My Lovely Friends,

Friday, 14 December 2018

Christmas Will Soon Be Here

Hi guys, are you nearly ready for the big day yet?

I've made this card for my Sister and Brother - In - law, she saw the adorable chipboard in my stash and said she wanted a card made with it,

I used a couple of star dies a plain edged one for the larger base, then the middle one I used the Gummiapan Old Stars die from Swedish House Crafts, these have little nick effects on the edges which look fab, I placed a plastic snowflake decoration in between the layers,
I used a paper by Lemoncraft, I love wood effect papers and found it very hard to part with it, lol

I created a Poinsettia out of silk foam and Used the Lady E Design Leaves 002 for the flower, I simply coloured the middle of the top layer with a little oil pastel to match in with the colours, I used the same die set for the Calyx behind using olive green 0.6 Foamiran, behind the flower I used Lady E Designs Leaves 004 which I cut out of some white card stock and edges with a little vintage photo here and there, I also used some natural fibres,  glittery berries and an dried orange slice,
I found a holly leaf chipboard by Scrapiniec in my stash, this I heat set with some Frantage,

This is the Scrapiniec chipboard piece my sis saw and asked me to use for her card, so again I heat set it with some Frantage in Aged Ivory, love it!!!

Lemoncraft - Christmas 

Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Exciting News!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi guys, I have some awesome news to share with you, I am one of the brand Ambassadors for

As you know Emilia has some fabulous flower and leaves dies, which are great for
Foamiran as well as paper,

They all cut fabulously and are really easy to use, here are a few of my flowers made with the dies,

Roses made with Lady E Designs -  Flower 003 and Leaves 001

Lady E Designs dies - Flower 001, Flower 004

Flower die - Flower 002,  Leaves 002, Leaves 003

Lady E Designs - Poinsettia dies

You can find them at 
Lady E Designs

Here's the fabulous Brand Ambassadors for Lady E Designs,

Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

CAS Mans Card

Hi guys, I mean what a CAS card by me, unheard of!!!

Well I went to a craft fair recently and saw one being demonstrated and thought I have to have a go with that, lol

So here it is!!

No flowers, leaves, twine yep defo CAS lol
But i love the effect on it's own,

I made a circle mask for the main circle so I could create the scene onto some black card,
I then using a brush added some hill effects with another mask I made myself,

I then used a smaller circle mask for the moon just using some of it, so it gave a half moon effect,

I placed my scene onto a stamp positioner by Tim Holtz and placed the Trees where I wanted them to be, then I used some watermark pad to stamp the trees, after I poured some fine detail embossing powder over them and heat set them with my heat gun,

I did the same with reindeer and the houses on the left,

Not too bad for a first attempt I think,

To finish my card off I just applied my scene to a larger circle for the card base,

This ones for hubby, he he

Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Foamiran Roses A hint of spring on a Winters day

Hi guys, I've had a change for making Christmas stuff so I thought I'd show you some Roses I've created in 0.6 Foamiran and using the fabulous Lady E Designs die 003 and Leaves die 001

I used Silk Suite foam which I coloured with some Gallery oil pastel - Deep Madder along the petal edges, 

I created various sizes of flowers including buds, as you can see some are more open then others,
I used 0.6 Foamiran for the Calyx's again coloured with the oil pastel,

I took some 0.6 green Foamiran for the leaves and die cut them out, then heated them for a few seconds against a warm iron and placed them straight away onto a mould, I have previous video's showing this step on my tutorials section at the top of my blog if you wish to see it,
after getting the veins on the leaves I went over the leaves with again the same oil pastel, which gives the leaves a different look from being left in their green colour, then I added some wire to the leaf bases,

I had a go at making the bud effects under my flower heads with some air dry clay, then I wrapped some floral tape over the top, this I then coloured with some more of the oil pastel, see how different the colour looks depending on what you've used it,

I also added some thorns with hot glue here and there, think I need to practice or get a new glue gun!!! lol

I made these roses to go in a display, so I kept the stems longer, 

I'm thinking of adding some more leaves or something around the base though, not sure!! hmm decisions, decisions, decisions!!!!
as it is I just added some dry oasis in my plant pot,stuck the flowers and leaves in where I wanted them and added some dried moss over the top,

I will be back soon with more Christmas creations,LOL
Happy Crafting!!

Friday, 7 December 2018

Another card for A Man

Hi guys, I thought I'd show you last fellas card in my series of similar themed Mens cards,

This time I made a shaker card, using the same First Edition papers all that Glistens,
I layered my papers up after distressing the edges, 
Behind the star shaker I die cut a Gummiapan Doodled circle die out of Kraft card, added some sisal over the top, after fixing the shaker in place, I used hot glue to add some cinnamon sticks, dried orange and a little bit of chipboard by Scrapiniec,

I finished the card of with a die cut Deer out of Kraft card,

Happy Crafting!!!