Sketch Challenge Using Painted Seasons DSP

I don't take part in many sketch challenges and I really should as it definitely helps in getting the crafty mojo back.

This one was right up my street - nice and simple 😊

I took some poppy parade card stock and trimmed it to 11.75" x 8.25".  I cut it in half on the long side to give me two pieces of card and then scored the 8.25" side at 4 1/8" on both cards to give me two cards measuring 4 1/8" x 5 7/8"

Next up, I trimmed some whisper white cardstock to 5 5/8" x 3 7/8" and stuck this to the card.  I then took some call me clover cardstock and trimmed this to 2" x 5 3/8".  I rounded only two (opposite) corners.

I have fallen in love with the Painted Seasons DSP - it is beautiful.  I trimmed a piece 1 3/4" x 5 1/8" and rounded the same two corners.

I layered this as shown in the photo.

Next, I took the sunburst punch and punched out poppy parade.  Using the 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' stamp set and call me clover ink, I stamped the sentiment onto whisper white card stock and punched out a 2" circle using a punch.

I mounted these along with a piece of poppy parade ribbon onto the card using mini dimensionals.

A nice easy project - ideal when you've realised you've missed someone's birthday and you've got to get a card in the post quick!!

Please see below for all the links to the products used.  The painted seasons bundle (stamp set and designer series paper) is free when you spend £90 or more

See you soon - Donna

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Petal Palette and Garden Impressions Colourful Circle Punch Card

You can see the full video tutorial by clicking here

I used a 4 1/8" x 5 7/8" card but you could use any size card you like.  I added a layer of Garden Impression DSP onto the card and stuck this down with adhesive.  This layer measures 4" x 5 3/4".

I cut another layer measuring 3 7/8" x 5 5/8" and used the 2 1/4" circle punch to cut out part of a circle on the right hand side of the paper.  I then stuck this down with mini stampin' dimensionals to give the layer a bit of height.  This layer uses a contrasting piece of Garden Impressions DSP.

Using the Petal Palette dies and stamp set, I stamped the bird image and cut this out with the die and I cut out the branch die too and stuck these onto the card as shown in the photo

Finally, using the Best Wishes sentiment and banner die, I stamped and die cut my sentiment and placed it at the top of my card with mini stampin' dimensionals.

You'll see below the links to the individual items and these will take you directly to my blog where you can shop safely and securely.

Any queries, please don't hesitate to contact me.

I'll be along soon with another crafty project


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Pretty Flower Handbag Card Perfect for Mother's Day

I've been able to get some craft done this weekend and I found this project in a papercrafting magazine.  I've recently received Needlepoint Nook DSP and I used this to make this card.

I started by making a simple template for the bag and I placed the left hand side of the template against the fold of my card and traced around the template.

Enlarge to the card size of your choice

I cut this out and repeated this with some Needlepoint Nook (or DSP of your choice) and then glued the DSP to the card stock

You now have the basis for your card and you can decorate however you like.  I used the Bitty Blooms punch pack and punched out lots of flowers to put on my card

I also cut out strips of the DSP to put on the front of my card and finished the card off with a daisy make from the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy punch

Finally, I made the handle by cutting a piece of card around 1/8" wide and attached this to the reverses front of the card

This is a lovely card for Spring - it can be made for Mother's Day; Easter; Birthday cards, Thank You cards

I hope you like this card and that it inspires you to make something similar.

See you soon

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DIY Handmade Card with Tea Room DSP

Here's a really pretty and vibrant DIY handmade card using Coastal Cabana cardstock and Tea Room DSP from Stampin' Up.

Click here  to see the easy to follow YouTube tutorial

My card base is 4 1/8" x 5 7/8" using Very Vanilla cardstock.  Start with a piece of A4  and slice it in half on the long side.  You'll end up with two pieces of cardstock measuring 8.25" x 5 7/8".  Score one of these on the long side at 4 1/8" and fold in half.

Cut out a piece of Coastal Cabana 3 7/8" x 5 5/8" and glue this to the card base.

Cut out a piece of DSP - I've used the Tea Room DSP and this particular design is so vibrant - this should measure 5.5" x 3.75"

Before you glue this to the cardstock, make a bend in the paper so that it reveals about one quarter of the cardstock underneath.  Glue the DSP up to the bend line - don't fold it as this will lose the effect.

I used Coastal Cabana cardstock and ink and stamped two flowers from the Pop Of Petals stamp set and punched out the flowers using the coordinating punch.  I glued these together and then this held down the bent part of the DSP.

Finally, using Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Coastal Cabana ink, I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment onto Very Vanilla cardstock and punched this out using the 1 3/4" circle punch.  I stuck this down using Mini Stampin' dimensionals.

See the links below for all the products used - these links go straight to my shop where you can order safely and securely.

I hope you like this project - see you again soon 💓

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Make Your Own Stunning Valentine's Day Card with Stampin' Up

I've been enjoying a lovely weekend of crafting and this is one of four cards I made this weekend.  I wanted to try something different and step out of my comfort zone.  I often have a look round Pinterest for inspiration I found a project using monochrome paper and some bright flowers.

If you'd like to see a video showing how I put this together, you can click here and this link will take you to my YouTube channel.  Please subscribe to see my other video tutorials.

The measurements of the materials I used are as follows:

I used an A5 card cut from Whisper White cardstock measuring 10" x 7".  I scored the long side at 5"

Lovely Lipstick cardstock trimmed to 6.75" x 4.75"

Whisper White cardstock trimmed to 6.5" x 4.5"

DSP (I've used Botanical Butterflies) also trimmed to 6.5" x 4.5" but sliced diagonally in half.

These are all layered as shown in the photograph.

Using the Pop of Petals stamp, using Lovely Lipstick ink, I stamped three flowers onto Lovely Lipstick cardstock.  I stamped these out using the Four Petal Flower Punch.  The trio of flowers stamp was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using Lovely Lipstick ink and six of these were fussy cut.

These flowers are all arranged as per the picture but you can arrange however you like.  You could even cut more flowers if you wanted to.

Using the Forever Lovely stamp set, I stamped some hearts onto the white corner of the card and stamped the sentiment 'Happy Valentine's Day'

As I like this card so much, I think I'll be giving this to my husband ready for Valentine's Day. 

I hope you like this as much as I do and that it inspires you to make your own Valentine's card for a loved one.

Happy crafting
Donna x

Valentine's Card - simple cardmaking

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and I've been making a few projects to mark the occasion.  This one is really simple to make and doesn't use hearts traditionally used for Valentine's Day.

Click here to see the video tutorial on how to make this pretty card or follow the instructions below:

Take a piece of whisper white card measuring 8.25" x 5.75" and score on the long side at 4 1/8".  This is your card base and you will be creating a landscape card.

I've used the All My Love DSP and used both sides of one sheet (this is a great scrapbusting project)

Take one side of the DSP and cut 3 squares and a rectangle.  The squares are 1.75" and the rectangle is 3.25" x 1.25"

You'll then need three more squares and you'll use the other side of the DSP.  The squares are 1 5/8".

Stick the three bigger squares to the card using Mini Stampin' Diminsionals and space them evenly.  Again, using Mini Stampin' Diminsionals, stick the smaller squares to the larger squares ensuring they are placed centrally.

Take a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 1" x 3" and stamp a sentiment of your choice onto it.  I used 'I'll Love You Until the Day After Forever' from the Forever Lovely stamp set and I stamped this in Lovely Lipstick ink.

I stuck the rectangles to the card in the same way as the squares and finished them off with a couple of rhinestones.

A pretty card with a lovely sentiment.

Hope you enjoy and that it gives you the inspiration to make your own Valentine's Card.

See you soon
Donna 😊

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Hoppy For You - Saleabration Blog Hop

So this is second of this month's Pootles blog hops and this time the theme is Saleabration.  I'm using So Hoppy for You stamp set which is free when you spend £45.

For this card I used a piece of Call Me Clover card stock measuring 8.25" x 5 7/8" and scored it in half on the long side.  

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock (although you could use Very Vanilla) and cut this to measure 4" x 5.75".

I then cut two more pieces of cardstock.  The first, Call Me Clover, 3 1/8" x 3 5/8" and the Whisper White is trimmed to 3" x 3.5"

On this smaller piece of Whisper White, I stamped in Call Me Clover ink one of the frogs in the So Hoppy for You Stamp set.  I used the frog on the unicycle stamp but they're all pretty cute so choose the one you like the best.

I used my Stampin' Blends in Old Olive, Call Me Clover and Crumb Cake to add some colour to the image.

I used the scallop punches to add a sentiment to the card.  I stamped Hoppy For You in Call Me Clover on the white card and stuck these to the card using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Finally, I stamped some dragonflies onto each corner of the card.

I think this card is so much fun - perfect for frog lovers.

Please visit all of the other blogs in the hop that are listed below.

Happy crafting

Donna x 

Simple Valentines Day Cardmaking Inspiration

This is a really simple card to make but it makes such a bold statement.  I can't pass this project off as my own.  I was struggling for inspiration so I went onto Pinterest and saw how lots of crafters use this DSP for their Valentine's cards.  Here's how I made mine:

  • Whisper White cardstock measuring 10" x 7" and score at 5" along the long side
  • Cut a piece of Lovely Lipstick foil sheet so that it measures 4 7/8" x 6 7/8" and stick this to the white cardstock so that there is an even gap around the card between the foil sheet and the edge of the card stock
  • Take a piece of All My Love DSP and trim this to 6 5/8" x 4 5/8" and stick this to the foil sheet, again, with a border around the DSP
  • Punch a 2 1/4" circle (using a circle punch) in Lovely Lipstick cardstock
  • Using the Incredible Like You stamp set stamp a sentiment (I used 'I Just Adore You') in Lovely Lipstick ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Using the 2" circle punch, punch out a circle where you've stamped the sentiment.
  • Attach the circles onto each other and the card using mini stampin' dimensionals
  • Finish off the project with some rhinestones.
The foil sheets were free as a Saleabration reward for spending more than £45.  The Lovely Lipstick foil sheets match the All My Love DSP beautifully

I hope you like this project - please subscribe to my blog (see the link at the side) so you can get notifications of future crafts and links to my YouTube tutorials

Happy crafting
Donna x

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