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 many ways you can play with it!!!
Thank you for visiting my blog today!!

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!!
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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
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!!!

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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!!
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



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!!
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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