Tuesday 25 August 2020

SHC - Painted Dots and much more ...

Oops!! I hit publish a bit too early. Oh well, never mind 😄 - these things happen!!

.... Good afternoon!! Last week the new Concord & 9th release became available at Seven Hills Craft and I got a few stamps (should really have got them all, but that's another story). I've been busy over the weekend and here's what I made. Grab a coffee and enjoy. I'll start with the shaker birthday cards I made:

Stamps: Concord & 9th - Painted Dots Turnabout, All The Birthdays
Inks: Gina K - Powder Blue, Blue Raspberry, Blue Denim, In The Navy; Versafine Clair - Cheerful, Summertime, Tulip Red, Glamorous, Purple Delight
Dies: Concord & 9th - All The Birthdays
Accessories: Hero Arts - Top Folded A2 Cards Dove White; Gemstones Cardstock; Button Galore & More - Crystal Stars, Ocean Waves, Sequins; Acetate

I started by stamping the Painted Dots turnabout backgrounds - I made loads, and still have some left. The stamp has a central and outer area, which means you can have a whole page background, a central circle stamped or the outer edge stamped with an empty circle in the middle. I used a couple of the central circles for these cards. I found some shimmery cardstock in my stash and used the large HB die to cut the intitals. I added acetate to the inside of each panel, added some dimensional tape around the edge of the card and filled the gaps with matching sequins and gems. I cut the painted dots panel slightly smaller and adhered that the the back of each window panel. I then added the panels to a top folding A2 card. I finished the front of each card by adding a birthday banner. I decorated the inside of each card with more Happy Birthday sentiments and some decorative images.

Here are photos of all the backgrounds that I made from Painted Dots:

My next card uses the outer circle stamped in reds and greens - it had to be a Christmas card:

Stamps: Concord & 9th - Painted Dots Turnabout, Very Merry Sentiments, Mistletoe Messages
Inks: Gina K - Red Hot, Red Velvet, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus, Sea Glass; Delicata - Gold Glitz; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Card; Gold Linen Effect Mirri Card; Clear Embossing Powder

I stamped the large Christmas greeting in black and heat embossed with clear powder. I added some tiny snowflakes and stars and then layered the panel onto gold mirri card and added to the front of a square card. On the inside, I cut a gold mat layer and stamped a Christmas verse on the white panel.

For my next card, I used the completed stamped pastel background to make a card to welcome a new baby:

Stamps: Concord & 9th - Painted Dots Turnabout, Globe Greeting, Tiny Tagalong Stamps
Inks: Memento - Summer Sky, Angel Pink, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black; Gina K - Lemon Drop, Applemint; Versafine - Onyx Black;
Dies: Concord & 9th - Globe Greeting
Accessories: Hero Arts - Top Folded A2 Cards Dove White; Clear Embossing Powder

I cut the panel to fit the front of the A2 card. I used Globe Greeting to create the world globe image (it's a set I've had for a while and this is the first time I've used it!!). I stamped the solid circle in pale blue and then the map part in two shades of green, I used the matching circle die to cut the globe out. I stamped the globe holder in black, heat embossed with clear powder and then fussy cut it out. I adhered the stand and globe to the front of the card and added the word 'kid' from the stamp set. I glued the cut of panel to the bottom inside and added some congratulations sentiments. This one is for my stash.

As I said earlier, I made a few cards! Next is a bold and bright hello card:

Stamps: Concord & 9th - Painted Dots Turnabout, Wildflower, Tiny Tagalong Stamps
Inks: Gina K - Peach Bellini, Sweet Mango, Tangerine Twist, Tomato Soup, Stormy Sky
Dies: Concord & 9th - All The Hellos
Accessories: Hero Arts - Top Folded A2 Cards Dove White; Gina K Card - Tangerine Twist; Nuvo - Clear Aquashimmer Brush; Glossy Accents

I used another older (and never used) C&9 stamp set - Wildflower - to stamp the flowers in the empty space. They are pretty outline images and I was going to colour them, but ended up leaving them as I liked the look. I trimmed the panel down to size and layered it on orange card and added it to the front of the top folding A2 card. I used the script 'hello' die to cut out one orange and two white die cuts, I adhered them for dimension and stability (did the same with the little heart). I glued the die cut to the front of the card, added some shimmer and glossy accents. On the inside I kept it really simple with a sweet sentiment and a little flower. I'm submitting this card to Darnell's Never-Before-Used-Schtuff - NBUS#17.

