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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

New Baby card


My colleagues are keeping me busy still - I am very happy to say! - and this is another recent order for a baby card.

The base is 8x8" and has squares of Doodlebug paper patch-worked onto it. I was asked to include some pale grey as this is the colour of his Nursery and also an Elephant.


The bunting was created using a Stampin' Up punch, letters are Making Memories rub-ons (these are very precious as they are not made anymore!), threaded onto some ribbon then decorated with pearls.


Random stitches were added with DMC thread and also some buttons.


The image is Bella with Balloons from Wild Rose Studio but I only added one which I stamped with a heart instead.

Welcome to the world Charlie :)

TFL
xxx

Embossing Folders.

Here are some cards made with the new Crafter's Companion 5x7" Embossing Folders launched on Create and Craft on the 1st August.

This first one shows the Hessian and Basket Weave folders.
The flowers are Sheena's Briar Rose and Barrel of Apples.


This one used the packaging and the Woodgrain & Hessian folders.
Flowers as above.
The Church Window was from the recent Christmas die launch along with the Ivy. 


Another one with Sheena's flowers placed onto the Leaf Vein.


And the last one uses the Woodgrain folder and the Bramble Dies from The Sheena collection.


All items are available on the Crafter's Companion site.

Monday, 3 August 2015

You make me happy!

I loved playing with the Fiesta collection from Kaisercraft for Merly Impressions.
Please see here for details.




Sunday, 2 August 2015

Last two for now........................

These are the last two I made for my first project for Crafter's Companion.
This first one is 8x8" and features the Christmas Stocking with the various tops and toes that come with it. 
The background is the Hessian Embossing Folder.


And the last one - an A5 landscape card.
I created the sand with a Sheena Douglass embossing folder, cut and layered.
The wise men are glazed with Pebeo gilding wax.
Pearl Diamond and a white pen created the starry sky.
I cut the Nativity out a few times and added extra shepherds and some camels.


Did you manage to catch the shows and get some of these lovely dies?
They are great to work with and cut perfectly every time.

TFL
x

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Snow Fun

Another two cards made for the Crafter's Companion Christmas Classique launch as below -

A 6x6" base with trees and snow scene created with white card.
The robins on the post box were cut twice and one reversed to look the other way.
I then added Santa's Sleigh over the top of the card in black for a silhouette.


A circular easel card for this one using the same cardstock as above.
The blue core'dinations was embossed with the Pebble folder then sanded back to resemble snow falling. I reversed the face on on of the snow people and linked their arms.
The snowflakes were coated with glue and glamour dust and really sparkled, although hard to see in the picture.


Thanks for taking a look x

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Home Sweet Home


These are some more cards I created for the Die'sire Christmas Classiques launch the other weekend.


This one is an 8x8" base with kraft card embossed with a brickwall folder.
I used the door and window dies to create the house front and added some scraps of patterned paper for curtains/blinds. The wreath and holly are from the amazing fireplace set.
The railings fit perfectly along the front and I cut an extra to look like guttering along the top.


Another 8x8" base card here with the fabulous fireplace set.
I cut it out three times and layered it so that the mantle overhung the fire, then cut another top piece for the hearth. 


I cut, trimmed and layered the tree for a dimensional effect -


The papers are from my own stash.
The tree, wreath and swag were cut with watercolour card and coloured with Distress Markers.

Have you tried these yet? They cut perfectly every time!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

104! Wow!

Another order from my work colleague was a card for her Great-Uncle who's 104! Wow!
The base is an 8x8" made into an Easel card.
I covered it with Kaisercraft paper from the Base Coat collection, then cut the numbers from Kaisercraft Marigold collection, both from Merly Impressions.


The stopper is also from Marigold as are the flowers and banner.


I cut and coloured a couple of Tim Holtz birds and added party hats to them - an idea I had seen on Pinterest.


They were added to the card with 3d glue gel.


The birthday is a die cut which I have coated with glossy accents.


Another recent purchase were the Nuvo liquid pearls from Tonic - some I like, some I'm not too sure of though - not as shiny as I'd have liked.


I hope he had a lovely birthday!