Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - October Card #3

Morning everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing the last of my October Craftulove Design Team cards with you using the beautiful stamp set from Julie Hickey called 'Garden Treasures'. I loved making this card, and it was so easy to create, so check out how what I did below. x

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.

 
Here's What I Did
I have been asked by several crafters on Facebook if I would  create a tutorial on how I created the autumnal panel for my 5" x 7" card seen above, so here is it. Could I please point out that the tutorial pictures are not identical to the finished card above, as I photographed this tutorial after I made it.

1. First cut a strip of white card 2¼" x 7" and apply Mustard Seed distress ink as shown in the picture below.


2. Next apply Spiced Marmalade distress ink, see picture below.


3. Reapply Mustard Seed, then a little more Spiced Marmalade and blend together.
 

4. Then add Fired Brick distressing ink in random area over the top of the other inks, see below.


5. Start to blend the colours together. First reapply the Mustard Seed, then the Spiced Marmalade, and finally the Fired Brick. Keep repeating this process until you are happy with the result. Don't worry if it looks a bit splodgey, just keep going. This is how mine turned out, see below. 


6. Using your fingers, flick water over the panel and leave for a minutes or two and blot with kitchen paper. To add finer flicks of water use either an old toothbrush, a paint brush or a splatter brush (I used a Tim Holtz one), and blot off again. Leave the panel to dry for a few minutes.


 7. Using a Nuvo Gold Midas pen flick the gold mica ink over the panel to add some shimmer, and leave to dry (this is optional).


8. Stamp the flowers and leaves in varying height using Versamark black ink (take care not to smudge it), and leave to dry.
9. Add Black Soot distress ink around the edges of the panel to frame it.

10. To make the flowers and leaves 'pop' add detail to them using a white pen.

11. Mount the finished panel onto a piece of black card.

12. Stamp the sentiment towards the bottom section of the card front, and add to the panel.

13. To complete the card add a few gems near to the sentiment.


Available from Craftsulove
Stamp Set: 'Garden Treasures' by Julie Hickey Designs
Tonic Nuvo: Aqua Shimmer Pen - Gold Midas Pen

My Own Stash:
5" x 7" White Card Blank, Sheena Douglas White Card, Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Black Soot), Black Card, Sakura White Pen, Versamark Black Ink, Water, Gems, Double Sided Tape

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a few days with another card using the Julie Hickey Design stamp set....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

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x Janine x

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - October Card #2

Morning everyone 💜
Today I'm sharing another of my October Craftulove Design Team card with you. For my card today I'm again using Julie Hickey's new stamp set called 'Garden Treasures' . The stamps are so pretty and stamp beautifully.

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of blue card to 5¾" x 5¾", a piece of white card to 5" x 5" then die cut a scalloped circle from blue card and a plain circle from white card.

I covered the front of the card blank with the blue card leaving a slim boarder around the edge. Next I stamped the fern leaves in blue and green ink randomly around the white piece of card, using 3rd generation stamping ---- meaning I stamped off twice onto a piece of scrap paper, then onto the white card to give a softer look.

I stamped the same ferns in blue and green ink around the circle, then stamped then again but this time with 2nd generation ink ---- meaning I stamped off once onto a piece of scrap paper, then onto the circle to give a softer look. I stamped the sentiment in black in.

I die cut a circle from a double sided adhesive sheet, then peeled off a small section of the backing paper and attached it to the circle, then carefully peeled off the front of the adhesive sheet and applied glitter over the top. After I burnished the glitter to rid it of any loose bits, I added it to the blue scalloped circle and adhered it to the card front using foam pads.

To complete the card I added 3 x 5mm pearls to the bottom of the card.

Available from Craftsulove
Stamp Set: 'Garden Treasures' by Julie Hickey Designs
Tonic: Scalloped Circle Layer

My Own Stash:
6" x 6" White Card Blank, Blue Card, White Card, Oxide Inks (Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean), Versafine Black Ink, Circle Dies, Pearls, Foam Pad, Double Sided Adhesive Sheet, Glitter, Double Sided Tape

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a few days with another card using the Julie Hickey Design stamp set....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

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x Janine x

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Whimsy Stamps - October Week 5

Hi there peeps 💜

This is the last of my Whimsy Stamps cards for October....then it's new release week for November. Wow!!

