Tuesday, 30 June 2020

God made you My Mother, Happy Birthday Card.

Good morning everyone.

Well the rain seems to have let up, but according to the forecast it's to be short lived!! Boo


Myself and a couple of crafty friends gave each other a few colour challenges to get our Mojo going and today I am sharing  this lovely card using Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate



Measurements

Calypso Coral Cardstock
1pc- 8 1/4" x 5 7/8", scored at 4 1/8"

Smoky Slate Cardstock
1pc - 3 1/8" x 5 7/8"
1pc - scrap

Pool Party Cardstock
1pc - 3" x 5 7/8"
1pc - scrap

Whisper White Cardstock
1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"
Scrap for the sentiment

Create your card base by folding the Calypso Coral Cardstock along the score line and add the whisper white panel to the inside.

Stamp the happy birthday sentiment in Calypso Coral ink along the top and bottom of the card front.

Run the pool party card stock through your die cutting machine in the butterly pattern embossing folder from Meadow Moments. Layer this onto the smoky slate cardstock and add to the card front in between the stamped sections

On a scrap of whisper white, stamp the sentiment from Strong and Beautiful stamp sent and cut out uaing the postage stamp punch. Also cut a shape in Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate.  Adhere these two behind the sentiment, off setting them. Then add so the card front with dimensionals.

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Monday, 29 June 2020

You make the Flowers Smell Sweeter Beautiful Friendship Greeting Card.

Good Morning Everyone,

Happy Monday! It's pretty miserable weather wise here AGAIN, so I will be keeping outside activity to a minimum today.

I asked my crafty friends to give me a colour combo and my mojo was lacking and I needed to focus so Karen from Crafty Karen Designs, gave me Old Olive, Gorgeous Grape and Flirty Flamingo. So I wanted to show you this fabulous card I made using that. I used the Beautiful Friendship stamp set is which makes creating beautiful backgrounds quick easy and fun.



Measurements

Gorgeous Grape Cardstock
1pc - 8 1/4" x 5 7/8", scored at 4 1/8"

Whisper White Cardstock
1pc - 3 1/4" x 5 1/2"
1pc - 5 3/8" x 7/8"
1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"


Create you card base by folding the Gorgeous Grape Cardstock along the score line and add the largest of the whisper white pieces to the inside.

Take the next largest piece of whisper white and start stamping to cover the whole piece. I used flirty flamingo, gorgeous grape and old olive inks, and I stamped off on a couple of the images to to create slightly light shades. The Beautiful Friendship stamp set is is a DistINKtive stamp, so a lot of the shading and detail is built into the stamp, helping you create wonderful images very easily.

Add this panel to the card front towards the top.

Stamp the sentiment from All things fabulous into the sentiment of the remaining piece of whisper white and and this to the bottom of the card front.

Colour in two rhinestones with your Flirty Flamingo Blends and add one to either side of the sentiment.

I think this card is fabulous, and took no time at all to create. That's the beauty of using such great products.

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Sunday, 28 June 2020

Ornate Garden Sketch Challenge. Share it on a Sunday #21

Good Morning Everyone,

Hasn't it been such a lovely Week? I can't believe it is Sunday Already? how did that happen.

Well, as many of you know by now Sunday is Share it on a Sunday, where Donna, Karen and myself challenge each other to create a project around the same theme. This week I chose a sketch for us to do.

So as usual, I will run through my project, and then link to Donna and Karen's posts so you can see what they have created too.



Sketches are a great way to help give you some focus to creating. I love this as we all have the basic layout to follow, but I can guarantee they will all look different - and we don't see each others projects before so I will be just as interested to see what they booth create too.

Here's the basic sketch we were to follow:-



Measurements.

Early Espresso Cardstock
1pc - 4 1/8" x 11 3/4", scored at 5 7/8"
1pc - 3" x 3"
1pc - 1 7/8" x 4 7/8"
1 5/8" x 5 5/8"

Ornate Garden Speciality DSP
1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"
1pc - 1 3/4" x 4 3/4"
1pc - 1 1/2" x 5 7/8"
1pc - Fussy Cut flower

Whisper White Cardstock
1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"
1pc - Scrap for the circle

Once you have cut all your pieces of DSP and Cardstock, all you have to do is layer it together!

Layer up all the DSP onto the coordinating Early espresso panels and then following the sketch add them to the card front you have create from folding the largest early espresso piece along the score line. It may take a few attempt to get it lined up properly, so I suggest taking your time and placing them down to get your figuration right before glue. I also used liquid glue, which gave me a little bit of time to move the pieces if needed.

