Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A card "From 'Owl' Of Us"

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products carried by Heartfelt Creations:

Other Products used:
Ranger: Archival jet-black ink, Distress inks: Seedless preserves, Heat gun, Foam inking tool, Distressing tool, Watercolor brush. Stardust stickles
Derwent Inktense water color pencils 72: Fuchsia 0700, Sea blue 1200, Tangerine 0300, Carmine pink 0520, Dusky purple 0730, Beech green 7510, Sherbet lemon 0100, Cadmium yellow 0210, Natural grey 2120, Willow 1900.
Paper: Crafters companion - centura pearl-snow white-hint of gold 300gm
Leap frog green bazzil card stock, White. Other: White organza ribbon, fussy cutting scissors, glue dots, double sided foam tape.

This hinged tent fold card when finished measures 18.5 cm x 14.0 cm
Make a hinged tent fold base card to the measurements above. Cut a card front from the design paper in the paper collection, 17. 5 cm x 13.0 cm. Distress the edges with the distressing tool. Adhere this to the card base with foam tape or Double Dots.

Taking the green card stock, die cut the eyelet oval base. While the die is still in the card stock, bring ink to the circle with the foam ink tool so it is shaded. 

To make the card stock boarder, take the boarder die and green card stock and die cut on both sides of the cardstock to form a lace boarder. Adhere this across the card then adhere the oval with the foam tape or Double Dots, this forms your card front.

Taking the crafters companion card stock and the gold embossing powder stamp the sentiment and the flowers from the circle sentiment stamp from the 'It’s All Good, stamp set. Cut the sentiment to a flag banner. Ink the edges. Using the Archival ink. Stamp and die cut the tree. Die cut 4 extra tree cuts using the white card stock to enable you to use all the layers to make a chipboard embellishment from the tree. Apply color the tree, owls and flowers with the Derwent pencils.

Cut the tree truck 2 cm from the roots. Align with a 2 cm gap in the trunk
Align and adhere the tree to the card, leaving a 2 cm gap in the join. This will lengthen the tree trunk. Using the ribbon, make a double triple bow, adhere this across the card where the cardstock lace boarder is. Use the glue dot to secure the bow. With foam tape or double dots, adhere the sentiment banner so it will cover the gap. Once the flowers have been colored and fussy cut, adhere on each side of the ribbon bow.

When all is dry and secure, apply stickles to all the flower centers.
Are these trees great or are these trees great!!!!!!
Love that Heartfelt are really into making the dies that match the stamps....l
love making chipboards from them....just incase you did not
have a scrappy day...with inky hugs,
sussipoppins love and hugs
don't forget to go back to the Heartfelt Blog for more eye candy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A Heartfelt Creations Wednesday with 'Sugar Plum Hollow' collection

 'Owl Always Be There For You' 

Product List-
Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Carried By Heartfelt Creations:

Other Products Used:
Cardstock: Crafters Companion-centura pearl- snow white-hint of gold.
Ranger: Archival jet-black ink. Walnut stain, barn door distressing ink. Heat gun. Water coloring brush. Star-dust and Red stickles.
Derwent Inktense water color pencils 72 set: 0100 Sherbet Lemon, 0250 Cadmium Orange, 0610 Red Violet, 1540 Light olive.
Other: SUP Woodland embossing folder, Glue dots, Pink organza ribbon, double sided 3d foam tape.

This hinged tent fold card measures 16.6 cm x 16.6 cm
Make a hinged card base from the above measurements. From the paper pad chose a sheet of paper and cut to 15.8 cm x 15.8 cm for the matting. Cut from the card stock for the card embossed front 15 cm x 15 cm. 
Using the woodland embossing folder, apply the walnut stain to the raised bark part of the folder. Carefully place the cardstock in the folder, close and hold firmly so it will not move, run it through the machine to emboss. Take out of folder. Leave to dry so the ink will not smudge.
(The card stock has a pearl layer so it will take time to set and dry.) 
Stamp the sentiment, owls and the flower part of the birdcage. Apply colour to the owls and the flowers. Die cut the heart x 5 and the owls x 4. Adhere all together to make chipboard. 

Using the stamp positioner, stamp the owl image so you will get the hearts above the heart chipboard frame when applied. Adhere the heart chipboard to the card front. Place and adhere one of the heart centers in the chipboard frame.

Adhere with foam tape/double dots and glue the owls across the heart. Fussy cut the flowers so they will fit in and around the bottom of the heart point. 

Make a double triple bow from the ribbon and adhere to the side of the heart with a glue dot. Tuck under the ribbon and adhere the sentiment with a double dot. 

Add a flower cluster to the corners and under the sentiment. 

Fussy cut the stamped image to fit the inside of the heart and for around the out side of the heart point.

When all is dry and secure, add the Star-dust stickles to the heart frame. Flower centers and the owls. Apply the red stickles to the hearts. a shame you can not see the shimmer in the paper so well. So hard to get this on camera....but it is there.