Anyhoo, for my card this week I decided to go all Christmassy and use one of the beautiful stamps from Marina Fedotova called Christmas Sprite. I think she is sooo pretty. I have teamed her up with some pretty paper and a die cut poinsettia.

All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.




Here's What I Did
I covered the front of a 6" x 6" white card blank with pretty patterned paper leaving a border around the edges. The fairy was stamped onto colouring card and coloured with Copic pens, then die cut into a rounded square. Crystal glitter was added to her wings and wand, then using a white pen highlights were given to her hat, shoes and cheeks. The completed topper was mounted onto a slightly larger red rounded corner square and attached to the card front.

To complete the card I fixed a die cut poinsettia and holly leaves to the top right corner of the topper along with a few gems.

Here's What I Used
October Release Rubber Stamp:  Christmas Sprite

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Solar White Neenah Card,  Red Card, Aqua Card, Yellow Glitter Card, Copic Pens, Crystal Glitter, Gems, Square Rounded Corner Dies (Tattered Lace), Box Pillow & Poinsettia Die (Sizzix), Holly Branches Die (Marianne Designs), Foam Pads

Copics: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20 / Hat, Scarf - R11, R20, R22, R27, R32, R59 , W0 / Skirt, Jacket, Holly, Ribbon -  BG10, BG13, BG15, BG49, G28, 00 / Socks - BG10, BG13, BG15, R20, R22, R27 / Star & Bells - Y000, Y06, Y15 / Parcels - R20, R22, R27, R32, BG10, BG13, BG49 / Wings - R20, R22, R30. 00 / Ground - B0000, B000, 00

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, so why not come and join us when it starts. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Monday, 15 October 2018

Whimsy Stamps Facebook Challenge #109 and October Wk 4

Hi everyone 💜

Morning, well it's the start of a brand new Whimsy Stamps Challenge #109 over on our facebook page Whimsy Stamps  and Inspiration, and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes', so it's really easy. This challenge is open until 12th November and you can enter on our facebook page here. Simply upload your entry into the folder named October Challenge #109. Your entry MUST include a Whimsy stamp, dies or papers to join in with us.

If you aren't already a member of our facebook group, simply press the Join button. We'd so love to see your creations, myself and all the girls will be contributing too, to inspire you. There's a fabulous prize as well, a $15 certificate to spend in store. Woo hoo!




Haven't got a Whimsy image......no problems. Whimsy have some freebie images and papers that you can download and play with, here's the link to the digital freebie page. So what are you waiting for?  There are a few do's and don'ts on our Challenge Blog, plus information on where to upload your projects. If you have any problems you can either - leave me a comment here with your email address, or email me, or message me on our facebook page.

Anyhow, I've combined my Challenge card with my normal weekly Whimsy Inspiration card with you, so it's a joint post. :)  All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.

Here's What I Did
I covered the front of a 5" x 5" black card blank with some dark Christmas patterned paper.
The scruffy cat digi image was printed directly onto colouring card stock, and coloured with Copic pens. The coloured image was die cut into a hexagon and then added to a red mat, both were attached to the card front on an jaunty angle using foam pads. To embellish the card I die cut a poinsettia from pretty patterned paper, along with a few branches cut from green glitter card, which I glued in the top right corner of the topper.

To finish the card, I added a few gems and little red glitter glue to the branches, and to add a final touch I cut 2 corner pieces from red card then attached them to the top and bottom of the card front.

Here's What I Used 
Digital Stamp:  'Scruffy Cat Set'
 
Other:  5" x 5" Black Card Blank. Red Card, Yellow & Green Glitter Card, Neenah Card,  Copic Pens,  Foam Pads, Gems, Crystal Glitter, Pillow Box & Poinsettia Die Set (Sizzix), Holiday Green Die Set (Sizzix), Stitched Tag Corner Square (MFT), Peace Joy Love  Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn),
 
Copic Pens: Cat - C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, R30 / Collar - R17, R27, R59, Y38 / Hat - R17, R27, R37, R59, C1, C3

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a day or two with more crafty inspiration for you.  Byeeeee!
 

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x Janine x

Craftsulove Design Team - October Card #1

Morning everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing my October Craftulove Design Team card with you.

