Monday, 30 December 2013

Project Club: Single Rose Easel Card

This is the final Card I made this month using the Project Club stamps from Dimension Stamps



How to Make: 
  • A 14.8cm x 14.8 square ivory easel card was used for this card.
  • Randomly stamp the heart flourish onto the back inside of the card in Memento Dessert Sand, distress around the edges in Antique Linen.
  • Cut a 13.3cm x 13.3cm piece of ivory card and stamp the top of the large heart in each corner, and half the heart twice down each side with the points to the middle in Memento Dessert Sand.
  • Stamp the rose on an angle across the card in Memento Rich Cocoa, distress over the hearts in Antique Linen.
  • Colour the leaves and the top edge of the petals in a light tan Promarker.
  • Attach a piece of 1cm pale gold chiffon ribbon with a bow or knot across the top left hand corner.
  • Mount first onto a 13.8cm x 13.8cm gold card then onto a 14.8cm x 14.8cm piece of ivory card, attach the front bottom half of the easel card.
  • Centrally stamp the border onto a 14.8cm x 2.4cm piece of ivory card in Memento Rich Cocoa mount onto a 14.8cm x 3cm piece of gold card, then onto a 14.8cm x 3.6cm piece of ivory card, attach to the stamped inside of the card with 3D foam tape where you wish the card to stand open.
  • Stamp “Love is” in Memento Rich Cocoa on ivory card trim down to 5.5cm x 3.5cm mount onto a 6cm x 4cm piece of gold card, then onto a 6.7cm x 4.7cm piece of ivory card attach to the centre of the border strip with 3D foam tape.
  • Stamp the leaves once and the flower head three times in Rich Cocoa onto ivory card, colour in the leaves and the top edge of the petals in a light tan Promarker, cut out and shape the leaves attach with 3D glue to the card.
  • Cut out and shape the flower heads cutting a little less out each time and decoupage onto the card with 3D glue.
  • Finally add gold ice stickles to the top edges of the petals.   

Project Club: Forever

Here is another Valentines card made using this months Project Club set.



How to Make: 
  • Cut a 8cm x 19cm piece of white card, stamp the heart flourish at the bottom in Memento Tuxedo Black but only ink the bottom three swirls, mask off up to where the swirls join and stamp the rose so it looks as if it’s in a vase.
  • Colour the stem, leaves and the bottom of the flourish in a light gray Promarker, and the rose and hearts in red, edge in black.
  • Next stamp “With Love” (Grand Word Perfect 1803061A) onto a small die cut red gift tag in Memento Tuxedo Black edge in silver, tie to narrow  white silver edge ribbon and attach around the white card above the small heart on the flourish.
  • Glue the tag in  place on the card and attach to the left hand side of a red A5 card.
  • From black card die cut “FOR EVER” (Sizzlits 656623 Vintage Market Alphabet) and attach on an angle down the right of the card.
  • Finally add glossy accents the red rose.


Project Club: Red Hearts

These stamps are just perfect for making all those Valentines cards..


How to Make
  • Randomly stamp the large heart and “Love is” onto a 20.2cmx6cm piece of white card in Memento London Fog.
  • Attach two pieces of 1cm black chiffon ribbon down the card 1cm in from each side.
  • Mount onto a 21cm x 6.8cm piece of red card and centrally attach to a black DL card.
  • Onto red card stamp three large hearts in black pigment ink and black emboss then and the “love is” sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black, cut the “Love is” to 3.5cm x x5.5cm round off the corners and edge in black.
  • Attach to the bottom of the white card with 3D foam pads.
  • Cut out and shape the three hearts, attach on an angle down the centre reversing the middle one with 3D glue.
  • Tie a piece of ribbon between the first and second hearts on the left ribbon and the second and third on the right ribbon.
  • Finally add three red gems down the top right hand corner and one to the top right and bottom left hand corners of the “Love is”.

Project Club: Thinking of You

I really like the rose stamp from this months set, so I wanted to make a card just using that stamp. 



How to Make:
  • Stamp the Rose onto a 6cmx15.5cm piece of white card with “Thinking of You” (Grand Word Perfect 1803061A) at the bottom in Memento Tuxedo Black, and the Rose head once onto a spare piece of white card.
  • Colour in the leaves and stem in black and gray Promarkers.
  • Mount first onto silver then black card.
  • Tie a piece of narrow silver edge white ribbon about 5.5cm up from the bottom of the card.
  • Centrally attach to a white DL card.
  • Cut the front petal off the spare Rose head shape and attach above “Thinking of You” to the right of the stem.
  • Finally add Diamond Stickles to the top of the petals.

