Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Send a Raven...

I can't believe that my oldest Son is 36 years old today!. where has the time gone?
.. anyway, I made  him a card with the Game of Thrones in mind and decided to send a Raven Lol...

Here it is:

I really enjoyed making this card for him because I got to use the wonderful Distress Oxide ink pads. For the background I smudged some of the Black soot, Faded Jeans and Twisted citron down onto the craft sheet and spritzed it with water and then put the card down on the top of it to soak up the colour and kept doing this until most of the colour was gone on the craft sheet, I think I added a few more spritz with the water too.  I dried the card with my heat gun and once it was dry I flicked some more water all over and then blotted with a tissue.. I love the effect!
I found a copyright free photo of the raven and printed him out 3 times so that I could layer him up and the scroll is just a piece of paper that I aged using Antique Linen distress oxide and then going round the edges with some of the Walnut stain... Then, I wrote 'Happy 36th Name Day' and a message to my Son, rolled it up and tied with the ribbon which I had attached onto the card before I assembled it by cutting 2 slits and threading the ribbon through ready to tie the scroll onto.
I used a wet brush to write 'the north will always remember' in the corner because I didn't want it to dominate the card..it's so faint that you can hardly see it.
Well, I gave it to my Son earlier today and he loved it.. and the voucher I put inside LOL...

Thanks for visiting today and for reading how I made this card.
Hugs xx

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Under the Sea and Beach fun Sample cards

Joanna was on TV today with some wonderful shows with an Under the sea and Beach theme, all very summery and colourful.
I designed alot of the dies for the shows and have made some sample cards.  I had a lot of fun making these and used various things to colour them.
Here they are:
I found a simple outline for the goggles on the internet
and printed them out the size I needed to make a template
I cut 2 out by hand cutting the insides away.  The one on 
the front of card has acetate behind and the one
stuck to the inside edge is to keep it neat when
the card is opened up.

and when it is opened up... 
I created the background using Distress Oxide ink 
and also die cut some of the dies using off cuts of the same background
and other brusho backgrounds I had made.. left over background pieces of card
are great for this

Using 4 colours I created a torn paper background
the netting is Navy Tulle. I paper pieced
the diver.

 This background is made from various 
colours of Brusho

 I used Distress Oxides for the 'water'
The table and mat are Joanna Sheen
papers from Vol.3 paper pad and the 
lace on top of the mat and in 
each corner is Maisie Lace border

Joanna demonstated how to do the waves on this card
by curving off the corner and cutting into
the Ocean Corner Signature die 

 Here's the same card but with the seals on the rocks

 I used Distress Oxides for the background and rocks

 This is an easle card

 I used some lovely irridescent paper
for the large pearl and around the shell. 

 This card was so much fun to make.  I created the words on the topper
on my PC leaving space for the picture with dies. All the dies
were watercoloured with Distress Oxide inks.

 I used a snow pen for the sea foam.. I heated it gently to 
make it puff up a little bit.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Christmas in June!

Hello bloggers,

Joanna Sheen was on TV the other day with the brand new Christmas 2017 Signature dies.  I designed these for Joanna and had a lot of fun making some of the samples that she needed for the shows.  The other ladies in the design team that made samples made some amazing ones.. you can check them out here.
Here are all the samples that I made :

Thank you for visiting :)
Hugs x

Monday, May 1, 2017

Samples from Joanna Sheen's recent TV Shows

I've been meaning to add these samples to my blog for the past week!, life has taken over but I am here now with so many samples!!.  Joanna's TV shows  launched the Safari Signature dies along with more floral dies and some SkyScapes too.

First of all here are the Safari Themed samples made with dies I designed for Joanna Sheen.

 I die cut the Girrafe panel with shrink plastic, cutting away the frame and trees before I used heat..it made this lovely little embellishment for the card!
 I die cut the lion panel with shrik plastic to make an embellishment for the above card.

 Next are the samples I made using the SkyScape Signature dies:

 To keep the die attached to the card like I have at the top of the inside of the above card, make sure that you place your cutting plate just above the edge of the die when you pass it through your die cutting machine.
 Yep! I used little LED lights again inside this card.. one of my favourite things to do nowdays LOL!

 I used Distress Oxide and Distress Inks on the above card..- I cut out 1 Paris skyscape dies  covering them with  matching colours with the distress ink on top and the Oxide ink on the bottom then positioned them on a piece of card and used a damp brush to spread the ink on the top and bottom.. the oxide ink comes out softer.. then I die cut a clean skyscape raising it a little bit with foam pads. I was pleased with how it turned out.
This card has a Distress Oxide background.. 

Here are the last lot of samples I made for Joanna Sheens last Tv show

 This Wedding Invitation uses the Floral Roses wrap - and the Filigree wrap signature dies

 Thank you for visiting my blog today.. I hope I've inspired some of you to have a go at creating your own cards :)


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