Wednesday, April 27, 2016

'You're The Best'

Hi, how are you today?
Let me help you on your way this morning with a strawberry best morning card to view and may be make yourself....who knows what the day will bring.

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried By Heartfelt Creations:
DDOTS -Double Dots/3d foam squares
159723- Art Institute Glue
359760-Gold Embossing powder
85glitter-Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit 

Other Products Used:
Cardstock: Crafters Companion Pearl Centura-snow white hint of gold.
Ranger products: Heat gun, Foam inking tool, Diamond stickles, Paper distressing tool, Water mister, Water coloring brush, Heat gun, Broken China distress ink, 
Derwent Ink-tense pencils 72: Chili Red-0500, Felt green-1530, Dusky Purple-0730 , Saddle Brown-1740, Golden yellow 0230, Bark-2000, Dark Aquamarine-1210.
Other: Versa-mark, Fussy cutting scissors, A glue dot, Blue organza ribbon, Orange colored crystal stones.

The finished measurements of this card are, 16.8 cm x 18.5 cm.
Please note: All the stamping is done with Gold embossing powder.
*Taking the card stock cut the card base to 16.8 cm x 29.4 cm.  
*Measure and mark with pencil, 10 cm up from each bottom corner. 
*Do the same across the width at 6 cm and 9 cm on each side.  
*Make the 6 cm and 9 cm into mountain and valley folds. Placing the cardstock at an angle in the    paper trimmer cut from the 10 cm mark to the 9 cm fold.
*Taking the paper from the paper pad cut this to size to matt the card base. 
*Cut the eyelet ovals twice from the card stock. Ink the edges with the broken china ink. 

Stamp the strawberry stand, color and fussy cut. Stamp and die cut the strawberries ( 3 x the longer image) and the smaller sized flowers. Use the Derwent pencils to color. Shape and ball the flowers and strawberries with the flower shaping kit.
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit 

Apply clear drying glue and glitter to the flower edges and stand canvas roof. 

Using clear drying glue, adhere the orange colored crystals to the flower centers. These are a pain to set need tweezers and a lot of love to get this
Stamp the sentiment and trim to size, adding a light touch of ink the edges before adhering to the card front. 

Make a bow from the organza ribbon. Adhere all the layers to the card front, 1st the two ovals with double dots, then the strawberry stand. Arrange the strawberries and flowers, trimming as needed.

Adhere the bow with the glue dot and add a small swirl and flower to the center of the knot. 

Add a small cluster of trimmed to size strawberry and flower to the sides.
Hoping you are having a super sunny day...but if it is least you can stay inside and craft with out getting any strange looks from your loved ones.
What ever weather you are having...have a inky scrappy day
Sending you inky love, sussipoppins

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

'Berry Cafe' cutie card.

Hi, we are having fantastic spring sunshine today....bring it on....
Today a little cutie, spring colours and sodas...have fun with this collection!

Heartfelt Creations Products:
HCDP1-265 Berry Café Paper Pad
HCPC-3731 Berry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3732 Blooming Berries Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3733 Berry Delicious Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-793 Berry Blossoms Die
HCD1-794 Berry Cafe Die
DDOTS-Double Dots/3d foam squares
159723-Art Institute Glue
359760-Gold Embossing powder
85glitter-Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Other Products used:
Spellbinders: S4-542 Victorian Bow, S4-447 Heirloom Oval
Ranger: Heat gun, Paper-distressing tool,
Paper: Crafters Companion- Pearl Centura-snow white hint of gold 300gm
Pencil and ruler
Tonic Paper cutter

This card measures 16.8 cm x 14.5 cm when completed. Please note: All the stamping is done with the gold embossing powder.

This is what the card looks like when it is folded out.

Cut the card base 16.8 cm high x 29.4 cm wide. Measure and fold 10cm from each side, this will give you a card front of 9.7 cm. Measure from the bottom side edge 7cm up, mark this with a pencil. Using the paper and aligning the card at an angle, cut from the 7 cm mark to the 10 cm fold in the card.  Make another fold from the outer edge, 5.5 cm. Make these fold in a mountain and valley fold. 
Taking the paper pad, use the yellow checked papers to matt the card base. Distressing the edges before adhering to the base. 

Taking the cardstock, die cut the frames. Apply the glitter to the edges using the clear drying glue. Die cut the printed images from the paper pad. Using the matching stamps, Gold emboss the edges of the cuts. Apply clear drying glue to the strawberries and flowers and die cut frames. Apply the glitter. by dipping into a glitter filled container or sprinkling the glitter. Cut a few extra die cuts to make chipboards from the cardstock and printed-paper layers. 

