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Thursday, 8 December 2016

If the show fits...

Happy Thursday,

Join me on Hochanda today at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and last chance at 7pm to see more from the shadow box collection of dies! Thanx for all the votes yesterday on which card to demo the voting was pretty split so I managed to get both cards in the first hour I will hopefully go through more demonstrations today.

Todays card is another demo from the shows that I will hopefully take you all through ( those that are able to tune in) at 12pm today this card using the Retail Therapy accessory set.  A perfect card for ladies of all ages.

I love the way that the nail polish and lipstick come out in this die I used glossy accents to add shine to the products .

I especially like the large shoe which is great for more complex cards like this one or can be used for clean and simple cards.

Here i Tied the shoe with some diamond sprinkles and black gloss card to make a ruby slipper!

I thought as I have been going for a twofer these this week I would add this card made using the same set.

This is based on a video card made by Sue Wilson for the Creative Expressions you tube channel so click over there to see how this one was made.


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Show Twofer mark 2...

Happy Wednesday,

I thought I would share another twofer today as I can't decide which card to make first win tonights show so I thought I would ask my Blog family which they would prefer.

The first option is made using the Get Well shadow box accessory die set along with the in the garden Shadow Box die set.

I borrowed the idea from Sue Wilson for the pill bottle using mints and will demo this and the rest of the card.

I used the rest of the dies in the set fro fill the other boxes in the shadow box die and the plasters and get well going over the boxes.

The second card is using the same shadow box die however this time I used the garden accessories that come with the die set to make the card.

I cut the shadow box in colour core card and sanded it back to give the old wood look.

Let me know which card you think I should demonstrate first tonight at 8pm on Hochanda!


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Show Twofer...

Happy Tuesday,

I'm back on Hochanda tomorrow at 8pm with the launch of the new One Day Special featuring the amazing dies form the November collection designed by Sue Wilson for Creative expressions.  I have to admit that Im not a fan of the stand alone dies usually but this tree has had me mesmerised since I first saw it!  Sue Wilson showed me a card she had made with this black white and red mirror image look and I have spent ages trying to work out how it was made.

The way I have worked out means that if you make one card you get two during the process what a bargain for someone like me who dements like waste!  I will demo the techniques used to make these cards on my shows tomorrow or Thursday so tune in to see how it was done ( as its really difficult to explain!)

I've included pictures of close up of both cards can you tell the difference?


Monday, 5 December 2016

Stamped Nasturtiums...

Happy Monday,

A little busy card for today but I really do like the effect even if it is a bit bust with flowers!  I wanted to post this card as I had so many requests yesterday at Phil Martins shop to see how this was made I thought you would call like to see it!

I started by cutting the tacit done into a piece of coconut white foundation card then used the other dies in the set into periwinkle and wisteria adding a final layer of the white.

I matted and layered the centrepiece onto cobalt, white and periwinkle adding a layer embossed with the tartan trellis embossing folder.

I cut the foliage form the star flower die in wisteria, coconut white and cobalt.  next I stamped the shaded nasturtium stamps to die for in perfect medium on pixie powdered paper and heat set this with detail white embossing powder.
I cut these out with the matching die in the striped nasturtium die set.  I arranged these around the Tahiti die cut adding the swirls from the starflower cut as mentioned.  I added pearls in the centres of the flowers and around the die cuts.

as said busy but its really effective in my opinion.


Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sunday Stamping...

Happy Sunday,

I realised I hadn't shared any of the cards I have made using the stamps to die for that match the pacific ocean collection.  I thought therefore I should share this card made using the Molly Frames and tags die and the ribbon rose matching stamp.

I will be shooting some youtube videos on how to use the stamps to die for later this month so if you want to know how to make this and other arts with the stamps I'll let you know as soon as they are ready!

I coloured the stamp using the amazing Graphmaster alcohol markers that Lisa Horton has been demoing.  I attended a class with her on Wednesday and learnt some great techniques expect more colouring in the future!


Saturday, 3 December 2016

Keeping it Simple...

Happy Saturday,

I'm demoing at Coleman's Warehouse in Rushed today form 10am till 4pm poop in if you are around and say hi!

back to today and a complex card that uses just one die set for the main card and one of the pacific ocean tags for the sentiment piece.

I stared by cutting dies number 1 and 2 in wisteria foundation card.  I matted this onto vanilla pearl foundation card next i cut die number 3 into wisteria and added this to a backing of wisteria card to give a tone on tone look.

I then cut die number 4 and 5 into wisteria and again matted this onto vanilla.  I added this in the centre, foam mounted, and added pastel blue dimensional PVA in all the spaces that Sue Wilson designs into her dies for just this purpose.

I copied this technique for the page and stamped the sentiment ion the centre.

If you want to see how this card was made just watch on Hochanda rewind form my shows earlier this week.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Christmas Friday...

Happy Friday,

Another Christmas card as we are getting very close to the main event, meaning theres not much time if you haven't got those cards finished.

I wanted to show this card made using the 2016 Christmas Angel die rotated to face different directions.

There is a simple way to make this die cut go in both directions by cutting it in Funky Foam, the funky foam ( or EVA if you prefer) does not emboss and cuts the same on both sides meaning that it is very difficult to tell which is the correct way.

I backed each angel with heat emboss acetate and painted cosmic shimmer dirs clear glue over the back in weaves adding different colours of Oilseed silk glitter in turn.  I used sharer and rose gold for the body and shirt and silver chrome for the wings.

Hopefully there is something in this card you can take for simpler ones I think I might repeat this on a few of my simpler cards which I have yet to start!