Sunday, 17 December 2017

Simple Gerbera...

Happy Sunday,

Yesterday was ,my last official demo and work day before christmas so today will be spent relaxing and catching up with some of the sleep I have missed since I launched the John Next Door brand in July!

Therefore I am sharing another simple card today just made with the bonus Gerbera daisy die in the opera box set.

I simply cut the daisy three times down a strip of lilac card ( From Limetree crafts) I then embossed the die three times into a piece of the gold lustre card and placed one of the embossed flower images behind each aperture and added a pearl in the centre.

A couple of mats and layers and card finished ( I used the actual cut outs on another project!)

I hope you doing think todays post has been 'Phoned in' lol


Saturday, 16 December 2017

Simple Fold...

Happy Saturday,

Don't forget if you are in or around the Crafters Comoanion store today I am demoing form 10am till 4pm so say hello!

I thought I'd share a simple card today, again made with the panel die from the Sandwich Box set I know I've used this loads but the dies in the set are so flexible!

I simply made a gatefold card the same size as the double the die, to make this easy I measure my die in the guillotine and cut the card to size.  I then simply cut the panel die into each of the folds of the card ( I used the gold lustre card from Crafts too as it has a beautiful gold sheen where the light catches it.

I then used the microdot sheets ( so the glue wouldn't show on the inside) to add velum to the back which softens the colour of the pink at the back and adds strength to the card.  I added a simple row of stick on pearls and a ribbon tie.

I added the sentiment, from my everyday sentiment clear stamp set, to a piece of the lustre acrd and cut it out with the small circle die form my mini tags die set.  I added a mat of rosa lustre cut with the larger die in the set and added the smallest of my starflowers cut in vellum.


Friday, 15 December 2017

A Different Angle...

Happy Friday,

Another card made using the dies from the Sandwich Box die set tofu but on a different angle!

I stared with a piece of Rosa Lustre card cut to 5" x 7" I then cut the filigree corner die out of the top left corner.  I then placed the other corner into the Dotty A4 embossing folder and embossed the piece.  This gave me the embossed pattern running down the base of the card.

I backed this with gold lustre card  adding pearls at the junctions and a strip of stain edged ribbon running down the 'join' though there is no join lol

I stamped the sentiment with my everyday sentiment clear stamp set and cut it out, with matching frame using the mini tags set.

I then made up a spray of Starflowers in auburn lustre card adding pearls in the centre and seen g these over a bow of the ribbon.

I finished the card with layers of the gold, rosa and auburn with the largest panel embossed with the sweet lattice A4 embossing folder.


Thursday, 14 December 2017

Better than Half Price...

Happy Thursday,

Im on Hochanda today at 8am, 12pm and 3pm with a Better Than Half price sale show of fabulous Crafts Too products.  There are some brilliant products on the show so I thought I would share a few of the samples and demos I am planning!

The first is using one of the brilliant Pop up card dies.

The next 2 use some amazing punches that cut then emboss the flower Ive never known flower making so professional or speedy!


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Classic pattern Blue...

Happy Wednesday,

Don't forget to join me tomorrow on Hochanda at 8am, 12pm or 3pm for a Crafts Too better than half price sale show.  There are loads of brilliant products I have selected.  I will show some samples form the shows tomorrow and may pout some on Facebook today!

Todays cards once again uses just one of the dies from the Sandwich Box die set and shows one of the elements I designed into this die the reverse.

If you look closely at the next picture you will see how the pattern shows on the top in white and behind in blue.  You should also be able to see that the pattern is offset which usually means extending the die or repeating it to get the different patterns that overlap to create a new pattern.  With this die you don't need to do that!  All you need to do is cut the die once in each colour and simply rotate them when layering  This is possible as the top of the die has a full circle and the bottom has a half circle.  This is really difficult to explain but iff you have this die just cut it in 2 colours and rotate one of the cuts to see what I mean!

To finish the card and show the pattern I added a simple tag made with my everyday sentiment stamps and matching tag dies.  I cut the three smallest dies in my starflowers a few times in the blue and added them over the matching leaves I had coloured with a little mer du sud izink ink!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Pretty in Rosa...

Happy Tuesday,

I really hope the weather is treating you al better today!  Once again I'm sharing a brighter card in softer colours today the soft pink lustre card called Rosa.

This is another easy card made using the dies from the sandwich box die set I replay wanted this die set to have lots of uses especially for those people who don't make boxes!

I stared by cutting the circles corner die into a piece of the silver lustre card then I rotated it cut the other side making a large square of the lattice.  I then added a piece of velum behind this, to soften the colour and to hide the foam tape i used to add this to a layer of the rosa lustre card.

Next I embossed a piece of the Rosa card with the Crafts Too Dotty embossing folder which I sanded down to reveal the white core and make the dots stronger.  I then cut the Gerbera Daisy die, that goes as a bonus in the opera box die set, in the Rosa and Vellum and made this upon into a flower with some of the starflower leaves cut form scrap card coloured with Green and yellow Izink Pigment inks.

As with yesterdays card I added this to the front of a 6x6" card blank so that it fits inside the sandwich box which will match and make sure the flower isn't squashed!


Monday, 11 December 2017

Apple or Honeydew...

Happy Monday,

I hope everyone in the U.K. thats been afflicted with the snow ( Myself included) have kept nine and warm lol  I thought I would share today a card and matching bow that should remind us all of spring as the colour ( Honeydew or apple I can never decide what to call it) is to me at least very spring like!

There may be many more sets of cards and boxes as I love making a matching bow which allows me to make the cards as deep as i like!

I stared with the card and based this on a 6x6" card blank ( the perfect fit for the sandwich box)  I then matted and layered with the honeydew and gold lustre card.  I then added a panel of dots embossed honeydew lustre card that I had sanded to show the white card.

Next I cut a wreath using the press cut stitch dot dies to fit the card.  I then coloured a piece of white card using the izink dye based ink pads in verbena, tea and dawn.  I then cut my starflower leaves from the card which gives the look of shades on foliage.

I cut the starflower dies in gold lustre card and layers these in the different sizes with crafts too iridescent gems.  I arranged these on the foliage adding the smaller flowers around the edges.

Finally I stamped a sentiment from my everyday sentiments set and cut this out with my mini tags die set.