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My Brand New Sentimentally Yours 2017 Xmas Stencils are now available at www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Embossing and Inking and Colouring and Stamping :)

Good Morning Everyone

So,  it was a miracle day yesterday where I actually had time to make two cards! whoo hoo!

The first was a Christmas Card which is on my Sentimentally Yours Facebook Page

The second was the 8x8 Baby Boy card below...

Naturally, I have been playing with my new stamp range (who wouldn't!) and loved making this card as it consists of two of my favourite things ... Colouring and Stamping!

Here's the card: (with a close up of my sentiment stamp underneath... had to do the close up as the stamp is so detailed! the little feet are on the stamp set too :)

Here's what I used: 
Hope you like it :)

You can, of course, get all of my new stamps and my own stamping card in white or soft cream on my website here: Sentimentally Yours Stamps 

If you get Making Cards Magazine, you will see my latest Masterclass on 3d flower making using dies, templates and punches and I have also given them 5 sets of 3 packs of my stamps to give away to 5 lucky winners! (Page 25) Good Luck!

Right, I better get some work done!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Dandelions and Frames...

Good Afternoon Everyone

I've got half an hour to spare so thought I'd write a post showing the details of how I made the Condolence card below...
The photo of the card has been on my Sentimentally Yours Facebook Page a few days and I've had a few people send me inbox messages asking how it was done so, here we are :)

I've used three stamps from my new Collection 2 Sentimentally Yours Stamps, that you can get on my website here:- 

This is what I used:

  • A6 Dandelion Whispers Stamp
  • A6 Regency Deco Frame Stamp
  • A5 Words of Comfort Verse Stamps
  • 1" and Small Butterfly Punch
  • Walnut Stain Distress Ink
  • Adhesive Pearls
  • Ivory with Brown Spots Organza Ribbon
  • Martha Stewart Border Punch
  • Glamour Dust
  • Gold Stickles
  • Feather and Flowers from my stash :)

This is what I did:

  • Scored an A4 sheet of Ivory Card to an A5 card blank.
  • Matted and layered with brown cardstock and Ivory cardstock, to leave a small border on each layer.
  • Stamped the dandelion stamp with Walnut Stain distress ink, using 2nd generation stamping (ie, stamped once onto scrap paper then onto my cardstock)
  • Distressed the edges of the dandelion cardstock with walnut stain distress ink, softly.
  • Stamped the frame onto ivory cardstcok with walnut stain distress ink and cut out. (I have purposely designed the frame stamps to be easy to cut out)
  • Stamped the condolence verse onto the frame, again with walnut stain.
  • Glittered the edge of the frame with a quickie glue pen and glamour dust.
  • Attached the dandelion cardstock to the brown layer.
  • Punched both edges of a brown border with the Martha Stewart border punch and attach to the layered piece of brown and dandelion card.
  • Stuck ribbon around the back of the layered cardstock with DS tape and attached the layers to the base card.
  • Mounted the frame onto foam pads and attached to the right hand side of the card.
  • Tied a triple bow and attached to the left side of the frame stamp.
  • Decorated with flowers, pearls, the feather and finished off with a couple of punched butterflies (with gold tipped wings)

Hope you like it... I know Sympathy and Condolence cards are often difficult to make. I prefer to do them in Ivory and Brown tones as it feels a little 'warmer'.

You will notice a new 'Mailing List' bit at the top right of Blog page, please fill this in if you'd like to be kept in the loop about my Sentimentally Yours Stamps and what's happening at my shop :)

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Sentimentally Yours Stamps - Collection 2 Launch...

Good Afternoon Everyone

I know... I've neglected my blogging lol, but there is a good excuse ;-)

My range of clear stamps, Sentimentally Yours, have been keeping me busy!

Collection 1 was launched in September, as most of you know, and collection 2 is launching this Sunday!!

I have had such amazing feedback from everyone who has bought them and for that, thankyou!
It means I'm doing my job properly lol

Collection 2 will be giving you something a bit different too, I have added backgrounds and frames to the range :)

For those of you who can get to my shop, Honeypot Crafts, the details of my launch, where you can come and see (and buy) the new collection, are below..

Sunday 10th November, 11am til 2pm

For those who can't get to my shop, you will be able to buy them from my website here, from next week.

You can also buy them in selected shops around the country, please ask your local craft store if they are stocking them, and if they aren't, tell them to call me and get them in! lol

Hope to see some of you on Sunday and, as a little teaser, here is a card I made using one of my new Frame Stamps from Collection 2 :)

Happy Crafting!