Saturday, 30 March 2013

CRD: One for the boyz

This card was made using the new Awesome Boyz stamp set from Crafty Roo Designs.
It is great fun to use and makes you look at road signs in a whole different way! Even better you get a "caution tape" stamp with it to create boarders.

(don't look to close as  stamped Fearless the wrong way around!).

For this first one I used:

Stamps: Awesome Boyz and "Happy Birthday" (from Dimension Stamps).

Inks/Stains: Distress inks: Faded Jeans. Memento ink: London Fog, Paris Dusk.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

CRD: Stitching time!

This is another stamp set from Crafty Roo Designs, this one is called Angel Wings. I love how this one has turned out!

 I have stamped one of the wings three times each time cutting a little more off to give it texture.

For this first one I used:

Stamps: Angel Wings.

Inks/Stains: Distress inks: Tea Dye. Memento ink: Dessert Sand.

Other items: Sewing Room (Tim Holtz 657186), Vintage Lace (Tim Holtz 657481), Brown chiffon ribbon, Buttons,pins and needles.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

CRD: Journey

Here is another card I made using stamps from Crafty Roo Designs. This one again uses the Baby Butterfly stamp set, I think this stamp is just so useful it is going to be well used!

 For this one I used:

Inks/Stains: Distress inks:  Tea Dye, Rusty Hinge. Memento ink: Rich Cocoa.

Other items: Compass embossing folder (Tim Holtz 658574). Spellbinders Positively me journey and key (S5-099), 3D Gloss.

Friday, 22 March 2013

New Stamps by Crafty Roo Designs

I have been playing with some stamps that my daughter has designed and had made. They are great to work with I have come up with so many ideas I just don't have the time to make them all, though I am going to try!
So here is a couple of the cards I made using the new stamps sets from Crafty Roo Designs

For this first one I used:

Inks/Stains: Distress inks: Stormy Sky, Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet. Memento ink: Tuxedo Black, Paris Dusk.
Other items: Silver Safety pin, Ball chain, Compass embossing folder (Tim Holtz 658574).

For this one I used:
Stamps: Fairy Wings

Inks/Stains:Distress inks:  Dusty Concord 

Other items: Ball chain, Bird charm, Caged Bird (Tim Holtz 656634), White Chiffon ribbon, Lilac Glitter glue.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Birthday Pints

This card I made for my daughters boyfriend. I wasn't sure what to do but I am really pleased with the result!
How to make:
  • Onto a 13.3cmx19.5cm piece of white card randomly stamp music swirls, music notes, keyboard, beer pumps and glasses (Dimension Stamps NC005, Harp Music Project 230005A and Mines a Pint 143022A) in memento tuxedo black.
  • Distress with rusty hinge and aged mahogany.
  • Mount onto a 13.8cm x 20cm piece of black card and centrally attach to an A5 red card.
  • Stamp the beer pumps 2.5cm up from the bottom of a 10cm x 13cm piece of white card in tuxedo black.
  • Mask off and stamp over with the music swirl and music notes, distress as above having the pump signs in rusty hinge and mount onto a 10.5cm x 13.5cm piece of red card.
  • Stamp "Happy Birthday" onto a piece of red card in black trim down and mount onto black card attach above the beer pumps with black brads.
  • Stamp three beer mugs onto white card, cut out and lightly distress with rusty hinge.
  • Attach the beer pumps to the card with more space at the bottom of the card.
  • Next shape and attach the beer mugs with 3D glue to the bottom of the card.
  • When dry gloss them.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Pencil Case

When I saw the Vroom, Vroom Stamp set (ref: NC015) from Nina Crafts all I could think was how it would make a great pencil case.....

How to make:
  • Cut a piece of blue sky fabric and lining fabric 24cm x 26cm fold in half with the 24cm edges to the top.
  • Down the side seams trim off 1cm at the top tapering down to nothing by 7cm on each piece.
  • On the sky piece of fabric stamp the tyre track so the bottom line is 10.5cm down from one of the top edges in black fabric paint, when dry iron.
  • Then stamp the car onto red fabric in black fabric paint when dry iron then iron onto HeatnBond  lite.
  • Cut out and iron onto the sky fabric above the track.
  • Sew in place with black stranded cotton.
  • Sew a zip across the top.
  • Sew down the two sides.
  • Open out the seam and line up along the fold.
  • Sew across the corner (sewing line 4.5cm across) to make a flat bottom.
  • Finally make up the lining and attach inside to the zip.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Green and Pale Orange card

Whoops I have just found a couple of samples I made using the new stamps sets from Nina Crafts that I forgot to put in here! What's that saying "better late than never!", so here's the first one!
This card is made using the Beep Beep stamp set (ref: NC013)

