Card Making

My English Country Garden

Hello all!   Today, ¬†we have a new challenge starting over at Moving Along With The Times, this fortnight, with the theme of “English Country Garden” which seems to fit perfectly with the heat wave we’ve been having in the UK! I’ve been out in the garden more and enjoying the flowers which are in… Continue reading My English Country Garden

Card Making · Video

Video: Embossing with Dies

Hello fellow crafters!

Today, I have exciting news! More exciting news – how on Earth do you cope ūüėČ Today, I have published a video (my very first!)¬†on my YouTube channel! (Can you tell how excited I am from the sheer number of exclamation marks I’m using?) Anyway,¬†I have been thinking about doing a video before but been a bit hesitant (I’m not really keen on the sound of my voice – but is anyone?)

For todays card, I embossed the largest My favourite Things Pierced Rectangle die into an A6 Kraft card base with the Spellbinders embossing tan mat. I think that this is a great way to add a little interest to a one layer card whilst keeping it clean and simple.

Embossing with Dies (2)

I then stamped the cupcake image from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Blueprints 1 set in Versa Fine Onyx Black ink, which did bleed slightly but I think that was down to the very textured card I used and the fact the image had very fine lines.¬† I also stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages¬†– this was once joined together, however, Emma’s scissors took a liking to them, so they can now be stacked!

Embossing with Dies (3)

I used coloured pencils to colour the image Рthe way I blended the pencil is by simply adding layers of the colour beginning with the shadow and working my way to the highlight until I get a smooth gradient.

I’m also going to be entering this card into these challenges: Creative with Stamps “Manly/ Masculine Card“, Stempelgarten¬†Challenge “A Card for a Man“, Catch the Bug “Masculine“, Craft for the Craic “Something Masculine“, Morgan’s Art World “Happy Birthday“, QKR Stampede “One for the Guys” and Craft Rocket Challenges “For a Man or Boy“.

Take a look at the video and let me know what you think (obviously, only if you’d like to ūüėČ )

Emma x

Card Making · Moving Along With The Times

Vellum Background + News!

Hello fellow¬†crafters! I am very pleased and excited to tell you that I have joined Design Team for¬†the Moving Along With The Times Challenge blog! My first card as a design team member will be posted on the 12th May… however, I’ve been so excited that I’ve made it already – I can’t wait for… Continue reading Vellum Background + News!

ATC · Card Making

Using a Hole Punch to make a Stencil

Hello! Back again¬†with another challenge entry, for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this time, which, has the theme of “Let’s Do The Polka”. I really enjoyed making the ATC for the Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge so decided I would make another using the third largest tag die from My Favourite Things, just using… Continue reading Using a Hole Punch to make a Stencil

Card Making

Resisting Watercolour with Masking Fluid

Hello, I was looking through my card stash recently and found there was a serious lack in ‘male-ish’ cards. So, after getting a couple of new products¬†last week along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with the theme of ‘Resist’; this card was created. I took a piece of Daler and Rowney Extra Smooth… Continue reading Resisting Watercolour with Masking Fluid

Card Making

Embossing on Acetate

Hello, Have you ever found a stamp/die and just thought “such-and-such” will really like that? Well, the other week, I bought the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Blueprints 1 stamp set and noticed the sewing machine¬†image which I thought would be perfect for someone who is code named “sew special” because if they saw this before… Continue reading Embossing on Acetate