Tuesday, 15 January 2019

More Shows...

Happy Tuesday,

Im back today on Hochanda with a special guest Martine Smith who will be helping me with the flowers as they are her speciality.  The shows are at 9am, 1pm and final call at 5pm.  Topday I thought I would share a softer card made singing elements from the Oakham die set and the Poppy with the matching stamp used today!

I love the way the stamp puts all the detail into the flower a bit of colouring and you get a really precise look.

For the reminder of the card I just used 3 of the dies in the Oakham set and the new ferns die .

Join us today at 9am, 1pm and 5pm for hopefully more tips and ideas!


Monday, 14 January 2019

Release Day Oakham!

Happy Monday,

My full new Range launches this evening on Hochanda and I wanted to share a project today that uses most of the elements of this collection ( sorry) but its a small collection lol Join me at 6pm on Hochanda to see the release in full!

The main element of this card is the new Square Scene box card which is a square version of my scene box card.  You can use all the dies for the original for this one as the length is the same!  This was designed to work as a card or gift form 5" x 5" all the way up to 8"x 8" with mating and layering as I have done here.

The Scene box square is perfect, as Ive used it here, to protect your flower or make a piece of wall art ( I've already got a friends wall in mind for this one!

The Oakham Lattice die set is designed to fit exactly as an opening for the box or for layers within as well as being useful on its own ( I hate it when a die is only for one purpose!)

For this Project I used the Poppy die ( without the matching stamp) on the Craft Artist Flower foam inking the edges with black Izink Pigment ink before simply hand moulding the flowers.  These are surrounded by my new Foliage die set Ferns.

For the corners I used the smaller poppy centres as their own flowers and the new Swirl Leaf ( inspired by the fabulous Martine Smith who will be joining me on the shows tomorrow)

Join me at 6pm or 8pm to see the full release


Saturday, 12 January 2019

Sneak Peak Poppies!

Happy Saturday,

Here is the first sneak peak of my new collection which launches on Monday evening at 6pm oil Hochanda.  I really thought that january needed some brightening up so today I am sharing the first sample using my new collection.

This card features the new Oakham lattice die set and the stamp and matching poppy die set.

The poppy has a stamp and matching die plate the same as my poinsettia making the poppies really easy to use.  here I stamped them in black ink onto red crafts too linen card shaped them and made up the poppies, using the centres included with the die, un the centre.

I love the mix of the red, black and the pop of green ( these are new foliage dies as well!)

I'll share another sneak peak on Monday or tune into the show on Monday evening at 6pm to see the whole collection.


Friday, 4 January 2019

Burgundy Swirl...

Happy Friday,

Firstly I have updated the Workshops page of the blog click the page to see where I will be for the next 6 months!

Another card today made using a mix of dies with my new Swirl Poinsettia stamp ( I was determined to be able to use this for projects other than christmas) and the Press cut Hexagon nesting dies which I just love.

I found this rich burgundy card - from Limetree Crafts I believe - when I was trying to sort out the new Craft Cave and had to stop tidying and do something with it!

I started by stamping my swirl poinsettia stamp in black ink onto the burgundy card.  I stamped the flowers twice and cut them out using the matching die.  I showed the flowers and using one of each size for each flower made up 6 different sized swirl flowers.  I added a pearl in the centre of each, I hate a flower without a definitive centre, and arranged these onto white pearl foliage cut with my swirl leaves ( from the Bee Balm collection)

I cut a set of frames using the burgundy, white pearl and black card using the press cut hexagons dies.  I ranged these to make the large frame using the cut out centres for the inset.  I stamped the sentiment, form Marinane, in sepia ink and offset the centre.

 I added some metal corners form my stash onto the set of mats and layers I used to  make up the card with the flowers sprayed in threes at opposing corners.

JND Swirl Poinsettia Stamps set
JND Poinsettia Die
JND Swirl Leaves
Press Cut Hexagon Nesting die set

Burgundy, Black and Pearl card form Limetree Crafts


Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Time Flies New Year...

Happy 2019!

As promised are all moved in and the internet is up and operational so Its time to relaunch the blog.  This break has been very beneficial and I have decided that blogging every day took a great deal of time and meant I was occasionally posting projects I didn't feel were blog worthy.  Therefore form now on I will be blogging three times a week as standard with special posts as ranges are released.

I thought I should start today within a new card made especially for New Years day and what else could I use but my Time Flies die as new year always makes me think of clocks and midnight!

I based the colours of this card on one I saw on Facebook son have to say thank to Maxine for the inspiration!

I started by cutting the panel die from my sandwich box die set in white pearl card three times.  I backed this with apple green linen card and matted this onto silver mirror card.

For the clock I cut the Time Flies die twice, once in white pearl and once in silver mirror card, and used alternate pieces to make top the clock setting the hands at 5 to Midnight.  The outside of the clock was embossed with a dots embossing folder to add some texture.
I stamped and heat set my new Swirl poinsettia stamp in Izink silver embossing powder and after cutting these out with the matching die.  I made up 6 full flowers colouring the centres and edges with mint Izink dye based ink finishing with a pearl in the centre.

I added these onto mint shaded swirl leaves cut in white in 2 sets of three on either side of the watch.

I finished with layers of white, shaded with mint, and the green and white to make the finished card as shown.

JND Time Flies die set
JND sandwich Box Die Set
JND Swirl Leaves Die set
JND Poinsettia Die Set
JND swirl poinsettia stamp set

Gold dust card - Limetree Crafts
Apple Line Card - Crafts Too
Silver Mirror card and pearls from my stash


Monday, 3 December 2018

End of an Era...

Happy Monday,

I have a mixed bag of news today we are finally moving into our new home however as this is a new build,d the internet may not be fitted until after christmas!  This will cause problems with the blog as I'm not able to schedule that many posts in advance it means that the blog will become intermittent until the new Year.

I will try to post as often as possible I'm hoping for every other day,  however This is not going to be guaranteed I'm sorry to say.  From the new year the blog will be live on certain days and I will update as soon as I know what is happening with the blog.

I thought I would share a christmas card today made with the Crafts Too Glitter foam and my snowflake square die set and poinsettia.


Saturday, 1 December 2018

Part Two...

Happy Saturday,

Here is the inside of the scene card box I shared yesterday I used the snowflake edger as well as the deer sevens for the seven inside.  I love the way you can really go to town on the inside with layers easily captured and neat!