Sunday 30 January 2011

Today's Show

Hope everyone enjoyed today's shows,Jo did a great job of showing different techniques with the stamps,film and fibre.I loved using the embossing folders and it seems everyone else will from how popular they were.We will hopefully show more designs very soon.
Here are some samples I made for the show.

I didn't have a lot of time to play with these images as I'm working on something top secret,which will be released at the trade show in February.Can't wait to show everyone what I have been working with.Maybe there will be some sneak peeks next month,a little closer to the show.

Tuesday 18 January 2011

Purple Dream

Can't believe I'm posting for the third day running,it's probably because I have some cards to show that I've actually taken photos of. It's usually a rush to get the cards to the demonstrator before the television shows.I will have to make a mental note to take photos before I post them.
This card is definitely for those who love purple!!!

Yet another card with the bicycle,I think this is my favourite image off the plate,the wording background coming in second.

I wonder if I can keep this run of posting going,will have to make some more cards tomorrow and take its photo.Here's hoping!

Monday 17 January 2011

Two Types of Transport

Just a quick post before I go to bed,late I know but I was busy having fun with Eco inks and Sam Poole's new stamp sets.
You'll see why I titled this post as I have from the following cards;

The bicycle card was inked with the Cherry Blossom Paris Trunk,and I don't know if it shows in the photo but I embossed with the masks before I inked.The masks work really well through most of the different die-cutting machines on the market.Sorry I forgot to say a set of masks will be on the show on Friday.
The green card was inked with another Eco Paris Trunk,this time the colour was Blotter.These inks react in a similar way to the Distress inks,giving a soft edge to cards and also lifting when sprinkled with water.This effect was used on this card,it is one of my favourite techniques.

Try lightly spraying a stamp with water then stamping onto an inked surface( either Distress or Paris Trunk ).Leave for a couple of seconds then blot with kitchen towel.See what happens!

Right I really must go to bed,lots of cards need making tomorrow.If I remember to take a photo,I'll post some more very soon.

Thursday 13 January 2011


Well I know it's a long time since I blogged,but been even longer since I went to Paris.I was still at school,so guess how many years that is? lol.
These new stamp plates from Sam Poole brought back many memories,the sights and sounds from my very first trip abroad.
Although they can be used to give the vintage look,I think they will be great for holiday journals and scrapbook pages.
I've used different products to those which will be shown on Create & Craft but this just shows how versatile these stamps can be.

For this card I used Weathered Wood,vintage photo and stormy sky distress inks,the papers are from Fancy Pants.
The view belows shows the effect of using the Elegance mask over the background paper and sponge Perfect Medium through it,then apply clear embossing powder and heat.

This next card is my favourite of the two,I love the colours and how the design worked out


I used Vintage photo distress ink for the background and jet black archival to stamp the image.The ornate frame just adds that special touch.

Hope you like these cards and stamps as I do,well I am off to play and make some more.
I forgot to say the shows are on Create & Craft 21st January at 9am and 1pm.