Past and Present docraft DT Blog Hop

Hello once again my lovely fellow crafters…

I was asked by the very talented Katie Lamb if I’d like to take part in a docrafts blog hop involving past and present members of the DT and of course I said yes!

I’ve been nice and busy doing various projects the last few weeks and I have a couple I can share with you today.  The first one is a card I made for my Mum who has her birthday in a couple of weeks.  I was lucky enough to be bought some of the new Xcut dies for Christmas and on the first project I’ve used the ornate frames.  As I wanted them to really stand out on their own and so I’ve mounted them onto acetate to make the most of the gorgeous detail.

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I’ve used various papers for the make… Craftwork Cards gorgeous ‘Time Flies’ papers are the main feature and I’ve lightly (and not-so-lightly!) spritzed them with Artiste ‘Aubergine’ Spritzing Ink to give a mottled effect.  The feathers and bloom dies are also both Xcut and I’ve layered and inked the edges to create more depth.

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I’ve added some purple glitter glue onto the butterfly and and a couple of the flower middles but unfortunately it doesn’t show well in the photographs… but it is all sparkly and lovely in real life!

The acetate front is adhered to a card blank so It supports the weight of the card and doesn’t bow. Inside the card I have used docrafts cream pearlescent paper and inked the edges with Tim Holtz’s ‘Dusty Concord’ Distress Ink so it echoes the purple on the front. Something different from the girlie pink shop bought cards that most Mother’s get bought for their birthdays and I know mine will love this.

My second make uses various bits and bobs again.

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I bought this 8×8″ paper pad yesterday and it’s ‘Blank Canvas’ from First Edition Papers.  A old-ish release but super lovely nonetheless.  I just love the feel of the colours, especially after all the deep, heavy colours you tend to gravitate towards at Christmas… it has a definite Spring feel about it.

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The flowers are made from both docrafts ‘Flowers’, Tim Holtz’s ‘Tattered Florals’ and Xcut Palm Punches.  All have been inked and shaped using a pair of round nose pliers and a Tonic floral crafting tool, the ones with the round ball on the end! The flowers have then had a resin flower added that has been dunked lightly in gold glitter to add a bit of sparkle. With the docraft Bare Basic Wooden Bunting and a slightly bent butterfly, the embellishments were almost complete.

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A simple WHSmith Letraset was used to add the ‘Hey!’ sentiment and I scribbled round the edge of the docraft Bare Basic shape and the edge of the card itself.  I saw this used on a card yesterday whilst I was attending the ‘Creative Craft Show’ in Esher with my good crafty friend, Clare.  I really liked the informal scribble, so simple, why hadn’t I thought of that?!

Anyway… I’m off to do the washing and load the dishwasher in double-quick time so I can get back to crafting.  After my little spend at the craft show yesterday I have some lovely new stencils and dies to open along with some more (yes more!) Tim Holtz Distress Inks and sprays and I’m a bit excited!

Do pop along to my fellow designers blogs to check out their gorgeous makes.  I’d just like to add my ‘welcome’ to the new DT members… hello!  I hope you all have a fabulous time on the DT, it’s a fabulous opportunity so grab it with both hands… and boy, do I hope you have some good storage ‘cos you are so going to need it with all the goodies you’ll get sent!  Find their blogs here:

Katie Lamb:  http://www.whatkatiedid2.blogspot.co.uk

Mary:  http://maryjdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/

Claire:  http://talesfromthe-craftroom.blogspot.co.uk/

Sarah Douglas:  http://www.stickerkitten.co.uk/

Michelle: http://www.scrapthology.blogspot.co.uk/

Jill:  http://deliciousdesignsbyjillpryor.blogspot.co.uk/

Katie Skilton:  katieskilton.com

Doreen:  http://www.doreensdream.blogspot.co.uk/

Julie: http://newnanny.blogspot.co.uk/

Denise: https://denisefletcher60.wordpress.com/

and lastly but by no means least…

Mags: https://thetaglady.wordpress.com/

 

Catch up soon folks… Heather x

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