Thursday, 21 September 2017

Imagine Design Create DT post - playing with the new stencils

Hi everyone, the fab news is Imagine Design Create have brought out their own range of stencils...and they're amazing!  I got a chance to play with some of them this week, and for my blog post this week I'm sharing a couple of cards I made.

What you will need


I inked through the circle and stripes using distress ink, and highlighted sections of the circles using a white gel pen.  I matted this on to black card, and glued this to the card blank.  I finished off by adding a stamped sentiment to the centre with foam pads.




I inked through one of the circle stencils using Twisted Citron, and through the smaller circles using Picked Raspberry.  I tied a piece of pink ribbon around the side of the card, and then matted this on to a pink edged card, then a green edged card before gluing to the card blank.  I finished by stamping a sentiment in the bottom circle using Versafine ink.


I hope you like my designs using the new range of stencils, pop on over to the Imagine Design Create blog to see some more fab projects my team mates have made.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Monday, 18 September 2017

Hochanda samples for Bee Crafty

Hi everyone, for this weeks Bee Crafty blog post I'm sharing the samples I made for Sam's recent shows on Hochanda.  

Materials - 


I cut white card slightly smaller than the card blank, and blended a circle of Squeezed Lemonade DI in the centre of the card.  I then used Versafine ink to stamp the moon on this yellow circle, masked it off then carefully blended Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord distress inks all over the rest of the card - heavier at the edges and lighter towards the centre.  I then used Versafine to stamp some wildflowers along the bottom, then blended Black Soot DI around the edges of the card.  I finished by adding some ticker tape sentiments, and some white gesso paint flicks.


I cut various mats and layers from white and black card stock.  I took the smallest white square and blended Candied Apple Distress Oxide through the heart easy frame, I then flicked water droplets on this and dabbed with some kitchen roll.  I placed the inkable heart over, then flicked some Black Soot Distress Oxide over the card.  I finished by adding some faux stitching with a black pen, some ticker tape sentiments and a few butterflies.  I matted and layered and glued to the card blank.


I cut various mats and layers from white and coloured card.  On the smallest white square I blended some Spiced Marmalade through the maple leaf, I then placed the actual leaf over the blended leaf and blended some Vintage Photo around the edges... this gave the 3D effect seen above.  I stamped a bird using Vintage Photo, used a water brush to add some colour, and added a few ticker tape sentiments.  I finished by adding some gems, matted and layered and glued to the card blank.


I masked off an area of the card and blended some Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron in it, I kept the masking tape in place and then using Versafine ink to stamp the wildflowers.  I carefully removed the masking tape, added a few stamped butterflies and a ticker tape sentiment.  I finished by adding some gems, before matting to some black card and attaching to the card blank.


I cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white card slightly smaller again.  On the white square of card I blended some Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord through the circle easy frame.  Keeping the circle template in place, I used Versafine ink to stamp the wildflowers.  I finished by adding some ticker tape sentiments and a few gems before matting to the black card, and attaching to the card blank.


I cut brown card slightly smaller than the card, and white card slightly smaller again.  I used a scoreboard to score lines across the white card, then blended some Vintage Photo around the edges before matting it to the brown card and gluing to the card blank. On spare white card I blended various colours of Distress Ink through the maple leaf template, and cut each leaf out.  I arranged these around the card, and finished by adding a sentiment and some stamped butterflies.

I really enjoyed playing with these stamps, and I hope you like what I designed using them.  Please pop over to the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog and you can see the fabulous creations my team mates have came up with.  I'll be back next week to share another project with you all.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Imagine Design Create DT Post - I don't need to get a life

Hi everyone, for my post on the Imagine Design Create blog this week I have used the Retro Gamer stamp set, and decided to stick with only one main colour plus black for this card.  



What you need

What to do
  • Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank and white card slightly smaller again.
  • Use Lucky Clover to stamp aliens over the entire piece of white card, mat this to the black card, and glue to the card blank.
  • Stamp the quote on a piece of white card using Versafine ink, cut out and mat onto black card, and attach to the centre of the card using foam pads.

