What's New

My Brand New Sentimentally Yours 'Christmas Holly Collection' of stamps, paper and insert pads and 6 brand new Cosmic Shimmer colours will be released on July 13th 2015

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

New Cosmic Shimmer Colour, Reveal no.5 - Frosty Aqua

Good Morning Everyone

As promised, here is the reveal of my new Cosmic Shimmer Colour no.5, which is,.. Frosty Aqua :-)

This is a really beautiful turquoise/green shade with a lovely fresh look,.., the colour is also reflected in the new Frosty Christmas Holly Paper and Insert Pads too :-)

Here is the card..
It's an 8x8 and I will give you all the instructions on day 6, with the final colour reveal :-)

I've done the exact same card in all 6 new colour ways, it's my favourite way of showing you how different they all look :-)

Here is the card



And here is your close up


Hope you like it :-)

Final colour reveal tomorrow!!

Happy Crafting!








Monday, 27 July 2015

New Cosmic Shimmer Colour, Reveal no.4 - Frosty Mink

Good Evening Everyone

Sorry it's late,.. busy day,.. back at Creative Expressions HQ for a retailer workshop and busy as soon as I got home (you know me!)

As promised, here is the reveal of my new Cosmic Shimmer Colour no.4, which is,.. Frosty Mink :-)

Another lovely colour, in my humble opinion, a lovely mid brown/beige tone that has a vintage, dusky look,.., the colour is also reflected in the new Frosty Christmas Holly Paper and Insert Pads too :-)

I must confess, this is probably (along with Frosty Jade and Frosty Heather) my favourite!

It's an 8x8, the same as the others (are you bored with them yet?!) lol :-)

I've done the exact same card in all 6 new colour ways, it's my favourite way of showing you how different they all look :-)

Here's the card



And here's your close up 


Hope you like it!

Only two more colours to go :-)

Happy Crafting!




Sunday, 26 July 2015

Cosmic Shimmer New Colour Reveal No.3 - Frosty Heather

Good Afternoon Everyone

As promised, here is the reveal of my new Cosmic Shimmer Colour no.3, which is,.. Frosty Heather :-)

This is a really beautiful lavender/lilac shade with a lovely aubergine undertone,.., the colour is also reflected in the new Frosty Christmas Holly Paper and Insert Pads too :-)

Here is the card..
It's an 8x8 and I will give you all the instructions on day 6, with the final colour reveal :-)

I've done the exact same card in all 6 new colour ways, it's my favourite way of showing you how different they all look :-)


And here;s your close up..


Hope you're having a great day!

Until tomorrow!

Happy Crafting!





Saturday, 25 July 2015

Cosmic Shimmer Colour Reveal, no.2 - Frosty Sky

Good Morning Everyone

As promised, here is the reveal of my new Cosmic Shimmer Colour no.2, which is,.. Frosty Sky :-)

This is a really beautiful blue shade, which, actually looks 'frosty' when you add a touch of glitter, the colour is also reflected in the new Frosty Christmas Holly Paper and Insert Pads too :-)

Here is the card..
It's an 8x8 and I will give you all the instructions on day 6, with the final colour reveal :-)


And here's your close up..


Have a great weekend!

Happy Crafting!



Friday, 24 July 2015

Christmas Greetings in my new Frosty Jade!

Good Morning Everyone

It's been such a busy week this week, but I really wanted to show you these cards that I made over the last weekend, using my 6 new Frosty Cosmic Shimmer Colour Collections!
(these will be available on my website early next week)

The new colours are...
Frosty Blossom, Frosty Sky, Frosty Jade, Frosty Heather, Frosty Aqua and Frosty Mink :-)

I had such fun making these cards,.. I love being able to do the same card in all 6 colour ways,.. how do I choose a favourite? I can't! I love them all! :-)

I'm going to show you one each day, for the next 6 days :-)

You may remember me showing you little teaser photos on my Facebook and Twitter pages as I was creating these cards,.. the bows, the border sentiments etc,.  :-)

OK,.. It will take me ages to tell you how I made this card and, to be honest, I have to get ready to go to my shop soon for a workshop this afternoon, so I'll do that for you over the weekend and link it back to this post :-)

I can tell you that all the stamps I've used are on my website and they are from my 2015 Christmas Holly Collection..

I can also tell you that I have now, finally!, got my brand new 2015 Frosty Christmas Holly 8x8 Paper Pad and Insert Pads in stock and on my website!!

