Monday, 23 November 2015

More techniques using Woodland Embossing folder and a tunnel card

For the first classes after my holiday I decided to try out some more new techniques using the woodland embossing folder.


If you look closely at the white and blue glittery card on the right, you will see that the woodland effect is embossed and glittery.

'Versamark' ink was applied on the embossing folder prior to running it through the 'Big Shot' and then we applied 'heat and stick' powder to the embossed image and applied heat. Whilst sticky, we then applied dazzling diamond glitter. This gave some of my ladies a wow factor and looks very effective, particularly if you want to create a winter scene.


The second card (tunnel card) design gives extra stability and uses the 'wonderful wreath' framelit and stamps set.

The colours are typical of this time of year and when dressed up with a ribbon and simple message creates a very traditional christmas card on the outside but when opened reveals a surprise in the centre!!

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

I am back today with a special offer from Stampin' Up which is only available for 4 days until this Friday!

There are 20% off selected stamps which are listed below. Click the images and it will take you to the PDF of the reduced stamps. The prices quoted have had the 20% discount removed.

I will be putting an order in this week - so if you are local and can collect from me, you can order for £1 P&P Or order online for delivery straight to you door.

The pdf document is available HERE
The pdf document is available HERE

Monday, 16 November 2015

Woodland embossing folder meets lovely as a tree

The last class I prepared before my holiday is featured below. I even took some craft items with me to complete on the cruise, thinking I would have plenty of free time. How wrong I was, it never even came out the bag and even caused some complications at Xray, with the bottle of glue I left in.... I will feature some of the holiday in my next blog.

For the first card we used the woodland embossing folder again, but this time after inking it all over with the soft sky ink pad, we also stamped on the folder with one of the lovely as a tree stamps in mossy green.  A piece of white card was placed inside the embossing folder and rolled through the big shot. This creates a beautiful 2 tone watercoloured background image.

The large snowman from the snow friends stamp set was inked in silver, cut out and decoupaged on top

The second card was another stunning blue and white Christmas card using jingle all the way stamp set and sleigh ride edgelits

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Saturday, 14 November 2015

Merry Moments christmas bendi card and woodlands embossing folder

You may remember, a few weeks ago I made a 'bendi' card for my daughters birthday (HERE). For something a little different in our weekly and monthly classes, I decided to follow the same design and create one with a Christmas theme. 

The card we made is pictured below and gives a simple 3D visual effect, when viewed from different angles, yet still folds flat in an envelope. The card also stands up well and is less susceptible to falling from the usual knocks or draughts..... Good for the blustery nights ahead!

Card viewed from different angles

We used a couple of the papers from the Merry Moments paper stack to decorate the card and punched more petals from the flower builder punch to make up the poinsettia. One of my ladies at today's class mentioned she has made lots of poinsettia's, they are great fun and add a very special touch to any Christmas theme.

The second card we made during the class featured Bambi in a woodland theme.... 

The woodland theme was created using the woodland embossing folder which has been inked with crumb cake  before rolling it through the big shot. A little messy, but the effect is worth it.

It is another great idea using the embossing folder and you just rinse it under the tap when finished to clean it.

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Thursday, 5 November 2015

Christmas stamp a stack part 4

Here are the last two designs from the Christmas stamp-a-stack classes held a couple of weeks ago

A very simple design using the scalloped topper tag punch and home for Christmas papers

We all fell in love with the sheet of paper full of bambis in all different poses of sitting and standing, and some with red noses or red bow ties! Lots to choose from

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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Christmas stamp a stack part 3

This is the second set of two cards from this years Christmas Stamp-a-stack card classes, they were also the longest to create during the session. Although they are principerly only 2 colours, the cards utilise several different elements and techniques: two types of embossing, cutting out the sleigh ride edgelits and creating the flowers. I think it was due to all the punching of the flower petals and making them up that took up most of the time.... Maybe some chatting in between

This one is my favourite out of the 6 designs. 

The sentiment and flourish were stamped in versamark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder before adding the beautiful poinsettia.

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Monday, 2 November 2015

Christmas stamp a stack part 2

After being confined to the inside of the ship due to weather conditions and rough seas (18ft waves) for a couple of days, things are now back to normal and the top decks are now open.

Here is the second post from the Christmas Stamp-a-stack classes.These two card designs both use the hearth and home framelits

The Christmas tree and presents were cut out one of the home for Christmas papers which was supplied in the kit I provided 

Window frames used again with a stamped snow scene using cozy Christmas stamps and one of the wooden snowflake elements for decoration

After watching the Westend show 'we will Rock You' again last night, tonight we are in for a Lincolnshire treat. We have come all the way to the middle of the Atlantic to listen to Gary Williams singing. Fingers crossed that the sea will remain calm as we have a skydiving session booked later this afternoon!
Bye for now
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