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

For The Love Of Stamps DT Samples - A Phone Call Away

Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a good day?  These are my next set of For The Love Of Stamps samples for the May launch.  I got to use the A Phone Call Away stamps and mask, and I love it!  This is such a fab set, and the sentiments are fabulous - we've all needed a card to let someone know we are there for them and this is perfect for this.


This is a 7" x 5" card, and I started by cutting some black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and some white slightly smaller than this.  I took the white card, and using Versafine ink, stamped rows of the small telephone.  I used DI (Cracked Pistachio, Ripe Persimmon & Mustard Seed) and a water brush to colour them in.  I stuck this to the black mat, and adhered to the card blank using glue.  I then stamped the large telephone using Versafine, and coloured in using Black Soot - this was then covered in Glossy Accents and left to dry.  Once dry, I cut it out, and used foam pads to adhere it to a white strip of card previously stamped with a sentiment.  Again foam pads were used to adhere this to the card.


This is a 5" x 5" card.  I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the card blank, and using Salty Ocean & Chipped Sapphire DI, randomly stamped numbers and wires over the entire piece - Salty Ocean was also blended around the edges.  I stamped the large telephone with Chipped Sapphire on to spare white card, added colour with a water brush, and cut this out.  I then stamped a sentiment using Chipped Sapphire, cut out, and blended some Salty Ocean around the edges.  The main stamped panel was adhered to the card blank using glue, and the telephone and sentiment were added using foam pads.


This is a 6" x 6" card.  I cut some black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and some white slightly smaller again.  Taking the white card, I blended some Twisted Citron around the entire piece, the placed the mask over, and blended more Twisted Citron through the twisted wire outer section.  I then blended more Twisted Citron through the small telephone and hearts, and glued this to the black mat.  I adhered this to the card blank with wet glue.  I then cut a smaller square of white card, and glued to a black mat.  I used Versafine ink to stamp the large telephone, and a sentiment under it, then added some colour using Twisted Citron and a water brush.  Using foam pads I adhered this to the centre of the card at an angle.

That's my samples complete for this stamp set.  As always, if you'd like to leave me a comment then I'd love to hear from you.

Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Lorre-Anne x

Saturday, 6 May 2017

For The Love Of Stamps DT Samples - Dainty Daisies

Hi everyone, hope you're all good and busy crafting!  Well it's time to post my latest samples for this month's FTLS launch. One of the sets I received this time was the beautiful Dainty Daisies stamp set and mask, and below are the cards I made using them.


The above card is a 7" x 5" card, and I used Hickory Smoke DI to randomly stamp the large daisy head over the entire piece of white card.  I matted this on to some grey paper from the Perfectly Natural paper pad, and adhered this to the card blank using glue.  I stamped a selection of smaller daisies using Hickory Smoke DI, coloured in all the centre parts with Squeezed Lemonade, and cut them out.  I cut some white card to fit across the bottom of my card, stamped a sentiment using Hickory Smoke, and used foam pads to adhere to the card.  I finished of by sticking the cut out daisies beside the sentiment, and added some Star Dust stickles.


This is a 6" x 6" card.  I cut some black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and some white card slightly smaller than this.  I used Spiced Marmalade to stamp Hello over the left side of the white card, and Onyx Black Versafine to stamp the sentiment to the bottom right corner,  I glued this to the black mat, and adhered both to the card blank.. I used Versafine again to stamp a large daisy and 3 small daisies on to white card, coloured in the centres with Spiced Marmalade, and cut out.  I then used foam pads to adhere to the card.


This is a 7" x 5" card.  I masked off a central strip of the card blank using masking tape, and blended some Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade DIs.  I took the mask, and blended the DIs through the leaf sections.  I used Versafine ink to stamp out 1 large daisy and 2 small daisies, used Spiced Marmalade to add some colour to the centres, and added to the card blank using foam pads.  I finished off the card by stamping a sentiment in the lower left corner.

Well that's my first set of samples finished for the May launch...I will be back later with some more samples.

Happy crafting!
Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Thursday Bee Crafty DT post - Never Regret

Hi everyone...I'm back with my regular Thursday DT post for Bee Crafty.  Hope you're all good!

This weeks project involeves a bit of masking, some blending and of course stamping :-)

This is the card I have made, and this is how you can make it too!



