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Friday, June 17, 2016

published in Making Cards Magazine

The greatest thing happened!! One of my projects was published in the Making Cards Magazine in the UK. I am so proud and excited I could burst!!

A while back a friend of mine showed me a picture of a project made by Tracey Evans in a magazine. She asked if I could make something similar. So I gave it a whirl.

I posted it on Facebook and somehow it got back to the artist in question. She tagged the editor of the magazine and that lady contacted me. She asked for a picture of the project and a certain picture of me that she saw on facebook. So I emailed her the photos and awaited patiently.

months passed and I didn't hear anything, so I thought they changed their minds. Oh well, nothing ventured nothing gained.

But then out if the blue, yesterday a friend of mine posted on my facebook wall that I was in a magazine!! So I was over the moon!!


This is the tag trifold in question. 

And lil ole meeee in the magazine!!
One of the biggest compliments one can get!!

Thank you for stepping by and sharing 
in my joy!

Hopefully until next time,
take care.
Freddie
xxx

A simple stamped tag

My mojo has been missing a bit lately and crafting was put on low as my crafty mind was a bit blocked.
Today however it came together again. I fancied making a simple layered stamped tag.

I started with a plain manila tag and stamped the crackle on it with old paper distress ink. After that dried I stamped the handmade part with frayed burlap distress ink.
I stuck the floral stamp to my block and coloured it in with my red and green distress markers. If you use various colours of the same family, you get that vintage look, love it!
Befor stamping I huffed on the stamp to moisten it with my breath, and stamped the image on top of all the others. Then spritzed it with a mini mister to make it bleed a tiny bit, to get that real oldish look. I dried it with my heat tool to prevent too much bleeding.

After looking at it, it was missing something. So I coloured in the Handmade stamp with markers and a water brush. I stained a piece of crinkle ribbon with the spiced marmelade and mustard seed distress ink to match it with the handmade stamp. The edge of the tag is inked with my trusted walnut stain ink and tied the ribbon.

I think this is one of my favourite tags I ever stamped....

Thank you for stepping by.
Until next time, take care.

Freddie
Xxx

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Crazy cats and Dyan Reavely quotes

As a fairly new cat mommy, we rescued Xena in October last year, I am slowly getting to know cats. I was never a cat person, but Xena put a spell on my and I love her as much as I love our other fur babies.

The hubs gave me the crazy cat stamp set and I am hooked hahaha. And they work so well with the Dyan Reavely quote stamps.

In this post I show the first two of more to come.

Thank you for stepping by and hopefully until next time.

Take care
Freddie
Xxx

Saturday, June 4, 2016

30 day challenge part three...

I know I know it is June already, and I am sooo behind on the 30 day challenge I was asked to do in May.

Other projects had to be finished first, as they were being paid for....and one has to earn ones craft cash ;-) ;-)

So here are number 13 to 16.... 14 more to go and I will try and do them this coming week.

Thank you for stepping by.

Take care and hopefully until next time :-)

Freddie
Xxx

12 tags of 2016 June

It is that time of the month again..... tag time with Tim Holtz!!

This is my version of the tag of June, I might try to duplicate the one the master did himself, but just wanted to give this one my own twist. I just loooove the umbrella man ;-) ;-)

Thank you for stepping by and I hope to see you again :-)

Take care,
Freddie
Xxx

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Layered stamping and masking tutorial

The other day I made a card using the above mentioned technique. I make masks of most if my stamps using masking sheets by Tim Holtz. I stamp on them with stazon ink and let it dry. Once completely dry, I cut out the image. I always keep the masks with my stamps. That way I have easy access.


I started out with a piece of white card that I inked up using the wrinkle free distress technique. My absolute favourite distress ink technique. 

I stamped the eye
in the middle of my card and am going to cover it with mask.

Here you see it stuck on top of the stamped image.

The hand is stamped over the mask. The image underneath is protected by it, so still visible after the mask is removed.

Another mask is stuck on the images to protect both stamped images.
Now I can add more layers. In this case gold embossing paste.

Here you see I covered nearly everything with the paste...

As you can see, after I removed the masks, the images underneath are still visible and pop like they are on the foreground. 

After adding some embellishments, a sentiment and glossy accents to it...it is a finished card topper.

I hope it explained the masking and layered stamping enough so you can give it a try yourself!

Thank you for stepping by and I hope to see you here again.

Until next time,
Take care.

Freddie xxx