Sunday, 31 March 2013

Silhouette sparkle.

This is a little card I made some time ago and which missed being added to my blog. I used a stampin up stamp and added some heat embossing with a sparkly WOW powder. The top part if the background is embossed using an embossing folder and an embossing machine. I used a punch to achieve the little 'hollows' for the card candi to fit into. A piece of patterned ribbon hides the card join.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Two of a kind again.

Two glamorous ladies back for you again today. They've been coloured with Spectrum Noir pens using the colour inspiration from the papers printed from the Frou Frou cd. Have you got yours yet?

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Froufrou note book.

Oh I can hardly wait. This range is launching at 8pm tonight on Create and Craft! I've used some of the papers and the images on the cd to create this little note pad cover. I think this is one of my favourite images from the cd.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Frou Frou again!

Today I have an unusual card design for my Frou Frou sample. I used some of the toppers from the cd to decorate each panel and left them fairly plain, just a few gems on the corners to embellish it. My thinking was that this would be a good card to use when there are a number of people needing to send greetings together, maybe to a work colleague. Each person could use a separate panel to send their thoughts. It folds down and fits into a normal C6 envelope.

The other side.

You could probably stick this so that it would be like a mini book but I like how it stands as it is. 

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

More Frou Frou

Today I have an image from the Frou Frou cd for you! Layered with lots of luscious embossed elements and embellished with lace and sparlkly gems you will be able to make yours if you pop along to the launch on Thursday. It's sure to fly out so don't be late!

Monday, 25 March 2013

Two of a kind.

It's coming soon! Frou Frou will be released on Thursday 28th March as a pick of the week from Crafters Companion! Aren't  these two ladies very elegant! I wish I had their figures.... Aw well I'll keep on dreaming! Lol

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Frou Frou no 2

Another sample for you today! These designs are totally gorgeous, and a little bit "oh la la"! This is one of my favourite images.  They will be available from Crafters Companion later in the week! 

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Sneak peek!

Just taking a minute to let you have a little sneak peek from the gorgeous cd launching from Crafters Companion next week!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

A morning stroll

Well this card almost ended up in the bin. I had it all put together when I decided that the skirt really needed to be a bit darker. I picked up a pen and did a couple of strokes before I realised, to my horror, that it was completely the wrong colour and much too strong. I quickly grabbed a better one and went over it. I think I've toned it in not too badly. At least it escaped being binned! Lol


This is a little image, from Crafters Companion, which I coloured a little while ago but then got stuck as I couldn't get a layout which pleased me. I began tidying my desk today and found her again so finally put her together as you see here. The bubbles are covered with glossy accents but its not showing up too well in the photo. Also this image comes as a fairy but I decided I would like to see what she looked like, without wings, as just a little girl.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Butterfly and doily.

This one of the cards we made at the workshop in Randalstown. A fairly easy card with a little stamping which isn't showing up too well. It says "picked just for you". 

Molly and friend to friend.

Molly and "friend to friend".

I was fortunate enough to be asked to conduct a one day workshop in Randalstown Arches Centre at the end of January. These are two of the cards we made. I was advised to assume that no one had any card making experience. We began with the bags card using simple shapes and some colourful tissue paper saver from Christmas gifts. I explained that card making needn't be an expensive hobby if we think about ordinary things differently. The card using a Molly Blooms stamp was a bit more complex but I had chosen the colours to tone in with the papers so this made it work well. 

Friday, 1 March 2013


Well, it's a new month and boy do I have exciting news to share! I am privileged and pleased to announce that I've been asked to join the Crafters Companion design team!! So keep a look out for lots of new and exciting sneak peeks!