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Friday, 28 June 2013

Distress Inking & Mask Stamping

Good Evening Everyone

I've been playing with my distress inks and my IndigoBlu stamps (no surprise there then!) and thought you may like to see what I did.... and, more importantly, how I did it...

I've used

Wee Stamps Digi Image

This is what I did

  1. Printed the digi image onto my super smooth white card
  2. Trimmed the card to 14cm square
  3. Punched a circle from thick cardstock
  4. Using a removable tape pen, masked over the image
  5. Inked the card (lightly) with Stormy Sky, all the way up to the circle.
  6. Inked from the circle outwards with the Brushed Corduroy, to create a soft brown shadow.
  7. Inked the outer edges again, this time with Faded Jeans, heavier on the corners and edges.
  8. Stamped the Stylised flowers using the Brushed Corduroy, blotting once onto scrap paper to soften the colour.
  9. Punched the butterfly from thick  cardstock.
  10. Inked through the negative of the butterfly punch with Faded Jeans, effectively using it as a stencil.
  11. Removed the punched circle and voila! A lovely clean image surrounded by even more lovely inkyness! :o)

And here are three little photos to show you :o)
Hope you find this useful... I love this technique!

All I have to do now is take a photo of the image, coloured in!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Would You Like To Be On My Design Team? :o)

Good Afternoon Everyone

Exciting news...!

I am looking to create my own Design Team for when I do Serif shows..

I will choose 3 people to help make samples for my Create & Craft TV shows, (when I am doing Serif shows only...for now)

I will be looking for 3 people who have a good (or better!) working knowledge of Craft Artist Pro 2, the tools within it and what you can achieve with them when working with the Digikits...

I will be looking for creative, inspirational people with a variety of skills, who can create projects other than cards and scrapbook pages eg: gifty type stuff like printed t-shirts, note books, binders, boxes, calenders and of course finished cards and scrapbook layouts etc
I will be able to provide the Digikits for the shows in advance (free) to enable you sufficient time to work with them before hand. I won't be able to provide you with the other items you will need for your samples.
The good side is, you will be named as one of my Design Team (very exclusive!), have your samples on my shows and Blog, have your projects on the tele and who knows....... 

You will, of course, get the Digikits before the general public too! (what a bonus!!)
There will be a few terms and conditions and a confidentiality agreement to sign, we'll discuss these once I have chosen my full team.
Let me know if it's something you are interested in... I'd love you to come on board :o)

Please email me to register your interest and include at least 3 recent photos of examples of your work created using some aspect of Serif Craft Artist Pro 2 (please tell me which bits) :o)

The closing date to apply will be Wednesday 3rd July and I will make my selection by Wednesday 10th July
Many Thanks

I look forward to working with you.... whoever you are! :o)

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Hunkydory Show Cards

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Well, what a busy week it's been!

Kicked off with the amazing Hunkydory Christmas Blockbuster (hope you got yours), then two days of Serif with the equally fabulous Fizzy Moon Digikits (I loooove them!.. so many images to work with!) and then back yesterday with the Hunkydory Christmas Blockbuster and then in my shop this morning doing a Serif workshop!!

I'm pretty sure I need to sleep at some point! lol

Anyhoo, I find I'm in a state of shock as I have a couple of hours free! 

So I thought I'd pop some photos on here of some of the cards I made on air with the Christmas Blockbuster.... 
Hopefully they will give you some ideas and inspiration :o)

I haven't taken photos of all the cards I made on air (I forgot my phone!) lol, but there are 7 to keep you going...

Happy Crafting!

Here you go....

A4 Easel Card

8x8 Tent Fold 

8x8 Aperture Tent Fold 

C5 Tent Fold 

8x8 Side Fold 

A5 Cut Away Side Fold 

A4 Tent Fold 

Friday, 14 June 2013

Create & Craft/Ideal World Shows for next week...

Good Evening Everyone

Well, it will be a busy week at Create & Craft and Ideal World next week.... with two amazing new launches!

First up is the Hunkydory Christmas Blockbuster (Anne-Marie is launching on Tuesday night at 9pm - don't miss it!) 
I will be there on Wednesday and Saturday .... This Blockbuster (as you'd expect) is amazing! 
Beautiful designs, stunning quality and so much of it! 
It's always a pleasure working with such great quality products! I always spend an hour just looking at the kits, before I can decide what to use as they are all fab! lol
Times and dates of my shows are on the sidebar to your right -----}

Then, on Thursday night it's a brand new launch of some uber cute Serif Digikits, Fizzy Moon (you've probably seen Fizzy in the shops before, well, now you can create your own masterpieces with the lovely character!)
This show is even more exciting for me as I'll be sharing the slots with my mate, Sarah Hurley!! :o)
We are mixing & matching for this special POD and you'll see us both on most of the hours and just myself for some... excited much! :o)
Times and dates of these shows are also on my sidebar to your right -----}

Anyhoo - I've got my Demo Day in my shop (Honeypot Crafts) this Sunday (16th) before all that, there will be melt potting, enamelling, metal magicking, gleaming and moulding (in a crafty sense!) lol

I'm starting at 10:30 and finishing at 4pm so hope you can pop along for an hour or so..

Details are on my shops' Facebook Page - link on the sidebar to (you guessed it! lol) your right -----}

Have a great weekend everyone.... I know I will!

Happy Crafting!