Friday, 20 October 2017

Graciellie Inspiration - Blessed

Hey Bloggers

   Its time for this months inspiration post for  Graciellie Design..
This month Graciellie has teamed with Unity Stamps to make a rubber version of the stamps.. This means that you have the choice of digital stamps as normal OR rubber stamps..

Before I share my project, I want to mention another company.. This month, some of us Graciellie girls, have been so lucky to team up with Westcott. Westcott does some amazing product and have been so kind to share with us girls to try out.

I have only used the paper trimmer for this project, but I wanted to share the other goodies I recieved. The knife is truly the best craft knife I've ever had.


I used the stamp set called "Blessed". 
I only used 1 of the greeting for this card, but it comes as a beautiful pack with 2 flower inmages and several greetings.

FOr this card I decided to try out something new (to me). I have been playing with foil lately but so far I have only tried it when used with a print out on a laser printer. Well I know you can get foil glue to use through stencils, but so far I havent been lucky to find it.

So I decided to try the glue I have for my gilding flakes. and voila, it works.. I simply sponged the glue through my stencil, let it sit for a few minutes and then applied my foil. I ran it through my laminator as normal and this is the result. It was also a new foil I used and I think I had the heat up too high on the laminator for this foil, hence the not perfect result, but I really like how it turned out.

My sentiment is also foiled. I printed it on my laser printer and ran it through the laminator. I then cut it to size using a rectangle stitch die.
I finished with some Nuvo drops in white.


And that is all from me today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

BeeCrafty - Hochanda Samples for the 12th Oct.

Hey Bloggers..

Once again my turn to share some inspiration for
BeeCrafty

Today I was to share my samples from last weeks show (the 12th Oct) on Hochanda.
I love this collection of stamps as I love making backgrounds and just finishing my cards with a greeting.. And this collection fits perfect for that.

Find all the stamps and many more goodies over in the online STORE.

This was the very first sample I made.. I LOVE the circle art boards BUT I still dont have much confidence when it comes to the MDF.. I dont know why as its really just like working on a piece of card.. But this is what I can up with and the result is growing on me lol..

Anyway, its Lustre Luxe and stamping on stop. Use a waterproof ink to stamp on top of Lustre Luxe. I finished with a bit of Lustre Luxe through one of the Dinkables..

A MDF tag.. and more Lustre Luxe. and more Lustre Luxe through a Dinkable..

 
And more of the same.. MDF tag, Lustre Luxe, Stamping and more Lustre Luxe through a Dinkable..

This one got to be my favorite of my samples.. But if you know my crafting, you'll know how much I love using rainbow colours.. I simply stamped with the smallest circle from the set randomly around my card and coloured in with distress ink. My greeting is stamped with waterproof ink onto vellum. Make sure you leave your vellum well to dry, It takes time, but its worth it..

Using a vellum overlay for your greeting, means you can still SEE the background behind, but your sentiment takes pride of place.

Made just like above only using the little square stamp and a different sentiment.

And another one, only using the little heart, a different greeting and alcohol markers to colour in. 
As I used a cardstock not designed for alcohol ink markers, the colouring turned out a bit streaky. I thought of changing it, but I actually really like the effect it gave so decided to leave it.

Well I carried on along the same lines with this one. Only my satmping was more deliberate this time. I also used the middle square and then the smaller square inside. And instead of a vellum overlay, I heat embossed my greeting on to black card stock.

And then I finally changed gear lol.. This background is one I have tried before and I still love the result.. I used the harlequin stamp and simply lined up my stamping. I then did the mop up tecnique with some purple distress ink. I diecut the heart out and stamped my greeting strait onto my card blank before adding my background.


And then it was time for oxides.. It just had to be done lol..
I used various coulours through various Dinkables.. I sprayed a bit of water over my inks and that gave this card this dusty look. My greeting is stamped on a white piece of card and just cut out before sticking to my card.

