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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Something Different Saturday...

Happy Saturday,

I thought I would share a sneak peak sample form my Hochanda shows on Monday evening.  This is from one of the DCWV light up stacks.

These are made with the terrarium pack , an example of which is below.


Friday, 30 September 2016

Christmas Friday...

Happy Friday,

Today I am workshopping and demoing at Daisy Jewels and crafts in Coventry and this is the card We will be making.  Therefore I thought it would make a perfect Christmas Friday.

This is a another card made using the fab pixie Powders this time in midnight blue, Peacock and white pearl.  Im hoping the ladies will be adventurous in their colour choices I can't wait to see them made in lots of different mixes!

The card uses the Poinsettia mini background, poinsettia additions set and the new star merry christmas dies.

I embossed the background in velum using the snow flurry 8x8 embossing folder.

a few more pics as I don't want to give all the instruction for a workshop card lol


Thursday, 29 September 2016

Ginger Corners...

Happy Thursday,

A change of colour scheme for today;s card however it was made using the other 2 dies in the set i used yesterday, theres one for value a soft pastel and a strong masculine card just from the corner and border set from the Indian Ocean collection.

I started this card by cutting the square edged corner die 4 times in ginger foundation card.  I then matted this using the outline die, in Kraft card and mounted them together to form the Art Deco squire in the centre finished with an 8mm black pearl.  There are 2 corners in the set and this one, just like the border dei, makes a different shape when they are mounted together.

For the corners I simply reversed the process and cut the detail in Kraft and the backing in ginger.

to make up the card I used the double pierced square dies ( the original set or Set A as it has been nicknamed)  to take the frames in ginger and Kraft.  I mounted the corners at the edge of the square kraft frame.  I cut the corners off the square so that the detail of the die cut corners comes to the fore!

I made up the card as shown (8"x8") using foundation card in black to offset the kraft and ginger adding a black ribbon bow from my stash!


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

for Julia...

Happy Wednesday,

Another sample from the new dies release designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions and I have to admit this is my favourite card so far.  This card was inspired by the fabulous Julia Watts as `i made it whilst watching her on Hochanda.  Julia was demonstrating how to make a background with a border strip and my only thought was how nice the Indian Ocean border would look as a background!  Therefore this is a tribute to julia and all she has taught me!

I will be demonstrating this technique on Hochanda in November when I bring you the bundles of this realise and Im sure this will be one of the first demo's!

I simply cut the border, without the outline cutting die, down a piece of coconut white foundation card.  I then added this to a piece of Iris foundation card covered with a double sided sticky sheet.  I added diamond snow in the gaps to cover the adhesive with a crystal at each junction.  I love the way that when cut this way an art deco flower appears from nowhere.

I cut each of the dies in the maldives die she in white and backed these with the iris and from moon ted them up finishing with a stamped centre with my Birthday Seasons clear stamp set.  I added diamond snow over the sentiment to balance the background.

To highlight the centrepiece I cut the cape daisies each in iris and white, shaped them with my ball tool and offset these to make the flowers.  With the bold scroll I cut these in white and iris using the letterpress technique, with cornflower archival ink, on the deboss section to add some more texture before mounting these around the main element.

A frame made using the double pierced background dies and layers of iris and white to finish.  I loved making this card and am so thankful to Julia for the technique!


Tuesday, 27 September 2016

More Speedy Cards...

Happy Tuesday,

I hope those of you who managed to watch last night enjoyed the launch show for the One Day Special!  It's nice to have a large bundle of mixed products to work with the possibilities are endless.

Today I will be continuing the ODS with shows throughout the day where I will be demoing Hopefully) all of the card shown here they are all quick cards using the dies, stamps and embossing folders do all the work for you.

I've added some close up of some of these cards tune in or watch on catch up at to see how this, and many more, were made!


Monday, 26 September 2016

Quick Cards Show...

Happy Monday,

I'm back on Hochanda tonight for the launch of the One Day Special which is a fabulous bundle designed to have all the things you need to make your quick batch Christmas Cards.

I have added some pictures of a few of the quick card I will be demoing tonight and through tomorrow!


Sunday, 25 September 2016

Simple Sunday...

Happy Sunday,

A quick and simple card today made using my herb clear stamp set.  I simply stamped the image using pigment ink and used a water brush to pull out the colour.  I cut a window in a DL card shape and tied a tag around the base using twine.