Wednesday, 21 September 2016

A Little Sparkle

Good evening ..........

I have a few cards to share tonight that I have made using a stamp set and dies from Wplus9.  I have had this set ages and never really used it until now, so thought that whilst it was out I would make a few cards. I struggle to take any decent pictures in our caravan awning so the glitter doesn't show up very well

I was inspired to create these cards by the theme this week at


For this card I created a card base from white card stock, and die cut a frame using die namics stitched frames. I cut a piece of acetate to fit and stuck to the reverse of the frame.
The word sparkle was die cut first from funky foam and then again from Dazzling Diamond glitter card, I used the little bit of foam and glitter card to also cut some stars.
After many attempts I managed to stamp onto my acetate in Stazon black ink, using the word Sparkle as a guide for placement. I then added some foam dimensionals around the frame, added some sequins in a small pile to my card front before placing the frame over them. I added some little stars and gems to the panel

My second card was made by stamping the sentiment with versamark ink onto black cardstock, and heat embossed in white, I then used die namics stitched squares to create to panels, and mounted them onto the card front with dimensionls and added some bling. 

I also heat embossed this sentiment, die cut my panels and popped them up with dimensionals adding some glitter stars and gems.

For this card I die cut the word shine from funky foam and dazzling diamond card, the rest of the sentiment was heat embossed and I added some stars and gems.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Endless Birthday Wishes

Hello there, today I have a CAS card created using the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set from Stampin Up.
This set as lots of lovely sentiments using some super fonts as well as the cake stamp

I created my card base using whisper white thick card stock, I used two dies from the MFT stitched rectangle set, cutting one in Pink Pirouette and a smaller one in whisper white.  The image and sentiment was stamped in black memento ink. and I used some Pink Pirouette and Smoky Slate ink along with a blender pen to colour the cake.  I adhered the pink panel to the card base and then popped the white on top with some foam dimensional's

I am entering this card into this weeks challenge over at 
CAS on Sunday Use Pastel Colours

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Serene Scenery DSP

Hello, I seem to be on a little bit of a roll with my card making at the moment.
I decided to open up my pack of the lovely new Serene Scenery DSP from the Stampin up seasonal catalogue.

This paper is simply gorgeous with lots of  different backgrounds that need very little adding to them apart from a sentiment.  I used a card base of crumb cake, and added my DSP to a mat of black card stock. I added some thick twine around and tied into a bow, added my sentiment popped up with dimensional's and my card was finished.  So easy.

This card uses the left over strip of the above DSP, and with its dots I thought it would fit this weeks challenge over at The paper Players, which is 

I have use the triple banner punch to create the side panel and then die cut a circle for my sentiment.

another very quick and easy card.

Marbling - Happy Birthday


I have a two more cards to share, created using the marbling with shaving foam technique.

I made three or four pieces of card using the same batch of foam and inks.

For this card I used a snippet left over to die cut a butterfly.  I created a white card base, and then die cut my stitched rectangle from a die namics die, and stamped Happy Birthday in Rich Razzleberry ink before mounting onto my card front using dimensional's. I added the butterfly and some enamel dots.

I am entering this card into the Less is more Challenge 

this is another card made using a panel of marbling, and I just die cut the flower stem from the panel and then cut again in foam before adding back together.

For some great inspiration and how to videos then visit the CAS mix up challenge blog 

Monday, 5 September 2016

Marbling Technique

Good evening to you all, I seem to have a little bit more time now that the Summer Hols are over, the site is not so busy now, which means that I actually get some free time in the evenings.  I only have 11 weeks left before our current contract finishes.  We are hoping to go home and catch up with family for a few weeks before heading off to Spain for Christmas.

I have created my card using a new technique to me Marbling with shaving foam.

Please excuse the awful photo but I don't have very good lighting at the moment.

I followed the tutorial link on this months CAS mix up card challenge blog.
I squirted shaving foam into a baking tray added some drops of, Rich Razzleberry, Night of  Navy and Marina mist ink refills from Stampin Up. This is a piece from one of the first sheets of card that I placed onto the foam, some of the other pieces are more subtle in colour.
To create my card, I cut a piece of my marble card, and then die cut the HELLO from the panel and also out of funky foam, before layering it all back into the negative space.
I stamped friend in Rich Razzleberry ink added some silver sequins and all done.

I have used Stamping + Marbling + Die cuts

Thursday, 1 September 2016

MAWTT - Wedding card

Today is the start of a new challenge over at MAWTT 

 Mrs Duck as chosen the theme
 which is to include anything from the first verse of Dana's All Kinds of Everything from the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest
Snowdrops and daffodils
butterflies and bees
sailboats and fishermen
things of the sea
wedding bells
early morning dew
all kinds of everything remind me of you

I have picked wedding bells

I used vanilla card stock to create my wedding card, and the embossing folder is an old one from Conture Creations, called "Tied Together". The gorgeous flowery heart was created using the "Bloomin Heart" thinlits from Stampin up. I added a couple of layers of flowers to the heart before mounting to card front with dimensionals.  To finish off I added some little pearls to the centre of the flowers.  I created a small banner for the sentiment.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Glamper greetings

No I have not left this planet ..........I have been very busy working, the last 2 months have been manic here on the caravan site, but very enjoyable. The school hols are nearly over and the new arrivals have slowed down after the bank holiday week end, so today I decided to have a play with some of my new stamps from the Stampin Up Autumn & Winter catalogue. You can order from the 1st September.

I have used this weeks sketch from The Paper Players for inspiration and teamed it with the new 
Glamper Greetings stamp set.

I stamped the caravan onto whisper white card, and used Flirty Flamingo stampin write marker to colour it in, before fussy cutting. I created my card base in whisper white, added a piece of flirty flamingo card stock and two pieces of whisper white.  The caravan was adhered to the card front with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the same set, 
I am sending this card to a friend who as just got a job with the caravan club and like me will be living in her touring caravan.