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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Boutique Elegance

Created for the Catchy Crafts Creative Team featuring the beautiful Layered Frame Die 2 set paired with the Mannequins Die to create a stunning shabby chic background.
 Products Used
Crafts4U 12 x 12 Weave White 10 Pack 230gsm 60052
Crafts4U Die Layered Frame 2 (7 dies) 10196
Crafts4U Die Manequins (2 dies) 10144
Little Birdie Carol Blush 6pk CR63101
Little Birdie Curly Rose Pink 12pk CR62801
Crafts4U Embossing Folder Tiny Dots 10112
Distress Pad Spun Sugar
Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black
Crafts4U Finger Tip Sponge Daubers 5 Pack 10029
Kaisercraft Miss Betty Collection 12" x 12" Paper - Stitched
Kaisercraft Miss Betty Collection 12" x 12" Paper - Tapestry
AC Cardstock 12" x 12" - Rain (pale Blue)
Sticky Pearl Strip
1/4" Satin Ribbon - White

Tools
Basic tool kit (Crafts4U trimmer, scissors, Crafts4U double sided Tape, Crafts4U Foam Tape, pencil, tweezers etc), Glue, Washi Tape (for holding dies in place), Die Cutting Machine.


Instructions
 (NB; with nesting dies No.1 being the smallest)

Die-cut the following pieces

  • Rain Cardstock - Layered Frame & the No.4 Oval (emboss the oval with the Tiny Dots folder)
  • Pattern Paper - Tapestry - No.2 Mannequin (largest) I used the bottom left corner of the paper, place a tiny strip of pearls around the neck.


 Cut the base card from the 12" x 12" White cardstock measuring 15cm x 21cm fold in half & score, cut a pattern background panel to 10cm x 14.5cm & attach to the card front.
 Using a fine tip glue adhere the frame die-cut to the pattern panel.
Trim the small rose stems & wrap one of the stems around to secure all three & adhere with glue to the card front 
 Attach the Mannequin to the embossed oval & mount using foam tape to the card front.
 Next adhere the large flower over the stems of the small roses & a small bow in between
Stamp a sentiment onto a piece of leftover cardstock, cut into a banner & blend the edge with Distress Ink - Spun Sugar, place a piece of foam tape to the middle of the banner & glue either end down slightly curling the right end up.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Cherished Moments Waterfall Album

This is the 1st time I have created an album from scratch after watching a Youtube tutorial from Scrapbooking with M.E Boutique & it was really quite simple








Saturday, 12 January 2019

Heartfelt Creations Butterfly Medley Flip Fold Album


Well I am a little bit proud of myself this is my very 1st Youtube video it only took me two days & lots of takes but I did it!!!

Friday, 11 January 2019

Butterfly Medley Flip~Fold Album

Hello, hope you all had a Merry Christmas & a happy start to the New Year, I have been pulling down & digging out an old retaining wall for the last 3 weeks(with no end in sight) & needed a break so I locked myself in my craft room for a few days to get my creative fix & got to finish off this beauty an interactive Flip fold Album with lots of hidden pockets...ps I love it so much I have started another one!!!









Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Delicate Rose Garden

 Created for the Catchy Crafts Creative Teamhow gorgeous are these foam flowers they are so easy to make & the pinks looks absolutely stunning on the white background.
Products Used
Crafts4U A5 White 20 Pack 230gsm 60037
Crafts4U A4 Flower Foam (like Foamiran) 10 Sheets 10223
Crafts4U Embossing Folder Delicate Frame 1 10114
Heartfelt Creations Die Eyelet Lace Frames HCD27192
Heartfelt Creations Cut & Emboss Dies Botanical Wings HCD1758
Prills 3oz Tu Tu Pink PRILLS 811
Pearl Stamens Medium 5mmX2.25in 10/Pkg Assorted HCS14592
Memento Ink Pad Rhubarb Stalk
Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black
Memento Ink Pad Bamboo Leaves (equivalent to Distress Ink Forest Moss)
Memento Ink Pad New Sprout (equivalent to Distress Ink Shabby Shutters)
Crafts4U Finger Tip Sponge Daubers 5 Pack 10029
Tools
Basic tool kit (Crafts4U trimmer, scissors, Crafts4U double sided Tape, Crafts4U Foam Tape, pencil, Craft Tray, Tweezers etc), Glue, Washi Tape (for holding dies in place), Die Cutting Machine, Flower Shaping Kit.
Instructions 
Take a piece of the A5 white card fold in half & score, place the card front into the embossing folder & run through your machine.
 Die cut the small frame from the "Eyelet Lace Frame set" from a piece of white cardstock & adhere to the centre of the card front in the landscape position next stamp your sentiment image with Memento Ink pad - Tuxedo Black to the centre of the frame.
  1.  Stamp the Botanical Rose onto the flower foam I used one A4 sheet of the light & dark pink & stamped multiple images with Memento Ink pad - Rhubarb Stalk & die-cut all the images.
  2. Heat each flower on an iron lowest setting no steam no water when the flower starts to curl roll between your fingers then set aside & repeat until all flowers are done.

  1.  To shape gently open up the flowers lightly stretch some of the petals, then use the flower shaping stylus to shape the centres, for the buds leave the smaller flowers screwed up & glue as is to the centres of the flower.
  2. To make the larger roses you can do as many layers as you like in any size I have chosen to layer three medium & one next size down to make mine. 
  3. On single flowers poke a hole through the centre & add a stamen gluing in place, when dry cut off the cord.

 Another option for the centres is to put in some glue add prills.
  1. I have stamped the leaves with Distress Ink pad Forest Moss but you do have to wait until dry or it will smudge when blending (or use the equivalent Memento - Bamboo Leaves drys pretty quick)
  2. Blend the leaves with Distress Ink pad - Shabby Shutters (or use the equivalent Memento - New Sprout).
  3. Blend back over some of the outer edges with the darker colour & die-cut the image. 

Cut the leaves into three parts & adhere to the card front
Last adhere the flowers over the leaves.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Blue Posy Easel Card

Created for the  Catchy Crafts Creative Team using the Crafts4U Decorative Oval & Precious Petal Dies

Products Used
Crafts4U Die Precious Petals (6 dies) 10185
Crafts4U Die Decorative Oval (4 dies) 70063
Crafts4U Die Leafy Branch 70038
Prills 3oz Lettuce Entertain You PRILLS 814
Distress Pad Stormy Sky
Crafts4U Mini Round Foam Inking Tool (2 pk / 4 foams) 10210
12" x 12" Smooth White Card stock
Kaisercraft Cardstock - Forest
Kaisercraft Cardstock - Navy
Kaisercraft - Wandering Ivy 12" Paper Pack
Kaisercraft -Wandering Ivy 6½" Paper Pad
Navy Satin Ribbon
White Lace
Flower Shaping Kit

Tools
Basic tool kit (Crafts4U trimmer, scissors, Crafts4U double sided Tape, Crafts4U Foam Tape, pencil, tweezers etc), Glue, Washi Tape (for holding dies in place), Die Cutting Machine.

Instructions
(NB; with nesting dies No.1 being the smallest) 
Cut a white card base to 12" x 6" fold in half to a 6" x 6" square & score, open out flat then fold the left side to the centre fold line to create the easel fold.

 Die cut the following pieces
  • No.5 & No.4 Decorative Ovals to make a frame from white cardstock.
  • No.1 Decorative Oval from a piece of pattern paper blend the edge of this oval with Distress Ink-Stormy Sky.