How to make:
  • Randomly stamp the steering wheel and “W3LLDON3”  onto a small square pale grey card in memento rich cocoa.
  • Next stamp the steering wheel down one side of a 4cm x 15cm piece of pale green card.
  • Then cut out the rounded parts of the steering wheels and distress with forest moss and mount onto a piece of pale orange card flush to the straight edge cut around the steering wheels leaving a narrow border of orange.
  • Attach down the left hand side of the card.
  • Next stamp the car onto pale green card and cut it out,  also cut out the windscreen and distress with forest moss.
  • Stamp the grid in each corner of a 10.5cm x 7.5cm piece of pale orange card mask off the corners and stamp it across the top and bottom in memento dessert sand.
  • Next mount onto a 10.5cm x 8.5cm piece of copper pearl card.
  • Finally glue the car on and centrally attach down the right hand side of the card.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Black /White and Red Card

This card was made using a new stamp set from Nina Crafts called Vroom Vroom (ref: NC015).
How to make
  • Randomly stamp the tyre track, exhaust and “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” onto a small square white card in black ink.
  • Stamp the tyre track down both long sides of a 4xm x 15cm piece of white card.
  • Attach a narrow piece of red card under one of the long sides and attach a piece of black ribbon down the centre.
  • Then attach it to the left hand side of the card so the red strip is facing the middle of the card.
  • Stamp the car onto a piece of white card in black ink, cut out the car and it’s two windows.
  • Mount onto red card and cut out with a narrow border.
  • Attach the car on an angle across the card with foam pads.
  • Tie a piece of red/white checked ribbon to the top and bottom of the black ribbon and a black/white checked piece in the middle.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Blue 30th Card

I am really pleased with how this card turned out, I fancy trying it in red or pink next! It was made using the Beep Beep (re: NC013) stamp set from Nina Crafts.

How to make
  • Cut two pieces of medium blue card 10cm x 14cm and 11.5cm x 10cm.
  • Onto the 10cm x 14cm piece randomly stamp the steering wheel and “H4PPY BIRTHD4Y” in blue Ink and distress around the edges.
  • Stamp the car onto the 11.5cm x 9cm piece of card with “H4PPY BIRTHD4Y” in the number plate, distress, and colour in 30 on the front grid with a dark blue glitter gel pen.
  • Mount both pieces onto white pearl paper.
  • Attach the steering wheel piece down the top right hand side of a navy A5 card.
  • Attach two pieces of blue and white checked ribbon half down the left hand side of the card (about 12cm) tie a piece of ribbon to each piece.
  • Attach the car to the bottom left hand corner of the card and add three blue/white card candies in the bottom right hand corner.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Red and Black Car

This card was made using the new Vroom Vroom stamp set from Nina Crafts (ref: NC015).

How to make
  • Stamp the exhaust fumes down the two short sides and across the bottom of a red A5 card in black pigment ink and emboss in black or clear embossing powder.
  • Next stamp “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” onto a strip of red card in black and emboss.
  • Then stamp the tyre track twice one under the other in black.
  • Mount the “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” onto the tyre piece of card with a 0.5cm border all around.
  • Next cut a 14.5cm x 8.5cm piece of red card stamp the tyre track along each side in black and emboss, cut out the inside to make a frame.
  • Then stamp the car and exhaust fumes onto black pearl card in black ink and silver emboss them.
  • Cut them out including the two side windows and attach the exhaust fumes.
  • Finally attach to the frame so it looks as if the car is driving through, and attach the frame to the centre of the card with 3D foam.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Pink Fragrance Bag

This Fragrance bag was made using the Beautiful Bouquet (ref: NC014) stamp set from Nina Crafts /Dimension Stamps. I also used Grand Word Perfect (ref: 1803161a).

How to Make
  • Cut a 11cm x 44cm piece of pink fabric fold the fabric in half and stamp the bouquet 2cm up from the fold using purple and green fabric paint, when dry iron as per the instructions and add a lilac bow to the stems.
  • Next stamp "MUM" onto a spare piece of pink fabric in purple fabric paint and over stamp with the bouquet and iron onto HeatnBond, cut out and iron onto the other side of the fold over lapping the letters.
  • Sew in place with dark pink stranded cotton.
  • Sew down each side on the wrong side of the fabric, turn the so the right side is showing turn the top 5cm into the bag and sew white lace around the top outside edge of the bag.
  • Next sew a loop of lilac ribbon 4cm down on the inside and a piece of ribbon long enough to tie around the bag on the outside of the bag.
  • Finally fill the bag and tie the ribbon.