Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wellington Bear - Just for you!


Hi everyoneSmiley from Millan.Net 

Thought I would stop in and share a card that I made for my husband:


The adorable teddy bear driving the vintage car is a Topper by Docrafts from their Wellington Bear collection which was released a few years ago.  I have always loved this range for masculine cards and used the range many, many times over the last couple of years.

The designer papers are really old.  I picked them up from my local Kaisercraft Clearance Centre a few years ago and they matched the image perfectly:  love it when that happens :-)  

This card is also my entry for the CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for October.  The challenge is all about using patterned papers that we have been "saving" and you can enter any creation on which patterned paper/card has been used.  The challenge is open worldwide :-)  Please see this link for more details on the challenge.

All the layers were trimmed to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools.

The grey-brown cardstock on the side panel was dry embossed using my Big Shot and Cuttlebug (Provocraft) Argyle embossing folder which I thought tied in nicely with the design on the ribbon.  I used my old favourite Fiskars Threading Water punch to punch the blue cardstock then tied on the ribbon which came from Riot Art and Craft.  I added Fray Stop to the cut ends of the ribbon because it frays terribly even if you handle it carefully.  The panel was popped up on dimensionals.  The main image panel was also popped up on dimensionals.

The sentiment is also from the Wellington Bear collection and I added two tiny hearts by using my EK Success Arrows border punch (the leftover punchies look like tiny hearts) with some papers in the collection.

I added 3 blue buttons using Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue after first sewing some matching thread through the buttons (I don't like 'naked' buttons on my cards!).  Lastly, I glued down the card front to a white card base using Tombow Mono Multi glue.

The finished size is 8-1/4" x 3-7/8" or 210mm x 98mm and fits into a standard (Australian) sized business envelope.  It was nice to make a different sized card to the norm.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps and Ink:  None

Designer Paper:  Kaisercraft Pets Paradise 12" x 12" (retired)

Accessories:  Docrafts Wellington Bear Topper and Sentiment (retired), Docrafts Mini Buttons - Blueberry Pie x 3, blue sewing thread, Multicraft Imports SR108J blue ribbon (Riot Art and Craft), Fray Stop, dimensionals, Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky blue, Tombow Mono Multi glue, Big Shot, Cuttlebug (Provocraft) Argyle embossing folder, Perfect Layers Tools, cardstock: grey-brown, mid-blue, white card base

Punches:  Fiskars Threading Water border, EK Success Arrows border



Monday, July 3, 2017

Elzybells Teddy Surprise birthday card


Hi everyoneSmiley from Millan.Net 

Today I am sharing a birthday card that I made for my daughter using a retired Elzybells stamp set called "Teddy Surprise" - but Penny Black brought out a set using all but one of the images on my card which is called "Wishes and Hugs" PNY-CS-30222 which is fantastic.  I am super-happy that some of the Elzybells images are still available: I still adore them as much as I did when I first started cardmaking years ago 😁  The only image that is missing from the set is my first image ie: just the present. 


This is also my card for the following Challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 484 - Anything Goes

Crafty Catz - Challenge 377 - Anything Goes with an Optional Twist of Embossing - dry and/or heat.  I used dry embossing.

Little Red Wagon - Challenge 400 - Three of a Kind - it can be three identical items or three items of a similar kind.  My three items are the 3 images as well as the 3 presents.

I stamped the images using my MISTI and Ranger Archival Jet Black ink onto Ranger Watercolour cardstock and coloured them (other than the presents) using Derwent Inktense pencils + Faber-Castell watercolour pencils and a #2 round paintbrush.  I went around the images with a light blue watercolour pencil and faded the colour out. 

I inked up just the presents then restamped on my designer paper so I could paper-piece the presents.  The paper came from Riot Art and Craft and is by My Memories and I used the flip-side to paper-piece the presents.  I coloured the circles with a dark purple watercolour pencil.  I also re-stamped the bear's paws on image #2 and popped them up on dimensionals so they were higher than the present and looked more realistic.  I went around all the images with a black marker to hide any white lines/my uneven cutting.  Here is a close-up of the 2nd image:



I thought it would be fun to have a "lift-up" panel on the card front as my take on the trendy interactive cards.  The dry embossing is my old favourite Cuttlebug embossing folder called Swiss Dots which I embossed using my Big Shot.  

Lawn Fawn recently came out with a stamp and die set called "Push Here" which has all that you need for when you make interactive cards and want to let the recipient know what to do with their card - so I used the "Open Here" stamp with the half-circle stitched die which you can see in the 1st photo.

