Saturday, 16 September 2017

Fancy Foil

Take some Fancy Foil, die cut a greeting,

 ink over the kraft card,

  polish it to remove excess from foil

 Die cut a different sheet,

inlay greeting, 

 add some candy

If you cut them from two sheets in the same way

you get two cards made quick and simple.

Put them in the sunshine to glisten

Happy Days!


Thursday, 14 September 2017

You Move Me too or two

Humming bird apologies, its so cute and clever!

Made a tri-fold card with a pocket to hold the moving bird inside the slatted frame.
Kept the rest simple, with just a cone flower to decorate, and a leaf for the pull-tab.

Made a decorative panel for inside


Monday, 11 September 2017

Itty Bitty Butterflies

Anyone remember those little butterflies?
Did you forget you'd got them somewhere?
Came in handy for a sparkly card with those large letters again


Sunday, 10 September 2017

You Move Me Hummingbird

I was very impressed by a card made by Shelly Godby visit her blog post HERE

It uses the You Move Me set, but here I've unashamedly copied the lovely design of Shelly,
and used the non 'moving' parts.
There's a stamp set and matching framelits.
I inked the hummingbird in tempting  turquoise, dipped the edges in pacific point,
 die cut him and the flowers, leaves, stamens.
Cut a square aperture to use as a mask, inked inside the square with sponge brayer.

I liked it so much I made another, this time using a dauber to ink up the bird and flowers.

I love the two tone look, and the added enamel dots.


Saturday, 9 September 2017


Mojo absent,needed card for a boy....Large Number Framelits to the rescue!

Birthday Banners helped too.....

simple is best sometimes!

I'm sure he'll like what's inside the card.... well as some birthday cash obviously!

(do you like how I used some enamel shapes to hold the balloon string in place?)


Thursday, 7 September 2017

A one layer musical leaf

I'm going to get you singing on this one!

I created a mask using Leaflet Framelits.
Laid the leaf mask on my topper, stamped in Versamark and embossed Sheet Music in copper powder.

Added happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, this is where you start singing :)

Laid the background mask, so just the leaf shape aperture showing,
added yellow ink, then a moon mask, more ink, more colours, gradually building up shade and depth,

Stamped parts of Nature Sings, the deer and trees, coloured them in with marker pens
to make them stand out a bit, added some twine over some new copper ribbon.

It's all one layer, but hope it looks a bit 3-D ?
Might need a bit more practice......take a look at Barbara Gray from Clarity Stamps
for some much more professional projects.......

Hope the birthday boy liked it....he's very into his music....
are you still singing?....
"happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear...."


Sunday, 3 September 2017

Team Play Day

We had another team play day a little while ago,
a shoe box swap was the main activity, along with much chatter, a fun day indeed.

Liz brought this idea.....mine was a bit off balance....think I was too busy chatting :)

much later on, I added some rhinestones......still not quite happy but hey ho,
I did have some mini poinsettias left over for another time....

This was Jan's take on a Kim Fee the crumpled seam binding....
hate that I stuck my background on upside down, and the circle the right way up...
resulting in a mismatch......cock-up number two!

Sarn brought us this Tryptic (?) card....
stamped the panel, inked it in blue, yellow, green, 
then chopped it in 3 and mounted......yay I think I did ok on this one!

The lovely thing about card making, is there are no rules, no right or wrong,
just a card made with love, to send to someone you care about!

p.s. I thought I'd enter this One Layer challenge