Thursday, 27 August 2015

Happy Friday Eve!

I am slowly catching up with things here inbetween nurses visits and day to day life. 

Today I am sharing a graduation card I made for someone who recently received their BSc.

The main image is the DNA of Seratonin, and the background paper is the Periodic Table.  I used my trusty Cameo for the border and the wee caps! 


The recipients favourite colour is red, so I managed to use that as the matting layer.  The recipient loved it and I hope you do too.

Remember and pop back soon, Carol x

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Looooong time no blog!

*Blows off dust" Well hello, it's been a while *cough*. As some of you will know we have had a lot going on at Domestic Goddess HQ this past few months. My hubby has been rather ill and had an extended(11 week) stay in hospital, I am delighted to say he is now home and is doing well on his long road to recovery. While he relaxes and catches up with all his recorded shows, I am going to try and dabble in crafting and blogging again, wish us luck lol!

I haven't been crafting the past few months, but didn't blog cards I made before things got rather chaotic. Here is the first, it was for a special friends granddaughters Christening, and the brief was pink, butterflies and bird cage! 

I used my trusty Cameo to make a large birdcage, I just love the versatility you get with the ability to change the size of the cut and look how amazingly it cut through really thick mirri card! I am totally loving my Stix2 Pick Up Pencil for adding wee gems and pearls to my cards, it was something I avoided as I was never able to get the precision I wanted. The pencil makes it so easy to get them exactly where you want!


Ingredients
Bird Cage from Silhouette Store
Martha Stewart Punch
Marianne Dies
Craftwork Card Papers
Paper and Ribbon from Stash

I will be gradually adding some more cards and creating new ones. Thanks for popping by today!

I would like to enter the following challenges;
A Gem Of A Challenge - One for the girls.
Sister Act - Anything goes.


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

First Holy Communion Card.

Hello, this month of May is whizzing by! This is traditionally the time for First Holy Communions and I was recently asked by a client to make a card for a lovely wee girl who was making hers.  I had a mini panic as I have never made one of these cards, hard to believe but true!  Thankfully within my ever growing digi stash I had some gorgeous papers that are perfect for such an occasion.

I decided to keep the card fairly plain and simple and let the images do the talking.  I used my trusty Cameo for the Chalice and Cross shapes, and even managed to use the "Nesting" function for the first time ever after watching a fab You Tube video on the British Craft Network, I now know I need to watch a LOT more of these type of videos lol.

How cool is that? All with the click of a button!

I matted and layered the images with pink card, and popped the centre one onto 3D Foam Pads to give the card some dimension. 

Ingredients
Digi Papers
Cross & Chalice from Silhouette Design Store

Thanks for popping by, hope you liked the card, Carol x

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Hello!

Hello from a very rainy and cold Glasgow, my friend has now received this card so I can blog it lol!

Her favourite things are butterflies and anything dotty, and the colour purple so I made this card using the delicious Butterfly Thinlits from Stampin Up, and some of their gorgeous 12x12 papers.




Ingredients
Butterfly Thinlits & 12x12 Papers from Stampin Up
Hello Die
Papers & Ribbons from Stash

Thanks for popping by today.


Friday, 1 May 2015

Silhouette Scrapbook Page

Hi, it's the first of the month which means it is my turn to share a creation over on the Sarah Hurley 365 Blog and today I am sharing a Scrapbook Page I made using Sarah's Circle Chevron Page Mat.




Full details are over on the blog and I would love it if you could pop over and have a read.

Have a great weekend, Carol xx

Monday, 27 April 2015

Butterfly Card Tutorial

Hello, today I am going to share a card I made with step by step instructions on how I made it.  There are a lot of pictures, so grab a cuppa and get comfy.

I thought I would share the finished card with you first, then show you how I made it.






 
1 Here are the ingredients for the card;
6x6 Card Blank, Navy Card, White Stamping Card
Swallowtail Butterfly Stamp from Stampin Up
Memento Ink in Paris Dusk
Promarkers in; Indigo Blue, Island Lagoon, Mint Green, Pink Lobster, Pink Carnation, Tropical Orchid, Orchid, Lavender, Tropical Sunrise, Soft Peach, Canary, Lemon.
Kuretake Wink of Stella Brush Pen in Clear
Stix2 PVA Adhesive & 3D Foam Pads
Oval & Scalloped Oval Punch
Sentiment Stamp


2  Trim down your navy layer of card to 14.4cm x 14.2cm 
Your white stamping card to 14cmx13.8cm
Place your stamp onto an acrylic block or cd case and ink it up.

3  I stamped the image off centre, to make the card slightly more interesting.

4 Start colouring your butterfly from the centre using Island Lagoon Promarker.

5 Take your Mint Green Promarker and colour over the darker green continuing to fill in the empty area with colour.

6 Using Tequila Sunrise colour the next section of the butterfly, use the shading lines of the stamp to guide you where to place the colour.

7  This time use Soft Peach to blend with the Tequila Sunrise.

8  Take your Canary pen and finish the section and start the next part of the wings.

9  Using the Lemon Promarker, go over the Canary section and colour in some of the next section.

10  The Pink Lobster pen is the next one to use.

11  Go over the Pink Lobster sections with Pink Carnation.

12  Use the Tropical Orchid, colour the next section.

13  Go over the Tropical Orchid with Orchid to blend the colours in.

14  Finish off the section with Lavender.

15  Use the base colours of Tequila Sunrise, Pink Lobster, Canary and Island Lagoon to fill in any empty section and highlight parts of your butterfly.

16  Put your card together by sticking down your navy layer to the card blank, then stick down your butterfly layer.  Time to add lots of subtle sparkle with your Wink of Stella Brush Pen.

Here is a super close close up of the finished butterfly, isn't that sparkle just gorgeous?

17  Stamp the sentiment onto white card and punch it out using the oval punch.
Make a layer to place it on using the navy card and the oval scalloped punch.
Glue your sentiment onto the layer, and pop some 3d Foam under the navy layer and place on your card.


I hope you have enjoyed this step by step post as much as I enjoyed doing it.  Thanks for popping by today.

Carol x



Friday, 24 April 2015