What you will need -

What to do -
  • Take the piece of white card, and mask off a section, using a blending tool blend Squeezed Lemonade from the bottom up to just below centre, then blend Twisted Citron from the top down.  Blend well where both colours meet.
  • Keep masking tape on and stamp the small leaf using both DIs over this blended section.
  • Remove masking tape.
  • Using Versafine, stamp the sentiment in the top right corner of card.  Mat this onto a piece of black card slightly larger, and adhere to card blank with glue.
  • On a spare piece of white card, stamp 2 green and 1 yellow leaves.  Draw around the outline with a black pen, then cut out.
  • Apply glossy accents to all the cut out leaves and leave to dry.
  • Use glue to adhere the leaves to the bottom of the card.
That's me finished for another week, if you have any questions or comments please do get in touch.

Hugs,
Lorre-Anne x

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Bee Crafty Thursday DT post - BEAUtanicals sample for Ally Pally

Hi bloggers, it's Thursday so that means it's my turn to share another DT project for Bee Crafty on the Buzzy Goings On At Bee Crafty blog with you all.  Last week I showed you the first sample I made for the BEAUtanicals new launch show at Ally Pally, and this week I have decided to show another of my favourites.  These stamps are absolutely stunning, and make such an impact on a card.  


What you will need to make this card -
What to do -
  • Cut a square of black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and a square of white slightly smaller than this.
  • Take the white square, and using masking tape mask off a section.
  • Using a blending tool, blend the various DIs from top to bottom starting with the lightest down to the darkest.
  • Next using Versafine ink, stamp the large BEAUtanical on the blended section.
  • Stamp the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner, and use the DIs to colour in the letters of FLOWER.
  • Mat the white square on to the black, and adhere both to the card blank using glue.
That's me finished for this weeks Bee Crafty DT post.  As always if you have any comments then do get in touch.

Until next time
Crafty Hugs
Lorre-Anne x


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Thursday Bee Crafty DT post - One of my Ally Pally samples

Hi everyone, for this weeks blog post at Buzzy Goings On at Bee Crafty I'm going to show you one of the first cards I made using the new stamps brought out by Bee Crafty for their recent Hochanda show at Ally Pally.  This was my first time making samples for them as a member of their DT and I was so nervous.  I decided to just stick with my usual style of crafting and came up with this.


What you need to make this card -
What to do -
  • Cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the card blank and using the blending tool,  blend some Wilted Violet DI around the edges.
  • Cut another piece of white card slightly smaller again, and using Wilted Violet DI, stamp flower heads randomly over the entire piece - ensuring you go off the edges to give a balanced look.  Mat this to the piece of card above, and adhere to the card blank using glue.
  • On a spare piece of white card, use DI again to stamp another flower head.  Cut this out.
  • Cut a piece of card the same length as the stamped piece, and approx 1" wide.  Take the Never Regret stamp and ink up only the word Smile with DI, and stamp this .  Blend DI around the edges and adhere to the card using foam pads.
  • Finish off by adding the cut out flower head to the sentiment strip using glue, and applying some Stickles to the petals.
So that's my first ever Bee Crafty DT sample completed, and I hope it was ok!  I'll share another one of my samples next week.

If you have any questions or comments then please do get in touch as I'd love to hear from you.

Crafty hugs, Lorre-Anne x


Thursday, 13 April 2017

Thursday Bee Crafty DT Post - Life Is A Canvas

Hi bloggers, I'm back with my regular Thursday DT post for Bee Crafty.  I hope you've all had a good week?  It's the Easter holidays up here in Scotland so the boys are having a great time out playing with their friends...which gives Mummy time to do the housework (or craft!! ;-))

For this weeks card I decided to use my Dylusions paints, and the fabulous Life Is A Canvas stamp...what a brilliant sentiment.

Below is a photo of the card.