Project Club: 18th Birthday

Whoops I really thought I had posted these cards before Christmas but thinking about posting and actually posting are two different things - I blame it on the Eggnog, lol!

So anyway without any further delays here are Decembers Project Club cards.......

First up Happy 18th Birthday



How to Make: 
  • Cut a 5cm strip from the front side edge of an A5 burgundy card.
  • Onto 6.8cm x 20.5cm piece of cream card stamp the stamp heart flourish twice leaning to the left in Memento Rhubarb Stalk, and distress in Distressed ink Aged Mahogany.
  • Attach it to the inside back of the card leaving a narrow border.
  • Next cut a 7.5cm x 20.5cm piece of cream card and stamp and distress the heart flourish as before but leaning to the right.
  • Attach to front cut edge of the card leaving a narrow border.
  • Centrally stamp the heart flourish onto a 8cm x 12cm piece of cream card and distress around the edges, mount onto a 9cm x 13cm piece of burgundy card and attach by the left side to the front so it’s centred over the two stamped pieces of card.
  • Down the left hand side attach a satin edge piece of cream chiffon ribbon and tie two pieces of ribbon to it, add a fabric flower to the top of the ribbon, die cut 18 Today (Sizzlits 656916 Upon a Time Alphabet) from burgundy card, attach 18 to the bottom left hand corner of the single flourish and Today under it on the front of the card.
  • Finally add three cream card candies to the centre flourish and a burgundy one to the flower, glossy accent 18 Today and the hearts on the centre flourish panel. 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Project Club: Main Card

I got a little carried away with this month Dimension Stamps Project Club set, so here it  is in a couple of different colourways for the main card, I just couldn't decide.......


Kraft Card and burgundy

 Blacks and white

Purples

 Blues



Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Project Club: Christmas door

For this card I dug through my Christmas papers and again just used one of this months Dimension Stamps Project Club set. 



How to Make:
  • Cut three pieces of Christmas backing paper (all three pieces together) to 13.8cm x 20cm cutting from the top right hand corner along the top and down the right side cut in sections down into the bottom left hand corner,(make sure you have the top corner in one section) keeping them in order as you cut them, working on three pieces of thin card and starting in the top right hand corner work the three patterns in order,(it takes time but it looks good, you may need to trim it).
  • Mount one piece onto red card with a 2mm border.
  • Stamp the door onto a 7cm x 14.5cm piece of cream card in Memento Rich Cocoa mount onto a piece of brown pearl card with a 3mm border.
  • Stamp the door three times onto red card in Memento Tuxedo Black and the wreath twice in Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • Cut out one red door, the large panels, door knob and letterbox from another, and from the last cut out the small panels, assemble the door.
  • Colour the door knob and letterbox in gold.
  • Cut out the two wreaths cutting away more from the second one shape and glue together.
  • Attach the red door over the door on the cream card attach this in the bottom left hand corner of the patterned card.
  • Cut out a 6.5cm scalloped circle from cream card stamp the Christmas sentiment across it in rows in Memento Rich Cocoa, distress the edge in Festive Berries Distress Ink and attach to the top right hand corner with a green brad.
  • Finally add a red bow to the left of the brad, colour the windows yellow and go over with gold ice stickles put some on the wreath too.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Project Club: Christmas Bells on a Tag

And another card using just the bells from this months Dimension Stamps Project Club stamp set.



 How to Make:

  • Cut a 9cm x 20cm piece of worded Christmas backing paper mount onto a 9.5cm x 20.5cm piece of cream pearl paper then onto a dark red DL card.
  • Make a gift tag from a 9cm x 5.5cm piece of dark red card round off the corners and edge in gold, punch a hole in the top and thread through some pale gold satin ribbon.
  • Attach to the bottom of the card on an angle using 3Dfoam pads.
  • Stamp the bells three times and the ribbon and holly twice more onto cream pearl card, colour the ribbons, bell clanger in tan, the leaves in green and the berries in red promarkers, cut out one set of bells as it is and cut a little bit more away each time, shape and decoupage them together with 3Dglue onto the bottom of the tag.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Project Club: Christmas Bells

Here is another card made just using one of this months Dimension Stamps Project Club set.



