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Monday, 2 May 2016

Thank You So Much - Showcasing Phill's Complete Cosmic Shimmer Precious Metals Collection

Good Evening everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday break.

We are busy preparing for Phill's Show............

YES He's back on our screens at HOCHANDA on FRIDAY 6th May at 8.00pm

Followed by more shows on SATURDAY  7th at 9.00 am,12 noon, 4.00pm  and 7.00pm

Phill will be bringing to you demonstrations of his From The Heart Collection Dies and also His

 Brand New Complete Cosmic Shimmer Precious Metals Collection

 These are absolutely stunning,  below is a sample I have made using his 'Copper' Precious Metals.

 I hope you like it, ( I will sneak another sample on before Friday)


Products used:- All of which can be found on Phill's website - www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk

Craft Card
White Foundation Card
Precious Metals Copper Gilding Wax
Precious Metals Copper Embossing Powder
Precious Metals Copper Pearl P.V.A.
Precious Metals Copper Twinkles
Precious Metals Copper Mister Spray
Phill Martin's From The Heart Collection Dies
Sue Wilson Dies Orange Blossom Complete Petals
Sue Wilson Dies Orange Blossom Open Petals
Sue Wilson Embossing Folder Swirling Hearts
Woodware Corner Punch
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue


This Is What I Did :-


Using Craft Card Stock I cut 2 pieces  8 x 6.5 and 6 x 5

Then using White Card Stock I cut 2 pieces 7.75 x 6.25 and 5.75 x 4.75

Next I used the Copper Gilding Wax and covered the 2 white pieces of card.

Once this was dry I buffed it up with a soft cloth, then embossed it using the Swirling Hearts Embossing Folder.

I then layered the 2 largest pieces flat and the 2 smallest pieces on pads.


Sentiment

I chose this sentiment using From The Heart Collection Dies.

After cutting it out I used Copper Embossing Powder and heat embossed it, then attached it to the card using pads to give dimension.



Finishing Touches

Using scraps of Craft Card I cut several flowers out.

Taking the Complete Petals I sprayed them with Copper Mister Spray.

Then I used Copper Embossing Powder on the Open Petals. I then shaped and layered these together, and attached to the card using small pads.

Finally I added Copper Twinkles to the edges of the closed petals and Copper P.V.A. to the stamen.

                                                 Happy Crafting









Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Cream and Gold Embossed Card - Featuring the New Timeless Collection Stamps (part 2)

Good  Evening Everyone

Thank you all for your lovely comments and messages on my previous post, its good to know you are enjoying replicating some of my posts,and that you gain inspiration from these. It makes it all worthwhile.

Today's card is one I particularly enjoyed making as it didn't  take too long and only used a few products, but I must say I was very pleased with the result.

All the products used to make this are listed below and are available on Phill's Website:-

www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk

Cream Card Stock
Timeless Collection Large Oval Frame Stamp Set
Timeless Collection Small Oval Frame Stamp Set
Timeless Collection Everyday Sentiment Banners A5
Bright Gold Embossing Powder
Bakers Twine
Sue Wilson Embossing Folder - Climbing Vines
Creative Expressions Art Deco Victorian & Decorative Metal  Corner Embellishments
Padlock & Key Metal Charms
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Perfect Medium



This is how I created the Card Front

Using Cream Card Stock I cut the layers as follows

1st layer 7.75 square
2nd layer 7.5 square
3rd layer 7.25 square
4th layer 6.25 square
5th layer 6" square

Next taking the 2nd and 4th layers I used Perfect Medium and Bright Gold Embossing Powder on the edges.

Then I used the Climbing Vines Embossing Folder on layers 3 & 5

I then attached all the layers together using Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue.




Sentiment

Using the  Timeless Large Oval and Small Oval Stamps I stamped these onto cream card and heat embossed them using Bright Gold Embossing Powder.

