My Lovely Friends,

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Our 40th Wedding Anniversary

Hi guys, I thought I'd show you a card I made for my hubbies 40th Wedding Anniversary card,

Yes we've been married 40 years!!!!!!!! I mean what!! lol

So as you know I can do fluff but you can't really do that with a mans card can you?
He's got the layers and distress look though,

So the card is made with smooth white card stock which I then covered around the edges with distress ink on the front, randomly letting it have stronger depth of colour in some places then others,
I used quite a few products by Lisa Horton on it too,
Taking a smaller piece of card stock I did the same thing, but after colouring it I added some vintage photo on the edges then distressed over that with my distress tool, (scissors can work for this too)

I glued this in place on my card,
Using the fabulous postcard effect stamp from the edge stamp set by Lisa Horton I stamped it three times onto smooth card stock, then I roughly tore all the way around them, it doesn't matter there not perfectly even on each one or the same size when torn, add some vintage photo distress ink around the edges to give a vintage look, (40 years vintage get it!!)

I then popped the three together simply gluing them in the middle and staggering the layers as shown,
when dry I wrapped some rustic looking twine around them and tied it with a loose knot and bow, I then glued these in place on my card too,

I took one of the fabulous stamps from the Textures stamp set and added some texture look without needing to add height around the outer edges of the postcards and along the outer edges of the card, some going off the card so you only see a hint, these I stamped using the vintage photo distress ink again, it helps keep the theme and vintage look, I also used the same ink for the Celebrate text  from the In the loop stamp set, which again I just randomly stamped here and there,

Onto the postcard section, which I fab as it is I wanted to add a little more layering which as you know is more me, so I took one of the grey board hearts again by Lisa and coloured the top with some red from a copic pen, this coloured fab without needing to add Gesso first, when dry I added some stamping with another of the textures stamps again in the vintage photo D/I, I Glued this in place then took on of Lisa's greyboard keys which I had again coloured with a copic pen and glued this over the top of the heart,

I finished off the card with the number 40 cut out with the numbers dies again by Lisa, using the same texture stamp as on the heart, again I also lightly distressed the edges,

Well I hope he likes his card, we're having a take away tonight, no fancy meal out or holiday, thanks to  Covid again!!Lol

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Catch up soon, 
Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Create Art

Hi guys, On Lisa's last show she had the most amazing MDF Bookcase with grey board spines and covers to make books for the inside, were you lucky to get some? you will love them if you did,

Here's what I did with mine,

As you can see they came with enough grey board to make 4 books, two with wider spines and two slightly less, also on the show was some of the fabulous Stamperia papers from the Roses and Laces collection, I had some in  my stash so I used them on my samples, using the papers to make some of my embellishments too,
I'll start off with the MDF bookcase, it is so easy to put together by simply gluing with a wet glue on the edges were they connect together, I added some of the papers both on the inside and outside too,

I used the papers for the outsides of the books as well,

This one I left fairly plain to show you don't have to over embellish them for them still to look awesome,

I also left this one plain inside with only the paper showing as you can finish off the insides a few different ways to add the signatures,

So as you can see on this one I have simply used some good thick card stock to fit in the spine section, I then simply wrapped some black cord around a few times to create a base for the signatures to be threaded through, you can use string, elastic, cord or twine as I have, the papers are cut to size and glued down on either side to finish it off,

For two of the books on the outside I again used the papers, making some tags and one of the strips of paper from the paper collection, cut down and distressed on the edges with my distress tool (scissors work too) and some distress ink, then I layered them up with some 3D foam pads and used one of the clocks from the papers on the book front too, this I again distressed, To finish off the front of my book I added the gorgeous MDF flower which also came with the main bookcase collection, simply colouring them with some of the fabulous Mica's Lisa sells,

Here is another of the decorated books again using some of the tags I created and also using some more MDF pieces that again came with the main collection, I again painted the paint brush with some of the Mica's sealing them with a little hair spray afterwards,

On the inside I created another card with twine wound around for the signatures /pages, I used some more of the black card stock for some and white water colour card for the other, 

I then used some more of the Mica's and some of the fabulous stamps to create some art on a couple of the pages,

To finish the Bookcase off I added the four metal feet which again came with the main bookcase collection on the show,

Just another view of the finished books and Bookcase, 

Well I do hope you managed to get some and you enjoy using your creativity to create your projects, don't forget we would love to see them, 
Lisa has a Facebook group were you can show anything you make with her products and there's even a set challenge every month too, check it out,

