Sunday, September 27, 2020

Gifts, Ribbons and Bows.

Another two weeks just gone like a puff of smoke. Time for the girls in the Christmas card club to show our latest cards. Zoe set the theme of Gifts, ribbons and bows. I have had this wooden  stamp by Inkadinkado in my stash for a very long time. I think this is only it's second outing. I coloured up with my Graph'it pens and silver,bronze and gold gel pens. I have been looking at a lot of You Tube videos 
for inspiration and found one by Connie Stewart using diagonal strips of coloured card so this is my take on what she had made. I had loads of strips of white card stock so I coloured them up using the same pens as for the stamp and then cut into even narrower strips. Of course this meant that I had loads of the strips over and smaller bits too so I stuck these onto an off cut of card and used this to die cut the sentiment as you can see below. 

I do like the rainbow effect this gives on the sentiment which i also cut out twice more in plain card and glued together for strength. I fussy cut the stamped image and raised up on 3D pads and also raised the layered elements up on the green base card. Only one card this time round as though it looks a simple card it took ages to make the stripe panel for the die cut!!

Also entering into
ScrappyMo's  # September Rudolph challenge.
Tuesday Taggers #  Use your scraps.
Make My Monday # Christmas in september.
Artsy Stamper #24 Ribbons and Bows.

Keep safe and well away from those idiots flouting the lockdown rules. They will be the same ones grabbing all the toilet rolls again no doubt!!.  

Friday, September 25, 2020

Treasured Moments

A card made using  a digital print out  from  Craftsuprint called Treasured Moments card topper which makes into a corner stacker. I have used the colour Damson with Butterflies as inspiration for you, showing that you do not have to use all the elements on the Butterfly Wheel Challenge #147 or even the the card shape which I have already showcased on my previous post.  The challenge is running until 6th Oct so there is still nearly 2 weeks left to run. I have 1 more card to show which I will post here next week. 
I made the card below with a dear friend in mind for her Birthday which isn't until next May but the early bird catches the worm so they say!!

I found some plain cardstock that was the exact colour of the green on the digital print so I matted some onto a tent shape white card base and then another layer of white cardstock. I darkened all the cut edges using distress inks so that the white didn't  show up on  the decoupaged layers. I used stickles glue for a bit of added sparkle   The sentiment tag was part of  the name of the print out which I simply cut down and aged with more of the distress ink.  I know Gerry will like  this card as those shoes are just the height that she loves to  wear!!  Below is the card on its side where I tried to show all the layers on the two opposite corners but it has come out a bit blurry.  
Entering into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges  #181 Anything goes
Crafting Happiness #67 Anything goes.
Dream Valley #233 Make it digital. No stamps allowed.
Crafty Sentiments # Anything goes.
Aud Sentiments #260 Anything goes with a sentiment.
Crafty Creations #413 anything goes.
Ally's Angels #38 Anything goes.
Classic Design Challenge #9 Anything goes.
Crafter's Castle #33 Anything goes.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Double Points.

Time for a new challenge and a new set of the Alphabet over on the Butterfly Blog.We are now on the letter D.
#147 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with D for Double Point Fold Card.

Here are my inspiration cards for you.  As usual you will find the tutorials for making these cards over on the Butterfly Blog under the tab Card Shapes. We are getting a nice collection of card shapes on there now and you are free to browse and make cards from the instructions  given. 

This card uses Version I 

I am using from the wheel:
Double Point Fold Card 
Theme: Diamante 
Colour: Delft Blue

The large floral  paper is a digidesign from Florjumka F-78 No 1 which not only being the right blue also reminded me a little of the Delft design.  The smaller design is by Nitwits from their Country lane too 'Circle Blue' I have used my go to Isabella and Pippi die cut Butterflies by Memory Box and diamante Gems from my stash. The sentiment is another of my go to stamp sets by Kaisercraft 'Birthday Wishes'. Below you can see how the card opens up.

This card uses Version II 

I am using from the wheel:
Double Point Fold Card 
Colour: Damson 

This pretty digi paper is called  Rustic Shabby Papers No 4 by Jodie Lee from Snap,Click,Supply co. I have teemed it with damson cardstock. The oval die cut is spellbinders Beaded Oval set  and the roses were made using the Spellbinders Rose Creations die set.  the butterfly is Isabella with a liberal coating of wink of stella.Big pearl from my stash.   Below the card opens up to reveal the sentiment from Kaisercrafts  Best Wishes set.  This version also shows a different way of  creating the double points. 

