Monday, 19 June 2017

Monday Bee Crafty DT post - Lustre Luxe tags

Hi bloggers, for this weeks Bee Crafty DT blog post for Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty I wanted to share a couple of MDF samples I made for Bev's recent shows on Hochanda (Monday 5th June).  Now this was a first for me as I've never used MDF before, plus I got to play with the fabulous new Lustre Luxe too!  You definitely need Lustre Luxe in your life, this is a metallic paint which is so creamy and shiny - and it gives amazing coverage!  I've used it on card, MDF and various types of ribbon.

Materials needed -



I used blending foam to apply Moonstone Lustre Luxe over the MDF tag.  On spare white card I stamped the large bird, 2 small butterflies and a sentiment using Versafine ink.  I took a little Sea Green Lustre Luxe and mixed it with some water, and used this to colour the birds and butterflies, and I added them to the tag with foam pads.  I also used the Lustre Luxe/water mix to splatter some green over the MDF tag.  I die cut the sentiment, then used blending foam to apply some Sea Green Lustre Luxe.  The Lustre Luxe was also really easy to apply to the lace, and I then tied it through the hole on the tag. 


For this tag I again used blending foam to apply Moonstone Lustre Luxe, and when dry (which doesn't take long at all!) I used Versafine ink to stamp the script all over, and to also stamp 2 large butterflies and a sentiment on to spare white card.  I blended Sea Green and Golden Gate Lustre Luxe over the sentiment then cut out, and attached to the tag using foam pads.  I mixed the Lustre Luxe with a little water and used it to add some colour to the butterflies, cut them out, and glued to the MDF tag.  To finish off I added some colour to some white organza ribbon using the Lustre Luxe, and tied this through the hole at the top.

So that's my first ever MDF creations complete, and I can't wait to get another play with some more, plus I'll shortly be putting in an order for some more Lustre Luxe as I NEED the purple and blue now!

Until next week, happy crafting everyone.
Hugs,
Lorre-Anne x

Friday, 16 June 2017

Imagine Design Create DT project - Monochrome Happy Birthday Mum

Hi bloggers it's time for me to share another Imagine Design Create DT project for my weekly blog post and this week it's a nice quick little card which is so easy to make.  We've all been there when we need a card in a hurry as we've left it a little too late - this card doesn't take long at all to make.


What you need -
What to do -
  • Cut some black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white card slightly smaller again.
  • Use Versafine ink to stamp hearts all over the left hand side of the white card and mat this on to the black card and glue to the card blank.
  • On spare white card use Versafine ink to stamp the sentiment, cut out and mat on to black card then attach to the card using foam pads.
  • Finish off by using the Atyou Spica pen to add some colour to the flowers on the sentiment.
That's another project complete and I'll be back soon with another card to share with you all.  Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x



Monday, 12 June 2017

Monday Bee Crafty DT post - Rainbow butterflies

Hi everyone, it's time for my Bee Crafty DT blog post for Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty... this week I wanted to share with you one of the samples I made for Bev's recent shows on Hochanda (Monday 5th June).  I got to play with the gorgeous Birds & Butterflies and Everday Sentiments stamps... I can't recommend these sets enough!  These will allow you to make so many cards for lots of different occasions. When I seen the butterflies I thought they'd look really good in rainbow colours and so this card was created.

What you need to make this card -
What to do -
  • Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white card slightly smaller again.
  • Take the white card and use Distress inks with water to splash some colour around the card, then cut a circle aperture in the middle.  Mat this on to the black card using foam pads, and glue to the card blank.
  • On spare white card use Versafine ink to stamp 7 butterflies, and use the Distress Inks to colour them in.  Cut them out when dry.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Versafine and cut out using a circle die.  Use foam pads to attach this to the centre of the aperture.
  • Arrange the 7 butterflies around the aperture.
That's it for this week and I'll be back next week to share another project with you.  Please leave me a comment if you have time as I love to hear from you.

Happy Crafting!
Lorre-Anne x


Friday, 9 June 2017

Imagine Design Create DT project - Paw prints on our hearts

Hi everyone I'm back to share another DT project for Imagine Design Create for my regular blog spot.  For this project I have used the Mini Paw Prints stamp set... how cute is this?  This will be perfect for all those dog lovers out there!


What you will need
What you need to do -
  • Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white card slightly smaller again
  • Use masking tape to mask off a panel and blend some DIs starting with Squeezed Lemonade at the top and Salty Ocean at the bottom, blending thoroughly were they meet
  • Keep masking tape in place, and stamp paw prints - yellow on yellow and blue on blue!  Remove masking tape carefully.
  • On spare white card use Versafine ink to stamp 3 hearts, cut out and use foam pads to attach to the right hand side of card
  • Mat this on to the black card, and glue both to the card blank.
  • Finish off by adding 3 black gems in the top left corner, and some sparkle to the paw prints and hearts.
I hope you liked my card, and thanks so much for dropping by.  If you have any comments then please do get in touch.

