Sunday, July 7, 2019

Penny Black You are the Bestest Birthday Card


Hi everyoneSmiley from Millan.Net

Today I am sharing a birthday card that I made for my daughter's 16th birthday using one of my favourite Penny Black stamps called 'You are the bestest':


This is also my card for the following Challenges (click on the underlined links to take you to the challenge):
  • Penny Black Saturday Challenge - July - Anything Goes with the optional theme of Food and/or Drink
  • Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 589 - Anything Goes
  • Splitcoaststampers - Ways to Use It - WT744 - Cute Critters
I stamped the image using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink onto Ranger Watercolour cardstock and coloured it using Derwent Inktense pencils and Faber-Castell watercolour pencils.  I added some glitter to all the flowers plus the cat's cheeks using Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue.  I diecut the panel using a Lifestyle-Quicktuz Nesting Squares die and my Big Shot.

I punched some hearts from matching burgundy cardstock using a Carl CP-8 Hearts duo punch and glued them around the image using Tombow Mono Aqua glue and added glitter to them as well.

Here is a close-up:


The sentiment is from Altenew's sentiment set - 'Celebrate' and was stamped using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.  I diecut the sentiment using a Spellbinders Labels Trio die and added a Vintage Gold Molossi rhinestone to each end then popped the sentiment up on dimensionals.

All the designer papers are by Colorbok from a 12" x 12" pad which I picked up on clearance from Riot Art and Craft.  The paper is really thin but I really like the vintage feel and colours of this pad - and it's good value because you get 50 single-sided sheets.  There is no name on the pad - just a number and I daresay it is probably retired.

All the layers were trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools.

I punched the bottom panel using an EK Success Scalloped Scallops border punch, added the cream velveteen ribbon then popped the panel up on dimensionals.

Lastly, I popped the card front onto a white card base.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black - You're the Bestest 40-015 slapstick, Sentiment by Altenew - Celebrate clear set

Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia

Designer Paper:  Colorbok 12" x 12" pad #68233

Dies:  Lifestyle-Quickutz Nesting Squares, Spellbinders Labels Trio Shapeabilities S3-147

Accessories:  Big Shot, Derwent Inktense pencils, Faber-Castell watercolour pencils, #2 round paintbrush, Perfect Layers Tools, Molossi Vintage Gold rhinestones, Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue, Tombow Mono Multi and Mono Aqua glue, dimensionals, cream velveteen ribbon (K-Mart), Cardstock - burgundy + white card base + Ranger watercolour

Punches:  Carl CP-8 Heart duo, EK Success Scalloped Scallops border

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Penny Black Dancing Chick Easter Card


Hi everyone Smiley from Millan.Net

Just popping in to share the Easter card that I made for my daughter.

This is also my card for the following Challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - PBSC April - Anything Goes...Optional 'Fresh Spring Colours'.  

Crafty Catz Challenge #458 - Anything Goes with the Optional Twist of All Creatures Great and Small.

Splitcoaststampers - Free for All Friday F4A477Easter, Spring flowers, a something spring related card.



The main image is by Penny Black - Dancing Chick and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto Strathmore Hot Press watercolour paper and coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils and a #2 round paintbrush. I diecut the panel using a Lifestyle-Quickutz Nesting Card Templates die and my Big Shot.  I diecut some hearts using an Impression Obsession die called Heart of Hearts which has tons of different sized hearts - and the smallest hearts were the perfect size for my card.  I glued the hearts on using Tombow Mono Aqua glue then added some Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue to the flowers and the hearts.

The designer papers are from an older Echo Park 6" x 6" pad - Hello Summer.  The sentiment is from a Memory Box stamp set - Springtime Bunnies - and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black onto the same watercolour paper then diecut using a Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banner die.  I added a tiny Molossi blue rhinestone at each end of the sentiment using Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue.

All the layers were trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools.  I used a We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper to punch the bottom of the blue paper to 1/4".  I tied on the twine then layered the finished panel onto some thin fun foam then layered that onto a white cardstock card base with just a very small border showing.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Happy Easter everyone!

