Sunday, 27 May 2018

Simple in Violet...

Happy Sunday,

I had a fab couple of days demoing my new collection on Hochanda and will hopefully be having a day off today!    I'm sure I will be crafting at some point Im always full of ideas and half finished projects when Ive finished a show lol

I'm sharing a simple card today made using the collection, this time in the new Crafts Too Linen card in violet the colours of this range of card just sing to me!

The intricacy and the simplicity off the butterfly makes it the perfect embellishment for a simper or complex card.


Saturday, 26 May 2018

More Bee Balm Shows...

Happy Saturday,

I hope those of you who watched enjoyed last nights shows as much as I did!  I am back on hochanda today with more techniques using my New Bee Balm Collection.  I have shows today at 9am, 1pm and final call at 5pm.

I am sharing a demo card today that I will be doing at some point today which shows the flowers, matching stamps and the Background all in the new Crafts Too Linen card ( I just LOVE the colours of this)

The sentiment comes with the Bee Balm flower stamp set and is sized to prerfectly fit in the aperture that cuts from the background.


Friday, 25 May 2018

Launch Day...

Happy Friday,

If you get chance join me on Hochanda tonight at 6pm for the launch of the One Day Special ( Freeview 85 , Sky 673 or online at and the launch of my new Bee Balm collection.  There are some new releases in the Additions and media die ranges as well as some really useful Based Card dies.

I thought I would hare a card made using the collection today featuring the flowers which are stamped and die cut in one pass using my Flower Plate idea ( tune in to see how easy this is to use!)

Of course I added a few of the butterflies, from the smaller butterflies set this time, using the same linen card ( a new style of card that will be on the show) as the background over a glittered butterfly.

I will be on tonight at 6pm and 8pm with shows tomorrow at 9am, 1pm and final call at 5pm.


Thursday, 24 May 2018

More Bee Balm...

Happy Thursday,

Today I thought I would share another new dies from the Bee Balm collection here is a closer look at the Bee Balm Background which matches, as shown here, with the Bee Balm Ovals perfectly ( its almost as if they were designed that way lol)
The background was designed so that either of the ovals will match one of the edges on it so that you can easily pattern build with having a separate outside cutting line.

I added the butterflies this time using the large butterflies set to add a little detail to what is a quick simple card, honest!


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Swirling Leaves...

Happy Wednesday,

Today I promised I would share a card using the new, to be launched on Friday night, Swirl leaves die that matches with the Bee Balm collection.

For todays card I have matched the leaves with another new set launching on friday the birds and cages.

To kmae the spray I simply cut the dies ( the set has 2 dies in mirror image so that they 'go' each way) once in white and once in silver and shaped them before creating the flourish down the card.

I added in the butterflies, yes these will keep appearing as I love the delicacy of them, and the cages along with the detailed debossed birds that come with the cages.


Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Floating Butterflies...

Happy Tuesday,

Today I am sharing a card made with another new die from the Bee Balm Collection the Bee Balm Ovals along with the new Large Butterflies.

The Butterflies have been designed in the same manner as the Dragonflies with a solid die and a matching delicate overlay die there are so many ways you can use these!

For this card I used the Largest Die form the ovals sets and cut it twice into a piece of card facing to make a large circle.  I shaded through the die to add the colour and simply added the foliage - more on this tomorrow- and the Large butterflies.

The range will launch on Friday night on Hochanda at 6pm.


Monday, 21 May 2018

Bee Balm Peek!...

Happy Monday,

I had a fab weekend in Kent at the Create It show and it was so lovely to meet so many old and new friends and members of the blog family!

I promised yesterday that I would be starting to sneak peak my new collection today so I present the Bee Balm collection.  This is all based arround the Bee Balm flower ( a Bergamot but I prefer the Colloquial name Bee Balm!)

This is a deceptively simple card made using g the Bee Balm flower plate die and matching stamp set.  As with the Gerbera Daisy there is a single stamp with all the flowers own it and a matching plate that slots over using the registration marks on the corner of the stamped image.  The stamped bees come form the stamp set wit the flowers.

I simply added the swirl leaves die and some hat pins to finish.

The whole range will launch this Friday at 6pm as the One Day special on Hochanda keep watching this week for more sneak peaks or tune in on Friday or through the day Saturday.