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Monday, 20 February 2017

The Language of Flowers...

Happy Monday,

Today is the first day of the launch of my new for 2017 range the language of flowers.  This range is designed around d the victorian language ion flowers where different flowers and colours have different meanings.  I thought I would start today with the Vintage Rose I hand drew 6 flowers which I then converted into an A6 rubber stamp of the flower alone and an A5 clear stamp set with a selection of frames and flowers that match along with the appropriate sentiments that match the meanings of the flowers and the different colours.

This card shows the new stand alone vintage rose with the new Knotted wood A6 background and the definition of Vintage form the clear stamps set.

The next card shows the vintage rose corners that come form the clear set along with one of the sentiments / sayings form this set.

 This card uses the corners stamped and coloured with Graphmaster alcohol markers and cut with the Noble Double pierced background rectangles

Another Flower and clear set tomorrow.


Sunday, 19 February 2017

Vintage Sunday...

Happy Sunday,

as I mentioned on Friday I have moved the Vintage card to today due to the shows last week.  this will continue next week as from Tomorrow I will be revealing my new collection for 2017 The Language of Flowers which launches at the Trade show at the NEC today.

Back to today and I decided to use the New York collection today in this card of Sky Blue, Duck egg and white.

I stared by cutting the largest die in the Union Square die from the New York collection in duck egg.  I layers this with bright white and added it to a panel I had made using a mask and frosty dawn sparkle texture paste.  I cut the next die in the set in bright white and rotated this on top.

Next I cut the next die in the set in sky blue and added this with the final die in the set cut and embossed in bright white foundation card.  I added this again rotated in the centre.

I cut the complete petals form the Peony dies in duck egg and cut the open petals in white adding them together as shown.

I added these around the central element on a bed off the lace edged leaves.  I added pearls in the centres of the flowers and a spray of stick pins to highlight the detail.

A very busy card but I really like this one.

Dies - New York Union Square
Peony open petals
Peony complete petals
lace edged leaves
All from Sue Wilson

card - Foundation card in Duck Egg, Sky Blue & Bright White.

\Back tomorrow for the launch of my new 2017 Range There will be sneak peaks popping up on Instagram and Facebook today at the trade show!


Saturday, 18 February 2017

Colouring Saturday...

Happy Saturday,

Another Stamp to die for coloured with the amazing Graphmaster alcohol pens this time its the Chrysanthemum Bouquet stamp and the matching Bermuda die however I decided just to use part of the design.

I stamped the image using memento black ink ( as I was colouring with Alcohol) and coloured the image as shown using yellows and warm greys.  Next I cut out the inner section of the image and the overlapping flowers.  I added this too a die cut in primrose foundation card with the outer and detail die from the Bermuda set from the new Sue Wilson collection for Creative Expressions.

I made up the card using the corner die form the Atlantic ocean collection cut into papyrus foundation card to make the pattern as shown.  Next I added a strip of matching yellow organza ribbon and a trail of the foliage from the Chrysathemum die set in pale grey.

A few layers of papyrus, primrose and soft grey and finished.

Tomorrow my Vintage card form Friday and news about my new Releases that will be revealed at the trade show tomorrow.

Dies - SW Bermuda, Chrysathemum, Atlantic collection corner, border and tag
Card: papyrus, Primrose and slate grey
Stamp: Chrysathemum Bouquet


Friday, 17 February 2017

Gold Spellbinders...

Happy Friday,

I hope you all don't mind but the shows this week mean that I haven't been able to finish the Vintage Friday for this week However I will post this on Sunday instead!

I thought I would share 2 more samples from this weeks Spellbinders shows starting with this card which was the last demo on last nights show so if you want to see how this one was made simply click on rewind for 7pm Thursday!

I used the Spellbinders Stripe swirl panel to make this the background and main panel is made using this die simply repeated for the background and used with the outline die for the main element.

The centrepiece is made up from the Lacework buttons and the d-lite heart die that was on the show.
The second card is made using the same panel this time cut into a gate fold card with the dot matrix embossing folder and baked peach colour cloud on the insert.  I used the medallion 6 D-lite die for the closure along with more of the lacework buttons.

Spellbinders Swirl stripe panel
Spellbinders Lacework buttons
Spellbinders Medallion 6


Thursday, 16 February 2017

Final call...

Happy Thursday,

I am am back on Hochanda today at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and final call at 7pm with the Spellbinders Amazing Grace one Day Special.  I thought I would  share a couple more sample,es from the shows with you today.  These are demo cards that I am hoping to get through today so tune in off you want to see how these are made!

This first card is made using the Rose Blooms embossing folder and Colour Cloud blending inks I love the way the smoothies and the colour cloud colour the folder making it look like a stamped background.

I wanted to show off the background so a simple card using the filigree side pocket to 'hold' the piece in place.  I used another of the sentiment dies across the front.

the second card is a little more subtle and smaller.

This card uses the ornamental crest die cut down, i will be demoing this technique, to make a smaller card.

Join me form 9am this morning to see how these and many other were made!

Dies - Spellbinders Ornamental Crest
spellbinders Lacework Buttons
Spellbinders Filigree side pocket

Card - Foundations card antique pearl gold, coconut white.
Embossing - Rose Blooms 5 x 7 embossing folder.


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Spellbinders One Day Special...

Happy Wednesday,

I'm launching the One Day Special tonight at 8pm on Hochanda with the Amazing Grace dies from Spellbinders.  I thought I would share another couple of sneak peaks pop tonight's cards.

Firstly another small card, these dies are percent for making with large and small cards especially as they are so detailed.
Here I have used the crossing crescent die along with elements from the card, envelope and liner set.  I added an embossed panel with the Dotted Matrix folder which is also on the show having just come back in stock and is one of Sue Wilson's favourites as she has been using it on a lot of her cards recently!

Secondly a larger card made using the Ornamental crest die only with the stunning panel that gives this looped deboss / emboss area.  I added an embellishment made from paper roses, pearl strips, cream tulle and stick pins.  With this I wanted to reflect the stunning arrangement Becca Feeken puts on her cards as she designed the dies!

Join me at 8pm tonight on freeveiw channel 85, or sky 663 or on line at

Dies - spellbinders Card, Envelope and Liner set
Spellbinders Crossing Crescent
Spellbinders Ornamental crest
card - Foundation card in pearl icicle coconut white and primrose.


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Hello More Peaks...

Happy Tuesday,

A couple more sneak peaks from tomorrow One Day Special shows on Hochanda launching at 8pm.  This time using the second bundle I have on the show which is more dies designed by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders under her Amazing Grace brand.  Today I have chosen to show the Ornamental Crest, the Quatrefoil panel and the Lacework Buttons.

 I have used the panel die as an emboss on the back panel and cut out for the front panel.  I will be demoing this card on Thursday so tune in to see how this is made.  It really is just a case of cutting, embossing and layering the dies as these are all sized rot work together.

For the sentiment I have used the Hello form the D-lites sentiments 5 set which with the sentiments 4 I have on the shows for a great price.  Ive been wanting to use these sentiment for an age so am really pleased Ive got them on this shows ( you may have noticed one of them on my Sunday Card last week!)

The second card uses the same bundle along with a couple more of the D-Lites I have on the show these are great for adding a finishing touch or small focus element.

This is a small card which I seem to be making more of and I have found these dies great for smaller cards.

Dies - Spellbinders Ornamental Crest
Spellbinders Lacework Buttons
Spellbinders Swirl Stripe Panel
Spellbinders Quatrefoil panel
card - Foundation card - Peach, Blue Dusk, Antique Gold, Steel, Coconut White