Wingman

I love this fun Stamp set from Heffy Doodles and already know the recipient, we all have that one person who has our backs regardless of the situation.

This is my first attempt at using brushes instead of foam pads for my ink and I have to be honest and say I agree with all the hype. Just wow it was so effortless

There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

 Cardmaking Supplies

Heffy Doodle Wingman Stamp Set
Distress Oxide in Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron
Versamark Embossing Ink
Wow Embossing Powder in Earthtone Mint
Time For Tea Designs Stripes Cover plate Die
Spectrum Noir Finesse in Rustic Brown 
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Glossy Accents
A5 Card Base 
Cream Card

Card making Tutorial

I burnished and folded an a5 card base. Onto this I heat embossed the tiny feathers that came with the stamp set

This was blended with squeezed lemonade across the middle 

Followed by twisted citron on either side 

The plate die was cut and adhered to the card base

It was then blended with squeezed lemonade.

The sentiment was heat embossed onto one of the strips cut from the plate die and blended in the twisted citron


The images were stamped, coloured and cut out using the scan n cut. These were then adhered onto the card front and the sentiment added with foam squares. 

Glossy accents were added to the beaks

Thanks for reading
Happy Crafting
Claire xx

Superheroes

This card uses one of the August Release from Clearly Besotted. I loved this stamp set the moment I saw it and knew it would be in my basket before the weekend was out.
It makes a fabulous unisex card


There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies
Super Plushies Stamp Set by Clearly Besotted
Heffy Doodle Trio Slimline Die
Spectrum Noir Finesse Ink in Rustic Brown
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
White Card
Silver Acrylic Paint
Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire and Shaded Lilac
Distress Oxide in Milled Lavender
Versamark Embossing Ink
White Embossing Powder
Nuvo drops in Silver Moonlight

Card Making Tutorial

I begun by stamping, colouring and fussy cutting the images

Using the slimline stitched die a piece of white card was cut. This was blended in chipped sapphire and Shaded lilac. While wet the ink was splattered with water droplets


Silver acrylic paint was watered down and splattered onto the scene. The city scene was trimmed to fit the panel and milled lavender distress oxide was blended around the moon, to give a glow.

The sentiment was heat embossed onto black card and then mounted onto red. The corners were trimmed.


The images were arranged as below and adhered to the panel.

A sheet of black A4 was trimmed to 7 Inches and scored at 3 1/2 Inches. The panel was adhered to the card base with double sided tape and finished with nuvo drops 


Thank you for reading 
Happy Crafting
Claire xx

Interactive Christmas

This stamp and die set from Time for Tea Designs is so fun, with the naughty fury friends trashing the tree. We use to have a beagle, she was the most beautiful dog I have ever come across, but was totally bonkers and so so naughty I could tell you many tales. Including how she learnt to open the grill door so she could use it as step to climb onto the work surfaces and ate an entire slow cooker full of lamb stew...
Christmas with Indiana was a nightmare she was THIS dog. We use to put bells on the bottom of the tree so they acted like an early warning system and alerted us to her mischief before too much damage was caused. Even as a tiny puppy at Christmas last year Hamish our Jack Russel did not have the interest in the tree that Indie never grew out of




When we visit a special place I buy a bauble as I love putting the tree up and it reminding me of the trip.  We can be like 'oh do you remember that trip to...' 
Well my inspiration for this card came from Indie, on one particular tree mounting occurrence my husband literally threw himself across the room and caught our bauble from New York (that could have been costly). There were decorations flying in all directions but he saved the ones that mattered. 

There is a video on my you tube channel  Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies

Time For Tea Designs Christmas Surprise Stamp and Die Set
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Spectrum Noir Finesse in Rustic Brown
Acetate 
Heffy Doodles Slimline Pull Tab Die Set
Mama Elephant Peek A Frame Die Set
Distress Ink in Fired Brick and Mowed Lawn
Versamark Embossing Ink
Wow Embossing Powder in Earthtone Grape
Nuvo Drops in Mustard Gold and Moonlight Silver

Card Making Tutorial

To begin I stamped, coloured and die cut the images. The die set has a die you can lay on the tree to.cut the head and arm holes of the furry beast.

Using the large stitched rectangle from the mama elephant die set I.cut a.piece of white card stock. I used the heffy doodle pull tab dies to form the panel.for my pull tab base. See the picture below for placement

This was blended in Fired brick distress ink

The pull tab was inserted and I felt it would be too heavy for just the one circle to mount onto. I therefore cut another and used double.sided tape to attached them both together to form one pull tab. See the picture below

The top one was coloured in the fired brick to ensure that it blended in if seen


Using acatate the free falling baubles and the dog were attached to the mechanism. The tree was then secured onto card base with foam tape to allow a gap

The pull tab arrow was blended in the distress ink

The sentiment was heat embossed using Wow Earthtone Grape Embossing Powder  and this was blended in mowed lawn. A cormer trimmer was used to.round the edges

This was attached to the card panel which was adhered to a card base using double sided tape

The card was finished with nuvo drops

Thanks for reading
Happy Crafting 
Claire xx

Papercraft Society August Make

A chance to play with the Papercraft Society August Box, the autumn theme of this box is beautiful but I did struggle for a little inspiration. But I got there eventually

There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies

Papercraft Society August Box
Acetate 
Polkadoodle Dew Drops
Bronze Embossing Powder from Papercraft Society June Box
Kraft Card
Versamark Embossing Ink
Spectrum Noir Finesse in Rustic Brown
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Card Making Tutorial

Using the dies from the set I cut the intricate wreath in Kraft card and the backing in acatate 


Using the pink card I scored the short edge at 1/2 Inch. With the other piece I cut 2 strips one measuring 1/2 Inch and one measuring 2 Inch.


