Paper Smooches GDT- I Love you BERRY much!

Morning, it's Wednesday already- the week is flying by and before we know it it'll be Valentine day. So with that in mind, for my last GDT project with Paper Smooches blog I've made a lurrrrve card for that special someone ;-)


To make this card I took a sheet of Patterned Paper (MME I think) and stamped the "punny" sentiment using the brand new Sassy Script alphabet stamps. It's such a great font with a mixture of thicknesses, styles and upper and lower case letters. I used a red and grey Memento inks to coordinate with the tones in the patterned paper. The ink colours are from this weeks ColourQ challenge. I attached the panel of paper to the slightly wider, cream base card using foam pads.

I've also added the strawberries from the Cute Fruit stamp set (which, as I biologist I do feel obliged to point out aren't actually berries as they don't contain a single seed inside the, intact their "seeds" are on the outside so therefore they are classed as an accessory fruit-  I'm a geek/nerd I know!!!)

Anyway, back to the craft. I've stamped the fruit in red ink, then I added the green leafs and stems and finally the white dot "seeds". To finish the sentiment on the card I stamped the "I love you" from the Blissful Banners stamp set. 



This is a bit of a different style for me but I still think it's very CAS despite all the detail- what do you think??

So there you go, that's my fourth and final GDT project for the PS blog- I've really enjoyed working with such wonderful products. As I'm sure you can tell I adore PS products and being asked to by the January GDT has been a dream come true. What a great start to crafting in 2015- fingers crossed for more happy news soon.

Thanks for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it!

Rebecca x

Simply Card and Papercraft Magazine.

Morning, just flying by today to share with you a photo of one of my cards that was included in the letters page on this months Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. I'm sure you know how much I love the feather die the gave away for free with last month's issue- well I emailed them to share a card I made (this one) and they published it!! Yay!!

 Oh, and this month the free gift is some Clearly Besotted Stamps!!! (However, I must say, whilst they ARE Stephanie's beautiful designs I'm afraid, with them being free gift, they aren't the same quality. Mind you, having said that I have had a quick play with them and they still appear to stamp okay- samples to follow!)


Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a lovely day!

Rebecca x

Make each day a masterpiece

Morning, it's Monday- the last one of the month already!! Today I have a card made using a lovely set from MFT called Whimsical Wishes which is available from Craft Mojo AND as Sally is having a relocation sale EVERYTHING has 30% off at the moment!!!!

So, here's my card, I really like the sentiment- it's such a general though that it could be used in some many ways. Here I've tried to interpret it literally by making my card a little work of art. First I placed the outline stamps and a sentiment, I stamped them using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Next I added the solid circles using Distress ink. Then I added Doodlebug sequins in co-ordinating colours. 


After I finished the card, and in line with the sentiment, I decided to "frame" the card by making it into a shaker card. I did this by cutting an aperture and then added a sheet of window plastic behind it. I also stamped a row of the scribble circles onto the frame and added sequins to each one.


Finally, I put 3D foam on the back of the frame, added more Doodlebug sequins (and a few smaller one from my stash) before sealing the card up. 

Thanks for stopping by today! (sorry about the photos, I just couldn't get the lighting right)

Rebecca x x x

Love partial die-cutting!

Hello, I'm back again with a little valentines card. 


I've made the heart border on this card by partially die-cutting some little individual heart dies from Paper Smooches. I cut each heart individually by holding it in place with a piece of post-it tape and then only placing the top cutting plate on top of the die up to the point I wanted to cut. After I'd repeated this all the way around the piece of Doodlebug patterned paper I used a craft knife to join up the hearts where they didn't overlap enough. It's the first time I've really tired this technique in so much detail but I really like how it turned out and I'm sure I'll try it again. 



The next bit was easy, I cut the Paper Smooches love die and two more hearts out of the paper and fixed it to the hammer card base with very thin 3D foam. Finally, I stuck the middles of the letters on to the base card and added some Doodlebug enamel hearts. 


Thanks for stoping by today!

Rebecca x x


Challenge Inspiration:
Paper Smooches Sparks- Sketch (www.papersmoochesstamps.com)


CASology- Friend (I'll give this to my husband who IS my best friend !!! 



Everyone has a rainy day.

Morning, happy Saturday. I'm having a bit of a mixed up weekend and everything is out of routine so as a result I'm home alone this morning and having some crafty time. I've been very productive and managed to make quite a few cards, many of which are made using some new Stampin Up goodies I received last week. 



Todays' card features an adorable little fox from the "Life's adventure" hostess set. I've actually separated him from his sentiment so that I can use them apart. I've stamped the fox on a stitched circle (MFT) and coloured then him with Copics- I added a little bit of glossy accents to his umbrella to make it look wet. 


The little strip was cut using a MFT Fishtail banner die and then covered with raindrops from a Janes Doodles stamp set- I stamped the drops using TH Distress ink in Tumbled Glass and I've also added glossy accents to a few of them. 


Hopefully I'll get some more cards made/posted and share then over the next few days!

Thanks for stopping by, 

Rebecca x

Challenge Inspiration:
Simply Less Is More- sketch 14

Thinking of you

Hello, it's Friday wooooohooooo! I've got a little card made with an image from a SU stamp set I bought I while ago but hadn't got round to using that much!




I've stamped the image with Distress ink and then cut it out using one of the dies from the MFT pierced square STAX. Then I layered the image onto two more die cut, patterned paper pieces and added a length of twine.

Hope you're having a nice week, 

Rebecca x x

Some new crafty tools

Morning, this is a bit of a random post- I just wanted to share some new craft tools with you all. 

First of all is the black mat (on top of the cutting mat), it is the Sizzix Stamper's Secret Weapon. It's basically a dense foam pad which help ensure your unmounted stamps give a crisp impression. It also has a more dense (grey) strip of foam across the top which works with the piercing tool (included with the mat). I've previously just used a piece of foam for stamping on but I really like this mat- although I have seen it at a higher price on other websites and I'm not sure it is worth much more than I paid for it.

Secondly, the blue tool you can see is the Spellbinders tool n' one, this has two ends to it. The "brush" part is for cleaning intricate dies from all those little die cut pieces that get stuck and take hours to pick and poke out. The opposite end has a "pokey" tool and when you unscrew the body of the tool you find a smooth/flat interchangeable tool end. I haven't used this lots so far but it does appear to help release those tiny die-cut pieces from thin metal dies. I think my main complaint is that its quite big and does't really look that nice. 

Next, is the cream-coloured Martha Stewart bone folder tool.  I ordered this from Simon Says Stamp as I managed (some how) to crack the tool that came with my Martha Stewart mini card scoring board. I really like the quality of it, and it appears to give quite a nice fold for a relativly reasonable price. It's a basic but essential tool and i'm really happy with it.



Finally, the little Copic Colour swatch, I also ordered this from Simon Says Stamp. Having decided to swap over to Copics just before christmas I wanted a simple system to help me keep track of the colours that I have- I've not filled it all in yet but I can share it when I do. I think this will help keep me a (little bit) more organised. 

So their you go, hope that was of some use to you. I've just received a Envelope punch-board from SU too, I've not really used this yet but I'll let you know what I think about it in a future post.

Thanks for stopping by, 

Rebecca x x