Monday, 24 July 2017

Bright and brezzy..

Today's sample shows how a single colour with a single neutral can give a crisp clean look to a project.
I used a new background stamp called marbled from Stampin Up  for both cards. On one card I used it as normal, inking it up with the lemon like twist ink and stamping onto whisper white cardstock.  For the second background I stamped in versamark and then covered the image in clear embossing powder and heat set. Then I rubbed the lemon like twist ink pad directly on top. Once I'd covered the area I used a soft tissue to buff the ink of the embossed areas to reveal a negative image.
The cards are identical with the exception of the background.  I think they look clean and crisp and bright and breezy




Sunday, 23 July 2017

Crib tutorial..

Here's a quick tutorial for the crib from Fridays post 😊
You will need a piece of card stock measuring  14.85cm x 29.7cm. I used the hardwood stamp from Stampin Up  to create a wood effect on the card before cutting 😊
I then die cut 2 of the crate pieces from the Wood crate framlits set also from Stampin Up.  I then cut the top slat and save it for later.
Then I cut just 2 end pieces from the remaining card stock and 4 of the plain banners from the banner duo punch from Stampin Up.  .
I also cut a strip of the card to 1cm x 10cm. I  then stuck the 2 slats that I saved on to the inside portion of the top slat on each crate pieces.  Then I stuck the box together as per the instructions on the packet. Then I stuck one the end panels I cut separately to the inside of one end on the other end I cut a small strip of the left over card to create the mobile. I then attached that to the end of the box and covered it with the other end piece.  

The rockers are made by sticking 2 of the banners together  and using a craft knife I cut a 1cm slit in the middle of each .I attached these to the ends of the crate using small scraps of card folded at right angles and glued on one side to the banner parts.
Then I threaded the single stop of card measuring 1cm d 10cm through the slits and folded and glued the outside ends.
To create the bedding I cut a strip of pattern paper that measures 11cm d 6cm. Scored each side at 1cm. Then I cut the paper at 8cm and scored the larger piece at 1cm on th unscored edge. I then folded the ends at one end to create a soft of box. 
On the larger piece I turned the open end score so that it created turned down effect for the cover. I folder the pillow the opposite way so that the bedding looked dimensional. 
The baby is stamped and coloured then fussy cut out from the Moon baby stamp set from Stampin Up. 
Snuggle the baby under the covers and your crib is ready 
I hope this all makes sense and helps you to create a crib of your own 😊 if you need any help just ask 
Have fun Cary xx

Friday, 21 July 2017

Little boy blue...

Today I'm sharing my final project using the Wood Words stamps for this week. And I decided I'd show the coordinating dies as well.
I enjoyed making this project now I just have to find someone who's having a baby boy to give it to!!!Lol
Have a great weekend
Hope to see you next week when I'll be sharing samples featuring my favourite InColor Lemon Lime Twist 😄
Have fun and thanks for joining us
Cary xx











Thursday, 20 July 2017

Soft and gentle...

Today's sample shows how versatile the Wood Words stamps are. The card is a much  gentler approach than I've used them for so far this week. I love the soft and gentle look of this card. ☺




Wednesday, 19 July 2017

What to do....

Over the weekend I was looking round Facebook as you do and on one of the pages I follow a discussion was going on about did you ever make a card without white or vanilla card stock. Lots of people responded and shared some great inspiration.  I was really intreged by the idea of making a card that didn't use any white/ vanilla .I usually use it as a mat or for the sentiment of image so to not use it pushed  me out of my comfort zone.
So today's card is the result of this challenge. I hope you like it as much as I do  I'm really chuffed with the way it turned out 😃



Tuesday, 18 July 2017

What ever the weather..

I love colour soft...muted...zingie...bold...i love them All!!  But do you find that the weather has an effect on your choice?? I sure Do!! You can almost say it's my own personal weather indicator and the weather on the day I made this sample was....bright and clear!! Lol




Monday, 17 July 2017

Just peachy....

Well Gill and I had a busy weekend. We held an all day class on Saturday that was great fun 😃 so I spent Sunday catching up on chores and only had time for a little crafting so I made a quick and simple card to share with you 😊
Today I'm sharing a sample that uses a colour I don't often use Peekaboo Peach along with a lovely stamp set called Wood Words  .
To create the raised die cut sentiment I cut 5 out then stuck them together and used a along dauber to ink the edges.




Sunday, 16 July 2017

Guest designer....

Today I'm sharing another project using the Just add Color dsp.
But it's not been made by Gill or I !!!
This project features one single sheet of the dsp coloured with marker pens and framed. It's a really clean and stylish project completed by a member of our Larger Than life Stampin team...


Andrea Nichols.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

To dauber or not to dauber....

Well after trying blender pen and ink pads yesterday and not getting on too well I thought why not try daubering ?? ? Now this is more me no need to be exact and dainty just small circular sweeps of ink on paper...much more comfortable!!Lol 😄 in fact so comfortable I got carried away and created 3 versions to share with you 😀
First I covered the entire piece of paper in various shades of green including my favourite InColor Lemon Lime Twist.


Then I just daubered over the leaves in various colours.


My 3rd piece was a very simple combination of Lemon Lime Twist  used on a few leaves then just matted on basic black to give it real zing appeal!.


Well I hope you like them and will have a go yourselves.