Next week more from our Sugar Plum Hollow friends...aren't they sooooo cute!
Scrappy Inky sugar plum wishes...till next week,
inky hugs sussipoppins

I had so much fun at the CHA last week...Thank you so much Heartfelt Creations for making it happen. A special thanks to, Richard, and Emma Lou Beechy. My room mate Tracy.....we had a whale of a time! Not to forget Andrea and Benjamin from the Heartfelt Creations team. Robin who I spent a unforgettable day getting into trouble the memories about that one! And a special thank you to Marisa. Also great to meet Alicia Patricia and  Angelica from the design team. I'm over the jet I am rearing to go in my craft room. I reorganised my room so I could fit all my new toys into it, that I acquired in the week I was away. Had to buy and book an extra suit case as I was 20 kg over weight...
and I'm not talking about
Can't wait to start playing, I shall keep you up dated.
As soon as photos are up loaded....I shall show and


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

You're a Hoot


Heartfelt Creations Products and Products carried by Heartfelt Creations:

Other Products used: 
Ranger: Archival jet black ink, Star dust stickles, Gold embossing powder, heat gun, water coloring brush, Seedless preserves distress ink. 
Card stock: Crafters Companion -centura pearl- snow white hint of gold 300gm. 
Inktense Derwent water color pencils 72 set: 0520 Carmine pink, 0730 Dusty purple, 1400 Apple green, 1230 Mallard green, 2010 Sepia ink, 0200Sun yellow, 0900Iris blue, 1546 Light olive
Other: SUP oval punch 2" x 1" Pink organza ribbon 6mm wide. Darning needle. Fussy cut scissors. 
Glue dots. 3d double sided foam tape

The finished measurement of this card is, 21 cm x 14.7 cm.
All the stamping is done with the Archival ink except the flowers. This is done with the gold embossing powder.
Make a card base to the above measurements using the centura pearl card stock. From the design paper cut the matting for the card base. 21 cm x 13 cm.
For the card front, taking the centura pearl card stock, cut to 21 cm x 13 cm.
Use the boarder die on both sides of the 21 cm edge. Using the darning needle and organza ribbon, thread the ribbon through the wholes on the boarder. 

Adhere ends. Adhere the matting and card front together. Adhere the ribbon across the front as seen in the card photo. The crossing will be behind the sentiment about 5.5 cm up and 5 cm across.

Stamp the owls x 1, swing x 1, tree x 3, flowers x 1 set and the sentiment x 1. For the flying owl and swing, die cut 2 x extra die cuts. For the tree cut 4 x extra die cuts. Adhere all together to make chip bards from the images. 

The remaining 2 stamped trees will be trimmed to fit when adhering to the card front. Using the inktense pencils, color the images.
Use the punch to give the sentiment the oval shape. Prepare flowers and make a bow from the ribbon with 6 loops.

The tree is cut about 3.2 cm from the bottom. 
Adhere the swing to the tree branch, trimming as needed.
This card stock is sooooo yum! Pearly and shimmery. You don't see it with these photos...sorry. What I love about the card stock is it is 300 gms so it will hold all my extras and still stand straight....and the pearl shimmer shows through when inks are applied. To get a shard inking on this card stock, I have found archival jet black to be the best. You must leave it a while for the ink to dry before doing any other work on the card though.
Sorry about the hairs in the really shows up with the close up. You can see all the layering as well....don't you love the hand made look?

Align the tree trunks, leaving a gap for the sentiment oval. 

These owls are so sweet! You can do so much with them!
Adhere the sentiment with double dots or foam tape, do the same for the owls sitting on the swing. 

Adhere the bow and flowers to the edge of the sentiment. Love that gold embossing powder.

Cut and adhere the tree branches as shown in the photo.  Don't won't see the cuts and joins until you tilt the card and look for them. A birds eye view of the nasties....that you won't

When all is dry and secure, apply stickles to the owls, flower centers and leaf edges.
Well thats it for this more coming next week so keep tuned. I am having fun at the CHA...burning the candle at both ends...if there weren't two ends I would not be able to burn I shall be back home on the 16th...all jet legged....will have a few days to catch up before falling back into the grind. Will be needing a few days to give a little TLC to my DH who has been missing men for the duration of the CHA....what a sweetie he is.

Till I get back have a inky time...scrappy hugs
sussipoppins xox

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

All Glammed Up Folder

This week...something special from a past Heartfelt Creations release...'All Glammed Up' 
Such a girly collection, I love it! I hope you enjoy all the close ups I have for you. I hope this gives a life to your inspiration for this year...with the crazy month behind us...we can get into our crafting mode

A side view of the folder

All Glammed Up Folder

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by Heartfelt Creations:

Other Products used: 
30 cm x 30 cm Mustard cardstock x 4 (for the folder, box and some flowers), White cardstock (for flowers and die cutting) 
Gesso, Brown pearl beads, Satin ribbon, Organza ribbon, Double sided tape, 3d foam tape,
Prim marketing lace mask, Scrapberry’s bird stencil, SUP white embossing powder, Hot glue gun, Fussy cutting scissors, Cardboard. Tule netting
Ranger: Diamond stickles, Heat gun, Water coloring brush, Distressing tool, Foam inking tool, Water mister, Netting
Inks: Archival jet black, Distress inks: Forest moss, Barn door, Mustard seed, Aged mahogany, Victorian velvet, Broken china

As promised lots and lots of close ups for you to follow. Enjoy.

