Tuesday, 27 June 2017
When I was in Washington at the weekend a lady ( sorry I'm no good with names) Showed me a card she had made with the Spellbinders Ironwork elements die set and we got into a discussion of how nice this die was! I mentioned how great it looks in mirror card so as soon as I got home i had to make this card to show how well it works.
I stared by cutting the frame in the set twice in gold mirror card. I rotated these and slipped the edges under each other as shown to make a square. Next I added a panel in the white pearl card using one of the other dies in the set and topped this with a layer of gold and finally white ( all die cuts from the ironworks die set) I added some stick on pearls to to highlight the detail.
The background is made with the spellbinders butterfly die cut and mounted in white pearl card.
A few more layers of the mirror and pearl cards to finish a small card (for me anyway!)
Monday, 26 June 2017
I hope you all enjoyed the brief sojourn into Christmas 2017 over the weekend. Today I'm sharing a box that is the workshop for next Sunday at Craft Locker in Poole. I am there all weekend with 4 technique workshops on the Saturday and this box as a longer workshop making this box on Sunday Morning.
This is made using the Prism striplet from Creative Expressions and the orange blossom flowers and leaves along with matching stamps!
I love making Hexagon boxes and find them really fun as they only use one sheet of A4 card.
I will share the template next week however there is an earlier version on my Facebook which you can download.
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Saturday, 24 June 2017
Friday, 23 June 2017
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.
Thursday, 22 June 2017
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
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.
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