Friday, 30 March 2012

Friday Product Focus

Hi All,
A new idea today, I thought it might be nice to have a product of the week featured on my blog every Friday, so here we go with the first one.

Today product focus is Stamps by Chloe A5 Texture Sheets.

What is a texture sheet?
A texture sheet is a thin polymer which can be used with most roller die cutting machines to provide beautiful embossed designs like below,
The Stamps by Chloe A5 Texture Sheets come in an A5 size and currently come in 3 designs,  Vine Leaves, Floral Lattice and Flower Power.

How do I use the texture sheets in my machine?
I have both a Cuttlebug and Grand Calibur, and these are the plate combination I use

Grand Calibur
Base Plate
Texture Sheet - texture side up.
Card
Tan Mat
Pink Embossing Plate (the one included when you buy the machine)

Cuttlebug
A Base Plate
B Plate
Texture Sheet - texture side up
Card
Tan Mat
B Plate

Top Tip: - (this is useful for embossing folders too) Lightly spritz your card or paper with water to soften the fibres before you emboss, this way you can get an even deeper emboss.

Here are a few cards which I have made using the Texture Sheets,


Texture sheet embossed onto Centura Pearl card, I have used the WOW Bonding Powder and Fab Foils on the flower to give it a fab foiled glitter effect. I have also added a 12mm brad to the centre to hold the flower together and rhinestone flourishes to the side. The sentiment has been stamped and embossed using Silver Bells Wow Powder.


Quick and easy this time, I think that this one would make a nice wedding invitation, simply embossed onto Centura Pearl card and lots of little 3mm gems added, a buckle and a bow.


You'll have to tilt to look at this one! Embossed onto white card glittered butterflies and bling added.

All materials used are available from www.chloescreativecards.co.uk

Bye for now,
Chloe


Thursday, 29 March 2012

A Host of Golden Daffodils

Hi All,
The weather has been glorious here in the North East and inspired me to make this card yesterday.



This card uses the lush new Bo Bunny papers and embellishments which arrived earlier this week and the Stamps by Chloe Daffodil stamp. The colours in these collections are so summery and fresh, I have used papers out of 2 of the new paper books on this card Ambrosia and Country Garden, the best thing about these papers are you get three of each design so you can keep one to stroke!!lol I am so excited to have Bo Bunny now available on my online store as I love their products and the quality is just fab.


On the ribbon on this card I have also used one of the Bo Bunny Trinkets from the Country Garden collection.

And I now have another card for you too, this card uses the Daffodil stamp again and the Stamps by Chloe Floral Lattice A5 Texture Sheet, I made this card as a sample for Harrogate then never got round to posting it on my blog! The Daffodil has been coloured using Spectrum Noir pens, I really like this white on white look as I think it is very clean and fresh.


All materials used are available from www.chloescreativecards.co.uk
I am off to prep my classes now ready for Friday and Monday.
Bye for now,
Chloe

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Due to popular demand...

Hi All,
Due to popular demand the Stamps by Chloe Fir Branch is back! I didn't think you would want it yet but due to so many requests I have brought it back early... and even better news it is on pre-order with orders shipping from Monday 2nd April.

Here are a few cards made with it...




The Fir Branch is just £4.99 and available from www.chloescreativecards.co.uk

Bye for now,
Chloe

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Preview 3...

Hi All,

I am back with another preview from the Stamps by Chloe collection! Today's card uses the same stamp as yesterday - the washing line but give a completely different look to this versatile stamp.


This time I used the football kit stamp set to create a more masculine card, and in our house it could only be one colour - black and white!! I have stamped the football kit and coloured it. I then created stripes in the backgound by cutting strips of paper, the black strips have been stamped with the football and embossed in clear to add a little bit of texture to the card. I have also added some of my new crystals to the corner - these are coming very soon.

Bye for now,
Chloe

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Preview 2...

Hi All,

Today I have another card to show you using the new Stamps by Chloe collection which is launching at Ross Papercraft Show Nissan on 11th March.

Today's card uses the Washing Line, Baby Clothes, Congratulations on becoming Grandparents and Rattle Stamp.


Papers are Bubblegum by Memory Box, I also added some footprint ribbon, bling (what a surprise!!) and a button from my collection.

Hope you like it, I will be back tomorrow with another different card using the washing line stamp.
Bye for now,
Chloe

Monday, 5 March 2012

New collection preview 1...

