Wednesday, 19 February 2020

More Fun With Foils,Four Ways To Try.

Well Hello Crafty Friends,
I promised more fun with foils this week. So here we go. 
Party Invitations with a little Sparkle.

On This Card I've used, Four Techniques.
Transfer Gel, Stick it, Embossing Method, and Foam Squares.

MFT `a La Modes Martinis on Me Stamps 
Cordinating Die
MFT Party Die Namic Scripty Font
Deco Foil (Rainbow)
Transfer Gel
Altenew Stencil Classy Strips

White Detailed Embossing Powder
Scraps of Different Colour Foils. 
Black Card Stock
Neenah Card Stock
Sticky Foam Squares
Stick it by Ken Oliver
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
6 x 6 inch Card Blank
Parchment Paper (to use as a carrier sheet through the laminator)


Firstly I covered a piece of Neenah card stock 5.5 inches squared. With the Altenew stencil and using my score pal, I covered it in Transfer Gel.( I put it to one side to dry.)

Next I stamp and embossed my lady in white embossing powder.
Then put on my laminator for 10 mins.

While this was heating, I put stick it on the back of some black card stock. I cut out three times with the stick it on the back but the last time I cut it so it would be on the front.(Pictures further on)
I stacked them up and then removed the stick it on the final one and place my foil over the top. I did the same with four sticky foam squares. 
I then added foil over my stamped image and ran it through my laminator. Place some quickie glue on her dress and shoes let it turn white the pressed on some foil.
Lastly I placed some rainbow foil over the dry, piece of neenah card stock with the transfer gel, and feed it through my laminator.  
I then layered up each piece to give the look.

Die cut with stick it on top x 1

The Normal Way x 3

I hope I have inspired you to start foiling.
 It really is a great medium to use.

Happy Stamping 

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Foiling with Toner Sheets and Die Cuts

Hi There Crafty Friend,
I hope your all keeping safe in this dreadful windy weather.
I am a novice when it come to foiling, but love the look. So when Katrina, put up her latest products from Deco Foil, I just had to give it a go. I've used the transfer gel, with my stencils. But Toner sheets were going to be a whole new ball game.

I'm am now hooked, so easy and so beautiful!!!!!

Deco Foil Pink Melon
MFT Staggered Heart Boarder Die Namic
Tape Runner
5 x 5 Card Blank

Firstly take your toner sheets, and die cut your Lots of love die, and any other pieces you want to add to your card design.
I had an older die from MFT, called Staggered Heart Border Die so I also die cut this. As I want to match the hearts to the one in the sentiment die
Once die cut, I cut a piece of Pink Melon foil just big enough to cover my toner die cuts.
I then used a peace of parchment paper to use as a carrier sheet, to feed through my laminator. You can just cut a piece of toner sheet and die cut after you've foiled it. Let your laminator heat up for a good 10 mins before feeding the sandwich through.
Place the foil pretty side facing you, on top of the black of the toner sheet.
Once its passed through the laminator give it a few mins to cool. Then carefully pull back the foil to reveal the foiled die cuts. I then arranged them on a 5 x 5 card blank. Ran a tape runner over the top of the card blank and using the scrap of foil left, I push down on to the sticky line. rubbing it to ensure good coverage. I then gentle removed to give a distressed look to the top of my card.
I then placed my card in my Misti and stamped my sentiment from the Smitten With You stamp set.
My card was then complete. perfect to tell some one how much you love them.

Next week I have another foiling technique for you, I just cant stop playing with this medium.

Happy Stamping

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Quick and Simple One Layer Card Design, Using Your Misti to Create a Scene.

Well Hello There Crafty Friends
I love the stamp set from My Favorite Things called All Tucked In, designed by Stacey Yacula. 
Some times there are days when you just want to snuggle up in bed and let the world go by.
I couldn't think of anything better on these, dark, cold February mornings. 

This stamp set comes complete with everything to make bunny's bedroom, all you have to decide is the interior colours and furniture layout.

MFT All Tucked In
Neenah 80lb Card Stock
Alcohol Pens
Sparkle Pen
Honey Bee Gems Perfect Petals
Memento Ink (Safe for Alcohol Pens)
Versa fine onyx (Ink For Sentiment)
Misti or Stamping Platform (Not Es)

Firstly I lay out my scene on my Misti, and stamped all my images together. Then I took a pencil and marked out were the skirting board would be.
I then coloured my image and stamped a sentiment using a scrap of card stock.
Added some gems and this quick design was finished.

Happy Stamping
Next Week Fun With Foiling.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Stamping And Colouring With Perfect Pearls, on Black Card using Magical Friends

Well Hello Crafty Friends
I see our old favorites Perfect Pearls are making a come back. With Ranger releasing new colours at CREATIVATION 2020
So I though I dig mine out, their about 10 yrs old and still perfect. excuse the pun!

