Monday, 21 December 2015

finger-print reindeer - Quick and easy winter holiday card

Ho Ho Ho..
 
It's this time of year - rushing to get everyone presents and cards on time....
It's only a few days left to Christmas...and if you are still in a need for a few cards - this is the project for you!



It could be a fun family project you could all take part in.  You can make as many reindeers as you want using a finger print of each of your family member or you could do it yourself.  

This card represents my family - my little girl, my husband and myself, I did not bother with different reindeer sizes though....but I like the way it turned out!



Below you will find a list of supplies and materials I used for this project:

1. card base - 21cm x 21cm
2. red background paper 20.5cm x 10cm
3. white background paper 19cm x 8.5cm
4. ink pads ( I used black and vintage sepia/brown)
5. sentiment stamp
6. reindeer antlers stamp - I Used rubber stamp from Wonderland stamp set from Stampin Up
7. tiny ribbon bows
8. wiggle eyes
9. mini glue dots
10. double sided tape/tape runner


And this is the link to my YOU TUBE video tutorial:



Thanks for your visit today!
Happy Holidays!

Have fun!!

Mazzy

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Love tree wedding card & design your own wedding invitations!!

 
So I have been thinking of some new wedding invitation designs recently , looking for some tree stamps etc...but couldn't really find something I liked....
 
and then I DESIGNED IT MYSELF!!!! I came up with a love tree!!
 
the idea came to me just like that, I had loads of fun creating it and then turning it into a digital image. This is exactly what I wanted for my new wedding invitation design. It also makes a perfect wedding or engagement congratulations card, I think... Please Have a look at my sample pictures:
 



This is a 6x6 congratulations card, that can be fully personalised. My sample has only got M&T in the heart and congratulations on the bottom, but It will easily fit a wedding date as well.




It is a very clean design, looks beautiful on a white card. 
I used some dimensionals/foam pads to raise the picture a little bit.


Here is another design. This time I printed the tree on a brown craft card to give it a bit of a rustic look - my favourite!!! :)




This design is also 6x6 size, double-sided. I used few pearl gems on the tree to make it look a bit more busy, and since pearls have been used  for wedding invitations a lot I think this makes a perfect clean and simple invitation!!!
 
 
 

Both designs are available to order. I will be listing them on ebay soon and on my Facebook page so stay tuned!! And please, if you have any questions about my designs - just send me a message!!


I hope my blog inspired you today....and if you are looking to design your own wedding stationery I am happy to send you my digital image!! Feel free to contact me for price and terms and conditions of use.

here is the image I designed:
 
What I love about this design - you can print it on watercolour card and use water markers or water pen to colour it. You can print it a card of your chosen colour, add any embellishments you like to the tree...so many ways you can play with it!!!
 
 
Thank you for visiting my blog today!!
 
Mazzy


Monday, 16 November 2015

6x6 gift box using Sweet Li'l One Designer series paper and stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Hello hello hello!!!!
 
Today I am posting a short ish tutorial of how to make a fabulous 6x6 gift box
Its perfect for a dimensional card or a card and a gift!!
It's a great size too!!
 
 



 
 
 
I really wanted to share my idea with you a few months ago but I was in a process of learning how to make and edit videos on youtube..... It took me a while, I know, but I've done it!!!
You will find a link to my video below. If you turn on subtitles you will be able to follow me step by step and make the box yourself.
 
  
 
I love baby cards and gifts, so I made my boxes using lovely designer serious paper.
But you can obviously be creative and decorate the box for any occasion.
 
The full list of materials I used for the above project is attached at the bottom of this blog.
And here are the dimensions:
 
 
cardstock, for the box base -   21cm x 17.5cm (8 1/4" x 6 7/8")   - you need 2 of these
 
patterned paper x 2 each measuring 15cm x 14cm (5.5" x 5 7/8")
 
for 3 gift tags - each peace measuring approx. 4.5" x 2"
you need 1 for a gift tag and 2 to close the box with a ribbon - see video
 
 
 
I would love to see YOUR makes so please feel free to share with me a link to your blog or your gallery in a comment below. I will be happy to answer your questions too..
 
Thanks very much for visiting my blog today
 
Have a lovely day!!
 
Mazzy
 
 
 
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Saturday, 14 November 2015

Christmas cards vintage style - using just brown and white card

 
Hello, thanks for stopping by..


