Sunday, 15 June 2014
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Friday, 2 May 2014
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
As promised I'm back with another Barkley card that I made for Crafter's Companion :)
This time I used the Barkley acrylic stamp set along with a Tonic heart die to make this super cute heart easel card.
Spectrums too. You'll be seeing a lot more Spectrum colouring from me from now on ;)
Friday, 4 April 2014
Well the 4 Day Deal featuring Barkley has now finished on Create and Crafts website but the good news is that all the products featured can be bought direct from Crafters Companion.
Below are a couple of cards that I used the Flowers For You embossing folder along with papers and imagery from the Papercrafting Kit and the wonderful Epoxy Stickers which I just couldn't stop using!! I absolutely loved working with this kit as the pastel colours really appealed to me.
Dottie embossing folder and shows how you can make a really simple but stylish and classy looking card just by layering up the fabulous Centura cardstock.
So did any of you spot these cards on the telly - I was glued!!!!
Saturday, 29 March 2014
Oh goodness I can't believe that it was September when I last posted anything here!!! Is there anybody there after all this time????
Well it's all been happening here and I am so proud to announce that I am now part of Crafter's Companion fabulous DT!! I've admired their products for some time now and am thrilled and honoured to be able to work more closely with them.
Talking of which I have a sneak peek for you of Crafter's Companion 4DD starting this Monday at 8am on Create and Craft.
Tomorrow I am off to The Craft Barn to teach a Lavinia (stamps) based class. I hadn't realised at the time when planning this class that it would fall on Mother's Day - still I'm taking my Mum with me so we will still spend the day together!!
I have been loving playing around with the Lavinia stamps. Again I have admired these for soooooooo long so I was absolutely thrilled when The Craft Barn started stocking them. I won't spoil the surprise as to what the cards look like that we'll be making tomorrow but here's a taster of the sort of thing we will be doing.
The Craft Barn for these stamps and more besides - for this weekend The Craft Barn are offering free postage too!!
Sunday, 22 September 2013
Well it seems that we are fast approaching the last weekend of September which means that it is nearly time for The Glitter Pot's Christmas Spectacular Weekend (28th and 29th September) where there will be 9 demonstrators showing you all sorts of different card making techniques.
I for one will be there along with Jenny Mayes, Julie Hickey, Gilly Haigh, Alison Moore, Alexandra Kamann, Jane Gill, Jackie Huckstepp and Paula Pascual so there will be lots going on!!
So if any of you are planning on visiting The Glitter Pot next weekend I hope you'll stop by my table and say 'Hello'.
Monday, 9 September 2013
Hi everyone. Here's the other card that we made on the same class as my last posting using Imagination Crafts Bay Leaf stencil.
Before I go I must just tell you that Imagination Crafts are back on QVC this week - this Wednesday (11th September) at 5pm. I for one will definitely be tuning in!!
Sunday, 1 September 2013
Oh dear!!! I seem to be getting worse at this blogging malarkey instead of better!! I know I keep saying this but the days just seem to keep flying past!! I can hardly believe that in a few days time I shall be another year older - SCARY!!!
I must just say thank you to all the lovely ladies who were on my class yesterday at The Craft Barn - you were all fantastic and your creations looked wonderful :) I must say an extra special thank you to Sharon who had set up for me and whizzed everything away for me at the end of the class too.
This is one of the cards that we made on the class using Imagination Crafts Butterflies and Daisies stencil along with their Sparkle Gel some Distress inkpads, Copics and Mica powders. I have really got into using stencils just recently - not only combining them with rubber stamps but also finding ways to make lovely scenes with them as well. It's amazing what can be achieved with them.
Imagination Crafts do so many beautiful stencils that can be mixed and matched to create some wonderful cards - I used their Apple Blossom stencil to create some interest at the base of the daisies and The Crafter's Workshop Mini Cherry Blossom stencil to put in some dainty tendrils around the butterflies.
I'm afraid that I wasn't able to come away from The Craft Barn empty handed as they have just begun stocking the wonderful Lavinia stamps!!! I can't tell you how delighted I am about this as I just love these stamps and I now have the 'perfect excuse' to play with them!! So watch this space as I plan on doing a class with them at The Craft Barn next year sometime :)
Friday, 9 August 2013
A couple of weeks ago I took my first class at The Craft Barn in over two years!! As most of you know I had to take a break from teaching due to my 'naughty back'!! However I am now back and I am teaching again but only in a limited capacity.
