Monday, 29 July 2019

A rather different kind of creation

Today I promised myself I would show you the butterfly cards I have made but last Monday all our boxes arrived from storage, within 2 hours I couldn't move in my craft room, there was no floor area showing just stacks of boxes four high! Thats what happens when you try and put 10 gallons in a pint pot!!!
Before they arrived I cleared my desk and now I can't find the butterfly cards I had put away so carefully. So I have something a bit different to show you.
My youngest son Bob is very involved in the design and build of sets for the Wilderness festival which is held near Oxford on the first weekend in August. His wife Rhi this year has created the decoration for the banqueting hall. Today I have helped her put those decorations together whilst my OH has been doing his Grandpa roll with young Jasper. (6 months).
It's the first time I have worked in a high vis jacket.......

We created four of these, at some point tomorrow they will be hoisted to the roof of the marque.

This is us yesterday. David taking a selfie of Jasper who wasn't that amused at the time! He is a little darling. I will post a picture at the weekend of the banquet marque when it is full of punters eating.

Friday, 26 July 2019

Daisy Lane goes distressed!

Two cards today, each what I would class as a little distressed. Yes there is lots of daubing mainly in crumb cake and that lovely scraping of the edges with the scissor blade! Gosh it is messy!!!

The first card uses the same colours and similar style to the box of flowers I posted a couple of days ago. Rich Razzleberry and Blushing Bride. I love this colour combo.

The flowers are stamped in the rich razzleberry then punched out. I have stamped and punched three flowers. I have then cut each flower in half around the central part, putting them together to give twice as many petals...... no wastage. The centres have a been painted with wink of stella. I just love that pen!

 I have stamped the stems and leaves in Pear Pizzaz and stamped off plus a few in stamped off crumb cake.
The layer of white hexagons is a discontinued product, I have added just a little scalloped lace, 2 scraps from my box of bits. I never throw anything away.

The second card uses the same stamp set but with watercolour pencils. The only flowers in the garden of the new house have been a patch of daisies. I even made my OH half mow around them when he cut the grass. They have sadly all finished their flowering now but this is how they looked on my grass.

The stems and flower heads were stamped in versamark and left to dry. I then coloured with the watercolour pencils, even a very light scribble for the background then washed with water. I have highlighted each flower petal, parts of the stems and leaves with my chalk marker pen. I have to admit this is the first time I have been really impressed with the chalk marker. I would have used the whiteThat is also how I added the dots of white. The other 'dots' / spatter are made with a marker pen. This is also a first. I have read about this technique in a number of other blogs but this is the first time I have used it. I think its effective. What do you think?

 I think I have now shown you how versatile this set is. When I have unpacked all my boxes (which arrived from storage last Monday) I hope do be creative with the two daisy sets together.

Daisy Lane Bundle (stamp set and punch)  151118

Watercolour pencils 141709

Wink of stella     141897

For all orders between £30 and £149 please use the hostess code Y6KM2BDP when you place your order online. In August I will send you half a pack of gold faceted gems. They make great flower centres.

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Fancy Fold Daisy Lane card

This is one of my favourite folds and generally gets an 'oooh'. The new smaller daisy punch makes this card much easier and I have used the stamps too!

The Blushing Bride pink and Rich Razzleberry were on my desk from tidying up so I used these as they came to hand first! So my little box of half daisies, they do look like another flower I have forgotten the name of but I just think of them as pretty.

A few punched out leaves and some of that lovely Garden Lane Designer paper. This is probably my least favourite sheet in the pack so that shows how delicious it all is. More on that and some butterflies on Tuesday.

The centre of the flower with the sentiment is a clear faceted gem coloured with the rich razzleberry 
Blends Pen, what a difference that makes. The centres of the other flowers I have painted with the Wink of Stella.

How thrilled would you be to receive that on your birthday?

Daisy Lane bundle (stamps and punch)    151118
Garden lane Designer Paper.                      149488
Faceted Gems                                             144142
Rich Razzleberry Blends pen                    144602

Contact me to order or you can order from my online shop so the parcel comes direct to your door. If you do order please use the hostess code 976TGFF6 until 31st July.
Then in August I will send you a dozen frosted flower embellishments.
Happy shopping

Friday, 19 July 2019

Daisy Lane

I'm back!
 Its been a very busy few weeks, decorating and having visitors to our new house. The furniture for my very small craft room arrived yesterday and I have most of my things away so that I can find everything. On Monday the boxes from storage arrive, no idea where I am going to put that lot!!!

So today I have been having a play with the Daisy Lane bundle. This is a stamp set with 9 rubber stamps and a matching punch. This bundle compliments the Daisy Delight set that is still in the catalogue and many of my customers bought a while ago. I like this one, the punched daisy is smaller and I think more in proportion to a card base. I do love the big punch for the 3d items that are easily made. This daisy fits into the large one to give a brilliant double flower.

This image shows the different sizes of the daisy punch. The top one being the newer smaller flower. There are two punched out daisies to each flower, the one below is the older larger punched flower, this has been removed from my fairy light display!

This picture shows the two daisies sat together, don't they look great. I am sure there will be many of you thinking about the 3D items you can make.

The stamp set and punch, this is a great bundle £32.25. It's on page 23 of the catalogue. I haven't used the stamp set on either of these daisies, I have more makes showing the stamped image over this coming week.

This is the Daisy delight stamp set ,  on page 96.

Such a versatile suite of stamps and punches.

I have an order going in this weekend, or you can order from my online shop so the parcel comes direct to your door. If you do order please use the hostess code 976TGFF6 and in August I will send you a dozen frosted flower embellishments.

Daisy Lane bundle (stamps and punch)    151118
Daisy Delight stamp set                              143669
Large daisy punch                                        143713

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