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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Monochrome Gemini...

Happy Tuesday,

I thought I would hare this card today as I love Monochrome and this is a perfect example of what can be achieved using just the Gemini dies.

I stared with a piece of black card which I cut the Perseus die into the bottom and top using one of the outline dies from the set.  Next I added a longer strip of black cut with one of the detail and one of the edge dies form the Cepheus triple Gemini die.  I backed this with a larger strip of white cut with just one of the outline dies to match.

I then added a wider piece of black cut with the other detail and cutting edge from the Cepheus set.

The central panel was made using the same set with the sentiment panel being cut with just the matching outline die its amazing how many different looks can be achieved with just one off the triple Gemini dies.

Enjoy...

Monday, 16 January 2017

Hannah in Mocha...

Happy Monday,

I hope those of you who managed it caught some of the takeover shows on hochnada enjoyed them as much as we did! I am spending today relaxing and unpacking lol

Todays card is  a sample I made for the One Day Special over the weekend using the Hannah frames and tags die and the Labyrinth diagonal die of course I threw in some Exquisite Poppies as well!








Sunday, 15 January 2017

Takeover last Day...

Happy Sunday,

Today is the last day of the Creative Expressions takeover weekend over on Hochanda ( sky 663, Freeview 85 or online at www.hochanda.com)  I have 2 shows today continuing the Configurations dies offer shows, Im on at 10am and 1pm.

I thought I really should share a card / demo from this weekends shows today so I chose one of my favourites.

I know this colour combination is one that divides however I love the effect of the rich Teal, Black and White together.

I stared by cutting a piece of teal foundations card top 5" x 7" and I then cut the edger die from the labyrinth diagonal die across the bottom.  I then cut the lattice form the die across the piece a little further up.  I added cosmic white 3D Pearl Accents to all the junctions on the lattice.

I then added a piece of black behind this cut using the outline die that comes in the set.  I added the whole piece to a 5" x 7" piece of coconut white card.



For the main element I simply cut the Daisy Cluster die in black adding white daisies behind using the die that comes in the set.  I simply arranged these together to make the wreath and added a pearl embellishment and bow to the centre to finish.


I will be showing lost of techniques on using smaller dies in todays shows especially how we can build whole cards from small dies.  Join me at 10am!

Enjoy...

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Saturday Colouring...

Happy Saturday,

I hope a few of you caught the launch of the Takeover Weekend on Hochanda last night!  Remember that the Creative Expressions team will continue taking over Hochanda all weekend till 8pm tomorrow night!

Back to today and another colouring Saturday, I choses one of my old stamp sets Tulips for this weeks card and a simple make where the image does all of the work.














I stamped the image in black onto Bright Whiote foundation card and coloured the image using Graphmaster pens in red ( sorry forgot to write the colours on the back Ill remember next week)  and I used as per Lisa Hortons training orange 23 over the top to make the reds shine.  I coloured the leaves using 2 shades of the green and a yellow and ran the warm grey 2 all around the edge of the flowers and frame.


I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set into the ribbon and coloured it with warm grey 2, 4 and 6 however the shading on this hasn't worked as well as I would of wanted but thats part of learning!



To finish the card I cut the image out using the Sue Wilson double pierced background rectangle dies and col,lured around it using rose colour cloud blending ink and a smoothie.

I embossed a smaller piece of white card using the A4 vine embossing folder and coloured this with more of the colour cloud.  A few mats of black and red and I added the panels to a 7" x 7" white card blank.


If you are up early join me on Hochanda at 8am for a special Configurations offer show or at 9am for the One Day Special!


Enjoy...

Friday, 13 January 2017

Vintage Friday in the Pink...

Happy Friday,

As promised another Vintage Friday.  Don't forget the Takeover Weekend where Creative Expressions takeover Hochanda for the whole weekend starts tonight with me at 8pm!

This card is made using the first release of Dies designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions and is the Italian collection.

I cut the Heart Circle form the Italian Collection Decorative Frames set, I embossed the die and added Pearl Lustre gilding Polish to the raised area.  I dropped this into an embossed square of coconut white foundation card embossed with the tartan trellis A4 embossing folder and again covered in Pearl Lustre polish.

I added a rim of stick on pearls ( cutting one of the double strips cut in 2) to a centre of coconut white card and added the stamped sentiment cut form the smallest frame die in the set.

I matted the square onto a mat of strawberry Cremne card form my stash and made up the larger card as shown using layers of the strawberry and white with strips if the Italian collection border at the top and bottom again rimmed with pearls!


I cut the Exquisite Poppies in white and shaded throng the die using rose blush colour cloud blending ink and a mini smoothie.  I then shaded the same colour around the edges of the petals and made uno the flowers as shown with a pearl centre.  I arranged the flowers on a spare of Olive Branch cut in the pink card arroun d the heart centre.


A final layer of the pink embossed and polished with the pearl lustre gilding polish and white and pink.

I hope you enjoy this vintage die use another example next week!

Dont forget to join me at 8pm for the launch of the Takeover weekend on Hochanda!







Thursday, 12 January 2017

Sneak Peak Takeover...

Happy Thursday,

I thought you might like too see a sneak peak of my One Day Special launching on Hochanda for the Creative Expressions takeover weekend starting to borrow night at 8pm.  If you haven't seen the video of Phill, Julia, Lisa and me breaking into the studio then have a look HERE on Hochanda's Facebook page Its hilarious!

This weekend is my chance to share some of my favourite of Sue Wilson dies for Creative Expressions and hopefully show you loads of ways to use them!  I stared with the Strpilets earlier this week and tomorrow night I get to choose and work with the amazing Gemini range of dies along with Frames and tags and my fave flowers and finishing touches.

For todays card I used the Beautiful Gillian along with the Lavish Swirls diagonal.  The Diagonal dies are another of my Un Sung heroes as far as dies go.  I find these so pretty and useful yet never really explored them so this hows and the samples have allowed me to play with these.

I cut the Gillian die in the three main colours, Teal, Black and white and backed then in  alternate colours before cutting the centres.  I then used the Lavish Diagonal to make a strip to thread through the centres.

I made up a spray of the Exquisite Poppies ( this really is my go to flower as you will see with tomorrows card) these I drew through the die to make the black thread lines on the petals.  I arranged these on the top right to add focus to the buckle centre.

This is planned demo so tune in over the weekend to see how this was made in detail!

There seem to have been some problems with my blog pictures for the last few weeks posts Im trying to sort what has happened and will update as soon as I have a solution!

Enjoy...

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

testing testing 123...

Hi,

For some treason all the pictures have vanished from my blog for the last couple of weeks so this is a test post to see what is happening!