My final card (for the time being) is a clean and simple hello card:

Stamps: Concord & 9th - Painted Dots Turnabout, All The Hellos, All The Birthdays
Inks: Gina K - Powder Blue, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus, Wild Wisteria, Stormy Sky; Memento - Lulu Lavender
Dies: Die-namics - Circle Stax Set 1 #9 and #10
Accessories: Hero Arts - Top Folded A2 Cards Dove White; SU Card - Highland Heather; Vellum

I'm submitting this card to the current Fusion - FUSION#1720 challenge. I've used both the sketch and the colours from the photo.

For this card I used some circle dies to cut out the stamped circle pattern and layered that onto a lilac circle, which I then cut in half. I put the card into the MISTI and worked out where to stamp the various 'hello' images. I stamped some directly on the card and a couple on a vellum strip. I've left the inside blank.

Well, that was a long post - thanks for sticking with me to the end. As you can tell, I've had such fun with the new turnabout stamp. Shame I hit the publish button a bit early, but never mind. It's a truly awful day here in Northop Hall. I woke at 5.00 am to hear the rain hammering down, and it's been pretty much that way all day. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. That's it - see you again soon.

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Friday 21 August 2020

SHC - Christmas Set ....

.... Morning! I'm here with my Seven Hills Craft blog post I'm running a bit late on my personal blog - my local uploads speeds were so slow yesterday, that I just gave up!!Anyway, I'm here to share the set of Christmas Cards I made:

Stamps: The Stamping Village - Holiday Seals
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Gina K - Sea Glass, Soft Stone; Memento - Angel Pink; Delicata - Golden Glitz
Dies: Die-namics - Circle Stax Set 1 - #4, Circle Stax Set 2 - #5
Accessories: White Card; Copic Markers; Nuvo Aquashimmer Brush - Midas Touch, Glitter Gloss; Clear Embossing Powder

I've jumped onto the current trend of making slimline cards (standard UK DL cards) and they give so much space to showcase these stamps! I started by picking four images, lined them up in my MISTI and stamped onto DL card bases. I had meant to have 5 different colours, but I ended up with 2 in gold!! Next I picked five more images, positioned them in the MISTI, stamped in light grey and then coloured the images with Copic markers. I restamped the images with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I love this technique as the images are so crisp. I used dies to cut out the coloured images and foil mats for each image. I adhered the finished images flat to the front of the card as I want them to be easy to mail.


I've not decorated the inside as yet, but I'm sure I'll find something suitable from my vast stash of Christmas stamps. That's all for now. See you soon.

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Saturday 15 August 2020

C24C - Jolly Snowman ....

.... Good morning! I must apologise for not commenting on your projects for our last challenge - I've been away on holiday. We stayed in the UK, but I've not been doing much on the computer. I'm getting back into the swing of things now and have made a fun card for our new challenge at Christmas 24 Challenge - C24C#16. We want your Christmas cards to feature FANCY FOLDS. Here's my card:

Stamps: My Favorite Things - Bitty Holiday Wishes; Funstamps - Scribble Snowman
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Gina K - Cherry Red
Accessories: White Card; Carta Bella DP - Snow Fun; Copic Markers; Glitter

I'm submitting this card to The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - H&ICC#76 where it's Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas.

I'm going to own up to being a boring card maker - I tend to stick to rectangular or square cards, so doing fancy folds really pushes me out of my comfort zone. I decided to make a triple stepper card and had fun making it. It was reasonably quick to make too. I started by cutting a panel of white card 8½" × 5½". I then followed the layout shown below. I know that in the UK and Europe we use metric and A6 cards, but I'm still using up US stash of cards, so I've done measurements for a standard US A2 card.

Once the cut and folds were done I decorated the panels with some winter themed paper. I also stamped my favourite scribble snowman on white card, coloured him with Copic markers and fussy cut him out. I adhered him to the long panel on the front and added glitter to the image. I added a small picture panel to the back stepper section made up of 4 layers, with the largest measuring 2⅝" square. I stamped the greeting on a piece of plain design paper using red ink. The inside is blank so that I can write my own message. Here are a couple more photos of the card with different views of the steps.

When the card is folded flat, it will fit in a standard US A2 envelope. It does have some depth so you do have to be careful of postage costs!

I think this challenge is lots of fun and I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your creations. Have fun. That's all for now, see you again soon. Don't forget to visit our blog to see more inspiration projects from the rest of the design team.

