Sunday, 14 July 2019

Fairy Papercuts

 You have seen a couple of these on my last post alongside the floral papercuts. This time I looked at muti backgrounds with the reinkers from Izink, pixie powders, brayered etc. I just want to keep going with all of the backgrounds I could try out with these dies.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Floral Papercuts

I love using the papercuts as you can play about with so many backgrounds. Here I looked at using alcohol  inks , glitter as well as mixed methods with inkpad colouring, pixie powders and gilding polishes.

the two cards above were done today as cards I needed to send but again using alcohol inks (backgrounds on acetate and frames  on shiny card). Love this new presscut die  with the corners cut off that I've used on first frame

Thursday, 4 July 2019


This idea sprang from the new Macaw  and peacock stamps from woodware. I did however then sell my peacock stamps so substituted some others I have in my stash until they come in again.
I next looked on the shelf to see what other wildlife items I had to sell and found there were a number of stencils - elephants, fish, butterflies, dragonflies etc and so tried a few techniques with these which could be used on any of them.  Dragonfly dies are a carry over from earlier but still for sale so included.
 this is still a work in progress as with my previous FRIENDS post.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Time with Friends

I started with this idea when deciding to use the teacup woodware stamp. I then thought I also had for sale the dreamweaver teacups both as stencil and die so decided to use those. In wondering what else to include in those workshop I went through my stamps from creative stamping and picked out those with reference to friends. This is where a
I am at so far....

Friday, 14 June 2019

creative stamping 72 - Seaside

In deciding what to do different this time I thought about scene setting using the box die from "John Next Door". Then I thought I ought to try to do some with the new cosmic shimmer polishes and finally a few ordinary ones. In addition to the normal A4 set of stamps there was also an A6 set of bird stamps which made options a bit different to what we'd had before.
(I still have some magazines and stamps to sell if anyone is interested and of course workshops on these coming up - see website)

Friday, 31 May 2019

Cards made with new flowers

Last time I showed you some of the flowers I had made with the new dies in store. This time I have some cards to show using these flowers and other dies to set them off.

More will follow when I get time but after over 3 weeks on these I feel I must do other workshop prep and card orders

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Flowers made with John Next Door dies

After having 2 weeks with not playing due  a weeks holiday and  week trying to sort my workroom around the workshops booked I spent all my spare moments this week seeing what I could do with some new dies I had in from "John Next Door". Next week I shall look at using them on cards.
The top row used flower foam and the others were thick paper / lightweight card.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

CS70 "Ladies & Gentlemen"

Whilst using the latest creative stamping magazine stamps I also explored lots of ways with a new Sue Wilson die which a customer had purchased but asked me to try out. I also used some of he new cosmic shimmer opal & lustre polishes plus some sprays through stencils for backgrounds.

 A bit of repetition on the pictures since the ladies on their own didn't show up so well.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Cards suitable for men

 There once again seemed to be a shortage of products to use for this so I have incorporated some of the dogs from a recent creative stamping and the lighthouse we did earlier this year. There are also many of the wildlife cards which we again covered in workshops earlier this year. JND's box card idea with clock and cogs has been used as well as putting decoupage into the "box".

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Crads etc using JND's box card die

 Here I have used the box die as a protective box for flowers and decoupage. I have also used it as a box for gifts and double layered cards. The tissue box was inspired by what I saw on hochanda when John introduced his new die as are a couple of other cards but my version of what I can vaguely remember.