Sunday, 7 July 2019

Seven Hills Crafts Appreciation Day!

Seven Hills Crafts is a wonderful online craft store based in the north of England which specialises in supplying products from the USA that are usually hard to come by in the UK. The store is run by the lovely Tara and Rick, who do a marvellous job in keeping their many customers happy with copious amounts of stamps, dies, ink etc. You can check out their fabulous site here .

Customers of the store are invited to join an exclusive Facebook group called SCH VIP's, where many of us share photos of our creations and chat about craft related stuff, latest releases etc. Seven Hills Crafts Customer Service is second to none and Tara and Rick are very much appreciated, so the group decided that the seventh day of the seventh month (for Seven Hills) should henceforth become SCH appreciation day! Many of us have made and sent cards to show them some love - here is my version.

I chose to use Altenew's Adore You stamp and die sets, together with a Hello die. I stamped the flowers onto some peach pearlescent card using Versamark ink and heat embossed with detail white embossing powder. Then I added some pink and white shading to the petals with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. The leaves were stamped and heat embossed onto pearlescent green gold card in the same way, before everything was cut out using the co-ordinating dies. I layered everything up, including a lattice oval die behind the flowers and added the die cut sentiment with foam tape.

The sentiments on the inside of the card were also from the Altenew Adore You stamp set, which is available from Seven Hills Crafts here .

I also enclosed a small gift for Tara, appropriately a card pin which I bought from Ruby at The Gray Muse. I hope she likes it!

Thanks for looking. 

Friday, 5 July 2019

Nautical Collage Cards.

I needed a birthday card for one of my Uncles this week. Years ago he used to go sailing, so I decided to use some Clear-2-Collage stamps from Butterfly Kisses to make a couple of nautical themed cards.

I used C6 size Kraft card blanks and layered them with some lovely patterned papers from Kaisercraft's Deep Sea collection. I inked up the large collage stamp with Versafine Clair Pinecone ink and stamped onto Kraft card, then coloured parts of the image with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils making sure to keep the colours neutral. The sentiments in my first card were both from the same stamp set and I cut them into small flag shapes using My Favourite Things Stitched Sentiments Strips dies.

For my second card I chose a different patterned paper and used one of the tiny sentiment tags which Kaisercraft had also supplied in the Deep Sea paper pad. A short length of string finished off the tag nicely, which I then added to the card with foam tape. I have added this to my card stash in case I need a masculine card in a hurry. 

Thanks for looking!