Tuesday, 17 April 2018

New Grandson Card


I made this card for friend that had their first grandchild yesterday.

I have made a white 8x8in easel card. I have matt and layered the top and bottom of my card with blue card and half of the top and bottom with white embossed card. I embossed the white card with a Tattered Lace embossing folder. I added hessian ribbon and blue ribbon down the centre of my card. I die cut the large bib with a Marianne die and added the new baby's name with letters cut with a Xcut die. I attached this to my card with foam pads so it will act as a stopper for the top. I die cut the vest with small bib using Sue Wilson dies. I attached three small flat backed pearls where the poppers would be on a baby vest. I printed personalised sentiments and die cut the sentiment on the top using a Presscut oval die and die cut the next size in the nesting set in blue card to mount the sentiment. I die cut the sentiment on the bottom of the card with a nesting set from The Works.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)
eclecticellapu #April - anything goes (unlimited)
lovetocraft #21 - anything goes (4/5)
wordartwednesday #330 - anything goes (3/5)
notjustcards #April - anything goes (3/5)
pearlysparkles #27 - anything goes (unlimited)
thecraftyaddicts #47 - anything goes/April showers (2/3)
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #4 - anything goes (2/3)
creatalicious #137 - anything goes optional dies and punches (unlimited)
artisticinspirations #198 - anything goes (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #66 - anything goes (unlimited)
craftingfromtheheart #202 - anything goes (1/3)
throughthecraftroomdoor #17th April - anything goes (1/2)
josscrapshack #229 - anything goes (1/3)
crafting-with-friends #65 - anything goes (1/3)
craftycreations #364 - anything goes (1/2)
craftingwithanattitude #38 - anything goes (1/3)
createsandmakes #20 - anything goes (1/3)
unicorn #31 - use some ribbon (unlimited)
craftysentiments #17th April - only for boys (1/3)
createsandmakes #20 - anything goes (1/3)
everybody-art #423 - die
brownsugar #277 - pearls or mother's day (1/2)
craftingwithanattitude #38 - anything goes (1/3)
getcreative #68 - no patterned paper (1/3)
incywincydesigns #16th April - anything goes option dots (1/5)
ribbongirls #April - anything goes
simplycreatetoo #137 - die cuts (1/3)



Friday, 13 April 2018

Girlfriend Gift


My first project with the Tonic Jigsaw dies. My son asked me to make his girlfriend something as well as a card. This is the die he picked so I made this for him tonight.

I have used pink, white and silver card to cut the jigsaw elements. I added the word love to some of the pieces. I die cut the "Girlfriend" with a Sue Wilson die and attached it to die cuts that I cut with Spellbinders dies.

Young love......so sweet!!

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

craftyfriends #81 - favourite colour/pink (1/3)
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)
eclecticellapu #April - anything goes (unlimited)
cardsgalore #50 - anything goes (3/3)
lovetocraft #21 - anything goes (3/5)
wordartwednesday #330 - anything goes (2/5)
notjustcards #April - anything goes (2/5)
pearlysparkles #27 - anything goes (unlimited)
pdelinkyparty #15 - anything goes (1/1)
4craftychicks #398 - ATG/option raining cats n dogs
thecraftyaddicts #47 - anything goes/April showers (1/3)
pennys #375 - anything goes (2/3)
craftycatzweekly #412 - anything goes option favourite colour combination (1/3)
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #4 - anything goes (1/3)





Thursday, 12 April 2018

Girlfriend Birthday Card


I have made an A4 card. I have matt and layered my card with red and then white embossed card. I have embossed the white card with a Creative Expressions embossing folder. I printed photos of my son and his girlfriend and mounted them onto red card. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a Sizzix scalloped heart die. I die cut a red heart using the next size in the nesting set to mount the sentiment. I attached the elements to my card then added the Love die cut and hearts. I then completed my card with Tonic Nuvo drops.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

creatalicious #136 - anything goes option friends/friendship (unlimited)
artisticinspirations #197 - anything goes (unlimited)
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #65 - anything goes (unlimited)
scrapyland #87 - anything goes with die (1/5)
eclecticellapu #April - anything goes (unlimited)
cardsgalore #April - anything goes (2/3)
lovetocraft #21 - anything goes (2/5)
wordartwednesday #330 - anything goes (1/5)
craftingfromtheheart #201 - anything goes (1/3)
notjustcards #April - anything goes (1/5)
throughthecraftroomdoor #10th April - anything goes (1/2)
pearlysparkles #27 - anything goes (unlimited)

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Girlfriend card


A card my youngest son asked me to make his girlfriend because they have been together for 2 months! Young love!

I have used  a page from a Hunky Dory book and mounted it onto gold card. I matt and layered a white 8x8in card with red, then white and gold and red embossed card. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a Sizzix scalloped heart die and then mounted it onto a red scalloped heart cut with the next size die in the nesting set. I die cut the locket and key with Spellbinders dies and a heart with a punch. I added all these elements to my card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

creatalicious #136 - anything goes option friends/friendship (unlimited)
artisticinspirations #197 - anything goes (unlimited)
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)


Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Son car birthday card


I have printed a photograph of my sons car and mounted it onto silver and then blue card. I also printed a VW badge. I covered an 8x8in white card with gingham card and then white card with a printed personalised sentiment.  I added the pictures to the card. A basic card but my son will love it because he loves his car!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

creatalicious #136 - anything goes option friends/friendship (unlimited)
artisticinspirations #197 - anything goes  (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #65 - anything goes (unlimited)
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)
eclecticellapu #April - anything goes (unlimited)
lovetocraft #21 - anything goes (2/5)



Monday, 2 April 2018

Football Fan birthday card





This is a simple card for a football mad young lady. I have matt and layered a 8x8in white card with red card and then blue card. I rounded all corners of the layers using a punch. I printed a personalised sentiment and images of the recipients favourite player and the badge of the club she supports. I die cut the sentiment using a Tonic die and cut a red element using a Tonic die to layer the sentiment. I cut out the two images and mounted them onto red card. I attached all these elements onto my card.

creatalicious #136 - anything goes optional friends (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #328 - anything goes (5/5)
artisticinspirations #197 - anything goes (unlimited)
crafty-girls-creations #46 - anything (3/3)

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Love locket card


This is a project for my DT post over at craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper

I have matt and layered a 8x8in white card with gold card and then white card and red and white spotty card. I used a page from a Hunkydory Little Book and mounted it onto gold card. I die cut the locket and key in gold card using Spellbinders dies and then attached them to my card

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

josscrapshack #227 - anything goes (3/3)
creatalicious #136 - anything goes optional friends/friendship (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #328 - anything goes (4/5)
artisticinspirations #196 - anything goes option Easter (unlimited)
crafty-girls-creations #46 - anything goes (2/3)
abitmoretimetocraft #65 - anything goes (unlimited)
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)
scrapyland #86 - anything goes with die brand that scrapyland stock/spellbinders (4/5)
eclecticellapu #April - anything goes (unlimited)
cardsgalore #April - anything goes (1/3)
craftygalscorner #162 - anything goes (3/3)
lovetocraft #21 - anything goes (1/5)
creativecrafters #2 - anything goes (3/3)

Saturday, 31 March 2018

16th Birthday Pop Up Box


I made a box in white card and added the patterned paper to all the panels. I assembled the box using hi tack tape and then added the pieces of card across the centre of the box. I added strips of clear acetate to the pieces of card. I added appropriate elements to the acetate. I die cut the DAUGHTER and tag using Sue Wilson dies. I die cut the numbers with Marianne dies and the shape they are added to is cut with a die from The Works. I printed the images that I found on the internet and printed a personalised sentiment.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

josscrapshack #227 - anything goes (2/3)
creatalicious #136 - anything goes optional friends/friendship (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #328 - anything goes (3/5)*
craftingfromtheheart #200 - anything goes (3/3)
craftycreations #363 - anything goes (2/2)
througthecraftroomdoor #27th March - anything goes (2/2)
artisticinspirations #196 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)
alphabet #A - anything but a card*
trimmiescraft #461 - shaped card (2/2)*
creativecraftcottage #105 - make it feminine (3/3)
josscrapshack #227 - anything goes (2/3)
crafty-girls-creations #46 - anything goes (1/3)
scrapyland #86 - anything goes with die that scrapyland stocks/sue Wilson (3/5)*
crafting-with-friends #64 - anything goes (2/3)
creativecrafters #2 - anything goes (2/3)




Friday, 30 March 2018

Fancy edge birthday card


This card will have a personalised sentiment when I have had the details.

