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Friday, 6 May 2016

A little frosty...

Happy Friday,

While the weather seems to have turned to a little more summery I thought Id show this wintery card of frosty foliage, I know it doesn't make sense but its a nice card lol!  I really dont think you can go wrong with classic black and white.

I stared this card by stamping the Graden View background onto acetate using perfect medium.  I then heat embossed this with the new Cosmic Shimmer Snowcap Brilliant sparkle embossing powder which ads a stunning shine and glitter but which really needs to be seen in real life to see the shine.  Hopefully some of you saw this sample on my Hochanda shows on earlier this week .

Next I cut the stunning new stitched lattice background in coconut white foundation card.  I then made a ting frame using the 2 smaller stitched rectangles that come with the set and adhered the stamped piece to this before foam mounting it over the lattice.

I simply added a bow of thin black satin ribbon and some twists of the metal links from Creative expressions with an embellishment form the Always and Forever range by Craft Consortium.


Thursday, 5 May 2016

White Clouds...

Happy Thursday,

I had a fab day at Annette's Crafty Corner in Breedon with the lovely ladies at yesterdays workshop!  We have booked 2 for June the 1st and the 22nd !

back to today I thought you might like to see another sample from my Justrite stamp and die shows form earlier this week.  It really was fun especially as the channel returned to Freeview!  I really wanted to demo this card however as we sold out of the new white and Midnight clouds colour cloud so early I wasn't able to!  I'm afraid you will have to settle for a description instead.

I stated by e,embossing the Spirelli mask from That Special Touch onto black foundation card through my Platinum.  Next leaving the mask in place, I shaded over this using the white clouds colour cloud blending ink.  Hopefully you can see from the picture that this covers beautifully whilst still being able to shade areas as well as solid colour.

Next I cut the Heart frame in ridged white card and cut this does the centre mounting the two pieces on top of each other to make the rectangular shape square.  I then used the 2 edge dies in the set to cut the black and white panels.  I rotated the die after cutting to overlap the cut she to make the square shapes as shown ( I did show this technique so if you missed it you can watch on catch up at  I then cut the heart die in black and added the centre die from the heart to cut a rim for the heart in white.  I stamped the sentiment, form the chrysanthemum set of stamps, in the white in the centre.

Finally I added a strip of white dream binding along with a strip of thin black satin ribbon and added a messy bow and one of the Creative Expressions diamante embellishments.  A few layers of black and white to frame it .

A simple black and white card but hopefully effective!


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

A little gold...

Happy Wednesday,

Well I thought it was time for a little gold, did I say little this card seems to drip gold but hopefully in a tasteful way.  I think its the background that really stands out in this card.

I stared by stamping the stunning butterfly background from justrite in perfect medium onto coconut white foundation card. I then added the new Cosmic Shimmer Gold sparkle embossing powder and heat set it.  This background is a negative so the pattern is revealed in the backing card with the gold area framing the pattern.  I then hand cut this into this fall shape.  The great thing about stamps, and backgrounds in particular, is that you don't have to use these as they stamp you can cut them out or into them.  This to me at least makes these so flexible.
 Next I cut two of the garden circle die, one win black and one in the white, the white die cut I added perfect medium to and the  covered it with the gold sparkle embossing powder and heat set it.  This makes a stunning sparkling die cut with very little effort!  I offset the ball die cut behind this to emphasise the detail and added this to the top of the die cut flag with a strip of black seam binding.

Next I added a bow made form gold silky crush ribbon with a black seam binding bow on top.  I added one of the diamante and pearl embellishment from the Always and forever collection by Craft Consortium ( these were on the Wedding show with Julia Watts last week).

A few layers of black and white and finished perfect for a golden wedding or other occasion but definitely a statement card!


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

More Just Rite...

Happy Tuesday

today's card is the first demo I will be doing on Hochanda today at 9am, I am continuing the One Day Special at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and last chance at 7pm.  The heat news is this mornings show will be the first live hour back on freeview channel 39!

I made this card using products I have on the show so if you want to see how this one was made then tune in! lol Dont forget Hochanda now has a catch up at so you can see the shows on catch up for a week if you miss anything!

Here's a close up of the stamps I used the rose and vines clear set for this and I love the fact that these have stamps that mirror each other giving the perfect flourish or corners.

Hopefully you can see from this shot that the hearts are 3D in this and fold forward which is a neat trick that these dies enable.


Monday, 2 May 2016

Just rite Tonight...

Happy Bank Holiday Monday,

I hope you are all doing something with your Bank Holiday I know I am although its works so does that count? lol  I am launching the One Day Special on Hochanda tonight at 8pm so I will be spending the day prepping and getting ready!  The Great news is that Hochanda will be back on Freeview channel 39 tomorrow morning from 6am so if you miss tonight's show you may be able to watch the repeat at 6am Tomorrow morning.

I thought today you might like to see one of my favourite samples I have made for the show.,  I think I love this card for the simple colour combination which I can't remember using before namely Black, White and Pink different for me.

I used a combination of the stamps and the dies I have on the show to make this card.  I stamped the flourishes from the roses and vines clear stamp set.  I added one of the Craft Consortium resin roses at the junction of the vines ( these were on Julia Watts show last week so may still be available online if anyone wants them) I then stamps the sentiment form the Stacking sentiments set using Jet Black archival ink.  I cut these out with Sue Wilson's double pierced squares set.

I cut the garden floral die twice in blush foundation card and cut these in half, this enabled me to add these around the larger square.  I then added this to an embossed layer which I shaded using the brand new White Clouds colour c;loud ink that I have on the show.  There are 2 new colours that I will be working with tonight namely White Clouds and Black Clouds.  These are slightly different as they are opaque inks in perfect white and black and are so useful.  Hopefully I will show you these in some of the demos.

It would be great if you could tune in!


Sunday, 1 May 2016

Stamping Justrite...

Happy Sunday...

I thought I would share one of the samples from my Justrite stamping show which launches tomorrow evening at 8pm ( Bank Holiday Monday)  The great news is that on Tuesday morning Hochanda i back form its holiday on Freeview and will be back on, from 6am, on channel 39!

I will be demoing a version of this card so if you tune in you will be able to see how this was made however I used the Justrite Pinwheel daisies and matching dies for the main element.  I love the ay that you can build upon the stamp design using the spectate stamps and dies that come in the set.

All I have doen is simply stamp and tea this up with French Navy and white to make a classic card that hopefully will make for mens cards!


Saturday, 30 April 2016

Something Different Saturday...

Happy Saturday,

There are 2  something different's today as I thought I'd show 2 of the projects I made for Julia Watts wedding show with spellbinders earlier this week.  I loved making the gift box from Becca Feeken  in the gloss card and decorating it, it looks complex but once I got the knack it was quite simple, great for making wedding or party favours!

All you do is cut the two main dies twice and simply stick it together.  There is a box that closes inside to keep the favours safe!

Next I made an R.S.V.P. card using the Classic Elegance Tall Pocket die from Spellbinders.  The great thing on this one is that the front die folds round to make a pocket that holds the invitation or card.

I decorated the front using a black organza bow and finished with one of the heart charms from the Craft Consortium Always and Forever embellishment range.  The one I have used is a heart shaped pearl surrounded by Diamante.  I used stick on Diamante on the front pocket to echo this.

As you can see for this picture the card at the front is removable sop that you can add the event details or make the RSVP card for guests to return to you.

Bothe different form standard cards or projects and hopefully some ideas for those summer weddings, parties and events!