Sunday, 28 April 2013

Cranberry Butterfly

Good Morning

Another really quick post today, I'm running around trying to get finished off ready for tv on Tuesday.

Here is one of the projects we did in class last weekend

Just Incase you don't recognise the stamp, it the Butterfly Montage from Claritystamp.

We did a resist background and used spray inks, then used just part of the stamp for the focal piece.

Thanks for looking!

Have a great Sunday.


Friday, 26 April 2013

Shell corner

Good Morning!

A very very quick post today as I have a million things to do..

I have last minute stuff to do for my Clarity class tomorrow, and I am in the middle of prepping my demos for TV on Tuesday!

As it stands at the moment shows are 11am and 6pm, but that could change..

Toads card then, this is using the Shell corner, stamped in Red Pepper and shaded with a water brush.

Have a good one!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Marble and Shells

Good morning!

And a big Hello to my new followers, I'm glad you found me!

I'm busy this week working on Samples for Barbara's tv shows for May and prep for my class on Saturday, what are you up to?

I had a dig around to see what I have that it's ok to show you...not a lot, because most of what's here is to be kept under wraps for now.

I did find this though..

Does the background look a bit like Brightly coloured Marble?

I used a couple of Mica colours and Gilding on Adhesive sheet.

I coloured the Clarity Shell Cluster with Distress Markers, Barbara is now stocking them on the Claritystamp website, so if your a New Design Club member you can get your discount on them!

Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Hazelnut Floribunde.


Well its cloudy on the Wirral this morning but the sun is trying to break through, here's wishing for a nice day for everybody!

Today's card is a quickie using the Clarity Floribunde stamp

These colours were used in a LIM challenge a while ago but I didn't have time to load this one.

I just masked the area, stamped, inked, then added a couple of score lines.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Clarity Shell Shopper

Good nearly afternoon to you!

Yes I'm late, nope I didn't sleep late..

I've been busy prepping for Sunday's Clarity workshop, this one is a little different because we are bringing back into play some of the stamps we have collected over the months and taking another look at them.

I won't show you the class cards,they are a secret until the class sees them..

But here is another sample from Barbara's tv shows from this month.

This is the bag I decorated using a piece of cotton printed using my Gelli Plate.

Stamps used are the Shell Corner and matching sentiment

A bit of Angelina Fibre going on too..with a touch of Gilding mixed in.

I used the paints that Barbara uses on her Gelli.

Hope you like it!

Oh by the way, I'm hoping to confirm tv dates very soon, will let you know...


Thursday, 18 April 2013

Butterfly Montage boxcard tutorial

Butterfly Montage box card


Cut a piece of card 17.5cm x 21cm

Mark at 4cm in from all sides and pencil a line

cut the centre out and save the central piece, you need this too

Brush both pieces with talc/anti static bag

Stamp butterfly montage with Versamark and sprinkle with clear embossing powder

Heat emboss with heat tool

Take the centre panel and brayer some ink over the emboss from opposite corners,buff with a tissue.

Add a small amount of ink to the edges of the embossed frame if desired.

Stamp the lone butterfly onto heat resistant acetate and emboss with clear powder.

Stamp the tag part of the montage onto card, cut out.

Add some ink to the top and bottom of the tag piece and stick the acetate butterfly.


cut a piece of card 14.5cm x 18cm

Score at 1cm and 2cm on all four sides

Cut each corner as below

crease score lines as below

Use wet glue to stick tabs

Stick the brayered piece inside the box and add the tag piece

using wet glue stick the frame to the box

add little stamped bunting pieces if desired as I did on telly.

If you would like a reminder of the Purple version please check the Claritystamp challenge blog.



Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Just to let you know...

Just to let you know I haven't forgotten about measurements for the Butterfly Montage shadow box I demo'd on Create and Craft yesterday, I thought it would be nice to do an actual tutorial for it, so please give me 1-2 days to get that done for you ok?
Go grab the stamps while your waiting,they sold out on the show so you would need to get them from Claritystamp, there is free p&p this month....

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Laurel and Douglas


Just a quick post before I go sleep.

It's been a great weekend at Ally Pally but we have all worked really hard, thank you to everybody who came along and supported Team Claritystamp.

This is an 8x8 card using Laurel and Douglas...


I think the Paris skyline mask is great in the background.


I also used the texture stamps...


A close you like his gold tailcoat?


Ok, I'm off. Thanks for stopping by, don't forget I'm on Create and Craft on Tuesday morning with some of my fave Claritystamps, check the schedule for times as it is subject to change.

Nighty night.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Quick Lime and Black

Good morning!

I'm hoping I didn't miss the deadline for this, I have been planning on joining the Lime and Black challenge over at Less is More all week...


I ended up doing this in the middle of yet another disturbed night..

I was killing time, but I didn't consciously reach for the Clarity Fob Watch, it just happened lol.

Ok that's it for now, I have to get showered and dressed and off to North Wales to get my nails done so they look pretty on tv, then pack for Ally Pally...


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Clarity shells and a dab of paint...

Good Morning!

As promised, I'm trying to make amends for my absence..

This is another of my samples from the weekend


I used my Gelli for the background but it was a bit bright,so o gave it a white wash.

I made the tags with the Gelli too, but instead of painting the whole Gelli I just randomly slapped enough paint to stamp the shell into.

The frantage on the bottom tag is disguising something....I thought I would add a couple of pearls to the frantage for effect.

That's it!

Thanks for stopping by, have a good day.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Gellied Douglas...

Yep I've been AWOL again,sorry!

I will try to make up for it by scheduling a few posts tonight.

I started prepping today ready for next Tuesday, me doing Clarity on the telly!!!! Who would have thought it..

Before I get too carried away, here is one of my samples from the weekend.


Now I don't know where I got this from but, I thought his name was Frank, but it's actually Douglas, doesn't even sound like it!

Anyways, I used one of my practice Gelli Plate backgrounds for the frame and paper pieced the trousers with a matching off cut.

Hope you like it!


Thursday, 4 April 2013


Good morning!

A quick card using some Kraft,Black,Cream card.

A couple of Spellbinders and a little sentiment.


Just a really quick post today

See you soon

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Black and pearly white..

Good morning!

Today's card is yet another use it up jobby, I think you have seen them all now,finally!


This one uses up a punched strip, scalloped circle and sentiment.

I added the dazzler,ribbon and cut an aperture from white pearl card.

Thanks for stopping by!