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Summer Silhouettes: – on watercolour card

Don't you just love the colours in this!!!

Don’t you just love the colours in this!!!

 

 

Hi Folks.

Well, it has finally stopped blowing a gale and we have been having a couple of days glorious sunshine. During those wet, blustery days, I had my New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue to cheer me. I can’t put it down!!! If you would like your very own copy (U.K only I’m afraid – so sorry) just email me to cardcraftsbylilli@gmail.com and I will get one in the post to you. I would ask however that you only request a copy if you plan to purchase from me as obviously there is a cost to myself to purchase these catalogues in the first place. 🙂 Thank you. x

In celebration of all above I’m sharing a bright, colourful little card that was inspired by the very talented Michelle Zindorf. I just love the depth of colour in this. I hope you like my interpretation of it. Do check out my video tutorial and feel free to leave me some feedback. I would love to hear from you.

Details of project and materials are below along with a handy link to my online shop to help you easily purchase your goodies to make this. If you’ve any queries, just drop me a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 🙂

 

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Until next time

Lilian xx

 

 

 

Cardstock:

106549 – Whisper White – 10.5 x 29.6cm

NB: would actually be better put on heavier Whisper White 140490

121688 – Basic Black – 9 x 12.8cm

106549 – Whisper White – 8 x 11.8cm

122959 – Watercolour paper – 7.5 x 11.4cm

 

Ink Pads:

131172 – Blushing Bride

126948 – Melon Mambo

131180 – Pear Pizzazz

133642 – Blackberry Bliss

126959 – Wild Wasabi

106960 – Stazon White

 

Punches:

119857 – Word Window punch

(retired) Modern Label punch – you could possibly use the Washi Label Punch in place of this 138296

Markers:

133654 – Blackberry Bliss

131263 – Pear Pizzazz

131263 – Wild Wasabi

105021 – White Gel Pen

 

Stamp Sets:

126447 – Summer Silhouettes

130042 – Teeny Tiny Sentiments

 

Accessories:

133773 – Sponge Daubers

101610 – Sponges

110755 – Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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Summer Silhouettes: That Chocolate Box look.

Hi Folks.

Another quick card (well, for me, it’s quicker than the cards that I would normally do) 😉

I’ve only just purchased this stamp set and this is my first play with it. And of course, I’ve fallen in love with it and this colour combination is probably my favourite. It’s soooooo easy to create a beautiful stamped image so you’ve got to get this if you don’t have it already. What do you think of it?

 

Serene Silhouettes, for that chocolate box look.

Serene Silhouettes, for that chocolate box look.

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Supplies:

  • Chocolate Chip cardstock – 10.5cm x 29.6cm – score and fold at 14.8cm. – 108599
  • Crumb Cake cardstock – 9.5 x 13.8cm – 121685
  • Whisper White cardstock – 9cm x 13.2cam – 106549
  • You will need some card for the Scallop Oval Punch – 119856 and the Large Oval Punch – 119855
  • Serene Silhouettes stamp set – 127324
  • Gorgeous Grunge stamp set – 130517
  • Chocolate Chip ink pad – 126979
  • Pool Party ink pad – 126982
  • Crumb Cake ink pad – 126975

Until next time

Lilian xx

 

Quick and Easy Cards: May 2015 Thank You Cards

Hi Folks,

Just a wee quickie. Here is a pic of my May, Customer Thank You cards. Design credit for this card must go to Papercraft Ideas. I noticed this card on Facebook and just loved everything about it. So other than changing the Sentiment, it’s basically 100% cased. You can’t improve on perfection 🙂

I think my customers will like it. ❤

A Great Big Thanks!!!

A Great Big Thanks!!!

