Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Wedding Card

A wedding card for my daughter's friend
who she was Matron of Honour for recently.

Items Used:
2 x  6" square Cards
Sizix Thinlets - Mixed Media
Sue Wilson - Camelia - Complete Petals
The top heart has 3d foam under for the front piece to tuck gently under it.

Opened up is:
Frantic Stamper - With this Kiss Couple
Sentiment: Penny Black - Gratitude
Penny Black - Heart Bow

In the next opening are a few sentiments and a place to write the personal message:
Colours were similar to the wedding party.

I hope you are enjoying your crafting.
I would hate to even imagine not being able to make cards.
Crafty Hugs,
Carol x

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Sunshine Girl

Items Used:
Bec's new Digi Stamp Sunshine Girl
(get yours free)
Copied Sunflowers to add extra to the card.
I like to colour with pencil, I have more control.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Let's go Surfing

I love this stamp, 
unfortunately Bizzy Bec doesn't seem to have it any more.

I still remember the day one of our son's said he was going to start surfing.
It was the same week a young fellow have been attacked by a shark.
I thought his timing was lousy, 26 years later he still surfs when he can and 
is  now teaching his son to surf.

Thus the two surf boards.

Our Daily Bread - Sea Single

Teen Boy

Grandson number two turned 15 this year as well.

Items Used:

Memory Box - Grand Happy Birthday
Poppy Stamps - Baby Kittens
MSEast Craft - Headphones

Monday, 19 March 2018

Slider Card

Thought I'd give this one a try.
Pretty simple to do actually.

Stamps are from the Tim Holtz Mini Bird crazy stamps
Sentiment: Stampendous - Friendly Phrase
Trim: Frantic Stamper - Chevron Borders and Edges 2

Enjoy your day, Carol x

Looking for instructions click here.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Shoe Sense

Items Used:

Spellbinders - Curved Square
Stampendous Clear Stamps - Shoe Sense
Sue Wilson - Delightful Daisies
Memory Box - Cascading Butterfly Trio
A stitched circle for the sentiment

I masked the shoe to make a pair.
I left the paper in the Curved Square die and gently inked the area to take out that stark white look.
Decided to add some green pencil to the stems and leaves on the curved die as well.
Added pearls, flowers and a butterfly.

Have a great week everyone,
Crafty Hugs,

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Double Z Pop Up Card

Today I would like to share this card that I really enjoyed making for my Daughter.

 Items Used:

Avery Elle - Clear Stamp Set 4"x 6"
Avery Elle Dies - Petals and Stems
Sue Wilson Dies - Arched window / Door
The Sentiment was perfect size but the circle was a little big for this card so I trimmed it.
Impression Obsession - Butterfly Set
Impression Obsession - Cat Set
Impression Obsession - Fence Border Die

Click here for instructions
I varied the measurements on mine to suit what I wanted to do.

Do you have trouble stamping a good impression?
The Misti is a marvellous tool to help with that.
However not everyone likes to pay the price.
I have an alternative.....

If you have access to an IKEA store they have a wonderful
photo frame that will do nicely.

The frame has hinges and a soft clear front that does the job perfectly and only cost $7 in Australia.
All you have to do is remove the protective plastic and tape the clear front down that
it doesn't move about.  Just use washi tape to hold your card stock in place while you stamp
and that will work perfectly.  I modified mine a little more and placed a sheet of perspex down
so I can use either washi tape or sticky tape.  I love it and you can stamp over and over again until
you have the desired affect.

Or you can go to more trouble and follow these instructions

I do hope I have helped to improve your stamping.

Crafty Hugs,