Monday, 25 January 2016

Sketch 50

This week we have a Sketch design as a challenge.  

Sketch designs can be interpreted  in many ways and and for this one I have have used the circle as an aperture and the design for the aperture is fixed to the inside of the card.  The sentiment is on the outside.

This is my card:-

6''x 7''  dark blue card
A4 sheet patterned paper
Sentiment stamp FRS 6i6
Small piece of black card
3mm and 6mm Clear crystal gems
6'' x 6'' piece of Clear Snaps Acrylic sheet
Strip of cream card


1  Score the piece of blue card 1''  from narrow end this will fold over and give a  finished card measuring 6'' x 6''

2  Cut a 3'' circle in the centre of the Acrylic piece

3 Take the Acrylic piece and stick to the inside of the blue card

4   Cut a 5'' x  5'' piece of the patterned paper and stick on the inside the card.

5  For my embellishment in the centre of the card I made a teabag folded medallion  and in the centre I stuck a group of the 6mm self adhesive crystals.

6  Cut a 4'' circle of black card and stick in the centre of the patterned paper and on top of this place the medallion.

7   On the strip of cream card stamp the sentiment using Versafine black ink pad. and cut bow ends in the tips.

8  Matt the sentiment strip on to the black card and trim the bow ends.  The sentiment is attached to the front of the acrylic piece.

9   The ends of the sentiment have the 3mm self adhesive crystals on each end, and the folded blue edge has the 3mm self adhesive.along the edge of the blue card.

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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Woodware Creating Embellishments

The weather has definitely change this week, I'm glad in some ways as it will hopefully get rid of some of the germs that have being passed around everyone........hopefully.  Even so I think I prefer the warmer weather.  Touchwood here at home we haven't had any snow only the odd flake or two.  Hopefully that won't change the situation as it is.

The challenge this week is to 'create embellishments.  I love to spend time messing I think this comes from having the patience to craft Pergamano.  So this week I am going to get 'faffy' and complete my own flowers with a Leonie Em miniature multi .punch.  I discovered this small punch when checking out the Woodware punches and basically I knew I had to use it.

So here goes, this a lot slower card to make as the flowers are a bit fiddly, but once a couple have been made you do get a lot quicker.

This is the card:-


Bubble Bloom - Carol  JGS390
A4 sheet Cream card
Scraps of double sided patterned paper
Scrap of lime card
Gold liquid pearls
Versafine Black Ink Pad
3D foam
Double sidied adhesive
PVA glue
Koi colouring brush pen - Sap Green

1  Take A4 sheet of cream card and cut a piece 8'' long.  Score down the length of the card and fold.

2  Cut a matt 31/2'' x 71/2'' from the patterned paper.  Stick this to the centre of the base card.  The side to be stuck down is the opposite one to the flowers.

3  Use the spare piece of cream card and stamp the Bubble Bloom stamp with the Versafine ink pad.

4  Trim the stamped image so that there is a 1/4'' border around the edge.

5  Take the perfect pearls and make small dots over all the  stamped dots on the image. Put this piece to one side to dry

6  The next photo shows the number of punch shapes that are needed for each flower.
The third, forth and bottom row show how the flower is put together.

The additional flowers are flat and made from the rounded flower and the daisy. The total number of flowers that will need to be punched are as follows:-

    25  x small fan shaped shape in pink
    11 x small rounded flowers in pink
    11 small daisy in lime green

7  The next step is to put the flowers together, I used small 3D foam squares.  (see picture above).  The flowers were then attached to the stamped design  The lime daisy was attached with a small dot of wet glue.

8  The flat flower was simply a small rounded flower with a daisy adhered to the top. These were then attached to the card with wet glue.

9 The panel is matted on to a piece of the same paper as the flowers and with a 1/4'' border.

10  The sentiment was stamped with the versafine black and the edge also was coloured with this ink pad.  This was matted onto the pink paper with a 1/4'' border.  The sentiment was then attached to the card with 3D foam

11  The leaves were coloured with the Colouring brush pen.  A small drop of the liquid pearls was put into the centre of all the flowers and the corners of both pink matts.

