Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Get Well, Thinking of You Cards

Hi

There are times unfortunately when we need to say we are thinking of someone and that we care. Here are a couple of ideas to do just that.


Stampin'up Moon Lake stamp set.




These were a couple of really pretty papers which are calm and peaceful.



I hope you are feeling well and happy.

Till next time
BaRb

Friday, 9 February 2018

Anniversary Cards

Hello

We have some Anniversary cards to share today, in some very different styles.



The first card in traditional style has Kaszazz Spring Flowers stamped on to white card and coloured, with the large flower stamped a second time on to more white card, coloured, fussy cut and mounted over the first image. The sentiment is stamped and embossed, the panel wrapped with ribbon threaded through a rhinestone buckle slide, then matted with striped foiled vellum. This was fixed to a white card base, gemstones added and stickles glitter added to flower centres.
The second card is Grunge Love, stamped in blue on to white card, matted on to silver foil card, the heart brad added, matted to blue card, then fixed to a white base card. The label, stamped in blue on white, added to silver foil, then blue card. Pearls finish the design.



This card is a double flip style card. Stampin'up Flower shop and Petite Petals were stamped on to pearl card, punched out and arranged on the paper covered card base. A stamped and punched label and a die cut xoxo was added. Rhinestones finish off.

Perhaps one of these ideas would suit someone you know.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Monday, 5 February 2018

Engagement Cards - Kaszazz

Hello

These engagement cards have been created with Kaszazz products.




Spring Love, Love Birds, Congratulations and Wishing You stamp sets,Vine, Heart and Oval dies.
Sentiments have been embossed. Gold foil card used for die cuts. Ribbons, pearls and gemstones finish the designs.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Friday, 2 February 2018

Memo/Jotter Covers...

Hello,

Just a quick post for you today... After purchasing some 200 page blank memo jotters, I raided my patterned paper and paper flower stash and created the following jotter covers...





Other products used to create the covers were brads, rhinestones and plain cardstock.



These jotters are always popular at our market stall.
We are off to the markets in the morning,
have a great weekend!
Shell
xox


Sunday, 28 January 2018

Sympathy Cards

Hello

Here are a couple of ideas for cards for the sad times.



The first card is a ivory base, layered with a patterned paper. The bird section of paper was cut, layered to additional ivory card then mounted over the base paper. The sentiment (from Kaszazz) was stamped and pearls added down the left. 
For the second card a background was stamped with Stampscapes stamps, the willow tree was then stamped. Shading was added with watercolour pencils. This panel was layered on to additional white card, then on to a white card base. A label was stamped and added and pearls applied.
The third card is Darkroom Door Gumtree and sentiment stamped in coloured ink on to white card. The shading is done with dye inks. This was added to a panel of ribbon wrapped white pearl card, then to a white card base. Pearls were added to corners.

Trees, nature images and peaceful scenes are suitable for these sad times.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Monday, 22 January 2018

Pond Cards

Hello

When I saw these frog dies from Marianne design, I had to have them. These are the first lot of cards created with them.


The background papers are a sheet of designs, also from Marianne.
The embossing folder used here is from Darice.


I am fortunate to also have several other dies, from Marianne, IO, and various other brands also along this theme.





All card bases are white. The frogs have all been coated with glossy accents. Highlights have been added with Wink of Stella glitter pens and stickles glitter glue. Rhinestones complete the designs.

These scenes look so peaceful.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Earrings in Origami...

Hello,

There is something about Origami (paper folding) that is so fascinating, the sculpting and folding of the paper to create some really intricate designs. Not to mention the beautiful origami papers that are available to create these designs with!

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to homestay Japanese students who seem to always present you with amazing gifts... origami paper included.  One of the packs of origami included instructions to create these gorgeous little bowls.  There is 4 colours - yellow, green, blue and pink and as origami paper is double sided, I was able to create 8 different bowls by inverting the paper.



Most of the origami instructions included in the packs of paper are in Japanese, but I haven't found this to be a problem as the illustrations are generally easy to follow.  I packaged in each of the bowls, a pair of earrings and this makes a fabulous small gift! 


If you have not had the opportunity to read the book "Sadako and the thousand paper cranes" about the Japanese girl, who was two years old when an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, please do as this book has been a heartwarming inspiration to many origami lovers.

I am having a crafty day with some beautiful friends,
hope you have a crafty one planned also!
Shell
xox