What you will need to make the card -

What you need to do -

  • Cut 2 pieces of white card, one slightly smaller than card blank, and one slightly smaller again.
  • Take the largest of the cut white card, and using a baby wipe rub some Calypso Teal around the edges of the card.  Seat aside to dry.
  • Take the other piece of white card and using a baby wipe apply some Black Marble over the entire card, set aside to dry (this only takes a few minutes).
  • Take the empty toilet roll tube, and using scissors, cut it into 3 sections.
  • Once the black card is dry, take one of the cut tube sections, and dip it in Lemon Zest and randomly stamp over - remember to go off the side of the card.  Repeat this with Bubblegum Pink, Tangerine Dream, and Calypso Teal.  Don't be afraid to overlay the stamping.
  • Once dry, mat this onto the Teal edged card, and adhere both to the card blank using glue.
  • On a spare piece of white card, stamp the sentiment using Versafine Ink, and when dry cut into 3 sections. 
  • Cut 3 pieces of white card slightly larger than the stamped sentiments, and colour each with a different Dylusions Paint.  When dry, mat the sentiment on to them.
  • Attch the sentiment to the card using foam pads.
That's it for this week's project, if you have any questions or comments then please do let me know.

Take care, and happy crafting!
Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Thursday, 6 April 2017

My 1st DT post for Bee Crafty

Hi everyone, as I'm one of the new Bee Crafty DT members I will be doing a regular post on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog every Thursday, and I hope you'll drop by and let me know what you think.

For my first post I decided to make the card below as these were 2 of the first stamps I purchased from the fabulous Bee Crafty, and what got me hooked :-)



What you will need to make this card -

What to do - 

  • Cut Black & white cardstock to the following measurements ( 2 black squares at 6 1/8" x 6 1/8" and 5 7/8" x 5 7/8", and 2 white squares at 6" x 6" and 5 6/8" x 5 6/8")
  • Take the largest of the white squares and blend Peacock Feathers around all the edges.  Mat this on to the largest black square, and glue both to the card blank.
  • Take the other white square and add a strip of masking tape down the middle.  Take Salty Ocean DI and blend from the bottom to just below halfway.  Next blend some Peacock Feathers from the top down, and blend both colours where they meet.  Remove the masking tape.
  • Using Versafine ink, stamp the dandelion at the bottom of the inked section.
  • Spritz some water on to your fingertips, and flick it over the inked side of the card. Leave for a few seconds, then blot with kitchen paper.  This will give the splattered detail as shown below.

  • Stamp the sentiment in the top right corner of the card, again using Versafine Ink.
  • Mat this onto the remaining black square, and adhere to the card using foam pads.
Well that's it for this post, I'd love to hear what you think so please do leave me a comment.

Happy crafting!
Hugs, Lorre-Anne

Sunday, 2 April 2017

For The Love Of Stamps DT Samples - Shake it baby!

Hi Bloggers....I had the opportunity to get to play with the free stamps and papers supplied with the latest issue of the For The Love Of Stamps magazine by Hunkydory.  These stamps and papers are fabulous!!!!  The colours and images on the papers are stunning, and a perfect match for the stamps. They are also the perfect accompaniment for the Rock'n'Roll stamps also launched this March.


The above card is a 6"x6".  I choose some papers and used them to create the background.  I used Onyx Black Versafine ink to stamp two large milkshakes and masked off the top using masking sheets, then stamped extra toppings and straws.  Distress inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Candied Apple, Walnut Stain, and Salty Ocean) were used to colour in the milkshakes, then I cut them out, and used foam pads to attach them to the centre of the card.  I finished off by adding a stamped sentiment.

If you decide to buy the latest magazine I don't think you'll be disappointed with the stamps and papers, and I know I will definitely be making some more cards using them.  

Thanks for taking the time to read this latest blog post, and as always, if you have any questions then please do comment.

Be back soon with some more of my makes.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x


For The Love Of Stamps DT Samples - Pretty Princesses

Hi everyone, these are my final samples made with the stamps from the latest For The Love Of Stamps by Hunkydory launch... this time I have used the Pretty Princesses stamps set and masks. Any little princess is bound to love these cute stamps, and they will make some very special cards.


First up is this 6"x4" card.  I cut black card slightly smaller than the blank, and white card slightly smaller than this.  Taking the white card, I used Versafine ink to randomly stamp frogs, then used Shabby Shutters DI to stamp some ivy and 'sent with love' all over.  I took a water brush and blended some of the ink around the ivy.  I used some Twisted Citron DI to colour in the frogs, and Wild Honey for his crown.  Next I stamped the princess and another frog on white card, coloured in, and cut both out.  I cut a strip of white card the same size as my background and approximately 1" wide, and stamped a sentiment towards the right hand side.  I attached the princess and frog using foam pads, and finished off by adding some Star Dust Sickles to the crowns, and Princess' dress and wand.


