Pretty In Pink (and purple!) Sneaky Peek!

Hello Crafters

As my first year anniversary Weekend Wow shows draw closer, I’m sharing a sneaky peek every day this week with you of some of the samples that have been made with (some of) the new products launching on Friday.

We have been waiting for these, they have been a labour of love to get ‘perfect’, but they are so worth the wait! I love these stamps and dies and I just know I am going to use them so much!

Flowers on cards, my absolute favourite way of ‘decorating’ a card,.. which means my designs for the stamps and dies HAD to be beautiful, HAD to work with each other and on their own and simply HAD to be everything I want from a matching set..

My shows launch at 10am on Friday 28th over on Hochanda and I’m so excited, I can’t sleep!! See the side bar to the right to see all the show times for myself and Julia (who is launching Trudies brand new Under The Sea Colection and let me tell you this,.. they are amazing stamps!

Anyhoo, enough rattling..

This card features the beautiful Romantique Flower Stamps & Dies,.. such a pretty, succulent, flouncy flower that you will be able to shape and colour any way you want… Romantique seemed to suit it 🙂

These have been coloured in with my Watercolour Blending Brush Pens (Set 2) and the background has been created with the pens too!

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Hope you like it 🙂

Until tomorrow…

Happy Crafting!

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Sneaky Peek – Sweetheart Flower Stamps & Dies

Hello Crafters,

I know, I know – it’s been like, forever since I did a blog post… I will endeavour to do better! 🙂 (although Karen has been doing a fab job!)

I wanted to show you this card that I made, which you may have seen on my last shows on Hochanda, but I discreetly didn’t mention the flower stamps and dies that I used on air as I was saving them for my 1 year Anniversary (can you believe it’s been a whole year already!) Weekend Wow shows coming up on Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st March (more details will follow soon)

I love this card,.. it’s no secret that I like to add the odd flower or two (OK, 22) to my cards, which is what made designing the stamps and matching dies such a joy… I’ll be honest, it’s taken a while, I wanted them perfect… beautiful and perfect, I hope, when you see them all, you will agree it was worth the wait 😉

So, here it is, my Sapphire Blue Gatefold Card in all its’ Floral Splendour….

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I absolutely loved making this card, love the colours, love the stamped and embossed flower stamps, loved die cutting them (so easy with the dies) love the Classic Sentiment Coins and Medallion and loved the best part, assembling it all!

It’s an 8×8 Gatefold Card, created by joining 2 8×8 card blanks together.

If you want a list of what I used, let me know and I’ll pop it on here.

Set your planner for my weekend wow shows,.. you will have three days of me and two days of Julia between next Friday and Sunday and I have some amazing new products to show you!

Hope you like it 🙂

Happy Crafting

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Pretty Aperture and Flowers

Here’s our latest card made at our workshops.

It uses the gorgeous Flower Stamps designed by Trudie Howard, Doodle Borders and Background Stamps.  The dies we have used are the  Double Debossed Circles, Essentials and Inverted Squares.  The flowers have been coloured with the Watercolour Brush Pens.

The Full Card

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Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers and die cuts as shown in the photo.  The card is 21cm x 21cm. You will need some scrap white card if you wish to decoupage the flowers.

Stage 2 – Ink the edges of the plain inverted square layer in two colours and then where the circle aperture is with the lightest colour ink.  Ink the skinny circle frame.

TIP – we placed the inverted square aperture layer over the plain square layer and lightly drew around the circle with a pencil.  Then we knew where to ink for the aperture!

Stage 3 – choose a background stamp and stamp over the inked circle area using the darker colour ink.

Stage 4 – ink the doodle border around the edge of inverted square aperture layer

Stage 5 – Stamp the flower stamp using Versafine Black Ink onto the large circle die.  If you are decoupaging the flowers stamp it again on the scrap card.  Take your time and enjoy colouring your flowers!

Stage 6 – assemble your layers, using foam tape to lift the inverted square aperture layer.

Other card samples…

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Other Ranges

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Fancy Flowers Easel Card

Here’s a lovely version of an easel card made at our workshops.

This card uses the gorgeous Stamps designed by Trudie Howard (Flowers and backgrounds), Phill’s Octagon dies and Stately petite Sentiments.  We have coloured in the flowers using the new Watercolour  Blending Brush Pens!

The Full Card – made by Beverley!

