Merry Christmouse!

So here it is my first Christmas card of 2016 and what a cute stamp set to use Merry Mice. its so adorable!

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I used a base of Cherry Cobbler which has to be my favourite colour to use at Christmas and paired it with a matt of Crumb Cake which I embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder. The mouse image was stamped onto watercolour paper and then coloured in using inks and the aqua painter. I then used the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut the image out and matt onto a Cherry Cobbler scalloped oval.

The greetings banner was created using the Birthday Banners stamp set and the Bunch of Banners Framelits, I think the greeting from the Merry Mice set fits in perfectly.

I finished off the card with some White Perfect Accents which I just love for adding a little something to finish off a card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Pootles Design Team My Hero – Week 2

14088395_10153745365531603_281310922678395855_nThis week I’ve been feeling very loved up, no idea why, so have challenged myself to come up with a love/anniversary card and here’s what I came up with:

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Cherry Cobbler and Gold is one of my favourite colour combinations, I think they look so rich and luxurious together so they had to be used for this card. The heart border stamp comes from the Birthday Blooms set and is one I’ve been longing to use. The cute little ladybirds come from the Love You Lots hostess set which is one of my favourites of the annual catalogue.

pootlesdseignteammyherowk2closeupHere is a close up of the stamp from the My Hero set which was used as my focal point. I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler and then cut away the outer border. To make the gold layer I heat embossed the image in clear powder on the gold foil and cut it out, a simpler way would have been to use the Best Badge punch, but I don’t have this my collection…..yet!

pootlesdesignteammyherowk2flatHere is a final photo of the card laid flat. I’m really loving the challenge of focusing on one stamp set and have more ideas than I thought I would, so go challenge yourselves to create a few different cards using one set, its fun!

To see what the other members of the design team came up with this week click here visit http://www.pootles.com

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Thoughtful Branches Day 2 – Four Seasons Notecards

Today I’m featuring a set of four notecards I have made based on the four seasons which can be made so easily with the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches thinlits. Here is a picure of all four cards together:

thoughtfulbranchesfourtreesAs you can see they all use the tree outline die as a basis for the tree in Soft Suede cardstock and then for Spring, Summer and Autumn I have just stamped a different coloured tree top depending on the season.

thoughtfulbranchesspringFor the Spring leaves I used a base of Pink Pirouette ink and then over stamped in Blushing Bride, the grass is Emerald Envy and the birds have been stamped in Early Expresso.

thoughtfulbranches4summerFor the Summer tree the leaves were stamped in Mint Macaron and then over stamped in Emerald Envy and the apple are of course…Cherry Cobbler.

thoughtfulbranches4autumnFor the Autumn card, which I think is my favourite the base leaves were stamped with Delightful Dijon and then a layer of Cajun Craze. The birds were stamped again with Cherry Cobbler.

thoughtfulbranches4wintertreeThe Winter card is probably one of the easiest cards I’ve ever made but I still like the simplicity of it. It’s simply the Soft Suede die cut placed on the stamped background of Soft Suede.

I thought about adding a greeting to these cards but I decided o leave them super simple, what do you think?

That’s all for today,

Happy Crafting

Joanne x