 How to Make: 

  • Stamp the bells into each corner of a small white square card using Memento Grape Jelly.
  • Colour the ribbons in lilac and distress around the card in Dusty Concord Distress Ink.
  • Cut out a 7cm hexagon from white card and stamp the Christmas sentiment in rows across it in Memento Grape Jelly, distress the edges in Dusty Concord Distress Ink and mount this onto an 8cm dark lilac hexagon.
  • Attach centrally to the card.
  • Stamp the bells onto lilac card, the ribbon onto dark lilac card and the holly onto white card in Memento Grape Jelly.
  • Cut out the bells, ribbon and holly and glue in place.
  • Colour the holly berries in silver.
  • Shape the bells and using 3D glue attach to the centre of the hexagons.
  • Add purple glitter glue to the ribbon and silver glitter glue to all the remaining leaves and holly berries.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Project Club: Small Christmas Wreath

This card is a smaller version of the Dimension Stamps main project club card!



 How to Make: 

  • Stamp the wreath twice onto medium green card in Memento Rich Cocoa colour in with two shades of green and red.
  • Cut out one wreath as it is but cut more away from the other wreath.
  • Shape the wreaths and add glitter glue to the stamp tinsel parts.
  • When dry glue together with 3D glue.
  • Cut 6.5cm x 9.5cm piece of cream hammer finish card round off the corners and edge in gold.
  • Cut a 3cm strip from the front right side edge of a 10.5cm x 14.8cm cream hammer finish card.
  • Edge the inside edges of the card that can be seen in gold,.
  • Cut a 2.5cm x 14.8cm strip of dark red card with one of the long edges being a fancy cut edge attach to the front card so the straight edge is over the cut edge of the card.
  • Stamp “Happy Christmas” in gold in the top left hand corner of the card.
  • Attach the cream piece of card on an angle across the card using 3Dfoam pads. 
  • Attach a piece of dark red ribbon across the back of the wreath centrally attach to the cream piece of card using 3Dglue.
  • Finally add a dark red bow to the wreath.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Project Club: Gifts Galore

This months Dimensions Stamps Project Club stamp set is just great to work with as you can make a card using any one of the stamps and you get a completely different look and feel to the card!



How to Make: 

  • Distress around the edges of a white DL card in Stormy Sky Distress Ink.
  • Attach a piece of dark blue chiffon ribbon down the left hand side of the card.
  • Stamp the large parcel onto dark blue card in dark blue pigment ink and clear emboss them.
  • Next stamp three large boxes onto light blue card in embossing ink and silver emboss them.
  • Cut out the dark blue boxes and the ribbons only from light blue and glue together.
  • Cut out a 1.5cm strip of light blue card stamp “Wishing You” then a gap “Peace and Happiness” then a gap “at Christmas” in Memento Paris Dusk, roughly cut out each set of words and mount onto dark blue card leaving a narrow border.
  • Attach the three boxes down the right hand side of the card with 3D foam pads and the words over the ribbon the first one just above the top box.
The best part about this card is just change the sentiment and it’s a quick card for a birthday!!! 

Friday, 11 October 2013

Project Club: Christmas Door

This months Dimension Stamps Project Club sets should landing on those door mats any day now! And it's a lovely Christmas set that got me thinking about making a start on my Christmas cards.



How to make: 

  • Stamp the door once onto cream card in Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • Three times onto red card in Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • The wreath twice onto green card in Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • Cut out the cream door with frame and colour the windows yellow and add gold sparkles over the windows.
  • Cut out one red door only, the large panels and letter box from another, and the small panels from the last one.
  • Glue the letterbox and panels in order on the red door.
  • Colour the letterbox silver.
  • Paint 3d gloss or varnish over the door and leave to dry.
  • Use a silver brad as the door knob.
  • Cut out the wreaths cutting away more from the second one and attach to the door.
  • Cut a 12cm x 17cm piece of cream card and stamp the sentiment across the top and with three small presents in the bottom right hand corner in Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • Distress around the edges in Tea Dye Distress Ink and edge in Rich Cocoa.
  • Attach a piece of red ribbon 2cm down from the top right corner to 2cm up from the bottom left corner tie a piece of ribbon to the top right hold in place with a large Christmas brad.
  • Finally attach to a 5x7 inch cream card with the door in the bottom left hand corner.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Nina Crafts: Mistletoe

This card is another card I made using the new Christmas stamps from Nina Crafts, this stamps is called Love and Marriage under the Mistletoe (NC038). I am really pleased with how this card turned out, though the picture really doesn't do it justice (if I do so say myself!).




