Friday, 15 February 2019

Thinking Of You Butterfly


Hi, today i have a card to share with you that uses the free stamp, die and embossing folder that comes with this months Papercraft Essentials Magazine Issue 170.
I started by cutting a piece of white card to measure 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. I then used some masking tape to mask off the edges. I then inked the background using 'Cracked Pistachio' and 'Peeled Paint' Distress Oxide. Then after removing the masking tape I embossed the panel, which also cut out the butterfly aperture at the same time. I then used the Green Distress Oxides along with 'Worn Lipstick' to paint the details of the embossing folder. I also added some splatters of Pearl Starlight Paint by Imagination Crafts and some details with a white gel pen. 
The Butterfly was stamped and heat embossed with Silver onto vellum and cut out with the die. The second part of the sentiment was also embossed with silver onto a strip of vellum, which I wrapped around the coloured panel. The large font on was created with an Alphabet die set from The Works, which I cut out from white card and heat embossed it with the Silver powder. 
I then cut two panels, one from vellum and one from patterned pink paper from my stash to measure 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. I then adhered the vellum panel underneath the main panel and added the pink paper to a 5 x 7 Kraft card base. I then added the main panel using 3D foam and added the die cut butterfly. I finished the card with some pearls in different sizes. 
I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Enjoy Your Special Day


Hi, today I have a quick card to share with you that uses the 'Forest Friends' stamp set from Bo Bunny and the Acorn is from Hobby Art's Forest Friends stamp set.
I stamped the images with Black Gina K Amalgam Ink and coloured the images with Copic Markers. I also used a 'Dark Sepia' Polychromos pencil to add fur details to the Bunny and White Gel Pen Highlights. I then cut around the images leaving a thin white border.
I then cut a square panel from Kraft card stock and embossed it with a Provo Craft Wood Effect Embossing Folder. I then brought out the embossing some more with some 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink. I used a Spellbinders circle die to cut out the centre of the panel and added 3D Foam tape to the back of the Kraft Card and attached to a square piece of Vellum.
I used 'Peeled Paint', Cracked Pistachio' and 'Wilted Violet' Distress Oxide to colour a square of White card stock, which doesn't show up properly in the photo. I then added the Kraft card panel on top of the Oxide coloured card and attached this to a 6 x 6 Kraft card base.
I stamped the sentiment which is also from Hobby Art with Versamark Ink onto a small Kraft card circle and Heat Embossed with Silver Powder. I then attached this into the middle of the card and added the images around it using 3D Foam. I added some Glossy Accents to the Acorns and some purple beads and pale green gems to finish.
I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Happiest Of Birthdays


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses the Sketched Flowers clear stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.
I started by stamping the large floral image with Versamark Ink onto white card stock and Heat Embossed with Ranger Gold Powder. I then stamped and embossed a few more of the flowers and leaves to fill out the image. I then painted the image with Distress Oxides in 'Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick and Faded Jeans. I also added some Oxide splatters to the background, along with some splatters of 'Gold Starlights' Paint by Imagination Crafts. I finished the main panel with some White Gel pen details and a Gold Embossed sentiment Vellum strip.
The background was created using the Distress Oxides and Starlight Paint. I then added a Vellum panel between the background panel and image panel, which was raised with 3D Foam tape. I then added this onto a 5 x 7 card base and finished the card with some Buttons Galore and More Sparkletz in 'Mermaid'.
I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Deer Snow Globe


Hi, today I have a quick card to share with you that matches the Bunny snow globe card from my last post.
The card was made exactly the same, but I used the deer, scene and bird stamps from the stamp set before running it through the snow globe embossing folder which came with issue 184 of Papercraft Inspirations Magazine.
I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Bunny Snow Globe


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses stamps and an embossing folder which was the free gift that came with issue 184 of Paper Craft Inspirations magazine.
I started by stamping the image onto white card with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and embossing with clear powder. I then lined the image up with the embossing folder and taped in place with washing tape, while I ran it through my cutllebug. I then trimmed the panel to size. I also embossed the greeting part of the embossing folder and trimmed into a strip, which will later be raised using 3D foam.
I used Distress Oxides to paint the image and a B45 Copic marker to colour the snow globe. The Holly and sentiment were coloured with gel pens, along with white gel pen highlights.
The panel was then added to a Kraft card layer. The backing paper is from Joy crafts and the Kraft card base is 6 x 6.
I finished by adding some sequins and 3D pearl drops to the snow flakes on the embossed panel.
I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Panda Birthday Wishes

