Thursday, 28 November 2013

She sells seashells........

Back to cards made for Sheena's TV shows, this one was made using the Ice silk as a resist for the Peacock Feathers Distress ink. Very easy but effective, I used a piece of cut and dry foam to apply the silk to the stamp,that way I made sure I applied the right amount. After stamping and drying I applied the ink, the silks resist the ink but also have a shimmery look. The shells were just stamped and embossed in black, then after cutting out I added a little of the ice silk to give them a shimmer.

The idea for this card started with a free gift from a magazine, the Kraft card tags. The shells were stamped in black, but to paint them I mixed the ice silk with Distress inks. This gave me the colour but also a shimmer.
The background is Brushed Corduroy over stamped with the wording, then I embossed a piece of card with one of Sheena's folders and went over it with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. Layered it up and added some wording.
Nearly finished one of my projects which will be on TV next week, another to collect tomorrow  and one to follow very soon, so busy busy busy. 
First though Christmas shopping in Manchester with my husband and daughter.
Happy Crafting 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Raspberry and chocolate cupcakes ?

Morning, hope everybody is having a good one.
Just having a coffee while writing this blog before heading to the studio.
Yesterday's delivery was a bit of a surprise , so I have had to get my thinking cap on. I do like a challenge, to think outside the box.
Today's cards were made using the new Tattered lace dies, this was the large single cupcake.
The cake was cut in pink card then again in white. Using just the frosting from the white, it was overlaid on the pink, slightly off centre, to give the look of a swirl of pink and white frosting.
Feeling hungry ?
For the background I cut the corner die twice, these dies will leave the piece in the cardstock unless you use the border strip.

To finish the card I used the Lacy Daisies and the Bows along with the pin dies. These are handy as there cannot be any pricked fingers as with the real hat pins.

A vintage look this time with a chocolate cupcake, the frosting is white card coloured with Walnut Stain Distress ink. gold mirror card for the cake case and the doily.
Well, those samples won't make themselves , so time to stop .
Happy Crafting

Monday, 25 November 2013

Lacy Daisy wedding cake.

Another sample card made with the 3 tiered cake die using jut silver mirror and white card.
I also used the lacy daisy, foliage and one of the borders. A little bit of Spellbinders in the use of one of the D-Lites for the wording plaque.
A Dazzler, satin ribbon and a couple of crystal hat pins to finish.
Waiting for my next two commissions to arrive, can't wait to see what they are!
All I know is they both will be on TV at some point, so I will blog them as soon as I can.

                                                Happy Crafting.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Three tiered cake with Tattered Lace

Different sort of day for me today, I had my Granddaughter to look after for the afternoon. Back to changing nappies again after 18years and entertaining a 6 month old. A very different weekend to normal especially in craft show season. Looking forward to more of these visits but need to buy all the eqipment again, already brought a travelcot. Little Mia is already fast asleep in it.
The card above is another from the Tattered Lace POD, the wedding cake this time.
The cake layers were die-cut in gold mirror board and backed with some red card the cut out. The columns between the tiers came from the waste from the large cupcake cut in half.
The flowers were made using a small Woodward punch, adding a small pearl to the centres.
For the embossed background I used an A4 folder from Crafters Companion. To finish the corners came from cutting up the decorative square border from the wedding cake die.
Here's another wedding cake card.

A simple card this time, all in white but with a navy blue crushed ribbon bow.
The background was embossed using a Creative Expressions folder.
Busy week ahead with sample making, but at the weekend we will be off to Manchester, Christmas shopping.
Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Birthday Cupcake

Hope everybody was watching last night, I see the new bow sold out very quickly along with the bunting. Being a lapsed scrap booker I can see how the bunting would be very useful on my pages, and will be when I get round to doing some more. Saying that they are still a useful size for cards.
Today's card is using the larger cupcake, just think of the combinations you could have here with all the different toppings you can have on them. So that will be glitter and gems needed.
The die can be cut part, the base could be a vase for flowers,fruit etc.there is also a swirl in the frosting which would normally be thrown away. This can be added to the base to make a cup.
If I've got time I will have to play some more with these dies, cupcakes for birthday cards next year then.
The papers I used were from Lili of the Valley, I love these paperpads, only a few more to collect but by the start of the show season I shall probably need to replace a
Starting to plan for next year, need to fill my diary,somethings I can't  they usually start with an unexpected phonecall.
Hopefully my husband and I will be going on holiday during the summer, where to go, that's another project to plan. Dreaming of a summer holiday is not getting any work done, so I better stop now..........Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Let's eat cake

But these are Tattered Lace cakes, POD tonight on Ideal World, beginning at 9pm.
Great for birthdays , weddings and anniversaries, whatever the occasion where cake is eaten.
Looking forward to seeing what the other design team members have done.

