Sunday, 17 November 2013

Hunkydory selection of dl cards with bits of cards left over.

Hello blogging peeps,

Am still getting snowed under with chopped up bits of card which is too lovely to waste.  Usually it ends up in a big box and goes to my aunt's house for her childminded children to play with.  But I am trying to cut down on the waste and came up with these four dl cards.

No real explanations for them other than they are dl card blanks and mirri card with the odd topper put on for interest when the piece of card was patterned.  I have used a lot of spellbinders die cuts  which is also using up bits and pieces (yay!).
This has made me unbelievably happy to think that this cards are made from what would really what would have ended up in a bin at some point.

So although this is a really long post for me with more cards than usual I was really pleased with them and am vowing to keep doing this as I go along as well as use up some more at odd times too.

Anyway that's all for now

Take care

Cj x

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Hunkydory Fan-tash-tique card

Hello crafting peeps,

Apologies for the poor photography on this one but the light has gone and this card is off to its new home tomorrow to be sold for charity and I really wanted to put it on the blog as I was quite pleased with it.

This is from yet another kit from Hunkydory, I truly am surrounded by piles and piles of beautiful card and paper I really feel one day they will dig me out from under them lol!!!  Anyway I am really making efforts to use them all and am getting there slowly only trouble is I use up 10 sheets then buy another 48 sheet kit!   Still they are all beautiful and pretty much timeless so I will get round to them, eventually!

Anyway this card is another 8 x 8 I made a gold mirri base mat to start then cut a piece of cream pearl card to mat on the gold. I embossed the cream card with one of the new crafters companion A4 embossing folders called picnic plaid which I love.   I cut a piece off the bottom and then cut the same sized piece from the gold foiled moustache background.  I covered the join with some brown ribbon and as this is a masculine card absolutely no bows were used lol.

To finish I glued the mats to the base card and then used one of the toppers glued raised in the centre of the embossed card and also one of the die cut moustaches underneath (glued raised) and two pieces of brown pearlescent card candy in the corner.

This card is going to be sold in aid of diabetes uk, so I hope it will do well.

Anyway until next time.

Take care

Cj x

Monday, 4 November 2013

Hunkydory Feathers and Fluff card

Hello crafting peeps

A super quick post from me today.  I came across this lovely free feathers and fluff Hunkydory kit with one of the Hunkydory magazines and have been playing with it since.

This is a very simple 8 x 8 with a large gold mirri base and one the coordinating cards cut to size.  A small thin gold border with two pieces of red ribbon wrapped around glued raised at the bottom.

The beautiful topper in the centre with a small bow at the top and some card candy to finish.

A very quick but lovely card.

Keep crafting

Cj x

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Hunkydory fall for autumn squirrel card

Hello crafting peeps

I chose this topper set for this blog post as I have not long got in from walking the dogs.  Pippin (my scottie cross) really hates fireworks so am really trying to tire him out  today.  Last night there must have been a display somewhere near and it sounded like world war three had broken out just a mish mash of bangs and he was shaking like a leaf bless him.  Anyway today while we were out he got super excited and went into stalk mode when we passed some trees.  The trees were creaking and cracking and he dragged me along as he obviously had his eye on something I couldn't see.  Eventually a tiny grey squirrel ran along a branch and started nibbling the seeds on the tree.  I know they are not native but they are still pretty cute.

So this card was made with an 8 x 8 scalloped edge card blank.  I cut a gold mirror base and then I cut a mat slightly smaller out of a cream Hunkydory forest walk card (very lovely wood effect embossed into it... just yummy) and glued them together using collall gel.

I cut the edge off the topper sheet and matted it onto a piece of brown card embossed with dots from the Hunkydory forest walk collection and then matted again onto gold mirror card before cutting to size and gluing it slightly raised on the edge of the base.  I matted and layered the topper in the same way onto the brown card then onto mirror card and glued slightly off centre and raised onto the top of my base.  I glued one of the sentiments from the topper sheet raised to add dimension.

To finish I glued to the base white card and added an insert.  I left it without any gems or dots as to be honest it didn't really need them the gold mirror card just lifts it enough to make it look special.

Anyway all for now

Take care

Cj x

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Hunkydory fall into autumn kit

Hello peeps, yes I am finally back in blogland apologies for active followers for the delay but here is just a super quick card using the Hunkydory fall into autumn kit I have used one of the toppers with a sentiment circle and another leaf foiled decorated circle.  The foiled backing card to match the design some black card and a spellbinders Dlite branch die.  I also used a crafters companion embossing folder with leaves on.

