Friday, 18 August 2017

Sweet Poppy Stencils and Hot Foiling

Here is the second batch of cards where I have hot foiled over Sweet Poppy Stencils

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Poinsettia


Sweet Poppy Stencil: Black Daisy

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Magnolia

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Snowflake Tree


Sweet Poppy Stencil: Deer


Thanks to Julie for sharing the technique and Lucy for giving us such lovely stencils to work with.....

Perhaps I have a few samples to give you some inspiration too



Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Foiling and Sweet Poppy Stencils

Have tried foiling for the first time!

First saw this technique from a friend on Sweet Poppy Design Team - Julie thank you!

Thought my laminator was not working...Alwys helps to put the hot switch on. So glad I never threw it out as I could have my first play with hot foiling with a laminator!

I chose Sweet Poppy Stencils and used black, pearlescent anfd silver paste to ee if there was a different effect but can't see any yet!!
These are my first 4 and I'll put the others on later in the week so hope you can hop back and have a look at them

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Poppy


Sweet Poppy Stencil: Daisy

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Deer
Snowfall acetate over the deer and addition of the snowflakes adds more interest

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Mehndi Flower

Always more difficult getting a good photo without a hand or head getting in the way when I use Mirri card to mat and layer!!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Allhallows Workshop - my results

After  a great start things ground to a halt, though I managed to avoid everything going in the bin!  As they say tomorrow is another day so I allocated today to save what I had done and do a couple of samples of the second card at Eileen's Workshop...So here are my 4 cards.
A great day as usual though there were some poorly absentees. Wishing them well and hope they make next month's class.

This is the little devil who caused the problem or maybe it was me trying to stamp thesentiment with foam pads on the back!  lol

Today was much better and really enjoyed making this and the following card

My favourite!

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Crealies Guest Designer Creation

Floral Anniversary Card

I was so pleased to be asked to Guest Design for Crealies again.  Here is my finished project.

Dies Used
*****    Card Blank  made from Die set:

*****   FLOWER DIE ***** 

  bies stansen+stempels / dies+stamps no. 01, Bloemen A / Flowers A
                                                                    Article code: CLCB01

*****Sentiment Die*****

Article code: CLTD107

******Foliage Die*****

Fold A4 card in half and position Die as shown. Cut to form card blank.

Your blank will look like this so you need to cut two extra as below. Adhere the larger size over the card blank to make it symmetrical again

Once you have done this you have a correct shaped card blank again
Card Blank

The smaller shape you have cut will need foam tape or silicone glue on the back to make it raised

Like this!

Cut a selection of Flowers using the die and then stamp on the colour of your choice. I used Creative Expressions Cloud Ink Soft Cerise

Stamped Flowers
Cut some of each of the foliage dies and colour to your choice. I used Cloud Ink by Creative Expressions

Cut 4 of each of the Words and use glue or spray adhesive to make a stack to give dimension

Assemble as shown to complete your project.

Thank you for looking ............

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Sweet Poppy Stencils

Sweet Poppy Stencils are on Hochanda!

Lucy recently bought some more of the wonderful stencils from Sweet Poppy Stencils to Hochanda and here are some samples of the stencils she took onto the Show
One of my favourites has always been the Poppy so here are a selection of samples of this and other stencils she will be taking with her
Poppy Stencil stamped through with Archival Ink onto a Distress Oxide Ink background

Zen Flowers with Distress Inks

Zen Flowers decoupaged the flower head
TALL TREES with Butterfly background

Friday, 26 May 2017

Workshop Samples

Three Cards - one stamp!

I am tutoring a Workshop ( places remain on 6th July only)   using a lovely background stamp from Chocolate Baroque.  We will be using the stamp on Parchment, Watercolourcard and super smooth card with different mediums.  Here are some samples for ideas similar to what we will be making
Parchement with white work and mounted onto Creative Expression double pierced die cut square card


Pencil work

I'll add other other samples for inspiration later on

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Day Three - Sweet PoppyStencils

Day three showcasing the latest release from Sweet Poppy Stencils

Tree of Seasons
Pearlescent paste and mica powders, heated and left to cool for a few minutes and then buffed up after brushing off surplus

Chinese Lanterns with Black Glossy paste.

Delphiniums with translucent paste and mica powders. Heated whilst still wet to add texture


Monday, 17 April 2017

Day Two Sweet Poppy Stencils

Day Two samples of Sweet Poppy Stencils
This is the Foliage Stencil
Pearlescent paste with Glitters

Delphiniums with the larger Humming Bird  in pearlescent paste which is outlined with a Molotow Chrome pen which works beautifully on the Sweet Poppy pastes.
Mica powders in various shades.
Die cut fence panel and liquid glass for dew drops


Creative Expression die for card edge
Sweet Poppy Foliage  and the small Humming Bird

Creative Expressions frame in black card
Delphinium stencil in white paste and then I created an "ombre" effect using various shades of mica powder.
Sentiment from my die stash

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Delphiniums

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Sweet Poppy Stencils - latest release 2017

Day One

for the next three days I will be showcasing my samples for the latest release from Sweet Poppy

Background with distress inks.
Glosst Black Paste for the stencil. I used the tips of he Tree of Seasons to add interest at he sides and bottom.
Tall Trees

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Tree of Seasons

Pan Pastel background. Stamped with Chinese lantern stamp from Lavinia Stamps.
White Glossy stencil paste  through the stencil =from the Craft Station = Sweet Poppy Stencils

Sweet Poppy Stencil: Chinese Lanterns

Embossed a die to create the background. Translucent past and silver glitter
Sweet Poppy Stencil: Foliage
Here's the link for the products

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Die Cutting Essentials

Sample for a Make and Take at our Craft Group

Die and stamp were given with Die Cutting Essentials latest Issue. This is an example of a Make and Take the Ladies will be making in next month's meeting if they wish.
Pebbles using Liquid Pearls from a technique I saw Sue Wilson/ Creative Expressions demonstrate.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Workshop results!

What an enjoyable afternoon on our (mainly) Cardio stamps Workshop

A very productive afternoon stamping away at The Craft Room in Maidstone. The best bit is I get to do it all over  again with more Ladies ( mo men at the moment!) in a couple of weeks time!


Great results from everyone!