Gatefold Card with Gilding Polish

Hello crafters!

Here is a card made by crafters at our regular workshops.

It uses Phills new DL Verse Stamps, Sue Wilson Octagon Dies and the lovely Chrysanthemum Die, with gorgeous Gilding Polish and Shimmer Shakers to add the colour.

Our main sample card uses colours Golden Olive and Silver Hessian, but all the colours are gorgeous!

(the ink is Peeled Paint)

The Full Card


Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers and die cut pieces needed for your card as below:

  • Base Card – x2 17cm x 17cm card blanks -front cut to 8 1/2 cm panel
  • Front Panels – x2 16.5cm x 8cm (use the off cut from above)
  • Embossed layers – x2 16cm x 7.5cm and x1 16cm x 4 cm for inside
  • Die Cuts
    • Sue Wilson Lavish Accented Octagon
    • Sue Wilson Double Stitched Octagon
    • Sue Wilson Chrysanthemum

Stage 2 – Choose x1 or x2 Gilding Polish Colours for layers as you wish from the photos.  This stage will take the most time, so be patient!  These colours all match beautifully, so deciding on your colours will be tricky!

TIP – if the sponge is a little dry rinse under the tap and blot the excess.  Use a blending mat to help the Gilding Polish go on more easily.  The colours will overlap, but be careful with the darker colours to make sure there’s not too much.

Stage 3 – To apply Gilding Polish to the embossed layers ensure the sponge is quite dry, by taking off all the excess polish.  Very lightly apply the polish over the embossed pieces, being careful not to apply too much pressure as this will make the polish go into the de-bossed parts.


Stage 4 – Choose co-ordinating Shimmer Shaker colours to add interest to the Chrysanthemum Petals.  Leave to dry naturally for as long as you can, but if you get impatient dry carefully with the heat gun!

TIP – as this flower is quite delicate its best to wet the flowers first and then add the Shimmer Shakers


Stage 5 – Stamp your chosen sentiment from the DL Verse Collection, using Distress Oxides or Detail Embossing Powder  This stamp set has matching verses and a smaller sentiment, which is perfect for the topper ans insert on this card.

Stage 6 – assemble your card layers and foam tape and glitter where you wish

Card Samples

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We hope you enjoy making this card!

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Nina Frame & Tag

Hello crafters!

Here is our latest blog post.

This card was made by crafters at our regular workshops.  It uses the pretty Nina Frame & Tag Die, Distress Oxides/Chalk Cloud Inks, background stamps and small sentiments from Phill’s Daisy, Blossom or Timeless collection.

Our main sample uses Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Distress Oxides


Stage 1 – cut out all the layers and die cut pieces needed as below:

  • Base Card – 21cm x 14.5cm
    • Layer 1 – 20.5 x 14cm (background stamp)
    • Layer 2 – 18.5 x 10.5cm (inked)
    • Layer 3 – 18 x 10cm (embossed)
  • Sue Wilson Dies
    • Nina Frame and Tag
    • Petite Butterflies
    • Complete Orange Blossom Petals
    • Delicate Daisies

Stage 2 – choose two co-ordinating colours from either the Distress Oxides or Chalk Cloud Inks.  Using a smoothie, colour the plain layer from the Nina die and Layer 2.  You can colour the butterflies at this stage.

TIP – apply the lightest colour first on the Nina layer taking off all the excess colour. T go over the edges with the same colour a little darker and finally add the darker colour over the outer edge to create a nice, faded look.


Stage 3 – choose a rubber background stamp and using both colours work around layer 1 to create a pretty background.

TIP – you will need to ensure the stamping comes in about 2.5cm

Stage 4 – colour your flowers by either using the same background stamp or simply using a smoothie for a full colour.


Stage 5 – stamp your chosen sentiment on the topper in either one or two colours.

Stage 6 – shape your flowers, assemble the layers and add glitter if you wish!

Card Samples


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Pretty Border Card

Hello crafters!

Here is another beautiful card made by crafters at our regular workshops.

It uses Phills new DL Collage stamps or Sentiment Clouds, with a pretty embossed border and a delicious spattering of flowers!

