Sunday, October 27, 2013

Orange Paperie & Co - October Challenge

"Orange Paperie & Co" October Challenge was "Black and White with a Splash of One Colour"
I chose "Red" to be my splash of colour as it brought out the colours in the photograph.

Products used on this project:

Paper - Black Kaisercraft - Velvet Ensemble Collection P674 - Costume.
Paper - White "All Is Bright" My Minds Eye.
Wooden Flourishes - Kaisercraft Christmas Star.
Red Bows - Value Craft.
Pearls - White adhesive pearls on star - Molossi.
Red Ribbon Sticker - Positioned under red hearts - Creative Memories.
Butterflys, Hearts, Sentiments, Die Cuts and Lace - my own stash.

This is my take on the "Orange Paperie" October Challenge


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Grandmother Challenge

This is my husband's mother aged 15 years in 1928
All items used in this project are from my stash!
I have entered this layout in the "Grandmother's Challenge" at

Scrapbook Layout - 3 Generations

"Family Together"
This is the corner cluster on the Scrapbook Layout
 Products used in this layout were all from my stash!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Single Twisted Easel Card

This is the card open

 This is the card closed for posting
  Products used for this project:                                                                    Corner Cluster

 Card Template -
Stamp - Nikki Burnette's  Constance.
Cardstock - Purple from my stash.
Paper - 13th Hour Coll. - Kaisercraft P734 "Dusk".
Printed Chipboard - 13th Hour Coll. Kaisercraft.
Sticker Sheet - 13th Hour Coll. Kaisercraft.
Adhesive Rainbow Rhinestones - Molossi.
Lace Black Netting - Pine Cottage.
Copic Markers - used for colouring this image.
Skin - E000, E00.
Hair - E25, E50 and blend with E31.
Hat - G00, G02, V12, V15.
Dress - G00, G02,
V12, V15, V17, E25, E50, E31.

I have entered this card into the "Cute Card Thursday" Challenge

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Christmas Card Shadow Box

This is my Card Shadow Box I made for my Dad for Christmas
instead of the usual card.

Products used to make this Card Shadow Box

Digi Image - I used was a digi stamp from Oak Ponds Creations.
Image - coloured with Copic Markers.
Paint - I Painted the Shadow Box a Pearl White using Jo Sonya Paints.
Cardstock - Inside the Card Shadow Box - Premium White Textured Cardstock by Core'dinations.
Embossing Folder - I embossed the wide cardstock using a Christmas embossing folder.
Perfect Pearls Mist - I sprayed cardstock with "Forever Red" Perfect Pearls Mist.
Inside Box - Inside was lined with Red and Silver Mesh Ribbon from my own stash.
Green Rhinestones and White Pearls - Molossi.
Snowflake and Butterfly - The Summer House Collection. 
Good Times Saying and Butterflies - Kaisercraft Elegance Collectables.
Buttons - Kaisercraft Secret Admirer Collectables.
Note: The items I used from the Kaiser Collectables I coated with 3 coats of Mod Podge.
Stars, Doilies and Green Ribbon with Bows inside of box - from my own stash.
Copic Markers:
Christmas Bow - R22, R24 and R27.
Leaves - G14, G17.
Berries - R20, R22.

I have entered this piece in the Let's Craft and Create Challenge

Monday, October 21, 2013

Trifold Shutter Card - Anything Goes Challenge

Trifold Shutter Card 
 I have entered this card in the Creative Craft Cottage "Anything Goes" Challenge.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

DT Scrapbook Page Challenge - Dreamcatcher

This Design Team Challenge was for "The Scrapbooking Hut" for November 2013.
We had to incorporate a dream catcher into our Scrapbook page,
 I made mine from charms and leaves.

Scrapbook Layout  and a close up picture to the right of my hand made Dream Catcher, made from charms, chain and leaves.

Why not have a go at the Challenge on "The Scrapbooking Hut "site, you never know you could win. We would love to see your layouts for this challenge.

"The Scrapbooking Hut" November Challenge

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Trifold Shutter Card - Step by Step Tutorial

I've had a few requests to post a step by step tutorial on how to make a Trifold Shutter Card.
If anything isn't clear or you have any questions please don't hesitate to leave a message after this post on my blog. Please join my blog if not already a follower as I intend to post by request any card templates and how to make them if requested.

