Monday, 17 June 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 236 - Anything But A Card.

 Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi! back again to tell you that it's time for another challenge over
at Crafty Cardmakers.

Angela (me actually!), is hosting today and our challenge is Anything but a Card.
As usual you can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to be cards, as long as it meets the challenge. 

Hope you will join in.
And here is my project for the challenge:

Here is how I made the wallet using this Masterboard:

Basically the same technique used for the ATCs which you can find HERE just different colours. Using that favourite stencil again to create the Bokeh effect.

Cut up the pieces to the size you want them and some chipboard to strengthen the structure.

This piece of Craft card will have the sections attached to it.

And so to the construction.
I've positioned the black card under the craft card. The craft card is just a little narrower than the black chipboard.

Here you can see I've turned it over and you are able to see the positioning. The areas where the craft card is still showing will be where the folds are made.
I've cut the Masterboard to size and started grunging the edges with a pair of scissors but you can also use a distressing tool or leave them smooth.

Construction is next so started attaching the pieces. If you intend using a magnet for the fastening, now is the time to add it but you could also add ribbon or cord under the card before attaching it.

Then decided they needed edging so added some faux stitch detail. You could do this before it's attached to the background or after as I have done here.

 Next we need embellishments and a sentiment.

Get out the old punches and handmade paper! Still find these useful occasionally.

A little play around with the pieces......

and then attach them.

 Folders for the inside are next.

I used light weight black card for this and the Tim Holtz  Pocket Envelope die.

Cut off the flaps as you don't need these.

Then close.

I prefer to use wet Glue to join all the pockets together.

I know people have different ways of doing this part but I find this works fine.

Paper clips ensure that they are all glued firmly together.

Then attach the first pocket to the front and last pocket to the back.

Paper clips again ensure that everything is secure.

And there you have it completed and ready to put the ATCs inside.

Side View.

Back View.

And from the top.

I do have more detailed instructions for this wallet from 2018 if you would like to see it you can find it here:

I hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the DT have been up to and maybe join in the challenge.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with too.
 Happy crafty card making.
Angela x

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Papercraft Challenges: challenge 39 - No Cards.
Shopping Our Stash weekly Challenge blog: 397 - Stencil me This.
A Place to Start: June challenge - Stencil me In - Use your Favourite Stencil.
Craft Stamper Magazine - Take it, Make It challenge - June.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Friday Fun day with Smiles.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Angela here again to show you what I've been up to this week.

Now what do you suppose is going on here!

Lots of interest showing here! What an enthusiastic lot they are!

Card samples and a few cocktails which might just help you to guess what's going on here. 
It's a Hen Party (Bridal Shower for my American friends).
As the bride is a keen crafter I was asked to set up some projects to keep the ladies occupied.

Proud owners with their cards.

Lots of happy faces though the drink might have had something to do with it.

You may notice that they are all wearing something with a Leopard pattern as the bride had a thing about it for a while as a child though this was a bit of a surprise for her.

I though it was safer to give them all tape pens rather than let them loose with wet glue!

Next we moved on to the bag project.

What an industrious lot they are! 
Hardly had to tell them off at all Lol!

And smiles all round from the Hen party! and I have to say it was a lovely day and I was pleased that they all enjoyed it so much.

Now I have been in the park too.
Aren't these two so cute, obviously they were not at the party.

And I know that some of you like to see how the Cygnets are progressing.
Well here they are! I think they thought i was going to feed them and dad is having a job keeping up with them. Just hope they aren't too brave or the parents are going to have their hands full protecting them.

Well there was plenty there to make you smile.

So I'm off now to see what everyone else has been up to.

Have a great weekend everyone and
 thanks for stopping by.

And if you would like some more smiles you just need to pop over to see what our other friends have been doing this week at Annie's for
"This Week's Smiles" and you can also share your  smiles too.

Angela x

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

WOYWW # 523 - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey. 

Hi Workdesk friends. 
Here we are for another Wednesday at the Workdesk. 
I am here again to show you:

"What's on my Workdesk this Wednesday".

If you don't know what this is all about then please visit the
Stamping Ground, our host Julia will explain.

So here is my desk for today!

Not very exciting today as I still have the stuff on my desk from the Hen Party workshop I did last weekend which incidentally went really well.
I have photographs of this but will show these on my blog on Friday.

More lovely ATCs and other little gifts sent to me from some of the ladies who were at the Crop. 
If I haven't said this to you all then please accept my thanks, I was thrilled to receive these and thanks to Jo for sending them.

 And a quick addition which has just arrived from Caro and Kelly.
Loving the ATC and card Kelly and another gorgeous stamp to add to my collection.

And look at this beauty from Caro, how clever she is. 
Thank you so much xXx

I have moved some of the stuff from the exploding box so that's looking a bit better though I probably wont be able to find the stuff I moved when I need it Lol!. 
Not sure yet what I will use those playing cards for but I know they will appear sometime soon.

Some of the card samples that were part of the project I organised for the Hen Party (Bridal Shower for our American friends) are still on the desk. 
The designs are nice and straight forward to put together and look lovely when completed so great for this kind of function, the ladies loved them and I got to use up some old patterned papers. They also made a gift bag and will show those too very soon.

So that's me done for today.

 Thanks for stopping by and hope you will pop over and join in the visits around the other desks.

 I'm off now to see what everyone else is up to.
Have a great woyww 
happy crafting,

Angela x

Monday, 10 June 2019

Masterboard Monday.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

I am here today to show you a card made with this Masterboard:

I had originally made this and several other pieces for a memory journal and these were left over and I just love left-overs so here goes.

Altenew stamps and dies were used to complete this card.

Started to put the card together. 
You may notice that the vase was made with velum so is slightly translucent and attached this with velum tape after colouring with an alcohol pen to give the effect of water. 
The flowers are also left over from an earlier project which you can find here.

Close-up here showing the enamel dots (also by Altenew) used to embellish the card and a sentiment too.

A little stamping to decorate the inside.

Layered with black card and pink ribbon which I made into a sweet little bow. Place these onto a white card blank and some tiny drops of Glossy Accents on the petals and the card is complete and guess what......still got some left over Masterboard!

I would love to hear your comments about this project if you have time.

In any case many thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,

Angela x

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers: HLS June - Anything goes with Dies.
Alphabet Challenge Blog: F for Flowers.
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