Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Circle the Square...

Happy Tuesday,

A simple card today in Burgundy and white made using the Bee Balm ovals die set and a butterfly.

I cut a square of the burgundy card to 5 x 5" and simply cut the smallest die form the Bee Balm ovals set into each of the 4 sides adding this to a slightly larger layer of white.  I matted this onto another pice of the burgundy and added it to the front of a card blank cut with my Teardrop edge square card blank die.

I then simply added the tag die cut form the same set in the centre cut in the burgundy and white with a Vellum butterfly on the centre.

A few pearls and finished!

JND Teardrop Edge Square card blank die set
JND Bee Balm Ovals
JND Large Butterflies.


Monday, 16 July 2018


Happy Monday,

It was lively to catch pop with so many old and new friends and blog family at the Doncaster show over the last 2 days.  Im sorry if I didn't get to say hi to everyone it was so busy and so hot!

I've titled todays card drama as to me thats all i think of when i see this one.  Its made just with the Gerbera panel ( the die was designed to add to the sandwich Box die but makes beautiful projects on its own)  Here Ive tied it with the Regal Flourish and the small butterflies die set.

I started by cutting the panel in white and then in balm backing each with the opposing colour.  I matted these together to  make a square and added this to the background in a diamond orientation.  The background is made by simply scoring using black and white card at every 1/4 inch i cut these in half and matted and layers in app;osing colours to give the black white look as shown.

For the centre I cut a circle and added the sentiment form the Butterfly die set along with the Regal flourish cut again in the black and white.  Finally I added butterflies cut again in opposing colours to finish.


JND Gerbera Panel Die set
JND Small Butterflies
JND Regal Flourish


Sunday, 15 July 2018


Happy Sunday ,

A different card for me today a Nativity seven with a traditional frame and colour way, even tartan ribbon!

I made the frame using the Deck the halls clear stamp set and the square media plate frame with matching die set.

The reminder is simply paper from my stash and the large strips and bow of tartan, sometimes we need a traditional card.


Saturday, 14 July 2018

Gold Kings...

Happy Saturday,

A simple scene card today made with the media plate frames die set and the Holly Quilt mask sometime we ned a quick and Blingy Christmas card.

I started by spreading izink Diamonds through the mask onto Christmas Red Linen card from Crafts Too The Diamonds work better than anything else I have tried with masks and stencils as the thin formulation shows all the details of the pattern.  Once dry ( which takes about 20 minutes) I cut the piece using the largest square and the largest circle in the die set ( the stitched edge dies)

I used the other dies in the set to mount this onto black then gold mirror card.

For the centre panel I stamped the three kings from the Festive Silhouettes clear stamp set onto black card.  I then masked off the stamped images with a piece of torn card and shaded down using a finger dauber and more of the Izink Gold pigment ink.

I stamped the small stars stamp, from the snowflakes clear stamp set, in white izink pigment in using first and second generation stamping.  Finally adding a gold star for the kings to follow!

A few layers of red, black and gold to finish a small card with a,ot of glitz!

JND Media Plate die set Squares
JND Festive Silhouettes stamp set
JND Snowflakes stamp set
Izink Diamonds Gold
Izink PIgment ink pad Gold


Friday, 13 July 2018

Moody Scene...

Happy Friday,

If you are visiting the Crafting Live event at Doncaster this weekend I will demonstrating on the Art of Craft stand ( which is usually just by the entrance) if you are going pop along and say hi!

Today I am sharing a rare card for me one were i got inky ( not that inky as used the Izinks and the finger daubers so no mess) and built a scene.

I started with a piece of white smooth card and masked off the moon using a die cut circle.  I then used 3 shades of blue Izink dye based ink staring with the lightest colour and working to the darkest.  I used the finger daubers to stroke the ink from the centre of the circle to the outside making sure the darkest shade was arround the edges of the 'moon'

I then removed the mask and used the lightest blue colour to shade over the edge of the moon shape.

I then stamped the trees form my festive silhouettes clear stamp set in the darkest blue shade.  I then went over these using the stame stamps and black ink which gives the shadow.

Finally I added star by inking g the small stars stamps ( form my Snowflakes set) once and continually stamping this over the skyline.

Finally I cut the whole image using my media plate frame square dies and matted these onto black layers to give the faux triple stamping look.


Thursday, 12 July 2018

Traditional Deer...

Happy Thursday,

A more traditional card form me today with a Holly and tartan theme.  There is always a place for a simpler card and a traditional one this is one of the samples I made on my Hochanda shows last week just finished at home to use up the pieces.

I stared by making the background using the Rectangle media plate frame and the Deck the Halls clear stamp set released last week.  I used a mix of Green Izink Pigment and dye based inks on the plate over stamping to take colour off and to add colour.

I cut the frame out using the matching die set adding a christmas green stitched frame all the way around.

The centre panel is stamped in Grey ink one a background made with a waste piece I cleaned the brayer on.  The waste piece had some snowflakes stamped on so all I had to do was to add the trees in green and the grey deer.  I added some shadows and then framed the piece as shown.

To finish I added the tartan bow and a mix of foliage ( launching at the end of the month)

JND Media Plate Frame Rectangle
JND Media Plate Dies rectangle
Festive Silhouettes Clear stamp set


Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Purple Snowflakes...

Happy Wednesday,

Another sample made with the new Media Plate Frames and a sneak peak of the poinsettias made with the waste form the frame.

I made this piece on my Hochanda shows and as usual brought it home along with the waste piece I cleaned the brayer on which I thought would make perfect flowers that would match the colours perfectly!

I used the new Snowflakes stamp set along with the Oval frame media plate and Izink Pigment inks in Violet, Navy Blue and Sky blue.

The centre panel is made using the Festive Silhouettes stamps in black and another piece of scrap for the backing.

I cut the layers using the matching Media Plate dies in blue and gold which really makes the frames shine.

JND Media Plate Frame Rectangle and Oval
JND Media Plate dies Rectangle set
JND Festive Silhouettes Stamps
JND Snowflakes stamps