I trimmed all the card layers to either 1/16" or 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools.  I used my EK Success Arrows border punch to punch tiny little hearts (if you a regular reader of my blog, you know that the leftover punchies look like tiny hearts to me!) and popped them around the 2nd image and the image inside the card.

The inside dry embossing is also an old favourite Cuttlebug folder called Happy Birthday which is still readily available or there are several other brands of similar embossing folders.  

I again used my MISTI for stamping the sentiments so I could stamp them several times to get a clear image especially on the designer paper on the front as there is glitter on the paper and it was difficult to stamp on.  This is where the MISTI is just such a fantastic tool and I can't tell you the amount of times in the past when I tried to stamp a sentiment and it was crooked or didn't stamp clearly.  It has been worth every cent that I paid for it and never regretted buying it for a nanosecond 😁

I added the lilac organza ribbon in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made using my Bow Easy.  I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.

Of course, everything got the glitter-treatment from my Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue:  the circles and bows on the presents, butterflies, tiny hearts, balloons, teddy's cheeks and confetti.  

I went over parts of the images with a Copic black fine multiliner pen to darken some of the black lines especially the eyes, nose and mouth.  Here is a close-up of the inside image:

    
Do you still visit blogs on a regular basis?  With so many online sharing platforms these days such as Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest, Facebook, You-Tube etc., I sometimes wonder how much blogs have perhaps taken a back seat compared to years ago when I first started this blog.  Perhaps people are more interested in seeing the finished product and not necessarily interested in the process of how it was made(?).  I know my viewing habits have changed in the past couple of years and I watch more You-Tube than I do television.  I also love to share my garden/nature/sky/cat photos on Instagram which I joined about 18 months ago.  You just run out of time to look at everything otherwise you would be online 24/7 and never do anything else!  Let me know your thoughts in a comment 😀

Thank you for visiting my blog today! 

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Elzybells Teddy Surprise 20-016-CC clear set (retired), Lawn Fawn Push Here 

Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black

Designer Paper:  My Memories #169960 (Riot Art and Craft)

Accessories:  Derwent Inktense + Faber Castell watercolour pencils, #2 round paintbrush, Cardstock - lilac, purple, Ranger Watercolour cardstock, Copic fine black multiliner pen, Perfect Layers Tools, MISTI, Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue, Cuttlebug (Provocraft) Happy Birthday 37-1133 + Swiss Dots 37-1604 embossing folders, Big Shot, Scor-Pal, dimensionals, Kokuyo Dotliner 8.4mm tape runner, Tombow Mono Multi glue, lilac organza ribbon, Bow Easy, Fray Stop

Dies:  Lawn Fawn Push Here

Punches:  EK Success Arrows border

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Memory Box Springtime Bunnies Easter card


Hi everyoneSmiley from Millan.Net

Today I am sharing a card that I made for my daughter for Easter which I made on Easter Saturday.


This is also my card for the following Challenges:

Crafty Catz Challenge #366 - Anything goes with an optional twist of Animals

Splitcoaststampers - Free for All F4A369 - Think Spring

The adorable images (other than the butterfly) are by Memory Box from their Springtime Bunnies and Birthday Bunnies stamp sets.  Specifically, the bow and the carrot are from the Birthday Bunnies set and the eggs, both bunnies, basket of eggs and sentiment are from Springtime Bunnies.  I have had these 2 sets for a while and been itching to make a card with them.  The butterfly and the trail are from the Lawn Fawn Chirpy Chirp Chirp set.

I stamped the images onto Ranger Watercolour cardstock using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink then coloured the images using Derwent Inktense pencils and a #2 round paintbrush.  I have been very out-of-practice doing any colouring of late so I had a few attempts before I was happy with the final result.  I diecut all the images with the matching dies.

The sky and lawn are from the latest release 6" x 6" pad by Lawn Fawn - Watercolour Wishes.  I diecut the lawn using a Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside border die then attached it to the sky then ran it through my Bigshot using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die.

I drew on a few extra lines of my butterfly trail with a Copic black multiliner pen as the stamped line wasn't quite long enough.

The rainbow paper is also by Lawn Fawn - Perfectly Plaid Rainbow from their 6" x 6" pad.  I diecut the bottom using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop borders die just to add a bit of interest. 

