Friday, 20 November 2015

Robin Redbreast

Oops I've been busy, busy, busy so I've been neglecting my blog again!!

I also going to be busy for the next few weeks so before I make a start on my next assignment I thought I'd stop by and quickly share a card with you that I made using Hunkydory's Season's Greetings/Windows to the Heart collection.
 So this was made using one of Hunkydory's side stepper card blanks which I covered with Evergreen Adorable Scorable. The main Robin Redbreast panel was taken from The Second Little Book of Festive Poetry and all the other toppers and borders came from the Season's Greetings Collection.
I also used a matching insert to decorate the inside. I love to finish my cards off in this way :).

I have yet to make any of my Christmas cards this year and I've a feeling that it will be a last minute dash with some Hunkydory makes!!

Monday, 16 November 2015

Brusho With Mica

Hi everyone.  Yesterday I took my last class of the year for The Craft Barn so I thought I'd share with you a couple of the cards that I designed for this class using stamps by Woodware.

The cards were created by stamping and embossing the imagery before adding Brusho, then whilst the cardstock was still wet (from spritzing the Brusho) Pearl Mica powder was sprinkled over the top which gives a lovely shimmer to the snowy looking cards. For proper snowflakes Chunky White embossing enamel was sprinkled over the top and for some extra sparkle I added a little Crystal glitter glue here and there.

The Brusho colours used were Prussian Blue, Ultramarine and Lemon - I love this combination to give a wintery, snowy sky. The trees and wording were taken from Woodware's Winter Wishes stamp set and the star was taken from the Huge Snow stamp set. The pictures below shows the shimmer that was created from sprinkling the Pearl mica. The light rays from the star was achieved using a Clear Sakura Stardust pen.

For this card I used the same three colours of Brusho for the background and just introduced the Black and Gamboge Brusho for the snowman's nose, hat and mittens. The same Woodware stamps were used on this card along with the introduction of Funny Snowman. Once again you can see the shimmer a bit better on the card below of the mica.
I hope you like them!!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Demo at Sharon's Card Crafts 12th Nov

Hi everyone.

I'm just stopping by to let you know that next Thursday (12th November) I will be demoing some of the latest releases by Crafter's Companion at Sharon's Card Crafts in Swanley, Kent from 10am-4pm.

Amongst the products I'll be demoing will be the fabulous Accordion Dies with matching Everyday Overlays, some of the new Create a Card Collection and the fabulous new Sparkle Spectrum Noir pens. So if anyone is in the area do stop by and say hello :).

This is one of the cards I created with the Rectangle Accordion Die when I was last there using one of the Christmas Overlays along with one of the Perfect Partners stamps by Sheena.
It's amazing the sort of cards you can create with these Accordion Dies!!