Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Darice Embossing folders from Crafter's Companion

Fabulous sets of 6x4 Darice Embossing folders are now available on Hochanda.

These are the samples I made with some of them.

 I loved dressing this mannequin with ribbons and angel hair.

I ran this though twice on the jade card to double the width then cut the white panel down slightly.

Very bright and cheerful here using Distress Ink, Spectrum Aqua and Spectrum Sparkle pens!


Sunday, 17 April 2016

Boys Rule OK! - with JOFY

Spent a fabulous day yesterday with Jo Firth-Young (JOFY) at The Craft Barn Workshop making these fabulous cards.

Great variety of techniques learnt and brilliant stamps to play with.

How cute are these images :)

Thanks Jo and Sandie for a fabulous day!

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Picture Perfect for Merly Impressions

My second layout this month for Merly Impressions using Finders Keepers from Kaisercraft.

Full details can be found on the blog.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Just for Men - Sara's Signature Range

Sara's latest Signature launch is all about the Men!
These are the samples I made.

A little plaque to go on Dad's door using the tools, cogs and word dies, plus a little gilding wax.

Bright and colourful for a Grandad with added texture from the embossing folder and dimensional stars from the dies.

A patchwork of papers with the clocks embossing folder, star and word dies.
More lovely Pebeo gilding wax here!

Tools again this time, the aperture was cut using the square accordion die.
Love the embossing folder used for the background with Silver wax.

Layers of cogs for this one - love this die - cut in different colours and piled high.

And a little grunge for a hip Dad using the stamps, papers, words and guitar dies.

All of Sara's Signature ranges are limited editions so don't miss out - this one is invaluable for mens cards!

Monday, 11 April 2016

More PaperArtsy..............

So, these just happened to jump into my basket too.
Eclectica by Lin Brown for PaperArtsy.

This card is a combination of two sets, plus a mini.

An 8x8" base with Bo Bunny paper and watercolour card.

Coloured with Distress Markers and a white gel pen, I cut several and layered them up.

Really had fun playing with these - expect to see a lot more!


Sunday, 10 April 2016

Me, A Shopaholic???? - Never !

Well..................OK - Maybe........

We had to go shopping en-route to our weekend retreat and selected Birds in the Barn near Colchester this time.  It was not exactly on route and after sitting in traffic for over an hour watching multiple emergency services pass to assist an RTA, wondered if it was a good idea at all!

Well, all I can say is - what a fabulous shop! Loved it!
I've extended my PaperArtsy collection too (another 4 sets!) of which one had this lovely set of images by Emma Godfrey for Eclectica,

The base card is 7x7" coloured with Tim Holtz Distress pens.

Some of the blooms have been cut out, shaped and raised with 3d glue gel, overlapping the edge.
Think I'll be using this one a lot more!

In the meantime, him indoors got a call.........