Tuesday 25 July 2017

Two ways - one die!

I am off to Crafters Companion Aycliffe Store on Saturday to demonstrate some of the latest products from Creative Expressions.

Here is one of the 2017 Festive Dies, the Stained Glass Poinsettia, used as an everyday Celebration card . . . 

The card was coloured using some of the latest Colour Cloud colours from Phill Martin for Cosmic Shimmer, Tangy Tangerine, Bright Sunshine, Purple Paradise, Lime Burst and Lush Pink.

Golden Sand Glitter Kiss was then added all over to make the card sparkle!

. . . and here the die has been used for a Festive card.

This version was coloured using Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders.

Happy crafting!

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