Stage 1 – cut out all the layers and die cut pieces needed as below:

  • Base Card – 21 x 14.5 cm
  • Layer 1 – 20.5 x 14 cm (inked)
  • Layer 2 – 20 x 13.5cm (stamped)
  • Layer 3 – 19 x 10 (embossed)
  • Sue Wilson Dies:
    • Pierced Flags
    • Delicate Daisies
    • Camellia

Stage 2 – choose 2 coordinating ink colours. On our main card we have used Faded Jeans and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxides. Ink the edges of the 1st layer about 1 cm in. Then ink the larger pierced flag.

Stage 3 – using the same 2 ink colours, stamp your chosen image onto layer 2. To do this we applied both inks to the stamp and stamped the image in the middle of the card layer first, then stamped above/below to fill in the spaces.

TIP – some of the DL Collage stamps are vertical stamps, so make sure you line the image up and fill in top and bottom. Make sure you re-ink every time. This card looks fab in Landscape too! (See slideshow below)


Stage 3 – colour your flowers! We have used a couple of methods on the flowers in the main sample.

  • One uses Phills new Shimmer Shakers with 2 coordinating colours.
  • The other is done with ink and water. This lightens the ink colour first, so that the same colour can be stamped over and seen. To do this stamped the ink pad directly onto a blending mat to add colour. Then spritz with a little water and run the flower into the colour. Leave to to dry and stamp your image over.

Stage 4 – stamp your chosen sentiment onto the pierced flag. On the main sample card we have the Chalkboard Stamps.


Stage 5 – assemble the first two layers. To create the pretty embossed border, hold this layer over the card and decide how much of the image you want to see. Then tear the embossed layer carefully from top to bottom with some wavy edges to add interest. Lift with foam tape on your card.

TIP – you could ink the edges of the embossed layer if you wish

Stage 6 – shape your flowers, add to your card and add glitter, pearls or pearl PVA as you wish!

Card Samples

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Oxide and Tag Card

Hello Crafters!

Getting up to date with our blog posts….

Here is a lovely card made at our regular workshops.  It is uses the ever versatile Distress Oxide ink pads, DL Collage Stamps, Sentiment Cloud Stamps and a selection of background stamps.


Stage 1 – cut all the layers and die cut pieces needed as below:

  • Base Card – A5
  • Layer 1 – 20.5 x 14 – Inked
  • Layer 2 – 20 x 13.5 – Plain
  • Layer 3 – 19.5 x 13 – background
  • Pierced Flag
  • Pierced Tag
  • Petite Butterflies

Stage 2 – choose 3 co-ordinating oxide colours. Using a smoothie apply the 3 colours to the background layer, working from the outside inwards until all the card is coloured.  Colour the edges of the 1st layer with the same 3 inks.  On our main sample card we have used Cracked Pistachio, Seedless Preserves and Broken China.

TIP – take off all the excess colour, so that this layer is more subtle.

Stage 3 – using the same 3 ink colours stamp up the background layer with the following each in a different colour:

  • Sentiment cloud
  • Background Stamp
  • Splat or DL Collage Stamp

Stage 4 – using the same 3 ink colours stamp up the pierced tags, working with 1 tag at a time.  On our main sample card with have also used Clear Embossing Powder over the top of the Oxide Inks to add extra shine.

Stage 5 – stamp you chosen sentiment onto the pierced flag.  Again we have used Clear Embossing Powder

Stage 6 – layer up your card, using foam tape to lift the 3 tags up.  Glitter the edges of the tags and flag with Twinkles Glitter Glue and add the 3 butterflies.  We have also added some seam binding or twine to our tags.

The Full Card

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We hope you enjoying making this card!


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Texture Paste, Stencil and DL stamps

Hello crafters!

Here is a Card made by crafters at our regular workshops.  It uses Phills new 8×8 Stencils with glittery Sparkle Texture Paste! It also features his gorgeous DL Collage stamps with three different colours of embossing powders.


