Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2nd Wednesday of the month is here again....that means a Heartfelt Creations new release!



The elegant, and well known lilac blossom takes center stage early in the spring season and is one of the first flowers to usher in the season of new beginnings! Enchanting clusters of tiny blossoms come together to create quaint floral displays with amazing color and a sweet-smelling fragrance that brings with it a feeling of gentility and old world charm! Join us in celebrating a perennial favorite…Introducing the Lush Lilac Collection by Heartfelt Creations! Venture out for a springtime stroll through a dreamy, garden themed paper collection filled with soft hues of luscious lavenders, deep purples, sky blues and pastel pinks accented with dreamy and romantic illustrations of cozy cottages, lilac filled parasols and lovely lilac filled garden settings! Softly scrolling swirls, vintage script and lace like details bring an old fashioned charm to this soft and innocent assembling of decorative papers, while three graceful cling stamp sets along with coordinating dies boast lush lilac sprays, a fetching lilac laden scroll, several endearing sentiments, as well as a winsome lilac filled parasol perfect for paper craft creations celebrating a multitude of occasions! A wonderful mix of lilac buds and blossom petal illustrations lend themselves beautifully to creating realistic and dimensional lilac blossoms when paired with the coordinating die and will bring a gentle touch of spring to all of your garden creations! So come along with us as we celebrate new beginnings and springtime beauty with the new Lush Lilac Collection 


 Something very different for me. The photo does not do this justice. The black and gold contrast is so elegant. Such an beautiful collection....yes Heartfelt Creations have done it again!



Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Their Website:


Other Products Used:
A4 Gold Foiled card-stock, Yellow stickles, Bone folder, Scissors, Ruler, Hot glue gun, Versa-mark, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Gold Organza Ribbon, Misti stamping tool, Spectrum Noir Metallic Pencils: blue, Pink, Green, Rose Gold, Violet, Purple, Gold.  Foam 3d squares or dots, Water mister,

  
Instructions:
The finished size of this card is 5.90in x 5.90in (15cm x 15cm)
Taking the black card-stock cut to 12in x 5.90in (30cm x 15cm) Fold in half using the score-pal to form the tent fold card base. Taking the gold foiled card stock cut the first matting to 5.70in x 5.70in (14.5cm x 14.5cm) Taking again the black card-stock cut the second matting to 5.51in x 5.51in (14cm x 14cm). Taking the Misti stamping tool, second matting card-stock and the versa-mark, stamp the Umbrella image in the left corner. Emboss with the gold embossing powder. Taking another sheet of black card-stock stamp again the umbrella image also the sentiment and the 14 flowers. Die cut the sentiment with the smallest eyelet heart die and a plain lager heart shape.  Die cut the Umbrella and flowers. 

Taking a scrap piece of gold foiled card-stock and cut an eyelet heart a little larger than the plain heart. Adhere the heart layers together in a stack with the 3d foam dots.
Taking the metallic pencils, color the flowers and the die cut umbrella. Adhere the umbrella with the 3d foam dots to the stamped image on the card front matting. Taking the Lush Lilac Flower Shaping Mold, place the die cut flowers in the mold. Mist the flowers, place the mold top on then run it through the machine twice. Adhere to the flower arrangement on the card front matting with the hot glue gun or the clear drying glue. Adhere the card front matting to the gold-foiled matting with the 3d foam dots. Wrap the ribbon around these two fronts and adhere with the hot glue gun. Make a triple bow, and then adhere this also with the hot glue gun to the right of the card. Adhere the heart under this bow, hiding the butterfly. Adhere the die cut butterfly above the bow with a 3d foam dot. Adhere the remaining 4 flowers to the right side of the heart stack. Adhere the matted card front to the card front base with the 3d foam dots. To finish the card, apply the yellow stickles to the flower centres.



This is the new fLush Lilac Shaping Mold released to go with this collection.
Don't we just love Heartfelt Creations for making our life so much easier...and fun.
Now you can make thousands of these cute little gems. They are always handy to have as fillers for all your crafting flower clusters.
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Have a happy scrappy week, till next Wednesday.
Inky hugs, Sussipoppins 








Monday, February 12, 2018

Crafters Companion love today...

...is a card..
'Have a Great Day!...with love'


Crafters Companion Product List:
Embossing Folder-Country Cottage EFS-3D-CCOT
Fancy Design Card-stock A4
Classic Silky card-stock A4
Gilding wax Renaissance Gold and Silver
Gemini
 Sentiments:Stamp - 'Have A Great Day' CC-ST-SIWW
Die - Scattered Butterflies-CI17-CC-DIE
Dies: Rose Vine-DS-C-RVINE
Parisian Mirror-DS-C-PMIRR
Lace Bloom-DS-C-LB3DF
Score Board

Other Products used:
Paper distressed, Paper knife, Double sided tape, 3D double sided foam tape/squares/rounds, 
Self adhesive 1/2 Crystals, Hot glue gun, Clear drying glue, Archival sepia ink. 
Flower shaping tools and mat.


