Saturday, 17 February 2018

Sentimental Rose

How's everyone today?
I am here to share a sympathy card I made for  Tutti Designs using this beautiful

Sadly this type of occasion is one that hits us all at sometime.

I only used lilac card with the white to keep it soft and simple.
Cut the Rose frame in white card and emboss. As it is an intricate frame be sure and run it
through your cutting machine a few times, or add an extra shim, for best results.

Then using sticky dots I adhered to a piece of lilac card and trimmed to fit white rose frame.
Keep the white centre from the die cut to stamp your sentiment.

Trim a piece of lilac card and run through with chosen embossing folder.
I went with roses to match the Rose Frame.

I added a piece of vintage lace to tie in with the soft look.

Next I stamped my chosen sentiment in the off cut from the Rose Frame.
Be sure to have the off cut facing right way as it fits in nicely then.

I stuck this in centre of frame. Added 3d foam to back and adhered to my card.
Now it's time to make the flowers.

Using Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles I cut
4 circles for centre flower and 3 for two smaller flowers.
Hold these in place with a brad. Doesn't matter if not the same as
I will be covering them later.

Spray the flowers with water and scrunch up. Then dry off with heat tool.

Gently re-open the flowers, drying again if necessary.
Add a punched lilac circle and adhere to centre.
Add to your card and finish with a nice bow.

Thanks for dropping by, I hope you like my card!

For my card I used:
Lilac card, rose embossing folder, circle punch, lace, organza ribbon
Satin paper for flowers
Stamp is from Our Daily Bread

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Have a great weekend and thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Let's go shopping!

I have DL size birthday card to share with you today.

Image - LOTV, Alphabet stamp
Papers - from my stash
Embellishments - sparkled foam flowers, card candi, birthday banner
Medium - promarkers

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So today my Stampin' Up! kit arrived!
Nice little surprise for Valentine's Day!

I'm well pleased with my choices and looking forward to having a long play!
I will be posting my Stampin' Up! makes and offers on this blog
but I hope that won't deter you from visiting me.
I will never push anything at you but just want you to know I am here.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you are enjoying
Valentine's Day!

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Lily heart

Today I am sharing a little gift box I made using the fabulous

This is the front view of box

and this is back view. I am popping in some little biscuits and a teabag!

With Spring in mind, I chose a nice bright yellow card stock for my box
(though you would never know from my photos lol)
measuring 11 inches x 8 inches.
Using my large score board I scored the card at
1 inch, 5.25 inches, 6.5 inches and 10.5 inches
Then turn your card and score at
1 inch, 6.5 inches and 7.5 inches.

Burnish all the folds and cut away the parts shown in the photo and cut up the lower slits
to form the shape of the box.
Add glue to small flap at right and fold other side over to join and form the box.

Leave flat at this stage.

Cut the lily rose panel die in a different colour (I went with green) and emboss.
Adhere to the front panel of your box using sticky dots or wet glue.

and then stamp your sentiment in middle of rose

I used a circle punch to create an easy opening at the back of box.
I measured a piece of co-ordinating ribbon, formed my box and tied ribbon in place.

I then cut a larger green square and smaller square in stamping card using

I stamped image and sentiment (coloured with promarkers) and layered the squares
with 3d foam and adhered to back panel of my box
which helps to hold ribbon in place.
Fill the box with goodies of your choice.

For my box I used

I also used:
yellow and green card stock
Stamps - Marian Emberson Designs Birds and trees
Medium - promarkers

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I am off out with Hubby today to Newry shopping then maybe Omeath.
First outing this week, feeling a bit caged in lol.
Have a good weekend whatever you are up to.
Thanks for stopping by to see my project!

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Love chocolate!

I made a couple of little chocolate bar wraps for my two little Grandsons
for Valentine's Day.
They aren't allowed too much chocolate so thought this little bar would be perfect.
I used a stamp set I have had for years but rarely gets used!!

For my gifts I used:
red card stock
tutti circle die
Neenah stamping card
memento tuxedo black ink, red distress ink
Penny Black every which way stamp
Sentiment stamp unbranded
Flower and heart punches
red gems
coloured with promarkers

I cut the card stock 11.5 inches x 2 inches
I creased it at 3/4'' mark, then 5'', then 51/4'' on my score board.

I put a thin line of 3d foam along the first fold, creased and stuck.

I put a few sticky dots to secure the chocolate bar and put in place
It's now ready to decorate!

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Snow has decided to visit us yet again. Honestly this is getting mad.
I can't remember ever having this much snow so early in the year.
Keep warm people!

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Dreams come true

Happy Sunday!
It's time for our February challenge over at STAMPING SENSATIONS!
Our theme is
********Anything with Flowers********

Just remember we are a STAMPING CHALLENGE  so be sure and have stamping
as your central point of image!!

This month we are sponsored by 
 and the lucky winner will get £25 voucher to spend in their online shop.

For my card I used:
Stamps - Sheena Douglass, Paperartsy Tops and Tails 3, free sentiment stamps
Medium - Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers, Glycerine, Versafine Ink Pad,
Card - yellow card from stash and Sheena Stamping  card
Stencil - clouds (my own)

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We have woken up to yet another bad frost but thankfully the sun is shining
and it should soon put paid to that carry on!!
My daughter is not long home from night shift so I will have to be quiet and not
get the hoover on. Oh dear, isn't it awful lol
Have a great day and thanks for dropping by.
Be sure to get your entries in and remember STAMP STAMP STAMP!

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Hanging love

Winner's Badge

I made the top 3

I had a play with this gorgeous HANGING LOVE die  from Tutti Designs
and came up with this card for my son to give to his wife on their first Valentine's Day
as a married couple!

I went with an a5 size card as I wanted to use the Hanging Love die on top and bottom of card.
I also used a piece of white embossed card and red card stock.

I cut the Hanging Love die out using red card then cut the top end of the die again and embossed both.

I saved those little hearts that pop out of the border.

I then added 3d foam squares to both heart panels of the Hanging Love die.
I didn't add any glue or foam to the lettering as I wanted them to hang free.
I then assembled the backing sheets, red then white, to my card and stuck the Hanging Love
to top of card and heart border to bottom.

I added a little boy image from Elizabeth Bell Designs which I had coloured with promarkers,
 to the base heart border.
I stuck the hearts on using 3d foam, scattered around the image
and there you have it.
You could easily get away with just using the little hearts and no image.

Here is the die I used for my project

I also used:
Image - Elizabeth Bell
Papers - from my stash
Medium - promarkers

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I'm off out for a bit of a shopping day (probably window shopping lol).
Had a lovely meal out with hubby yesterday. A turkey dinner, I know! Madness, but delicious!
Enjoy your weekend.

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