For my card today I've used one of Julie Hickey's new stamp set called 'Garden Treasures'. They're pretty stamps and stamp beautifully. In my card I have used both distressing ink and oxide to stamp with, and they work brilliantly. x

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.




Here's What I Did
I cut a piece of pink card to 5" x 5" and added it to a 5¼" x 5¼" scalloped card blank. I then cut a piece of watercolour card to 4¼" x 4¼", and lightly sprinkled pixie powders over the card then spritz it with water. When the card was dry I stamped the sentiment and then the foliage using both distressing inks and oxides inks in shades of pink. To add a litter extra glimmer I  flicked a little gold ink from the Nuvo pen over the top.

I added the finished topper to a piece of gold mirror card 4½" 4½" and added it to the card front using foam pads. To finish the card I added a few gems and gold glitter dots around the card.

Available from Craftsulove
Stamp Set: 'Garden Treasures' by Julie Hickey Designs
Cosmic Shimmer: Pixie Powders -  Lava Red, Rich Gold
Ranger: Distressing Inks - Spun Sugar, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry
Ranger: Oxide Inks - Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick
Tonic Nuvo: Aqua Shimmer Pen - Gold Midas Pen

My Own Stash:
5¼" x 5¼" White Scalloped Card Blank, Pink Card, Gold Mirror Card, Watercolour Card, Water Spritzer Bottle, Water, Gems, Gold Glitter Dots, Foam Pad, Double Sided Tape

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a few days with another card using the Julie Hickey Design stamp set....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Whimsy Stamps - October Week 3

Hi there peeps 💜

Wow, I can't believe it's week 3 at Whimsy Stamps, where is this year going....it's scary!  Dare I say the 'C' is not too far away.  Yikes! Anyhow back to sharing another fabulous image by my lovely talented friend Crissy Armstrong. This beautiful digi stamp is called Pretty Girl Happy Mail which I have teamed with a brand new sentiment (from a digi stamp set) and digi papers which inspired me to use aqua shades.

All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
I printed 2 of the gorgeous digi papers onto smooth white paper and covered the front of a 6" x 6" card blank with the holly one. I die cut 2 scalloped border strips from aqua card and attached them to the back of a strip of the ombre star paper, which I cut to 3¾"; this was attached to the card front.

Using my graphics software I imported the beautiful girl image and resized her accordingly then printed her onto Neenah card. I coloured the images with Copic pens and die cut it into a circle when finished, then mounted it onto a scalloped circle cut from aqua card. Glitter was added to her hat, fur collar and glove cuffs. The finished topper was added to the card front using foam pads.

To complete my card I added a silver glittery star to the topper and a 3 dots punched from silver glitter card, and finally a complimentary bow.

Here's What I Used
October Release Digital Stamp: Pretty Girl Happy Mail
October Release Digital Sentiment: Penguin Christmas Sentiments 1 Set
October Release Digital Papers: Holiday Cheer Papers

Other: 6" x 6" White Scalloped Card Blank, Solar White Neenah Card, Scalloped Circle Die & Double Dot Circle Die (Crealies), Aqua Card, Copic Pens, Silver Glitter Card, Star Embellishment, Striped Ribbon, Crystal Glitter, Foam Pads

Copics: Skin - E50, E51, E11, E21, R30 / Hat, Coat & Gloves - BG10, B11, BG13, BG49, C1, C2, C3 / Hair - YR000, YR00, E37, E47, E99 / Background - B000, BG11

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, so why not come and join us when it starts. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Whimsy Stamps - October New Release #1

Hi there peeps 💜

Well it's the 3rd October August and it's new release week here at Whimsy Stamps. I'm sharing this sweet wintery penguin digi image by Crissy Armstrong.

All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
First I added a piece of kraft card to the front of a scalloped card blank. Using my graphics software I imported the gorgeous penguin image and printed him onto Neenah card. I coloured the images with my pencils and trimmed it to size, then added it to the card front.

To complete my card I added snowflakes using a white gel pens. When everything was completed it was added to the card front.

Here's What I Used
New Release Digital Stamp: Penguin Coffee Break
New Release Digital Stamp: Penguin Christmas Sentiments 1 Set

Other: 6" x 6" White Scalloped Card Blank, Desert Storm Neenah Card, Kraft Card, Caran'Dache Pencil (I will add the list later)

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, so why not come and join us when it starts. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x