How to make:
  • Trim a 6.5cm strip off the front edge of a small square card.
  • Attach a piece of green Christmas backing paper onto the front and a 9.5cm piece to the right hand side of the inside of the card.
  • With a strip of dark cream die cut a lace border (Tim Holtz 657481 Vintage Lace) attached it across the top of the card.
  • Next attach a piece of dark red ribbon down the left hand side of the card and tie an extra piece towards the top.
  • Attach a small Christmas tag and die cut fern to the bottom left hand corner.
  • Stamp the couple (NC038 Love and Marriage under the Mistletoe) once and just Mavis with mistletoe once onto white card in Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • Colour them in (both Mavis’s the same) and cut out.
  • Attach the couple to the inside of the card and line Mavis up over the front cut edge and glue in place, add glitter glue to the front Mavis and two crystal gems to the ribbon.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Nina Crafts: Cracking Christmas

This card is another I have made using the new Christmas stamp sets from Nina Crafts, this stamp set is called Cracking Christmas (NC036).


How to make:
  • Stamp the cracker (NC036 Cracking Christmas) onto white card in Memento Tuxedo Black, colour in and cut out.
  • With a bit of masking, cutting and gluing I made two more crackers without head, hands and feet colour both in and cut them out.
  • Attach a piece of cream Christmas backing paper to the front of an A5 card shape and attach the crackers to the top of the card with 3D glue having the one with the face in the middle.
  • Attach two pieces of gold ribbon to the bottom of the card knot a piece of ribbon to the left of the top one.
  • Stamp “Have A Very Merry Christmas” (2400067a Frosty’s Fashion Frenzy) onto cream card in Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • Attach over the bottom ribbon on the right hand side, with a large Christmas brad to the left over the ribbon.
  • Finally add some die cut stars and snowflakes to the two plain crackers with glitter glue.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Nina Crafts: Classy Baubles

Whoops where have the past few weeks gone??? 

I might not have been keeping you all updated on my crafty adventures but I have been busy. Last week (or maybe the week before!) I got to play with the new stamp sets from Nina Crafts, this card has been made using the Baubles Galore (NC039) stamp set.


How to make: 
  • Stamp each of the baubles (NC039 Baubles Galore) onto cream pearl card in Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • Cut out and colour in with a gold pen and gold glitter glue.
  • When dry punch a small hole in the top of each bauble and thread through some fine gold cord.
  • Attach the baubles over the top to the back of a 10.5cm x 15.5cm piece of cream pearl card on which you have stamped “Have A Very Merry Christmas” (2400067a Frosty’s Fashion Frenzy) in the bottom right hand corner.
  • Centrally mount this onto a 11.5cm x16.5cm piece of craft card and then onto a 12.5cm x 17.5cm (5x7 inches) light gold pearl card.
  • Finally attach a pale gold ribbon to the three large baubles.

Monday, 2 September 2013

CRD: On the move

I made this card ages ago, it was one of the first cards I ever made using the Crafty Roo Designs Stamps, and I have been TOLD to get it posted up here, so here goes!!!



Stamps used: Awesome Boyz, Tyre Tracks. Tim Holtz Stamp set "The Journey"

Inks/Stains: Memento ink: Tuxedo Black, London fog, Ladt Bug. 

All of the Crafty Roo stamps used can be purchased from www.craftyroodesigns.co.uk 


Saturday, 31 August 2013

CRD: All about the cogs

For this card I raided my ribbon bag and found this wool that looks like chain! I think it works really well with the cogs, and makes a really quick and simple card.


Stamps: Large Cog Corner, Postage Sentiments.

Inks/Stains: Memento ink: Paris Dusk. Distress Inks: Stormy Sky. 

Other items: Glossy Accents.

All of the stamps used can be purchased from www.craftyroodesigns.co.uk 

Thursday, 29 August 2013

CRD: Crafty Gent

I have been busy recently making samples for Crafty Roo Designs, I love working with their stamps as they are really quirky, and they scream out for Distress Inks.........



Stamps used: Crafty Jack, Large Cog Corners, Postage Sentiments.

Inks/Stains: Memento ink: Rich Coco. Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Weathered Wood 

Other items: Glossy Accents, Tim Holtz Umbrella Man (657189).

