Friday, 24 January 2020

Fun Fold Friday  

Today's card was made earlier this week as my lovely daughter-in-law is going into hospital today for a Cesarean Section with my new Grandson. 
I will try to be precise but forgive me if I miss something!!
I have made another card with the same fold as 2 weeks ago. I understand some have requested instructions for this so here we go. I used the lovely FREE Saleabration stamp set called
 Little Ladybug. This gorgeous set is so cute. 
I used Real Red card stock and papers from the Golden Honey, Speciality Designer Series Paper.











My finished card ready for my friends birthday in 2 weeks time. 
I have been asked how I get the deer in the last one to stand up. I left about 1cm at the base of the image and folded it. I cut a slot near where the magnet is and after adding glue to the piece, I slipped it into the slot. This time I have added 3 standing items. 




  

They all fold flat, perfectly for slipping into an envelope.You can use a DL shaped envelope.  
In this position, the card measures 8" x 4" or 20cm x 10cm

  

In this position the card measures 4" x 4" or 10cm x 10cm depending how you wish to fold it.
The envelopes will need to be a fraction larger than the card but this is the size that the 
card will be once folded.

                                                               Saleabration

    Once a year in January to the end of March, Stampin' Up!  give away FREE products with every £45 spend on products purchased from any of the current brochures or clearance racks. There are stamp sets, DSP, Embellishments, a Punch, Dies, and an Embossing Folder with a Stamp set Bundle.

So the more you spend, the more you get. e.g. spend £45 you get 1 item, £90 you can chose 2 items of the alternative of a set dies, a punch or a Bundle. 

Free things are ALWAYS useful!

I hope you have enjoyed the projects this week and you can find some inspiration to make some 
cards yourself. There is nothing lovelier than receiving a hand crafted gift or card.
I love and cherish all of the ones I have ever received.

So thank you again. If you have any questions about any of my projects, please don't hesitate to ask.

Please pop by next week and see what lovely creations Cary will be showing you.
Bye :))


Thursday, 23 January 2020

Throw Back Thursday  

Hello, today I have made a card similar to one that I made many years ago. 
Hopefully this is an improvement!
I used the FREE Saleabration stamp set called Thoughtful Blooms. It has 17 different images and messages. I love it! More information about Saleabration at the bottom of this post.
I used a C6 Whisper White mat and stamped the trellis stamps along the edge a few times and then the leaf fronds. I then embossed this and a Sahara Sand card base with Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder. It gives a really deep image. On a separate piece of Whisper White, I stamped a number of the flowers in Mango Melody Ink, then fussy cut them out.
A simple Thank You message in a 3/4" circle on a 1" circle in Sahara Sand circle on the front and the inside was another simple message and a few more flowers completes this one.


 


 

Saleabration

    Once a year in January to the end of March, Stampin' Up!  give away FREE products with every £45 spend on products purchased from any of the current brochures or clearance racks. There are stamp sets, DSP, Embellishments, a Punch, Dies, and an Embossing Folder with a Stamp set Bundle.

So the more you spend, the more you get. e.g. spend £45 you get 1 item, £90 you can chose 2 items of the alternative of a set dies, a punch or a Bundle. 

Free things are ALWAYS useful!


Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Watercolour Wednesday  

Hello again. I don't know about you but I love the art of water colouring. It is so relaxing, just swishing a water brush across a piece of paper and making it come alive with colour.
Today is another card made using a Saleabration stamp set. 
More information about Saleabration at the end of the post.
A lot of people think that you have to use Watercolour paper all of the time, I don't believe you do. 
This card is made using the stamp set called Lovely Lily Pad. 
There are also dies that can be earned for Free which coordinate with this stamp set.




Saleabration

    Once a year in January to the end of March, Stampin' Up!  give away FREE products with every £45 spend on products purchased from any of the current brochures or clearance racks. There are stamp sets, DSP, Embellishments, a Punch, Dies, and an Embossing Folder with a Stamp set Bundle.

So the more you spend, the more you get. e.g. spend £45 you get 1 item, £90 you can chose 2 items of the alternative of a set dies, a punch or a Bundle. 

Free things are ALWAYS useful!

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Tips, Tricks and Techniques Tuesday 

Today's card is a very plain Black and Red card. 
I used the beautiful images in the stamp set called Power of Hope.
I started off by die cutting a few floral shapes out of a piece of black card to make my next project but instead of that, I gutted the middle of the card and die cuts and replaced them into the mat they had come from. To me it seems to me that I'm looking through a screen to a young woman the other side.
Just by replacing the die cut you get a really lovely effect. 
I used a Real Red card base and a C6 real red mat which was embossed with 
the Hammered Embossing Folder. 
Placing all the layers together with the die cuts, it gave the perfect place for the lady's image to be placed.
Another black and red mat on the inside with the message, Good Luck and a Bonsai tree image and it's complete.





 

Saleabration

    Once a year in January to the end of March, Stampin' Up!  give away FREE products with every £45 spend on products purchased from any of the current brochures or clearance racks. There are stamp sets, DSP, Embellishments, a Punch, Dies, and an Embossing Folder with a Stamp set Bundle.

So the more you spend, the more you get. e.g. spend £45 you get 1 item, £90 you can chose 2 items of the alternative of a set dies, a punch or a Bundle. 

Free things are ALWAYS useful!