And then this one came alive.. It was simply just me cleaning my Dinkables from the above card.. I just sprayed a bit of water onto the stencils and preiing the card onto the stencil.. I did it to all the Dikables and this is the result.. I then stamped a few of the wire border stamps and my greeting and voila..

For this one I used paste through a Dinkable.. I love this wee stencil and I thought it really lended it self to paste as the lines are sooooo wee. (small)
Once my paste was dry I once again did rainbow colours, once again using oxides, and finished woth water spalshes.


And last but not least..
My very first play with the Skylines.. Ohh these was lying staring at me while I made all the other samples.. And I was nearly scared of playing with them... I have never done anything like this card before and its sooo out of my comfort zone.. BUT I love the result..
I used the bridge stencil and made the bridge... I then cut out the bridge.. I then made my "sunrise" and added my buildings in the back. I then finished by adding foam tape on the back of my bridge and adding it to my card..

I could have added a greeting in the sky but to be honest I really liked it as is..
And that is all from me today. I hope I have given you a bit of inspiration for what you can do with your stamps.

Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Frantic Stamper Inspiration.. Penguins

Hey Blogger Friends

Once again my turn to share some inspiration for
FranticStampers.

I am using dies from the October New Release and you can find the dies Ive used and many more goodies over in the FranticStamper STORE.

Today, I have used the "Joy - FRA-DIE-10342" and the "Peeking Penguins - FRA-DIE-10330" dies.

Both cards are pretty much the same as they are both shaker cards.
The penguin die cuts out the image as a window so it really lends itself to shaker cards.
 With this card, I started with a blue card blank. I cut a white panel to fir over the card, leaving a little border around. Then I simply cut my penguins. I added accetate being the diecut penguins and added lots of foam tape on the back. I then lay my beads and sequins in the middle of my card and added the penguins on top. I finished by die cutting my "joy" greeting and glued it on to the front of my card.

This card is really made the same way as above. Only difference is that I used a red cardblank and I used a stamp from my stash for the greeting.
I also gave the penguins a black jacket. I did this by die cutting the penguins from black card stock and then simply cut out their jackets. It was ery easy and it looks fun. 

 And that is all from me today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting

Monday, 16 October 2017

Graciellie New Release Bloghop..

Hey Bloggers

Its time for the second BLOGHOP of this month over on
Graciellie Design.. We are still teaming up with Unity Stamps who has released a rubber version of the stamps..
Pop over on the Graciellie blog for all the details and to start the hop..

Before I share my project, I want to mention another company.. This month, some of us Graciellie girls, have been so lucky to team up with Westcott. Westcott does some amazing product and have been so kind to share with us girls to try out. 

I only used the paper trimmer and the knife for this project but I wanted to share a pic of the amazing sissors as well as I truly love them.


This card is really soooo simple.. It's a one layer card. Both my image and sentiment is copy and pasted strait into "WORD" and centered. And then simply printed onto water colour cardstock.

I coloured with H2O's so there is a little sparkle to the image. I distressed my image using the Westcott knife. (Please watch your fingers if you try this, this knife is really sharp) and added a bit of distress ink around the edges..
For this card I used the stamp set called Blessed.
Both the image and the sentiment is from the set.

And that is truly it.. So simple. A very quick and fun card to make with very few supplies.
 
 Right BLOGHOP... IF you have just popped on to my blog for a nosy, Thank you, BUT if you want to follow the hop, pop back to the Graciellie Blog to start.. and if you are already following the hop, its time to pop over to Milagros blog..
Dont forget to add a comment to ALL the blogs to be in with a chance to win.

Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting



Wednesday, 11 October 2017

BeeCrafty Inspiration - Luster Luxe and Oxide inks

Hey Bloggers

Once again wednesday and my turn to share inspiration for
BeeCrafty..

For today I have had a play with my Lustre Luxe.
For those who dont know what Lustre Luxe is, pop over to my YOUTUBE channel for and see the TUTORIAL I made on the Lustre Luxe.