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Wednesday 12 August 2020

SHC - Spotlight Birthday ....

.... Morning! It's so hot and humid. I love the sunshine, but could do without the humidity. And the thunderstorms are just amazing - I watched one on Monday night that made the garden light up like midday!! And yesterday, I spent the afternoon sheltering in my craft room. I made several cards for my Seven Hills Craft blog post. Here's the first card:

Stamps: My Favorite Things - Spotlight Sentiments
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: MFT - Basic Stitch Lines
Accessories: Hero Arts White Cards; Sakura Stardust Pens

I stamped the birthday sentiment along the bottom half of the card, used glitter pens to highlight the open letters - making it a real 'spotlight' and finished by adding some die cut detail above the stamping. The inside is blank.

I also made a birthday card which I'm submitting to The Male Room - TMR#141 where it's their 7th birthday, and also to Cupcake Inspiration Challenge - CIC#499 where the theme is nautical.

Stamps: My Favorite Things - Spotlight Sentiments, Whimsical Greetings; Lawn Fawn - Smooth Sailing
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Kaleidacolor - Caribbean Sea
Accessories: Hero Arts White Cards; Kaisercraft DP - Costal Escape; SU Card - Granny Apple Green

I stamped the sentiment directly on white card using a multi-coloured stamp pad. I then cut some design paper to go above and below the sentiment - the colour suggests sky and sea. I edged the design paper with thin strips of green card. I finished by adding a little sailboat and some birds flying off in the distance. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of green card and on the white panel stamped a greeting, added another little boat and some tiny stars.

I made a further eight cards using the birthday sentiment stamp - each card stamped in different coloured inks.

I can either use the cards as they are - so very clean and simple, or I can dress them up as I did above using design papers, die cut edges. This is a fun stamp and I'll share the finished cards soon. That's all for today. Bye for now.

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Wednesday 5 August 2020

SHC - Paper Hugs ...

... Morning! I'm here this morning with my card for Seven Hills Craft Blog. I've made a pretty interactive card:

Stamps: Concord & 9th - Type Talk, Mail Drop; Hero Arts - Mail Jumble
Inks: Versamark; Distress - Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick; Versafine Clair - Morning Mist
Dies: Concord & 9th - Type Talk, Mail Drop
Accessories: White Card; Tim Holtz Watercolour Card; Green Card; Copic Markers; Sheer Shimmer Spray - Sparkle

First of all, this card is CASEd entirely from one created by the ever talented Jennifer McGuire. I stamped the background image using Versamark ink onto watercolour card. I then rubbed three Distress inks directly over the image, spritzed with a shimmer spray and allowed the inks to blend. I set the panel aside and made the flower image and the cute little envelope. I coloured the flowers with Copic inks. You can see how to assemble the card by watching Jennifer's video. Here's a photo showing the little 'letter' contained in the envelope:

I have left the inside blank for my own message.

When this post goes live, we will be in Durham - we're having a staycation this year and decided to visit my husband's university city. I'll post photos when we get back. That's all for now. Be safe.

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Saturday 1 August 2020

C24C - Black & Silver ....

... Morning!! It's been a while since I posted anything on my blog. I've been busy with Dylusions online classes - such a fun time. Also, Jonathan has been on annual leave for the past week and we've been going out and about. But I did make sure to find time to make a couple of cards for our new challenge at Christmas 24 Challenge - C24C#15 where we want you to use Black and Silver on your projects.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Alpine Christmas
Dies: Memory Box - Sparkling Tree Tile
Inks: Gina K - Obsidian Amalgam
Accessories: White & Black Card; Silver Linen Mirri Card; Silver Greeting Label

I used black cardstock to make the card base. I placed the tree die cut on the front of the card and cut out the tree and adhered some silver linen mirri card behind to show off the pattern. I kept the card very simple by adding a silver circle Christmas greeting label. On the inside I cut a panel of white card and added a lovely Christmas verse.

I was having such fun that I made another card using only a die cut image and black card:

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Alpine Christmas
Dies: Memory Box - Glowing Candles
Inks: Gina K - Obsidian Amalgam
Accessories: White & Black Card; Silver Mirri Card; Nuvo - Aquashimmer Brushes

For this card I simply die cut the candles from silver mirri card, adhere it to the front of the card and add some sparkle to the inside of the candle and around the candle flames. On the inside I cut a panel of white card and used the same greeting as the portrait card.

That's all from me today. See you again soon.

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