The card above is a 5"x5", and I decided to create a scene using the stamps this time.  I started by stamping the horse, and princess, then masked them off before stamping the castle.  I then masked the castle off, and used a blending tool to blend Shabby Shutters DI around the bottom of the card, and Salty Ocean around the top.  I removed the masking paper, and coloured in the castle, horse and Princess using my Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain and Bundled Sage).  I matted this on to some silver mirror card, and adhered this to the card blank using glue.  I finished off by adding a sentiment, and some Star Dust and Raspberry Tart Stickles.


The next card I made was this 6"x6".  I cut some pink stripey paper from the Splendid Stripes paper pad, slightly smaller than the card blank, and adhered using glue.  I cut a square of white card slightly smaller than this, and using Spun Sugar DI, blended ink over the entire card.  I next took the mask and blended more Spun Sugar through certain sections, giving a very subtle look to my background.  I adhered this to the card blank.  Next I cut a smaller square of stripey paper, and white card slightly smaller than this.  On the white card, I used Versafine ink to stamp the Princess, then masked her off, before stamping the carriage behind her.  I coloured the image in using my Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Salty Ocean, and Pumice Stone), and matted this onto the striped paper, and adhered this to the centre of the card using foam pads.  The sentiment was stamped on to white card, cut out, and matted onto more striped paper, and using foam pads was attached to the bottom of the card.  I finished off by tying some hot pink organza ribbon around the top of the card, and added some Star Dust and Raspberry Tart Stickles to the carriage, Princess and sentiment.

That's my samples finished for this launch, and I hope you've enjoyed seeing them.

Please do leave me a comment letting me know what you think.

Take Care,
Hugs, Lorre-Anne x



For The Love Of Stamps DT Samples - Rock n roll

Hi everyone, back with my next set of samples made using the stamps from the For The Love Of Stamps launch by Hunkydory.  These were made using the Rock'n'Roll set of stamps and corresponding mask.  This is going to be such a useful set of stamps for all those music lovers in your life..or some of the golden oldies ;-)


This card is a 7"x7".  I cut some black paper (Monochrome Paper Pad) slightly smaller than the card blank, and cut some white card slightly smaller than this.  I used Onyx Black Versafine to randomly stamp records, music notes and milkshakes over the entire white card, then coloured in using my Chameleon pens (BL3, RD4, YL2, YG3, and BK4), I then used glue to adhere this onto the black paper.  I cut a strip of card the same length as my background card and approximately 1.5", and using Versafine, stamped a sentiment and some music notes.  This was adhered to a black piece of paper slightly larger in size, and adhered to just below the centre of the card using foam pads.  I stamped the jukebox onto spare cardstock, coloured it in again with my Chameleon pens, and cut out.  To finish I used foam pads to stick this to the card.


I decided to make a DL card this time round, and this was a nice simple card to make!  I cut some black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and some red spotty paper from the Polka Dot paper pad.  I stamped a sentiment on to some white card, cut it out, and matted this on to some red, then black card.  I cut a rectangle of white card approximately 3"x4", and using Versafine ink, stamped the jukebox in the centre.  This was matted on to red and black card.  I coloured in the jukebox using Distress Inks (Black Soot, Candied Apple & Old Paper) and Brushed Pewter Distress Mica spray.  This panel, and the sentiment,  was adhered to the card using foam pads.  I finished off by adding some Glossy Accents to parts of the jukebox, and tying some black organza ribbon around the card.


A 6"x6" card.  I cut some black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and a piece of white card slightly smaller than this.  I blended Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry all over the white card, then I took the mask, and blended Peacock Feathers around the outside of the card, and through the lightning bolts.  I used Picked Raspberry to blend through the music notes.  I stamped the jukebox onto spare white cardstock, coloured in using the DIs, cut out and matted onto some black cardstock.  This was adhered using foam pads to the centre of the card, as was a stamped sentiment.  I finished off the card by tying some black organza ribbon around the side of the card.

That's my Rock'n'Roll samples completed..hope you liked them!  Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog, please leave me a comment letting me know what you thought.

