Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Cue the Confetti Bookmarks

Hi Fellow Crafters!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and welcome to the blog-hop!! See full list after my post.
Loving my gig as a 'Fetti friend - these stamps, dies and paper pads are such great quality and I love that the images are different to other companies and they make a refreshing change, yet are still so versatile.

If you are anything like me then you have a huge stash of paper scraps, ribbon and string\twine sitting in your craft room that you wish you could use more often.  Well, for this Reverse Confetti Post - I love that the Striped Circle Cover Panel with its bookmark-perfect dimensions is so versatile it will mean you can use up some of those bits-and-pieces that are crying out to be used!!
I paired it with the Cue The Confetti Paper pad and The Most Beauty Stamp set to create 3 easy bookmarks and in the process gleefully used up some of my stash of plain paper and ribbon!

The theme for this post was Anything But A Card (ABC) - I love the practical side of cardmaking so a bookmark is always the next best thing in my book (see what I did there??).
I am in LOVE with the Striped Circle Cover Panel - what I did notice when looking at it was that one half is exactly the right dimensions to create a bookmark - making the process easy peasy!

To create these bookmarks:
  •  Place your patterned paper so that you use just one half of the panel die to cut strips. Cue The Confetti is so bright and happy that it was perfect! 
  • Then choose a piece of coloured paper to go behind each one (picking one of the coordinating colours out of the paper pattern) to adhere behind the die-cut paper. 
  • Make a template of a simple bookmark from white card (I did 3)
  • Adhere the patterned paper panel to the bookmark base.
  • Stamp out sentiments from The Most Beauty in Versamark ind on black card and white emboss them.  Trim and round the corners. 
  • Adhere sentiment panel to the front of the bookmark.
  • Finish them off with co-ordinting ribbon and twine threaded through the top.
Easy, gorgeous and I used us some of my stash with this versatile coverplate, stamps and paper!!

Thanks for joining me and happy crafting xx
Here's the other amazing projects:

 See you again soon x
Ali xx

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Reverse Confetti | Greatest Adventure

Hello Crafty Friends!
It's a pleasure to be joining you again as a Fetti Friend Guest Designer for July/August - I'm having so much fun!

 The new Reverse Confetti Release was full of fab stamps and dies as well as patterned and I've used a bit of each in this card!
I've used the oh-so-cute Greatest Adventure Stamps and Die set and the Striped Circle cover Panel Confetti Cut along with some paper from the Cue The Confetti paper pad.

 I've used the tree die to cut out some trees from the patterned paper and coloured them roughly with some distress ink.
 I have the critters holding two thermos mugs - I trimmed the lantern to make the cups!! (cover any black edges with a white gel pen).
 I do adore this set - the images are such fun to colour and they are just the cutest!!
 Thanks for stopping by!

Ali xx

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

MFT and Friends - Safari Friends Bookmarks

Hello fellow crafters!!

 Such a pleasure to be joining you again  as a Guest Designer at MFT for the MFT and Friends feature.

The link to the main MFT post is here is you want to find your way back!

Well, another amazing release later and I hope this gives you lots of inspiration for creating with the new release! I adore the new Safari Friends Stamp and Die set and thought that the combination with the new Dynamics Cross-Stitch Bookmark die was so cute!

The bookmark die can of course be used for cross stitching but it also can form a great background texture for your images. You can also use the bookmark die without the cross-stitch section - so versatile!! In these two bookmarks, I've used the die to cut-out (where the holes are fully die-cut) and also an impression die - where the impression of the holes/dots is there, but not cut-out.
For the impression dots, I ran the die through my big shot with a silicone mat (on the 1 plate of my bigshot) so it just made an impression and did not cut.
I used the Safari Friends stamp set (and a tree from the Cuddly Koalas Stamp and die set) for my images and coloured them with Copics.

I've been trying a few new ideas with my colouring - including having greater gradiation between my darkest and lightest colour, just to get some more variation in my images. Hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did creating it!
 Thanks again for stopping by and make sure you visit the other designer's blogs and MFT friends blogs for loads more ideas (main link at the top of this post)

Ali xx

Monday, 16 July 2018

Reverse Confetti | Stock Your Stash

Hello Crafty Friends!

I'm having a ball being a Guest Designer - Fetti Friend for July/August!

