Desk Tidy, 5 drawer cabinet and clock all from Gypsy Soul Lasercuts

Decorated pieces from Gypsy Soul Laser cuts

Die cut cards

Pictures of cards handmade by myself using mainly cutting dies

Handmade cards

Cards made by myself using hand coloured images and masks

 

I did it, I graduated!

Creative Chemistry 101 day 3

No nothing as exciting or clever as getting a degree, sorry about that. I have been taking part in the Creative Chemistry classes as part of Tim Holtz’s Summer of Creative Chemistry and I am having a blast. Its great fun and I can thoroughly recommend it. I have finally graduated in the Chemistry 101 class.

Here are some of my technique tags

Creative Chemistry 101 Technique tags

These are from Day 3 – Archival Ink Uses

Creative Chemistry 101 day 3

These from Day 4 – Re-inkers & Maintenance

Creative Chemistry 101 day 4

And these from Day 5 – Spray Inks & Stains

Creative chemistry 101 day 5

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Tim Holtz Tags of 2016 – July

I finally got round to making one of Tim holtz’s tags of 2016 in the same month as it was posted so I can enter it on his page for July.

I used my silhouette to cut the “Sunshine” and the tag and then the word hello as I havent got any dies like the ones Tim used.

12 tags of 2016 July

I used the Distress micro glaze over the top of my stamped images, what cool stuff that is!

I sent the tag to a friend of mine who hasnt been well recently and I’m glad to say she loved it 🙂

 

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Card for Mum with Sue Wilson Dies

Female birthday card

Today I have for you the birthday card I made for my Mum this year (her birthday is in May so I am safe to show it. I cut a frame using Sue Wilson’s Double pierced ovals and some coconut white card, then I cut a piece of wisteria card using the next size down of the ovals. I then cut out 2 of the inner die from the Stitched Lattice Frames, 1 in coconut white and 1 in wisteria. I glued these together so they were offset from each other and then onto the wisteria oval.

Female birthday card

Using some foam pads I mounted the coconut white frame over the wisteria oval and then the whole thing was stuck onto a piece of embossed cardstock coloured with colour cloud ink. The New Zealand Hamilton die provided the center cut in wisteria and mounted onto coconut white. I used the metalic gilding polish to “ink up” one of the petite lavish sentiment stamps.

Petaloo flowers and Creative Expressions pearl corners finished off the card.

 

Simply Australia with New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand

Sometimes simple works really well and thats what happened with this card. I simply cut Sue Wilson’s Australian Collection Background die from a piece of paper from her paper pad. Next I cut the New Zealand Collection Hamilton die  from some white card.

Australia and New Zealand

I used the Petite Lavish Sentiments – Clear Stamp Set in the middle with some distress ink and mounted the whole thing onto a white card blank, job done!

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Happy Birthday Granda

70th birthday card for Grandad

Sometimes the only way you can get the card you want is to make it (or have it made for you) by hand. I was asked to make a birthday card for my friends daughter to give to her Grandad who she calls Granda.

I knew that the person it was for had his own boat so asked my friend if she had a picture of it, the following card is the one I made.

70th birthday card for Grandad

I used the Cathedral Background die in coconut white card which I laid over a rich red piece with an oval cut from the center. The greeting was created on my silhouette cameo using the white sketch pen and then I used the Expressions Ornate Frame – Just Because to mount it onto the card above a strip created with the border from the Scandinavian Collection – Corner, Border & Tag

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Summer of Creative Chemistry Week 1

I recently discovered Tim Holtz’s Summer of Creative Chemistry ( a bit late to the party I know) and I have been having fun creating tags from the Creative Chemistry 101

Creative chemistry 101 tags

I was particularly pleased with the brushless watercolour one in the middle, done with Lisa Hortons stamps.

Here is the one I did for the challenge for week 1 which was:

Your challenge is create a tag, card, or other project using FOUR OR MORE COLORS OF DISTRESS INK.

I used Barn Door, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Dusty Concord on my tag background and I love how it came out.

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Pixie Powders with Lisa Horton stamp

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I purchased all 5 sets of Lisa’s stamps from Set Craft and have made a set of cards with them. I thought I would share a step by step tutorial on how I created them.

Check out How to Create a Card Using Stamps by Lisa Horton by Angela Drummond on Snapguide.

Here is the set I created. Unfortunately I couldnt capture the shine on the backgrounds that the Pixie Powders create.

Especially for you in Purple

Handmade card with Sue Wilsons paper pad

The card I have up today is made with Sue Wilson’s paper pad teamed up with a stamp from John Lockwood

Handmade card with Sue Wilsons paper pad

I stamped the Especially for You stamp from Johns Lily of the Valley Sentiments – Clear Stamp Set onto wisteria foundation card and used a circle punch to cut it out, I then mounted it onto a scalloped circle in a darker purple. I cut the New Zealand Collection Hamilton die out of some white card and glued this to a piece of purple paper from Sue’s paper pad which I mounted onto the darker purple card cut with the noble pierced squares.

I used the wellington die and cut it into 4 which I glued behind the center square and mounted this onto a piece of the purple paper that is the reverse side of the piece used in the middle. The whole thing was finished off with a mat in the darker purple and some pearls for the 2 opposite corners.

Circles in red

 

Today I have a card I made using one of Sue Wilson’s striplet dies.

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I took a piece of coconut white card and cut out the Mini Striplets Intertwining Circles  3 times across, leaving the die in place each time in order to ink through the circles. I then cut the outside of the square with Noble – Double Pierced Squares.  The middle is the Expressions Ornate Oval – Just For You.

Peony background with Auckland die

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Today’s post is a lot about stamping and a little die cutting. I took an 8 x 8 scalloped card and stamped the Filigree Peony stamp (by John Lockwood) in Brilliance copper ink all around the outside. I used the stamp twice before reinking it giving me the faded look with some of them.

Handmade card made with Auckland dies by Sue Wilson

 

I used the Ravello striplet die which I cut 4 times around a piece of pearlised card to form a square backgrounds and backed this with a copper card cut with the double pierced square dies to leave a small border. I stamped the Tuileries Frame Stamp in perfect medium and embossed it with copper embossing powder. I cut it out with the Auckland die (outside and centre) and trimmed around the stamped part in the centre. I used the decorative centre from the die in the copper card.

I finished the card off with a few gems coloured with copies to match with the card colours.

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