All of the stamps used can be purchased from www.craftyroodesigns.co.uk 




Saturday, 24 August 2013

Project Club: Main card for August

Here is this months main project club card from Dimension Stamps. All of the things you need to make it are included with the project club stamps.

If you would like to learn more about the Dimension Stamps Project Club please visit there website www.dimensionstamps.com.


How to make:
  • Trim 1cm off one long and one short side of an A5 piece of pale green card, stamp the tree in the top left and bottom right hand corners, with the Cherry Blossom words in the other two corners using Memento Toffee Crunch.
  • Colour in the tree trunk and branches in a tan Promarker.
  • Attach a piece of brown chiffon ribbon 2cm in down the right hand side of the piece of card.
  • Fold a piece of A4 Kraft card in half and centrally attach the pale green piece of card to it.
  • Cut a 17.5cm x 7.5cm piece of medium green card and  mark 3cm in from each corner across one of the 7.5cm ends and 4cm down each side, cut these corners off to make a tag shape, punch a hole in the top and use a corner punch on the bottom two corners, round off the cut edges.
  • Using Memento Rich Cocoa stamp the tree in the middle of the tag, fill in the top and bottom with the Cherry Blossom words, colour in the tree trunk and branches in tan.
  • Stamp three birds onto medium green card in Memento Rich Cocoa and cut them out.
  • Make a bow from raffia and attach to the tag.
  • Attach the tag on an angle from the top left to the bottom right hand corner using foam pads, shape and attach the birds to the bottom of the card with 3D glue and apply glossy accent to them, add gold stickles to some of the blossom on the green tag.   

  Here are a couple more cards I made using the same idea





Friday, 23 August 2013

Project Club: Turquoise Screen

I couldn't resist making a screen shaped card as soon as I saw these stamps!



How to make:
  • Make an A4 piece of turquoise card into a gate fold card, round off the front top edges 9.5cm at the front edge to 15cm at the fold then round off the back corners.
  • Mark off 1cm up and out from the bottom folds and centre of the card cut away to make legs.
  • On the cut off piece of card stamp three birds in Memento Tuxedo Black, colour in with a darker turquoise pen, cut out shape and apply glossy accent leave to dry.
  • Open out the card and on the inside back stamp the tree in the top centre using Memento Tuxedo Black, under this stamp “Happy Birthday”(an old Hot of the Press stamp), on each inside front  stamp the three symbols across the bottom, with a fan stamped above them in which  two birds have been stamped.

  • Colour in the birds, the top edge, down the side of the fan, tree trunk and branches with the turquoise pen.
  • Turn the card over and stamp bamboo (a very old Stampin Up stamp) on the two fronts of the card in black ink.
  • Cut two strips of white card to fit across the fronts of the card and 2 cm deep.
  • First stamp part of the tree in turquoise ink then over stamp with the three symbols in black, mount onto black card and attach to the fronts 0.5cm up from the bottom of the screen.
  • Stamp the tree in turquoise ink onto two 9cm x 7.5cm pieces of white card, colour in the trunk and branches with a turquoise pen, over stamp with the fan in black ink, cut out and punch a hole in the bottom thread through narrow turquoise ribbon add three iridescent beads to each end of the ribbon, attach to the fronts of the card with foam pads.
  • Finally attach the three birds around the top of the tree with 3D glue add blue glitter glue to the top edge of two white fans and to some of the blossom on the back tree.    

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Project Club: Cherry Blossom

I love how this card turned out, I can see me making it in many colour combinations.



How to make: 

  • Fold an A5 piece of dark cream card in half.
  • Using Memento Rich Cocoa stamp a background with the Cherry Blossom word stamp.
  • Onto a 13.5cm x 13.5cm piece of dark cream card stamp the tree using Memento Rich Cocoa, a row of five birds onto a 3.5cm x 14.8cm strip of dark cream card, and Happiness onto 1.5cm x 2cm piece of dark cream card edge in Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • Colour in the trunk, branches and three of the birds in tan.
  • Die cut the cream tree using the smallest circle from (Grand Decorative Circles One LF-015) and from brown pearl card cut the next size up.
  • Attach this to the top of the cream card, using foam pads centrally attach the cream circle on top of the brown circle.
  • Mount the strip of birds onto a 4.3cm x 14.8cm piece of brown pearl card, attach this 1cm up from the bottom of the card.
  • From brown chiffon ribbon make a bow and attach between the strip and circles on the left hand side of the card.
  • Finally glue the Happiness to the bow. 

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Project Club: Yellow Gift Bag

Yes not the best title in the world but, that is, what it is!

