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  1. Hi Craft addicts!

    I have been playing with some dies from Tattered Lace and Paper Boutique along with some stamps and came up with this card - I hope you like it :) 

    GC 2019 - Christmas - Robin Winter Greetings on holly wreath shaped Kraft c

    How I made this card:-

    • I first of all took a 5" Kraft card (already pre-scored) and placed the outer edge of the Seasons Greetings  Die set (from Paper Boutique from Creative Crafting World) on top of both layers, slightly offsetting it so that some of the die wasn't actually cutting the card.
    • Once it was cut ok, I then cut out the Holly Wreath frame in Green card and stuck it to the card with PVA glue.
    • I then trimmed the bottom of the card so that it stood up properly.
    • I also cut out two circles (one in black which is a Tattered Lace Deckle edged die) and the second in white which has a pin dot edge and again is a Tattered Lace die. I then glued them together with PVA glue.
    • The bird (which could be a Robin if you cut it out in white and coloured it in or even Brown and Red card) is also a Tattered Lace die and I stuck it in the middle of the card.
    • I then attached the whole topper to the middle of the card so that there was a narrow border around it.
    • Using Red and Green Nuvo Drops (from Tonic Studios), I added them to the edge of the white circle, alternating the colours.
    • Finally, I stamped the Winter Greetings sentiment (I think from Rare Earth) onto some white card using black ink, cut around it and placed it at the bottom of the card with a tape pen.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.