A Perfect Time to Craft January 2021

So this post goes live in Australia on 1st January 2021. Due to the time difference it falls as my last blog post of 2020.

What a year!!! I want to thank each and everyone of you for your support over the past 7 months since I started my blogging journey. I have never encountered such a supportive community than the one I find myself emerged in now. 
I think we can all agree 2020 was not exactly what we had planned and I sure hope that 2021 is more predictable and that we are all kept safe and well.


So a new month,a new year and a new challenge over at A Perfect Time to Craft.

This months sponsor is Charlie's Stamps


and you can find the image here

I felt the butterflies were very symbolic for the new year as we can leave the past and grow into our futures. A bit mushy and deep for me I know and before you all ask no I am completely sober, I don't drink, for health reasons not out of choice I can assure you

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




Card Making Supplies

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Distress Ink in Peeled Stain and Walnut Stain
Aspen Tree stencil by TCW
Tiny butterfly embellishment
Versamark Embossing Ink
Sentiment from November Papercraft Society Box
Wow Embossing Powder in Earthtone Green
Stitched rectangle nesting die

Card Making Tutorial 

I begun by printing, colouring my fox and cutting him using the scan n cut

Using the stencil I inked the trees


The bottom of the panel was blended in peeled paint.


I masked off a V shape and glued on the butterflies 


The image was glued on

I then heat embossed the sentiment

Before adhering it onto a Kraft card base

Thank you for reading

Happy Crafting

Claire xx




Hippie Patches

Such a fun stamp set. The hello has a stitched outline but my scan and cut throw a tantrum and cut half of it off so I trimmed it right down

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




Card Making Supplies

Sassy & Crafty Clear Stamp set - Hippie Patches 
Distress Oxide in Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Seedless Preserve, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo
Distress Ink in Black Soot
Heffy Doodle Stitched Slimline Trio Die
Time For Tea Designs Landscape Dies
Twine
White Acyrlic Paint

Card Making Tutorial 

A piece of white card was cut using the largest slimline die. The sky was blended from the top using faded jeans and tumbled glass. The edges were brighted with seedless preserved 


This was slattered with waterdown white acyrlic paint

The edges were rubbed using black soot distress ink

The bottom of the panel was also coloured with the black soot

A seperate piece of whore card was cut with the stictched slimline die before being cut with the grass die from the landscape die set. 
This was coloured with Crushed olive, peeled paint, vintage photo and them the botyom was rubbed with black soot

Another piece of grass was cut and this piece was bleneded with peeled paint

The dark piece forms the grass further away and was adhered onti the card panel

Using twine the hello patch was attached to the hippie van which had been stamped, coloured and cut out. These were adhered onto the card scene


The lighter grass was adhered in front of this

The panel was adhered onto a slimline card base.

Thank you for reading

Happy Crafting

Claire xx

Flower Child

Another card with the new release form Sassy & Crafty. This clear stamp set is called Flower Child


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




Card Making Supplies

Sassy & Crafty Flower Child Clear Stamp Set
Knit Stencil by Sassy & Crafty
Spectrum Noir Illustrators Markers
Torn Circle Die by Daisy Mae Designs
Distress Oxide in Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry 

Card Making Tutorial 

Using the torn rectangle die I created the card base by folding a sheet of whote card in half and over hanging a tiny amount of the circle die


I then cut another piece of white card with the same die
I kept the die in place and used the knit stencil with the wilted violet distress oxide


A piece of blue card was cut using the 2 smaller dies in the pack


This was adhered into the middle of rhe card panel


My flower child was stamped, voloured and cut out using the scan and cut
The sentiment panel was stamped and coloured with the picked rasperberry 


The flowers were adhered along with the girl and the sentiment had dimension added by uaing foam tape

This was then glued onto the card base made in step one

Thank you for reading 

Happy Crafting

Claire xx

Sassy & Crafty Rainbow words Shaker

A shaker card using the rainbow words clear stamp set from the new release at Sassy & Crafty I wanted too create a non traditional rainbow. So after a few false starts, one of those where you have so many ideas but can not quite pin down all the right elements. I arrived at this shaker card



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




Card Making Supplies

Sassy & Crafty Rainbow Words Clear Stamp Set
Versamark Embossing Ink
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder in Gold and Silver
Time For Tea Designs Stripes Cover Plate Die
Got You Covered Stencil by Clearly Besotted
Distress Oxide in Mermaid Lagoon
Acetate
Glitter Nuvo Drops
Banner Die
Distress Ink in Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Green, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet
Black Card
A6 Card Base
Foam sheet
Fimo rainbow slices