 

Project Details:

  • Whisper White – A4 x40 sheets – 106549 – 14.8cm x 10.5cm score and fold 10.5 cm
  • Foil Sheet – silver – 132178 – Glimmer Paper would also be gorgeous – 135314
  • Washi Tape – the tape I used is not longer in the catalogue however there are some in the current catalogue and the new catalogue that would be perfect.
  • Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set – 130517
  • Oh My Goodies Stamp Set – 134090
  • Clear Block Starter Bundle – 129851
  • Tempting Turquoise Ink Pad – 126952
  • Pacific Point Ink Pad – 126951
  • Basic Gray Ink Pad – 126981
  • Itty Bitty Accents Pack (mini punches) – 133787 – although the circle punch I used is no longer available, these little accent punches are perfect for the job

Don’t forget to check out my shop for more gorgeous crafting goodies. Our current Catalogue retires on 2nd of June so if you’ve still got items on your ‘wishlist’ this is the time to check if they’re still available. You could get them at a bargain price too!!!

 

CLICK HERE FOR CRAFT SHOPPING HEAVEN 24/7

Oh, and a quick question. Could I ask those who ‘follow’ my blog to advise me if they are able to view my blog videos on their phone. I have a sneaking suspicion that I have an issue with that for some reason as I’m unable to view/open my last 2 blog videos on my phone. I would really appreciate it if you could let me know one way or other. 🙂

Until next time

Lilian xx

Celebrate today: – seeing double bunnies :)

More fun with this little Bunny stamp.

Whilst the stamp is sold specifically as an Easter stamp it is easily adapted for many other occasions and I’ve enjoyed having a little play around with it. I hope you enjoy it too.

Drop me a quick comment to let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you.

Use the mirror image technique to create two bunnies

Use the mirror image technique to create two bunnies

 

 

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Materials

Card/Paper

  • Basic Black card stock (124267) – 21cm x 14.8cm card base (Score and fold 10.5cm) or 10.5cm x 29.6cm (Score and fold 14.8cm)
  • Whisper White card stock (106549) – 9.5cm x 13.8cm. Plus card for 2 balloons
  • Pistachio Pudding card stock (131177)
  • Daffodil Delight card stock (121680)

 Punches

  • Itty Bitty Accents (133787)

 Dies

  • Balloon Framelits Dies (137362) – Bundle with the Celebrate today stamp set and save 15% (enter code 138869)

 Stamp Sets

  • Stamp Sets: – Happy Easter Bunny (137152) – Celebrate Today (137138) – Sheltering Tree (137163) – Hello Life (137136)

Embellishments

  • Basic Rhinestone Jewel – 1 (119246)

 Inking and Colouring Tools

  • Heat Gun (129054) UK Plug code
  • Embossing Buddy (103083)
  • Embossing Powder – Smoky Slate (129396)

Inking and Colouring

  • Stampin’ Write Markers – Blushing Bride (131263) – Pool Party (131263) – Melon Mambo (131259) – Night of Navy (100069) – Smoky Slate (131261) – Basic Gray (131261)
  • White Gel Pen (105021)
  • Ink Pads – So Saffron – (126957) Wild Wasabi – (126959) Memento Black Ink Pad – (132708)

Basics: (see Basics page)

  • Multipurpose liquid glue  – Clear Blocks – Stampin’ Scrub – Stampin’ Mist

Tote Gift Bag: How to make a little gift bag that looks like the ‘real thing’ !!!

Hi Folks,

Thank you for checking out my blog. I hope you enjoy todays little tutorial. Please feel free to ask me any questions or just drop me a comment to say ‘Hi’. I love to hear from you.

I can’t believe May is almost over already!!! However it does turn my thoughts to summer and this little project makes the perfect presentation bag for summer gifts (birthdays, teacher thank you, just because). And it is amazing fun to do. So join me in making this now.

Check out the video tutorial and further details of project below.

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Gorgeous little Tote Gift Bag. Perfect for giving small gifts and greetings cards.

Gorgeous little Tote Gift Bag. Perfect for giving small gifts and greetings cards.

 

 

 

 

Do send me pics of your creations and I will post them up on my blog. Email cardcraftsbylilli@gmail.com.

