Monday, 29 May 2017

Thursday Bee Crafty DT post - Butterflies

Hi bloggers, I'm back with my regular Monday DT post for Bee Crafty and decided to go for quite a monochrome look this week.  This is a nice simple card to make, and doesn't take very long to make either.


What you will need -

What you need to do -
  • Take the white card square and, using Versafine ink, randomly stamp butterflies over the entire card.  Mat this onto a square of black card slightly larger, and adhere to the card blank using glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the strip of white card, and mat this on to a piece of black card slightly larger.  Use foam pads to secure this to the top section of card blank.
  • On a spare piece of white card stamp 2 butterflies, and colour them in with the Distress Inks and a water brush.  When dry, cut them out, and glue these to the left hand side of the sentiment.
That's my project completed for this week, and I hope you liked it.  As always please do leave me a comment as I love to hear from you all.

Crafty hugs until next week
Lorre-Anne x




Monday, 22 May 2017

Thursday Bee Crafty DT Post - Can't Buy Love

Hi everyone, it's time for me to post this weeks DT project for Bee Crafty.  I'm now going to have a regular Monday spot to share my DT projects, and this week I have decided to make the following card.  I wanted to do a project using just the 1 colour of Distress Ink, and I opted for the gorgeous Mermaid Lagoon.

I've decided to do this blog post as a tutorial with photos showing each stage of the process, I apologise in advance for the lighting in some of the photos as it was a strange day up here in Scotland with bright sunshine one minute and black clouds the next!

The finished card is as shown below.


What you will need -


What you need to  do -


Using Mermaid Lagoon DI, stamp the diamonds along the centre of the card.


Taking a piece of white card, cut slightly smaller than the card blank, use a blending tool to blend Mermaid Lagoon DI around all the edges.


Stamp the large heart using Mermaid Lagoon DI, and using a water brush, flick some ink over the heart to create this splattered effect.


Stamp the sentiment using Mermaid Lagoon DI and cut out.  Cut a piece of white card slightly larger and blend ink around the edges.  Mat the sentiment on to the larger card with glue.


Mat the distressed diamonds onto the blended ink card.


Add Glossy Accents to every diamond.


This is the effect you will end up with - looks really good on the distressed diamonds!


When you have adhered everything to the card this is what you will end up with.

I hope you enjoyed todays tutorial and that you'll think of giving this card a go.  If you have any comments then please do get in touch.

Until next time
Hugs, Lorre-Anne x


Friday, 19 May 2017

Imagine Design Create DT post - Colour my world

Hi bloggers, I'm back on the Imagine Design Create blog this week sharing my DT post and I've decided to use the fabulous Colour Splash set of stamps.  Below is a photo of the finished card, and then you will find the materials list and what to do to make it for yourself. 



What You Need

·          6” x 6” white card blank
      White & Black cardstock
        Adhesive Stones
      ColourSplash stamps (A7) by ImagineDesign Create
           Distress Inks – Candied Apple
                          Spiced Marmalade
                          Squeezed Lemonade
                          Twisted Citron
                          Salty Ocean
                          Seedless Preserves

What to do

·         Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank and white card slightly smaller than this.  
  
      Using glue, adhere the black card square to the card blank.

         Take a spare piece of card and draw a heart on it.  Cut the heart out, and use the square of card left as a stencil.  Place the stencil over the white square of card, and using the Distress inks, randomly stamp paint splots over the heart aperture.  Mat this on to the card blank.
·                      
      Stamp a sentiment using Versafine ink, and mat on to black card.  Use foam pads to adhere to the card.


           Finish off by adding 3 black gems in the top left corner.

       I hope you liked this weeks project, and as always if you have any questions then please do get in  touch as I'd love to hear from you.

      I'll be back next week with another card for you, until then happy crafting!

      Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Thursday Bee Crafty DT post - Art Journal pages

Hi bloggers, this will be my final Thursday DT post for Bee Crafty as I'm moving to a Monday slot from next week!  Sam is on Hochanda today at 11 am and 3 pm showing some fab new products and doing some amazing demos - and I got to try journaling for the very first time to provide some samples for the show!!!  I decided to fit my blog around this today, and want to share some of the pages I made.

This is my front cover - products used Dylusions paints (Bubblegum Pink, Tangerine Dream, Lemon Zest), Onyx Black Versafine Ink, White gel pen, MDF Clock , Ghetto Rat XL stamp


Products used - Dylusions paint (Calypso Teal), Onyx Black Versafine ink, Retro Dash & Dots stamp, Ghetto Blaster stamp, clear embossing powder


Products used - Dylusions paints (Lemon Zest & Calypso Teal), Onyx Black Versafine Ink, White gel pen, Journey stamp, Inkables Dinkables regular dots


Products used - Distress Oxides (Broken China & Faded Jeans), Black Marble Dylusions paint, Onyx Black Versafine Ink, gold gilding wax, Ghetto Rat XL stamp, A6 Inkables template - photo opportunity




Products used on black journal page - Broken China Distress Oxide, White gel pen, A5 Inkables template - Act of kindness, Retro Dash & Dots stamp


Products used on black journal page - Dylusions paints (Tangerine Dream, Black Marble & Lemon Zest), Onyx Black Versafine Ink, White gel pen, Retro Dash & Dots stamp, Inkables Dinkables circle lattice, Ghetto Blaster stamp, cogs, gold gilding wax, clear embossing powder


Products used - Dylusions paints (Bubblegum Pink, Lemon Zest, Calypso Teal, Black Marble), Onyx Black Versafine Ink, White gel pen, Retro Dash & Dots stamp, A5 Inkables template - Act of kindness



Back Cover products used - Crushed Grape Dylusions paint, Texture paste, Gold gilding wax, MDF clock face, cogs, Journey stamp, Inkables Dinkables circle lattice

So that was my first venture in to art journalling, and it was fun... think I still need a wee bit of practice but it was really enjoyable and good to try something different.  I hope you liked seeing my sample pages, and remember to tune in to Hochanda at 11 am and 3 pm to see the fabulous Sam showing all the Bee Crafty goodies and doing some amazing demos.

