Wednesday, 30 June 2021

You'r a Peach Happy Birthday Card. Crafty Collaborations Sketch Challenge. June 2021

  Good Afternoon Everyone,

Today I'm hopping with the Crafty Collaborations Ladies again, but this time we are doing the Crafty Challenge and this month we are all following the same sketch.

I love a sketch layout - you can use it as is and follow pretty much exactly or you can just use it to help guide you into a design of your own - either way you can make some amazing card, and we are going to show you a lot of options with this layout today. 








So here's the sketch layout we were given to follow. I really liked this layout, so I stuck to it pretty much exactly as it is.



Measurements

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock

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

Calypso Coral Card Stock

1pc - 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"

Basic White Card Stock

1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"

1pc - 2 1/8" x 2 1/8"

You're a Peach DSP

1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"

1pc - 3/4" x 5 5/8"

2pc 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"


Take the Pear Pizzazz and fold along the score line to create your card base. Add the larger piece of DSP to the card front. Adhere the thin strip of DSP along the edge of the larger piece of basic white and add this panel to the inside of the card.

Add the two squares of DSP to the card from to the right hand side, overlapping them slightly.

On the square of basic white stamp the sentiment, then with the sentiment on it's side, stamp the peach image.  Layer this onto the calypso coral square and add to the card front over the other two DSP squares with dimensionals. 

Stamp the blossom image in calypso coral onto a scrap of basic white, then run through the cut and emboss machine with the coordinating dies.

Add these to the card front using mini dimensionals and pop a small rhinestone into the centre of each.


Thanks for joining me today, please take a look at the list below and head over to see how all the other super talented ladies have interpreted this sketch


Here's a list of the supplies I used in today's card. Click on the images to head over to my online store. Product List

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If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 

Vickie 

Xxx

Sunday, 27 June 2021

Happy Birthday Batik Paper Piecing Card. Crafty Collaborations Share it Sunday June 2021

 Good Afternoon Everyone,

This afternoon I am taking part in the Crafty Collaborations Share it Sunday blog hop, where we showcase what we are working on.

I'm making some pretty simple cards that feature this amazing flourish - which I have pieced together in different colours to create this lovely embellishment for my card front.













Measurements

Highland Heather Card Stock

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

Scraps

Gorgeous Grape Card Stock

1pc - 3 5/8" x 5 3/8"

scraps

Basic White Card Stock

1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"

1pc - 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

Take the Highland heather card stock and fold along the score line. add the gorgeous grape panel to the card front and the larger piece of basic white inside.

Run the large and small detailed flourish through your cut and emboss machine in Gold, Highland heather and gorgeous grape along with a solid cut of highland heather. when removing then from your die, try to keep as much intact as possible as this will make the later steps a little easier, but its not a bother if they become separated, just make sure you have all the pieces.

Now, piece the detailed sections together to create a design. I used the outline of gorgeous grape and infilled with gold highland heather and gorgeous grape. I used liquid glue - but you could use the adhesive sheets. I found that you just need a little patience. 

Stamp the sentiments from biggest wish - Happy towards the top and birthday towards the bottom of the remaining piece of basic white. add this panel to the card front.

Finally add the flourish to the centre of the card front with dimensionals.

Please take a look at the list below and pop along to my crafty friends' blogs. I'm certain you will find some fabulous projects to get that crafty flow going...


Here's a list of the supplies I used in today's card. Click on the images to head over to my online store. Product List

Thanks for joining me today, please click follow or subscribe by email to be notified each time I post a new project. Also be sure to sign up to my Newsletters. I send two per month, one with News & Updates and a second with an exclusive newsletter subscriber tutorial.

Do get in touch if you would like to see a copy of our Annual and/or our Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue. We have a brand new Annual Catalogue  OUT NOW- So let me know if you would like to get one in the post for you.

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 

Vickie 

Xxx









Sweet Symmetry Life is Better with Friends Like You Decorated Notepads. Share it on a Sunday

 Good Morning Everyone,

This week for our Share it on a Sunday theme we have to Decorate Notepads. This Challenge came at the right time, because as you may know I like to have a stack of these sat ready the give or gift away for all sorts of reasons, and my pile was getting low!! haha.

I made a few different styles with different DSP pieces, mainly retired paper I needed to use up - but I did make a handful of these which use the Sweet Symmetry DSP and these were far too cute not to share!






Measurements - now I don't normally work in cms but the measurements just wouldn't work in inches, so here goes...

