Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Fabulous Dress

Hi All,

My poor little blog has been abandoned yet again! Just when it was all going so well, I have a spare few minutes so I thought I would type up a quick post. Last month on Create and Craft I launched the new Fabulous Dress stamps and Glam Handbags. I was so excited to work with these ones as they are right up my street! Perfect for adding bling and sparkle - what more can a girl want? 

So that card which I'm going to share with you today, is using the Fabulous Dress and 8 petal stamps. The dress was created by stamping and embossing the dress onto blush card with my Wow Coral Reef embossing glitter, and also into a piece of patterned paper from a paper pad, I then glittered it and layered it up, adding extra butterflies to the skirt of the dress, the butterflies also have a little ice cream sundae glitter added to the centre of them.

The flowers were stamped and embossed onto blush card in Wow Pink Perfection embossing glitter, I then glittered the flower with my Sparkelicious glitter in Fandango and Bubblegum. I the a se,bled the card as shown.

Materials used:
Stamps by Chloe Fabulous Dress Stamp
Stamps by Chloe Wishing you a birthday as fabulous as you stamp
Stamps by Chloe Small 8 Petal Stamp
Stamps by Chloe Medium 8 Petal Stamp
Sparkelicious Glitter in, Ice Maiden, Fandango, Bubblegum and Ice Cream Sundae
Wow embossing glitter in Coral Reef & Pink Perfection
Blush Card
DCWV Butterfly Garden Stack

Bye for now,

Monday, 13 January 2014

Stencils and Double Sided Adhesive Sheets Tutorial

Hi Crafters,

At yesterdays show I was asked a lot how this look was achieved using the Memory Box stencils...
so I thought it would be best to do a quick tutorial post about it.

These are the materials you will need:
Stencil (I'm using Memory Box Ornate)
Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
Tumble Dryer Sheet
2 different glitters (I'm using silver halo glitter and crystal glitter)

Rub one side of the stencil with a tumble dryer sheet, this helps the stencil to peel of the sticky.

Peel the back off one side of the self adhesive sheet.

Place the self adhesive sheet down onto a piece of card

Peel the backing off so the sticky is exposed (don't through the backing sheet away as you will need it for the next step)

Place your stencil over the sticky sheet with the side that you have rubbed with the tumble dryer sheet in contact with the sticky, to flatten the stencil down, use the double sided sheet backing paper and rub over the stencil.

Once your stencil is flat to the sheet, cover in your first colour of glitter.

Now carefully lift the stencil off and cover with your second colour of glitter

And your glittery stencil is complete!

Here are a couple of card ideas using the glittery stencil technique:

This one uses the following stencil and dies:
Memroy Box Rhapsody Stencil
Memory Box Paper Cut Tulips Circle Die
Memory Box Paper Cut Tulips
Memory Box Precious Butterflies (with the bows chopped off!)

The next one uses the following stencil and dies:
Memory Box Diamond Stencil
Memory Box Perky Poppy Die
Memory Box Happy Birthday Extravaganza Die
Memory Box Lunette Butterfly Die

Bye for now,

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Another Memory Box Card

Hi Crafters,

We have just got home for the Ross Papercraft Show at Nissan today and it super busy so a huge thank you to everyone who visited our stall, I hope you enjoy using your new goodies! So for todays card I though I would show you another card using some Memory Box dies...

So for this one I used:
Happy Birthday Extravaganza (currently out of stock but more are one their way!)
Tulip Stems
Precious Butterflies
Stencil - Flourish
Stencil - Rings and Puddles

To start I placed the Flourish stencil onto a piece of centura pearl card, and covered with the Sweet Poppy Stencil Dimensions Paste - Transluscent, lifted the stencil off and covered in different shades of glitter.

I then die cut the Precious Butterflies die and the Tulip Stems die, I also ran them through and embossed them with my embossing mat, I then inked through the die uses a Lulu Lavender Memento ink pad and a piect of cut n dry foam, the stems of the tulips were inked using a peeled paint distress ink.

I then started to assemble the card but it look a bit too plain on a white background, so I took the rings and puddles and inked through it again with the lulu lavender ink, and cut triangles placing one in the top left corner and the other in the bottom right. To finish I matted and layered the stenciled piece up with some purple centura pearl card and assemble the card as shown above, the sentiment is the Happy Birthday Extravaganza die cut from purple centura pearl card.

Bye for now,

Memory Box 2014 Release

Hi Crafters,

For today's post I though I would share a card which I have made usning the new Memort Box 2014 die and stencil release and I have to say think some of these designs have to be some of my favourite ever!

