Wednesday 30 April 2014

Regarding Dahlias

Hi there, 
I'm here today with another card we made at class, I'm not entirely sure what this style of card is called but I have been wanting to have a little go at making one for a while now. I decided to keep simple and stick to just Raspberry Ripple (another fave colour of mine) and white and came up with this card using the fab Regarding Dahlias stamp set. I'm ashamed to say this was the first time I had used this set too! 
So, what do you think?
 Love this bold flower...
 and this sentiment is in the set too, I simply stamped then punched it adding a tag of ribbon. 
This would be a fab card for posting cheaply with some mystery of "how do you do that?" when it gets there- don't you think? ;-)
OK, that's all from me for now, I hope you liked today's card?
Stampin' Hugs,

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Looking Dapper with Kaleidoscope DSP and a Top Tip too ;-)

Hellooo there, 
Another busy weekend running to a couple of deadlines here as well as having to go to work so I've got a great card with a Top Tip for inking your paper edges to share with you today :-)
So, let me show you the card...
I started with the new Kaleidoscope papers from the Spring/Summer catalogue for this card, I love the mix of Bermuda Bay mixed with Black, Crushed Curry and Strawberry Slush. (Strawberry Slush has been my "go to" colour the last couple of weeks here, I made one of this weeks class cards with it too ;-) It has a certain summery vibe that when the sun is shining (or it should be!) it just springs to mind.) Anyway, I also used the Petit Pennants Punch to create this cute (or cool?) bow tie look...
 As you can see I simply punched two Basic Grey card pennants and two DSP ones too, I inked the paper with a sponge to make them pop a little against the busy paper and adhered them to the grey pennant, just letting the ends overhang to get the little border. I adhered the centre points under the brad with glue and used a dimensional under the wide end.
 Simple, stamped and die cut Itty bitty banner sentiment. Perfect!
 OK, inking the edges of your paper. I'm sure you will agree the "cloudy" style of inking (used on the bow tie) would not have worked for the larger part of this card, I did think however that the edges needed defining, so I did this...
 Now, just in case you don't know this {:-)} here is my 
TOP TIP: Hold the paper with side you want showing facing you and hold a marker pen, brush tip side, straight up, run the pen along the edges (and this way if you slip it will go underneath).
Of course you can stop at this side only line, it depends on the look your after, I wanted it to show a little more for this card (scroll down to see) but say a white on white card with layers would be fab with just the sides inked, don't you think?
 So, to define more, but keep it CAS, just tip the pen to a 45 degree angle and let it run around the top edges to make a slightly more obvious line, VoilĂ !
OK, that's all from me for today, I hope you liked today's card and that my little tip will help someone?
Thanks as ever for looking, back tomorrow with more :-)
Stampin Hugs,

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Geometrical for a Man

Hello there,
I hope you had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend, we went to London for the day on Saturday visiting the Natural History museum, M&M world (two places which couldn't be more different!) and out for tea too. It was a lovely day, the weather was fab (cool but not too cool, and most importantly not wet ;-)) and the company perfect.
But, back to reality and school runs today, boo! and cards, yay! Ha ha! I have a card we made at class last weeks class using my new set; Geometrical. I am always drawn to use red and blue for men's cards and this one was no different! I might just try it in a different colour way later this week.... but for now here it is in Midnight Muse and Real Red with a dash of Smoky Slate....
 ....and silver glimmer because Men like sparkle too right? 
This little star is a part of the Merry Minis punch pack and is still available, and the new matching triangle punch is from the Spring/Summer catalogue. 
Please see the end of each post for all links to products used. 
 This cool sentiment is included in the set, I love the font and I think you could use this sentiment for a lot of things. Perhaps passing a test, general congratulations, promotion as well as the obvious birthday wishes :-)
OK, that's today's card for you, I am doing washing today and tidying my craft room (again) lol
Thanks for looking today,
Stampin Hugs, 

Monday 21 April 2014

Secret Garden Banner Card

Get me, I really am back to blogging! :-)))
Today's card uses the lovely stamp set Secret Garden which is in the main catalogue. I think we all get excited and carried away with the new stuff available all the time but we mustn't forget the main catalogue and all the many lovely stamp sets in there too, I know I certainly do this ;-)
So, I grabbed Secret Garden off the shelf, stamped a  few flowers and wiggled things around to make this little card...
 This pretty sentiment is from Petit Pairs
 and finally the flowers, I layered the pool party daisy with 2 foam pads, the lower strawberry slush flower with one pad and the bottom flower is glued down for plenty of dimension, With texture from the linen thread and leaves and dazzling details in the flower centres
OK, that's me done for today, enjoy the rest of your Easter Monday and hopefully you'll get inky :-)
Thanks for visiting today,
Stampin' Hugs,
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