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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Petite and Corner Scribbled Sentiments in Decadent Wine

Good Morning Everyone

As promised, here is another one of my samples from this weeks' shows on Hochanda,..

On this card, I have used both the new Petite Scribbled Sentiments and the Corner Scribbled Sentiments.. I love the whole look of this card, particularly the co-ordination of colours and stamps (of course) ha ha

This is what I used:

Milk Foundations Cardstock
Wine Coloured Cardstock
Sentimentally Yours Scribbled Corner Everyday Stamps
Sentimentally Yours Petite Scribbled Occasions Stamps
Sentimentally Yours Tiny Little Ink Splats Background Stamp
Aged Mahogany Distress Ink Pad
Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels
Dies by Sue Wilson: Curled Vines, Camellia Flowers (complete petals), Lisbon, Porto, Noble Double Pierced Rectangles
Phill Martin for Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Wine Pearl PVA Glue
Pearls form the Stick Pink Elements Collection
Creative Expressions Fine Finials A4 Embossing Folder

This is what I did:

I cut all the layers for this card first, which were: milk card 23cm x 18cm, wine card 22.5cm x 17.5cm, milk card 22cm x 17cm, 21.6cm x 16.6cm.
I then cut the dies, cutting the base Lisbon die in wine card, then the base and largest die in milk card, the smallest label shape from Porto in milk card, 6 of the cammelia flowers and 2 curled vines in milk card.
The fabulous Noble Double Pierced Rectangle dies were used to create the frame (and I can honestly say that these and the Double Pierced Square dies are my new best friends - thanks Sue!)

The wine card was stuck to the base layer with CS Glue, the next layer was embossed using the gorgeous fine finials embossing folder (I also did the centre of the Lisbon die at the same time) and this was also stuck on with CS Glue.





I then stamped the bottom right and top left corners of the frame with the Scribbled Corner stamps, using aged mahogany distress ink. I chose 'Especially For You' as I thought it worked really well with the Petite Scribbled Sentiment 'Because You're Special', which is what I stamped in the centre panel. I also distressed the edges of this panel with the aged mahogany distress ink.
I then stuck the frame onto the card using foam tape (and CS Glue of course)
I stuck the lacey part of the Lisbon dies to the wine base with CS Glue, then the embossed centre on foam tape and finally, the stamped focal point with foam tape too..





I stamped all my flowers and the curled vines with the (now indepsensable) Tiny Little Ink Splats background stamps and aged mahogany distress ink pad, the flowers were shaped differently to the last card, simply by using the point of my tweezers to hold the centre of each petal and pushing the sides back. You will notice that, again, I have left them as individual flowers and not layered them up,.. this is why I love the Camellia flowers,.. so much you can do with them!
Naturally, they were all given the Glacier Ice treatment on the tips of each petal, as were the curled vines. The pearls were stuck in with CS Glue too.
I stuck them all on the card as shows in the photo with CS Glue (curled vines last)

I finished off by adding two bobs (very technical term) of the Decadent Wine Pearl PVA Glue to the top and bottom of the centre topper, then left it all to dry :-)

The finished card

And there we have it,.. another relatively quick card for me, but it's a very elegant finish.
I may even replicate this card again as I do like the finished result :-)

As always, everything I have used is available on my website at www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk, but I do know we have sold out of the Scribbled Corners,.. will be ordering more today so check the website to see if I have added more stock..

Until tomorrow,.... Happy Crafting!





Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Petite Scribbled Sentiments in Chic Moss

Good Morning Everyone

I've had a thoroughly good time at Hochanda over the last few days and I'm so pleased you are all loving my new Petite Scribbled Sentiments and the new Scribbled Birthday Verses,.. I do too! (albeit I am biased ha ha)

Thanks too for all the lovely comments on my Facebook Page and Twitter, I really do appreciate it :-)

So, you have some Blog posts from lil ole me this week and I will be giving away the cards I made as demo's on air (the last lot are signed and ready to go now)
I'll do seperate posts for the cards I'm giving away so keep an eye on the Blog and my Facebook Page..

Anyhoo, here's my first sample,.. in Chic Moss, which I absolutely love!

