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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Beautiful Blossom - Milk & Gold

Hello Crafters

It's a gorgeous Saturday so I thought I'd show you a gorgeous variation on the Snowflakes Card I made on TV the other day,..

If I'm honest, I actually made this one first, then thought it would be fab as a Christmas card too :-)

This is one of the advantages of having the frame stamps, from any of my stamp collections,.. they are soooo useful and so many ways to use them!

This card was made using my Blossom Collection and using just Milk cardstock and gold detail embossing powder... simple, yet really rather nice together :-)

Can I just tell you, before I forget,

I will be doing a demo day at Chloe's Creative Cards on August 14th (day before my birthday!)

Chloe is my mate so I am really looking forward to checking out how tidy her work space is in there (ha ha)

If you are in or can get to Durham, here is the address:
Unit 42 Dragonville Industrial Park, Dragon Lane, Durham, DH1 2XU

It's funny isn't it,.. to think this card started as just plain Milk cardstock and gold embossing powder,... 
I think this is why I love crafting,.. blank canvas every time :-)

Here is what I used (with links to them on my www in case you 'need' them)
Milk Foundations Cardstock
Sentimentally Yours Blossom Large Circle Frame Stamp
Sentimentally Yours Blossom Sentiment Banners Stamps
Delicate Daisies - Complete Petals - Dies by Sue Wilson
Delicate Fronds Dies by Sue Wilson
Double Pierced Circles Dies by Sue Wilson (my new faves!)
Swirling Hearts Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson
Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Detail Embossing Powder
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels - Iced Snow
(As always, I only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA gluePerfect Medium pad and an anti static bag)

Anyhoo,.. here is the card :-)

The Full Card





















Close Up Of The Details




















Hope you like it :-)

Don't forget to leave your comments for me, I read them all :-)

Have a great weekend!!!

Happy Crafting!
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Friday, 29 July 2016

Workshops - Great Create Extravaganza - August 26th & 27th

Hello Crafters

As you may or may not know, I take my Sentimentally Yours brand of crafty loveliness to most of the major craft shows around the country (time and dates willing!)

Well, this year, at the Great Create Extravaganza in Harrogate on August 26th & 27th, as well as having my BIG stand full of your favourite craft goodies, I will be doing my first ever workshops there!

I'm so excited!

I don't usually do workshops at shows as I like to have time to demo and chat with all of you that make the effort to come to the shows, but, I was able to choose the breakfast workshops, which means I can do the workshops and still be on my stand ready for when the show officially opens!

whoo hoo!

OK, now the important bits,..

Workshop Times: 8:45am - 9:45am (both days)
Workshop Cost: £15 (you pay £3 via Craftwork Cards www (see link) to secure your space, then £12 to us on the day
What You Need To Bring: Nothing! We will provide everything you need :-)
What You Will Be Making: An 8x8 Card using my latest stamps, cosmic shimmer products, dies and more! There will be my own samples there to give you guidance too.
Do You Need To Be Experienced: Nope! My sister and I will be there to help and show you the tips and techniques!
What Else Do You Get: Well, me as your tutor for the hour (ha ha) and we will also give you a special 10% off voucher to use on my stand!
Do You Get Anything Else: Yes! You get early entry to the show (no queuing!)

More important bits,...

To Book: Click the relevant link to take you to Craftwork Cards' www and you'll be able to see my workshop, add to basket and follow their booking system..
Friday Workshop: Click Here
Saturday Workshop: Click Here

Availability: The tickets are selling really, really quickly, so I'd urge you to book asap

If you need any more info, drop me an email phill@honeypotcrafts.co.uk or give Craftwork Cards a ring on 0113 287 7794

I hope some of you manage to join me!
Happy Crafting!
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Midnight Blue Happy Christmas - Giveaway Card

Hello Crafters

I started this post whilst I was in the green room at HOCHANDA, in between shows on Tuesday, but for some reason, I couldn't add images on my iPad so had to abandon the post.. very frustrating!

This is one of my demo cards from my shows at the beginning of the week and I absolutely love it!

It is also my giveaway card for you this week too :-)

I've used the gorgeous midnight blue pearl foundations card on this and the Foundations Pearl Cardstock, along with the Bright White, Milk and Coconut White are quite possibly my fave!

