Monday, 21 August 2017

Imagine Design Create DT post - Live life in colour

Hi everyone it’s time for me to share another Imagine Design Create DT project with you for my latest blog post.  I have used the Colour Splash A7 stamp set, and kept this card very clean and simple with just a splash of colour.

What you need

What to do  –
  • Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank and white card slightly smaller than this.
  • Stamp colour splashes in various Distress Inks over a central masked panel of the card. 
  • Cut another piece of white card the same length as this and approximately 2” wide, use Versafine to stamp a sentiment towards the right side, and mat this onto some black card.  Use foam pads to attach this over the middle of the card so you just see a little of the colour splashes.  Add 3 black gems beside the sentiment.


If you have any questions or comments then please do get in touch as I'd love to hear from you.  If you're looking for some more inspiration then head on over to the Imagine Design Create blog and see what my team mates have been up to.

Until next week, happy crafting!
Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Monday Bee Crafty DT post - Distress Oxide Love

Hi everyone, it's time for my weekly blog spot on Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty showing my latest Bee Crafty DT project.  This week I got my Distress Oxides out again - they leave a lovely chalky look to your finished project, but it doesn't rub off on your fingers!  


What you will need to make this card -
What to do -
  • Cut 2 squares of white card, one slightly smaller than the card blank, and the other slightly smaller again.  Take the larger of the two, and blend Faded Jeans Distress Oxide around the edges, then glue to the card blank.
  • Take the other square of white card, and using Faded Jeans Distress Oxide, randomly stamp the retro dash & dots stamps over it.  Mat this to the card blank.
  • Apply some lines of Distress Oxide to your blending mat (all 3 colours), and spritz liberally with water until you see bubbles appearing and the ink brightening - this is it reacting with the water.  Take another square of white card and dab it in to the mixture.  Dry with a heat tool, occasionally flicking water droplets, and repeat until you are happy with the finished look.
  • When dry, take the heart Inkables and draw lightly round it in pencil.  Cut out.
  • Ink up the Love WORDage using Faded Jeans Distress Oxide, and stamp in the centre of the heart.  Use foam pads to attach to the centre of the card blank.
That's it until next week, as always if you have any comments then please do let me know... I love to hear from you :-)

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x


Friday, 18 August 2017

The Daring Cardmakers Guest Designer - Challenge 3

Hi everyone, for this weeks Daring Cardmakers challenge the theme is Action...could be action related, film/ camera related etc.  I decided to go for camera as I already had the ideal stamp in my stash, this is actually one of my favourite stamps, and I just love the sentiments in it!


Materials -
  • 7" x 5" white card blank
  • Black, pink and white card
  • Say Cheese stamp set by For The Love Of Stamps
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink
  • Kuretake Zig pen (025)
  • Glue & Foam pads
What to do -
  • Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and pink slightly smaller again.  Mat the pink to the black, and glue to the card blank.  Cut some white card slightly smaller than the pink.
  • Use Versafine ink to stamp the film stamp across the middle of the white card, and then mat this to the card blank.
  • On spare white card stamp the camera, sentiment and some hearts.
  • Cut and mat the sentiment onto pink and black card, and attach to card with foam pads.
  • Add some colour to the camera and hearts using the Zig pen and a water brush.
  • Use foam pads to attach the camera to the card, and glue to attach the hearts.
Remember to have a look at the Daring Cardmakers blog to see the fabulous creations by the design team, and if you have time you could always submit a card of your own too.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x


Monday, 14 August 2017

Imagine Design Create DT post - Retro Gamer tag

Hi everyone, I wanted to share a tag with you this week for my Imagine DesignCreate blog post that I made using the fantastic Retro Gamer and Quotes stamp sets by Imagine Design Create.



What you need


What to do
  • Rub the Distress Oxides on to a blending mat and spritz with water until you see bubbles.  Dab the tag into the inks, dry with a heat tool, and repeat until you get the desired look (Flicking water occasionally).
  • Use Broken China and Vintage Photo to randomly stamp images over the tag.
  • Stamp the sentiment and a few blocks using Vintage Photo, cut out, and attach to the tag using foam pads.
  • Finish off by tying some twine through the hole at the top.