The twine is from KMart (Australia) which came in a pack of 5 plain colours.  It's very thin compared to other twines but I really like the colours  Lastly, I added some sparkle using a Wink of Stella Clear glitter brush to all the eggs, bow, butterfly and the bunny cheeks - which as always, is very hard to see in the photo but looks really pretty in real life :-) The eggs are popped up on dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Memory Box - Springtime Bunnies and Birthday Bunnies, Lawn Fawn - Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black

Designer Paper:  Lawn Fawn Watercolour Wishes and Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6" x 6" pads

Accessories:  Big Shot, Tombow Mono Multi glue, dimensionals, twine (KMart), Wink of Stella Clear Glitter brush, Copic black multiliner, Derwent Inktense pencils, #2 round paintbrush, Ranger watercolour cardstock

Dies:  Memory Box - Springtime Bunnies and Birthday Bunnies, Lawn Fawn Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Borders die



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Penny Black Purr-fectly Sweet Valentines card


Hi everyoneSmiley from Millan.Net

Just stopping in to share a card that I made for my daughter for Valentine's Day just to say how much I love her.  I used one of my new purchases - a Penny Black stamp called Purr-fectly Sweet - no surprise there I guess!


This is also my card for the following Challenges:

Incy Wincy Designs - Love 
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Challenge #226 - Love is in the Air
Splitcoaststampers - Free for All Friday F4A363 of Make a Valentine  

I must find some new Challenge blogs as many of the ones that I have entered over the years have stopped.  If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment and let me know.

I stamped the image onto Bristol Smooth White cardstock with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink using my MISTI then coloured it with a mix of Faber-Castell Watercolour pencils and Tombow pens and my paintbrushes.

I started the card after dinner the day before Valentine's Day and had this bright idea late that night to paper-piece the I, HEART and U which I did - but then realised I would need to paper piece the cat paws as they were holding the sign and therefore should be on top of the I, HEART and U.  So I reinked just the paws and coloured them and then cut them out which was very, very fiddly but worth the result I think :-)  I went around all the cut pieces using a Copic black fineliner pen to hide the white parts where I trimmed.  I even found the stray paw that I had already cut which had adhered itself to the sleeve of my top without needing to redo it ha ha!   So, with all the extra fiddling around, I ended up not finishing the card in time for this morning (Valentine's Day) - oh well!  But I do like how the paper-piecing ties it all in with the rest of the designer papers.  I diecut the image with my Big Shot and a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die.

Here is a close-up of those sweet cats:

 
The gorgeous designer papers are by Queen and Co. and came with their Heart Throb Kit which I purchased directly from them in the USA as I couldn't find a stockist here in Australia.  It got here on the 13th so was just in time for making my card and I was very impressed with how quickly it arrived from when I ordered it.  I really, really love the colours in this pad and definitely would love to get another pad as I can honestly say that I love every single sheet in the pad which I don't often say about paper pads as there are always a couple that I am not as keen on.  Luckily, you can purchase the paper pad separately and you don't have to buy it with the kit.

The 3 different cardstocks I used were from my stash - no names of the colours or the brand(s) as I stocked up on cardstock when my local Scrapbooking store closed a few years ago (sniff!).

I used my EK Success Arrows border punch to punch tiny hearts from some of the designer papers (the leftover punches from using the punch look like tiny hearts) and glued them on using Tombow Mono Aqua glue.

And of course, I had to add plenty of glitter and glitterized the I, HEART and U and all the tiny hearts plus the cheeks on the cats using Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue.

The side panel was punched using a Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop edge punch and all the cardstock layers were trimmed to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools.  The organza ribbon was added in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made using my Bow Easy.

I added 3 pink rhinestone hearts to the bottom right-hand side which I bought from KMart.  It comes as a pack of self-adhesive gems that you are meant to add to your mobile phone or other devices but I find them very handy for cards as you get all different shapes and sizes and colours plus they weren't very dear.

I wondered about adding a sentiment to the card but thought that the banner was enough.

Lastly, I added my card front to a white cardstock base.

When I went to stamp the sentiment inside my card, I actually stamped it portrait instead of landscape like the card front as I wasn't thinking....ughh....so I had to cut off that half of the card base and attach it to a new card base and stamp the sentiment the correct way.  This made the card front very heavy so it doesn't stand up very well - oh well, what can you do......?!!Smiley from Millan.Net

I think you could use this image for a Wedding Anniversary or just to tell someone that you love them.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Jocelyn 


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black Purr-fectly Sweet clear stamp 30-398

Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black

Designer Paper:  Queen and Co. Heart Throb 6" x 6" pad

Accessories:  Big Shot, MISTI, Perfect Layers Tools, pink heart gemstones (KMart), Bow Easy, organza ribbon (stash), Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue, Faber-Castell watercolour pencils (Riot Art and Craft), Tombow pens, #2 round paintbrush, flat paintbrush, dimensionals, Copic black fineliner pen, Tombow Mono Multi and Aqua glue, doublesided tape, cardstock - pale pink, pale chocolate, pale aqua, white card base, Bristol smooth white

Punches:  Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop edge, EK Success Arrows border

Dies:  Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

Friday, January 6, 2017

Craft Creations Robin on Flowerpot papertole Christmas card


Hi everyoneSmiley from Millan.Net 

Happy New Year!  Hope 2017 is everything you would wish it to be!

