Quick and easy cards part 2

As promised, here is another card I made for last weeks class.

This stamp set is from Woodware and is called Sketchy Baubles. The sentiment comes with it. I am loving using Distress Oxides at the moment and I decide to use them to colour in the baubles. I stamped the whole bauble and sentiment in one go using the Press to Impress tool. I used watercolour card and Black pigment ink. I heat embossed with clear embossing powder from Wow. I then took some Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick Oxides, pressed a little onto my mat and pick up some ink with my water brush. I coloured in the baubles and then blended some Broken China around the edges using the applicator and foam pads. Simply matted onto some Black card and I finished off with some Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer glitter glue Sparkle Star in the dots.

Quick and easy cards

The cards today are from my class last week. The idea was to make some quick and easy cards that could be mass produced if you have a lot to make this Christmas.

First one uses a Sue Wilson die from this years release called Lace Snowflake. I die cut the middle hexagon in Foundations Blue pearl cardstock and then added the snowflake die in the middle of the other hexagon to sit on top. Finished off with a little gem in the middle and a sentiment from Woodware A Heartfelt Christmas stamp set.


The second card for today uses the Woodware Classic Baubles stamp set and has been just stamped in Gold pigment ink and then the sentiment from the new Woodware set A Christmas Cheer stamped on top in Black ink. A stamping tool is brilliant for this large stamp. Cut all your card to size, ink and stamp all of them in Gold, change stamp to the sentiment one and position where you want it. Ink in Black then stamp all of them again. You will end up it a lot of card fronts done in no time at all. I finished off by adding some Black pearls from Mark Richards in the centres and matted on Black card. You could of course do different colours and change it up if you have more time by stamping in Black ink and cutting out the baubles from some other cardstock ( I used Foundations Gold Pearl) then paper piecing them back on. You could do flat if you are worried about postage or on foam pads as I have done. Stamping and embossing with some Wow powders would look gorgeous as well.

That’s all for today, will pop back tomorrow with the other card I made for this class.


Fairy Garden Class

Yesterday Kerry did a class using Cardio stamps to create three gorgeous cards. The stamps used were Enchanted Garden, Garden Dragon Garden, Pleasant Pastures and Backyard Blooms. Distress Oxides have been blended to created a perfect effect and of course some added twinkle in the form of glitter.

Happy Crafting!


Product of the month, last couple of ideas

Last two cards using this months POTM stamps from Nellie Snellen. The first one uses the corner stamps and I have used Brown and Green inks and then stamped and embossed the flower layer with Wow Red embossing powder. The sentiment is from Woodware.

The last card is a little different colour wise, with Brown, Silver and Pink inks suitable for anyone who likes a more contemporary look.

Have a great weekend. Keep and eye out for a new class list coming soon and details of Octobers POTM deal.

Product of the month, more ideas

A few more cards from the Nellie Snellen layering stamps that are this months Product of the month, first up is a little monochromatic .


I left the twig and cones stamp off this card and used Wow Silver embossing powder for the foliage onto Black card. The flowers were stamped with Wow White embossing powder on Black card and then cut out and attached with foam pads. I added some gems for berries. The Frame is from Sue Wilson and is called Stitched Squares. The sentiment is also from Sue Wilson and is from this years Christmas release. I cut it a couple of times and layered it together to raise it up as its hard to put foam pads behind it as its so intricate.

The next card is also following a monochromatic feel and uses the corner stamp set. This time I stamped the foliage in Black ink and the flowers and berries are in Silver embossing powder. The sentiment is from Stamps by Chloe and I have in filled the letters with glitter using a quickie glue pen. A few Black peals to finish off and some simple matting and layering on Black card to finish.


Back tomorrow with some more ideas for these wonderful stamp sets


Product of the Month class

This months POTM is a choice of three different  layering stamps from Nellie Snellen. The first two have three stamps in the pack and the Bough two stamps.


First card uses the Wreath, simply stamped with some Versacolor pigment ink pads in Bark, Bamboo and Scarlet. The sentiment is from a Woodware set called A Heartfelt Christmas which is due back in stock next week. I have inked around the edge using Antique Linen Distress Oxide and finished off with some Diamond Stickles and a Nailhead from Mark Richards on the bow.

The second card uses same inks again for the twig and flower/berries layers but has some Glitter Gold Foil from Wow on the foliage stamp. This has been done by stamping with Versamark or an embossing ink and the covered with Wow Bonding Powder. I heated the powder then laid some foil { colour side up} on top and gently rubbed all over the image. When you peel back, the foil has adhered to the image. Again finished off with a sentiment from the same Woodware set as first card and some simple layering using the Foundations cardstock.

Last card is simply stamped using the two bough stamps in the pack, in green and red inks and I die cut one of the new Sue Wilson Christmas dies to go in the middle. You can finish off with gems, glitter etc.  This card is very flat so ideal for posting at Christmas time.

All layered stamps were stamped with the Press to Impress stamping tool.

Back soon with more samples of these fab stamp sets.

Working with Pixie Powders from Cosmic Shimmer

Jackie Da Silva;

Hi, hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday weekend. I have been playing with Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders recently and today I am showing the first of three cards I made.

I used the Sun Yellow, Mango Blaze, Aqua Lagoon, Golden Mint and Purple Violet. I created the background first by tapping a small amount of the powders onto some white cardstock and then spraying with a fine mister spray. I dried it off with a heat gun and cut it to fit the frame I had made using my Presscut Stitched Rectangles dies.

The flowers are from Elizabeth Designs and are called Dandelion Fluff. The sentiment circle is from Craftwork Cards.

Back tomorrow with another one.