I really enjoyed making this card, I love the simplicity of it but it looks so effective.... I think this will make a perfect card for my eldest son's 10th birthday in February!  That's my DT project finished for this week bloggers, if you're looking for some inspiration then head over to the Imagine Design Create blog to see some designs by my team mates.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x




Monday, 11 September 2017

Monday Bee Crafty DT post - Wonderful in every way

Hi bloggers, I'm back up on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog with my weekly Bee Crafty DT project, and this week I'm using my Distress Inks.  I decided to ink through the lace template this time round to get this nice bright effect.


What you will need -
What to do -
  • Cut black card slightly smaller than the card blank, and white card slightly smaller again.
  • Take the white card, place the template over the top,, then randomly blend Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves through it.  Remove the template, and mat the card on to the black card, then glue to the card black.
  • Using Versafine ink, stamp the flowers out, and add some colour using a water brush and the inks.  Attach to the upper left hand side of the card using glue.
  • Finish off the card by stamping the sentiment using Versafine, cut out and mat on to black card.  Attach to the card using glue.
If you're looking for some more inspiration then remember to check out the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog where you'll find lots of projects from the Design Team.  If you have any questions then please do leave me a comment and I'll get back to you.

Be back soon with another card to share with you all.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x


Thursday, 7 September 2017

Imagine Design Create DT post - Rainbow Happy Birthday

Hi everyone, I wanted to make a really colourful card this week and thought rainbow was the way to go.  I decided to use the Dear Mum set of stamps by Imagine Design Create.  Now even though this set is titled ‘Dear Mum’, that doesn’t mean it can’t be used to create cards for other people – the card I have designed below is suitable for male and female, and for young or old alike.


What you need to make this card

How to make this card
  • Take the smallest white square of card and stamp the sentiment in each colour of Distress Ink from top to bottom down the centre.
  • Take the remaining squares and blend a different Distress Ink around each one.
  • Mat each square on to the next size, and glue all to the card blank.


That’s my project complete for this week, if you have any questions or comments please do get in touch.  If you're looking for some more inspirational ways to use these fabulous stamps then pop over to the Imagine Design Create blog.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x


Monday, 4 September 2017

Monday Bee Crafty DT post - Samples for Hochanda

Hi bloggers, for this weeks post I'm sharing all the samples I made for the recent Bee Crafty shows on Hochanda last Friday.... and it's Halloween!  I've had so much fun using these stamps, I've never really made any Halloween cards before, so this was all new to me.  The stamps by Bee Crafty are amazing....

What I used -


7" x 5" card made using Distress Inks


6" x 6" card made using Distress Oxides


6" x 6" card made using Distress Oxides


8" x 8" card made using Dylusions sprays


Lustre Luxe tag


Twist & pop card - Distress inks


Twist & pop open


Twist & pop partially open


Tag made using Distress Inks

To see what my team mates have been getting up to pop over to the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog.

I'll be back next week to share another DT project with you all...until then happy crafting!

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Imagine Design Create DT Post - Flamingo Fun Twisted Easel card

Hi everyone, for this week’s Imagine Design Create DT project I got to play with the fabulous Flamingo Fun stamp set… I love it!  This stamp just screamed to be coloured in hot pink, and that’s exactly what I did.  I wanted to make an easel card this week as I wanted to show the Pastel Paradise papers off in the best way I could.


What you need –



 What to do –
  • Take the card blank, and score diagonally from the top right corner to the bottom left corner across the front panel.  Cut another piece of white card measuring 6” x 6”, and to this glue a square of pink paper (from the Pastel paper pad) matted on to hot pink paper.  Tie some ribbon around the left hand side, and add a bow.  Take this panel and glue it to the easel mechanism, only add glue to the bottom triangle so that the card will open and close properly.
  • Cut some yellow paper from the paper pad and mat this on to some hot pink paper, and glue this to the inside of the card blank.
  • Use Versafine ink to stamp the Flamingo, and colour in (I used my Kuretake pens but similar looks could be achieved using other mediums).  Use a circle die to cut it out, and mat onto a larger circle of hot pink paper.  Glue this to the front of the easel card.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Picked Raspberry, and cut out using a circle die.  Blend some Picked Raspberry around the edges, and attach to the inside of the easel card using foam pads (position this wherever you like as this will be the part which holds your easel open)


I hope you like my design using these new stamps, they’re great fun and I’d love to see what you make with them too.  Remember to pop over to the Imagine Design Create blog to see some more inspirational makes by my team mates.

Hugs, Lorre-Anne x