Tag Archive | Handmade

Beaded Mickey Ears Tutorial Part 1

I have been seeing some gorgeous wire and floral hand made Mickey ears in videos and on Etsy so wanted to put my own spin on them

so here is the first Half of my hand Beaded Mickey Ears Tutorial

Please subscribe to My YouTube channel if you would like more of this kind of tutorial from me

 

OCC Watercolour Intermediate Day 6 Card 5

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To join the class

 

 

 

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Not quite like the teachers but I kind of like how they turned out

A combo of Brusho and Royal and Langnickel tubes on Saunders and Waterford Paper, Stamp it Australia Friendship Quotes stamps, DCWV Matting Stack, and Distress Ink. Ribbon from my Stash and my Trusty Bow it all.

 

A Birthday Card

Tiana Card

Forgive the pic I struggle to get good photos with Acetate. This is a card I made for my youngest Nieces Birthday earlier this month.

I used Kaisers Wonderland Acetate hand coloured with Alcohol ink. Add in a home made misted background, and a die cut happy birthday and viola a card is born.

I have to say in all honesty I was not 100% happy with it but as my niece absolutely loved her card I am happy she loved it :).

Tiana’s 10th Birthday Card

I am not sure I have ever admitted this here, but I don’t really see myself as a card maker, sure I make my own cards when the occassion calls for it but I sometimes struggle with ideas or execution.

Anyway the other week I bought some cards to make life easier re card making and because there are some very important birthdays coming up)
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I started this card for my Niece by using some Funky Sellotape I had snagged quite some years ago and that has been sitting in my stash ever since. The boarder is Made using 2 different ones ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘Funky Girls’

I then Stamped the cute little fairy/elf? and watercoloured it using Distress inks mostly picked Raspberry. I was quite pleased with how this quick card turned out and most importantly she loved it. (mistakes and all)

Dr Who + Washi Tape = Tardis Card

Every Dr Who fan knows as a crafter there is very little out there in the way of ready to use Dr Who craft stuff.

Soooooooooooooooooooooo imagine the excitement when Clearsnap posted a blog in conjunction with Viva Las Vegas Stamps and gasp, excitement, woo hoo

there was a TARDIS STAMP!!!!

ok so a blue police box aherm. So we had to have it, My Sister, My friend and talented Scrapper Toni and I all got the Unmounted one so that we could all get it with post for $10.50 each. If we had got it with the cling or block mounted it would have shot the postage up.

I was so excited to get my stamp, also having found out the same day I missed my sisters Fiance’s birthday.

I have also been playing a lot with washi tape.

So of course I sat down and this card was born

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The Washi Tape is from Sawyers Place
I also used a dark purple stickles glitter glue
Some Silver Embossing Powder
A fiskers Happy Birthday Stamp

and Distress inks in various blue shades from memory: Stormy Sky, broken china, salty ocean and blue jeans.

As well as a white gel pen.

Other than the Happy Birthday turning out a bit smudged looking I am quite chuffed at how my first use of this stamp turned out.

Kaiser Cards (from Chapter one and Sweet Nothings Pads)

I recently challenged myself to use pretty much only the paper pads and what was in them to create these two cards. Although I couldn’t resist adding the red roses to the Chapter one card for a little pop of colour.

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I got the Chapter one Paper Pad when spotlight had them on sale because It is not colours that I would normally use and I knew it would challenge me. I cut the 2nd scalloped strip from a piece of pp in the stack (you can tell which is the hand cut one), This is for a friends birthday.

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This card is completely from Kaisers Sweet Nothings paper pad (I love that pad so much a friend sent me an extra one)

It was made as a thank you card for a friend.

 

It was really hard to not at least ink the edges of things and to add a little of this or that but overall I am really pleased with the results of these cards.