These 2 cards really started bacause I wanted to see the difference of Lustre on different card. The gold background is on black card. The green is on white smooth and the red Lustre is on water colour card. I then wanted to see if Oxide ink would be able to stick to the Lustre so I grabbed my "Birds & Butterflies" stamp set and used a different stamp on each colour. I stamped with an Oxide colour that was close to the Lustre Colour.

The funny thing is, although I used 3 different colours of Oxides they all look the same now on top of the Lustre. I didnt spray any water on the Oxide simply as I was afraid the water would just puddle up and trying to mop it up would wipe the stamping off..

Please note the Oxides took quite some time to fully dry BUT its dry and stays put (unless you give it a very good rub)
Well once my backgrounds was dry, I cut the 3 panels you see here on the top card. I simply matted and layered on top of a black piece of card and I finished the card with a sentiment stamp.

 This one is made from the leftover background. I simply diecut a circle from each background and layered them up with foam tape. Again, finished with a sentiment stamp.

 And that is it for today.
Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting





Tuesday, 10 October 2017

FranticStamper Inspiration

Hello Bloggers

Its once again my turn to share some inspiration for

Im once again using dies from the October New Release and you can find the dies Ive used and many more yummy goodies oover in the STORE
For my cards today, I have used the dies called:
  • Script Season's Greetings - Fra-Die-10331
  • Snowflake border - Fra-Die-10335
 This one here is a play with distress ink mixed with a shaker card.
I made the pink background by just adding ink to my card and splashing with water to make the puddles. I then diecut my greeting from my background and once again, just from white card stock.
I stuck some accetate behind the hole in my pink background and added foam tape on the back to keep my little beads inside. I then added my white greeting into where the pink greeting should have been and Voila... I finished with a few gems.

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 These next 2 cards is really a "2 for 1" kind a card.
I made the background on the top card first. I cut 10 of the snowflake border from a silver card stock. I then took a piece of card (size 105mm x 145mm, same size as my card blank), covered it in double sided sticky sheet and removed the backing paper.
I stuck the snowflake borders to my card so I got an even coverage and trimmed the edges.
This however still left me with all the gaps, still sticky, on my card. But here is why I used the sticky sheet.. I filled all the gaps with glitter. It looks so pretty and shiney.

Anyway, background done.. So now I took a circle die and cut out a nice big hole in my background..
And that is how I got 2 for 1..



For this card I used the background itself. I die cut my greeting from both silver and black card stock and glue them together off set. This gives the black egde behind the greetings.

For this one I added a piece of the same silver card stock I used for the snowflakes, down the centre of my card. I added foam tape behind my circle and used black card stock to cut my sentiment from.

And that is it for today. 3 cards using only 2 dies.
Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
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 Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

BeeCrafty Hochanda Samples..

Hey Bloggers..

I just realised that I didnt share my samples from the last Hochanda show for 

So today I thought Id share with a little write up on how I made them..
 Bev was on Hochanda last week with the Inspired by Da Vinci series. Some older stamps but added with some new amazing ones.. 
 This one is using the Vetruvian Man stamp over a background made with Oxides. I used the script stamp to add a bit of texture.
 This one seem to have gotten some serious attention.. But its a very simple card. I used a smooth card stock and added oxide inks. It was fun to see how they reacted to the smooth card stock. I then simply stamped the signature stamp repeatedly. The wings I stamped seperately, coloured with distress ink and fuzzy cut.. That was it..
 This one is also Oxides. But I heat embossed the script stamp in gold embossing powder. I then added my background to my card blank and die cut a circle. The circle I cut out, I added glue on the back, closed my card and stuck the circle "back in place". When the card gets opened the circle will be stuck to the inside of the card. I then stamped my Vetruvian man onto accetate and heat embossed with black. I stuck him behind the window of my card and finished by die cutting a black border to go around the edge.
 For this one I decided to make a shaker card. The whole card front is made as 1 piece. I used my circle stencil/mask to make the darker circle in the middle. I then stamped my Horse image and used the crackle stamp to add a bit more dimention.. I then die cut my circle, added accetate to my window, loat of double sided foam and added shaker bits before sticking it all together.
 This one is done as the blue signature one as above. Smooth card, oxide inks and signature stamp. I just cut my panel to fit, stamped my wings, coloured and fuzzy cut.
 Oh this one is my favorite of them all. The Da vinci stamps what the ones that made me discover BeeCrafty. And the vetruvian man is my favorite of them all. Here Ive used him on an A5 card over a distress ink rainbow. The white circle is just me stamping on to white card and die cutting.
 Another rainbow.. Individual pieces of card coloured with distress ink and pieced together. Cracle stamp for extra texture and vetruvian man in the middle.
 Last but not least.. An MDF tag.. I used my beloved Lustre Luxe strait on to the tag and used a seection of the stamps. I made the circles also with Lustre Luxe and just used my ink blending tool to make them.

