Thursday, 18 July 2019

Sailing home....

Today 2 Big Girls Crafting  are in the Heart to Heart Hub in County Mall in Crawley.  We are hosting a, for a donation to the wonderful St Catherine's hospice charity, card making sessions. We also have displays of some of our creations including the samples I'm  sharing today. Today's  cards are using the more nautical colour way of red, white and blue 😊

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Sailing home...

Are you one of those crafters who has to have it all? Do you find that you simply can't resist? Well welcome to the club...the #avidcrafter club!!! 😁 Both Gill and I are fully paid up active members of this club and we love it!!! 🤣🤣🤣
So for today's sample I created a card for those who have to have the coordinating dies to the stamp set. But I think that the card is still quite a clean and elegant one. I've continued with the colour palette from Monday and Tuesday's samples of  vanilla,  greys and soft blues. The die cut background is vanilla on vanilla and has a soft , textured appearance which I love.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Sailing Home...

Today's sample is a bit of a #casualstamping card. It's still stamps, ink and cardstock but I've added a little fussy cutting and layering. The colour palette I've chosen is a rather gentle one, very vanilla, early espresso,  smoky slate and balmy blue. 

Monday, 15 July 2019

Sailing home...

Hello from a rather dull but humid day here in our little corner of the UK. Oh how lovely it would be to be beside the seaside .....but with the wonder that is crafting I can pretend ...thanks to all who voted for the Sailing Home stamp set last week!!! ⛵⛵⛵
So this week I will be sharing cards featuring this lovely set and coordinating dies.

So for today's very #simplestamping I used just  the stamps and ink. I have to say I'm rather pleased with the effort. I owe the inspiration for the design to Martin at Martin'sMayhem 😊.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Punches - Day 5

Hello, this is my last card for you for a few weeks now and I've made a
faux floating card.
                         I used the Leaf Punch, 1, 1/2" Circle Punch, Mosaic Mood DSP,                         
and Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.
                   I started with a mat of Window Sheet and a piece of of the Designer Series Paper. I                       punched about 30 leaves out and stuck each one across the sheet,                                                                          overlapping where necessary.
 Once the whole sheet was covered, I punched out of the Window sheet and leaves, 6 holes using the circle punch. I reversed 3 and fixed them using 2 rows of dimensionals. 
Then added some little messages into the apertures.

Once the front was done, I stood the edges of a mat in Garden Green Ink, added a message and 2 of the remaining circles to the corners to complete.
Thank you for joining me this week. 
I hope you've found some inspiration to make some lovely cards yourselves. 
Cary will be back mext week with some of her amazing designs.
Gill XXX :)

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Punches - Day 4

Hello. Today really is a very easy straightforward card.
I used the Tailored Tag Punch and Butterfly Wishes stamp set.
For more information one the stamp set, click HERE 
For more information on the punch, click HERE

I used a piece of DSP from the See A Silhouette range of Papers.
I cut a piece the size of the front mat of the card base. 
Then punched the whole sheet using the Tag punch.

 It was just a case of sticking each and every piece back together but this time with a small white border between each piece.
I finished off by standing each side of the inside mat onto Pacific Point, this gives definition 
to the edges of the mat.
I then stamped the message and a few butterflies to complete it.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Punches - Day 3

This card today is for some friends who are celebrating their anniversary.

I used Itty Bitty Greetings for the stamping and a few different punches. 
The first of which is the Christmas Bulb punch. 
It's not just for Christmas after all! 
For more information on the punches, please click HERE

Using the smaller 1,1/8th" scallop circle punch, I punch out of Silver foil.
Then used the larger one, 1,3/8" scallop Circle Punch, I punched around the previous hole.
I made several of these and used 1 of the shapes for the Happy Anniversary message.
For more information on the stamp set, click HERE

I started with a Smoky Slate card base, added a Silver Foiled Card mat and then a 
                                                     Whisper White mat on top of those.
I added the circle edges and them punched a few bulbs out of foiled card too.

They were suspended with White Baker's Twine and Dimensionals.
I finished off with another simple message inside too.