Thursday 25 April 2024

Birthday Wishes

 Hi and welcome.

Linda Callahan is our sketch hostess at Freshly Made Sketches this week and I took a few liberties to come up with this card.

The die-cuts were from a previous crafty session so this card was reasonably simple to put together. 

The gold frame was die-cut using two oval frames stacked together.  I added it to a white card base, arranged the flowers and then added a NBUS hot-foiled sentiment on black.  

As an aside, I placed my first crafty order since January last week, in the hopes that getting new stuff will inspire me.  Fingers crossed!

Thanks for visiting.  Please check out the wonderful cards made by the rest of the design team.

Products used:

Ink:  Sage, Pastel Sunrise, Vanilla Cream, Coral Bliss (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White, Black, Sage (Spellbinders), Coral Crush, Peach Bellini, In the Buff (MFT), Cream (SSS), Matte Gold Foil
Dies:  Be Bold Blooms, Essential Stylish Ovals, You Are Everything Sentimenst BetterPress (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Gold Hot Foil


Thursday 18 April 2024

Flower Cart

    Hi all and welcome to my blog.  Today's card is for the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches where our sketch hostess is Jen Mitchell.

I flipped the topmost panel to the other side to fit better with my die-cut but other than that, I stuck pretty closely to the sketch.  This is the first time I'd put together this flower cart die and it was pretty easy.  The card base is kraft and I added some patterned paper and some thin slivers of Forest cardstock top and bottom to help define the layers.

The sentiment was white heat-embossed onto the same Forest cardstock and added to complete the card.  

Thanks so much for visiting.  Please head over and check out the fabulous cards made by the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Elegant Sentiments (Waffle Flower)
Ink:  Versamark, Rocky Shore, Jade, Coral Bliss, Industrial Diamond, Volcano Lake (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Neenah Desert Storm, Velvet Rose, Forest (Spellbinders), Amarena Cherry, Gravel Gray, Hot Fudge (MFT), Guava (Lawn Fawn), Ocean Tides (PTI), Grain & Grunge (Honey Bee Stamps)
Dies:  Market Cart Builder (Honey Bee Stamps), Elegant Sentiment (Waffle Flower)
Accessories:  White EP


Friday 12 April 2024

Big Things

Hi and welcome to my blog.  Today's card is for the latest challenge at Tic-Tac-Toe where I went with the left-hand column of Stencil-Green-Foliage.

This background panel was a mistake because I put everything upside down on the Glimmer machine so it embossed the cardstock and didn't transfer the silver foil properly.  I kept the panel for months and months because I quite like the look and thought it worked well with this stenciled and hot-foiled leaf.

The sentiment is silver embossed onto black.  I gave this card to my daughter when she ventured into a classroom for the first time on her first placement at a high school as part of her teacher training.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Products used:

Stamps:  Detailed Leaf (Pink Fresh)
Ink:  Versamark, Sea Shore set (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White Black
Dies:  Detailed Leaf Hot Foil and Die (Pink Fresh), Quadrant Backdrop Hot Foil (Pink Fresh), A2 Rectangle Stax 1 & 2 (MFT)
Accessories:  Silver hot foil, silver embossing powder, Detailed Leaf stencils



Thursday 11 April 2024

Embossed Day

Hi and welcome!  Today's Freshly Made Sketch challenge was designed by Jennifer Timko and I took a literal route to come up with this card.

Please excuse the watermark.  My daughter borrowed my laptop so I had to make do with a very basic text overlay!  I pulled out Beautiful Day for this card and stamped the layering images before die-cutting.  I arranged them onto a dark gray circle die-cut and then onto a dry-embossed lighter gray panel.  I finished with a die-cut sentiment, using direct-to-paper to get the same colour shadow panel as my leaves.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Please check out the fabulous cards made by the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew)
Ink:  Amalgam (Gina K.), Orange Sorbet, Pastel Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Misty Morning, Cloudy Sky (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White, Steel. Gray, Gravel Gray (MFT)
Dies:  Beautiful Day (Altenew), Just a Note Posh Script (Memory Box), Infinity Circles (Hero Arts)
Accessories:  Four Petal Flowers Embossing Folder (Spellbinders)



Thursday 4 April 2024

Berry Boxes

Hi all and thanks for dropping by!  Today's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches was designed by Judy Rozema and at first I was at a loss for how to use it.  Then I had the idea of frames and from there it sort of became a Christmas card.

We've just finished a 4-day long weekend for Easter and, boy, was it good to have those extra two days.  I actually enjoyed a few hours in my craft room and enjoyed putting this card together.  Onto a black card base, I added three thin gold foil cardstock frames.  I added a hot-foiled sentiment into the bottom frame and then popped in some hot-foiled and stenciled leaves and berries into all three frames.

No other embellishments as there is quite a bit of gold already 😄

Thanks so much for visiting.  The design team have some fabulous cards so please head over and check them out.

Products used:

Ink:  Volcano Lake, Lagoon, Crimson, Velvet (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Black, Gold Foil Cardstock
Dies:  Winter Berries Frame Hot Foil and Die (Pink Fresh), Holiday Florals Background (Spellbinders), A2 Thin Frames (SSS)