Wednesday, May 16, 2018

My 2Crafty Chipboard May DT Reveal
Part One

Hello friends, thanks for stopping by my blog.
Today I have another layout to share with you for 2Crafty Chipboard.

 2Crafty Chipboard used....
"Special" title
Leafy Shrub Set #1
Sharon's Butterflies
Flowering Clusters

After doing a mixed media background I set about 
altering these various chipboard pieces.

The "Special" title was basecoated with white acrylic paint
followed by a spray of Lindy's Gang spray in "Pineapple Paradise".

I had sprayed Lindy's Gang "Peony Scralet Red" spray on my background & so 
I decided to repeat it on these NEW "Flowering Clusters" chippies for a tone on tone look.

I also repeated the same thing on the "Sharon's Butterflies"
but I added a little glitter to these as well. I do love glitter.

I had some small left over pieces of "Leafy Shrub Set #1" on my 
desk so I decided to heat emboss them in a dark bronze/black colour & 
add them in under the edges of my 49 and Market flowers.

Another layout complete. Hope you like it.
Until next time...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May DT Reveal for Heartfelt Creations
NEW "Coneflower Stamps & Dies"
Foldout Card

Hi there friends, thanks for calling by. Today I have a "Foldout Card" I created for 
I love this NEW stamp set & it looks great in so many different colour combinations too. 
Pop over to the blog to see what all the other girls created using the same stamp set.

I stamped these beautiful flowers, die cut them with the matching dies
& then simply coloured them with Distress Inks. Too easy.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used... 
Click HERE to find all these new products
Blossoming Coneflower Stamp Set HCPC-3826
Blossoming Coneflower Die Set HCDI-7180
Garden’s Edge Coneflower Stamp Set HCPC-3828
Garden’s Edge Coneflower Die Set HCD1-7182
Backyard Blossoms Stamp Set HCPC-3827
Backyard Blossoms Die Set HCD1-7181
Fleur Border Basics Die Set HCD1-7120
6x6 Foldout Cards HCCF1-445-1 (used as a template)
Backyard Blossoms Paper Pad HCDP1-290


<p> <b>Other Products: </b>
Cream cardstock, recycled kraft cardstock, corrugated card, string, Distress inks in “Squeezed Lemonade”, “Fossilized Amber”, “Rusty Hinge”, “Vintage Photo”, “Peeled Paint”, Cinnamon Stickles, border punch (any will do)

</p><p> <b>Instructions: </b>
I have used one of the foldout cards as a template & have cut one out of a cream cardstock, this way I can create this type of card in any colour, however because cardstock is only 12” & these cards are 24” long when folded out, you have to create a little hinge, out of the same cardstock used, (on the inside) to join the two halves. I have actually border punched this hinged piece so it looks pretty & yet is practical too.

Next step is to cut three border strips out of a contrasting karft coloured cardstock using the “Fleur Border Die Set” & stick onto card.

I have then proceeded to stamp, in the above coloured inks, enough floral pieces to create my flower clusters. I have actually used two pieces of each coneflower & slightly offset them & used foam dots to give these gorgeous flowers some extra dimension.

Don’t be afraid to snip the various foliage into pieces & add them in here & there around the coneflowers to create three lovely floral clusters.

Now tear a small piece of corrugated card approximately 3”x 1.5” & stick to bottom front corner of card.

Until next time...

Monday, May 7, 2018

My May DT Reveal For 49 and Market
Part One
"Sweet Memories"

 Hello there 49 and Market fans. I am back again today to share another layout that
 features my new baby granddaughter again. Her Mummy & Daddy had a newborn 
photo shoot when she was born & so I have all these amazing newborn photos.
I just have to use them up because I love them all so much, however this layout 
would suit any age feminine photo, not just a baby photo.

49and Market Products Used…
NEW soon to be released “Sweet Reflections” papers
“Tattered Garden” Laser Cut Embellishments
“Butterfly HarvestLayered  3D Embellishments
Vintage Shades – Sage Cluster Blooms
Seaside Blooms i Cotton White
1787 Stamp Set By Pascale B

 Now the papers I have used today are BRAND NEW, not even on their website yet. 
They will be released in a few weeks time & I thought I would give you a little sneak peek.
 I definitely think this is their best range to date. It took me about three hours to decide 
which paper to use because they are ALL sooooo nice. This NEW collection is called...