Just stopping in to share another make from this Christmas season.  If you missed my last post, I wasn't able to make many Christmas cards due to illness and only started them very close to Christmas which meant I had no time to photograph them nor blog them.  Anyway, here is one that I made for my daughter:


I am popping this card into CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for January.   Hazel says on her blog:  "Perhaps this month you'll want to share designs that you made for Christmas, but didn't have time to blog - we would love to see them. And, of course, you might be making a head start on making new designs for this year."  So, why not join in if you made something but like me, didn't have time to blog about it :-) 

I am also entering my card into the Splitcoaststampers Free for All Friday F4A354 Challenge of "Let it Snow" as well as the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club December Christmas Challenge SCSCCDEC16 (note you have to have a paid membership to play along).

The beautiful image is by Craft Creations - Robin on Flowerpot and came already diecut which makes it quicker to pop the pieces out and put them together with dimensionals.  It was quite fiddly with some of the fine stems on the snowdrops as I had to trim down the dimensionals to fit - but I really, really love to put together papertole because I find it's very relaxing plus it's something I can do in front of the TV at night.  

The designer papers are by Wild Rose Studio - Birds and Berries - and I have to say that these papers are some of the most beautiful papers that I have ever seen!  I love them so much that I just ordered another set.

I popped the papertole image onto one of the blue papers and trimmed it to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools.  

The light blue cardstock side panel was punched using a Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop edge punch.  I added a score line using a Mini Martha Stewart score board which gave me a straight line to butt my designer paper up against.  I am not very good at eyeballing things to be straight so any tools or techniques that I can use to make sure things are straight are very helpful as I get really annoyed when something looks crooked.

I tied on some silver and white twine which came in a set of 5 different twines from KMart (Australia).  I tied on a snowflake charm from my stash using the same twine.

Here is a close-up so you can see more detail:


The two snowflakes on the image were diecut from American Crafts Silver glitter paper using a Poppystamps Valley Snowflakes die set and my Big Shot.  This glitter paper is beautiful and easy to diecut plus the glitter doesn't come off and go everywhere.  I will have to get some more!  I added a Kaisercraft Silver Rhinestone to the centres then glued them on using Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue.

Here is an angled shot so you can see the layers: 


The sentiment is also by Craft Creations - Creative Diecut Banners - Merry Christmas silver on white which has 24 banners on the sheet.  I picked this sheet up at a Craft Show here in Melbourne.  I adhered it to my card using dimensionals.

Once I had finished my card front, I attached it to a white card base.

I am sure that you could use this image for not just Christmas; maybe for a Winter birthday (?).  

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps and Ink:  None

Designer Papers:  Wild Rose Studio - Birds and Berries 6" x 6"

Image and Sentiment:  Craft Creations Robin on Flowerpot DCD559 diecut papertole (3D decoupage), Craft Creations Creative Diecut Banners - Merry Christmas silver on white CDS165G

Accessories:  Perfect Layers Tools, silver and white twine - KMart, silver snowflake charm (stash), dimensionals, Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue, doublesided tape, American Crafts Silver glitter paper (12" x 12"), Big Shot, Martha Stewart Mini Score board, Kaisercraft Silver rhinestones SB700, cardstock:  light blue, white 

Dies:  Poppystamps Valley Snowflakes set #1234


Punches:  Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop edge punch

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Memory Box Dancing Snowflake Frame Christmas card



Hi everyoneSmiley from Millan.Net

Just stopping in to share a few Christmas cards that I made this Christmas season.  I will share them over several blog posts otherwise this blog post would go on forever!  This particular one I finished on Christmas Eve!  I wasn't well from the last week in November so only ended up making a few cards which was very frustrating!

I really love to make white Christmas cards with just a little bit of silver (or another sparkly colour) thrown in:


This card is also my entry for the following Challenges:

Holly Jolly Christmas - Challenge #86 - Create a Christmas Card or Anything but a Card

Splitcoaststampers - Free for All Friday F4A354 - Make your creation snow

Splitcoaststampers - Fan Club December Christmas Challenge - SCSCCDEC16 (note you have to be a paid Fan Club Member to be able to participate)

Onto my card:  the snowflake frame is by Memory Box - Dancing Snowflake Frame.  Once you diecut the cardstock, you then pop it back into your diecutting machine with an embossing pad (and obviously change the sandwich compared to a diecutting sandwich!) and then the frame embosses a few extra elements around the frame.  I don't actually find that it works terribly well even if I add a shim or two but hey, it still looks OK.  If anyone has any recommendations as to how you can make it work better, please let me know!

