Thursday, 20 September 2018

Birds and blooms

Good evening 

Another bow front card lol.  I've got to say I do love making these. Usually easy and quick but this one took a week to finish due to personal circumstances. Finally got there but not sure if I like it or not lol

I used crafters companion de'sire spring is in the air collection which includes, 3d embossing folder, stamps & songbirds die set plus love blooms die.  I got the whole collection at a bargain price too luckily .
You can browse their fabulous products here, some are at a bargain price :
Crafters companion

Crafters companion has a very good sale on for 24 hours too , hop on over here:

The inside of the card was embossed with the 3d folder and then I used silver gilding polish on the raised parts and white gel pen for highlights. The bird is on acetate so it moves. 

 The base of the card is from create and craft foiled core collection :
Core collection foiled cardstock

Outside was die cut using the blooms die and decoupaged with black card and vellum. Top was die cut using the spring is in the air edgeable.  Flowers are my usual dies from my stash.  Ribbon from my stash. 

Sentiment was stamped from the stamp set, distressed using the gilding polish and die cut using Tattered lace oval die

Hope you like
Thanks so much for stopping by

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Trick or treat??

Good morning 

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Creative Moments challenge blog. 
The optional theme is to make a tag
To join in click here:
Creative moments Challenge blog

One of our awesome sponsors is Rick StDennis who does some lovely artwork for digi stamps
As it's getting close to Halloween and I just love Halloween I chose this fabulous excavation skull to work with. 
I can't say how much I love this digi stamp just perfect for Halloween.
I used grey marker pens to shade in some areas of the skull and distressed around the edges
You can buy the digi stamp here:
Skull excavation digi stamp

I made my own tag base and Matt layer out of create and crafts new Core card and paper collection.  The card is just lovely to work with and cuts perfectly with dies, you can even stamp, emboss and colour with it. The card I used has a linen texture , fab quality.  You can see their new collection here:
Core paper & card collection

The small tags, pumpkin and bats I printed free from online and cut out.  
The card the skull is matted onto was cut with a tattered lace die cut.  Flowers from tattered lace dies and the flourishes from Crafters companion. 

The spooky house is a stamp from Hunkydory for the love of stamps set.  I distressed some card with creative expressions pumpkin colour ink and then stamped onto it and cut it out. 

The broomstick I made myself out of an old paintbrush handle and used twine to wrap around several times and snip of as required.  I then got some raffier to tie around the top.  Lastly I coloured the twine with a brown alcohol pen from spectrum noir

I know Halloween isn't everyone's cup of tea but I just love this tag, the texture and colour draws the eye to the skull which is just awesome! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and looking and I look forward to seeing your beautiful cards in the challenge 

Bye for now 


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