Friday, 13 April 2018

Easel Card Workshop

Recently ran a workshop to demonstrate how to make an Easel Card. We also used Pixie Powders on coloured card for a 'Cheat Pixie' method! I promised I'd share a tutorial. Well here it is.

 Use the 8th (counting from largest to smallest) Stitched Octagon to make the base. This is just slightly lager than the largest plain octagon we will be using from the Lavish Adorned Octagon set.

1) Cut a strip of white card stock twice the length of your shape.

2) Fold the card in half (doesn’t need to be exact). Place the base shape over the edge and cut. It should look like this:

You should end up with this:

 3) Place the shape on your score board. Make sure the side with the neat stitching, facing up, is off to your right. This Octagon is about 5” white, so to score half way, I scored at 2.5”. Again, this does not need to be an exact measurement. 

4) Fold as below. Make sure the base is the ‘neat’ stitching.

5) Cut another Hexagon using the die you used for the base. Attach adhesive to the lower section of the folded side.

6) Attach a complete Octagon onto the base. The easel is now complete. Decorate as you wish.

To make the Butterfly Easel Card, cut the following:

And here are some pictures from the workshop itself. 

Friday, 27 October 2017

Twinkle Frame Workshop

If you follow my Facebook group, Showing Off The Sue Wilson Style, you'll have seen this card before.  Last Saturday, I did a workshop at SET in Havefordwest and thought I'd show you some pictures. The workshop sold out quickly and so I promised to some in the Facebook group that I'd share the instructions for this card, so scroll to the bottom to find them.

A big HUGE thank you has to go to Judith, my magic hands for the day. She was a great help to me and the crafters. You can just see about see her in the top right here!

 Not too bad a mess having made almost 30 cards!

    Not sure how we ended up with one purple one?

1)       Make a card base by folding an A4 card in half and trimming to 18cm tall.
2)      Cut a piece of your coloured card to 6¾” by 5½”.
3)     Cut the outer frame from the Twinkle Star Frame with the decorative inner followed by the inner rectangle. Keep the ‘waste’.
4)     Adhere the frame to your coloured mat.
5)     Stamp the sentiment onto the ‘waste’ piece from earlier. Ink the edges in the same ink.
6)     3D mount the sentiment onto your card.
7)      Cut and form a large and small poinsettia and adhere to opposing corners.
8)     Cut foliage and adhere behind the poinsettias.
9)     Add pearls to each of the visible twinkling stars.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Quilted Christmas

Isn't it great how you can change one thing of a design and it looks totally different. Loved the card I made following Sue's original design. Then when I tried it with a different colour, I liked the embossing. So I put them together to create this one. I wanted a card with less die cutting so went down to two poinsettia clusters. This also made the smaller sentiment fill the space.

Here's a closer look at the snowflake lattice embsooing folder, and yes, each cross has a pearl glued on. Time consuming but effective. I like the quilted effect it creates.

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Exploding Box

Made this a while back and realised I hadn't shared it here!
Here's an exploding box I made using the Swirly Vine die by Sue Wilson.

Looks tricky but it isn't - just time consuming.

If you'd like the instructions for this, visit my Facebook Group, Showing Off The Sue Wilson Style and look in the Exploding Boxes Album.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Another Poinsettia

I have tried a variant of the CASE'd card I made from a Sue Wilson design.
This time I used nave, silver and white.

A different embossing folder this time. A creative expression one - Snowflake Lattice I think! I added a small pearl to the centre of each one. Time consuming but effective.

I added double sided adhesive sheet to each poinsettia and added Iced Snow glitter to give them some shine.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Christmas Twinkle

Here's a card I shared in my Facebook group a few days ago. It proved quite popular so I decided to see what else I could do with the die. Here's the result:

This card only used one die set - the Twinkle Star frame from Sue Wilson. I wanted to turn the frame into a shaker element but half way through I decided to cut an aperture in the card base too and make it see through!

This way the sentiment can be seen through the front but is actually on the inside of the card!

Saturday, 19 August 2017

MFT's Camp Create

 This is my first time taking part in Camp Create with MFT. I have been away so missed all the posts as they came up so binge watched the vids!

Here is my entry for the Monochromatic Magic challenge.

I stamped the images and used white embossing powder over the top. Then I rubbed distress ink over the top. I used a waterbrush to bleach out the colour in areas to get the paler look on the animals and tree. Then I outlined the images with a grey promarker and added a couple of jewels to the sentiment.

So pleased to have earned my first MFT Camp Create badge :)

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge 345

Here is my entry for the latest MFT Sketch Challenge.

I used the Recipe for Happiness set on this one. I used the utensils to create the background to the circle and the salt n pepper pot for the main backing. I like how they are bunched up at the bottom and spread out nearer the top. I bent the acrylic sentiment from the set to suit the curve of the circle. I coloured the chef using my Promarkers. 

Entering this into the I Love Promarkers Challenge - One For The Boys