Showing posts from February, 2021

Congratulations - Shadow Box

Hey Crafty Friends, Thanks for stopping by again today, I'm super excited to share this project. I tend to make a lot of A2 size cards as they are an easy go too however cards with dimension are also fun and there are some super easy dies out there to help you along the way. Today I'm sharing a shadow box card. Having recently acquired a pack of patterned paper that included patterned acetate. It's been in the cupboard with no idea on what to use it for as I felt it was too busy for shaker cards and didn't fit with any of the stamps I owned.. until now!  The adorable Badger from 'The Sett' by Crafty Purple Frog has a wedding theme and this idea was inspired by my wedding photos! (Click any image to view larger) Starting with the shadow box die and die cut 2 of the large pieces for the base of the card from a light grey cardstock. Wanting to create a church feel on the shadow box so I took out a brick wall stencil from my stash and Scattered Straw Distress Ink to

Spread your wings

Hey Crafty Friends, Today I'm sharing a card inspired by the walks we take with our dog down the river, often in the evenings when the sun is setting, there are some beautiful swans around here although they tend to hiss at Belle, maybe its because she is all white too! Starting with 2 panels cut from stitched rectangle dies and put one aside, taking a wave die from my stash and cut the first panel down to create a river look. Using a beautiful blending brush with Mustard Seed distress ink, use the river panel as a guide and blend in a faint line across the back panel, from here blend out in a circular motion to create a sun and blend out with Blueprint Sketch for an early evening scene. Using a round foam blending tool to bring in some picked raspberry ink, there is usually pink sky around on our evening walks. I've started my panels in a blue cardstock for less blending needed! Now take your river panel and blend down from the centre with the mustard seed to create  a sun sha

I love you berry much!

Hey Crafty Friends, Thanks for stopping by again today. I'm here to show you a very quick and simple card with just the use of a couple small stamps from a set alongside some sentiments. Our cards don't have to be complicated to create a great impact on the recipient! (click any image to view larger) Starting with PaintON cardstock, this is a favourite of mine for ink blending! Using Candied Apple and Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink to create a 2 tone background. Take a spritz bottle and spray a small amount onto the inked background and dab dry with kitchen towel. React a small amount of ink on acetate with water and take a small paintbrush to create a speckle affect on top. Now for some images, taking the berries stamps from Flowers & Berries stamp set and used the solid stamp first to create some colourful berries on the background, for this I used Memento Ink pads for quick drying purposes!  Next up I layered over the top of the solid berries the lined berry image and stamp

Crafty Purple Frog Stamp Launch!

Hey Crafty Friends, Today I have a very special blog post for you. Amy from the  Crafty Purple Frog  store has launched her own range of stamps and stencils! Oh my gosh guys, I am super excited and even more so very honoured that Amy asked me to be a part of her Design Team. This meant a lot to me and I really hope to be able to inspire you all! Before I get onto it you will be able to find most the products directly in the store and there are some very special limited craft bundles which can give you some great savings on purchasing as a bundle or if you just want one or 2 things you can also grab them all individually! As always all product links can be found at the end of my post. Ok so let's get to the exciting part, for my first inspiration I wanted to make something truly special. What better than an Interactive card? As soon as I saw this stamp set I just knew it deserved a magic picture changer! So here we have first up 'The Sett' featuring an adorable badger and ac

Light up card with EZ Lights!

Hey Crafty Friends, Have you ever seen a light up card and thought wow that's cool I want to make something like that, well with the Pear Blossom Press EZ-Lights you can do just that. And as the name suggests they are EZ!! First tip, don't tape anything down until you are sure of your placements as you will need to use a slightly tacky tape to keep the lights in place on the back of your project! Starting with a MISTI to stamp up some images from the Up, Up & Away stamp set by Time for Tea Designs in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, I also stamped up a mice from Baked with Love stamp set also by T4T. (click any image to view larger)  Next up was the background, using the scalloped frame die from Slimline pull tab die set by Heffy Doodle for the main panel, inking up Moved Lawn for the grass alongside Mermaid Lagoon and Abandoned Coral for the sky. I felt it needed a little something behind the windmill to bring the 2 sections of my scene together more, taking out the Forest Builde

Smile - Die-namic Display Card

Hey Crafty Friends, Thanks for stopping by again today, in today's project I am going to share with you a break down of how to put together this amazing Display Card die by Time for Tea Designs. Have you ever seen a display card and thought 'that's pretty awesome I'd like to try that'? This die by T4T takes all the hard work out of it for you and is super easy to put together! (Click any image to view larger) To start off with I am cutting all the pieces from the set from various card, Bright White for the back panel and different tones of green to create a hill affect in my scene, I like Bright White especially when creating clouds with Distress Ink, it makes everything look crisp!  Before setting aside you can place your double sided sticky tape on the flap ends of the centre side pieces (left and right piece in photo above) and to the ends of the back of the front panel, leaving on it's tap later mask for easy assemble later. Starting with the back panel whic