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  1. Hi Craft addicts!

    Well, I hope you have had a good week - it certainly has flown by! Today's card is one I have made with one of my hand painted background.

    GC 2019 - Love and Friendship - 2 dogs having fun on hand painted backgroun

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all painted the background using various sparkly watercolour inks - from Stamps by Me Gossip range and also Crafter's Companion Sparkle range. As you can see from the photo, I used yellows, greens, blues, greys with darker colours for the trees in the middle of the card.
    • I left it to dry overnight and then trimmed it so it would fit the front of an A6 white card.
    • I then edged  it with a black alcohol marker.
    • I stuck it to the card using PVA glue, leaving a small border all around it.
    • I have had these Stylish Silhouettes (from Hunkydory) for ages and decided they would go well with this, so stuck the branch and three of the leaves descending from the top left hand side.
    • I then cut out the 2 dogs in black card (dies from the Fun and Frolics set from Tattered Lace  and the card from Lynda Chapman's World of Paper). I stuck them to the bottom of the card again with PVA glue.
    • I used the Best Friends sentiment from one of the Friends Forever stamp set from Rare Earth, stamped it onto some white card using Black ink, cut around it and added it to the top right hand corner with some foam pads.
  2. Hi Craft addicts!

    I have been seeing these cute gnomes all over the place so thought I would have a go at drawing one myself - obviously it needs working on but it was great fun to do!

    GC 2019 - Christmas - Christmas gnome hand drawn on C6 white card Merry Chr

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all drew the Gnome in pencil using various other ones as a basis for my design - I then outlined it with a fine liner pen to make it stand out.
    • I then coloured it in using blues, reds and greys alcohol markers not worrying to much about shading (apart from his beard).
    • I cut it out  close to the edge so I could use it as a topper.
    • I also cut out a Picot edged Oval using a Tattered Lace die and then a slightly smaller normal edged Oval one using another Tattered Lace die - I glued them together using some PVA glue.
    • Before attaching the oval to the front of a C6 white card, I used a scoreboard to score three lines (from the inside so it had an embossed feel) at the top and the bottom.
    • I realise now that I should have done the foiling part before adding the background and topper but hey ho... so anyway, I stuck them to the card again using PVA glue and added a small Christmas tree behind him.
    • I then used the new We R Memory Keepers Freestyle Foil Quill and placed some gold foil over the top of the card and foiled through the Furry and Bright stencil from Hunkydory's For the Love of Masks. I must admit it is a great tool and one I will be using more and more over the coming weeks!
    • I also stamped out the Merry Christmas sentiment on to some white card using Black Nuvo hybrid ink and cut around it - the sentiment is from Creative Expressions I think!
    • I edged it using a blue alcohol marker and stuck it to the bottom of the card using thick foam pads.
    • I decided that it needed something else so used a blue sparkle pen to add some glitter to the Gnome's hat and boots.
    • Finally, I added some white Gel pen spots to the tree and his hat.
  3. Hi Craft addicts!

    Today's handmade card is one I really enjoyed making as it combines a mix of dies, stamps, papers and Distress Crayons (for the background).

    GC 2019 - Love and Friendship - Unicorn in silhouette on ornate frame and c

    How I made this card:-

    • I had cut out the fancy background mat and layer (from a Die set by Paper Boutique, Creative Crafting World) in an ivory/cream colour for the mat and Kraft card for the layer.
    • I glued them together using some PVA glue and put it aside until I had finished all the other things!
    • I cut a panel of the brown and cream checked striped paper (to be honest I can't remember where it came from) to fit the front of an A5 card and stuck it down using PVA glue.
    • I cut a strip of brown paper (from the Browns Colour Families 8" paper pad) and glued it to the bottom of an A5 card which I had used on its' side.
    • I then cut a scalloped circle (to fit inside the frame) in black card (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper) and another slightly smaller one in white card and glued them together.
    • I also cut out the  Unicorn in silhouette in black card (it is a Crafter's Companion die) and placed it over a panel of hand coloured card which I had made previously using Tim Holtz Distress Crayons (the pastel shades). 
    • I cut around it trying to keep as close to the edge as possible.
    • I then stuck the Ornate frame on to the front of the card again using PVA glue and then added the black and white circles to that.
    • I added the Unicorn topper to the card, this time using foam pads as I wanted to have some dimension to it.
    • I also stamped the With Love sentiment from a collection by Hunkydory's For the Love of Stamps in black - it is in two parts - the scroll and sentiment) and I used Gina K's Black Amalgam ink to do this. When it was dry I stuck it to the bottom of the card in the middle.
    • Finally, I added 3 drops of Black Nuvo drops (from Tonic Studios) on either side of the sentiment and on some of the ornate frame.
  4. Hi Craft addicts!

    I hope you all had a great weekend and the days ahead will be good ones!!

    I really enjoyed making this card and I hope you will too!

    GC 2019 - Winter Wishes - Girl Head and shoulders hand coloured using penci

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all stamped the frame that comes in the Winter Stamp Collection from Sheena Douglass (from Create & Craft) onto some white stamping card - I used a Black ink - either Gina K Amalgam ink, Memento or Tonic ink will do as they all can cope with a mix of water/solvent based inks.
    • I then stamped the girl in the bottom left hand corner, trying to make her appear as if she is coming out of the sea again using the same ink.
    • I coloured her in using Chameleon pencils, trying to make the skin tones as realistic as possible.
    • Once I was happy with it, I then used various shades of blue pencils to create the background.
    • I also used a green alcohol pen to colour the edge of the frame and then edged it with a black alcohol marker.
    • I used one of the sentiments in the set (Winter Wishes) and stamped it twice in opposite corners using the same black ink.
    • I then used a Blue Altenew ink pad to add the swirly/flourish in the remaining corners.
    • Finally, I added the topper to the card using thin foam pads.