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Saturday, 7 May 2016

Latest Card

Cannot believe it is May already just seems two minutes since Christmas.

I love the colour combination for this card teal, dusty pink and sand. I had used this backing paper from the Kew collection CD by Kraftyhands before, but used white card for the die cuts. I loved the combination of the teal and white with that card and wondered if the sand shade would work and it did. Really pleased with this card. I decided because it is so symmetrical in design I would not place a sentiment on the outside.

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Thursday, 7 April 2016

Kraftyhands Blog Challenge April

This months challenge is red, white and blue colours and containing a shield shape.
Sometimes the simplest and plainest card is the answer. Recently at a craft fair a lady looking at my selection of cards said "I don't want something too fussy" and it made me think that sometimes we do to much to a card. So this one is simple and perhaps plain.
To complement the shield shape I chose this shape card with its curves and points in white and 8 inch
To give texture I chose an embossing folder which makes graduated dots. The cute little dog is from the Puppy and Kittens CD. The shield shape is cut from the Scan n Cut
Happy Crafting.

Monday, 7 March 2016

March Kraftyhands Blog Challenge.

For this month the challenge is to use the colours green, yellow and lilac. Also to use a scallop circle in your design.
I love this image of the yellow and lilac coloured tulips and luckily had just purchased some light and dark coloured lavender card at a craft fair.
I used the Floral Fantasia CD choosing the tulip design for decoupaging and matching lilac backing paper. 
The circle scallops are ones  I had just got from Tattered Lace, so it was very easy to mat and layer. Sometimes it is hard to find the right size of scallop but these suited the card and I think are going to be very useful.
I used a couple of layers of decoupage to give the flowers some dimension.
The result is very spring like and could be a Mothers Day, Easter or Birthday Card.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

February Kraftyhands Blog Challenge.

New idea for the challenges on Kraftyhands using the colours red, pink and cream and the image of hearts.
For the image I went straight to the Femme Fatale CD having used this picture before I knew it would be perfect in the heart shape.The colour combinations were not hard but I did decide to print a background paper from The Romantique Collection CD on cream card to get just the right colour for the cream element.The die I used is a Tonic sentiment. 
Happy Valentines Day.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Kraftyhands December Blog Challenge

Christmas Card using one die

The challenge says one die but it does not say how many times you can use it.
I chose this cute image of Santa from the Create It Magazine the Christmas edition. The papers have a very nordic feel and the picture s a little unusual showing Santa's sleigh being pulled by a little pony rather than reindeer. 
The die I used is a Tattered Lace one Ivy. I embossed it twice once with green and then with a frosted snow powder from Wow. I placed some of the cut pieces on whole and a couple cut up.
 The card is 8 x 8.
This is a very busy time of the year but it would be fantastic if you could join us on the Kraftyhands Blog for the last challenge of the year.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Need for Speed

Back to the Future.

The date used in the film has recently arrived and passed. Who would have thought we would have had a Back to the Future Day?
I chose this image from Motor Mania which is rather  ' DeLorean'  like.
It is not easy to see on the picture but the car is decoupaged. 
For the background I chose this crisp chequered  paper. 
The embellishment of laurel leaves was cut from the Cut n Scan built in library of shapes as was the DAD. The decoupage of the car was also cut using the Cut n Scan

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Totally Tiffany Acetate Card

The Totally Tiffany CD was released today. Rather different in presentation form Kraftyhands.
 Instead of the ordinary CD plastic box they have decided to go with a slim folder which can be added to a binder folder, there is a pocket for you CD and best of all some scrumptious vellum paper to print on.
Tiffany to me just conjurers up images of beautiful lamps and this CD has that feel.

The vellum is beautiful to print on but for a try I decided to use acetate so I could put glitter on the reverse.

You will need
  • 8 x 8 die to make as an easel card by cutting two and joining
  • acetate that you can print on. I think I got mine from Office and it is for printing overhead projector sheets
  • Crafters Companion spray glue
  • Glitter,  I used My Craft Studio. 
  • small corner dies. The ones I used were free on a magazine.

Crafty Wishes