Thursday, 31 December 2015

Dreamees | One Layer Cards

Happy New Year's Eve!

Today I wanted to share some quick and easy one layer cards that I made using some lovely floral Dreamees stamps. 

The flower stamp collection I used is called Tacked and Treasured A5 stamp set with a collection of sentiments from the Gift Sentiment stamp set (both pictured below). 

To create these cards I masked off the left edge of the card with washi tape so that the design remained on only the front of the card. To create the flowers I stamped each flower twice, the second time slightly rotated. I used a variety of the different sizes of flowers and then filled in the gaps with leaves. All of the stamping was done with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. 

I only stamped the flower s and leaves around the edges of the card (heavier at the bottom) and then stamped the sentiment in the centre. All of the colouring was done with Spectrum Noir pens. 

I really like the look of this colouring on kraft card so wanted to give it a go. I managed to make this batch of cards quite quickly which makes them perfect for when you need an emergency card for any occasion. 

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you have ever tried colouring on Kraft card and what you have used :)

Friday, 25 December 2015

Christmas Card #4: Lucy Cromwell at Christmas

Hi there, I'm back again for my final installment of my Christmas Card series. This time I've got a collection of cards that I made with a card kit from the Lucy Cromwell at Christmas line by Docrafts. I bought this kit in the sales last year so it really didn't cost me very much, I love bargain hunting!

Anyway, the purpose of the kit is that it contains everything bar adhesives that you will need to make these cards. The decoupage is pre-cut and ready to be punched out and assembled and the card blanks are each printed with a design. 

I love kits like this, they are really handy when you need a variety of cards quite quickly and I find them very easy to work with. 

Hope you enjoyed my last installment, and that you are having a very Merry Christmas!


Thursday, 24 December 2015

Christmas Card #3: Santa Baby

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of my Christmas Card series. This card is very similar in design to yesterdays card, however this one uses images from the Clearly Besotted Santa Baby Stamp Set.

The images and sentiments were all stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, coloured in with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut. 

The three squares were cut using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Squares dies and adhered with foam squares with each Santa adhered on top.

The backing paper was also taken from the Dovecraft Back to Basics: Christmas (Traditional) paper pack which matched brilliantly with the colours I was going for. 

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you'll stop by again soon to see the final installment of my Christmas Card Series. 


Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Christmas Card #2: Little Elves

Hello again! Today I'm back with another Christmas Card, this time made using the Little Elves Stamp set from Clearly Besotted. I stamped the elves using Memento Tuxedo black ink onto white card and coloured them in using Spectrum Noir Markers. I didn't get the matching dies so I fussy cut them out. 

To create the squares I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles and cut one of the small ones out of red card 3 times. The greeting was also stamped in the same black ink and I created a flagged banner out of some more red card.

I used a variety of papers for the backing but all were from the 12"x12" paper pack from Dovecraft called Back to Basics: Christmas (Traditional). 

Thanks for stopping by and I shall see you again tomorrow with more Christmas Cards!


Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Christmas Card #1: From Our Home

Hello there, for the next few days I'm going to be sharing the Christmas Cards that I have made this year to send out to my family and friends. As this is the first year that I have gone completely handmade I decided to just choose a few designs and make quite a few of each. With this card I wanted to recreate the digital card that Stephanie from Clearly Besotted shared on her blog. 

For this first card I used the Clearly Besotted From Our Home stamp set and die and also the Tag Along It Die Collection. 

I stamped and die cut the beautiful wreath image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured it in with my Papermate Flair pens. I stamped "Season's Greetings" onto some red card and cut it out using the flagged tag from the die set. The rest of the sentiment was stamped straight onto the kraft paper backing. 


Hope you enjoyed seeing the first of my Christmas cards and are looking forward to seeing the rest of them!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, 21 December 2015

Clearly Besotted Haul October - November 2015

So I went a little crazy and bought quite a few things off of my Clearly Besotted wish list lately. I've placed two orders over the past couple of months, one considerably larger than the other :p Here's a list of everything that I have bought:

Little Elves
Arctic Animals
Christmas Sparkle
Best Birthday
Let's Roll
Looking Up
Make A Splash
A Little Something
Love Blossoms Die Collection
Frame Mat Die

Tag Along Die Collection
Birch Background II
From Our Home
From Our Home Die 
Santa Baby 

I love Clearly Besotted stamps and Stephanie's designs are always brilliant. I've attempted to make all of my Christmas cards this year and I've used all Clearly Besotted products. (Blog post to follow)

Thanks for stopping by, 
Hayley :)

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Happy 60th Anniversary

Hello there! 

Today I've got a quick card made with the docrafts Midnight Blush collection and Typography number stamps. 

I simply created a couple of layers of contrasting colours and then stamped the numbers on the same paper as the base and cut them out. 

The "happy anniversary" sentiment was stamped from an Avery Elle set called Simply Said: Happy using my favorite black ink, Memento Tuxedo black. The 'th' after the 60 was stamped using an little wooden alphabet set from Dovecraft that you can get in The Range or Hobbycraft.

The finishing touches were to pop the big numbers up on tiny foam squares and add a couple of gems.

Hope you like this card, thanks for stopping!