Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Make A Wish Card! Create your own Customised Sentiments

It was my birthday recently and I decided to treat myself to the fabulous Gemini Traditional Type Foil Stamp Dies from Crafters Companion.


They are big and they are bold and really do make a fabulous statement on your cards and projects.

If you are fan of clean and simple, like me, then these are perfect.    


I used mine to create my own sentiment to accompany the pretty little fairy on my card which is the  Dandelion Elf stamps and die set by Daisy Mae.   I liked the idea of lining up each line of the sentiment against the right-hand edge of my card.

I used my Spectrum Noir Classique Alcohol Marker Pens to colour my fairy.

This is the first time I have used my new Gemini Traditional Foil Stamp Dies, but it certainly won't be the last.  I love them.

That's it from me for today folks. Thanks for stopping by and please do pop back for a return visit.

Bye for now and .............................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xx 
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Monday, 30 November 2020

A Pretty Gift Box - Paper Discovery Elegant Lantern Die Set

Hi everybody

Today I have quite an ornate project to share.

This box was made using dies from the new Elegant Lantern Die Set which is part of the Creative Castle Collection by Paper Discovery.


I opted for a black/gold colour combination and I am really thrilled with how this turned out.

It's an unusual shape with the domed top and for my design the dome is, in fact, the lid of my box.




I finished it with a selection of pretty mulberry paper flowers and a pretty pink bow.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping and I would love you to pop back.

Bye for now and ........................."happy crafting everybody!".

Linda xx
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Sunday, 29 November 2020

Filigree Quartet Etched Dies by Amazing Paper Grace

Hi folks

Happy Sunday and today I am sharing two projects that I have made using the Filigree Quartet Etched Dies which are part of the Picot Petite Collection designed by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace.


I love the versatility of this pretty set of dies.  You can use the four delicate filigree dies separately or collectively to decorate your cards and 3D projects.


For my card I decided to use two of the filigree dies and two of the plain using coral coloured card stock offset over gold foil card on a white card base.

I foiled the sentiment on the tag using the Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Hot Foil Plate.


Three pretty little mulberry roses adorn the tag topper and I also used a swirly die from the Shapeabilities Candlewick Rosebud Etched Dies.

I made a really cute clear treat box (perfect for Christmas sweetie treaties).  


I will have a video demonstration on how to make this just as soon as I receive my order for thick clear acetate.  Can you believe I used my very last piece for the one in the picture!  I was pretty pooped about this, because I really wanted to publish a video to coincide with today's blog post.    So do watch this space if you would be interested in making some.


I think the filigree dies look great decorating the sides of my treat box.


I would love to know what you think.

That's it for today.  Thank you for taking the time to have a look, and please do pop back.

Bye for now and .................................... "happy crafting everybody!".

Linda 
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Monday, 23 November 2020

Foiled Bon Bon Style Gift Box - Video Demonstration

Yesterday I shared a couple of projects which I made using the gorgeous new Sweet Blooms Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate from the new Delicate Impressions Collection by Amazing Paper Grace.

I thought that today I would share a video demonstration showing you how I made and foiled the Bon-Bon style gift box.   Foiling the edges is a lovely way to add a stylish look.  


These would look lovely at Christmas on your Christmas trees.   They are also a lovely way to gift small presents and treats.   Perfect for baby showers, wedding favours and for decorating your dinner table at Christmas.  

I used the Glimmer Hot Foil System and Platinum 6.  I found to my cost that being clumsy with the placement of this die resulted in melting the sides of my Glimmer Hot Foil base, so if you try this, do heed my advice to be careful to lay the hot foil plate within the grey gridded area on the base and avoid it touching or overhanging the sides. The slight damage I did to my Foil System base in no way impairs the performance of the system, it just looks a little unsightly.  Silly me !


I hope you like my video demonstration and would love to know what you think:-


Thanks for stopping by, and please do pop back. 

Bye for now and .................................."happy crafting everybody!".

Linda 
Sweet Blooms Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate https://shrsl.com/2mve5 Couture Creations Creative Detailer https://amzn.to/3lXUwoa WRMK Envelope Punch Board https://tidd.ly/3pUEz4I Picot Petite Ovals Etched Dies https://shrsl.com/2mvgt Cinch and Go Flowers III https://shrsl.com/2mvgw Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Plate https://shrsl.com/2mvh0 Glimmer Hot Foil System https://shrsl.com/2mvh3 Platinum 6 https://shrsl.com/2mvh5

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Sunday, 22 November 2020

Sweet Blooms Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate by Amazing Paper Grace

I did a little happy dance when I was sent the beautiful new Sweet Blooms Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate by Becca.  This is part of her new Amazing Paper Grace Delicate Impressions Collection.   I love adding foil to my card projects and this pretty border makes such a pretty and subtle statement.


For my card I combined the foiling with some gentle watercolours on watercolour card, using colours from my Jane Davenport Brights ArtEssentials Pallette.


I decided to stick to a nice summery colour pallete and opted to foil in Skybright Glimmer Foil.  It looks fresh and pretty with the watercolour that I used.

My sentiment is foiled using the Heart Melt Sentiments Hot Foil Plate and Dies which are also part of the Delicate Impressions Collection, and is mounted on a topper using the Picot Petite Rectangles Etched Dies from Amazing Paper Grace 



I haven't made a bon-bon style gift box in a while but I thought this would be a perfect way to utilise the gorgeous border, so I foiled in gold glimmer foil along the outer edges of this pretty treat box and I think the effect looks pretty amazing:-  

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I used the really useful Everyday Sentiments Glimmer Plate to foil my sentiment before mounting it onto a topper which is die-cut using the the Picot Petite Ovals Etched Dies by Amazing Paper Grace.   The pretty leafy embellishments are from the Cinch and Go Flowers III


I really enjoyed putting together these projects.  It's so easy to create when you having such inspiring products to work with.   I think the Delicate Impressions Collection is really inspirational.

Thanks for stopping by today, and please do pop back.

Ciao for now folks and .................................."happy crafting everybody!".

Linda xxx 
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Saturday, 21 November 2020

A Creature was Stirring by Lawn Fawn - Another Cute Little Christmas Card

Out came this lovely new stamp set and dies again for today's fun card.




I can see I shall be getting so much mileage out of this A Creature was Stirring bundle from Lawn Fawn.  These sweet little mice can be used for all sorts of themes and occasions.  Great for birthday cards too!


I loved making the kitchen backdrop for this card, from the bespoke decor with dado rail, the kitchen window with a blind, through to the wooden kitchen table. 


Those little mice have cooked up a storm to produce a lovely Christmas cake.  I really like this type of fun Christmas card with it's clever punny sentiment.   

Well that's it from me for today.  I do hope you find my card fun.   I have left a product list below so you can shop through various sites in the UK and USA.

Thanks for stopping by and please do pop back.

Bye for now and .........................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda 
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Tuesday, 17 November 2020

A Creature Was Stirring from Lawn Fawn - Such a Cute Set!

I knew as soon as I laid eyes on this cute little bundle that it was going to be popular.  It's the A Creature Was Stirring Bundle from Lawn Fawn.


I was especially taken by the sentiment that I used on today's card.  Wouldn't it be perfect if we could all "Bake the World a Better Place".

I haven't made what I would describe as a whimsical card in a while, which is why I had such fun putting this one together.   I'ts always great to settle down with some Alcohol Marker Pens to spend time colouring and blending.  For this card, I used a selection of my Spectrum Noir Classique markers.

The oval topper was made using the Picot Petite Ovals Etched Dies.  Please see my product list below.

I loved making this card.  Pinterest is full of card ideas for using the set.  Elements included feature three cute mice, a bowl, cooking utensils, a tray, a plate, a cake and cake stand, bread, cookies, candy canes, holly and a gorgeous gingerbread house. 


I hope you like today's little card.  It cheered me up!  

Thanks for stopping by and please do pop back.

Bye for now and ...................................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xx
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Monday, 16 November 2020

Pretty Ballerina Card - Using the new Paper Discovery Bring On The Dancers Set of 7 Dies from the Nutcracker Collection

Hi folks

I am back today to share a recent project.  This is one of my samples made for the launch of the lovely Nutcracker Collection from Paper Discovery.


I think the Bring on the Dancers Set of 7 Dies will be perfect for making cards and projects for budding ballerinas and indeed, principal boys !   There are seven dies and below is an illustration to show you exactly what is included in the set:-

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It's a very simple card but I think it's quite striking.  I made other samples and can tell you that I had a complete blast "dressing up" each of my dancing silhouettes.

For details of the complete collection click my photo link below to be taken to the CraftStash website:-


That's it from me for today.  

Thanks for stopping by and please do pop back.

Ciao for now and ................................"happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xx

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Sunday, 15 November 2020

Picot Petite Rectangles Etched Dies by Becca Feeken

Hi folks

Today I have a couple of projects to share which I created using the Picot Petite Rectangles Etched Dies by Becca Feeken.


I love the pretty edges Becca has created for the dies in the gorgeous Picot Petite Collection.



I used simple layers of the rectangles to frame the foiled sentiment which is from the Heart Melt Glimmer Hot Foil Plates & Die set.  I did a bit of flower shaping using the Shapeabilities Cinch & Go Flowers III Etched Dies and added a pretty floral spray.  There is something very satisfying about creating your own flowers.


Once I completed my card, I turned my attention to creating a cute little gift box which doubles up as a pretty keepsake box.  The Picot Petite Rectangles for the front and back of my gift box.  I decorated it with some mulberry roses and wooden decorative elements.   



I hope you like the little box, because I intend sharing a video demonstration for this one.  Its something a little bit different for me.  I love it, and have to say that my inspiration for it comes from the lovely Tara Brown who is also on the Amazing Paper Grace Design Team.   It's no match for her beautifully crafted pieces, but I am pleased with it.


Well that's it from me for today.  

It's a wet and windy Sunday here in the UK and it just happens to be my birthday today.  So I am looking forward to chilling with the Hubster.  Together, we are going to cook a lovely Lamb Roast with Dauphinoise Potatoes, washed down with a few chilled beers/wine and some scrummy jam and fresh cream doughnuts !!!   

What's on your menu?

Thanks for stopping by.  Please pop back.

Bye for now and ..........................................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xxx
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Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Introducing the Amazing Paper Grace Delicate Impressions Collection


Delicate Impressions Details

We’re excited to introduce another Glimmer Hot Foil collection! The Delicate Impressions Collection has five sets of Glimmer Hot Foil Plates. The fifth set, Heart Melt Sentiments, has four unique phrases with matching dies. The other four sets are designed to create borders and accents that can be used on cards from A2 to 5 x 7-inches. Each elegant motif can be layered with itself or mix with others in the same collection or beyond.

Glimmer Hot Foil Plates are metal plates used in the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System to transfer foil to paper through a combination of heat and pressure.  Roll the Glimmer machine base through your die cut machine to deliver its beautiful design. Refer to Compatibility Charts on Spellbinders' website, to see if your machine is a match.

Our Creative Team members will showcase their creations made with the Delicate Impressions Collection today. For those of you who enjoy watercolors, we are using Jane Davenport Watercolors to highlight our projects. See if you can identify what techniques are being used!

Becca Feeken sent over these stunning plates and dies for me to try.

Each of our Creative Team members will show you their take on cards made with a Collection

 My Projects For Today

First up is  Amazing Paper Grace Fanfare Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plates SKU GLP-238 by Spellbinders

 


 Here is what the dies look like:  

I thought that a navy coloured card would be a perfect way to really showcase how pretty the Fanfare Borders look.  I only used one for my card.   There are three borders included in the set.  I used two of the three borders for my treat holder project.

I think the borders have a kind of Art Deco vibe which I find very stylish.  Simply foiled along the top and bottom of my landscape card, they create a beautiful frame, drawing the eye in towards the pretty topper.   Incidentially the foiled sentiment is also from the Delicate Impressions Collection.  The set is called the Heart Melt Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plates and Dies.

I used my Jane Davenport Glitz-Sea Pallette of watercolours to create the centre panel for my card.  I applied a watercolour wash on white watercolour cardstock dropping a selection of colours, letting them spread and dry.   Once they had dried, I splattered some Gold Alcohol ink over the card before cutting a strip to use on my card.



I also created a strip for this little treat holder.   




Designer Tip:  I found that when foiling watercolour card, in order to obtain a successful foil, you need to leave it to heat for longer on the Hot Foil System than you would normally for standard card stock, due to the density of the watercolour card.

 Delicate Impressions Availability:

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click Delicate Impressions Collection.

Collection Blog Hop!

Click on the links to each member, they're waiting to inspire you to create something beautiful:

Visit Beatriz Jennings
Visit Patricia Manhire
Visit Agnieszka Posluszny
Visit Elena Olinevich
Visit Sathya Kala Sankaran
Visit Nida Tanweer
Visit Tara Brown
Visit Anita Kejriwal
Visit Linda Parker
Visit Kate Skonieczna
Visit Joanna Wisniewska

 Giveaway!  

You could win an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! Enter to win on our new Instagram Account https://www.instagram.com/amazingpapergrace_creates/. All  of the entry details are there, look for this image below:

 


I love your comments!  Have you tried foiling your DIY cards and projects?   Do you enjoy it?


Thanks for stopping by today.   









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