A view of how royal the bow ties are.

Here you can see the ties tucked bend and under the dress form.

See how the netting and ribbon finishes the dress form.

You can see the join in the skirt to make it fuller. Apply the stickler before the netting is adhered with the glue gun.

A butterfly always needs to be fluttering by the flowers. 

A front on  view of the dress

Close up of a few buds

The beads make the mums that much more a delight.

Not to for get this wonderful shoe stamp and it!

Another shot of the ribbon placement. Adhered with the glue gun.

Now we open the book and look what is inside....

Sorry the colour is not perfect, but you get the

Right lower corner flower cluster.

Top left corner flower cluster

Lower left butterfly placement.


Showing the inside spine and the right side of the inside folder.....
Lots more flowers, ribbons and plain out right yum with all that gesso!

This shoe opens out to a card. The flowers support the closure of this card.

Here you see the gesso and medium work with the stencils.
Framse stacked and glued down to frame this wonderful shoe and flower clusters.

A side view of the inner box closure.

A view of the flower placements for the inner box left lower side wall.

   Showing the flower clusters on the lower right box wall and base.

We are getting there....a few more to go....the inside of the box.

Open the box....and this is what you get!

The dress form skirt is extended by adding a few more skirt layers.
Add netting and a ribbon....becomes a Cinderella dress

...and Cinderella lost her shoe...

Here you can see the raised background eyelet oval. 
The corner is finished with a few beaded mums.

A post comment: I have used the heat gun to adhere all the flowers etc. This makes life very easy and quick...but you got to watch out for those hairy fairy tails...I call can not see them with the naked eye...well at least I can't. So clean them as soon as you see them...not a job for later! Use tweezers to get them out. The camera picks them up very well. I had to take the shots 3 times and still had the hairy fairy

Now for the know how instructions for this folder.
Tips on how to make flowers using the flower shaping tool kit HERE 
This folder when completed, measures 23.5 cm x 23.5 cm x 6.5 cm.
Make the base folder using the tan card stock, 23.5 cm (front)- 6.5 cm (spine) -23.5 cm (back). Make a box for the inside of folder measurements, 16.5 cm x 16.5 cm - 3cm deep. Make the box lid measuring, 1.5 cm - 16.5 cm - 3.2 cm- 3cm x 16.8 cm. Using the design paper from the paper pad, cover the outer and inner of the folder, sides of box, box lid inside and out. Use the masks and gesso to decorate the inside spine, box and lid. Distress all the edges of the papers before adhering to the folder and box base. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the box base, 16.4 cm x 16.4 cm, this will be the base for your mixed media work.  Make a mask using the eyelet die and use this with gesso to give the cardboard base a white background. Use the eyelet frame for the back ground behind the dress. Raise the frame by adhering cardboard to the back of the frame. Stamp and cut the shoe. Cutting extra to make chipboard from the shoe. Stamp and die cut the dress x 3. Cut away the bodice and adhere the dress together so the skirt will be fuller. Add color and stickles to the shoe and dress. Adhere in place. Add the netting and ribbon to the dress waist. Make the flowers and adhere in place as seen in the photo. For the front lid of the box: make the following, eyelet frame, shoe card and flowers then add color to these. For the shoe card, use both shoe stamps, one for the out side and the other for the inside of the card. Make the card then adhere to the box lid on top of the oval die cut.(see the close up photo) When adding the flowers, use them as a stop for the opening of the card. Adhere in place as shown in the close ups. Adhere the box and box lid to the folder. Adding the ribbon ties as you go. Once the box is attached you can further decorate the lid and side of the box with the flowers. The photo on the folder is been given height by backing it with cardboard. Make the flowers and decorate the corners of the photo. Stamp and die cut the butterfly, dress hanger and then adhere in their place as shown. The front of the folder: make the flowers, shoe, dress and butterfly. Arrange and adhere. With the glue gun, adhere the ribbons in place under the flowers. Cut enough ribbon to make a large double bow, using 2 colors and 2 lengths for each tie. 

I hope you had fun scrolling down my blog today. This was such fun to make and fun to look back and relive the moment with you.
Wait till you see what Heartfelt Creations have for you in the new about fairy tale land. Even my DH was taken aback with the release.....go Heartfelt!

Got some exciting news of my own....
I am flying TODAY....a day earlier than planed..... in the wee am's to the CHA!!!!!! YAY...
Staying for a full on 9 days! wow....going to come back all scrap crazy I know! So we know my addiction is only going to get way of starting the new I will be taking a all day to visit may be I shall work off the crazy and leave it there. I am so looking forward to meeting other design team members....who knows may be I might fit some creating time in with them? 
either that or get some shopping done..hahaha...have I room in my bag?
The only time I talk about excess weight or being over weight and not talking about my when I am jet setting around the world....had to get that one
You all have a scrappy time, inky hugs till I get back
Sussipoppins hugs