Sunday, 24 September 2017

It's Shiny...

Happy Sunday,

Don't forget I  back at Inspirations in Preston today demoing products form my new range, Izink and Crafts Too.

Todays card is really simple just a panel of gold mirror card embossed with my star stream  embossing folder.  I love using this folder on mirror card as the edges allow you to emboss larger pieces without marking the card perfect with mirror card.

I simply added a selection of the Christmas Baubels form find it media along with foliage form yesterdays card.  I cut the baubles in red and white offsetting the red to give a shadow.

A few layers of red, white and gold to finish this really is a quick card!


Saturday, 23 September 2017


Happy Saturday,

I am at Inspirations in Preston today and tomorrow demonstrating for the 9th Birthday of the shop.  Theres loads of demonstrators at the event and even cake ( as part of the Mcmilon Coffee Morning)  Pop in and say Hi if you are around.  I will be demonstrating lots of itemise from my new ranges Including the Textures pats and some new Izink Pigment ink pads!

One of the cards and techniques I will be demonstrating today is this one which I an Idea I stole ( witghj agreement) from the fabulous Martine.  I made this based on a card she sent me a picture of ( which she has promised as my Christmas Card!)

I made the background using  the round media plate, izink dye based inks and my Winter Trees clear stamp set.  I stamped the tree in the centre using the Silver Pigment ink pad that I will be demonstrating this weekend.  Next  I framed this using my snowflake circle embossing folder by cutting the centre out first then embossing the gold dust card ( from Limetree crafts) I added a thin border of silver mirror card around the stamping and the embossing.

I finished with a bow and a selection of filigree cut in the gold dust and silver mirror card ( all from the christmas foliage set i had on my last Hochanda show)  I added silver pearl dots and layered with more of the gold dust and mirror card.


Friday, 22 September 2017

Snowy Trees...

Happy Friday,

Another simple card today using the snow Ive been using all week.  This can be bought form the Art of craft which will be at the Harrogate show Today and tomorrow.

I stared this one by embossing a piece of gloss white card with the star stream embossing folder

Next I cut three of the funky trees from press cut into a piece of Christmas red lustre card.  I added a piece of double sided adhesive behind the aperture and added the snow over this to make the tress made of snow.

Finally I added some more of the Christmas ribbon ( again another art of craft purchase at a show)


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Star Streamers...

Happy Thursday,

A simple embossed and die cut Christmas card for today using a waste piece and the fantastic Star Stream embossing folder and a little bit of my (vast) ribbon collection.

I started by embossing a piece of ivory card cut to 7"x7" using the star stream embossing folder, the folder is smaller than the piece but as the folder is the sift style it is easy to emboss a larger piece without getting a line around the edge of the folder.

Next I added the centre panel form another card that I had covered in the gold metal sheets.  I cut one of the funky tresss dies from a piece covered in gilding scraps ( left over form other projects).  I added this at the bottom right and then added glue before adding more of the snow.  I have had a lot of questions about the snow I am using it is a Crafts Too product however Im not sure where its available I will try to have this on my next Hochanda show!  As you can see because the gilt is real metal it has oxidised where the glue is under the snow adding a beautiful verdigris colour.

I added a strip of jingle bells ribbon ( part of a set I bought form the Art of Craft at a show) adding a bow at the bottom.

Simple but effective.


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Snowy scene..

Happy Wednesday,

A different card form those so far this week with a more subtle look to it but still lots of snow!

I started by making the background using the same techniques as I did in this card HERE   Click the link to see how to make it using the Izink Pigment inks and my Winter Tress stamp set.

I cut the YCD10114 Yvonne Creations Celebrating Christmas - Scene from white card and framed this using the press cut stitch dot rectangle dies.  I then added acetate behind this so I could make it into a shaker card by adding fake snow in the middle.

I added a panel embossed with my Star Stream embossing folder and then added glue wherever possible and added more fake snow to give a real frosty feel.

I then cut the Crafts Too snowflakes in white card with my double sided adhesive sheets attached so that i could, again add snow!

I made up the card as shown with layers of white and er more white with a little snow added!


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Colour change...

Happy Tuesday,

Todays card is made using the same products as yesterday however a change of colour really makes a difference!

I started todays cad by embossing a panel of Christmas Red Lustre Print card form Crafts Too.  I embossed the panel with the same folder as yesterdays card the Snowflake Frame however this time I added gold gilding polish over the raised surface so the snowflakes shine!

As with yesterdays card I cut a wreath shape with 2 of the stitch dot circle dies this time in green.  I then cut the berry foliage in a light green and the holly in Christmas green sparkle print card, again from crafts too.  I added ranger red gloss accents to the foliage as berries which balances the red form the background.

A few layers of red, gold and green finish the card.  All it needs is the appropriate sentiment and ready for sending!


Monday, 18 September 2017

floating wreath...

Happy Monday,

Today's card is made using the Snowflake frame and velum a simple Christmas Card that would hopefully stand out on any mantelpiece!

I started by embossing a piece of velum using the snowflake frame 6 x 6 embossing folder from my new range.  Embossing the velum with the soft folder ensures that the velum doesn't crack even if you use, as I have here, a thin craft velum rather than parchment.  This close up shows the pattern and how it is visible in all the detail.

Next I added this to a piece of red card using spray glue which ensures that glue marks don't show through on the front.  You could also stamp a sentiment in the centre at this stage I would suggest white embossing powder would look good.

Next I cut a wreath from red card using 2 circle dies.  I then added the foliage from the Find It media foliage die PM10103 Precious Marieke The Nature of Christmas Cutting Die - 

I arranged these around the circle to make, as shown, the Christmas wreath.  I used all three styles of foliage built up to make the wreath look full.

Finally I added a striped bow on the bottom to accent the colour.