Love how the light is catching the mirror card in the background.
Along with all the Tattered Lace dies , I used a Spellbinders for the background, and a Crafters Companion A4 embossing folder.
I've used 5 different sets of dies for this card, 3 are brand new, which are launched tonight. One of them you will have to look for , it is not that obvious but a vital piece to this card.
Must go now off to club tonight , it's been a while since I've had chance to go.
Happy Crafting.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Today's the Day

In less than an hour Sheena will be showing her new stamps and a brand new product. I've not long been back from dropping the samples of at Peterborough, Sheena is there safe and sound, ready to work her magic.
Today's card is my favourite card of this batch, not quite certain where the inspiration came from, could be something to do with all the seaside holidays as a child. The shops near the front selling all the shell jewellery.
The new product works very well with Distress Ink, so I'm happy.
Will spend the afternoon making samples for the Tattered Lace show,ideas flowing already plus watching Sheena of course.
So for now Happy Crafting.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Sheena's Costal Stamps

Sheena's back on Create and Craft tomorrow with some new stamps and paints. I'm not going to let too  much out of the bag until after the show. All I'm going to say, is I have been having fun with these new paints especially one in particular and the effects it can give.
Now I have finished these samples I'm on to the next ........Tattered Lace ........ to be launched on Tuesday at 9pm on Ideal World, so that's two visits to Peterborough in less than a week.
So until tomorrow here is a sample from Sheena's show, hope you like it and
Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

NEC Tomorrow

Well the stand is now ready for the first day of the show at the NEC and tomorrow is early start as the show opens at 9am not 9.30am, news to us......

Lisa's demo table.

A view of both demo tables
We are definitely in the Christmas mood, with all the tinsel and snowflakes on the stand including the stamps we will be demoing. Lisa is showing the Chocolate Baroque and I will be doing my friend's ,that is Jayne Nestorenko. I'm a happy girl, I get to play with trees and leaves and some WOW embossing powder.
First thing tomorrow I have cards to deliver, will show samples very soon, I've been playing with some different products from my usual range, good to experiment.

Love this card, well it has a dragonfly on it, which many of you will know is my business symbol.
I had to have this Tattered Lace die, I have a good few of the others but this is my favourite.
Well here's hoping we have a busy day tomorrow.
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Sorry for the break

Been a bit busy here, well that's my excuse.
Glasgow was great, had a lovely time meeting up with some of our regular customers, I mean friends, Andy, Angela, Nadia , Karen and Ruth to name but a few. Then to also make some new ones, even fellow exhibitors, travel all the way to Glasgow to meet two guys who live only 14 miles from me.
Also brought something which could be a new hobby, will show later , I mean later, might have a play over Christmas.
Kay and I were suppose to be at Lincoln but because of a poorly van we didn't make it, so needing crafting retail went to Colemans warehouse . So handy having this crafters heaven on my doorstep.
Hope the show went well as this was the last Sincerely Yours show for this year, looking forward to next years season already.
Well there's only one more show to go for me this year and that's the NEC, I will be demonstrating for J & C Creations, so please come and say Hi. I will be demonstrating some of Jayne Nestorenko's gorgeous stamps, and Lisa will be showing how to use the new Chocolate Baroque ones.
Depending on signal, I'll post some photos from the show and some more samples made using Jayne's stamps.

There are a few Tattered Lace cards left to show you that were on the last POD, so I'll post two today..........

Cannot believe that for timing, the postman has just arrived with the next collection of dies from Stephanie. They are lovely, can't wait to play, so many ideas in my head, need to get the cards made.
But first, sausage rolls to make, otherwise I'll have an unhappy Kay. Then a card making session, a few more samples needed for the NEC and then a visit to the next town to get my nails done.
Tonight another crafting session and packing my crafting tools up so I'm ready to leave tomorrow,after the rush hour,luckily I don't live to far away.

So I better get on, hopefully I'll do tomorrow's post after we have set up, so for now.....
Happy Crafting