Playing with Apple Blossom dies.

Hello, today I have some fabulous crafty news to share with you. I am delighted to announce I am on the Design Team for the fabulous Craft Stash website! How exciting is that? I know, I still can’t believe it! Anyway, enough rambling lol, I was sent some gorgeous Apple Blossom Dies to play, I mean work with and I will share one of the cards just now.

I wanted to try something different for me, and those of you who follow my creations will know this is a whole new style for me.  I decided to use the Floral Nested Frame Dies and keep the focus on the dies and what they can create.  I went for a monochrome colour scheme too as I wanted the card to look classy and elegant, I hope I achieved that.

Ingredients
Stix2 Foam Pads, Pick Up Pencil, PVA Glue, Card Blank
Stampin Up Paper & Sentiment
Archival Ink
Pearlised Paper from The Papeterie


I know I will play a lot more with these Floral Nested Dies, they are £14.99 to buy and you can get 20% off your first order when you register for the Craft Stash Newsletter

Thanks for popping by today, I will be sharing a few more cards this week so remember and say hello!
Carol x

A Gorjuss wee card!

Hi, today I would like to share a card that I made during the week. A while ago I coloured this wee Gorjuss Girl in with just Sepia toned Promarkers after seeing Sarah Hurley demo it, I popped the image into a safe place and just recently rediscovered her.

I opted for pinks and browns to keep the card nice and simple. I haven’t put a sentiment on the card yet…

Here is a side on view so you can see the dimension on the card.

I coloured the stars in with a Sakura glitter gel pen to add some subtle sparkle.

Ingredients
Gorjuss Girl Stamp
Promarkers
Basic Grey & V&A Papers
Sakura Glitter Pen
Gems, papers from stash.

Thanks for popping by today, I have some exciting news to share this week so remember and pop back.  Have a great week,Carol xx

Card with Sarah Hurley Sentiment Stamps, Banner Cameo Files and Stix2 Stardust Glitter Card.

Hello, I am slowly getting back to crafting and blogging after my extended break.  Today I am sharing a clean and simple card using Sarah Hurleys Sentiment Stamps, Sarah’s Cameo files and Stix2 Stardust Glitter card.



1  Select which colours of Stix2 Stardust Glitter Card you would like to use, I opted for a black base and contrasting bright colours.

2  Lay down your base layer, then cut 3 different sized banners from the colours and one white banner to stamp your sentiment onto.

3  Put your card together and the sentiment of your choice onto the white banner. Place 3d foam behind the banner to give the card some dimension.
Ingredients
Sarah Hurley Banner Nests from the Silhouette Design Store


Thanks for popping by today, I hope you like the card.

Happy Friday Eve!

I am slowly catching up with things here inbetween nurses visits and day to day life. 

Today I am sharing a graduation card I made for someone who recently received their BSc.

The main image is the DNA of Seratonin, and the background paper is the Periodic Table.  I used my trusty Cameo for the border and the wee caps! 

The recipients favourite colour is red, so I managed to use that as the matting layer.  The recipient loved it and I hope you do too.

Remember and pop back soon, Carol x

Looooong time no blog!

*Blows off dust” Well hello, it’s been a while *cough*. As some of you will know we have had a lot going on at Domestic Goddess HQ this past few months. My hubby has been rather ill and had an extended(11 week) stay in hospital, I am delighted to say he is now home and is doing well on his long road to recovery. While he relaxes and catches up with all his recorded shows, I am going to try and dabble in crafting and blogging again, wish us luck lol!

I haven’t been crafting the past few months, but didn’t blog cards I made before things got rather chaotic. Here is the first, it was for a special friends granddaughters Christening, and the brief was pink, butterflies and bird cage! 

I used my trusty Cameo to make a large birdcage, I just love the versatility you get with the ability to change the size of the cut and look how amazingly it cut through really thick mirri card! I am totally loving my Stix2 Pick Up Pencil for adding wee gems and pearls to my cards, it was something I avoided as I was never able to get the precision I wanted. The pencil makes it so easy to get them exactly where you want!
Ingredients
Bird Cage from Silhouette Store
Martha Stewart Punch
Marianne Dies
Craftwork Card Papers
Paper and Ribbon from Stash

I will be gradually adding some more cards and creating new ones. Thanks for popping by today!

I would like to enter the following challenges;
A Gem Of A Challenge – One for the girls.
Sister Act – Anything goes.

First Holy Communion Card.

