Friday, 1 August 2014

Ok Ok Back to fussy(ish)...

Happy Friday,

Sorry guys I had to throw in a complex fussyish one as well didn't I?  Today's card is made using an old spellbinders die which I believe was a Sue Wilson die for them called lace something (I bought it without packaging on EBay an age ago)

I cut the die, which is a kind of lace square with points, out and folded each of the points in after placing a small die cut lace square from the same set, in lavender in the centre.  The points are stuck down with a small foam square and a pearl to keep it stuck down.  I have to admit that quite a few popped open whilst I was making this so it is a little time consuming I'm afraid!

The remainder of the card is quite simple I folded a sheet of hammered cardstock into a tri fold shape and added a piece of the matching lavender and a loop of matching seem binding as an opening.  Next I simply added the shapes I had made in lines.

The sentiment is an old waltzing mouse one stamped onto a hand cut tag into which I die cut a corner die form the same set.

Spellbinders Lace something Sue Wilson (can anybody give me the name of this one?)
White PMD Hammered card
Lilac Lidl card
Waltzing Mouse sentiment stamp
Lilac seem binding


Thursday, 31 July 2014

It's still clean...

Happy Thursday,

Today's card is still on the clean and crisp end however a little more complicated than yesterdays.  I made this using the recessed aperture which is really simple to achieve.  I die cut the largest die from spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die into white smooth cardstock and foam mounted the piece over a sheet of light grey card from the same First Edition pack as yesterday I'm really sorry but this one has lost its cover so not sure which pack it is it may be a plain sheet from Nordic Christmas!?!
Update Blogger crashed and lost half this post sorry guys!  I've uploaded it quickly and will update later with ingredients etc...


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Keeping it Clean...

Happy Wednesday,

I've titled today's post keeping it clean as this card just seems so clean and sharp to me.  Maybe its the base white or maybe its the use of teal and other simple colours but they all look as well clean, I hope you agree.

A very simple card to make with layers of backing paper from First Edition and a strip of teal card that has been letterpressed in white with a floral embossing folder (not sure which one sorry)  then a set of looped and standard circles.  I even tried to keep the bow on this one small, or maybe its smaller because its a larger card!

Card size 18 x 18cm
First Edition paper
Spellbinders standard circles die
spellbinders Loop circles die
teal & white cardstock
white seam binding
Creative Expressions Sentiment Stamp


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

A little fussier...

Happy Tuesday,

Today's card is another one made with a borrowed die from Val in Spain.  This lace strip was a piece I cut whilst at Wendy's craft group and didn't know what to do with it.  The card base had been cut for weeks and I didn't know how to finish it off.  You could therefore call this card a marriage of convenience yet somehow it worked!

I really like the mixture of the teal, white and soft gold even though this isn't a traditional pairing

Spellbinders lace die
Marianne rose die
spellbinders Mystical embrace die
white seam binding
white, teal and soft gold cardstock
crafters companion sentiment stamp.


Monday, 28 July 2014

A Little more Sue

Happy Monday,

I have now managed to get a rudimentary Craft space ready so there should be some new creations this week, I have handed one of my two desks over to Mr ND so that it can be used for the PC's printers etc however I have managed to add a large table for the die cutting activities!

Hopefully some pictures and more description when it is complete (awaiting some more info before ordering some accessories which should make crafting even more of a pleasure?!?)

Back to today, I have said a few times on here that I love a die that can be used in many different ways and the Sue Wilson Spanish collection dies just seem to meet this so here we are again with another classic Sue die card!

I cut the Spanish background twice in white PMD card stock and inked through the die using navy permanent ink.  Next I cut the centre section out form the die cut shape using my scalpel to create 2 frames.  These I layered between each other to make the 2 rectangular shapes into a square.

This was then mounted onto onto navy card and the centre square was cut out and I cut around the shape.  This was then foam mounted onto a card blank in white 18cm x 18cm onto which I had layered a navy piece which I added a border of dots, using the edge of the die and the dots there as my template, using silver pen.  I also used the silver pen through the die in each corner to give a little f the pattern.

There is then a layer of white with a couple of strips of white grosgrain ribbon over two of the edges.

Finally I stamped the sentiment in white embossing powder on a square of navy card which I adhered to the back of the card.

A complex description but hopefully worth it!


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Simple Sunday...

Happy Sunday,

Well as I am sure you can tell from yesterday I am really running out of items that were premade to post.  Now this is not strictly true as I do have a folder of pictures called Not Blogged.  This folder contains cards and creations that just don't cut it with me, I know previously I have shown Wendy some of these and she loved them they then made it onto the blog and I have to say that the comments have been positive.

I decided, therefore, to post some of these today and let you tell me what you think!  It's not necessarily simple but it is a simple post for me! lol


Saturday, 26 July 2014

Spare Saturday...

Happy Saturday,

Well it had to happen It's all well and good scheduling ahead a few weeks to cover the move to the U.K. however I have simply run out of Something Different's!  I did say I thought this would happen, what am I to do....

Well there a few projects I have made and photographed over the last year that Just haven't made it on here.  One of the main reasons for this is that they were for specific people or occasions and so had to be parked.  Well today's project is one of those, it is a basket / bouquet of sweets.  I had held it off as this was a prototype for the Card shop and it is also to be used, in a different format, for Mr Next Door's sisters wedding next year!

The bouquet is made with mini mars and twix bars, wrapped in cellophane and tissue paper and stuck into a foam ball in a basket.

I hope you don't mind this 'spare' different let me know what you think do you want more on this crafty idea?