Sunday, 30 July 2017

Masculine Fishing Card

Father's day is just around the corner, so I wanted to share a cascade card that I made a couple of years ago, using the "By the Tide" stamp set which is now retired. You can find my cascade card instructions here, please ensure you scroll down to the bottom of the page.

I made the fishing rods by hand, using a long strip of card stock and several circle punches which I used for the reel and to thread the bakers twine through so that it would resemble fishing line.

I did plenty of fussing cutting for the fish and sea horses, which took a bit of time, but made the end result well worth it.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Detailed Floral Thinlits Card

The Stampin Up detailed floral thinlits makes a perfect wedding or engagement card. Bellow are a couple of versions on how to use the dies differently. I prefer to use rich colours, like night of navy or fresh fig against white, as it really make the detail in the flowers stand out.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Bear Hugs Card

This card could be used for many different occasions and was very quick and easy to make. The cute little bear and heart was stamped using the "Bear Hugs" stamp set which is now retired.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Gold Foil Mother's Day Card

I have been playing around with some foiling techniques that I discovered from Jennifer McGuire's Blog, she explains in detail what you'll need and also has a video to show how it is done.

Basically you'll need a laser printer (the toner is what makes this whole process work), artwork to print, foil sheets and a laminator. I highly recommend watching the video Jennifer has done, so you can see how easy it is to make simple foil cards.

I designed the artwork below on my computer just by using different styled fonts and font sizes until I was happy with the design. I printed it out on my laser printer so that the words were solid black, then added a gold foil sheet on top of the artwork, placed it in between a folded sheet of A4 paper and ran it through a laminator. Magically the foil adheres to the toner, leaving you with a stunning card. I added a few red hearts and voila......card done!

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Easter Bunny Fries Box

I wanted to share a cute little Easter bunny box that I cased from Cathy Stevenson that was showcased on Becky Roberts Blog. Cathy makes some beautiful punch art projects, and this is one that I just had to do for Easter.

Sadly most of the punches and dies used to make this box are either retired or about to retire, but you may be lucky enough to still pick up some of these products in the retiring list or clearance rack.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Butterfly Basics Cards

Today, I have another gorgeous card that I cased from Steffi Helmschrott. I kept the same layout, but used different colours and added a banner to finish of the card.

I wanted a two toned look for both my butterfly and banner, so I used the baby wipes technique to achieve this.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Special Ocassion Birthdays

Need a card for an upcoming special birthday? Try a simple black card, add a pop of colour and some glimmer numbers. I was inspired by a card from Teneale Williams, but used various different products to achieve a similar look.....simple and elegant!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Hey, Chick Birthday Card

Sadly, sale-a-bration is finished for another year, and I hope you all received some nice freebies during the promotion.

The stamp set "Hey, Chick" was my favourite set, so I am sharing a card that I made using this set. I was inspired by the card on page 16 of the sale-a-bration catalogue, and decided to add the other two chickens on top as well. It was a little tricky, lining up the stamps so that the feet were in the correct position, but I got there in the end.