Monday, July 30, 2018

Getting Ready for my Workshop

Hello Everyone.

I am very excited as tomorrow is my crafty workshop.  I have a group of lovely ladies coming to join me to have a play with the Follow Your Dreams Clear Mount Bundle from Stampin Up.

So today I thought I would share with you another project using this set.

To make this card I started with a piece of white card stock and created an inky background.

Its a quick and easy back ground and one I hope to use tomorrow.

I added 3 different colours of ink to a craft sheet.  Here I used so saffron, blushing bride and soft sea foam.  I then sprayed the ink with water and pressed my card stock onto it.  It creates an instance background with a wash of colour.

Once the background was dry I added this to a piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock (the prettiest colour I have ever seen) and I must but some more.

Next I did some gold embossing and die cutting.

I stamped in versa mark ink the large dream catcher, feathers and flowers and then added some gold embossing powder and heated this up.

I then die cut all the pieces out using the coordinating die set.

Next I cut out the dream catcher top in blushing bride card stock and cut the word dream from some gold foil card stock.

I also added a little colour to the flowers using the aqua painter and some ink.

I then attached this to the card using some dimensionals.

A very soft and pretty card.

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Please pop over to the Stampin up Website for more details and when placing an order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France), address (St Hernin) as your demonstrator.  

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Christmas in July Continued

Hello everyone.

I am sharing today the last of my Christmas in July makes but I am sure I will be returning to Christmas very soon.

I have used the same stamp set as before, the Snowflake Sentiments Clear Mount set and also Lovely As A Tree both are from Stampin Up.

So for this card I wanted to create a winter scene.

I started by creating the sky by blending different shades of blue ink and a little bit of highland heather to the top of my card.  I then cut a little mask to use to make the snow drifts and inked up to this to where the sky ends.

I then inked above the mask where I wanted the snow banks to be.

Next I stamped my trees so that they looked like they were buried in the snow drifts.

To do this I place my mask over the area where the snow drift is and stamped the image.  As I had masked off the area the full image wasn't stamped and the trees look like they are in deep snow.

I did make a small mistake as I didn't leave a little gap and the tree at the back looked like it was floating.  So I had the idea of stamping the snow flakes over the background and one at the bottom of the tree where I made the mistake.  Problem solved. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you like my Christmas in July week?

More Christmas coming soon.

Please pop over to the Stampin up Website for more details and when placing an order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France), address (St Hernin) as your demonstrator.  

Friday, July 27, 2018


Hello Everyone.

Its Friday and challenge time over at Daring Cardmakers.

This week our lovely host is Svenja and as we had a previous challenge making farewell cards this time is all about the welcome cards.  This could be a new Baby or new colleague you're welcoming or maybe a welcome back-card for a friend or family member. 

For my card I went with New Baby but used yellow and green which could be for either girl or boy.

To make my card I mat and layered a piece of white card stock on to a piece of so saffron from Stampin Up and used the Pinewood Planks Textured Impressions embossing folder.

But before I used the embossing folder I used the Wood Words Clear Mount Set also from Stampin Up to create the pretty background.  I stamped the flowers in soft sea foam and the stars in so saffron.

Next I stamped the moon, star and heart from the same set and used the coordinating die set which you can find HERE to cut out the stamped images.

I then cut out a circle and  used the pinewood planks embossing folder to create more texture.  I added the shapes to this using some dimensionals.

For the greeting I die cut a smaller circle using the  Stitched Shapes Framelits die set and stamped the sentiment inside using the French version of Wood Words which is called Du Marché Bio.

A pretty card for a new baby but boy or girl.

Thanks for stopping by today and please pop over to the Daring Cardmakers blog for more lovely inspiration from the Design Team.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Black and Gold Christmas

Hello everyone.

I am staying with Christmas on my blog this week and the fabulous Snowflake Sentiments stamp set from Stampin Up.

This time I have used a black and gold theme.

I even managed to use some of the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper.  Some of the designs are gold foiled which also work perfectly for Christmas.

To make my card I mat and layered some white card stock onto some basic black.  I then added a strip of the Designer Series Paper down the side and also gave this a little border of basic black.

I then die cut 3 circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies and stamped the snow flakes from the set into each using some gold embossing powder.

These framelit dies are my go to basic dies and the stitched edging makes them look so pretty.

Next I added the shapes to the card using some dimensionals and added my greeting and some of the pretty swirls in black ink. 

I found the idea for the layout for the card over at Freshly Made Sketches.

I then went onto to create this fabulous self closing box using the same designer paper and stamp set.

To create the box I found lots of easy to follow tutorials over on U Tube please check them out.  

I thought the box was going to be very difficult to put together put found it surprisingly easy.

I think it makes a lovely little gift and I love it when you can make a matching card.

The box is a really good size to fill with lots of yummy Christmas treats.

Please pop over to the Stampin up Website for more details and when placing an order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France) as your demonstrator.  

Thanks for stopping by today.