Enjoy!!   🙂

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 Project Details:

Please note, this project was made using Imperial measurements so any reference to Metric measurements are an estimation and should be double checked.

  • Base Box (bottom) – 2 ½” (6.4cm) x 5 ¼” (13.4cm) – Score all four sides at ½” (1.3 cm) and snip all four corners, once only, to make corners.
  • Base Wrap (main bag piece) – The larger bag was 5” (12.7cm) depth or 3 ½” (8.9cm) for smaller bag x 12” (30.5cm) – you can change depth as required.
  • Bottom Strip – 3/4” (1.9 cm)x 12” (30.5 cm) – a decorative strip may need more than ¾” – for scalloped bottom I used 7/8” x 12”
  • Top Strip – 3/4” (1.9 cm) x 12” (30.5 cm)
  • Inside Strip – ½”(1.3 cm) x 12” (30.5 cm)
  • Inside Designer Label – Whisper White cardstock 2” (5.1 cm) x 1 1/8” (2.7 cm) and Matching Cardstock 2 1/8” (5.1 cm) x 1 ¼” (3.2 cm)
  • Handles (2 of) – ¾” (1.9 cm) x 8” (20.3 cm) (2 of = 3.8 cm x 20.3cm ) – for 5” bag make handle length longer if desired 
  • Side Loops – 3” (7.6cm) x 3/8” (1cm) (2 of = 7.6cm x 2cm)
  • Between Handle Stitch – ¾” (1.9cm) x 1 5/8” (4cm) (2 of = 3.8cm x 4cm)
  • Bag Charms – 1 ½” x 1 ½” (3.8cm x3.8cm) for 1” Circle Punch – 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” (4.5cm x 4.5cm) for 1 ¼” Circle Scallop Punch – 1 1/2” (3.8cm x3.8cm) for Doggie Head
  • Brads – (4 of ) Antique Brads – 117273
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewel – ( 1 of ) – 119246
  • Sticky Strip – approx. 210 cm
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue – 110775
  • Bone Folder – 102300
  • Dauber – 133773
  • Ink Pad to match/contrast the cardstock used – Basic Gray used – 126981
  • Score Board and Scoring Stylus – 122334
  • Piercing Mat – 126119
  • Piercing Tool – 126189
  • Scallop Edge Border Punch 119882
  • 1″ Circle Punch – 119868
  • 1- 1/4” Scallop Circle Punch – 127811
  • White Gel Pen – 105021
  • Stampin’ Trimmer – 129722
  • Clear Blocks Starter Bundle – 129851
  • Stamp Set – Hot Diggety Dog – 134024
  • Stampin’ Scrub – 126200
  • Stampin’ Mist – 102394

Design Credits for original inspiration:

Caroline Hallett

Delias Paper World

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tote bag 5 inch name only

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Easy Peasy Double Slider Card:

Hi Folks,

It’s great to be back to my blog. It’s taken quite a time working with Microsoft Technical Support to resolve Malware issues on my PC. Fingers crossed, that’s all now sorted.

Anyhow, I thought I would share with you this fab card mechanism that I was shown about a year ago by my lovely Upline Clare McDonnell. I’ve actually made the card a little smaller than the original and my weekly classmates love it. I hope you like it.

Check out the video and full details below.

You can of course create your own design by using different cardstock and colours however if you do wish to copy mine, and you don’t already have these products, you need to check out my online shop ASAP as these products are retiring 2nd June.

For my customers with current S.U Catalogue, please remember that the catalogue retires on 2nd June, 2015 and not end of June.

The current Seasonal Catalogue also retires on that date.

So get shopping for those gorgeous Retiring items that you’ve just ‘got to have’ and enjoy the discounts too!!! 🙂

SHOP HERE!!!

 

Don’t forget to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack !!!