 I have teamed these NEW papers with their
“Tattered Garden” Laser Cut Embellishment Sheets. 
They really are a perfect match.

As always this paper collection has the most amazing details too.
This one is called “Singing the Blues”. I added a little stencilling for an extra touch.
 The diamond patterned paper at the top is called “Reflections”. They go so beautifully together.

Here you can see poking out some of the  
“Butterfly Harvest” Layered 3D Embellishments too.

The flowers I have used here are the 
“Vintage Shades – Sage Cluster” & also the “Seaside Blooms” in cotton.

I also sprayed a couple of white ones from an older range in a blue to match in as 
well as a few blue ones from the “Laser Cut Embellishments” as well.

 All this gorgeous chipboard is from 2Crafty Chipboard.

Well there you have it, another layout complete. 
I will be back later in the month with more.

Until then…

Thursday, May 3, 2018

My First DT Reveal For Heartfelt Creations
"Treasure & Enjoy"

Hi friends thanks for stopping by.
Today I have my very first post as part of the NEW
I am so happy to be part of such a great team.

This layout was actually part of my DT application to them,
and here we are today & it is up on their blog. I am a happy lady.

I have hand made every single flower & leaf on this layout
using their "Sweet Peony" stamp sets & matching dies.

It is a bit hard to see in the photos but there is 
lots of glitter & sparkle happening here.

I have also used one of the larger stamps from this collection on my background, 
heat embossed to create a resist & then sprayed it with some Lindy's 
"Hottie Patottie Pink" spray to create a watercolour background.

All the gorgeous chipboard is from 2Crafty Chipboard.
I thought I would do it in plain black to make a nice contrast.

If you are interested, there is a full set of instructions below....

HC PRODUCTS USED                              
NAME  “Treasure Enjoy”  Scrapbook Layout By Di Garling
HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Stamp Set
HCDI-7173 Small Sweet Peony Die Set
HCPC-3821 Peony Bud & Blossom Stamp Set
HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Stamp Set
HCDI-7110 Classic Rose Die Set
HCDPI-288 Sweet Peony Collection Paper Pad

Other Products:
OTHER PRODUCTS  Lindy’s Hottie Pattottie Pink spray,  Stampin Up Ink in Whisper White, Hero Arts Embossing Powder in white, Distress Inks in Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Pickled Raspberry, Dress My Crafts Sparkling Dust, Stampendous Crushed Glass Glitter in Black & Silver, white cardstock, small amount of black cardstock, 2Crafty chipboard, Flower Shaping Tools. TWO PHOTOS  3”x 4”

 Not applicable
PARAGRAPH 1   Using the Small Sweet Peony stamp set & Black Soot Distress Ink, stamp several different flower images. Then  using the Classic Rose stamp set & the Black Soot ink, stamp four foliage flourishes. Be sure to stamp multiples of the medium flowers as we are going to layer those up.

PARAGRAPH 2   Die cut out all the flowers & foliage.  

PARAGRAPH 3    Using the above three coloured inks,  colour a selection of grey, black & pink flowers. Colour the four flourish foliage pieces with the black in making sure to leave the veining detail visible. Now turn them all over & give them a very light spritz with some water. Now using some flower shaping tools, shape all the pieces to give them a realistic look. The water will help make this process easier & it also helps them to maintain their shape once dry.

PARAGRAPH 4   Once all flowers are dry you can commence adding some sparkle. To all the black flowers add a little glue to their middles & add a sprinkling of black crushed glass glitter. To all the pink & grey flowers add some silver crushed glass glitter to the middles. If you don’t have any crushed glass glitter, then ordinary glitter would work fine.

PARAGRAPH 5   For a selection of both the grey & black flowers, randomly add a little glue around the edges of their petals & sprinkle with some “Sparkle Dust” or something similar. This has no colour so it takes on the colour of the flower & adds loads of sparkle & shimmer to your flowers. Set aside to dry.

Until next time....