Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Pumpkin Pie Day 3

Today, I was trying to make a Halloween birthday card as it's my brother in laws
 birthday on 31st October. I failed! 
Sort of!

 I started by using a piece of the Spiders Web DSP from the  Halloween Night Speciality DSP's.
It has a silver web and looks amazing but the original card was just NOT right. 
So, I tore it to pieces and started again!.

I started by adding some ribbons. I used Peekaboo Peach and then added a piece of washi tape
from the Playful Palette Designer range. 
The first mat, I stamped Happy Birthday from Tin of Cards stamp set, 
all over then added the simple message mats over.

I finished off by adding some Rhinestones.
I think he will appreciate this one!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Pumpkin Pie Day 2

Today's cards I wanted to go Christmassy! 
I have embossed the white mat with the Confetti TIEF (Textured Impressions Embossing Folder).
It's very unusual to have an orange Christmas card but I think that it works.


I sponged over the mat gently using the Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad. I didn't want it to be too bright.
I added a piece of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper behind the mats to make it even more Christmassy.
So then I thought that it needed even more lifting so I added the Bermuda Bay accents.

Using the Stars Confetti Punch, I punched a few stars and stuck them to the stars on the mat.
Then added some Bermuda Bay Thick Baker's Twine to finish.

 I used Wonderful Year for the stamped message to finish.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Weekly Inspiration -Pumpkin Pie

This week's inspiration I have used Pumpkin Pie.
This colour is another that I wouldn't generally reach for but I have had 
great pleasure in doing so.
For the first cards I have used Brights DSP (designer Series Paper) stack.

 I chose the Pumpkin Pie papers from the pack of DSP where there are 4 sheets of each of the 
10 colours in the range. 
2 sheets of each double sided designs at only £20 for 40 sheets of 12" by 12"


I have heat embossed the flourish with Copper embossing powder and cut it out.
The flourish is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. 
I used the Decorative Label punch for the message and background.


 I have coordinated the DSP with the Pumpkin Pie and the the next card I used Crumb Cake
                                DSP and cardstock with a strip and flowers in Pumpkin Pie.


The flowers are die cut from the Flourish Thinlits dies.26 gorgeous dies for only £26.

 I'm really pleased with the mixture of the Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie together.

Below you can see the 4 different designs of the papers.
Aren't they gorgeous? 

Friday, 21 October 2016

Merriest Wishes Day 5

As Cary would say I've gone off Piste today!
This was originally a square of Whisper Thick White card stock, 21 cm  by 21 cm.
I scored it into 4 equal squares then cut 1 of the squares out.

The Designer Series Paper I used is Candy Cane Lane. 
Gorgeous, double sided papers. 12 sheets for only £10 

Scoring 2 of the squares beside the cut out square diagonally and folded them back. 

I die-cut 2 of the Reindeer Baubles out, 1 on each side of the Gold Foiled Card. Then a Real Red Bauble and stuck the 2 gold ones, one on each side of the Real Red.

Using pieces of Gold and Red Metallic Threads, I tied the 2 together, 
looped them through the hoops and suspended them 
by attaching them to the back of the card base.

Be Joyful and Deck the Halls... ........ messages were cut 
using the Layering Circles Thinlets and then 
laid onto the Gold Foiled Bauble.

I used Real Red and Crumb Cake Ink pads for the messages.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Merriest Wishes Day 4

Today's card was made for a male friend for this Christmas.
I didn't think he would appreciate a pretty card!


Using only Night of Navy and Soft Sky cardstock I then added a little sparkle with 
the Gold Foiled card.

 An A5 card this time with the square cut out using the Layering Squares Framelits Dies.
I used the Lucky Stars TIEF for the Soft Sky.

I die cut the Reindeer bauble out on both sides of the Gold foiled card. 
I then taped a length of Gold Metallic Thread to the back
 of one of the baubles then to the back of the Soft Sky aperature. 
Twisting the thread in opposite direction so that it twists around when opened. 

A simple message from the stamp set and Peace from the Christmas Greetings Thinlets Dies.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Merriest Wishes day 3

For this card I made a One sheet wonder stamped sheet.
Using all of the bauble stamps, I stamped in Real Red, 1st and 2nd images, Mint Macaron and 
Versamark with Gold Embossing Powder.


A simple Whisper White piece of card which was embossed with the
Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder was then matted over a piece of 
Gold Foiled card.


A piece of the gorgeous Real Red Stitched Edge Ribbon and the simple message to finish.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Merriest Wishes day 2

Today I have gone glitter mad!
I have only used cardstock, Embossing Powders and DSP foir this project to show 
what you can do with only a few products.

I die cut the 2 bauble shapes in Real Red then used Versamark over the whole bauble.
Poured the new Real Red glitter embossing powder over and heat set them.

I did the same with the Whisper White but stamped the message on before the Versamark.
I used Heat and Stick powder to fix the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter powder.


The background was a piece of the White on White, Irresistibly Floral
Speciality Designer Series Paper. 
Only £11.75 for 12 sheets of 12" by 12" papers.

Using a sponge, I have covered the DSP with Soft Sky Ink from the Ink Pad.
I love the way that the paper resists the ink over the pattern.