Hello, today I have a quick card to share with you that uses this gorgeous Panda stamp set by Marij Rahder.
The image was stamped on to white card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and embossed with clear powder. I also stamped the corners by doing a little masking. I then used Distress Oxides to paint the image and added details with a white gel pen before cutting out leaving a slight border.
For the background I embossed a piece of white card using a Provo Craft embossing folder and added some of the Distress Oxides around the edges.
The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with Penny Copper powder by Stampendous on to a strip of vellum. I adhered the images with 3D foam and added this to a 6 x 6 Kraft card base.
I finished by adding some sequins and green 3D pearl drops.
I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Happy Birthday Vintage Florals


    Hi. today I have a card to share with you that uses some more of my own hand drawn images. I sketched out the flowers onto some white card, then used a Black Micron Pen to Ink the flowers. I coloured the flowers with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, Paper Stumps and Gamsol. I then added some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers, before cutting them out.
   The pink background was made with Homemade texture paste and the 'Flourish' stencil by Tim Holtz. While the texture paste was still wet I covered it with Stampendous Clear Pearl embossing powder and heat set when the paste had dried. I added 'Tattered Rose' and 'Victorian Velvet' Distress Ink over the background and sprayed with Perfect Pearl Spray.
    The white layer was made by running some white card through the 'Trellis' embossing folder from Couture Creations and spraying with the Pearl Spray.
    The green card that I used for my layering was made using 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink. The die cut sentiment was cut with a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs from black card and Clear Wink of Stella added. I finished my card with some clear gemstones from my stash.
    I hope you like my card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #161- Shaped Cards


Hi, Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Jackie is the hostess for this fortnight's challenge and would like to see your Shaped Cards.

For my card I decided to make an Octagonal easel card as a base for my river bank scene. For the top part of the easel card, I cut an aperture from the Kraft card that I used as my base card and added acetate and some torn strips of blue and green patterned papers from the 'Stomp' paper pad by My Minds Eye to create the backdrop.

For the Bulrushes and Vines I used the 'Wildflowers' stamp set from Hobby Art. The Bulrushes I stamped onto white card with Back Memento Ink and coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, before cutting out. The Vines were stamped with Versamark Ink onto acetate and heat embossed with 'Topiary Dark Green' from Personal Impressions.

The Heron was hand drawn with a Black Uni Pin Pen and coloured with Grey Copic markers and Polychromos pencils. I also added some Glossy Accents to his eye and beak.

I made some more Lily pads from air dry clay and some Water Lilies using a Tonic punch and Micro Beads. The frog, fish, boat and dragonfly are decorative buttons from my stash and the brown spotty paper is also from the 'Stomp' Paper pad. The sentiment is from Hobby Art's 'Sentiment' stamp set and has been stamped with 'Broken China' Distress Ink. I finished by adding some ripples and glitter where the heron is standing in the water.

I hope you like my card and please check out the Design Teams cards as they have made some beautiful projects and I hope you are inspired to enter the challenge.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations- Anything Goes+ Option Of A Sketch

Crafting By Designs- April Anything Goes!

Thanks for taking the time to visit.
        Sally.x.

Just Hanging Around!


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that I have made using another of my own drawn images. 

I drew and and painted the Sloth on his branch using Cotman watercolours by Winsor and Newton.

I also painted some leaves that were cut using some Cheery- Lynn dies and some more tree trunks for the background. 

The background panel was made with watercolour card, 'Bundled Sage', 'Cracked Pistachio' and 'Mermaid Lagoon' Distress Ink and Pearl Mica Spray. 

The leafy background is actually another layer of card that was part of some perfume packaging that I re purposed and painted with Acrylic Paint. 

The Hibiscus were made with vellum and a Tonic Punch and coloured with some Papermate felt tip pens. I also added some orange beads for the centres.

The Kraft card border has been embossed and 'Walnut Satin' Distress Ink added to reveal the pattern.

I hope you like this card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Halflinger Horse


Hello, today I have picture to share with you of a Horse that I drew from one of my Mums work colleagues. I used Polychromos Pencils on Fabriano Artistico 140lb Hot Press watercolour paper.
Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Magical Christmas Wishes


Hi today I have a card to share with you that uses stamps from the Creative Stamping Issue 62 magazine.

