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Sunday, 31 December 2017

For the Love of Stamps - Celebrate with a Bang - Design Team Card using Fantastic Fireworks

Good Morning Everyone!

So . . . the last day of 2017!  I have been reflecting and to be honest I will be glad for this year to be over. I don't share much of my personal life, but it's been a hard year. I didn't get a chance to learn to crochet or scrapbook more so I am taking those goals with me into 2018. I am thankful for all my family and friends - and just want to say thanks to everyone who has been there for me (whether they realised or not!)

And so today I am sharing one of my Design Team Cards from the December stamp and mask launch by For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory. I thought this would be the perfect card to share today as I am sure there will be many fireworks tonight! For this card I have used the Fantastic Fireworks Stamps and Mask with the Love is in the Air stamp set.  


Products Used:
Fantastic Fireworks! Stamps and Mask
Love is in the Air stamps
4” x 6” Card blank
Watercolour Card
Distress Oxides; Wilted Violet, Black Soot, Salty Ocean, Fossilized Amber
Distress Inks: Chipped Saphire
White Gel Pen, Tape

For this one I created the background with a galaxy style technique and the used the mask to add in the silhouette buildings. I used the different firework stamps to create a heart firework and stamped the girl and boy onto white card and used a waterbrush pen to colour, trying to make them look lit up by the fireworks. I finished by adding a banner sentiment and white gel pen detail.

Thanks for looking,

Sarah x

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Saturday, 30 December 2017

Set Sail Design Team Card using For the Love of Stamps Products

Good Morning!

Today I am sharing one of my Design Team Cards from the December stamp and mask launch by For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory and for this card I have used the really fab Set Sail stamps.


Products Used:
Set Sail Stamps
5” x 5” Card Blank
Perfect Backgrounds Stamping Pad – Perfectly Natural and Splendid Stripes
Ink Me! Professional Stamping Card
Versafine Ink– Onyx Black
Punches - oval & scalloped oval
Fine liner, Tape and Foam Pads

Another simple card made up of backing papers and stamping onto the background and using paper piecing to create the ship. I added the punched sentment and fine liner faux stitiching to finish.

Thanks for looking,

Sarah x

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Friday, 29 December 2017

Imagine Design Create Guest Design Team Thanks A Bunch Card - Stamped Flower Bouquet

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a fun card I have created using the beautiful Doodled Flowers Stamp Set by Imagine Design Create and Alcohol Pens. I wanted to create an actual bunch of flowers.

The original post can be found here!


For this card I have also used:
6” x 4” Card Blank
White Card
Patterned Paper from my stash
Versfine Black Ink
Promaker Alcohol Pens: Gold, Mustard, Coral, Salmon Pink, Soft Green, Grey Green
Glitter Glue, Ribbon
Double Sided Tape, Foam Pads, PVA glue, Pearl Beads

I started by stamping the elements I wanted to fussy cut out onto white card and coloured in with my alcohol markers. I then fussy cut out all the flowers and leaves ready for assembly.


I then cut my patterned paper for matting and layering, and cut a square in order to create the paper wrap for my bunch of flowers. I tied ribbon around the paper wrap and tapped onto the white background.


I added the flowers with foam tape and added glitter glue and pearls to some of the centres and finished the card with a sentiment cut into a banner shape. This is such a sweet card and is the perfect way to say thanks!


 

Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah x

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Thursday, 28 December 2017

It's Been Too Long Sausage Dog Design Team Card using For the Love of Stamps Happy Birthday Sausage Stamps

Good Morning Everyone!

Today I am sharing one of my Design Team Cards from the December stamp and mask launch by For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory and for this card I have used the Happy Birthday Sausage stamps and mask.

Products Used:
Happy Birthday Sausage Stamps and Masks
Matt-tastic cut to 10cm x 26cm
(Score at 6cm, 9.5cm, 16.5cm and 20cm)
Distress Oxide: Walnut Stain, Candied Apple
Versafine Ink; Onyx Black


I kept this one simple and stamped the design first then score the matt-tastic card (using above measurements) I struggle to keep my cards C&S so had to add some ink splashed and red hearts to the design. I wanted to create a really long dog to match the sentiment! :)


Thanks for looking,

Sarah x

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

For the Love of Stamps Birth Flowers Z-Fold Fence Design Team Card

Good Morning Everybody!

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and thinking of those who find this time of year hard. 
Today I am sharing another of my Design Team Cards from the brand new Hunkydory Birth Flowers stamps by For the Love of Stamps.

For this card I had a play at creating a Z-fold card with a fence similar to the boxes that pop up.