My thanks to everyone who came on the class a couple of weeks ago - I hope you enjoyed it!! You were certainly a lovely and lively bunch!! This is the card that we made which had a lot of techniques to it but I think that they all mastered 'the challenge' admirably!!
Sunday, 4 August 2013
Hi everyone :) I am such a bad blogger as it's been a little while again hasn't it!!
Today I have a Penny Black card to share with you as I am a guest designer this month for Penny Black and More!!
I created my own background setting for the girl by applying distress inks to a white panel, then stamped trees (Hobby Art/Open Tree) using a light inkpad and coloured them with Copics to give them a 'springtime' feel.
The die-cut trees (Memory Box/Grand Oak Tree) were coloured using the same Copic colours as for the background trees.
Don't forget to hop on over to Penny Black and More to see all the other wonderful creations that the DT have made and to find out how to enter the challenge.
I'll be back again soon!!!..................
Sunday, 21 July 2013
Hello. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
Today I'm sharing a card I made with my first go at using Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium.
Silver Sparkle Medium using a flourish stencil.
Freesia Decoupage stamp was stamped using black Memento and coloured with Copics.
All in all a fairly simple card with a simple layout.
Imagination Crafts Products - Silver Sparkle Medium; Flourishes stencil; Freesia Decoupage stamp set.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Helloooooooooooo!!!! See, told you I'd be back ;)
Today I thought I'd share one of the cards I made for The Glitter Pot's Spring Spectacular - I think that this one was my favourite out of all the cards that I made for the weekend!!
Paper by Basic Grey (from the Knees High collection)
Stamp by Penny Black - Fashion Leader
Dies by Memory Box - Grand Oak Tree; Cityscape Nightline and Spellbinders - Grand Labels One
Punches by Martha Stewart - PATP Cherry Blossom; Monarch Butterfly
Wording by Craftwork Cards
Copics. Plus if you look closely on the card and panel you will see some subtle sparkly flowers which was achieved using Imagination Crafts Diamond Sparkle Medium and their Apple Blossom stencil.
And talking of Imagination Crafts, Sue is back on QVC this Thursday 11th July at 10pm - I for one can't wait to see what lovely new products they have!!!
I'd like to enter this card into a couple of challenges - Penny Black and More July Challenge - Dies and Punches and Allsorts Challenge Week 214 - Favourite Things, with my favourite things being pretty papers, dies, punches, copics and my new favourites of Sparkle Medium and stencils!!!
Hope you like the card and I'll see if I can return again soon as I have loads to share with you :)
Thursday, 4 July 2013
Oops!!!! Well I know I said I'd be back in a few days and my intentions were good at the time. However things change around here and we all decided to have a break away in the West Country for a week, then upon my return I had to get creating again!!
Anyway I can now lift my head up from my work desk so here is a card that I made a couple of months ago using the Freesia Decoupage stamp by Imagination Crafts
Flower Flourish Imagination Crafts stencil along with a pearlescent mica spray.
Freesia stamp was stamped and embossed using Versamark and White Detail embossing powder and coloured using Weathered Wood and Chipped Sapphire Distress inkpads. Then I stamped the flowers again with black Memento, coloured them with Copics, cut them out and decoupaged them over the top.
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Helloooooooooooooooooo!!!! As promised here I am back again to show you some of the many card samples that I've been busy creating whilst I was sooooooooooooo quiet here in 'blogland'.
Today I thought I'd share with you three cards that I created using some of the latest girl stamps from Penny Black. These cards are my attempt at keeping them 'clean and simple' - VERY hard for me, I might add!!!
So here goes-
First up is Fashion Leader which was stamped, coloured with Copics, cut out and mounted onto the front of a card that I had stamped with the Hobby Art Open Tree and traced around the Memory Box Cityscape Nightline die-cut. I'd like to enter this card into the Penny Black and More CAS Challenge and also the current Allsorts Challenge - Here Comes The Girls.
Next, is Garden Assistant which again was stamped, coloured and cut out. The background was kept simple just by stamping the Hobby Art tree several times in black ink.
Anyway I hope you like them!! All products used on these are available from The Glitter Pot.
And lastly a HUGE thank you to all of you who stopped by my table at the weekend. It was lovely to see you all :)
I'll be back again in a few days to share some more cards with you :)