Wednesday 26 June 2013

Glastonbury here we come!!

We're half way there!! Whoop whoop. Come on sunshine, please give us a smile!

Whilst I'm away on my jollies yet again, I've deserted my web site - so I've made sure those who have to wait for their order receive a 10% discount. All you need to do is enter the code GLASTO when you are checking out.

Happy shopping, see you upon my return :) xxx

Thursday 13 June 2013

Masking - one for Emma

As the lovely Emma twittered that she had read the masking instructions a few times and was still a little stuck - I thought I'd do one on here. It's not as complex as the card I posted yesterday, but it's the same principle.

I have used the inkadinkado stamping gear range, the circle cog and the new butterfly garden stamp set. I have also used the beautiful stamps from PaperArtsy (the range from Sara Naumann, which I absolutely love).

First stamp the butterfly onto a post it note - near the top so it hits the sticky bit:

Now cut out the butterfly, cutting through two layers of post it's so you have two masks, I haven't been to precious with this one as you will see:

Place your stamp on your paddle and stamp around your gear. Plan where you are going to stamp before committing. I stamped in distress ink, salty ocean, on each of the open triangles on the cog.

Now, the masks come in. Place a mask on the top butterfly's, the one to the left and right of the first gap. Now, ink your stamp using distress ink, picked raspberry, and stamp in-between each gap.  Every time you have stamped, move the mask that covers the butterfly furthest away. Place it over the next butterfly on the right side of the next space:

When you stamp with the pink, because the blue butterflies are covered up it means you will stamp into the gap and not over stamp on your blue image. The results are fabulous:

This will be a little thank you card sent to on of my lovely customers, so I just finished it with ink round the edges and the word "play".

The lovely stuff I've used is all available on my web site:

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Masking no 2

This project - again found in Cardmaking and papercraft magazine. This one is made up of layers - can you see at the back one of the fantastic masks. This gives depth to your piece, and makes it individual:

Over the top of the paint and mask I have stamped - but the tricky part of this project is to mask only the word "letters" so this stands out from the main image - especially as it is part of one big, and beautiful, stamp. 

Layers of paint, ribbon and embellishments complete this piece.

Join me every month in Cardmaking and papercrafts - and of course have a nosey at my web site if you would the crafty wonders I have used.

Masking techniques

I have decided to share two of my cards from one of my recent articles in Cardmaking and papercraft magazine (the full instructions will be in the mag if you would like to know how ive done the projects). However, I like to out them on here as well, as I can share more photos with you.

The first one is using the stamps from my hand drawn collection. The tree stamp has been designed to be used for every season, and the flowers can be used to stamp on the tree, or as I have done on this card - use to cover your fields full of blossom.

I stamped the words first, and then made a mask for them - so when they were covered and the tree was over stamped, the words stand proud. 

I love the button I have used for embellishing - these are beautiful and thread around your ribbon perfectly. 

If you would like any of the products I have used in this project please check out my web site:

Friday 7 June 2013

Songbird on c&c

How exciting - Debbi has my cd on her show today!! There's lots more as well - of course. I have already popped samples on my blog from the cd - so if this is your first visit please have a nosey round and you will see the full instructions. Any extra bits you need will be on my web site: