Gorgeous Girl

Hi Everybody,

thanks for your lovely comments. As always they were very much appreciated. Yes a lot of work went into the little book from my last post, hence a quick card today.

Gorgeous Girl

Finally I made a card using this Gorgeous Girl Stamp from docrafts.

Just a quick description, which I posted on my Creativity Gallery at docrafts.com

you need: 5×7 inch folded base card, grey card, a scrap of cream, light and darker blue card, blue baker’s twine, blue button, xcut stitch border punch, corner rounder, flower punches/cutting dies, gingham paper from Bouffle collection, Gorgeous girl on swing stamp, grey ink, Promarkers to colour, white card for stamping on, black Memento ink, pearl
Punch along the top and side edge of your base card using the border punch, cut 2 lengths of twine and weave through your punched border. Stamp and colour your image, cut the grey card and paper to fit, mark where you need to stamp the scalloped border and then stamp the border using grey ink. Die-cut or punch flowers from cream grey darker and light blue card and layer as seen in the photograph. Round the corners as shown in the photo and mat and layer your grey card, paper, grey card and coloured image. Then tread the twine through the button and tie in a bow. Add sentiment, flower and pearl to finish.

Off to pack up the caravan. Back again next week with some more projects.

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Christmas Baubles

Hi Everybody,

How time flies. Another week has almost passed, and I thought I’d share this quick Christmas card with you, one of the project I shared in my docrafts creativity gallery. I have also been trying to be a bit more creative in the way I photograph my cards, please let me know what you think. So here it is …

Christmas Baubles

I went to my local ‘The Works’ the other day and found this lovely Papermania Urban Set of 9 stamps called Noel. Of course I had to buy it and use it to make this sweet card.  I stamped the snow flake twice and embossed one in silver and the other one in gold. I then stamped the robin in red dye ink before punching out my stamped images using a circle punch, alternatively you could use nesting dies to cut them out.

Next I edged the shapes using red ink and punched my red border using the Xcut looped border punch. For the patterned background I cut a square from the packaging of the stamps and rounded one corner. I also cut a larger square from red card to mat my patterned paper on. I attached my background to my square base card and attached the looped border in place using 3D foam

I then made 3 bows from red baker’s twine and cut three lengths of twine to attach to my baubles. To do this I adhered some very sticky double sided tape to the back of one bauble, attached one end of a piece of twine to it and looped the other end through one of the loops in the border, cut it to the desired length and adhered it next to the other end on the back of my bauble. I then added 3D foam pads and twisted the twine before adhering my bauble into place. I then repeated the process with the other two baubles, each time shortening the length of the twine a bit more.

To finish off I added some snowflake sequins and gems to the embossed snowflakes, picked up some ink with a blender pen to colour the robin, added some highlights with a glittery gel pen and some gems to the punched border.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for all your lovely comments.

See you soon … until then ..

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