Sunday 31 May 2020

Sunny day with cheerful pansies

Wense vir ‘n sonnige dag. 
May you enjoy a sunny day.
Heartfelt Creations cheerful pansies arranged on layers from the Heartfelt Creations Royal elegance frame set. The A5 format of the card leaves lots of space for a personal, hand-written message inside.
Afrikaanse wense stel stempels - beste kwaliteitvpolymer stempels wat deursigtig is vir perfekte plasing 

Products can be found at the links below.
Happy crafting
Marie Smith

Thursday 21 May 2020

Pretty flowering dogwood framing an elaborate oval lace frame

Good morning, on an early autumn morning. The sun is just starting to rise and a camera just cannot capture the real beauty of it.
Today’s inspiration is an A5 card, perfect for when you have a longer message to write to the recipient.
The card features the newly-released Heartfelt Creations Elaborate oval die set. I used only 2 of the 6 dies in the pack and embellished the card with some of the flowering dogwood flowers from my previously-made stash. I love making a couple of flowers in my favourite colour combinations, then it is quick to put together a card when I need one. We all have our favourite colours that we use over and over again. If you missed my short video tutorial for making these pretty flowers, hop over to my Youtube channel. I will repeat the link below.
The leaves with veins were cutvusing a Craft Passion die and I added two filler stems to add lenghtvand texture to my floral arrangement.
Please follow the links (Click on the purple words) if you want more information on the items used.
Elaborate oval die set -
Leaves die
Flower pearls
Video tutorial for flowering dogwood
Have a happy day
Marie Smith

Sunday 17 May 2020

Antique roses and butterfly kisses

Hello fellow crafters
Today I am sharing inspiration with a card for which I used the lovely Lemoncraft House of Roses 6x6 paper pack.

This lovely paper pad contains 24 pretty papers.
To make the card, start with a 15x15 square card base. I used a white card base to make the delicate lace pattern on the paper ‘pop’.
Trim the printed paper to 14,5cm square. Use a beige ink pad and ink blender to lightly ink the edges of the paper, then distress all four sides with a paper distresser or scissors.
Glue the paper to the card base.
Add a delicate die-cut. I used one that was cut using a Fantasy die.
Add chipboard twigs that are heat-embossed with green Ranger mixed media embossing powder.
Add a clock, cut from one of the sheets in the paper pad.

Embellish and complete the card with a Little Birdie flower to which you added some glitter, twine, tulle, a chipboard butterfly wing and some leaves cut out using Lady E Design tiny leaves die. I also added a small bunch of sisal.
All these products are available in our online store
Happy crafting, until next time.
Marie Smith