I then chose the largest Banner the  'With Very Best Wishes' Sentiment and again heat embossed in gold.

After cutting these out I attached the Ovals to the card using pads to give dimension.

Then I shaped the 'Banner' and attached with Cosmic Shimmer glue.


Finishing Touches

 I made a quadruple bow using Bakers Twine and attached the Padlock and Key and finally I added the Art Deco Metal Corners using Cosmic Shimmer Glue.

This is now ready to attach to an 8 x 8 card blank.



                                                      Happy Crafting







Friday, 1 April 2016

Retirement Card in Cream & Craft Card - Featuring the New Timeless Collection Stamps

Good Morning Everyone,

Today's card is created using the New Timeless Stamps, I particularly used these stamps again to show how adaptable these are for male and female cards, plus the fact these are one of my favourite collections.

Products Used:- All of which are available on Phills website:-

www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk

Craft Card and Cream Card Stock
Timeless Everyday Corner Sentiment Stamps A5
Timeless Large Rectangle Frame Stamp A5
Timeless Everyday Sentiment Tags A5
Timeless Occasions Sentiment Stamps A5
Decadent Oak Pearl P.V.A. Glue
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Bakers Twine
Bright Gold Embossing Powder
Woodware Corner Punch
Sue Wilson Embossing Folder -  Tartan Trellis
Micro Beads
Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
Couture Creations Die - Keys To My Heart


This Is How I Created It

1st Layer -  Cream Card Cut to 7.75 Square
2nd Layer - Craft Card Cut to 7.5 Square
3rd Layer - Cream Card Cut to 7.25 Square

I embossed the 3rd layer using the Tartan Trellis Embossing Folder then attached all 3 layers together (flat) using Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue.

Next I cut the panel as follows:-

Craft Card cut to 7.25 x 5.75 and cut the corners using the Woodware Corner Punch, and tied the Bakers Twine around the edges.

The next layer in Cream Card cut to 7 x 5.25

I then used Gold Embossing Powder and the Corner Sentiment Stamp and heat embossed this before embossing with the Tartan Trellis Embossing Folder.

I then attached the 2 panels to card using pads to give dimension.



Sentiment

Using Cream Card and the Large Timeless Rectangle Frame Stamp and the Everyday Sentiment Tag Stamp I heat embossed these in Bright Gold Embossing Powder and then cut them out.

I shaped the 'Tag' and attached with Cosmic Shimmer Glue and the Rectangle I attached on pads.


Finishing Touches

I cut the keys out in Cream Card, then using a double sided adhesive sheet, I added the Micro Beads, then attached to the top of the tag.

Finally I added a quadruple bow made from Bakers Twine  and Decadent Oak Pearl P.V.A. to the corners.

This is now ready to attach to an 8 x 8 Card Stock.

                                                    Happy Crafting











Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Decadent Oak - Featuring the New Timeless Birthday Verse Stamps

Good Morning Everyone,

Thank you all for your lovely comments and messages on my previous post.

Today's card is a quick and easy one made using the New Timeless Birthday Verse Stamps and a few other products.




Products Used:- All of which are available on Phills website:-
www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk

White Card Stock
Timeless Birthday Verse A5 Stamps
Decadent Oak Mister Spray
Decadent Oak Gilding Wax
Decadent Oak Pearl P.V.A. Glue
Ancient Copper Embossing Powder
Sue Wilson Dies - New York Collection - Madison Square


Card Front

Using plain white card stock I began by cutting the layers as follows:-

1st - 7.75 square
2nd - 7.5 square
3rd - 7.25 square
4th - 6.5 square
5th - 5.5 square

Using the second layer I sprayed this with the Oak Mister Spray, then while it was drying I coloured the edges of the 3rd and 5th  layers using Oak Gilding Wax.

Next using layer 4 and the extra stamps included in the Birthday Verse Stamps, I heat embossed around the edges using the Ancient Copper Embossing Powder.
I then attached them all  flat to the 1st layer.




