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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Christmas Weekend Day 2

 Happy Saturday,

As I mentioned yesterday I am at Essential Crafts in Washington Tyne and Weir on a Christmas theme. I am workshopping today so here are three more demo cards form Yesterday!

Friday, 23 June 2017

Christmas Weekend...

Happy Friday,

Yesterday was the summer Solstice ( Longest Day) and it is terribly warm here in the U.K. so what better way to spend the weekend than in Christmas!  I am demonstrating today at Essential Crafts in Washington Tyne and Weir on a Christmas theme.  I am also there workshopping all weekend so I thought I would share the cards I have made specifically for the demo over this weekend.

I will be simply sharing three cards each day to whet all of our appetites for Christmas!


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Yellow and Grey...

Happy Thursday,

Today's card is a real mix of dies with Amy Design, Daisy Jewels and Creative expressions all teaming up for this yellow, white and grey card.

I stared by cutting the circle background in pearl card and backing this with velum.  I then cut the outer circle die in yellow and the inner circle die form white and mounted these over a circle of velum.  I stamped the sentiment onto the centre in grey ink so that it appears to float.

I layered all of this together as shown and added a messy bow of white and silver satin ribbon with a Craft Consortium embellishment in the centre ( the knot was messy!)  I then added layers of the yellow white and steel to make the main square.

For the background I used the CE Trellis die to cut the intricite trellis across the bottom adding pearls at the top and bottom to add some dimension ( and to save me the job of studding each of the trellis dots with a pearl!)

My usual collection of mats and layers completes the card.


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Glass Pixies...

Happy Wednesday,

The card I'm sharing today is the workshop Card for the last month and as the last workshop join this card is this weekend at Essential Crafts at Washington ( Im there Friday, Saturday & Sunday with a demo day on the new Christmas Dies pin Friday) Then I thought I would share it.

AS this is a workshop card then Im not detailing the steps however below is an ingredient list.

Over the weekend I will update the demos and workshops so that everyone in the Blog Family can see where I will be for the next couple of months!

Prism Striplet Die
Double Pierced Squares
Samantha Frame
Hibiscus Flowers

Pixie Powders


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Woodland in white...

Happy Tuesday,

Another card using the Press cut woodland scene today this time all in white and made using ( as is my want) using the waste.

I stared by cutting and embossing the frame die in gold dust card I then added this back into the aperture it was cut form giving th raised / embossed edges.

Next IU cut the plain rectangle die in bright white card and added this with foam tape and added crystals around the edge ( these are from another set of three like the pearls used yesterday)

I then cut the woodland scene die leaving the waste in the die I added this to a sheet of double sided adhesive finning the gaps with glitter dust .

To frame the piece I cut the largest die in the spellbinders elegant ovals using one of the Creative Expressions double pierced ovals to make this into a frame.  I then added more of the crystals strips around this and added this over the scene before trimming to size.

I added a messy bow of a new organza ribbon I bought at the show and added a crystal embellishment from my stash.

A glittery card that would be suitable for lots of occasions.


Monday, 19 June 2017

A little more me...

Happy Monday,

I really enjoyed making yesterdays card however after reading the comments I have to agree the front didn't match the inside! but as a few of you said its great to push our limits as crafters!

I thought I would share something a little more me today using some spellbinders dies form Last year that again I never got round to playing with!  This is made using the shells duality which is a similar idea to the Creative Expressions gemini dies and the Savoy decorative elements and labels.

I started by cutting the detail die form the duality range into the 2 edges of a piece of gold vintage card.  Next I cut a panel in the Limetree gold dust iridescent card and 'slotted' this between the 2 cuts using the shells to hold this strip in place.  I then added a strip of pearls along the edge.

Next I cut the elements in the savoy set alternating between the decorative elements and the labels in contrasting gold and gold dust ( this card has a gold shimmer in real life which doesn't show well in pictures)  I added pearls using squares cut form the three row pearl strip i used on the sides ( this is a new find with 3mm pearls in a triple strip meaning you can add a trio or cut into individual strips giving great value)

I finished with layers of the white and gold and whilst I was going to put some flowers on I love the stark decorative look of this card it juts needs a sentiment in the centre which Ive left till the right occasion presents itself!


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Shabby Chic?...

Happy Sunday,

I am demoing today at the Telford Create It show for the Art of Craft and this is one of the dies I will be showing.  The card looks quite simple on the front ( very different from my usual style but I like a challenge) However the inside is very different.

I have added a few pictures so you can see what I mean!  This is easy to make as the die does all the work.

Simply cutting the die ( sorry I don't know the name I'll update when I find out) gives you all the cuts and folds to make this pop up /pop out card.
 I used papers from the Gypsy Gypsy 12 x 12 paper pad from Craft Consortium along with a  selection of metal embellishments from my stash.

edited - Here is the link for the die