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Friday, 18 November 2016

Dainty Daisies collection with pearl lustre embossing powders

Hello Crafters!


Here is another beautiful card made at our regular card making workshops.


This card is a sample made using the 'Dainty Daisies Stamp Collection' and uses the gorgeous 'Pearl Lustre Embossing Powders' from Phill's cosmic shimmer range.   The pearl lustre powders give a softer, but more pearlescent finish when embossing.  The flowers have been 'double embossed' to give a really stunning glossy look! This colour is the 'Decadent Oak' used with Chestnut Foundation Card, but I have attached some other examples using different colour combinations.


To stamp with the pearl lustre powders it is really important to use the anti-static bag and be quite generous as the mica content means the powder clings more.   After applying 'perfect medium' to the stamp and heat embossing, leave the stamped image for a few minutes and then wipe away any excess pearl lustre powder with a very soft tumble dryer sheet.  This just helps to lift off any left over powder and ensures the area around where you have stamped stays clean!


The stamps that I have used for the main sentiment are the 'Dainty Daisies Everyday Sentiments' and the corners have been stamped with the 'Dainty Daisies Everyday Corner Sentiments'.  The gorgeous swirly pattern behind the sentiment has been done using the 'Dainty Daisies Flourishes & Corners'.  It just adds that extra bit of loveliness to the card!


To double emboss the flowers, we have pressed the die cut flower 'right-side' down into the perfect medium pad.  Your fingers get a bit sticky, but it's all part of the fun!  Turn the flower over and cover with the pearl lustre powder, shaking off any excess.  Heat emboss gently until the powder melts. The first finish will look a bit 'wishy-washy', but don't worry as you are going to repeat the process again to ensure the final finish is lovely! (be sure to allow the flower to completely cool before pressing back into the perfect medium).


To finish off the flowers we have used the Pearl PVA in the coordinating colour in the centre, and sprinkled over glitter jewels for extra bling.


The oval frame has been created using the 'Grace' die Sue Wilson's Frame & Tags collection.  I love this die as it is so versatile.  Here, we have set the dies down into the card, but you could easily build the layers up to add more depth.  


When making easel cards you need to make sure that the flat, base layer of the card has a 'lifted' part so that the top part can rest on it and stand easily.  Here we have used a simple border stamped randomly with 3 daisies from the 'Dainty Daisies Flourishes & Corners' and using the same Pearl Lustre embossing powder.  We have lifted the border with double sided foam tape.



We have finished off the card with Sue Wilson dies: Delicate (Daisies Complete). and Delicate Fronds.

Here is what I used (with links to the WWW if you need them) 

(As always, we only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA glue and Perfect Medium pad)

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Decadent Denim

























Decadent Grape



























Remember -We are more than happy for you to replicate our cards in your own style :-)

Happy Crafting!


PS - Don't forget to 'like' Phill's Facebook page and follow him on Twitter to keep in touch, you can also find him on Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration :-)

(Links below)






Thursday, 3 November 2016

Exciting News!

Our Nottingham Store Is
Moving To Bigger Premises!


Come and join us on our open day!

Sunday 4th December
10am-4pm



Scribbled Christmas - Distress Ink and Embossing Folder

Hello Crafters!

Here is another beautiful card made at our regular card making workshops.

This card is a sample made using the 'Scribbled Christmas Collection' and applying 'Distress Inks' with a 'Speedball Brayer' to an embossing folder.  I am sure you agree, it creates a stunning effect and allows you complete colour co-ordination!  This colour is Victorian Velvet, but I have also attached some other examples made by the lovely ladies in our Sheffield workshops.

To apply the Distress Ink we have rolled the Speedball Brayer over the over the ink pad until it was fully covered.  Then we lightly rolled the brayer on the rough side of the embossing folder, checking that it was evenly covered.  To ensure we didn't smudge the card, we placed the card stock vertically on the smooth/clean side of the embossing folder and lifted it together to close.  A bit of experimentation told us it was better to put the open end of the embossing folder through the machine first with the plain side facing up!

On this card I have used the A5 Scribbled Christmas Verse stamps for the main sentiment and added the snowflake flourish from the same set to help co-ordinate the look.   The sentiments on the oval frame are from the A5 Scribbled Christmas Sentiments stamps and they've  been curved on the acrylic block to allow us to stamp around the frame. 

The oval frame has been created using 2 dies from Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Oval Set A. The bit that comes out of the middle has been used for the sentiment. 

We have finished off the card with Sue Wilson dies: Holly Branch and Poinsettia Additions.

Here is what I used (with links to the WWW if you need them) 


Sentimentally Yours - Super Smooth Stamping Card in Cream
Sentimentally Yours Scribbled Christmas Collection - A5 Scribbled Christmas Verses 
Sentimentally Yours Scribbled Christmas Collection - A5 Scribbled Christmas Sentiments
Sue Wilson Dies - Double Pierced Ovals Set ASue Wilson Dies - Holly BranchSue Wilson Dies - Poinsettia AdditionsIcicle Sparkles - Cosmic Shimmer Glitter JewelsNordic Tiles - 8 x 8 Embossing Folder
Woodware - Speedball Brayer
Victorian Velvet - Distress Ink Pad

(As always, we only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA glue and Perfect Medium pad)




The Full Card


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Stormy Sky Example




















Bundled Sage Example




















Dusty Concord Example




















Remember -We are more than happy for you to replicate our cards in your own style :-)

Happy Crafting!