Also Lisa has a blog which you can check out here, with all the DT posts on with some amazing projects, 

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Happy 90th Birthday Mum

Well as you've probably seen in my title it's my Mums 90th Birthday today,
We had all sorts planned for the day all of which has had to change,

Still she can have her card which I created using some gorgeous papers by Prima and some of my handmade foamiran flowers,
I haven't been making flowers for a little while as I got a new puppy plus I was looking after my daughters new one too, they are growing up a little now so I had some more time to create, as you know handmade flowers take time!! lol

I created the flowers using lady E Design dies, Flower 004 for the larger ones, Tiny flowers for the trailing ones and the leaves were made out of Leaves 003,

I used 0.6 white foamiran coloured with Geletos, on both sides of the petal edges,

The leaves I cut out of  a paper pad, simply adding a little distress ink on the edges,

Stamens came from 14 Craft Bar,

 I used a some pale pink 0.6 foamiran for the tiny flowers too, keeping the white plain,

To finish off the card I used Lisa Hortons Companions collection Numbers die, using some of the same papers, this die has a matching stamp set which can be bought from Lisa too,

Well off to celebrate in a very strange way, social distancing here we come!!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Aperture stencil scene card

Hi guys, I'm here today to show you a card I created for Lisa' Horton to show on Create and Craft tv, I created a more traditional style card making a scene using one of the circle aperture stencils which were on the last show, these are really useful and they also come with the inner circles to use as masks too, 

They also do Rectangles too which again have the inner sections, both of these stencils have so many uses and ways to create with them,

So onto my card

Simply place your chosen larger circle size stencil onto some card having first removed the inner section, and taking some sort of ink, I used distress inks with some green at the base of the circle to create the look of bushes, keeping inside the circle stencil, then I went over the top of the green with a little darker green, which gives the bushes depth, keeping the circle stencil in place I then  used some blue to create the sky simply going around the edges only,
at this point remove the circle stencil and using one of the smaller ones place were you want a sun to be, simply use distress inks in the circle as before, remove the circle stencil and use the smaller circle mask over the top of the sun you created, then add your first circle over the scene as before,

I found taping the circles stencil down with easy lift tape helped at this stage, then holding the smaller circle mask in place go around the circle going slightly more into the centre with the blue to create the sky again, I  did this lightly by simply holding my blending tool softly to create a halo effect around the sun, where the blue and green met above the bushes the colours mingled to create another effect which again gave depth to the scene,

I mat and layered some white and black card to create the card base, wrapping some twine around the top layer which has the scene on, 

I took One of the Butterflies from the Majestic butterflies stamp set and stamped it onto some watercolour card, I then painted the butterfly with some distress re-inkers in colours that toned with the scene, after cutting it out I slightly bent the wings upward and glued the body of the butterfly in place,

I finished off the card with two of the verses from the butterfly stamp sets Majestic Butterflies and Wings and Things then added some of the gorgeous pearls which Lisa also sells,

Check out Lisa's online shop That Craft Place LTD  too for some more products which are available if in stock two weeks after the shows on Create and craft

Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, 27 March 2020

Sample Book Made With nested Flag Dies

On Lisa's last show on Create and craft, she showed you the fabulous Nested Flag dies, these were very popular and I wanted to show you a way of using them that could also be helpful too,

I used the largest die for the base and the front of a little sample book, I die cut two of the larger ones in card stock, for the front of one of them I  die cut some of the fabulous Capri papers and adhered it on top of the card stock, this became the top piece, then I stamped one of the fabulous images stamps that were also on the show and coloured it, I tend to colour mostly in distress inks and these stamps coloured beautifully, I added a little of the Mermaid tails glitter on the glitter pot too,

When dry I cut out the image with the next sized down die from the set, this fits perfectly showing a gorgeous amount of border all the way round,

For the inside I cut some more of the largest die shapes, I used some of the awesome smooth paper off Lisa, along with one of the stencils from the show, this gives an idea of how the stencils look for a guide to keep for reference,

I did this on another one too, using  A different colour from the first, you can of course use the same all the way through,

I again did the same sort of thing with this page, of course it can be a way of keeping any samples of work as a reference, ie the Mica powders, or stamping, or for just a general note book too, 

The pages are all held in with a metal ring which can be opened to take out or add more pages as required,
I hope this has given you an idea of how versatile the dies can be,

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz