Monday, 22 January 2018

Monday Bee Crafty DT post - Distress Oxide Ground Elder

Hi bloggers, for my Bee Crafty DT project this week I got to play with some new stamps I recently purchased, and of course my gorgeous Distress Oxides... I honestly have so much fun playing with these and trying to come up with beautiful backgrounds.  I really like the look I achieved using the 2 colours below, and think it really works well with the black wildflowers.


What you will need - 

What to do -

  • Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white card slightly smaller again.
  • Take the oxides and smoosh them on a blending mat, spritz with water and drag the white card through it.  Dry with a heat tool, then repeat - occasionally flicking water droplets until you achieve the look you want.
  • Stamp the ground elder using Versafine ink, then heat emboss using clear embossing powder.
  • Repeat this with the sentiment.
  • Use Wilted Violet oxide ink to stamp the style wire border.
  • Mat this on to the black card, and glue to the card blank.
If you are looking for some other fun ways to use these fab stamps then head on over to the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog to see what my team mates have been up to.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Hunkydory DT samples - Spring Days & Country Life Deco-Large

Hi everyone, I'm back to share my latest DT samples for Hunkydory's recent launch of the designer Deco-Large collection 'Spring Days & Country Life'.  There are some absolutely beautiful images in this collection - perfect for Easter cards, Birthdays, New Home... 


This is an easel box card, perfect to combine card and gift together.  The drawer slides out and can be filled with chocolates, candles, jewellery.


A 7" x 5" easel card.


A 6" x 6" easel card.


A 8" x 8" card.


A 8" x 8" card.


A 7" x 7" card.


A 8" x 8" card.


A 8" x 8" card.


A 7" x 7" card.


A 8" x 6" card.


A 7" x 5" easel card.


A 8" x 6" card.

This was my first play with a Deco-Large collection, and I found it really relaxing to sit and layer up all the decoupage layers then create a card using them.

I'll be back soon to share some more of my DT samples with you all, until then happy crafting!

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Monday, 15 January 2018

Monday Bee Crafty DT post - Silhouette Trees

Hi bloggers, for my blog post this week I'm sharing the samples I made for Bevs recent Bee Crafty shows on Hochanda...how stunning are these new stamps!!! I absolutely love them, and had such fun making my cards.

Materials


I created my background using Spiced Marmalade & Frayed Burlap Distress Oxides, then simply stamped the tree and animals using Versafine ink.  I finished by adding some shadow under the animals feet, and a sentiment.


I made my background by adding some Salty Ocean & Chipped Sapphire Distress inks to an acrylic block, I then spritzed this with water and placed it on to the centre of a square of white card.  I left this in place for a few mins then removed the block and dried using my heat tool.  I stamped the tree using Versafine ink, and finished by adding some ribbon, and a stamped sentiment.


This was such a simple card to make... I blended some Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide through the circle template, stamped the tree using Versafine then simply matted and layered up.  Using black card as my mat layers really makes the image pop!


I stamped the elephant over a square of white card using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, then matted this on to some rainbow mirri card.  I finished by adding a stamped sentiment.


I created this background by first blending Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed & Picked Raspberry Distress Inks over a piece of white card.  Once I'd done this I then blended Black Soot Distress Inks over the top of the entire card, darker at the edges and over some places, and leaving other places lighter to give a look of the Northern Lights.  I finished by stamping the tree using Versafine, and adding my sentiment.


I created the background by blending some Salty Ocean & Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides over a square of white card.  I then took the Drops Dinkable and used a baby wipe to randomly blot over the card.  I stamped the birds using Salty Ocean Oxide, then stamped the pylons using Versafine ink. I finished by adding my sentiment, then matting on to black card.


I created the background by stamping the branches of the tree using Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide, then blending some Frayed Burlap around the edges.  I next stamped the sentiment in the centre of a die cut circle, then stamped the birds in Cracked Pistachio & Faded Jeans, again blending some Frayed Burlap around the edges.  

That's it for today peeps, I'll be back soon with another project to share with you.  Please pop over to the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog and take a look at all the beautiful things my teamies have been making.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x


Sunday, 14 January 2018

Dawn Bibby Creations & Craft Buddy - Cream Treasure Chest DT samples

Hi everyone, for my blog post today I am sharing the DT samples I made using the beautiful Cream Treasure Chest by Dawn Bibby Creations & Craft Buddy which launches today on Hochanda at 6pm.  This is a stunning kit, the colours are gorgeous and it's filled with papers, ribbons, flowers, and embellishments.

This is a 6" x 6" card made using some of the papers, toppers, flowers and bows from the treasure chest, I took the cream paper and tore a strip off it then blended Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges of both papers before gluing to the card blank.  I stamped the sentiment using the Vintage Dreams stamp set.  I took some of the gorgeous lace flowers and coloured them using the Moonshine Solvent pen then used hot glue to attach to the card before adding beige gems to the centres.  I also coloured the silver butterfly using the pen, and used hot glue to attach this and the flowers and bow to the card.  I finished by adding some more pearls to the upper left corner.


This 6" x 6" card was made using the Vintage Memories stamp set, Bundled Sage Distress Ink, Onyx Black Versafine ink, Layering Circle Dies, lilac gems and Moonshine Solvent pens.


This 6" x 6" card was made using papers from the kit.  I stamped the chair using the Vintage Memories stamp set, and paper pieced it using the gorgeous green paper from the kit then coloured the rest of it using the Moonshine Solvent pen.  I took the cream paper, ripped two strips off it and used Bundled Sage Distress Ink to stamp the script from the Vintage Dreams stamp set.  I glued this to the centre of the green paper then distressed the edges of the papers.  I glued both to a square of gold mirri card before attaching to the card blank.  I finished by adding a sentiment and some pearls (coloured with the solvent pen).


I created this 6" x 6" card by taking a square of white card and embossing the Summer Vintage Beauty stencil on it then blending Picked Raspberry & Twisted Citron Distress Oxide randomly over it.  Next I randomly stamped the script (Vintage Dreams stamp set) using Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink.  I used the second smallest layering circle to cut an aperture in the centre of this card.  I cut another square of white card slightly smaller and stamped the sentiment (Vintage Memories stamp set) in the centre of this, then glued both pieces of card together before matting on to black card.  I finished by adding some stamped butterflies (Vintage Memories stamp set) and pearls.


Easel card made using papers, flowers and bows from the treasure chest.  I also used some green ribbon, green gems, lace leaves (coloured using Moonshine Solvent pen) and the Vintage Dreams stamp set.


Centre step card decorated using paper from the treasure chest, silver glitter card, grey card from the Neutral Shimmer card, Vintage Memories stamp set and some pearls.


7" x 7" card made using the Vintage Memories stamp set, pink organza/satin ribbon, silver embellishment, heart gem, some pink pearls and the Moonshine Solvent pens.


7" x 7" card made using the silver glitter card, silver card, laser cut frames, silver embellishment & large sparkle gems and clear gems.


Homer decor project made using 3 of the pearl resin frames decorated with the grey flowers from the treasure chest, and 2 of the large heart gems (coloured with Moonshine Solvent pen).


Close up of the centre frame showing my 2 boys.


Close up of the top frame showing my eldest son when he was 3.


Close up of the bottom frame showing my youngest son when he was 3.

As always the products by Dawn and Craft Buddy are amazing...I really loved creating all these samples and when you get to use such good quality products it's easy to create some great pieces of work.  I hope I've helped to give you some ideas of ways you can use these lovely items, and if you have any comments or questions then please to get in touch.

I'll be back soon to share some more projects with you all.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Imagine Design Create DT post - I'm A Gamer

Hi everyone, I’m sharing a new card with you this week for my Imagine Design Create blog post.  I am using the fabulous Retro Gamer and Gamer Quotes stamp sets, and have designed the following card.


What you need

What to do
  • Cut 2 pieces of white card slightly smaller than the card blank
  • On one of the white squares stamp the squares using the Distress Inks down the left hand side, and use a water brush to colour.  Cut a circle aperture in the upper right corner using a die.
  • Place this over the other white piece of card, and using a pencil, draw around the aperture.  Stamp the aliens using both Distress Inks inside the circle, and then carefully erase the pencil mark.  Use foam pads to attach the aperture card to the other, and glue to the card blank.
  • Use Wilted Violet to stamp 2 sentiments, attach one to the side of the aperture using glue.  Cut the other one out, and mat onto another piece of white card with green edges.  Attach to the card with glue.


Please pop over to the Imagine Design Create blog to see what my teammates have being getting up to .

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Monday, 8 January 2018

Monday Bee Crafty DT post - Violin

Hi everyone, I'm back up on the Bee Crafty blog today to share another one of my DT projects with you all and I'm playing with my Steampunk stamp bundle again...this time it's the turn of the lovely violinist and I wanted to make her look quite vintage.


Materials
What to do
  • Cut some brown card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white card slightly smaller again.
  • Take the white card and randomly blend both of the Oxides over it, then stamp the Violinist and the sentiment using Vintage Photo.
  • Next blend Vintage Photo through the Dinkable randomly over the card, then mat this to the brown card and adhere to the card blank.
I really love the finished look of this card, and think it suits the stamp...I'll be back next week to share another project with you all, and if you pop over to the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog you will see some beautiful creations by my teammates.

Happy Crafting!
Hugs, Lorre-Anne x


Saturday, 6 January 2018

Dawn Bibby Creations & Craft Buddy DT samples

Hi everyone, for my blog post today I'm sharing the samples I have made for Dawn Bibby Creations & Craft Buddys 'Crafting Favourites Bundle' shows on Hochanda today (8am, 11am & 2pm).  This is such a stunning kit, full of fabulous crafting goodies such as flowers, ribbon, lace, gems, glitter card and pens.  I was honestly speechless when my kit arrived and sat for ages just looking at all the gorgeous elements... and the glitter card is amazing!!!! It doesn't shed when you use it so you don't end up with glitter stuck all over you and the house.


7" x 5" card made using Vintage Dreams stamp set, Country Garden Flourish die set, pens and gems from Crafting Favourites Bundle


7" x 5" card made using Vintage Dreams stamp set, Periwinkle Flourish Die Set, metal butterflies, pens and gems from Crafting Favourites Bundle


Close up showing the metal butterflies and clear gems coloured with the pink pen.


Inner panels of my faux book decorated using the Vintage Dreams stamp set, Country Garden Flourish die set, pens and gems from bundle and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide.


Outside of the faux book decorated with the gem strip, and front panel created using the Exotic Posy stencil and some of the larger clear gems from the kit.


Front cover of my decorated notebook.  Materials include silver glitter card from main bundle, metal butterflies, Layering Circle die set, flowers created using the Exotic Blossom and Exotic Flourish die sets and Floral Messages stamp set.


Side view of the finished notebook


Spine of book decorated using silver hearts


6" x 6" card made using silver glitter card, gems and leaves from main bundle, Floral Messages stamp set, Exotic Blooms and Exotic Flourish die sets.



Close up showing the gorgeous gems, leaves and silver glitter card which is included in the Crafting Favourites Bundle.


6" x 6" card made using Dawns Layering Circle dies, Exotic Blossom die set, metal flower, (lace, ribbon and gems from the main bundle).


6" x 6" card made using lace, and flowers (coloured using pens from kit) from main bundle, Exotic Flourish die set, Vintage Dreams stamp set and Antique Linen & Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.

I really enjoyed making these samples for Dawn, and can't wait to get these stunning stamps out again to make some more cards.... and maybe even some home decor projects as they'd work brilliantly!  I'll be back soon to share some more of my DT creations with you all, until then happy crafting.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x