Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Thinking Of You..




Good morning friends, followers and callers by,  thank you for your comments you leave when you call, really appreciate the time you take to do so, makes  it worth while Blogging! ...


Sorry another Sympathy card today, I have made two of this design..For my box till needed..

A lovely comment was left on my last card, saying she thinks this is when a handmade card should be done!! I totally agree..When I lost my parents the comfort I gained from friends who sent me a handmade card is hard to explain, just knew they were with their for me..
But I also understand those that cannot make a card, as they find it too upsetting.

The cards are for a very special family we have known for over 45 years.. (hope you understand)





I have had this "Crafts concepts" Sun Rays embossing folder a long while (Discontinued )..Thought I would use it..With  Memory box "Arched Window".. Spellbinders "Crosses one" (Discontinued).
Also used Lavish branch, flowers inked with DI Seedless Preserves, White ribbon also dyed with this ink..

the card size 5"X6.1/2" cut with Grand Rectangles...dainty scallop Cherry Lynn "Mini Pearl Rectangles Doily (length shortened)  emboss the in..Spellbinders A2 matting basics..
embossed card ..first cut with spellbinders Curved Corners matting basic B...
Then same technique I used on this card..http://pam-simcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/with-sympathy.html  I embossed..
 all layered up as shown with gems.






Some items used available at..http://www.oysterstamps.co.uk/

Spellbinders curved corners A2...here
Matting Basic 5x7  A ..01634 686823.
Distress ink Seedless preserves..here 


Thank you for calling by today...Pam x





Monday, 23 February 2015

With Sympathy..



Good evening friends, follower and callers by, warm welcome to  Jacqueline Randall, thank you for joining my Blog.


Sharing a Sympathy card, afraid a few of these to make for my box, as they will be needed in the future.



Image is Stampin up stamp "Happy Watercolor" ..distress ink Seedless Preserves..

Die cut with Spellbinders "Romantic rectangles two"..
plain mat matting basics A..
Main card shape Grand large labels.      discontinued

This is how I kept the embossed outline of the die ..in the Tattered lace "Ditsy Dots" folder


I have done this bit of a tutorial as some did not understand my one.. how to emboss in a folder with your cutting die in place..

                                                                                     
                                                                       
  This is the card which has been die cut.....


 Turn over Cutting edge up

 Place in a folder..Die Cutting edge up..

Folder open..add tan embossing mats and one clear plate.

Run through your die cutting machine..
 After is has been embossed  

This is how it looks..with your die outline around the edge..






Sue Wilson "Delicate Foliage"
spellbinders cross`s one..  Discontinued

Few gems and ribbon to finish..

Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles two ..here phone 01634686823 

Distress Seedless preserves...here 




Thank you for any comments you leave ..I will return your  call to an active Blog...pam










Saturday, 21 February 2015

Mothers Day Card.




Good morning friends, followers and visitors.. Welcome Vicky  new follower. thank you for joining me..https://vickiscraft.wordpress.com/

Beautiful sunny day here.   but still very cold..  Think I'll be staying in.. crafting  later!!


Today's stampin card I am blaming  a blog friend "Patricia" for using this beautiful "Stampin up stamp"...   "Stippled Blossoms"...I believe a lot have purchased this since Patricia made some cards with it!!!


                                                        Mothers Day..




I have used Whispers  "whisper lilac" and Distress  "Seedless Preserves"  to stamp the Blossoms..
Masked these of for the background SU  "En Francais" text and leaves. distress "Bundled sage".
Die cut with Spellbinders Grand ovals and  Grand "Decorative ovals".
Liquid pearls added to center of the flowers.
Leaf spray ..Sue Wilson.."Delicate Fronds"

Gorgeous embossing ..Sue Wilson.. A4.."Beaded Fanfare" embossing folder.

Tiny pearls /ribbon..





Items used.

Stampin up ..Stippled Blossoms..En Francais.
Sue Wilson.. Delicate Fronds.. A4 Beaded fanfare embossing folder.
Distress Bundled sage..Seedless Preserves.ink pads.
Whispers..Whisper lilac..ink pad.
pearls/ribbon.



Thank you for calling by and any comments you leave, will return to you..if you have an active Blog.
Pam x







Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Love Boat..



Good evening friends, followers and callers by..


DT card for Poppystamp dies.. here if you would like a peek   ..http://poppystamps.typepad.com/


Thought I would make a fun card using the "Marina Sailboats"   "Canvas beach chairs" and  "Heart balloons"..


Started by cutting some clouds using Memory box "Open studio" Cloud Bank..distress with blue inks..
Wave border you get with the boats..cut three and embossed with same die, again shaded in blue inks.
 Cut two boats  large and two small in white and black..
Chairs I draw black lines and colour in some red.
Sand...some of my husbands fine sandpaper,  (do not think he`ll miss this small amount..
Birds I draw by hand  (think you can tell) LOL...



Marina  Sailboats  will be really useful for men and boys card!!!..