And that is all from me today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting
 


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

FranticStamper - Intro - Its all about christmas..

Hey Bloggers
and welcome to my blog..

At the beginning of the year, I saw a guest DT call for FranticStamper. I decided to put my name in the hat and lo and behold, my name came up..
I have been chosen to be one of the guest designers from september till December..
Im SO excited.. Thank you to the FranticStamper Team for having me.

So with no further ado, here is the first card I've made with this months new release dies.

For this project I've used the "Santa Sleigh and dear - 10324" die as well as the "Layered Tree - 10325" die. Find them in the ONLINE STORE

I only made this one card with each of these dies but they are those kind of classic ones that can be used year after year and get amazing results every time.

This card was very simple to do. I used my nesting circle dies. I first cut out the small circle from a
post-it note. I then took a larger circle and used that as a border.

I added the post-it note circle where I wanted my moon to be and then used distress inks to make my night sky. I only used chipped safire and black soot, but I worked from the top of the circle down to create the lighter sky at the bottom.

I die cut my Santa from black card stock and used foam tape to add him to my card. Just to create a bit more debth to the card.

My trees I cut from green card stock and a brown card stock for the trunks. Then it was simply to layer the pieces together. I just used a normal glue for this.

Once stuck to my card, I gave the whole card a spray from a glitter spray and voila..

 And that is all from me today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting


Monday, 2 October 2017

Graciellie New release teaming with Unity Stamps and Westcott..

Hey Bloggers..

I have a rather long post for you today.. First of all.. its NEW RELEASE time over on Graciellie Design.. BUT this month Gracie has teamed up with Unity Stamps to make a rubber version of the stamps.. This means that you have the choice of digital stamps as normal OR rubber stamps..

Things runs as normal though, our usual new release BLOGHOP is still happening.. only difference is the prize.. For this bloghop, Unity stamps is sponcering with 3 prizes of stamps.. But do pop over on the Graciellie blog for all the details and to start the hop..

Before I share my project, I want to mention another company.. This month, some of us Graciellie girls, have been so lucky to team up with Westcott. Westcott does some amazing product and have been so kind to share with us girls to try out. 

 I decided to make a scrappage for this hop.. I used the stamp set called "May Blessings Follow You". A beautiful and delicate set with beautiful greeting to match.

 
 Here all the goodies I recieved and used, from Westcott.

After printing and colouring I used the fine nip sissors and the craft knife to cut out my flowers.
I have crafted for many years and can honestly tell you that this craft knife is amazing. The blade is strong yet thin enough to make it curve a bit when cutting out. 


This paper trimmer has a Lock feature. A great feature to ensure you a perfect cut each time.

 These sissors are amazing also.. They are the heavy weight sissors and lie so well in the hand.


 
I used the Glue Pen to add all my elements and to give them a bit of a lift off the page.



This is the stamp set I used.

Right BLOGHOP... IF you have just popped on to my blog for a nosy, Thank you, BUT if you want to follow the hop, pop back to the Graciellie Blog to start.. and if you are already following the hop, its time to pop over to Milagros blog..
Dont forget to add a comment to ALL the blogs to be in with a chance to win.

But that is all from me today. Thank you for popping by and for any comments left behind.
Dont forget to come visit me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or my FB page.
 Happy Crafting