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Sunday, 23 April 2017

White Chrysanthemum...

Happy Sunday,

A missed card form my recent shows last month on Hochanda using the Jessica die from the Frames and Tags collection from Sue Wilson.

To make this simple buckle card I cut dies number 1, 2 and 3 from deep cocoa foundation card.  I backed these with double sided adhesive and added silver microbeads in the spaces.  I then simply threaded these onto a strip of grosgrain ribbon and attached this over a panel embossed with the 5x7" beaded fanfare embossing folder.

Next I made up a white chrysanthemum by cutting all four dies twice.  I added one set at the outer petals by shaping them and folding them out.  I then curtailed a full set to the centre and added these in the centre to make a more realistic flower.  I added more of the silver microbeads in the centre.


Saturday, 22 April 2017

Perfect Resist...

Happy Saturday,

I thought today I would share a few more of the samples I made for my stamping shows last week.  This first one is based on a technique form a friend pauline who sent me some backgrounds made with it.  For this one I simply stamped the Horticultural background in perfect medium onto white gloss card, and left it to dry.  I then added colour cloud blending ink over the whole piece using rose pink and frosted mink.  Once the ink is polished off it leaves a perfect resist of the image in white.

The next two are made again using colour cloud and this time the honeysuckle set along with a few of the fabulous butterfly poems!


Friday, 21 April 2017

Vintage Friday...

Happy Friday,

It's Friday which means another new card made with Vintage dies and this week I've chosen the Belgian collection and just the Brussels die.  This card is made with just one die and one embossing folder ( if we exclude the flower lol)

I started by cutting the detail die twice in a 6" x 8" piece of ivory foundation card.  I backed this with velum and then periwinkle foundation card, this makes the colour softer and extends the shades available.  I then cut the die in full in ivory and backed this with velum before foam mounting it over periwinkle and placed it in the centre.

For the smaller die in the set I cut this three times in periwinkle and cut the shape in velum and ivory. I added the velum over the top and added ivory behind, again this softens the blue from the periwinkle.  I added these as shown adding the 2 side pieces under the main cut to look like a strip across the front.

I embossed a piece of velum using the A4 quilted flower embossing folder and spray glued this onto a piece of periwinkle before cutting to size and adding more mats and layers of the Ivory and Periwinkle.

Finally I added a hand made rose shaded with colour cloud blending ink and added this to a lace bow with thin stain ribbon and 3 hand made hat pins.


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Vintage Rose Corners...


I thought after all the glitter it would be nice to see a simple stamped card!  After the extremeley busy One Day Special on the glitter kiss ( I hope everyone who wanted it got it before it sold out!) I thought you wouldn't mind if I just post the pictures of this card which I made on air last week.


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Glittered Daisies...

Happy Wednesday,

The One Day Special continues on Hochanda today at 9am, 12pm, 4pm & Final Call at 7pm with the fabulous Glitter Kiss from Cosmic Shimmer.  Today's card again shows some of the techniques that can be achieved with the product.

I stared by adding the glitter kiss in Ice Blue to the daisy mask, I then added silver chrome glitter kiss so that the colours mixed.  Next I stamped over the top using Sahara gold and my horticultural script stamps over the top.  That's one of the wonderful things about Glitter kiss unlike other glitter mediums it is not raised at all meaning you can stamp directly over it and mix colours without having them contaminate.

I cut the piece out using the noble double pierced circles cutting the top of the flower to poke over the circle and matted it on a silver circle.  I then added a background embossed with the Rambling rose 8x8" embossing folder with the raised are coated in the Ice Blue glitter kiss ( I never thought it would be possible to glitter just an raised surface!)

I added a spray of cape daisies which are perfect with the glitter kiss and added the leaves all coloured with the product.  Finally I added a layer of black with the edge just kissed with the glitter!

Tune in today to see exactly why I think this product is so special and see lots of ways to use it!


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Glitter Kiss Show day...

Happy Tuesday,

I'm back on Hochanda this evening at 8pom with the launch of the Glitter Kiss one day special.  I thought I would hare a few of the different projects I have made with this amazing product!
Everything from colouring to stamping has been done using the glitter kiss !

Monday, 17 April 2017

Glitter Kiss Show Launch...

Happy Bank Holiday Monday,

I'm back on Hochanda tomorrow night at 8pm with the launch of the Glitter Kiss One Day Special from Cosmic Shimmer.  I love this product not just because it was my idea but because, as usual, of what you can do with it!  You can literally kiss any project with Glitter that doesn't shed or need glue to stick it and leaves no mess, what's not to love?

I thought I would share this project today to whet your appetites! everything on this card is made with glitter kiss even the stamping!

The amazing thing is that although the background looks raised its totally flat.  I used the Lavender Kiss and Silver Chrome kiss through the Leafy mask onto white foundation card.  I then added the circle sentiment from my Clear stamp set in sea green glitter kiss.  I cut this out with the noble double pierced circles dies using the B set to make the mat for this.

