Author Archives: Kerry

Stampscapes my first attempts

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Hello visitors

I have been hooked on watching you tube videos by Kevin Nakagawa owner of Stampscapes for some time now.

I first saw a picture using Stampscapes on facebook, posted by our lovely Eileen Godwin, so I asked her about it and she put me in touch with Sally Newick also lovely and very talented.

Sally runs her own workshops using Stampscapes.

So after about a year I finally managed to meet up with Sally and go to one of her workshops, which I thoroughly enjoyed and had a great time learning some new techniques.

 

I have a lot of practice to do but its fun using these stamps and distress inks, on glossy card which I hadn’t tried before.

This first picture I made at Sally’s workshop

I bought some glossy paper, some new stamps and some new tools lol like you do!

Because I needed them lol.

These are the pictures I have made at home

I need more practice but enjoying it

thanks for looking

xx

 

Delightful Daisy

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Hello

I haven’t made an MDF heart for a while, so I thought I would share this recently made one with you today.

I have covered the mdf with a coat of white gesso, then used chalk paint in heritage (orange) and delicate (yellow) I stamped a floral image with versamark and used fine clear embossing powder. I went around the edges and over the embossing with a little distress ink in scattered straw.

Using 160gsm white card, I stamped and die cut the delightful Daisy from Heartfelt creations.

On the leaves I have used distress ink in peeled paint, crushed olive and mustard seed, for the flowers I used Spiced marmalade and mustard seed.

I shaped the flowers and layered them up finishing with a gem in the centre.

I stamped the sentiment Dream Forever (from Stampendous) in black versafine ink and used clear embossing powder.

To finish off I glued the flowers in place and added some small eyelets to my drilled holes.

Threaded with brown string and wooden beads, I used promarkers to colour the beads.

Hope you like this one

crafty hugs

xx

little gems

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Hello crafty visitors

Today I am sharing two cards I made a while ago at Eileen Godwin’s workshop.

I have used distress inks to colour the background, then stamped the image with versamark and used white embossing powder.

Then I coloured the flowers and leaves using distress ink and a brush.

thanks for taking a peek

enjoy your day

xx

 

Tags for mums

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Hello lovely crafters

Did you miss me lol

The time seems to have flown by this year, after making the card on my last post I took a little break. I have been doing an NVQ at work but have finally finished my theory. I have been taking spanish lessons for almost a year now, (love the language) so that has taken up a fair amount of time.

I’ve also been feeling really tired and then seemed to have lost my mojo, like you do sometimes. Also been told I am borderline type two diabetic, so maybe that’s why I feel tired, I don’t know.

So to get my mojo back I have been going to some workshops run by some very lovely ladies Eileen Godwin and Sally Newick. I will share some of the makes with you soon. I’ve started scrap booking, only made a few pages but this is new for me. I will be making the invitations for my daughter’s wedding, so I have bought a laser printer and a hot foil machine, yet to have a proper play with that, will let you know how it goes!

Back in March however I did manage to make some tags for mother’s day, using grey board, 6×6 papers or scrap bits, ribbons and embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by

Happy crafting

xx

 

 

 

Delightful Daisy Anniversary Card

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Hello visitors

I would like to share this Anniversary card with you today, It’s for my Mum and Dad to take out to Australia for their friend’s anniversary later this year.

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I hope they all like it as I didn’t know what colours they would like so I tried to keep it fairly neutral.

I mat and layered my 6×6 card and made 2 more 4×4 then centred one piece to the main card and off set the other.

Then I stamped the set of rings and made a mask so that I could stamp the glasses on top making it look like the rings were around the stems of the glasses. Using pro markers I lightly coloured the image and then covered the glasses in glossy accents.

I painted the wedding rings with Imagination crafts starlight gold metallic paint and finished off with distress ink to the edges.

I made two sets of Heartfelt creations delightful Daisy stamp and dies, and coloured these with Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade distress inks, and peeled paint on the leaves.

I shaped the flowers with a ball tool, glued them together and painted over them with a varnish

To finish off I added some gems and a Happy Anniversary sentiment.

Thanks for popping in

xx

up cycled envelope

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Hi

Amazon delivered a package a few weeks ago, in this cardboard envelope, I liked the shape and in my mind saw a whole new look, so I kept it and up cycled it last night.

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I chose 4 sheets of 12 x 12 papers 2 of each.

img_2321Then carefully opened up the glued edges.

opened-envelopeI cut strips of the rose paper to fit around the edges, then went over it with the black ‘bitten’ rose paper.

I had to do this because the paper wasn’t big enough, but I thought it turned out ok.

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Once it was all covered inside and out, I added stripes of gems to frame the centre paper on both sides.

 

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Using a cropodile, I punched some holes and added metal eyes.

Then threaded some red ribbon through and tied the bow to finish off.

Happy up cycling

xx

 

Card for Mathew

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Hi

I was asked by a lovely Lady (Tai ) to make her son Mathew an 18th Birthday Card.

A few Ideas came to mind and so the card turned into more of a six page keepsake.

Happy 18th Birthday to Mathew.

I hope you liked it, and here is how I made it.