The deer are also by Memory Box - Deer Trio.  The background dry embossing is an old retired Cuttlebug embossing folder - Kars Snowflake but there are numerous brands of similar embossing folders that you can buy that will do the same job.  I often get emails about where it can be purchased but it would be like finding a needle in a haystack!  I glued all the layers together using Tombow Mono Multi glue then attached the panel to silver glitter cardstock using Ranger Wonder tape which is a strong adhesive and works really well in those situations where regular doublesided tape doesn't adhere very well.  I trimmed the silver glitter cardstock to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools

The sentiment is by My Favorite Things - Starry Christmas - which is a few years old and probably retired too - but again, there are plenty of brands you can substitute.  I prepared my cardstock using a powder tool then stamped the sentiment using Versamark Watermark ink and heat-embossed it using Ranger Superfine silver embossing powder.

I diecut the sentiment using a My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax die.  As I wanted a fishtail at both ends but the die only cuts a fishtail on one end, once I had diecut one end, I simply flipped the die around to diecut the other end so it was a perfect match.

I added a Papermania silver star rhinestone to each end of the sentiment panel then attached the panel using doublesided tape.

I diecut some snowflakes out of silver glitter cardstock using a Poppystamps Valley Snowflakes die set then glued them onto the scene using Tombow Mono Multi glue.  I added a tiny Papermania silver rhinestone to the snowflake centres.

Once I had finished my card front, I attached it to a white card base.

Thanks for visiting my blog today :-)

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  My Favorite Things Starry Christmas

Ink:  Versamark Watermark

Designer paper:  None

Accessories:  Powder tool, Papermania silver rhinestones set PMA 351103, Ranger Superfine silver embossing powder, heat-gun, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Kars Snowflake embossing folder (retired), Tombow Mono Multi glue, Ranger Wonder tape, Perfect Layers Tools, Cardstock: white, silver glitter

Dies:  Memory Box - Dancing Snowflake Frame #99281 + Deer Trio #98166, My Favorite Things Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax, Poppystamps Valley Snowflakes #1234


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Wellington Bear Father's Day card


Hi everyoneSmiley from Millan.Net

Today is Father's Day in Australia and this is the card that I made for my husband who is a fantastic Dad to our daughter:


This is also my card for the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for September.  The idea of the challenge is to use up your stash of patterned paper because, let's face it, many of us have heapsThe paper I used on my card is from 2013 but I have plenty that is older than that LOL!  The Challenge is open to anyone no matter where you live in the world, so why not play alongIt is always 'Anything Goes' so that makes it easy. 

The main image is a topper from Docrafts - Wellington Bear.  The kraft and navy blue cardstock layers were trimmed to 1/16" and 1/8" respectively using my Perfect Layers Tools.

The designer papers are from a 6" x 6" paper pad - Authentique - Season's: Winter.  The colours in the pad matched the image to perfection so I don't think it matters that the pad is meant for Winter.

You can't tell from the photo but I ran the designer paper on the panel underneath the main image through my Big Shot using a Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder.  Just wanted to add some texture for interest.  I punched the navy blue cardstock using a Fiskars Scallop border punch then added the ribbon.  I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.

I glued on a navy blue heart button from my stash using Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue.  I sewed some navy blue thread through the button holes as I don't like 'naked' buttons on my cards - they don't look finished to me :-)

Once I finished my card front, I glued it to a white cardstock base using Tombow Mono Multi glue as it gives you some time to make sure everything is straight before it sticks.  Finished size is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" or 14cm x 14cm and it is a top-opening card.

We have just had a lovely and quiet day at home to celebrate Father's Day.  The weather has been dreary this afternoon so we lit the fire, made a vanilla butter cake for afternoon tea and are having a roast for dinner.  Perfect!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps and Ink:  None

Designer Paper:  Authentique Seasons - Winter #SEA017 (from 2013)

Accessories:  Docrafts © Hallmark Wellington Bear topper, Perfect Layers Tools, Stampin' Up Fuse Fast adhesive, Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue, Tombow Mono Multi glue, navy blue heart button (stash), navy blue sewing thread, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder, cardstock - kraft, navy blue, white card base

Punches:  Fiskars Scallop border


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...