 Here the card front is open.


Close up of the Lace Blooms stated with the die then the gilding wax in both colours applied. Shaped then the crystal adhered to the flower centre. The flowers are adhere with the aid of the hot glue gun..


Here you see the stamped sentiment framed. The die used for this is the Parisian Mirror die set. The two smallest dies. The larger, the gold gilding wax was used to change the colour.


The die cut sentiment was made by taking the word die from the Scattered Butterflies die set. This was die cut five times then the silver gilding wax applied for the colour.


A view of the flowers placed at the top of the fussy cut open window. The gilding wax, both colours have been applied to pop the embossing.
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INSTRUCTIONS:
The card Base:The card base measures 18.4 cm x 13.6 cm. Cut x2 Make a 1.5 cm fold on the top of one of the cards. Make the fold.  Apply double sided tape or glue to this then adhere both card pieces together. This will form a tent fold card base. 

Cut from the fancy design paper 17.6 cm x 12.8 cm. Use the paper distressed to ravel the paper edges.
Use 3d foam tape/squares/rounds to adhere this matting to the card front.

Emboss the window design using the card stock, the same as the car base. Fussy cut the window so it will open. Apply the gilding wax to the front and the back of the open window. Adhere in place using the 3d foam tape/squares/rounds.

Die cut the sentiment frames. Apply the gilding wax on the larger and stamp the sentiment on the smaller frame. Adhere in place using again the 3d foam tape/ squares/rounds.

Die cut the flowers x 6. Bring both colours of the gilding wax on to the flowers for depth of colour. then using the flower shaping tools bring shape to the flowers. To apply the 1/2 crystals to the flower centres and to adhere the flowers in place on the card, use the hot glue gun.

Die cut the rose swirls and adhere to the card front with the hot glue gun and the 3d foam tape/squares/rounds. 

Die cut the "With Love" words 5x. Stack and adhere together using clear drying glue. Apply the gilding wax for colour. Adhere to the card using the hot glue gun or clear drying glue.
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Thats my Crafters Companion love for today...I hope you be a copy cat and give it a go.
Inky hugs
OXO

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Heartfelt Creations this Wednesday brings you...

"HOPE ALL IS WELL" a tent fold card.


Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Their Website:


 Other products used;
Inks: Coffee Archival Ink. Carad`ache Neocolor II watersoluble wax pastels: 140-Ultramarine, 245-Light Olive, 230-Yellow Green, 220 Grass green. Distress Ink Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans. Other: Diamond stickles, Inking tool, Water coloring brush, Scissors, Ruler, Hot glue gun, Versa-mark, Double sided Tape, Misti stamping tool. Clear embossing powder.


Instructions:
The finished size of this card is 5.31 in x 5.31 in (13.5cm x 13.5cm) taking the white card-stock make a tent fold card to the measurements above. Taking the paper collection for Singing in the rain, find the green background paper with the rain boots and flowers on it. Find also the green paper with lighter green circles on it. Cut the latter a little smaller than the card front for the 1st matting. 
The second with the boots on it 4.72in x 4.72in (12cm x 12cm) 
Ink the edges of both matting papers with the peeled paint distress ink.  
Taking the Misti stamping tool, archival coffee ink and the sentiment stamp, stamp the sentiment to the right, lower part of the matting paper with the boots on it. Adhere both matting papers to the card front with 3d foam dots. Using the Wildwood Florals, Sunflower Accents and Young At Heart stamp sets, the coffee ink and the white card-stock stamp the leaves x3 each and x12 flowers of different sizes needed for the card front. Give color to the leaves and flowers using the colors listed in the product list then die cut with the matching die sets. Bring shape to the leaves and flowers using the flower-shaping tool. Arrange the flower and leaf cluster then adhere to the top of the boots using the hot glue gun. 


Adhere a smaller leaf and flower cluster under the sentiment. Apply the Nuvo drops to the flower centres. 


To finish, apply diamond stickles to the dots on the rain boots and to the printed flowers above the adhered flower cluster.
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This is so cute and an easy card to make for someone dear that is under the weather.....
....this collection can bring the fun back into singing in the rain.
Next week we have a new collection for you.....to die for drop down gorgeous!
Lilacs! Who does not like lilacs?
Of course all in the Heartfelt Creations style.
Don't forget to put your vote in for your fav designers over at HEARTFELT CREATIONS for the design team. Votes close 9th Feb.....
....and of course we all want you to put the tick next to our name as every tick counts.
It's going to be a tough one this year. I hope my name gets your tick..
Sussipoppins love and hugs
OXO  




Wednesday, January 31, 2018

This Heartfelt Creations Wednesday brings you....

 another sweet card from the 'Singing In The Rain' collection
THINKING OF YOU


Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried On Thier Website: 

Other products used: 
Inks: Carad`ache Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels: 140-Ultramarine, 230-Yellow Green, 070 Scarlet, 081-Pink. Archival coffee ink. Distress inks: Victorian velvet, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint. Other: Diamond stickles, Water Mister, Inking tool, Water coloring brush, Scissors, Ruler , Hot glue gun, Double Sided Foam dots, White organza ribbon, Misti stamping tool.


