29 April 2017

How to make Dew drops your focal feature on a card - Robins Nest Design team

Hey crafty friends

Today I have a post on http://chatteringrobins.blogspot.co.uk/ showing how to makeDew drops a focal feature on your card, it's a full step by step tutorial. 

Here is a sneaky peek, but you'll need to go to their blog for the full post.

I hope you like it.

27 April 2017

Tattered Lace Country Manor Launch - Design Team samples

Today I am sharing my design team samples from the Tattered Lace Country Manor collection.

This new collection launches on Create and Craft TV today at 7pm.

I was lucky to be able to use the Country Manor Sarah and the Tumbling Fuchsia dies.

I hope you'll tune into the show

  • Sky 674
  • Freeview 23
  • Virgin 748
  • Freesat 813
  • Apple TV
  • Amazon Fire

25 April 2017

Lets build a rainbow with Altenew's Halftone circles

Today I am sharing a quick tutorial using Altenew's Halftone Circle stamp and die bundle to create 2 cards.

I took my inspiration from a demo by Lydia Evans

I started by cutting some paper into 1/4" and 1/8" strips. I choose bright colours but you can darker or pastel to suit your taste.

I then cut a piece of card and a piece of double sided adhesive to 4.25" x 5.5"

I applied the double sided adhesive to my card and removed the backing. I choose to place my paper in a diagonal orientation.

Once I had covered the whole piece of card I flipped it over and started to trim back the loose ends.

How amazing and bright does that look.

Next I used the Thanks die to cut into my rainbow card. (I kept the die cut to use later)

I added my panel to a card that was slightly bigger than my panel, leaving a even boarder all the way around.

I than used the matching stamp to stamp into the negative space using black ink. I also added some black Nuvo drops to draw the eye to the sentiment.

And here's what it looks like, I think this would make a really cool card for a teenager, you could play around and use different sentiments but for me this is going to be given to my daughters friends to say thank you for her birthday present.

Now remember that die cut I said to save,............

This is what I did with it. I used the same stamp to add the inked sentiment on top and then used a hole punch to punch several little circles from coloured paper.

They took a while to stick down but it was worth it.

I hope I've shown that you can take your stamps and dies and use them in a totally different way.

Please leave me a comment below to tell me what you think of my cards.