Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Flying Colours

Good evening, peeps!

Yes, I'm back again with another sneaky peek at the new stamps that are being launched by the lovely Sheena on Friday.  Yesterday I showed you the Ornate Snowflake stamps so, by way of contrast, today there are some butterflies to see:

These two butterflies are stamped and embossed on to acetate, for the large butterfly I used black detail embossing powder and for the small one I used WOW! Black Glint EP.  Both of them have some blue glitter applied to the back of the image.  I used some new blingy Butterfly Bodies from Joycraft that I bought just the other day and I think they work really well.  Of course the iridescent background was created with the amazing Luminarte products, which Sheena will be demonstrating on the shows on Friday.

The flourishes are from the same plate, which is called  Flying Colours, and the purple ones are stamped with Versamark and have mica powder brushed on to them.  The black ones are embossed with the Black Glint EP again.  The silver coloured metal corners are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

These are dragonflies from the same plate and this time they've been stamped and embossed on to glossy card that's been given the polished stone treatment with alcohol inks and then cut out and mounted on more Luminarte background.  The lovely swirly flourish and Ivy Leaves are from the Fairies plate and I'll show you more of those images tomorrow - I just love to keep you in suspenders, don't I?!  The ivy leaves are cut from black glossy card with a Marianne die.  The gold coloured metal butterfly is from my stash.

Don't forget to tune into C & C at 10.00, 1.00 and 6.00 p.m. to see Sheena producing wonderful samples live.

Thanks for looking today and I'll see you again tomorrow.


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Snow in August?

Good evening peeps!

I bet that title got you wondering but, don't worry it's not snowing yet - not even in Yorkshire!  But it is snowing on these cards prepared for Sheena's shows on Create and Craft TV on Friday.  There are four wonderful new stamp plates being released and, in case you feeing the old stabbing pains in the wallet, they'll be on Flexipay just to make it easy for you.

Anyhoo, here is the first taster:

I'm still struggling to take photos with my phone so apologies for the poor quality piccies - the cards look so much better IRL and those clever camera people at C & C will let you see the beautiful sheen and sparkle created by the  wonderful Luminarte products.

I used the Luminart Pourables on this card - the Verdigris set.  The Pourables are so versatile - they come with six little pots with lids and a pipette so that you can mix your own colours and store them for another day if you want.  Then you can tip them into a spray, paint with them and basically do whatever you want with them!

There are shows at 10.00, 1.00 and 6.00 p.m. so I hope I'll see you there!

Thank you for looking today.


 on Friday

Monday, 13 August 2012

Are you getting excited yet?

Good afternoon, peeps!

Well I'm getting excited now because Sheena's shows are on tomorrow - YAY!!  I'll be watching and recording at 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m.  There will be more Sheena at the end of the month as well, so you can put 31st August in your diary too.

For today, I've got two more samples using the 'A Little Bit Festive' collection stamps for you and here they are:

First up is that little fairy again, this time wearing a turquoise dress to go with the paper I pulled out of the ancient stash and this time with a different sentiment, but it's still a part of the same stamp plate as the fairy.  The ribbon is from Stampin' Up and is some of their Seam Binding Ribbon.

Here's Santa Baby - that sooo cute little boy in his sleigh tearing open another parcel.  This time he's coloured more traditionally and is surrounded by falling snow.  Both the snowflakes and the sentiment are from the same stamp plate that the little cutie is on.

Both images were, of course, coloured with Copics and Prismas and I must say that it's been great to get back to a bit of colouring with this batch of DT work.  Note to self:  Do more colouring!!  I'm working on a Saturated Canary image at the moment and I'll show you that another day.

If you'd like to see more of the work that I and my talented teamies have done with these stamps go here.

Have you yet worked out what you're going to watch now that the Olympics are over?  That's going to be a puzzler!

Thank you for looking today and I'll see you again soon.


Sunday, 12 August 2012

....and here's another

...sneaky peek, that is!  Good evening, peeps and I'm back again with more cards to show you.

The latest news is that Sheena's preview show on Monday evening will no longer take place but stay tuned or recording on Tuesday at 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m. for great shows featuring these new 'A Little Bit Festive' stamps and here's the first of the Loving Wishes I'm showing you this evening:

The first one has the little girl decorating her Christmas Tree in very traditional colours.  Coloured with Copics and Prismas, of course with holly ribbon and DP from my stash.  The sentiment is also part of the stamp plate.

...and now for something completely different:

This is the same image but this time stamped in Vintage Photo DI and then the colour is pulled out with a damp paint brush to look like a vintage photo!!!  Some dew drops and Victorian style DP from my stash completed the picture.  The Merry Christmas ticker tape message across the top is also part of the stamp plate and the stamp is long enough to fill the length of an A6 card which is fantastic!

I'm so looking forward to these shows on Tuesday and I hope you'll be keeping me company!

Thanks for looking again today and I'll see you again tomorrow with a final peek.


Saturday, 11 August 2012

Santa Baby

Good morning, peeps!  I hope you're starting out on a fabby weekend and I thought I'd pop in again and show you a further sneaky peek at Sheena's new 'A Little Bit Festive' range.  I love this little chap - he's mega cute!

There he is in his Santa hat ripping open his prezzie without even taking the ribbon off - typical don't you think!  It reminds me of a few Christmas mornings I can tell ya!

You will have already guessed that he's coloured with Copics and Prismas, this time with a little help from Tea Green Promarker, which I find indispensable when using the Copic BG70, BG72, BG75 combination.  I cut out the image with a Labels 23 Nestie and mounted it on Stampin' Up Baja Breeze card.  The Ho, ho, ho banner was created from a stamp that is part of the same stamp plate.

I'm sorry that I can't remember who made the lovely DP that has a little touch of sparkle but it was in the box left over from last year.  The pine branches were cut with a Memory Box die, which I think was part of last year's releases but I can't find it on a site to be able to give you a link.  Anyhoo, it's a very useful die to have for the festive season.

I still have some more peeks to show you before the launch on C & C on Monday at 9.00 p.m. followed by further shows on Tuesday at 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m. so don't forget to tune in to see the lovely Sheena demonstrating these new stamps and other products.

Thank you for looking today and I'll see you soon!


Friday, 10 August 2012

Sunny Christmas

Good afternoon, peeps from a lovely warm and sunny Yorkshire!

It seems strange to be posting a piccie of a Christmas card on such a lovely sunny day but that's what I've been working on for a week now (Christmas cards that is!!)and it's time to show you a little sneaky peek at one of Sheena's new designs that will be launched on Create and Craft TV next Monday 13th August at 9.00 p.m. and Tuesday 14th August at 8.00 a.m. and 10 a.m.

I absolutely love this image and all the ruffles on her dress give me lots of opportunity to practise my colouring, which doesn't seem to get practised enough these days.  She's coloured with Copics and Prismas, as usual and the DP is Magnolia - I think from last Christmas. I also like the way her wand is just tucked into the little basket at the back of her bike just ready to work her magic!

The ribbon is from my stash and the delicate snowflake border is a Memory Box Die - Frosty Border.

I'll be back again tomorrow to show you another of the wonderful designs in this new release but I can assure you that they're all wonderful!

Thanks for looking at this one today and enjoy the sunshine while we have it!