Friday, 28 April 2017

Attention to Detail

I decided to hop over to see what the latest Global Design Project was #GDP084.  This challenge was case the Designer- Michelle Last,  Here is her card which was pictured for inspiration, and below is my take on it.

The more I worked on the card the more little details and touches I wanted to add.  
I was inpired by Kim Oliver at K.O Creations Cards who won and was in the top 5 pick last week for the colour inkspiration challenge and used her idea of using part of the embossing folder to ink the hexagon embossing folder DETAIL 1.  This paved a way to use the bee, which I then added the
DETAIL 2. Of the vellum wings for the bee.
DETAIL 3 the gold string was a last minute addition as I wanted it to look like a bee trail.
DETAIL 4. using tineless textures to create a subtle pollen look in the background.
DETAIL 5. The stitched framelit which I originally cut in white and then decided to ink to incoporate the Basic Grey background card.
DETAIL 6. The doiley was inked and die cut to fit the stitched frame
DETAIL 7. A small strip of lined dsp was put down the side for a finishing touch
DETAIL 8. I put a diamante right in the centre to help as a small but significant focal point.

So all in all a thought through card!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Confetti sprinkles!

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I had so much fun making this card! It was like being back at school with lots of colours and mess and glue and bits!  A simple technique that would be great for a kids workshop or class. It was that easy- anyone could do it!

These punches are on the RETIREMENT list, which means as from 31st May 2017 they won't be available (subject to stock of course...)  So if you want to try out the technique for yourself, get your hands on the punches.

Thursday, 13 April 2017


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 So I made this card for the Colour inkspiration challenge #CI06. I loved these colours together, they looked so rich and vibrant.  This was one of those cards that I conjured up in my head, which thankfully translated onto card!

Using the main colours, I sponged on the background, blending the colours together, and used gold as my accent colour.  I loved some of the comments people kindly wrote in response to the card.
"Bronwyn Eastley Wow! This is amazing. Looks like an oriental piece of art"
"Kelly Kent Ooo beautiful Esther - decadent and luxurious!"

What an honour to have the badge of winner on by blog! It definitely goes down in my top moments of being a crafter- Thank you Colour Inkspiration team and all those votes!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Be part of a team

There are so many perks to being a Stampin Up demonstrator, as well as using their fabtastic products at a discounted rate, it has more then just crafting benefits.  It stretches creativity, expands your repertoire of techniques, and that wow factor you get from making and creating can be shared with others.

This card goes to my lovely downline who has been with Stampin Up for a year.  I noticed she enjoyed using this set at a class so I used it to create this card for her.  She is not local to me, but we still have weekly contact online

If you are interested in signing up to take advantage of the offer to get your hands on great products at a discounted price, or would like to know more about being a demonstrator, feel free to contact me.  I would love to have you as part of my team!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

When ideas turn to reality...

Don't you just love it when you discover something new?!
Well, I was thinking about bows... and the bow builder punch... and looking at you tube videos...
and it got me thinking about the shape. Bingo! Not sure how it came to me, but I had a play with the festive builder punch to create a very cute little bow- awww how sweet!

So not only can you make flowers, pea pods and fish with the punch, but you can now make bows too!  I'm looking forward to using them on more projects.

Take a look at the video to see how its done!