the draw for yesterday's card don't forget you have until 9.30am tomorrow to comment on yesterday's post

Last week's card wasn't claimed so that will be used again at a later date

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

Saturday, 15 July 2017

REACH FOR THE STARS ~ SATURDAY SPECIAL CARD GIVE-AWAY

Hello and welcome...            

The sentiment reads 'Reach for the STARS', and is suitable for numerous occasions 





If you would like to give this card a new home all you need to do is leave me a comment on this post
You have until 9.30am Monday to do this then the winner will be chosen using Random.org/number and announced at 10am
It doesn't matter if you have won previously or live outside the UK as we do ship international!

Have a great weekend! 
Card Insert
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Thursday, 13 July 2017

WITH LOVE

Hello and welcome...
 I made a video for today's card, but it hasn't turned out to be suitable to show lol.   It was 'fuzzy' and actually hurting my eyes when watching it so there was no way I would subject you lovely people to it!

Hubby tells me we need a new camera so if anyone can suggest a decent make, that won't break the bank, we'd be very grateful! 

So please excuse the lack of information as I am drained with all this 'filming' lol, and if you would bear with me, as I will, at a later date, have a video for you to see how I made this card

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email me at:



Card insert


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

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Hello and welcome...

Today's card is white based card, 12.5cm x 18.cm (5"x7")

I   covered the card with a floral mask and, using a sponge applicator, I applied one of the Distress Oxides in 'worn lipstick' over the entire card

I then added a little Cosmic Shimmer Mica Pigment in Lime Frost to the shimmer spray bottle, and sprayed over the inked area.  The water activates the distress oxide ink and the mica powder adds a delicate shimmer, not quite visible on camera today but 'in the flesh' it is.  I put this to one side and left it to dry naturally

I stamped a verse using Adirondack Earthtones in Pitch Black onto a lightweight pink card.  I die cut this using one of the Noble Doubled Pierced Ovals and adhered it in the card.  I die cut another piece of the same pink card and adhered it on the opposite side of the card inner.  I used some of my 'left-over' card stock for this                

Instead of reaching for a full piece of card stock I am using my 'left-over' card pieces as much as possible,  This is one good way to use them
I also used a small flower punch and punched 5 flowers out of white card, another way to use left-over card, and glued them around the verse and glued a gold sequin to the centres

I stamped and embossed a sentiment, from the Sweet Sentiment Range by Creative Expressions, onto the same pink card stock, using a VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad and WOW Embossing Powder in Metallic Copper

Using several dies from the Marvellous Squares by Spellbinders I used the 3rd one to die cut the sentiment and used wet glue to adhere this to the card, at a 'jaunty' angle

I stamped and embossed a sentiment, from the Sweet Sentiment Range by Creative Expressions, onto the same pink card stock, using a VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad and WOW Embossing Powder in Metallic Copper

Using several dies from the Marvellous Squares by Spellbinders I used the 3rd one to die cut the sentiment and used wet glue to adhere this to the card, at a 'jaunty' angle

I used the 2nd and 3rd die, from the same set, to cut and embossed a frame on white card.  I did this 3 times and glued these together then added mounting foam to the back to give me a raised frame to place over the sentiment


To complete I applied a thick line of Collall 3D Glue around one side of the frame and arranged the pink, ivory and white flowers

Decorated corner of envelope
Ingredients for today's card
 










INGREDIENTS:
  • White and pink card stock ~ my stash
  • mask ~ unknown
  • Distress Oxide ~ Ranger
  • Adirondack Ink Pad ~ Ranger
  • VersaMark Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko
  • Majestic Squares Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • Platinum Die Cutting Machine ~ Spellbinders
  • Flowers ~ Wild Orchard Crafts
  • Sentiments ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Noble Pierced Oval Die Set ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Mica Pigments Powder/Lime Frost ~ CE
  • Collall 3D Glue ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Metallic Copper Embossing Powder ~ WOW
  • Flower punch ~ Woodware
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

FOR YOU

Hello and welcome...
I have used part of a Woodware stamp for today's card.  It's called Bold Blooms and as you will see further down this post there are two flowers in the stamp set and one sentiment

I stamped the largest flower onto white card stock using an Adirondack Pitch Black Ink Pad

