Just wanted to let you all know that I have an all day colouring class at The Glitter Pot on Saturday 11th April showing how to colour dainty images firstly using Copics on their own and then using Copics combined with Coloursoft pencils which gives you a softer look - ideal for dainty imagery.
Saturday, 28 March 2015
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Saturday, 21 March 2015
Helloooo!!! Last Saturday I stepped in at the last minute to cover a Copic Colouring class at The Glitter Pot. Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to make my coloured images into cards as there just wasn't enough time but since then I've popped them onto some cards - although most of them are VERY simple I thought I'd share them with you anyway!
First up is the more involved card. For this one I used an embossing folder and some dies to decorate the plain pearlescent Bazzill card. The stamp is a new one by Penny Black called Make a Wish! which was coloured using Copic markers. I distressed around the image with Tumbled Glass. The embossing folder is a Crafts Too one (Sweet Flowers)and the dies are by Memory Box - Puffy Clouds and Grand Oak Tree.
Tumbled Glass distress ink with Stampendous Shabby White embossing enamel added for interest and texture.
Penny Black image called Carrot Collector again coloured with Copics and mounted onto Crafter's Companion watercolour card.
Bundled Sage distress ink with Stampendous Shabby White embossing enamel added.
Copic based class coming up at The Glitter Pot on Saturday 11th April - this time using Copics with Coloursoft pencils which enables you to create softer images with more detail!
Friday, 6 March 2015
Hi all. Just a super quick post from me to let you know that I'll be at The Craft Barn in Nutfield, Surrey demoing with the wonderful Brusho watercolour powders from 10am - 4pm.
Friday, 27 February 2015
Helloooo :). Today I thought I'd share a stencil card that I made last year for one of the classes that I took at The Glitter Pot last year.
This is made using Imagination Crafts Sparkle Gel along with a couple of their stencils namely Wild Flowers and Apple Blossom.
Sparkle Gel using a combination of Copics and mica powders.
all day class from my home. If anyone is interested please email me.
Toodles for now.................
Friday, 20 February 2015
Helloooooooo again!! Today I thought I'd share three really simple cards that were created just with one colour of Brusho (Grey) and a black inkpad.
I am SO proud that I can now do quick cards -lol!! And it's all thanks to Brusho paints as they honestly do all the work and effects for you. These cards were all created onto The Craft Barn's plain smooth card - I wanted to show that you don't always need to use watercolour card with them - different types of card will actually give you different effects making the paints even more versatile :).
First up is a closer look at the tall card -
Stampendous stamp set called Bold Sprigs. You can see from the closer photo below that I also added some stamping with a grey inkpad as well as the black one and added some white dots to the black stamping using a Sakura white pen.
Bold Sprigs stamp set.
Woodware stamp set called Winter Trees.
Shabby White embossing enamel to the 'snow area'.
Brusho powders in action I'll be back demoing at The Craft Barn on Saturday March 7th.
Sunday, 15 February 2015
As promised I'm back again with part two of the bee cards that I made using the new bee stamp collection set by Jo Firth Young.
This time I stamped, coloured and cut out lots of the little bees and incorporated the bee hive! The backgrounds were made using the same techniques as in the previous post. All the stamps used are from this one stamp set.
mini wording stamps which of course goes perfectly with the stamp set.
Friday, 13 February 2015
Hi everyone. As promised I am back to show you a couple of the cards that I made using one of the new stamp collections by Jo Firth Young.
First up is a 6x6" square card using the big and little bees from the bee stamp set all of which I cut out and shaped the bodies a bit before gluing them to the card. The background was achieved using a yellow and orange distress ink and some of the background stamps from the same set.
And here's a smaller version - this time I added some background stamping in black and added some cut out hexagons as well as the bees.
Jo - you can check out the stamp set here which is already available at The Craft Barn.
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Oh my goodness!!!! I really cannot believe how long it has been since I last posted!! Personally I blame my laptop - I was just getting into the swing of things of posting again and it conked out!!
I've now got a replacement but I've been really busy creating stuff - for the last couple of months I've been busy with designing some stuff back for Craft Stamper - actually I have an article in this months magazine using a JOFY stamp set and the fabulous Spectrum Noir blendable pencils from Crafter's Companion. Personally I haven't seen the magazine yet but I've heard that it is in there!!
