Friday, December 30, 2016

Light up Star!

I made this star today for a friend.  It measures 22" and I have added some pretty little rice lights inside and it looks gorgeous!  I made it from some thick Ivory paper and punched all the holes with my Big Bite. Even though I have made  lots of these stars already over the last few years, I haven't got one this big so I think I will have to make one for myself and put it away for next year Lol!
Here it is:

 Here it is next to the top part of my tree.

 Thanks for visiting... I'll be back tomorrow with some bauble gifts I made this year.
Happy New Year!
Hugs  xxx

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Signature designer Fairy Die samples

I really enjoyed playing with the new Joanna Sheen Signature Dies -Designer Fairies that I designed for Joanna.
Here are the samples I made - some were shown on her last TV show.
 The image is from Joanna Sheen HollyPond Hill CD Rom

 This uses a clear snap together bauble 10cm.  I lightly sponged white gesson inside each half.
The die cut fairy sticks to the inside. I punched a small hole with my BigBite to poke the little
string of rice lights through.. clipped the bauble together - added the bow and ribbon hanger and then
added paper over the battery case to look like a tag.
I covered the mason jar with with tissue paper keeping it smoother in the middle with the creases top and bottom where I added glitter when it was dry. I stuck the die cut fairy and dragon fly to the inside of jar along with the extra cut out bits to create the scene.  I punched a hole in the lid for the small rice string lights to poke through.  The battery pack is glued to the top of the lid covered by the flowers and leaves but still accessable to turn it on and off.
 For the fairy mobil I used part of an embroidery hoop wrapped in ribbon with the various colour Fairy die cuts dangling down on more ribbon.

Here are a few extra cards that were on the show using more of Joanna Sheen products

Thanks for visiting today 
I hope you are enjoying the run up to Christmas!!!  I have made some Christmas cards and presents  I can add them to my blog once they have been given and opened.!! Watch this space!!


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

TV sample cards and a free template

Here are some sample cards I made for Joanna Sheen's last TV shows.

This card was fun to make with the little lights added to the tree.
The bunting and backing paper are from the JS Christmas Paper pad.
The topper frame is an envelope to the thickness of the battery case (about 5 mm)with a cut out
opening – also helps keep the light inside where it's
wanted. I printed the image from the CDRom twice onto matt photo paper and again onto some vellum.
I punched holes where the candles are on the tree, layered the vellum under the image matching it up.
I cut out the little girls from the second printout layering them on top.
On a piece of card the same size as the topper I stuck down the lights where the candles are on the tree. I added mini Holly dies
The starry night Edger makes a magical edge for the easel to stand against.. I added mini Fir branch dies and the greeting and some pearls.

This card uses some burlap sparkly ribbon that
 I pulled apart for the frame around the topper.
Used Mini Fir branch die with faux red pearl pen added for a 
touch of festive colour.
Added The Holly Edger in 2 rows with light
inking for a more vintage feel.

Printed Angel and flowery papers from CDRom
All layers were sanded, pieced and added faux
stitching. Starry and snowflake papers from
JS Christmas pad.
andmini Fir die coloured with promarkers
Tiny pearls add sparkle and the pom pom
braid gives the feel of snow.

Printed out Santa topper adjusting the colours
to give a more sepia look. sanded the edges and added glitter..
Distressed the edges by sanding on all
4 backing paper layers from JS Vol 2 pad
added glitter on edges of top 2 layers
Layered them all onto the Red card stock
Added ribbons and silver bells plus the 25th 
with promarker pens
Added a mixture of real flat pearls and faux
pearls with a pearl pen.

I made box up as per template instructions
Added background paper from JS Vol 2 pad
also pretty winter images from the Jane Netley Mayhew Pad.
added Pom Pom braid around edge
Basic template & Instructions available at the end of this blog.

... and with the lights on....

I printed out the image from the Josephine Wall project book (No 9 Dew Drop Dancers)
Matt and layered the image, punched a hole
under the top right leaf (where the added layeres
will cover it up).then punched a hole through the main layer on the card and through the card front itself.
Then I poked the little lights through the hole to the image glueing them onto the drew drop carefully. Once this was dry I layered up all the layers and the netting. The Fairy Aurora die cut x2 from purple card – I added sparkly organsa in-between the layers of her wings for a more magical effect.
The lights are taped unside the card making it easy to turn them on and off.

