Sunday, 22 April 2018

Jigsaw Birthday Card


I have made this birthday card for a friend using the Tonic Jigsaw dies. Using a kraft card 8x8in card I have used brown, red and kraft card to create the jigsaw design then printed relevant words to my friend (family members, pets etc) and printed them onto parchment paper and then die cut those to add to the jigsaw. I matt and layered the bottom of the easel with red card then kraft card. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a die from a nesting set from The Works. I die cut the next size up in the set the mount my sentiment and then added that to the base of my card using 3D foam pads so it will be the stopper for the top of my card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)
eclecticellapu #April - anything goes (unlimited)
lovetocraft #21 - anything goes (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #330 - anything goes (4/5)
notjustcards #April - anything goes (4/5)
pearlysparkles #27 - anything goes (unlimited)
thecraftyaddicts #47 - anything goes (3/3)
artisticinspirations #198 - anything goes (unlimited)
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #4 - anything goes (3/3)
creatalicious #137 - anything goes option with punches and dies (unlimited)



Tuesday, 17 April 2018

New Grandson Card


I made this card for friend that had their first grandchild yesterday.

I have made a white 8x8in easel card. I have matt and layered the top and bottom of my card with blue card and half of the top and bottom with white embossed card. I embossed the white card with a Tattered Lace embossing folder. I added hessian ribbon and blue ribbon down the centre of my card. I die cut the large bib with a Marianne die and added the new baby's name with letters cut with a Xcut die. I attached this to my card with foam pads so it will act as a stopper for the top. I die cut the vest with small bib using Sue Wilson dies. I attached three small flat backed pearls where the poppers would be on a baby vest. I printed personalised sentiments and die cut the sentiment on the top using a Presscut oval die and die cut the next size in the nesting set in blue card to mount the sentiment. I die cut the sentiment on the bottom of the card with a nesting set from The Works.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)
eclecticellapu #April - anything goes (unlimited)
lovetocraft #21 - anything goes (4/5)
wordartwednesday #330 - anything goes (3/5)
notjustcards #April - anything goes (3/5)
pearlysparkles #27 - anything goes (unlimited)
thecraftyaddicts #47 - anything goes/April showers (2/3)
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #4 - anything goes (2/3)
creatalicious #137 - anything goes optional dies and punches (unlimited)
artisticinspirations #198 - anything goes (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #66 - anything goes (unlimited)
craftingfromtheheart #202 - anything goes (1/3)
throughthecraftroomdoor #17th April - anything goes (1/2)
josscrapshack #229 - anything goes (1/3)
crafting-with-friends #65 - anything goes (1/3)
craftycreations #364 - anything goes (1/2)
craftingwithanattitude #38 - anything goes (1/3)
createsandmakes #20 - anything goes (1/3)
unicorn #31 - use some ribbon (unlimited)
craftysentiments #17th April - only for boys (1/3)
createsandmakes #20 - anything goes (1/3)
everybody-art #423 - die
brownsugar #277 - pearls or mother's day (1/2)
craftingwithanattitude #38 - anything goes (1/3)
getcreative #68 - no patterned paper (1/3)
incywincydesigns #16th April - anything goes option dots (1/5)
ribbongirls #April - anything goes
simplycreatetoo #137 - die cuts (1/3)



Friday, 13 April 2018

Girlfriend Gift


My first project with the Tonic Jigsaw dies. My son asked me to make his girlfriend something as well as a card. This is the die he picked so I made this for him tonight.

I have used pink, white and silver card to cut the jigsaw elements. I added the word love to some of the pieces. I die cut the "Girlfriend" with a Sue Wilson die and attached it to die cuts that I cut with Spellbinders dies.

Young love......so sweet!!

