Tuesday, 8 November 2016

A red bird Christmas

Hello again.

Today I'm back with a Christmas card (well, actually two, just different background) that is inspired by the cover of my favourite Christmas book - A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg.





















I loved the cover picture as much as I loved the story, and I always wanted a cardinal stamp so I can create a card or something similar like the cover.  So when Hero Arts first brought the cardinal stamp set out, I bought it straight away.

So here is my card/cards:



I was able to make 8 cards in 2 hours thanks to my new love - misti, without it, I would have spent a few hours trying to line up the layering stamps carefully.  I could have added a few more details: like gold embossing the third layer - the feathers, I thought it would look really nice, or adding falling snow using stencils, or doing a light grey washed background, but in the end I kept it simple as I'm going to mass produce this design.

I'd like to submit this card to the current Seven Hill Crafts Monthly Challenge, and A blog named Hero.

Thank you Hero Arts for bringing out such a wonderful stamp set!  And thank you for dropping by.

Love,
Yiming


I'm currently out of town, if you want to contact me, please email: yiming8205@yahoo.com  Thanks.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Using negative space as your card front

Hello!  Today I'm going to share a set of cards with you that I used negative die-cut piece as my card front.

I bought Seasonal Sentiments Die set from Wplus9 last year (or you can get this set from Seven hills craft if you are from the UK), and made lots of Christmas cards using the die cut words, they are just the perfect size for me to work with, and they are just big enough on the card front as is, and your cards would still look stunning.  But this year I don't want to make the same/similar cards again but I still want to make something with the set.  So here is what I came up with:




So I used 5x5 size cardbase (this size is currently my favourite size to work with) in deep red, deep green and navy, and trimmed some white/off white/cream cards to be just slightly smaller than the cards, and I positioned the dies in the upper middle part of the card pieces then ran them through my big shot.  Make sure you keep all the pieces.  I saved the words for other projects, but only used the negative pieces for the cards.  I also used the heart die that is included in the set and cut 3 times on some glitter card.  Then I assembled all the cards together with some glue and foam pads.  Quick and easy, perfect for mass-producing.

So that's me today, I hope you like the set, and I will see you soon.

Take care.

Yiming
xx

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Lots has changed

Hello my friends, hope you are well and feeling crafty  ;)

I haven't posted anything for about a year, mainly because a.) I had a problem with Blogger, and couldn't upload photos at all, so I started another blog elsewhere and b.) although I have been making cards and sharing them on my Facebook page and Instagram, I just didin't have time to write blog posts about what I have made.  Life gets in the way, being a full-time mum, there are so much to do during the day with the kids and housework, and every night after the kids have gone to bed, the few hours of free time I just don't want to spend on here (not that I don't love you, lol).

But my younger daughter just started nursery two mornings a week, I feel that I have just enough free time during the day to post something and fiddle with my space here and to connect with you lovely crafters.

So here are just a few cards that I made fairly recently, and I hope you like them.









It's my bedtime, so I'll say night night to you all, and hope to see you soon.