Monday, 11 December 2017

Apple or Honeydew...

Happy Monday,

I hope everyone in the U.K. thats been afflicted with the snow ( Myself included) have kept nine and warm lol  I thought I would share today a card and matching bow that should remind us all of spring as the colour ( Honeydew or apple I can never decide what to call it) is to me at least very spring like!

There may be many more sets of cards and boxes as I love making a matching bow which allows me to make the cards as deep as i like!

I stared with the card and based this on a 6x6" card blank ( the perfect fit for the sandwich box)  I then matted and layered with the honeydew and gold lustre card.  I then added a panel of dots embossed honeydew lustre card that I had sanded to show the white card.

Next I cut a wreath using the press cut stitch dot dies to fit the card.  I then coloured a piece of white card using the izink dye based ink pads in verbena, tea and dawn.  I then cut my starflower leaves from the card which gives the look of shades on foliage.

I cut the starflower dies in gold lustre card and layers these in the different sizes with crafts too iridescent gems.  I arranged these on the foliage adding the smaller flowers around the edges.

Finally I stamped a sentiment from my everyday sentiments set and cut this out with my mini tags die set.


Sunday, 10 December 2017

Quilted in pink...

Happy Sunday,

I hope everyone is well wrapped up with the weather being so cold and possibly snowy!

One of my favourite techniques today using the panel die from the sandwich box die set.

I stared by cutting the panel die into two sides of a piece of wild berry lustre print card.  Next I cut 2 larger panels of the rosa pink and quilted them using the die running it through my platinum using the embossing sandwich so that it embosses but doesn't cut.  I placed these behind the cut pieces so that the embossed areas pop through the cut pieces.
I then added a wide stripe of satin edged ribbon in chocolate with a tie from.  I stamped the sentiment, from my everyday sentiments clear stamps set and cut this out with the larger notched tag die in the tags set.  I added a border made in the pink using the largest and smallest notched tags.

My usual set of mats and layers and finished.


Saturday, 9 December 2017

Lilac Daisies...

Happy Saturday,

Weather Permitting I will be at Crafters Companion store in Chesterfield demonstrating all day today so pop along between 10am and 4pm.  I will be demoing my new range of dies so it should be interesting!

I thought today I would share this simple card made with my confetti embossing folder and the herrera daisy die (from the opera box die set)

I embossed a piece of lilac Lustre print card with the confetti frame ( all the square embossing folders were designed to fit within the Sandwich Box.  I then sanded back the raised surface to show the confetti design in white,

I matted a piece of lilac card onto white and added the press cut best wishes die cut in white on top.

I then added the flowers die cut in sanded lilac and white with white micro beads in the centre.  I set these off with lilac seem binding and my starflower leaves cut in white.


Friday, 8 December 2017

Opera Box Video...

Happy Friday,

Im really sorry but the Opera Box youtube tutorial didn't appear I dont know why it kept failing but I finally managed to get this loaded and working last night!

I thought I would share a few pictures of the box that can be made using just the die along with the video.  Just click the video link on the right to see the tutorial.

Here's a few more suggestions that can be made using the die.


Thursday, 7 December 2017

Classic Me...

Happy Thursday,

Today I thought I would share another card made using the Sandwich Box dies ( or at least one of the dies in the se) that is very me.  I love making these border cards however with the matching small corner form the sandwich box set I was able to put a matching centre in the card.

I cut the panel die from the sandwich box set around a square of the cocoa bean lustre card matching each die cut on the edge so the pattern goes around the card.

Next I used the small triangular die form the same set and cut this into a square of the same colour card.  I matted this on the gold glaze adding small pearls on each of the junctions.  I then matted this on increasing layers of the gold gaze and the cocoa bean.

I finished with a large starflower cut in the redwood lustre card and a soapy of my starflower leaves cut in the gold lustre.

Simple but very me!


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Royal Auburn...

Happy Wednesday,

Hopefully Im back form visiting Aladine ( who make the Izink Inks) in France as today is the last Breedon workshop of the year and we will be making boxes!

I thought I would share the card and sandwich box we are all making today!  This box is on the tutorial video so Ive added the link below in case anyone missed it!

The card is made using the smaller filigree triangle die in the sandwich box set.  I simply added layers of Auburn and Black for drama.

I used my Starflowers and matching leaves cut in black across the front with the mini tags set ovals making a double frame for the sentiment.


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Different Direction...

Happy Tuesday,

The sam die, from the sandwich box die set, today but with a different look.

I stared by cutting the panel die into a long piece of the wild berry lustre print card three times down the length of the card.  I left a panel at the side and added a strip of grosgrain ribbon down this as a base for the flowers and sentiment panel.

I added velum behind the cut panel to soften the edge before layering this onto white and then turquoise lustre card.  I cut the gerbera daisy ( from the opera box set) in 2 layers in the wildberry card with a gem in the middle.  I added a spray of my starflower leaves cut in the turquoise surrounding a circle of gold lustre stamped with my everyday sentiment clear set ( I used three lines as each is separate so I could make the message Congratulations then on your then special day.

A few more mats and layers and finished.