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Friday, 31 October 2014

More Halloween Cards

Happy Halloween everyone, a short post today with another two Halloween cards, these were made to order so I could not post them in my previous blog post as you never know who may pop in to check what I have been up to. 

Check out this week's offer at Papermilldirect, a beautiful primrose yellow card, the black is still on offer too.

A4 Primrose Yellow 240gsm Card
Small Box £5.50

Papermilldirect  ivory linen, smooth white and black card. Background coloured with distress inks, images from the Silhouette Store and SVG Cuts.

Edgar Allen Poe inspired card - The Raven. Papermilldirect Black card used for base and smooth white for stamping. Stamps by Stampers Anonymous and Indigo Blu, distress inks and paper by My Mind's Eye, "Haunted" by Carina Gardner.

Have a spooktacular night if you are celebrating Halloween, if not just have a great evening xx

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Blue Moon - Through The Square Window

Hi everyone, today I have a Christmas card made with the Oak House Studio Block Frame (the empty version of the Christmas Frame) which I cut out and used as a window looking out onto a nighttime winter scene.  The empty block frame is so versatile, cut out the panels to create a window as I have done,  fill the boxes with designs, or cut out the panels and outer frame for reconstructing when stamped.

I used the bolck frame, Christmas blessings sentiment  and the tree beech and tree oak stamps for my card, and here is how it was put together.  Start by stamping and embossing the frame with detailed embossing powder onto a fairly large piece of card.  Cut your piece of card to fit your card blank before you cut out the panels in the frame to make your window,  use a sharp craft knife to get a clean cut.

Create your inky scene onto a separate piece card.  Place a circle of paper where you want the moon and colour your background with inks, I used distress ink and a blending brush,  Oak House Studio pigment inks work wonderfully too.  The trees were added to the scene using slate grey pigment ink. I added the frame to the scene panel and placed this over a co-ordinating piece of card using 3D sticky fixers.

This card is easier than it looks, you can draw or ink the background scene, or use stamps and die cuts the choice is yours.  We would love to see what you come up with, don't forget the Oak House Studio challenge for frames and borders is open until the end of the month so there is still time to get your entries in.  Pop over to the Inkspired by Oak House Facebook page and put your cards in the borders and frames challenge folder.

As this block frame stamp has been so popular, and we have had so many wonderful cards from you lovely ladies, we are challenging you to show us what you make with this stamp, there is an album called 101 cards using the block stamp in the photo album section.  Make a card and post a picture in the album simple, you could also enter it in the frames and borders chalenge too.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Christmas gifts - starting early lots to do!

Hi everyone,  Christmas seems to be coming as the weeks speed by and today I have a few Christmas makes for you.  Papermilldirect have an offer on smooth white card this week, ideal for these project as it cuts, stamps and colours beautifully.

Firstly I have an advent calender made with Papermilldirect smooth white, forest green, apple green, baize green (was on offer a few weeks ago), postbox red and Christmas red card.  This is an SVG file from SVG Cuts which was cut on the Silhouette Cameo.  After cutting I embossed the door panels with an assortment of Christmassy embossing folders to add some texture.

 Again traditional Christmas colours for this little gift box, which can also be used as a tree decoration.  The tree base was cut from Papermilldirect forest green card and various Christmas papers used to decorate, not sure who by as they were loose in my paper box.  Another cutting file from SVG Cuts.

One of my favorite colours for Christmas makes, this tree decoration was cut from Papermilldirect light turquoise card and decorated with patterned papers, crystals and ribbons.

Check out the other Papermill Design Team member's blogs to see what they have been up to this week:

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Twinchie Christmas Card

Good evening friends, followers and passers bye, I have a Christmas themed post for you and a reminder that Oak House Studio held a mini one day "One Stamp" event today October 11th.  The stamp picked for this one stamp day was the fabulous Christmas Corner which comes in two sizes Large and Small.

