Sunday, 21 July 2019

It's all about the Moon

My hubby is a space enthusiast so we're watching a lot of stuff about the moon landings at the moment - seems there is something on every night at the minute, so my card this week is "moon inspired".

If you know my card style, you will know by now that I am a sucker for a large sentiment and this new birthday one from Lil' Inker Designs is just amazing - it really does all the work for you.  Here it is being my moon so I cut it from pixie dust card stock for shimmer and white card underneath for depth and dimension.

For the background, I went for easy and used a sheet for the fabulous space themed papers from Altenew's Celestial paper pack.   You could DIY with inks if you prefer - there are lots of videos showing you the technique but I'm just not that good at it so decided to cheat!   Altenew do Washi Tapes that do the same effect too.

I wanted to add a little more starry detail so die cut Sugar Pea Designs Star Dust die from the same sparkly card and added a few of the different sized stars around to finish the card.


The latest stamp and die release from Altenew is due tomorrow so we'll get it online asap.

We're not expecting anything else this week so it will give us time to catch up on ordering restocks from other brands.

Lawn Fawn will begin peeking their Christmas release on Monday - we will be ordering it the second they make it available to us - it is not released until late August though so don't expect here before then!



Saturday, 20 July 2019

Happy Bear-thday!

Hey stampers, Anni here!

I had this bear from My Favorite Things’s Beary Special Birthday already coloured in my stash for a long time. So when I needed to make a fast card it came in handy.

I created a watercolour backgroundwith matching colours to go with the bear. I kept it light and soft so it wouldn’t take the attention from the cute birthday bear. To tone down it even more I die cut a one of My Favorite Things’ Stitched Circle Scallop Frames from aqua cardstock and added a circle of vellum behind it.

For the sentimnt I hose one of the punny one that came with the bear set and stamped it on a stripe of dark brown cardstock and heat embossed it in white. Then I cut the stripe into a fishtail banner.
To give the scene a frame I die cut a frame from My Favorite Things’ A2 Rectangle Frames from the same cardstock I used for the circle frame and assembled the card.

For the finishing touches I added some sequins.
Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty weekend.


Friday, 19 July 2019

Stay Paw-sitive! Cat Paws Card

Hi everyone, Taheerah here wishing you a happy Friday!

It's no secret that I'm a huge cat lover. In fact my home is inhabited by no less than six felines and I love them all to bits!

Pets have a wonderful way of making everything better, and certainly help brighten our mood when we're feeling a bit down. I'm pretty sure that's why the awesome folks at Newton's Nook designed the awesome Cat-itude stamp set! With loads of feel-good sentiments, it's perfect for the cat lover in your life.

I wanted to create a bright, cheery, uplifting card with this set, so I set to work:

I love how this turned out! Pretty fun, right?!

I started by stamping the little paw image repeatedly in fun rainbow colours. I actually based my colour scheme on the packaging colours from Waffle Flower Crafts, adding in a little purple to make the spectrum complete, and because it's my favourite colour!

I finished off by stamping my sentiment in the centre and adding a little black splatter. This card is bound to make any recipient feel more paw-sitive when they get it!

I'd love to hear what you think of this card. Is there someone you know who'd love to receive it? Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Thank you with magnolias

Hello all! Anna here. 
 I'm back with a new project - this time it's Thank You card featuring Avery Elle stamps.

My first step was to stamp almost all the florals from Avery Elle Magnolia stamp set on to watercolour paper. I decided to use Distress inks in pinks and greens for my colouring today. 

After my colouring was done, I went and fussy cut all the images. ( If you don't like cutting by hand,  there are also coordinating dies available here )
To create this ombre background, I decided to use distress oxides. I love the look of lavender colour picking from under the main floral. It gives the whole card completely different look from what it would look like with plain white background.

Before adhering all the flowers on to the background, I stamped a sentiment from another Avery Elle set - Floating Wishes stamp set - with black ink and added frame around my card panel. For that I simply masked off the edges, using masking tape ( you can also use post-it notes or washi tape ) and used dark grey Zig Real Brush marker ( You can use whatever grey or black marker you got ) to draw thick line.

After arranging all the florals, I used foam squares to adhere them in place and added a few clear sequins around for more interest.
This card is all done! 


Thank you so much forstopping by! I will be back with another fun project next week.
See you soon! 

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Tropical Birthday Pals

Hello, Tallie here. I have a bright birthday card today featuring the Avery Elle Peek-a-Boo Summer Pals set. Perfect for our recent summery weather!

I started by stamping out the toucan, frog and flamingo (and their coordinating arms/legs/wings!) from the set with some MFT Extreme Black ink onto some blending cardstock. I coloured them in with my alcohol markers, sticking to realistic but bright colours. I cut these out with the coordinating dies.

On a white A6 top-folding card base I inked on some Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink using the Hero Arts Tile Pattern stencil for a subtle background. On three other panels, I used Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Scattered Straw and Gathered Twigs, cutting these out with n MFT Inside & Out Stitched Circle dienamic and a Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border die. This I arranged in a scene over the stenciled background.

The sentiment is comprised of two parts. The first is a white heat embossed sentiment from the MFT Essential Sentiments set - this is a good staple for all sorts of greetings. The bigger 'birthday' sentiment I made by stacking several of the MFT Cause for Celebration dies, with the top layer inked with the blue Distress Inks I used on the background.

Thanks for reading, catch you next week!



Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Magical Day

Hello, it's Liz here today. Do you love to mix and match your stamp sets? I do, and it's exactly what I did here. The sweet unicorn is from the Magical Day set by Neat and Tangled (matching dies here) and the flowers are from the Plentiful Petals set by My Favorite Things (matching dies here).

First of all I cut the background piece using my new Circle Texture die by Waffle Flower and attached it to my card with foam pads. I love this die already and it hasn't left my desk since I got it! Then I stamped and coloured the unicorn choosing some rainbow colours. To balance the card I stamped and cut a cluster of flowers and leaves. I gently curled the leaves a little with my fingers. I then attached the flowers and leaves to the card using foam pads overlapping them.The sentiment comes with the Magical Day set and I love that the words are separate stamps meaning I can stamp in different colours.

Thanks for stopping by today, happy crafting!

Monday, 15 July 2019

Hooray, Yippee!

I have a happy card for you today that features some simple colouring and those 
lovely large alpha dies from MFT as the focal point....

I'm a sucker for an alphabet whether it be stamps or dies, but these 
good sized Impact Alphabet dies from MFT are a great size for 
cardmaking and will also be useful in sewing projects too 😉

One way I like to use them is to replace part of a sentiment and add 
images to decorate and accent the word. These rather excitable, 
happy peeps from Waffleflowers Yippee set were just the thing.

I started by cutting a few of each letter in thin, cheap cardstock and then 
used better quality grey card for the top layer. I arranged the letters in a 
wavy curve layout and added the boys and girls which I have 
coloured with Copics and cut out with the matching dies.

I made a rough cut mask out of copy paper where the letters would lay and then 
used a stencil to add stripes in similar colours to the Copics I'd used. 
All I had to do then was adhere all the letters and images....

I used a Hooray stamp from an Avery Elle set because it fitted the space 
better then added some glittery stars to match the shimmery alpha dies...
 not picked up by the camera 😞 


Thanks for stopping by :)
Jenny x