Thursday, 26 May 2016

Pretty in Pink Baby Card

Happy Thursday!

It's not like me to blog this fast but I've spent all morning working on this and I thought I may as well share it! That's on top of looking after my eldest who has come down with the chicken pox. My youngest only recovered and went back to school on Monday.....Glad it's over though. 

The card is made with circles of differing sizes and the hood of the pram is a concertina of paper secured with a button. 

I used the pink Trimcraft Back to Basics Goody Bag for the papers and white buttons. I love the bags as they come in a range of colours and contain sentiments, buttons, gems, papers, a project sheet and really good quality card blanks and envelopes.

Thank you for looking and your comments are much appreciated. 

Products used:
Trimcraft Back to Basics Goody Bag in Pink
Sizzix Circle dies
Personal impressions stamps
Versamagic ink pad
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 20 May 2016

Golfing Father's Day Card

Happy Wednesday!

I'm sharing a DT card that was featured on the Fiskarettes FB page on Friday. 

I know a lot of Dads that play golf so I decided to make a card incorporating a golf ball as I knew I could emboss the card to make it look more realistic. 

I used chalk ink for the background which I really enjoyed, using a makeshift stencil for the hill outlines. 

I cut the grass by hand and layered it to give a 3D effect. I did the same with the golf tee, cutting layers by hand. 

For the sentiment I used a stamp from a set I got with a Docrafts magazine - it's a really useful one for Father's Day cards. I die cut the rest of sentiment from the Trimcraft alphabet dies. 

Thank you for taking the time to look at my post and your comments are much appreciated. 

Products used:
Fiskars Lever Circle punch
Trimcraft Alphabet Dies
Versamark Chalk Inks

Personalised Door Hangers

Happy Friday!

June already, where's the year going?! Half term is almost at an end. Despite the dire weather we've managed to entertain ourselves. 

Today, I'd like to share a couple of door hangers I made. The first I made for a birthday present and it was very well received. I think personalised items go down well in general as gifts. I used decomaché papers for the base and added a photo, frame, flowers, ribbon and a brad. 

The second was a project I did for the Fiskarettes DT. This time I painted the hanger then added a paper from the FE Love Story pad. I made the ladybirds using a circle punch. I embossed the wings and dabbed them with an alcohol marker for the spots.  Again, I personalised the hanger using wooden alphabet letters that I painted. 

I really enjoyed making these and intend to make a couple for my neices who are coming over from America next month.

Thank you for looking and any comments are much appreciated. 

Shabneez xxx

Products used:
First Edition Deco Maché glue
First Edition Deco Maché brushes
Santoro Mirabelle Deco Maché papers
Santoro Mirabelle brads
First Edition Love Story pad
Fiskars medium lever circle punch
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 13 May 2016

Flower Posy Trifold Shutter Card Tutorial

Happy Saturday!

I've got a tutorial on a Trifold shutter card today. It was featured on the Fiskarettes UK FB page on Monday. 

I know lots of people use dies for different styles of cards but I don't have a lot of dies nor a large die cutting machine. To be honest, I enjoy working from templates! This is the template I used which my husband transferred on the computer from my handwritten notes (he has his uses!):

Once cut out and folded, it should look like this:

I matt and layered the card using the Trimcraft First Edition Pretty Posy papers which co-ordinate so well with each other.

I made flowers using the Fiskars Large Flower Power Punch and the Eglantine Small Lever Punch and then just pinched them to give them a 3D shape:

I added a stamped sentiment, ribbon, gems and leaves to finish the card:

I was so pleased when another Fiskarettes UK member made a card using my tutorial and sent me a photo - it made my day! Thank you Veronica. 

Products used:
Trimcraft First Edition Perfect Posy pad
Fiskars Medium Flower Power Punch
Fiskars Small Eglantine Lever Punch
Trimcraft Floral Muse Sentiment
Versamagic Chalk Ink
Everything else from my stash 

Friday, 6 May 2016

Fiskarettes DT Cards

Happy Saturday!

I'm super behind on blogging - life just gets in the way sometimes :) I've a couple of cards for the Fiskarettes DT to share today. 

The first is a card that was on the Fiskarettes UK page yesterday for Fellas Friday using the Trimcraft Blue Skies papers. I love that the papers are in a particular colour-way but have so many differing designs in the pack. 

I've matt and layered the papers with silver card stock and used the pale blue frame and buttons from the same Blue Skies range. There are a lot of co-ordinating embellishments in the range including the sentiments which I've used. 

Finally, I added twine, Fiskars eyelets and embossed and distressed a section of the card to add further texture. 

The second card was featured on Fiskarettes UK Scraps Saturday last week. I used glittered card scraps although you can't see the glitter very well on the photo. I didn't want to ruin the pattern I'd created by putting a sentiment on top, so I made a tab on the side that I stamped. Both the butterflies and circles are punched with Fiskars punches. 

I hope you enjoy your weekend, it's supposed to be wonderful weather! We're having a BBQ later. 

Thank you for looking and any comments are much appreciated. 


Products Used in Both Cards:
Trimcraft Blue Skies papers
Trimcraft Blue Skies Buttons, Frames and Sentiments
Fiskars Eyelet Setter and Eyekets
American Crafts Twine
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Fiskars Small Butterfly Lever punch
Fiskars Medium Circle lever punch
Everything else from my stash