What I used:
Phill Martin for Cosmic Shimmer Chic Moss Ink Mister, Gilding Wax & Twinkles
Dies by Sue Wilson, Portuguese Collection, Lisbon, Corner, Border & Tag, Curled Vines and Camellia Compete Petals
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels, Glacier Ice
White Cardstock
Creative Expressions Bed of Roses A4 Embossing Folder

What I did:

I cut all my layers in white cardstock, these were 23cm x 18cm, 22.5cm x 17.5cm, 22cm x 17cm and finally 14cm x 17cm (centre panel)
I then cut out my Lisbon dies in white card making sure I cut the largest die on it's own, then the three largest together, then the tag from the corner, border and tag set (including an extra one of the smallest for my sentiment), two borders and four curled vines.

The middle base layer, largest of the Lisbon die cuts and the tag were all then ink misted using my Chic Moss ink mister and put to one side to dry.

I embossed the smallest of the base layers and the inner die cut from the Lisbon set using the beautiful Bed of Roses embossing folder (I used the reverse or debossed side on this card as it's just as pretty as the embossed side)



I then cut 14 of the fabulous Camellia (Camilla ha ha) flowers in the same white cardstock, you'll notice that I haven't layered these flowers up either, I love them just simply shaped and left as individual flowers!
I used the Chic Moss Gilding Wax in the centre of each flower, not paying particular attention to this, simply a good application in a circle, I then let this dry for a minute or two, then buffed the gilding wax with a tumble dryer sheet (this also gets rid of any hard edges), I then shaped them slightly with my ball tool from underneath, applied a good blob of Chic Moss Twinkles and covered this with Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels (have you tried this yet?, looks amazing over the top of Twinkles)
I then stamped the bootiful Petite Scribbled Sentiment in Black Soot distress ink and edged this with Cosmic Shimmer Glue and applied Glacier Ice to this too.



The four curled vines and the centre die cut were also given the glacier ice treatment,.. just make sure you don't cover the whole of the curled vines with glue and glacier ice,.. I do it in loosely random spots to add more interest.. it makes them too 'heavy' if you cover them.

Now my ink misted layers were dry, so I started assembling the card.. so, the three base layers were all flat, the die cut borders were stuck onto the small ink misted layer, just on the edge and the edge of those given the glacier ice treatment, this 'panel' was then stuck on with foam tape in the centre of the card. The ink misted part of the Lisbon die cuts was stuck to the base layer and this was stuck onto the centre panel with foam tape, as were the extra layers of the die cuts, finishing with the sentiment on top.

The flowers and curled vines were all stuck on with Cosmic Shimmer glue around the centre to create a 'frame'.


The finished card:



And there we have it,.. doesn't take long to make this card really,..in fact, it's probably one of my quicker ones!
The card I replicated on air was in Chic Viola (another really pretty colour) and this will be the first of my give aways on my Facebook Page later today.

As always, you can find everything I've used on my TV Shows over at my website by clicking here: www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk  

Until tomorrow.... Happy Crafting!


Friday, 23 October 2015

Graceful Blue - Just for You

Good Morning Everyone,

A very busy weekend ahead for Phill and myself, we are preparing samples, demo's etc for

HOCHANDA T.V. on MONDAY at 8.00 pm - followed by 4 shows on Tuesday where you will see

Phill doing his demo's at 9.00 am, 12.00 noon, 4.00 pm and 7.00 pm


I hope you like today's card.

All the products used to create this can be found on Phill's Website - www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk

8 x 8 Card Blank
White Card Stock
Sentimentally Yours Bracket Collection Everyday Stamps
Graceful Butterfly and Dragonfly Paper Pad
Graceful Blue Colour Cloud Blending Ink
Graceful Blue Ink Mister Spray
Graceful Blue Twinkles
Graceful Blue Mica Powder
Sue Wilson Dies- Peony
Sue Wilson Dies - Curled Vines
Sue Wilson Dies Noble - Ornate Pierced Rectangles
Sue Wilson Greek Island Collection - Rhodes
Creative Expressions Adhesive Pearl Strips

This is how I made it :-

8 x 8 Card Blank
White Card Stock cut to 7.75 sq
Graceful Blue Paper cut to 7.5 sq
I then attached these layers flat to the main card.

Next using the largest of the Noble Dies I cut this out using White Card Stock and attached to the card using pads to give dimension.

Using the next 2 smaller dies I cut these out - again using white card stock. I then used Blue Mister Spray on the plain piece, and once dried I attached both layers flat to the card.






