Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Brusho Art Flowers

Time to take it a little step further and introduce some stamps into the equation.

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Choosing the colours was the first job, flowers - crimson, scarlet, vermillion, gamboge. Leaves – leaf green and lemon.

I used a stamp set from Papertrey Ink to stamp out the flowers, leaves and the swirls on the background in stampendous Frantage Shabby white embossing enamel.

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This time I wet the porous card and sprinkled the powder in the places that I wanted the colour, i felt that I had more control of where it was going.

I cut out the leaves and flowers and laid them how I wanted them then added them with pinflair glue gel to give dimension.

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Monday, 17 August 2015

Brusho Art

I took the plunge and opened my pots of Brusho paint which had been sitting on a shelf for around 5 years, mostly because I never had the time to explore them.

I took a pokey tool and made a hole in the top of each pot and then started to play, I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with my pieces of background art but here it is, my first Brusho art.

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I have to be honest, it felt good to get my hands dirty and my fingers are now stained with blue, turquoise and black paint but I’m sure it won’t take long to get them cleaned up.

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I used the La La Land tree die on one piece of the background and die cut a couple of trees layering them up on another background and then used some snowtex paste to add some texture, finished with lots of distressing and matting and layering and a couple of gems on the trees.

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I think the packaging may have changed since I purchased mine but you get the information on it.

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Monday, 10 August 2015

Show Cards

A couple of cards from the Launch shows for Hunkydory, Festive Windows of the Heart I think is the most beautiful set, I love good poetry cards and seemly so does the recipients, when I receive a card it is the first thing I look at.

The imagery on this set is also very beautiful some contemporary some traditional and some classic.

The above card started off as a concept card but I cut it up to make this one a little different.

The above card was made from one of the topper sheets and one of the background sheets.



Sunday, 9 August 2015

Windows to the Heart Seasons Greetings

Back at Create and Craft TV with a four Day Deal for Hunkydory.

Windows to the Heart collection is one of the most wonderful verse full sets from Hunkydory that I know you are simply going to fall in love with.

I've been prepping for the demo's and come up with some different ideas of how to use the concept cards within the set and here is a sneak peek at one of them.

I hope you can join me on Monday 10th at 08:00 and 13:00 and Tuesday at 09:00 and 18:00 for


Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Its Started–Wedding Stationery

My youngest Daughter Natalie and her fiancé Adam are to be wed next year so there is lots of preparations to do.

We went and chose the most beautiful wedding dress but of course I can’t show you that yet, we also sat down and started to look at her wedding stationery, we have mocked up a few ideas and we now know what the invites will be like but in the mean time we needed some save the dates making and sending out.

I finished them last night and she collected them so now I need to start the invites.

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And…. if you have been feeling a little tired lately and unsure what to do this maybe your answer, just look what our local garage did.

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Pretty impressive yes?

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He has added another design since I took this so watch this space.

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Thursday, 23 July 2015

Double bow tutorial. with over 107,000 views

When I first made this video tutorial of how to make a double bow using only my fingers I never thought that it would be so popular today it has had over 107,000 views and been shared countless times too.

Does that mean that my little video has gone viral?

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Festive Birds of Britain

I truly think this is a gorgeous collect from Hunkydory, I think because it would be good for so many winter occasions.

Here is a few of my makes from the set.

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Creating an aperture into a K type card.

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The owl image is so warm, this card was made from the background sheet and one of the die cut tags.

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A bit of vintage with the postcard sheet.

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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Hunkydory Festive Birds of Britain

I'll be back at 6pm today Sunday with this gorgeous set, brilliant for winter birthdays too. I would hate you to miss out on this set as it is simply beautiful.
This is a couple of the cards that I made on yesterday's shows.
This is one from the robin topper sheet, the gold center embellishment was made with hot glue and the diamond sparkle glitter.
This next card was made using a sheet from the Little Book of Festive Birds and the Book of foiled backgrounds.
As you can see this set has stunning artwork.

Jak x