Here is what I used (with links to them on my www in case you 'need' them)
Bright White Foundations Card
Midnight Blue Pearl Foundations Card (Sold Out)(sorry)
Snowflake Lattice embossing folder by Sue Wilson
Pierced Flags dies by Sue Wilson
Spellbinders Snowflake dies (Sold Out)(sorry)
Sentimentally Yours Snowflakes Background Stamp
Sentimentally Yours Snowflakes Large Circle Frame stamp
Sentimentally Yours Snowflakes Sentiment Corners Stamps
Star Sprays dies by Sue Wilson
Cosmic Shimmer Silverlight Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels - Iced Crystal
Double Pierced Circle Dies by SueWilson

 The Full Card 
The Details
To be in with a chance of winning this card, simply leave a comment (lovely one, of course) and I will choose a name, randomly, next Wednesday (3rd August)
You must be a follower of my blog (I'll check) and I will let the winner know on a new post on Wednesday :-)

Don't forget to leave your comments for me, I read every one :-)

Good Luck Everyone!

Happy Crafting!
PS - Don't forget to 'like' my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter to keep in touch, you can also find me on Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration :-)

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Blossom Frames In Black & Cream - And The Winner Is ....

Hello Crafters

After a full on week, what with HOCHANDA shows and a crappy headache, I'm a few days late with this...

Anyhoo,..
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my Blog, I really do appreciate you taking the time to leave them :-)

I read every single post too :-)

So, the winner of this card, ..




chosen randomly from the comments list (and after I checked they were following my Blog ha ha) is,,,

Granny Sue

whoo hoo - well done Granny Sue!!

If you would kindly email me an address to send the card to, we (as you know I won't post it, it'll be Carol or Karen, but I will sign it! ha ha) will get it off to you asap :-)
E-Mail to phill@honeypotcrafts.co.uk

Thanks again everyone,..

I'll have another giveaway for you on my next post (which I will be writing in a minute)

Happy Crafting!












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Sunday, 24 July 2016

Sneaky Peeks - HOCHANDA Shows

Hello Crafters

I'm back on your HOCHANDA screens tomorrow so thought I'd share a few sneaky peeks with you :-)

This is the rest of my Snowflakes collection, which includes the new Sentiment Corners, new Mini Snowflakes Sentiments, new Mini Snowflakes Background and the new Snowflakes Large Circle frame and new Snowflakes Large Square frame stamps too!

And

My brand new Snowflakes 8x8 Paper Pad and co-ordinating 8x8 Insert Pad!

If you've followed me for a while, you'll know that I absolutely love snowflakes as a Christmas theme and this collection of stamps and papers just makes it soooo easy for us to create gorgeous, eegant cards to send this year!

I'll say a big thank you to Barb and Suzy who have made some amazing samples for me for the shows too, Linda is busy getting ready for her daughter's wedding!

So, my show times are:


Monday 25th July 8pm Launch Show
Tuesday 26th July 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm

I've got lot's of demo's prepped for you too and some amazing products, hand picked (well, not actually from the warehouse ha ha) to go with all my own products.

And I have a couple of new products I've added to my Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Collection too!

Anyhoo, here's a couple of sneaky sample peeks for you :-)

Here's a link to my www, Snowflakes Collection, where you will find all my new Snowflakes Products :-)

Hope you like them! 





See you on your telly (or laptop, or tablet ha ha)

Happy Crafting!

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Friday, 22 July 2016

Giveaway Card - Blossom Frames in Black & Cream

Hello Crafters,

It's time for a new giveaway card for you all :-)

As you probably know by now, I don't just design random stamps, I design collections, which, for me anyway, makes complete sense, I mean, who wouldn't want sentiments, frames, backgrounds and verses (and paper pads!) that co-ordinate?...

The most difficult thing I have come across (before I had my own products) was finding co-ordinating stamps... I find it so much easier to grab my box of 'Blossom Stamps' and know that they will all, effortlessly, work with each other... it also makes our lives, as crafters, easier and I'm pretty sure the people we send cards to (although I am a self confessed rubbish card sender!) notice that everything matches and looks 'polished' (I hate the term 'professional', we are all crafters, just that some of us have been doing it longer) :-)

With this in mind, here is a cracking example of how my Blossom collection works,..

I adore black and cream cards and always feel they look classy, whatever the subject...

This is an 8x8 card that makes great use of the two different sizes of square frame stamps, along with the corner sentiments...

