Thursday, 23 October 2014

Christmas with Little Claire

Gosh doesn't Thursday come around quickly?! This week I was using some of the cute Little Claire stamps with various techniques, embossing folders & gilding wax. 

Here I've used Distress inks to brayer the background,coloured George with Promarkers & added some Chunky white embossing powder for the snowy effect. The embossed panel has been given a gorgeous pearly effect with Creative Expressions "Pearl Moon" gilding wax. 

Here's George again with a little decoupaging & sparkly snowdrops with the aid of some Stickles. 

Lastly we have "Snowy Village" which has been stamped onto pale blue card & coloured with pencils. Add some Chunky White for a snowy effect.

Next week it's "Just One Colour" monochromatic effects for Christmas & I'll be using some of the new Woodware Christmas stamps. Hope to see you then at


Liberty Craft (opposite the library)
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Colours of Autumn at Liberty Craft

It was great to be back at Liberty Craft today for my Thursday morning demo & the theme this week was "Colours of Autumn" There are some lovely leafy, autumnal stamps from Woodware & I was embossing, using Distress inks & colouring with Promarkers.


FRS254 "Curly Leaves" with Promarkers

JGS304 "Kim's Coppice" embossed with copper powder 

Kim's Coppice again this time randomly embossed with gold & red powders

JGS273 "Wheat"- Direct to paper technique with Distress pads



Next week it will be "Christmas with Little Claire" so hope to see you at
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road (opposite the library)
Exmouth 
EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk




Monday, 13 October 2014

Traditional Christmas

Materials used:-
Dreamweaver stencil LL334 Manger 
Dreamweaver matt white embossing paste
FRS305 Bethlehem
Splendor inkpads Antique & Circus
Versafine Majestic Blue
Stickles Frosted Lace
DL card blank
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road (opposite the library)
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
When you think of traditional Christmas designs what springs to mind? Snow scenes? Robins? Laughing snowmen? For me it has to be the nativity as this is what Christmas is all about after all. I've chosen this simple stencil from Dreamweaver which I have embossed with white embossing paste. When the paste was dry I replaced the stencil & softly coloured with inks from the Splendor pads. The words come from last year's set from Francoise Read  "Bethlehem" which I thought went very well with the manger scene. Now simply layer onto silver pearl card & add a die cut & some dots of Frosted Lace Stickles.   


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

A Christmas Decoration


Materials used:-
FRS270 Curly- Deck the Halls
Sakura Stardust pens
Versafine Onyx Black
Stampendous Detail clear embossing powder
2" Holly punch
Woodware buttons
Jingle bells
Woodware Fancy Twine
Mark Richards Gold Metals
Red & green gingham ribbon
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft 
33. Exeter Road (opposite the library)
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
Stepping away from card making this week to create a decoration & this idea is something that has been buzzing around in my mind for a while now so time to finally let it out. I've used the fun new "Deck the Halls" from Francoise Read as the focal point of my Christmas wall hanging which has been stamped with Versafine & embossed with clear powder before being coloured with Stardust pens. Cut loosely  around the image before mounting onto bright blue, red & lime green card. As you will see I've randomly stamped the sentiment which comes with the set onto the card layers & added some faux stitching too. The corners gave been rounded with the large corner rounder punch. 
The base of the hanging is made from wide lolly sticks which have been stuck together at varying positions .I've also stamped the sentiment onto the lolly sticks & added some Jingle Bells suspended with some Fancy twine. Now just punch some holly leaves & add some suitable buttons as your berries. To finish I have added some gold "Metals" & some gingham ribbon.    


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

October's Sketch Challenge

Materials Used:-
Peel off 94093 Pop Circles
Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pens
2" circle punch
3" scalloped circle punch
Liquid Pearls Hydrangea
Black A5 card blank
White, pink & black card 
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33,Exeter Road 
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273328
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
Time for this month's Sketch Challenge & I've chosen to use a peel off by Francoise Read. I do like to work with peel offs occasionally & there are some great ones from Woodware to choose from. Sakura pens work very well with peel offs & with the pop art look of this particular one. Just place the peel off onto white card & colour with the pens before punching out with the 2" punch. Layer onto a circle punched from the bright pink card with the 3" punch. Add the other 2 circles from the peel off sheet to a piece of black card & the smaller flowers too. Add some of the flowers to a strip of black card to form the middle border.Now assemble the card following the sketch & add some Liquid Pearls to the centres of the small flowers.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Christmas is Coming at Liberty Craft


It was time to get Christmas crafty at Liberty Craft today I was using some of the new Christmas stamps from Stampendous. Below you'll see the beautiful "Christmas Cottage" which I think will rival "Snowy Postcard"  which was the Stampendous "must have" of a few years ago. It has beautiful detail & is a joy to colour. I've stamped using Versafine & coloured with Sakura pencils. A little decoupage of the holly & leaves, a touch of Diamond Stickles & some Glossy Accents on the holly. The fir boughs on the card blank come from last year's Jumbo "Forest Friend" & the sentiment is Jane Gill's "Christmas Greetings" . There's lots more ideas to come using Christmas Cottage both in demo & on my blog craftydebs so keep looking!   



Here we have one of the HouseMouse stamps from Stampendous "Friendly Dreams"- aren't they cute? Again stamped with Versafine & coloured with pencils. This stamp could be used all year round with careful camouflage of the bauble just right for any cat lover. 





















I'm off on my hols now so no demos for the next 2 weeks but I'm back on Thursday 16th October at Liberty Craft when my theme will be "Colours of Autumn".Take care & hope to see you then. 

All  products available at:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 273328
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk


Christmas is Coming.....


Materials used:-
JGS360 Poinsettia Corner
Stampendous Detail Gold embossing powder
Liquid Pearls White Opal & Gold Pearl
Card Candi- Toy Box
Sakura coloured pencils
6" x 6" cream card blank
cream  vellum
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft 
 33 Exeter Road
Exmouth  EX8 1PT
01395 273328
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
It's nearly that time of year again & I know many of you have been doing Christmas crafting for a while now. There are some gorgeous new Christmas stamps from Woodware this year & I've chosen this one from Jane Gill "Poinsettia Corner" to kick off the season. I've firstly embossed the flower corner & the sentiment onto cream card using gold powder & coloured the leaves with Sakura pencils. I then embossed just the flower again onto cream vellum & cut out just the poinsettia flower. Before attaching to the main image I gave the flower some shape by sculpting on the back with a ball tool. Attach with a 1mm foam pad at the centre of the flower. I have edged the image & the card blank with gold powder.Now layer the image onto dark green card before attaching to the card blank. To finish add the green Card Candi & Liquid Pearls to the berries & centre of the poinsettia .