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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Atlantic shows...

Happy Tuesday,

I'm back on your screens tonight at 8pm on Hochanda (freeview 85, Sky 663 and online at  I will be showing the Atlantic ocean collection designed by Sue Wilson and the fabulous dies and stamps that match.  I thought I would share a couple of samples form the shows tonight and through tomorrow at 9am, 12pm, 4pm and final call at 7pm.

This first card is made using the infinity striplet and the Bermuda die from the Atlantic collection.  I have used card form the card pack I have on the show which has these beautiful shades including the Mink, papyrus and peach I have used here.

The second card features the Atlantic Background ( a new fave) and the Spring Foliage die.

Tune in to see how these and many more were made!


Monday, 27 March 2017

Welcome to the Atlantic...

Happy Monday,

I am back on your screens on Hochanda tomorrow night at 8pm then through the day on Wednesday with the Atlantic ocean collection by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.  I thought It was time I shared a few of the samples I made for the shows.

Today's card is one I made at my demo day at Samuel Taylor's in Brighouse on Saturday, well I stared it I added the extra layers and the bow when I got home I just had to finish this card!

I stared by cursing the detail and next square die from the Atlantic ocean background die into bright white foundation card.,  Next I cut a panel of primrose to match and embossed it with the die before adding it to the back of the die cut.  Next I added a panel in the centre made by repeating the rippled striplet die cut up and set onto more of the primrose.

I then cut the spring foliage die twice in white and gently kissed the die cut with silver chrome glitter kiss.  I then cut both of the styles of flowers that come with the spring foliage in primrose, shaped them and added them over the foliage as shown.

Next I embossed a piece of the white with the brambles rose embossing folder and added silver chrome glitter kiss over the raised pattern.  There is a video of this technique on facebook and I will have a sow on this on Hochanda in April.

Finally I added  a bow of silver ribbon and finished with a pearl embellishment and some more layers of white and primrose.


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Rippled Lucy...

Happy Sunday,

A frame and tag card today and one that is a little smaller and could easily be made without the embossed layer to make it a 5 x 5 card!

I stared by cutting the rippled striplet using both the detail and outline die in lilac foundation card.  I then backed these in white using the outline die and added them to a square of wisteria foundation card.

Next I cut the No's 1, 2 and 3 dies from the Lucy frames and tags set in wisteria and backed this with white repeating the process with the remaining dies in the set in lilac, again backed in white.  I arranged the die cuts as shown rotating the pieces to gain the overlap.  I studded the piece with 3mm stick on pearls and added a backing of white embossed with the A4 honeycomb haven embossing folder with more layers of the white, wisteria and lilac.


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Black and Gold Heart...

Happy Saturday,

A little more drama for today and one of my first cards made using the new Foundations mirror card.  I haven't been a fan of mirror card recently as it can look a little brassy however this one has a strong gold colour and as you can tell from the picture doesnt crack when embossed.

I started by embossing a piece of mirror card wth the honeycomb haven A4 embossing folder which as mentioned didn't crack nor show any of the white backing.

Next I added 2 strips of black seam binding which works really well on the mirror card as it is slightly transparent so the colour shows through a little.

Next I cut the Jewelled heart in gold and in black cutting the centre heart out from the gold version and cutting the centre from the laced heart in the middle of the black heart.  I then added the gold over the black to make a shadow and then added the centre cut gold heart behind this.

I then simply added a seam binding bow with added gold metallic linx and a Creative Expressions vintage button in the centre.  The sentiment its made using the Love sentiment die in the jewelled heart die as a tag on line of the fall away hearts form the centre.


Friday, 24 March 2017

Vintage Friday...

Happy Friday,

As promised its back to Vintage Friday and this weeks card does have a reason.  I had n email from a lady in America who had purchased all the items need to make one of my cards form the Most Popular list on the right of the blog.  She wrote asking for the sizes however as this card was made well over 2 years ago I wasn't able to find it to measure.  Therefore I thought I would make a new version using the same die range the New York collection however altering the dies.

The finished size of the card is 9.5" x 7.5" it is a large card but as the dies are quite large and I used three in a row a large card was required.

If you want to see the original card then click HERE.

I stared by cutting the detail die in the times square die three times from French Navy foundation card.  I backed these with white and cut them into a square using the noble double pierced squares die in bright white.  Next  I added these to panel of bright white foundation card embossed with the braided vines A4 embossing folder, cut to 7.25" x 8.25" I shaded the embossing using Mediterranean blue gilding polish.

I cut a strip of the french navy and added white seam binding down the middle with strips of crystals running down each side.  I then added a messy bow of seam dining at the top with crystals in the centre and at the end of each ribbon strip.

Finally I added mats and layers of the blue and white to make the finished card as shown at 9.5" x 7.5"


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Black and Gold Mia...

Happy Thursday,

How a bit of Drama for a Thursday and this black and antique gold card?  This card is a simple one where all the drama and complexity comes form the gloss and pearl card.

I stared by cutting the infinity Striplet at the 2 ends of a strip of gloss black foundations card.  I backed this with antique gold foundations pearl card.  Next I cut a piece of gold twice with the striplet and backed these with gloss black before adding this into the middle of the gold piece.

I then cut the Mia die, using all three dies in the set, in black and once again in the gold.  I then cut the outlines in black and gold and backed the main Mia die cuts with these.  I then rotated these dies in the centre of the card on top of the background.
 Finally I added a couple of small bows made with black seam binding with small gold dazzlers in the centres.


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Olivia's petticoat...

Happy Wednesday,

Another sample card from my shows last week on Hochanda this time a classic petticoat card made using the Antlia Gemini die.

I stared by cutting panel with the outline die from the Olivia frame and tags die.  next I cut the detail die into another panel again in white.  next I embossed  piece of wisteria and lilac card with the detail die.  I cut the centre from the lilac and added this on top of the wisteria embossed piece before fitting it back into the white die cut.  This gives the look of a paper pieced panel which is a lot quicker than paper piecing.

For the petticoat section i cut a strip of coconut white foundation card using the detail and one of theses form the Antlia Gemini die.  I backed this with wisteria using the cutting edge to match the edge of the white.  I repeated this and backed the second with lilac card.  I then mounted these above each other and added the olive panel at the top.

I made up the card as shown using layers of the three colours and added a lilac bow form satin ribbon from my stash.