Friday, December 8, 2017

Willow Pattern Tea Set

I designed some dies that were totally inspired by the Willow pattern.  I used them to decorate this paper tea set.

I also made a card using the Willow pattern dies along with the Ginko leaves and pretty lantern dies

Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Country Garden dies

I tried to get back over the weekend to show the other set of dies that Joanna launched on Create and Craft on the 13th October just gone.. but life got in the way.
Anyway.. here I am with the samples I made for the show:

Here are 3 samples I made with the free gifts with the new Thomas Kinkade Joanna Sheen Magazine special. the first card uses one of the lovely images and the other 3 are using the Stamps.

The next 2 were made using the new Barbara Anderson cardmaking pad

 The next four cards I made using the new Evgeny Lushpin Cardmaking pads 1 & 2

 Finally, these last 3 cards I made using the lovely Jane Shasky Perfect Poppies card making pad along with the new Joanna Sheen Poppy dies

 Thank you for visiting my blog.


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Tea in the Garden

Last weekend Joanna launched some new dies on the Weekender over on C&C.. I made lots of samples for the shows, I will be showing the card samples I made over the next few days.

The first lot are featuring the new 'Tea in the Garden' Signature Dies from Joanna Sheen.

This shows the 'Flowers for containers' Signature die in the hanging basket along with the Tea for two Signature Die and the Cake Stand die.    
I die cut the tea for two 3 times so that I could layer the colours up, with the tea pot and cups cut out from pretty paper.
The table cloth shows the Tessa Lace edger die  
The background is the second 'blot' or print taken from a very bright Distress Oxide background I made.  I placed another piece of card over it to take off the excess which wasn't enough so I blotted it again and actually liked that better than the original . 

The beautiful image is from the new Jane Shasky Garden Delights Card making Pad from Joanna Sheen 
and the lovely Wheelbarrow and Watering can are new dies from Joanna Sheen 

I Matt and layered image onto Acetate. I created the matching background using a  sponge applicator with Distress Oxide inks (Peeled paint and Twisted Citron) with a few water splots to take some colour away. The Watering and Wheelbarrow die cut out of craft card and inked with Antique Linen Distress oxide and sprayed to bring out the colour.. adding pencils when dry.

The image on this card is from the other new Jane Shasky card making pad called Birds in the Garden.  The Garden corner Signature die was coloured to match the image using Distress Oxide inks. I cut the Morning Glory Signature die multiple times from cream card and arranged around the outside of the image, I think it created a faux embossed look. I added a little piece of tulle to the top left corner behind the image.. I wanted some ribbon somewhere on this card but new it would be too much.. so went for the almost invisible look of tulle.. I think it has added a softness to the card.

 If you look closely you will see that the Trellis Arch Signature die has been repeated each side of the cream coloured one but with Kraft card, I cut off the top part to create the fence panels also using some of the waste to make the stepping stones. The Swing Seat Signature die has been cut 3 times to give a more 3D look once layered up.
I created the  background for this image using Oxide inks

I inked with a sponge roughly where I wanted an impression of colours and then lightly sprayed it leaving it to dry.. the inks have a wonderful reaction when water is applied.

All the flowers for container flowers were die cut and dipped into the inks after adding some sprayed water.. leaving them to dry.

The background for the image has been done in the same way as the card above it. I love how the inks give such a soft and yet vibrant look all in one!  The Swing seat looks like it's in mid swing Lol.. (happy accident Lol)

 I really loved making this card. The wonderful Hanging Basket is such a useful die on any card and the new Flowers for container Signature Dies are perfect to fill the basket up!
 The pretty blue flowers are the Morning Glory vine die that I have coloured in and cut up to add the the basket.  If you are interested.. to create a mossy basket I stuck the die onto double sided tape and added green flowersoft.

Thanks for visiting today.. come back very soon for the next lot of samples.


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'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


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