Friday, 2 October 2015

Last demo at The Craft Barn........ever!!!

Hi everyone. Tomorrow I will be at The Craft Barn demoing for their October Mini Fest but I am very sad to say that this will be my last demo there ever as on October 18th The Craft Barn will be shutting their doors and becoming an online business :(.

It is only through The Craft Barn that I ever got into demoing and teaching in the first place SO many years ago now............................

Anyway tomorrow will be my last day there demoing with the marvellous Brusho powders so if anyone fancies stopping by it would be lovely to see you.

Below are a couple of cards that I'll have on display using Woodware stamps. I'll be demoing and sharing the techniques on how to create effects like these from 10am-4pm.

The card above was made using the Woodware Poinsettia Corner - with Lemon, Alizarin Crimson, Ost Red and Emerald Green Brusho. The white and gold specks are Stampendous's Shabby White embossing enamel.
This card was made using Woodware's Patch Circle Bauble along with Grey and Purple Brusho. Once it was dry I added some shimmery silver squiggles to the bauble using a Sakura Silver Stardust gel pen. The white specks on the background is Stampendous's Chunky White embossing enamel. A really quick and simple card to create but quite effective :).

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Two by two

Today I thought I'd share one of the cards I created using elements from the Tots to Teens Collection by Hunkydory that was part of the 1 million pound giveaway event on Create and Craft. Hunkydory are now offering this event over on their own website too - you can check it out here.

I wanted to create something a little different with this card so as you can see I decided to make the large topper come forward from the main card through the use of acetate.
However after doing this I thought that the bit behind the topper looked a bit bare so I added another topper onto the main card which is only revealed once the main topper stands forward - so it's a little surprise!
I was actually quite pleased with how this turned out as I didn't quite know where I was going with this when I started it!!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Craft Barn's October Mini Fest

This Saturday it is The Craft Barn's October Mini Fest which means that there will be 6 of us demonstrating lots of different products and techniques from 10am - 4pm.

I will be there demoing with my favourite medium of the moment..............Brusho!!!  Below are some of the cards that I will have on display using stamps by Woodware -

The other fabulous demonstrators who will be there are Lin Brown, Helen Chilton, Jo Firth Young, Chris Dark and Carol Cockbain.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Bobble Brusho Flowers

Hi everyone. I'm just stopping by to let you know that I have done a step by step tutorial over on PaperArtsy's blog on how I made this card using JOFY stamps and Brusho paints if you'd like to stop by and have a look!

Saturday, 12 September 2015

With Love K Card

The fabulous Hunkydory Christmas collection of Season's Greetings/Windows to the Heart is now available to buy directly from Hunkydory Crafts so I thought I'd share a K Card style of card that I created using elements from this collection.

 The K Card opening was made to match the topper perfectly by drawing around the topper and then cutting it out with a craft knife. As you can see whenever I make a K Card I decorate the whole of the inside too so that it all looks pretty and as Hunkydory had matching inserts for this collection it finished it off beautifully!
 As you can see below I also used a matching topper to put on the back of the oval shaping.
 Below is a look from above so that you can see that the prettiness was carried all the way through the inside of the card using those fabulous insert sheets.
You can view the entire Season's Greeting/Windows to the Heart collection here. It is just full of pretty and delicate imagery that is also suitable for Christmas birthdays too!!

Friday, 11 September 2015

Christmas Brusho

Helloooooooo. This week I've been playing around with my Brusho paints in readiness for my class at The Craft Barn on Sunday 27th September.

Below is a sneaky peek of part of one of the cards we'll be creating using Woodware's Trio of Trees stamp.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Demo at Sharon's Card Crafts

Hi everyone. Well this time I have a good excuse for bring quiet on here as my broadband has been down for a while. Today I am back in the land of technology as it is now fixed so I thought I'd take advantage and let you all know that this Thursday (3rd September), I'll be demoing some CC products at Sharon's Card Crafts in Swanley from 10am - 4pm :)

Friday, 14 August 2015

Sleigh Bells

Helloooooo. I'm afraid that it is yet another Christmas based post!  (I'm SO sorry but working in the crafting industry we have to make Christmas cards in Summer as that is when all the Christmas related products start coming out!!)

So did any of you catch the Hunkydory Windows to the Heart 4DD on Create and Craft this week? Unfortunately my card samples that I made for the Create and Craft shows weren't collected in time by the courier so none of them made it to the studio - gutted!!

So I thought I'd share with you one of my brand new and unseen by anyone cards that I made with this pretty new collection - made in the style that I just keep doing at the moment!!!

