Sunday, October 26, 2014

Christmas Card Series - Season's Greetings Shaker Card (w/ video)

Hello everyone, I'm back with a card & video today. It's a little early because the video didn't take as much time to upload as last time. :)

The card today ft a shaker card and the 'window' part of the scene was slightly inspired by a card by Nichol Magouirk. I changed my card into a shaker card though. I'll post a picture of her card below.

This card also uses the Cozy Christmas set by Mama Elephant once again, honestly I use this set all the time, probably my all time favourite christmas set. I love creating scenes with this set.

Anyway, back to the card.



Here is the card I made, basically I did my whole scene on the white die cut piece. I made the shaker winter scene in the background and the santa scene in front of the window to imply he's inside the house delivering presents.

Here is the card I was slightly inspired by

URL: http://nicholmagouirk.typepad.com/things_that_really_matter/mama-elephant/page/2/

Hope you enjoy the video. :)


Thanks for stopping by today!
- Eloise



Saturday, October 25, 2014

Seriously You're The Best

Hello everyone, I'm back again with another card share.

Also, sorry I haven't had any new videos or cards up lately, I've just been so busy with work and haven't had the chance.

I've also finally decided to have a new card tutorial on my youtube channel every Sunday. Gives me to opportunity to film and edit on Saturday and then to upload overnight to be able to put it up by Sunday. I don't get a chance to film during the week, so this is what will work for me best. Sometimes if I manage to get more videos done during the weekend, I'll have more videos during the week for yous. As for the christmas card series, I've been working a ton on videos these holidays and hopefully I'll have a stack ready to go so I have them for yous during the week also. :)

Anyways, back to the card.


This is the card I made. I love all the colours and this Wplus9 set, it's amazing and I've used it so many times.


Basically all I did was die cut a ton of the images from Wplus9 set and the stamped on them all with different Simon Says Stamp inks (they will all be listed below) once I had arranged them on the card, I decided I needed a background, so I grabbed a piece of paper from Hello Sunshine by Echo Park 6x6 pad. I adhered that completely to the background and then arranged and adhered all the flowers onto the card. I then die cut the 'seriously' word from some dark chocolate cardstock by Simon Says Stamp and adhered that to the card. I then grabbed a strip of neenah cardstock and stamped 'you're the best' from another Wplus9 set with some dark chocolate ink by Simon Says Stamp also and adhered that to the card with some foam adhesive. I added some wink of stella to some of the flowers and the diecut to finish up the card.

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be back on Sunday with another card and video. : )
- Eloise




Saturday, October 11, 2014

Christmas Card Series - Christmas Goodie Bags (w/ video)

Hello again! I'm back with another project in my Christmas Card Series for this year! This is my first christmas series ever and I really am enjoying it. I love christmas projects.

Anyhow, today I made goodie bags. My plan for these is to give them to the kids I work with at school and fill them with fun little goodies I think they will enjoy. I'm not going to make them as this complex as well, they're kids and they're gonna enjoy whats on the inside, not outside so I'll make them super simple. :)

What I'll use these gift bags for are probably little goodie bags full of chocolate, that I want to give to other co workers, that I don't work with in the classroom, but still want to give them something.


The tag is a little big for the goodie bag, but I wanted a tag that would fit that sentiment on it from Mama Elephant and to have enough room for the little kitty.



I can see myself using this die so much, it's such an awesome die from Lawn Fawn & I love it. I've actually already made another 25 of them, for my mum's class at work also. So I've definitely got my moneys worth from it already.

Anyways, hope you enjoy the video!



Thanks for stopping by today!
- Eloise



Friday, October 10, 2014

Christmas Card Series - Christmas Wishes (w/ video)

Hello everyone! I'm back with another card in my christmas series with a video.

This video has honestly taken sooo long to upload, but anyway. This card started off with the Cozy Christmas set by Mama Elephant. I love this set, I've used it so many times - it's probably one of my most used sets of all time.

The one thing I like to do with sets like this, when there's lots of little images is to make a scene and that's what I did. Mama Elephant also has lots of dies to help create a scene, one of my favourites is the Landscape Trio dies & the Femme Frames dies. These are also probably two of my most used dies sets also.



Just FYI also, I love these Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours, they are amazing. They're smooth and they apply really well, I really do love them.

Anyway, here is the video, I hope you enjoy. :)



Thanks for stopping by today!
- Eloise


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Christmas Card Series - Christmas Wishes

Hello everyone, I'm back again with another card in my christmas series for this year.

I actually had a video recorded for this card, but when I went to edit it the lighting was so bad, that I decided to just get rid of it.

Anyway, here is the card I made - it's super simple.