These were glued together to form the card base. The green patterned paper was trimmed to fit inside the card


The stamped images were coloured and glued onto the wreath. The top panel was decorated with the tiny wooden buttons 


The sentiment was heat embossed onto the lower panel

The card was then accessorised with dew drops, nuvo drops and a twine bow


Thank you for reading
Happy Crafting 
Claire xx

Santa Baby

So I am trying to make a Christmas card a week at least, it is slow and next year I think I will just continue with one a week so come this time I have a decent stash. Today's card uses the clearly Besotted Santa Baby stamp set


There is a video on my YouTube Channel  Mrs H's Crafty Corner


Card Making Supplies
Santa Baby Clearly Besotted Stamp Set
Spectrum Noir Finesse Ink in Rustic Brown 
Green A4 Card
Red A4 Card
Gold Card
Stretched Square Nesting Die
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Versamark Embossing Ink
Papercraft Society Embossing Powder in Bronze (June kit)
Banner Die PaperCraft Society (July Kit)
Christmas Sentiment from Me to You Set
Nuvo Drops

Card Tutorial

To begin the images were stamped, coloured and fussy cut out.
A sheet of red A4 was scored at the half way point, burnished and folded
A frame was made using the green card and the scan n cut with each square measuring 55mm.


The gold card was cut with the stitched nesting die and this was glued onto.the card base in each window. A frame was adhered around each, using a mixture of glue and foam squares

The Santas were arranged in each window and the banner attached to the top right corner

The sentiment was heat embossed and the corners trimmed with a corner rounder. This was adhered with foam squares and a few Nuvo drops were added around the edges


Thank you for reading
Happy crafting
Claire xx

Beauty Sleep

My little girl Martha is mad about the trolls we have the sing along DVD and have to endure it quite often so when I saw this stamp set I just had to have it.

I tried to create it so that the troll was the burst of colour and I am not too sure with how the sentiment ended up. I think if I was to recreate this card I would put the sentiment on a banner. I don't dislike it, just don't love it either

There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies

Time for Tea Designs Smile Sentiment and Scalloped Frame Die
Black Card
Spectrum Noir Finesse in Black
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Tome For Tea Designs Rainbow Shaker Die
Glitter Card
Versamark Embossing Ink
Wow Embossing Powder in Earthtone Mint and Earthtone Grape
Time For Tea Designs Beauty Sleep Stamp Set
A5 card base in white
Nuvo Drops in Sherbet Shimmer and Orange Soda

Card Making Tutorial

Using the small stamps from the set I stamped a background using black ink



The rainbow die was cut using glitter card and black card. 
These were glued onto the card base and the black frame adhered to it.



The sentiment was heat embossed 


The troll was stamped, coloured and cut out using the scan n cut.


The card was then finished with a few Nuvo Drops


Thanks for reading
Happy Crafting 
Claire xx
 


Autumn Colours

Its Tuesday so that can only mean one thing. It is Digi-choosday over at Polkadoodles. Have you entered yet? There is a fabulous prize up for grabs for one lucky winner and a discount code for digital purchases made today. Pop over to claim yours

The design teams brief was Autumn colours. Autumn is by far by most favourite season, and not only because I was an autumn baby. I love the vibrant colours, the darker evenings sitting by the fire. It feels cosy. I have digressed to my happy place. Back to the take in hand and my inspiration for your challenge.

I used the Polkadoodles digital stamp Twiggy & Toots Cake Time


There is a video on my YouTube Channel 

Cardmaking Supplies Used

Polkadoodles Twiggy & Toots Cake Time Digital Stamp and Sentiment
A4 Kraft Card
A4 White card
A4 Leaves stencil from Polkadoodles
Polkadoodles Oval Die Set
Circle Cutter
Red Ribbon
Distress Ink in Fossilised Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Fried Brick and Gathered Twigs
Paper Doily
Nuvo Drops in Mustard gold and Orange Soda
Glossy Accents
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Foam Squares 

Cardmaking Instructions 

Using the circle cutter I cut a piece of Kraft Card to have a radius of 3 7/8th Inches. This was scored, burnished and folded at the half way point

A piece of white card was cut using a radius of 3 1/2 Inch. This was cut down the middle to give 2 semi circles.
One of these semi circles was blended using the stencil and distress inks in Fossilised Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Fried Brick and Gathered Twigs.



A paper doily was coloured with fried brick distress ink and cut into 2

The image was printed and coloured with alcohol markers and cut with the largest oval die


The sentiment comes with the digital stamp and read Hip Hip Hooray it is your special day. This was too big for where I wanted it to go so I trimmed down the sentiment and coloured it in fried brick. The corners were rounded and it was mounted on Kraft card. 
The card was then assembled as below


The sentiment is on foam squares

Using the circle cutter a piece of orange card was cut and glued to the back. Nuvo drops were added to the doily and around the edge and glossy accents added to the champagne flutes.

This is being entered into the following challenges


 
Thanks for reading

Happy crafting
Claire xx