Quick and Easy Card with Spellbinders

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I want to share a quick and easy card made with a Spellbinders Cut & Emboss folder – Regal Swirl.  It helped that I had some ready made flowers ready to go and I used a sentiment die to finish off the card.

Materials Used:

Heartfelt Creations – Oakberry Lane Blossoms

Spellbinders – Cut & Emboss folder Regal Swirls, D-lites Plants, Sentiments Die

Creative Expressions – Gold cardstock

Crafter’s Companion Centura Pearl Cardstock

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Merry Christmas

Kia Ora Koutou Meri Kirihimete

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2019.  There are going to be some major changes for me and I will be able to stretch and challenge myself on my artistic journey.  I am really looking forward to be able to spend more time on my art.

For my last post before Christmas I have a Christmas card I have made for a dear friend who has had a very challenging year and I hope that next year will be a much better year for her.

I have used Becca Feeken’s Grand Arch dies along with Heartfelt Creations flowers and images.  They make a perfect combination.

Once again I wish you all the best for the holiday season and I hope that you get some crafty time for yourself.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

A Country Cottage Card

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today I have a lovely all occasion card that is positively smothered in lilacs.  I think this collection must be my all time favourite and I can’t get enough of the soft hues and the gorgeous papers.  The flowers are so easy to make.  Here I have used a Becca Feeken die – the Grand Cabinet  die and the cottage fitted inside this die so perfectly.  I have die cut three of the dies to add dimension.  I love adding the little birds from the Woodsy Wonderland collection as well.  They add life to the card.

I hope that I have inspired you to do something different with the lilacs.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Milestone Birthday

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and thank you for taking the time to read my blog.  Today I have another custom card I have made for a 40th Birthday using Arianna Blooms.  The brief was for maroon and pink so I did Arianna Blooms in Plum ink and the Wildwood Florals in pink and the customer was very happy.

Materials used:

Heartfelt Creations – Arianna Blooms stamp and die set, Wildwood Florals stamp and die set, Rainboots and Blossoms stamp and die set, Leafy Accents stamp and die set with coordinating mold,

Spellbinders – Floral Ovals, Basic Ovals, Filigree Numbers, Fancy Lattice

Crafter’s Companion – Rambling Rose 3D embossing folder

Creative Expressions Gold mirror cardstock

Crystal Clear, Frosting Powder, Heart of Gold Prills, Bling from the bargain shop

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Pink Sunrise Lilies

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Today I am featuring something a little different from my usual cards.  I have been inspired by John Lockwood and his amazing creations.  Please visit his website here for the instructions on how to make this hexagonal frame here: http://johnnextdoor.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/what-difference-year-makes.html?spref=pi

I have made the lilies using the Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily stamps and dies on foamiran.  I was happy with how the flowers turned out but foamiran is still a work in progress for me.

For the base of this I have used Sizzix hexagonal dies rather than measuring out the hexagons as John as done.  I embossed the smaller die and then cut the hexagon with the larger die.  I have still cut the tabs etc the same as what John has done but I thought this was a quicker and easier way of doing the base and it worked perfectly for me.  However, it is really important when cutting out the larger die size to measure with your ruler to make sure the edges are even to allow the base to sit evenly.

Have a good week – don’t forget to check in on Wednesday for the exciting release of the new Beary Fun Retreat Collection from Heartfelt Creations!

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Rose Pink Elegance

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

I have another card today featuring more foamiran flowers, and a beautiful rose gold foil card from Bazzill.  I thought I would see how I can mix and match the foamiran flowers with paper flowers and leaves and I was happy with the results.

Materials:

Cardstock – Centura Pearl Pink, Bazzill Rose Gold Foil

Foamiran

Stamps – Heartfelt Creations Window Box Fillers

Dies – Heartfelt Creations Window Box Fillers, Classic Rose, Elegant Sentiments, Spellbinders 5 x 7 Elegant Labels 4, 5 x 7 Matting Basics, Labels 4

Inks – Brilliance Coral, Memento Canteloupe, Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black

Stamens

Art Glitter Dries Clear glue

Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear

Glue Gloss

Heart of Gold Prills

Foam dots

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of cream cardstock at 10″ x 5″, score and crease along the long side to make a base card of 5″ x 7″.  Add the layers as in the next instructions.
  2. To layer the dies from the outside in: 1. die cut the largest size of the Matting Basics in the pink cardstock.   2. die cut the outer die from the Elegant Labels 4 in the rose gold foil.  3. die cut the second die from the Elegant Labels 4 in the pink cardstock.  4. die cut the largest Label 4 in the rose gold. 5. die cut the next size down Label 4 in pink cardstock.   I have used foam to layer between the bottom gold layer and the next pink layer for interest.
  3. Die cut the Best Wishes from the  Elegant Sentiments from rose gold foil and adhere to the card with Dries Clear glue.
  4. Stamp the leaves and flowers from the Window Box Fillers stamp set in Tuxedo Black.  Colour the leaves with Bamboo Leaves ink and the flowers with Canteoupe ink using the Stack and Store daubers.  Die cut with the coordinating dies.  Shape the flowers and leaves with the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit.  Add Crystal Clear glitter to the flowers using Glue Gloss and add Heart of Gold Prills to the centres of the flowers.  Adhere to the left of the labels as shown.
  5. To make the flowers die cut two large and two medium petals from the Classic Rose set in foamiran.  Sponge the centres with Canteloupe ink and the rest in the Pearlescent Coral.  Shape using a low heat source.  Adhere together with a hot glue gun.  Pierce the centres and add stamens to finish the flowers.  Adhere above the leaves and flowers as shown.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia