Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Announcing the Winner of the Birthday Blossoms Daisy Stamp Giveaway.

Hi Everyone
Thank you for joining in our Birthday Blossoms giveaway this month, I have enjoyed reading everyones comments on the four cards. The first card, the yellow one with the white embossing is the clear favorite with the bright green fourth card coming second.
Here are the names of the entrants ready to go into the draw.



The winner of the lovely Daisy Thanks clear stamp set is Craftyme, you can watch the video of the draw below.
Craftyme will you email me at debbie.wild@wildwarehouse.com to claim your prize and tell me the address that you would like it to be sent to.
Don't forget to watch out for our next Birthday Blossoms post in 3 weeks time.
Debbie x




Monday, 20 March 2017

Birthday Blossoms Daisies to Celebrate April Birthdays Part 2

In part 1 of this months Birthday Blossoms post I used the Stampendous Daisy Thanks clear stamp set to make one of the cards and announced that we will be giving one away this week to a lucky winner. Scroll down to find out how you can have the chance to win.

In the meantime here is another card made with that stamp, I went for a different style of card and this time used all of the main stamp and made a decorative strip with the butterfly stamp that is also part of the set.

Hand made stamped and inked daisy birthday card.


I started with a 14.75 x 14.75cm square blank card and envelope, layered that with dark green card and on top of that a layer of paper from a Vintage paper pad. I cut a strip of card 14 x 3.5cm inked it all over with Tea Dye distress ink and randomly stamped the butterfly in Vintage Sepia all over it.

I cut a piece of white card 9.75 x 13.25cm and stamped the group of daisies in black ink. I colored the flower centers with a dark mustard marker pen and the stems with dark green, I left the petals white. I inked around the edges of the card and the stamped image, mounted it on dark green card and wrapped dark green sheer ribbon around it and tied a bow. The whole thing was adhered to the left side of the card as shown in the photo.

I stamped the greeting in black on a strip of white card, trimmed the ends to points, inked all around attached this across the flower stems using foam mounting pads. A few adhesive gold metals finished it off.

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For the fourth and last card in the daisy series I wanted something brighter and more springlike, and something that will appeal to those of you who are not fond of a lot of stamping and inking 😉. 
I think these paper daisies on the bright green background do the job perfectly.

handmade birthday card with paper daisies and embossed background


I used a white A6, tent fold, blank card for the base, cut the bright green card slightly smaller embossed it with the daisy and swirl pattern and adhered it to the card. I cut a strip of hessian ribbon and adhered it across the centre of the card.

For the daisies I used two sizes of Petaloo Paintable flowers, leaving them white but adding yellow self adhesive candies to the centers, you probably can't see in the photo but the candies have a subtle sparkly effect which looks gorgeous when they catch the light. The leaves are die cut from the same bright green card as the background and the greeting is stamped onto a small strip of white card and adhered onto the hessian as shown. Quick and easy to put together but a pretty card all the same.

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I hope you have enjoyed reading about these cards, please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
Debbie x

GIVEAWAY TIME!
This month we are giving away to one lucky person one of the Stampendous Daisy Thanks Clear Stamp Sets pictured at the top of this post.

All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on either this post or the Part 1 post saying which of the four daisy cards you like best and why. Everyone who leaves a comment on either of these two posts before the end of the day March 27th 2017, will be entered into our draw. Good Luck



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Birthday Blossoms Daisies to Celebrate April Birthdays Part 1

Hi Everyone
Welcome to another issue of our Birthday Blossoms series, the birth flowers for April birthdays are Daisy and Sweet Pea. I have concentrated on daisies as they are such a recognizable flower, plus it gave me chance to play with our new Stampendous Daisy Thanks clear stamp set, which is such a useful and versatile stamp set.




We are giving you the chance to win one of these sets this week, scroll down to find out how you can enter our giveaway competition.

I was on a bit of a roll and made four cards this time so I have split the post into two parts so that you don't get daisy fatigue!

I have used the Daisy Thanks stamp for the first card in the series taking the main stamp but only using part of the image.


I cut and scored yellow card to make an A6 tent fold, card base. I cut a piece of vellum to the same height as the card but 11.5cm wide leaving a margin of card down either side.

I positioned the stamp so that only the flower heads are used, I stamped with white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder to make sure that the white image was strong enough to show up against the vellum. The flower centers are colored with a yellow marker pen. The greeting is stamped and embossed the same way.