Items used available here http://www.oysterstamps.co.uk/

Poppystamp.
Marina Sail Boat.   phone 01643 686823
Canvas Beach Chairs.    phone 01643 686823
Heart ballons.         here phone 01634 686823

Memory box Open Studio.
Cloud bank.             here

Blue distress inks.

Thank you for calling by see you soon Pam xx









Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Easter Chicken...


Good morning friends..followers and visitors..

Frosty sunny start this morning..

Are you thinking of Easter cards yet,  me either!!!  wanted to have a play with this Frantic Stamper  09387 cute "Chicken in An Egg" die...



Placed it in the new Poppystamps "Woodland Oval" not a bad fit ..then layered onto spellbinders ovals..
Gorgeous flowers are from last year again Frantic stamper 09133..."Easter Lily"
"Script Happy Easter" Frantic stamper  09393.



Love this new embossing folder by Creative expression ..Sue Wilson .."Cross Stitch" (blue card) A4 folder.
Tattered lace "Quilted Cushion" in white card..8x8 folder

Chicken and Lilies coloured with a mix of distress inks in ..yellows and marmalade. stickles ad a bit of glitter..
Finish with a bow and feather..

all dies available from..http://www.oysterstamps.co.uk/ 

 Frantic Stamper inc.
Chicken In An Egg..09387.   here  
Script Happy Easter..09393.   here
Easter Lily..)9133.   here

Poppystamps.
Woodland Oval.   here

Spellbinders ovals.
Embossing folders.  Sue Wilson "Cross Stitch....Tattered Lace.."Quilted Cushion"..

Distress inks in yellows.
ribbon.

Thank you for calling by today..see you soon ..Pam xx



Saturday, 14 February 2015

A Mother`s Day Wish.




Good morning friends, followers and visitors.

This is my DT card for Poppystamp dies, I`m sharing today..here if you`d like a peek.
http://poppystamps.typepad.com/

 Sharing a card for "Mother`s Day" here in the UK it is Sunday 15th March..sad day for me really, this would have been my late Mum`s  90th Birthday..




Computer text..
Thought I would share a technique I love to do..I have used the Poppystamp "Woodland Heart frame" die to Emboss this shape onto my card, then used an embossing folder with the Die still in place on the card..To emboss the whole card front..
This is the card front already embossed and started cutting the heart inner away..add 3D foam tape to reverse to add dimension..  














NEVER place your cutting die face down!! to emboss in your folder...
Once you have embossed your heart (NOT CUT ...Just embossed)  leave the die in place on your card..Add to your folder..DIE facing  up with card on top.  Leave your folder OPEN.. add your embossing mats and plate.. all machine are different, so you might need more or less shims..Never force through die cutting machine.. 


I cut the woodland heart frame in brown and white card, adhered the brown to the embossed part, inked edges of white frame in pink, this I adhered to the top and bottom tips only..




Flowers are Poppystamp Arched poppies, centre cut`s  away, infilled after inking and glittering, a few swirls added from Beverly Vine.
My homemade stick pins, feathers  with a ribbon bow.. just see under the feathers  word "Love" from memory box open studio collection.



Thank you for stopping by, enjoy your day..Pam..




Items used available from   http://www.oysterstamps.co.uk/ 
Computer text.
Poppystamp dies.
Woodland heart frame. here
Arched Poppies.          here
Beverly vine.    here phone 01634 686823  

Memory Box. Open Studio collection.
All About the Love.  01634 686823

Embossing folder. Sue Wilson..Heart Lattice A4.
Homemade Stick pins.





Thank you for calling by..have a lovely day Pam x













Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Vintage Happy Birthday.



Good evening friends, followers and passers by...

Thank you for leaving me your lovely comments when you call,  I love reading them and will return the compliment to you if you have an active blog..



Dont you just love these delicate blooms by Poppystamps.."Delicate  Mum" die. you don't need much with them..(Well I Do LOL)..  used "Whidby and Theo" Butterflies.....Vintage "Happy Birthday"  ..This is on Spellbinders  Die D-lites.."Swirl Delight" rectangle...
I used a Memory Box stencil for the background  "Tiny Dot"....put white embossing paste through, then sprinkled with glitter..







Made these stick pins with the ribbon bow.





I`m linking this card up to the Poppystamps challenge - our challenge this months is
                                                                
                                                                        "My Love"  
I hope you will join us...
Just link up your projects here  http://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/challenge/     and you might just win some free dies..



Items used available from  http://www.oysterstamps.co.uk/

New Spellbinders   Die D-Lites..Swirl Delight.  here
 
Poppystamps.
Delicate Mum.            here
Vintage Happy Birthday.   here phone 01634 686823
Whidbey & theo butterflies.  phone  

Memory box..Stencil..Tiny Dot.
embossing paste & glitter.

My made Pins/ribbon/Pearls..


Thank you for calling by.. back soon Pam xxx.