Products Used:

Birth Flowers Stamps
Matt-tastic cut to 8” x 4” – scored at 2” and 4”
Ink Me! Professional Stamping Card – cut at 3 ½” x 1 ½” (x2) and 3 ½” x 3 ½”
Kraft Card, Versafine Ink– Onyx Black
Distress Oxide: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Lucky Clover
Lawn Fawn Picket Fence Border Die
Waterbrush, Tape and Foam Pads


I created a card base and cut panels to adhere after stamping and colouring. I die cut the fence from kraft card and stamped / fussy cut flowers to have in the fence section. Something a little bit different and I just played (trial and error) with this one until I was happy with the layout. 

Thanks for looking,

Sarah x

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Monday, 25 December 2017

Owl Christmas Card for Hubby using For the Love of Stamps - You're a Hoot Stamp Set

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wishing you all a day of festivity and happiness! Today I am sharing a special Christmas Card I made for my hubby!  I used the Owl stamp set - You're a Hoot! Which is the free set with the For the Love of Stamps Magazine Issue 7 and the hats are from the Hunkydory Winter Warmers stamps which came with Creative Stamping Issue 50.


I wanted to create and Owl Family just like ours so there is a Daddy Owl, Mummy Owl and Little Princess Owl! :) 
I kept this card simple by inking the edges of the Perfect Backgrounds Stamping Pad - Pretty Pastel and stamping the branches directly onto the background. I stamped the owls and hats seperately, colouring and fussy cutting these to layer over the branch. To finish I die cut the sentiments, added a pen border and some punched snowflakes to the background.

I hope you are having a lovely day and enjoying your time with family and friends. Today I will be sharing the fun with my hubby, daughter and parents. Perfect! :)

Thanks for looking,

Sarah x

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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Robin Christmas Card using Hunkydory The Joy of Christmas Traditional Decoupage Papers

Hi Everyone! 

Today I am sharing a card I have made using Hunkydory's The Joy of Christmas Traditional Decoupage papers and some Gold Mirri Card.


I kept this one simple and one layer, I finished the card by adding die cut and punched elements with a few sequins to finish. This is such a stunning image I felt that I didn't need to much embellishements to finish the card.

Thanks for looking,

Sarah x

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Saturday, 23 December 2017

Peg Fairy using Crafty Ribbons Organza Swiss Dot Ribbon

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing one of my peg dolls I made using the Organza Swiss Dot Ribbon in White with Pink, Lilac and Turquoise dot. I have seen different peg dolls on pintrest and thought I would try to make some myself!
 



I had some leftover tulle doilies and found some wooden pegs and balls at my local recycling place. I had so much fun painting the face and playing with wool to make her hairstyle. To finish I used the Crafty Ribbons ribbon to tie her dress in place and create the loop to hook her onto the tree, I finished the back with a bow and used a ribbon rose to finish her dress.


Thanks for looking,



Sarah x



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Friday, 22 December 2017

Shine Bright Guest Design Team Card for Imagine Design Create


 Hello Everyone,

Today I am sharing an inky card I made using the beautiful Diamond Love Stamp Set by Imagine Design Create and Distress Oxide Inks. I played around with some gold embossing powder and the inks to create this card

The Original Post can be found here!


For this card I have also used:
6” x 4” Card Blank
White Watercolour Card
Versamark Clear Ink
Distress Oxide Ink: Candied Apple and Spiced Marmalade
Double Sided Tape, PVA glue, Gold Sequins

I started by stamping the elements I wanted to heat emboss in gold onto the card. Once cool I half inked the diamond infill stamp with red and the other half orange and stamped this over top of the embossed diamonds.
I then ran the red ink pad over the edges of the card and put some of the orange ink onto my glass mat. I sprayed with water to make a puddle and dragged the edges through this to create the inky edges.


I sprayed with water and left to dry flat under my glass mat. Once dry I added flicks of ink with my brush, attached to the card blank and then added a few gold sequins to finish.


It’s sometimes fun to just have a play with the ink and see what happens. No two cards are the same and you can learn so much from just experimenting!


 

Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah x

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Penguin Christmas Card using Free Die from Papercraft Essentials Magazine and Circle and Square Stencil by Imagine Design Create

Hi Everyone! 

Today I am sharing a Chrsitmas card I have made using the super cute Free Dies from Papercraft Essentials Magazine and the Circles and Squares stencil by Imagine Design Create for the background.


The tore some paper to create the snowy floor with Distress Ink and used the ink through the circles on the stencil to create the snowfall for the background. I die cut the penguins in black and inked the snowflakes and finished by stamping the sentiment (Making Cards Magazine) and adding some glitter glue and sequins.

Thanks for looking,

Sarah x

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