Friday, 17 November 2017

FranticStamper - New Release Inspiration - Love & Music.

Hello Bloggers.

Its once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for my guest DT,
FranticStamper.

Im using the November release called A life of Love and Music. Its a beautiful collection of dies and stamps. Visit the STORE to see the full collection.

For my 2 cards today, I have used the following:
Piano Keys Edger - FRA-DIE-10293
Musical Heart - FRA-DIE10354
Love and Kisses - FRA-DIE 10351
A Bit of Music - FRA-CLG-B033 (background stamp)




For this one I started with a black piece of cardstock. I die cut my Piano Keys die towards the bottom of the black cardstock. I then used the edge of the die and made a mask to cover the diecutting. By using the edge of the die I got a mask that matched the curved of the diecutting.

I then stamped my background stamp at the top of my black cardstock (I lay my mask over the diecutting) and heat set it with white embossing powder. I then die cut my Heart and my greeting from silver mirri card. I diecut 2 of each and stuck together to raise them up a bit from the card.

I then matted my black background on to silver mirri card, stuck my heart and greeting down and voila, all done.





Right for this one... I started with a black piece of cardstock as before and I diecut my piano just as before. The die dont seperate the bottom from the keys fully, so I just snipped that bit of. This left me with a piece fitting my cardblank BUT with the bottom bit missing.

I then took my cardblank. I needed the bottom bit removed to replace with accetate. I simply used the edge of the die itself to give me the right curve, drew a faint line with a pencil and cut by hand.
I then stuck a piece of accetate on the inside of my cardblank.

I then added my black piece of card on top of the cardblank and the white card shows through the holes where the keys are.
I diecut my greeting from glitter cardstock and added to the card and voila..

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting





Thursday, 16 November 2017

BeeCrafty - Wizard of OZ Samples.

Hey Bloggers..

I appologise, I totally forgot about my post for BeeCrafty yesterday. Life is a bit hectic around here at the moment.. No excuse though so I decided to post my samples today.

Bev was on Hochanda this past Tuesday with the amazing stamp collection called "Inspired by the Wizard of OZ". Its a beautifull collection based on the original book.

This one is made with distress ink. I made a water colour wash for the back ground and then the same colour through the brick stencil.
Mr Tinman is coloured and covered with glossy accent.

This background took quite some time to make to be honest, but it was worth it I think. I started by repeatedly stamping OZ greeting with red, orange and yellow distress ink. I then misted it with water and left to air dry. Once dry, I took the brick stencil and used a clear paste through it. Once again, left to dry. Once totally dry again, I misted the background with plenty of water so the ink between the bricks started to run. Once again left to dry.

While doing all this waiting, I stamped the same greting on to vellum and I stamped and water coloured my Lion. I fuzzy cut him and added him to my background with my greeting.

 Once again my brick stencil, this time with white paste. Once oaste was dry I added brusho on top.
Dorothy is water coloured and fuzzy cut as is my greeting.

 This one was a play on one of my favorite card designs. Its no secret that I love making backgrounds and this design is such an easy way to show off a background. 

And then my favorite.. These stamps has a vintage feel to them. And after making the other samples I still hadnt come up with that "wow" card that I always aim for when getting a new collection landing on my table. And then it hit me.. I had made my samples as usual BeeCrafty cards.. My usual style.. But these stamps are so different and needed a different approach.. And thats when this vintage card came together..

I used the BeeCrafty Steampunk papers, lots of layers and distressing, water colouring and fuzzy cutting, twinw and whatever that mesh stuff is called  lol..

I love this creation and think it truly sets of these beautiful stamps.

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting


Monday, 13 November 2017

A farewell to a DT..

Hey Bloggers

Today, is a post I write with a bit of a heavy heart. Its a farewell to my Dt spot for
Graciellie Design.

I have really enjoyed my time with Graciellie and have loved creating with the amazing designs. And I want to extend my warmest Thank You to Gracie for having me.

I had already made a few projects in advance and I decided a perfect way to say goodbye, would be to share these projects.

All the kits I've used can be found over in the Graciellie Design Etsy store. I hope you will pop over to her store and have a nosy. The kits are all digital and once purchased, can be used over and over again.