Large Notepad - The card stock does not cover all of the back side of the notepad

Bumblebee Card Stock

1pc - 22.3cm x 10.8cm, scored at 15cm & 16.3cm

Sweet Symmetry DSP

1pc - 15cm x 8.5cm

Small Notepad

Calypso Coral Card Stock - The card stock covers the full length of the back of the notepad

1pc - 22.2cm x 7.7cm, scored at 10.5cm & 11.5cm

Sweet Symmetry DSP

1pc - 7.5cm x 10.5cm

Take the card stock and burnish the score lines well. look at the skinny rectangle in the centre - the bigger section to the sides look pretty much the same but one side is slightly larger, only by a few mm, this piece needs to be the front, that extra couple of mm give you a leading edge to make it easier to open the notepad.

Add adhesive to what will be the back piece and add your notepad.

Adhere the DSP to the front. 

Stamp the sentiment from Flowers of Friendship stamp set and cut out using a punch, the cut another of the same shape in card stock, cut this piece in half and add to the back to the stamped piece, making sure your edges are even. Add this to the front of the note pad.

I have kept the decoration of these pretty simple for two reasons - firstly I wanted to show off this beautiful DSP and show you don't always need to go mad with processes to get a fab result. Secondly, These will be destined for a few ladies' handbags, so there's less fuss on the front.

Thanks for joining me today, please go and check out what both Donna and Karen have both made for this weeks theme..

Taffy Crafting

Crafty Karen Designs

Here's a list of the supplies I used in today's project.. Click on the images to head over to my online store. Product List

Thanks for joining me today, please click follow or subscribe by email to be notified each time I post a new project. Also be sure to sign up to my Newsletters. I send two per month, one with News & Updates and a second with an exclusive newsletter subscriber tutorial.

Do get in touch if you would like to see a copy of our Annual and/or our Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue. We have a brand new Annual Catalogue  OUT NOW- So let me know if you would like to get one in the post for you.

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 

Vickie 

Xxx

Saturday, 26 June 2021

Dragonfly Garden 2"x2"x5" Gift Box. Stampin Birds Showcase Blog Hop June 2021

  Good Morning Everyone,

Happy Saturday! As you may have guessed by now, on the last Saturday of every month we have the Stampin Birds Showcase Blog Hop.

I have this fabulous gift box to share with you. I just absolutely love the tone on stone stamping  and the slight contrast of the dragonflies looks fab. The box measures 2"x2"x5" so it's a great size for all sorts of goodies.









Measurements

Soft Sea Foam Card Stock

1pc - 9 1/2" x 8 1/4"

scraps 

Soft Succulent Card Stock

scraps

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Take the Soft Sea Foam card stock and score as follows:-

Long Side - 2", 7" & 9"

Short Side - 2", 4", 6" & 8"

Lay the card stock down so that you have a thin strip running across the top and along the left hand side.

Ink up the tall flower image in soft sea foam and stamp it in full along the four long panels across the centre. Then add the top part of the stamp onto the square which is furthest left. As this is to top of the lid, you will need to stamp this upside down as you look at it. I popped a small scrap of paper over the skinny rectangle to make sure I didn't get any ink on that tab.



Once the ink is dry, fold and burnish the score lines well. Now cut away at the card stock so you are left with this...



Add seal+ to the tab on the left hand side, fold round and adhere to the opposite side, at the bottom, fold in the sides and back then adhere down the front panel to create the base. at the top, fold in the two sides and tuck the lid in.

Take your wink of stella pen and add lots to the flower images. Also add it to three small dragonflies cut from Soft Succulent card stock. 

\Stamp a large dragonfly in soft succulent ink onto a scrap of basic white and cut out with the punch.

Add all the dragonflies to the box with dimensionals .

Thanks for taking a look at my project today, please click the button below and see what Bec has created....



Here's a list of the supplies I used in today's box. Click on the images to head over to my online store. Product List

Thanks for joining me today, please click follow or subscribe by email to be notified each time I post a new project. Also be sure to sign up to my Newsletters. I send two per month, one with News & Updates and a second with an exclusive newsletter subscriber tutorial.

Do get in touch if you would like to see a copy of our Annual and/or our Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue. We have a brand new Annual Catalogue  OUT NOW- So let me know if you would like to get one in the post for you.

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 

Vickie 

Xxx

Tidings & Trimming Wonderful Time of the Year Double Z Fold Christmas Card. Share it on a Sunday

 Good Morning Everyone, Happy Sunday folk. We are creating  Christmas in September today with our Share it on a Sunday series. I have made t...