Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Sparkelicious!

Corrrrr Blimey!!!  What a fab response to the tellybox shows yesterday! Thanks ever so much to you all for your messages, Tweets, emails etc  It warms the heart of my cockles to know that you enjoyed the demo's and the goodies I had picked for the shows.  My card today was made using the gorgeous papers and Heartfelt Creations stamps...I just love those browns and cream papers in the Teresa Collins paper pad... very vintage and very me :O)



This is a 6" square card base and I cut some brown Bazzill and a piece of the paper to fit.  I always like to edge my card/paper with Distress Ink, this covers up any white cores of the card and makes the edges neater and a little bit distressed.  I used Walnut Stain to do the inking around the edge and then stamped the Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur stamp in Black Archival. A zap with a heat tool to set the ink and then I set about colouring the image in using Forest Moss Distress Ink, squidged onto my craft sheet and then painted in using a waterbrush. I stamped the flowers again twice on more of the papers and cut out the little flowers, some are really teensy but I think it is worth the faff to have them on the card.  Once cut, I used Walnut Stain DI again and edged these and coloured the backs of the flowers... again, a little attention to detail :O)  I used Glossy Accents to dot into the centre of the flowers and then poured Black Soot Distress Glitter over the top and tapped off the excess. I LOVE the Black Soot... muchly!!!  I then added a piece of twine and a Fancy Key and couple of the Sparklers/Dazzlers under the flower pile.  A sentiment from the Thoughtful Sentiments CE stamp plate and a bit of bling in the form of the pearl swirl and there you have it... uno finished card!



I am blogging later than intended today.  This morning it was time for Ferdy to go in for his MOT.  I absolutely hate that hour long wait... whilst the mechanic man is prodding and measuring and revving and testing my little car... but... hurrah and thrice!  He passed!  I loves my car (and I loathes the thought of mahoosive repair bills... just think of all the stash you could get for that!!)  Then I spent the day cleaning (I didn't say the H word... hope no one is offended lol)   and tidying and sorting and putting away.   Anyways, I now have a stack of cardstock cut and ready to diecut for my retreat classes this weekend... tonight I shall mostly be cutting and kitting.   I shall away... to cut and kit!  Once again, thanks for all your lovely messages and kind support, makes me very smiley happy!   Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x



23 comments:

Joanne said...

I adored this card when I saw it and lived your demo. What beautiful stamps
Now then off you go and get our kits done and don't forget the 'green' pea pods LOL
XX

Donna Arkle (DizzyDee) said...

Gorgeous card - as always. Appreciate all the home u r spending prepping for us as the weekend. Really looking forward to it! Take care. Hugs Donna x x

Rita said...

Fabulous shows Hels. I am so glad I recorded them s all as watching them. I learned so much from you, so thanks for that. Hugs Rita xxx

carol edwards said...

Loveley card Hels and the shows were great, thanks for hints and tips x

Carol Q said...

absolutely loved this on your demo Hels.

Linda Simpson said...

Great shows yesterday. I love this card, the flowers look fabulous.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Shirley Murdoch said...

I love this card Hels, very vintage & stylish. Wish I was coming the next two weekends. Look forward to seeing the photos. xx

Craftychris said...

Stunning card and wonderful shows! I won the card from the morning show, thank you. Can't wait for it to arrive! Glad the MOT went well xx

Clai01 said...

Wonderful Hels, loved how you made the cards from scratch, and explained everything so very clearly. The black soot glitter looks stunning on the card.
A big Thankyou x

LoraineC said...

Watching the shows tonight, beautiful card x

Joanne K said...

Evening Hels, hope the car got on ok. Really enjoyed yesterday shows. Loved all your samples. Kind regards Joanne Kx

rachel said...

I'm still watching the show Hels - but I love what I've seen so far. These heartfelt creations stamps are stunning - expensive but very gorgeous xx Love this card too - beautiful xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Hels. Great shows, thanks for the fab demos. I love the flower stamps and the Teresa Collins papers, they help to make such a beautiful card,just my cup of tea. I think even I could manage to make one similar.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Loving this card, I loved you demo'ing this and I will be trying this one, I have all the elements used, here's hoping mine turns out half as good as yours haha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

julie_woolston said...

Stunning card Hels, love the design and fab detail.
Hugs Julie xxx

nannapat said...

Loved your demo's Hels, this card is gorgeous. Recorded your shows so I can watch them over and over. Pat x

Stella said...

Loved the show Hels....only could record the earlier show cos I haven't got Sky. Ordered the stamps from another source as one set was £11 cheaper. Making my mind up which Distress glitters but it looks like it may be most of them eventually.Thanks for the brill show looking forward to the next ones XX

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Enjoy all your demos.

Great card.

Love the flowers. X

annekescardart said...

fabulous card. Great design. Really love the look of it.
Thanks for showing Anneke.

Carole Z said...

Hels this is stunning, I love every detail. I haven't had a chance to watch the shows yet :( got it to look forward to :) Carole Z xx

Lisette Baker said...

Absolutely loved all the samples for the show and I loved these with the Theresa Collins papers - I have this pad and can't wait to give 'em a whirl.

Attic crafter said...

Loved the shows and had a go with the hummingbird mask and the clear texture paste and tried it with my ordinary fine glitters as I am yet to order the distress ones and result! You made it so clear to follow and inspired me to have a go. Keep up the great work! Linda

Evik said...

Oh, really nice blog! I'm glad I found You. So inspiring! Greetings from Poland. ~Ewa

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