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Thursday, 29 June 2017


Happy Thursday,

When I was in Washington at the weekend I saw the most beautiful card made by one of the tutors there Norma.  I was lucky enough to be given the card as I wanted to emulate the lacing she had done at the top of the card.  As you can see form today's card I went down the full lacing route!

I stared by cutting the edger die by spellbinders ( Sorry I can't find the package so dont know the name) twivce and cut one down the centre.  I then arranged them as shown with a full die cut in the centre and one half on each edge adhered with foam tape.  I then threaded thin gold satin ribbon between the centre and the two sides ( as shown)

I then cut the largest die in the elegant ovals die using the Creative Expressions pierced ovals to cut an aperture.  I then cut just the oval in gold and mounted this behind.  I added this with foam tape in the centre of the card and used spring foliage and camellia flowers for the main element.

I finished with the flowers and foliage (shaded with vintage photo distress ink)  over a messy bow of white and more of the gold satin ribbon.


Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Silver Feathers...

Happy Wednesday,

I have updated the Demo days and Workshops page on the blog ( only available on the webpage so click view web version if you are looking on your phone)  Or if you are reading this on the daily email you simply need to click the title on the email to go to the blog and look!

Back to today and a card made with the Feathers and elegant oval dies from spellbinders ( I  really am enjoying playing with some of my older dies and some like the feathers that I bought and never used)  I stared by cutting the ovals in white pearl and silver mirror card alternating each die and foam mounted them as shown.

Next I cut the feathers dies in silver mirror acrd, embossed them and shaped them along the lines in the centre to give some movement.  I then added these in a spray on the bottom left, these locked a little lonely so I added the large bow, metallic linx and pearl embellishment to add some drama.

To make up the card I added a panel of embossed pearl card made using the Ripples embossing folder from spellbinders ( a new one from the end of last year I think)  I added layers of the silver mirror and white pearl along with, of course, some stick on pearls to highlight the details.


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Gold Ironworks...

Happy Tuesday,

When I was in Washington at the weekend a lady ( sorry I'm no good with names) Showed me a card she had made with the Spellbinders Ironwork elements die set and we got into a discussion of how nice this die was!  I mentioned how great it looks in mirror card so as soon as I got home i had to make this card to show how well it works.

I stared by cutting the frame in the set twice in gold mirror card.  I rotated these and slipped the edges under each other as shown to make a square.  Next I added a panel in the white pearl card using one of the other dies in the set and topped this with a layer of gold and finally white ( all die cuts from the ironworks die set)  I added some stick on pearls to to highlight the detail.

I added a bow in silk ribbon and thin satin ribbon and tucked this under the bottom edge of the main element.

The background is made with the spellbinders butterfly die cut and mounted in white pearl card.

A few more layers of the mirror and pearl cards to finish a small card (for me anyway!)


Monday, 26 June 2017

It's a Box...

Happy Monday,

I hope you all enjoyed the brief sojourn into Christmas 2017 over the weekend.  Today I'm sharing a box that is the workshop for next Sunday at Craft Locker in Poole.  I am there all weekend with 4 technique workshops on the Saturday and this box as a longer workshop making this box on Sunday Morning.

This is made using the Prism striplet from Creative Expressions and the orange blossom flowers and leaves along with matching stamps!

I love making Hexagon boxes and find them really fun as they only use one sheet of A4 card.

I will share the template next week however there is an earlier version on my Facebook which you can download.


Sunday, 25 June 2017

Christmas Weekend Day 3...

Happy Sunday,

Last day of Washington so here's the final selection of 3 Christmas Cards ( for now as with all crafters Christmas will be making an increasing presence over the coming months)


Saturday, 24 June 2017

Christmas Weekend Day 2

 Happy Saturday,

As I mentioned yesterday I am at Essential Crafts in Washington Tyne and Weir on a Christmas theme. I am workshopping today so here are three more demo cards form Yesterday!

Friday, 23 June 2017

Christmas Weekend...

Happy Friday,

Yesterday was the summer Solstice ( Longest Day) and it is terribly warm here in the U.K. so what better way to spend the weekend than in Christmas!  I am demonstrating today at Essential Crafts in Washington Tyne and Weir on a Christmas theme.  I am also there workshopping all weekend so I thought I would share the cards I have made specifically for the demo over this weekend.

I will be simply sharing three cards each day to whet all of our appetites for Christmas!