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Pointy Pretties Stamp,  Delicate Floral Background, Stormy Sky Distress Oxide

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

  • 20cm x 20cm – Card Blank
  • 9.5cm x 9.5cm (x3 pieces) – Inked layers
  • 9cm x 9cm – Backrgound Layers
  • 1 x larger octagon (flowers)
  • 2 x medium octagons (creates the easel)
  • 1 x small octagon (stopper)
  • Scrap white card to stamp extra flowers etc

Stage 2 – start by creating your base card using the 20cm x 20cm piece of square card.  Firstly score at 10cm across and up/down to create 4 quarters.  Then score from the top middle score line diagonally down/out towards the two middle score lines.   Cut up the  score line from the bottom middle score line to the centre of the card.  Fold the middle scored lines inwards and use a bone folder to create a crisp crease.  Fold the top two diagonal score lines back and out on themselves. Crease well. (see image)

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Stage 3 – cut two of the 9.5cm x 9.5cm pieces diagonally in half to create triangles.  Ink the edges of all these 5 pieces. (4 triangles , 1 square)

Stage 4 – stamp the background onto the x3 9cm x 9cm pieces.  THEN cut two in half diagonally.  Stick these layers to the inked layers.

Stage 5 – stamp your chosen flower onto the largest octagon so that some of the flower is off the edges of the card.   Stamp the flower again onto the scrap card for decoupaging later.

TIP – If you don’t want to decoupage your flower, just stamp if fully onto this piece.

Stage 6 – stamp your chosen sentiment/image onto the stopper octagon and also a verse on the bottom left hand side of the card blank.

Stage 7 – colour in your flowers and cut out the piece you want to decoupage. and stick to the main flower.

TIP – if you are decoupaging all your flowers you don’t actually need to colour these in on the large octagon as you will not see it! But you do need to colour the stems.

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Stage 8 – to create the easel, use the x2 medium size octagons.  Firstly, fold one in half and score well.  Create a small tab on side and score.  Glue this to one side of the unfolded octagon. (see image)

Stage 9 – assemble all the layers onto the card blank and add glitter if you wish!

Other samples…

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I hope you enjoy making this card!

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Christmas Delight

Here’s a lovely Christmas cards made during our workshops.

This card uses Phill’s Triple Layering Stencils and Christmas DL Silhouette Stamps with either inks or embossing powders.  We have also used The Stately Double Debossed Squares and Sue Wilson Poinsettia Dies.

The Full Card

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

  • Base Card is 19cm x 19cm
  • Top/Bottom Inked Panel – 18.5cm x 5.5cm (x2)
  • Top/Bottom Stenciled Panel – 18cm x 5cm (x2)
  • Stately Double Debossed Squares – x2 on front and x2 inside
  • Image Piece – 9cm x 9cm
  • Poinsettia and Holly

TIP – We cut the card at 6cm down from the top and used the offcut to create some of the other panels to save card!

Stage 2 – Choose 1, 2 or 3 stencils to create your stenciled panels and the same number of coordinatng inks. Decide if you want to layer the pattern or offset the pattern – it looks stunning either way! Working with largest stencil first create your own unique background on both panel pieces.

TIP – Start with the lightest colour, especially if you are layering the patterns on top of each other.

Stage 3 – Choose your DL Silhouette stamp and either ink or one of the stunning embossing powders to create the main image.

TIP – don’t forget these are long stamps, so choose which part of the stamp you want to use and make sure it fits securely on your stamping platform so you can stamp the image a few times for full coverage.

Stage 4 – Ink up the Double Debossed Squares for the front and inside.  Colour the Poinsettias if you wish.

stage 5 – Assemble the layers, using foam tape where you wish. Finish with glitter or pearls!

Other samples…..

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We hope you enjoy making this card!

Karen Signature

Stately Elegance

Here’s a lovely card made using the Stately Paper Pads, Stately Corner Stamps, Stately Sentiment Stamps and Double Debossed Rectangle Dies.

This was a lovely card to make and most us even decorated the envelopes!

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Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers and die cuts needed as shown in the photo.

TIP – if you place the rectangle dies carefully, you get all 3 paper layers from 1 sheet of card!

Stage 2 – choose one of the gorgeous Stately Corner Stamps to use on the plain layer.  You can use Ink or Embossing Powder – we have used Gathered Twigs on this card.  You could also add Clear Embossing Powder over the Distress Oxide to make it glossy.

Stage 3 – choose one of the Stately Sentiments to use on your topper. Fill in any spaces with the Corner Stamps.

Stage 4 – colour your flowers, shape and assemble

Stage 5 – decorate your envelope if you want a fully coordinated look!

Stage 6 – assemble the card, using foam tape where you wish. Add ribbon, glitters or pearls.