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

craftyfriends #81 - favourite colour/pink (1/3)
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)
eclecticellapu #April - anything goes (unlimited)
cardsgalore #50 - anything goes (3/3)
lovetocraft #21 - anything goes (3/5)
wordartwednesday #330 - anything goes (2/5)
notjustcards #April - anything goes (2/5)
pearlysparkles #27 - anything goes (unlimited)
pdelinkyparty #15 - anything goes (1/1)
4craftychicks #398 - ATG/option raining cats n dogs
thecraftyaddicts #47 - anything goes/April showers (1/3)
pennys #375 - anything goes (2/3)
craftycatzweekly #412 - anything goes option favourite colour combination (1/3)
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #4 - anything goes (1/3)





Thursday, 12 April 2018

Girlfriend Birthday Card


I have made an A4 card. I have matt and layered my card with red and then white embossed card. I have embossed the white card with a Creative Expressions embossing folder. I printed photos of my son and his girlfriend and mounted them onto red card. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a Sizzix scalloped heart die. I die cut a red heart using the next size in the nesting set to mount the sentiment. I attached the elements to my card then added the Love die cut and hearts. I then completed my card with Tonic Nuvo drops.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

creatalicious #136 - anything goes option friends/friendship (unlimited)
artisticinspirations #197 - anything goes (unlimited)
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #65 - anything goes (unlimited)
scrapyland #87 - anything goes with die (1/5)
eclecticellapu #April - anything goes (unlimited)
cardsgalore #April - anything goes (2/3)
lovetocraft #21 - anything goes (2/5)
wordartwednesday #330 - anything goes (1/5)
craftingfromtheheart #201 - anything goes (1/3)
notjustcards #April - anything goes (1/5)
throughthecraftroomdoor #10th April - anything goes (1/2)
pearlysparkles #27 - anything goes (unlimited)

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Girlfriend card


A card my youngest son asked me to make his girlfriend because they have been together for 2 months! Young love!

I have used  a page from a Hunky Dory book and mounted it onto gold card. I matt and layered a white 8x8in card with red, then white and gold and red embossed card. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a Sizzix scalloped heart die and then mounted it onto a red scalloped heart cut with the next size die in the nesting set. I die cut the locket and key with Spellbinders dies and a heart with a punch. I added all these elements to my card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

creatalicious #136 - anything goes option friends/friendship (unlimited)
artisticinspirations #197 - anything goes (unlimited)
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)


Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Son car birthday card


I have printed a photograph of my sons car and mounted it onto silver and then blue card. I also printed a VW badge. I covered an 8x8in white card with gingham card and then white card with a printed personalised sentiment.  I added the pictures to the card. A basic card but my son will love it because he loves his car!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

creatalicious #136 - anything goes option friends/friendship (unlimited)
artisticinspirations #197 - anything goes  (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #65 - anything goes (unlimited)
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)
eclecticellapu #April - anything goes (unlimited)
lovetocraft #21 - anything goes (2/5)



Monday, 2 April 2018

Football Fan birthday card





This is a simple card for a football mad young lady. I have matt and layered a 8x8in white card with red card and then blue card. I rounded all corners of the layers using a punch. I printed a personalised sentiment and images of the recipients favourite player and the badge of the club she supports. I die cut the sentiment using a Tonic die and cut a red element using a Tonic die to layer the sentiment. I cut out the two images and mounted them onto red card. I attached all these elements onto my card.

creatalicious #136 - anything goes optional friends (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #328 - anything goes (5/5)
artisticinspirations #197 - anything goes (unlimited)
crafty-girls-creations #46 - anything (3/3)

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Love locket card


This is a project for my DT post over at craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper

I have matt and layered a 8x8in white card with gold card and then white card and red and white spotty card. I used a page from a Hunkydory Little Book and mounted it onto gold card. I die cut the locket and key in gold card using Spellbinders dies and then attached them to my card

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

josscrapshack #227 - anything goes (3/3)
creatalicious #136 - anything goes optional friends/friendship (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #328 - anything goes (4/5)
artisticinspirations #196 - anything goes option Easter (unlimited)
crafty-girls-creations #46 - anything goes (2/3)
abitmoretimetocraft #65 - anything goes (unlimited)
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)
scrapyland #86 - anything goes with die brand that scrapyland stock/spellbinders (4/5)
eclecticellapu #April - anything goes (unlimited)
cardsgalore #April - anything goes (1/3)
craftygalscorner #162 - anything goes (3/3)
lovetocraft #21 - anything goes (1/5)
creativecrafters #2 - anything goes (3/3)