Card Making Tutorial

The rainbow was embossed in the silver, gold and fussy cut out.
While the black card and the foam sheet were cut with the stripes plate die

Onto the back of the black card I glued a piece of acetate

The foam was attached onto the back of this


I cut a banner for the sentiment and coloured this with the rainbow spectrum of distress inks

The rainbow was glued onto the front of this with the rainbow banner

This panel was finished with a range of different coloured nuvo glitter drops

The stencil was used with the diatress oxide to create the back drop


The acetate pockets were filled with the fimo rainbows and the foiled back secured with double sided tape

This was then adhered onto an A6 card base

Hope you like my non tradotionsl take on the rainbow. I think it is perfect for the sentiment 

Thanks for reading

Happy Crafting

Claire xx

Polkadoodles Happy New Year

It is Tuesday so time for a new challenge over at Polkadoodles Digi-Choosday Challenege Blog. Don't forget to pop over today and claim your discount code 

Our design team brief is new year so I thought what a better way to celebrate than cocktail dresses and champagne. So these Winnie Celebrations Images were just perfect

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




Card Making Supplies 

Scrabble Embellishments
Glitter Card
A5 Black Card
Nuvo Drops
Glossy Accents

Card Making Tutorial

I printed and coloured the 2 winnie and cut these with the oval die.


Using the trelis die and the glitter card I created 2 frames

A piece of A4 card was folded down the middle and the Winnie's and trelis were attached


Happy new year was spelt out in the scrabble letters and the card was finished with Nuvo drops and heart sequins

The champagne glasses were covered in glossy accents 


Thank you for reading

Happy Crafting

Claire xx

Polkadoodles Gamer Dude




Martha's little 'friend' Dan is 10 and they are going to Pizza Hut for his birthday. You should hear them giggling together on the phone, they are always playing some game or other on line and sound a little like an old married couple. I am not allowed to ask if he is her boyfriend, but I strongly suspect that it is heading that way.

He is a whiz on the computer and she showed me some of the things he has coded! WOW!! So I had a brainwave that I would make him a gamer card, I had seen a cute gamer stamper from a company and decided I would use that. Came to purchase it and for some reason I had got it into my head it was a digital stamp and it wasn't it was a clear stamp. With not time for posting I remembered that Polkadoodles did a digital stamp called Gamer Dude, so I quickly purchased that and mixed it with some greeting farm digital images



There is a quick video showing how I created the card on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner


Card Making Supplies

Polkadoodles Gamer Dude Digital Stamps and Paper Pack
The Greeting Farm Digital Image Birthday Party & Hello From Home
Stitched Rectangle Nesting Die
A4 Green Card
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Card Making Tutorial

A sheet of green A4 Card was scored and folded down the middle. The front panel was then scored and folded once more, this time as a valley fold


The yellow digital paper that comes with the gamer dude, reads hope you have a great day and this was trimmed down to fit inside the card


The blue paper also comes with the pack and was trimmed to fit the front panel


The image used a mix of brands, the banner, presents and balloons are from the greeting farm, birthday party. The sofa is from the greeting farm hello from home and the gamer dude is from Polkadoodles. I have drawn the rest in myself. I then trimmed the image using a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to the card front with double sided tape


Thank you for reading 

Happy Crafting

Claire xx



Mum Shaker

I have been asked to make my first card for my friends mum's 60th. The only specification was it had to say 60 and mum on it at some point


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





Card Making Supplies 

Mum Cut File on Brother Scan N Cut Canvas
Acetate
Nuvo Drops 
Heart Sequins
Apple Blossom Bubble and Fizz stamp, (Free with Papercraft Essentials Issue 161)
60 Confetti
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Marker 
Foam Tape

Card Making Tutorial

I used scan n cut canvas to create my word card and a separate Mum to create the front panel


Acatate was attached over the front heart and then the front base panel was covered in foam tape

I stamped and coloured the images and fussy cut these out.
A piece of acatate was secured behind the heart in the separate mum panel. 
The images were glued on, and the panel decorated with sequins and nuvo drops

60 confetti was placed inside the heart

Before the front panel was attached

Thank you for reading

Happy Crafting

Claire xx