Thursday, 22 June 2017

Lots of Love

Good Morning,

Today I would like to share another of the samples I made for Leonie's TV shows last week.

I started with an A5 card base and worked out my sizes from there. I cut a piece of black card and arranged the heart dies to create a series of apertures and I kept the 3 die cut hearts to use later.

I ran each of the die cut hearts through my cutting machine with an embossing mat instead of the cutting plate having first overlaid each piece with the Bark Texture die. 

Using a sentiment stamp from the Hey There Dreamer set and a swirl from the GimmeTexture set I have stamped with Versamark ink on the black card and then carefully sprinkled with lines of gold and silver embossing powder, shaken off the excess then heated.

The next bit doesn't show up very well in the photo but I have mat and layered the black aperture piece on to a copper coloured mirri card to fit the A5 card base leaving a narrow border and then I have inset the die cut hearts using foam pads so that they are slightly raised. 

The texture on the hearts has been emphasised by adding some Pebeo gold and silver gilding wax and the finishing touch was a small die cut heart at the end of the swirl and if you look really closely - you may need to enlarge the picture for this, I have added a couple of tiny beads at each end of the swirl.

I hope you like this one and if you can spare a moment I would be very pleased if you will leave a comment so that I know I'm not alone!

Thank you for visiting me today,

Bye for now
x Anne

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Have Fun with Leonie

Good Morning,

Today Leonie has  three live shows on Hochanda TV with some of her lovely stamps, dies and stencils. Show times are 8 am, 11 am and 3 pm, so catch them if you can!

Here is one of the samples I made using the 'Fun' mask and stencil.

Firstly I debossed the word on to a piece of white card by running the mask and card through my embossing machine.

I then carefully positioned the matching stencil over the debossed word and spread sparkle glitter paste through the stencil.

To finish I used a die cut frame from my stash and then added two fussy cut balloons from the Flower Burst stamp set.

I hope you like it and are able to check out the fab products on the shows today and if you have time please pop over to my teamies blogs as I am sure they will be showing some of their samples too.

That's about it from me, I will be back soon to share another of my makes from this range as they really are a joy to use.

Bye for now
x Anne

Monday, 5 June 2017

Harbour Scene

Hello Folks,

Before I begin my usual ramblings I would like to welcome my most recent followers Val and Helen and also to thank them for their kind comments.  If you have time to pop over to visit their blogs I am sure you will enjoy their designs.

This week I have decided to stick with the nautical theme and would like to share a card made using the Hobby Art Harbour Scene stamp.

Although this is a card I have made, it is in fact one of the projects from Hobby Art's Monthly Specials dating back to 2016.  I love the inspiration from their gallery and these tutorials are always a great place to learn.

Hope you like this one and if you care to leave a comment it would be very much appreciated.

Bye for now

Thursday, 25 May 2017

A Nautical Theme

Hi Folks

Today I would like to share a nautical themed card using a JOFY stamp from PaperArtsy for the main feature.  In case you would like to get your hands on this stamp and it is certainly one of my favourites, it is JOFY Mini 17.

For the background I have used a Creative Expressions pinpoint embossing folder called Ocean Waves and to finish I have die cut the ship's wheel from Sue Wilson's Nautical Accessories CED21004.  I cut this from white card, coloured it with a brown alcohol marker and when it was completely dry I put a good thick coat of Glossy Accents on it.  Sadly the gloss is completely lost in this picture but it did look like polished mahogany on the real thing - honest!

Well that is my little offering for today - I hope this finds you fit and well and enjoying the sunshine.

Bye for now

Monday, 15 May 2017

A Mixed Bunch

Hello Folks,

Days have slipped by and the days have run into weeks since I last posted a card to my Blog.

I could give a whole bunch of excuses - but I won't!  I have just been so busy, which is great because it means I am never bored.  In fact I can't ever imagine being bored, so much to do, so little time!

Today, at last, the sun is shining here in Bedfordshire and there is actually a bit of warmth to the sunshine without the wind that often blows from the Downs and cools this little village! 

So to celebrate the late arrival of Spring here are a few flowers using a Woodware stamp called Mixed Bunch (JGS473) coloured with Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be back soon with another card - or at least that is my intention!

Bye for now

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Typography With a Twist

Good Morning Folks,

Today on Hochanda Leonie has two more shows at 10 am and 5 pm featuring her range of Typography products with the addition of items from Sara's Signature Collection, Shabby Chic.

There was an earlier show at 7 am that can still be viewed using the rewind function on the Hochanda website.

My share with you today is a couple of the samples I made using a whole bunch of products featuring on the shows.

The first is an 8" x 8" canvas using dies, the sun embossing folder and the Funky Tree stamp. 

The second is a card, again using the Funky Tree stamp set plus one of the stamps from the Banners and Frames set.  I have also sneaked in some colouring using the Spectrum Noir metallic pencils.

Hope you are able to watch the shows and some great demos from Leonie.

Thank you for visiting me today.

Bye for now


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Make a Wish

Shame on me, nearly two weeks have slipped by and nothing posted!!

I haven't been idle - really I haven't.

As my blogging chum Barb from, Farawaycrafts mentioned, we both went to a very busy Dabble Day at Loobi crafts a week or so ago.  It was a lovely surprise to meet up with her as I didn't know that she would be there.  It was a chance to catch up, eat cake and of course to craft.

This Sunday I was at Ally Pally (Alexandra Palace) in London for one of my favourite craft shows.  So many lovely goodies to buy and lots of opportunities to meet up with friends old and new. 

In between times I have been busy making DT samples and generally losing track of time!

So for today, I will show you a card I made for the last DT call using Leonie's Make A Wish stamp set, sparkle pens and a die from her Entwined Collection.

Thank you for visiting me today,

Bye for now