Thursday, 22 October 2015

Sneaky Peek of Brusho class

Hellooooooo - today I thought I'd share just a little sneaky peek of part of one of the cards we'll be making on my Blinging Up Brusho class for The Craft Barn on Saturday 31st October.
All stamps used are by Woodware :).

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Poinsettia Accordion

Today I thought I'd share a card that I created for my demo at Sharon's Card Crafts in Swanley last month using Die'sire dies combined with a Sheena die. (I'll be back at Sharon's on 12th Nov demoing with more Crafter's Companion products :))

The dies were cut from Centura Pearl cardstock and I just kept it all very clean by sticking with just the one colour. I added some glitter glue to the poinsettias but you can't really see it in these photos so you'll just have to take my word for it - lol!!
Dies used were Die'sire Create a Card Square Accordion with the Die'sire Ivy Square Overlay. (Keep a look out for a project using these dies in the next issue of Making Cards magazine ;)!!) The poinsettia die is Sheena's Perfect Partners Festive Fancies Poinsettia. Such a beautiful die :).

Obviously you can jazz this up as much as you like but for my demo I had just wanted to show what can be achieved with minimal effort :).

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Less Is More

Hellooooooo again!!  Today I thought I'd share one of the cards I created last year using products by Crafter's Companion.

This cute little Party Paws character was coloured using Spectrum Noir pens and the background was just a piece of Centura Pearl cardstock embossed with an Embossalicious Baubles folder with a little Shabby White embossing enamel sprinkled along the base of the panel.

A very clean and simple card.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Just For You

Look at me...............I'm back again with another post!!!  It won't last - lol!!!

Today I thought I'd share a card that I created a lot earlier in the year for my demo at The Glitter Pot before they closed their doors - do you ever get the feeling that I spell 'death' to our local craft shops!!!  (They all close on me!!!!)

Anyway here is  one of the cards that I did for this demo using a fabulous Penny Black cling stamp called Divine for the main image. The supporting imagery came from a Penny Black clear stamp set called Sprigs and the little words and butterfly are from another Penny Black clear set called Snippets which is just full of really handy small sized font words - just perfect for squeezing into little spaces!!
The colouring was done using a combination of Copics and Distress Markers - I just love the texture that can be created by combining them.

For added interest I cut up a Flourish die by Penny Black and glued little pieces of it where I felt I needed some decoration and that's it!!

See you next time.............

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Ahoy There!!

Now don't faint!!!  But here I am again with another post!

This time I thought I'd share a card with you that I made from one of the topper collections in Hunkydory's Tots 2 Teens Collection. This was originally made for the £1 Million Giveaway launch shows on Create and Craft and you can still take advantage of this amazing offer on Hunkydory's website.

 As you can see I chopped into the cardstock quite a bit for this one to make a dimensional stepper card. The actual stepper card was created out of some red Adorable Scorable cardstock with each of the steps decorated with the matching pirate cardstock and topper.

I really enjoyed creating cards with this collection :).

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Brusho Trees

Today I thought I'd share another of the cards that I had on display with me last Saturday at The Craft Barn made with the wonderful Brusho featuring the Trio of Trees stamp by Woodware.

Once again I chose to create a wintery scene with them using Prussian Blue and Lemon for the background area along with Grey to create the shadows under the trees and for the trees themselves. The lights on the tree were painted with Lemon and Gamboge - for the green coloured lights I just added a tiny amount of Grey to some of the lights that I had painted with Lemon.

My next class 'Blinging Up Brusho' that was to be held at The Craft Barn on Saturday 31st October will still be going ahead but the venue will now be different - all those that have booked on will be informed by The Craft Barn as to what the new venue will be!! (It is only about 7 minutes from The Craft Barn!)

My thanks to everyone who stopped by my table for my last ever demo at The Craft Barn at Priory Farm :). If anyone needs a demonstrator/tutor then please get in touch!! My email is on the sidebar - thank you!! :) Meanwhile I shall still be popping up with a magazine article here and there!!

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!!