Note:  You will need to understand what a valley fold and a mountain fold is - when you do a valley fold it is folded downwards like a valley and a mountain fold is like a peak- just like a mountain.

Cardstock used: I highly recommend you use a very good cardstock, I use Kaisercraft as it is a very good quality for when you are making your own cards from scratch. As I have in the past used a cheaper brand and the card just won't stand the embellishments so it's good to have a really good cardstock, I think the Kaisercraft is around 216gsm.

STEP 1- Firstly we need to start with a piece of cardstock which measures 12 inches x 5.5 inches, this will be your card base. Please refer to the picture below as we need to place the piece of cardstock on your scoring board with the long side (12") up against the top of your scorer.

Then score at 2",4", 8" and 10".

Once you have done this you need to cut long ways from the 2" to the 10" Score Lines and 1.5" from each edge top and bottom. I like to draw a line from the 2" score line to the 10" score line before I make the cut. If you have a grid cutting mat I suggest you use this to enable you to make a straight cut. I also recommend you use a metal ruler when cutting with your craft knife.

STEP 2- Once you have made your 2 cuts from the 2"score line to the 10" score lines it is now time to crease your scored lines.

Now you have made your cuts you have 3 sections.

On the 4" scored line on the two outer pieces you need to fold them with a valley fold and on the two outer edges of the 8" scored line you need to fold them with a mountain fold.

Then in the middle section on the 4"fold line you need to make that a mountain fold and on the 8" fold line you need to make that a valley fold.

Using a bone folder you need to run this along all your creases to make them nice and crisp.

The picture below shows you how your card should look now you have made your two cuts and done your mountain and valley folds.

You may need to play with it a bit with the folds till you are happy it is standing as you want it to.

Step 3 - Close your card and run your bone folder over all the creases. The good thing about this card is it will fit in a normal envelope but be warned don't over embellish it or it won't fit into the normal size envelope. I do love to add charms, bling and heaps of embellishments. If I am going to do this I usually present it in a handmade box. I am hoping to do a tutorial on a handmade box for cards as well in a couple of weeks so if it's something you would like to learn let me know.

The below picture is the card closed.

Step 4 - The next step is to cut out in a  corresponding cardstock your panels, so open your card and you can count you have 11 panels. I measure one panel at a time and then cut my cardstock out for this panel .25" smaller than the panel. e.g. If your two ends measure 2" x 5.5" I would cut my panel 1.75" x 5.25". There is no right and wrong way to the size you make your panels but I find it's nice to be able to see a little of the base cardstock colour.

The picture below shows all my panels cut and adhered to my card - I recommend you use double sided tape, just a strip on two sides of your panel as it is more friendly if you need to lift it off to reposition it.

Step 5 -  You are now ready to embellish your card. Have fun, just experiment and there is no wrong or right way to how you embellish your cards. I like to pick a scrapbooking paper that has borders or squares and a corresponding sticker sheet. This way you know it's going to correspond well. The picture below is my finished Trifold Shutter Card with everything listed I used on the card to give you an idea. Happy Card Making! I've really enjoyed doing this tutorial for you and hope you will join my blog if not already a follower and tell your friends.

Take the time to look at my other cards on my blog, you will find on the side menu on the left hand side of the blog. If you are interested in knowing how I made any of them let me know and I will do a tutorial for you as time permits.


Some extra ideas for embellishing

Try using some Vellum Paper on a panel, charms, use smaller sort of flowers as these aren't bulky, rhinestones and pearls, bling - it's up to you how much or how little you add. I've only slightly embellished this one as it is being posted so I wanted it to fit in a normal envelope.

Product used in this card

Base Cardstock - Kaisercraft Vanilla CD113
Cardstock on Panels - Kaisercraft Mist CD171
Paper on Panels - Kaisercraft Miss Empire Collection Steampunk P1209
Sticker Sheet - Kaisercraft Miss Empire Collection SS187
Pearl Runners - Molossi
All other embellishments I had in my own personal stash.

I hope this tutorial  has been helpful and hope you enjoy making these Trifold Shutter Cards as much as I do. It amazes me how each one looks so different.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Trifold Shutter Card - Card Challenge

This is my challenge card for BW2 site for October 2013
It is a Trifold Shutter Card
All the materials I used to make this card were from my own personal stash.
If you would like to know how it is made let me know and I will do a post up for it.

