Saturday, 28 February 2015

Butterfly Dreams

Today's the day! John Lockwood launches his own stamp designs on Create & Craft today at 10am and 4pm. 

Here is a card made using his Butterfly Dreams Elements Clear Stamp set.

It has been such fun using these new Elements stamps as you are free to compose your own layouts. For the background on this card I chose the bubbles stamp plus one of the small butterflies. I stamped these using two shades of blue Distress Ink and matted with co-ordinating coloured card.

The decorative die cut panel was made using Sue Wilson's Californian background die. The die cut was placed over some double sided adhesive and then Cosmic Shimmer Mica Powder was brushed over, attaching itself to the sticky areas between the die cut card. The cute little tags are also from one of Sue's new die designs, Pierced Tags (one of my favourites).

The butterfly panel was stamped using John's Butterfly Dreams Striplet stamp. This is a panel, designed to co-ordinate with the Elements stamps and also to fit the outside die from some of Sue Wilson's Striplet Die designs. The stamped image was coloured using a wet paint brush and Cosmic Shimmer Mica Powders (from the Garden Flora set).

Hope you are able to catch John's shows today for lots more inspiration.

Happy crafting!

Friday, 27 February 2015

John's new stamps

I was delighted to be asked by John Lockwood if I would like to make a few cards using his new stamp designs. John will be on Create & Craft with his new designs tomorrow (Saturday 28th February) at 10am and 4pm - I hope you get chance to watch him. 

Here is a sneaky peek of a card I made using John's Scribble Rose Elements clear stamp set plus his Scribble Rose Striplet Stamp-to-Die-For.

The clear Elements stamp sets contain one or two main images, together with various separate elements in the same theme. There are also some really lovely sentiments. 

The co-ordinating background stamp has been designed to fit the Striplet Die designs by Sue Wilson.

Pop back to see a card using a different set of Elements stamps from John Lockwood tomorrow.

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A different colour

I was pleased with how the previous card turned out so decided to try a similar layout in a different colour way.

This time I used the Sunflower Delight Singles Stamp from Creative Expressions and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. The "Miss You" comes included with the Sundrenched Singles Stamp.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Happy Days

A purple card for this blog post, using the Regal Iris Singles stamp from Creative Expressions and Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

For added interest, I added a layer of double sided adhesive to the stamped flower image and added micro beads on top.

The background was stamped using the "HAPPY DAYS" stamp from the Desert Daisies Singles stamp. After blending the ink around the edges, this mat was embossed using the Art Deco embossing folder by Sue Wilson. 

The card was finished with a few Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Pearl Swirls and coordinating coloured mats to frame the design.

Happy crafting!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Sticky Notes Stand

This is another item I made to demonstrate at Alexandra Palace.

I used it to shamelessly promote my blog but you could also make it as a gift for someone.

The stamped image is from the Creative Expressions Singles stamp called Sundrenched and was coloured using Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour Paints. The swirls were die cut using the Die Set Petite Vinery by Sue Wilson.

The base is just a basic "easel" card, using the block of Sticky Notes as the stopper.

Happy crafting!