Monday, 31 October 2016

Something a little different this week...HC

This week I found some old Lilly of the Valley stamps and thought id try out my alcohol markers. I must say I'm quite pleased with the results.

This is the first of the three stamps i have, this one is mounted on a 6" x 6" card blank. I framed the image with some cream coloured pearlised card from my stash, which i embossed with the snowflake lattice embossing folder.

Hope you like it


Friday, 21 October 2016

Navity with a twist

Had to get the pixie powders in the mix again. I have chosen a 5" x 7" card blank for this one.

I started with the ray of light die and cut it out using some dark blue pearlised card from my stash, leaving a border around the edges. I cut the same size out of some pixie powdered background made using midnight blue, pewter and aqua lagoon.

I mounted the background on to the card blank, leaving a small border to frame the design.

I cut out the navitiy die in the same blue and the topper in Coconut white. I cut out the starry Merry Christmas in white and mounted the two in opposite corners.

Hope you like it

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Snowflakes & Baubles 

For this design i chose to use Platinum and Coconut white card. I started with a 7" x 7" card blank.

I cut a piece of platinum card the same size as the card blank and then cut a slightly smaller piece in Coconut white. I embossed the Coconut white with the snowflake embossing folder.

I stamped and cut out the smaller bauble with the snowflake bauble stamp and cut out the bauble topper and hanging frame. I also cut out the snowflake Merry Christmas sentiment.

Finally i added a few gems on the bauble and sentiment and a few larger one to the corners

Hope you like it

Monday, 17 October 2016

A little festive ...

A simple festive card....

I have used two colours, Brunswick green and Coconut white. I started with a 5" x 7 " card blank and cut out a slightly smaller piece of Brunswick Green and rounded the edges.

I used two dies from the noble die set to make the frame. I also cut another blank the same size, without the aperture this time. I embossed this with the snowflake lattice embossing folder.

I stamped seasons greetings across the bottom of the frame, from John Lockwood's festive stamp set. I lined the frame with the embossed blank and raised the frame for depth to the design.

I cut two festive trees in Brunswick green and glued them together. I set this in the middle of the frame and added a gem to the star at the top of the tree.

Hope you like it


Friday, 14 October 2016

Black & Gold Bauble ...

For this one i started with a 7 x 7 inch card blank.

I cut out black, gold and milk layer as the base of my design. I embossed the top layer with star swirls embossing folder.

I cut out the large bauble in black and gold, three times and layered them together to give a 3d effect.

I finished the design of by cutting a black & gold starry Merry Christmas and slightly off set them to give a shadowed effect.

Hope you like it


Wednesday, 12 October 2016

 Let it snow....

Another batch card. Again i started with a card blank 8 x 8 inches.

For this one I used the Ruby red card and Coconut white. I cut the snowflake border and snowflake topper in Ruby red. I stamped the sentiment Let it Snow from a justrite set of festive sentiments.

I cut the oval topper from the Austrian die collection - Salzburg die.

The back ground is using the snowflake swirl embossing folder, matted and layered it in to a Ruby red base.

Hope you like it


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Simply Christmas

Sorry its late, got my days mixed up..... 

Im starting my batch cards for Christmas, here's the first one. Unusually for me I started with a card blank of 5 x 7 inches.

I started with a piece of blank card and used the starry night die and cut it twice, rotating it 90 degrees to extend the pattern. I cut the finished piece to leave a small border .

I cut two branches from the pine bough set of dies and layered them together.

I cut both layers of the small bauble on in coconut white the other in ruby and layered them together,

Finally i cut the starry Merry Christmas in coconut white.

I add some ribbon to give the effect of the bauble hanging of the branch. 

Simple & easy to change the bauble colour to make a batch

Hope you like it


Friday, 7 October 2016

Star swirls ...

Again ive been playing with pixie powders, there is no end of creativity with this product.

For this one i used Lava Red, Aqua Lagoon and pewter. I embossed the copy i took with the foundation card, with the eternity embossing folder and used the metallic gilding polish in pearl lustre to enhance the emboss.

I cut out a frame using the largest and third largest pierced rectangle dies. i covered this with the same gilding polish. I cut the embossed pixie powdered background slightly bigger than the frame. I raised the frame with foam mounting tape to add dimension.

From the scraps of the water colour card in the same colour i cut out two star swirl, being careful to keep the all the stars in tack. I placed these across the corners mounting the middle stars to keep it level.

I added a sentiment again i covered the card in pearl lustre gilding polish and added a final mount in plum

Finished size 7.5 x 8.5 inches

Hope you like it


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Triple striplet..


For this design i used Brunswick green, Spearmint green and Lavender.

I used the Ravello die to make the background in spearmint green, I lined it up and cut it vertically and horizontally. I mounted it onto a pixie powder background. I used Lava red, Aqua Lagoon and pewter. With the leftover i cut out a topper so i could stamp my sentiment. I mounted this on to Toronto from the Canadian collection using Brunswick green card.

I cut out varying sizes of camellias and arranged them over some laurel leaves, to finish i added pearls to the centre of each flower and in the corners of the lavender layer

I mounted the main design on to Lavender, then Brunswick green.

Finished size 8.25 x 8.25 inches

Hope you like it


Monday, 3 October 2016

Let it Snow....

For this design i chose two colours, coconut white and deep blue.

I cut out four snowflakes in blue and white and put the two layers together rotating the top one. 

I cut let it snow out using the same two colours and put them together to give a shadow effect.

I made the background out of a piece of coconut white card, a mask and some texture paste.

I cut a frame out, using the nobel die, after placing the background behind the frame i matted this on to a piece of deep blue card,

Finally i added a matt and layer of coconut white and deep blue using the pierced rectangle dies and added gems to the corners

Finished size 7.5 x 6.5 inches

Hope you like it