Saturday, 10 October 2015

The Mirror Crack'd Challenge- A Wall Hanging

 Materials used:-
JGS415 Fluffy Robin
JGS414 Deck the Halls
JGS304 Kim's Coppice
Woodware Craft Canvas
Dreamweaver leaf die
Sakura coloured pencils
Versafine Onyx Black, Olympic green & Spanish green
Fluffy Stuff
Stickles Stardust
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

 Other products used:
Stix2 Transfer foils
Stix2 die cut S/A sheet (Ultra sticky)
Stix2 "Create Your Own Craft Calendar"  
Distress inks

This week we join the crafty ladies from The Mirror Crack'd for their challenge & this time we've been asked for a wall hanging. Well I'm creating my own calendar for next year so what better for a wall hanging? I started by taking a piece of 8" x 8" craft canvas & giving it a colour wash with shades of blue,green & brown ink pads. When this was thoroughly dry (I left it over night but you can speed things up with a heat gun- gently!) I stamped our lovely robin using Versafine black. I coloured with Sakura pens & then stamped the background using images from "Deck the Halls"  around the edges with the 2 shades of Versafine green. I masked the robin to stamp the groups of trees from "Kim's Coppice" behind it & the apt sentiment for a calendar also comes from this set. The leaves in the bottom right corner have been die cut with the Dreamweaver die & foiled. As I intend to use this design for my January page I have added some touches of Fluffy Stuff & Stardust Stickles for a wintry, frosty look. To finish I have layered onto dark brown card.

Here's how the calendar looks

Why not pop over to The Mirror Crack'd to see what the design team have come up with.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Sketch Challenge 46

Materials used:-
FRS331 Peaceful Christmas
Clear Scraps mask Holly
Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Detail gold embossing powder
Woodware Fingerguard trimmer + 
Victorian Blade
Liquid Pearls gold
Stardust Stickles
A5 white card blank
Gold pearl card
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
It's sketch challenge time again & another outing for the classic "Peaceful Christmas" which I used for "Trio of Christmas Tags" a few weeks ago but used in it's entirety this time. I've kept it very simple & I hope elegant this time using simply white & gold. I've embossed the image & sentiment with gold powder & given it some shade & colour with Brilliance used to water colour. The holly panel was made with the mask & Brilliance & all layered onto the gold card. To finish I added some gold Liquid Pearls to the holly berries & a little touch of Stickles for sparkle.  
                                                            Here's the sketch

Friday, 25 September 2015

Exciting New Workshop Days are coming this Autumn!

Workshops with Jan Caudrelier & Debbie Frost
· Saturdays from 10 til 4pm- A CRAFTY SATURDAY!
· 2 workshops plus 2 stamps/stencils or mould - value £12 + included
· Held at Pilgrim Rooms, Glenorchy Church, Exeter Rd
· Cost £30 –including teas, coffees, cakes.
· BOOK in LIBERTY CRAFT, Exeter rd, Exmouth 01395 273238

1- Vintage Christmas card designs
“I shall be using a variety of Stix2 Anything products to create a classic vintage card. We shall use silicone moulds, hot glue, Seed, Bead & Glitter, Metallic FX powders & Transfer foils as well as stamping, punching & die cutting.”  - Debs
2- A Box Card that folds flat to post
“The folding Box card is a really interesting but surprisingly simple, card to make – and it is much easier with guidance in class than following a written explanation!   We will make an elaborate one using a template I have made for you suitable for a Special person at Christmastime.” – Jan

Forthcoming dates…
Dec 5th – BRING YER PINNY!   *Inky Stuff * Brushos
Jan 9th – BACK TO BASICS    *Brush Markers *2 Stencilling Techniques
Feb 6th – MASTERCLASS MECHANICS –Difficult fold cards – something to master!
And …Mar 5th  – April 9TH – May 14th

Thursday, 24 September 2015

More Baby Love!!

I've been hard at work again designing more baby cards using Woodware & Wild Rose stamps.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Paper Pieced Christmas

Materials used;-
FRS602 Doodled Peace
Perfect prints paper pads Bold Stars & Fruit Stars
Sakura silver metallic pen
Ultra sticky DS tape
6 x 6 white card blank
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is;-
Liberty Craft 
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238

I do like paper piecing there's something very satisfying about it. This design from Francoise Read lends itself to the technique very well. Now the eagle eyed among you will remember that this was my workshop project for August & I felt I just wanted to share it again. Simply stamp the main image onto the card blank & onto the 2 shades of paper & cut these out. Now "piece" them onto the card blank. Simples! I have created a border with the paper & by applying some Stix2 transfer foils on top of this with Ultra sticky DS tape. To finish add the sentiment, some faux stitching & highlight parts of the image with the silver pen.   

Monday, 21 September 2015

Halloween with Stix2

For my Halloween design I've used Woodware's  FRS310 "Tall House" but given it a very different look to the pretty town house of the "Welcome to Your New Home"  theme of the set. Stamped onto "Tinted Tangerine" card with Brilliance Black I've cut out the windows & replaced them with Stardust Charcoal card. The bats & spiders peel offs come from Stampendous & I've mounted a bat onto a piece of acetate which I've folded into a springy concertina to make him wobble. The trees have been covered with Stix2 hot glue & covered with micro beads from the red & orange Seed Bee'd & Fine Glitter set. The grey layer has been mounted onto Stardust Orange card & the A5 card blank is Pearl Coal Mine card. The little besom I've made with some twigs from my garden all held in place with hot glue. Happy Halloween!!   

Friday, 18 September 2015

Baby! Baby!

Some of my new designs now on sale at Bloomin' Kids Exmouth. I just love the HouseMouse bunnies. Aren't they cute?!