Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Reindeer and sleigh

My second Christmas card so far - made so I can enter it for the Win & Tonic August challenge.

I used a white A5 tent fold card base on to which I layered a red mat. I cut another slightly smaller mat from gold card and added vellum which I'd embossed using a snowflake embossing folder, securing it the the gold card with dark gold brads. I then adhered the velum layer to the card front.

The sleigh and reindeer were cut using the Tonic Regal Reindeer and Santa's Sleigh dies from a couple of years ago, and I added some gold mousse to the embossed parts of the reindeer. Using foam pads I layered the two sleigh die cuts together in an off set way to try and show some perspective, and added them to the card front. Then I added the reindeer in front of the sleigh. The sentiment was cut from the same red card also using the sentiment from Tonic's 'Tis the Sean Wreath die.

I hope you like the card, if you'd like to leave a comment I'd really appreciate it.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Happy anniversary purple and white

this is an anniversary card made for friends of mine.

I basically used two 7 x 7 cards with the backs glued together, I then scored the two fronts down the middle to create a folded back gate fold card.

To decorate the inside I had chosen a page from the Hunkydory Little Book of Anniversaries so I created a mat of lilac card to co-ordinate with the image. I matted the image on to purple card, and cut strips using the Tonic Intricate Frame DL layering die set from the same purple card to decorate the sides.

On the front I created panels from purple card on to which I layered rose patterned embossed card which I'd dusted with purple ink to highlight the embossing. I decorated the panels with the Tonic Happy Anniversary sentiment, Affections heart and initials cut using the Tonic Clarice alphabet, all cut from purple card.

I'm entering this for the Win & Tonic Challenge for July:Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by, if you've time to leave a comment I'd really appreciate it.

Sun ray birthday card

Hello there,
Here's another go at paper piecing using the Tonic Sun Ray Scene die, the others are the Summer Cornfields and Sunshine and Flowers.

This time I cut the Sun Ray Scene die from kraft card, did a partial cut of the bottom from green Craft Perfect card using the textured side to represent the grass in the fields. The two shades of yellow were leftovers from the other cards.

I layered the kraft card frame on to cream card, then that on to gold mirror card and then finally on to a kraft card blank. I then paper pieced the bits into the frame. I cut the centre circle from gold card and layered it on to gold mirror card to match the mount. The sentiment is cut from a Kanban page of sentiments. 

I'm entering this in to the Win & Tonic July Challenge: Anything goes.

I hope you like this variation, if you've time to leave a comment it would be much appreciated.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Mermaid wishes - under the sea

this is my DT card for the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month, which is anything goes with the option of under the sea.

I started with a white 8 x 8 card blank on to which I layered a pale yellow mat. The free gift in a recent issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft was some Mermaid wishes papers and stamps so I used one of the papers as another mat on the card front. Using the Create and Craft Couture Sea Siren die set I cut the mermaid, some starfish and seashells from golden yellow card, and 3 sets of seaweed from dark sea green card. Using the oval die from Tonic's Art Nouveau die set I cut a base from the pale yellow card and the detail from light sea green card.

I used a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to add some sparkle to the mermaid's tail. I layered the detail die cut on to the base mat, then added the sea weed, mermaid and a few starfish to the topper. I then adhered the topper to the right side of the card using foam pads.

I stamped the sentiment, then using the Tonic Bowscale die cut that out and also a mat from the pale sea green card. This was attached to the top left of the card using foam pads. I then dotted the golden yellow starfish and seashells about the card front.

Thanks for stopping by, please join us at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Best wishes in cream and gold

This is a card I've made using some of the "leftovers" in my bits and bobs box.

I used a light gold 7 x 7 card blank and a mix of cream, dark gold, light gold and a cream and gold patterned card backing card from Hunkydory. The centre piece is made using the Tonic Decorative Wreath die with different elements in gold, cream and dark gold which were left over from other cards. The flower was cut using a Tattered Lace die, and the sentiment is cut from a Kanban page of sentiments. I finished it off in the corners and the middle of the flower with gold pearls.

I'm entering this for the following challenge:
Win & Tonic July: Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by, any comment you'd like to leave would be much appreciated.