Instructions:
The finished size of this card is 5.31 in x 5.31 in (13.5cm x 13.5cm) Taking the white card-stock, make the tent fold card to the above measurements. From the Singing in the rain paper collection, find the green background paper and the paper with the birds and umbrella printed on it. Cut the green as the 1st matting at 5.12in x 5.12in (13cm x 13cm) The 2nd being the printed birds and umbrella, cut this to 4.72in x 4.72in (12cm x 12cm) Ink the edges with the matching distress inks. Adhere to the card front using the 3d foam dots. Find the design paper from the collection with a pink color, the sentiment stamp and the archival coffee ink, stamp the sentiment to the paper. Taking the eyelet heart die, die cut the sentiment. Ink the edges with the Victorian velvet ink. Taking the white card-stock, stamp and coffee ink, stamp the images. X2 the broken heart flowers, x1 the bird on the branch and x1 the birds under the umbrella (die cut this x2 extra, to make a chippie from the image.) Color these images using the colors listed in the product list. 


Adhere the extra dies cuts to the bird and umbrellas image to make the chippie. Adhere this to the already printed image on the paper. Adhere the ribbon around the foot of the card. Adhere the sentiment heart to the left side of the card. Make a triple bow and adhere this to the point of the heart so you can still see the words. 


Trim the bird and leaves from the branch of the stamped image and trim the broken heart sprigs. Arrange these around and on top of the knot of the bow. 


To finish the card, apply diamond stickles to the broken heart flowers, the polka dots on the umbrella and the flowers under and on top of the umbrella.
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Exciting event!
Yes I would love to remain in the team for another DT term. I would appreciate your vote.
Sussipoppins inky hugs
OXO


Design Team Call: Many of you have been asking when our next design team call is happening....it's finally here! If you are passionate about stamping or scrapbooking, and love Heartfelt Creations products, CLICK HERE for more details. 
Vote for your favorite design team members: When we announce a new design team call, that also means that we have a tough time deciding which of the current designers continue on the design team. We are giving you the opportunity to get involved and vote for 5 or more of your favorite design team members: http://hcgo.co/DesignTeamVote2018. You can only vote one time and you have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on February 9th, 2018.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Crafters Companion love today....'Unleash your inner Sparkle'

Hi there, today I have lots of fun sparkle going on. As always the camera has not done the sparkle justice....believe me there is a lot of sparkle going on, you will see it more in the close ups further on in the post. Enjoy the visit.



INSTRUCTIONS:
*The finished card measures 14.5cm x 21cm.
*To make the card base-Taking the fancy card-stock cut x2 the above measurements.
*Make a 1.5cm fold on one end of one of the card-stock pieces.
*Apply double sided tape and clear drying glue to the fold, adhere together.
*Take the fancy design card-stock and make the contrasting matting a little smaller than the card base, stack and adhere.
*Stamp the images used from the stamp collection using the archival inks. 
*Use the pencils from the set to bring colour to the images.
*Fussy cut the images then apply clear drying glue where you want the glitter. Apply the glitter. 
*Adhere all to the card front as seen in the photo.
*Stamp the dragonflies as showen.
*Stamp the sentiment onto matching paper then die cut the sentiment using the smallest oval from the Parisian Mirror die set.
*Taking and trimming the card-stock for the inside of the card, adhere the images all ready prepared and stamp the dragonflies.
*Adhere to the card inside ready to for the message to be written.


Loving all that glitter....got quite addicted to it....there is now glitter all through the house.....
....every where....my poor DH....lol


Get out the fussy cutting scissors....sorry no matching dies to go with this collection.
...but fussy cutting can be fun too!...can be very relaxing...lol.


A side view.


The inside is decorated with a fussy cut flower, hanging leaves and stamped dragonflies.
All ready for a personal hand written message.


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PRODUCT LIST:
STAMPS: 
Fairy Door CC-ST-FD
Magic Garden CC-ST-IMG
Fairy Garden CC-ST-FG

DIES:
Desiree die Classiques- Parisian Mirror DD-C-PMIRR
Inks:
Spectrum Noir-Aqua Blend Primaries set of 24
Archival inks-Plum, Maroon, Magenta hue, Sap green,Coffee, Olive. 

PAPER:
Crafters Companion fancy card-stock
Crafters Companion water colour paper

OTHER: 
Glitter, Clear drying glue, Double sided tape, Score board, Paper cutter, Fussy cutting scissors, Water spritzer,Gemini.
All products can be found at Crafters Companion or Hobbeidee-breda

The best way to unleash your sparkle....be a copy cat and do the sparkle thing.....
.....most of all have fun having a happy scrappy day
InkySussipoppins hugs
OXO
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