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black Dancing Chick 2564F wood-mount, Sentiment from Memory Box Springtime Bunnies (retired)

Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black

Designer Paper:  Echo Park 'Hello Summer' 6" x 6" pad (2012) - retired

Dies:  Lifestyle-Quickutz Nesting Card Templates, Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners LF1139, Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts DIE052-I

Accessories:  Big Shot, We R Memory Keepers 1/4" Corner Chomper, Perfect Layers Tools, Strathmore Hot Press watercolour paper, Derwent Inktense pencils, #2 round paintbrush, blue Molossi rhinestones, The Twinery twine - Shore, Fun Foam, doublesided tape, Tombow Mono Multi and Aqua glues, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue, white cardstock base



Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Penny Black - Don't Break It - 30th Wedding Anniversary


Hi everyoneSmiley from Millan.Net
My husband and I have been married forSmiley from Millan.Net 30 yearsSmiley from Millan.Net and this is the card that I made for my husband.  I can hardly believe it is 30 years as the time has passed so quickly!  We don't usually do anything really fancy nor exchange gifts for our anniversaries and have never followed the traditional types of gifts either.  We just had a quiet celebration with our daughter which was really lovely and had lunch at a local cafe and I cooked a roast for dinner that night.  I am very lucky in that my husband doesn't mind cute and cuddly critters on his cards nor a bit of sparkle or glitter - so that makes it heaps easier to make cards for him.

This is also my card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for April - Anything Goes...Optional 'Fresh Spring Colours'.  Please see THIS LINK for the details on the challenge.


The image is by Penny Black - Don't Break it - and was stamped onto Ranger watercolour cardstock using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.  I coloured the image using a mix of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and Faber-Castell watercolour pencils.  I added a white highlight on the heart using a Ranger Inkssentials white gel pen.  I lightly chalked around the image using Kaisercraft blue chalk and the ground using brown and grey chalk.

The sentiment is by Mama Elephant - Mini Messages - and was stamped in the same Vintage Sepia ink.  This is a great stamp set with a wide variety of sentiments for all year 'round and I love that they are really small so you can just add it around an image when you don't have alot of room or you don't want to add a separate sentiment panel.

I diecut the image panel using my Big Shot and Lifestyle Nesting Circle dies.  The scalloped diecut is a Lifestyle Nesting Scalloped Circle die.  The panel is popped up a little using 0.5mm dimensionals.

I used my Simon Says Stamp Mini Heart dies to diecut some hearts from the burgundy designer paper and added some sparkle using a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush which I also added to the heart that the teddy bear is holding.   Here is a close-up:


I used a Fiskars Postage Stamp border punch to punch the border on the bottom panel.  I have had this border punch forever and love to use it on masculine cards.  The ribbon is from my stash.

The designer papers are by Echo Park - I Love Family - from their 6" x 6" pad.  The layers were trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools.

Lastly, I added my completed card front to a white card base.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black - Don't Break It - 3605F wood-mount, Mama Elephant - Mini Messages clear set

Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia

Designer Paper:  Echo Park - I Love Family 6" x 6" pad (2016)

Dies:  Lifestyle Nesting Circles and Scalloped Circles, Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts S142

Accessories:  Big Shot, Ranger watercolor cardstock, Kaisercraft blue and brown chalk, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Faber-Castell watercolour pencils, #2 round paintbrush, ribbon (stash), Tombow Mono Multi glue, Kokuyo tape runner, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush, Perfect Layers Tools, 0.5mm dimensionals, Ranger Inkssentials white gel pen, white cardstock base

Punches:  Fiskars Postage Stamp border

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Helz Cuppleditch - Christmas Village Singers


Hi everyoneSmiley from Millan.Net

Today I am sharing my last Christmas card from 2018.

This card uses the most recently released Helz Cuppleditch Christmas collection called 'Christmas Village' sold under the brand name 'Trimcraft' which includes diecut decoupage images, paper pads in various sizes, toppers, buttons, twine, bells, wooden shapes, felt toppers, pearls, stickers etc. etc. - everything you need for your crafting projects.  I am just using the diecut decoupage and papers.  Please note that I have no connection to the artist or Trimcraft other than just being a big fan of Helz Cuppleditch's artwork.

