Monday, 19 February 2018

Gerbera Daisy Sneak Peak...

Happy Monday,

As promised today's card is  a sneak peak of my new Gerbera Daisy Collection of dies and matching stamps that launches tomorrow at 6pm on Hochanda!

What better to start with than a white on white card using ice silver lustre and gold lustre card!

Im not listing the details or the method on this one but it will get a full showing tomorrow night on Hochanda and get its full day on the blog.

The eagle eyed amongst my Blog Family may notice the similarity with the bonus Gerbera flower die included in the Opera Box die set,.  That was the base for this whole collection there are backgrounds, sentiments, flowers and lots more.

There are also some brand new concepts in the collection designed to make crafting easier, quicker and more flexible I really can't wait to show you all what I have been working on.

Id love to hear what you think to this first sneak peak there is so much more to come!


Sunday, 18 February 2018

Running out...

Happy Sunday,

Today is the last leg of the Crafters Companion marathon with me being in the evesham store today again demoing and playing.  I have titles todays post Running Out because I am running out of projects to post.  Tomorrow will  see the first sneak peak for the launch of my new Die Collection on Hochanda tuesday night at 6pm!  This means that I have been manically making samples using the new range and have got to the point where I am running out of projects I can share on the blog!

I hope you don't mind but today I thought I would share a couple of tags I made over the last couple of months using my sandwich box die set and the starflower dies and leaves.

The first one is made using silver gilt and the second using up a piece of scrap card I cleaned my brayer on.  I love using this scrap card for flowers as the colours are so random and make unique flowers.

Join me from 6am tomorrow to see the first reveal from my new Gerbera Daisy collection.


Saturday, 17 February 2018

Two Hearts

Happy Saturday,

Day 2 of the Crafters Companion road trip finds me today In the Chesterfield store so pop along and see what Im playing with!

Back to today and this is a card I made as a demo for the Hochanda shows earlier in the month but never got to!  I used the wonderful Izink spray dyes to make the paper for the inset hearts I love the intensity of the course and the effects you get from juts spraying the ink onto the card.

Cut the smaller stitch dot heart twice into a piece of ice silver lustre card.  Then cut 2 heart frames, again using the stitch dot hearts in black card and mounted these over the apertures I had created.  I cut the bird and branch in black and cutting off the birdhouse that comes with the die I added this across the top so that the hearts appear to be hanging from the tree branch.

To emphasise this I drew lines, using a thick black alcohol pen, from the branch to the hearts.


Friday, 16 February 2018

More Foam Flowers...

Happy Friday,

I am demoing at every one of the Crafters Companion stores this weekend starting today!  Todays I am in Newton Ayecliffe Tomorrow in Chesterfield and Sunday ate Evesham.  If you are near any of the shops why not opt in and say hi and see what I am playing with ( Thats what I love about demo days I get to play all day!)

Back to today and another card made using the flower foam and matching dies form Leane Creatief this time in a warm yellow and orange colour.

I made up the flowers as yesterdays instructions however I used yellow and orange izink pigment ink for the shading.  And placed the spray on the inked wreath and Peacock feather media plate background.


Thursday, 15 February 2018

Foam Flowers...

Happy Thursday,

I've been playing again this time with the new dies and flower foam from Leane Creatief and I love the effect I get with this.

In this card I used the flowers to accent a panel made with my media plates, the Izink pigment inks and a peacock father.  I have had this piece made for quite a while but needed something to accent it and the flowers were perfect.

To make the flowers I used the LeCrea Easy Flower die no 45.4551 ( thats all the name I could find) and cut the flowers ( 3 sizes) out of the white flower foam form the same company.  I shaded the petals on both sides using the finger Daubers and light purple pigment ink from Izink.  Once shaded I heated the flowers using my heat gun, the longer you heat the foam the more the petals curl up.  I added stamen in the centre and added the flowers until I had three separate blooms.  I then shaded the matching leaves from the set and added these (shaded in light blue to match the ribbon)  I then simply arranged these onto a bow.

I farmes the piece using the Press Cut Notched Rectangle dies in blue and white lustre card.


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Red Hearts...

Happy Wednesday and Valentines day!

I saved this card form the shows a couple of weeks ago especially for Valentines day I love the simplicity of this card!

I stared by embossing the two birds embossing folder from Crafts Too in white gold lustre print card.

I cut a set of frames using the Press Cut Stitch Dot hearts set in black and red.

I added this to a black frame studded with pearls.  I added a couple of hearts cut form card coloured with the Izink spray dyes.

Whatever your valentines day brings I hope its all you want.


Monday, 12 February 2018

Foil Tuesday...

Happy Tuesday,

I hope everyone enjoyed yesterdays shows as much as I did It was great to be able to just play with some of my favourite products and share ideas and things I love.  The next show will be the launch of my first full die collection more details next week and maybe a few sneak peaks!

Today I am sharing a card i made using the PCD01 die from yesterdays shows and a piece I made using my GoPress hot foiling machine.  I used the stunning Rose Hot Foil stamp designed by Anna Griffin ( Im always in awe of her flower designs) and folded this onto black card with a silver shimmer foil.  I cut this out using the Press Cut Notched Rectangles dies and added s strip of ribbon around the bottom, I really felt that the image was strong enough not to need any embellishment.

Finally I added to a card made with the Stepper card die from Press Cut cutting the additional panels dies out from craft card which works so well with the strong black of the card base.  A simple take made using the notched rectangles and finished.