 This one is made by my daughter Abbie. She is 7 and loves crafting. I promised her Id share her card also when it was time to share mine.







And that is it for today. Once again thank you to Gracie for having me and I wish her and the DT all best for the future.
Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Friday, 10 November 2017

FranticStamper - New Realease Inspiration.

Welcome Blogger Friends.

Its once again my turn to share a bit of inspiration for
FranticStamper

This month release is called A life of Love and Music, and its a beautiful collection of dies and stamps. Please pop over to the STORE to see the full collection.






Both of these cards have been made the exactly the same way. The only difference in them is the distress oxide ink.

I started by using the FRA-CLG-B033 Bit of Music bacground stamp. I stamped it on to both of my backgrounds with versamark ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder. I then covered just the one background with oxide inks. Once ink had dried I die cut my my greeting, the FRA-DIE-10351 Love and Kisses die, from both backgrounds. I matted and layered my background on black cardstock and then swapped the greetings around so the coloured went into the white background and visa versa.
I finished with a few gems on each card and that was it.

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting






Wednesday, 8 November 2017

BeeCrafty Heraldic samples

Hey guys..

Its once again wednesday and my turn to share some inspiration for BeeCrafty..
Today I want to share the samples I made for Bev's recent show live from the NEC.
Did you go to the NEC?? Was it amazing?? I have never been to the NEC but its a dream of mine.. Maybe when my kids gets a bit older?

Anyway, samples... Sadly, mine didnt make it to the screen. Stamps landed with me in Ireland too late so even though samples was made same day as I recieved the stamps, there wasnt enough time to get them returned in time.. It happens, post here in Ireland can be a bit of a.. challenge.. lol

But.. I still loved making my samples and although I already shared them on my facebook and in the BeeCrafty Facebook Group, I still wanted to share them here with a few words on how I made them.

 This one is very simple, its just distress ink with stamping and black heat embossing. I made the wee banner with the alphabet and more distress ink. I finished with a few water splashes.


 
 This one is a wee bit hard to show off. Basically I made the card with distress ink and stamped the wee crowns and used the alphabet to stamp "BeeCrafty". I then made an accetate overlay that matched the card size (I folded a wee sliver to attatch it on the back, so it folds around the card), I stamped the helmet with archival ink onto the accetate (please not it takes quite sometime to fully dry) and once fully dry, attached it to the card.

This one is all about the Lustre Luxe.. I coloured the art board with the Golden Gate Lustre Luxe and I used the Honey Pearl Lustre Luxe through the Shattered Glass Dinkable. I put more Golden Gate Lustre Luxe through the Feather Dinkable.

I then stamped my Heraldic images on to white card and fuzzy cut them. I then used the Moon Stone Lustre Luxe as a gilding wax and added, with my finger tip, a wee bit over the images.
I added the images with silicone glue to add a bit of dimention.


 This one is my favorite I think. I come from Denmark and have always been a royalist and very proud of our royal family. This set of stamps just scream "royal" at me hence how this card came together.

Its a simple matter of distress ink, water splashed and stamping. And I just finished with a few gems.

 This one is a play on a tecnique I have done several times now. I have a YOUTUBE HERE on how I make it. The strips are coloured with Lustre Luxe and I stamped with archival.
You need a permenant ink to stamp on the Lustre Luxe.

And then this one.. Last one.. Again image screams royal lol.. Its made a s the blue royal one above, simple distress ink, heat embossed with black and water splashes. I used purple as this too is a very royal colour. A greeting could always be added later if needed.

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting




Friday, 3 November 2017

FraticStamper inspiration - New Release, A life of Love and Music

Hello Blogger Friends

Its time for my first post of this month for my guest DT over on
Frantic Stamper.
This months new release is all about Love and music. Its a beautiful collection of dies and stamps and I urge you to pop over in the STORE and check it out.

For the 2 cards I've made for today, I have used the following:
Spiral Rose Card Panel die, FRA-DIE-10197
Love and Kisses Die, FRA-DIE-10351
Distress Oxides
Gems


Both of these cards are made just the same. I just altered colours and the position of the greeting.
Both cards was made with oxide ink as background and on the pink one I added some water splashes.

