Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas Again

Good Morning Everyone, 

Kelly again today and again I have for you another Christmas card, I thought that I would keep with the Christmas theme, considering we have now entered December. 

So I started with a green six by six card blank that I matted with a white layer, then a green layer and the top layer is a white layer that I decorated up, I used the "Holly Swirly Tree" stamp and the "Seasons Greetings" Stamp. 

I used the Holly Swirl Tree and just randomly inked sections up using a clear embossing pad, and embossed using a silver detail embossing powder, I repeated this around the square.

I then stamped the "Seasons Greetings" stamp and embossed using a gold tinsel embossing powder. I added some liquid pearls to the card to finish it off and left it pretty much as that as I wanted the sentiment to be the focus of the card.

I hope you like it and I will see you next week with some more inspiration.

Crafty Hugs

Monday, 24 November 2014

Seasons Greetings

Morning Guys, 

How are we all today, well it is Monday again already so that means it is my day to share with you some ideas. 

Today I thought I would use some of the Yuletide Stamps.

For this card I used two stamps, I used Holly Swirl Tree and Seasons Greetings   

I complemented the stamps with the Inkables Chain Link Fencing mask

The card is an A4 blank, which I matted with a red layer and then a white layer, the white layer I used the inkables mask and embossed it using my embossing machine, I only did this for the top of the layer. 

I stamped my "Holly Swirl Tree" stamp using a clear ink pad and embossed it with a gold tinsel embossing powder. I matted this onto a piece of red card to give it extra layer, next I stamped in black ink the sentiment and again matted this onto the red card stock.

I added a ribbon and a bow, placed the "seasons greetings" to the bottom, three card candi and liquid pearls in gold.

This is a close up, of what the embossing powder looks like, I tried to cature the sparkle.

That is it for me for today, I will be back next week with more inspiration. 

Crafty Hugs

Monday, 17 November 2014

Santa is coming to town

Good Morning Guys, 

Today I have for you a card using one of the Yule Tide collection. I have used Claus as the main feature of this card. 

The card is a 7x7 card blank that has been matted and layered up using various backing papers, and card stock. 

The image was stamped and then his face was coloured in using promarkers, I used stickles to glitter his beard and white pearls to "pearl" around him. 

I finished the card off with some ribbon, which I tied into a bow and three pieces of card candi.

I hope you like him and thank you for stopping in

Crafty Hugs

Monday, 10 November 2014

Poppy Heads

Good Morning Crafty Friends, 

It is Monday morning again, where are these weeks going, be December soon and then in to the new year. 

The card I have for you today is one that I have left blank with regards to a sentiment, I thought that it could be used for a Birthday, Thinking of You, Sympathy or just a Hello card. 

I started with a plain blank card stock, and used a deep blue ink pad and inked the background I didn't really take much care with  it as I wanted it to look all wispy.

I took the "Poppy Heads"    I inked them up using a clear ink pad, and heat embossed them with a suttle white embossing powder.

Next I matted and layered this up on to various card stock to give it some definition.

To finish it off I added ribbon to the bottom, with a fake bow and three pieces of white card candi.

That is it for me for today.

Crafty Hugs

Monday, 3 November 2014

Under My Tree

Good Morning Guys, 

Monday again so it means it is my turn to share with you some more inspiration. 

Today I have a Christmas card for you. 

I created a 6x6 card blank and started with a red card blank. 
The next layer was a white blank card stock, the I repeatedly stamped the sentiment "If you're not under my tree Christmas morning i'm going back to bed" 
I next matted it again with a plain red layer and then stamped the sentiment repeatedly on the next white layer again using a christmas red ink pad. 
The main topper was stamped with black inkpad and then his hair and beard was glittered using a fine glitter glue. I matted this onto a red layer. To finish the card I stamped the sentiment again and matted it up, and placed it into the corner, I added a poinsettia with some gold fibres, and three pieces of card candi, I then fake stitched around the layers to give them further detail. 

Well that is it for me for today

Crafty Hugs

Monday, 27 October 2014

Something That Made You Smile

Good Morning Crafty Friends, 

It is my turn again today to share with you some inspiration using some of the stamps from Bee Crafty. 

The sentiment that I have picked today has to be one of my favourites. 

The sentiment is from the Wordage Range and is called Never Regret 

I created a 6x6 card blank using a white hammered card stock, the next layer is a blue card stock, matted again with another white card stock that has been embossed using the Inkables Chain Link Fencing Mask. 
I used a matting die to create the "toppper" on the white card stock I stamped the sentiment and used a detailed silver embossing powder using my heat gun to "set" it. 

Next I added three butterflies, and liquid pearls to the center of each butterfly and in the join of the chainlinks on the background.

That is it for me for today. 

Thanks for stopping in. 


Monday, 20 October 2014

Spooky Scrapbooking

Good Morning Crafty People;

Today I thought I would share with you a Halloween Scrapbook Layout. I tried to take pictures at each step so bare with me.  All of the stamps I used were from the new All Hallows Range

Step 1
I selected a plain black background and cut it down to 8 X 8 inches

 Step 2.
I used a white card stock and randomly stamped the spider using a black momento ink pad, once I was happy I cut it down to 7.75 x 7.75 inches.

Step 3 and Step 4
I picked an orange background I didn't want it so bright but this was all I had so I had to come up with an idea. I cut this down to 7.25 x 7.25 inches
So I Decided to take the Fern stamp and the black ink pad and randomly stamp the fern around the edges of the card stock I then used the Black Soot distress ink pad and some cut and dry foam to ink the edges, some of the ink got on my finger and left random dots but I didn't try and correct these as I thought it gave a bit more of a "spooky distress" look to it.

I used my explore to cut the border out, I cut it to the size of the card and left it to size. I added white pen around the "tombs" to give it some detail

Step 5. 
Next I created my photo mat layer. 
I used the black card and cut it 6.73 x 4.73 inches
I used a white card stock and stamped the "Poison" stamp I used a dark purple and then edged it with an orange ink I then cut this to 6.5 x 4.5  inches
Once my photo has been taken I will print this at 6 x4 inches

Step 6
I stamped my title and cut it down so it was nearly the correct size, I added orange ink around the edges on this

I then gathered up all my elements to check that they all worked together and that I was happy with it.
I adhered all these together

All being well this is what you should come out with, I added the title using foam tape, but only removed one piece leaving the bottom open so I can added my photo then remove the backing and fully stick it down.

To give it some final detail I added stitching around the "Spider" background and some additional detail to the "tombs"

I hope you have enjoyed this and I would love to see some of your Halloween Scrapbook Layouts.
Crafty Hugs