I am also popping my card into the following Challenges (click on the underlined links to take you to the Challenges):

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 418 which is 'Anything Goes' as long as it's Christmas.  Optional theme is any Christmas or New Year card.

Splitcoaststampers - Free for All Friday F4A460 - Holiday Card Show Off 2018 which is to show off your Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter or Holiday cards.


The decoupage images came already diecut so it was easy to just pop out the pieces and put them together using dimensionals.

The designer papers are also from the same Helz Cuppleditch collection.  I trimmed the base dotty paper on the card base to 1/18" using my Perfect Layers Tools.

I added the teal organza ribbon in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made using my Bow Easy.  I attached the bow using Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive. 

Here is a 2nd version that I did with a light teal satin ribbon and different snowflake dies:


I had a bunch of snowflakes that I diecut from silver glitter cardstock a while ago ready to use on my Christmas cards (sorry, I don't know which dies I used) and glued them on using Tombow Mono Aqua glue then added Kaisercraft silver rhinestones to the centres.

The sentiment is also from the same Helz Cuppleditch collection which I popped up on dimensionals.  Lastly, I glued my card front to a cream cardstock base using Tombow Mono Multi glue.

The image came already glittered but unfortunately you can't see it in the photo - however, it does look very pretty in real life.   It was super-windy and hot so I had to take the photo on my decking table in the shade out-of-the-wind where the light wasn't so great and I couldn't retake the photo the next day because it was Christmas Day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps and Ink:  None

Designer Paper:   Trimcraft - Helz Cuppleditch 'Christmas Village' 8" x 8" pad

Accessories:  Trimcraft - Helz Cuppleditch - 'Christmas Village' diecut decoupage, Big Shot, dimensionals, Kaisercraft silver rhinestones, cardstock - cream card base and silver glitter, Kokuyo tape runner, Tombow Mono Multi glue, Tombow Mono Aqua blue, Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive, Perfect Layers Tools, version 1 - teal organza ribbon and version 2 - pale teal satin ribbon, Bow Easy

Dies:  Various brands of Snowflake dies



Friday, December 28, 2018

Helz Cuppleditch Christmas Village decoupage card!


Hi everyoneSmiley from Millan.Net

Yes, it's another decoupage (aka paper tole) Christmas card.  Thought I had better share all my Christmas cards before the end of December and the Christmas tree and decorations get packed away.  It's my 3rd post in this past week - the most I have done in the past year!  Currently, we are having a heatwave where we live and it was 41°Celsius (105.8° Fahrenheit) yesterday and very hot again today so it is definitely indoor weather with the airconditioning on full blastSmiley from Millan.Net  

This card uses the most recently released Helz Cuppleditch Christmas collection called 'Christmas Village'

I am also popping my card into the following Challenges (click on the underlined links to take you to the Challenges):

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 417 which is 'Anything Goes' (as long as it's Christmas) and the optional theme is to use the word 'Christmas'.

Splitcoaststampers - Free for All Friday F4A460 - Holiday Card Show Off 2018 which is to show off your Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter or Holiday cards.


The decoupage images came already diecut so it was easy to just pop out the pieces and put them together using dimensionals.

The designer papers are also from the same Helz Cuppleditch collection - other than the red layer which is by TPC Studio - Christmas Cheer Ribbon Candy Stripe which I bought on clearance from Riot Art and Craft.  I added the main image panel onto the red paper and trimmed it to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools then rounded the corners using my Corner Chomper to match the main panel.  

I added a punched border from cream cardstock to the bottom panel using an EK Success Scalloped Scallop punch and trimmed the top part of the panel to 1/8".  I added the teal organza ribbon in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made using my Bow Easy.  I attached the bow using Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive.  I trimmed the red paper and cream cardstock on the base panel to 1/16" and 1/8" respectively using my Perfect Layers Tools.

I had a bunch of snowflakes that I diecut from silver glitter cardstock a while ago ready to use on my Christmas cards (sorry, I don't know which dies I used) and glued them on using Tombow Mono Aqua glue then added Kaisercraft silver rhinestones to the centres.

The sentiment is also from the same Helz Cuppleditch collection.  Lastly, I glued my card front to a cream cardstock base using Tombow Mono Multi glue.

