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