Stage 1 – cut out all the layers and die cut pieces needed as below:

  • Card Base- 18x18cm
  • Layer 1 – 17x17cm coloured/Texture Paste
  • Layer 2 – 14 x 14 plain
  • Layer 3 – 13.5 x 13.5 colour
  • Layer 4 – 12.5 x 12.5 plain
  • Layer 5 – 11.5 x 11.5 colour/embossed
  • Maggie Die and Topper
  • Oak Leaf Swag
  • Succulent Garden

Stage 2 – choose your 8×8 stencil and 2 or 3 sparkle texture paste colours. Our main card uses the Summer Meadow stencil and platinum, new gold and copper sparkle texture paste. Tape down the stencil over the card layer and apply the texture paste, using smooth strokes in the same direction. Set aside to dry.


TIP – Be careful to wipe your spatula when you change colours or blend so as not to contaminate the other pots.

Stage 3 – choose your DL Collage stamp and co-ordinating detail embossing powder to use on the top layer. Wipe with an anti static dust bag. You need to tackle this layer in two halves! Apply perfect medium to the stamp and stamp the image on one half. Apply the detail embossing powder one colour at a time in separate areas. When all three colours are applied use a heat gun to set. Repeat on other half.

TIP – make sure you apply the embossing powder one at a time and tip the excess powder back into the pot after each colour!

Stage 4 – if you wish to stamp your flowers use the same method above with the anti static bag etc. Work with a couple of flowers at a time to apply the embossing powder. Choose your sentiment for the topper.

TIP – you can apply the embossing powder to all the flowers first and then heat them all at once


Stage 5 – apply the layers, using foam tape where you wish. Shape the flowers and assemble!

The Full Card

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Here’s what we used with links to our website if you wish to purchase the items…

We hope you enjoy making this card!


Sentiment Cloud with Distress Oxides

Hello Crafters!

Here is a card made by crafters at our regular workshops. All cards featured are made by our crafters 🙂

This card uses Phill’s new Sentiment Cloud Stamps and Distress Oxide Inks.  It also features Sue Wilson Peony Flower, Maidenhair Fern and Pierced Flags.


Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers and die cut pieces needed as below:

  • Card Blank – 21cm x 17.5cm
  • Layer 1 – 20cm x 16.5cm
  • Layer 2 – 19.5cm x 16cm (embossed)
  • Layer 3 – 16.5cm x 13cm
  • Layer 4 – 16cm x 12.5cm (cloud stamp)
  • Pierced Flags
  • Complete Peony

Stage 2 – To colour the embossed layer use a brayer and ink up your chosen Distress Oxide Colour.  Lightly run the brayer over the embossed side (don’t put too much pressure on).  You might need to re-ink a few times.


Stage 3 – To stamp the Senitment Cloud you need to stamp in twice.  Ink the Sentiment Cloud generously with the Distress Oxide and stamp the top half, pressing firmly.  Apply clear embossing powder over the stamped image and use a heat gun to gently set the powder to a lovely glossy finish. Repeat with bottom half of the layer.

TIP – Don’t worry if there is a slight gap where the two stamps meet; this will be hidden with the pierced flag.


Stage 4 – To colour the flowers press the Distress ink onto a blending mat so that there is a good covering.  Spray with water until small droplets appear, then rub the flowers into the colour.  Leave to dry naturally as this will create a lovely effect.

TIP – some of our lovely crafters added a background stamp over their flowers to create more interest.  This is a lovely effect!

Stage 5 – Stamp your chosen sentiment onto the Pierced Flag and add clear embossing powder if you wish

Stage 6 – Shape your flowers and assemble your layers, using foam tape on the top layers to add dimension.  Add pearls or Pearl PVA to the centre of the flower and any glitter as you wish.

Here is the full card in different colour ways….

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Enjoy making this simple, but stunning card!


DL Stamps, Pixies & Hexagons

Hello lovely crafters!

Here is a card made at our regular workshops using Phills new DL collage stamps, pixie powders and Sue Wilson Bella die.  It also features the ever versatile Camellia Flower die and the Essential Sentiments Set.


Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers and die cut pieces needed as below:

  • Layers:
    • Card Blank – 21cm x 21cm
    • Plain Layer – 19cm x 19cm
    • Inked Layer – 18.5cm x 18.5cm
  • Die Cuts:
    • Sue Wilson Pierced Flags
    • Sue Wilson Camellia Flower
    • Sue Wilson Bella Die
    • Sue Wilson Stitched Octagon for layers in centre of Bella Die
    • Sue Wilson Magical Butterflies

Stage 2 – Select your chosen Pixie Powder Colour/s.  Our main sample card uses just Ancient Copper, but a mixture of colours looks just as fab!

(Phill’s new Shimmer Shakers would be fabulous on this card as the colours are more intense)

Arrange the die cuts onto a piece of kitchen roll on top of a blending mat. Tap the powders onto all the flowers, the largest pierced flag, both butterflies and the smallest Octagon.  Spray with water to disperse the powder and leave to dry.

Stage 3 – Select your chosen DL Collage Stamp. (Our sample card uses the Grungetangled DL Stamp and Black Soot Distress Oxide).  Ink up the stamp so that only the middle section is covered, taking care not to leave a hard line across the stamp.  Stamp the image onto the right hand side of the card layer, a little away from the edges.


Stage 4 – Select a different DL Collage Stamp, an A6 Rubber Background Stamp or a small stamp.  The main sample card uses one of the Splats from the Splatterlicious Textures Stamp Set.

Stamp around the edges of the card layer, taking care not to overload the card as it will look too busy.  We have also added the stamp onto the Pixie Octagon.


Stage 5 – Select your chosen sentiment from the new ‘Essential Sentiments’ Stamp Set and stamp onto the smallest flag.


Stage 6 – Shape your flowers and assemble the card! Use Foam Tape where you wish to add dimension.

You can add pearls and glitter if you wish.

The Full Card in different colour ways…

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New Stamp Collections – Sneaky Peeks!

Hello Everyone

It’s almost time,… almost!

Not long to wait until my 2 new stamp collections are released and they will be available to pre order on my website later today!

There will also be some of my new Cosmic Shimmer products in a few weeks (and I’m excited about those too!!)

So, here are a couple more sample cards that I’ve made, one with each new stamp collection.

It’s been so much fun creating these cards,.. thinking a little differently, as you can see, they are very different to what I usually design (which is something I really wanted for this year,.. something fresh and new!)

Here you go… (little hint for you – the Henna Ink card was created with something new, not Pixie Powders!)

Henna Ink
Congratulations Cloud

Anyhoo, I hope you like these cards as much as I do!

Happy Crafting!

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More sneaky peeks of my new stamps!

Hello Everyone

After an amazing, busy weekend at Hochanda (thanks everyone!), I gave myself a ‘sort of’ day off yesterday (which means I still worked, but from home, with lots of cups of tea!)

I’m so excited about my new stamps release and thank you for all your lovely comments on here and on my Facebook Page 🙂 I’m glad you’re as excited as me!

Yep, they are very different for me. (this is what I worked so hard to do, to give us something different)

Yep, they are amazing!

Yep, they will allow us even more scope to create.

I cannot wait to launch these on TV and show you all the ideas I had in my head when I designed these stamps! (it will be March though as I’m too busy in February)

(Retailers – You will get to see these in action with myself at Stitches)

So, there are two new stamp collections being released at the same time.

Both very different from each other and both just as fab as the next 🙂 (I may be, just may be, slightly biased! ha ha)

I’ve decided to give you a couple of sneaky peeks of cards I’ve made with the new collections every couple of days,.. so you can see what I’ve been up to and to give you a taste of what the stamps are.. I won’t reveal the complete collection until they are available for you to order from my website (it’ll keep us excited)

Here are the next two cards…

One from each collection, I’ve done them in a slideshow ooooh (didn’t even know I could do that on this Blog ha ha)

I hope you like them,.. I have loved creating these cards with them!

The tall card is an ‘oversized’ DL card and the square card is a 7×7 card 🙂

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I’ll show you a couple more in a few days,..

Remember to leave your comments for me, I do read them all and value your input 🙂

Happy Crafting!

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