How to make: 
  • Cut a piece of toning yellow card smaller than the front of the gift bag and a 1.5cm strip the same length.
  • Stamp the Cherry Blossom words in the bottom left hand corner and edge the piece of card using Memento Toffee Crunch, 
  • Centrally stamp the tree using a Versamark pad and emboss in gold.
  • Colour in the trunk and branches in tan.
  • Attach centrally to the front of the gift bag.
  • Next stamp Love, Happiness and Beauty down the 1.5cm strip in Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • Edge the strip in Memento Rich Cocoa and mount onto a 2.2cm piece of a darker golden yellow card edged in Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • Attach 1cm in down the right hand side.
  • Stamp three birds onto the darker card in Memento Rich Cocoa and cut them out.
  • Add a bird to the top left hand corner, glitter glue over the bird, tie a piece of toning wide edged chiffon ribbon to right hand side handle and glue a bird to each end.  

Project Club: Wishing Fan

I think I got a little carried away using the fan stamp from this months project club!


How to make:
  • Fold an A5 piece of dark green card in half.
  • On the front randomly stamp the bird and Happiness using a versamark pad and gold emboss it.
  • Onto a piece of pale green card stamp the fan with a dark green pigment ink and emboss in green.
  • Cut out the fan, punch a hole in the bottom and thread through two pieces of narrow gold ribbon and add a bead.
  • Next stamp “Wishing you all the Happiness in the world”  and Happiness once more onto pale green card in dark green ink, cut out the saying and the extra Happiness to fit over the saying.
  • First mount the saying onto dark green card then onto gold card, gold emboss the edges of the extra Happiness.
  • Attach to the saying with a foam pad to the bottom of the card with the fan above it, add green glitter glue to the top edge of the fan.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Project Club: Fan-tastic Fans

So here is this months Dimension Stamps Project club cards, a little later than planned, but better late than never hey????

I love how this card turned out the fans are just wonderful!


How to make: 
  • Stamp part of the tree onto three 9 cm x 7.5 cm different shades of pink card using pink in.
  • Colour in the tree trunk and branches in tan.
  • Over stamp with the fan using a black pigment ink and clear emboss them.
  • Cut out and punch a small hole in the bottom of each one.
  • Loop a piece of narrow pink glitter ribbon through each fan and glue two small dark pink sequins to each end.
  • Randomly stamp the bird onto a black DL card using black pigment ink and clear emboss it.
  • Using foam pads and starting at the bottom of the card with the darkest fan attach the fans.


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Nina Crafts: Flutterby

This final card for this batch of samples was made using Flutterby Flourish which is a new stamp from Dimension Stamps.


How to make: 

  • From the front of an 18cmx18cm square white card cut away a 7cm strip from the right hand side, over the remaining card front stamp the butterfly twice fill in with the ends of the flourishes using Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • Colour in with shades of brown and distress in Tea Dye Distress Ink.
  • Attach two pieces of brown ribbon down the left hand side of the card and add a bow to each ribbon.
  • Stamp the butterfly only twice onto white card in Memento Rich Cocoa, using brown, green, orange and tan colours,  colour in the butterflies.
  • Cut out the butterflies and make pair of antennas from brown wire and attach to the underside of the top butterfly shape the wings and glue the body’s together.
  • Cut a piece of white card 18cmx9cm and stamp the Script stamp (ref: 0604043A) down the card in Memento Rich Cocoa, tear along the two short sides and down the right hand side and distress with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
  • Attach this to an 18cmx8.5cm piece of green card so you can see green under all the ripped sides trim any extra off along the straight side, glue to the inside front of the to make a square card.
  • Finally attach the butterfly to the right hand side of the card with 3D glue, and crackle glaze the top wings.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Nina Crafts: Wedding Day

This cute card was made using a stamp set called Tufties in Love from Dimension Stamps.


How to make: 

  • Onto an A5 cream pearl card stamp “Forever...”   three times across the top of the card with a heart between them, and one heart in the centre along the bottom with “Ever After ..” at each side in Memento Toffee Crunch.
  • Stamp the rabbits so their feet are 4.5cm up from the bottom of the card in Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • Stamp ”Love...Love...Love...” just under their feet in Memento Toffee Crunch.
  • Cut a 12.5cm x 14cm piece of cream pearl card mark the centre of one of the short sides this will be the top of the arch, stamp the hearts and vines four times to make the archway in Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • Colour in the patches and bow on the rabbits and the hearts on the vines in purple and the vine in light brown.
  • Finally cut out the archway and edge in light brown attach to the card with foam pads.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Nina Crafts: Party Tufty

Here is another new set from Dimension Stamps this one is called Party Tufty.