I stamped and coloured the images onto watercolour card with 'London Fog' Memento Ink and coloured using Copic Markers, before cutting out. I then stamped the trees onto the background and masked them off. I then used 'Cracked Pistachio' and 'Faded Jeans' Distress Oxide Inks to create the sky and snow. I then removed the masks and coloured the trees, also with Copic's. I used a white Gel Pen to add details and Glossy Accents for the Rabbit's eyes.

The sentiment was stamped and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder onto a strip of Vellum, which was wrapped around the card. I then matted this onto a square of Vellum and wood effect paper. I added this to a 6 x 6 Kraft Card base with a white matting layer between.

I finished the card with some White Fluffy Stuff from Woodware and some sequins and pearls from my stash.

I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Happy Birthday Bunny In A Box


















Hello, today I have a Printers Tray that I have decorated using Hobby Art Bunny & Brambles and In The Garden stamp sets.

I stamped the Bunny and vegetables onto white card with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink. I also die cut the flowers at the same time, which are from Tim Holtz Funky Foliage die set by Sizzix. I used Copic markers to colour the images and die cuts, then added details with a White gel pen. I also added some glossy accents to the Bunny's eye and white pearls to the flower centres.

I painted the Printers Tray with white Acrylic paint, before decorating with some patterned papers. The wood effect and chicken wire effect papers are from Craftwork Cards 'Potting Shed' collection and the floral papers are from the 'Folksy Florals' paper pad from Tonic.

I punched a hole through the cover and added a white eyelet and then threaded some red beads onto green cord to use as a closure. I also added more pearls and some Raffia for straw.

I hope you like this Printers Tray and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Hobby Art September 2018 TV Shows on Hochanda


Hello, today I have my samples from Hobby Art Shows on Hochanda at 12pm and 4pm. Tune in for some brilliant demos with Jenny Mayes using some wonderful stamp sets, Bunny & BramblesBee FriendlyIn The Garden and Greenfingers.







Monday, 24 September 2018

Pearl Ex Floral Dream


Hi, today I have a card to share with you that uses Hobby Arts Floral Mix and Words stamp sets.

I started by stamping the flowers from the set onto some Hot Press Watercolour paper with Versamark Ink and embossed with Black detail powder. I then coloured the images in grey scale with Copic Markers. I then mixed the Jacquard Pearl Ex powders from set 2 with Gum Arabic to make a paint and used these to colour glaze the flowers. I also used a white gel pen to add details and cut the images out. 

I then cut a background panel, also from the Hot Press watercolour card and added some stitched details with a black Pitt Pen and a border of glitter. I then added the flowers, some adhered flat and some raised with 3D Foam  to create dimension and trimmed them to fit the panel. I then adhered this panel to a Kraft card base with more 3D Foam. 

The sentiment was stamped and embossed with Black onto Kraft card and more stitch detail added. This was also adhered with Foam and I added glitters, sequins and gems to finish the card.

I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.


Thursday, 20 September 2018

Happy Christmas Poinsettia


Hi, today I have a quick Christmas card to share with you that uses the Poinsettia and Winter Wishes stamp sets from Hobby Art.

I started by stamping and embossing the two smaller Poinsettias and the large leaves onto a panel of white Bristol Smooth card stock with Versamark Embossing Ink and 'Penny Copper' Embossing powder from Stampendous. I also stamped and embossed the large Poinsettia onto another scrap of the same paper. I then coloured the images with Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I also added White Gel Pen Highlights and Clear Wink Of Stella to the Petals.

I added some 'Broken China' Distress Ink around the edge of the white panel and also some Wow Chunky White Embossing powder for a snowy effect. I then cut out the large Poinsettia and added it into place with 3D Foam. The sentiment was stamped onto Kraft Card and embossed with White and also attached with 3D Foam. I then added the panel onto a layer of Kraft and then onto a White Card Base.

I finished the card by adding some pink sequins and beads to the centre of the flowers and scattered around the images as well some small pale green beads.

I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Warmest Winter Wishes Wolves


Hello, today I have card to share with you that uses the Hobby Art WolvesNature Trail and Winter Wishes stamp sets.

I started by stamping the wolf onto white card using 'London Fog' Memento Ink. I then coloured the image using Arteza Expert Coloured Pencils. As usual I added details with a White Gel Pen and Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose.

