Friday, 23 February 2018

White Gerberas...

Happy Friday,

I'm back on my travels today for the workshops today and the Mini Show at the Art of Craft in farnborough tomorrow.  There is the wonderful Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art as well as the fantastic Jane Smith so loads to see at the show!

Back to today and I thought id share this white on white card made using my new Gerbera Daisy collection.

I started by cutting the daisy lattice in ice silver lustre print card.  I extended the pattern by slotting the die back in lower down to turn the square panel into a rectangular one.  I spray glued this down to another piece of the ice silver card so that the pattern is looks like it is embossed rather than die cut.  I then cut this out with the press cut Stitch Dot rectangles which are the perfect size for this.  I next wrapped strips of organza ribbon arround this piece before matting and layering onto more of the white.

I cut the Gerbera Daisy die twice which gave 2 12 individuals flowers which I layered upon to look like Gerberas with a large outside set of pew talks and an inward turning smaller set of petals.  I used glue and white microbeads for the centres of the flowers.  I placed these on the junction of the crossed ribbon over a messy bow.  Finally I added 3 hat pins to accent the flowers and added stick on pearls in the centres of the gerbera panel.


Thursday, 22 February 2018

Yellow Daisies...

Happy Thursday,

Today's card is made using the new Gerbera Lattice background die, you will be seeing a lot of samples with this one as I found I couldn't put out down!!

This was such an easy technique to do as i simply cut the lattice out using watercolour card.  I then spritzed the card with water and added the Izink pigment dropper inks in the centre of each flower.  As the piece dried the colour floated out form the centre giving a lovely ombre look to the flowers ( this was my first try at this technique so some are better than others!)

I stamped the Gerbera Daisy stamp with perfect medium and heat set it with the fine clear Izink embossing powder.  I cut this out, with one die which I love, using the Gerbera Daisy die and shaded the edges of the flowers using more of the ink on a finger dauber.

I used the reverse die cut from the with love tag so it showed yellow on white and set not together with a nice messy bow and a few plain hat pins.


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Gerbera Frame...

Happy Wednesday,

I hope all of you that managed to catch the shows last night enjoyed them as much as i did.  I thought today I would are a card using the rectangular Gerbera daisy background and the dragonflies ( my new favourite!)

I will be demoing the technique used here for the background on one of today's shows at 9am, 1pm or final call at 7pm so tune oil to see how this effective and simple background is made!

I used the same background piece for the dragonflies...


Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Gerbera Daisy...

Happy Tuesday,

Well my long awaited new collection launches tonight on Hochanda at 6pm and I have to admit I am very Very nervous I really hope everyone likes it as much as I do!

The full collection launches tonight on Hochanda at 6pm so tune in to see a very nervous me go through the collection with you!
Todays sneak peak features the Ribbon Threader Die set ( only one of the 11 dies in the set was used for this card!)

I have also used the Gerbera Daisy matching die and stamp ( there is a really easy new concept in this set) and the with love tag.

Heres a close up of the stamps, cut and shaded flowers and matching leaves.

A close up of the with love tag...

Finally all together...


Monday, 19 February 2018

Gerbera Daisy Sneak Peak...

Happy Monday,

As promised today's card is  a sneak peak of my new Gerbera Daisy Collection of dies and matching stamps that launches tomorrow at 6pm on Hochanda!

What better to start with than a white on white card using ice silver lustre and gold lustre card!

Im not listing the details or the method on this one but it will get a full showing tomorrow night on Hochanda and get its full day on the blog.

The eagle eyed amongst my Blog Family may notice the similarity with the bonus Gerbera flower die included in the Opera Box die set,.  That was the base for this whole collection there are backgrounds, sentiments, flowers and lots more.

There are also some brand new concepts in the collection designed to make crafting easier, quicker and more flexible I really can't wait to show you all what I have been working on.

Id love to hear what you think to this first sneak peak there is so much more to come!


Sunday, 18 February 2018

Running out...

Happy Sunday,

Today is the last leg of the Crafters Companion marathon with me being in the evesham store today again demoing and playing.  I have titles todays post Running Out because I am running out of projects to post.  Tomorrow will  see the first sneak peak for the launch of my new Die Collection on Hochanda tuesday night at 6pm!  This means that I have been manically making samples using the new range and have got to the point where I am running out of projects I can share on the blog!

I hope you don't mind but today I thought I would share a couple of tags I made over the last couple of months using my sandwich box die set and the starflower dies and leaves.

The first one is made using silver gilt and the second using up a piece of scrap card I cleaned my brayer on.  I love using this scrap card for flowers as the colours are so random and make unique flowers.

Join me from 6am tomorrow to see the first reveal from my new Gerbera Daisy collection.


Saturday, 17 February 2018

Two Hearts

Happy Saturday,

Day 2 of the Crafters Companion road trip finds me today In the Chesterfield store so pop along and see what Im playing with!

Back to today and this is a card I made as a demo for the Hochanda shows earlier in the month but never got to!  I used the wonderful Izink spray dyes to make the paper for the inset hearts I love the intensity of the course and the effects you get from juts spraying the ink onto the card.

Cut the smaller stitch dot heart twice into a piece of ice silver lustre card.  Then cut 2 heart frames, again using the stitch dot hearts in black card and mounted these over the apertures I had created.  I cut the bird and branch in black and cutting off the birdhouse that comes with the die I added this across the top so that the hearts appear to be hanging from the tree branch.

To emphasise this I drew lines, using a thick black alcohol pen, from the branch to the hearts.