For this Christmas card and tag I used the small Christmas Corner stamp, just the right size for twinchies.  The twinchies were cut out using Papermilldirect white hammer card (a 2" x 2" square) and the Christmas Corner stamped and embossed with Oak House Studio Seafoam White embossing powder.  I coloured the twinchies with a mix of  pigment inks in orchid and powder blue.  I tried out my new Inkilicious duster brushes dabbing the ink pads onto my craft mat and picking the ink up on the brush, it worked well and I was pleased with the finished effect.

Using a Papermilldirect white linen card blank I matted and layered the twinchies onto white linen and sky blue card placing the stamped images to form a pattern.  Finally I stamped the Christmas Blessings sentiment, again using a mix of orchid and powder blue pigment ink to match the colour on the twinchies.

A spare twinchie was added to white card to make a matching tag.  I think I will be going with blues and purples for my Christmas cards this year as everything I have done so far has been in these colours.

Don't forget to pop over to the Oak House Studi blog to see what the design team were up to today and leave them a few comments.  Comment before 12.00 tomorrow for the chance to be entered into a draw to win a fab prize.

Christmas Card Hanger and Fridge Magnet

Good morning all, Sylvia here with a One Stamp project.  Christmas is just around the corner and I always find I am short of space to display Christmas cards received, so here is a Christmas card holder which can be hung on a wall or a door for those extra cards you have no shelf space for.

The large Christmas Corner was coloured with bottled inks using a watercolour brush, glossy accents added to the berries and cut.  Any size pegs will do for this project, the bigger the peg the stronger it will be, I used the small pegs so they did not show and I will only be displaying thin cards.

Here are a few photographs showing how I put my card holder together.

 Stamp your chosen design onto smooth white card and cut out the stamped image

 Colour your cut out design with inks, or your chosen medium, add glossy accents or glitter to highlight areas of interest

Stick the pegs to the back of your coloured design with a strong glue and leave to dry

Thread string or ribbon through the spring on the peg, or simply fasten the clip and card to the string or ribbon to display your cards

By adding a magnet to the peg you can create a fridge magnet to add to a card as a gift, or to use yourself for those Christmas reminder notes.

Keep popping over to the Oak House Blog to see what the other design team members have been creating with the Christmas Corner, leave a comment and you could win a prize, and don't forget to let us see what you have been making too.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Getting Ahead With Some Halloween Cards

Hello  to all my friends, followers and family popping in, today's post is a collection of Halloween cards, all of which have been made using Papermilldirect's latest offer which is A4 300gm back card.  You can get a small box for just £6.50, ideal for those Halloween and Bonfire Night cards.

These two quick cards were made with cutting files from the Silhouette store using Papermilldirect coloured card stock.  

Black, grey, orange, apple green and white Papermilldirect card.  The wording and images were cut on the Silhouette using cutting files from their store and SVG Cuts.  The backing paper is by My Mind's Eye called "Haunted" by Carina Gardner.

Check out the other Papermill Design Team member's blogs to see what they have been up to this week:

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Borders and Frames

October is here and so is a new challenge at Oak House Studio.The theme this month is Borders and Frames.  To enter visit the inkspiredbyoakhouestudio facebook page and add your entry to the competition folder.  Give us a like and if you are not a member yet why not join us.  

If you pop over to the Oak House Studio blog throughout the month you will find lots of inspiration from the design team. There are 5 fabulous prize of a £10 voucher to spend on Oak House Studio goodies, and a special prize of some of Lynnda's  stamps.  As long as you use one Oak House Studio stamp or ink on your creation you can enter, so come on ladies get those borders and frames cards made and entered.

This card was created using the very detailed sea shells and sea life stamps   I grouped the stamps to make a border and stamped them with sea blue pigment ink, washed a piece of corrugated card with white acrylic paint and stamped the crab using vermilion and a little yummy chocolate pigment ink and added these to the card.

There are lots of border stamps in the Oak House Studio shop but you can also make your own border or frame using other stamps as I did above.

Looking forward to seeing lots of your frames and borders creations this month.