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  1. Hi Craft addicts!

    Well, Summer is drawing to a close and the Autumn is upon us but I have made this card to remember those lovely times at the seaside... I enjoyed making this as it is a mix of stamping, die-cutting and blending inks! Just so you know that I have added the products used after the instructions so you can buy them if you want to!

    GC 2019 - Just for you - Children with donkey in sihouette on sunset bg 7x5

    How I made this card:-

    • I took a piece of white stamping card which is approximately 4" x 6" and using various Yellow, Red and Orange Distress/Dyebased ink pads (don't use Distress Oxide inks with any of the blenders you might use as they don't like each other) blended them in duplicating the sunny yellows at the top and bottom and then the orange and finally the red.
    • I added a blurred line along the centre to give the impression of land in the distance.
    • I used the Time for Tea Fishy largest dies to cut out a frame in black card as it carries on the theme of a silhouette.
    • I then glued the sunset background to the reverse of the frame using PVA glue.
    • Using PVA glue, I then stuck the whole panel on to the front of a white 5" x 7" card.
    • I cut out the deckchairs, sandcastle and Children with donkey dies in the same black card and stuck the latter on the right hand side with PVA glue. 
    • I also stuck the sandcastle just to the left of the donkey, again with PVA glue.
    • I then used some thin foam pads to attach the deckchairs to the bottom left hand corner.
    • I stamped the Just for You sentiment on to a small circle of white card and using the same inks blended them in so it matched the background. I then used foam pads to attach it to the top left hand corner.
    • Finally, I added 3 drops each at the top and bottom of the sentiment.

    And there you are... a bright and cheerful card that would be great to give to someone to say you are thinking of them...

    Products you might like to buy to make this project

    1. Tattered Lace Beach Donkey Ride die 
    2. Tattered Lace Pier set of dies
    3. Small Circle die (about 1.75")
    4. 5" x 7" white card with matching envelope (so many suppliers sell them now but I use Hunkydory, Create & Craft and Lynda Chapman's World of Paper
    5. White stamping card - again a lot of Companies produce this but I use Rare Earth Stamping Card, Hunkydory's Ink Me Card and also Lynda Chapman's World of Paper
    6. Black card - I use Lynda Chapman's World of Paper as it is just the right weight for die-cutting etc
    7. Distress and Dyebased inks - such as Tim Holtz Distress inks, Rare Earth or Prism (Hunkydory) 
    8. Just for You sentiment stamp from For The Love of Stamps from Hunkydory
    9. Gina K Obsidian Black ink (currently out of stock at Bumbleberry Crafts) 
    10. Jet Black Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios
    11. Foam pads
    12. PVA glue such as Cosmic Shimmer, Glue it Glue from Pinflair etc
  2. Hi Craft addicts!

    So today's card is one I have made using stamps from Sheena Douglass's Everyday Perspectives - Out on a Limb A4 set along with some watercolour paints - if you would like to find out how I made it then read on!

    GC 2019 - General - Tweet Tweet Tweet watercolour landscape DL white card -

    How I made this card:-

    1. I first of all took a piece of white stamping card and trimmed it to measure approximately 6" x 2.5" (so it fitted the front of a white DL card).
    2. I placed it in to the base of a stamping platform which needs to be a larger one so I used the 8" Rare Earth one i have and used some tape to attach it so it didn't move about.
    3. When I was sure it wouldn't move, I took the landscape scene stamp from the set and set it towards the bottom of the card. I also added the 3 birds and the 3 different Tweet stamps on to the card positioning them where I wanted them.
    4. Once I was happy with the scene, I picked them up on the opposite side of the platform by closing it gently.
    5. I then used Obsidian Black ink them, making sure the stamps were covered and closed the lid down, this time slightly harder so it gave a good impression - the advantage of a stamping platform is of course if you don't quite get it right, you can repeat the stamping without the worry of missing the original image.
    6. Once it was dry (which is very quick), I then used some different shades of blue watercolour paint re-inkers (Rare Earth, Tim Holtz Distress ink) too create the sky and darker blues to give the idea that there was either a lake or sea behind the trees.
    7. For them, I used different shades of greens, not worrying too much if I went over the lines as watercolouring is meant to be more forgiving!
    8. I took some sandy brown paints (this time from Toni Darroch's paint wheel and painted the ground/soil under the hedgerow.
    9. I then left it to dry - you can use a heat gun or leave it to dry naturally.
    10. I edged the panel with the chisel tip end of a Black alcohol marker and stuck it with some PVA glue to the front of a side-fold white DL card.

    Products you might need for this:-

    • DL sidefold white card and envelope (from Lynda Chapman's World of Paper from Creative Crafting World
    • Sheena Douglass's Everyday Perspectives Out on a Limb A4 stamp set (it was available from Create & Craft)
    • Watercolour re-inkers - Rare Earth, Tim Holtz Distress inks or any other ones will do
    • Watercolour paint wheel from Toni Darroch's Stamps by Me
    • Gina K Obsidian Black ink pad (Gina K is an American Company but you can get it here in the UK from Bumbleberry Crafts) - oh yes she does brilliant tutorial videos on Facebook and You Tube
    • Black alcohol marker - one with a chisel end is best
    • PVA Glue such as PInflair's Glue it Glue or Cosmic Shimmer is great for this - I will be doing a blog comparing glues soon!
    • Stamping platform - Rare Earth, Crafter's Companion, Hunkydory's Prism or Stamps by Me are good ones.
  3. Hi Craft addicts!

    Today's card is a fun, quick and easy to make which was created using a few stamps, some ink and an a6 white card... if you would like to find out how to make it then read on!

    GC 2019 - Hello - Jack Russell Woof Woof black n white A6 card - RE, ANstam

    How I made this card:-

    1. I first of all took a piece of white stamping card and trimmed it so that it fitted the front of an A6 white linen effect card leaving a narrow border around it.
    2. I then took the Jack Russell stamp from the Paws for Thought A4 stamp set from Rare Earth and stamped it in the bottom right hand corner with Gina K Obsidian Black ink.
    3. As this card is for #Monochromatic Monday, I didn't add much colour to it as all of the shading is already in place, but I did add some Black Sparkle pen to his noseand collar.
    4. I then took the Woof (from the same set) and stamped it three times, alternating the direction vertically down the left hand side.
    5. I also used the pawprint in the same kit and stamped that in between the Woof.
    6. I used a Hello sentiment (this one is from Altenew and is a mini stamp set and again using Gina K's Obsidian Black ink, stamped it above the dog's head.
    7. Finally, I edged the panel with a bright Blue alcohol marker and attached it to the front of the card with some PVA glue.

    And there you are, a very quick and easy card to make that is fun to do and would be great to receive! As mentioned before,I am going to do more and more posts like this (and maybe some with pictorial step by step option too) so if you would like to keep in touch with what is going on why not bookmark this page or if you want to see other projects I have done previously visit

    I have mentioned most of the products used in the description above, but if you would like a more detailed list, then why not let me know?

  4. Hi Craft addicts and followers of Fizzy Designs!

    Well, this is my second post but I guess I should have actually posted this first as it would have made more sense but hey ho!

    I have written a blog off and on about crafting for several years now (with some succes) but felt that it would be more sensible for my blogs to actually be on my website so that if you wanted to buy something you could do so a lot more easily. I also found the old provider a bit clunky but that is personal preference of course!

    If you would like to read any of my "historical" blogs which range from cards to home decor then why not visit my blog at!

    I will be posting my next blog tomorrow (not quite sure what it will be on yet) - but there will be themed posts coming up on Halloween and of course Christmas - so why not bookmark my blog to keep posted when a new one is up and running!

    Thank you for reading!