Trim one of the picket fence so when put together it will fit across the front of the card. Adhere all in place using the foam double dots or squares. 

Right and left sides shown.

Add the large Sunday soda shapes to the sides of the card. 
This card does not have a it is open, always handy to have in the stash. You can always write a message on the back to your dear ones.

Have a scrappy happy day....Inky hugs from sussipoppins

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Debuting the 'Berry Cafe' collection at Heartfelt Creations

             Presented to you, the ideal collection to welcome summer.
                                   Berry Café collection
Warm breezes blow, busy bees buzz from blossom to blossom, and perfectly shaped, ripe berries beckon you as you catch a glimpse of them through the vines winding their way up the rickety old picket fence in the picture perfect garden patch.  Bringing back fond memories of strawberry picking while the early morning dew still lingered on the vines with the new release by Heartfelt Creations.
The Berry Cafe Collection will have you reminiscing of filling pails until overflowing while playing the game of "two for me" and "one for the pail", which always led to the task taking a tad longer.
Travel back in time to the days of your childhood where you shared your first strawberry milkshake, or float at the local ice cream parlour with that special someone you so adored. Filled with sweet illustrations of vining strawberries, adorable children, elegant blossoms, old fashioned strawberry stands as well as delicately patterned papers featuring eyelet prints, soft checks, ornate borders and delicious clusters of strawberries nestled among flowers, you are certain to find yourself warming in the berry patch and hankering for a cold strawberry treat.
Happy hues of pinks, reds, yellows, blues and greens create a cheerful color palette that is sure to make your heart sing the songs of summer.  Five extraordinary cling stamp sets allow you to recreate all of the memories of strawberry picking and enjoying the fruit from the vine.  Color and shape your way to a lush and productive garden plot where blossoms and fruit abound, being careful to avoid the ever busy bees.


Heartfelt Creations Products and Other Products Carried By Heartfelt Creations:
HCDP1-265 Berry Café paper pad
HCPC- 3732 Blooming Berries cling stamp set
HCPC- 3736 Sweet as Honey cling stamp set 
HCPC- 3731 Berry Blossoms cling stamp set
HCD1-779 Regal Boarders and Pockets die set
HCD1-793 Berry Blossoms die set 
HCD1-795 Sweet as Honey die set 
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
DDOTS-Double dots/ 3d foam squares
159723-Art Institute Clear drying glue
Gold embossing powder
85glitter-Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Other Products Used: 
Derwent Inktense Pencils 72: 0520-Cormine Pink, 1550- Felt Green, 1900-Willow, 1730-Oak, 1500- Chilli Red, 0220- Sicilian Yellow.Spellbinder; s5-239 Etched Alphabet, s6-036 Victorian Letters. Cardboard from a packing box, Yellow coloured crystal gems. 
Ranger: Heat gun, Paper distresser, Misting sprayer. Cardstock: Green x 5, 
Crafters Compainion Centura Pearl-snow white hint of gold.Tonic Die Cutting Machine,
Tonic Paper Cutter’

Click HERE to get a few tips on colouring the stamped images.
The completed size of this LO is, 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm. The size photos used: 2 x, 6 cm x 6. 1 x, 10.1 cm x 4.1 cm. 
Please Note: All stamping is done with the gold embossing powder on the 
crafters companion cardstock.
Use one of the green cardstock as a LO base. Taking the design paper with the beehive on it, cut this in half. Cut off center, to the side of the beehive and distress all the edges. Put one sheet of green cardstock aside for the title. Cut the remaining two sheets of green cardstock the same size as the design paper. 

Take one of the cardstock sets and align the die to make a lace edge. Apply glitter to this lace edge. Adhere the lace edge to the matching plain edged set of cardstock. Adhere to the matching size design paper. Now you have a pair. Adhere the layered papers to the green cardstock LO base. Please note! Apply glue only to the top out side corners and along the outer edge. Holding securely the top center join of the papers (about 9 cm. not yet ready to glue down, as the flowers need to be added and this will be done later), carefully role the center bottom corners back to the out side edge. When pleased with the placement, adhere the corners in place. 
Stamp the straw berries, 4 x the long and 2 x the fuller image. Color, die cut then shape. Stamp the flowers (a lot, both sets) color a few pink then die cut them all. Shape the flowers with the shaping kit with the aid of misted water.

Cut the photos to size and back them with cardboard. Adding about 3-4 layers of cardboard strips to give the extra height. 

Place the longer strawberry clutters in the paper tear point to the bottom of the LO, as a background. Adhere the larger photo to the background. 

Add the flowers. Place and adhere the remaining photos so they peek out from behind the folds. Add trimmed to size strawberry clusters and a few flowers around and under the photos as seen in the photo. 

Adhere flowers and the remaining strawberry clusters to the LO top edge join. 

Add the crystal gems to the flower centers. 

Die cut the small flower cluster from the Sweet as Honey set and from the matching image printed in the paper found in the paper pad. Cut a few extra from the crafters companion card stock to make a chipboard piece. 

Adhere this to the top of the honey hive. Add x 2 pink flowers to the under side of the honey hive.
Taking the remaining cardstock, cut the title from the alphabet sets. 

Cut each letter x 6. Adhere all the layers together to form letter chippies. Adhere in place to form the title.

Well that was the flowers tucked under the paper folds. Sorry I have not yet got photos from my WS with Finnabair. My girlfriend took all the photos and has been so busy, she has not got round to it yet...we all know that feeling! Life happens. But it was such fun and I learn't a lot....never too old to learn. I feel in love with ALL of her product. There goes the budget again.
I wish you all a happy scrappy inky week.
Sending inky hugs, sussipoppins

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday...

 May The Precious Memories…
Todays posting is dedicated to a dear full of life sweet lady.
Tracy, she lost her treasured husband Archie to the crewel sickness, cancer.
Archie also left behind a loving daughter Taylor.
 May you both find peace , strength and comfort in prayer.

Heartfelt Creations Products And Products Sold On Our Website:
DDOTS -Double Dots/3d foam squares
359760-Gold Embossing powder
159723- Art Institute Glue
85glitter-Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
SMP001- stamp Pad Mat  
24125- Crystal Lacquer
359848- Spellbinders Tool N’ one

Other Products Used:
White card stock. Ranger: Stickles, Heat Gun, Water Coloring Brush, Water Mister, Inking Foam Tool, Bone folder, Diamond stickles. Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, Barn Door, Fossilized amber, Aged Mahogany, Peacock feathers. Other: Sequins, Spellbinder LF-110 Grand Ovals, Cardboard packing box, Dutch Doobadoo modeling paste and mask- Waving strips, Spatula, Creative Expressions Embossing folder-Quilted Flower EF-017, Teal micro beads, Glue gun, Versa-mark, Foam sheets, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Gesso, Glue dot, Foam tape, Green organza ribbon, TONIC paper cutter, TONIC die cutting machine.

Video on using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit helping to make these flowers…
The finished size of this oval wall hanging, 23 cm x  16 cm
Please note all the stamping is done with the gold embossing powder.
Taking the packing box, cut the cardboard to the spellbinder largest size oval, do the same with the paper from the pad.. Using the large and a smaller size die to make a frame edge. Cut this also from the foam sheet to give it the height needed. ( you could cut this from the card board instead of) Apply the gesso to the frame, when dry, then the medium using the mask. When dry apply versa-mark then the gold embossing powder. Emboss the design paper then adhere to the oval base. Adhere the oval frame edge to the oval base. Stamp, color, shape the flowers and the dragonfly. Apply the glitter to the flowers. Stamp and cut the sentiment into strips. Inking the edges. Adhere the sentiment in place with foam tape. Die cut the swirls from the Cut Mat Create die sets and the leaves using the Adriana lace die. Shape with the flower tool kit. Make a triple bow from the ribbon. Arrange and adhere the swirls, leaves, flowers and dragonfly in place with the clear drying glue. Adhere the bow with a glue dot, adhere the remaining sentiment to the frame between the flowers and swirls. Adhere the sequins and micro beads with the clear drying glue. When all is dry apply a little stickles to the dragonfly wings.

It is well worth checking out the video listed. EmmaLou gives a great tutorial on how to make a flower similar to what is used here. Sure is a fun thing to do.
Thank you for dropping by today, inky hugs to all from sussipoppins

Post Note: I had such fun last weekend....remember I was looking forward to a work shop from Finnabiar. It sure was all that I expected and more. She gives a good workshop and I loved her humour. We all learnt a lot about her mixed media products....I now have nearly all of them! Need I say more. I am still recovering from all that fun I had so I shall get some photos up as soon as poss. I am also giving a work shop myself this coming it is heads down bums up.
Have a great day to you all.