I used 4 Chameleon Colour Tones to colour the image as well as their colourless blender.  I then cut out the flower freehand

I layered a piece of lilac card onto the white base card, then cut some small pearls to add as part of the decoration.  Using wet glue I 'drew' a line of glue the way I wanted the pearls to lie onto the lilac card, I let the glue go 'tacky' then placed the pearls on top of the glue

I added a piece of mounting foam to the back of the flower head and some wet glue to the stalk then adhered it to the card

I cut the heads off lilac stamens, applied a pool of wet glue into the centre of the flower and individually placed each stamen head into the glue......  you don't have to do that, there are many other ways to decorate the centre of the flower, such as; gems, dazzlers, sequins, colouring it in, to name a few and much quicker!

The sentiment was stamped onto white card, again using Adirondack Pitch Black Ink Pad and I fussy cut it out, added mounting foam to both ends and adhered it to my card

I added a few sequins to the card to complete

The finished card measures 11cm x 15.5cm

INGREDIENTS:
  • White card stock ~ Papermill
  • Lilac Foundation Card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Bold Blooms Stamp Set ~ Woodware JGS512
  • Chameleon Colour Tones ~ PK3 Bubble Gum, PR4 Purple Grape, YG3 Spring Meadow, OL3 Olive Green
  • Chameleon Colourless Blender
  • Adirondack Pitch Black Ink Pad ~ Ranger
  • Lilac Stamens ~ my stash
  • Sequins ~ my stash
  • Pearls ~ my stash
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue ~ CE
  • Double sided tape ~ Scotch
Items used for today's card
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x


Monday, 10 July 2017

WHATEVER THE WEATHER

Hello and welcome..

 A CAS (clean and simple) card for today's offering

I started with a  5"x7" white card base and cut another piece of the same card a little smaller
The umbrella and sentiment is from a freebie set included in one of Creative Stamping Magazines.  I think it could be from last year!

I stamped the sentiment first using StazOn Jet Black Ink then stamped the umbrella with Archival Ink Coffee

I used a pale orange watercolour pencil to colour in the umbrella and then a pale brown pencil., from the same set, to add polka dots

I didn't want to use any of the sentiments included in the free gift so I typed one, stamped the umbrella again, in the bottom right hand corner, then, very lightly, coloured it

On the card front I added several drops of Glossy Accents around the umbrella
Verse
INGREDIENTS:
  • White card ~ Papermill
  • Autumnal Twist Clear Stamp Set ~ freebie/Creative Stamping
  • Derwent Watercolour Pencil Set
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink ~ Tsukineko
  • Coffee Archival Ink Pad ~ Ranger
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x
The winner of Saturday's card is...
PAT  MOORE
please email me your postal details to:

Freebie Stamp Set


Watercolour pencils


Sunday, 9 July 2017

GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Hello and welcome...
 I love black and gold cards, even with a little white showing too!

This card was a commission and I designed it starting with a white, blank 20cm (8") square card base

A narrow mat of black card then white card completed my base card

I then cut a piece of black card, slightly smaller than the background die that I was using, and covered it with a piece of double sided adhesive sheet

I cut another piece of black card to 11.5 cm by just under 16.5cm and die cut it using the Scandinavian Background Die
I removed the adhesive backing sheet and sprinkled Golden Sand Polished Silk Glitter over it, burnishing it in and decanting the left over back into the container.  I added mounting foam to the back of this and adhered it to the centre of my card

Using the border die from the same collection, I die cut 2 strips in black card, I added double sided adhesive sheets to two white card borders, removed the backing and adhered the die cut borders onto them, then glittered them as above.  These were adhered, flat, to the card

I typed the sentiment onto white card and die cut it using one of the oval double pierced dies and glued it to the centre of the focal point.  To complete I added a verse to the inside, as well as using a corner punch on all 8 corners of the insert papers, then, using the same punch again, punched 8 more corner pieces in gold card.  I trimmed the bottoms of the punched pieces,  to give me a straight edge and glued them all 8 corners, as shown below

Thank you for visiting my blog, I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
I hope my designs have also given you a little inspiration
June x


Don't forget you have until 9.30am tomorrow morning to leave me a comment on yesterday's post and be entered into the prize draw


Saturday, 8 July 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL ~ CARD GIVEAWAY

Hello and welcome...