I fixed the vellum panel to the card using Invisi Dots that are specially made for working with vellum so that they don't show through, I have to admit that I also added a tiny dab of glue at each corner just to be on the safe side!

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The idea for the second card came when I spotted some pretty napkins with a daisy design on and decided to make a decoupage card topper.



I started with a 12.5cm square cream blank card, then cut a smaller piece of white card and inked the edges with Old Paper distress ink and layered this onto the base. I made the layer with the script on the computer and printed it onto parchment vellum paper, if you want to make it yourself the font I used was Snell Roundhand size 12 there are lots of other similar fonts if you don't have this one. I have added the file for this to the Free Downloads area so if you prefer you can just download and print it. Once printed I inked the edges with Tea Dye distress ink and darkened the corners with some Vintage Sepia pigment ink.

To make the daisy topper I cut a piece of the paper napkin bigger than the size I wanted to end up with and cut a piece of white card the same size, I peeled the back two layers of the napkin off leaving me with a very thin piece of tissue with the picture on. I covered the card with a layer of PVA glue, laid the napkin on it and brushed more of the PVA over the top of it. I brushed away the worst of the air bubbles taking care not to tear the napkin but leaving some of the imperfections to give it an aged look. When the glue was dry I added a layer of varnish, with hindsight I think this could have been left off as it made the topper look a bit glossier than I wanted. Once the varnish was dry I die cut   the shape.

I die cut a larger shape out of paper from a Christmas pad, inked the edges with gold (which doesn't really show up in the photo), wrapped gold satin ribbon round and tied a bow. I stuck this down onto the card and added some adhesive pearl flourishes and the card topper which I attached with foam mounting pads to lift it a little.

The greeting is stamped in Vintage Sepia onto a die cut tag that has been inked with Tea Dye. I punched a hole at the end and threaded more of the gold ribbon through, this is also attached with foam mounting pads.

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Thank you for looking in, I hope you like the cards and look forward to reading your comments.
Debbie x

GIVEAWAY TIME!
This month we are giving away to one lucky person one of the Stampendous Daisy Thanks Clear Stamp Sets pictured at the top of this post.

All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on either this post or the Part 2 post saying which of the four daisy cards you like best and why. Everyone who leaves a comment on either of these two posts before the end of the day March 27th 2017, will be entered into our draw. Good Luck

Friday, 17 March 2017

Hand Made Card for a New Baby Boy

Hi Everyone
Here's a card to celebrate the birth of a new baby boy. The nice thing about baby cards is that you can't go wrong if you want to keep to traditional colors which makes one decision for you straight away.



So as you can see I chose a traditional blue for this card, I started with a square white card blank and layered that with blue card that had been embossed with a swiss dot embossing folder. I wrapped blue  grosgrain ribbon topped with a baby boy ribbon around the blue layer before adhering it to the card blank.

I cut and layered smaller squares of white and blue card and added a blue baby in a pram card topper to these layers and adhered this to the centre of the card. The greeting is a blue peel off on layers of blue and white card positioned below the centerpiece.

5mm pearls at the corners of the card and 3mm pearls at the corners of the centerpiece finish it all off.

This is a classic layout where there are lots of variations you can make, not least to do it in pink for a baby girl. It's always nice to make a card for such a happy event.

Thanks for dropping in, hope you like it, as always I look forward to your comments.
Debbie x

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Handmade Mothers Day Card with Vintage Photo

Hi Everyone this is my third and last Mothers Day card for this year. I have several original photos of my great grandparents and other family and have been thinking about using them in cards for a while. This photo is of my great grandmother taken about 1910 we think, I was happy to use it on a card for my own mum.


I started with a square white card blank and inked around the edges with Old Paper distress ink. I cut a piece of cream card to slightly smaller than the card blank, distressed the edges with a paper scruffer, inked them with a Vintage Sepia ink pad and adhered it to the card base. I added a strip of crochet lace to one side as shown.

I scanned the photo and printed it out to keep the original safe! I cut out the photo and inked the edges with Vintage Sepia and mounted this on a piece of cream card also inked with Vintage Sepia. I cut another rectangle of cream card scruffed the edges, inked them with Tea Dye distress ink and adhered it at an angle overlapping the lace and then angled the photo on top of that.

The greeting is stamped in Vintage Sepia on cream card with inked edges which is mounted on a rectangle of cream card scruffed and inked with Tea Dye ink.

