Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Cardz4guyz - Men's Fashion

Good Morning everyone, i hope you are having a good week. 

Its time for a new challenge over at cardz4guyz, the theme this fortnight is


So a real challenge for me too, i don't really have any stash for this theme but came across a sheet of paper in a 12x12 paper pad i got from B&M.  Its printed on kraft background so i decided to use Kraft card as my base and a gatefold, with the kind of wardrobe idea. 

A4 gatefold made from Kraft card. I rounded the middle corners.  I found some bluey papers in my stash to use, which i layered onto the front panels., i then cut out from of the icons and a dapper looking chap, inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink.  I arranged these on the front.  Threaded some brass buttons with blue twine and added to embellish.  I then added some chit chat stickers saying
Create Yourself Be Original.

Another view of the front, peeking into the inside

So the inside of my 'wardrobe'   I layered pattern papers onto the panels and more items of clothing etc.  I die cut the sentiment circle from white card and added the circle image of the chaps head - had the idea of being like a mirror or portrait. 

This is the sheet of paper, so it came in useful.  The B&M paper pads are all great quality, almost thin card, and such varied designs in them.  They are all double sided so if you don't like one pattern you can use the other side.  

Items Used:
Crafts You Create paper pad - 'Chic Vintage' by B&M
paper pad - 'Vintage Chic'  by poundland 
MFT birthday sentiment circle die
Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers
TH vintage photo distress ink
Kraft Card
Brass buttons

How funny, just realised both paper pads have similar names!  

Anyway please do hop over to cardz4guyz to join in and see what everyone comes up with.  

Enjoy your week. Emmax

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Wedding Card

Morning Everyone.

Today im sharing a wedding card i needed to make

6x5.5" white linen base card.  I cut a panel of white card and dry embossed with the tied together embossing folder.  I then mounted that onto Silver glitter card and black card and added to the card front.  

I computer printed a sentiment and die cut into a plain oval, mounted onto a larger over from silver glitter card and then a fancy die cut oval from black card.  I added this to the front on foam.

I inked a panel of card with cracked pistachio oxide ink, once dry i die cut it into foliage.  These i added around the oval with pink ready made roses.  Pink pearls to finish. 

A close up of the flowers, they are a two tone so rather nice.  This glitter card is actually totally smooth.  

Items Used:
Spellbinders Oval standard dies & Opulent Oval dies
Couture Creations Tied together embossing folder
Unbranded foliage die
Ready made paper roses
Silver glitter card - Jellybean crafts
Pistachio Distress oxide ink

Thank you for stopping by, i hope you all have a lovely weekend. Emma

Monday, 9 July 2018

Make My Monday #75 - Fantasy

Good Morning all, i hope you had a good weekend and are still enjoying the sunshine.  Well the cats and i are still competing over the fan😀,  

So its time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday  the theme this fortnight is:

fairies, dragons, elves, unicorns, mermaids etc

Ive gone with fairies dancing in a flower garden shaker stepper card.  Fantasy is a good theme, you can go cute and twee or dark and mystic so something for everyone.

I first die cut my stepper card from white linen card and folded along the score lines.  I then die cut the matting panels from backing paper id made with orange and green brushos & pixie powders.  

I then die cut the happy birthday twice, once from white card and then black card and offset them, i added a circle of acetate to the back.  As i only had a thin section to add the foam too i die cut 6 circle frames of card and glued together, i then glued that to the back of the happy birthday to create my shaker pocket, added my micro beads and glitter and added a circle of card orangey coloured with brushos to the back.  I then added this shaker element to the top of my card.

I then die cut my fairies from black card, i added vellum behind the wings which i lightly coloured with blue pen.  I die cut a second fairy and just cut out the body section and decoupaged on top of the base layer to add dimension.

I then die cut the floral swirl corner die from red and purple brusho/pixie powder card and arranged around the fairies so it looks like they are dancing among the flowers.  Yellow gems to finish. 

Just showing the card face on

Close up of the shaker, i put orange behind as a kind of 'sun' 

Items used:
Presscut stepper card die
MFT Birthday circle sentiment die
Spellbinders fairy dies - Ariana S2-102 & Cierra S2-103
Spellbinders de-lites - floral corner 2 die S2-151
Brusho powders
Cosmic shimmer pixie powders
Micro beads

So if you fancy joining in or seeing what others come up with for fantasty please do hop over to mmmchallengeblog     

I hope you all have a good week and are keeping cool.  Hugs Emma

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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Cardz4guyz - Blue & Brown

Good Morning all, i hope you are all enjoying the weather.

So its time for a new challenge over at cardz4guyz,   the theme this fortnight is


Ive made quite a simple card, and paper pieced my stamped crazy bird.  Paper piecing has always been one of my fav techniques as im not really into colouring in.   I used papers from a 6x6 paper pad that isn't necessarily male orientated in design. 

6x6 white cardblank.  I added a thin strip of blue dotty paper to the top and bottom of a panel of woodpanel paper and added to the cardfront.

I then stamped the bird in black so that i had the hair and feet on the wood paper.  I stamped the bird again on blue dotty paper and cut him out minus his feet and hair.  I gently shaped the body and added to the card front with glue gel lining up with the feet.  I stamped a 3rd time on white card cut out the eyes, beak & wing, and added this again onto the bird.  I added a touch of yellow pen to the beak, wing & tail. 

Stamped sentiment die cut into a speech bubble.  Then i added a strip of blue ruler paper for the bird to stand on.  

Close up of the bird, i added white gel pen highlights to his feet and hair and glossy accents to his eyes. 

