Monday, 26 October 2015

Christmas Shaker Card

Hello and thanks for popping by!
I have been playing with the new Trinket die from Couture Creations. This is one of the dies we have been using in our Christmas card class. So instead of using the pretty baubles I thought I would used the negative to make a shaker card. 
Here's how.
First I cut a piece of white cardstock at 4 inches x 6 inches.
I then positioned my baubles on my cardstock and ran it through my big shot.
How pretty are these baubles?  You can pop these aside for another card.  We are going to work with the negative image.
Flip your paper over and adhere some acetate to the whole of the card front.
Place foam tape all around the outline of each cut out.  I found that the strips of Couture Creations mounting foam ideal for this as it is already cut in long thin strips and is perfect for those tight spots.
You will also need to run foam tape around the outside edges of your piece.
Pour some sequins and glitter into the middle of your baubles.
I then cut a piece of glitter cardstock 4.25 inches x 6.25 inches and cover your front piece.  This was a little tricky to line up but I found using my grid lines on my mat really helped.
Your card front is all ready to be attached to your card base!
I am a huge lover of dies and love when you get a die that has multiple uses!  If your interested in this die, I do have some on order and due in a week or so.
Happy crafting ladies!

Saturday, 24 October 2015

While the men are away, Jill will play!

Still playing with the Dreamweaver embossing folder mentioned below - I thought I'd share what I did to make the following card:

Step 1 was to make my own core card by swiping the Starlite Silver Brilliance ink pad over a piece of bright green card, and allowing it to dry.

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 Step 2 - I then embossed the card in my Big Shot - on the 'No Tab' option.
Step 3 - Leaving the layer on the folder for support, I carefully sanded back the raised areas, then coloured the holly berries with the Barn Door marker.

Next step was to cut a ring for my tag using the die set shown.

Finally I cut the tag to shape by hand using scissors, coloured a piece of silver cord with a red alcohol marker, edged the paper (a VERY old one from my stash - daisyd papers) with the silver ink, adhered it to a folded Poinsettia Bazzill card base and mounted the tag. Voila!

More Stock coming ...

I have another order shipping in a few days, and it will include some of the Bird Crazy stamps that are all the rage at the moment - you can see some of their many, many uses HERE

Let me know if I should save a set for you!
The order also includes some Dreamweaver, Sizzix and Taylored Expressions Christmas embossing folders, including these ...

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Creamy Caramel Nut Slice

If you missed the inaugural Crafty Capers Card,Cake and Coffee morning then you also missed out on Emma's delicious slice. Do not despair - you can make it yourself to try ... click the link below to go to the recipe page. My son would say it is worth the calories!!

Creamy Caramel Nut Slice

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Think Happy Thoughts!

Challenges are a great source of ideas. I had a chance today to play with the Taylored Expressions 'Think Happy Thoughts' stamps and die set to make the following card for a Cas(e) this Sketch challenge. If you are new to the terms, 'case' is short for Copy And Share Everything and CAS is Clean And Simple.

I sponged Kaleidacolor Berry Blaze inks onto each 'happy' and stamped the wording with Versamark ink onto silver foil-board then heat-embossed with Black Sparkle powder.
It LOOKS clean and simple - I won't tell you how long it took to get it right!

As noted in an earlier post we have a couple of these stamp and die sets available - click HERE to see lots more you can do with the set.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

New stock has arrived!!!

Jill now has stock of the following - it will be available at our Coffee Morning Oct 20th, or contact me if there is anything you must have!

Memory Box Dies -
Sylvan corner
Wildflower Corner

Catalina Wreath as used here. 
Bella Bouquet
Blooming Poppy

Plus this nifty die/stamp combo from Taylored Expressions:

Also the Doily Embossing folders as shown below have arrived, as have more Clear Glitter Gelly Roll pens.