Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Bee Crafty time


Hi everyone, thought it was time for another tutorial and I have decided to use my Bee Crafty stamps.



What you need -
  • Bee Crafty Backdrop Frames Style Wire Heart
  • Bee Crafty Style Wire Borders Set
  • Bee Crafty WORDage Love stamp
  • Bee Crafty Inkables Template (Heart)
  • Bee Crafty Inkables Template (Oval Lace)
  • Candied Apple Distress Ink
  • Onyx Black Versafine Ink
  • Blending tool and foam pad
  • 6" x 6" white card blank
  • White and black card stock
  • Glossy Accents
  • Star Dust Stickles


Position the heart Inkable over a piece of white card slightly smaller than the card blank and blend Candied Apple through the template.

Once finished it should look like the image above when you remove the template.

Next, take the oval lace template, and blend some more Candied Apple through this.

When finished it should look like the image above.

Ink up the large Style Wire heart with Onxy Black Versafine ink and stamp this in the centre of the red heart.

Choose a border from the Style Wire Borders set - a tip I find useful is to balance my stamp block with another stamp on either side of the one I want to use!  This ensures that the block won't rock during use, and should result in an even stamp.  Ink your border up using Versafine and stamp along the top and bottom of the card.

Mat this on to a piece of black card which is slightly larger.

Using Versafine, stamp the word Love in the centre of the heart.  
Attach to the front of the card blank using glue.

Using Glossy Accents follow the writing and leave to dry.


Finish off by adding some Stickles around the Style Wire Heart.

That's it....I hope you like the finished card and I hope you'll have a go at making it yourself.  Please ask if you have any questions, and I'd love if you'd leave me a comment letting me know what you think.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Monday, 13 March 2017

Say Cheese take 2

Hi all

Been a lovely relaxed day here for a change with time to craft....so decided to get out the Say Cheese (For The Love Of Stamps by Hunkydory) set of stamps again and get stamping.  I wanted to make a little 5" x 5" card this time round, and this is what I came up with.



To make this card you will need -

  • 5" x 5" white card blank
  • black organza ribbon
  • white & black card stock
  • Say Cheese stamp set
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink
  • Candied Apple & Black Soot Distress Inks
  • Glossy Accents


  1. Randomly stamp film reel over the entire card blank using Versafine ink, ensuring you go over the edges of the card.
  2. Repeat this with the 'We Click' sentiment using Candied Apple DI.
  3. Tie a piece of black organza ribbon around the left hand side of the card.
  4. On spare card stock stamp the photo image using Black Soot, cut out and mat onto black card.  Using Versafine, stamp the heart into the center of stamped photo, and colour in using Candied Apple.  Stamp the sentiment on the photo using Versafine.
  5. Stamp the main sentiment using Versafine, cut out, and mat on to black card.
  6. Add both image and sentiment to card using foam pads.
  7. Finish off by adding Glossy Accents to the heart.

The photo below shows the Glossy Accents on the heart.


As always if you have any questions let me know, and I love to read your comments so please feel free to leave me some.

Hugs. Lorre-Anne x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Say Cheese

Hi bloggers

I'm back with another card made using the fab stamps by For The Love Of Stamps by Hunkydory.  I wanted to make a card using the Say Cheese set and came up with this....


This is a fab set to work with and comes with a large camera, smaller camera, polaroid photo, film reel, and sentiment stamps.

What you'll need to make the card -
  • 7" x 5" white card blank
  • white and black card stock
  • Say Cheese stamp set
  • Black Onyx Versafine ink
  • Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink
  • Glue, Foam Pads 
  • Glossy Accents
  • Black gems
  1. Cut a piece of black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and a piece of white card slightly smaller than this.
  2. Put some Mermaid Lagoon DI on a blending mat and spritz with water, use a paintbrush to splash some of this randomly over the white card stock.
  3. Take the film reel stamp, and using Versafine, stamp this in 2 rows across the middle of the card.
  4. Stamp the large camera using Versafine, and colour using Mermaid Lagoon DI, once dry add some glossy accents.  Cut out.
  5. Stamp the sentiment, using Versafine, on to a piece of spare white card stock, cut out and mat onto black card.
  6. Attach both the Camera and sentiment using foam pads.
  7. Finish off by adding a few black gems.
I hope you like my finished card, I'd love if you could leave a comment as I love to hear from you.

Until next time, hugs
Lorre-Anne x



Saturday, 4 March 2017

For The Love Of Stamps DT Samples - Delightful Decorating

Hi all...time to show my samples from this latest launch of For The Love Of Stamps goodies by Hunkydory ...next up is the fabulous Delightful Decorating!  I really love this set of stamps, and had to stop myself after 5 samples or I could've kept going!!


One of my fave samples I have made....Simply blended Distress Ink (Ripe Persimmon, Mermaid Lagoon & Squezzed Lemonade) through the splatter marks on the mask, stamped out three paint pots and coloured those in using DI, and added some glossy accents to make the paint look realistic!  Finished off with a sentiment.


Another really easy card to make...used Distress Ink (Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean & Peacock Feathers) to stamp the strips of paint.  Stamped 3 rollers using Versafine, and coloured the pads using DI, then cut them out.  I used foam pads to adhere these to the lines of paint, and finished off with a sentiment.


Decided to get the Brushos out for this card...I love my Brushos, they are fabulous to work with and you can create some amazing backgrounds with them!  I sprinkled some Ost Blue, Brilliant Red, Lemon and Leaf Green on to white card, and spritzed with water to create this background.  I thought it fitted the sentiment, and I finished off with 2 stamped paintbrushes.


