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  1. Hi Craft addicts!

    I hope you had a great weekend! Today's card is one I had great fun making using mainly Sweet Dixie dies on a background I painted myself. If you want to read how I made it then just carry on reading!

    GC 2019 - Halloween - Happy Haunting owl, bats and coffin on hand painted b

    How I made this card:-

    • I used Sparkle watercolour inks from Spectrum Noir to create the background (mainly blues and greens for the sky and the grass) and left it to dry.
    • Whilst it was drying, I cut out the Owl several times (from the Moonlit Owl and Bats Die set from Sweet Dixie) in black card (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper).
    • I also cut out the Coffin (from Sweet Dixie again, this time their Filigree Coffin set) and the Happy Haunting sentiment (from the Happy Haunting set), all in black card.
    • Once the background was dry, I stuck it to front of an A5 white (landscape style) - the fold is already at the side rather than the top). I used PVA glue but you could use a wet glue such as Collall too.
    • I then stuck the Owl on to the top of the left hand side, again using PVA glue.
    • I wanted to give it some dimension, so I glued the Owl to some Kraft card and cut around it, stuck it to another of the black die-cuts and then added it to the existing Owl using foam pads.
    • I used PVA glue to attach the Coffin to some Orange card, cut around it and added it to the bottom right hand corner with some foam pads.
    • I also used PVA glue to create the sentiment, sticking it to the same Orange card as the Coffin, cut around it in an irregular way, stuck that to some black card, cut around that using the edge of the orange card.
    • As the Coffin was slightly raised, I used a double layer of foam pads on the left hand side of the sentiment and single one on the right and added it to the card over the Coffin.
    • Finally, I added some more bats to teh scene to create a bit more atmosphere.

    And there you are, a bright and cheerful but spooky card for Halloween - you can buy it here on my website GC00007. After I had made it, I did think this would make a great scene for a Box frame or MDF plaque...

    Products you may need to make this project:-

    • A5 Landscape white card with envelope - Lynda Chapman's World of Paper from Creative Crafting World
    • Sweet Dixie Filigree Coffin die set
    • Sweet Dixie Happy Haunting die set
    • Sweet Dixie Moonlit Owl with bats die set
    • Sparkle Watercolour ink bottles from Spectrum Noir from Crafter's Companion (Blues and Greens)
    • Black cardstock - Lynda Chapman's is great for die cutting
    • Orange cardstock - I used the Citrus Burst set from the Core Collection from Create & Craft
    • Kraft card
    • Collall All Purpose glue
    • Cosmic Shimmer or Glue it Glue (Pinflair)
    • Foam pads
    • Die cutting Machine - I used my Baby Blue (3" mouth) for most of these items - the only one I needed a larger machine for was the Owl die - A5 or A4 machines will do such as the Gemini Junior and Snap machine for A5 or Gemini and Cut n Boss for A4
  2. Hi Craft addicts!

    Still having great fun making cards for Halloween and here is the latest  one - very simple to make but is quite stylish (in a ghoulish sort of way).... To find out how I made it look below the pic!

    GC 2019 - Halloween - BOO, Boo skull and crossbones 7x5in black card - PB,

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all used the Spider's Web stamp from the Haunted House Stamp set from Rare Earth and stamped it directly on to each corner of a 5" x 7" black card (from the Core Collection by Create & Craft) using Versamark ink. I had used an Anti-static bag first to get rid of any grease etc.
    • I then covered the webs in Silver Embossing Powder and heat set them.
    • Once I had completed them all, I putto one side as I needed to cut out the Skulls circle frame out - this is the main die from Lynda Chapman's Paper Boutique Love the Bones of You set from Creative Crafting World.
    • I cut it out in white card and attached it to the centre of the card using PVA glue.
    • I then stamped out the Skull (with the candle) on to some white card using Gina K Obsidian Black ink and coloured it in using grey and a yellow alcohol markers. The stamp is from the Hubble Bubble set again from Rare Earth.
    • I felt it needed some form of sentiment so I stamped out the Boo on to some white card 3 times using Versamark ink and like the Spiders Webs, added some Silver Embossing Powder and heat set them.
    • I cut around them and stuck them to the Skull frame circle using PVA glue.
    • Finally, I added some foam pads to the Skull and Candle topper and placed it in the middle of the card.
    • I also added a white insert inside so there was room for a message.

    And there you are a spooky card for Halloween that is simple to make!

  3. Hi Craft addicts!

    Today's card is very much out of my comfort zone as I am not really a Pinky sort of person... but I did enjoy using the Sue Bake dies and stamps... To read how I made it look beneath the photo!

    GC 2019 - Just Because - Smile Teatime bird and cup and saucer on 7x5in cre

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all die cut the Bird and teacup image (Sue Baker's Bird and Blossoms Die and Stamp set - Tea Time) out twice, once in black card (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper) and another in white. It is a large die so you will need a larger die-cutting machine (A5 up)
    • I then coloured the white piece in using alcohol markers ( you can of course colour it in any way you want!)
    • I used a sheet of 8" pink paper (from the Colour Families paper pad range from Hunkydory) and trimmed it to fit the front of a 5" x 7" cream card (available from Create & Craft's Core Collection), leaving a narrow border all around it.
    • I stuck this down to the front of the card using a tape pen (I didn't use a wet glue as it sometimes shows through the card).
    • I used a PVA glue to stick the black topper to the card (towards the top of it) and then added the coloured in one to it slightly offsetting it so you can see some of the black.
    • I had also cut out two of the butterflies that come in the set in black and pink and added the black ones first to the card and then added the pink one on top of them as I thought they would get lost if I just used the latter.#
    • I stamped the Smile sentiment (from the same set) on to some black card using Versamark ink (having previously dusted the card with an anti-static pad), added some True White Embossing powder to it and then heat set it.
    • I cut it out in an oval wavy shape and then added it to the bottom right hand corner with some foam pads.
    • Finally, I added some black Nuvo Jewel drops to the left hand corner to balance it out.


  4. Hi Craft addicts!

    Today's card is a very quick and easy one to make but looks quite good (I hope) - if you want to read how it was made see below!

    GC 2019 - Hello - Flower frame with Hello sentiment in centre 4in white lin

    How I made this card:-

    • I used Gina K's Obsidian Black ink to stamp the smaller of the flower frames from Thirsty Brush (it doesn't have a name on it I am afraid) directly on to the front of a small white linen effect card. I did this as I wanted it to be slightly fuzzy.
    • I then used a mix of Watercolour paints and inks to colour it in - the leaves are coloured using Brea Reese's green inks and Kuretake Gansai Tambi to colour the rest.
    • Once it was dry, I then stamped the Hello sentiment (from the Modern Classic Sentiment set designed by Lisa Horton for Creative Expressions) on to some white card (this was pre cut) - I again used the Obsidian Black ink to do this.
    • I edged it with a bright blue alcohol marker and stuck it to the centre of the card using a tape pen.

    And there you are, a card that you could make several of to give as a gift to someone for Christmas or as lovely Birthday present.