I started off with cutting down a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" card stock to 4" x 11" and scored it at 5 1/2", I really like the smaller width cards, looks so much better and allows for a little overhang. Anyway, I took the Woodland Wreaths stamp set by WPlus9, it's one of those layering stamp sets - seriously, so awesome. I've got SO much use out of this set. So after I had stamped all the layers with some Simon Says Stamp inks. After that was all stamped, I used the Dainty Bow die by Mama Elephant to create the bow on top of the wreath.


Once I adhered the bow, I took the Tilted Banners die from Simon Says Stamp and cut the curved banner from the set. After adhering that to the card I die cut the 'christmas' sentiment from the Merry Christmas die by Simon Says Stamp and adhered that to the banner. I was then looking for a tiny stamp that would work with the christmas sentiment, finally I found a set by Some Odd Girl called Deck The Halls and cut one of the sentiments apart so I could just use the 'wishes' part. To finish up the card I used some wink of stella on the bow and the card was complete.

Thanks for stopping by today!
- Eloise



Monday, October 6, 2014

Christmas Card Series - Christmas Tags & Card (w/ video)

Hi guys, I'm back with another post in my christmas card series, today with a short video of 1 of the tags featured in my post today.


These are the tags I made ft the Tags A Lot die set by Mama Elephant. I'm gonna get so much use out of this tag set - it is amazing. Mama Elephant has done such a great job with this set, so many unique tags also. Anyway, these are super simple tags, I basically just used stamps and ink, with a little card stock to create these tags, so they can be easily mass produced.


This is the card I featured in the video, it actually started out as a card, but then changed it to a tag. The video will be posted below.


This is a card I made with these tag dies also. I had the card base already made, from a previous project and decided to use it for this card. Basically for the background I just used the Starry Nights stencil by Memory Box with some white embossing paste. While I was letting that dry I started on the other pieces for the card. 

I am absolutely in love with this Carnival Cupcakes set by Mama Elephant, it is just SO cute! Anyway, I stamped him on some distress watercolour paper by Tim Holtz and then used the santa from Cozy Christmas by Mama Elephant also and stamped that on watercolour paper also. (This was inspired by melaniadeasy who I found on instagram, I will post a picture below).

URL: http://melaniadeasy.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/october-mama-elephant-and-me-challenge.html


I water coloured the lion and santa hat from santa with some Kuretake Gansai watercolours and then fussy cut them both out and went around them with a memento marker.


I then used one of the tags from the Tags A Lot set and used some paper from Basic Gray's 25th and Pine line. I also cut the little reinforcer. After making the tag up, I adhered the little lion and hat together and adhered the lion to the card. I then used the styleboard die collection by Maggie Holmes and cut out a banner, then stamped 'season's greetings' on it from the WPlus9 set Merry and Bright stamp set. I then adhered that under the lion. I took some Lawn Fawn twine from my stash and created a bow on top of the tag. I then adhered the tag onto the card base with some foam adhesive and the card was complete.



Thanks for stopping by today & I hope you enjoyed the video!
- Eloise

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone, I'm back again with another card.

This is a happy birthday card, with an inspired colour scheme from Pinterest.


Here is the inspiration colour piece from Pinterest I used.


URL: http://www.casachaucha.com.ar/index.php/2013/02/coco-vainilla-y-chicle/

First I started off with a Sunshine piece of card stock from Simon Says Stamp, cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" to create a standard size card. I then used the Pinstripe BG by My Favorite Things with some Sunshine Simon Says Stamp ink and stamped it on the background.

I searched through my patterned paper stash and found the blue piece from a previous Studio Calico kit card pack. I adhered it down a little in the middle and then ran it through my sewing machine. I left the strings long.


For the sentiment, I die cut the word 'birthday' 5 fives from some white cardstock. I then took some flamingo ink by Wplus9 and used a ink blending tool to put some on some white cardstock, then die cut the same birthday again. I  glued them all together using some tombow mono multi glue and then adhered it to the card with the same adhesive.

For the 'happy' bit, I used some blooms berry ink by Wplus9 also and did the same technique as before. I stamped the 'happy' sentiment from the stamp set that comes with this die from Studio Calico and used some versa fine onyx black ink. I adhered that with some foam adhesive to the card.

To finish the card off I used some gold glitter dots from S.E.I and adhered 3 around the card.


Thanks for stopping by today!
- Eloise



Sunday, October 5, 2014

Best Wishes

Hi guys, happy world card making day!

I'm back with another card share today. This is a super simple card ft Spectrum Noir pencils, only 1 stamp set and very minimal supplies.

This is the card I made.