Finally I added paper roses, a pearl flourish border,  a gold satin ribbon and some individual adhesive pearls to decorate.

I am really pleased with the result and hope you like it too. Please leave your comments to let me know.
Debbie x

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Butterfly Fold Out Card for Mothers Day

Hi Everyone, here's another Mother's Day card. We recently got these fold out card blanks in stock from Heartfelt Creations and I thought they would make a Mother's Day card with a bit of a difference. I have tried to make my own fold out card blanks but even though I have curved cutting dies found it to be almost impossible. This was much easier :)


Here is the card folded up and laying flat.


Here it is standing up, you can just see the corner of the die cut card shape that I put on the back panel to write your message on, it's the same shape as the one on the front but slightly bigger.

I used one of the fold out card blanks as mentioned above, the pack contains four different ones which gives you a bit of variety.

I cut pieces of pink Colorcore card stock to fit the front and back panels, I traced the curved edge from the card blank to get the right shape for the front panel and trimmed them to be slightly smaller than the panels they were going on. I did the same with patterned paper for the middle two panels.

I embossed the Colorcore card and sanded the raised areas gently to reveal the lighter pink color underneath, I love the effect of this card stock. All the paper pieces were glued onto the appropriate panels.

I die cut eight little butterflies and added a self adhesive pearl to the body of each one and adhered these along the curved edges of the card as shown.

I die cut two fancy rectangles from white card and inked the edges with pink ink. The greeting is stamped in silver onto the smaller of the two rectangles and adhered to the front panel with a small blue paper flower. I also inked the edges of the larger rectangle and adhered that to the middle of the back panel so that it can't be seen when the card is closed. This can be used to write your message. The finished card measures 10.8 x 14cm so will fit into a standard C6 envelope. (envelopes are not included with the card blanks).

Thanks for visiting, please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
Debbie x

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Cute Bunny with Flowers Handmade Mothers Day Card

For many of us Mothers Day will be celebrated on Sunday 26th March this year, so now is the time to plan your cards, this is the first of three that i have made this year each one using a different technique or style.


I really love this cute little bunny rabbit stamp and it's perfect for Mother's Day with a lovely bouquet of flowers.

Stamped and colored Mothers Day card with bunny rabbit and flowers

I started with a square white card blank and layered that with purple card and a butterfly patterned paper. 

I cut and layered rectangles of purple and white card, cutting slits at either end to thread the silver ribbon through and stamped the greeting in black ink. I glued the ends of the ribbon 
to the back of the purple card before attaching it to the card blank.

I die cut a fancy heart from purple card and a slightly smaller plain heart from white card. The rabbit is stamped in black onto the white heart and colored with water colour pencils. The stamped heart is layered onto the purple one and adhered to the card front as shown, a lilac wire and mesh butterfly adds dimension.

For me this is a really cute Mother's Day card, hope you like it too!

Debbie x

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Friday, 3 March 2017

Cardio Majestix Dragonfly Garden Handmade Birthday Card

I love working with these little stamps, there are so many things you can do with them and they are very forgiving it's usually quite easy to cover up small mistakes :) Once you have the right mix of colors you can just stamp away and create whatever shape you want.

Cardio Majestix Dragonfly Garden Handmade Birthday Card 


I cut and scored white linen card to make the base, I like the way the linen finish makes the stamping look slightly distressed.

The Dragonfly Garden stamp set contains two hydrangea flowers, one daisy flower, two leaf stamps and a dragonfly. I used a dark orange and a yellow for the hydrangea flowers a dark red for the daisies and a light green for the leaves, and clustered these in a band around the top two thirds of the card.

The happy birthday greeting is stamped with a watermark ink pad and heat embossed with gold onto a vellum strip. I stamped some of the flowers and foliage onto the ends of the vellum strip to give them a stronger color. I used adhesive foam pads to adhere the vellum strip across the stamped area as shown to lift it slightly from the stamping underneath.

The finishing touch is a dragonfly stamped in gold in the bottom right corner of the card.

I really like this card and it would be easy to change it up with different ink colors. Hope you like it too, I'm looking forward to your comments.
Debbie x

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Thursday, 2 March 2017

The Winner of our February Give-away is.....

Excited to announce the winner of this months give-away is Shilpa Chinchure, congratulations Shilpa! Please email me at debbie.wild@wildwarehouse.com and let me know where to send your prize

Thanks to everyone for joining in, watch out on here for our next give-away.

Debbie x