That's my DT project for this week bloggers, I'll be back next week to share another with you all.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Monday Bee Crafty DT post - Dylusions Flower Heart

Hi bloggers, it's Monday so that means it's time for me to share a new Bee Crafty DT project with you all on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog... and this week I have got my Dylusions out again!  I wanted this weeks project to be bright and fun... and I think this fits the bill.  I also wanted to show how versatile these fabulous stamps are, and so I've used the medium Style Wire Heart to make a flower.

What you will need -
What you need to do - 
  • Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white smaller than this - and using a wet wipe blend some Tangerine Dream around the edges of the white card.  Mat this on to the black card, and glue to the card blank.
  • Cut another square of black card smaller than the orange edged square, and a piece of white smaller again.  Using a wet wipe blend some Bubblegum Pink all over the white square of card. When dry (which takes no time at all) randomly blend Black marble through the feather template.  Mat this on to the black card, wrap some ribbon around the left hand side and glue to the card blank.
  • On a spare piece of white card, blend Tangerine Dream over the entire piece, then use Versafine ink to stamp out 5 hearts - cut these out and use 3D glue to attach these to the card in a flower shape.  Finish off by adding a black button in the centre of the flower.
I quite enjoyed using my Dylusions again and think I might just leave them out on my desk so I can play with them again.  I'll be back next week with another project.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x










Friday, 11 August 2017

The Daring Cardmakers Guest Designer - Challenge 2

Hi bloggers, it's Friday again (where did that week go!!!) and it's time for another challenge over at The Daring Cardmakers... this week the challenge was set by Enfys and the theme was Unnatural Colours, things that you don't usually see in nature!  Had to get the thinking cap on for this one, and decided to have a look through all my stamps to see what I could use.  When I found this little giraffe by For The Love Of Stamps it had to be him, and he had to be rainbow coloured - fits the bill right, I mean how many rainbow giraffes do you see everyday lol.


Materials -
  • 6" x 4" white tent fold card
  • Black & white card
  • Another Year Taller stamp set by For The Love Of Stamps
  • Kuretake Zig Clean Colour Pens
  • Onyx Black Versafine Ink
  • Pink & white twine
  • Watrebrush
  • Glue & Foam pads
What to do -
  • Cut some black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and some white slightly smaller again.
  • Mix some water with the Kuretake pens, and using a brush flick the colours over the white card.  When dry mat wrap some twine around the left side, and mat this to the black card, and glue to the card blank.
  • On spare white card use Versafine ink to stamp the giraffe, colour him in using the Kuretake pens, and cut out.  Use foam pads to attach to the card blank.
  • Finish by adding a stamped sentiment.
If you'd like to take part in this challenge then head over to the Daring Cardmakers blog and add your entry.  Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x


Monday, 7 August 2017

Monday Bee Crafty DT post - Hello You

Hi everyone, it's Bee Crafty time again, and my turn to share a project on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog.... for this week's project I wanted to make a CAS card.  I've only used 2 stamps, and 2 Distress Oxide colours along with black Versafine ink.  This was a really quick little card to make, and a perfect card just to say you're thinking of someone.


What you will need -
What to do -
  • Cut 2" off the card blank to get a 6" x 4" tent fold card.
  • Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white card slightly smaller again.
  • Take the white card and use the Oxides to stamp 'Hello You' down the left hand side, alternating the colour each time.  Mat this onto the black card, and glue to the card blank.
  • On spare white card, stamp the large butterfly using Versafine, and add some colour using the Oxides and a water brush.  Add some glue to the body of the butterfly only, and attach to the card - this leaves the wings free to be raised off the page a little to add some dimension to the card.
That's another project completed, I hope you liked my CAS card, an as always if you have any comments please do get in touch.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x