Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

June 30, 2013

Pure White ...

Hi Everybody,

This lovely White card has been made with the Grand Squares  and lots of layers all added with foam pads.

The flowers, flourishes, leaves and butterflies are all from the Jewel Flowers and Flourishes.

Just the very centre of the flowers has been cut from a stamens punch.

The sentiment is from JustRite Stampers and I have heat embossed it in silver.

The flower centres are large pearls from Want2Scrap

The background has been embossed with the A4 folder called Tapestry  from Creative Studios  and it is so pretty.

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx

June 29, 2013

The Art Studio ... Spectrum Noir Class

Hi Everybody,

A little while ago I told you about my new adventure with  The Art Studio and that I was going to be doing classes for them on my two favorite subjects.... Spellbinders and Spectrum Noir.

My first class went on air earlier this month and is called  

The class  will always be accessible  to you once you have purchased it and so you can watch and rewind as much as you like.

I was amazed at the response as it was a  hit with many people ... and a big  Thank You  to those of you who joined that class.

This weekend sees the second of my classes starting and this one is ...

This class is in three parts and priced at $9.99 (£6.50) for all three parts.

It will is the first of many and they will show you how to get perfect results using the Pen System  from Crafters Companion

So if you enjoy colouring in and want to get he best from your Spectrum Noir collection then I hope you will consider joining me on this new class.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 28, 2013

Tattered Lace Dies ...

H Everybody,  

This is the lovely High Heel Glam shoe die from Tattered Lace 

 I can't wait to show you  this very filigree die and the card it creates is so very trendy for girls of any age.... and there are many more for you to choose.

I have cut the shoe from some Pink Glitter card and added it to Labels One which has been embossed.

And then added to Decorative Labels One for the centrepiece

The Spellbinders used are listed at the end of the post but with just four of their dies I have made this very pretty card.

The satin ribbon has a gold thread running along the edges and this is from Mei Flower 

It makes a very pretty double tied bow with the Bow Maker available in  MY SHOP

The pearls are from Want2Scrap  and I have just added them along the centre strip.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 27, 2013

New Dies...

Hi Everybody,

I don't usually start my Christmas s cards this early in the year ... I like to get the feel of some summer first.

But these are some of the new dies that I have been waiting for and they are from  Tattered Lace.

I bought quite a few and there is the most gorgeous shoe die ..."High Heel Glam" ... that I will show you soon.

So today I have been busy cutting out white card and playing with them and layering to see what I can create.

 The dies cut so easy and they are a pleasure to work with.

And this is the first Christmas card for this year using these dies.

I wasn't too happy with this card when I started it but once the flowers were added and the Glamour Dust it looked completely different.

And just the addition of the green pearls to the Poinsettia centres made a difference too.

The sentiment is cut from the Christmas Sentiments set and they are individual words that you can mix and match to say what you want.

I also bought the everyday words as they will mix with this set as well... and  I believe there is a Relations set coming out soon.

I have lots of ideas for using these dies and they will be put to good use over the coming months.
More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 26, 2013

Turquoise and White...

 Hi Everybody,

For todays card I have gone with a deeper colour and used Turquoise Centura Pearl.

It has been embossed with the A4 folder called Argyle  and both are from    Crafters Companion

The finished card is about 7 1/2"  and I have used the Grand Squares.... click the photo to enlarge it.

The beautiful inlay is the Gold Elements One and I have cut it twice to make the square.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts   and feature some of the new Chrysanthemums  that they have in.

The large pearls are from Want2Scrap  and they are some of the Bulk Bling.   A little bow with turquoise ribbon finishes off the card.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 25, 2013

Venetian Card ...

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is made from white and a soft cream Centura Pearl.... and I really like the finished result.

The cream has been embossed with an A4 folder called Patchwork and both that and the card are from Crafters Companion

The Spellbinders used are listed below

The card is made to a Hinged Style using the Grand Squares

The Venetian Accents and Motifs set is so delicate and I just love the mask.

I have tucked it in the bottom right along with the beautiful cram flowers from   Wild Orchid Crafts

Please click the photo for a closer look.

The ribbon is from my "Stash" and the pearls are from Want2Scrap 

The sentiment is one of the Everyday sentiments  from   Lili of the Valley   and it has been stamped and heat embossed in Gold.

The central white panel has been embossed with Paisley M-Bossabilities.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 24, 2013

Little Boy Blue ...

HI Everybody,

Todays card has been created using a stamp from Crafters Companion

It is one I have had for a long time so I don't know if it is still available.

The image has been coloured with Spectrum Noir and then I fussy cut around it .

The card has been made from elements from each of the dies shown and then added to a larger background ... and is a Hinged Card

The blue layer has been embossed with an A4 folder from Crafters Companion called Argyle.

The sentiment is from  JustRite Stampers  and has been heat embossed in silver.  I have edged the Labels 18 with a silver pen

The ribbon is from   Really Reasonable Ribbon   and the gemstones are from  Want2Scrap

The finished card is A5 and will fit into a standard sized envelope.

I am excitedly awaiting the delivery of some new dies and I can't wait to show you some of the ways that I will be playing with them.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 23, 2013

White Rabbit ...

Hi Everybody,

Here is my interpretation of the White Rabbit that is part of the set that I am colouring for Isabella ... my Great Grand-daughters bedroom.

He has been coloured with Spectrum Noir and once finished will be framed to hang on her wall and it is quite large.

I have really enjoyed colouring in these pictures and I have taken my time to get the blending just right.

At the end of the month I have a new class starting with The Art Studio and I am in the process of doing the videos now ... got to keep the "Film Crew" busy you see.....

It will be a more in depth tutorial on using Spectrum Noir and as the classes continue I will cover as many tips and techniques as I can.

More tomorrow ... and back to a card I think 

Hugs xx

June 22, 2013

Cheshire Cat ...

Hi Everybody,

My daughter wants to create a bedroom in her house, for her Grand daughter Isabella, on the theme of Alice in Wonderland.

She asked me if I would create some pictures that could be framed and added to the walls and of course I said "Yes"

This is the first and it is not yet framed ... but it is quite large.  I have used Spectrum Noir pens to colour the cat.

It is also good practise for my new class that is due with The Art Studio at the end of the month on colouirng with Spectrum Noir

The image itself is from the CD The Next Big Thing from Just Inklined     There are several Alice themed pictures on the CD that I will use to create the set.

The link will take you through to the website for the digital images  but I don't know if the CD is still available to purchase.

Once they are finished I will show you the finished group and just hope that Isabella will enjoy them as she grows up.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx

June 21, 2013

White Filigree ...

Hi Everybody,

Todays card features the Decorative Labels 8 again and the card is only 4 x 6 " when finished and so fits into a standard sized envelope.

This time it has been layered up with several different dies to give a really lacy feel to the design.

It is free standing Filigree Hinged Card in white and the inside has been lined with the same embossed card

The only colour on the card is from the cerise ribbon wrapped around the layers.

The sentiment is from  JustRite Stampers  and is one that can be mixed and matched to give you a saying for lots of occasions.

I have heat embossed it in silver and raised it up with foam pads.

The pearls are some of the Bulk Bling form Want2Scrap  and you get a lot in the 1/2 cup packet.

More tomorrow...

Hugs xx