Saturday, 24 March 2018

More Cats...

Happy Saturday,

I thought i would share a couple of samples made with the Izink Diamonds and the Cat stencil from yesterdays shows on Hochanda.

I used the Gold, chestnut and orange diamonds glitter paint through the mask onto acetate.  I then made a frame using the Press Cut plain squares dies and foam mounted the piece over a square of wool felt from my stash.

I cut the cats paws, stencilled in gold on black, using the press cut plain circles dies.  I matted these onto gold card and added them, with a twist of string for whiskers, on the side.

The next card is very simple jus gold and orange diamonds glitter paint through the stencil onto black card.


Friday, 23 March 2018

More Glitter ...

Happy Friday,

Im back on Hochanda with the One Day Special today at 9am, 1pm and Final Call ( stock permitting) at 5pm with the amazing Izink Diamonds.

This is a quick post today just to share a few more examples of what I have made with this amazing glitter paint / paste and my new masks!

First we have a selection of cotton bags made with the Butterflies in the aptly named butterfly stencil set.  There is a large 8 x 8 butterfly, a border of butterflies and a couple of singles.

Here is the single Seahorse which comes with the seahorse set

Next we have the Peacock from the Animals set.

Here I used the ice set of diamonds onto acetate i coloured with the Izink pigment dropper inks.

Finally another cotton bag made with the Fire set and the Ring o' Roses stencil set with a wreath a border of swags and 2 single roses.


Thursday, 22 March 2018

The Cats Whiskers...

Happy Thursday,

Don't forget to join me at 6pm tonight on Hochanda ( Freeview 85, Sky 663 or online at for the launch of the Brand New Izink Diamonds from Crafts Too.  I have had a fabulous few days making samples and have loved working with this product!

I thought i would hare the Diamonds and one off the new stencil sets i designed exclusively for the show.  These are all form the Animals set, a set of 4 6 x 6 masks.  First we have the Peacock.

Next we have the owl in flight on black card with the Fire set of diamonds

Next is the Cats Meow which has the cut cats face with the paw prints all round the border and the Meow word used together like the main image or just the paws as used in the circles.

and finally as shown yesterday the Hummingbird!


Wednesday, 21 March 2018

All that Glitters...

Happy Wednseady,

Tomorrow night I am launching a brand new product on Hochanda as the One Day Special at 6pm.  I thought I would share a few sneak peaks of the brand new Innovative Diamonds form Izink an amazing Glitter paint and paste in one and the best part is it is permanent on virtually any surface!

I've used a selection of my Brand New Stencils designed specifically to work with the diamonds or for your usual mask / stencil techniques.  I have some fab demos lined up (hopefully!)

Above is the Hummingbird from the Animals set and opposite is made using dies form the Butterflies set.  The top design is on card the next is on a fabric bag.

Finally for today my Unicorn Sparkle using the diamonds straight onto a mirror ( so difficult to photo)

Hopefully you can tune in tomorrow at 6pm or 8pm or throughout Friday ( Stock permitting!)


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

More Foil...

Happy Tuesday,

I had a fab day yesterday taring techniques in the Izink range as well as learning some great new ideas from the other fab demonstrators at the event!  I thought I would share another card made mixing Izink and GoPress hot foiling machine!

I made a background using the izink pigment dropper inks in Topaz, silver and amethyst onto acetate.  I then dried this with my heat gun to make sure it was totally dry.  I then added this to the GoPress with silver foil and a couple of hot foil stamps from Couture Creations.

Ive found that on these dark atmospheric background the foliage really shines where as standard stamping just disappears  It also gives a professional finish.

I cut the dragonfly detail dies in white and again, as like yesterdays card, added coloured acetate solid dragonflies over the top.

A frame of mirror card cut with the Press Cut stitch dot rectangle dies with a thin layer of black to finish.


Monday, 19 March 2018

Mixing it up...

Happy Monday,

Today I am helping;ping at a workshop for retailers for the Go Press foiling machine and the fantastic Izink range so I thought i would share this card that I recently workshopped at Mountain Ash crafts as it combines the two!

I used a combination of my acetate technique using the Izink pigment dropper inks and the foiling machine.  II used my gerbera lattice die to foil the heat resident acetate that I had coloured.

I used one of the Couture Creations hot foil stamps to foil the sentiment onto the coloured acetate cutting it out with my With Love tag die set.

I added a couple of layers of frames and, of course, some of the dragonflies cut in silver mirror card topped with the coloured acetate!


Sunday, 18 March 2018

Spring Soft...

Happy Sunday,

A more relaxing card today using the same simple die as yesterday but with a simple yellow and white colour combination, perfect for spring I thought?!?

I simply cut the Gerbera Circle in white card and shaded it with yellow izink pigment ink pad.  I cut the matching circle outline dies and shaded the edges with the yellow to give some definition.

A simple bow ( large of course) and a lock to finish.