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Spellbloggers post - HapBee Birthday shaker card

"I spy with my little eye some blue sky" ... yippee.  Who knows might be able to get out and cut the grass but now I've said that, I simply know I've jinxed myself. If nothing else going to take the dog out for a long walk on the fields as am in need of some Vitamin D. Not a sunbathing type of person but do like to feel the suns rays on me. Still having a bit of a 'bee fest' here using my Honey Bee dies from Spellbinders and decided to use them in a different way. What do you think? I decided to create a honeycomb effect with the hexagon die and make a shaker card. The little bits inside are a mixture of sequins and the waste from the 'real' honeycomb die. I've layered the hexagon pieces on to paper and then cut around then to give a slightly bigger shape. On two of these I've placed my sentiment. I cut the bees and accessories in the same colour card as my shaker part & card base; the embossing still looks divine too.

Find your own Tropical Paradise

A while back I decided to stamp our lots of the floral elements from the Tropical Flowers and Tropical Flamingo Paradise stamps from Polkadoodles and then I could always have a supply of images ready for those 'just in case' moments. Guess what? Yep, one of those moments suddenly sneaked up - without warning - and I had to quickly make a birthday card. I do sometimes wonder why we have calendars in this house and what makes it worse is I use an old fashioned diary too! Enough of my 'lack of organisation' woes and on to my card ... I created the background by masking off my card base leaving a circular aperture. Out came my Nuvo embellishment mouses and I began creating a warm, tropical background. The mousses blend beautifully and now even better with a new Nuvo product which is coming out shortly ... watch this space is all I can say ...! I stamped my sentiment in to the centre of the circle and then began layering all the floral elements. All the flowers h

Spellbloggers post - Floral Birthday

Whilst giving my crafting space a very well deserved spring clean ... in other words clearing out boxes of this and that, I came across 'odds & sods' of papers, in different sizes and colours. So instead of clearing, I now had to play with them ... they inspired me to create my next Spellbloggers post ... In another box, I also came across some 7"x7" kraft card blanks, so that sorted out the size issue. I layered 2 of the papers and added faux stitching with a white gel pen. To create my panels I have used the Venise Lace dies (from Spellbinders) and layered 2 together to create a larger panel. The sentiment panel was the smallest of the Venise Lace nesting dies and the sentiment is from the Tiny Sentiments collection. Once I had all the layers in place, I began cutting out all the different flower dies from the Marisa's Bouquet set. They cut beautifully and didn't even need to emboss the designs as the detail shone through after just one p

Colour Crazy -with Star Stampz

It's a new challenge over at Colour Crazy Challenges and this week we are sponsored by Star Stampz . I have chosen to use 'Kimono Portrait'  image to create my card ... Sadly I thought I was organised and had my card ready but ooopppppsssss, whilst I had indeed printed the image off to colour - not a lover of ferry journeys - I had actually forgotten to do so! I'd also forgotten to bring my pencils with me, (which doesn't help), so had to ask mum to borrow her pens. Now I haven't coloured with pens for eons and never used Spectrum Noir pens, so it was a real leap in to the unknown for me I've gone for a real oriental type of vibe on my card and added layered of black & gold foliage with a red base layer. I thought that these colours suited the images ... also didn't really leave myself much choice as had coloured the image first ...! The background for the image, was created using Nuvo crystal drops and before fully dry, I went ove

Spellbloggers post - Flip, Flap Book using All Stitched Up dies

Whilst hunting for some new ideas to do in Art & Craft club next term, I came across this fabuloys tutorial to make a flip book or waterfall book by Alexandra M on YouTube - Well I had to simply try it out ... obviously in the interest of being able to teach how to make it to the children ... otherwise how will I know if the class would be able to do it 😆😅😉 Here's my take on the project and I've used the Spellbinders All Stitched Up die set to embellish my book ... I created the booklet and have decorated the front using All Stitched Up die collection with labels being created using Spellbinders Venise Lace layering dies. I added extra trim, beads and flowers to the dress form die cuts to create more detail and depth. Other elements from the same die set were also added by being cut and then layered in different colours. Flowers and butterflies are from Spellbinders Marisa's Bouquet dies and I thought they ad