This card uses Version III 

I am using from the wheel:
Double Point Fold Card 
Theme: Diamante 
Colour: Delft Blue 
Colour: Dandelion

The butterfly design paper is a digi from Snap,Click, Supply co by  Prima called Sunkiss 05. The patterned paper on the diamond points is again from Snap, Click, Supply co by Bo Bunny from their Country Paper Pad 'Country Garden dot 2'.  Sentiments are by Kaisercraft from their Best Wishes stamp set and the diamante from my stash.  Below shows the card front opened up.
This version also opens up to reveal an added extra of the tent fold shown here.  The small butterflies are an SU punch and I made the front panel using an SU Tag punch

I hope my cards will inspire you to join in and have some fun. The challenge will be running for 3 weeks and will end on the 6th Oct. 
Tutorials will be up as soon as I can get all the images loaded using the New Blogger interface. 

N.B. Tutorials are now all loaded

Stay safe and well.


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Stripes Galore.

Time once again for the girls in the Christmas Card Club to show our latest makes. rita chose the theme of Christmas Sentiments.  I am a tad late posting as I had a slight altercation with a pair of sissors that I was cleaning the sticky tape residue from and sliced my thumb instead. How much mess can one tiny .05mm slit make!! It took three layers of micro tape one on top of the other to stem the flow. Live and learn and  as I didn't want to mark any of the cards I waited until today to finish making and take photos. 
I decided to use up all the scraps of christmas paper left over from previous cards that I have already made and stuck them onto backing paper in a random pattern. some on the diagonal and others just in a straight row. Most of the backing sheets were only 3" x 4" or 3" x 1.5". I just kept going until I had only tiny slivers of paper left. Then I pulled out all my sentiment dies some large some smaller and used the backing sheets strips to die cut them out. 
These are the resulting cards I managed to make. All the dies are tonic studios and I raided my gem stash to complete each one. 

I still have loads already die cut out so they will go on future cards as they are mostly just single sentiments.
Not bad for a pile of snippets that most would have  consigned  to the bin!  Fidly yes but then I am not going any place soon so time is not of the essence.

Stay Safe


Friday, September 11, 2020


There is one more week of the Butterfly Challenge which finishes on the 15th of September. I had loads of small pieces of paper left over from making the first 3 Curtain Shape  cards so for my inspiration for you I am showing 2 cards I have made with just  those pesky scraps. 

Card 1 is using the 3 colours from the wheel plus my butterfly .
I simply stuck strips of the left over design papers and plain card stock  on a piece of scrap paper which was about 2" x 3". once it was filled up I die cut the butterfly out which is 'Whidbey'  by Memory Box  and the flower stamp is called Camellia from Thirsty Brush & Co. My lovely blogging friend Kanda was having a clear out of her stamps and very kindly asked me if I would like this one. The sentiment was in the same set and it came with a matching die cut. Thankyou so much Kanda. I have been watching lots of YouTube  videos showing how to use your scraps up and I found this design layout  by  Elizabeth Hill Rush which I rather liked so this is my version of her card. I added a matching gem to one of the butterflies wings for a finishing touch . 

Card 2 is again  using the 3 colours from the wheel plus my butterfly .

This time I used a piece of scrap paper that was 4" x 3" and stuck the strips of paper onto it diagonally. Then I die cut the 'Terrace ' butterfly by Memory Box out and then used some die cut sentiments to also cut out the  words out.  I love the way they have come out so multi coloured. I think I will be doing that trick for a lot of my sentiments in future.  I mounted onto plain white card stock  and left it overnight  as I thought it needed a little extra but couldn't think what. Then as I was clearing up the  left over strips I added  them on the card  and  bingo! 

 I also added a pink strip and a tiny slither of the multi strip to the edge of the inside of the card and then cut the front of the card down slightly so that it could be seen with the card closed.
I do hope you will pop over to the butterfly challenge and join in. As you can see you do not have to use all the elements on the wheel or even the card shape to enter.