Hello everyone. Hope you are all enjoying your Tuesday night. My day was quite productive, busy at work then came home and had a bit of downtime watching the movie “Charlie & Boots”, anyone seen this movie? Talk about laugh so hard all the way through it, just loved this movie and cannot wait to watch it again, anyone wanting to watch it, it is so worth it. After watching the movie I popped into the craft room to whip up tonight’s card, hope you like.

I decided to use a Bella chipboard butterfly that I have had for sometime and like last nights card never really knew how to use it on a card, but at last it came to me late last night, so I went back into my craft room after blogging the last card to you, to sketch a design of what I thought I wanted it to turn out. It did however turn out a little different to the sketch, but I am happy with the end result.

I started with some brown cardstock as the card base, then cut a small piece of white cardstock for the chipboard butterfly to sit on and two small pieces of aqua cardstock punched with the fiskars scalloped sentiment punch. I decided that the white piece of cardstock was too stark and inked up the Hero Arts old letter writing background stamp with Distress Ink, brushed corduroy, stamping it once onto some scrap paper to take some of the excess ink off, then proceeded to stamp onto the white cardstock. I felt that it gave the butterfly a more defining look. I attatched the butterfly to the inked white cardstock added two high of dimensionals from Stampin Up to the white cardstock, attatching the aqua cardstock to the edges then added one dimensionals high underneath these to give the difference in height, I then attatched this to the brown card.

I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts everyday sayings in Colorbox, frost white, around two sides of the card and finished off the card by adding some white dots to the aqua pieces of cardstock.

As I mentioned before I was really happy with the card, lets face it who dosen’t like butterflies, they are so pretty.

Hope you all have a great evening, hope to catch you all tomorrow.

JOY

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Hello, sorry about the late posting again tonight, I made a card earlier, but was not happy with it, so decided to leave it and go get tea organised and have another go later on, that seemed to work because this card I am happy with. I am sure we all have days like that.

Anyway, onto tonight’s card, I have had some Heidi Grace, Sweetest Bug Icons stamps for sometime and never really knew what to do with them, then tonight I decided to have a proper go at the prismacolor pencils that I have had sitting in my craft room.

I stamped the image in black, coloured the image in with the prismacolor pencils, corner rounded the coloured image, added some blending of Papertrey Ink aqua mist for sky and spring moss for some grass, mounted it to the purple card, added a Hero Arts sentiment at the bottom of card and corner rounded the card to match the image.

This is a lovely bright card to cheer anyone up.

Hope you like what you see tonight and have a great night.

Back tomorrow to check in with you all again.

JOY

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Evening everyone. As promised back with another card tonight. I had to make this for my friend so that she is able to give it to a lady that is turning 60 this coming weekend.

I was finding it very hard to come up with inspiration, so once again I turned to Jennifer McGuire for this, I remembered a video that she made on crease and sand, so I thought what a great idea.

My card, I stamped in a darker pink, dots and flowers background stamp from Hero Arts onto a pink Hero Arts card (to do crease and sand you need to have a core white card). I then proceeded to score along the lines and fold, then sand each one back to reveal the core. I inked the core lines with Distress Ink, tattered rose and antique linen, then glued the pink cardstock onto some kraft cardstock to give it more stability. Once mounted onto the cream card from Hero Arts I then added some pink bling, flowers, brad, twine and sentiment to finish the card off.

Great technique that Jennifer provided, one in which I had not tried before but had extreme fun with. So thanks Jennifer for your inspiration, I hope that the lady likes the card.

Enjoy your night everyone and I will catch you all tomorrow.

JOY

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Hi everyone! I hope that you are enjoying what is left of your weekend. As you know from my posts yesterday, I got to spend sometime in the craft room, I am hoping to be able to do that again this afternoon, just wanted to show you what I made with one of the poofy flowers that I constructed yesterday.

I decided to make a post it note holder, most of you have probably seen these from time to time on various blogs, my first viewing of one of these was on Kerry’s Paper Crafts blog, she makes some really great projects.

As we had run out of plain old notebooks to write on in our kitchen I decided to make a post it note holder for us and use my little poofy flower. All I did for this project was find a small document or photo holder (these are hard to find at cheaper prices, so if anyone knows where to get them could you leave a comment and let me know, I would be very grateful) I cut a piece of light pink cardstock to fit inside, stamped all over it with Inque Boutique Monarch stamp set in colorbox ink muted moods, velvet, slipped it inside the document holder, stamped a little sentiment that was stuck under the poofy flower, then attatched it to the top of the document holder and added the post it note. (Unfortunately, I had not noticed that I did not place the post it note on straight, but seeing as it was just for us, I wasn’t going to mind too much).

There you have it, very simple yet great gift for either yourself or for someone else.

I will be back again later with hopefully another card.

Enjoy your Sunday.

JOY

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Hi Again. Just playing around in the craft room and decided to have a go at Dawn McVey’s poofy flowers, I don’t at this point posses any text paper (I need to get some), so I decided to use some of my double sided pattern paper to make these lovely little flowers. I also gave them a spritz with pearl Glimmer Mist, this was my first time using the mist and I absolutley love it, cannot wait to get my hands on some more. I just added a little button to the centre and all I need to do now is add it to a card.


This polka dot one is my favourite.



They are so sweet and easy to make, so thanks Dawn for showing how to make these.

JOY

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Hi and happy Saturday. I have just spent the last couple of hours in the craft room having fun with my Papertrey Ink stamps. I loved my little bird card that I made the other night, so I decided to make another 3 that were similar.

They are all pretty self explanatory so I won’t bore you with the details of how they have been made, if you are wishing to know, just scroll down to the yellow bird one and you will get the general idea of how they have been put together.

I think my favourite out of this set has to be the purple balloon one. Maybe it is me, I just like purple.


I still am unsure about the little cherry one, not sure about the ribbon I think, still looks okay but undecided……….LOL.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend, hope to be back either later with another post or tomorrow.

Bye for now.

JOY

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