Monday, 28 January 2013

More Hero Arts

Good morning crafty friends, a bit of a dull day but at least the snow has gone here.

Thank you for your lovely comments, a couple more cards using the Hero Arts stamp set as in my previous post.

The inspiration for this card shape came from the super talented Debbie Olsen
Oh my! I do love the new background stamp from JustRite Floral Flourishes, that's the yellow matt.

This 3 step stamping card includes 4 more stamps from the set, all come with Framelits to die cut them if you wish. There are lots of demos on you tube showing this technique, it's really fun.

Additional to the previous post
Paper ~ Petal Fresh LOTV & Nitwit
Cardstock ~Bashful blue, So Saffron SU
Stamps ~ IO sentiment
JustRite floral flourishes background 4 1/2" x 5 3/4"
Ink ~ So Saffron, Bashful Blue  SU
Spellbinders ~ edgeabilities classic scallop

Thanks for popping round have a brilliant day,
Hugs cherie x

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Hero Arts friendship

Good morning I hope you are all well and stayed safe through  the snow and ice.
The bad weather didn't stop the UPS man whoo hoo!!!
he brought me some lovely goodies from Stampin Up, can't wait to get started.
My new policy is, instead of using a stamp set just to make one card and then putting it away,
i'ts to make 6 cards with the same stamps and colours but for different themes.
That way being more creative with the stamps and using up the cardstock, well that's the theory.

Staying with the theme of clean and simple this card is just a bit smaller than a DL, it opens on the side.
I made it in two pieces by adding  3/4" extra on the front,  scoring it and sticking it  on to the back of the white bottom card.
Back is 71/8" x 4"
Yellow front is 8"x4" scored at one end 3/4"
White top layer 71/8" before I die cut it.
You might have to adjust this depending on how you wish to shape the end.
This stamp set comes with Framelits I die cut them to have a play to decide on the layout but then thought they gave more dimension than just stamping straight onto the card. I love this stamp set and can see me using it often.

Stamps. Sizzix Hero Arts 65776
              Hero Arts Poly Clear,  Live Life
Ink.        Versafine toffee, spanish moss, onyx black
Cardstock Stampin Up so saffron
Ribbon    Dovecraft
Nestabilities  Labels 22

Challenges to share with:
Less is More ~ Friends
Papertake Weekly ~ add a bow

Have a fun day thanks for stopping by,
Hugs cherie x

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

clean and simple

Hello and Happy New Year.
 My resolution is to blog more often and to loose the Christmas pounds..... and not the ones I will be spending on crafty stash.

A clean and simple card today sadly for our dear uncle's family who left us on Christmas eve.
God bless xx

The card blank is 8"x 4" from a goody bag from Craftwork Cards.
Stamps used 'Insignia' from Basicgrey and the sentiment is from
Stampendous clear set 'Sincere Sentiments' with Archival ink jet black
I added a couple of Swarovski crystals, for the splash of colour.

This is a little out of my comfort zone not my usual make but I do like it, 
and very quick to do once I had the design sorted.

The challenge over at Less is More  is ~ black and white and a splash of colour
Pile it on challenge ~ as above

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs cherie x