You are the Best!

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I thought I would share a card made during our lockdown. One of my favourite stamp sets from Altenew is the Beautiful Day set and it is perfect combined with the Beautiful Heart stamp set.

This card is sitting on my desk to keep me inspired on my papercrafting journey.

To make this card I have created a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card base from white cardstock. I have cut a piece of pearlescent vellum from Lawn Fawn 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and embossed it with the Tufted embossing folder from Stampin Up and adhered it to the front of the card. I have then cut the edge using the Lawn Fawn Reversed Stitched Rectangle die and adhere to the card front.

I have stamped the images from the Beautiful Day and Beautiful Heart stamp sets with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. I have then coloured the images with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. I played around with the images until I found a pleasing arrangement and then adhere to the front of the card.

To finish the card I have stamped the image from the Altenew Best Sentiments stamp set in Jet Black ink on white cardstock using the Misti. I trimmed the sentiment leaving a small white edge and then adhered to the flowers as shown with some fun foam.

I love how I can mix and match the stamp sets and be so creative with them. And I love this sentiment and why not make a card to inspire you to challenge and inspire yourself!

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

A Candlelit Christmas Card

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I have a Christmas card to share with you to get inspired to get started early on Christmas cards. I have used the gorgeous Candlelit Christmas collection for this card.

Due to shipping delays the new Tender Moments collection has been postponed and you can benefit by saving 15% on flower shaping bundles including the Christmas Poinsettia bundle.

Please visit Heartfelt Creations for more information here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/15-savings-on-flower-bundles

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Welcoming Wisterias

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to inspiration for Heartfelt Creations.  I have another card featuring the gorgeous Cascading Wisteria mixed with some French Cottage images and birds from the Cherry Blossom collection.  As usual I have instructions below the photos.

Products Used:

Wisteria Petals DieHCD1-7295
Cascading Wisteria DieHCD1-7296
Wisteria Petals Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3911
Cascading Wisteria Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3912
Cascading Petals Paper CollectionHCDP1-2115
French Doorway DieHCD1-7292
French Cottage ‘scapes DieHCD1-7293
French Doorway Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3908
French Cottage ‘scapes Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3909
Album Tags and Accents DieHCD1-7202
Swirly Accent Spray DieHCD1-7263
Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3866
Tweet Cherry Blossoms DieHCD1-7230
3D Cherry Blossom Shaping MoldHCFB1-474
Bright Bead Stamens-MediumHCS1-458-3
Luxe Gold CardstockHCGP1-488
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 36 Pack478455
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723

Other Products: 

Iris cardstock, foam tape, Versamagic ink – Pretty Petunia, heavy cardboard, Ranger Archival ink – Violet, hot glue gun

For more tips on creating with the French Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/cATv3wk2_sM.

For more tips on creating with the Cascading Petals Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/DqhvfrsTI00.

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 5” x 7”. Cut a piece of gold cardstock 4 15/16” x 6 15/16” and adhere to the front of the card. Stamp the door image from the HCPC-3908 French Doorway Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and trim the image to 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ and adhere to the front of the card.

Stamp the lamp image from the HCPC-3908 French Doorway Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the top right of the door frame as shown. Stamp the pot plant images from the HCPC-3909 French Cottage ‘scapes Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to either side of the door frame. Cut a piece of light green patterned paper 4 7/8” x 6 7/8”. Die cut the opening using the outer large tag die from the HCD1-7202 Album Tags & Accents Die set. Die cut the large decorative die from the HCD1-7263 Swirly Accent Spray Die set out of white and gold cardstock. Adhere the white die over the gold die slightly offsetting the dies and then adhere behind the top of the opening. Cut a piece of clear cardstock 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ and adhere behind the green paper and decorative dies. Adhere this to the front of the card with a double layer of heavy cardboard.

Stamp the wisteria images from the HCPC-3912 Cascading Wisteria Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape lightly, add Crystal Clear with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and adhere to the top of the card with foam squares.

Stamp the pot plant images from the HCPC-3909 French Cottage ‘scapes Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Adhere to the front of the card as shown.

Stamp the long leaf branch image from the HCPC-3912 Cascading Wisteria Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape lightly, add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and then add to the right side of the door frame with foam squares. Stamp the small leaf and wisteria images from the HCPC-3912 Cascading Wisteria Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape lightly, add Crystal Clear glitter with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and then add over the long leaf branch image with foam squares and over the pot plant on the right side of the door frame.