Today I'm stocking my new stash of Reverse Confetti goodies and taking part in the Stock-Your-Stash for July.  The theme is Oh Baby! If you join in the fun you have a chance to WIN a $20 gift certificate!! 

Info & Add your link here

You may enter as many times as you wish.

Use #SYSChallenge when playing along with this challenge.

There will be a random winner selected each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store. The winner of challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog at the end of the month.  (The winner will be announced the first week of August for the July STS on the Reverse Confetti Blog).

Just to show you don't have to use traditional "baby images" when creating a baby card I made this pretty card!
  I used the Elegant Florals stamp and die set, The Most Beauty Sentiments stamp set and the Geo Panel Confetti Cut die to create this soft pink baby girl card!
I stamped out the flowers in a light pink ink and die cut them. I die cut the Geo Panel out of white card and covered it with versamark ink. I then used an iridescent sparkle embossing powder. I did this 3 x to give a nice thick coat of the sparkle powder.

I Stamped out the sentiment with a silver pigment ink and also embossed it with the iridescent embossing powder. I then attached the flowers, interlinking them with the Geo Die (like lattice work that the flowers might grow on).

I thought the Geo Die on an angle added some interest and some of the flower stamps coming off the edge of the card also added some difference to the layout of the card.  The sparkle in real life is beautiful!

Thanks for joining me and hope you join the Stock-Your-Stash at Reverse Confetti! 

Ali xx

Monday, 9 July 2018

“New” Craft Stash | Mega Blog Hop

Hello Crafters!

Thanks so much for joining us for this wonderful blog-hop (over 3 days) to encourage you all to get out your new, unused or rarely used stash and get creating!! 

What a wonderful week of cardmaking I've had! I've been on holidays (from my "real" job) and just as well, as I've been having so much fun with multiple cardy projects!! It's been fun and this card was no exception.
Stay tuned at the end of my post to see the list of the other great projects - there will be random prize draws for commenters over the 3 days! (drawn on July 23rd)

I purchased the Altenew Bold Alphabet Die recently (after eyeing it off for ages - but it was an 'investment' price-wise so I saved-up!!) and hadn't had a chance to use it yet. There was one DT project that I loved by Agnieszka Malysek which was my inspiration for my card below:
It was quite a simple card, this is how to recreate it:
  • Die cut the letters you want from white card
  • stick the letters (right side up) to a piece of washi tape.
  • place the letters in a stamp positioner (if you choose)
  • Colour with copics (I used G21, G63, G85 for leaves and BV00, BV02, BV04 for the flowers)
  • Place on card (I used a t-ruler to keep level)
  • Place sentiment and stamp in versafine ink. I used a sentiment from the Build a Flower Carnation set.
  • Adhere letters with 3D foam

Hope you enjoyed the card and that it inspires you to use some of your "new" stash!

Please visit the other blogs below and enjoy their creations!!

Ali Farmer (you are here)

Some blogs have individual prizes and there are prizes for those who coment on all blogs over the 3 days!

Prizes: Six Total - Must comment on all the blogs all three days for these:

  1. Stampscapes - 2 prizes - Choice of Nature Sheet ($26.50 ea)
  2. Cas-ual Fridays - $25 GC
  3. Catherine Pooler - $25 GC
  4. Stamplorations - $20 GC
  5. Right At Home - $20 GC

Ali xx

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Reverse Confetti New Release Blog Hop | Blue China

Hello Crafty Friends!

 Thanks so much for Joining me for the Reverse Confetti New Release Blog Hop!
We have an amazing line up and some truly stunning designs showing off the fabulous new release available from today!

When I saw those lovely Elegant Florals - I instantly thought of "blue flower china" - so classic and traditional. It inspired these two simple but oh so pretty cards:

They are super easy to recreate:
  • Cut a panel of white cardstock to fit on the front of a white cardbase
  • Stamp the flowers (I used the solid images) in Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink (I used a stamp positioner and stamped twice to get good ink coverage). Adhere flower panel to card base.
  • Stamp the sentiments in Blueprint Sketch distress ink (I used normal distress ink to get a crisp image). 
  • Trim sentiment and back with blue cardstock.
  • Cut a strip of vellum and wrap around card and adhere on the inside of the front panel of the base card.
  • Adhere sentiment to front of the card as shown.

Simple but stunning result!Here are the sets you need:

Make sure to visit the other talented crafters joining the hop -you'll find lots more inspiration!

Ali xx