Hello, this month of May is whizzing by! This is traditionally the time for First Holy Communions and I was recently asked by a client to make a card for a lovely wee girl who was making hers.  I had a mini panic as I have never made one of these cards, hard to believe but true!  Thankfully within my ever growing digi stash I had some gorgeous papers that are perfect for such an occasion.

I decided to keep the card fairly plain and simple and let the images do the talking.  I used my trusty Cameo for the Chalice and Cross shapes, and even managed to use the “Nesting” function for the first time ever after watching a fab You Tube video on the British Craft Network, I now know I need to watch a LOT more of these type of videos lol.

How cool is that? All with the click of a button!

I matted and layered the images with pink card, and popped the centre one onto 3D Foam Pads to give the card some dimension. 

Ingredients
Digi Papers
Cross & Chalice from Silhouette Design Store

Thanks for popping by, hope you liked the card, Carol x

Silhouette Scrapbook Page

Hi, it’s the first of the month which means it is my turn to share a creation over on the Sarah Hurley 365 Blog and today I am sharing a Scrapbook Page I made using Sarah’s Circle Chevron Page Mat.


Full details are over on the blog and I would love it if you could pop over and have a read.

Have a great weekend, Carol xx

Butterfly Card Tutorial

Hello, today I am going to share a card I made with step by step instructions on how I made it.  There are a lot of pictures, so grab a cuppa and get comfy.

I thought I would share the finished card with you first, then show you how I made it.

 
1 Here are the ingredients for the card;
6×6 Card Blank, Navy Card, White Stamping Card
Swallowtail Butterfly Stamp from Stampin Up
Memento Ink in Paris Dusk
Promarkers in; Indigo Blue, Island Lagoon, Mint Green, Pink Lobster, Pink Carnation, Tropical Orchid, Orchid, Lavender, Tropical Sunrise, Soft Peach, Canary, Lemon.
Kuretake Wink of Stella Brush Pen in Clear
Stix2 PVA Adhesive & 3D Foam Pads
Oval & Scalloped Oval Punch
Sentiment Stamp

2  Trim down your navy layer of card to 14.4cm x 14.2cm 
Your white stamping card to 14cmx13.8cm
Place your stamp onto an acrylic block or cd case and ink it up.

3  I stamped the image off centre, to make the card slightly more interesting.

4 Start colouring your butterfly from the centre using Island Lagoon Promarker.

5 Take your Mint Green Promarker and colour over the darker green continuing to fill in the empty area with colour.

6 Using Tequila Sunrise colour the next section of the butterfly, use the shading lines of the stamp to guide you where to place the colour.

7  This time use Soft Peach to blend with the Tequila Sunrise.

8  Take your Canary pen and finish the section and start the next part of the wings.

9  Using the Lemon Promarker, go over the Canary section and colour in some of the next section.

10  The Pink Lobster pen is the next one to use.

11  Go over the Pink Lobster sections with Pink Carnation.

12  Use the Tropical Orchid, colour the next section.

13  Go over the Tropical Orchid with Orchid to blend the colours in.

14  Finish off the section with Lavender.

15  Use the base colours of Tequila Sunrise, Pink Lobster, Canary and Island Lagoon to fill in any empty section and highlight parts of your butterfly.

16  Put your card together by sticking down your navy layer to the card blank, then stick down your butterfly layer.  Time to add lots of subtle sparkle with your Wink of Stella Brush Pen.
Here is a super close close up of the finished butterfly, isn’t that sparkle just gorgeous?

17  Stamp the sentiment onto white card and punch it out using the oval punch.
Make a layer to place it on using the navy card and the oval scalloped punch.
Glue your sentiment onto the layer, and pop some 3d Foam under the navy layer and place on your card.


I hope you have enjoyed this step by step post as much as I enjoyed doing it.  Thanks for popping by today.

Carol x

Thinking Of You

Hello from a very sunny Glasgow! Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend. We have had a great one so far, lots of relaxing, crafting and chocolate eating!

Today I am going to share a really quick card I made yesterday and it is also quite a clean and simple card. 

I used the Sheltering Tree set from Stampin Up.  It is photopolymer (clear) so super easy to layer up.  I made the trunk grey, then used Versa Mark for the foliage and sprinkled with pink embossing powder and used my heat tool.  I then used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to add some “sky”.  The sentiment also comes from the set.

Ingredients
Memento Grey Flannel Ink
Tumbled Glass DI
Versa Mark
Pink Embossing powder

Thanks for visiting today, hope you like the card.x