Monday, 28 February 2022

Have a Wild Birthday Wild Cats Birthday Card. Crafty Collaborations Sketch Challenge Blog Hop. February 2022

 Good Afternoon Everyone

Today I'm taking part in the Crafty Collaborations Sketch Challenge. I played around with the layout a bit, but I really like how it turned out - the Wild Cats stamp set and coordinating DSP is fabulous!!









Measurements

Cajun Craze Card Stock

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

Whisper White Card Stock

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

1pc - scrap

In the Wild DSP

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

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

1pc - 1 1/2" x 3 7/8"

1pc - scrap

3 fussy cut tigers

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Create your card base by folding the Cajun Craze along the score line, add the basic white piece to the inside.

Add the 1 1/2" strip of DSP to the large DSP Mat.

Take the scrap of the DSP and cut a circle using the Beautiful Shapes Dies. Glue this to a Basic Gray doily. Add this to the DSP panel and trim the edges so it's flush with the piece below.

Add the remaining piece of DSP towards the right hand side.

Pop some dimensionals behind the tigers and add these to the card front, trimming off any overhanging pieces.

Place this whole panel onto the card front.

Finally stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink onto a scrap of Basic White, trim and add to the card front towards to top right,

Thank you for taking a look at my project today. Please continue through the hop via the list below for lots more inspiration on how to use this sketch layout.

Blog Hop Index

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










Do get in touch if you would like to see a copy of our Annual Catalogue, new Mini Catalogue and SAB Booklet - let me know if you would like me to get them or both 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

Pretty Flowers Embossed Happy Birthday Card. Creative Colour Challenges - #CCC26

 Good Morning Everyone

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend? As it's Monday, It means today's project is showcasing the brand new colour combo over on Creative Colour Challenges

I really like this combo, and I decided on a simple approach using the Pretty Flowers Embossing folder as the main focus. I don;t know about you, but i'm terrible at neglecting my Embossing Folders - and this one really is pretty.




Measurements

Sahara Sand Card Stock

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

1pc - scrap

Very Vanilla Card Stock

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

1pc - scrap

Fresh Freesia Card Stock

1pc - 3 1/8" x 5"

1pc - scrap

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock

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

1pc - 3" x 4 7/8"

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Take your Sahara Sand Card stock and fold along the score line to create your card base. Add the Very Vanilla to the inside.

Bring in your Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine and the Pretty Flowers embossing folder. Emboss the smallest piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock, and then emboss enough of the fresh freesia to get the large flower head, and the sahara sand to get some nice leaves. Fussy Cut the flower and a selection of leaves.

Stamp the sentiment to the left of a strip of Very Vanilla, trim down to 3" and adhere to the embossed Blackberry Bliss Panel. Layer this to the fresh freesia and then to the larger piece of Blackberry bliss then add to the centre of the card front.

Sponge the edges of the leaves with Sahara Sand ink and the flower head with both some Fresh Freesia and sahara sand, adding just fresh freesia to the centre. This helps pick up on some of the detail.

Add the flower with a dimensional to the card, then with liquid glue attach the leaves, tucking them under the flower.

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










Do get in touch if you would like to see a copy of our Annual Catalogue, new Mini Catalogue and SAB Booklet - let me know if you would like me to get them or both 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 February 2022

In Symmetry Hey Friend! Greeting Card. Ink Stamp Share Sketch Challenge Blog Hop. February 2022

 Good Afternoon Everyone

I'm hopping with the fabulous Ink Stamp Share ladies today and we have a sketch layout to follow. Sketches are such a great tool to help guide your creative thoughts and help pick up that mojo if you find it lacking.

The Sketch chosen for today is a great one and gives lots of scope for so may different designs and styles.

I decided to crack out the In Symmetry stamp set and the Sweet Symmetry DSP for this card, what do you think?








Measurements

Just Jade Card Stock

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

2pc - 1/4" x 3 7/8"

Basic White Card Stock

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

scraps

Sweet Symmetry DSP

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

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Take the Just Jade card stock and fold along the score line to create your card base, then add the basic white piece to the inside.

Looking at the sketch, it has three 'panels' across the background. Now I decided to use a 'cheat's' way - I     `knew I wanted to use the same DSP running across the three panels so instead of spending time confusing my brain to work out measurements that work I did it this way.

Take the DSP and score very lightly 1 1/4" in from either side. Make sure it's super light so that you have a straight line but the paper doesn't bend, you could make it out with a rule and pencil - but this was quick and easy and made sure my line was really straight.



Now take 1/4" strips of Just Jade card stock and add over the line you created, trying to make sure that it stays straight and is central over the line you made



All you need to do now is add this to the card front. 

On scraps of basic white stamp the leaves in Just Jade and small flower in bumblebee. to create the larger flower, take the image and ink it up in Flirty Flamingo once, then ink again and stamp it opposite the first creating a full flower head. Fussy cut all these elements and then add to the card in a cluster in the lower right hand corner. I used a mix of liquid glue and dimensionals to get some height and create different levels.

Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, trim and banner tail and add to the card.

Finally, tie a bow with the denim ribbon, trim the tails and then add with a glue dot to the card front and place an iridescent rhinestone into the centre of the flower.

I hope you enjoyed today's project, please take a look at the list below and continue through the hop - there will be lots of inspiration to be had.

Blog Hop Index


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










Do get in touch if you would like to see a copy of our Annual Catalogue, new Mini Catalogue and SAB Booklet - let me know if you would like me to get them or both 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



Lovely & Lasting Let's Celebrate Greeting Card. Creative Colour Challenges #CCC44

  Good Morning Everyone Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend - we have been doing the odd jobs around the house in and among...