I added the flower from the centre of the sentiment over a messy bow of organza ribbon from my stash wit the lace edged leaves gently kissed with the lavender glitter kiss.

There are so many techniques you can make with this product join me tomorrow ( Tuesday) or through Wednesday to see what can be done!

Don't forget Sue Wilson is on Hochanda this afternoon at 3pm with the amazing Nautical range of dies!


Sunday, 16 April 2017

Yellow Daisies...

Happy Sunday and Easter!

I thought I would share this  card today as the yellow reminds me of Easter for some reason!

I stamped the corner from my Michaelmas daisy clear stamp set in momento tuxedo black ink 4 times in the corners of a square 5" x 5"bright white foundation card.  I coloured the image using the Graphmaster alcohol pens in yellow 44, beige 101 adding brown 99 and warm grey 0.5.  I thought this changed the look of the daisies to sunflowers!

I layered this with primrose and Brunswick green adding a panel embossed with the tulip twist 8x8" embossing folder shaded with lemon meringue colour cloud blending ink.

I stamped the circle sentiment with thank you and cut it out using the noble double pierced circles dies.  I used the B set to make a mat for this in the green and centred this over a piece of primrose stamped with the sentiment in the centre.

Finally I added a messy bow of satin ribbon ( from my stash) in white and yellow.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!


Saturday, 15 April 2017

Saturday Colouring...

Happy Saturday,

Firstly I want to apologise as I got the dies totally wrong yesterday it was the New Zealand collection not Australia!

I premiered this stamp in a card earlier this week all embossed in Brilliant Sparkle embossing powder by Cosmic Shimmer however I wanted to share with you the coloured version as well.


Friday, 14 April 2017

Vintage Friday...

Happy Friday,

A trip to Noble Australia today for vintage Friday with the Noble Border ( a die form last year that I have to admit I nearly missed it is so useful)  and the Melbourne die from the Australian collection.

I stared by cutting the Noble border, without the outline die, into a piece of mocha foundation card cut to 51/4" x 81/4"at posing sides as shown.  I backed this with primrose foundation card adding some crystal strips and stick on crystals to highlight the beautiful design of the die.

I next cut the Melbourne die in primrose just using the frame section and backed this with more of the mocha before foam mounting this above the centre of the panel.  I added layers of Tan, Primrose and mocha and a panel embossed with the braided vines A4 embossing folder ( a real favourite)

I added the stitched flags with the sentiment and then a couple of spares of flowers made with the string flower and orange blossom leaves dies with crystals in the centre of the flowers.  A great men's card with the colours but easily for and age or sex with a colour change.


Thursday, 13 April 2017

More Stamping Shows...

Happy Thursday,

If you were able to join me last night for the ,launch of the One Day Special on Hochanda I hope you enjoyed looking through the samples from my Language of Flowers collection as much as I did.  I know I have far too many samples but I have just loved working with these stamps!

I'm back today with shows at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and Final Call at 7pm.  I thought I would share a few more samples today if that ok!

these showcase the Honeysuckle and the Daisy as well as the circle sentiments which I have found so useful!


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

The Language of Flowers...

Happy Wednesday,

I will be Launching, on Hochanda, my Language of Flowers stamp collection this evening at 8pm.  I thought I would share some simple cards today that showcase what I designed the large A6 rubber stamps for as they are perfect for colourists and non colourists alike!  I will be demonstrating loads of techniques with these for both people who are new to colouring to experts to those who don't want to colour images Ive tried to make this collection as flexible as possible.

That said Today's selection are all coloured using the Graphmaster Alcohol pens I have a few essential sets on the shows if you want to start or build your collection.

Each of these flowers are hand drawn and have been used as the basis of the collection as there is an A5 clear stamp set to match each one with Sentiments that echo the Victorian language of flowers.

I will be on Hochanda with the full collection tonight at 8pm and tomorrow at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and Final Call at 7pm Join me if you can!


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Vintage Floral Circles...

Happy Tuesday,

Ready for tomorrows launch of my stamp range on Hochanda I thought I would share this card that I made to showcase the new Vintage Floral Circle background stamp.  This stamp was delayed from the original launch and only reached me last week!

I stared by stamping the circle onto a piece of vintage gold foundation card using perfect medium in random pattern as shown.  I then added snow-cap brilliant sparkle embossing powder and heat set this which makes the design show in white with a sparkle which is better seen in real life!

Next I repeated this process onto a piece of velum and backed this with a circle of vintage gold, both cut with the Sue Wilson noble double pierced circles dies which fit the stamp perfectly!  Next I cut a series of the stitched flag dies in the papers form the new Kraft and Gold 6x6" paper stack from DCWV.

I made up the card as shown with a layer of the ribbed white foundation card ( available on the show with Kraft card and the return of the gloss black reversible card ( early waring on this as It sold out so quickly last time)  I finished with a chrysanthemum cut in velum with a small gold dazzler as the centre and foliage of the Olive Branch die, all by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.

I will be demoing a version of this card on one of my shows on Thursday at either 9am, 12pm, 4pm or during Final Call at 7pm so tune in to see how this was made!