Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Karen Burniston Design Team Challenge - Halloween / Fall Upsy Daisy Card

Hi folks! My card today is a combination of a Halloween and Fall/Autumn card, which I made for Karen Burniston's October Design Team Challenge with the theme of 'Happy fall Y'all!'

I used the Upsy Daisy Pop-Up die set to create the three pop-up panels, and I used papers from Tim Holtz's 12x12 Memoranda pad, some plain grey and mustard cardstock and wood laminate.
In the foreground of the card, I used dies from the Autumn Elements and Halloween Elements die sets, and layered them on adhesive foam pads.

For the background of the card, I used dies from the Crosshatch Ovals, Halloween Charms and Halloween Elements die sets. I used a mini blending tool to add black distress ink to the edges of the die cuts.

I love how compactly everything folds down, when the card closes!

For the card front, I inked the edge of some more Tim Holtz Memoranda patterned paper, added some gauzy ribbon, twine, and a leaf from the Autumn Elements die set.

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Christmas Trees Pop Stand Card

Karen Burniston has a great new release, and one of the die sets is her re-released Christmas Trees Pop Stand set, which I used for this card.

The papers are from an old K&Co pad, along with paper backed wood veneer.
The stars, trees and tree decorations all come in the Christmas Tree Pop Stand die set.

I used the Ovals - Crosshatch die set on the card front and inside.

To decorate the rest of the inside of the card, I used the Sizzix Originals Beautiful Flourish die, a couple of Tim Holtz's Mini Paper Snowflakes Thinlits dies, and some wooden snowflakes from Brutus Monroe.

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Thursday, 13 September 2018

My Minds Eye 'Well Hello' Sizzix Circle Flip-its Llama Card

 I wanted a card to send to my daughter Lucy (she's currently away from home as a missionary for our church), and she loves llamas! I'd bought these absolutely perfect papers from My Mind Eye, and teamed them with the Sizzix Circle Flip-its 4 Card.

I fussy cut the llama and cactus from 12x12 papers, and used letters from the Sizzix Thinlits Paper Cuts Alphabet.

Aren't they just the cutest papers ever!!

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Friday, 7 September 2018

Explosion Pop-Up Birthday Card - New Karen Burniston 2018 Release

Here's a card I made using Karen Burniston's brand new Explosion Pop-Up die set!
The set provides the die cuts with fold lines for the concertina sides, plus the pop-up platform in the centre. It also comes with some lovely balloon decorator dies, one of which I used on the card front.

Also on the card front, I used Karen's Happy Birthday die, and some Squares - Crosshatch dies.

On the pop-up platform I added the large cupcake from the Cupcake Pop-up die set, with a candle from the Cake Pop-up set.
The 'Celebrate' is another of Karen's new release dies. I love these large word dies by Karen.

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Karen Burniston's Design Team 'House' Challenge: Pop-Up New Home Card

It's Karen Burniston's Design Team Challenge today, and the theme is 'House'!
Karen's house dies have always been among my favourite ever die sets, and I used two of them for this card - the House & Fence Pop-up, and the new House Pivot Panels die set.

I used the floating floor and large house from the House & Fence Pop-up set, then added some hand cut hills to the back of the card, and some smaller houses from the House Pivot Panels set.
All of the papers are from Carta Bella's Flora 2 12x12 and 6x6 pads.

I added some shrubbery to one pop-up piece in the floating floor, cut from the cloud/tree die that comes in the House Pivot Panels set. On the right hand pop-up piece, I added a tree from the Tree Pop-up die set. I cut down the tree trunk and branches to create a smaller tree, and used the cloud/tree die again for the foliage.

The card front features the house from the House & Fence Pop-up die set again, with 'happy' from the Word Set 7 - Autumn die set.
The stamp is from Reverse Confetti's 'Whole Lotta Happy' set.

Finally, I added some Ovals - Crosshatch, for a space to write a message.

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Saturday, 1 September 2018

Autumn Adirondack Chair Pop-Up Card - New Karen Burniston 2018 Release

Hurray! New Karen Burniston dies are available for pre-order, one of which is the Adirondack Chair Pop-Up!!
I used it for this Autumn card, which also uses Karen's new Autumn Elements die set, and Word Set 7 - Autumn die set. I went for slightly non-traditional Autumn colours!

For the card front, I layered up paper from My Mind's Eye 'Find Your Wings And Fly' collection, cut with dies from Karen's Squares and Circles - Crosshatch die sets. The pumpkin is from the Autumn Elements set. I cut it from cream textured card and coloured it with Tim Holtz Oxide Inks and a blending tool.

The Autumn Element die cuts inside the card were also cut from cream cardstock and coloured with Oxide Inks. I loved doing this - the inks blend so gorgeously, and the die cuts are so pretty!