How to make:
  • Cut a 10.5cm x 16cm piece of medium blue card and have the short sides top and bottom, stamp “Have a fantastic day” in rows down the card and edge using Memento Paris Dusk.
  • Stamp the carrot and cake along each side of a 8.5cm x 14cm piece of light blue card and edge using Memento Paris Dusk.
  • Stamp Tufty onto a 6.5cm x 13cm piece of white card with the xxx around Tufty, colour in with blue Promarkers and edge as above.
  • Cut a 20cm x 13cm piece of dark blue card and attach the medium blue piece (Stamped with "Have a fantastic day" of card 1cm in from the top left hand corner, attach the light blue card (Stamped with carrot and cake) on an angle over the bottom right hand corner of the medium blue card.
  • Next attach Tufty in the bottom right hand corner with some of the dark blue card showing.
  • Attach a piece of blue and white checked ribbon 2cm up from the bottom right hand corner to about 7.5cm up the left of the card add a bow or just tie a piece of ribbon to it.
  • Centrally attach the dark blue card to a white A5 card. 
  • Finally add three pale blue card candies across the bottom left and down the right hand corners.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Nina Crafts: Tufty Wishes

This cute little bunny is another of the new sets from Nina Crafts, this one is called Tufty Wishes.


How to make
  • Across the bottom of a small square lilac pearl card stamp the ladybird (Tufty Wishes NC025) twice at the bottom on the left side in Memento Grape Jelly.
  • Then stamp “Sing...Dance...Play...” on an angle down the right hand side of the card in Memento Grape Jelly.
  • Onto a piece of cream pearl card 7.5cm wide and 0.5cm shorter than the card stamp centrally stamp Tufty in Memento Rich Cocoa with the bees around the edge in Memento Toffee Crunch, colour in with purple and tan Promarkers, mount onto a piece of purple pearl card 8cm wide and the length of the card, using foam pads attach 2.5cm in from the right hand side of the card.
  • Attach a piece of purple ribbon to the space on the left hand side of the card and tie two pieces of ribbon to it.  

Friday, 5 July 2013

Nina Crafts: Anniversary Time

And again this card was made using yet another new stamp set by Nina from Dimension Stamps, this one is called Love and Marriage (and quite a few of the other new sets lol!)


 How to make:

  • Onto a 19cm x 19cm square piece of turquoise card stamp the wine bottle and glass (Mulled Mavis NC031), stars (Mavis goes swimming NC032), 58 (ABC 123 NC021) and “It’s Your Anniversary” (Occasions NC022) in light blue, brown and gray inks
  • Attached this centrally to a 20cm x 20cm square white card.
  • Next stamp Mavis and Cecil ( Love and Marriage NC032)  onto a 9cm x 11cm piece of white card and once more onto white card.
  • Colour in both sets of people and distress around Mavis and Cecil in Stormy Sky Distress Ink on the 9cm x 11cm piece of card and mount it onto a 9.8cm x 11.8cm piece of white card, attach to the bottom right hand corner of the turquoise card with purple photo corners.
  • Stamp the two sayings from the Love and Marriage set onto white card in black ink, trim down the sayings and and mount onto purple card.
  • Stamp “It’s Your Anniversary” (NC022) onto turquoise card in black ink, trim down so it fits between the photo and edge of the turquoise card, mount onto purple card top and bottom only.
  • Onto a piece of yellow ribbon stamp “ WHAT !!” and “58 YEARS” onto purple ribbon in black fabric ink.
  • Cut out the other Mavis and Cecil attach the yellow ribbon over Cecil right hand shoulder and fasten  down his left hand side to make a sash, give Mavis the purple sash it will be a bit longer as there is more on it (you will need to make two slits for the ribbon to go under her arms).
  • Attach Cecil and Mavis to the top left hand corner with 3D glue, attach the two sayings on an angle in the top right corner of the card, attach “It’s Your Anniversary” under Mavis and Cecil with a white fabric flower and three purple die cut leaves in bottom space.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Nina Crafts: Party Girl

This card has been made using another new stamp set by Nina from Dimension Stamps. This one is called Mullered Mavis.