Stamp the small flower images from the HCPC-3908 French Doorway Cling Stamp Set in Magenta Hue and French Ultramarine inks. Colour the centres of the pink flowers with Tiger Lily ink and the blue flowers with Buttercup ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Colour the edges and backs of the pink flowers with Magenta Hue ink and the blue flowers with Pretty Petunia inks. Shape using the Groove Golf tools, add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and adhere over the pot plants as shown. Add Heart of Gold Prills to the pink flower centres and Lemon Chiffon Prills to the blue flower centres.

Stamp the wisteria images from the HCPC-3911 Wisteria Petals Cling Stamp Set in Magenta Hue and Violet inks. Colour the images with Magenta Hue inks and then the centres of the pink flowers with Cactus Flower ink and the purple flowers with Majestic Violet ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Colour the backs of the flowers with Magenta Hue inks and then shape using the groove golf tools. Pierce the centres of the flowers and then thread the flowers onto a deep purple bead stamen and adhere using a hot glue gun. Make different lengths of the wisteria flowers. Add Leaf Green ink to the stamen wires and then trim and adhere to the cascading wisteria images with a hot glue gun.

Stamp the bird images from the HCPC3866 Tweet Cherry Blossom Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Shape using the coordinating mold and add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge. Add three birds over the door frame and the wisterias using foam squares doubled up. Add one bird over the flowers on the bottom left.

Trim the sentiment from the patterned paper and adhere to the. To finish add Crystal Clear glitter to the card front with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge.

Inside – cut a piece of gold cardstock 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” and adhere to the inside right of the card. Cut a piece of light green patterned paper 4 3/4” x 6 3/4″ and adhere over the gold cardstock.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Thinking of You with Wild Roses and Asters from Heartfelt Creations

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and I am finally getting myself sorted at home with my little craft area and I am now getting getting my crafting mojo back.  I have even done a video on how I have made this pretty card complete with flowers and dressing the card!

I love how using the Dress My Craft Soft Floral Oriental paper makes soft beautiful flowers and I couldn’t resist making some Wild Roses and Wild Asters from Heartfelt Creations sitting on the gorgeous Annabelle’s  Trousseau Layering Frame dies.

For a video on how to make the flowers and card please visit my YouTube Channel here: https://youtu.be/wqOyk9c568I

Materials Used:

Heartfelt Creations – Wild Rose – Small, Wild Aster, Oakberry Lane Blossoms, Medium Bead Stamens – Pastel,

Dress My Craft – Soft Floral Oriental Paper, 6 mm Styrofoam Pointed Buds, 8 mm Styrofoam Pointed Buds, Micro Stamens – Green, Sparkling Dust, Grooved Golf Tools, Foam Shaping Mat

Spellbinders – Amazing Paper Grace Annabelle’s Trousseau Layering Frame Medium

Ranger Archival inks – Vivid Chartreuse, Library Green

Ranger Distress inks – Spun Sugar

Ranger Distress Oxide inks – Mowed Lawn

Memento inks – Lilac Posies

Reeves – Gloss Gel Medium

Art Glitter Dries Clear glue

White cardstock, pearls

I hope that I have inspired you to create something today to brighten your day.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Another Card Just Because

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I am sharing another clean and simple card featuring some gorgeous Wild Roses from Heartfelt Creations.  I was in die cutting heaven with the new 5″ x 7″ decorative dies from HC and they make beautiful bases for their gorgeous flower stamps and dies.  I have kept these flowers fairly simple with just two layers of petals.  the Purr-fect Posies flowers are perfect for the buds.

Products Used:

Heartfelt Creations Wild Rose Stamp & Die

Heartfelt Creations Majestic Swirl Frame Die

Heartfelt Creations Rose Hip Stamens – Large

Heartfelt Creations Pastel Pearl Stamens – Small

Pearls

Lawn Fawn Pearlised Vellum

Stampin Up Embossing Folder – Tufted 3D

Kia Kaha

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Heartfelt Wishes

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to Inspiration Wednesday at Heartfelt Creations and today I have another elegant white on white card with painted images from the beautiful Cascading Petals collection.

Products Used:

Other Products: 

Ranger Archival ink – Violet, white cardstock, spray adhesive, Cuttlebug Aviary embossing folder, Iris cardstock, stamp positioner, foam tape

For more tips on creating with the Cascading Petals Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/DqhvfrsTI00.