Saturday, 31 March 2018

16th Birthday Pop Up Box


I made a box in white card and added the patterned paper to all the panels. I assembled the box using hi tack tape and then added the pieces of card across the centre of the box. I added strips of clear acetate to the pieces of card. I added appropriate elements to the acetate. I die cut the DAUGHTER and tag using Sue Wilson dies. I die cut the numbers with Marianne dies and the shape they are added to is cut with a die from The Works. I printed the images that I found on the internet and printed a personalised sentiment.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

josscrapshack #227 - anything goes (2/3)
creatalicious #136 - anything goes optional friends/friendship (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #328 - anything goes (3/5)*
craftingfromtheheart #200 - anything goes (3/3)
craftycreations #363 - anything goes (2/2)
througthecraftroomdoor #27th March - anything goes (2/2)
artisticinspirations #196 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)
alphabet #A - anything but a card*
trimmiescraft #461 - shaped card (2/2)*
creativecraftcottage #105 - make it feminine (3/3)
josscrapshack #227 - anything goes (2/3)
crafty-girls-creations #46 - anything goes (1/3)
scrapyland #86 - anything goes with die that scrapyland stocks/sue Wilson (3/5)*
crafting-with-friends #64 - anything goes (2/3)
creativecrafters #2 - anything goes (2/3)




Friday, 30 March 2018

Fancy edge birthday card


This card will have a personalised sentiment when I have had the details.

I have used a Tonic die to cut the edge of a 8x8in white card. I have cut the flowers from the die in pink card to add to the fancy design.

I have matt and layered the front of the card with pink and then white card. I used the edge of the die to shape the layers before attaching them to my card. I embossed the white layer with a Tattered Lace embossing folder. The die cut shapes are cut using dies from a nesting set from The Works.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

josscrapshack #227 - anything goes (1/3)
wordartwednesday #328 - anything goes (2/5)
craftingfromtheheart #200 - anything goes (2/3)
artisticinspirations #196 - anything goes (unlimited)
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)
scrapyland #86 - anything goes with die brand that Scrapyland stock/Tonic (2/5)
crafting-with-friends #64 - anything goes (1/3)



Thursday, 29 March 2018

Wedding Exploding Box

My blog post for the new challenge over at

movingalongwiththetimes

A Wedding Cake Exploding Box.

This is my first attempt of an exploding box with a wedding cake.

It was easier than I expected

The measurements and instructions for the box is at my tutorials. I only did one layer of he box on this occasion to allow enough room for the cake and used plain card to cover the panels of my box.

http://cardsbybeckie.blogspot.co.uk/p/tutorials.html

I have used a template that I found on the internet and printed onto white card to make the cake,

I folded the template and glued with PVA. I used ribbon and a lace and pearl trim to decorate the cake.  I made the flowers using die cuts that I cut with a Cheery Lynn die. I embellished the flowers with flat backed pearls. I placed the embellishments on the edges and joins of the cake to make it look neater.

I attached the cake to the centre of box on top of a die cut scalloped circle. I used a Xcut die from a nesting set.

I printed personalised sentiments for each side of the box and cut them to fit and decorated them with the lace and pearl trim and the flowers to match the cake.



I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

josscrapshack #226 - anything goes (1/3)*
creatalicious #135 - anything goes option birthday (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #328 - anything goes (1/5)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #78 = anything goes (unlimited)*
craftingfromtheheart #200 - anything goes (1/3)*
craftycreations #363 - anything goes (1/2)*
throughthecraftroomdoor 27th March - anything goes (1/2)*
4craftychicks #396 - crazy egg/anything goes*
artisticinspirations #196 - anything goes optional Easter (unlimited)*
creativeinspirations #March - any occasion*
crafty-girls-creations #45 - anything goes (3/3)*
trimmiescraft #461 - shaped card (1/2)*
creativecraftcottage #105 - make it feminine (2/3)
pdelinkyparty #13 - fun fold cards (1/1)* Top Pick
scrapyland #86 - anything goes with die brand that scrapyland stock/Cheery Lynn (1/5)*
craftygalscorner #162 - anything goes (1/3)
creativecrafters #2 - anything goes (1/3)




Saturday, 17 March 2018

A birthday card for a friend


A basic card for a friend. I have used an image from a Hunkydory little book. I covered my 8x8in white card with green card and attached a strip of brown and white gingham card, I mounted the image onto red card and then attached it to the card. I die cut the sentiment using a Tonic die in black card. I completed my card with stars that I cut with a punch.

josscrapshack #225 - anything goes (1/3)*
abitmoretimetocraft #64 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #135 - anything goes option birthday (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #326 - anything goes (3/5)*


Friday, 16 March 2018

Another Bingo Birthday Card


I have made another card with a bingo theme.