How to make:

  • Randomly stamp the saying "Mavis considered herself.....," the wine bottle and glass (Mullered Mavis NC031) and “Happy Birthday” (Birthday GloreNC034) in purple ink, distress with Milled Lavender and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink onto an A5 white card.
  • Next stamp Mavis onto white card and colour with shades of purple and lilac, cut out and mount onto purple card cut out leaving a narrow border of purple.
  • Onto lilac card stamp “ LET’S PARTY” (Plain Alphabet with Words 2400050a) in purple ink over stamp with the wine bottle and glass, cut out each letter and shape, attach to purple card on a slight angle down to the right overlapping the letters using 3D glue glitter glue over the letters when dry cut out the word.
  • Attach the words down the left hand side of the card and Mavis in the top right hand corner using foam pads, add lots of glitter glue to Mavis.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Nina Crafts: Water Baby

This card was made using another new stamp set by Nina at Dimension Stamps. This one is called Mavis goes swimming.


 How to make:

  • Onto an A5 white card stamp “Mavis was glad.......” the stars and circles (Mavis goes swimming NC032) in pink, lilac and gray ink, distress with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
  • Onto a 13.5cm x 8.5cm piece of pink card short sides top and bottom stamp “ Happy Birthday”(Birthday Galore NC024) in rows across the card in gray, edge the card in pink.
  • Next stamp Mavis onto white card in pink and colour in using shades of pink then cut out.
  • Then distress a 12.5cm x 7.5cm piece of white card using Tea Dye and spun sugar Distress Ink.
  • Centrally attach Mavis to this now centre this onto a 13.5cm x 8.5 piece of white card.
  • Attach the stamped pink card to the bottom right hand corner, with Mavis over this so you can see some of the Happy Birthday card.
  • Next attach a piece of white ribbon down the left hand side of the card add dark pink.
  • Die cut stars down the ribbon, glitter glue the edges of the stars along the ribbon and the inside stars on the glasses.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Nina Crafts: Party Tufty

Here is a cute little fella from Nina at Dimension Stamps, this stamp set is called Party Tufty. 


How to make

  • Cut a 10.5cm x 16cm piece of medium blue card and have the short sides top and bottom, stamp “Have a fantastic day” (Party Tufty NC027) in rows down the card and edge using Memento Paris Dusk.
  • Stamp the carrot and cake along each side of a 8.5cm x 14cm piece of light blue card and edge using Mementio Paris Dusk.
  • Stamp Party Tufty onto a 6.5cm x 13cm piece of white card with the xxx around Tufty, colour in with blue Promarkers and edge as above.
  • Cut a 20cm x 13cm piece of dark blue card and attach the medium blue piece of card 1cm in from the top left hand corner, attach the light blue card on an angle over the bottom right hand corner of the medium blue card, with Tufty in the bottom right hand corner with some of the dark blue card showing.
  • Attach a piece of blue and white checked ribbon 2cm up from the bottom right hand corner to about 7.5cm up the left of the card add a bow or just tie a piece of ribbon to it.
  • Finally centrally attach the dark blue card to a white A5 card, add three pale blue card candies across the bottom left and down the right hand corners.

Nina Crafts: Gone Fishing

A while ago I was sent some of the new stamp sets from Dimension Stamps and I have finally got around to having a play! This first card was made using a new Nina Crafts stamp set called Cecil goes fishing!




How to make: 
  • Stamp the crab and fish around the outside edges of a small square dark orange card in Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • Onto a 9.5cm x 9.5cm square piece of white card stamp Cecil with the crab hanging onto the net and a fish coming out of the water in Memento Rich Cocoa.
  • Colour in the orange card and Cecil using brown and oranges and distress over Cecil with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
  • Next stamp “Cecil took it literally....” onto a piece of white card in Memento Rich Cocoa trim down and distress in Tea Dye Distress Ink.
  • Mount the saying and Cecil onto white card.
  • Finally attach Cecil to the centre of the orange card with brown photo corners, with the saying across the top right hand corner using two brown brads.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

CRD: Can a Dragonfly be an Owl???

Of course it can!!!!

These little fellas are made using the Build Your Own Dragonfly stamp set from Crafty Roo Designs. Aren't they so sweet???


Stamps: BYO DragonflyOn the Branch. The sentiment is by Dimension Stamps

Inks/Stains: Memento ink: Rich Coco, Olive Grove. Distress Inks: Tea Dye. 


Other items: Promarkers and Glaze.