18th-cardI made two 6×6 cards from Kraft card and joined them together so I had six pages to work with.

I have used distress inks on all of the edges and papers to give a worn look.

I covered the front with Heartfelt Creations cogs and gears paper, heat embossed some cogs in gold and added the golden key, then from Grey board I cut the cogs from Tim Holtz Gadget Gears #2 dies, and made them gold using gilding wax, and did the same for the number and words.

I attached the bead to some raffia to use a fastening.

travel-cardFor the inside I chose some vintage papers and added the tag to the first page, spelling Mathew and adding scattered type keys.

The next two pages I managed to find some paper that had travel related images, I added sentiments to the passport page.

For the centre page I made a lift up panel, on the outside I used glossy accents on the glasses and added the camera and sentiment.

mens-cardInside I made two panels, one with a pocket for the removable tag saying:

‘look in here for yester-year’

And then used glossy accents again on the watch face.

For the upper side I added a verse ( I had to wrap the fastening around it just to keep it up for the photo)

memoriesInside this I added some personal details, Mathew as a toddler and two of his favorite toys.

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Using Kraft card I cut the frames from Spellbinders labels eight, distressed it with inks then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

For this page I heat embossed Mathews birthday date and month the used distress inks over the top.

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I used a Tim Holtz clock die ‘tick tock’ coloured it with distress inks and heat embossed this with clear embossing powder. I cut the numbers from black card and set the clock hands to the time Mathew was born.

I added the star sign and the number 15 to finish off.

And then lastly for the back page I added a lovely family photo

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using paper for the bottom half and hessian for the top I made a pocket for two blank removable tags.

I covered the tags ( Sizziz tags #5) with lines paper and left blank for mum and dad to write their own personal messages

Then the frame was cut using Tim Holtz Ornante frame die and some Tim Holtz sentiments to finish off

I really enjoyed making this card and feel very honored to have made it.

Thanks for looking in today

xx

 

Vintage mdf box

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Today I finally got around to covering this little MDF box, It’s been sitting in my stash for a while, and I fancied a quick little project today.

It’s handy for make up brushes or pens.

I chose a sheet of paper from the Mademoiselle stack, covered the box inside and out.

Then using distress inks in vintage photo and rusty hinge, I inked the edges and just over the embossed paper to make it stand out better.

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I added ‘ live, laugh & love’ to the sides, along with a butterfly, hearts and a card stand with I used for a corner.

live-laugh-love-mdf-box mdf-box-laugh mdf-vintage-covered-box I added some gems to finish off and sprayed it with a sealer

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xx

Les Fleur’s Bottle

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Hi

This weeks make is a wine bottle, I’ve not made one for a while and have been waiting to use this lovely napkin.

I started by covering the bottle with gesso.

Then using a damp brush I drew a water line around the parts of the napkin that I wanted to use, then separated the layers as I only needed the top one.

I glued these in place with some mod podge.

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I used white chalk paint and covered the rest of the bottle, then using a sponge I daubed grey chalk painted over the white and up to the napkin.

I added some garden string to the top and a couple of wooden embellishments.

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I also added a few gems to the flowers.

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Then my all time favourite flowers, the delicate aster from Heartfelt Creations.

using white paper and distress inks in Festive Berries and Fired BrickĀ  I shaped the petals and glued together along with some leaves and a little glitter.

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Hope you like it

thanks for looking

xx

Shans 25th Birthday Card

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Hello visitors

Its been a while again! haha.

I’ve been so busy and haven’t blogged in over month so I have some catching up to do.

I wanted to share this card with you, I made it for my daughter Shannon, for her 25th birthday.

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I used an 8 x 8 scalloped card and layered it with a 7.5 x 7.5 pink card, which I distressed with seedless preserve and ripe persimmon distress inks.

I took a piece of white card and ran it through a Sheena Douglass dry stone wall embossing folder and cut the shape with spellbinders grand scalloped squares. Then coloured it with distress inks in the same colours as above and added some picked raspberry.

I cut a rectangle from the brickwork card and put some silver mirror card behind it, then glue all this in place.

I used some paper that has script printed on it and distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz paper distresser. I used inks in Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot, Vintage Photo and Seedless Preserve.

Using the doll stamp ‘Megan’ from the Julie Nutting collection ( I love this and need to buy another ) ! I stamped the image onto a piece of white card, then again onto some patterned paper. I cut out the skirt twice and layered it, and the top once making sure the little frill covered the skirt waistband then the boots and hair band.

I have given the link below from Prima Marketing, I found it really helpful.

Once all glued together, I used copics to colour the skin, pro-makers on the hair and water pencils to highlight the clothing and boots.

The leaves are from Heartfelt creations and coloured with peeled paint and scattered straw distress ink, the flowers are a mixture from my stash. (including a little bit from my wedding bouquet from 25 years ago lol)

I glued these in place with some silicon glue as it gives time to move things around.

I added a metal embellishment handbag, ribbon, some wooden butterflies a die cut ‘Happy Birthday’ and Daughter.

I hope you like it, my daughter loved it

thanks for popping in today

Happy Crafting x