My Favorite Things Birdie Brown Set Magical Friends
Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Card Stock Cut To 4 1/2" x 11 3/4" 
Folded at 5 3/4 " to create top folding card.
Plus a scrap for sentiment
MFT Mini Cloud Stencil
Hero Arts White Unicorn Ink Pad
White Paint For Splats
Rangers Perfect Pearls in
Perfect Pearl and Water for Splats
 Forever Green Main Dragon
Interference Green Highlights on Dragon
Sunflower Sparkle Wings
Forever Red Dress
Biscotti  Face
Rust Hair
Wow Opaque Bright Super Fine White Embossing Powder
Masking Paper 
Embossing pad
Honey Bee Gems 

Once you have made your card blank, stamp straight on to the front in embossing pad ink, the dragon and girl image.
Emboss in white embossing powder.
Mask over the image, and using white ink pad and mini cloud stencil create your sky.
Then using white paint and perfect pearls and water create your splats.
Then when dry remove your mask and make up paints with perfect pearls and water. Use to colour the different parts of your image.
Why it is drying, stamp and emboss your sentiment in white embossing powder on to black card scrap.Then attach it to your card using double sided foam squares.
Finally add little gems, randomly around your scene.
Then your card is complete.
I do hope you enjoyed a visiting Perfect Pearls with me. 
I will be bring more techniques in future blogs this year. 
Happy Stamping 

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

You Are My Super Hero, Using My Favorite Things Stamps, Masks and Dies

Well Hello, Hoping All is well, with my "Crafty Friends."
This week I've been playing with the
 MFT Super Boy Stamp and Coordinating Dies.



Cordinating Dies

Masking Stencils (Radiating Rays)

One Piece of Neenah 80lb Cut to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" and 
another piece to stamp and colour your image.
Distress Oxide in Mustard Seed
Black Card Stock 6 x 6"
Scrap of MFT Basic Strips Black / White Paper
Scrap of Black Card Stock
Glossy Accents
Alcohol Markers
White Embossing Powder
Little Black Gems
Card Blank 6 x 6 "


Take your Neenah card stock and stencil on to it using the radiating rays, with mustard seed distress oxide.
Leave it to one side so you can stamp and colour your image. One hes done cut him out with the coordinating dies. Also I cut his mask from a scrap of black card.
Next using your black card piece,6" mat and layer, the black on to the card blank. Followed by your radiating ray stenciled piece of card stock.
Then place foam mounting squares behind your character, and put him in the centre of your card.
At this point I stamped and embossed my greeting in white embossing powder on black card stock. Also I added stripes of striped paper.
Lastly I added my black gems also glossy accents to my superhero, on his mask, belt and top of his boots.
Happy Stamping

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Lawn Fawn Just My Type......Using A Rainbow on Black

Well Hello Crafty Friends
Carrying on with the valentines theme today, I decided to play with a rainbow idea I've been thinking how to incorporate it into my design.
I love the little type writer stamp, and started playing with some ideas. This is what I came up with.

Lawn Fawn Stamps Your Just My Type
Mama Elephant Circular Grid Die Plate
Distress Inks In Mustard Seed
Picked Raspberry
Peacock Feathers
Twisted Citron
Lawn Fawn Black Card Stock
Gina K Amaigam Ink
Neenah Card Stock 80lb
Alcohol Markers
Versa Mark or Embossing Pad
Wow White Embossing Powder (Detail)
Black Card Blank 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 (side folding)


Firstly I die Cut out the Grid.

I then selected my inks

Using a blender brush I blended on my colours.

I then stamp out my images using my black in on to Neenah card stock.

Coloured them with alcohol markers

Die cut them with coordinating dies

Added my grid to a black card blank.I stamp the heart design in versa mark ink and embossed in the wow embossing powder.

I then added the die cuts and raised the desk, and the mouse on sticky foam pads. At this stage I was going to put my sentiment on a strip at the bottom of the card.But instead I decided to add it to the typewriter page as it looked better.

I hope you enjoyed today's blog post
Happy Stamping 

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Quick One Layer Design (Direct to Paper), Perfect For Valentines Or Just a Card To Say You Care.

Well Hello and Welcome,
Its that time of year when we start going back to our usual routines. No more festiveness. It's a shame those morning lie in are so good. Especially on dark cold mornings.
But alas, penny's need to earned and bills need paying so back it is.
The next big date on the card makers agenda, is Valentines Day. So the latest releases from the states are definitely on that theme.

One such set, is 
My Favorite Things, You Have My heart
I think this little lady and her dog are so cute.
Also I used
Distress Oxides in Tumbled Glass, and Crushed Olive.
I used a one layer technique, which I will explain.
Circle Mask or Paper with a Circle Die Cut Out.
Gina K Lipstick Ink
Alcohol Markers
Black Card (scrap)
Wow Detail White Embossing Powder
Little Things From Lucy's Cards Cherry Mix
6 x 6 Inch Card Blank
Glossy Accents
White Pen for Detail (stitching on dress)

Stamp and mask your image straight on to the front of your card blank.(This is called one layer stamping as you are going straight on to card blank with no extra mat or layer.) 
Then I used a circle mask over the top. But you can easily make one, by die cutting one if your circle dies out of printer paper or masking paper.
I then using blender brushes, blended the sky and the grass with Distress oxides.
I left these to dry for a little time.
I then removed all masked coloured my image with alcohol pens. Stamped and embossed my sentiment added some stamped hearts. Glossy accents to the girls heart.
This is a very quick and easy design.

Also added my gems.
Lastly I add stitching to her dress, with a white jelly roll pen.

Happy Stamping