Sunday, 19 November 2017

Mermaids - Lavinia

Hello

How is your day going?  As a treat today, we have a second post of a few non Christmas cards to cheer you.


These cards were created using  mainly Lavinia stamps. Smaller images (crab, starfish and small shells) are stamps from Kaisercraft.
Backgrounds were first created on white card using Distress and Distress oxide inks.
Images were then stamped over the top using Versafine inks.
Completed panels were fixed to coordinating  coloured card bases and highlights added with wink of stella glitter pens and stickles glitter glue. Stickles  was used around the edges of the panels to create a frame.

Add a little magic to your day.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Australiana Box Cards - Kaszazz

Hello

Here are some real Aussie box Christmas cards





Kaszazz Aussie animals stamps, and Ultimate Crafts Australiana dies  have been used for these cards.

I hope you are enjoying your Christmas crafting

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Christmas Box Cards - Stampin'up

Hi Everyone

Here is the first of this years box cards





The main characters in these designs are cookie cutter Christmas from Stampin'up
A variety of other dies and stamps have also been used.
These boxes all fold flat and fit into a 160mm square envelope.
They are such fun to make

How are your Christmas makes coming along?

Till next time
be happy
BaRb


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Card Set Stampin' Up Everything Eleanor...

Hello,

The following set of 4 Birthday cards are featuring the beautiful Everything Eleanor stamp set from Stampin' Up. Using a green card base and a single white layer, here is a great way to use the same stamps in a variety of ways for a totally different look...

Mask and bunch the main image on the bottom left corner...


Stamp them in a row with the edges touching...


Same again, trimming around the bottom edges of the flowers...


Randomly stamp the flowers all over the card front...


Adding a faux stitched edge and rhinestone flower centres complete each card. The Happy Birthday wording is from Stampin' Up's Happiest Birthday Wishes set.

Hope you are finding the time to create something beautiful today,
Shell
xox

Monday, 30 October 2017

Winter Wonderland Cards, Kaszazz

Good morning,

Today we have a set of Christmas cards created from a sheet of Kaszazz Winter Wonderland paper. The paper has six image panels, so here is an idea for each of the panels.


This first panel has die cut pine leaves and a sentiment banner added and is embellished with stickles and sequins.


This panel has painted paper flowers added above the original flowers on the panel, and stamped and die cut trees. The sentiment is part of a stamp and has been cut up and mounted. Stickles , rhinestones, sequins, gemstones, glitter tape and a sparkly pen are used for highlights.


This panel was cut and the Alice section taped to gold foil card. This was then mounted over the remaining section which was stamped with the sentiment and has gold tape across the bottom. A small die cut deer has been added. Sequins, stickles, flower soft for snow, and a sparkly pen have again been used.


On this panel the snowman was die cut into a circle and layered on to a silver foil die cut scalloped circle. The remaining section of panel was then reversed and the snowman mounted on to the circle aperture. A sentiment, some stars and a couple of die cut trees were added. Glossy accents were added to the snowman hat and scarf, a sparkly pen to highlight the image and stickles for snow, finished off.


The deer section and the trees were cut from this panel.The deer piece was matted to card.The card base was covered with a panel from reverse side of the paper. This was wrapped with burlap ribbon and the fussy cut trees taped in  place. The deer section was then mounted.The sentiment was white embossed on to the patterned paper. Stickles and sequins were again used.


Part of this panel was die cut from the original, added to glitter card, then mounted above the aperture. The whole panel was matted on to a glitter card frame then added to the base card. A button knotted with gold thread, and some rhinestones were added. The sentiment was stamped directly on to the patterned paper .Stickles was added for snow.


This is the same panel as the previous card, made into a shaker card.

I hope this gives you some inspirational ideas on how to use your panels.

Till next time 
be happy
BaRb


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Sunflower Cards Stampin' Up, Penny Black, Heartfelt Creations...

Hello,

Ahhh the beautiful sunflower! Such a beautiful, happy, feel good flower! Not only are they beautiful, but they produce Sunflower oil and the seeds are a healthy nutritious snack! Did I say they were beautiful.... hehehe...