These, as you'd expect from me, are designed to perfectly co-ordinate with the complete range of Christmas Holly Stamps and the 6 new Frosty Cosmic Shimmer Colours :-)

Here's a little taster,.. :-)

The Insert Pad

The Paper Pad
 


The first of the 6 cards in --- Frosty Jade!

A close up of the embossed sentiment border stamp and background stamp :-)

Hope you like it - I love this colour!

More tomorrow!

Happy Crafting!




Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Gold Embossed Season's Greetings - Giveaway Card

Good Morning Everyone

I'll be heading off to Creative Expressions HQ today for a retailer demonstration day with my colleagues from Creative Expressions,..

I'll be demonstrating my new Christmas Holly Collection of stamps, paper pads and my 6 new Cosmic Shimmer colours .. should be fun!
(you'll be able to get the paper pads and cosmic colours from my website this week)

Anyhoo,..
I've been so busy these last few weeks that I haven't done a giveway card (shocking, I know), so, I am going to give away one of my favourite new samples of a card I made using my new Christmas Holly Decorative Frame and Insert Frame stamps,..

Now, this 8x8 card took me a fair bit of time, what with all the embossing and glittering and I'm heading off soon so I won't give details of how I made it today, I'll do that over the next few days,..

I'll tell you what I used though...
(they are all links to the products on my www to, in case you 'need' to purchase them) :-)

Sentimentally Yours Christmas Holly Flourishes A5 Stamp Set
Sentimentally Yours Christmas Holly Decorative Frame  Stamp - Lattice
Sentimentally Yours Insert Frame Stamp - Season's Greetings
Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder - Gold
Sue Wilsons' Stick Pin Elements
Creative Expressions Dazzlers


And here's the card :-)


And here's a little close up of the lovely lattice in the stamps :-)



To be in with a chance of winning this card, you must be a follower of my Blog and leave a comment on this post,.. The draw will close at 9am next Monday (27th July) and I will choose a winner randomly at that time.

Suzanne - I haven't forgotten you, just been really busy! I'll get your winning card off to you tomorrow :-)

Remember: you can 'Pin' any of these photos to your own Pinterest Boards (or Facebook etc),.. just hover your mouse over the photo's and it gives you little buttons with various options of places to share the photos etc 

Good Luck!

Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Just For You - Featuring Decadent Damask Border Stamps and Graceful Mint Texture Paste

Good Morning Everyone

Today's Card is an 8 x 8


Products Used:- (which are also links to Phill's Website too) :-)


8 x 8 White Card Blank
Black Card Stock
Decadent Damask Sentiment Border Stamps
Sparkle Texture Paste Graceful Mint
Creative Expressions Triple Scallop Mask
Sue Wilson Daisy Die Complete Petals
Sue Wilson Daisy Die Open Petals
Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Curled Vines
Twinkles
Distress Inks


Normally I would start a card and work from the base upwards, but today's card I started with the centre feature which is the Texture Paste as this takes a while to dry ( I like to leave mine overnight).

So starting with a 6 x 6 blank piece of white card I lined up the mask and taped it down, then spread the Texture Paste even;y over the mask, once this is done remove the tape and carefully peel off the mask taking care not to disturb the texture paste. (put this somewhere safe to dry)
While waiting for this to dry I cut a piece of black card to 7.75 x 7.75 and attached it to the 8 x 8 card blank.

Next I cut a piece of white card to 7.5 x 7.5 then using the Decadent Damask Sentiment Border Stamp and Black Soot Distress Ink I stamped the Sentiment around the edges and attached this flat to the car

I then cut a piece of black card to 5.5 x 5.5 and attached this to the card using pads to give dimension.

Once I was happy that the Texture Paste was completely dry, I trimmed it down to 5,25 x 5,25 and attached to the centre of the card.

Using off cuts of card I cut and shaped the flowers and curled vines and attached them to the card.
On each of the white petals I added Mint Twinkles to the edges and finished off with a Dazzler to the centres.


                                                              Happy Crafting



Saturday, 18 July 2015

'Especially For You' - Featuring the NEW Scribbled Corners and the NEW Scribbled Frame Stamps

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Phill is very busy in his shop what with running a class and designing new and exciting products for us all, he needs more hours in his day.

I am posting the blog today but Phill will be back to do the next blog to which some lucky winner will be receiving a card from him.


Today's card is an 8 x 8

Products Used : ( which are links to the items on Phill's website too) :-)


8 x 8 Card Blanks
Decadent Oak Mister Spray
Decadent Oak PVA
Decadent Damask Paper Pad
Scribbled Corner Sentiments
Scribbled Frame Sentiments
Sue Wilson Dies New York Collection - Madison Square
Spellbinder Blooms Four
Woodware Leaf Punch
Dazzlers
Distress Inks




8 x 8 Card Blank

1st layer Ivory Card cut to 7.75 x 7.75

2nd layer Ivory card cut to 6.5 x 6.5

Using the 7.75 square card I sprayed this with Decadent Oak Mister Spray and attached to the main card.

Then taking the 6.5 square card I stamped each corner using the NEW Scribbled Corner Sentiments.

Then attached this to the card using pads to give dimension.




Next I cut out the dies - using the largest die I then added Decadent PVA Pearls around the edge. Once dried I attached to the card using pads.

The second largest die I backed with Decadent Oak Paper from the Damask Paper Pad Collection.

Using a Sentiment from the NEW Scribbled Frame Set to complete the centre feature.


The flowers I created using Spellbinder dies and off cuts of paper, and finally finishing with small dazzlers to the centre of the flowers.



                                                Happy Crafting




Friday, 17 July 2015

60th BIRTHDAY CARD IN BLACK AND WHITE

Good Morning Everyone

Once again thank you all for your lovely comments on my previous blog.

After a very hectic week I decided to do a straightforward card for today's blog......

8 x 8 card in the ever popular black and white.

Products used: (which are linked to items on Phill's Website too) :-)


White Card Blanks
White Card Stock
Black Card Stock
Sentimentally Yours Lacy Ovals & Borders
Sue Wilson Daisy Dies Complete Petals
Sue Wilson Daisy Dies Open Petals
Sue Wilson Heart Lattice Embossing Folder
Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Vinery
Sue Wilson Austria Collection Salzburg
Black Soot Distress Ink
Elegant Milestone Birthdays A5 Stamp Set




 Starting with an 8 x 8 White Card Blank

I then did the matting and layering

1st layer Black card cut to 7.75 x 7.75

2nd layer White card cut to 7.5 x 7.5

3rd layer Black card cut to 1.75 x 7.75

4th layer White card cut to 1.5 7.5
Taking the white 7.5 x 7.5 card I embossed this then attached both this and the black card to the main card.


Using the Border Stamp I stamped down both sides of White Panel and attached this to the Black Panel and then attached both down the centre of the card.

Next using the Oval Stamp I stamped this and then cut it out and attached to card.

Using the Die I then cut this out ready for the Sentiment.

Using the 60th Birthday from the Elegant Milestone Birthday
Stamp Set I stamped this using Black Soot Distress Ink.
Then attached to centre of card.








Finally I used the Daisy Dies and Vinery Dies to create  the flowers, then added small Dazzlers to the centres.





                   Happy Crafting........








Thursday, 16 July 2015

White & Burgundy Card Featuring Sentimentally Yours Christmas Holly Range

Good Morning Everyone,

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my previous posting. I would also like to thank everyone who took the time to come and say 'Hello' at Doncaster at the weekend, it was lovely to meet you all.


Today's card is an 8 x 8

Products used: (which are linked to items on Phill's Website too) :-)

Plain White Card Stock
Burgundy Card Stock
Double Sided  Self Adhesive
Clear Glass Micro Beads
Spellbinder Die
Christmas Holly Collection Verses
Christmas Holly Stamps
Burgundy Seam Binding
Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Pearls
Creative Expressions Pins


Starting with an 8 x 8 White Card Blank

Layer 1 Burgundy Card
cut to 7.5 x 7.5

Layer 2 White Card cut to 7 x 7

Layer 3 Burgundy Card cut to 6.75 x 6.75

Layer 4 White Card cut to 6.5 x 6.5

Double Sided Adhesive cut to 6.5 x 6.5 I then glued layers 1-3 onto the White Card.


Next using layer 4 and Stamps from Sentimentally Yours
New Christmas Holly Collection, I chose Aged Mahogany
Distress Ink to create the background.

Taking the piece of Double Sided Adhesive I peeled back the top corners to line up with layer 4 and carefully removed the backing sheet.

 I then removed  the top sheet to reveal the adhesive and added the Micro Beads. To do this I find it easier to place project into a shallow box or tin before adding beads,
 then surplus beads can be poured back into the jar.


I chose a Spellbinder Die and cut the bottom layer in burgundy and the top in white before adding one of the lovely Sentiments from the New Christmas Holly Collection.

I stamped this with Aged Mahogany to match the background.


I added these to the card using pads.

Next I added the Self Adhesive Pearl Strips around the edge.

Finally I added a triple bow (upside down lol) and stick pins.



                                                             Happy Crafting .......