More samples ……

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Happy Crafting!

Karen Signature

Industrial Blueprint Card

Here is a blog post featuring the Industrial Blueprint Stamp Collection.

This card uses the Industrial Blueprint Sentiments, Elements and Engineered Frames.  It also uses the Greyboard Lots of Cogs and Blueprint Components and our A4 Watercolour Dreams papers.  It wouldn’t be a finished card if we didn’t have some our gorgeous Glitter too!

The Full Card

 

Stage 1 – cut out all the layers and die cuts needed as below.

  • Base Card is 21cm x 21cm
  • Black Layer – 20cm x 20cm (front)
  • Black Layer – 15cm x 9.5cm (inside)
  • Paper Layer – 19.5cm x 19.5cm (front)
  • Paper Layer – 14.5cm x 9cm (inside)
  • White Panel – 19.5cm x 6.5cm
  • Dies Cuts
    • Sentimentally Yours Double Debossed Essential Ovals
    • Sue Wilson Layered Carnation
    • Sue Wilson Bold Scrolled Vine
    • Sue Wilson Hexagonal Border

Stage 2 – Using the Industrial Blueprint Elements Stamps and coordinating inks stamp up the paper layer on the front.  You can stamp all over or just the corners, but remember you don’t see under the panel!

Stage 3 –  Using the Industrial Blueprint Elements Stamp again the create your panel background with coordinating inks.

TIP – if you make this background symmetrical its much quicker to do.

Stage 4 – stamp the sentiment topper for the front and the frame and sentiment for the inside.

TIP – stamp the frame first and then the sentiment as it’s quite a large area to ink up in one go.

Stage 5 – Colour your flowers as you wish and then shape.  Assemble the layers, adding greyboard and glitter as you wish.

Other samples ….

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Happy Crafting!

Karen Signature

Tissue Box

Hello crafters!

We have received a lot requests for instructions for the Tissue Box, so here it is!

This lovely project uses Phill’s Essential Montage Stamp Collection, Distress Oxides and Sue Wilson Double Pierced Oval Dies.

The Full Project

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

  • For the Lid
    • 16.5cm x 15cm – large oval cut into middle to make aperture
    • 11cm x 9.5cm – small oval cut into middle to make aperture (stamped)
    • Oval frame to site over aperture (inked)
  • Sides
    • x2 pieces 22.5cm x 12.3cm (inked)
  •  Panels for sides and lid – all stamped
    • 9.5 x 9 – x 2 for end panels
    • 11cm x 9 – x 2 for front and back panels
    • 9.5cm x 2cm – x 2 for lid end panels
    • 11cm x 2cm – x2 for lid front and back panels
  • x4 small ovals to decorate the sides if desired

Stage 2 – Using the 16.5cm x 15cm, score a line 2.5cm all the way round. to create the lid. Cut into 1 score line at each corner so you can fold this tab in and glue to make the box lid later on.

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Stage 3 – Using the x2 22.5cm x 12.3cm pieces for the sides, score lines at 10cm and 21.5cm.  This should leave a 1cm tab to enable the box to be glued together later on.

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Stage 4 – Colour these x3 pieces of card with 1 or 2 oxide inks. Colour the oval frame and emboss with clear embossing powder.  (This strengthens this a little as it’s where you pull the tissues out!)

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Stage 5 – Add stamped images to all the panels for the side and lid. (You should have x9 pieces)

TIP – to speed this process duplicate your design on the sides and front panels.  Don’t forget when you stamp the lid panel to think about which way the Tissue Box will face!

Stage 6 – Add images or words to the x4 small ovals

Stage 7 – Working with the two side pieces and box lid staying flat on your craft mat,  glue the stamped panels in place.

Stage 8 – Glue the box lid together at the sides.  Glue the side panels together, working around the Tissue Box.

TIP – you will find it easier to glue one of the tabs to the other side piece on your craft mat and then glue the second tab whilst the sides are wrapped around the Tissue Box.

Stage 9 – Glue the lid to the base and add the x 4 ovals if used. Add glitter to the small ovals if desired.

Other colourways…..

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Mosaic Background Card

Hello crafters!

Here is our latest blog post.

It’s based on a card that our good mate Julia Watts showed us at our recent Craftathon in Nottingham.

It uses Phill’s Essential Montage Stamps and Distress Oxides to create the background layers. The die used are Sue Wilson Caroline Frame and Tag, Orange Blossom Leaves and Petite Vinery Leaves.