Sentiment

I used the 2 largest Dies from the Greek Island Rhodes and cut these out in plain white card stock.
I stamped the Sentiment using Graceful Blue Colour Cloud Blending Ink.

Then I mixed a paste using Graceful Blue Mica Powder together with Graceful Blue Mister Spray, and coloured the edges of the Sentiment, and attached to the centre using pads




Finishing Touches

Using a sheet of white card stock I sprayed this with Graceful Blue Mister Spray and then cut several flowers out, shaped, and attached to the card. I then added Twinkles to the centres, before adding the leaves.

Finally I used Self Adhesive Pearl Strips around the edges of the rectangles.

                               

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Thursday, 22 October 2015

Graceful Pink and White - Featuring The Bracket Birthday Verse Stamps

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you have all dried out from yesterday, what a horrible wet day it was here in Nottingham.
Today is very cloudy but will hopefully stay dry.

Well on with today's card, another 8 x 8 (my favourite size) but looks very nice done in smaller sizes too.

Products used:- which are all available on Phill's Website  -  www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk

8 x 8 White Card Blank
White Card Stock
Graceful Butterfly and Dragonfly Paper Pad
Sentimentally Yours Bracket Collection Birthday Stamps
Sue Wilson Die - Greek Island - Corner, Border And Tag
Sue Wilson Die - Striplet - Bevelled Glass
Creative Expression Self Adhesive Pearl Strips
Spellbinder Flutters
Silver Embossing Powder
Glamour Dust


This is how I made it:-

8 x 8  Card Blank

1st layer Graceful Pink paper cut to 7.75 sq and attached flat to card.

2nd layer plain white card cut to 7.5sq and attach flat.

3rd layer plain white card cut to 6,75sq. I then lined up the Striplet Die and cut out then backed it with Graceful Pink Paper before replacing back into the aperture.






Sentiment and Corners 

Using one of the Bracket Birthday Verse Stamps and Silver Embossing Powder, I heat embossed before attaching to the card using pads to give dimension.

Next with an off cut of pink paper I cut out the corners using the Corner die from the Greek Collection. Then attached to the card.








Finishing Touches


I added self adhesive pearl strips around the edge of the striplet and also down the right side linking up to the corners.

Finally I cut the butterfly and used glamour dust on the wings, and attached to the card.

                                     Happy Crafting


                         
                         

                                   
                                 
                                   
                                     
   
                               
                                       

   

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Step by Step - Stamped Camellia Flowers...

Good Afternoon Everyone

As I've got 10 minutes spare (which is very rare these days), I thought I'd show you a couple of step by step photos of some flowers I have made to go on one of my sample cards for my shows on Hochanda next week,..

I'm so looking forward to these shows too, as it's the first time you will have seen my complete collection of Scribbled Sentiments (and 3 brand new additions too!)

Anyhoo, I digress!

You probably know from my style of crafting that I like symmetry (if somewhat loosely sometimes) in the 'decoration' of my cards,.. and die cut flowers are my favourite way of doing this,..

Now, there are no set 'rules' to how we make our flowers, plain, inked, misted, embossed.. the list goes on and on,.., but one thing I do love to do, is use my background stamps to add interest and 'another level' to the finished flowers.. with this in mind,. here are a couple of the flowers I have made today, using Sues' Camellia Flower dies (complete petals) and my own Tiny Little Ink Splats A6 Background Stamp... would you have ever though that these little ink splats would look so lovely on a die cut flower? No, me neither, until I made one (just goes to show, the only rules in crafting are the ones we impose on ourselves!) ha ha


So,..
Step 1 - Simply, die cut however many flowers you want from whatever colour cardstock you want..


I've used good ole plain Ivory card here..







Step 2
I then stamped my Tiny Little Ink Splats all over them with my Black Soot distress Ink Pad.












Step 3
Then, I curled each of the petals back, or rolled them back (if that makes sense), with my pointy tweezers (a quilling tool will do this too, as long as the card fits into the slot, I prefer my tweezers) (bone folders will not curl the petals back enough) I then loosened the bottom flower petals a little and, using my cosmic shimmer pva glue, made 4 flowers using two sizes of flower and 2 flowers using 3 sizes :-)

Starting to take shape!


 
Step 4
Then, using my cosmic shimmer pva glue, I put a full pearl (from the Stick Pin Elements range) into each flower,.. this shaped flower is perfect for it and I particularly like these flowers as they have a beautiful shape that is different to all those roses everyone does :-) 









Step 5
I finished off by putting pva glue on the edges of the curled back petals and dunking the full flower into my favourite, Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels.. :-) 










And here's the finished card :-)

Hope you like it,.. I may even demo this on one of my shows on Tuesday :-)



Here's a little reminder of my show times for next week 
Hope you can watch!






Graceful Mint - Happy Anniversary

Good Morning Everyone

Not a very nice day here in Nottingham, but we have to make the most of it and 'Carry On Crafting'

Today's card is one I created using  Graceful Mint - I hope you like it.

Products Used:- Which can all be found on Phill's Website - www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk

8 x 8 Cream Card Blank
Cream Card Stock
Graceful Butterfly & Dragonfly Paper Pad
Graceful Mint Twinkles
Graceful Mint P.V.A.
Graceful Mint Mister Spray
Sentimentally Yours Bracket Everyday Sentiments A5 Stamps
Tartan Trellis Embossing Folder
Sue Wilson Dies - Petite Vinery
Sue Wilson New York Collection - Madison Square
Spellbinder Blooms
Spellbinder Bracket Borders 2
Spellbinder Flutters
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Silver Embossing Powder

This is how I made it:-
8 x 8 Card Blank

1st layer -  Graceful Mint Paper cut to 7.75 sq

2nd layer - Cream Card Stock cut to 7.5 sq which I sprayed with Mint Mister Spray and then embossed using the Tartan Trellis Embossing Folder.

I then attached both layers flat to the card.

Using a sheet of Cream Card Stock and 2 Bracket Dies.
I lined these up each side and cut each one separate.
I then backed this with Mint Paper and attached to the card using pads to give dimension.






Sentiment 

Using the Madison Square Die I cut out in Cream Card stock and backed with Graceful Mint Paper. I then cut the centre square out and using the Everyday Sentiment I heat embossed using Silver Embossing Powder, then attached all these to the card using pads.


Flowers

Using Spellbinders Blooms 3 I cut out 2 sets using Cream Card offcuts and Graceful Mint Paper, then attached to the card, and also added the leaves.

Final Touches 

I used Cosmic Shimmer Glue on the petals and leaves, then sprinkled with Glacier Ice and added a dazzler to the centres.

Next I added Graceful Mint Twinkles to the edges of the large centre die cut and Graceful Mint P.V.A. to the outer edge of the sentiment square.

Finally I cut the butterfly out in Graceful Mint Paper and sprinkled the wings with Glacier Ice.

                                                                    Happy Crafting
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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Graceful Peach - By Barb - Just For You

Good Morning Everyone,

Once again thank you so much for your lovely comments on my previous post.

Today's card is one I created using the Lovely Graceful Peach products all of which can be found on Phill's Website:-

www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk

Products Used:-

8 x 8 White Card Blank
White Card Stock
Graceful Butterfly & Dragonfly Paper Pad
Graceful Peach Twinkles
Graceful Peach P.V.A.
Graceful Peach Mica Powder
Sentimentally Yours Bracket Everyday Sentiment Stamps
Sue Wilson Noble Dies - Classic Adorned Squares
Sue Wilson Peony Dies
Sue Wilson Petite Vinery
Embossing Folder Leafy Montage
Glamour Dust
Dazzlers
Perfect Medium
Black Soot Distress Ink

This is how I made it:-

8 x 8 Card Blank
First I embossed the front of the card using the Leafy Montage Embossing Folder. Then I used Perfect Medium and Peach Mica Powder to create the background.

Next I cut a 7 x 7 Sq from the Peach Dragonfly Paper Pad and attached flat to the card.

Using Plain White Card Stock and the Adorned Square Dies I cut this out and attached to the centre of the card using pads to give dimension.

Then using the 2 inner dies I again cut out using White Card Stock and then backed it with Plain Peach from the pad, and attached again with pads.




Sentiment

Using The Bracket Everyday Sentiment Stamp I masked the brackets off and stamped with Black Soot Distress Ink. Then cut this out with a separate die before attaching to the card using pads.


Finishing Touches

Using Offcuts of paper left from the paper pad I cut out several flowers and leaves and attached to the card, than added dazzlers to the centre of the flowers.

I used Glamour Dust to the centre of the
Adorned Squares, and Peach Twinkles around the edges.

Finally I cut out the Dragon Fly and added glamour dust to the wings and Peach P.V.A. Pearls to the tail.

                  Happy Crafting

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Monday, 19 October 2015

Black and Cream by Barb - Featuring The Bracket Birthday and Inspirational Stamps

Good Morning Everyone,

For those of you who went to Doncaster Dome yesterday I hope you managed to stop and say 'hello' to Phill and watch his demo's.



Today's card is one of my favourites and was made as a sample for Phill's  HOCHANDA  show last week.


Product Used:-
which can all be found on Phill's Website:-  www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk

8 x 8 Cream Card Blank
Cream Card Stock
Black Card Stock
Sentimentally Yours Bracket Verse A5 Stamp Set
Sentimentally Yours Inspiration A5 Stamp Set
Black Soot Distress Ink Pad
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Glacier Ice
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Cream Pearls
Sue Wilson Peony Dies
Sue Wilson Petite Vinery Die
Tartan Trellis Embossing Folder
Spellbinder Bracket Border 2 Dies
Spellbinders Flutters
Dazzlers



This is how I made it :-

8 x 8  Cream Card Blank
 Black Card Stock cut to 7.75 sq and attached flat to the card blank.

I then cut a piece of cream card stock to 5.75 x 6.5
and black card stock to 5.5 x 6 and attached both of these flat to the card.

Next I cut a piece of Cream card stock to 5.25 x 6
and using the Border Die I placed this at an angle and cut it out.

Using the Bracket Birthday Verse Stamp I stamped this using Black Soot Distress Ink, then used the Tartan Trellis Embossing Folder to emboss.

I then trimmed this down to fit before attaching to the card using pads to give dimension.

Next I cut a strip of Cream Card Stock to 5.75 x 1.25
and Stamped this using a stamp from the Brackets of Inspiration. I then embossed it using the Tartan Trellis attached this to the card using pads.
I then cut a strip of cream card to 7.5 x  1.75 and embossed before I attached to the right of the card  again using pads.


 Finishing Touches

I added Cream Pearls to the edge of the border below the sentiment, and cut a butterfly from the Spellbinder Flutters die and used Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels on the wings. I also added a butterfly from a Sue Wilson Die.

Using the Peony Die I cut several of these out, shaped and attached to the card, then added leaves from the Petite Vinery dies.

I then added Glacier Ice to the petals and finally finished with a Dazzler to the centre of the flowers.

                      Happy Crafting.


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Friday, 16 October 2015

Graceful Lilac - Featuring the Bracket Birthday Verse Stamps

Good Morning Everyone,

Another dull day is forecast for Nottingham  :-) so that means another crafting day for me lol

Thank you all once again for your lovely comments on yesterday's blog card.

With Phill having so many lovely products its difficult to know which to use first, but I love the Graceful Lilac so have decided to use that on today's blog card, I hope you like it too.

Listed below are the products I used, all of which  can be found on the Website:-

www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk

Products used :- 

8 x 8 Cream Card Blank
Bracket Collection Birthday Verse Stamps A5
Graceful Butterflies & Dragonflies Paper Pad
Graceful Lilac Mister Spray
Graceful Lilac Embossing Powder
Spellbinder Die - Labels 47
Sue Wilson Die - Peony
Sue Wilson Noble Die - Ornate Pierced Rectangles
Hat pins
Creative Expressions Glitter Jewels -  Glacier Ice
Creative Expressions Dazzlers
Seam Binding




This is how I created the card 

8 x 8 Cream Card Blank

Using Cream Card Stock I cut a 7.75 sq and sprayed it with Graceful Lilac Mister Spray and attached flat to the card.


The with a sheet of Lilac paper from the Paper Pad I cut this to 7.5 sq and attached flat to the card.











Using the Pierced Rectangle Die I cut this out in Cream Card Stock and attached to the card using pads to give dimension.

Then again in cream I cut out the Labels 47 die and backed this with Lilac paper from the pad and attached to the card again using pads.

I then cut a square of cream card to fit the centre and used the Bracket Collection Birthday Verse Stamp (but masked the brackets off) and embossed this using Graceful Lilac Embossing Powder, and attached to the card using pads.