Here are three cards I have created using sunflower images...



First a square card featuring Stampin' Up's Sunflower stamped on white card, coloured with markers, then multilayered on brown, yellow and white card... 


Next Heartfelt Creations Sunflower Bouquet stamp also stamped on white, coloured with markers and assembled with layered cardstock. I stamped the flower images again, cut them out separately and adhered them with mounting tape for added dimension ...


Lastly an easel card featuring Penny Black's - Sunny Pair image. also coloured with markers and layered on brown cardstock...


I don't think I mentioned it, but can you tell sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers!
How can you not feel happy when you see them?!?
Shell
xox

Monday, 23 October 2017

Joyful Santas, Kaszazz

Hello

Time is counting down quickly now, and we all know it is coming, so I thought I would start the season with these cards featuring Joyful Santas, from Kaszazz

 

 

Oatmeal card has been used  for bases and stamping, patterned Christmas paper is used for matting.
All stamping is done in black Archival ink, and colouring is with watercolour pencils and an aqua brush.
Stamp sets used are  -  Joyful Santas, Shooting Stars and Merry Christmas mini messages.
Star dust stickles and mini rhinestones finish the designs.

My season is off to a cheerful start. How about yours?

Till next time
be happy
BaRb


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Christening / Baptism / Confirmation Cards - Stampin' Up Crosses of Hope, All God's Grace...

Hello,

Todays cards were created using two stamp sets from Stampin' Up - Crosses of Hope and the wording from All God's Grace.

Each card has a white card base, a silver or coloured layer and then an embossed white layer. The pink and blue cards also have an added coloured layer, topped with another dot embossed white layer.





For each card, I stamped and label punched all three words - christening, baptism, confirmation so the card user could choose which wording suited the most and could easily be changed if necessary.

Great gift ideas to present with these cards include bibles, photo/scrapbook albums, moneyboxes or keepsake boxes.

Thanks for visiting,
Shell
xox

Monday, 16 October 2017

Flower Pots - Stampin'up

Hello

These flower pot cards were created using products from Stampin'up.
The leafy vine flourish dies are from Kaszazz



Vintage Leaves stamps and dies
Falling Flowers stamps and May Flowers dies.
Background Sanded




Background Hardwood.
Sentiments from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Tent folded card was trimmed to shape the pot, and a separate collar mounted slightly below the top fold. Leaves were added behind the collar (rim) and flowers, flourishes etc added on to and above the rim.

Flowers forever

Till next time
be happy
BaRb


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Tea/Coffee Thank-you Folders - Stampin' Up Morning Cup...

Hello,

Individual Tea/Coffee bags and sachets are a fantastic way to say thank-you especially when packaged with a handmade folder.  We have many wonderful volunteers who give their time in so many ways at our school, so I created these as a small thank-you for all the wonderful things they do...


I used the following stamp sets on the little white card folders:

Technique Tuesday Coffee Break Seal
Stampin' Up Morning Cup and A Nice Cuppa
Tickled Pink Thanks
Cre8tiv Border Icons Stamp Kit




The Macaron stamp used on the back of the folders - magazine freebie


I stamped the images and wording using several brown inks to co-ordinate with the variegated twine I was using to tie the folders closed.

Volunteers are truly appreciated in our school!
Do you have time (no matter how small) to volunteer at your local school?
Shell
xox




Monday, 9 October 2017

More Magical - Lavinia

Hi

A little more magic to add to your day






These cards have been created in the same way as the previous ones, again with Lavinia stamps.
They are such fun and are easy to make, and the possibilities are endless.

Have a magical day.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb




Thursday, 5 October 2017

Classic Cars - Darkroom Door

Hi

Some cards for those classic car lovers. Stamps used are Classic Cars by Darkroom Door


The car is stamped on to  white card and the background shaded with distress inks, then attached to a green card base.


The car is again stamped on to white card, edged with distress ink, then layered on to Elizabeth Craft metal effect paper. This panel was then attached to a grey card base.


Colour and glossy accents was added to the headlights of this car. The layered panel is added to a black card base.


Make one for your car lover today.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb