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Friday, 19 October 2018

Apple Of My Eye



Hello, friends, followers and passers by.  Today I have my Daring Cardmakers Challenge card.  

This week Joanne is hosting the challenge "Apple Day" (which is on 21st October here in the UK).  She would like you to celebrate the season of mellow fruitfulness with your cards, apples, pears or any tree fruits and the colours of Autumn. 

You can check out the design team inspirational cards, and add your challenge card HERE.  

I made a round card, coloured with reds and greens with a basket of rich red apples.




I cut out a circle of card and coloured it with distress inks, spritzed it with my Tim Holts spritzer and distress markers and then added crackle paste through a die cut piece of card I had on my desk.  The apples were stamped, die cut and coloured with polychromo pencils.  The sentiment was stamped and the die cut apples attached at the side of the sentiment.


Using the largest circle die I have the circular card was cut out  in apple green card, I lined the card with a circular white paper insert.  The coloured panel was added to the card and tiny crystals and dots of Perfect Pearls added to finish.

All card used was papermilldirect and the stamps were Simply Besotted and Lawn Fawn.

Come over and join us with your fruity cards, we would love to see them!

Sylv xx








Thursday, 18 October 2018

65th Birthday Card



Hi everyone, Do you ever get inspired by a certain colour or texture of card?  Today I have a special card to show you which was inspired and designed round a piece of  aquamarine coloured Nettuno card I had in my stash.  The colour and texture are gorgeous and although it was a small piece I did not want to throw it away.


The background was created using my Tim Holtz  spritzer tool and distress markers, tumbled glass and cracked pistachio markers were used and spritzed onto a square of  white linen card, I then gently sprayed the spritzed area with a mist of water and left to air dry.  

A Sizzix fern die was cut from the aquamarine Nettuno linen effect card and a small hexagon was cut from white linen card.  The greeting was stamped in blue ink on the background and the 65 was stamped onto a small hexagon also in blue.  


Two holes were punched into the hexagon and hessian string threaded through, this was wound round the white square under the sentiment and fern.  This panel was layered onto a larger white linen square  with 3D sticky tape, then matted onto a white linen card blank.  

The card was finished with a few blue crystals, sequins and dots of Perfect Pearls.

Sylv xx







Monday, 15 October 2018

Pumpkin Halloween Card



Hello friends and followers, I am back from a four week holiday and catching up with my crafting.  We are now into October and love it or hate it Halloween is looming.  Today I have a pumpkin shaped card which could be used for Thanksgiving or Harvest Festival with a change of decoration.


The pumpkin card was cut on the Silhouette using a place card cutting file which I enlarged to 15cm to make this card.  The Halloween figures were cut twice using a Sizzix Tim Holtz die set and stuck together to make a deeper image.  I scored the sections of the pumpkin to give some depth to the shape and coloured it with various shades of orange polychromo pencils.  More colour and speckles were added with distress markers and the Tim Holtz spritzer.

Materials used:

A fun card for the children, not too scary!  If you are having a Halloween party the cutting file would make lovely place settings by adding different spooky images for each person along with their name.

Papermilldirect have a great range of rich Autumn coloured card from oranges, reds and yellows through to plums and purples for your Halloween and Autumn makes.  Check out the shop for packs of card and pick and mix boxes.