I cut a piece of black card to to fit just inside the 8 x 8 card base.  I cut the backing card to fit inside the black layer.  I had to slice the foiled leaf border off as it would have been too far down the card for my liking. I embossed the main body with the leaves pattern and then glued this to the top of the black card, the red piece was glued to the bottom of the card and the foiled border was assembled back on top with collall glue gel so it is slightly raised.  

I added the topper to the top centre and then die cut the branch out of the same black cardstock as the back layer.  I then slipped it just under the foiled border and glued the foiled leaf circle behind before gluing the rest of the branch down.  To finish I added a sentiment circle some small pearls and an insert.  A very quick card.

Hopefully the next post will be sooner rather than later lol although I do post more actively on my facebook page

Take care 

Cj x

Monday, 18 March 2013

Hunkydory topper sympathy card

Hello crafting peeps

Today a super quick 8 x 8 with a Hunkydory topper from a recent kit.  

To make this card I cut a layer of black card to fit the base card blank and then cut a smaller silver mirri layer to sit upon it used a corner rounder punch on both and glued these two layers together.  I cut a piece of white pearl card to size and ran the top half through my calibur with the tied together embossing folder.

I then cut  a piece of silver mirri and used the grateful lattice die on it ( I did need to extend it a little as I wanted the rounded part of the lattice upwards) and glued it to the bottom of the pearl card.   I cut a small border of pearl card which you probably cannot see too well as I placed the ribbon on top of it.  This ribbon is quite see through and I didn't like the pointy ends of the lattice showing through.

I rounded the ends of the pearl card and then glued it to the black and silver base layers I had prepared before.  Using glue gel I arranged my topper in position and then made a small bow from the same ribbon.  I bought these little pearly gem things from Wild Orchid and love hiding the knots on bows with them you can also colour them with your alcohol markers which is great.  To finish I glued to the base card blank before dotting the creative expressions glue in the centre of the embossed knots and added some small pearls to tie it all together.

I do like this card but think the smaller lattice die from spellbinders would have a better result so will have to try it at some point.

Anyway all for now

Take care

Cj x

Monday, 11 March 2013

Joanna Sheen Dog Stamp Birthday card

Hello bloggin peeps

Just a quick 8 x 8 from me today.  I found some old stamps in a drawer from way back when I started crafting of some dogs from Joanna Sheen and stamped a few out in memento Expresso truffle onto some centura pearl card.  This gorgeous little one is the one I decided to use as it looks exactly like my Pippin (He's a jack russel/scottie) sat amongst the bubble envelopes that he loves to pop the bubble wrap in... bless him.

I cut the image out from a labels 22 and then blended antique linen distress ink around whilst it was still in the die. I also cut a gold mirri die from decorative labels 8, a brown labels 20 and a from a piece of coredinations card with the heartfelt layered elegant swirl on two sides with a small piece attached and uncut inbetween.  I also cut a gold mirri tag from the ribbon tag trio spellbinder set.

I cut a large piece of gold mirri to fit my card leaving a small border and then rounded the corners.  I then cut a smaller piece of centura pearl which I embossed using the new grand mbossibilities folder graduated dots.  I then coloured it to match using the antique linen again and after leaving it to dry for a minute or two rounded the corners to match the gold.  I accidently picked up the wrong rounder which cut some way into the card but It looked quite nice when I put it against the gold so I attached the brown ribbon at the bottom of my card and threaded a small dog charm which I coloured brown with a spectrum pen and also the tag I had cut before securing it at the back.

I then layered my swirls, then the label 20, decorative label 8 and then my topper before adding to the card putting some height in using collall glue gel.  I then centrally glued it onto the base, added the base to the mirri and the whole thing to the card blank.  For the greeting I stamped a whimsy sentiment and die cut it and added it to the tag on the ribbon.  I did add some card candi to create interest in the corners too.

Anyway that's all for now...

Take care

Cj x

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Hunkydory music themed birthday card

Hi all back again after a super long blogging break due mostly to lack of time and also have been experimenting with other crafts.  Knitting and enamelling being the two I have most enjoyed lately.

Anyway to break back in gently a quick 8 x 8 from the hunkydory Antique flourish kit.  I took some brown card and matted the printed paper from the kit onto it and glued to the base of my card. I had an offcut from the foiled card and matted this onto the same brown card.  I cut a shaped mat for the musical topper and then glued them to the card with collall glue.

I took some ticket sentiments from the same kit and glued them under my topper.  I had cut three bars of music from a memory box die and trimmed at different places before pushing under my topper into the collall glue and then using a little cosmic shimmer clear glue to secure it on the edges.

To finish I added some large and small gems coloured with my spectrum pens to match.

A super quick card and post.

Hopefully more soon

Take care

CJ x