Click on picture to see detail!

"Snow One Like You' Blog Hop Winners!

I would like to thank everyone that left a comment on my Triple Twisted Easel Card and also to all those that joined my blog. If you haven't already please join my blog as I will be posting a Trifold Shutter Card and if interested can give you the details if you would like to try one yourself. I love making different template cards and find the Shutter Card so much fun as each one I do looks so different.
Beccy has randomly drawn 3 winners who all will receive one of Beccy's "Snow One Like You" newly released digi stamp set.
Snow One Like You Blog Hop
Congratulations to our three random winners!
Anita Meijer
Brenda Trimmer
Shelly Schmidt

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Triple Twisted Easel Card and Matching Box

Today the Beccy's Place designers have teamed up with Sparkle N Sprinkle for the release of the new "Snow One Like You" set of images.  The girls over at SNS have been working with the rubber stamp version, while we have been using the digital set that contains a couple of additional images.
Keep reading right to the bottom of this blog to learn how you can win one of Beccy's digital sets!
The digital set is available for purchase from Beccy's online store.
 Triple Twisted Easel Card

As one of Beccy's guest designer's I was asked to make a card or paper craft project using Beccy's newly released collection "Snow One Like You".I found this a wonderful opportunity to showcase my creativity in this Triple Twisted Easel Card. I always like to think out of the box when doing my cards. I hope you like this card using "Beccy's newly released "Snow One Like You" Digi Stamp Set.

This is a picture of the card when closed with a handmade band.

This is the matching box I made with one of Beccy's Sentiments on the lid, I like to present these special cards as a gift in a matching box.

Details about the card using Beccy's "Snow One Like You" Digi Stamp Set.
On my Triple Twisted Easel Card I have used 2 of Beccy's Snowflakes, you will notice the snowflakes which I have coloured with Copic Markers and set under epoxy glass and these are used as the stoppers for the right and left panels of the card.
Right Panel - I printed out on a gold vellum paper a border of Beccy's snowflakes which are showcased across the top of the panel. Also, on the right panel the sentiment "Let It Snow" is also from Beccy's "Snow One Like You' digi set, this has also been coloured with Copic Markers.
Left Panel - On the left side panel I have also printed the sentiment from Beccy's "Snow One Like You" digi set - "The chill of winter is warmed by friendship" onto gold vellum and then using a Spellbinders die to cut out the shape.
Centre Panel - I have embossed some white cardstock and added a fine detail border and 2 snowflake brads and the lovely snowman is coloured with Copic Markers.

Products used for this project:

Stamps and Sentiments - "Beccy's Place" - Beccy's new release "Snow One Like You" digi set.
Cardstock - Base of card is Kaisercraft Red
Papers - Side panels is Kaisercraft Magic Happens Collection PS137 Saphire
Papers - Middle panel is a premium quality white cardstock embossed.
Paper - Front of card base - "Serendipity Blue' boutique Item no:11091
Embossed Folder - Cuttlebug "Distressed Snow"embossing folder.
Stoppers on side panels - Snowflake digi stamps coloured and set under glass epoxy.
Stickles - Silver and Green.

Copics as follows:

Snowman - W0, W1, C2. Snowman's Scarf - B23, B28, W0, W1.
Snowman's Jumper - G00, G02, G05. Poinciana Leaves - R22, R24.
Carrot - YR02, YR04. "Let It Snow" Sentiment - BG01, BG05.

Beccy is giving away three sets of the "Snow One Like You" digital stamps.  All you have to do is leave a comment on one of her designers blogs between now and midnight on the 3rd of October.  Three random comments will be chosen and those people will receive the full set of digital images.  You can leave a comment on as many of the designers blogs as you like... visit them all to increase your chances of winning!

Guest Designer for "Beccy's Place"

I would like to share some very exciting news with you all that I have been chosen as a guest designer for "Beccy's Place". I am so excited to be part of the team of designers that have been chosen.

I look forward to creating some very exciting projects, my first one will be released later today.

There is also some really exciting news about Beccy's Place that I will be able to share with you later today 1st October 2013.