Here is what I used (with links to the products on my www in case you 'need' to treat yourself)
Black Foundation Card
Milk Foundation Card
Sentimentally Yours Blossom Large Square Frame stamp
Sentimentally Yours Blossom Small Square Frame stamp
Sentimentally Yours Blossom Corner Sentiments stamps
Sentimentally Yours Blossom Background stamp (stamped onto the camellia flowers)
Double Pierced Square dies by Sue Wilson
Camellia Complete Petal dies by Sue Wilson
Curled Vines dies by Sue Wilson
Black Soot Distress Ink Pad
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels - Iced Snow
Star Swirls Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson

To be in with a chance of winning this card, simply leave a comment (lovely one, of course) and I will choose a random name next Wednesday (27th)
You must be a follower of my blog (I'll check) and I will let the winner know on a new post on Wednesday :-)

The Full Card

The Close Up
Hope you like it :-)

Don't forget to leave your comments for me, I read every one :-)

Good Luck Everyone!

Happy Crafting!

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Rich Plum & Gold - And the winner is....

Hello Crafters

Sorry I'm late in the day doing this post,.. it's been a crazy, crazy busy day!

Anyhoo,..
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my Blog, I really do appreciate you taking the time to leave them :-)
And, aren't you impressed that I have blogged for 4 days in a row! ha ha

So, on Monday, I said I was going to give this little beauty to one of you who left a comment on the post,..




well, the winner is...

Jennifer Smith-Kirk

whoo hoo - well done Jennifer!

If you would kindly email me an address to send the card to, we will get it off to you after my HOCHANDA shows next week :-)
E-Mail to phill@honeypotcrafts.co..uk

Thanks again everyone,..

I'll have another giveaway for you on my next post (which I will be writing in a minute)

Happy Crafting!

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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Brilliant Sparkle - Special Couple

Hello Crafters

It's another gorgeous start to the day here in Nottingham, but with a lovely breeze too, which makes it so much more comfortable!

I know I've mentioned my Precious Metals Collection of Cosmic Shimmer products before, but I don't know if you know that most of the Cosmic Shimmer products with the same type of colour will co-ordinate too (not an exact match as my products, but they will work well together)

This is what I 'tested' when I made this card, I used Cosmic Shimmers' new Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder in Copper with my Precious Metals Copper Sparkle Texture Paste and PVA Glue... and I was pleasantly surprised :-)

I've never been a fan of glittery embossing powders in the past as I always found them a little too 'chunky' when used with my stamps, as they are too detailed, so gave up,.. until now!

These Brilliant Sparkle ones from Cosmic Shimmer are so fine, almost powder like, you wouldn't think they would be glittery, but they are :-)

On this card, I used a couple of my dies from my 'More Relatives' set from my 'From The Heart Collection' and embossed them with the Brilliant Sparkle Copper Embossing Powder,.. amazing! Love the finish and such a fab way to make your dies 'do more' for you :-)

It's the same technique as double embossing with detail embossing powder, only you only need to do it once with the brilliant sparkle powders,.. (push the die, face down, into your perfect medium pad, then sprinkle your embossing powder on and heat up... simple)

Coupled with my Copper Sparkle Texture Paste in the background, it's a fabulous colour match!

Here's what I used (as always, with links to the products on my www should you 'need' to treat yourself)
Peach Foundations Card (works great with copper tones)
Sentimentally Yours 'More Relatives' die set
Precious Metals Copper Sparkle Texture Paste by Phill Martin
Precious Metals Copper Pearl PVA Glue by Phill Martin
Cosmic Shimmer Brilliant Sparkle Embossing Powder - Copper
Tied Together Large Embossing Folder (sold out)
Grace dies by Sue Wilson
Orange Blossom Flowers Complete Petals dies by Sue Wilson
Beaded Swirl Flourish die by Sue Wilson
Self Adhesive Pearl Strips
Flowers Mask
(As always, I only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA glue, Perfect Medium pad and an anti static bag)


The Full Card





















Close Up



















I hope you like today's offering, if you haven't used my Sparkle Texture Paste, try it, as you know, I don't do messy crafting, so you know it's not too messy and teh results are fab!

Happy Crafting!









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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Brunswick Green - From Our Home To Yours

Hello Crafters

Today's post is a little later than usual as
a) I deleted the post after typing it all last night!
and
b) I've been at our Sheffield store today, doing one of my workshops (great day!!)