I cut the tree shape from a Wood effect paper from the JS paper pad Vol 2 I chose the part with a knot in the wood so I could cut it out and layer the picture beneath. I cut a rough door shape for the fairy door and again adding an image to a secret word beneath the tree cut out. The die cut mini fairies have wings with sparkly organsa for shimmer. I added glitter to the main Topper image (No 4 Secret Garden) from the Josephone Wall project book and layered it up
The inked backing paper is from the pad along with the grass and floral edge.

I tore several pieces of the papers from the JS
Vol 2 paper pad to make the background. I cut out various little children from the Faye Whittaker pad plus the little boy by his beach hut.
add more to the little scene.
I used a red pen to add the red stripe around the edge of the card.

Used the Weathered Wood backing paper from the JS pad Vol 2 – cut out each plank and sanded back and then inked with Blueprint Sketch distress ink. Die cut the beach huts and birds
the Lifeboat ring was cut freehand with added
string for a beachy feel.

Thanks for visiting today but before I go: I made  up these templates for you to print out and use if you would like to have a go at making your own Memo pad box - just print out (to get actual size, print each of them on 2 halves and stick the A4 bits together if you don't have a printer big enough)


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sample Cards for Joanna's TV shows

I had a lot of fun making these cards for Joanna's return TV show on Create and Craft TV.

Buzy Lizzie die Sample
I used half 3 1/2” circle for the hanging basket
Coloured with promarkers. I used the
Buzy Lizzie,Wisteria leaves and the
Ivy Florish dies All the die cut flowers
and leaves are coloured with
promarker pens. Backing paper
from JS Collection Pad 3

Loiusa Lace die Sample
Cut 4xOcean Corners coloured with various promarkers. The Background is inked with distress
and water splashed and blotted to create Bubbles-which I outlined with white gel pen. Seahorse cut 4 or 5 times and layered up for extra thickness.. coloured with pens and added crystal laquer.
Backing paper from JS Collection 1 pad.

Thomas Kinkade pad sample
Cut out and mounted images from page. Cut out panels from JS collection pad 1. Backing papers from JS collection 3 pad. Ivy flourish and leaves from Busy Lizzie coloured with promarkers
Die cut Delphiniums and coloured to match picture.
Lace is Clarissa lace Edger die

Lace Corners 1
Pic: Marjolein Bastin (Autumn Pad)
Weave effect paper: Paper Vol 3 Pad
Sparkle pen drawn tree bark onto
black paper.
Lace Corners die cut from Kraft card

First Dance
Backing paper from Paper Vol 1 Pad
Background: Die cut couple with black card layering them back to front between
vellum paper
Main couple cut with black and 3 x white card
cutting the dress and layereing it with vellem
in-between to create fullness.
Isolbel Lace along the bottom.

Isobel Lace
Pic:Marjolein Bastin (Spring Pad)
Roses Backing Paper:Paper Vol 1 Pad
Paper frills: Denim Paper: Vol 3 Pad

Katy LaceCorner
Pic: Marjolein Bastin (Winter Pad)
Inked background with Bundled Sage
and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks
Lace dies coloured with Promarker pens
Pastel Beige and Kharki

For the main topper I used watercolour paper with distress inks splattered with water to lift some colour.
The Poppy die was cut many times coloured with promarker pens. I placed various parts of the Poppy dies to create a scene between torn edges layered at the bottom of the topper and on white card on the panel.

Wild Rose

I cut an oval and used a lace nesty to edge it.
Pink Backing paper from Paper Vol 3 Pad.
Thomas Kinkade from Pad One
Die cut lots of Wild Rose and leaves and Wisteria leaves – using Promarker pens to colour the 2 shades of green Rose and grey Wisteria leaves
and the Rose flowers and buds in various Pink shades. Adding Stamens in the Roses and along the arrangement.

Thomas Kinkade pad
All the layered papers are from Paper Pad Vol 3
Thomas Kinkade Pad Vol One
Orange coloured Wild Roses to bring out the colour
of the warm cozy windows.

This is a deep card that has 3 layers of card with
3 sizes of nesting dies, cutting them further up the card from the one one before to create a tunnel
effect. I measured and cut a panel under each of
them -each a bit bigger so as to keep the layered
look. I cut many Wisteria flowers using Pormarker pens to colour them with various pinks and purples. I positioned the Thomas Kinkade picture on
the lilac card and added each of the card layers with foam mounting tape adding the Wisteria and leaves
as I went along so that the Wisteria pops out from each layer.

Thanks for looking  :)


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