Monday, 11 December 2017
I hope everyone in the U.K. thats been afflicted with the snow ( Myself included) have kept nine and warm lol I thought I would share today a card and matching bow that should remind us all of spring as the colour ( Honeydew or apple I can never decide what to call it) is to me at least very spring like!
I stared with the card and based this on a 6x6" card blank ( the perfect fit for the sandwich box) I then matted and layered with the honeydew and gold lustre card. I then added a panel of dots embossed honeydew lustre card that I had sanded to show the white card.
Finally I stamped a sentiment from my everyday sentiments set and cut this out with my mini tags die set.
Sunday, 10 December 2017
I hope everyone is well wrapped up with the weather being so cold and possibly snowy!
One of my favourite techniques today using the panel die from the sandwich box die set.
I stared by cutting the panel die into two sides of a piece of wild berry lustre print card. Next I cut 2 larger panels of the rosa pink and quilted them using the die running it through my platinum using the embossing sandwich so that it embosses but doesn't cut. I placed these behind the cut pieces so that the embossed areas pop through the cut pieces.
Saturday, 9 December 2017
Weather Permitting I will be at Crafters Companion store in Chesterfield demonstrating all day today so pop along between 10am and 4pm. I will be demoing my new range of dies so it should be interesting!
I thought today I would share this simple card made with my confetti embossing folder and the herrera daisy die (from the opera box die set)
I matted a piece of lilac card onto white and added the press cut best wishes die cut in white on top.
I then added the flowers die cut in sanded lilac and white with white micro beads in the centre. I set these off with lilac seem binding and my starflower leaves cut in white.
Friday, 8 December 2017
Im really sorry but the Opera Box youtube tutorial didn't appear I dont know why it kept failing but I finally managed to get this loaded and working last night!
I thought I would share a few pictures of the box that can be made using just the die along with the video. Just click the video link on the right to see the tutorial.
Thursday, 7 December 2017
Today I thought I would share another card made using the Sandwich Box dies ( or at least one of the dies in the se) that is very me. I love making these border cards however with the matching small corner form the sandwich box set I was able to put a matching centre in the card.
Next I used the small triangular die form the same set and cut this into a square of the same colour card. I matted this on the gold glaze adding small pearls on each of the junctions. I then matted this on increasing layers of the gold gaze and the cocoa bean.
Simple but very me!
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Hopefully Im back form visiting Aladine ( who make the Izink Inks) in France as today is the last Breedon workshop of the year and we will be making boxes!
I thought I would share the card and sandwich box we are all making today! This box is on the tutorial video so Ive added the link below in case anyone missed it!
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
The sam die, from the sandwich box die set, today but with a different look.
I added velum behind the cut panel to soften the edge before layering this onto white and then turquoise lustre card. I cut the gerbera daisy ( from the opera box set) in 2 layers in the wildberry card with a gem in the middle. I added a spray of my starflower leaves cut in the turquoise surrounding a circle of gold lustre stamped with my everyday sentiment clear set ( I used three lines as each is separate so I could make the message Congratulations then on your then special day.
Monday, 4 December 2017
Todays card is another made using my new dies and shows a different look you can achieve with the dies in the sandwich box die set!
I stared by cutting a piece of the rosa lustre card into a square 5 x 5". I then cut the panel die from my sandwich box die, three times into the card. I love the look of this especially the stitch detail around the panel. Next I stuck this to apiece of vellum using the microdot sheets before from mounting it ( using the foam sheets as I was able to cut these as thin as I needed) to a panel embossed with the fancy lattice i the gold lustre card.
I attached this to the front using a strip of satin edged organza ribbon in white finishing with a messy bow at the bottom. I then added the starflowers in the rosa and the snatching leaves in the gold lustre in opposing corners of the 'wreath'
Sunday, 3 December 2017
Today's card is a lot simpler than yesterdays however it shows the panel in all its glory and I used the same colours to show the different looks you can achieve!