The image came already glittered but unfortunately you can't see it in the photo - however, it does look very pretty in real life.   It was super-windy and hot so I had to take the photo on my decking table in the shade out-of-the-wind where the light wasn't so great and I couldn't retake the photo the next day because it was Christmas Day.

Finished size is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".

Thanks for stopping by!

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Designer Paper:   Trimcraft - Helz Cuppleditch 'Christmas Village' 8" x 8" pad, TPC Studio Christmas Cheer Ribbon Candy Stripe 12" x 12"

Accessories:  Trimcraft - Helz Cuppleditch - 'Christmas Village' diecut decoupage, Big Shot, dimensionals, Kaisercraft silver rhinestones, cardstock - cream, cream card base and silver glitter, Kokuyo tape runner, Tombow Mono Multi glue, Tombow Mono Aqua blue, Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive, Perfect Layers Tools, teal organza ribbon, Bow Easy

Dies:  Various brands of Snowflake dies

Punches:  EK Success Scalloped Scallop border EKPL8003, Corner Chomper


Thursday, December 27, 2018

Another Helz Cuppleditch decoupaged Christmas card!


Hi everyoneSmiley from Millan.Net

Today I am sharing another Christmas card that I made for my niece.  If you missed my last post, I made quite a few Christmas cards using one of my favourite designers, Helz Cuppleditch, Christmas decoupage collections.

This card uses an older collection called "The Night Before Christmas".  The decoupage (also known as paper tole) pad I bought on EBay from the UK during 2018.   Isn't the image just so ADORABLE!  I really love snowmen - which is probably odd because it never snows where I live and it is Summer at Christmas-time.



I am also popping this card into the following Challenges (click on the underlined words/links which will take you directly to the Challenge:

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 417 which is 'Anything Goes' (as long as it's Christmas) and the optional theme is to use the word 'Christmas'.

Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog - End of Year Anything Goes


Splitcoaststampers - Free for All Friday F4A460 - Holiday Card Show Off 2018 which is to show off your Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter or Holiday cards.


The decoupage images came already diecut so it was easy to just pop out the pieces and put them together using dimensionals.

All the designer papers are by My Mind's Eye - 12 Days of Christmas - which is one of my favourite collections from years gone by.  I added the main image onto some of the MME paper and trimmed it to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools then rounded the edges with my Corner Chomper to match the image.  I added a punched border to the bottom panel using an EK Success Scalloped Scallop punch and trimmed the top part of the panel to 1/8".  I added the ribbon in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made using my Bow Easy.  I attached the bow using Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive.  I trimmed the papers on the base panel to 1/16" and 1/8" respectively.

I had a bunch of snowflakes that I diecut from silver glitter cardstock a while ago ready to use on my Christmas cards (sorry, I don't know which dies I used) and glued them on using Tombow Mono Aqua glue then added Kaisercraft silver rhinestones to the centres.

The sentiment is an old one from Elzybells (now out of business) and was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I diecut it using my Big Shot and a My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax die. The die only has a fishtail only on one end so I simply popped it back in my Big Shot to cut the other end.  I layered it onto some of the MME paper and trimmed it with my scalpel then added tiny green Molossi rhinestones to each end of the sentiment.

Lastly, I glued my card front onto a cream cardstock base using Tombow Mono Multi glue.

The image came already glittered but unfortunately you can't see it in the photo - however, it does look very pretty in real life.  It was super-windy and hot so I had to take the photo on my decking table in the shade out-of-the-wind where the light wasn't so great and I couldn't retake the photo the next day because I had already given it to my niece.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Elzybells Mini Messages - Christmas 20-054 clear set (retired)

Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black

Designer Paper:   My Mind's Eye - 12 Days of Christmas 12" x 12" (retired) 

Accessories:  Trimcraft - Helz Cuppleditch - 'Night Before Christmas' (2015) diecut decoupage, Big Shot, dimensionals, Kaisercraft silver rhinestones, Molossi tiny green rhinestones, cardstock - cream card base and silver glitter, Kokuyo tape runner, Tombow Mono Multi glue, Tombow Mono Aqua blue, Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive, Perfect Layers Tools, American Crafts ribbon, Bow Easy