The Full Card 

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Stage 1 – cut out all the layers and die cuts needed as below.

  • Base Card is 17cm x 17cm
  • Layer 1 – 16.5cm x 16.5cm (inked)
  • Layer 2 – 16cm x 16cm (eventually)
    • x3 A5 pieces of card (trim to 14cm wide)
  • Die Cuts
    • Caroline Die (solid frame, lacy frame and topper)
    • Orange Blossom Flowers x 5 (plus small stamens if you wish)
    • Petite Vinery Leaves x 1
  • x2 sheets of A4 paper

Stage 2 – the first stage is to create the x3 background pieces that are used to make the mosaic layer.  To do this you need to do different things to each piece of card.

  • Piece 1 – simply wipe over the two ink pads onto the card to create a dragged effect

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  • Piece 2 – pat out the two inks onto a blending mat, spritz with water enough to see water droplets. Gently press the card piece into the lighter colour first picking up sections of ink colour. Then do the same with the darker ink, but don’t pic up as much colour.  This should create a splattered effect

 

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  • Piece 3 – create the splattered effect again, but when fully dry stamp images all over the piece using the two ink colours. Cover quite a lot of the card otherwise you will not see the images when it is cut up. Keep the card portrait style

 

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Stage 3 – Ink the background piece of the die cut topper and colour your flowers.  Ink the edge of the plain square layer

Stage 4 – Stamp your sentiment on the small topper with ink or embossing powder

Stage 5 – to create the mosaic background, cut the A5 pieces into 2cm strips length ways (keep portrait style).  You should end up with 3 piles of card in 2cm strips (dragged, splattered and splattered/stamped)

Stage 5 – using a piece of A4 paper in landscape style glue each strip in order from left to right trying to keep the strips straight and butting up to each other.   Set aside to dry fully.

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Stage 6 – working in portrait style cut the sheet into 2 cm strips lengthways to make a big pile the same

Stage 7 – using another piece of A4 paper in landscape style stick the first strip across the top of the sheet end to end.  Stick the next strip one square in (it will hang one square off at the end).  Stick the next strip another square in (it will hang off two squares at the end).  Then start the process again from the end of the paper, moving 1 square then another square.  Keep going until the sheet is filled.  Set aside to dry fully.

Stage 8 – when the mosaic sheet is dry trim to 16cm x 16cm.  Glue this layer flat to the inked square and then to the base card.

Stage 9 – shape your flowers and assemble your card. Use glitter and pearls if you wish!

Other colour samples….

 

 

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Essential Montage Gatefold Card

Hello crafters!

We have received so many requests to share this lovely gatefold card with you.

This card uses Phill’s Essential Montage Stamp Collection, Distress Oxide Inks, Double Pierced Circles and Succulent Garden Dies.

As an added finishing touch we have also decorated the envelope to create a pretty, coordinated look.

The Full Card

 

Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers and die cuts needed as follows:

  • Base Card – x2 15cm x 15cm card blanks
  • Front panels – x2 14.5cm x 7cm (use the card blanks as these need the fronts cutting in half to create the gatefold.
  • Inside – x1 14.5cm x 14.5cm
  • Dies:
    • Double Pierced Circles x3 full circles and x1 thin circle from two dies
    • Succulent Garden star flowers x 8

Stage 2 – Cut the front of each card blank in half to create to the two panels.  Using one of the Essential Montage Corner Stamp sets, stamp the two front panels in your chosen inks. We have used Chipped Sapphire and Weathered Wood on the sample card.  We have also added clear embossing powder to make our image glossy.

TIP – make sure the stamp hangs over the edges of the panel layers when you stamp so there are no white gaps.

Stage 3 – Stamp the inside of the card using the smaller montage stamps

Stage 4 – Stamp the smallest circle with a sentiment and fill in the edges with the montage stamps.

Stage 5 – Decorate your envelope! You can use the corner stamps or montage stamps and create strips.

Stage 6 – Ink the thin circle with the two inks and cover with clear embossing powder. Ink the edges of all the stamped layers and colour the largest full circle. Colour the flowers if you wish.

TIP- the middle sized full circle stays plain so we can add glitter!

Stage 7 – Stick down the front panels and inside layer. Glue the sentiment circle flat to the plain circle and then lift both with foam tape onto the full colour circle.

Stage 8 – Stick down one half of the full sentiment topper to one half of the front panels.  The thin circle is then stuck down on the opposite side, again just half!

Stage 9 – Add your flowers and add glitter if you wish!

Other samples…

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We hope you enjoy making this card!

Karen Signature