Friday, 30 June 2017

Imagine Design Create DT Post - Z Fold Retro Gamer

Hi everyone, I'm back with another post for the Imagine Design Create blog, and for this week's DT project I decided to make a Z Fold card - I absolutely love this style of card fold, and it worked really well with this stamp set.


What you will need -

 What to do -
  • Take the card blank, and score the front panel in half, then open out fully and cut a 1.5” strip off the long side.
  • Cut 2 panels of white card slightly smaller than the card blank (inner panel and front panel), and using a blending tool, blend Distress Inks all over both.  Flick some water droplets over the blending and dab with paper towel.  Stamp various images, using both inks, on to the panels, then glue to the card blank.
  • Take the Z-fold mechanism, use Distress Inks to stamp  Press Start & Game Over, and glue to the card blank.
  • On spare card, stamp the Retro Gamer sentiment in Salty Ocean, and cut out using the circle die.  Blend some Cracked Pistachio around the edges, and glue to the Z-fold mechanism.  Stamp a few aliens using both Distress Inks, and cut out using a small circle die then arrange these around the sentiment. 



View of card standing


Side view of card standing

That's my project complete for this week bloggers, I hope you liked it?

Be back next week with another card to share.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Hunkydory DT Samples

Hi everyone, so I have some fab news... I am now on the Design Team for Hunkydory!!!  I am so excited by this, and was even more so when I found out my first samples would involve Christmas - it's definitely my most favourite time of the year and I love that it starts in June for us crafty peeps. For this latest launch I got to work with the 'Twas the night before Christmas' craft stack and it is absolutely amazing.  Craft stacks are a newish concept from Hunkydory and they contain toppers, foiled papers, printed papers and inserts - all bound in one pack!


This is a 6" x 6" box I made (using my fabulous new Adorable Scoreboard) and I have decorated it using the gorgeous foiled papers and toppers from the kit.


A 6" x 6" card - I cut a strip off the front panel, matted some papers on to gold mirri card and glued to the card base.  Added the topper, and finished with some pearls and ribbon.


6" x 6" card decorated using the gold foiled starry paper.  I cut up the pages from the little book, matted on to gold mirri card, and added to the card using foam pads.  I finished off by adding some pearls.


5" x 5" twisted easel card decorated using the papers, and finished with a topper, sentiment and some ribbon.


5" x 5" standard easel card decorated using the inserts from the kit, and finished with a topper, 2 sentiments and some red gems.


7" x 5" tent fold card (cut 2" off a 7" x 7" card to achieve this card fold) simply decorated using a strip of the paper showing Santa resting, and a topper made from cutting up the small book.


7" x 5" fold back card decorated using the inserts then finished using one of the toppers, a sentiment and some white ribbon.  I love how the topper stands out against the muted colours of the insert.


8" x 6" tent fold card simply decorated using one of the papers, and finished with a topper, sentiment and some pearls.


Shadow box card - take two 7" x 7" squares of card and score both at 0.5", 1", 6" and 6.5".  Mat some papers on to gold mirri card, and glue to one of the squares.  Cut an aperture in one square using a circle die, then glue both pieces together.  Add a topper in the centre of the aperture, and finish off with a topper and some ribbon.


A small box made on the Adorable Scoreboard decorated using the foiled paper and finished with a tag and some ribbon.

So that's my first Hunkydory samples complete, and I had great fun making them.  I'll be back soon with some new samples for you, and until then have fun crafting!

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Monday, 26 June 2017

Monday Bee Crafty DT post - Hochanda samples

Hi everyone, for this week's Bee Crafty Blog post I have decided to show you some of the samples I made for Sam's recent Hochanda shows, and explain how I made them.  

The materials I used are as follows


This was a really simple card to make, I stamped the circle using Versamark and sprinkled some clear embossing powder over then set it using a heat tool.  I stamped a part of the Live Laugh Dream sentiment and heat embossed this too.  I did some matting and layering, and glued to the card blank.


I created a background using Distress Oxides (Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick), randomly stamped the swirl off the circle, matted onto card with edges coloured using the Oxides, and finished by adding the Live Laugh Dream sentiment.


I created a background using Distress Oxides (Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Iced Spruce) then using Versafine, stamped the Splatter Swirl Rectangle in the centre - I then inked up the swirl part again and re stamped carefully over the bottom right corner to give me a double swirl rectangle.  I finished off by stamping the Live Laugh Dream sentiment in the centre.  I did some matting and layering and then glued to the card blank.


I again created the background using Distress Oxides (Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet) then randomly stamped the swirl off the circle using Versafine ink around the edges.  I stamped the Live Laugh Dream sentiment in the centre, and did a little matting and layering before gluing to the card blank.


I created my background using Distress Oxides (Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet) to randomly stamp the Splatter Swirl Circle all over a white square of card.  I stamped Laugh Live Dream in the centre of the main circle, and finished by matting on to a square of card with edges coloured using Wilted Violet.

That's it until next week bloggers, hope you liked my samples, and if you have any questions please do get in touch.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Imagine Design Create DT Post - Colours speak all languages

Hi everyone, it's time for me to share another project with you all for my weekly Imagine Design Create blog post.  This week I am using the Colour Splash stamp set by Imagine Design Create, and I have designed the card shown below.


What you need to make this card

What to do
  • Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and 2 pieces of white card slightly smaller than this.
  • Take one of the white squares and use the Distress Inks to randomly stamp paint splots over it. Next cut an aperture in the centre using a circle die.
  • Place this piece of card over the other white square, and lightly trace around the aperture using a pencil.  This ensures your sentiment will be stamped in the correct place.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Versafine ink, then erase the pencil mark.
  • Use foam pads to attach the aperture card to the sentiment card.  Mat this on to black card, and glue to the card blank.
  • Finish off the card by applying Anita's Glossy over all the paint splots.


That's my project finished for this week, I hope you liked my design and if you have any questions then please do get in touch.  Until next time....Happy Crafting!

Hugs
Lorre-Anne x

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