Sunday 30 September 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - September Card and Tutorial

Morning everyone

I'm back with another card and tutorial for you using products available in the Craftsulove store and in their online store. For my tutorial today I'm using the wonderful 'Snowflake Wreath' die set from John Next Door, the gorgeous 'Winter Feelings' Christmas paper pad from Studiolight which I've absolutely fallen in love with, along with Kraft card, glitter and gems. To add extra dimension to my card I die cut several deer heads and wreaths which I then glued and stacked together, this creates a fabulous mount board effect without the expense. Why not try it on a few of your projects. :)

So onto what we are making today....I hope you like it x  You can find the product links below or click here for a direct link to the store.


You Will Need
(Products available from Craftsulove):
‘Winter Feelings’ Paper Pad by Studiolight
'Snowflake Wreath' by John Next Door

Silver Mirra Card

From My Own Stash:
7” x 7” Card Blank
Kraft Card
‘Vintage Photo’ Distressing Ink
Double Sided Tape
Glitter
Foam Pads
Gems

To Make The Card
1. Trim down a piece of Kraft card to 6½” x 6½” and ink around the edges with distressing ink.

2. Separate a sheet of the paper from the pad and add glitter to the snowflakes (as shown in the photo below). Adhere this to the centre of a piece of mirror card 6¼” x 6¼” leaving a border around the edge and then onto the Kraft card. Add them all to the front of a white card blank.

3. Using the snowflake wreath die set cut out a circle from white card, then add distressing ink and glitter around the edge.

4. Die cut 4 deer heads from Kraft card, then glue and stack 3 of the heads together. Add distressing ink to the edges of the remaining head and glue it on top of the stack.


5. Die cut 4 snowflake wreaths, then repeat the steps as above. 


6. Glue the wreath and deer head to the centre of the circle.


7. Add the circle to the card front using plenty of foam pads.

TIP: You can use kid’s white funky foam as an alternative to foam pads, simply cut up large pieces and glue them into place.

8. To finish the card, add large and small gems to the centre of the snowflakes.



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Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) I'll be back next month with another new Craftsulove project/tutorial....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Thursday 20 September 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - September Card #2

Hi guys💙

I'm sharing an extra card with you today for the Craftsulove Design Team. I love this paper pad and stamp so much I just had to make another Christmas card. All the products are available in store and in the online store.

I used a Christmas stamp by Woodware, a patterned paper from a Studiolight paper pad (which has the most stunning papers inside), a banner die set and finally a gold shimmer pen from Tonic's Nuvo range (the links to the products can be found below).




HERE'S WHAT I DID
I stamped and heated embossed a 'seasons greeting' sentiment using gold embossing powder approximately 3/4 of the way down a sheet of the Winter patterned paper. I covered the front of a 6" x 6" white card blank with the paper. Next I die cut 3 banners in decreasing sizes from 2 different patterned papers from the pad, plus one from Kraft card. The banners were layered up and glued in place on the front of the card above the sentiment.

I stamped the poinsettia 4 times onto colouring cardstock, and coloured them up using Copic pens.

On the 1st image I fully colour the bottom leaf and around the edge of the top leaf using a green Copic pen, Then add brown Copic pen around the edges of the poinsettia again using the pen. Cut out the poinsettia and both leaves.

On the 2nd image I fully colour the top leaf with green Copic pen, and again add brown Copic pen around the edges of the poinsettia. Cut out the poinsettia and the leaf.

On the 3rd image I only coloured the poinsettia with brown Copic pen, and cut out.

On the 4th image I only coloured the small centre section of the poinsettia with brown Copic pen, and cut out.

I layered up the poinsettia and leaves pieces using foam pads, and added it to the left hand side of the banner. To complete the card I added gems to the centre of the flower and to the top and bottom of the card.

YOU WILL NEED

(Products available from Craftsulove):
Framed Poinsettia’ WoodWare Stamp Set
‘Woodland Winter’ Paper Pad by Studiolight
Gold Midas Touch Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen
Paper Roses 'Banner' Dies

From My Own Stash:
6” x 6” Card
Copics
Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Kraft Card
Anti-static Bag
Heat Tool
Foam Pads
Gems
 
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Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :) I'll be back on the 30th September with a new Craftsulove tutorial....so watch this space. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Saturday 15 September 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - September Card #1

Morning everyone 💜

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

For my card today I'm using a beautiful wreath die set from John Next Door (which includes a patterned circle die, a snowflake wreath and 4 corner dies), a mini sentiment die from Creative Expressions along with another beautiful paper pad by Studiolight.

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 silver mirra card to 6½" 6½" and attached this to the front of scalloped card blank. Next I die cut the wreath into a sheet of the patterned paper so it left the outside edge, I kept the cut out wreath for use later on. Using the corner dies I cut out snowflake details in each corner. The paper was then adhered directly on top of the mirra card.

I die cut the snowflake wreath twice from white funky foam and glued them on top of each other, then added the snowflake wreath that was cut from the patterned paper. This was added to the front of the card inline with the die cut wreath shape. I repeated the same process for the sentiment and added this to the centre of the wreath.

To complete the card, I added gems in the centre of all the snowflakes.

Available from Craftsulove
Die Set: 'Snowflake Wreath' by John Next Door
6" x 6" Paper Pad: 'Winter Feelings' from Studiolight
Sentiment Die: 'Tis the Season' by Creative Expressions
Card: Silver Mirri Card

My Own Stash:
7" x 7" White Scalloped Card Blank, Gems, Funky Foam, Glue, Double Sided Tape

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Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on the 30th with a new project/tutorial....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:

Hugs

x Janine x

Sunday 9 September 2018

Crafter's Companion Purple Pixies Design Team - Last Post

Hi guys 🎄

I wanted to share one of my last project for Crafter's Companion Purple Pixies Design Team. A few month's ago I was asked to make a card and a home décor project using the beautiful 'A Winter's Tale' collection. So for my home décor piece I decided to try my hand at a Christmas perpetual calendar. I searched for instructions but only found one set and plus a video, however being a typical Brit I found the imperial measurements a little tricky. So to make my life easier I have created my own new instructions based on what I found. I hope you will find the tutorial, photos and diagram useful and easy to use. I will hopefully make another tutorial with diagrams for my New Zealand BB in metric. So watch this space!
💖 
If you do find my tutorial and diagrams useful, and make a calendar using them please let me know as I would love to hear from you, and of course see your project. Hugs xx



You can find the calendar tutorial here on the Crafter's Companion blog along with a list of the products I used.

I will add the full tutorial to my blog along with the metric version to the Tutorial section of my blog soon.

If you would like more information, please let me know.

Hugs

X Janine X