Monday, 26 February 2018

Twist-pop cards

Hello

Just a quick post today to show you a few of the twist pop cards we have created.




On this card the words are Tim Holtz dies, with other images and dies from Stampin'up.




For this card, Kaszazz papers, Grass tree images from Stamp World, and Australiana dies from Ultimate Crafts. Tim Holtz word dies.



Kaisercraft papers, Tim Holtz word dies, Spellbinders dies, Cheery Lynn and other Sea life dies.

These cards have been created in a couple of different ways. One is where the twist mechanism is a separate piece which is inserted into the card base, and the second is where the mechanism and the insert is one piece which is then inserted into a  base card. These cards are a little fiddly as positioning is precise, but the effort is worth it.

Enjoy

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Covered Notebooks...

Hello,

Sharing some more of our covered notebooks - soft covered, hard covered and spiral versions. I used a selection of card, patterned papers, stickers, embellishments, ribbons, rhinestones and pearls to decorate the covers of the notebooks.

First the soft covered - these notebooks have an elastic band closure...





Next the hard covered...






Finally, a spiral bound notebook...


Usually, when I decorate the covers of notebooks, I try to keep the embellishments fairly flat (not too many dimensional layers) in case you need to carry your notebook in your bag.

I am hoping for a crafty day today and I hope you have one planned too!
Thanks for visiting
Shell
xox

Monday, 19 February 2018

Frames - Kaszazz

Hello

These frames, with the exception of the peacock die, have been created entirely with products available from Kaszazz.






Fairy Frame

Whimsical Forest papers
Fairy Dust words
Whimsical Lantern Fairy stamp and die
Forest Floor, Forest Fairies and Forest Friends stamp sets.







Majestic Butterfly Frame

Majestic papers
Wings of a Butterfly stamp
Wild Rose stamp set
Chipboard butterfly and bird










Images were stamped on the frames and gold embossed. Flowers and chipboards  have been coloured with distress paints. Gold foil card is used as a border to highlight behind the front frame, and edges are painted with metallic distress paints.


The aperture in the frame has an acetate backing. The top is open to slide in a photo.
A verse has been added to the frame backing to create a stand alone piece if no photo required.

Enjoy your day

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

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