Monday, 11 November 2019

Craft Heaven DT - Nutcracker Christmas Card


Today I have a special card to show you that I have created to give to my daughter this Christmas using gorgeous Christmas papers from Maja Design's Christmas Season collection: Deck the Halls and Vintage Red Light.  I have adorned the 'belly band' with some pretty vintage seam binding and a snowflake charm from Craft Heaven.


Remove the 'belly band' and we glimpse the hint of a snow scene created with Magnolia Doohickey dies.  What could be waiting for us inside?


The Nutcracker ballet!


Here is the full scene of the Sugar Plum fairy dancing while the Nutcracker looks on.  I have added sweet gingerbread houses, glittery trees and snowflakes to create the magical land of sweets!


As always I have painted the images with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  My Sugar Plum fairy is Spellbound Tilda from the Spellbound Kit.  I removed her ice-skate by removing the ink from that part of the stamp before stamping so that she is a ballerina.  For the Nutcracker I have used Tilda from the Christmas Party Collection.  I have added tiny star shaped gems from my stash around the pair.


I have used the Theatre Curtain from the Once Upon a Time Collection to frame the 'stage'.  To get the opposite curtain I have reverse stamped it.  The curtains are also painted with Distress Inks.


I have used the Tim Holtz Pine Tree die to cut the large, glittery tree and Doohickeys for the rest of the scene.  The snowflakes are from Doohickey Volume 23.  I have added Stardust Stickles to the snow on the gingerbread houses and the white trees.


 The large snowflakes on the front are from Vintage Box Volume 4.


I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  To discover more projects using the gorgeous Maja Design Christmas papers pop over to the Craft Heaven Blog.

Friday, 1 November 2019

TOMIC #8 - Blue & Brown

 

Good morning!  It is time for another challenge over on the TOMIC blog, and this month our theme is 'Blue and brown'.    This was the perfect colour combination to provide me with an idea for my dad's birthday card.  I always find men's cards tricky!  The papers are all from Maja Design.


I painted the Dot Muffin stamp from the A Little Yummy For Your Tummy collection with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I then added 'Dad' with some alphabet stamps from my stash.  I created the background for the muffin with two different sentiment stamps: Happy Birthday, from the You Are So Special collection, and It's Your Birthday, from the Yay It's Your Birthday collection.  The muffin has been curved to add a realistic shape and added to the card with foam pads.



You can see how it curves in this photo!  I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this month at TOMIC.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Craft Heaven DT - Embossed Anniversary Card



Good morning!  Today I have an anniversary card to share with you using one of my favourite papers from Maja Design's Denim and Girls collection.


I've used the gorgeous heart frame die from Magnolia to cut the card shape, and the Love Heart background stamp from the Love Collection as the main focus of the card and embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I've also used lots of Frantage around the edge of the heart shape, which I've cut by hand.


The gorgeous seam binding, key charm and flowers are all from Craft Heaven.


I have gathered and glued lace from Craft Heaven around the central heart and added some tiny heart gems from my stash.


I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Craft Heaven DT - Halloween


 Good morning!  Today I am back with another card for Craft Heaven for our Halloween theme.  As I don't have any of the new Halloween stamps I wanted to find a Halloween use for another stamp.


This Masquerade Tilda, I decided, is perfect for the job.  I've seen lots of Halloween themed masks like that when I've been out shopping.  The backing paper is from Maja Design's Celebration collection.  I used masks of letters to ink around to create the ghostly looking Boo! sentiment.


I've used the pumpkin Doohickeys from Volume 6 along with a swirling vine from the same collection.


The cobweb diecut is also from Volume 6 and I've added a spider charm from my stash along with lots of cheesecloth to add to the cobweb look.


I hope you like it and thanks for looking!


Saturday, 19 October 2019

Craft Heaven DT - Autumn Card


Good afternoon!  Today I'd like to share my latest card for Craft Heaven.  We are using an Autumn theme this week.  As I'm really not kean on orange colours on my cards I decided to use the reds and browns of autumn leaves together with a grey paper from Maja Design - the sky is always grey in Autumn right?!


I used the gorgeous Summer Dream Art Stamp kit but painted the flowers as though they are poppies and cornflowers - both of which are still flowering in my garden!  As always I have painted the image with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I also added some stickles to the dots around Tilda.


How cute is the bird house Doohickey?  I love it!  I have also used the stunning tree Doohickey from Volume 22.


The Autumn leaves were also cut with a Doohickey from Volume 22.  I cut them from kraft cardstock and then used Distress Inks to colour them.  The hessian style Doohickey is also from Volume 22.


I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  Pop over to the Craft Heaven blog for more inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

TOMIC #7 - Monochrome


Good morning!  It is time for another TOMIC challenge and this month our theme is 'Monochrome'.  


I have masked together Wine Relaxing Tilda and the Stone Stairs from the Let's Go! collection and painted them with Vintage Photo for a sepia look.  The papers are from Maja Design and I have added some stamping to them with various Magnolia post stamps.


The cameo is from my stash and the lace and cherry blossom is from Craft Heaven.


I have used the Scalloped Tag Doohickey along with a key charm from Craft Heaven and some recycled twine.


The Scrapiniec element is also from Craft Heaven.


I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at TOMIC this month.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations.  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 1 September 2019

TOMIC #6 - Clean & Simple


Good morning!  Today I'd like to share my card for our September challenge over on the TOMIC blog, 'Clean & Simple'.  Not an easy one for me, I always want to add things, but luckilly I needed a card for my brother's birthday.


I have painted the Phone Booth stamp with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  The 'Brother' sentiment is a die cut I have in my stash.


 I added a little doodling in a couple of corners using a fine line pen before mounting the card front on black, kraft and white cardstocks on 3D pads to add some dimension to the card.


I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at TOMIC this month.  Check out the rest of the team's gorgeous creations on the blog.