Happy Crafting
Lorre-Anne x

Monday, 5 June 2017

Monday Bee Crafty DT post - Distress Oxide Life

Hi crafters, I'm back with my Monday blog post for Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty showing my latest Bee Crafty DT project.  I've been playing with my Distress Oxides, and I decided this week to remake a card I had previously made using Distress Inks... with a few small changes.  The older card can be found in my blog archives around May 2016.


What you need to make this card -
What to do -
  • Cut a 6.5" x 6.5" square of brown card, and a square of white slightly smaller than this.
  • Take the white card, and using a blending tool, blend the Distress Oxides on it.  Flick water droplets on this, and dry.
  • Ink some Vintage Photo around the edges of the circle template to give the impression of a bubble.
  • Stamp the sentiment in the centre of the 'bubble' using Versafine ink.
  • Mat this to the brown card, and glue both to the card blank.
That's it for this week bloggers, I'll be back next week with another project for you.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x


Sunday, 4 June 2017

For The Love Of Stamps DT Samples - Football Crazy

Hi I'm back to show off my final set of samples for this For The Love of Stamps by Hunkydory launch, and for these samples I used the Football Crazy stamp and mask set...this set of stamps will make creating cards for all those footy lovers so much easier!


What you need - 8" x 8" white card blank, Ink Me! white card, black card, Onyx Black Versafine ink, Lucky Clover Distress Ink

What to do - Cut some black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and some white card slightly smaller again.  Using Versafine ink, randomly stamp images over the entire card, I also used Lucky Clover to stamp a sentiment just to tie in the colour - mat this on to the black card and glue to card base. Cut some more white card the same length as the stamped panel and approximately 1.5" wide, and stamp a sentiment towards one side, and attach to card using foam pads.  Stamp 2 shirts on to white card, add some colour by blending ink through the mask, cut out and glue to the card.


What you need - 7" x 5" white card blank, Ink Me! white card, Onyx Black Versafine Ink, Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink

What to do - Cut 2 pieces of white card, one slightly smaller than the card blank, and one smaller again - take the larger piece and blend Chipped Sapphire around the edges and glue this to the card blank.  Take the other piece of card and stamp scarves around the edges, masking off were necessary, and stamp sentiments on them - add some DI with a water brush and glue this to the card blank.  On spare white card, stamp 3 shirts using Versafine ink, add some colour by blending Chipped Sapphire through the shirts on the mask, and finish off by stamping 21 on each shirt.  Add these to the card using foam pads.


What you need - 6" x 4" white card blank, Ink Me! white card, Monochrome paper pad, Onyx Black Versafine ink, Candied Apple Distress Ink, Chameleon pen (RD4), Glossy Accents.

What to do - Cut some paper from the monochrome paper pad slightly smaller than the card blank, and some white card smaller than this.  Take the white card, and use masking tape to mask off a central panel, and randomly stamp footballs and GOAL!  Colour in sections of the football black, and add some Glossy Accents.  When dry mat onto the monochrome paper, and glue to the card blank.  Stamp a shirt, colour red, add a sentiment and attach to card using foam pads.


What you need - 5" x 5" white card blank, Ink Me! white card, black card, circle die, gold gel pen, silver gel pen.

What to do - Cut some black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and some white card smaller again.  Take the white card and use Versafine to stamp the net over the entire piece, mat this on to the black card and glue to the card blank.  On spare white card, stamp the trophy and a sentiment, cut out with a circle die, mat on to black card, colour in trophy and use foam pads to attach to the centre of the card.

So that's it until the next launch...hope you enjoyed seeing all my samples and as always if you have any questions please do get in touch as I love to hear from you.

Happy Crafting
Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Saturday, 3 June 2017

For The Love Of Stamps DT Samples - Funfair Fun

Hi everyone, it's the For The Love Of Stamps by Hunkydory June launch... and for my next set of samples I've worked with the Funfair Fun stamps and mask.  


What you need - 7" x 5" white card blank, Ink Me! white card, black card, Distress Inks ( Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed), Star Dust Stickles.

What to do - Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white card smaller than this.  Use Versafine to randomly stamp tickets and candyfloss over the white card colour with Distress Inks, and Spiced Marmalade to stamp stars, mat this on to black card and glue to card blank.  Cut a strip of white card the same width as stamped panel, and approximately 1.5", and mat on to a piece of black card.  Stamp sentiment to right hand side, and attach to card using foam pads.  On spare card, stamp circus tent, colour in, cut out and glue beside sentiment.


