Monday, February 18, 2019

Follow Your Dreams - Every Cloud

Hello everyone.

We are into the 2nd week of the school holidays so I am just stopping by with a card that I made a while ago and I hadn't added it to my blog.  I think I made this one for a workshop as a sample.

I absolutely love the Follow Your Dreams bundle from Stampin' Up!  You can make some really pretty cards.


To make the card I started with the piece of white card stock and used a selection of ink from the Subtles collection and inked up the sky.  I had a die cut of some clouds so I just inked around that using some sponges.


I then cut an aperture in the card using one of the dies from the set.
Next I stamped and heat embossed in gold the large dream catcher and I also added the flowers and feathers.  I die cut the smaller dream catcher and place this over the top.

I coloured the flowers using the aqua painter and the same inks as the background.  I just pressed my clear block into the ink and used the block as a colour palette.

I finished the card with a stamped greeting.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely start to your week.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Alphabet Soup

Good morning.

We are having some lovely weather here in France, its so sunny.  I hope you have had a fun and crafty week.

We have a new challenge today from the Daring Cardmakers.  The team would like to see some alphabets, words or numbers on your creation.

I was asked to create a unicorn themed card and they wanted it personalised with the age and name.

Brilliant, as this covered the challenge perfectly.

My daughter also wants a unicorn themed party so I thought this card would be perfect for her too.


I used a Trimcraft First Edition die to create the unicorn.  The die set comes with all the pieces to make the unicorns face and I just love the lashes.

I then used a couple of Spellbinder die sets for the letters and numbers.

I love pink and purple together with lots of glitter.

Please check out how the Design Team were inspired by this weeks theme over on the Daring Cardmakers Blog.

Have a lovely weekend. 



Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Jar Of Love

Hello everyone.

Have you got a card ready to send to your loved one?  

Valentines day is tomorrow and I just want to share with you a card I created for my husband.

I used my favourite technique and my favourite stamp set.  That's how much I love him.

I made a shaker card using the Jar Of Love stamp set and matching dies.

To create the shaker element I cut out about 5 or 6 frames of the jar and glued these on top of each other.  I then added a back to the jar and filled this with sequins and tiny hearts.  Then I added a piece of window sheet which will keep the contents secure. 

Next I used another frame but this time with the jar image stamped on to it in smoky slate ink and glued this to the shaker element.

I also used the lovely stamp set called Timeless Textures to create the background.

I added a stamped greeting and cut out and stamped the lid of the jar and the bow.


I finished the card with a few stamped hearts and some sequins.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely day.
If you like what you have seen and wish to place an order please head over to the Stampin Up Website and when making your order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France), address (St Hernin) as your demonstrator.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Love Is In The Air

Hello Crafters.

With Valentines only a few days away I thought I would share with you a couple of quick cards that you could create.  I also used my favourite set of stamps and dies from Stampin' Up!

I don't own any stamps that are specifically for Valentines and I didn't want to over do it with the hearts.

I love the clean and simple look of the cards and they are also perfect for other occasions.



Both cards use the Jar Of Love Stamp Set and matching dies.

I also included a little bit of designer series paper from Broadway Birthday.  I was still using my scraps when I created these cards.

I also added an embossed background using the Pine wood Planks embossing folder.



I absolutely love this set and its a set that I reach for time and time again.  I love the little jars and all the little elements that come in the set.


I just want to apologise for the quality of the photos.  Its so dark, gloomy and wet here at the moment it was difficult to get good lighting to take them.

I hope these cards give you some inspration for your Valentines creations and thanks for stopping by today.

If you like what you have seen and wish to place an order please head over to the Stampin Up Website and when making your order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France), address (St Hernin) as your demonstrator.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

So Many Candles

Its Friday and challenge time at Daring Cardmakers.

Our lovely host is Miri and this weeks challenge is called

So Many Candles

Miri would like to see some candles on your cards.  This could be one or more candles, a birthday card or even a Christmas card with a Christmas candle.

I went with a full row of rainbow candles on my card.


I used the super fun set from Stampin' Up! called Broadway Birthday.

I first stamped the row of candles and flames.  I then stamped the greeting above and added a die cut word over the top of the candles.


I then used some matching designer series paper called Boadway Bound.  The paper is lovely as its foiled on one side and has all these super fun designs which are suitable for all ages.



I then went onto to make a second card using the same set and just stamped the candles all over to create a background.


I then used the die cut word "wish" but added different greetings on little sentiment banners.


Two fun cards using the same stamp and die set.

Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the inspiration from the Design Team over on the Daring Cardmakers Blog.

Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Using Up Scraps

Hello Everyone.

For todays project I decided I need to use up some of my Designer Series Paper and those little bits that you keep that you think are perhaps to nice just to throw away.  But when the Broadway Birthday Designer Series Paper is this nice you need to use all of it.

I have created two cards today using sketches that I found whilst browsing the internet.

I have completely forgot where I have seen them so if anyone recognises them please comment below and I will add the links to the challenge sites.

To make the cards I used two small squares of designer series papers then added the large circle with my stamped greeting.  I then cut some of the little party hats from the Designer Series Paper.  I love that with some of the designs you can use the matching dies to cut out the smaller elements.

I then die cut some of the little diamonds and added these to the card in the corners.

For this card I used some more of the designer series paper and then added another die cut circle with a stamped greeting inside.


I also cut more party hats and little diamonds to add to the card.

They were super quick to make and I also used the Stamparatus to line up the greetings on both cards.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely day.

If you like what you have seen and wish to place an order please head over to the Stampin Up Website and when making your order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France), address (St Hernin) as your demonstrator.


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Monday, February 4, 2019

Waiting for Spring

Well its wet and gloomy here in France and no snow for us.

So my thoughts have turned to Spring.

I have created a lovely fresh card today and hope it brightens your day.

I used the very pretty Perennial Birthday stamp set to create the card.

I started with a square of white card stock and stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Soft Seam Foam some of the foliage from the set on the left of the card.

I then used the stitched shapes framelits dies and cut out a circle and added a stamped greeting.

Next I took some scrap card stock and stamped in black some of the flower images.  I then coloured them in using some ink and a aqua painter.  To colour the flowers using an ink pad just press an acrylic block onto the surface of the pad and then you have a little painting palette.

I then cut out the flowers and added them to the die cut circle.  Under the circle I added some pretty ribbon and another sentiment banner.

None of the cards I create are finished unless I add some sparkle so I added a few sequins.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely day.

If you like what you have seen and wish to place an order please head over to the Stampin Up Website and when making your order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France), address (St Hernin) as your demonstrator.

UPDATE:

15th February

Lots of lovely new Sale A Bration goodies with a 60 euro/£45 spend.


Also lots of lovely brand new products available 1st March - 31st March which will coordinate with the Sale A Bration items.





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