Now take the scrap of whisper white and run through your die cutting machine with a Stitched Circle. figure out where you want to position your flower, then stamp the sentiment. I used the Birthday wishes from Itty Bitty Birthdays, now this stamp is a long one and the words follow in a line, but that wouldn't fit for what I wanted, so I masked off the wishes with washi tape, took the ink pad to the stamp and only inked up the Birthday - stamped it, cleaned it then repeated the process to get wishes.




Add the fussy cut flower to your circle, then add this to the card front with dimensionals.

Finally add the whisper white panel to the inside, so there's a nice space to write a message.


Please now take a look at what Donna and Karen have created by clicking the following links - you won't be disappointed!!

Taffy Crafting
https://taffycrafting.blogspot.com/2020/06/share-it-on-sunday-victorias-sketch.html

Crafty Karen Designs
http://craftykarendesigns.blogspot.com/2020/06/share-it-on-sunday-sketch-challenge.html

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Thursday, 25 June 2020

Posted for You Happy Birthday Card

Good Morning Everyone,

It's going to be another scorching day here in Huddersfield, so it's a day of outside play! We had a new paddling pool delivered yesterday for Imogen so that's going to come out today - it's going to be so much fun - she abslourley loves the water!

It's been a while since I used the 2019-2021 in colors, so I have brought them out to play today. Sometimes it's easy to focus on all the new things, and miss out the older things. So I decided that this would form my colour palette for today's card. It's quick, easy but super pretty!



Measurements

Rococo Rose Cardstock
1pc - 4 1/8" x 11 3/4", scored at 5 7/8"
1pc - 2 1/8" x 1 1/2"

Pretty Peacck Cardstock
1pc - 3 1/8" x 4 7/8"

Whisper White Cardstock
1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"
1pc - 4 1/2" x 2 3/4"
1pc - Scrap for the image

Create your cardbase by folding the Rococo Rose cardstock along the score line, add the largest of the whisper white pieces to the inside and the Pretty Peacock to the front.

On the remaining piece of Whisper white, stamp the sentiment with Pretty Peacock ink or your Stampin Write marker. Place the sentimetn towards the bottom of the panel, then add this on top of the pretty peacock panel.

Place the floral image onto a block and colour in using your stampin write markers. I used Rococo Rose for the flowers and pretty peacock for the leaves. Gently colour using the tip of the pens, and make sure you are careful with the colouring to keep the flowers and leaves a separate colour. Sounds odd, but gently breath over the ink ( this adds back some moisture that is lost whilst you are colouring) the stamp onto a scrap of whisper white. Cut this out using the Rectangular Postage stamp. Layer onto the Rococo Rose cardstock piece that is left ad add to the card above the sentiment.

Super Quick, Super Easy, Super Pretty - and this layout and design would look fabulous in a variety of colour combinations.

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Vickie
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Wednesday, 24 June 2020

I Cherish you my True Friend Greeting Card. Colour Challenge

Good Evening everyone,

I hope you are well. today has been an absolute scorcher, so much so it's been a little difficult to sit out in for parts of the day. But we have had a fab day mixing between indoor and outdoor play, and the nice weather is set to continue throughout the week which is great news! Dave really did pick the best week to be off work!!

So, today I have created a card for another colour challenge - this time we were given Magenta Madness, Mango Melody and Coastal Cabana - A fabulous bright and cheery combination which was right up my street!



I have used this wonderful sentiment from Strong & Beautiful and teamed it up with a simple flower pot of Magenta Madness flowers.

Measurements
Basic Black Cardstock
1pc - 4 1/8" x 11 3/4", scored at 5 7/8"

Whisper White Cardstock
1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"

Coastal Cabana Cardstock
1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"
scrap for the flower pot

Brights Collection DSP
Mango Melody
1pc - 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

2020-22 In Color DSP
Magenta Madness
scraps of the flowers

Take the Basic Black cardstock and fold along the score line, add the whisper white to the inside and the coastal cabana mat to the card front.

Ink up the sentiment from Strong & Beautiful in memento and stamp directly onto the Mango Melody DSP, add it towards the top. Adhere this onto the card front on top of the coastal cabana.

On the scrap piece of coastal cabana cardstock, stamp the flower pot in the same colour ink and fussy cut out.

Stamp 5 flowers front he Basket in blooms in memento black ink onto the Magenta Madness DSP. Cut these out using the Small Bloom Punch. tease up the edges of the flowers to give some shape and place a rhinestone into the centre of each.

Arrange the flower pot and flowers on the card front below the sentiment.

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