I'm currently addicted to making these style of cards and this mini topper collection from within the Season's Greeting Windows to the Heart collection just suited it perfectly!
As you can see from the photo below I used a matching insert for the inside and then took one of the matching poetry panels from the new Second Little Book of Festive Poetry to put within the opening front section of the card.
I am just enjoying myself SO much working with all this Hunkydory loveliness!!

I'll be back again soon!!........

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Festive Birds have landed at Hunkydory!

Hellooooo!  The gorgeous Festive Birds of Britain collection is now available to buy direct from Hunkydory.

This was my 'take' on one of the concept cards in this collection which is supposed to be a twisted easel. Instead I made up the pyramage and popped it onto the snowflake card and then used a piece of ribbon to suspend it within a snowfall acetate card. The snowflake card still opens to write in but instead of the card then just being thrown out once Christmas is over the snowflake will detach from the card and it can then be hung via the attached ribbon in subsequent years as a Christmas decoration.
Here's a closer look at each of them for you.

You can see the whole collection here.

Monday, 10 August 2015

New Windows to the Heart range launches today!

Hi everyone. I just had to pop by to share with you one of my cards that I made using the brand new Season's Greetings Collection from the Windows to the Heart range by Hunkydory.  This collection launched today on Create and Craft and Jak is on again at 1pm today.

This really is such a pretty, delicate range.

Without further ado here is one of my creations! I've taken a few different views of it!

Plus this shows the gorgeous matching insert.

This collection is the current 4 Day Deal on Create and Craft.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Nativity Decoupage

I thought I'd share another Hunkydory creation with you today using the Tis the Season decoupage collection which launched on Create and Craft a couple of weeks ago.

So without further ado here are three cards that I made with the Nativity Topper Collection in this kit.

This first card is one of the dimensional cards that I keep making at the moment. I just love this style of card as it looks a bit different but still folds flat for posting!
Above is a top view of the card so you can see just how much that centre panel stands away from the rest of the card. As you can see it has a matching insert as well.
 Next is a very simple card - just half a sheet of the beautiful printed cardstock with a sentiment.
And of course another matching insert!
 And lastly an A6 size card.
With another matching insert!

Tomorrow Hunkydory are launching another fabulous Festive Collection on Create and Craft and the imagery is so pretty and delicate! You can visit Hunkydory's Facebook page for some sneaky peeks of this stunning collection! I've already set Sky+ to record!!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Santa Paws is now available from Hunkydory Towers!

Hellooooo!!  I just had to stop by to let you all know that the super cute Santa Paws collection is now available direct from Hunkydory.

I honestly had SO much fun working with this collection - there wasn't one image that I didn't want to work with as they were all SO appealing.

Here's one of my creations that I did for the launch.

 As you can see I opted to make a side stepper card which I thought suited these cuties really well. (I'm definitely in to trying out different shaped cards at the moment!!)
From the angle above you can just make out that it has got a matching insert which you can then see properly below. I just love being able to finish off my cards inside like this as I think it makes them look more professional :).
Not only have Hunkydory got matching inserts for their Santa Paws collection but they've got one of their fabby paper pads too - love it!! You can check out the whole Santa Paws range here.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Copic Colour Hopping Class

Hellooooo!!  Just stopping by to let you know that I have a Copic based class coming up at The Craft Barn on Sunday 23rd August featuring an unusual technique that I have been playing around with recently that I have called 'Colour Hopping' as you are hopping from one colour family to another to achieve a multi tonal blend.

Below are a couple of cards that we'll be making in this class using the fab JOFY stamps.

The card above features stamps from one of Jo's brand new stamp sets and the card below uses stamps from one of Jo's older sets.
Click here for details on how to book this class. I hope to see you there!!

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Sunday's Class at The Craft Barn

Hi all.  Just stopping by today to give you a little taster of what we'll be up to in Sunday's Brusho Class (26th July) at The Craft Barn!!!

Made using Imagination Craft stencils, JOFY stamps, Grunge Paste and of course Brusho!!

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Tis the Season Pick of the Week

Hi everyone. I'd just like to begin my thanking everyone for the kind comments that I've received regarding my Lin Brown and Jofy makes. It's been lovely to receive such nice feedback both on here and on my Facebook page - so thank you!! :)

Today I'm stopping by to let you know that Hunkydory have just released a beautiful decoupage collection as the Pick of the Week on Create and Craft called Tis The Season.  I was lucky enough to work with this collection a few days ago and I can honestly say that the detailed foiling on the decoupage elements is beautiful.

Here's one of the cards that I made using this collection to whet your appetite!

As you can see I combined the cardstock with some of the gorgeous snowfall acetate that Hunkydory is now renowned for.