Until next time....Byeeee!
Hugs, Lorre-Anne x




Saturday, 1 April 2017

For The Love Of Stamps DT Samples - Jam-Packed With Love


Hi bloggers it's time for the latest launch of stamps and masks from For The Love Of Stamps by Hunkydory (Launch 8).  One of the sets I received this time was the fabulous Jam-Packed with Love...now this isn't normally my type of stamp set, but I am completely converted!  This set, and the corresponding mask, are amazing and make some really cute cards.


First up is this 6"x4" card.  I cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white card slightly smaller than this.  I blended Seedless Preserves Distress Ink all over the white card, then taking the mask, I blended more through the runny jam section towards the top of my card, and then blended more through the blackberry sections - randomly over the card .  I added Glossy Accents to the entire section of runny jam, and let it dry.  I matted this on to the black card, and adhered this to the card blank with glue.  On white card I stamped the jam jar using Onyx Black Versafine ink, and masked it off so that I could then stamp the jar full of berries (this was done by also masking off the berries before stamping another set).  I also took a small piece of purple striped paper from the Splendid Stripes paper pad, and using Versafine, stamped the lid of the jam jar - I cut this out and paper pieced it onto the original jam jar.  Using foam pads, I stuck the jar to the centre of my blended background.  I finished off my card by stamping a sentiment and spoon (coloured in using Pumice Stone DI), cut both out, and added to the jam jar with foam pads.


This is another 6"x4" card, but it has been cut down from a 6"x6" .  The background was created by splashing Distress ink mixed with water randomly over the entire card front - DIs used were Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon.  I cut a strip of white card the same length as my card blank, and approx 1.5" wide, and blended Seedless Preserves DI around all the edges.  This was then glued to the centre of the card blank.  Using Onyx Black Versafine I stamped 3 small jam jars, and stamped a different sentiment on each.  I used the DIs to colour in each jar, and used Squeezed Lemonade to colour the labels.  Foam pads were used to attach the jars to the card, and it was finished off by adding a stamped sentiment in the bottom corner.


The above card is a 6"x6".  I cut red paper slightly smaller than the card blank, and green striped paper slightly smaller than this (both from the Splendid Stripes Paper Pad), and adhered to the card blank using wet glue.  I cut 2 ovals, one white and one from green paper, and matted white onto green with glue.  The jam jar was stamped using Versafine ink, and masked off, then I stamped strawberries inside the jar, again masking off certain ones before stamping more.  I used my Chameleon pens (RD4 & YG3) to colour in the strawberries.  I paper pieced the lid of the jar by stamping the top of the jar onto the red striped paper, and cut this out, and glued to the jar.  This was finished off by tying a piece of twine around the top, and attaching the stamped label.  The card was finished off by adding a stamped sentiment, and some red pearls.

Thanks for taking the time to have a read of my blog, and if you want to let me know what you think of my cards, then please do leave me a comment....I love to hear from you.

Take care
Hugs, Lorre-Anne x



Sunday, 26 March 2017

Smile - Say Cheese


Hi fellow bloggers, still using the Say Cheese stamps set and opted for a purple and gray card this time...this set of stamps is quickly becoming one of my faves and I think it's ideal for so many ocassions.



What you need to make this card - 
  • 7" x 5" white card blank
  • white card stock
  • Hickory Smoke & Seedless Preserves Distress Inks
  • Star Dust Stickles
  1. Cut 2 pieces of white card, one slightly smaller than the card blank and the other sightly smaller than this.
  2. On the largest piece, blend Seedless Preserves around the entire card.
  3. On the smaller piece, use the DIs to randomly stamp the words and hearts over entire card.  Use a water brush to colour the hearts, and finish by blending Hickory Smoke around the edges of the card.
  4. Mat the stamped card on to the purple edged piece of card and add to the card blank using glue.
  5. Use Hickory Smoke DI again to stamp the large camera, use the water brush to blend the ink around the parts of the camera that should be shadowed.  Cut out.
  6. Take a strip of white card the same width as the stamped card, and ink around the edges with Hickory Smoke, attach this using glue.
  7. Attach the camera using foam pads.
  8. Finish off by adding Stickles to the hearts, and to parts of camera.
Time to say bye for now....please let me know what you think.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x