Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Summer Birthday

Materials used:-
FRS333  Wire Roses
Stampendous Detail Gold embossing powder
Lilac polka dot organza ribbon 
Mark Richards Elements Rainbow Clear
Sakura Koi water brush pens.
Flat white card
purple card
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

The team is featuring summer birthdays this week & I've designed this with a very special lady in mind!  The card blank is round for this one but I can't take the credit I bought it that way!! I've die cut a large circle from flat white card & after giving it a good wipe with an anti stat bag I've embossed "Wire Roses" with the gold powder. After that I gently sponged some summery colours from my inkpads & or course the embossing resisted the inks.I did add some water spots to the sponging to create a more interesting effect.  When dry I've added some colour to the roses with the Koi pens. To finish I've mounted onto a die cut circle of purple card & attached to the card blank. Now add a triple organza bow, the sentiment & some Elements.


Thursday, 14 July 2016

Today at Liberty Craft- Using Distress Inkpads


For today's demo at Liberty Craft Exmouth I've been playing with my very favourite inkpads Distress inks from Ranger. They are great for all kinds of techniques including stencilling, creating backgrounds, colouring & sponging. I've used them today with embossing folders & Woodware stamps.  



 A Sheena Douglas embossing folder softly sponged with a "Smoothy" ink dauber. 

 Woodware's "Into the Woods" & a Doobadoo stencil.

 "Memories" from Woodware with a Clearscraps mask.


"Into the Woods" again stamped onto a background which had just been swiped with a mix of pads. The background is a piece made with the embossing folder & wax paper technique.  

Good Luck


Materials used;-
FRS609 Graffiti Star 
JWS004 Good Luck
Perfect Prints paper pads:-
Fruit Dots,Fruit Stars & Bold Stars
Versafine Onyx Black
Peel off "Sparkler" stars
7 x 7 card blank
black card 
Stickles black
Grey Sakura Koi pen
All available from:-

Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

We're wishing "Good Luck" to someone this week & what better way then to make them feel they're a star!! I've had to feed my paper piecing addiction this time (haven't done any for ages!) & I've used the very versatile Perfect Prints sets again. You know how it goes, printed onto the various colour papers, cut out & re attach onto the base print. I've mounted onto black card & then onto one of the papers from Bold Stars. Now add the sentiment which is one of the "Tiddlers" & some peel off stars for good measure. I've added some shading to the letters with the Koi pen & a bit of glitz with the Stickles.    

Friday, 8 July 2016

Colour Blocks


Materials used:-
JGS291 Bubble Bloom Clarissa
Colorbox dye inkpads Sky, Guava & Grape
Versafine Onyx Black
Stickles black
Sakura Koi black water pen
Mark Richards Elements Black Rainbow
7 x 7 card blank
black card
All available from:-

Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

Colour blocking is a technique I really like & if you look at my blog from time to time you may remember I featured in my Thursday demo at Liberty Craft Exmouth a few weeks ago. I've die cut 2 different sized circles from Stix2 "Mount  n' Stamp Foam". This is a product generally used for mounting unmounted rubber stamps but it's great for making your own stamps using dies. I've inked up the circles using the Colorbox inks & then stamped the Bubble bloom over the top. Now this technique works well for silhouette stamps generally but if you have a suitable stamp, as we have here, you can create your own. I've simply filled in all the image with the black Koi pen. To finish mount onto black card before attaching to the card blank. Now add some Elements &  some black Stickles to the "bubbles".  

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Shabby Chic- Crafty Cardmakers Challenge


Materials used:-
JWS052 Life's Not Measured
Perfect Prints paper pad Vintage 4
Natural Burlap trim
S/A lace
Woodware paper flowers
Mark Richards S/A pearls
DL  parchment card blank
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Hairy Manilla card & brown card
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft- 
33. Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

We're joining the ladies at crafty cardmakers again this month for their regular challenge & this time it's the shabby chic or distressed look. I've chosen a DL card blank & cut away the top right hand corner which has then been scuffed & rolled over. I've used one of the vintage look papers from the Perfect Prints pad for the front & the sentiment comes from one of the always useful "Tiddlers" sets "Life's Not measured". To create the shabby chic look I've added the burlap trim, s/a lace, paper flowers & s/a pearls. I found this one lone skeleton leaf in my treasures & had forgotten how nice they are to use, think I'll have to hunt down some more!!
 Why not pop over to crafty cardmakers to see what their design team members have come up with & maybe play along- you never know you could win a prize!!


Monday, 20 June 2016

Floral Free for All


Materials used:-
Stix2 with heat products:-
Stix2 Craft & Mixed Media iron
Stix2 With Heat Adhesive sheet for various materials (S57357)
Stix2 with heat Parchment paper (S57359)
Stix2 8 x 8 cream card blank (S57346)
 A4 Cream card
A4 Kraft card

Also:-
JGS446 Whimsical Flower- Sally Anne
FRS614 Old Letter
JWS03 Happy Birthday
Color Box Crafters inks 
(Bark, Limelight,Spiced Plum,Purple, Berry, Sunshine,
Tangelo, Jungle Green)
Woodware Craft canvas
Versafine Vintage Sepia
7mm & 15mm purple organza ribbon
s/a diamantes (coloured with Permipens) 



 Today I've used  the Iron on Adhesive sheet for various materials from the Stix2 with heat range. Simply stamp onto the fabric side of the sheet  (I've stamped 2 flowers) using Colorbox Crafters inkpad Bark. These inkpads have to be heat set so perfect for use with the Stix2 with heat range.I then added colour to the flowers with stencil brushes & the other Crafters colours. You don't need to be too careful as the flowers will be cut out. Next I took a square of canvas & aged it a little with an inkpad before stamping all over with "Old Letter" & Versafine. Now remove the paper backing from the cut out flowers & place them onto the canvas. Cover with a piece of parchment paper & heat using the Stix2 Craft & Mixed Media iron for about 10 seconds. Leave the paper in place until the image is completely cold before peeling gently away. Mount this onto some purple card then the cream square & add the ribbon before attaching to the craft layer on the front of the card blank. To finish stamp "Happy Birthday" & add the diamantes.  




Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Raining Cats & Dogs

 Materials used:-
Woodware punches (see picture)
Craftwork Cards paper pad "Tartan"
Textura Cardstock pad "Nature"
FRS169 Little Messages
8 x 8 card blank
"Googlie" eyes
Liquid Pearls Avacado
Black Micron pen 
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
It's raining cats & dogs! Let's hope that with our English summer this doesn't prove to be the case!! I've pulled out all the punches this week to create these fun characters. You'll see all the punches I've used in the pic below plus a couple of oval dies which I didn't have in punch form. I've re-folded the card gatefold style & used the tartan paper for the background. The cats & dog have been attached to some plain green card & I think you'll see at a glance how they have been formed. To complete the design I've added some detail on the animals & a wiggly line around the border with a Micron pen & some dots of Liquid Pearls to give a bit of texture & interest.  Here's a closer look.