Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Lemonade Fizz anyone?

Recently I had 7 ... yep SEVEN cards published in Papercraft Essentials using the wonderful Lemonade Fizz collection from Polkadoodles.


So I thought I'd share one of my projects with you all. The full step by steps can be found in the magazine but here are some more close up photos (and a few brief(ish) instructions) ...


I have used one of the labels from the collection, imported it in to word and made it considerably larger. Using my scan and cut, I cut the design out and created a mat layer at the same time. This became the front of my card. I repeated the latter, created a hinge and made my card base.



I then printed off a page of flowers and leaves, cutting them all out. Next I printed further embellishments: heart, swirl and sentiment; again cutting them out.


I layered all the different embellishments around the sentiment, which I wanted to me the focal point. Finally a few flat backed gems added in complimentary colours.


It was fabulous to be asked to play with the collection again ... it has been a wee while! Lemonade Fizz is jam packed full, (with a wonderful selection of goodies), in fresh spring/summer colours. If you haven't seen the collection, pop over to the Polkadoodles shop and have a good nose.

Lou
x x x

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Challenges:
City Crafter - flowers
Create and Make - springtime
Deep Ocean Challenges - flowers everywhere
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Craft Cardmakers - spring in to spring
Use your stuff - spring is in the air

Congratulations (with a plethera of balloons) ...

Thought I'd share a card I made eons ago for Tonic Studios using the accessory stamps and matching dies from the Marmalade's World launch. I recently discovered it on my memory card hidden in the wrong folder ...


I have used the framed screen dies to create my background mats and then filled the white layer with oodles and oodles and oodles of stamped, embossed and die cut balloons. They are really tricky to see as they are embossed with white embossing powder!


I then stamped and embossed 2 further balloons plus one heart to create my floating bouquet. These have secured with gold ribbon behind the sentiment panel.


Using the 'Congratualtions' sentiment, I have die cut and mounted on to matching white and red card.



A quick card to assemble but did take a wee white to stamp, emboss and then die cut all the elements. However, it was great fun to make and for me, relatively CAS.

Have fun with your crafting and thanks for stopping by,

Lou
x x x

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Challenges:
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Make My Monday - white embossing
Ohh la la - layer it up
International Art & Soul - embossing
Crafty Friends - B is for ..... balloons

Monday, 27 March 2017

Celebrate ...

I haven't had time to craft properly properly for a while but the other night I really treated myself. Out came the inks and some stamps that have been calling to me for ages. I also tried to challenge myself to make some quick cards and relatively CAS in design ... for me, that is a HUGE challenge!

Here's one of the design I came up with ...


I have used the Bella Fleur and Belle Papillion stamp sets, (from Polkadoodles) and cut out some of the elements using the matching dies.



I began by using one sheet of the backing paper from the Bella Fleur paper pack, (being tight with this paper pack as it's seriously GORGE), by stamping some small hearts all over it. They have been water coloured and glittered. I then created three panels from the paper: back layer and 2
matt layers.


Next I stamped the flowers and water coloured them, finally cutting them out. These have been layered to hangover the top of the card and panels. The bird house was stamped & water coloured and then cut out using the matching die.


Some lickle extra flowers and gems to finish the look. Again, apologies for the over exposed photographs ... I seriously need some lessons ... again! 😆😩😳

Right I have a serious date with blogger tonight as want to catch up with all that is new in craft land.

Take care and see you soon,

Lou
x x x

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Challenges:
AAA Cards - die cuts
Stamping Sensations - close to nature
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - spring

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Have A Fabulous "pan pastel" Day ...

Hello ...... is there anybody there? Hello....... 

Hi everyone ... I'm back after a bloggy and crafting break. Lots was happening and although I can multi task, I simply couldn't keep up, so something had to give .... sadly it was my treasured blog and crafting. I've not been away long but boy oh boy, getting back in to the groove felt as if I was on an epic journey to the centre of the earth and back ...! I simply couldn't get my head, hands and crafty goodies to play together at the same time. After much  .... frustration ... a wee bit of cussing ... several bits rescued from the bin ... here is my card for the new "We Love 2 Create" challenge ...


I created a background directly on to my card blank using a Versamark ink pad and a selection of stamps from the Belle Papillion and Bella Fleur stamp sets from PolkaDoodles. Using my pan pastels, I gradually added the colour; adding more for intensity.


Using a paper from the Belle Papillion paper pad, I cut out the Ribbon Frame ready to mount my flowers. I stamped a background using the script stamps, Versamark and pan pastels. Before mounting the frame, I added some ribbon and lace offcuts. Next, all the floral elements were stamped on to cream card and using the pan pastels to create the "lines". I set the images with cheap hairspray, water coloured with pan pastels and cut them all out.


The extra floral elements were layered on top of the stamped flowers and finished with pearl gems. I added some extra leaf and swirl diecuts, (again from PolkaDoodles). Final extra were some Dutch Doobadoo laser art butterflies.


Have a busy Sunday today with lots of small jobs to do. These have all mounted up ... so grabbing my "big girls knickers" and taking a huge deep breath ... off I go ...

Have a fabulous Sunday everyone and thank you for popping ove,

Lou
x x x


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