I have used a Tonic die to cut the edge of a 8x8in white card. I have cut the flowers from the die in pink card to add to the fancy design.

I have matt and layered the front of the card with pink and then white card. I used the edge of the die to shape the layers before attaching them to my card. I embossed the white layer with a Tattered Lace embossing folder. The die cut shapes are cut using dies from a nesting set from The Works.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

josscrapshack #227 - anything goes (1/3)
wordartwednesday #328 - anything goes (2/5)
craftingfromtheheart #200 - anything goes (2/3)
artisticinspirations #196 - anything goes (unlimited)
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #56 - anything goes (unlimited)
scrapyland #86 - anything goes with die brand that Scrapyland stock/Tonic (2/5)
crafting-with-friends #64 - anything goes (1/3)



Thursday, 29 March 2018

Wedding Exploding Box

My blog post for the new challenge over at

movingalongwiththetimes

A Wedding Cake Exploding Box.

This is my first attempt of an exploding box with a wedding cake.

It was easier than I expected

The measurements and instructions for the box is at my tutorials. I only did one layer of he box on this occasion to allow enough room for the cake and used plain card to cover the panels of my box.

http://cardsbybeckie.blogspot.co.uk/p/tutorials.html

I have used a template that I found on the internet and printed onto white card to make the cake,

I folded the template and glued with PVA. I used ribbon and a lace and pearl trim to decorate the cake.  I made the flowers using die cuts that I cut with a Cheery Lynn die. I embellished the flowers with flat backed pearls. I placed the embellishments on the edges and joins of the cake to make it look neater.

I attached the cake to the centre of box on top of a die cut scalloped circle. I used a Xcut die from a nesting set.

I printed personalised sentiments for each side of the box and cut them to fit and decorated them with the lace and pearl trim and the flowers to match the cake.



I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

josscrapshack #226 - anything goes (1/3)*
creatalicious #135 - anything goes option birthday (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #328 - anything goes (1/5)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #78 = anything goes (unlimited)*
craftingfromtheheart #200 - anything goes (1/3)*
craftycreations #363 - anything goes (1/2)*
throughthecraftroomdoor 27th March - anything goes (1/2)*
4craftychicks #396 - crazy egg/anything goes*
artisticinspirations #196 - anything goes optional Easter (unlimited)*
creativeinspirations #March - any occasion*
crafty-girls-creations #45 - anything goes (3/3)*
trimmiescraft #461 - shaped card (1/2)*
creativecraftcottage #105 - make it feminine (2/3)
pdelinkyparty #13 - fun fold cards (1/1)* Top Pick
scrapyland #86 - anything goes with die brand that scrapyland stock/Cheery Lynn (1/5)*
craftygalscorner #162 - anything goes (1/3)
creativecrafters #2 - anything goes (1/3)




Saturday, 17 March 2018

A birthday card for a friend


A basic card for a friend. I have used an image from a Hunkydory little book. I covered my 8x8in white card with green card and attached a strip of brown and white gingham card, I mounted the image onto red card and then attached it to the card. I die cut the sentiment using a Tonic die in black card. I completed my card with stars that I cut with a punch.

josscrapshack #225 - anything goes (1/3)*
abitmoretimetocraft #64 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #135 - anything goes option birthday (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #326 - anything goes (3/5)*


Friday, 16 March 2018

Another Bingo Birthday Card


I have made another card with a bingo theme.

I printed the personalised sentiment and then matt and layered my card with red and then white card with sentiment on top and white embossed card on the bottom. I embossed the white card with a Crafts Too embossing folder. I attached ribbon where the two different white finishes meet. I added red embellishments to the embossed background. I printed a bingo image and attached that to my and card and then completed my card with stars that I cut with a punch.

abitmoretimetocraft #64 - anything goes (unlimited)*
artisticinspirations #195 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #135 - anything goes option birthday (unlimited)

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Golden wedding anniversary


I have made this card using the Tonic Memory Book dies. I die cut white and gold card. I die cut the heart using a Tonic die. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a Presscut die and used the next size in the nesting set to cut a gold oval to mount my sentiment. I added organza ribbon and some small hearts. I die cut a stand using a Tonic die

I would like to enter this  card into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #195 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #135 - anything goes optional birthday (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #64 - anything goes (unlimited)*
notjustcards #March - anything goes (5/5)*
wordartwednesday #326 - anything goes (2/5)*

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Bingo Birthday Card


A birthday card with a Bingo theme for a 70 year old Dad.