PS - Don't forget to 'like' Phill's Facebook page and follow him on Twitter to keep in touch, you can also find him on Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration :-)

(Links below)






Friday, 14 October 2016

Scribbled Christmas - Colour Cloud



Hello Crafters!

It's been a while since we've added a card to our blog, so here we are!

We have made this card at our workshops recently and our lovely crafters have really enjoyed it.

This card is a sample using the 'Scribbled Christmas Collection' and Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud.  The colour on this card is Frosted Sky, but it looks just as gorgeous in any of Phill's colour range. (I've attached a version in the Frosted Jade colour)

On this card I have used the A5 Scribbled Christmas Verse stamps for the main sentiment and added the snowflake flourish from the same set to help co-ordinate the look.   The A6 Snowflake background stamp has been used to stamp around the circle frame. The delicate embossed snowflake on the circle frame are from the A6 Snowflake Icons stamp set.

The circle frame has been created using 2 dies from Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Circle Set A. The bit that comes out of the middle has been used for the sentiment.

We have used the colour cloud with Smoothies (of course) on the snowflake dies, circle frame and one background layer. 


Here is what I used (with links to the WWW if you need them) 

Bright White Foundations Card Stock
Sentimentally Yours Scribbled Christmas Collection - A5 Scribbled Christmas Verses 
Sentimentally Yours Snowflake Collection - A6 Snowflakes Icons
Sentimentally Yours Snowflake Collection - A6 Snowflake Background
Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud - Frosted Sky
Sue Wilson Dies - Double Pierced Circles Set A
Sue Wilson Dies - Star Spray
Sue Wilson Dies - Snowflakes (NO longer available - sorry!)
White Ice - Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels
Silver Shine - Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder
Let It Snow - A4 Embossing Folder (Currently out of stock)
Smoothies - By Creative Expressions

(As always, we only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA gluePerfect Medium pad and an anti static bag)

The Full Card























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The Scribbled Christnas stamps are available on the www now :-)

Remember -We are more than happy for you to replicate our cards in your own style :-)

If you're at Doncaster this Sunday 16th October, come and say hello!

Happy Crafting!


PS - Don't forget to 'like' Phill's Facebook page and follow him on Twitter to keep in touch, you can also find him on Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration :-)

(Links below)




Sunday, 14 August 2016

Butterfly Elegance - Very Happy Birthday

Hello Crafters,

I am thrilled to be adding my first card sample to Phill's blog!

We are currently making this card at our workshops in the Sheffield store, and I have also attached an alternative version for you!

This card is a sample using the beautiful 'Butterfly Elegance' stamp collection and the gorgeous 'Frosted Essentials' paper pads.  I have chosen the Frosted Aqua colour theme as it coordinates with the decor in the Sheffield shop! 

On this card I have used  the A5 Sentiments Stamp set to create the main sentiment, but the lovely flourish is also part of this set, making coordinating the card easy.  (I did mask off the butterfly from the flourish to keep the sentiment clear) To add more interest, the smaller butterflies are from the Butterfly Icons A6 Stamp set which I think finishes the die cut centre perfectly! 

Here is what I used (with links to the WWW if you need them) 

Bright White Foundations Card Stock
Sentimentally Yours Frosted Essentials FULL paper pad (x2 sheets  - x1 for embossed layer, x1 for layer behind die cut frame and flower die cuts)
Sentimentally Yours Frosted Essentials INSERT paper pad (x 1 sheet for the largest patterned layer)
Butterfly Dreams - A4 Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson 
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance - A5 Sentiment Stamps
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance - A6 Icons Stamps
Delicate Daisies - Complete Petals - Dies by Sue Wilson
Delicate Daisies - Open Petals - Dies by Sue Wilson
Orange Blossom Leaves - Dies by Sue Wilson
Auckland Dies by Sue Wilson 
Frosted Aqua Lustre embossing Powder - Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Range
Frosted Aqua Twinkles Glitter GluePhill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Range
Iced Snow Glitter Jewels by Cosmic Shimmer

(As always, we only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA gluePerfect Medium pad and an anti static bag)

The full card






















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Alternative Version
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I hope you like my first card on the blog!  I will do my best to add each card that we create at our workshops. ;-)

We have a very busy couple of weeks ahead with the Craftathon next Sunday 21st August with John Lockwood, and then we're off to the Great Create Extravaganza in Harrogate on 26th/27th August.... phew!!!

I hope to see some of you there!

The Butterfly Elegance Collection stamps are available on the www now :-)

Remember too -We are more than happy for you to replicate our cards in your own style :-)

Happy Crafting!

PS - Don't forget to 'like' Phill's Facebook page and follow him on Twitter to keep in touch, you can also find him on Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration :-)

(Links below)