Finishing Touches

I used Cosmic Shimmer Glue around the edges of the labels 47 die and then used Glitter Jewels Glacier Ice.

I cut several flowers from the Peony Die and shaped these before attaching to the card. I also added Glacier Ice to the edges of the petals and then added a small dazzler to the centres, and two hat pins.

Finally I made a triple bow and swags using Seam Binding and added a large Dazzler to the centre,


                                                 Happy Crafting

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Thursday, 15 October 2015

Graceful Pink and White - Just For You

Good Morning Everyone,

A cloudy day is forecast for Nottingham today, so it looks like another craft room day for me, can't complain about that though can I ?

Your comments on the card I posted yesterday were absolutely lovely, I really appreciate you all taking the time to comment.

Today's card is another 8 x 8 but works really well on smaller cards too.


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

8 x 8 White Card Blanks
White Card Stock
Graceful Butterfly & Dragonfly Paper Pads
Graceful Pink Mister Spray
Graceful Pink Twinkles
Graceful Pink P.V.A
Sentimentally Yours Bracket Stamps
Spellbinder Dies Bracket Borders 2
Spellbinder dies Blooms 3
Sue Wilson Petite Vinery Dies
Sue Wilson New York Collection Dies - Herald Square
Sue Wilson Embossing Folder - Leafy Montage

Here's what I did:-

8 x 8 Card Blank
I then cut a sheet from the Graceful Pink to 7.75 sq and attached to the main card.

Next I cut a piece of Plain White Card Stock to 7.5 sq and sprayed this using Graceful Pink Mister Spray. Once this was dry (only a couple of minutes) I embossed it using the Leafy Montage Embossing Folder.Then attached flat to the card.



Using Plain White Card Stock and a Bracket Border Die
I cut this 4 times lining up each time to create the fancy rectangle. I then attached this flat to the card,






For the centre feature I used the New York Collection - Herald Square die and cut this out in white card stock and backed it with a piece of scrap pink paper from the paper pad.

Then I cut the square from the small die and using a stamp from the Bracket Everyday Sentiments I heat embossed using Silver Embossing Powder.
I then attached all of these using pads to give dimension.


Finishing Touches

Using Spellbinder Blooms Three I cut several flowers, to which I shaped and attached to the card, then added the leaves using the Petite Vinery Die.

Finally using Graceful Pink P.V.A. I added the pearls around the edge of the Bracket  Rectangle and around the edge of the sentiment.

I then added Graceful Pink Twinkles to the edge of the petals and also to the centre of the flowers.


                                                          Happy Crafting

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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Graceful Lilac & Cream - On Your Wedding Day

Good Morning Everyone,

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my previous blog.

I hope you all enjoyed watching Phill's demo's on Hochanda, he had an amazing day with a 'Sell Out'
in the first 2 hours. Not really surprised though as I'm sure you will agree  all his stamps are amazing!

On with today's card, one which I really enjoyed creating :-

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

8 x 8 Cream Card Blank
Cream Card Stock
Graceful Butterflies and Dragonflies paper pad
Graceful Lilac P.V.A.
Graceful Lilac Mister Spray
Bracket Icon A6 Stamps
Bracket Occasion A5 Stamps
More Bracket Sentiments A5 Stamps
Bracket Words of Inspiration Stamps
Sue Wilson Peony Die
Sue Wilson Petite Vinery Die
Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Rectangles
Creative Expressions Dazzlers
Creative Expressions Pearls
Silver Embossing Powder



To create this card 

I started with a cream 8 x 8 Card Blank and cut the first layer to 7.75 sq in cream card stock , then sprayed it with Graceful Lilac Mister Spray and attached to the main card using Cosmic Glue

Next I cut a 7.5 sq in cream, then using the More Bracket Sentiments I chose the ''On Your Wedding Day''stamp and embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder.


Then using a Stamp from 'Words of Inspiration' I stamped the sentiment at the bottom , again with Silver Embossing Powder. I then attached this to the main card.

Using the largest of the  Pierced Rectangle Dies I  cut this out using Cream Card, then I cut the next size out and backed it with Graceful Lilac from the Paper pad, and attached flat to the card.

