Followers

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Hi... thanks for popping by

For this particular Mother's Day Card I cut an A4 piece of white card, landscape, to measure 7.25".  I then used the first two score lines (A6 and A5 Gatefold) to create folds on either side of the card.
I choose a pretty green paper by docrafts CAPSULE collection for the centre of the card and used a Martha Stewart Corner Punch on all four corners of the paper.  I then adhered to the centre of the card.  I cut and embossed the centre piece using the Gillian Die from SW's Frames & Tags, one in white card and one in a matching green paper from the above collection.  I adhered these together and gently smoothed a little Mustard Seed Distress Ink using the blending tool from yesterday's card (I did not apply more ink to the blending pad).  Mounting foam was adhered to the back of the centre piece then attached to the card.  I next cut several swirls from the Daisy Flourish Rhinestones Collection by Hobby House and added these to the focal point.
I cut and embossed two Wispy Fronds from SW's Finishing Touches Collection and adhered one to both side panels.  I also added a little Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue to the outer sides of the Wispy Fronds and sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels in Diamond Sprinkles to the glued areas.
I used a Clarity Stamp for the sentiment and this was heat embossed after I applied WOW Gold Satin Pearl Embossing Powder.  I cut several flowers from the Spring Foliage - Finishing Touches Collection by SW, shaped them using a small ball tool, adhered several layers then used a spray adhesive by Crafter's Companion over the flowers then sprinkled Diamond Sprinkles Glitter Jewels over them.  I added a small gold sequin to the centre of each flower then adhered these to the card. 
To complete I stamped a verse onto the back of the card using another Clarity Stamp for Mother's Day.

Thank you for visiting my blog, I look forward to reading all your comments and will always answer any questions you may have

June x



Monday, 20 February 2017

HELLO SUNSHINE and CARD WINNER ANNOUNCED


Hi... thanks for popping by

Firstly though, my apologies for late post!
I thought I'd bring a splash of sunshine to this dismal wet day so let's get started.

I started with a white, 5"x7" card base and cut a strip off the front measuring approximately 2" plus.
I stamped the remaining card front using VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad onto Heartfelt Creations's Sunflower Stamp Pad. Once stamped I sprinkled WOW Embossing Powder in White Pearl Regular over the stamped image, removed the excess and heat set it.  With the excess card I cut another two thin strips but varied the width of these.  Next I applied plenty of ink to my blending tool using Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Mustard Seed' and applied it to the bottom half of the stamped image.  I then applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Scattered Straw'  to another blender pad and covered the remaining image.  I did the same to the two thin strips of card stock.  I used a paper towel to rub the excess inks from the stamped image.
I measured a piece of acetate and cut it to fit to make a 'complete' card.  I used red line double sided tape to adhere the acetate onto the edge of the cut piece of card and then adhered the wider of the two strips of card over it.  I added the smaller strip of card to the outer edge of the acetate (hence creating a 'complete' card).
On white foundation card by CE I cut  the Cascading Butterflies from Sue Wilson's Finishing Touches Range for CE.  I used both the outer and inner dies to do this. I inked the butterflies, on both sides,  using the pre-inked blending tool.  These were adhered to the acetate using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue by CE.
On a sheet of A4 white foundation card I typed Hello Sunshine,  I then copied and pasted it to the whole card  (I will store the other strips for future cards or classes).  I used the smaller ribbon tag die by SW to cut the sentiment and inked around it, using Mustard Seed Distress Ink, whilst keeping it in the die.  Next I used the same tag die to cut a piece of vellum that I adhered to the sentiment (to give it a softer look) and added two tiny hearts and one tiny circle to the edge of it.  I added mounting foam to the sentiment and adhered to my card.
Finally using a small rubber stamp named 'Tapestry', and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink, I stamped several images to the inside of the card that could be seen through the acetate.
Compared to the stages shown to make this card it really did not take that long to make it!

Welcome to Julie and Angela my latest blog followers, thank you for joining me

Thank you for visiting, I hope you may have gleaned a little inspiration, your comments are always welcome and I read them all 

June x

The winner of Saturday's card is...

Jane!

Please email me with postal details to

If you click on the card you will see a more clear image and should you wish to save this, or any other card, there is a Pinterest button on the left hand-side, below the details, of each post I display :)




Saturday, 18 February 2017

ALWAYS BELIEVE ~ SATURDAY SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY



Hi... thanks for popping by
I hope you enjoy my blog and get a little inspiration from my cards.
Your comments are always welcome...

I really love this particular embossing folder by Couture Creations, namely 'Breeze'.  You may remember another card I used a few days ago with the same folder!  I also have another card using it again and will post that tomorrow.
Once I embossed the design onto coconut white foundation card by CE, I used Spectrum AQUA Pen in 'Peach' to add just a little colour to the bottom of each petal, then with a water brush I pulled the colour over each petal.  I heat dried the petals add applied Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue using the fine line brush by CE then sprinkled Glamour Dust by DecoArt over each petal.  This was then adhered to pink card creating a thin layer of colour and added to a white 5"x7" base card.
The sentiment is from John Lockwood's Pierced Flag Sentiments Stamp Set for CE.  I stamped this onto coconut white card using Adirondack 'Slate' Dye Pad by Ranger.  I used the smaller Pierced Flags by SW for CE then the next larger size for the pink card creating a border.  Mounting foam was attached to the back and adhered to the top of the card with an addition of 3 flat back pearls adhered to the bottom right

If you would like to give this card a new home just leave me a comment and I will announce the winner on Monday

Have a good weekend...

June x

Friday, 17 February 2017

LOVED YOU YESTERDAY


Hi friends.... thanks for popping by
I used a Clarity Stamp for the heart image and the sentiment for today's card.  Stamped them onto ivory card then used ProMarkers in red and grey to colour the large heart and red only for the smaller heart.
Thin mats of red and ivory card were applied and I then adhered these onto a white 5x7" card.

Tomorrow is Saturday Special Give Away so if you would like to give tomorrow's card a new home  be sure to pop back then, leave me a comment and your name will be added to Random.org Name Picker on Monday morning and I'll announce the winner

I do appreciate you visiting my blog and hope it gives you a little inspiration

June x

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

# Challenge #328 Clean and Simple (CAS) - I Love Promarkers


Thursday, 16 February 2017

WITH LOVE AND BEST WISHES

Hi... thanks for popping by
This is another quick make card, you could have several pre-cut, embossed and stamped with your choice of sentiment and coloured card and stored with an envelope ready 'to go'.
I have used coconut white, milk and baby blue foundation card by CE.  The embossing folder is 'Breeze' by Couture Creations, the stamp by Phill Martin from his Sentimentally Yours Range, the gems are from my own stash.
The finished card measures 5"x7"

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, please leave a comment as I do read them all

June x

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

TO SOMEONE SPECIAL

Hi... thanks for popping by...
Another quick card to make and ideal as a male card.
I scored an A4 piece of navy foundation card by CE in half to give me an A5 size then added a thin mat of white foundation card from CE's range.  I secured two pieces of white ribbon to the back of the final mat of navy card  prior to adhering this to the card base.  Using the double pierced square dies by SW for CE I chose 3 different sizes of dies to create the focal points of the card and on the top pieces of white card I used a selection of  Phill Martin's 'Sentimentally Yours' stamps to stamp the sentiment using Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in 'hickory smoke'
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog
If you would like to leave me a comment as I do like to read all of them
June x