If you would like to give this card a new home all you need to do is comment on this post, you have until 9.30am Monday morning when a winner will be drawn

It doesn't matter where you live as we ship international, in fact out last two winners both live abroad and have let me know they received their cards

Nor does it matter if you have won previously, the names/number of comments are entered into Random.org Name Picker/Number and 'it' choses the winner

Please do remember that if you are  posting anonymously your comment can't be entered unless you give some kind of identification, such as your first name, an initial, a nick-name or similar, at the end of your comment, to identify who you are

If you click on the video below you'll see how the butterfly swings and when the recipient of your card opens it they should get a nice surprise!
video


A close up of the lovely embossed design
Enjoy your weekend!

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





LATE POST

Hello and welcome...

Just a note to say that today's post will be shown after 10.30 this morning

June x

Friday, 7 July 2017

MY WONDERFUL AUNT

Hello and welcome...
 A cute notelet card for you today, it's only 10.5cm x 13cm

This is from a small section of a gorgeous 12x12" paper from my stash

I used the largest die in the A2 matting Basics B to cut my top folding base card

I then cut the paper to mat onto the base card

I used a Tattered Lace/Tonic corner die (name and make unknown), die cut and embossed it onto a pale pink card then white

If you click on the image you'll see small sections of the pink card peeping out in places

I spray glued the white die cut onto the pink card  then adhered to the card

In my stash I came across a free set of stamps that had the ideal sentiment for me, they were joined onto other phrases so I cut them apart and used a StazOn Ink Pad to stamp the words

The words are very meaningful for me because my aunt is the most wonderful lady I've had the privilege of knowing, so proud to call her 'my aunt', she has always been more of a mother to me than an auntie, we are so very close even though she lives three and a half thousand miles away, in Canada!
Close up of the pretty corner die
INGREDIENTS
* white card stock ~ Papermill
*pink card stock ~ my stash
*  pretty paper ~ my stash
*A2 Matting Basics B Nestabilities Card Creator ~
Spellbinders S5-132
*Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
* corner die ~ unknown!
* sentiment ~ freebie!
*Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

HOPE TO SEE YOU BACK TOMORROW FOR OUR
SATURDAY SPECIAL 'CARD GIVE-AWAY'

Thursday, 6 July 2017

NEW CHALLENGE AT MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES - MAWTT

Hello and welcome...
A new challenge starts today at MAWTT, Wendy/our leader, is the host and the challenge is:

WEDDING/ANNIVERSARY/ENGAGEMENT

Wendy has a gorgeous set of 'John Lockwood Stamps' for the winner of the challenge so please take a visit to MAWTT to see the fabulous creations from my teamies, you may want to enter your own card, especially with the delightful stamp set as a prize!

This is my contribution to the design team
I made this card for my husband as yesterday was our wedding anniversary.  In the 'flesh' the card has more copper tone although it does show to be more gold on the photo!
  • I started with thin mats of black and white foundation card.  The black base card measures 19.5cm x 17cm
  • on a smaller piece of white card I applied a piece of double sided adhesive sheet, removed the backing and added gilding flakes to it.  I burnished them in with a piece of rubit-scrubit and poured the left-over back into the pot
  • on white card I die cut and embossed the Scattered Leaves Background Die, added glue to the back and adhered it to the gilding flakes
  • I die cut and embossed the outer die from the Noble Die Set to create a frame and applied Old Gold Metallic Gilding Wax over it.  I then polished it with a paper towel and added mounting foam to the back for dimension
  • the sentiment is from my stash and was stamped onto white card using a StazOn Ink pad in Jet Black
  • I used an oval die to cut and emboss the sentiment, left it in the die and gently inked it, using a smoothie and Antique Linen Distress Ink
  • I added mounting foam to the back, again for dimension then adhered it to the centre of my card
  • to complete I added a personal verse
INGREDIENTS:
  • Black and white foundation card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • harvest Moon Gilding Flakes ~ CE
  • Scattered Leaves Background Die ~ Sue Wilson/CE  CED7103
  • Noble Classic Adorned Rectangles Die Set ~ Sue Wilson/CE  CED5501
  • Old Gold Metallic Gilding Wax ~ Phill Martin/CE  CSPMGWOLD
  • Rubit-Scrubit ~ CE
  • Smoothies ~ CE
  • A4 Double Sided Adhesive Sheet ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
  • Antique Linen Distress Ink ~ Tim Holtz/Ranger
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders


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

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

CHERISH

Hello and welcome...
I have been doing a' tidy' on my craft papers as I knew there were lots of pretty papers that had not seen the light of day and have made a decision to use two per week, well, hopefully, at least one per week!  So here is the start.

Most of my 12"x12" papers have been bought in Canada each year when visiting my dear aunt and this paper is one.  A very pretty peachy/apricot, I love the mottled colours.

I have used a DL white card base and used one of the double pierced ovals to die cut the paper then the centre of the 'Cathedral Background' plus the first size outer cutting die (from the same die set) to die cut the decorative design, in white card, prior to adhering it to the paper.

I used a selection of flowers to create the floral display.

There was a little of the paper left over and I stamped one of the sentiments from the 'Inspirational Sentiments' onto the paper using Jet Black StazOn Ink.

I used the outer die from the Frame One Die Set to die cut the frame on white card then added mounting foam to the back.  I then used the inner die  from the same set, to die cut the sentiment, once cut I adhered it to the white frame and glued it towards the bottom of my card. 

I added a little glue randomly to the flowers then sprinkled them with glitter jewels but have yet to insert  paper and a verse to the inside of the card.

INGREDIENTS:
  • DL white card base ~ 21cmx10cm
  • Pretty paper ~ my stash
  • Cathedral Background Die ~ Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Mini Baroque 'Inspirational Sentiments' ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
  • Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels ~ CE
  • Wild Orchard Flowers
  • Frame One Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

DREAM

Hello and welcome...
 Having several issues with my PC so will attempt to get back to you later today with all the details for this card





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

Monday, 3 July 2017

NEW CHALLENGE ~ #192 TIC, TAC, TOE

Hello and welcome...


Marlene is hosting the new challenge starting today at Crafty Cardmakers and this is my contribution to the Design Team.

The theme is, TIC, TAC, TOE
and if you pop over to the blog , or click on the highlighted link below, you'll see the grid guidelines to follow as well as my 'teamies' fabulous designs.

# 192 Tic, Tac, Toe

I chose the vertical grid on the right hand side, that is; embossing, buttons, die cuts.

I started with a 7" square ivory card and, with my chosen paper, a pretty green paper, I added a thin ivory ribbon, a little below centre.

I have had these gorgeous tiny brad buttons for years and never used them until making this card!  I attached 5 of them across the ribbon, centring them in the middle of each flower printed on the paper.

The flowers are die cuts and I arranged them in a slight arch to the top and bottom of the paper, and adhered another 3 roses, nearly in a vertical position,  to the off set middle of the design. 

I stamped the sentiment onto ivory card, covered it with some double sided adhesive sheet then die cut it and embossed it.  I removed the backing and sprinkled glitter jewels over it and 'tucked' it under the ribbon.

To complete I randomly glued a few silver stars over the area.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Ivory card stock ~ my stash
  • Green floral paper ~ my stash
  • Sentiment ~ my stash
  • Sequins ~ my stash
  • Ivory ribbon ~ APAC
  • Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Multi Tag Die Set ~ Tonic
  • Glitter Jewels/Diamond Snow ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
  • Double sided adhesive sheets ~ CE
  • Baby Button Brads ~ Woodware
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders



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

I have numbered the comments from Saturday's post and added them to
 Random.org Number Picker,
and the number picked is 8

Congratulations to Diane H

please email me with your postal details to:  poppyfieldcardcrafts@outlook.com

Please note that if you post a comment and use 'anonymous' but would like to be considered for the card draw please also leave an initial, first name or whatever you feel comfortable using is acceptable, otherwise 'anonymous' will have to remain just that :(

The new challenge starts today at Crafty Cardmakers and Marlene is hosting.  My contribution to the DT will be posted here at 1pm, it would be good to see you back here then

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x

Sunday, 2 July 2017

PEARLS AND PURPLE ABUNDANCE!

Hello and welcome...
 Today's card would need to be either boxed or hand delivered to the recipient, although the 'petals' can be flattened I don't think they would 'recover' very well once the card was opened.  I started with a 7" white card base and added a layer of  lilac foundation card as a narrow border.  The pretty purple paper is from my stash and I probably bought this at least 12 years ago!

