Saturday, 28 February 2009

Build a Blossom - Free Sheets

I wanted to add something new for you all to try, so, Build a Blossom was born. these are 3D blossoms which you print then build from my sheets.
I would love to see example of how you use them so leave a link with what you have done in the comment also please tell me what you think of them as if they are like I may produce more of these.
You are free to use these for personal use but please do not share my designs instead link back to my blog for people to download them.They are copyright to me.

Pastel Pinks Build a Blossom
Click on the image to download the sheet at full size.
You are free to use these for personal use but please do not share my designs instead link back to my blog for people to download them.
They are copyright to me.

Blue and Red Build a Blossom
Click on the image to download the sheet at full size.

Friday, 27 February 2009

Flippin' Women - Mothers Day

Mothers Day card made with the new Flippin' Women decoupage sheet.
Both Jim Harker the Artist and myself the Designer for La Pashe have worked away on this sheet all of this week to bring you a new La Pashe Flippin' Mothers Day sheet nothing funny about this one, we thought it should be just a lovely Mother being spoilt with goodies for Mothering Sunday.

The inside view of the card

Dont forget to check out the other girls Blogs in the Design Team

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

February Blog Hop - Spring

The Spring blog hop card.

Strangely enough Spring to me means fields of gold, the farmers fields are covered in rape seed and are so vibrant at this time of year not to mention the blanket of daffodils that are about so my card hopefully resembles what I see around me in that season.

Nestabilities Card - Monotone

I started with a black base card 150mm x 150mm and then stamped the top and bottom border in black ink onto a 140mm x 140mm white piece of card and adhered this to the base card.
The ribbon was tied and knotted around the middle of the card.
2 circles was cut from nestabilities a black scalloped and a white plain, onto the white circle I stamped the flower and added glass glitter to the center to make it pop.

This monotone card was made with all of my own stamps, I made the flower with individual parts, I made it this way so that if coloured ink was used it would be easier to build the flower (See sample picture below card)

Sample picture

Monday, 23 February 2009

Damask & Cuttlebug Card

This is a card that I made using one of the Damask Papers I made, for the download click here.
I cut it down slightly smaller than the base card, using the textured textile cuttlebug folder I embossed a piece of white card down one side and layered this on top of the damask paper then tied a white ribbon around the card.
I used the RST clear stamps and black ink and made the top image then matted this onto black card stock then added it with foam pads to the card

Sunday, 22 February 2009

A Memory Walk

I went on a memory walk with my Mam today, we went to Hawthorne Dene, I was so disappointed as we couldn't get down t the Dene itself as they had the gate chained up, the problem was Mams wheelchair, if we had both been on foot it would have been fine.
The walk itself is one that both Mam and Dad used to take both my girls on. we knew that the snowdrops would have been in full bloom and in the Dene it would have looked like a white blanket as far as the eye could see.
So instead we had to keep to the road, we still enjoyed the walk, the sun was shining and it was lovely to be out, just the two of us.
We met a couple walking their Black Labrador and it nearly ended up on Mams lap, it was so friendly, I also now need to wash my coat as it just wanted to play, it also made me realise that I really miss having a dog.

This shot actually inspired me to make a card from my new Damask Papers, I'll try to post that a little later.

Free Damask Papers

You are free to use these for personal use but please do not share my designs instead link back to my blog for people to download them.
They are copyright to me.
Click on the images to download at full size.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Oh Baby - Rubber Stamp Tapestry

Sugar and Spice

The baby Card is a template a similar one can be found here
The baby stamp set is by Rubber Stamps Tapestry ,
Ink used are Ash Rose, Bamboo and Olive all versa color chalk for the heart is Light Mauve all from RST

The heart was made using the heart template and light mauve chalk then stamped with the Baby Block set all from RST

Frogs and snails

The shape for the Onesie or Baby grower was cut free hand with the fold at the top of the card, the little pocket was cut with a Nestabilitie Label die with the baby block stamped on top using versacolour Atlantic ink then the floral's stamped with Lavender and bamboo colours.

I used a blue felt tip pen to mark stitching around the shape and used the flower peg and the lavender ink to make the background.

The baby block stamp close up

Friday, 20 February 2009

Floral Craft - Sakura Flower

The flower was made from the Sakura punch and the idea came from the very talented Jane Gill.
I made the flower with the Mega Sakura Punch cutting each petal so that it was individual then scoring along the petal.
I stamped a white piece of card with a Rubber Stamp Tapestry Clear Stamp and Brilliance Crimson Ink.
The centre of the flower is just a circle covered with fun flock.

A close up of the flower, you can see the scored lines on each petal.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Mans Card - Steam Engine

Using distress ink brushed corduroy I sponged a piece of white card making the ink deeper at the edges and I stamped the image with the same distress ink, using a brown ink pen I grounded the image by adding a shadow under the wheels.
The brown card base was embossed with a swiss dots cuttlebug folder then a gold ink pad rubbed over the top.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Craft Hobby & Stitch Trade Show

The Trade show was a huge success for La Pashe and I felt quite humbled at the buzz we created.
A meet up with Jane Gill, at the Woodware stand which was quite accidental, I was just passing by and a couple of flowers at the table caught my eye and made me back step to the table One I had seen recently on my friend Pam's blog and this was the other I looked down at the lady sitting at the table and exchanged smiles then noticed her badge Jane Gill this was the lady that had taught my friend to make the flower, of course I was very cheeky and asked for one of these beauties to show to you all.

Ollie Doodles one of the La Pashe stockists from Spain called in to say hi and brought me a fabulous card to wish me luck made by Lynn I took it back to the Hotel and it stayed on my dressing table.

Mind you the lady from Ollie's was not all good as she kept popping back to show me her fruits from the workshops she had attended, green was my eyes lol!

I finally got to meet Tina fellow sheenie and got a hug.

It was great to put faces to names so thank you all for popping by to say hello.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Floral Craft Bumble Bee Blossom

This floral craft blossom kept me sane tonight, It is made from a bumble bee punch although you do need to cut bits away from the bee so you are just left with the bum.
Details of how the make the flower can be found in Floral Punch Craft VI Orchids and more by Leone Em.

A closer look at the Bumble Bee flower each petal is the bee's bum.

Day 2

Today has been one of the ones you just happen to dread when trying to give up the weed.

Stressful is an understatement.

Everything that could have went wrong did go wrong.

I haven't made a card simply because I was so wound up I couldn't.

I've took to eating hard boiled lollypops and then biting the stick to bits afterwards.

Also watching television this is a novelty for me and it helps to take my mind off things.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Smoking Update

By the time you are reading this I will be on my 2nd smoke free day.

I was ready to kill by the afternoon of day one that was the 6 hour mark so I went to bed so get me over the next hour.

I'm proud I've seen a day out so lets see what the 2nd day has instore for me.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Flippin' Women

Flippin' Woman by La Pashe is giving us a refreshing change for ladies cards with the decoupage range, I've added 3 of the cards for you to see below.

for more of the Flippin' Women card ideas why not hop over to other the girls on the design team I'm sure they will have created more for you to look at.

Friday, 6 February 2009

A Lovely Invite

I had a surprise email from Kirstie Sleight, Editor of Cardmaking & Papercraft earlier in the week asking if I would like to join her Team of Card designers. I have to admit that I was thrilled at the request, of course my loyalties are to Imag-e-nation & La Pashe who will still be my main employer.

So after a chat with my employer (Gary) I agreed to join Kirstie's Team. I'm so excited at this new venture, I hope I can fulfill their expectations.

No rest for the wicked my recreation time will be very busy now.

I am as I write fully booked for February and have promised myself nothing more for this Month lol!

I have just finished preparing for a 2 hr show Sunday at 2pm on Ideal World Launching the next range in decoupage for La Pashe and I know they have some great prices planned so try not to miss the show Sky Chanel 644 Freeview 22.

The following week I have the trade show 3 days hard work.

I have just completed my first assignment from Cardmaking & Papercraft and another to prepare.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

White Blossoms

Floral craft blossoms a white base card and Papertrey ink sympathy flourish stamped embossed in white detail powder.
I started with a white 14 x 14 base card, I cut a 13 x 13cm white iridescent card and with versamark stamped the flourish then added the white detail powder and heat embossed, I glued this onto the base card and added small pearls to the corners.
Using a splat and a funky flower punch I made the blossoms and added bigger Mother of Pearl gems to the centers then punched out the leaf and fern shapes and scored the veins with a DEET tool.
If you click on the image you will see the embossed flourish a little better as this was very difficult to photograph.

A closer view of the Floral Craft