Thursday, 30 June 2011

More Frosted Christmas Elegance cards

Few words today because im so tired, i arrived home at 1am from Peterborough, I did really enjoy the Twas the night before Christmas shows though, my first Pick of the Day!!

Have you had your Frosted Christmas Elegance delivered yet?? If so this is for you....

Card number 2 for Fridays stamping class.

Im probably back home from Peterborough after the Twas the night before Christmas POD shows- i say that because this is a scheduled post, when this goes live i will be too cream crackered to blog!

I have loads to show you, today i will show you another of the cards for tomorrows class, using the Penny Black Paisley stamp.

I cant seen to capture this properly in a pic, grrrrrr!

Thanks for looking!
Hopefully i will show you some more Hunkydory cards tomorrow.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Card 1 for my Friday Class.

Im getting through all the cards i have to show you, little by little! Im having to schedule my blog posts to do it each day though because its crazy busy at the moment.

This is one of the cards i have prepped for my Stamping class on Friday

This is using a Penny Black stamp on Pearlised card. Clalk inks/Brilliance inks are quite good for stamping on Pearly card.

Thanks for looking!

One more sneak peek before launch.

Its been sooo busy here over the weekend, I have made tons of samples ready for the Hunkydory Pick of the Day launch. Just incase you dont know, its called Twas The Night Before Christmas and it will be launched at 9pm tomorrow (tuesday) on Ideal World.
I did say that I might give you another sneak peek didnt I, hopefully the boss wont beat me with a big stick for showing you this!
This is the coolest Santa ever!
ooh i just want to show you all of it! but i cant, so join me for the shows and keep me company!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Mint Choc Chip Flowers!

Another Flower folding card idea for you today.  I love these colours together!
The 'Layer me up' shapes are so quick and easy- i have talked to the boss about some new shapes, so fingers crossed...
I think the over the edge effect of the flowers is quite effective,what do you think?

Friday, 24 June 2011

Elegant Platinum.

As promised, here is another Christmas Elegance card. This is an 8x8 card, i used one of the A5 card blanks cut to size and covered the score line with the snowflake border.

I have scheduled this post (and the next couple) because hopefully i will be working flat out on the new Night Before Christmas kit, which you will be seeing quite soon!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Hello Flower!

With any luck everybody has had their Flower Folding pick of the week delivered by now, so its time for some sample reminders.

I will start with one of my faves, i was really pleased with how this turned out.
I got a surprise when i saw Nancy Watt  re-creating it as one of her demo's, its a confidence booster to know other designers want to use your work on TV!

I made this using the edge of one of the shaped card blanks for the flap, some double sided papers, mirri, embossed card, die cut flowers etc..
Come back tomorrow for a Christmas Elegance card.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Frosted Christmas!

I still have tons of stuff to show you but cant decide what to show you first!
Here is another Christmas Elegance idea, while i try to decide.

I mixed the colours up a little on this one. I cut the baubles out and put acetate on the back instead.

See you tomorrow for....whatever i finally decide on!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Just a bit inky!

I did plan on having a lay in today but im up and about and ready to rock & roll! So while im messing about on the laptop i thought id load another Clarity card- i still have a handful to show you.

I made this using one of the lovely text corners and the small Alium flower. I used Cranberry Adirondack and Victorian Velvet distress ink.

Its 6x6 inch by the way!

If you would like the stamps click HERE to go to Barb's place!

Have a great day.


Sunday, 19 June 2011

Another Frosted Christmas Elegance idea.

I have been sooo mega busy that i have neglected poor old bloggy! So i thought i would post a quicky while im waiting around in the green room.

This is another of the 8x8 frame cards that i demo'd earlier in the week, just using the sleigh etc instead of the baubles.

If i get time later i will photograph some of the demo's i did with Nigel at 3pm.

Hope you like it!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Peel me a Clarity grape!

I thought it was time to show you another Claritystamp card

I used circle masks and a brayer with Cranberry Adirondack inkpad for this 8x8 card, and Barbara's fantastic stamps of course!

The grapes and the leaves are separate stamps, very versatile!
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Its Barbara Gray's Madeleine again!

I did this stepper with my workshop ladies, they loved it!
I didnt shade the image very much on this because i didnt want anyone to feel the project was not achievable.
I love this sentiment, i have stated using the blender tool around the edges, i find it more reliable than a sponge when time is short.

Hope you like her!

Day 3 of Hunkydory His & Hers ideas.

So as promised. This is another clean & simple design, really quick and easy-great for your batch cards!

Hope you have been enjoying the new Christmas Elegance kit shows, keep watching the tv schedules for further shows and i will post some cards soon!

Monday, 13 June 2011

A clean and simple Hunkydory card, for a dude!

As promised here is another idea using the Hunkydory His & Hers topper set.

I love clean and simple cards for men!

Come back tomorrow for another card idea.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Hunkydory Cupcake

Well im sure everybody will have recieved their Hunkydory His and Hers topper sets by now, so how about a couple of reminders for card ideas. I am scheduling a handful of posts so be sure to come back each day for a new idea.
Dont forget there is still time to grab your Flower Folding Pick of the Week too.

Also, I cant say much yet but it might be an idea to keep an eye out for whats on Create & Craft/Ideal World on Tuesday, Wednesday, and the rest of the week! There may be something new and LUSH!!!

Right onto todays card, its an 8x8 inch.

Hope you like it, come back tomorrow for another idea!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Clarity with a touch of pearly white.

Another Clarity card for you today, this is La Petite Musique and Angel Prayer.

The card is all pearlised, its an 8x8 card.

I stamped and heat embossed on acetate and glittered from behind.

Normally at this point i apologise for the photography but today im passing the buck, Amber did the pics for me, bless her!

Here are some challenges for this card

Dream Valley Challenges Stamp something
Paper Sundaes sentiments from the heart
Allsorts All white
Crafty Sentiments Neutral colours

Monday, 6 June 2011

Hunkydory for a vintage bloke.

I was trying to decide which of last weeks Hunkydory cards to show you first, i decided on this as its a blokey one.

I used some tartan backing paper, a decoupage sheet and a slice out of an A4 printed card. I have been playing with my new button punch quite a bit too!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

A candle, for a change.

I really love decorating candles but i dont do them often enough, have you seen the price of candles lately!

The stamps are all  from Clarity, i coloured with Sakura stardust.

Poem says

Call your name to the Angels
Sing your song to the skies
May your ears be filled
with wisdom
And may beauty fill your eyes

Thanks for looking!

Some challenges

Catch The Bug  Anything goes
Crafty Ann's more than 1 image (3 stamps used)
Fairy Tale Not a card
Inspire Me Fridays Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T Wedding/Love
Little Miss Muffet Challenges Metal embellies (charm)
Paper Play Orange/lemon/green
Flutterby Wednesdays Anything Angel/Fairy/Butterfly  (Angel)

Friday, 3 June 2011

Clarity's Madeleine with a little Zentangle!

This is still one of my fave Clarity stamps, and my fave colour combo of course!  I dont do much Zentangle but its good to just doodle once in a while.  This is one of the cards made in class on Saturday at Inspirations in Preston.

Black fine liner pens write/doodle really nicely on the coated card stock.

Hope you like it!