I have been watching my fellow crafters creating beautiful holiday cards and crafts....and I really wanted to make something a bit different. Here is how I came up with vintage/rustic style. Since it has been my favourite style ever, I decided to show you a few makes....hope you like them. Who said holiday cards have to be in red and green only!!




Here is my first and favourite card in rustic style.
The snowflake elemnts hero my card and little stone gems and metallic thread compliment it.
I used ink distressing technique for all the edges to give it the vintage style I was after. I think it quite does the job.
If you would like to learn how I made this card click on the link below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d50-Pi8pghQ
 
 
Here is another card I made using just brown and white card:
 
 

 
This card is very quick and easy to make actually. I used die cut snowflakes, different shapes, complimented them with a little bit of sparkle in the middle. on top in the middle I placed my sentiment - with distressed edges. The sentiment was heat-embossed.
 
 
Another card, I thought very clever, as I used balloon die cutter and turned it into a Christmas bubble!
 
 
 

 
 
 
Again, mainly white and brown card used with a tiny hint of red!! I love it!
Instead of using embossing folders I used scoring tool and board to add some texture to my white card and the bubbles as well.
I also used linen thread and some golden metallic thread in my project to add a tiny bit of shine...
A little star and a snowflake element compliments the card
 
 
 
here is another card, a little bit of fun here....
 
 
 
 
 
I will have more projects in this style posted so please keep checking my Facebook page
 
I hope you like my today's post and style.
 
If you would like to know what I used in the above projects please see the list below.
If you click on each picture it will take you straight to my on-line Stampin Up shop
 
Thanks very much for your visit today
 
Happy Crafting!!!
 
MAZZY
 
 
 

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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Easy 3D vellum flowers tutorial using Stampin Up products

 
Hello. Don't know about you guys, but I hate winter... however, since I started crafting I quite enjoy long evenings at my desk - creating....
 
 
And this is what I created the other night - lovely 3D vellum flowers!!
 
 
 
They are very easy and pretty quick to make.
 
here is what you need:
 
- vellum A4 sheet
- flower stamp
- matching flower punch
- ink pad
- candy dot brad base
- scoring tool
 
So, firstly, you stamp your flower image onto the velum. My flower was quite big so I managed to fit 12 flowers on one sheet, and I used them all for just 1 flower.
 
You can use more if you want....
 
 
You need to wait for the ink to dry. It takes about 10 mins - just make sure its all dry before you start cutting out those flowers with your puncher, otherwise you will get smudges....
 
 
next, using your brad base pierce through the middle of each flower. Stack them up together and secure the brad base - see the picture below.
 



Next, using a scoring tool, shape the petals. I started from the top. I shaped all the petals towards the middle as you can see in the picture. when you get to the last 3 petals, leave one as it is - straight, unshaped, turn the flower over so that you have the bottom at the top and now shape the first 2 flowers towards the middle. that will give the whole flower a bit more 'volume'. it will look bigger and fuller - I hope you know what I mean....
 
and there you have it.
I absolutely love these little cuties! U can use them in many projects. they are quite sturdy so you can be sure they will keep their shape for ages!!
 
 
 
You can watch my youtube video tutorial here:
 
 


 
Thank very much for visiting my blog.
again, I really hope you enjoyed my tutorial.
 
Happy crafting!!
 
Mazzy
 
 
Below you will find a list of Stampin Up supplies I used for this project.
If you click on each picture it will take you straight to my online shop. Thank you!!
 
 
 
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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

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Winter Wonderland Seasonal Card

So I have been seeing all these seasonal cards and crafts all over the Facebook etc.... and decided to give it a go myself.

There was this one stamp set that I really liked, all cards made using this particular stamp seemed so stunning and original....I had to get one for myself and see what it's like.

Omg, seriously, If you are thinking of making some stunning Christmas cards by yourself this year - this is the set you should get - you wil looove it!! Check this out:


 
How did I make this card?
Its so quick and simple to make. No complicated techniques, trust me...
 
you will need:
 
8" x 8 1/4"  card folded in half - that's your card base. I used white.
7 7/8" x 3 7/8" black paper
3 5/8" x 7 5/8" silver sparkling paper
7 3/8" - 3 7/16" white paper to stamp your image on
black ink
tacky glue
embossing stamp pad
heat tool
white embossing powder
 
First I created my card base and frames with the black and silver layers.
 
Then I stamped my image onto the white card. I stamped it a few times before re-inking it again to create the depth - lighter colour trees in the background. You don't need different colour inks, just one, and stamp it once, move it a bit and stamp again, and again... it's that simple!!
 
 

Then the sentiment. I used embossing ink and white embossing powder, heated it up and got this shiny embossed sentiment. I chose heat embossing as I didn't want to cover my lovely stamped image with any extra layers of paper - even if it was just a little sentiment.
 
I glued my finished image to the card and finished it off with a snowflake element and silver thread.
and here it is
 
 





Hope you like my card and enjoyed my tutorial.
 
 
I would love to know what you think, so please, feel free to leave me a comment.
 
Thanks for visiting my blog today
 
happy crafting!!
 
Mazzy
 
below I have attached a list of Stampin Up! supplies I used for the above project. If you click on each picture it will take you straight to my online Stampin Up! shop.
 
 
 
 
 

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Saturday, 3 October 2015

World Card Making day - Summer garden gate card!!

Afternoon!!! I cannot believe it's October already, can you???
The summer's gone, heart braking, and winter is coming. I hate cold...
So I had to design something to bring back some warmth, colours and sunshine...
...and here it is - my summer garden gate card!
 
 






This card measures 6x6 inches. I used whisper white cardstock and my favourite stamp ever - Hardwood! I looove this stamp as you can probably say - I have been using it a lot in my projects recently.
 
To make the gate I stamped hardwood image onto white card and cut along the lines to make separate fence posts. I sponged the edges and glued it all together into a gate.
 
I love how it all turned out!!
 
 

I added some flowers and a string on the front gate...
 
 
 

...and some more flowers inside.
 
To make the background I used emboss resist technique - stamped some swirls in green and my greeting and heat embossed them with some clear embossing powder. Then I sponged some inks in circle motions all over the page.
 
I finished it off with a couple of butterflies....
I love the summer colours on this card...
 
 
 
 
 
I hope you enjoyed my today's colourful project.
 
Did you know today's World Card Making Day??????????????
So Come on - get crafting!!!
 
Mazzy
 
below I have attached a list of Stampin' Up! supplies I used for this project.
If you are interested, please click on each picture and it will take you straight to my online Stampin' Up! shop.
 
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!!!!
 
 
 
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Saturday, 12 September 2015

Mazzy's Stampin Up hostess code!

Hi there!

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If your order is over £50 you will also receive a free thank you gift from me

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Sunday, 6 September 2015

rustic wedding congratulations card using hardwood background stamp

Hello and thank you for stopping by.
I am so excited to show you my new makes! I hope you like them as much as I do. Here they are - my new wedding congratulations card and wedding invitation - 1st part of my new wedding stationery I am working on.
 

 
For this project I used brown recycled paper, hardwood background stamp, For the new two stamps set, paper doilies and brown natural twine. I also used wooden cut out greeting for my wedding card.
 
 
I stamped the hardwood all over my cardstock - on both sides. folded it, rounded the edges, and the rest is pretty obvious....
 

 
 
It was such a pleasure to make these cards. They do require a bit of time and precision but trust me, once finished you will be very proud of yourself!
 
Originally I only made the wedding congrats card, but then I thought it would be perfect for a wedding invitation and so I am working on matching stationary at the moment!! 
 
 I am entering this card into pennyblackatallsorts 'anything goes' challenge at
http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/september-challenge-anything-goes.html

 
 
If you would like to make one of my cards yourself please see attached list of supplies below. If you click on each picture it will take you straight to my online Stampin' Up! shop.
 
Oh I hope you like my ideas above and I also hope I got you inspired!
Thanks for your visit today and happy crafting!!
 
Mazzy
 
 
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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Challenge card - water coloured flower and mushrooms

Hello everybody!
 
Hope you are all well and busy crafting..
 
Today I wanted to show you a card inspired by a photo challenge from
 
 
and by a digi stamp I found at https://www.tiffanydoodles.com/
 
and so I entered one of the cards to the competition at addicted to stamps challenge.
and  ribbongirl 'ADD FLOWER' challenge 
at http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/september-card-challenge.html






This time I had some fun water colouring. I used watercolour paper, aqua painters and aqua markers but blender pens and ink pads would do the same job if you prefer to use them.






I used lovely sentiment from Sassy Salutations stamp set. Nothing fancy - I just stamped it onto the watercolour card next to my coloured image to keep the card simple...

...and I looove the end result! Hope you like my card, too!!

here is another card I made using this image. this time I coloured it with aqua markers on white cardstock - looks great!!

 
 
Thanks very much for visiting my blog today!
have a lovely evening and happy crafting!
 
Mazzy xx



below you will find a list of supplies I used and recommend for this type of project.
If you click on each picture it will take you straight to my online Stampin Up shop.
Thanks xx
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday, 28 August 2015

Welcome to the world little one card

Hi,
 
So I have been trying to make some baby cards recently with no success....and then I saw a sketch a BOOM - made a card within minutes! I'm impressed it took me so little time to make it. From now on I will be looking for more sketch inspirations for my cards....
 
here it is - my sweet little Bumblebee card.



This card is A5 size, because A6 seemed too small for me for this project, and I didn't want to squeeze everything in, that would make it look too messy.
 
I combined two bright colours - Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo.
 
The yellow backing paper was made using a stamp from 'You are a fabulous work of art stamp set. I just stamped the little circle all over the page to make it look a bit like a honeycomb... I doesn't look quite like I wanted it too, but it I like it!

 
 
To make the flower I used my Fun Flower punch on white card, and then sponged Melon Mambo all over the flower. The picture doesn't really show the shades...
The Bumblebee is a retired stamp which I looove! I stamped it onto a white card and coloured with markers. I also added a little bit of sparkle on my Bumblebee wings - glitter glue, but the card still looks clean and quite simple I think...



Finally a sentiment: I chose one from Sweet Li'l One stamp set.

I quite like how it all came up together..... It's a perfect card for a perfect sweet little baby....
I hope you like it too

As I mentioned earlier I was inspired by a sketch from www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.co.uk
I also entered my card into the challenge. :)

 
Thanks very much for visiting my blog today,
Please come again!

Mazzy


below you will find a list of all the supplies I used for this project. If you click on each picture it will take you straight to my online Stampin Up shop. Thank you!


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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Clean & simple Petite petals cards

Good Morning!
 
At last some rain and fresh air!!  I was getting a bit fed up with all this hot air... Now, as my brain seems to be freshened up I sat down one day as per usual brake from completing my orders and design few cards....just because I can. And because I love flowers this is what I came up with:




These cards are very simple and quick to make. Great for any occasion. Actually as I look at them now they would be lovely as a wedding invitation me thinks! Will have to sleep on that idea...

I have entered this card to a Clean & simple challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!  http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/
 
Anyway, you can make this card too! Here is what you will need:

1. white cardstock measuring 21cm x 21cm (8 1/4" x 8 1/4") folded in half
2. piece of paper in your chosen colour measuring 21cm x 6cm
3. white scrap paper for flowers
4. ink pads, flower punch, gems
5. Scoring board and stylus

First, shape the piece of paper of your chosen colour on the long side using either scissors, like I did, or a border die or punch.
 

Then, using your scoring board and stylus - score the paper at every single line. I think that gives great embossing effect and makes the card not so boring anymore..  
You might choose different pattern as well.... Why not...



Now stick it to your cardstock. I used fast fuse adhesive. Then, stamp your greeting.
You are almost there...
 



Now, what I call 'fun part' - stamping and cutting the flowers! I usually stamp lots of different colours, cut them and then see what ones go well together. So for this project I used 3 colours and actually used all of them because I liked how they looked together...
 

 
I glued the flowers to my card using mini glue dots.
 


I decided that the card needed a little bit of a blink so I added rhinestones to my flowers. They would look lovely with mini pearl gems too.  And this is my finished card:






 
 

I hope you like my tutorial. You can see how quick and easy it is to make this card. Yes, it is very clean and simple but who said cards need to have lots on them to look cute?!
 
Thanks for visiting my blog today
 
Have a great week
 
Mazzy
 
 
Below I have attached a list of my supplies. Click on each picture and it will take you straight to my online Stampin' Up! shop!
 
 
 
 
 

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Pootlers Blog Hop - Unique gift bag using goodies from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue 2018

Hello :) I am so excited to be taking part in Pootlers Blog Hop for the first time. Together with my crafting friends, we are ...