I have found some images and printed them and also printed a sentiment. I matt and layered my 8x8in white card with red card and then white card with the sentiment and gingham card after distressing the edges. After cutting the images I distressed the edges and mounted one of the images onto red card. I die cut the circles in red and white and then added the numbers that I cut with Marianne dies. I cut some stars with a punch to complete my card.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #195 - anything goes (unlimited)*
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #77 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #134 - anything goes optional girly (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #63 - anything goes (unlimited)*
craftingfromtheheart #198 - anything goes (3/3)*
notjustcards #March - anything goes (3/5)*
throughthecraftroomdoor #13th March - anything goes (2/2)*
pdelinkyparty #11 - anything goes (1/1)*
thecraftyaddicts #46 - anything goes/mothers (3/3)*
wordartwednesday #326 - anything goes (1/5)*
craftycreations #362 - anything goes (1/2)*



Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Golden Wedding Anniversary card



A book card made with a Tattered Lace die set. I have die cut the elements in gold and white card alternatively. I have embossed the white elements with a Crafts Too embossing folder. I curved the elements with my rolling pin. I layered the elements on an A4 card with foam tape.  I have used a Sue Wilson die to cut the Congratulations to put down the centre. I have also used a Sue Wilson die on each side and added a 50 to one side and a personalised sentiment on the other side. I die cut the 50 using Tattered Lace dies. I added flowers and pearl embellishments with a glue gun. I added Tonic Nuvo drops and ribbon to complete my card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #195 - anything goes (unlimited)*
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #77 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #134 - anything goes optional girly (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #63 - anything goes (unlimited)*
scrapyland #85 - anything goes with die (5/5)* honourable mention
josscrapshack #224 - anything goes (3/3)*
craftingfromtheheart #198 - anything goes (2/3)*
notjustcards #March - anything goes (3/5)* Top 3
pearlysparkles #26 - flowers (unlimited)*
throughthecraftroomdoor #13th March - anything goes (1/2)*
thecraftyaddicts #46 - anything goes/mothers (2/3)*
creativeinspirations #March - any occasion*
crafty-girls-creations #45 - anything goes (2/3)*


Monday, 12 March 2018

Personalised New Grandson Card


A personalised card for the new Grandparents.

I have matt and layered my 8x8in card with blue and then white embossed card. I embossed the white card with a Tattered Lace embossing folder. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a Spellbinders die from a nesting set. I have then used the next size in the nesting set to cut blue card to mount my sentiment. I have die cut the pram using a Marianne die. I have die cut the pram in blue and the chassis of the pram in silver mirror card. I attached the pram to my card and then completed it with flat backed pearl embellishments.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #195 - anything goes (unlimited)*
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #77 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #134 - anything goes optional girly (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #63 - anything goes (unlimited)*
avenue613 #207 - anything goes option reuse/upcycle (8/8)*
scrapyland #85 - anything goes with die (4/5)*
craftycatzweekly #407 - layer it up (3/3)*
craftrocket #46 - something new (unlimited) new baby*
josscrapshack #224 - anything goes (2/3)*
craftingfromtheheart #198 - anything goes (1/3)*
useyourstuff #303 - die cuts*
sparklesforum #101- clean and simple (unlimited)*
notjustcards #March - anything goes (2/5)*


Sunday, 11 March 2018

Fuschia card


I have made these fushia using a Cheery Lynn die. I have die cut the elements in purple and pink and manipulated the elements with an embossing tool. I have put stamens through the centre of the flowers and coloured the ends of the stamens with a pink marker. I had started making these flowers a couple of months ago for my Mother-in-law because she loved flowers. Unfortunately my Mother-in-law passed away before I had the opportunity to make a card with them for her. So I have made this card to take to the cemetery.

I have used a 5x7in card and cut an oval out with a Presscut die. I cut a purple piece of card to size and then cut an oval out of the purple card using a larger die out of the nesting set. I have added the flourish, die cut with a Cheery Lynn die and then attached the flowers to the flourish using my glue gun. I printed a sentiment and die cut it with a die from The Works.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #195 - anything goes (unlimited)*
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #77 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #134 - anything goes optional girly (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #63 - anything goes (unlimited)*
avenue613 #207 - anything goes option reuse/upcycle (7/8)*
scrapyland #85 - anything goes with die (3/5)*
pennys #370 - anything goes (3/3)*
audsentiments #198 - anything goes with sentiment (5/5)*
craftycatzweekly #407 - layer it up (2/3)*
pinkgem #214 - Mother's Day (unlimited)*
craftyfriends #79 - for a special lady (1/3)*
fabnfunky #384 - mother's day (1/2)*
creativecraftcottage #105 - make it feminine (1/3)*
pearlysparkles #26 - flowers (unlimited)*
notjustcards #March - anything goes (1/5)*
cutecardthursday #520 - mothers*
thecraftyaddicts #46 - anything goes/mothers (1/3)*



Saturday, 10 March 2018

Personalised New Baby card


I have made an 8x8in white easel personalised new baby card. I have matt and layer the top and the bottom of my card with blue and then white embossed card on half of the top and bottom. I embossed the white card with a Tattered Lace embossing folder. I  added hessian and lace ribbon with blue ribbon down the centre of the top and bottom of my card. I die cut the vest with bib and duck using Sue Wilson dies and added them to the top of my card. I die cut the large bib with a Marianne die and added SON to it that I cut with a Sue Wilson die. I attached this bib to my card using 3D foam pads so it will act as the stopper for the top of my card. I printed the sentiment with all the lovely details of the new arrival and die cut it with dies from a nesting set from The Works. I used various sizes in the nesting set so I could matt and layer the sentiments. I completed my card with flat backed pearls where the poppers would be on the vest

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #195 - anything goes (unlimited)*
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #77 - anything goes (unlimited)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)*
creatalicious #134 - anything goes optional girly (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #63 - anything goes (unlimited)*
avenue613 #207 - anything goes option reuse/upcycle (6/8)*
scrapyland #85 - anything goes with die (2/5)*
pennys #370 - anything goes (2/3)*
audsentiments #198 - anything goes with sentiment (4/5)*
cardmania #102 - embossing (5/5)*
craftrocket #46 - something new (unlimited) new baby
craftycatzweekly #407 - layer it up (1/3)*
josscrapshack #224 - anything goes (1/3)*
internationalartandsoul #28 - emboss and die (3/3)*
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #3 - anything goes (3/3)*
sendasmile4kids #3rd March - anything goes for a child/card for a girl (unlimited)*
pdelinkyparty #10 - emboss (1/1)* Top 3
createsandmakes #19 - anything goes (3/3)*
crafty-girls-creations #45 - anything goes (1/3)*

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Work in progress



The first page of the guest book I am making for a wedding. I am using the Tonic Memory Book maker die. I have used patterned paper from the Dovecraft Back to Basics Perfectly Pink paper pad,  a tag die and a Bride & Groom die.



Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Dragon card


My son asked me to make a birthday card for one of his mates. He attends a Welsh medium school so the welsh sentiment dies by Tattered Lace are great but I wish they were bigger.

The Sweet Dixie  dragon die is also great. I have matt and layered my 8x8in white card with red and then green card. I have added a piece of embossed white card down the centre of my card and added ribbon down both sides of the embossing. I die cut circle in green and white using a Go Kreate die and a Tonic die and then added the red dragon. I die cut the sentiment and added it a banner cut with a Sue Wilson banner. I completed my card with stars that I have cut with a punch.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #195 - anything goes (unlimited)
craftingfromtheheart #197 - anything goes (3/3)
inspirationdestination #145 - anything goes (unlimited)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #77 - anything goes (unlimited)
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #55 - anything goes (unlimited)
creatalicious #134 - anything goes optional girly (unlimited)
abitmoretimetocraft #63 - anything goes (unlimited)
avenue613 #207 - anything goes option reuse upcycle (5/8)*
scrapyland #85 - anything goes with die (1/5)
alphabet y - your choice
pennys #370 - anything goes (1/3)
throughthecraftroomdoor #6th March - anything goes (2/2)
audsentiments #198 - anything goes plus sentiment (3/5)
cardmania #102 - embossing (4/5)
internationalartandsoul #28 - emboss and die (2/3)
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #3 - anything goes (2/3)
sendasmile4kids #3rd March - anything goes for a child/card for a girl (unlimited)
alwayshappybirthday #March - anything birthday optional patterned paper (3/3)
craftycalendar #March - add a tag or make one (1/3)