I love a bargain. 🙂

 

You will need: for closed card size (2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″)

  • Card Base – 8 1/2″ x  5 1/2″ – score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, 8 1/4″. I used Crisp Cantaloupe card stock – 131303 (retiring)
  • Slider Panels – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (2 of ) I used Crisp Cantaloupe card stock – 131303 (retiring)
  • Slider Panels – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ (2 of ) I used Whisper White card stock – 106549
  • Outside Panels – 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ for die cut (1 of ) I used Crisp Cantaloupe card stock – 131303 (retiring)
  • Outside Panels –  2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ for die cut (1 of ) I used Whisper White card stock – 106549
  • Circle Punch – 1 1/4″ – 119861
  • Word Window Punch – 119857
  • Modern Label Punch – 119849 (retiring)
  • Cellophane Bag – 6″ x 8″ – 15.2cm x 20.3cm – 102210
  • Stamp Set – Something Lacy – 138900 (retiring)
  • Stamp Set – Your Perfect Day – 137160 (retiring)
  • Stamp Set – Label Love – 130622 (retiring)
  • Ink Pads – Baked Brown Sugar – 131174 (retiring)  Crisp Cantaloupe 131176 (retiring) Pear Pizzazz – 131180
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewels – 119246
  • Sticky Strip – 104294  (red strip retiring)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue – 110755
  • Stampin’ Trimmer – 129722
  • Clear Blocks – 129851
  • Stampin’ Scrub – 126200
  • Stampin’ Mist – 102394

Until next time 🙂

Lilian x

Scottie Dog: Friend to Friend

Hi Everyone,

I’m back! Yay! Whilst I’m still having some issues with my PC at least I am able to get my blogging back underway.

I hope all is good with you. Brrrr!! It’s a bit chilly here this morning. We’ve had strange weather, alternating between brilliant sunshine and ‘relatively’ high temperatures (for Northern Ireland anyway) and hailstones and cold, cold winds. Today we’ve got rain. 😦

Anyhow, it’s lovely and cosy in my craft room and it’s my little happy place 😉

Recently I’ve been playing with the cute little Hot Diggety Dog stamp set. I hope you like the result.  Any questions or comments please do drop me a line as I would love to hear from you.

I’ve also added some other little cards I’ve made with this lovely stamp set and I have to credit Paula Knall and Michelle Last for design of 3 of these.

Details of products used are below and of course the direct link to craft shopping Heaven 🙂 Don’t forget to check out our gorgeous Designer Series Papers and Embellishments while you’re browsing.

Hot Diggity Dog

Best friends

I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator so click here to view shop 🙂

 

 

Materials:

Stamp Set:

  • Hot Diggity Dog – 134024
  • Lovely As A Tree – 127793
  • Teeny Tiny Sentiments – 130042
  • Moon Lake – 138540

Cardstock:

  • Basic Black – 121688 – card base (10.5cm x 29.6cm score and fold at 14.8cm) also enough card for punched piece
  • Whisper White – 106549 – (9.5cm x 13.8cm) also enough for punched piece

Inking and Colouring:

  • Soft Sky inkpad – 131181
  • Pear Pizzazz inkpad  – 131180
  • Always Artichoke inkpad – 126972
  • Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad – 126976
  • Stampin’ Write Marker – Basic Black and Basic Gray – Neutrals Collection – 131261
  • Stampin’ Write Marker – Pacific Point, Real Red, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive – Brights Collection – 131259
  • Stampin’ Write Marker – Mossy Meadow – 2014/2016 In Color Collection – 133654

Punches:

  • Modern Label – 119849
  • Word Window – 119857

Basic Tools:

  • Brayer – 102395
  • Daubers – 133773
  • Uniball Gel Pen – 105021
  • Stamp-A-Ma-Jig – 101049
  • Stampin Trimmer – 129722
  • Clear Blocks – 129851
  • Stampin’ Scrub – 126200
  • Stampin’ Mist – 102394
  • Multipurpose Glue – 110755
  • Sticky Strip – 104294
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430

I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator so click here to view shop 🙂

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