28 Jun 2011

Bella Fiori....

Today its Bella Fiori.....today my cards are made using a really pretty Card Kit I bought from QVC by Kanban. The colours are so muted & pastel but so richly foiled! I really like this set of papers & card. I used a DL card blank as my base and stamped the script stamp over it in Whispers chestnut ink. I blended around the card using Distress ink in weathered wood. I cant remember where I got the die strip I used on Mirri card down the side?? The two designs of cardstock I used are from the kit as is the Dress form die cut. I just went around the edges again with some Distress ink and then added some Perfect Pearls to highlight the necklace. I layered up some flowers from, Prima, Toga & a Punch out flower from the card stock, added a brad & some thin string.

This card was also from the same Kanban collection using much the same methods as previously mentioned. I stapmped around the edge of the card with a Hot Off The Press stitch stamp & then heat embossed it using Cosmic Shimmers Bright Gold Metallic powder.
I can see myself using a lot of elements from this collection in my card making as they are so pretty & very usable with lots of other stamps & papers I have in my stash. Good value kit with lots of card stock, that's a real bonus with these kits you get a lot in them for a real good price & lets face it who dosent want to save a few quid here & there nowadays!


21 Jun 2011

Shiny Chandeliers

Hello! This is a card I made using a free stamp from the July Issue of Craft Stamper Magazine. I used papers from Craftwork Cards Little Boy Blue & Papermainias Regency papers. The flowers are also Papermaina. The Die is from Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Motifs. The Merci sentiment & the little fleur de lis stamp if from Hero Arts Paris clear stamp set. I quite like making Easel cards at the minuet , one of my fave shapes!

I have also used the same Chandelier stamp here too. I stamped the background paper in Grey Anna Griffin ink & finished with little stamped dots of gold ink. Then stamped & heat embossed the Impression Obsession Stamp with Pearl Gold Sparkle WOW embossing powder & die cut it using Nestabilities Petite Circles Die. Next I stamped the chandelier stamp again with Dew Drop Graphite Black Brilliance ink and layered them up to place on the background paper. I attached then to a 6x6 card. Added a small bow & button!

Hope your all well & enjoying the summer. Happy Solstice blessings to you all!


7 Jun 2011


Hello! Today I would like to show you something I made using some free papers & sentiments from Simpley Cards & Papercraft Magazine issue 85. The papers are by Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking Collection. I stamped on a 5x7 card blanc using chalky pink & green inks. Then added the cut out corners from the papers. Used some sticky Pink lacy paper ribbon from my stash then layered some of the paper over that, cut out the label and used a Bo Bunny Rub on "Beautiful" then finished off using Pastel Raspberry Liquid Pearls.

You can get some good freebies from magazines nowadays & I like to try and incorporate them in to my card making. I mix 'n' match them with stamps I have and other papers to come up with something satisfying, lets face it any help with boosting your stash is good in these frugal financial times. The inks I used here also was a good sale bargain buy from my local Dunelm Mill, 99p each they are Studio G by Hampton Art and they are really nice inks, lovely chalky finish!


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