Saturday, 12 October 2019

Layered Floral Cards - Tubby Craft DT

Happy Weekend!

As promised I'm back with a couple of cards made using the Tubby Craft Camelia Layered Flower stamp set.  With the weather getting a little miserable I thought I'd make a bright and colourful set of cards using the vibrant Tubby Craft inks to cheer myself up!

For my first card I've gone with a clean and simple look using Tubby Craft inks to stamp, concentrating on the bottom right hand corner of the card.

I finished off the card by matting onto a yellow background and adding a heat embossed sentiment from the same stamp set.

My next card happened a little by accident.  I was testing out colour combinations with sets of inks while layering and I decided I to use them all on a card.  I fussy cut the small flowers out and arranged them on a half cut wreath die.

I spattered gold shimmer spray on the patterned paper to form my background and stuck on the wreath and flowers.  To finish, I added a glitter die cut happy birthday sentiment.

Have a great weekend!

Supplies Used:
Tubby Craft Camelia Layered Flower Stamp Set
Tubby Craft Dye Ink - Imperial Red
Tubby Craft Dye Ink - Lemon Yellow
Tubby Craft Dye Ink - Chocolate Brown
Tubby Craft Dye Ink - Tangy Orange
Tubby Craft Dye Ink - Lawn Green
Tubby Craft Dye Ink - Mustard Yellow
Tubby Craft Dye Ink - Olive Green
Heidi Swapp Color Shine
Dovecraft Happy Birthday Die
Sizzix Pretty Wreath Die
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 11 October 2019

Use Up Your Scraps - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

How has your week been?  I've had a challenging week, basically there aren't enough hours in a day and I'm learning I have to let go and do what I can.  So long as my deadlines are met of course!  I have a man down today - always sad when they're not bouncing around but hopefully he'll be better after some rest over the weekend.

The Daring Cardmakers are encouraging us to use up scraps this week with their latest challenge.  I always end up with lots of scraps when I craft and this happens more at my demos so I'm showing you one way I use them up!

Scraps are perfect for making impossible cards as you need smaller pieces that you wouldn't normally use on other cards and they don't have to be the same design either.

I have used the Paper Addicts Magical Stories paper pad for my impossible card and added some Dovecraft Washi Tape, a mini glitter envelope and a Merry Chrismas die.  I've kept it simple so the papers are highlighted on the card.

Speaking of Trimcraft Christmas Demos, I am at The Range in Stevenage this Sunday and St Albans next week.  The impossible card in various sizes has been going down very well so far with both new and advanced crafters alike.

You can find a lot of examples using scraps by my fellow DT members HERE and I hope you'll join in with this challenge and use up your scraps!

See you again tomorrow!

Products Used:
Paper Addicts Magical Stories Paper Pad
Simply Creative Merry Christmas Die
Dovecraft Christmas Washi Tape Pack
Dovecraft Glitter Envelopes
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 4 October 2019

Autumn! - DCM October Elemental Challenge

Happy October!

I do love this time of year, the changing colours on the trees and it all just feels so much cosier even though it's getting colder outside of course!  This leads me on to the latest Daring Cardmakers challenge which has a very autumnal feel to it.

I think I've managed autumn on a card here - ha!   I inked the background papers, die cut a wreath and leaves on which I blended distress inks.  I added a spray of water on the leaves to get the desired effect.

To finish, I added twine and nuvo drops together with a sentiment.  

In order to join in with this challenge all you have to do is to pick at least 3 elements from the photo above.  I chose the colours, leaves and wood for my creation. 

Have a great weekend and if you are anywhere near Aylesbury I will be at The Range there from 11am on Sunday with another Trimcraft Christmas Demo.


Products Used:
Sizzix Pretty Wreath Die
Dovecraft Leaf Die
Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Aged Mahogany, Tumbled Glass, Wild Homey and Brushed Corduroy
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops in Pale Gold
First Edition Sweet Nothings Paper Pad
Everything else from my stash

Monday, 30 September 2019

Spotlight on Florals Tutorial - Tubby Craft DT

Happy Monday!

I'm back!  How was your weekend? I was busy demonstrating the new Trimcraft Christmas products yesterday which was very enjoyable and in fact I have another couple of months of demos coming up.

I'm up on the Tubby Craft blog with a tutorial on the spotlight technique today.  This technique is used to emphasise particular areas of a card and I've shown two different ways this can be done using the Wishes with Magnolia stamp set.

To begin, I took the stamp set and positioned the stamps individually before stamping with my stamp platform.  I then used a couple of circular dies and die cut areas from the image I created.

I am drawn to colour pencils at the moment so I used my Chameleon pencils to colour in the images within the circles.

For my second card, I decided to stamp using a different composition of the stamps and use only one die.  This time I wanted the focus to be on the flowers around the spotlight so I coloured in the images around the die cut circle.

I've a jammed packed week ahead so I must get on and I hope you have a good week!

See you again soon!

Products Used:
Tubby Craft Wishes with Magnolia Stamp Set
Tubby Craft Dye Ink – Jet Black
Nesting Dies - Circle and Tag
Chameleon Pencils
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 27 September 2019

World Tourism Day - Daring Cardmakers Challenge

Happy Friday!

Oh what a week it's been!  I have a mountain of work and my holiday is definitely a distant memory - ha!

It's my turn to set the challenge over on the Daring Cardmakers today and I have chosen a theme based on World Tourism Day.  I didn't even know it existed but Google is pretty good isn't it?!  It's role is to raise awareness of international tourism.  So I thought what better way of aiding tourism than by showing off creations which make us think of other countries.

Bet you can't guess my country?!! Ha!  I actually had a commission to do which tied in well to the challenge so a bit of a win, win.

I do hope you'll join in with the challenge especially after seeing  all the wonderful creations by my fellow team mates HERE.

My Trimcraft Christmas demos start this week and here's a list of where I'll be for the next couple of months:
29 September - The Range Hemel Hempstead
6 October - The Range Aylesbury
13 October - The Range Stevenage
20 October - The Range St Albans
27 October - The Range Watford
3 November - The Range Romford
10 November - The Range Harlow
17 November - The Range Enfield

I do hope you can join me!

Products Used:
Hunkydory Pad
First Edition Numbers
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 20 September 2019

Got Your Number - Daring Cardmakers DT

Happy Friday!

I think all the running around has caught up with me as I'm under the weather with a cold.  Hopefully a rest on Sunday will help get me back on track again though.

Ruth has set the challenge on the Daring Cardmakers this week and she wants to see numbers on your cards as both her children celebrate birthdays this month.

I decided to go for a masculine card this time and used paper piecing with a die to create this:

In fact it's all dies on this other than the cardstock.  A fun card to make!

You can see lots more inspiration from my fellow DT members HERE and I hope you'll join in with this fun challenge.

Have a great weekend!

Products Used:
First Edition Number Dies
Tonic Sneaker Die
Tim Holtz Sentiment Die
Simply Creative Paper Pad
Everything else from my stash

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Adorable Animals - Tubby Craft DT

Happy Weekend!

As promised I'm back, a day later than planned but nevermind!  I am sharing a couple of very cute animal cards using the Tubby Craft Giraffe Love and Baby Elephant stamp sets.

For my first card I stamped the image using the Tubby Craft Lead Grey Ink Pad.  I then proceeded to colour in the image with my Chameleon pencils and coloured in the background too.  

To finish I cut a strip of card in a contrasting colour and stamped the sentiment from the same set along it in a line.

Next up, I used the Giraffe Love set and stamped the image in Tubby Craft Chocolate Brown.  I coloured in the image with my Chameleon pencils once again and fussy cut it out.  

I added die cut circles to my card base and used different elements in them.

I've just come in from doing the garden or as much as I could as the garden bin is now full!  Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Supplies Used:
Tubby Craft Dye Ink Pad - Jet Black
Tubby Craft Dye Ink Pad - Lead Grey
Tubby Craft Giraffe Love Stamp Set
Tubby Craft Baby Elephant Stamp Set
Tonic Cross Stitch Circle Layering Die Set
DCWV Pastel Patterns Mat Stack
Sizzix Circle Dies