Ruby Anniversary Easel card

Had some some fun playing with new dies I bought this week: the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals,Movers & Shapers Tattered Florals,Elegant Flourish, and Memory Box La Rue Heart.  I had seen so many good things done with the Tim Holtz dies, and they are so much fun to work with.
 The Lattice 40 was a design I found on UKScrappers, for the Silhouette, posted by a lady called Neries, and her name links to the page it is posted on. I cut it from dark red paper, than layered it onto a pale gold paper.
 The Gold Anniversary backing paper, and the White Congratulations paper are both by Craft Creations, and come in a range of colours with gold or silver foiled print.
  The La Rue heart was cut from the same pale gold paper, and matted onto a heart cut from the dark red paper. I loved the elegant filigree design of the heart, and there is also a heart die that cuts out the block shape. I didn’t get that one, I just cut around the outside of the filigree design when it was stuck down, but the die would be useful, I think. I mounted the heart with sticky tabs, using one layer at the front and two layers at the back to give it a little dimension.

I cut out a selection of flowers and flourishes in various card and paper , and curled the petals with the handle of a small paintbrush, then used an embossing stylus in the centres to give them all some shape.

 The layers of petals were stacked up using silicone glue.
The addition of same small seed beads to the centres, with Glossy Accents, finished them off nicely.
 The 40 was added with sticky pads, and then some Burgundy acrylic hearts on to this with a tiny spot of silicone glue. I used silicone glue again to mount the flowers, along with some short pieces of gold & burgundy ribbon. I tucked the two Elegant Flourishes in behind the flowers.


WOYWW #123

Hi Folks, I’m back! Had a busy couple of weeks, and last week we went to Cornwall- love that area. Didn’t get the best of the weather, but had a nice break all the same. So a few pictures for you:

This one is taken from the rocks at Tintagel, below the castle ruins. To the left the cave you can see is known as ‘ Merlins Cave’, as Tintagel is claimed to be the birthplace of Arthur, the Once & Future King.The pic on the right is from inside the cave, looking out.

                                      This one is of St Michaels Mount, taken from Penzance.

These next few were taken on a day at Paradise Park, a bird sanctuary in Hayle. ShazinOz will recognise this- its the Frogmouth she posted a pic of recently! They also have some small mammals, and these Red Squirrels were gorgeous! Really tiny compared to the greys.Shaz will recognise this Kookaburra too- they are so funny when they start ‘laughing’.

Cornwalls emblem is this Cornish Chough- a little like a blackbird, with a long red beak. This pair had been hand-reared at the park, and were so tame, they came to the wire and were quite happy to be stroked! How cool is that?

Yes, I do point out to Beloved Husband that he is going grey, and he says I gave them to him!

This Celtic cross is a War Memorial- I thought it was gorgeous, but then I adore the Celtic designs.

          Final holiday pic, and this has to be the strangest, but  coolest pub sign ever!   The Bucket Of Blood, in Hayle, Cornwall.

 Back to my Beloved Husband, this week was our second Wedding Anniversary, and this is the card I made him. I went back to the Black & Burgundy theme for the wedding for my colours, and the stamp is by Inca,1052i, Love Poem.


    And this beautiful card is made by Silvercrafter, Marg, from her & her husband, Geoff. The inside is just as gorgeous as the outside, as you can see.

 I have to say, no-one could have better co-in-laws- we consider ourselves exceptionally lucky not only to have a wonderful Daughter-in-law in our family, but to have Marg & Geoff as fellow parents-in-law! So thank you both, we love you!

Well, thats me done for this week, I shall post this up before I go to work, and will be back to visit you all later. Have a great Wednesday.

Ruby Anniversary

 I used to work with the lady in the picture, until she retired recently, and her sister asked if I could do a card for her Ruby Anniversary.You will have seen the Harlequin Rose Panel image before, from Chocolate Baroque, as well as the triple embossed hearts.I really love those hearts, so easy to do, and very effective as an embellishment.I even did some in black & silver recently for a male birthday card- the colour makes all the difference. The Harlequin Rose is such a useful image too- Weddings, Anniversaries, Engagements,Valentines Day  all spring to mind, as well as birthdays. The die cut labels are  Nesties Labels 4, and I stuck to the dark red & black colours to fit the occasion.I also added a few stick on acrylic gems in red.

Engagement Congratulations

           I can post this now, its been given out.
The base card is a DL size, and is embossed with straight lines.
 I cut out two hearts from thick card, which works as well as chipboard for this.I inked each one using clear embossing ink and White Pearls embossing powder from Stamp’n’Stuff for the first layer. Then I added two more layers of clear UTEE. I used a swirl stamp-Scroll Pattern,2636K- from Penny Black, inked with Silver Pigment ink, to stamp into the last layer while it was still wet.
 The same stamp & ink was used to stamp onto a scrap of white pearl paper, and this was heat embossed too. I trimmed it down to a square with a deckle edge blade, then cut a slightly larger square of silver card to mat it onto. I mounted this to the top of the card and the hearts were added on top with silicone glue. A strip of the white pearl paper was punched with a Fiskars Hearts border punch for the bottom, and stamped the Congratulations phrase,which is a Whispers Words stamp from Do-crafts, in silver & heat embossed. I added the dots before the word with an Embossing pen, and heat embossed them in silver too. Finally tied a length of silver eyelash wool around the spine. This design could be easily adapted for Weddings, anniversaries etc. I think I may do a few more in different colour combos, as they are quite quick & easy to do- the longest bit is the triple embossing!

Ist Wedding Anniversary card

This is the card made for my Beloved Husband, for our first wedding anniversary today. Triple embossed hearts,which were first coated with Distress ink Fired Brick.The second layer of embossing powder had some skeleton leaves added to it.The last layer was imprinted with two swirl designs ( large heart S1838 Florentine Swirl, Hero Arts: small heart 2636K Scroll Pattern, Penny Black) in Gold encore ink.The small swirl was also repeated on the black mulberry paper, which was layered onto burgundy mulberry paper. 2 feathers in red & black added with silicone glue. A fancy edge was cut using a paper trimmer.

Gold & Burgundy wedding.

Base card is cream linen A4 scored & folded. Dark Burgundy paper has a strip of Ivory wedding day paper( Craft Creations) mounted in the top half, and a strip of wedding vellum is then attached to the left side with gold eyelets. thin gold cord threaded through and tied in a bow, then mounted onto gold paper, leaving a wide border, then mounted onto the base card also leaving a border.A red & Gold padded heart attached with a glue dot. 2 Burgundy & 2 Gold roses( Craft Creations) tied together along with a rose leaf and a little gold bead cord, which I found on a market haberdashery stall. Stuck down with silicone glue, and a short length of gold ribbon tied into a bow and stuck on top, also with silicone. I punched out an envelope from Gold paper( envelope punch by Woodware)and added the small words and Heart. A corner of the envelope is pushed into the wet silicone glue. Names and Dates added in peeloff letters (The Art OF Craft).