White Elegance

Welcome back.

I am now feeling a lot better now after some heavy duty hospital treatment (thank you for your kind words) and I have now got my new toy – a Fiskars Creativity Fuse System that embossess and die cuts together.  I am very happy with it as it is die cutting so much better than my little old cuttlebug.  Plus it also embosses in the one roll which saves me turning the dies over and re doing them.  I won’t retire the cuttelbug yet as it is still useful to have it for simple jobs.  I noticed that when I emboss now with the new machine that there is minimal distortion compared to what I was getting.

Today I have a couple of cards that I have made using my new dies and machine.   I love the effect of white on white cards using different textures and finishes.

First up is a wedding card made from CTMH White Daisy cardstock.  I have used a variety of products here from Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms to Spellbinders Dies and CTMH embossing folders and stamps.  It was amazing the difference it made when I put the embossing panel on the back of the card.  I embossed the die for the frame and then cut the frame out to add more dimension to the card.

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Products used:

Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy

Stamps – CTMH The Happy Couple, Just a Note

Inks – Versamark

Ranger Silver Embossing Ink

CTMH Embossing folder – Damask

Dies – Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eighteen, Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms stamp and die set

Ribbon from my stash

Here is another card that I have made with the Timeless Rectangle die.  This time I have kept the card simple and used another beautiful die I have had for a while on the front.  I couldn’t decide where to put the sentiment on the front and so I put it in the middle of the card instead.   The photo does not really do the card justice unfortunately.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – CTHM White Daisy

Stamp – CTMH Framed (NLA)

Ink – CTMH Black

CTMH embossing folder Dots

CTMH – clear sparkles

Dies – Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Die-versions Butterfly Flourish

Glitter glue from my stash

As usual these cards will be available for sale at Gift Hutt.

I am very excited to be able to stock Heartfelt Creations products in Gift Hutt and will be looking forward to having classes there using their amazing papers, stamps and dies.  So watch this space…

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

Exciting News!

Hello there

Today I am really excited to announce that I have won a challenge through diecutcrazymag.com.  The challenge was for any papercraft project which included die cut flowers.  I had a couple of cards that I had done and emailed them off thinking nothing more of it until I got an email from Stephanie Shock from diecutcrazymag.com to say that I had won.  Imagine my surprise and it really didn’t sink in until today when I received my prize which was a Sizzix Susan’s Garden Tool Kit – thanks so much Die Cut Crazy.  I am going to get a lot of use out of this set.  It looks great.

I think this is the winning card that I sent in:

Cream and gold cardI have also been asked to contribute to a magalogue for Kalsbeek Crafts which I was really excited about.  They are looking at putting my cream on cream and white on white cards in their magalogue (a cross between a catalogue and magazine) with instructions on how to complete the cards.  Thank you Toni for asking me to contribute.  You have been great to deal with and your service has been nothing short of fantastic.

This has all happened prior to my joining up to Close to My Heart (CTMH).  Due to the terms and conditions of my contract with CTMH I will only be using CTMH products from now on.  I will be using a Cricut machine and the wonderful cartridges from CTMH to make more cards, scrapbook layouts and great 3D items.  I am really looking forward to these new products and what I can create from them.

Have a good day.

Happy crafting

Patricia