Thursday, June 18, 2015

All About Dad


This month Clearscraps sent some fantastic product to the RRBF DT and I had great fun creating this album as a gift for Father's day. 
I choose to use one of the new Bella! wedding ranges 'Something Blue' to show how it can be used for those non wedding projects :)


I have always loved the mixed albums with the card and clear pages.  It opens up a huge range of possibilities for your creations.  The double sided papers really shine too as they can be seen through the clear pages meaning that your backs of pages already have a base to work on!



With this clear page I actually used some acrylic paint and some stencils to create a background to work on.  I also used the chipboard alphabet and painted them with blue pearlescent paint to coordinate with the papers.



The fundamentals stickers with their clear backgrounds worked really well on the clear tabs.


This paper is just like being on the beach.  The little wooden frame on the paper had a black board in the middle with 'Just Married' in it so I cut this out and made it into a little photo frame.  I cut out the 'just' and used it as part of my title.



With these pages I mixed in some of the Kraftastic glittery papers which just jazz it all up a wee bit!



The fundamental stickers and wood vaneer added some texture and depth to the pages too.

Products Used :
Ruby Rock-it Fundamental Sentiment Stickers : Sentiments, Banners & Bubbles, Cheers, Friends, Life Documented

This wee album really sums up this fantastic dad and all the things he loves to do!
Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, June 04, 2015

It's all about Dad!


Hello there, wow where is the year going it seems to be flying in! We are in June already and this month we celebrate Father’s day and unlike Mother’s day I think that it falls on the same day worldwide!! I am here today to share with you some cards for those special men in your life …


With this card I used the little journal panels which can be found on the ??? 12 x 12 sheet and added some chipboard letters. The Country Cookin’ twine looked brilliant wrapped around it before backing it on some more paper. The little wood vaneer stars are just too cute not to use!



Products Used

This next card is inspired by my football (or soccer!) loving brothers! I cut some hexagons in the Fundamental ?? paper and then glued them to a circle card, trimming off the excess. You can also make your own zig zag greetings by cutting strips from the paper. Then, using the Fundamentals Baby stamps , stamp them in the middle.



Products Used

Adventure dad is showing a mix of two collections, the Kraftgoodness and Fundamentals Fusion 2015. I used the alphabet stickers to add my greeting along with ‘Important Note’ cut from the Bella! Chatterbox paper.



Products Used

I hope you have fun creating for Father's day and have found some inspiration today
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, June 01, 2015

We're off camping!

Hello everyone, with camping season approaching fast I was inspired to make a caravan gift box using the funky Krafty Goodness collection.


We are a family who are more into camping but I just love the different takes on paper caravans that you see around.  Another of the DT members, Alicia, made one back in April with a different papers which can be seen {here}.  

I used some oval dies to create the caravan which I covered with the papers.  The little windows are made with a black frame with acetate behind it and then added to a background with foam pads.

The wood vaneers are brilliant for adding some fun little speech bubbles and the Chatterbox sheet of paper is perfect for adding your greeting.


After making the caravan I decided to take it a step further and make a card in the shape of a car so it could be a complete gift set.  I simply freehand drew a car on to a piece of paper and the traced it on to a folded card blank before covering with the papers again.


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Well with all the talk of camping I feel like heading out into the big outdoors and enjoy the fresh air.
Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Sharing 'My World'


Hello there, I am here today to share with you a layout I made with the new Krafty Goodness, papers with a kraft base and loads of vibrant colours and patterns!


I just loved this world patterned paper which I decided to use as the background for this layout as it fitted perfectly with my title.  
I used a mix of inks and spritzing ink to create the background which really made the white pattern stand out.  


To create the title I used the Fundamental Wood Vaneer alphabet and spritized it in blue and then dabbed on some yellow ink.


The quotes on the Chatterbox paper are perfect for cutting out and creating mini titles or flip it over for blocks of colour which can be used as a mat for your photos.  Sticking with my love of circles I add some by using different sized punches and ruffling the edges with my scissors.

Products Used:
Artiste Spritizing Ink - Blue
Yellow Ink

Have a fab day and thanks for stopping by

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Hey Mr Mister ....

Male cards ... hmmm they seem to stump many people, especially me!  



With ladies themed cards there are oodles and oodles of things out there to make the card pretty but boy, when it comes to male cards sometimes it's a little bit sparse.  Yes I know there are many masculine items too but sometimes creating things can cause a total mental block which sends you into a mad panic as a birthday approaches or Father's day!  Can I really make another golf themed card this year for dad?!?!


Yesterday I was demoing over at Craftworld in Hillington at their Spring Paper Exravaganza (which is on today too) and was working with one of docrafts latest releases, Mr Mister



This range will certainly help to make those male cards and there is so many fab things in the range that you can embellish the cards without the need for bling :)

I will leave you with this card which was the most popular card at the demo ... My Hero!



Thanks for stopping by

Beckie  :O)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spring Flowers

Good morning everyone.  
Spring is well under way, the gardens and hedgerows are filled with new life and pretty flowers.  With this in mind I am here today to share with you some cards which all have flowers on them 

I have used the fabulous new Fundamental Embellishments to dress up the cards.  Here is a closer look at the cards


 I love using butterflies on my cards and especially when they can be cut from the papers and then added with some foam pads to give it a 3D look.  The little flowers were punched in the papers and I added some Bella! droplets to the centres.


Product Used :
Xcut Palm Punch Flower


For me you can't go wrong with circles and when they have pretty scalloped edges well you're on to a winner!  The Fundamental Sentiment stickers were fab put on to the white background allowing the words to pop out at you!


Product Used :
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Die
Spellbinders Circle Die


And finally what a better way to use the tiny numbers to create a clock on the front of your card.  Here the new alpha stickers are used to add a simple 'TIME' 


Product Used :
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Die
Spellbinders Circle Die

I hope you have enjoyed my spring cards for you today!
Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Easter Peek-a-boo

Hello everyone, today I am here to share with you how I made this fun little card which I made to send tto someone special this Easter.


Products Used
Acetate
Leaf Die

The addition of acetate to the card is great for creating a floating feeling to greetings or stamped image.


First of all I took an A6 card blank where the centre is marked at 10.5 cms.  I then placed the ruler at the edge of the card and marked at 15 and 19.5 cms and then cut down these two lines.  I discarded the centre section.


On the inside of the card I added some double sided tape and then cut a piece of acetate to the same size of the card and added it to the tape.  


I added the small piece of card to the bottom of the acetate for support.  This is the 'new'card blank for you to create with!


I used the Bella! Rustic Charm papers as I thought the pastel colours were perfect for Easter.  I cut the oval shape from the paper to create a topper and placed this on top of layers of the paper.  The glitter paper from the small paper pack was used along the bottom section.


To create the vellum flowers on the top of the card I simply cut two scallop circles and folded each one twice so I could find the centre.


I cut out one of the scallops so it nearly goes through the middle.  I then left two of the scallops and then cut down the next one.  I repeated this around the whole of the circle.


This is what you should be left with.  I then lightly scrunched each one and added it to the top of the card with a Bella! floral in centre.


I added 'Happy Easter' using the Fundamentals Alpha Stickers which finished my card off!
Naturally this card design can be made for all sorts of occasions, so hopefully you are inspired to get creating!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by