Thursday, 24 May 2012

Sunny day in the garden

Hello on a lovely sunny day,only downside we are all at work! But it is wonderful to have the opportunity to come home and sit in the garden in the evening with that favourite glass, enjoying the evening sun and I have just the card to put you in the mood.
This is a double pocket card, there are tutorials out there that will tell you how to put this together! This one is an example that Kay Rutter demonstrates when showing you what you can do with the Hougie board, it uses an A4 sheet of thicker paper or even thinner card.
The stamp used was Flynn in the garden Sarah Kay. Hope you feel inspired, and enjoy your time in the sunshine.
Thank you for popping by and for the lovely comments, it really is nice to know you are out there X x

Sunday, 13 May 2012

A potter in the garden

What a beautiful sunny day it is today... I hope it is wherever you are too.  I have spent a very successul morning in the garden, trimming, weeding and generally tidying. ... on a day like today I really thought it appropriate to post this pretty card on my blog.
I do hope you like her too, she is a Sarah Kay stamp.  I have stamped her hat twice and decoupaged it.  The whole image was stamped using a dye based ink so that I could faintly colour in the bow on the hat,  pockets and her summer top.  I have covered the flowers in her hand with flowersoft.
The pealised paper used to matt and layer was first embossed using my big shot.  The delicate corners were die cuts from cheery lynn.  A double bow, tied with my bowmaker completes the card.
Thank you for passing by to have a look... Happy crafting X x

Thursday, 3 May 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY... on a drizzly day in May

This really is a very pretty card, one we have made during the workshops.  I love the simplicity of the colours, they work so well together!  The stamp I have used is one from Sarah Kay, the butterflies are the little embosslit dies beautiful wings, the corner stamp is from clarity.  The little ferns have been punched out using pearlised paper.
To make the flowers you need three scallop circles, I used the stampin up punch to punch them out of  navy cardstock. Then pass them through a crimper (also available from stampin up), this is to break the fibres of the cardstock.  Then carefully flick the edge of the scallop and tease each scallop apart so that you have six shapes.  Place three together and attach with a brad in the centre.  Then dampen slightly with a water spritzer and screw gently in one hand.  By screwing up the card and rearranging the petals you can get the desired effect of real flowers.
I hope this doesn't sound too complex and that you will have a go as the results really add something to this card!
Happy crafting.....and thank you for stopping by.
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