New Etsy Items and a give away

Well it has been a while, but I can finally reveal 2 new products that are now in stock in very limited quantities in my Etsy Store

Each Dragonfly or Seam Binding flower pack come packaged in lovely little hand made boxes. If you mention in your notes when checking out that you came to my store via my blog (insert the blog Name Heavenly Craft Musings) I will add a free gift of 1 m of Hand dyed Seam Binding

The first new Range is fantasy film dragonfly’s featuring fibre optic bead bodies. Each one is a unique creation and no two are exactly alike. (click on the photo to be taken straight to the etsy store

Heavenly Imaginings

The Purple Dragonflies do not show up as well in photo’s I tried everything to get a great pic. They have hues of brown, green and of course like all fantasy film rainbow

Heavenly Imaganings on Etsy

Next comes some Hand Dyed Seam Binding Flowers. You may remember seeing these on my budget layout I created. Now you can grab some for yourself at just $4 a 6 pack,

Heavenly Imaganings on Etsy

and lastly White Seam Binding Flowers ready for you to mist, dye or use as is (also in a 6 pack for $4)

Heavenly Imaganings on Etsy

Here is what the white flowers look like Misted with Various Brands of Mist

&nbsp Smooch Spritz Mixed Berries (Donna Salazar)
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Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (sorry I don’t know the colour it is supposed to be pink poodle but is far to light for that)

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and a home made mist

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Want to Win the 3 misted and 3 white seam binding flowers. It is simple leave a comment below to be in the draw to win! All countries welcome.

Some Cards from ‘The Vault’

I have been sharing some of my older work on here the last few days because some of it I am really pleased with. The older the work the less stash I had to create it with. Even now yes my stash has grown considerably but it is by no means huge. Sometimes I think it is better that way as I am often forced to come up with creative ways to do something I want to do but with different products. Other times it can be frustrating to not be able to get something to turn out the way you wanted. The best thing I have discovered about it though is that it helps me think outside the box.

Today I want to share some cards that have been created over the last few years.

The first are cupcake cards I made using “Impasto” as icing. What I love about Impasto is that you can add acrylic paint to it and it will always keep the colour of the paint you have added. The cupcakes were done by creating circles and cutting them in half with a wavy type  line to replicate Icing drip. You then use a palette knife to spread the impasto over the semi circle and while it is still wet sprinkle over your mircobeads or glitter so it looks like you have sprinkles, then it is just cut out a rhombus shape out of corrugated card. Stick the cupcake wrapper down first then stick your iced cupcake top over it leaving some showing. Pretty simple and very effective, Buttons or rhinestones make a great ‘cherry’ on top.

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The next card is an explosion box I made for a friends wedding. There was a space for two envelopes one with money and one with a note of congratulations.

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and the inside looked like this

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The next cards I am so happy with how they turned out they use Fabric on them and It was a first for me at the time.

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Two different Christmas Cards. The Lace tree won a challenge on a forum that is no longer around.

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and that is all for this glimpse into the Heavenly Imaginings Vault.

Two Different Cards One Paper Range

Namely Kaisercraft’s Sweet Nothings which I have rather fallen in love with.

So I started out to make a Mother’s day card.

The first card I did was a self styled accordion style card. And when I had finished whilst I loved the result it just did not really suit my Mum (the Mom sticker is from a US Stamp sheet) however I do know exactly who I will be sending it to.

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Space for some photos or sentiment’s
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and a place to write a message

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The second card was for another Monthly challenge over at Photobucket

I have to say I truly did not think I could pull off this Diamond Fold card. It looks so fancy and scary when you see one and you look at the instructions and think no way I can’t do that. But guess what you can! It is actually far simpler than it looks. The results are stunning and even better my Mother loved it and the Stationary box I made her for Mothers day.

The Card Closed

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Opened Out a bit

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fully opened front of the card

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the back

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and the back opened out

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You can certainly see why I am in love with this paper range.I have the Paper pad with the added extras and it is so special of course it was perfect for Mother’s Day.