Thursday, 6 July 2017

Christmas in July

It's never too soon to start your Christmas cards and here is my first Christmas blog post for this year . . . 

I adore this cute reindeer image from the stamp set designed by Jane Gill, as part of the latest Woodware launch from Creative Expressions.

I coloured the stamped images using a few watercolours and some gel pens.

I couldn't resist using the Woodware fluffy stuff to add snow for a finishing touch. You pipe it on wet and heat it gently with a heat tool until it puffs up, giving dimension to the card.

The full list of items used, are as follows:

Woodware Clear Stamps - Reindeer Bells JGS524
Woodware White Fluffy Stuff WW2770
Creative Expressions Noble Collection Ornate Pierced Rectangles CED5502
Graphmaster Aquarel Watercolour Brush Markers - Pastel Set GRAPHAQUASETB
Creative Expressions Watercolour Card Pack 20 sheets CEWATER
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad VF-82
Cosmic Shimmer Glue 30ml CSGLUE
Sakura Gel Pens - assorted colours

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Tropical Flamingos

We are still enjoying the mini heatwave this week, so here is something tropical inspired for you!

This hanging MDF plaque has been decorated using some of the beautiful new Cosmic Shimmer Carnival Colours from Phill Martin; Purple Paradise, Lush Pink and Tangy Tangerine.

The Metallic Gilding Polish can be applied direct to the bare MDF and the greyboard flamingo and large palm tree pop-ems.

The remaining palm trees, hammock and flying birds have been die cut from black card.

Here is a quick card made with some similar products.

Products used:

Creative Expressions MDF Driftwood Circle pk 2 (CEMDFDRCIRC)
Creative Expressions Tropical Island A5 Clear Stamp Set (CEC845)
Creative Expressions Metallic Gilding Polish Tangy Tangerine (CSPMMGTANGY)

Creative Expressions Metallic Gilding Polish Purple Paradise (CSPMMGPARA)
Creative Expressions Metallic Gilding Polish Lush Pink (CSPMMGLUSH)
Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish Graphite (CSMGGRAPHITE)
Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish Silver Dream]] (CSMGSILVER)
Black card and white card
Creative Expressions Tropical Collection Island Paradise Die Set (CED21009)
Creative Expressions Pop-ems Tropical Island (CSGBTROPICAL)
Graphmaster Acrylic Paint Marker White 2-3mm Nib (GRAPHACWHITE2.5)
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss Midnight Sparkle (CSGKMID)
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss Frosty Sparkle (CSGKFROSTY)
Black Versafine Ink Pad (VF-82)


Sunday, 4 June 2017

Summer Holidays

Have you been enjoying the wonderful sunshine recently?

This brilliant stamp set, designed by Jane Gill, makes me think of happy Summer holidays, both in the past and still to come!

Products used:

Woodware Clear Stamp - The Deck Chair JGS519
DCWV 12x12” Premium Stack - Coastal DCWVCP-012-00652
DCWV 6x6” Cardstock Stack - Shimmer DCWVPS-005-00555
Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter - Penny Copper CSPSGPENNY