Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Typography With a Twist


Good Morning Folks,

Today on Hochanda Leonie has two more shows at 10 am and 5 pm featuring her range of Typography products with the addition of items from Sara's Signature Collection, Shabby Chic.

There was an earlier show at 7 am that can still be viewed using the rewind function on the Hochanda website.

My share with you today is a couple of the samples I made using a whole bunch of products featuring on the shows.

The first is an 8" x 8" canvas using dies, the sun embossing folder and the Funky Tree stamp. 



The second is a card, again using the Funky Tree stamp set plus one of the stamps from the Banners and Frames set.  I have also sneaked in some colouring using the Spectrum Noir metallic pencils.




Hope you are able to watch the shows and some great demos from Leonie.

Thank you for visiting me today.

Bye for now
Anne
xx

 

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Make a Wish



Shame on me, nearly two weeks have slipped by and nothing posted!!

I haven't been idle - really I haven't.


As my blogging chum Barb from, Farawaycrafts mentioned, we both went to a very busy Dabble Day at Loobi crafts a week or so ago.  It was a lovely surprise to meet up with her as I didn't know that she would be there.  It was a chance to catch up, eat cake and of course to craft.


This Sunday I was at Ally Pally (Alexandra Palace) in London for one of my favourite craft shows.  So many lovely goodies to buy and lots of opportunities to meet up with friends old and new. 


In between times I have been busy making DT samples and generally losing track of time!


So for today, I will show you a card I made for the last DT call using Leonie's Make A Wish stamp set, sparkle pens and a die from her Entwined Collection.






Thank you for visiting me today,

Bye for now
Anne
x





Saturday, 1 April 2017

Birthday Boy


Hello Folks, 

I hope this post finds you all fit and well.

As always I have been a busy bee and loving every moment of this retirement lark!

A couple of weeks ago it was my hubby's birthday and as I was so busy with other cards and projects, I had left his card to the last minute.  Now, it wasn't that he was way down the queue in my list of priorities but I had this card in mind for him and I knew it wasn't going to take me long.  He is a keen photographer and a great fan of Nikon cameras and lenses so when I saw this stamp from Visible Image, I knew it would make the perfect birthday card for him.




One of the things I particularly like about this stamp set is the great effect of texture on the body of the camera. It is worthwhile clicking on the image for a close up view as I think Visible Image have done such a great job manufacturing this stamp!

The image and sentiment were simply stamped in Onyx Black Versafine ink and heated embossed with clear powder then mat and layered and job done!  Hubby was dead chuffed with it and loved the take on the camera brand!  

And to show you the sort of thing he gets up to when he is out and about on one of his photographic jaunts, he has given me permission to share one of his photo images with you. 






If you would like to see more of his work there is quite a range of subjects on his flickr page. Obviously I am biased but I think it is worth a look!

Thank you for visiting me today

Bye for now
Anne
x

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Embossing Folder Art


Today on Hochanda there is a One Day Special of Leonie's products that are selling like hot cakes!

This is one of the samples I made using the Growing Love embossing folder and some of the sparkle pens.






Using white card, I have run the folder Growing Love through my die cutting machine twice. 


I have then cut some of the hearts from the second piece of card and coloured them with the sparkle pens.  These have been decoupaged over the matching hearts on the first piece of embossed card and I have added a few black highlights with a fineliner pen.

I have finished the card by mat and layering and added a sentiment using one of the stamps from the same range of products called Make a Wish .


I really love this range of products and I hope you like them too!


Thank you for visiting me today

Bye for now,

Anne
x

Friday, 17 March 2017

Banners and Frames



Good Evening Folks,


I would like to begin today by welcoming my latest follower Sue. When you have time perhaps you would like to pop over to her Blog and check out her beautiful card designs.  

The project I am sharing with you today is one of the samples I made for Leonie's most recent release of products, Typography.






I have used mainly the stamps from the Banners and Frames set.  Stamped in black, with the addition of a bit of doodling and some red highlights using fineliner pens.  The Happy Birthday and buttons in the corners are from the Rag Doll set and finally I added some swirls using the antennae from the dragonfly in the Fly Free set by masking the main part of the image. 


To complete the card I have mat and layered with red and black card to continue the colour theme.


Thank you for visiting my blog today,


Bye for now
Anne
x

Friday, 10 March 2017

A Morning of Crafting with Loobi

Hello Folks,

Today I am sharing the cards we made at our monthly craft class at Loobi Crafts, Craft Studio.

As usual it was a fun morning with Lisa teaching and the rest of the group enjoying a good natter while playing with new products.

Now, I must admit to being first and foremost a stamper, so card kits and toppers aren't usually very high up on my list of 'things to buy' but I did enjoy making these cards.  Yes, and maybe - just maybe, I bought a couple of packs to take home!

The first picture doesn't show clearly how this card is constructed. We cut out a centre panel horizontally from the front of the card and discarded that part for a future project.  The remaining top section and the loose bottom strip of card were covered with backing paper and then fixed in place by carefully aligning the topper to form a bridge between the two pieces of card.  

The flower to the right of the topper is actually on the inside of the card and there is also a sentiment stamped inside the card, behind the front panel but stupid here forgot to take a photo of it!



The second card is made with strips of patterned paper adhered to a Kraft card base and the topper decoupaged and layered on top.  A stamped sentiment has been added to finish.



And for our final card of the morning we did a bit of stamping and colouring on white card.  With the addition of some brown cardstock we mat and layered over four patterned paper panels.  The cute little fox stamp is from Stampendous.




That's it from me today,
Thank you for visiting.


Bye for now
Anne
xx


Friday, 3 March 2017

Terrible Twins



My offering today is another sample using Leonie's latest release of products.

If you read my post yesterday you will know that the Funky Tree stamp set has become a bit of a favourite with me.  So, although the main image has been created using the Rag Doll stamps, I have managed to sneak in the tree as well!


I have started with a fairly large piece of white stamping card and stamped the trees and lots of the foliage circles in Versamark ink.  When this was dry, I used a mixture of ink dusting brushes and cut and dry blending foam to colour the card in a range of blue Distress Inks with just a hint of yellow across the centre.  Some of the colour has been lifted from the trees using a damp paint brush and blotted with paper towel.  I have tried not to overdo the colour lifting as I wanted to keep it subtle so that it remained in the background.


The Rag Doll has been stamped twice on scraps of smooth watercolour card, coloured with watercolour pens, fussy cut and then mounted on to the background.

Finally, the words have been die cut using the Typography Alphabet dies which are part of this new release from Leonie.






I hope you like this range of products as much as I do - it has been great fun working with them.

That's about it from me today, thank you for visiting.

Bye for now
Anne
xx