Items Used:
My Minds Eye paper pad 'remarkable' by Jen allyson
Tim Holtz Crazy bird stamps - original size
Clearly besotted sentiment stamp
Wild Honey distress marker pen
Glossy accents

So do pop over to cardz4guyz  join in and see what everyone comes up with for blue and brown.

Thank you for all your visits and comments.  Keep cool. Emma

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Lots of hexagons

 Good Morning everyone, what gorgeous weather we are having, i hope you are keeping cool ok.  The cats and i are arguing over the fan😊

Today i am sharing 2 cards i made with my new hexagons dies, idea came by accident really.  When the dies first arrived to check they cut ok i cut them all at once and just put the 'frames' on the desk, when i looked later some had overlapped others and i came up with this idea.  Rotating every other frame and gluing together, gives this rather cool looking shape.  I then stamped it using floral stamps and oxide inks. 

Finished size is just over 7x7.   I first die cut the largest hexagons from white linen cardstock, then glued together as mentioned by rotating every other one, i then dug out some flowers stamps and distress oxide inks to stamp a pattern onto it.  I then mounted it with foam tape onto co-ordinating cardstock - teal and then mounted onto white card base cut to shape.  Stamped sentiment glued back in the middle aperture.  I then stamped extra flowers using the same stamps and ink and cut them out. 

Close up, i also added glitter glue accents. 

and onto version two

Same method as the first one, only this time different stamps and colours, matted onto purple pearl cardstock. 

I coloured the flowers and added a pink glitter glue after fussy cutting them out. 

Just showing the insert.

and the i did a version of the old triple stamping technique.

First die cut 3 hexagons of descending sizes, add a touch of removeble glue to the top centre of the largest 2 and stick together in a stack, one on top of each other and then stamp the design with oxide inks the flowers and the sentiment, then remove the removeable tape so you have the 3 seperate layers,

Die cut purple mat layers and add one on top of each other with foam tape.  Mount onto white card base cut to shape.

I stamped a single flower and cut out and added glitter glue.  Approx size 5.5x5.5"

This one shows the layers before i attached them together.

The same as above just a different colourway and using bigger hexagons.  Approx 6.5x6.5"

Items Used:
Large Stitched Hexagon dies
Stampin up 'fabulous florets' stamps (2nd card)
Sadly Ive lost the label of the first stamp set - its years old too - maybe hero arts
Justrite sentiment stamps
Distress Oxides - twisted citroen, candied apple, peacock feathers, picked raspberry, wilted violet.
Stickles glitter glue, sprinkled sugar, fruit punch

Thank you for stopping by and all your recent visits and comments.  Keep cool. Emma

Monday, 25 June 2018

Make My Monday #74 - Ice Cream

Good Morning everyone.

Time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday, the theme this fortnight picked by me is very apt for the weather i think and is:

Use either ice cream images or just Ice cream colours

Think - mint chocolate chip, raspberry ripple, peach melba, banana split etc,

I went with Ice cream colours of Peach Melba, so peach and raspberry combo.  

6x6 white scalloped card blank. I found this lovely pre coloured hobby house image in my stash, the perfect colours of peach and raspberry.  I matted it onto a maroon fancy circle die cut. I matted a pink pattern paper onto maroon and onto the card base.  Then a panel of peach paper, again matted onto maroon and i added it over hanging the cardbase to add interest. 

Die cut sentiment from white and maroon, which i offset for a shadow and added on the topper, i added clear glitter to the sentiment and the topper, looks like a sugar frosting.  Ready made paper flowers, peach beads on wire to embellish. 

A close up of the floral arrangement. 

Items Used:
Kasiercraft paper pad 'cherry blossom'
Hobby House Topper
Ready made paper flowers
Beads on wires
Spellbinders large circle die

So please do hop over to Make my monday to join in and just see what everyone comes up with.   

I hope you all have a good week, looks like its going to be a hot one here. Emma

Friday, 22 June 2018

Alphabet Challenge - G is for Great Outdoors

Good Morning all, time for a new challenge over at alphabetchallengeblog  the theme this fortnight is:


This theme - 'the great outdoors' - keeps making me think of Yogi Bear and Jellystone (Yellowstone) park - so had to think what the great outdoors means here in the UK, to me it means the countryside, wildlife and nature so one of my favourite places to be.

After digging through my stash and thinking, came across this fox stamp and had the idea of looking through a hole in a fence, or through a gap in a shed to see a fox curled up in the corner of a field. 

6x6 white cardblank.  I cut a piece of white card smaller than the cardfront and die cut an aperture - i used a basic leaf shape.  I then stamped the woodgrain stamp and added touches of ink here and there to give it a more aged look.  I cut a piece of white card to fit behind the aperture.

I stamped the fox in red/brown ink and added blue sky and green grass with inks.  I placed this behind the woodpanel on foam tape.  I stamped and fuzzy cut the fox a second time and decoupaged on top of the first one. I then layered onto red/brown cardstock to pick up on the fox colour and adhered to the card front.

I coloured a sheet of white card with distress inks crushed olive & forest moss, i then die cut several ferns using the tattered lace dies and arranged them on the cardfront.  Stamped greeting to finish. 

Close up of the fox.  There is no colouring involved on this one so ideal for those of you who aren't into colouring in images.  A few different colour ink pads and you're ready to go!

Items Used:
Stampin up  - 'the wilderness awaits'
Stampin up - 'wetlands'
Stampin up - Hardwood
Tattered lace fern die set
Spellbinders Oval die

So if you fancy joining in and seeing what everyone else comes up with for the great outdoors, please do hop over to alphabetchallenge

Thank you for stopping by, i hope you all have a good weekend. Emmax