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 5” x 7”. Cut two pieces of white cardstock 4 7/8” x 6 7/8” and adhere together. Die cut the inner out using the outer frame die from the HCD1-7298 Decorative Cage Die set and then emboss with the Aviary embossing folder. Die cut two birdcages out of white cardstock and adhere them together. Add Frosting Powder using spray adhesive. Using the birdcage as a guide mark out where the door of the birdcage is and then stamp the Best Wishes sentiment from the HCPC-3847 Celebrate Love Cling Stamp Set to the card front with the Violet ink using a stamp positioner. Adhere the outer frame to the card front with foam tape and then adhere the birdcage to the recess.

Stamp the curved vine images from the HCPC-3911 Wisteria Petals Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Add Crystal Clear glitter using Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and then adhere to the birdcage as shown.

Stamp the cascading wisteria images from the HCPC-3912 Cascading Wisteria Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Shape lightly and add Crystal Clear with Dries Clear glue on a dry sponge and adhere to the card front as shown with foam tape.

Kia Kaha – stay strong and keep will.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Let’s Celebrate

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back.  I don’t know about you but I feel that I have been coming out of hibernation after being in lockdown for so long.  Here in New Zealand we are in the fortunate position of very few new cases and a country opening up again but I am still very wary of going out and meeting people.

Today I want to share a card showcasing the gorgeous new decorative dies from Heartfelt Creations and the lovely pansy image from the Burst of Spring collection.  I have recently done an online course on how to use Zig Clean Colour Brush markers with Rajni Chawla (please contact her on Facebook for more information) and my colouring has improved immensely.  I love how the image pops out against the gorgeous dies.  I have also used some pearlised vellum from Lawn Fawn for a contrast with the white cardstock.  The photos doe not do this card just with all the glitter and contrast.

Products Used:

Heartfelt Creations Decorative Circle Frames Die

Heartfelt Creations Burst of Spring Stamp & Die set

White cardstock

Iris Cardstock

Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers

Lawn Fawn Pearlised Vellum

Pearls

Please stay safe and well.  Kia Kaha – stay strong.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Believing in Love

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I thought I would share a card made with Dress My Craft products.  I really enjoy making flowers with the Soft Floral Oriental paper and I have paired them with some gorgeous background dies and papers from Dress My Craft.

I like to make more flowers and leaves than I need so I have extra flowers to make a quick card.

I have a video on how I have made these flowers here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He75MRZZZdk&t=28s

Please visit the Dress My Craft website here.  However, India is under Lockdown so it may be a while until everything gets back to a new normal.

Happy Crafting

Kia Kaha – stay strong

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Sending Love and Hugs

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back.  Today I am sharing a card for everyone out there that has been impacted by Covid19.  In New Zealand we have finally started coming out of lockdown to a very different world and it is still very scary out there despite very low numbers of new cases in NZ.  I have spent the time at home working on my colouring skills and different flowers using different techniques.

I have been looking for this LR026 decorative die from Marianne Designs for some time and was thrilled when I was able to get it from E-Bay.  I know that I am going to get a lot of use with it as it is the perfect backdrop for lovely flowers.  I was inspired by Uma Didwania with her Heartfelt Creations.Wild Roses created using Dress My Craft Soft Oriental Paper.

Materials Used: 

Marianne Designs LR0236

Marianne Designs LR0272

Altenew Best Sentiments Stamp set

Heartfelt Creations Wild Rose – Small stamp and die set.

Heartfelt Creations Oakberry Blossoms stamp and die set – leaves

Dress My Craft Create a Flower – leaves and flowers

Dress My Craft Daisy die

Dress My Craft Styrofoam Buds

Dress My Craft Stamens

Dress My Craft Pollens

Dress My Craft Soft Floral Oriental Paper

Distress ink – Spun Sugar

Memento ink – Lilac Posies

I hope that I have inspired you and cheered you up.

Happy Crafting

Kia Kaha  – stay strong and stay safe and well.

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Mother’s Have a Beautiful Day

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to a very different Mother’s Day celebration today.  I am at home with my husband and daughter having a very quiet day and will be hopefully catching up with my son when our restrictions are released in the next week or so.

I have a special card to cheer all those celebrating Mother’s Day around the world.  I have used Heartfelt Creations Wild Rose and Oakberry Lane flowers and leaves with the new Elegant Oval Frame dies.  I have had limited craft supplies at home and so have used the Calla Lily papers with these flowers.

I apologise for the quality of the photos – the lighting is not great at home.

I hope that you are safe and well wherever you are in the world.  Kia Kaha – stay strong

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia