Friday, 18 August 2017

The Daring Cardmakers Guest Designer - Challenge 3

Hi everyone, for this weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge the theme is Action...could be action related, film/ camera related etc.  I decided to go for camera as I already had the ideal stamp in my stash, this is actually one of my favourite stamps, and I just love the sentiments in it!


Materials -
  • 7" x 5" white card blank
  • Black, pink and white card
  • Say Cheese stamp set by For The Love Of Stamps
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink
  • Kuretake Zig pen (025)
  • Glue & Foam pads
What to do -
  • Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and pink slightly smaller again.  Mat the pink to the black, and glue to the card blank.  Cut some white card slightly smaller than the pink.
  • Use Versafine ink to stamp the film stamp across the middle of the white card, and then mat this to the card blank.
  • On spare white card stamp the camera, sentiment and some hearts.
  • Cut and mat the sentiment onto pink and black card, and attach to card with foam pads.
  • Add some colour to the camera and hearts using the Zig pen and a water brush.
  • Use foam pads to attach the camera to the card, and glue to attach the hearts.
Remember to have a look at the Daring Cardmakers blog to see the fabulous creations by the design team, and if you have time you could always submit a card of your own too.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x


Monday, 14 August 2017

Imagine Design Create DT post - Retro Gamer tag

Hi everyone, I wanted to share a tag with you this week for my Imagine DesignCreate blog post that I made using the fantastic Retro Gamer and Quotes stamp sets by Imagine Design Create.



What you need


What to do
  • Rub the Distress Oxides on to a blending mat and spritz with water until you see bubbles.  Dab the tag into the inks, dry with a heat tool, and repeat until you get the desired look (Flicking water occasionally).
  • Use Broken China and Vintage Photo to randomly stamp images over the tag.
  • Stamp the sentiment and a few blocks using Vintage Photo, cut out, and attach to the tag using foam pads.
  • Finish off by tying some twine through the hole at the top.

That's my DT project for this week bloggers, I'll be back next week to share another with you all.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Monday Bee Crafty DT post - Dylusions Flower Heart

Hi bloggers, it's Monday so that means it's time for me to share a new Bee Crafty DT project with you all on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog... and this week I have got my Dylusions out again!  I wanted this weeks project to be bright and fun... and I think this fits the bill.  I also wanted to show how versatile these fabulous stamps are, and so I've used the medium Style Wire Heart to make a flower.

What you will need -
What you need to do - 
  • Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white smaller than this - and using a wet wipe blend some Tangerine Dream around the edges of the white card.  Mat this on to the black card, and glue to the card blank.
  • Cut another square of black card smaller than the orange edged square, and a piece of white smaller again.  Using a wet wipe blend some Bubblegum Pink all over the white square of card. When dry (which takes no time at all) randomly blend Black marble through the feather template.  Mat this on to the black card, wrap some ribbon around the left hand side and glue to the card blank.
  • On a spare piece of white card, blend Tangerine Dream over the entire piece, then use Versafine ink to stamp out 5 hearts - cut these out and use 3D glue to attach these to the card in a flower shape.  Finish off by adding a black button in the centre of the flower.
I quite enjoyed using my Dylusions again and think I might just leave them out on my desk so I can play with them again.  I'll be back next week with another project.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x










Friday, 11 August 2017

The Daring Cardmakers Guest Designer - Challenge 2

Hi bloggers, it's Friday again (where did that week go!!!) and it's time for another challenge over at The Daring Cardmakers... this week the challenge was set by Enfys and the theme was Unnatural Colours, things that you don't usually see in nature!  Had to get the thinking cap on for this one, and decided to have a look through all my stamps to see what I could use.  When I found this little giraffe by For The Love Of Stamps it had to be him, and he had to be rainbow coloured - fits the bill right, I mean how many rainbow giraffes do you see everyday lol.


Materials -
  • 6" x 4" white tent fold card
  • Black & white card
  • Another Year Taller stamp set by For The Love Of Stamps
  • Kuretake Zig Clean Colour Pens
  • Onyx Black Versafine Ink
  • Pink & white twine
  • Watrebrush
  • Glue & Foam pads
What to do -
  • Cut some black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and some white slightly smaller again.
  • Mix some water with the Kuretake pens, and using a brush flick the colours over the white card.  When dry mat wrap some twine around the left side, and mat this to the black card, and glue to the card blank.
  • On spare white card use Versafine ink to stamp the giraffe, colour him in using the Kuretake pens, and cut out.  Use foam pads to attach to the card blank.
  • Finish by adding a stamped sentiment.
If you'd like to take part in this challenge then head over to the Daring Cardmakers blog and add your entry.  Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x


Monday, 7 August 2017

Monday Bee Crafty DT post - Hello You

Hi everyone, it's Bee Crafty time again, and my turn to share a project on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog.... for this week's project I wanted to make a CAS card.  I've only used 2 stamps, and 2 Distress Oxide colours along with black Versafine ink.  This was a really quick little card to make, and a perfect card just to say you're thinking of someone.


What you will need -
What to do -
  • Cut 2" off the card blank to get a 6" x 4" tent fold card.
  • Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white card slightly smaller again.
  • Take the white card and use the Oxides to stamp 'Hello You' down the left hand side, alternating the colour each time.  Mat this onto the black card, and glue to the card blank.
  • On spare white card, stamp the large butterfly using Versafine, and add some colour using the Oxides and a water brush.  Add some glue to the body of the butterfly only, and attach to the card - this leaves the wings free to be raised off the page a little to add some dimension to the card.
That's another project completed, I hope you liked my CAS card, an as always if you have any comments please do get in touch.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x


Sunday, 6 August 2017

For The Love Of Stamps DT Samples - Warming Words

Hi everyone, well I'm back to share my last blog post for this August For The Love Of Stamps by Hunkydory launch, for my samples this time I have used the Warming Words stamp and mask set... these verses are fabulous and exactly what you will need both for the front of your cards and also for inside too!  The mask is stunning, and as you can see from my first card below, the words on it are perfectly festive.

What you'll need -


This is a 7" x 7" white card blank.  I cut some squares of white card smaller than the card blank, and each smaller than the first.  I took the largest square and blended some Faded Jeans around the edges, I matted the next sized white square to this, and glued both to the card blank.  I pressed some Distress Oxides on to my blending mat, spritzed with water and dragged the smallest square through this, drying with my heat tool, and repeating until I achieved the look I wanted.  I then placed the mask over this and blended the distress oxides through it, and finished by blending Vintage Photo around the edges.  I attached some ribbon around the left hand side, and added a bow and some hat pins with hot glue, then used foam pads to attach this to the card blank.  I stamped my sentiment using Vintage Photo, cut out using an oval die and attached to the card using foam pads.  I finished off by adding some Stickles around the edge of the oval.


This is a 7" x 7" white card blank.  I cut some silver mirri card slightly smaller than the card blank, and some green dotty paper slightly smaller again - I matted the dotty paper to the mirri, tied some ribbon around the left side, and glued both to the card blank.  I then cut a smaller rectangle of red spotty paper, matted this on to a larger piece of mirri card and glued to the centre of the card.  On a small square of white card I used Versafine ink to stamp the gingerbread house, coloured using my Kuretake pens (072, 022, 045, 065) and glued to the red spotty paper panel.  I finished off by adding a sentiment and some pearls.

I hope you love the new stamp sets as much as me, and if you managed to get some that you have fun creating some fabulous Christmas projects.  Until the next FTLS launch, happy crafting!

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

For The Love Of Stamps DT Samples - A Cosy Christmas

Hi bloggers, I'm back with my third blog sharing my DT samples for the August launch of stamps from For The Love Of Stamps by Hunkydory.  These samples were made using the Cosy Christmas set of stamps, and I think these images show the traditional side of Christmas with the roaring fire and presents.

What you'll need -



I created a box frame card using some white card.  I decorated it using some blue spotty paper from the paper pad, and added some stamped elements.  I used my Kuretake pens (071, 091, 051, 070, 065, 022, 042, 031, 036, 047, 061) to add some colour.  I finished by adding a sentiment, and some Stickles to the flames to give some sparkle.


This is a 7" x 7" white card blank.  I cut squares of black and white card smaller than the card blank, and each smaller than the first.  The largest white square was matted on to the largest black square and glued to the card blank.  I took the smallest white square and used a heart mask to allow me to stamp some images using Versafine ink.  When I removed the mask I was left with a nice heart which I then added some faux stitching to using a black pen.  I added some colour using my Kuretake pens, added some Glossy Accents to the light bulbs, and added a red bow to the top.  I finished off by adding a sentiment to the bottom corner, and some pearls to the top corner.  I matted this on to the other black square, and used foam pads to attach to the card blank.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards using this fab set of stamps, if you have any questions then please do get in touch.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x