Last Saturday I was at The Craft Barn demonstrating with the fantastic Brusho paints. They are a watercolour powder like no other - the effects you can get with these with no effort at all are just amazing!! Love, love, LOVE them - I'll be back at The Craft Barn in March demoing them again and then I have a class there using them later on in the month.
Here's a taster of one of the most simple things you can do with them -
Bold Sprigs stamp set by Stampendous. Quick cards here I come!!
I've loads more card samples to show you using these amazing paints but I'll save them for some more blog posts!!
Meanwhile I must tell you that Crafter's Companion have just issued a Design Team Call - you can find out all about it here.
I'll be back again very soon to show you some card samples that I've created with one of Jofy's latest stamp releases!! I was SO excited to be asked - you can find her latest stamp designs over on Jo's blog.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Are you impressed with me being back again SO soon - lol!! Thought I would pop on and post another card before my laptop dies on me!! So without further ado here it is.......
Shabby White embossing enamel (Stampendous) and used Stormy Sky distress ink to add some shadowing to the trees.
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Hi peeps!! Well I've got to be very quick with my post as my laptop is very poorly and only lasts about 10 minutes before it shuts down for the day!!
So here goes with my card for today.
As some of you know I joined Crafter's Companion DT earlier this year and have now got into CD crafting which was totally new to me!! I always thought that it wasn't that 'creative' but it is quite surprising just what you can do once you start adding lots of different elements from the CD Roms.
Whereas the card below (also from the Moonbeam Meadows CD) is just simply one of the images stuck to a card blank with some Stickles added to it and a couple of gems.
I hope to be back again very soon with some more cards to show you if my laptop will allow!! Meanwhile I have a new one on order as I can't live without one!!
Monday, 1 December 2014
So today my computer has got to go to the 'doctors' as it's not very well!!!! So just incase it doesn't come back I thought I'd quickly post up a card that I created last year using the fabulous Lavinia Stamps. Just LOVE this range of stamps and I ended up doing a 'happy dance' when The Craft Barn began stocking them!!
Anyway without further ado here is the extra long card that I created which is A4 folded in half lengthways.
The finishing touch was sprinkling just a little of Stampendous' Shabby White embossing enamel over the whole thing.
Hope you like it!!
All products used are available from The Craft Barn.
Monday, 24 November 2014
Helloooooooo!! As promised here are the Snow cards with those Distress Ink backgrounds.
Snow card this time with Dusty Concord added to the Tumbled Glass.
Frosted Baubles again gilded with leafing flakes.
I'm really hoping that I might get chance to make some of these as my Christmas Cards for this year!!
Oh and just a bit of news to share.........................I am now proud to announce that I am an Accredited Spectrum Noir Colourist!!
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Here are some more Christmas cards using the huge Santa stamp again by Francoise - this time with Distress Inkpad backgrounds for a totally different look to the last posting.
IndigoBlu's Frosted Baubles stamp with FlitterGlu and gilding flakes.
Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord were used for the background. Santa was painted with FlitterGlu and Crystal glitter sprinkled over the top and then coloured with Copics.
I'll be back in a few days time to show you the Snow ones with Distress ink backgrounds.
Monday, 10 November 2014
Well I can't put it off any longer and I have now got to think about what design I am going to do for this years Christmas cards so with that thought in mind I thought I'd share some Christmas cards that I have made in previous years for demos/classes etc....
So to start it off I thought I'd share this one that I made last year for The Glitter Pot's Christmas Spectacular using one of Francoise's huge wording stamps along with some Memory Box dies and some pretty patterned paper that came from an 8x8 First Edition paper pad called Silent Night.
I edged the card with some leafing flakes using FlitterGlu as the adhesive which when it catched the light really sparkles.
I painted the wording with FlitterGlu and then sprinkled over crystal glitter then coloured with Copics.
IndigoBlu's bauble stamp which was stamped with FlitterGlu and gilded with leafing flakes.
I just love these huge wording stamps - they make such great statement Christmas cards!!
All materials used on these cards can be bought from The Glitter Pot.
I'll be back with some more cards showing these stamps very soon!!!
Friday, 24 October 2014
Hi everyone. Just popping on to let you know that I've just agreed to do a class at The Craft Barn on Sunday 2nd November which will be a re-run of the class that wasn't able to go ahead in September.
This will be my last class at The Craft Barn before I hibernate for winter - lol!!!
If anyone is interested please click here to be taken to The Craft Barn's website for more details :).
Hope you all have a great weekend!!