My Lovely Friends,

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!!!

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Winter Song

Hi all, I'm here today to show you another Christmas card I've made for Swedish House Crafts DT,
this time I've used the gorgeous papers by Laserowe Love from the Winter Song collection, wow they are stunning!!!

They come complete with images to fussy cut and a some strips with more images on too, but more on that later,
I started by layering some of the papers on my card in different sizes, then added a strip of paper down the middle but slightly off centre, I die cut a Gummiapan doodled circle die out of Kraft card stock and fixed it in place, you can just see it peeking out from behind here and there,

I cut several layers of the Poinsettia images out as well as some cones, then I added a little water sprayed over the top, I then scrunched and  crinkled the images, then left them to dry, 

After drying layer them up to get the look you wish, I then added some liquid applique on the petal edges and some glitter in the centre of the flower, behind the flower I used a Gummiapan old star die which I cut out in one of the papers then simply edged it with some vintage photo distress inks, I also added some Gummiapan die cut trees which again I added some liquid applique on the edges,

As I mentioned earlier the collection comes with some strips with some more images on this fabulous frame effect is one of them, again I simply fussy cut it out, coloured the edges with vintage photo then added some 3D foam pads behind to raise it up from my card base, I couldn't resist adding this utterly adorable Gummiapan High Reindeer die on the top and I again added some liquid applique onto the Antler sections,

I finished the card off with some more liquid applique on the edges of some of the paper layers to tie in with the theme,

Gummiapan die - Fluffy trees ( grab these quick as they won't be back)
Gummiapan die - High Reindeers( Once the're gone the're gone)

Check out these and more gorgeous products over at Swedish house Crafts,

Happy Crafting!!!