I'll be back on Monday with another Bee Crafty project to share with you all.  Until then, Happy Crafting!

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Friday, 12 May 2017

Imagine Design Create DT post - If you want to fly

Hi bloggers, hope you're all happily crafting away.  I received some good news recently.... I applied for a DT position with Imagine Design Create and I was accepted!  I am beyond excited by this as Imagine Design Create have just brought out their own range of stamps...and they're amazing!  If you'd like to have a look around the shop then click on the link above and you'll see all kinds of fab products.  One of my duties as a DT member is to create a weekly project and blog it, both on my own blog and the Imagine Design Create blog.

For my first DT project I have decided to make the following card.  You'll find a list below showing all the products I have used.


What you will need to make this card -

 What to do –

  • Cut some white card slightly smaller than the card blank, and another piece slightly smaller again.
  • Using a blending tool, blend Bundled Sage around the edges of the larger of the two squares of white card.
  •  Take the smaller piece, and randomly stamp the large, and small feathers over the entire card, alternating the colours.  Ensure you go off the edges of the card when stamping to get a uniform look.  Glue this to the card with blended edges, and attach both to the card blank.
  • Cut a piece of white card the same length as the stamped panel and approximately 1” wide, and another piece slightly wider.
  • Take the larger piece and blend some Bundled Sage around the edges.  Again using Bundled Sage, stamp the sentiment on the smaller piece, and adhere this to the larger.  Attach both to the card blank using foam pads.


Well that's it for my first DT post...I will be posting regular weekly projects from now on.  Thank you so much for dropping by to have a look, and as always, if you have any questions or comments then please get in touch.

Take care, Lorre-Anne x









Thursday, 11 May 2017

Thursday Bee Crafty DT post - Dare to Dream

Hi everyone, for this weeks Bee Crafty DT project I decided to make the card below.  Now this card is a first for me as I used texture paste, and I've got to say I really enjoyed playing with this and think it may be a regular feature on my cards.


To make this card you will need -
  • 6" x 6" white card blank
  • White and black cardstock
  • WORDage - Dare To Dream
  • Inkables template - Oval Lattice
  • Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry & Wilted Violet)
  • Onyx Black Versafine Ink
  • Texture Paste
  • White paper flowers (From my crafty stash)
  • Black gems (From my crafty stash)
  • Glue
  • Foam pads
  • Water brush
How to make -

  • Cut a piece of black cardstock slightly smaller than the card blank, and a piece of white card slightly smaller than this.
  • Take the cut piece of white card and apply some texture paste randomly through sections of the oval lace template.  Leave this to dry.
  • Once dry, blend some Picked Raspberry around the outer 4 corners and then Wilted Violet across the remaining white areas.
  • Cut another smaller square of white card, and blend Wilted Violet over the entire piece, then using Versafine ink stamp the sentiment.  Leave it to dry for a few minutes, then using a water brush add some Picked Raspberry to the letters.  Mat this onto a slightly larger piece of black card.
  • Colour the white flowers using the Distress Inks.
  • Add the sentiment to the card using foam pads, and arrange the flowers around this, also using foam pads to adhere them.
  • Finish off by gluing some black gems to the centre of the flowers.
That's this weeks project finished...hope you liked it?  I'll be back next Thursday with a new DT project for you.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x



Sunday, 7 May 2017

For The Love Of Stamps DT Samples - Sew Special

Hi bloggers, I'm back with my last set of samples for this latest For The Love Of Stamps launch... this time round I used the Sew Special stamp set and mask.  I absolutely love this set!


This is a 6" x 4" card, and was really easy to make.  I cut some white, and black card slightly smaller than the card blank. I used Versafine ink to stamp some stitches around the edges of the white card, and also the dressmakers dummy in the centre.  I glued this to the black mat, and adhered both to the card blank using glue.  I stamped another dummy on to white card, cut it out, and wrapped a piece of white lace around it then tied a strip of black ribbon around that.  I used foam pads to adhere this to the original stamped dummy.  I finished off by stamping a sentiment, and matting this on to black card.  


I opted for a DL card next, and I glued some red spotty paper to a black mat, and adhered this to the card blank..  I used Versafine ink to stamp the sewing machine, scissors and thread on to white card, and coloured in using Festive Berries, Tea Dye & Pumice Stone DIs and a water brush.  I cut these out and glued them on to a white strip of card the same length as the card blank (pre stamped with a sentiment) but approx 1.5" wide, and adhered this to the card blank using glue. 


My final card is a 5" x 5", and I blended some Picked Raspberry DI through the heart shape on the mask randomly over the card blank.  I also used a black pen to draw a ruler (again using the mask) on a strip of white card, and glued this to a black mat, and adhered to blank using foam pads.  I used Versafine ink to stamp out 2 dressmakers dummies on white card, and coloured one using Picked Raspberry and the other using Spun Sugar - I used Tea Dye to add some colour to the base.  I stuck these to the card blank using foam pads, and added a little Star Dust Stickles to the stitched lines.  The card was finished off with a sentiment.

That's my Sew Special samples complete, I'm sure you'll see lots of cards made by me using this stamp set! I hope you liked my cards, and if you have any questions then please do get in touch.

Hugs
Lorre-Anne x