The background was made by taping off the edges of a piece of White card stock with painters tape. I then cut a mask for the snow from Mask-it. Then I stamped the tree trunks and also masked them. I then used Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans and Iced Spruce Distress Oxides to colour the background. I added some water splashes and some splatters of Imagination Crafts Starlights in Pearl for a snowy effect. I then stamped the pine trees from the Wolves set with an old dark green ink pad from Colourbox. I then removed the masks and faintly coloured the snow with the Oxides and Starlights, coloured the tree trunks with pencils and added more White Gel Pen details. I finished the background by stamping the sentiment with Silver Super Sparkle Embossing Powder by Personal Impressions onto a strip of Vellum, which I attached by wrapping the ends around to the back of the panel.

The Wolf was attached onto the background using 3D Foam, after which I attached the image panel onto a piece of Vellum and Wood grain effect paper. I then layered this onto some white card and then onto a Kraft Card Base. I finished the card by adding some sequins and pearls.

I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Hobby Art September Monthly Special- Santa Paws


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses September's Monthly Special stamp set from Hobby Art Santa Paws.

I started by stamping the images onto Hot Press watercolour paper with 'London Fog' Memento Ink and coloured them using Arteza Expert Watercolour Pencils. I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the trim of the hats and gloves and used a White Gel pen for the highlights. The sentiment was stamped using 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink onto some patterned paper from my stash, which I also used as a base for my image.

The glitter panel was made by adding some double sided adhesive sheet onto a square of white card and covering with crystal glitter. The red paper is from an old Provo Craft paper pad and the snowflakes are are Marianne Designs Die cuts. I finished by adding some Pearls in different sizes.

I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Oh Camel Ye Faithful


Hello, today I have a Christmas card to share with you Camel Ye Faithful from Hobby Art.

The Camel and Fez were stamped with Versafine Black Ink onto Hot Press Watercolour paper and coloured using Arteza Expert Watercolour Pencils. I added White details with a White Gel Pen and Glossy Accents to the eye. I then cut them out and added 3D Foam to them.

The background was made by masking a border onto another sheet of Hot Press Watercolour paper. I then stamped the Palm Tree and Sand Dunes stamps with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and masked them off with Mask-it. I then used 'Faded Jeans', 'Wilted Violet' and 'Black Soot'  Distress Oxides to colour the background. I then lifted some of the colour with water. The dunes and tree were also coloured with the Arteza Watercolour Pencils and more white details added with the Gel Pen. I then watered down some Imagination Crafts Starlights 'Rich Gold' and splattered this over the background before removing the masks. I then embossed the sentiment with Black Embossing powder.

The paper was coloured with the same Oxide colours, then embossed using a Provo Craft embossing folder. I then added gold gilding wax to the embossed areas and adhered this to a Kraft card base with glue. The background panel was then adhered with more 3D Foam and the Camel and Fez were then added. I finished the card with a mixture of gems and sequins from my stash, which I coloured with a Yellow Ochre YR23 Copic Marker.

I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Happy Birthday Flingo


Hi, today I have a quick card to share that uses Flingo The Flamingo stamp set by Hobby Art.

I stamped the Flamingo and Hibiscus Flowers onto white card using 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured them using Copic Markers. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the Hibiscus, and details with a White Gel Pen. I added Glossy Accents to the beak and also added a small Googly Eye before cutting the images out.

The leaves were stamped onto green dotty paper from the 'Simply Patterns' 8 x 8 paper pad from Tonic. I added some Copic shading and Gel Pen Highlights, before also cutting out.

I cut a panel from white card and adhered the leaves in place with glue, trimming off any parts that over hang. I then arranged the Flamingo and Hibiscus and attached with 3D Foam. The panel was then added to a larger panel cut from co-ordinating paper from the pack before being glued flat to a white card base.

The sentiment is an Elizabeth Crafts die cut and has been cut three times from white card. I then coloured one of these with my BV29 Slate Copic Marker and glued this on top of the other two to create dimension. I finished by adding some pink sequins and Nail Art gems.

I made another of these cards (picture below) that instead of Copics, uses Jacquard Pearl Ex Powders and Gum Arabic to paint the images, which also work beautifully and also give the card some gorgeous sparkle.



I hope you like this and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Monday, 3 September 2018

To Plant A Garden...



Hi, today I have a quick card to share with you that uses images from the In The Garden and a sentiment from the Greenfingers stamp sets by Hobby Art.

I stamped the images onto different patterned papers from the 'Potting Shed' collection from Craftwork Cards, and Embossed with black powder. I added some shading with Arteza coloured pencils and White Gel Pen details. I then cut out the images and adhered them onto white card, and cut them out leaving a thin white border.