To make the chair, I cut an extra chair piece out from pink card, stamped it with a Stampin' Up woodgrain stamp, and blended the edges with Oxide Ink.
I cut out a pillow by hand, and for the sentiment used the Word Set 7 - Autumn. I cut the words from cream cardstock, and again, blended them with Oxide Ink.

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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Karen Burniston Design Team August Challenge - Circle Charm Pop Up Card

Hello! It's Karen Burniston's Design Tam Challenge today, with the theme of 'Charmed'!
We're having the most wonderful weather this summer in England, and it's made me feel like using some of Karen's lovely Beach and Sweet Treats Charms dies in a summery Circle Charm Pop Up card.

In the first floating panel I created some sand with a stitched edge die from the Nature Edges die set, layered up some flip flips from the Beach Charms set, and added some clear Nuvo Crystal Drops to make waves and to the flip-flop straps.
In the second panel I used the watermelon dies from the Sweet Treats Charms set, and coloured them with Copic markers, using clear Nuvo Crystal Drops on the rind and black Enamel Accents for the seeds.
The last panel has the palm tree from Beach Charms set, which I again coloured with Copics and covered with clear Nuvo Crystal Drops.
The papers and extra tickets I cut out, are from Maggie Holmes' 12x12 'Flourish' pad.
The sentiment is from the Word Set 6 - Summer die set, and I coated the words with clear Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I also added a bit of Stampin' Up ribbon, glitter dot stickers and the sun from the Tropical Scene die set, as additional details on the card.

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Friday, 27 July 2018

Circle Charm & Carta Bella Flora No.2 Pop Up Card

 I absolutely love Carta Bella's Flora Paper Collections, both No's 1 & 2, and this card uses the No 2 12x12 set, along with Karen Burniston's great new Circle Charm Pop Up die set.
I used a metallic gray cardstock for the card base, and covered the insides and outside with patterned paper panels.
I used a sticker from the Flora No 2 12x12 set on the left hand side of the card, and a stamp from Reverse Confetti's 'Circle Wishes' set for the sentiment.

On the first floating panel I used a heart which comes with the Circle Charms set (as do all the other circle dies I used on the card), and for the centre panel, I used a clear acetate circle trapped between the original panel, and an extra die cut rim. I then stuck some hand cut bunting flags onto the acetate with adhesive mini foam pads.

The card front is similar, just with some ribbon and a button glued on.

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Karen Burniston & Darkroom Door Blog Hop Card

Hi everyone! I'm really happy to be taking part in a Blog Hop today, where I as well as the rest of Karen Burniston's Design Team are joining forces with the lovely people at Darkroom Door, to bring you a wide range of projects made with products from both companies. 
I adore Karen's clever and original die designs, and teamed with the fabulous stamps you can find at Darkroom Door, there's a lot of crafting fun to be had!

For my card I used Karen's House & Fence Pop-up die set to create the pop-up mechanisms, along with Darkroom Door's Carved Caravans stamp set.
I love all the stamps which come in this set, and the base of the House & Fence Pop-up die set is perfect for attaching elements to.

So! For the blog hop, both Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston will be giving away prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, July 29th, 2018. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop post to enter!

Here are all the Blog Hop participants:

 I hope you enjoy the inspiration!

Now for a few more details about the card...

I used the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform along with Distress Markers to colour in the different parts of each stamp. The stamp platform was vital, as I needed to add a few layers of Distress Marker for the colour to build up enough. I hand cut out the stamped elements and used a combination of glue in a Fineline bottle, and mini adhesive foam pads to adhere them to the pop-up parts of the card base.

I used the cloud edge from the Nature Edges die set, for the sky background, and a 'hello' die from the Word Set 6 - Summer set.

 The card front is just kept really simple, with space for a message, more stamps from the Caravan set, and circles from the Circles - Crosshatch die set.

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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Karen Burniston Design Team July Challenge - 'Sweet Summer' Circle Charm Pop-Up Card

 Hi everyone, I have a very pink card to share with you today, for Karen Burniston's Design Team 'Sweet Summer' Challenge!

My card uses the lovely generic Circle Charm Pop-up card die set.
I covered the back of the central circle with acetate, to attach the flamingo to, and also cut a circle in the back of the card, so that all three panels would be windows.

I used dies from Karen's Beach Charms and Sweet Treats Charms die sets to decorate the card with - these die sets are just so cute!!
I double cut the flip flops to make the heel part of the charm, and for each of the charms I added a section of glitter card, which I shaded with darker pink Copic marker pen.
The patterned paper is from American Crafts Dear Lizzie 'Fine and Dandy' 12x12 pad.

For the card front, I used the palm tree from the Beach Charms die set, words from the Word Set 6 - Summer die set, and flowers from the Flowers and Bee die set.

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