Wednesday 6 December 2023

A tag for a cookie jar


Hi There! I am making a few tags to add to my jars of cookies that I will be making nearer Christmas, so thought I would do a step by step 

I began by blending distress oxide ink in Lumberjack Plaid and Wild Honey on to a large tag.
Next I also blended a little Rustic Wilderness and also added a little water and splattered it on to the tag before setting aside to dry.
On a piece of dark green card, I stamped and heat embossed the Doodle Art Christmas tree before cutting it out.
Using white ink and a tag inkable I added some stencilling. 

I also stamped a few patches of script  using Rustic Wilderness ink. 
On a separate piece of card I stamped the sentiment and embossed in gold before matting and layering onto a scrap of the dark green card.

Finally I added the tree and the sentiment to the background along with a ribbon.
I used:
a Size 10 tag
Distress oxide inks in Lumberjack Plaid. Wild Honey and Rustic Wilderness
White ink
Versamark embossing ink 

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Tangled Tinsel journal page


Hi There! Are you feeling a bit frazzled at the mention of Christmas? Me too! This journal page is a reminder to me to not get my tinsel in a tangle with the preparations! Here is how it came together.

I began by painting a section of the page with black gesso.
Once this was dry, I used stickles gel through the star Dinkable from set 1 to add to the background. 
On a scrap of white card, I painted lines of the Dina Wakeley gloss drops in blended stripes.
When this was dry, I stamped and clear embossed the Christmas tree on to it, cutting it out carefully.
I attached it to the page using matte medium.
Using a scrap of the painted card, I stamped the tinsel mixed message, then stamped It's Christmas onto a piece of white card. I trimmed both carefully with scissors and added to the page.
Finally, I added some more stickles along some of the tree sections and onto the star. 
Here is the finished page once more. 

I used

Thanks for looking and I hope you manage to keep your tinsel untangled in the run up to the festive season! 

Wednesday 15 November 2023

Cool Christmas card


Hi There! Thought I would show you how I made this simple Christmas card this week. 

I began by blending Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord distress ink in the inkable. Then I splattered it with water and blotted it to get the snowy effect.
I used the small snowflake stamps from winter journaling girls and small words- winter around the frame using memento inks. 
I inked up the doodle art Christmas tree using the memento inks with purple at the top, blue in the middle and teal at the bottom. 
I used the same inks to watercolour some of the pattern and fussy cut around it. 
I matted and layered the panel to a 7x7 card and used sticky pads to attach the tree to the bottom left corner.
Finally I added a sentiment to the bottom right, also on sticky pads. 

I used:
Distress inks in Salty Ocean and Dusty Concord
Memento ink in Grape Jelly, Danube blue and Teal Zeal
White card
7x7" card blank

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 8 November 2023

New Stamps from Bee Crafty!

Hi There! Last Wednesday Two gorgeous new sets of Stamps and some fantastic MDF were launched on Bee Crafty's Facebook page. I had so much fun playing with them! For the first one I created the frame using Dina Wakeley gloss drops and the Circles 1 big one inkable. The tree was coloured with alcohol markers. 

I was aiming for a Christmas jumper type look for this card. The background was created using Texture discs set 2 and vintage photo distress ink.

The beautiful Doodle Art Christmas tree looks equally beautiful stamped and coloured or heat embossed. Here I stamped onto Kraft card and heat embossed using detail white powder

My next two cards were created by embossing in white on black and black on white, then cutting from the point of the star to the centre of the trunk. 
The first is quite plain but for the second I added a few red highlights and a border from freehand borders 2.
Ink blending and stamping in Distress inks (Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock feathers) were used to create this background. 

For this card I blended Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink from another texture disc from Set two, then stamped in Green Versafine Clair around the centre. The border was stamped with the same Lumberjack Plaid ink.
I stamped the tree onto shrink plastic, coloured with alcohol markers then shrank and placed into a clear plastic bauble with some chunky glitter
My final two cards were created during my Facebook live on the Launch day. 

You can find the Doodle Art Christmas tree stamp set here.
The Christmas Mixed Messages are here
They are available a a bundle here

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday 25 October 2023

New inkables Dragonfly card


Hi there! thought I would show you how I made this card.

I began by masking off the edges of a 6x6 card using stencil tape and blending Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink over it.

Next, I placed the brand new bubble stripes grande inkable over the panel and blended over some Lucky Clover distress oxide ink.
I removed the tape and splattered water over it, blotting away the excess after a short time.
Once it was dry, I stamped one of the freehand borders around the edge of the inked square.
I used versafine clair ink to stamp the sentiment, then set this aside.
On a piece of parchment paper, I stamped the dragonfly in versamark ink and sprinkled detail silver embossing powder over it. I then heated it using a heat tool.
I used the coordinating dies to cut out the dragonfly and attached it to the inky panel on the card using matte medium. 
Here is the finished card again. Leaving the ends of the wings without glue, means they flutter a little as you move the card. 
I used:
6x6 blank card
Inkables Grande - Bubble stripes
Distress oxide ink in Peacock Feathers and Lucky Clover
Versafine Clair ink in Black and Green
Parchment paper
Versamark ink

The new inkables Grande are really gorgeous designs. Perfect for larger journal pages as well as for card making. I can see I will use them a lot!  Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 18 October 2023

Cool Colours Journal page


Hi There! Here is a journal page I put together over the weekend. I thought you might like to see how it came together. 

I began by adding some blobs of Dylusions paints along the page edge and sprayed with water whilst the page was tilted to encourage it to run. 
Once this was dry I stamped bits of the script stamp in versafine clair blue belle ink over the page randomly. This is easier to do with the stamp off the acrylic block and a small area inked up. 
I sprayed a little salvaged patina distress oxide spray by the side of the paint, added a little water and let that run in the same way, blotting in a few places where it had pooled. This was left to dry
Next I took one of the tag inkables from set 4 and added grit paste through it over the painted area of the page.
Once this was dry I gently rubbed a little gilding wax over it. 
I stamped some freehand borders and journaling essentials  onto stamping tissue using the blue ink.
I stamped the words in black ink onto tissue too
Finally I added these elements to the page using matte medium.
Here is the page again.
I used:
Dina Wakeley 6x6 white journal
Dylusions paints in Blue lagoon, London blue, Periwinkle and Crushed grape
Distress Oxide spray in Salvaged Patina
Grit paste - there is a translucent and an opaque version. I used Translucent
Gilding wax
Versafine Clair inks in blue belle and black (nocturne)

I will be live at 8pm this evening over on the Bee Crafty Stamps Facebook page with more inspiration for our cool colours challenge.
Thanks for looking!