I then diecut my Spiral rose card panels and lay it over my backgrounds. I die cut each of my greetings 3 times and layered them up. It was simply to get some more dimention on the greeting and I finished each cards with a few gems.

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

BeeCrafty Samples for Hochanda show 30th Oct.

Hello Crafters

Today I want to share my samples for the resent BeeCrafty show on Hochanda. Sam did 2 fab shows with the music collection.
Sadly due to storm Ophila, post in Ireland was delayed and by the time my stamps landed, my samples was due to be returned.
Never the less I just had to play and I made a stack of cards.

You can find the stamps in the STORE HERE

 Distress ink, black stamping, white ink through stencil and white gel pen.

 Piano stamp heat set with embossing powder, partial stamping of my greeting, Treble cleft stamped and fuzzy cut. Everthing smothered in distress ink.

 
Lustre Luxe on MDF tags, more Lustre Luxe through stencil. Staming with Archival.

Distress ink with water splashes. Black stamping.
 
 Just a lot of making and stamping. Microphone stamped and fuzzy cut as is sentiment.

More Distress ink and just stamping on top.

Stamping with Distress Oxide

This one is strips of paper coloured with Lustre Luxe and then assembled and stamped with Archival ink. I also used Lustre Luxe through the star stencil.

I loved making these. I am (was) trained in music and singing so anything with a music theme is very close to my heart. Each stamp is so amazing and although they all fit so perfect together, each can easily stand alone or work with whatever stash you have.

And that is it for today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration - Featers and Oxides

Hello Blogger friends..

My turn to share a bit of inspiration for
BeeCrafty.

I have a quick make for today. Its a play with Oxide inks and a selection of BeeCrafty Stamps.
I have used the following:

This one started with a "mop-up" background. Basically, smear ink onto your blending mat, spray with water and drag your card stock through the ink. Repeat if you wish..
Once I was happy with the background I used the nips and the border stamp and stamped them in matching oxides. I wanted them to blend in. I then sprayed  my whole background with a mist of water and set aside to dry.
Once my background was dry I stamped my feather stamp randomly around my background. I finished with a greeting stamped on vellum and a few black gems.

And that is it for today. A very quick and fun card to make.
Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

FranticStamper Inspiration - Beautiful Snowflakes

Hello Bloggers 
and welcome to my little slice of the www..

Time for my last post this month for
FranticStamper
where I am so lucky to be part of the guest DT.

Its all about Christmas this month and I have used a selection of dies from the October release. Find them all in the STORE.

For these cards I have used the following dies.
Alpine Snowflake - FRA-DIE-10337
Snowflake Border - FRA-DIE-10335
JOY Letters - FRA-DIE-10342

 This card was actually the first I made when i recieved all the dies. The idea came as soon as I saw it and I love how it came out. Its a classic design that could be recreated over and over.

I simply took the alpine snowflake die and cut out the snowflake from my card panel.I then took the panel, added foam take and added it to my silver mat and then to my card blank.
I then took my diecut snowflake and lay it in the the hole it had created, and I also put back in, the little snowflakes.

I diecut the snowflake one more time in silver just to get the little snowflakes and I added them around my big snowflake. I finished with a few gems.

 This card is my favorite of all the ones Ive made for FranticStamper this month. I LOVE using unconventional colours for christmas and oraange isnt really what I would say a christmas colour. But I teamed it with lots of the alpine snowflakes and goldembossing powder. I kept all the little snowflakes white to make them stand out and my JOY greeting is also covered in gold embossing powder but layed onto of a vellum strip to make it stand out a bit.

 And last but not least..
A mirri card strip where I die cut the snowflake border. I added the strip to my card blank with foam tape to give it debth. I had kept all the small pieces in the die, so I added glue to each little bit, turned my die over and popped it back into the mirri card strip, and then simply pressed each little dot down onto the card. It took a bit of time but the result is stunning.
I used a greeting from my stash and stamped it onto vellum and added gems as my finishing touch.

And that is all from me today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting