Saturday 28 November 2015

Noel Shutter Card

Hello blog friends, thank you for visiting.

I may have mentioned once or twice that I enjoy action/kinetic cards.  I’ve been fascinated by pop-ups and paper engineering ever since I was a littlie, so they do feature on this blog from time to time.  Today I’m showing you a shutter card (sometimes called a magic marquee card).  Here’s the layout for this card–

It’s important in making this card that the moving parts are placed right inside the fold line of the gatefold flaps with the adhesive upwards.  Here's the tutorial - hope you enjoy!

Saturday 21 November 2015

Simply Sketched Saturday - 3

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*.  Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

This week it's the lovely Angelina Clark setting the challenge, and this is the sketch she chose -

And here's my interpretation, inspired by Wedgwood pottery.

Marina Mist makes a good substitute for Wedgwood Blue, I think, and it's not a colour I've used much.  I really like it on this card, though  - and I also thought that the flowers on the DSP looked a bit (a tiny bit) like snowflakes.  I'll put a list of everything I used at the bottom of this post but meanwhile, it's on to the
which is Angelina's.  But if you're a rebel you could always go to the 
and go backwards through the blogs.  Thank you for visiting and I'll see you soon!


*Unless otherwise stated

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Flying Robin Card

Hello bloggers, welcome to my blog!

It's starting to feel that Christmas is getting near now.  It's turned much colder hereabouts , after days of rain coming in sideways (Storm Barney was doing his worst!).  OK, I'm a big kid, but I always hope for a white Christmas - and we don't get one very often at all.  We do see plenty of robins and holly bushes, though.  

Today I'm showing you this Flying Robin card, which I made using the Bird Builder punch.  Here's the tutorial -

Here's what I used to make it -

Peace on Earth

Hello blog friends.  Thanks for joining me today.

I made and filmed this project some time ago  - I work a few weeks ahead whenever I can.  Given the events at Paris at the weekend, the sentiment seems particularly appropriate right now.

Here's the tutorial -

I'll be back on Saturday with the latest Simply Sketched challenge.  See you then.



Saturday 14 November 2015

Could it be magic?

Hello bloggers, and thank you for visiting.

Normally on a Saturday, I share a picture of one of the cards I've been making.  I usually save my video projects for Tuesday.  This is because it isn't always easy for me to record, edit and share more than one project a week- I don't have a craft room or even a craft table and when I record a YouTube video I'm working on a large picnic table (which is why sometimes it gets a bit bouncy).

But - Christmas is coming,  And if I keep to my one-a-week routine you won't get to see the projects I have in mind before next year.  So, for the next few weeks at least, I'll be uploading videos a bit more often.

So with that in mind, here's my latest offering -

It's a magic wallet card.  These make a great way of presenting a gift card.  It kept my husband busy for quite some time trying to figure out how it works.  You can find sturdy ones made out of fabric - and they cost quite a bit. They are quite straightforward provided you follow the instructions. (If you want written instructions you can find them here).

Hope you enjoy trying it out.  Please let me know how you get on - I'd love to know.

See you soon!



Tuesday 10 November 2015

Snow Scene

Hello, and welcome to my blog!

Christmas is now well and truly on the way.  Now, if I were organised, I would have been making cards and decorations since about April, but of course I haven't.  I do like to have a few special bits on the tree and, as this is my first Christmas as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator of course I had to make something SU.  

I really, really love these Sleigh Ride Edgelits dies and they are just the right size to fit in a large plastic bauble - I got a set of four at the craft shop or search online for clear fillable bauble.  

Hope you like it - and if you give it a try, I'd love to see your makes - juste leave me a comment with a link you your project and I'll pop over and take a look.  

Here's what I used to make the insert.  I'll see you again soon!

Saturday 7 November 2015

Simply Sketched Saturday - 2

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*.  Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

Here's this week's sketch-

Here's my interpretation.

See the back layer?  It's made using our Kraft card, which I've treated with glycerine and water to create a faux leather look.

(If you want to have a go yourself after you've finished hopping, I'll put a link to the video tutorial below).  So now. please proceed around the blog in an orderly fashion - single file and no pushing!  See you soon!

Here's the list of what I used-

*Unless otherwise stated

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Hanging about!

Hi everyone, thank you for calling!

We'll, that's Halloween done and we've got a short breathing space before we start building up to Christmas.  For one of my "Dark Side" projects for the month-long blog hop I've just finished, I made a card with a dangling embellishment inside, so  I thought I'd take the chance to show you how I did it.

In fact, I made two versions - 

Here's the video -
Oh, and if you're wondering why I haven't photographed the cards in my mini studio as I usually do - this is why - it's Occupied!
Yes, that cat is spoiled rotten.  Really, though, she was quite unwell not too long ago and I'm just happy she's well enough to be naughty.  I'm not really such a soft touch.  Well, perhaps a bit...

Don't forget, if you want any of the Stampin' Up! products I used to make the card you can visit my online shop- the link is over at the top of the page.

See you on Saturday for the second Simply Sketched!

Sunday 1 November 2015

Rocking Santa

Hello blog friends - glad to see you!

I'm a day late with my blogging this week.  The run-up to Halloween is always a busy time, and this year was no exception.  If you've been dropping in to visit, you might have noticed that I've been busy (in my Other Persona) taking part in a month long blog hop.  It was a real challenge and I think I've earned a bit of alien down!

Anyway, back to normal with this rocker card.  I've used Home for Christmas and Lost Lagoon DSP and pleated the rosette on my Simply Scored board.

You might wonder why I haven't photographed the card in the mini studio - this is why - 
As soon as she saw it being put up she did her world- famous impersonation of a cheetah and got in there.  She's resisted all attempts at removal and is still there as I write.  Hope she'll be out by next week!

Here's what I used to make the card - don't forget, you can shop online with me (just click the link at the top of the page to visit my Stampin' Up! shop)