Friday, 23 June 2017

Dragonfly Dreams - Day 5

This is my last project on the dragonflies for this week and I decided to go into 
neutrals and add a little shine.


I have used Very Vanilla again but this time combined it with Early Espresso and some 
GORGEOUS Copper Foil.


 I heat embossed the flourish from Falling Flowers (I just love it) also the 2 dragonflies and words 
inside and out using Copper Embossing powder.


Using the new Pretty Label punch, I cut out the phrase and 2 shapes in Copper foil and overlapped 
them so that there is a suitable amount showing at each end.


The messages were from the lovely Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.
It has some really lovely phrases in it.


I stamped the second image of the dragonfly lightly on each corner to finish off.
I hope you've found some inspiration from the projects this week.
Please pop in next week to see what we're up to. 
Thank you 
Gill and Cary

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Dragonfly Dreams - Day 4

Hi. Today's card I decided to use some of the bees which are also in the set of stamps and Framelits.
I stamped each of the bees and a dragonfly then die cut them out. 
I used Island Indigo and Pool Party along with the Very Vanilla, 
which doesn't show so well in my photos.

The gorgeous Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is new. It's called Layered Leaves and is one of the new Dynamic folders. I love it!

I then very lightly, using Pool Party Ink and a dauber, rubbed over the leaves just to add a little color.
I love the detail as it is deeper than some other folders.


The messages today were from Beautiful Bouquet another NEW gorgeous stamp set.

Just for fun, I added the little bee to complete the card.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Dragonfly Dreams - Day 3

Today I've gone 3D. This is an easel shaped card using Dapper Denim, Vellum and Whisper White cardstock.
The large dragonfly was die cut twice and some silver Metallic Thread glued between the bodies and hidden under the white mats.

I used some die cut leaves and flowers are from May Flowers Framelits and the messages are 
from Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. The small stand was using the Layering Ovals Framelits.

The individual little dragonflies are using the 5 in a row die and separated from each other.
A strip of Emerald Envy Ribbon closes the card.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Dragonfly Dreams - Day 2

Today's card was made by using the dragonfly die cuts from yesterdays card.
I sponged very lightly across the die cut using Soft Sky, Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim Ink Pads.

I punched out all of the corners using a 1" circle punch.
Then I heat embossed in silver, the flourish from Falling Flowers and the messages 
were from Lift Me Up stamp set using Emerald Envy Ink Pad. 
The card is made with Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum

I finished off with a little strip of Emerald Envy 1/8" ribbon.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Weekly Inspiration - Dragonfly Dreams

Dragonfly Dreams 

Hi. This week I've the pleasure of showing some projects made with this gorgeous stamp set.
Another good thing is that it has coordination Framelits to go with.
 These are called Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.
Here is my first project using the Thinlits.

Firstly, I die cut the Dragonflies out of a Whisper White mat then stamped the flourish from another stamp set called Falling Flowers and Peekaboo Peach Ink pad.

We crafters never throw things away so I added a piece of retired Glimmer paper from Salebration.
I die cut the dragon flies again from Silver Foiled card and raised them using Dimensionals and placed 
them in the aperture.
I finished off with a few phrases from Here For You stamp set.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Over and under...under and over...

We'll today is the last day of this week's inspiration from myself and I have to say I've had fun making cards using the new In Color ribbons and I hope it has made you look out the ribbons in your stash and put them to use. ☺
Today's card uses the ribbon weaving technique to create a soft and delicate but at the same time rather rich effect to a rather simple and elegant card . I have used it as a baby girl card but it would work equally well for a boy or a wedding card with the appropriate colour ribbon being used.
Well I hope you all have a great weekend and will join us next week when Gill will be sharing her talent with us all here.
Have fun
Cary xx

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Round and round...

I am not known for my sewing abilities,  As Gill will attest to 😉 But even I can manage a simple ribbon rosette!  Lol
I used 2 lengths of ribbon the inner piece was a little shorter than the out side piece. Then just used a simple running stitch along one edge of the first ribbon then gathered it together closely and added a stitch to anchor it then with out cutting the tread I did the same again but this time gathering it to fit behind the first ribbon. Then I secured it all together and attached it to my card with glue dots.
I love the bright colours of this card it is really cheerful and party worthy in my opinion. 😀