I printed the personalised sentiment and then matt and layered my card with red and then white card with sentiment on top and white embossed card on the bottom. I embossed the white card with a Crafts Too embossing folder. I attached ribbon where the two different white finishes meet. I added red embellishments to the embossed background. I printed a bingo image and attached that to my and card and then completed my card with stars that I cut with a punch.

abitmoretimetocraft #64 - anything goes (unlimited)*
artisticinspirations #195 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #135 - anything goes option birthday (unlimited)

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Golden wedding anniversary


I have made this card using the Tonic Memory Book dies. I die cut white and gold card. I die cut the heart using a Tonic die. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a Presscut die and used the next size in the nesting set to cut a gold oval to mount my sentiment. I added organza ribbon and some small hearts. I die cut a stand using a Tonic die

I would like to enter this  card into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #195 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #135 - anything goes optional birthday (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #64 - anything goes (unlimited)*
notjustcards #March - anything goes (5/5)*
wordartwednesday #326 - anything goes (2/5)*

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Bingo Birthday Card


A birthday card with a Bingo theme for a 70 year old Dad.

I have found some images and printed them and also printed a sentiment. I matt and layered my 8x8in white card with red card and then white card with the sentiment and gingham card after distressing the edges. After cutting the images I distressed the edges and mounted one of the images onto red card. I die cut the circles in red and white and then added the numbers that I cut with Marianne dies. I cut some stars with a punch to complete my card.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #195 - anything goes (unlimited)*
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #77 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #134 - anything goes optional girly (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #63 - anything goes (unlimited)*
craftingfromtheheart #198 - anything goes (3/3)*
notjustcards #March - anything goes (3/5)*
throughthecraftroomdoor #13th March - anything goes (2/2)*
pdelinkyparty #11 - anything goes (1/1)*
thecraftyaddicts #46 - anything goes/mothers (3/3)*
wordartwednesday #326 - anything goes (1/5)*
craftycreations #362 - anything goes (1/2)*



Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Golden Wedding Anniversary card



A book card made with a Tattered Lace die set. I have die cut the elements in gold and white card alternatively. I have embossed the white elements with a Crafts Too embossing folder. I curved the elements with my rolling pin. I layered the elements on an A4 card with foam tape.  I have used a Sue Wilson die to cut the Congratulations to put down the centre. I have also used a Sue Wilson die on each side and added a 50 to one side and a personalised sentiment on the other side. I die cut the 50 using Tattered Lace dies. I added flowers and pearl embellishments with a glue gun. I added Tonic Nuvo drops and ribbon to complete my card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #195 - anything goes (unlimited)*
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #77 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #134 - anything goes optional girly (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #63 - anything goes (unlimited)*
scrapyland #85 - anything goes with die (5/5)* honourable mention
josscrapshack #224 - anything goes (3/3)*
craftingfromtheheart #198 - anything goes (2/3)*
notjustcards #March - anything goes (3/5)* Top 3
pearlysparkles #26 - flowers (unlimited)*
throughthecraftroomdoor #13th March - anything goes (1/2)*
thecraftyaddicts #46 - anything goes/mothers (2/3)*
creativeinspirations #March - any occasion*
crafty-girls-creations #45 - anything goes (2/3)*


Monday, 12 March 2018

Personalised New Grandson Card


A personalised card for the new Grandparents.