I started by cutting the panel die from the sandwich box set this time in the Honeydew lustre card with a gold lustre backing. I added 3mm pearls to each of the junctions as these just cry out for a little Pearlage!
I added this too a panel of the honeydew lustre card embossed with the sweet lattice A4 embossing folder. However this time I sanded back the colour print to show the white card underneath this really makes this embossed section pop!
Next I cut the bonus herrera daisy flower die ( from the opera box die set) in vellum twice ( with 2 layers of vellum in each pass) this gave me 4 of the flowers which I just mounted together and added a green gem in the middle. I cut the starflower leaves in the olive lustre card and arranged the flower on top.
Saturday, 2 December 2017
I thought today I would share a card made using the dies in the Sandwich box die set as I know not everyone wants to make boxes so I packed this set with dies that work perfectly for cards and other projects as well!
I made this card well before I received my sentiments stamps however I make most of my cards without sentiments and then add one when required.
Next I coloured a piece of white card using the Izink pigment ink pads in emerald, verbena, dawn and tea colours. When I cut this with my Starflower foliage ( the sheet when finished looks really messy) the cut leaves have a far more realistic look to them.
I arranged these across the cut 'trellis' randomly wanting them to look natural. I then cut all the flowers in my starflower die set in velum using 2 layers of velum so that with one pass i got 16 flowers. I shaped these and arranged them on the leaves to give the look of flowers crawling over the trellis.
I decided on the sentiment form my everyday sentiments clear stamp set using the matching tags dies to cut this out. I added it to the left hand side where it fitted, i really feel the sentiment is appropriate.
Friday, 1 December 2017
Today I am demonstrating my dies for the first time at H&J Crafts in loth. It is a little nerve wracking to be demonstrating the dies I have designed so I hope everyone will be kind lol
Todays sample is made using a combination of the Opera Box and the panel die from the sandwich box die set as you can see they were designed so they could work together.
Once cut I glued the box together and added the base cut with the larger base die in the opera box set.
I made another daisy using 3 die cuts and added one of the gems I had on yesterdays shows in the centre making a fuller flower. I placed this over a bow of satin edged organza and a spray of my Starflower leaves all cut in the ice silver lustre card.
Thursday, 30 November 2017
This is a bonus post sharing the second large die in my new release ( available on Hochanda and retailers from today) this is the Opera Box named as I feel its very dramatic!
The die cuts the base as well as the lid which has a really interesting fold once made the lid folds into the flower pattern shown in this picture.
The die set is made for making different sized boxes and the parts can be used for lots of projects so once again this will be popping up loads over the next few days and weeks.
As I am sure my blog family know I started as a stamper and then moved onto Die cutting I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to design my own stamps now I have also had the opportunity to design my own dies. This is something I have always wanted to do so whilst I am a little scared as too whether people will like them I am really proud with my first collection.
There are 6 die sets in the collection 2 large dies that make boxes and more ( which is why I called these 2 dynamic dies) and 4 additions which covers Tags, flowers foliage etc.
The first die is based on the sandwich box I made a few years ago using the spellbinders filigree delight die, this has proved to be the most popular video and post I have ever done. This die set is designed to make the box in an easier manner than all the measuring and scoring I had to do to make the original ( Big thanx go to Jane Smith for the suggestion!!!!)
I would also like to thank June Smith, Mrs Duck and everyone else who had a sneak peak and helped with feedback!
This die will also make cards and other projects so you will be seeing a lot of this over the next few days and weeks.
I will reveal the next large die set at 12pm.
more at 12pm....
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
I have to admit I can't wait until the launch of my new range tomorrow morning at 8am. I have been lucky enough to have the samples to play with for quite a while so I have loads of samples to share with you over the coming days and weeks. To whet everyones appetites and to make sure everyone gets to see the products at the same time
I know they are a little cryptic but Im sure you can tell form at least one picture one of the main products available.
Full release tomorrow and the start of proper samples....