First I just cut down a piece of Neenah solar white card stock to 3 1/2" x 5". I used some Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the flowers all over the bottom of the card using a Studio Calico stamp set from the July 2014 add on kit. I then used the 'best wishes' sentiment from the same set and stamped it above the flowers.


To colour my flowers I used Spectrum Noir pencils and some gamsol. I used all five sets that are out at the moment, but honestly you could just use one set. Once they were all coloured, I used foam adhesive to adhered the coloured panel to the desert storm neenah card base and then I added white dash lines around it and that finished the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!
- Eloise




Friday, October 3, 2014

Happy Birthday To You

Hi guys, I'm back with another card share today. I've been super busy lately, with making videos and editing them, so I'll have some to upload soon. :)

Here is the card I'm sharing today.


This is the panel I shared on my Instagram as soon as I received my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours. I love these watercolours, they are amazing!

So basically all I did was use the Mama Elephant Femme Frames to cut down a piece of Tim Holtz watercolour paper. I then used the Make A Wish set by Mama Elephant and stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink and then coated it with Clear Embossing Powder by Hero Arts and heat set it. I then took some clean water and a brush to create a rainbow of colours around the sentiment. 


Once that was dry I took some wood veneer stars and scattered them around the card and adhered them with Studio Multi Medium Matte.

I then popped up the piece on foam adhesive and stuck it onto a 4" x 5 1/2" card base. Super simple card, but I just love having all the colours of the rainbow on a card. :)

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be back soon.
- Eloise




Thursday, October 2, 2014

Seriously Can't Thank You Enough (w/ Video!)

Hello everyone, I'm back again with a card and video as promised.

I finally got our power back on so I was able to upload and edit my video. :)

Here is the card I made. I was desperate to use the new goodies I got in the mail the other day, so that's what I did.



This card was also slightly following a colour scheme I found on Pinterest also.


URL: http://sarahhearts.com/2014-01-18/mint-pink-and-coral/

This card didn't really go to plan. While creating this card and video, I had no power at all and forgot that while I was filming. So, my initial plan was to heat embossing polkadots on my biggest butterfly and then once all my pieces were layered together, sew through them, but with no power I obviously couldn't do that, so I improvised. xD



Hope you enjoy the video and I'll be back soon!
- Eloise




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Christmas Card Series - Season's Greetings

Hello everyone! I'm back with another card share. 

I've had so many problems with my power lately, so I've had no internet, no power on my laptop.. it's been so bad.

Anyway, I did get to record a video today, until my camera battery died, but that will be up tomorrow or Friday hopefully! So now that my power is fixed, I'll hopefully get to record some more videos during the weekend. :)

So this is a card I made quite a few days ago that I've been meaning to upload for days, it's never too early to start on christmas cards in my opinion, I just love making christmas cards. :)

This will be the first card in my christmas series. I will have some videos during the series, but not all card posts will have videos.



I've been loving this Pretty Poinsettia set by Wplus9 lately, it's one of those building image stamp sets. I bought it last year, but it didn't arrive until after christmas, so I never got a chance to use it. But this year, I've been makin' so many cards with it. :)

So first I stamped the main image on some distress watercolour paper with somIe festive berries distress ink, I then added a little bit of water to a brush and went over it to make the image more solid, plus I wanted a watercolour look also. I then took a darker distress ink colour - fired brick and stamped the other part of the poinsettia stamp over top to have some darker parts and repeated the same step. I used the rest of the layering stamps to complete my image and then did the same thing for the leaves. I hope this makes sense.

Once my images were complete I ran them through my big shot with the coordinating dies. I set those pieces aside and started on my card base. I cut a piece of Neenah Desert Storm card stock and cut it down to 4" x 11" to make a 4" x 5 1/2" card. I then used a piece of patterned paper from the Basic Grey 25th and Pine line and used the Femme Frames die from Mama Elephant. Once that was die cut I used foam adhesive to adhere the patterned paper piece to my card base.


Once the background piece was adhered, I then adhered all the image pieces to my card, using a mixture of adhesive and foam adhesive. I then used the banner die from the Styleboard die set by Maggie Holmes. I had to partially die cut it so it wouldn't be too long for the sentiment. The 'Season's Greetings' sentiment is from the Merry and Bright set by Wplus9. I stamped that on the banner with versafine onyx black ink. When I adhered my sentiment piece onto the card, I smudged it and so I decided to just re-diecut the banner again. But because I partially die cut it before, I didn't get it the right size, but I just layered it over top anyway, and it looks kinda cool.

I finished off the card with some enamel dots from My Minds Eye in coordinating colours.

Thanks for stopping by today, and hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with a video for yous. :)
- Eloise