I have matt and layered my 8x8in card with blue and then white embossed card. I embossed the white card with a Tattered Lace embossing folder. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a Spellbinders die from a nesting set. I have then used the next size in the nesting set to cut blue card to mount my sentiment. I have die cut the pram using a Marianne die. I have die cut the pram in blue and the chassis of the pram in silver mirror card. I attached the pram to my card and then completed it with flat backed pearl embellishments.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #195 - anything goes (unlimited)*
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #77 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #134 - anything goes optional girly (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #63 - anything goes (unlimited)*
avenue613 #207 - anything goes option reuse/upcycle (8/8)*
scrapyland #85 - anything goes with die (4/5)*
craftycatzweekly #407 - layer it up (3/3)*
craftrocket #46 - something new (unlimited) new baby*
josscrapshack #224 - anything goes (2/3)*
craftingfromtheheart #198 - anything goes (1/3)*
useyourstuff #303 - die cuts*
sparklesforum #101- clean and simple (unlimited)*
notjustcards #March - anything goes (2/5)*


Sunday, 11 March 2018

Fuschia card


I have made these fushia using a Cheery Lynn die. I have die cut the elements in purple and pink and manipulated the elements with an embossing tool. I have put stamens through the centre of the flowers and coloured the ends of the stamens with a pink marker. I had started making these flowers a couple of months ago for my Mother-in-law because she loved flowers. Unfortunately my Mother-in-law passed away before I had the opportunity to make a card with them for her. So I have made this card to take to the cemetery.

I have used a 5x7in card and cut an oval out with a Presscut die. I cut a purple piece of card to size and then cut an oval out of the purple card using a larger die out of the nesting set. I have added the flourish, die cut with a Cheery Lynn die and then attached the flowers to the flourish using my glue gun. I printed a sentiment and die cut it with a die from The Works.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #195 - anything goes (unlimited)*
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #77 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #134 - anything goes optional girly (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #63 - anything goes (unlimited)*
avenue613 #207 - anything goes option reuse/upcycle (7/8)*
scrapyland #85 - anything goes with die (3/5)*
pennys #370 - anything goes (3/3)*
audsentiments #198 - anything goes with sentiment (5/5)*
craftycatzweekly #407 - layer it up (2/3)*
pinkgem #214 - Mother's Day (unlimited)*
craftyfriends #79 - for a special lady (1/3)*
fabnfunky #384 - mother's day (1/2)*
creativecraftcottage #105 - make it feminine (1/3)*
pearlysparkles #26 - flowers (unlimited)*
notjustcards #March - anything goes (1/5)*
cutecardthursday #520 - mothers*
thecraftyaddicts #46 - anything goes/mothers (1/3)*



Saturday, 10 March 2018

Personalised New Baby card


I have made an 8x8in white easel personalised new baby card. I have matt and layer the top and the bottom of my card with blue and then white embossed card on half of the top and bottom. I embossed the white card with a Tattered Lace embossing folder. I  added hessian and lace ribbon with blue ribbon down the centre of the top and bottom of my card. I die cut the vest with bib and duck using Sue Wilson dies and added them to the top of my card. I die cut the large bib with a Marianne die and added SON to it that I cut with a Sue Wilson die. I attached this bib to my card using 3D foam pads so it will act as the stopper for the top of my card. I printed the sentiment with all the lovely details of the new arrival and die cut it with dies from a nesting set from The Works. I used various sizes in the nesting set so I could matt and layer the sentiments. I completed my card with flat backed pearls where the poppers would be on the vest

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #195 - anything goes (unlimited)*
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #77 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #134 - anything goes optional girly (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #63 - anything goes (unlimited)*
avenue613 #207 - anything goes option reuse/upcycle (6/8)*
scrapyland #85 - anything goes with die (2/5)*
pennys #370 - anything goes (2/3)*
audsentiments #198 - anything goes with sentiment (4/5)*
cardmania #102 - embossing (5/5)*
craftrocket #46 - something new (unlimited) new baby
craftycatzweekly #407 - layer it up (1/3)*
josscrapshack #224 - anything goes (1/3)*
internationalartandsoul #28 - emboss and die (3/3)*
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #3 - anything goes (3/3)*
sendasmile4kids #3rd March - anything goes for a child/card for a girl (unlimited)*
pdelinkyparty #10 - emboss (1/1)* Top 3
createsandmakes #19 - anything goes (3/3)*
crafty-girls-creations #45 - anything goes (1/3)*

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Work in progress



The first page of the guest book I am making for a wedding. I am using the Tonic Memory Book maker die. I have used patterned paper from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Perfectly Pink paper pad,  a tag die and a Bride & Groom die.