Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Allhallows Workshop

My makes from a great day with Eileen

A great time had by all at the Allhallows Workshop with Eileen
Great background using distress inks and Lustre Paints from Sweet Poppy Stencils

shimmer & Sheen Lustre Paints: A complete collection 10 coloursSweet Poppy

Thanks for having a look!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Sweet Poppy Stencils

Samples from the Sweet Poppy Stencils going on Hochanda

the next TV Shows on Hochanda are on  17th Oct @ 11am & 3pm ....

links for the stencils used are at the bottom of the page

Poinsettia with background crackle paste

Poinsettia and hot laminator foiling

                 Polar Bear Globe. Rainbow Mirri Card for background to add effect
and Snowfall embossing folder

Polar Bear Globe.

Poinsettia on Parchment

Holly Border with Christmas Baubles

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Pixie Powders and Butterflies

Workshop at Grove Green - Results

We had a great time at my Workshop on Thursday and as promised here are some of the photos
( sorry not the best quality!)

Butterflies are mainly a selection from Chocolate Baroque
and  alsova few from Tim Holtz ( stamp and matching die set)|
Pixie Dust from Creative Expressions
Anything else from my stash of Dies/Stamps

Stampin Up Poppy Stamp

Didn't they do well!
Thanks for stopping

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Sweet Poppy Stencils

Sweet Poppy Stencil Samples

Here is my latest batch of Sweet Poppy Stencils. Lucy will be getting ready for her up coming shows on Hochanda in September and hope you will be able to watch on the 14th September .

Stencil run through my Gemini and hand finished white work. Added Creative Expressions die cuts to finish

Gold Mirri card and assorted glitters mounted onto Creative Expression die cuts.

                                 Sweet Poppy Stencil: Christmas Tree Swirl [SP1-128]

Distress Inks and stencil with Pearlescent paste

Octagon shape card blank . Holly Wreath. Hot foiled with laminator. Simple twist of ribbon and a sentiment to finish


Holly wreath again. White glossy paste and mica powders. Small scalloped edge to die cuts.

Penguin Globe stencil. Base coloured with Molotow Chrome pen and metallic purple Promarker.



Friday, 18 August 2017

Sweet Poppy Stencils and Hot Foiling

Here is the second batch of cards where I have hot foiled over Sweet Poppy Stencils

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Poinsettia


Sweet Poppy Stencil: Black Daisy

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Magnolia

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Snowflake Tree


Sweet Poppy Stencil: Deer


Thanks to Julie for sharing the technique and Lucy for giving us such lovely stencils to work with.....

Perhaps I have a few samples to give you some inspiration too



Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Foiling and Sweet Poppy Stencils

Have tried foiling for the first time!

First saw this technique from a friend on Sweet Poppy Design Team - Julie thank you!

Thought my laminator was not working...Always helps to put the hot switch on. So glad I never threw it out as I could have my first play with hot foiling with a laminator!

I chose Sweet Poppy Stencils and used black, pearlescent and silver paste to see if there was a different effect but can't see any yet!!
These are my first 4 and I'll put the others on later in the week so hope you can hop back and have a look at them

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Poppy

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Daisy

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Deer

Snowfall acetate over the deer and addition of the snowflakes adds more interest

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Mehndi Flower

Always more difficult getting a good photo without a hand or head getting in the way when I use Mirri card to mat and layer!!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Allhallows Workshop - my results

After  a great start things ground to a halt, though I managed to avoid everything going in the bin!  As they say tomorrow is another day so I allocated today to save what I had done and do a couple of samples of the second card at Eileen's Workshop...So here are my 4 cards.
A great day as usual though there were some poorly absentees. Wishing them well and hope they make next month's class.

This is the little devil who caused the problem or maybe it was me trying to stamp thesentiment with foam pads on the back!  lol

Today was much better and really enjoyed making this and the following card

My favourite!

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Crealies Guest Designer Creation

Floral Anniversary Card

I was so pleased to be asked to Guest Design for Crealies again.  Here is my finished project.

Dies Used
*****    Card Blank  made from Die set:

*****   FLOWER DIE ***** 

  bies stansen+stempels / dies+stamps no. 01, Bloemen A / Flowers A
                                                                    Article code: CLCB01

*****Sentiment Die*****

Article code: CLTD107

******Foliage Die*****

Fold A4 card in half and position Die as shown. Cut to form card blank.

Your blank will look like this so you need to cut two extra as below. Adhere the larger size over the card blank to make it symmetrical again

Once you have done this you have a correct shaped card blank again
Card Blank

The smaller shape you have cut will need foam tape or silicone glue on the back to make it raised

Like this!

Cut a selection of Flowers using the die and then stamp on the colour of your choice. I used Creative Expressions Cloud Ink Soft Cerise

Stamped Flowers
Cut some of each of the foliage dies and colour to your choice. I used Cloud Ink by Creative Expressions

Cut 4 of each of the Words and use glue or spray adhesive to make a stack to give dimension

Assemble as shown to complete your project.

Thank you for looking ............