Thursday, 18 October 2018

October Blog Challenge card

For this month's blog challenge over on Let's Craft and Create the theme is paper strips instead of ribbon. Whilst sorting through my paper stash, I noticed I had a lot of random strips of paper from the same colour family but not quite big enough for a project. Ideal for a little card when combined together.


The card actually measures 6 x5 inches. I started by cutting my patterned paper into 1 inch strips. 
I chose 4 colourways that I thought went together well and started from the right hand corner, working down the card.
I left an equal gap around each paper strip as well as the outside border of the card

I used the same hammered card to die cut the word "hi" and backed it onto some red card to highlight it on the card.

I thought a nice red poppy would finish it off perfectly as well as highlight the patterned papers. The poppy was made using Fleurs Flower Forming Foam and the Tattered Lace swift poppy die.

I have used black card for the stamens with a black pearl in the centre of the flower. The leaf was from the Fleurs chrysanthemum leaf die set.

Tattered Lace Swift Poppy

This very fine foam is very pliable and durable, enabling you to make the petals of your flower very lifelike especially if you add colour to the edges. Adding a little more texture to your cards.

You could even make a selection of paper strip toppers from your paper stash and put them away to add to cards at a later date.  Less time pondering on a colour scheme when you need to make a card.

Pop over to the Let's Craft and Create blog page and see what the rest of the design team have been making. There is a $10 gift voucher for the winner.

Happy Crafting

Friday, 5 October 2018

Tattered Lace Strictly Fabulous DT samples

Following the launch of Strictly Fabulous collection from Tattered Lace on Create & Craft TV, I thought I would share my DT samples with you using the dies that I had to work with.
  • Charleston
  • Tango
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Staircase
  • Large Greeting card Platform

The above birthday card has been made using the Tattered Lace Charleston dies and Large Greeting card Platform without the spinner die.  I have used the matching charismas and My Craft Studio backing papers.

The spinner die from the Large Greeting card Platform die set gives movability to your cards using a cleverly designed mechanism created by Tattered Lace.  The slideshow gives you an idea of what it can do.

Here, the Tango dies have been used alongside the Cocktail Bar and Staircase dies which have all been decoupaged and using with their matching charisma papers and My Craft Studio backing papers.

The Tango die has been used here again for this 1st Anniversary card along with a few dies from the Staircase and matching backing papers from My Craft Studio.

For this cocktail menu I have used the Cocktail Bar dies with the matching My Craft Studio papers.
 I  have also used the Tattered Lace Precious Nested Book die set for the template of the menu.

Sometimes, just a single die is all you need on a card to get the message across.

Happy Crafting.

Autumn Card

For this months blog challenge on Daisy Chains, I am sharing a DT card made with this months Autumn theme in mind.

I used one of the mdf fairy doors from the Dreamees  kit to draw around for the template of my card onto kraft card and then used their Fantasy Fairydoor stamp set to make my little house for a mouse.
I stamped the door a few times to layer up elements of the door such as the panels, hinges, door knocker and window (which also has glossy accent on it).

For the leaves around the house and the mouse, I used the Dreamees Fall & Foilage stamp set onto some Tim Holtz kraft core nostalgic collection textured cardstock. I love this 10.8cn  x  14cm card pack by co-ordinations as it has 24 colours in matching hues with a few sheets of each and think these particular colours are perfect for Autumn leaves.

Fantasy Fairydoor

Fall and Foliage

The little mouse came from the Autumn Days stamp set, also by the Dreamees.

Although the little mouse looks very white in these pictures, it is actually a pale grey one.

Pop over to the Daisy Chains blog page and see what the rest of the design team have been making.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Tattered Lace Autumn Allure Collection Launch - DT Samples

Following the launch of Autumn Allure collection from Tattered Lace on Create & Craft TV, I thought I would share my DT samples with you using the dies that I had to work with.

  • Crystal Love Tapestry
  • SpecOWL Delivery Tapestry
  • Autumn Radiance (decoupage flowers)
  • Neverending Frames Tatting
  • Neverending Venise Frames
  • Neverending Corner Frames

An aperture card made using the Crystal Love Tapestry die and Autumn Radiance decoupage flowers.  The centre panel of the card has been raised and the die with its own charisma paper has been mounted onto pink vellum. The colour of the charisma image will vary depending on the paper/card that you print onto.  I wanted a pastel image for this card but you will notice the difference with the congratulations card how more vibrant the image is.

For this 21st Birthday card, I have used part of the Crystal Love Tapestry die along with the Autumn Radiance decoupage flowers and the Neverending Frames Tatting. They have been used with their matching charisma papers. This die is easy to snip into to adapt to the type of card you want to make. I only wanted the lady in the glass for this 21st birthday card for instance.

The same Crystal Love Tapestry die with matching charisma paper has been used for this congratulations card. The charisma was printed onto glossy cardstock and then die cut.


A Dutch style card made using the SpecOWL Delivery Tapestry die with the Autumn Radiance Decoupage flower dies and their matching charisma papers along with the Neverending Venise Frames/corner dies.

Using the same SpecOWL Delivery Tapestry die, along with the Autumn Radiance decoupage flowers and Neverending Venise frames with corners onto white pearlescent card. I have made an aperture easel card with snowy acetate for my snowy owl onto kraft card.

I thought as this beautiful barn owl die has tapestry in its name, that I would make exactly that. For this hanging tapestry, I have used the Autumn Radiance decoupage flower dies and Neverending Frames Tatting with corners. You could actually add a mini calendar to the bottom panel and make it into a hanging calendar.

I have used the SpecOWL Delivery Tapestry die with a bit of mixed media this time, making a tag using royal peacock megaflake gilding flakes by Indigoblu onto black card and a steampunk embossing folder, coloured with antique gold gilding wax.

I have added a little shimmer to the flower band on the decoupaged flowers to make them stand out.

I particularly enjoyed making this A5 pocket invitation.  It has an RSVP card in the pocket. I have used the Autumn Radiance decoupage flower dies with their matching charismas along with the Neverending Frames Tatting and corners.

Using the Autumn Radiance decoupage flower dies with their charisma paper and all the frame dies, I have made an easel draw card with notelets. A pretty and versatile collection of die which I enjoyed using.

Happy Crafting

October Blog Challenge card

For this month's blog challenge over on  Let's Craft and Create  the theme is paper strips instead of ribbon. Whilst sorting throug...