Hi All,
Today I have a card made with the BRAND NEW Stamps by Chloe stamps. Today I have chosen a card using the Flower Wreath and Flower Border.


Here the Heart and Border have been stamped and embossed on white using WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle embossing powder, and a little bit of glitter added - technically it wouldn't be a card with out a bit of glitter right?! In the backgound I also embossed the card using my Floral Lattice Embossing Sheet.

Here is a close up of the heart, it has been decoupaged with the flowers being stamped and embossed on vellum using WOW Bright White Superfine powder.


I have also added some small flower bling stones.

Hope you like it.
Bye for now.
Chloe


Sunday, 4 March 2012

Another Tulip Card

Hi All,
This is one of my favourite card samples from Fridays Create and Craft show using the Stamps by Chloe Tulip, this one has been decoupages and in my favourite colour... PINK!


There is a little bit of freehand doodling around the edge, the papers are Craftwork Cards Moorish Collection - I really love the colours in this selection, they are nice and summery! I have also used the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis rectangles die along with a pearl swirl and With Love message.

Don't forget the sneak peeks of the all new Stamps by Chloe collection start tomorrow on here so be sure to check back!!

Bye for now
Chloe

Saturday, 3 March 2012

My Favourite Now...

Hi All,

Two posts in one day - how super organised am I!! I have decided to post my favourite card made using the Stamps by Chloe range, I made this one a couple of weeks ago in preparation for Create and Craft and I just love how it turned out! So here we have the front of the card, using the Stamps by Chloe Dandelion and Sending Birthday Wishes stamp.

The Dandelion has been stamped on the front and embossed in the WOW Silver Bells embossing powder which has a lovely hologram finish,


Then I have added a few pearls and bling stones.

Here is the inside of this card - a pop out


I have then again stamped and embossed the Dandelions again inside with some pearl swirls added.
The papers are Craftwork Cards Secret Garden, as super pretty mix of pale pink, pale blue and pale green.

All materials are available at www.chloescreativecards.co.uk

Bye for now,
Chloe


Something a little bit different today...

Hi All,
Today I have decided to post a card that is a little bit different to my usual style, this card used the Stamps by Chloe Small Butterfly, Bling Swirl and Sending Birthday Wishes Your Way.


This one has been done in black and white with the butterflies painted in Cosmic Shimmer paints, with the bling swirl stamped in the background in black with some deep purple glitter added over the top.


Pins, bling and ribbon has also been added, along with the Sending Birthday Wishes Your Way, stamped in black, this stamp fits perfectly in the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangles die.

Bye for now,
Chloe

Friday, 2 March 2012

Another new sample...

Hi All,


Here we have another new card today using the Stamps by Chloe Dandelion stamp.

This one has been stamped and embossed on vellum using the WOW Sparkling Snow embossing glitter.


I have added a bit of bling and crystal glitter on the dandelions with pink spotty ribbon and a bow!

Here is a close up of a new product which has just been added to my online store - super sparkly buckles!!


and the Sending Birthday Wishes greeting stamp.

Remember sneak peeks of the new Stamps by Chloe collection start on Monday so keep checking back!!

Bye for now
Chloe

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Eventually a card!!

Hi All and welcome to my new followers,

I would firstly like to say a big THANK YOU for the emails and phonecalls after my Create and Craft show on Friday, I am so pleased that you enjoyed the show.

Today I have 2 cards to show you, the first one was Deans favourite from Friday's Create and Craft show, this card features the Stamps by Chloe Tulip, Swirly Vine and Happy Birthday stamp.

The backing paper is from www.shabbyprincess.com, I have cut an aperture out of a square of cream card using the Spellbinders Grand Label 1 die and then stamped the swirly vine stamp and embossed it using the WOW Pearl Gold Sparkle powder (one of my new favourites!) paper pleated the background with lots of valley and mountain folds - very similar to the technique used to make paper rosettes.

Here is the close up shot of the Tulip, which has been decoupaged,

 And now for a variation on a theme - same layout and technique for a completely different look,
For this card I have used the Stamps by Chloe Large Flower, Small Flower and Have a Wonderful Day stamps.

Stamped and embossed in WOW Pearl Gold Sparkle, and a few gold glittering vines added.


All materials used are available from www.chloescreativecards.co.uk

Bye for now,
Chloe