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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Funky Shaped Cards

What a change over the last few days not as wet, some bright spells and colder...... a lot colder.  I think that we are all fed up of the horrid weather, floods and misery it has brought. There is one thing with craft you can put the weather to one side and craft.

So this weeks theme is Funky Cards Sorry I read the title wrong and thought it was 'Funky Cards and not Funky Shaped Cards   Oooops!.  The subject matter can be anything and for me its bright and random.  My card this week is another quick and very easy complete.

So here is my funky card,

and this is what I used:-

White card
Forever in time Decorative Paper Tape
A small piece of light coloured patterned paper
Pearl adhesive gems
Coloured burlap flowers
Red spotted organza ribbon
Black Micron pen
Sentiment stamp

This is how I constructed the card.

1  Take a sheet of A4 white card and cut in half down the length of the card.  Fold one of the pieces on half. 

2  Cut the patterned paper for the bottom matt The matt should be 1/4''smaller on each side than the base card. This is stuck to the base card

3  The top white matt is also cut so that there will be a 1/4'' border around it.

4  To decorate the white matt take 6 different lengths of the decorative paper tape, I only used the coloured tapes in the pack.. Before sticking the tape to the matt cut one end as a bow ribbon.

5  Stick the pieces of tape on to the white matt to the left hand side and make sure that they are of different lengths.

6  Stick the white matt to the background, and sand adhered the 2 togethertick the 3 coloured burlap flowers into the top right hand corner.

7  Along the folded edge of the card stick a row of pearl adhesive gems, lining them up with the edge of the white matt.

8  Tie a bow with the ribbon and place this against the folded edge and to the left of the pearl adhesive gems.

9  Take the micron pen and do faux stitching along all the edges of the decorative tape.

10  The final piece is to make the sentiment panel.  I used a black Stazon stamp and stamped on to a piece of white card.  I choose a colour from the decorative tape to cut the matt for the sentiment. The 2 were then adhered together.  The sentiment was the applied to the card with 3D foam
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That is the card complete, if you have a go you will see how quick the card comes together.

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Scallops, Circles and Curls

Well hello! 

I'm back to my blogging and I am really pleased and excited to be blogging again.  Also before I forget a Happy New Year and all the best for 2016.  Lets hope its a healthy and peaceful one.

This weeks Woodware theme is 'Scallops, Circles and Swirls,  The design I have completed is made using the old faithful peel off with the added technique of doodling.  Any area can be filled and any doodle or zentangle design can be used.  I simply doodled. 

I have always thought the monochrome idea was clean and fresh.

So here is my card, details of what is needed and the way I put it together.

Black Pop Circle Peel Off 94093B
Gold Curly Q,s Peel Off 93366G
Black Card for base card (6'' x 12'')
White card
Black card
Gold Mirri board
Adhesives -Double sided tape and 3D foam
Clear self adhesive gems
Pigma micron pen 0.3
White organza ribbon

1  Fold the 6'' x 12'' in half.  This will be a 6'' x6'' completed card 

2  Cut a 33/4'' diameter circle in Gold Mirri.

3  Cut 31/4 inch diameter circle in black card

4  Cut 3'' diameter circle in white (I used a textured white card for this layer).

5  Take another small piece of white card and apply one of the circle peel off designs.
A tip for anyone who struggles with keeping the peel off smooth when attached to the card remove the peel off from the backing sheet and place with the sticky side up and place the card over the top and gently rub to get good adhesion. ( I used  a smooth card for this)

6  Cut around the edge of the peel off motif and as close to the edge as possible. 

7  Do your doodling and zentangle designs into the design of the peel off.

8  The Curly Q'S peel offs are placed around the outer edge of the card

9  The layers of matts are applied as follows Gold Mirri with Double sided tape.  The black layer also attached with double sided tape.  The white layer is attached using 3D foam. The top layer (the peel off motif) is attached with double sided tape.

10  On the motif I added clear adhesive gems to the small circle in the peel off design.

11  Finally a piece of white organza ribbon was tied round the spine and a bow completes the card.

There are of course other ways of using and colouring peel offs the obvious one to colour the design in and then use complimentary papers and card to complete.

Well I hope you like the card , that's it for today ,next week a whole new theme.

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