 

What you need - 6" x 6" white card blank, Ink Me! white card, Onyx Black Versafine ink, Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Candied Apple, Salty Ocean), Chameleon Pens (RD4, YG3, BL3).

What to do - Cut 4 squares of white card, the first smaller than the card blank and the next three smaller again.  Take the first 3 and blend ink around the edges (1 blue, 1 yellow, & 1 red), mat one on to the next and glue to card blank.  Take the smallest white square and blend Candied Apple through the mask, then blend each different Distress Ink through the FUN section on the left hand side of the card.  Stamp fairground rides, colour in using Chameleon pens, cut out and attach to card.  Finish off by adding a sentiment.


What you need - 6" x 6" white card blank, Ink me! white card, black card, Onyx Black Versafine ink, Distress Ink (Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio and Ripe Persimmon).

What to do - Cut black card slightly smaller than card blank, and white smaller again.  Use Versafine to stamp tickets down left hand side of white card, colour in using Distress Inks, mat onto black card and glue to card blank.  On spare card stamp out fair rides, colour in and cut out.  Attach to card and finish off with a sentiment.


I hoped you liked my samples using the Funfair Fun set of stamps and masks, if you have any questions please do get in touch.

I'll be back soon with my final set of cards for this launch.
Hugs, Lorre-Anne x



For The Love Of Stamps DT Samples - A*Teacher

Hi bloggers it's time for the latest For The Love Of Stamps by Hunkydory launch...Yay!  I'm thrilled I got to work with the A*Teacher set of stamps and mask, isn't this absolutely amazing?!  I love it, and can't wait to make cards for my wee boys teachers at the end of term.  


What you need - 6" x 4" white card blank, Ink Me! white card stockMonochrome paper pad, Splendid Stripes paper pad, Chameleon pens (RD4, YG3, OL3, BR5, NU3, YL2, PK3, CG8, BK4) ), Onyx Black Versafine ink, Glossy Accents.

What to do - Cut a piece of paper from the monochrome paper pad slightly smaller than the card blank, and glue to card base.  On white card use Versafine to stamp out note paper, pencil, worms and apple.  Stamp sentiments on to note paper then cut out.  Colour in other images and cut out.  Apply some Glossy Accents to the apple and allow to dry.  Attach elements to card.


What you need - 5" x 5" white card blank, Ink Me! white card stock, black card, Versamark ink pad, Distress Inks (Candied Apple, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Wilted Violet), Clear embossing powder, Glossy Accents.

What to do - Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white card slightly smaller again, and glue these to the card blank.  On spare card apply some Versamark ink through the Thanks section on the mask, add some clear embossing powder and set with a heat gun.  Cut this out, mat on to some black card and attach to card using foam pads.  Stamp out 12 crayons, colour in with various DIs, add some Glossy Accents to the tips and ends, leave to dry then cut out and use foam pads to attach to card.


What you need - 6" x 6" white card blank, Ink Me! white card, black card, Onyx Black Versafine ink, Distress Ink (Mustard Seed, Candied Apple, Lucky Clover), circle die, yellow/white twine.

What to do - Cut some black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and 2 pieces of white card slightly smaller again.   Take the mask and blend Mustard Seed DI through the Thanks section multiple times down the left hand side.  Use a circle die to cut an aperture in the top right corner.  Place the piece of card with aperture over the other piece of white card, and with a pencil, lightly draw around the aperture - this ensures that you will stamp your sentiment in exactly the right place.  Use Versafine to stamp your sentiment, then erase the pencil line.  Wrap some yellow twine around the card, then use foam pads to attach this to the card with the sentiment, mat on to the black card, and glue to the card blank.  Finish off by adding 2 apples.

So that's my samples finished for this stamp set, I'll be back shortly with my next set of samples.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Imagine Design Create DT project - Fly Free

Hi all, it's time for my weekly Imagine Design Create blog post sharing my new DT project, and I've opted to use the fab Fly Free stamp set again.

The project for this week is as shown below, along with a materials list and instructions.


What you will need to make this card -
How to make the card -
  • Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white card slightly smaller again. 
  • Take the white card, and using masking tape, mask off a central panel.
  • Blend some Cracked Pistachio DI from the top down, and some Mermaid Lagoon from the bottom of the panel up - blend well where both colours meet.
  • Keep masking tape in place, and stamp feathers using the same colour of DIs.
  • Tie a piece of black organza ribbon around the card, and mat this onto the black card, and attach both to the card blank using glue.
  • Use Versafine ink to stamp 2 feathers, cover with Anita's Glossy, and allow to dry.  When dry, cut out and attach to the card beside the ribbon using foam pads.
  • Finish off the card by adding a stamped sentiment, and some black gems.



That's my project complete for this week, I hope you liked it, and I'll be back soon with another card made using the fabulous stamps and products by Imagine Design Create.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

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