To make the large flower die cut the following petals from the same paper as the No.1 oval & blend with Distress Ink - Stormy Sky, once cut & blended assemble & add prills to the centre
  • Two - No.5 petals
  • One - No.3 petal
  • One No.2 petal (cut an extra one for the single flower)
  • Two No.1 petals shape & form into a bud
Navy Cardstock - die cut two No.2 petals shape & form into a bud, die cut four No.1 petals shape leave single & add prills to the centres. (Best Wishes sentiment pictured instead of Wishing You)
Cut the following pieces
  1. Background panel to fit the inside base of the card leaving an even border.
  2. Cut from the same paper as above a 7.3cm x 15cm & attach to the top panel of the card front.
  3. Cut from the floral paper 7.3cm x 15cm & attach to the bottom panel on the card front
  4. Cut a 1cm x 15cm strip of navy cardstock.
  5. Cut a 1cm x 15cm floral strip.
  6. Cut a 15cm piece of lace & attach pieces 4, 5 & 6 to the bottom of the inside base panel.
Attach the pattern decorative oval to the white decorative oval, next attach the "Best things in Life" sentiment to the centre of the ovals & adhere two small navy flowers to the bottom corner of the sentiment, then using foam tape mount to the inside background panel to make the base stopper.
Attach the bottom half of the decorative oval frame to the bottom panel of the card front, add the leaves, flowers, buds, sentiment & to finish tie a bow from the satin ribbon dove tail the ends & adhere to the bottom of the flowers. 


Sunday, 14 October 2018

Butterflies & Daisies

What better way to spend a rainy Sunday other than in my cosy craftroom making delightful daisies.

Products Used
Heartfelt Creations Paper Collection Butterfly Medley HCDP1251
Heartfelt Creations Cling Rubber Stamp Set Delightful Daisies
Heartfelt Creations Cut & Emboss Dies Delightful Daisy HCD1760
Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1401
Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Circle & Basics Small
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create A2
Distress Pad Shabby Shutters
Distress Pad Mowed Lawn
Distress Pad Forest Moss
Archival Ink Pad - Pale Ochre
Archival Ink Pad - Sepia
Prills 3oz Heart Of Gold PRILLS 804
Twinklets Diamond Dust 3oz Iridescent F600
12" x 12" White Cardstock 250gsm (for card base)
185gsm White Cardstock (for flowers)

Tools
Basic tool kit (Crafts4U trimmer, scissors, Crafts4U double sided Tape, Crafts4U Foam Tape, pencil, Craft Tray, Tweezers etc), Glue, Washi Tape (for holding dies in place), Die Cutting Machine, Flower Shaping Kit.
Instructions
Stamp two sets of the daisies on to the 185gsm cardstock, colour the centres with Archival Ink - Pale Ochre & a finger dauber, stamp & colour three leaves with Distress Ink forest Moss & colour with Shabby Shutters & Mowed Lawn, then cut out with the matching dies.

 Place the flowers & leaves colour side down on the molding mat spritz with a little water & shape the petals from the tip to the centre, turn the flowers over & roll the stylus with gentle pressure around the centre. 
When all flowers a shaped apply some glue & build the layers, leaving the four smallest as single flowers.
 Apply a good amount of glue (one that dries clear) to the centre of each flower & add some prills.
 Once the centres are dry place glue over the ends of the petals & sprinkle with the diamond dust
Choose the pattern papers from Butterfly Medley Paper Pad, die cut the circles with the Eyelet Circle set & cut two of the flourish from the Cut Mat Create A2 set (orange background not used for this card).
Cut a base card from the 250gsm white cardstock to 12" x 6" fold in half & score, cut a 14.5cm x 14.5cm pattern background to & attach the the card front leaving an even border.
Attach the circle die-cut from the picture below green side facing up to the centre of the card front.
Attach the matching frame.
Adhere the two flourish above & below the frame, then using foam tape mount the butterfly circle to the centre of the frame.
Adhere the leaves to the left side of the card.
Adhere the flowers around the circle & to finish add the Birthday strip from the paper pad to the bottom of the card