Next I cut out the small die and embossed using the Bracket Icon Stamps and Bracket Words of Inspiration Stamps. I then attached this to the card using pads to give dimension.


Finishing Touches

Next I cut the flowers using Petite Vinery and Peony Open & Closed Petals. Once these were shaped I added small Lilac Dazzlers to the centres.

I then added pearls around the edges of both of the pierced rectangles, and finally added 3 P.V.A. pearls to each corner,


                                          Happy Crafting


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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Good Morning Everyone,

Apologies for absence during the last couple of weeks, we have been extremely busy with the Harrogate Show, preparing samples and demo's for Hochanda not to mention all the NEW PRODUCTS Phill is working on !

Did you all enjoy last nights Launch of the Bracket Stamps on HOCHANDA?

Phill is demonstrating again today at 9.00 am, 12.00 noon, 4.00 pm   and 7.00 pm

On with today's card

These are the products used:-

8 x 8 Card Blanks
Black Card Stock
White Card Stock
Silver Embossing Powder
Black Soot Distress Ink Pad
Bracket Birthday Verse A5 Stamp Set
Bracket Icons A6 Stamp Set
Cosmic Shimmer Glue

All of which can be found on :- www.honeypotcrafts.co.uk



8 x 8 Card
The first layer is 7.75 sq cut in Black Card Stock.
Then using the Bracket Icon Stamps I stamped around the edge and used Silver Embossing Powder, and attached flat to the main card.

Next I cut a piece of White Card Stock to fit into the design and stamped around the edges with the Small Bracket from the Icon Set  using Black Soot Distress Ink and attached flat to the card.

Then I cut a piece of black card to fit and also white card for layering and attached both of these to the card using pads.

Finally I cut a piece of black card and using the Bracket Birthday Verse I stamped this and embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder, and attached to the card using pads.








                   
Happy Crafting 

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Friday, 9 October 2015

Monochrome Bracket Birthday....

Good Morning Everyone

It's a beautiful, sunny morning here in Nottingham and both myself and Barb are busy making samples for my shows on HOCHANDA next Monday & Tuesday (details below)

I thought I'd share this card with you, that I made yesterday morning and, if you follow me on my Facebook page, you will have seen the photos of my desk as I prepped for this card :-)

I will be making this card on air too, as one of my demos (although, knowing me, I may just change a few small things too!)

Anyhoo, here is what I used (naturally, the list is linked to the products on my www too, should you 'need' to buy them)

Black Foundations Cardstock
Brilliant White Cardstock
Sentimentally Yours Bracket Birthday Verse A5 Stamp Set (NEW)
Sentimentally Yours Crackled A6 Background Stamp
Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels
Creative Expressions Small Black Dazzlers
Black Soot Distress Ink Pad
Creative Expressions A4 Tartan Trellis Embossing Folder (one of my all time faves!!)
Dies by Sue Wilson Noble Ornate Pierced Rectangles
Dies by Sue Wilson Perfect Peony (complete petals)
Dies by Sue Wilson Laurel Leaves
Black Seam Binding Ribbon


And here's my card...
This is quite a big card, at 22cm x 18cm,..


                                                       Here is a close up of the centre of my card, featuring my fab new Bracket Verse Stamps..

                                                                                      
And here is a close up of the pretty Peony flower,..
you'll notice that I die cut them in plain ole white cardstock, then stamped my Crackled background stamp over them in Black Soot distress ink,.. the fab sparkle (I don't 'do' glitter, apart from Glamour Dust and our amazing Glitter Jewels!) is Iced Snow glitter jewels, applied over Cosmic Shimmer pva glue,..






In case I forget to mention it (as if ha ha), I am back on your HOCHANDA TV Screens for a new One Day Special, next Monday & Tuesday..

Monday 12th - 8pm Launch Show
Tuesday 13th - 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm

I'll be showcasing my new Bracket Collection Stamps (these have never been on TV yet!) and I can tell you now,.. it is an amazing price for the collection!!
I'll also have some of my favourite Graceful Cosmic Shimmer Products and Paper/Insert Pads too)

Exciting times!

Don't forget too, that I will be at the Stamp Magic Show in Doncaster, next Sunday (18th October) so I hope I see some of you there :-)

Anyhoo, this post has taken me far longer than I thought, so I better get off and get some work done!

Hope you like the card :-)

Happy Crafting!