Category Archives: Flowers

Tim Holtz Tags of 2016 – July

I finally got round to making one of Tim holtz’s tags of 2016 in the same month as it was posted so I can enter it on his page for July.

I used my silhouette to cut the “Sunshine” and the tag and then the word hello as I havent got any dies like the ones Tim used.

12 tags of 2016 July

I used the Distress micro glaze over the top of my stamped images, what cool stuff that is!

I sent the tag to a friend of mine who hasnt been well recently and I’m glad to say she loved it šŸ™‚

 

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Card for Mum with Sue Wilson Dies

Today I have for you the birthday card I made for my Mum this year (her birthday is in May so I am safe to show it. I cut a frame using Sue Wilson’s Double pierced ovals and some coconut white card, then I cut a piece of wisteria card using the next size down of the ovals. I then cut out 2 of the inner die from the Stitched Lattice Frames, 1 in coconut white and 1 in wisteria. I glued these together so they were offset from each other and then onto the wisteria oval.

Female birthday card

Using some foam pads I mounted the coconut white frame over the wisteria oval and then the whole thing was stuck onto a piece of embossed cardstock coloured with colour cloud ink. The New Zealand Hamilton die provided the center cut in wisteria and mounted onto coconut white. I used the metalic gilding polish to “ink up” one of the petite lavish sentiment stamps.

Petaloo flowers and Creative Expressions pearl corners finished off the card.

 

Pixie Powders with Lisa Horton stamp

I purchased all 5 sets of Lisa’s stamps from Set Craft and have made a set of cards with them. I thought I would share a step by step tutorial on how I created them.

Check out How to Create a Card Using Stamps by Lisa Horton by Angela Drummond on Snapguide.

Here is the set I created. Unfortunately I couldnt capture the shine on the backgrounds that the Pixie Powders create.

Especially for you in Purple

Handmade card with Sue Wilsons paper pad

The card I have up today is made with Sue Wilson’s paper pad teamed up with a stamp from John Lockwood

Handmade card with Sue Wilsons paper pad

I stamped the Especially for You stamp from Johns Lily of the Valley Sentiments – Clear Stamp Set onto wisteria foundation card and used a circle punch to cut it out, I then mounted it onto a scalloped circle in a darker purple. I cut the New Zealand Collection Hamilton die out of some white card and glued this to a piece of purple paper from Sue’s paper pad which I mounted onto the darker purple card cut with the noble pierced squares.

I used the wellington die and cut it into 4 which I glued behind the center square and mounted this onto a piece of the purple paper that is the reverse side of the piece used in the middle. The whole thing was finished off with a mat in the darker purple and some pearls for the 2 opposite corners.

The smallest things canvas.

I have a wee canvas for the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Craft group challenge over on Facebook. In honour of St Patricks day this month, the challenge is to create a project with green in it.

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I started with a canvas that i didn’t particularly like and took the Swirled hearts texture sheet from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts which I scraped some texture paste through. I then used different colours of Colourarte silks to get the green colours of the bacground. I printed the quote onto a piece of green paper and then cut it into seperate words before I stuck it onto the canvas. The heart is from the Waterworks shape set and it was painted with Vintage mint silk acrylic glaze from colourarte. I used a stabilo all surface pencil to outline the words and make them stand out against the background. I finished the whole thing off with some prima flowers.

Spring Birthday card with Sue Wilson dies

Spring birthday card

Today I have a spring birthday card to share with you. I think I am in love with the Honeydew card colour, it is so fresh looking.

Spring birthday card

I cut the New Zealand Collection Wellington die out of some coconut white card and then rotated it 45 degrees and cut it again.Ā  I then backed this with some Honeydew foundation card. I used a tonic die to cover the hole left by the Wellington die then circles to matt the Perspectives Collection Happy Birthday Circle.Ā  The outside frames were cut using the noble pierced squares and the 3 flowers in the middle using Finishing Touches – Perfect Peony Complete Petals and Finishing Touches – Perfect Peony Open Petals. The finished card measures 6.5″ square.

Fun with the Canadian Collection Die Set

Canadian Border Card in lilac

I thought I would have a bit of a play around with Canadian Collection of dies by Sue Wilson and here is what I came up with.

Canadian Border Card in lilac

First I cut out the Canadian Collection – Background in some coconut white foundation card and cut it up into 6 lots of 4 squares which I then mounted onto some lilac card. Next I cut the Canadian Collection – Corner, Border & Tag out 4 times in some lilac foundation card, adhered it onto the lilac background and mitred at the corners. The whole thing was then put on to a matt of coconut white. I used the montreal die to cut out a matt for the center tag and stamped a sentiment onto the coconut white card. Perfect Peony Open Petals and Perfect Peony Complete Petals were used along with the Delicate Fronds die to finish off the card. The finished card measures 6″ by 7 3/4″.

A bed of Roses

Card made with Sue wilson dies

Here is a card I made using a few new dies and the Bed of Roses embossing folder all by Sue Wilson. The finished card measures 7 1/8″ square.

Card made with Sue wilson dies

I used:

Noble – Double Pierced Squares Configurations Meridian EdgerFrames & Tags Grace
Finishing Touches Petite Peony ClusterA4 Embossing Folder – Bed of Roses
Frames & Tags Collection – Pierced Flags
Pierced Flag Sentiments Stamp
Coconut white and Aqua card

Thanks card with Sue Wilson dies

Thanks Card using Sue Wilson dies

Well here I am again, ages since my last post but a lot has been happening around here. Both of our boys have started to surf over the summer largely thanks to NAS Moray and Nairn. Number one son has made the huge transition to secondary school. Thankfully the support is SO much better than his primary school and he is doing quite well.

As you can imagine, with all this going on, I haven’t really had much time to craft. I have manage to make a card this weekend for the fab staff in the canteen at the academy as they have been brilliant in helping out with number one son being able to get lunch that he likes to eat.

The finished card size is 7 1/4″ square

Thanks Card using Sue Wilson dies

Supplies

Sue Wilson Dies

Noble – Double Pierced Squares ,
Gemini Collection – Carina
Configurations die Elegant Lace Edger
Finishing Touches – String Flowers
Finishing Touches Collection – Splendid Swirls
Canadian Collection – Montreal

Creative Expressions Bold sentiment stamps
Coconut white foundation card
Foundation card in a blue colour (I think it was Duck Egg)
Eternity Embossing folder by Sue Wilson

I created my first snapguide

Check out How to Alter a Jigsaw/puzzle Piece With Masks by Angela Drummond on Snapguide.

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