- My name is Natalie and I love anything to do with card/paper. I have been a papercrafter for many years now and I never get bored playing with all the wonderful products available. I've been married to my wonderful husband Nathan for 35years now and we are still very much in love with each other as the first day we met each other. We have 3 wonderful children and 5 gorgeous grandchildren so we have lots to be thankful for. Since joining Stampin' Up! in 2018 I've grown so much in confidence with myself and I even tackle technology, which for me is a huge step to have taken, but I'm getting there slowly.
Tuesday 29 September 2020
Wednesday 23 September 2020
Hello everyone and welcome to yet another SUO challenge with the theme this time being - Nautical, Coastal, Sea world and Marine. And I thought what a great opportunity to use the really lovely Whale done collection, it's so lovely I just couldn't resist........
Tuesday 22 September 2020
Monday 21 September 2020
Well hello everyone and welcome to my blog. I've recently taken part in a mini catalogue swap with some of the Pootler's team members, and this is the card that I made for the group that I was in. We had to use products from the then new mini catalogue to give each other some ideas as to how we've used them. Hope you like the card I made, I certainly had a lot of fun making it.
Thick whisper white cardstock
1pc - 4 1/8" x 11 5/8" scored on long side @ 5 13/16" - card base
2pc - 2 1/8" x 3 5/8" for 2 x die cut tags - 1 tag
Scrap pieces to stamp and die cut 1 x snowman 2 x trees
1pc - 5/8" x 2 3/4" for the sentiment banner
Purple posy cardstock
1pc - 3 7/8" x 5 9/16" for front of card layer embossed 2" from the bottom
Scrap piece for die cutiing 1 x fern
Silver foil sheets
piece for die cutting 3 x ferns
Snowflake splendor DSP
1pc - 2 1/8" x 3 5/8" for 1 x die cut tag
1pc - 1/2" x 3 7/8" for the strip on front of card
Whisper white cardstock
1pc - 4" x 5 11/16" for the inside of card - snowflakes stamped in all 4 corners
1 1/2" (3.8cm) Metallic mesh ribbon
1pc -approx 8" cut in half length ways for the tag bow (only half used)
1. Cut, score and burnish your card base.
2. Cut, stamp and glue into place your inside of card layer.
3. Cut, emboss and glue to the front of your card your purple posy cardstock layer.
4. Cut and glue into place the dsp strip for the front of your card.
5. Die cut your 2 x white tags and emboss 1 of them.
6. Die cut your dsp tag and then glue the other white tag that you've cut onto the reverse side (this makes the dsp tag stronger).
7. Stamp, die cut and colour your snowman, just die cut the trees they don't need colouring (stamp 1 x 1st generation ink and then 1 x 2nd generation ink).
8. Your 1st generation tree you need to cut into two seperate trees, glue the large one onto the embossed tag (over to the left side).
9. Glue your dsp tag over the embossed tag moving it to the right hand side a bit so that your tree shows.
10. Glue your snowman on to the tags using dimensionals, now glue the small tree under the snowman on the right hand side. Cut the 2nd generation tree in to two and glue the larger one under the snowman on the left hand side.
11. Take your piece of ribbon and thread it through the tag hole and tie it into a bow.
12. Glue the whole tag topper on to the front of your card using dimensionals.
13. Die cut all of your ferns and then gue them into place on the front of your card tucking them under the tag topper.
14. Cut your sentiment banner and stamp the sentiment on it, now using dimensionals glue this on the front of your card.
Hope you enjoyed the project, like I say I really loved making it the snowman is just so gorgeous. It's really hard for me to resist a snowman and when I saw it in the mini catalogue I just had to have it.
Take care till next time
Big Crafty Hugs
Tuesday 15 September 2020
Hello again everyone hope you're all keeping well and having as much fun with all of your crafting projects as I am. Those of you who know me will know that I absolutely love making christmas projects and here is another very quick and easy, but i think a very pretty little card.
Lets get started..........
So todays card starts with a piece of thick whisper white card which measures 4 1/8" x 8 1/4" scored on longside in half, giving you a very cute 4 1/8" square card. I've cut a piece of thick whisper white measuring 4" x 4" and stamped a few of the images from the 'Snowflake wishes' stampset on to it, then glued it flat to the inside of the card.
Now I've cut a piece of the Balmy blue glimmer paper so it measures 4" x 4" and then glued it flat to the front of your card. The next step is using a piece of thick whisper white cardstock and die cutting the large snowflake from the 'So many snowflakes' dies.