Tuesday, 27 December 2016

In the Dahlia Corner

Hi bloggers,
Well Christmas is over and now we are all looking forward to the New Year Celebrations. Where did 2016 go? 
Well here is a card I made for HoneyDoo using their Dahlia Corner. I used the dahlia stamps to make the flowers which I placed in the corner. A sentiment from HoneyDoo completes the card.
I do hope you like it.

Heres to a Happy New Year to you all, lets celebrate a special day.
Thank you for all your support throughout 2016.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Happy Christmas 2016

The last Tuesday before Christmas so a christmas card to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.
I do hope my sisters are not looking as this is their card!  I only posted them yesterday as I am never organised enough to have my cards made early....maybe next year!
I have incorporated several techniques in this card so here goes.

 The card is 7x5 so I cut my gold mirri card and cream layers using spellbinders dies. This ensures that they are square. I embossed the cream card with couture creations Moonlit Berries embossing folder. I lightly coated the raised areas with Inka Gold (Gold colour) to enhance the pattern and link it in with the colour theme. Please be sure never to put your fingers in the pot always use a sponge applicator.  I placed both layers using my marsupial tool which helps with positioning the layers accurately. I have an eagle eyed sister who always spots any mis alignment!
Next I stamped the Deep Red Vintage Merry Christmas on to white card (I usually avoid using white on cream but think this works well giving a very clean look) and cut out with an oval die. I edged with tea die distress ink and coloured the  image with alcohol inks. I then went over with clear wink of stella to give a little sparkle. I used Red stickles for the berries on the topper.
I then cut out of gold mirri the largest floral oval from spellbinders dies and layered the sentiment on to this. This topper was then put on to the centre of the card with pin flair glue. A small red bow completed the topper.
I stamped Honey Doo Holly on to dark green paper and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I then coated these with glossy accents to give the glossy leaf look. When this was almost dry I shaped the leaves by curling around a pencil. I finished off with Red gems and place one in each corner.

I do hope you like it.
Heres to a Great 2017 and I wish you all a Very Happy Christmas.
Take Care

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Aray of Flowers

Hello fellow bloggers,

Well its raining outside so heres a little card to brighten up your day!
Its made using Honey Doo Array of flowers stamp. This stamp is a selection of small stamps which I find very useful...whats more they look like tulips.
I stamped one of the images onto 4 squares, matted and layered using perfect rulers (my favourite tool) and arranged on to a square card. I then stamped a sentiment on to another square and placed in the centre. A very simple card!  Take care

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Aray of Flowers 2

Hello all you bloggers especially those who are new to my little blog, I hope you are all well now that winter has finally arrived. 
As for me my husband thinks Christmas has arrived early, as I have lost my voice good and proper, no more nagging....silence is golden for him at least.
Well here is a card you may have spotted on create and craft if you tuned in to the Honey Doo programme last Thursday. Its made from Honey Doo Aray of flowers stamp set. A lovely collection of small stamps which I used to make the borders and the 3 toppers on this card. The toppers are acetate which I glittered and placed over silver Mirri card.
If you love pattern Building you will love this stamp.......I intend to make more using my MISTI....watch this space folks!

Take care.