Thursday, 23 February 2017

Kraft card butterfly birthday

I wasn't sure about Kraft card to start with but having used it a few times now I'm starting to see how good it can be.

This is a birthday card I've made for a friend. I used an 8 x 8 Kraft card blank and put a black mat onto it. I've just bought a Kraft card pad with all the papers having a black pattern printed on them, so used that for the next mat. I'd nipped into The Works to kill some time and came out with a bag full of goodies - as you do!

I then die cut 4 square black mats and white layers using my Tonic Layering dies. The butterflies were cut from red card using the Tonic Rococo Butterfly Sprig butterfly, and the red sentiment is from the Tonic Miniature Moments Sentiments dies. These panels were added using foam pads to give a bit of dimension.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like the card, and if you've time to leave a comment I'd really appreciate it

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Win & Tonic: Take Your Pick
Tuesday Throwdown: Favourite embellishment - Butterfly
Seize the Birthday: ATG
Just Us Girls: #381 Red, black and Kraft

Black and white birthday butterfly

Hello there,
I really like monochrome cards, particularly black and white, but also sometimes with a bit of red added into the mix.

For this card I used an 8 x 8 card blank and added a black mat. The large white mat and smaller panel are both made using some Kanban embossed roses card which I've had in my stash for ages. The small square panel is also layered on to a black mat, placed over some black satin ribbon which I also used for the bow. The pre die cut butterfly is also Kanban from a black, white and red kit I picked up ages ago at a show, it was going cheap as it was all in German! I added some black gems to the body of the butterfly and a swirly gem trail, a Craftwork Cards sentiment and gems to the corners.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Crafty Girlz Challenges: Black and white theme
Seize the Birthday: ATG
Tuesday Throwdown: Favourite embellishment - Butterfly

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like it and if you have time to leave a comment that would be great.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Kitchen goddess card

Hello there,
this is a birthday card I made for a good friend who is an absolute whiz at making cakes.

It's mainly made from Hunkydory products, the backing card is Adorable Scorable card and the verse is from their Second Little Book of Poetry. The topper and sentiment are from free kits I'd got from magazines or as Club member's gifts, I can't really remember I've had them so long! I popped a piece of white card inside and covered by the verse on the front so you can write inside.

Its the first card I've made with a diagonal cut on the front, I think it's quite effective so I'm sure I'll do this again. I hope you like it too.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment if you'd like to.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Blue and silver Christmas popup box

Hello there,
Popup boxes always look impressive but I've only made a couple of them, a floral box and this Christmas box.

I cut the dark blue panels and embossed them using a snowflake embossing folder. All of the snowflakes are cut using dies from the Tonic Festive Flurries strip die, the gingerbread man and trees are from the Tonic Gingerbread House die set, and the sentiment is also a Tonic one.

I hope you like it, thanks for stopping by.

Fushia and teal birthday card

Hello there,
this is a card I made for a Facebook group challenge ages ago but decided to use it as the birthday card for a crafting friend so couldn't post it before. The challenge was to use fushia and teal which were out of my comfort zone.

I used three of the layers from the Tonic Jasmine Sunset layering die set, the Tonic Entwining Trellis Plush Peony flower die, a Tonic butterfly punch and finished it off with some pale teal gems.

Challenges are really good for making you try things you might not otherwise have done, and that's really true with this one.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Birthday cats

Hello there,

while I was unable to do much crafting and lost my mojo I made really good use of this Little Claire Designs stamp.

I had several birthday cards to make for friends and family and fortunately they all like cats, so  having made a couple of cards it was pretty much variations on a theme. I've not done much colouring so it's pretty basic but something I want to work on.

I used different shape toppers cut using dies, different colours, and sometimes a background paper and other times the Tattered Lace Ditzy Dots embossing folder - which almost looks like paw prints!

I thought I'd post a few examples here, hope you like them.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sent with Love Valentine's card

this is the Valentine's Day card I've made for my husband this year.

I used a white 8 x 8 card blank matted and layered in red and white card, and also panels. The 4 square panels were cut with the Tonic square dies and embossed with hearts, and I used a Tonic Miniature moments sentiment die in the middle.

He really liked it and I hope you do too.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Back after a long absence

It's been a long time since I lasted posted owing to a period of family illness and bereavement. So as you can understand I didn't have the time or motivation to do much by way of crafting. I made a few birthday cards using a Little Claire stamp basically all variations on a theme, and a few Christmas  cards using a Hunkydory kit. I even had to buy my Mom's  birthday card - shock, horror!

I really lost my mojo but by getting back into the card making groups on Facebook and seeing all the fabulous cards there it's starting to come back. I've made my hubby a Valentines card which I'll be posting (now done), and have a couple of birthday cards to do which I'll post so watch this space!