Saturday, 18 February 2012

Hot diggity dog...errr mouse card

Hello again crafting peeps todays card is a little play with a smaller decoupage that came in the hot diggity dog set in a docrafts goody bag. I usually struggle to think what to do with the smaller pieces of decoupage as I don't usually make smaller cards anyway this is what I came up with.

An 8x8 card blank with a 1st layer of mirri gold. I took a piece of cream embossed card and cut it to layer on top of the mirri gold. I then took a spellbinders label die and cut the hole with the largest size. I took the next size down in the die and cut a chocolate coloured paper to make a frame for the decoupage and layered up the decoupage (this does not have to be a large piece as most was hidden under the top cream layer. I placed both layers on the gold to see where they needed to be before adding a wet glue (collall) on both so I could move them into place without any real mishaps.

I used a spellbinder borderability die to cut the circle border out of gold mirri and then a smaller border out of the same chocolate coloured paper adding a decorative heart element from the same borderability set so the little hearts show the gold.

I used a 12" leafy border also from spellbinders to cut some double sided adhesive and added gilding flakes to one side. I then added this to my card cutting as and where I wanted to.

For the tag I stamped the just for you from one of the stamps in the bottom of the drawer onto light brown card and cut using a die from the spellbinder trio tag set. I also used a larger one from the set to cut a gold one and threaded them into each other. I added some card candy for decoration and glued to the card.

All in all I like this card... at times it seemed a bit plain and it was one of those cards that just sort of comes together at the end. Definately will try again with different label dies and decoupage so many variations and a great way to use up small decoupage on a big card.

Anyway best go

Take care


Friday, 17 February 2012

Clarity Easel Card

Hello Peeps

Just a quick post from me today, but not of my card making but of a budding clarity fan- my nephew.... Anfield.

Can't really tell you too much about it as he is aided and abetted by my mum who is the big clarity enthusiast in my family. (that's not to say I am not... it's just I haven't been brave enough to pick up the brayer yet). He used an easel from pinflair to mount his design on and this card is for his grandad's birthday.

All the stamps come from create and craft and am not sure what inks were used. But I do know the cloud effect was created using the cotton wool and versamark resist technique.

Oh and by the way my nephew is just 8 isn't he doing well!

(apologies for terrible photography)

Until next time.

Take care

CJ x

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Playing with Spellbinders Cross dies

Hello Peeps,

It's me again! Slowly getting back into it and had another little play and this is today's card.

As per usual it is an 8 x 8 with a gold base mat onto the front. I used two colours of pearlescent pink card and a white pearlescent too. I used the spellbinder cross collection 1 set of dies and cut all the crosses out.

I wanted pink on the top so cut the smallest pink, the next size white, the next gold and the biggest one in the same colour as the top one and layered them up using collall glue and added a small pink gem in the middle of the top cross. I then used my large rectangles to cut the mats to mount it on and then layered and glued the gold and pink larger mats and arranged the smaller rectangle mats in the centre and then glued the cross on top.

With the largest pink base mat, I cut it to fit and then cut 4 corners which came from the Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations perfect petals set and hung some of the loops on the edge of the die cuts to position the die cut onto the pink base and then glued behind to secure. I glued this onto the card and then added the other layers I had already glued.

These instructions read as a little unclear but I have tried several ways to write this blog and this explanation seems the clearest... apologies if it is still as clear as mud. This design was inspired by a design I found on the web and I have been unable to find it again since if I do after I post I will add it in comments sincere apologies for not namechecking in this main post.

I really liked the simplicity of this card and it does need a little sentiment and could be for baptism/christening, holy communion or holy confirmation and at some point I will do a blue version. With the cross collection 2 imminent from spellbinders I may copy this design with the new ones...... so excited about the new things launched at CHA!

Anyway until next time.

Take care


Friday, 10 February 2012

Docrafts Hot Diggity Dog thank you card

Hello Blogging peeps, remember me... sorry it's been so long since the last blog but I just haven't had too much time to craft but am starting to get back into it again and hopefully the next blog won't take as long to publish.

This card is a lovely image from the Hot Diggity decoupage... I just love this image and bought the digital designer cd with it on so I can have a larger version on a scrapbook page of the dogs when we dressed them up and they looked just about as happy as this little fella does.

An 8 x 8 card with a gold base layer then some pretty pink flowered paper which came in the docrafts goody bag along with the decoupage. I inked around the edges with distress ink and layered onto the gold. I took a chocolate coloured coredinations and ran it through an embossing folder and cut it out using a spellbinder rectangle. I used the same die to cut the base layer of the decoupage too. I used a scalloped rectangle to cut out some pink card twice and matted and layered the decoupage onto one before completing the decoupage. The embossed rectangle was sanded and layered onto the second pink scalloped die cut.

In the goody bag was a thank you stamp and die. I used the die to cut a piece of neenah card to shape and then stamped onto it. I coloured using pink and brown spectrum noir pens. The lines that show on the photo don't show so much in real life. to finish I added some card candy in the corners.

Anyway really liked this card, probably because of the little character but also as I am not confident with distressing edges felt this was the best result I have had so far. Anyway that's all for today

Until next time.

Take care