I like the freshness of this card, and it was made simply by blending Distress Ink (Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade) all over a square of white card.  I then took the mask, and continued to blend Twisted Citron through the various sections.  The main topper was made by stamping the paint pot and lid using Versafine, and was coloured in using DI.  I matted all on to black card, and this really made the card pop.


This card took a bit longer to make, and the background was achieved by stamping various images using both Versafine ink and Seedless Preserves DI.  I also blended some Hickory Smoke DI through the dots section on the corresponding mask.  To achieve the various colour blends on the colour chart I simply varied the amount of water I added to the Seedless Preserves DI.  I finished of by adding a banner to the bottom of the card, on which I stamped a paint pot and the lid, on either side of the sentiment.

I could have continued making cards using this amazing stamp set, and probably will do so as I think it is just perfect for those New Home cards...I hope you like seeing my samples as much as I enjoyed making them.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

For The Love Of Stamps DT samples - Beautiful Babushkas

Hi all....well it's time for my last blog post for this latest launch from For The Love Of Stamps by Hunkydory.  My final set of samples were made using the Beautiful Babushkas, and aren't they just adorable!


Made using the Beautiful Babushkas stamp set, corresponding mask, and Distress Inks (Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade & Cracked Pistachio).




A6 card made using the stamp set and coloured in using Chameleon pens.


Very easy card to make using the stamps, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, and Chameleon pens.

That's all my samples shown for the March For The Love Of Stamps launch...I hope you liked them and will have a go using these fabulous stamps yourself.  Please do get in touch if you have any questions or comments as I'd love to hear from you.  Until next time...Byeeeee!

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

For The Love Of Stamps DT Samples - Pizza Passion

Hi all....I'm back with some new samples from the latest For The Love Of Stamps launch (by Hunkydory). First up is Pizza Passion, perfect for all those pizza lovers out there!


Simple card made using the pizza toppings as a background, and the pizza and sentiment as the main image.  Everything was coloured in using Chameleon pens



The above card took a little longer to make as I had to stamp out, and colour in, 23 pizza slices!  I drew a rough outline of a heart on some white card and glued each of the pizza slices to this, and trimmed off rough edges.  Again I used my Chameleon pens to colour in, and finished off with a sentiment and some Nuvo drops.


The majority of this card was made using the corresponding mask, and Distress Ink (Tea Dye, Twisted Citron and Mustard Seed) was blended though various sections.  A stamped pizza and sentiment finished off the card.


I hope you liked my chosen samples, and if you have any comments I'd love to hear them.

Be back soon with my next post featuring some of the new stamp sets and masks.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Saturday, 4 February 2017

For The Love Of Stamps DT samples - Hoppy Easter

Back again with my second blog post For The Love Of Stamps by Hunkydory http://www.hunkydorycrafts.co.uk/ launch - this time using the Hoppy Easter stamp set and mask - this set is ideal for getting all those Easter cards done but also could be used for general cards too as there are a couple of sentiments there suitable for everyday cards!



I opted for a 5" x 5" card this time, and thought it would be nice to go for pinks and purples this time round.  I cut some white card slightly smaller than the actual card, and randomly blended Milled Lavender and Tattered Rose Distress Inks around it, I then took the mask and blended some Milled Lavender through the chevron markings (again randomly over the card).  I matted this on to a piece of purple paper (Pretty Pastel paper pad) slightly larger in size, and glued this to the card blank.  I cut another piece of white card, the same length as background and the width I liked, and using Versafine stamped eggs over it.  I coloured the eggs in using my Chameleon pens ( PK3 and PR4), and matted this on to some purple paper too - I tied some white organza ribbon around this panel and attached it to the card blank with foam pads.  I stamped the bunny using Versafine and coloured it in using the Chameleon pens, cut it out, and used foam pads to attach it to the panel.  The card was finished off by adding a sentiment.


I love this card and is one of the ones which doesn't scream Easter but shows how versatile this stamp set is.  It's a 6" x 4" card and was so simple to make.  I stamped the sentiment using Versafine ink randomly over the entire card blank front, and tied a piece of black organza ribbon around the top.  I took 2 of the white and silver oval die cuts and stamped the bunny on to the larger one, and the sentiment on to the smaller one.  I coloured the rabbits ears and feet using Spun Sugar DI, and his bow tie using my Chameleon marker (BK4).  The ovals were attached to the card blank using foam pads.

My final card is a 7" x 5" card, and I thought 'why not have a bunny juggling Easter Eggs!'.  I cut white card stock slightly smaller than the card blank, and another piece slightly smaller than this piece.  I took the larger piece and blended Peacock Feathesr DI around the edges.  On the other piece of card I used Versafine to randomly stamp eggs and flowers all over, then coloured them in using Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers - I then matted this on to the larger piece using glue, and attached to the card blank.  I cut another 2 pieces of white card stock ( one measuring 4 3/4" x 3 3/4" and one slightly smaller) and took the larger piece and again blended Peacock Feathers around the edges.  I took the smaller piece and stamped the bunny at the bottom, and the sentiment at the top.  On scrap white card I stamped 9 small eggs, coloured them in then cut them out.  These were attached around the bunny using foam pads to look as if he is juggling.  This panel was matted onto the larger panel, then attached to card using foam pads.  I finished off the card by adding my usual Star Dust Stickles to give a wee bit of sparkle.

That's all my samples finished for this months launch, I hope you liked them and will have a go at making some of your own.  Please do get in touch to let me know what you think.  

Till next time...Happy Crafting!
Hugs
Lorre-Anne
x