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  1. Hi Craft Addicts!

    Well Hallowe'en is tomorrow and I have saved this one till last as it is the one that I am in a way most proud of - I hand painted the background first and then had the "Eureka" moment to make this card...

    GC 2019 - Halloween - Spooky Spooky on hand colured background scene 5in wh

    How I made this card:-

    • As mentioned before, I hand painted the background some time ago (on a pre-cut Deckle Edged White card) using watercoloiur Mica sparkle paints. I had a vague idea that I wanted it to be a forest scene but not the normal blue one - so used greens, yellow and greys to create it.
    • Once it was dry, I left it for a couple of days as I wanted to see if it worked as the forest before doing anything more - luckily it did!
    • I then used the latest Sheena Douglass Cartridge pen to outline the trees and bits of scenery.
    • I edged it with a black alcohol marker and then attached it with some PVA glue to a panel of Matt Gold Mirror Card (leaving a narrow border all around it).
    • I cut out the Spooky word in the same gold Mirror card and also another in black card,
    • I glued the main background to the front of a 5" white card (again using PVA glue) and then added the two words to the bottom left hand corner, placing the black one slightly above the gold one.
    • I also cut out a bat from another of Sweet Dixie's Hallowe'en range in black card and stuck it to the top right hand corner.

    And there you are... a cool hand painted card that would be good for Hallowe'en or other Spooky occasions!

  2. Hi Craft addicts!

    Hallowe'en is really nearly upon us and this card is one of my favourite ones I made as it is simple but fun. See how it was made below....

    GC 2019 - Halloween- Boo! cute ghost in yellow on oval frame bg C6 white c

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all cut out the Ghost and Boo! using Sweet Dixie dies - the former in orange cardstock (from Create & Craft's Core Collection) and the sentiment out in black (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper).
    • I had cut out the scalloped edged oval background using a Spellbinder's die (not sure which one it is to be honest) in white card and then cut out two ovals (with Picot edge), the smaller in Kraft card and the larger in black card - both of them are Tattered Lace dies.
    • I stuck the smaller oval on to the scalloped edged one using PVA glue and then attached it to the larger one again using PVA glue.
    • I placed it on to the front of a C6 white card, working out where exactly I wanted it but before sticking it down, I used some medium Ultra strong Red Liner tape and added a strip to the bottom of the card.
    • I removed the red liner and added some of the Copper/Rose Gold foil and burnished it down until I couldn't feel any more tackiness.
    • Once that was done, I then stuck the main background on to the card using PVA glue.
    • I felt the ghost would "fade" against the Kraft card, so stuck it on to some Black card, cut around it leaving a narrow border and then attached it to the card using thick foam pads.
    • Finally, i used PVA glue to add the sentiment to the bottom left hand corner and added some Black Nuvo Drops (from Tonic Studios).
  3. Hi Craft addicts!

    I hope everyone had a great weekend and the week ahead will be a good one! I have had this Hot Air Balloon die-cut (from a Tattered Lace die) for ages and wanted to use it and came up with this C6 card.


    GC 2019 - Birthdays - Happy Birthday Hot Air Balloon monochromatic card C6

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all cut out the Hot Air Balloon topper (from a Tattered Lace Die) out using Lynda Chapman's Black card.
    • I then cut out a square layer (approximately 3") in black card using a Tattered Lace Die (but any will do) and then a slightly smaller one in white, this time a die with rounded edges.
    • I stuck this to the black layer using PVA glue.
    • I then used some more PVA glue to attach the balloon to the card - I put some on the back of my hand as it gives greater control but you do need to test for any allergy etc or you could used Sticky Dots which puts glue only on the areas you need.
    • Before placing the topper on to the front of a C6 white card, I used the Happy Birthday sentimernt stamp from Stamps by Me latest collection and stamped it using a black ink (Gina K, Nuvo or Versafine will be great for this).
    • I did think of colouring the words in but decided against it and just added some red highlights to the balloon using a Red alcohol marker.
    • Finally, I placed the topper on to the card using foam pads.
  4. Hi Craft addicts!

    I had created the background some time ago - not quite sure what to use it for but then it came to me that the flowers looked liked poppies and so made this card... I have been thinking of creating it as a downloadable background paper -  so watch this space!

    GC 2019 - Thinking of You - Orange and Yellow hand created background using

    How I made this card:-

    • To  make the background, I used yellow and orange and brown Tim Holtz Distress Crayons to create flower shapes on to some smooth paper (not Yupo this time), blending them in first with my fingers and then used paintbrush and some water to soften the edges even more - as you can imagine, each flower is different which adds a different dimension to them. 
    • I cut out a frame in black pearlescent card (from Create & Craft) using the larger of the dies from Time for Tea.
    • I placed the frame over the background, glued it in place using some PVA glue and trimmed it to fit.
    • I used the same PVA glue to attach the whole thing to the front of a 5" x 7" card which I had turned on its' side so the fold was at the top.
    • I had cut the butterfly/moth out from black card ages ago and think it is a Tattered Lace die but I could be wrong.
    • I used a small amount of PVA glue along the body and stuck it at an angle in the top left hand corner.
    • For the sentiment, I used the You are On my Mind wording from the Amazing Sentiments collection from Creative Expressions. 
    • I brushed an anti-static bag over some black card (Lynda Chapman's World of Paper, Creative Crafting World) and stamped the phrase on to it using Versamark ink (which is a sticky ink so it "grabs" the white embossing powder. I dusted any excess off and heat set it.
    • I then cut around it and placed the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner using foam pads.

    And there you are - a card suitable for sending to someone to say you are thinking of them.