Saturday, 6 July 2013

Holographic foils

This months card class at Stampers and Scrapbookers Wonderland is all about Holographic foils.

 The first card is embossed and coloured directly onto the card using the Dreamweaver LL 594 Open Bird stencil.

The second card is all about applying the holographic foil to die cut images. of course the background is embossed using Dreamweavers LJ 838 Waves stencil.

Shelley, Barb and I would love to see you on the third Wednesday of each month for the stencilling class. The girls would love to take your booking so phone them on 38057355.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

A few ideas using Cottage Cutz dies

I was asked to make up card fronts for display for Photo Continental using Cottage Cutz dies. I love this product so I agreed as it helps me creatively to come up with ideas I may be able to use another time but using  stencils.

 I wanted to create a vintage feel for the first few cards so I used my Nitwit Collections to print the papers for the backgrounds. Turned out well didn't they?

 I used the new Poly Mirror for the actual dressing table mirror. Now All you can see reflected is camera!

 The lower paper is as close to tile looking as I could get. It still feels like a Victorian bathroom.

This one of course is very feminine and hopefully French in feel.

 The Love Bandit in action!

The next two cards were created from the one die but the images are too big to allow all the elements to go onto one card. The second card hightlights the fact that you can use patterned paper to create different looking hats and a more relaxed feel to the card by using plain craem cardstock for the hat stand rather than the gold metal look on the first card.

The last card is self explanatory. Happy Easter everyone!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Hearts in a Row

These two cards were very difficult to photograph as I used our newest product which is reflective, self adhesive with a protective coating on the front which is removed after embossing or before using embossing medium.
It is called Poly mirror. It is a plastic product that acts as a mirror. It is flexible, can be embossed with embossing folders and cut with scissors or using Bigz dies from Sizzix. For these two cards I embossed a sheet of Poly mirror with white embossing medium using Dreamweavers LX7001 Damask stencil. Alison Ellis papers are prominent in the designs as well. I will be teaching both of these cards next week Wednesday 13th March at Stampers and Scrapbookers Wonderland.

The next two cards will be taught at Photo Continental on Saturday 23rd March. The first card involves double embossing with embossing medium. The second card revisits embossing medium on acetate but also using stencils to create backgrounds.

If you would like to order Poly mirror for your store please contact me through my website.


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Happy New Year! (and I'm about to go back to work)

Hi everyone.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years celebrations didn't get out of hand. I refuse to make New Year resolutions as I know I never keep them.

I start this New Year with the news that I no linger rep for Craftywitch. I want to focus on my business this year which will include teaching in more stores. If anyone would like me to do classes for them please let me know.

The first two cards are samples for the first class of the year at Stampers and Scrapbookers Wonderland in Waterford on Wednesday 13th Feb. The focus of this class is putting stencil designs on ribbon.

The next two cards are designed to show people you can use stencils with acetate. I will be teaching this class at Photo Continental on Saturday 16th Feb.

I will be trying to get the next 6 months of classes designed as well as submissions for magazines. We have a new product coming in and I will feature it on my blog when it comes in. Hopefully this will be next week.
Please check out our website for the new range of self adhesive bling we released late last year. They are individual rhinestones and pearls in 2mm and 4mm sizes. With 176 gems in each pack they are great value.

Keep well,