The paper was a 12" square that I cut to sit on top of the lilac card leaving another narrow border.

I added the white lace to the card front and secured it onto the back of the lilac card and adhered the layers onto the white base card.

I used the largest die from the Damask Motifs to create my 'bouquet'.  I die cut 5 of these on lilac card, sprayed them with adhesive then sprinkled Glitter Jewels 'Iced Snow' over each one.  I then glued the 'petals' together and set them to the side to dry.


I used only 3 dies from the set of 5 to create the white circular design beside the lace.  I cut about a quarter of it away so that I had a straight edge when I glued it beside the lace.

Wet glue was added to the back of the 'bouquet' at the base and adhered to the card.  I added a large white pearl embellishment to the base of it.

To complete I added 8mm white flat back pearls to the lace and smaller flat back pearls to the top right and bottom right of the card

I've attached a photo of the dies used and, there is a prize for the first person who can tell me the correct name of the black die set!
The 'mystery' die set!



INGREDIENTS:
  • 7" white card base ~ my stash
  • Lilac Foundation Card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Purple Butterfly Paper ~ my stash
  • White Card ~ Papermill
  • White Lace ~ Club Green
  • Damask Motifs Die Set ~ Spellbinders
  • Black Die Set ~ unknown
  • White pearls, various sizes ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
  • Glitter Jewels 'Iced Snow' ~ CE
  • Platinum Machine ~ Spellbinders
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message .
June x

Saturday, 1 July 2017

SATURDAY SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY CARD... YOU'RE SPECIAL TO ME



Hello and welcome...
A pretty blush and white card offering today.

If you would like to give this card a new home leave me a comment on this post, you have until 9.30am Monday morning and the winner will be announced at 10am.

We ship international!

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

Friday, 30 June 2017

Hello and welcome...
We have a channel card for you this morning


I started with a white A4 card base, scored it in half to give me an A5.  I added a layer of aqua card to the base.  I cut another piece of white card to A5 then cut away a piece of this card at a diagonal angle, to create a 'channel'. 

The bottom piece of card was then embossed, mounting foam added to the back of it then placed in situ onto my card base.

On the top, plain piece of card I stamped then embossed the sentiment then added mounting foam to the back. 

I used the scalloped piece of another die set and die cut it onto aqua card.  This was then glued to the edge of the top portion, backing tape removed from the mounting foam and adhered into place.

I used 4 butterflies from the 'Magical Butterflies' Die Set and  die cut and embossed onto vellum.  I added glitter jewels 'iced snow' to the very tiny butterfly, and a few flat back pearls to its spine then adhered to the card just under the sentiment.

On the outer die cut pieces of vellum, for the two largest butterflies, I lightly inked with 'fossilized amber' Distress Oxide Ink, shaped these a little, added glue to the spine and underneath prior to adhering into the 'channel' section.
 
With the filigree top part of the butterflies I sprayed on adhesive then sprinkled them with glitter jewels ' diamond snow'.  These were then glued onto the 2 flat bases and various flat back pearls added to the spines.

I die cut the remaining half butterfly twice, removed the antennae from one, sprayed adhesive to both parts and covered them with glitter jewels 'diamond snow'.  I glued the two pieces together ensuring the underneath part was slightly raised to give the impression it was in flight and adhered it to the centre of the channel, just below the other two butterflies.

To complete I placed a tiny black dot on each of the antennaes and added a few more flat back pearls to the upper part of the card

We hope to see you back tomorrow for our 'Saturday Special Give-Away Card'

INGREDIENTS:
  • White card ~ Papermill
  • Aqua foundation card ~ Creative Expressions (CE)
  • Diagonals/Lavish Swirls ~ Sue Wilson/CE CED5603
  • Finishing Touches/Magical Butterflies ~ Sue Wilson/CE CED1415
  • Falling Snow Embossing Folder ~ Sue Wilson/CE
  • Sentiment ~ CE
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ CE
  • Distress Oxide 'fossilized amber' ~ Ranger TDO55983
  • VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad ~ Tsukineko VM-001
  • Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder ~ WOW WE04R-L
  • Cuttlebug Die Cutting and Embossing Machine ~ Spellbinders
  • Vellum ~ my stash
  • Flat back pearls ~ Hobby House

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