Monday, 30 April 2018

Spring leaves?...

Happy Monday,

Its leaf time on the Holiday Quickie posts I simply love how this card came out and it was so easy to make.

I simply stamped the skeleton leaves form the leaves set in three shades of izink pigment ink ( From the summer set on Hochanda) one the edge of the card lightning the colour as I moved across the card.  I then added the panels as shown using brown versafine and the leaf stamps.


Sunday, 29 April 2018

Feathers and Butterflies...

Happy Sunday,

Another Holiday Quickie hopefully we are relaxing in the sun!

Todays card uses the technique of taping the card and wiping the Izink ink sprays over the gap.  I then stamped some of the feathers stamps over this before removing the tape.

I then stamped the butterflies in black over the front with the sentiment at the bottom.


Saturday, 28 April 2018

Dotty Dragonfly...

Happy Saturday,

Holiday Quickie again lol

I used the Dragonfly media plate and mask on this one along with the Dragonfly stamps

The strip down the side was made using the smaller brayer with the edges marked with low tack tape.


Friday, 27 April 2018

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Flying away...

Happy Thursday,

Today we are travelling to the airport for a very long awaited Holiday!!  As usual while I am away I will be posting Inspiration cards as Quickies with just a list of the ingredients.  I am sure my Blog Family wont mind this!


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Purple Butterflies...

Happy Wednesday,

Toady is the last wednesday off the month so its time for my regular workshop at Breedon priory.  We will be playing with the new media plates and stamps etc today so Im sharing a card we will be trying today.

I made the butterfly first using a mix of Izink pigment inks stamping off the ink using the feathers stamps.  I hand cut this out and added a messy bow and a set of the Gerbera daisies made up and shaped.

The background panel is made by running the brayer over the piece of card once I had smoothed the ink on the media plate.  I stamped over using ink from the media plate with the butterflies stamps.  I matted and layers this adding the butterfly over the top.


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Dragonflies in the mist ...

Happy Tuesday,

As I am sure you can all imagine, well those that saw yesterdays shows that is, I am a little tired at the moment so I thought I would be allowed to just share a card form the new Media Plate collection today.


Monday, 23 April 2018

All in Blue...

Happy Monday,

I hope everyone who managed to watch enjoyed last nights shows as much as I did!  Im back on Hochanda today at 9am, 1pm and Final call at 5pm so tune in if you want to see more ideas using the new Media Plates and Stamps!

I'm sharing a few more favourites today, which one is yours?

I i've the blue shades I got on these samples from using the Izink Sprays and ink pads the mix off Ocean, Mer do Sud and Petrol really is my palette!


Sunday, 22 April 2018

Launch Day...

Happy Sunday,

My new ranges launch tonight on Hochanda at 6pm so tune in if you can and see all the new stuff.  There are some great products including new brayers, Izink sprays as well as the new media Plates and stamp sets.

I thought today I would share a couple of my favourite samples for the show.

I hope you can join me tonight at 6pm on Hochanda to see the full new ranges and the ideas and techniques.


Saturday, 21 April 2018

Flower and Feathers...

Happy Saturday,

Day five of the Sneak Peeks and today its the turn of the flower media plates.  Ive teamed them up with the feathers set for todays section.

This plate is in the shape of a flower and as with all the media plates is blank for you to add so much texture and images / colours to it.

once again here I have mixed the flower with the feathers using a lighter palette of colours.

More tomorrow, enjoy...

Friday, 20 April 2018

Falling Leaves...

Happy Friday,

Its day four of the sneak oeaks and today I'm sharing the Leaf Media plate and the skeleton leaves clear stamp set.  One of the most popular demos I have done with the media plates has been using a skeleton leaf I thought it would be handy to have a set of stamps to make this easy and to match!

Here i have used a selection of the stamps in the background wit the foreground using the same stamps in a brown on white.  The sentiment t is form the same set.

Here I used a selection of the leaf stamps along with the Leaf media plate and some fantastic new Izink sparks for the background. Tune into the show to see what these are and how they are used.

More Tomorrow,


Thursday, 19 April 2018

More Dragonflies...

Happy Thursday,

Its day three of the Sneak Peeks for tis weeks launch of my new stamps and media plates, today its the turn of the Dragonflies.  As i'm sure you all know by now I love a dragonflies which Ive included in my die range, now there are matching stamps and media plate that all work together.  The Good News is that if anyone missed the dragonfly dies when they sold out last time they will be back in stock on Sundays shows.

I love the way the Dragonfly media plate has come out I really feel I can get some of the lightness of wings that they exhibit in real life.  Here I have used the smaller stamps on the plate and above with a mask to add texture.

More tomorrow,


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Falling Feathers...

Happy Wednesday,

Its day 2 of the sneak peeks of my new ranges launched on Sunday.  Today its the turn of the Feathers stamps.  One of the most popular demonstrations Ive done with the media plates was using a peacock feather and I wanted to make this easier and have more feathers to work on the smaller plates.  Therefore i designed a set with all different sizes of feathers.

I am a large fan of peacock feathers and especially the colour mix they come in!

Again to see how these were made and to see the full range tune in on Sunday night at 6pom or through the day on Monday.


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

A Host of Butterflies...

Happy Tuesday,

Today sees the first sneak peak for my new range of stamps and media plates which launch on Hochanda Sunday evening at 6pm.  Today I am sharing the Butterflies, a new Butterfly shaped media plate and set of butterfly stamps.

This first card uses the new Butterfly media plate simply with izink pigment ink brayered over and stamped.  You can also see a few of the butterflies form the stamp set.

The second card uses the media plate again this time with a Host of butterflies in black accross the front.  I also used my new smaller brayer for the stripe down the front.

Tune into the shows to see how these were made!

Another peek tomorrow,


Monday, 16 April 2018

Red Drama...

Happy Monday,

Last day of samples using the Gerbera Daisy collection today as I will start to reveal a new range tomorrow in my media plate and stamping ranges which launch on Sunday night at 6pm on Hochanda.  I thought I would share this card today which is, in my opinion, really dramatic.

I started by cutting the Gerbera Lattice in white I then added this to a piece of red card that was covered in my double sided adhesive sheets.  I then cut the same die in black and paper pieced the centre squares back in using the fall away pieces form the black die cut.

Next I added tickles dry glitter over the exposed adhesive giving the patchwork look to the outside squares.

I rotated the die cut, with mats and layers of course, onto a panel of red embossed with the Crafts Too daisy lattice A4 embossing folder.

Finally I made up one of the gerberas shading the edges of the petals in red using all 6 of the flowers from the die cut.  I added a diamond gem ( from crafts too) in the centre of each of the flowers and added a dragonfly in white and black to finish.