Sentiment


Using the Madison Square Die and the largest of the set I cut this out using plain white card.
Again I used Ancient Copper Embossing Powder to emboss the Birthday Verse and also used the extra stamps in the pack to decorate the corners.

I then attached this using pads to give dimension.

Finally I added Oak Pearl P.V.A. Glue around the edge.

This is now ready to attach to an 8 x 8 card blank.



                                  Happy Crafting

                       












Monday, 28 March 2016

Decadent Denim Featuring the New Timleless Collection Stamps

Good Afternoon Everyone,

It has been a while since the blog has been updated, as you are all aware Phill has been very busy not only designing new products for us all but also preparing for the opening of his NEW SHOP in Sheffield, which is opening on 17th April.

Phill has also had quite a few shows on Hochanda recently which means that I have been busy designing sample cards for his demonstrations.

Well on with today's card which features the first card Phill demonstrated on his show for the Launch of the New Timeless Collection Stamps.


Products used:- which are all available on Phills website:-
www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk


White Card Stock
Timeless Corner Sentiment Stamps A5
Timeless Small Square Frame Stamp A6
Decadent Denim Gilding Wax
Decadent Denim Pearl P.V.A. Glue
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Perfect Medium
Bright Gold Embossing Powder
Creative Expressions Dazzler
Sue Wilson Embossing Folder - Tartan Trellis
Sue Wilson Dies - New York Collection Herald Square
Sue Wilson Dies -  Delicate Fronds
Sue Wilson Dies - Orange Blossom Open Petals


Card Front 

Using plain white card stock I cut the layers as follows

1st layer 8 x 7
2nd layer 7.75 x 6.75
3rd layer 7.5 x 6.5
4th layer 7.5 x 2.5
5th layer 7.25 x 2.25

Taking the 2nd layer I used  Decadent Denim Gilding Wax around the edges then attached to the 1st layer using Cosmic Shimmer Glue.

Next with the 3rd layer I stamped the corners of the card using gold embossing powder and a sentiment from the Corner Stamps. I then embossed this using the Tartan Trellis embossing folder, and attached to the card.

For the panel I edged around the largest piece with Gilding Wax, then embossed the smallest one and attached both to the card.


Sentiment

Using the Herald Square Die I cut this out in plain white card.

I chose the 'With Best Wishes' stamp and heat embossed using the gold embossing powder.
I then attached this to the panel using pads to give dimension.

Finishing Touches

I cut out the fronds and petals from scraps of white card
(nothing gets wasted) then shaped and attached to the sentiment.
Finally I used Decadent Denim Pearl P.V.A. on the fronds  and added a dazzler to the centre of each flower.

                                                 Happy Crafting


Thursday, 3 March 2016

Chic Grey/Blue Showcasing the BRAND NEW Blossom Collection Stamps

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I hope you have all enjoyed  watching the launch of Phill's BRAND NEW Blossom Collection

Stamp Sets on Hochanda T.V.


Its lovely to see all his hard work come to life on our screens.

As promised yesterday here is one of the sample cards I created for the show.

All the products used to create this are available on Phill's Website :-
www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk

This is what I used:-

White Card Stock
Sentimentally Yours Blossom Collection Birthday Stamps A5
Chic Grey/Blue Gilding Wax
Silver Embossing Powder
Creative Expressions Pearl Strips
Creative Expressions Crystal Corners
Sue Wilson Dies -  Camellia Complete Petals
Sue Wilson Dies -  Laurel Leaves
Sue Wilson Dies - Caribbean Island Background


I will post a detailed description of how to create this card later.


                                   

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Introducing the BRAND NEW Blossom Collection

Good Afternoon everyone,

I hope you are all managing to stay warm on this chilly but sunny March day, and what better way to

do that than to tune in to HOCHANDA T.V. TONIGHT  at 8.00pm for the LAUNCH of Phill's

BRAND NEW Blossom Collection of stamps and paper pads  These are being featured on the 'One Day Special'

The show times are 8.00pm tonight then tomorrow at 9.00am 12 noon 4.00pm and 7.00pm

Here is a preview of this amazing collection all of which are NOW AVAILABLE  on Phill's website:-

www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk


Blossom Collection A5 Stamps:-

Birthday Verse
Everyday Corner Sentiments

Everyday Sentiment Banners

Everyday Sentiment Tags

Everyday Sentiment Labels

Flourish & Corners

Occasions Sentiments


Blossom Collection A6 Stamps:-

Background Stamp
Flower Layers
Large Circle Frame Stamp
Large Oval Frame Stamp
Large Rectangle Frame Stamp
Large Square Frame Stamp
Small Circle Frame Stamp
Small Oval Frame Stamp
Small Rectangle Frame Stamp
Small Square Frame Stamp
Stripes Background Stamp



Blossom Collection Paper Pad

8 x 8 Premium Paper Pad

48 Double Sided Sheets of 170gsm

With 4 Designs, 6 Colours and 2 Sheets

Which all Co-ordinate with the Cosmic Shimmer Chic Collection

Blossom Collection Premium Inserts Paper Pad

8 x 8 Premium Inserts Paper Pad

48 Double Sided Sheets of 170gsm

With 4 Designs, 6 Colours and 2 Sheets

Which all Co-ordinate with the Cosmic Shimmer Chic Collection.

I will be posting a card made with stamps from this WONDERFUL Collection tomorrow.

                                                          Happy Crafting


           



Sunday, 21 February 2016

Card for 'Niece' showcasing The New 'From The Heart' Collection Dies

Good Morning Everyone,

Apologies for our absence over the last week, as you all know Phill has been extremely busy
designing New Products for all of us, along with preparing for the Trade Show starting today at The N.E.C. Birmingham.

Once again I thank each and everyone of you for your lovely comments, emails and messages on my previous posting.

Today's card is one I enjoyed creating and hope that you will to.

Listed below are the products I used to create it all of which can be found on Phill's Website:-

www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk

Products used:-

8 x 8 Cream Card Blank
Cream Card Stock
Burgundy Card Stock
Phill Martin Dies - From The Heart Collection - Female Relatives
Sue Wilson Dies - California Collection - Decorative Frame Set B
Sue Wilson California Corner,Border & Tags
Sue Wilson Laurel Leaves
Sue Wilson Perfect Peony
Spellbinder Flutters
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Creative Expressions Pearl Strips

Card Front

I started by cutting the layers for the card front
1st layer 7.25 square cut out in burgundy
2nd layer 7 x 7 square cut out in cream

I then layered together (flat) using Cosmic Shimmer Glue.

Next using Cream Card stock and the Corner Dies, I cut four of these out and attached flat to the card front.

Using the 3 largest of the Frame Dies I cut these out in alternate colours of Cream & Burgundy, and attached all three to the card using pads to give dimension.




Sentiment 
  
Using the New  From The Heart Collection Dies I chose 'Niece' from the the Female Relatives and cut this out using burgundy card stock, then attached flat to the card.




Flowers
Using the Peony Dies I cut several flowers out and shaped these before attaching t the card, I then cut out the Laurel Leaves and added to card.



Finishing Touches

I cut the butterfly out in burgundy and added Diamond Sprinkles to the wings. Then added diamond sprinkles to the flowers and leaves. Then I added pearls to the centre of the flowers.

Finally I edged the smallest cream die with Diamond Snow.

This is now ready to be attached to the 8 x 8 card blank.

                                                   Happy crafting
                                             
                                                                                                                                    



  


                               

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Blue & White - Featuring the Retirement Verse Collection Stamps

Good Morning Everyone,

Once again a very big thank you to all of you who have taken the time to comment and message me on my previous blog.

Last Monday I posted a card on the blog and was asked to make a 'Retirement' card based on the same design.