I then made the backing arrangement using various papers from the paper collection and a Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Die. I also stamped and embossed the sentiment. I then glued the layers into place and added to a white 6 x 6 card base. The scalloped oval, sentiment panel and images were all added using 3D Foam.

I made some roses using paper clay and the leaves are also from the Greenfingers stamp set. I finished the card with some pearls and a layer of Glossy Accents to the Wellies.

I hope you like this card and thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

What Is This Life If Full Of Care...


Hi today I have a card to share with you that uses images from the In The Garden and a sentiment from the Seasons stamp sets from Hobby Art.

I first stamped the images onto watercolour card with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and painted using Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I added details with a White Gel Pen and a touch of Clear Wink of Stella to the Bee's wings before cutting out leaving a thin white border.

I cut the frame, also from Watercolour card and rounded the corners. I then added stitched details with a brown fine liner pen. I added 3D foam to the back of the frame.

For the background I used the 'Honeycomb' stencil by Tim Holtz and Imagination Crafts Starlights Metallic Paint in 'Rich Gold'. When dry, I cut to size and added a layer of vellum, before adding the frame. I then attached this to a Kraft card base.

I added the images, also using 3D Foam and used some Pearl Sequins to fill in some of the spaces. I finished the card by adding a stamped and embossed sentiment.

I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Friday, 31 August 2018

Bunny, Guinea and Hammy Happy Birthday


Hi, today I have a quick card to share with you that uses some hand painted images using Kuretake Gansai Tambi. I also used some green spotted patterned papers, Kraft Card and Copper embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Greetings For Friends stamp set by Hobby Art. I finished the card by adding details with white and brown pens.

Hope you like this and thanks for stopping by,
Sally.x.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

In The Forest


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses Hobby Art's Nature Trail and Bluebell Wood stamp sets.

The card has three panels, of which the top two have apertures through which you can see the background scene.


 I have stamped the images with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and coloured them with Copic Markers and a white Gel Pen. I also cut a variety of die cuts and also coloured them with the Copic Markers.

                                    Joy Crafts Edge Mushrooms Die
                                    Crafts Too Leaf Border Die

I also used a Maple Leaf Craft Punch.


I used Kraft card for the base and the patterned papers are from the 'Owl's Field' paper pad by Joy Crafts. I also used some 'Rich Gold' Starlights paint by Imagination Crafts to add some sparkle and some Photo corners for a finishing detail.

I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.

Monday, 27 August 2018

In The Garden


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that uses Hobby Art's August Monthly Special stamp set In The Garden.

I stamped the images using London Fog Memento Ink and masked them with Hobby Art Mask-it. I did a splatter effect background using Kuretake Gansai Tambi and when this had dried I then removed the Mask-it. I then water coloured the images using the Gansai Tambi and added white Gel Pen details and a stitched border with a brown pen.

I added a strip of white card towards the bottom of the card and overlaid a slightly wider strip of vellum, which I wrapped around the card and added white stitched details with the gel pen. I then mounted this onto the Kraft card base using Foam Tape.

I also stamped the main image with London Fog and painted it with the Gansai Tambi and white Gel pen. When dry, I stamped and embossed in White the 'In The' stamp from Hobby Arts Greenfingers sentiment stamp set and cut out leaving a slim white border. I then stamped the 'Garden' sentiment on Kraft card and embossed with Black Embossing Powder, before trimming up and attaching both to the card with Foam Tape to finish.

I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Nature Trail Gate Fold Card



Hi, today I have a tutorial on how I made this aperture double gate fold card using Hobby Art's Nature Trail stamp set.

I first made the card base from two 6 x 6 inch square cards by folding the front of each card backwards in half. I then glued the backs of the card together to form the three panels for the card. I then die cut a rectangle out of each side panel.

I then added patterned papers from Joy Crafts and added some stamped pine trees to the papers and created some snow with white card.

I stamped the animals and trees from the Nature Trail stamp set with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento Ink and water coloured them before cutting  out. I then played around with the positioning of the trees and animals until I was happy before gluing to the card with glue and 3D Foam. I also made sure that the trees that were covering the die cut areas were coloured on both sides.

I added some Ivy to the trees with a green gel pen, snow with a white gel pen and some Woodware White Fluffy Stuff for a finishing touch along with a sentiment.

I hope you like this card and thanks for visiting.
Sally.x.