Saturday, 21 February 2015

Paris in the Spring

The quickest ever post as I am using a colleagues computer, worse nightmare my computer has been hacked and can't even begin to explain the problems created, but I am totally out of action until it's all sorted. Jo had chosen the theme at Allsorts 'The Colour Purple', nice one Jo.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Blossoms, sunrays and a hard day at the office

Good Morning to you all, I hope you week is going OK.

I am just popping in with a few more of my Tattered Lace cards which were made using the new Royal Lace collection. 

Since I joined the Tattered Lace team I have been itching to see if and how I could combine the use of dies together with the background I so enjoy creating and the lovely Blossom Branch which is part of the new Royal Lace collection which launched.............and sold out..........Friday to celebrate TL's second Anniversary is perfect.

I created the background in my usual way with a sun mask, Pan Pastels and then some sponged sunrays. I then cut the blossom die twice, fixed to the card and added some little blossoms made using a craft punch and tiny pearls stamens. And you can't begin to imagine how thrilled I was to discover my all time favourite Penny Black quote Sing, Dance, Love is also available as a Tattered Lace die and fitted in with my card perfectly. I am still amazed how delicate and fine the sentiments from TL are, yet cut out like a dream.

My second share is my first card using the amazing Panorana dies and was on the Tattered Lace blog yesterday so I won't bore you will all the details and products used as they are all listed there.

And I will leave you with this photo, Daisy, Poppy and Holly having a hard day at the office last week, or should I say the end of my craft room..............

Thanks for taking a peek, have a good Tuesday.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

More Tattered Lace

It's Saturday morning which means a new challenge at Allsorts and this week Tracy is challenging us to 'Anything but a Birthday'.

I promised earlier in the week that I would show some more of the Tattered Lace cards using the new Royal Lace collection which launched yesterday on Create and Craft TV to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of Tattered Lace......................and goodness me, a whole week's worth sold out in record time. I used the large 190 square Lace Medallion embossing folder as the base of my card and after embossing dusted lightly with distress ink which really makes the pretty pattern pop. I cut six of the Royal Lace borders and  stuck to white card and placed across the embossed panel, then added a couple of black feathers, an organza bow, a TL Butterfly, some pearls and TL sentiment.

I thought I would also share this card with you and shock horror as it's another baby card, three in a month is a record for me as I usually avoid them like the plague, but I have to confess that since I went onto the Tattered Lace DT I have seen baby cards in a totally different light. 

The sweet Little Monsters characters are adorable and although they have a cute element to them there is that touch of sophistication that Stephanie always manages to bring to her designs, I mean just look at those pretty ears ! Our youngest granddaughter absolutely adores elephants and has done since a toddler and has already put in her order for her Birthday card this year. I won't bore you with all the details of how I made my card as I wrote up the details earlier in the week here.

Happy weekend all.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Recycling candy winners

Good morning Peeps, I just realised it was time to draw the winners of my re-cyling candy, how that time has flown by and here was are Friday 13th !!

As you will have seen there were quite a few wood mounted stamps which are pretty weighty to post so I thought the best way to deal with thing was to select  a UK winner and an overseas one. And here are the lucky names that came out of the two draws...........................

The UK winner is Debbie

Overseas winner is Lai-Yoke

Well done to you both, please mail me with your full names and postal addys and I will get your goodies in the post to you.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Recycling candy

Please click here to add your name if you would like to enter my recycling candy (this is a sticky, new posts below)

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

New Tattered Lace sneak peeks

Good morning Peeps.

Apologies I am still rather quiet, the internet is still not back to rights, but the main reason I am MIA is because I've had my head down making samples for the upcoming Tattered Lace 2nd Anniversary event which kicks off on Friday 13th on Create and Craft. There are lots of shows coming up next week and I understand there is going to be the added bonus of free postage as well.

When I saw the dies I would be working with I instantly visualised the card at the top and set about creating the background with distress inks, grunge paste and some stencils. I cut the blossom branch die twice and snipped one into two to enable me to get a wider spread of the branches and then added the blossoms which I made with a small craft punch, the same ink and some pearl stamens. The border is one from the Lace Medallion set, it's a brilliant set which matches the dies and has a large 190 square folder, two borders and a corner one as well. I inked the border lightly to coordinate, added some ribbon and liquid pearls.

For the second card I used the outer section of the circle die which you can see in the picture above, cut in half and placed on a piece of DP, then added a panel down the middle embossed with the large folder in the set mentioned above which I edged with black borders cut with the top border die in the above photo. I think this border die is my favourite from this set, it's so delicate. I machined round the edge of a piece of plain white card as the base and added some black silk ribbon across the center and some pearls to embellish.

I have lots more cards in the making and will be sharing more in a few days. I have to say that as a self confessed stampaholic I am really rather enjoying this new challenge of creating with Stephanie's gorgeous dies and want to say a big thank you for inviting me to join your team.

Have a good Wednesday.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

It's those Brushos yet again

Morning all you crafty Peeps, this week at Allsorts we are getting all romantic with the theme of Love is all Around. We have two lovely sponsors this week, Buttons for Brains and Deedes Designs.

Just to explain my somewhat short or even missing comments on your blogs this week, we continue to have internet problems created by some sort of 'back door attack' on our server, it's all double dutch to me but I do know it's making life frustrating to say the least. As a result we are in the process of having servers changed..............all our internet, web site and mail comes via the office so it's not a quick fix and nothing moves quickly, but I am assured all should be resolved within the next week or so.............which at the moment sounds like forever away.

Onto my Allsorts card and it's another inky one from me or should I say Brusho's yet again, I had a heavy weekend of them a few weeks ago trying out different ways to use them. On the background of this one I soaked the Fabriano cardstock with water, sprinkled on the powders and then tilted the card back and forth so the colours ran and have to say I rather like the effect. Hubby was not so keen and said it looked "out of focus", ah well can't please them all. I then simply stamped Penny Black 3073K Brush Rose, painted the flowers with the same red Brusho colour, a ribbon and thread bow, a little red organzie rose and the sentiment is Penny Black 40-092 All You Need.

I thought I would also share one or two of my recent DT cards which have been on the Tattered Lace blog over the last week. I will have lots more to show you in the coming couple of weeks showcasing the upcoming Tattered Lace 2nd Anniversary releases which will be revealed on C&C from next Friday 13th, make a note in your diary as it's going to be a great week of shows with lovely new products.

All the dies and embossing folders used on these two cards are listed with each card on the Tattered Lace blog. The stamp on the above one is Penny Black and was inked with distress markers and spritzed with water before stamping.

The flower on this card was made using one of the TL corner dies, again instructions and products listed on the Tattered Lace blog.

Hope you all have a good weekend.

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