Today I would like to share my creation with you, to show how different variations can be created using the same products but with a few changes.

All the products used to create this card are available on Phill's website:-

www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk

A4 White Card Blank
Royal Blue Card Stock
White Card Stock
Sentimentally Yours Retirement Verse Collection A5 Stamps Set
Decadent Denim Colour Cloud Blending Inks
Silver Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents
Dazzlers
Creative Expressions Pearl Strips
Sue Wilson Dies - Austrian Collection - Innsbruck
Sue Wilson Canadian Corner Border & Tag Dies
Sue Wilson Peony Complete Petals/ Open Petals
Sue Wilson Laurel Leaves
Sue Wilson Embossing Folder Lattice Hearts
Glamour Dust
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue


This is what I did:-

The measurements for this  are exactly the same as the one I posted on Monday.

Sentiment

Using the 2 largest dies from the Austrian Innsbruck dies I cut this out using White Card and backed it with Blue Card.

I chose a Verse from the Retirement Verse Collection Stamps and heat embossed using Silver Embossing Powder.

I then attached this to the card using pads to give dimension.

Flowers
The flowers are the same as previous blog




Finishing Touches

I added a butterfly to this card (instead of the dragonfly) which I cut out using Blue Card Stock, I then used Glossy Accent on the wings and edged them with glamour dust.

Finally I added 2 hearts to the top corners again cutting them out in blue card and using glossy accents to give dimension.

I hope you like this card and can see what a difference a few alterations can make.

                                                         Happy Crafting
   





                                    

                                         













Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Happy Birthday To You - Showcasing The Brand New Dies - 'From The Heart' Collection

Good Morning Everyone,

A brighter day is forecast for Nottingham, I  hope the weatherman is right.

Thank you all so much for your very kind comments and messages on my previous post.

Today's card is one I made for The Trade Show at the N.E.C. I would like to share it with you so you can see how stunning  Phill's New Dies are.

Although this is an A4 card, it can be adapted for smaller cards.

All the products I used to create this card are available of Phill's Website:-

www.honeypotcraft.co.uk

This is what I used:-

Burgundy Card Stock
Cream Card Stock
Dies by Phill Martin - 'From The Heart' Collection
Sue Wilson Noble Dies - Ornate Pierced Rectangle
Sue Wilson Spanish Collection - Corner Border & Tag
Sue Wilson Rambling Blossom Embossing Folder
Spellbinder Flutters
Glossy Accents
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Creative Expressions Pearl Strips
Glitter Jewels - Diamond Snow

This is how I created it:-

I started by making a 'card front'

layer 1.
Burgundy Card cut to 11.75 x 8.25

layer 2.
Cream Card cut to 11.5 x 8

layer 3.
Burgundy card cut to 11 x 7.75

I then layered these together flat.
Next I cut a piece of Cream Card 10.75 x 7.5 and Embossed it using the Rambling Blossom Embossing Folder, and attached flat.


Border Die:-

Using Burgundy Card I cut 2 border dies out and attached these flat lining them up with the smallest layer of burgundy card.





Sentiment

Using the largest of the rectangle dies I cut this out using Burgundy Card and then cut the patterned one out in cream and mounted it onto burgundy card before attaching both of these to the card using pads to give dimension.

I then cut out the 'Happy Birthday To You' in both Cream and Burgundy Card and glued them together (staggered) to give the 'shadow effect'
I then attached the sentiment to the card using pads.

Next I cut the butterfly out using a small scrap of burgundy card, and attached to the card.

Finishing Touches :-

I added pearl strips to the edges of the borders. Then on the outer edge of the sentiment die I added Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels.
The butterfly I edged the tip of the wings with diamond snow and glossy accents to centre of the wings.

Finally I added glossy accents to the Hearts of the Sentiment.
The card front is now ready to attach to an A4 card blank.

                                             Happy Crafting....