Dies:  Various brands of Snowflake dies, My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax dies

Punches:  EK Success Scalloped Scallop border EKPL8003, Corner Chomper



Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Christmas card with Helz Cuppleditch Christmas decoupage


Hi everyoneSmiley from Millan.Net

It is Boxing Day (December 26th) here in Australia and there are the usual manic sales with people swarming the shops in search of a bargain.  You won't find me there - I would rather stay home and sleep-in, play with my Christmas presents and just have a quiet and relaxing day recharging my batteries.  Never really understood the appeal of getting up early on Boxing Day and fighting for a car parking spot and then getting pushed and shoved by shoppers all worked up in a frenzySmiley from Millan.Net  and queuing up at the cash registers.  That gets a big NOPE from me!   Shops have sales during the year anyway so it's not like you can't ever get anything on sale......anyhoo.......

Today I am sharing a Christmas card that I made for my daughter.  I have made a few cards that I will share over coming days but couldn't share them before Christmas or it would spoil the surprise.

I have been a really big fan of Helz Cuppleditch's Christmas images for many years now and follow her on Facebook.  Helz really knows how to create such adorable Christmas and non-Christmas scenes and characters and I look forward to her collections every year.  I also love to do 3D decoupage (or papertole as some call it in Australia) and find it very relaxing.

The Helz Cuppleditch collection I am using for this card is 'The Night Before Christmas' and is a few years old.  The designer paper came free with a UK magazine and the decoupage images, I bought from EBay in the UK during 2018.

I am also popping this card into the following Challenges (click on the underlined words/links which will take you directly to the Challenge):

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 417 which is 'Anything Goes' (as long as it's Christmas) and the optional theme is to use the word 'Christmas'.

Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog - End of Year Anything Goes

Splitcoaststampers - Free for All Friday F4A460 - Holiday Card Show Off 2018 which is to show off your Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter or Holiday cards.


I went to photograph the card using my camera but the batteries died after one photo and there was NO WAY I was going up to the shops on Christmas Eve for batteries - so I went back inside the house and grabbed my mobile phone and a strong breeze suddenly sprung up and I couldn't photograph it where I usually do on top of my decking post or it would have blown my card away.  So I had to settle for the table on my decking which doesn't have direct sunlight which means my photo is a little dull.  Oh well!

The decoupage images came already diecut so it was easy to just pop out the pieces and put them together using dimensionals.

The snowflake paper is from the matching Trimcraft paper pack and the red layer is by TPC Studio Christmas Cheer Ribbon Candy Stripe which I bought from Riot Art and Craft on clearance.  I trimmed the red layer to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools.  I layered it onto some buttercream cardstock and trimmed it to 1/8".

I had a bunch of snowflakes that I diecut from silver glitter cardstock a while ago ready to use on my Christmas cards (sorry, I don't know which dies I used) and glued them on using Tombow Mono Aqua glue then added Kaisercraft silver rhinestones to the centres.

I added some light blue organza ribbon in two separate elements and the bow itself was made using my Bow Easy.  The bow was glued using Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive.  I am really loving this glue lately as it is similar to Fabric glue but it dries much faster.  I couldn't figure out where to add a sentiment so decided to leave it off.  Lastly, I glued my card front onto a cream cardstock base using Tombow Mono Multi glue.

The image came already glittered but unfortunately you can't see it in the photo - however, it does look very pretty in real life.

Finished card size is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".

Thanks for stopping by!

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps and Ink:  None

Designer Paper:  Trimcraft - Helz Cuppleditch - 'Night Before Christmas' 8" x 8" paper pad, TPC Studio - Christmas Cheer Ribbon Candy Stripe 12" x 12"

Accessories:  Trimcraft - Helz Cuppleditch - 'Night Before Christmas' (2015) diecut decoupage, Big Shot, various brands of snowflake dies, dimensionals, Kaisercraft silver rhinestones, cardstock - buttercream, silver glitter and cream card base, Kokuyo tape runner, Tombow Mono Multi glue, Tombow Mono Aqua blue, Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive, Perfect Layers Tools, Fuzzy Moon Festive Fun organza ribbon, Bow Easy


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