So, I wanted to show you this card, it was one of my demos on HOCHANDA, but a most unusual colour scheme for me and, I have to say, I absolutely love it!

I'm not a fan of greens, in the main (unless it's my Decadent Bamboo, Frosty Jade or Chic Moss!), so working with a darker green takes me a little out of my comfort zone,..but, I have to say, this Brunswick Green looks gorgeous with the soft tones of the Milk Foundation Card, even the snowflakes!

The gold embossing detail adds a little touch of luxury to this card, especially as I used my new snowflakes stamps and the whole colour scheme looks really rather classy (in my humble opinion ha ha)(I hope you agree!)

One of my absolute 'must have' sets of stamps, from any of my collections now, are the sentiment borders,.. I simply can't not have them now,.. So versatile, create beautiful banners, stamp around the card to create a frame, mask off and use certain parts,.. love them!
On this card, I created a banner (one of my fave ways to use them)

So, here's what I used (as always, with links to the products on my www should you 'need' to treat yourself)
Brunswick Green Foundations Card
Milk Foundations Card
Snowflakes Dies by Sue Wilson
Double Pierced Oval Dies by Sue Wilson
Sentimentally Yours Snowflakes Sentiment Borders Stamps
Sentimentally Yours Snowflake Icons Stamps
Sentimentally Yours Snowflakes Large Oval Frame Stamp
Snowflake Lattice Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson
Star Sprays Dies by Sue Wilson
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels - Glacier Ice
(As always, I only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA glue, Perfect Medium pad and an anti static bag)

The Full Card


















Close Up Of The Detail

















Anyhoo, just to answer a question I've been asked a few times, yes, I am absolutely happy for you to replicate any of my card designs,.. go for it! I'm flattered :-)

Hope you like today's project!

Happy Crafting!











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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Precious Metals Double Embossing - Just For You

Hello Crafters

I thought I'd share these cards with you today, where I have used the Lustre Embossing Powders from my latest Precious Metals Collection with Cosmic Shimmer.

I did post photos of these cards on my Facebook page, but I'm aware that not everyone 'does' Facebook, so I'm sharing here and, to be honest, I love these cards too ha ha

Double Embossing is one of my favourite techniques, it's a fabulous way to take a die cut sentiment (as I have), shape, flower, leaf or whatever and make it into something really special, they almost look like metal (or enamel, depending on which colour powder you use), what a great way to use all those scraps of card we have, but can't bear to throw away (you know what I mean!)

If you watch me on HOCHANDA, you will most likely have seen me demo this technique as I always try to get it in one or two of my shows for those who haven't seen it before..

In case you haven't seen me do this,.. it's the easiest thing in the world!
Just take your die cut, push it (face down) into your perfect medium pad (it's the best!) then sprinkle with your chosen embossing powder, heat up and repeat,.. twice is usually enough, but you can do three layers if you wish... (remember, all my embossing powders are lustre ones, so you get that gorgeous pearly sheen from them!)

I also used the Mica Powders in the respective colours to paint the centre of the orange blossom flowers (just use a water brush)

Here's what I used on all these cards (with links to the products on my www in case you 'need' to treat yourself,.. and why wouldn't you ha ha)
Swirling Hearts Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson
Sentimentally Yours Just For You die by Phill Martin
Coconut White Foundations Card
Innsbruck die by Sue Wilson (one of my all time faves!)
Fern Trio Leaves dies by Sue Wilson
Orange Blossom Complete Petals dies by Sue Wilson (another fave!)
Pearl PVA Glue, Pearl Ink Mister, Lustre Embossing Powder, Mica Powder
(in Copper, New Gold, Old Gold, Gunmetal, Titanium and Platinum)
Self Adhesive Pearl Strips by Creative Expressions
Self Adhesive Pearl Corners by Creative Expressions
Diamond Frost Fine Glitter by Creative Expressions (new)

And here is the card, the same card, but in all 6 colour ways,.. how different they all look to say it's the same card!

 Copper























Platinum























New Gold























Gunmetal























Old Gold























Titanium























I hope you like these cards, I loved making them, it's a great way to use those lustre embossing powders too and, as you know, I like co-ordination, so to have all these great products that co-ordinate, for me, is amazing!

Happy Crafting!










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