Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Love a Cuppa...

I love Craftwork Cards!

 They have a unique look and are easily identified!  

I have made a couple of cards and a cup as a teachers thank you for the end of term.  We are moving in a month and I may not see my craft desk or items for a while so getting ahead of myself!  I will be making a few more cups this week and storing them safely at my mums while we move!

 Both cards are made using CWC bases. the one above I tore the edges and below inked with a pink ink pad. I coloured the cake's with Spectrum Noir pens and pencils.  I have hardly added any other items to these projects and find them really quick to make so for selling these are ideal.

You can get the set I used here 

Off to make more cards for my future craft stall, done birthday and wedding so onto new baby next.
Only a few weeks to go! Eek!

Thanks for stopping


Sunday, 7 June 2015

"The Hatter"

So my friend asked me to make a special card for him to give to his daughter for her 16th.  All I had was Turquoise/Aqua as a brief.

I think my colouring practice recently is paying off, she thought it was amazing and said she couldn't even tell, she thought it was a printed image!  Her friends may turn out to be some of my new customers!

The spotty background is from the new Dreamees Special Occasions Collection.  Layered on top is something I created a while ago!  I painted white Gesso onto kraft card then painted it with a blue/grey/white mix of acrylic paints.  Once this was dry I embossed with the Crafters Companion Vintage embossing folder and covered it in silver gilding wax after sanding it down and then used my We Are Memory Keepers Heart blade to ruffle the edges.  I then layered the leftover strip of Spotty paper and the lacy doily on top wrapping the white and yellow ribbon round it before I stuck it down.

The Crafters Companion traditional bunting die was cut twice in the two contrasting colours and layered. I added a row of pearls (Hobbycraft) and the yellow ribbons. All the yellow paper is bazzill basics and I used the Tim Holtz Vintage Market die for the letters and a HOTP Viney Swirl die for behind the sentiment. I cut this in half to extend it behind.  The sentiment stamp is unknown as purchased from a seller on facebook and arrived in plain packaging!  It is foam mounted onto a Spellbinders die cut from Stately Circles using the last bit left from the A4 printed out spotty background sheet. Not a scrap left!  The ribbon bows (Hobbycraft) were doubled up and topped with a pearl (ebay).

The 16 was cut again from the Tim Holtz letter die and foam mounted onto some create and craft (C&C) couture dies. The Turquoise paper is also from C&C (bling 12x12).  The yellow flower and leaves are made from Dreamees Fantastic Frills stamp's and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and then pencils and blended. Topped with a gem from ebay! The other flowers and the card candi in the middle is Craftwork Cards.

"The Hatter"

She was coloured using Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir pens and pencils and then blended. So I am entering this into the Spectrum Noir Bling June 2015 challenge as it has bling paper and a bling stone in the centre of the yellow flower!

I think this is one of my best coloured images and I love the way the card turned out when throwing so much on an 8x8 space!
Just one other gorjuss card to come then will share some of my  new Craft Work Card makes!

Thanks for taking a look


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Gorjuss again...

The card I made after the last gorjuss one! Been addicted to using these as new stamps!

For my daughter so had to be pink!
I used the gorjuss sweet tea stamp with my spectrum noir pens and then pencils. I stamped the image twice and cut out the toy once coloured and used foam buds to raise it. The tag stamp is from the same set.  

I backed the image with some Hobbycraft own brand paper and distressed the edges with a We Are Memory Keepers heart with the blade.  I also cut out the 9 with the same paper, using a number template.
First I embossed the pink bazzill basics paper for the background with a Crafters Companion distress 8x8 embossing folder and added silver pebeo gilding wax. Once mounted onto silver mirri I stuck this to the card and added the vintage rose papers bought from qvc years ago and added a pink stripey paper from Craftwork Cards on top. Again all distressed with the heart tool. All the added lace ribbon is from The Works and is a bargain at £1 a roll!  I have just a few different colours now!  
The roses, pears and doily is hobbycraft own brand and the bling is all from ebay via China.  
I have made another card with this image in greens and blue's...image coming soon!
There are just a few more gorjuss cards to post plus I have been making wedding and fathers day cards ready to sell.  Just a few baby cards to make and then it's back to christmas makes again!
Hope you enjoyed my post.