So here is the first one I made using the butterfly heart die and lunette butterfly die, this one was super quick and easy I simply cut the butterfly heart twice from a piece of whet card, I the put a piece of pink Mirri card underneath and added the lunette butterfly to the corner, I die cut 3 and layered them up to give it more dimension. Added a little glitter and gems and my card was complete!

I'll be back tomorrow (technically later today!) with a few more that I've made using the new dies!

We'll also be at the Ross Papercraft Show at Nissan, Sunderland today 10am - 3pm so if your coming be sure to pop by our stand and say hi.

Bye for now,

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Simply White on White with a hint of Silver!

Hi Crafters,

This is just a quick post as some samples of my new stamps have arrived and I can't wait to go and have a play! 

This one is just a simple white on white card. The background has been stamped and embossed in silver using the Petal Pattern Background Stamp and the Trellis Pattern Background Stamp, I then glittered it using a quickie glue pen and some crystal glitter.

The blossom in the centre was created using the Large Blossom and Small Blossom Stamps, again simply stamped and embossed onto white vellum with silver embossing powder, I then cut the flowers out and layered them up adding a jewel to the centre for added bling.

To assemble the card I wrapped a piece of white silky crush ribbon around the card, placed my blossom in the middle, and then stamped and embossed the Grassy Swirl stamp onto acetate in my Diamond White WOW powder, cut it out and tucked behind the blossom. To finish I added a few jewels and a mini message from my Mini Messages stamp sheet.

Bye for now,

Monday, 6 January 2014

Black and Cream Blossoms

Hi Crafters,

Todays card which I'm going to share with you is a one which I made for the launch of our new blossom and geometric background stamps, back in November.

Stamps by Chloe Large Blossom
Stamps by Chloe Small Blossom
Stamps by Chloe Swirly Grass
Stamps by Chloe Petal Pattern Background
Stamps by Chloe WOW Rainbow Black Embossing Glitter
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine Embossing Powder
Black Versafine Ink Pad
Cream card, black card, heat resistant acetate, pearl gold card blank.

First cut a piece of cream card down to fit on the front of your card, take the petal pattern background stamp and stamp it across the bottom of the card with a black versfine ink pad, then emboss in clear, I emboss so I don't smudge the black ink with my fingers!

Using lots of little black self adhesive jewels add one to the centre of each of the crosses on the stamp.

To create the blossom stamp and emboss the large blossom 3 times and the small blossom twice onto cream card, emboss using WOW Rainbow Black embossing glitter. TIP: To get a really black image with black embossing powder, stamp the image in a black pigment ink pad (such as Versafine) instead of using a clear ink pad.

Cut all of the blossoms out can crease them down the centre to create a valley fold, layer together twisiting each layer to build the flower up, I then added a rhinestone cluster to the centre to finish.

Take a piece of heart resistant acetate and cover with anti static bag, stamp the Swirly Grass stamp twice with a versamark ink pad and then emboss using WOW Rainbow Black, cut the swirls out.

To build the card up, place the two swirls in the top right corner of the card and then place the blossom over the top, to finish add a sentiment (I've used DEC012 Happiest Birthday) and 3 jewels in the top left corner of the card.

I then matted and layered the cream onto a piece of black and then onto my gold card.

Bye for now,

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Scrunched Flowers Tutorial

Hi Crafters,

I hope you have all had a lovely crafty weekend! I certainly have as I've got 7 cards made for my next show on Create and Craft on 27th January, I've really enjoyed going back to some older sets that were on back in April last year, and coming up with some new ideas!

As I promised in my last post here is a tutorial for the scrunched up flowers, sorry about the shadows on the photos but I had to work with my ottlite on as it was so dark in Durham yesterday!

1. Stamp and emboss 3 large blossom images and 2 small blossom images, you can just stamp and not emboss but you need to use a waterproof ink pad such as Versafine, cut out and place in a plastic container (optional but I find it best to contain some of the water!).

2. Spray both sides with lots of water until the flowers start to curl up

3. Once the flowers are really saturated with water, start scrunching them up I tend to hold the centre of the flower and then scrunch the petals up as you need to be careful that the centre does snap.

4. Once all of the flowers are scrunched up tightly start to carefully unravel them.

5. Now gently waft the flowers with a heat gun making sure you keep the heat gun moving so you don't over heat the embossing powder, this helps to dry the flowers and set the creases in them.

6. Assemble flowers as shown below, adding a jewel to finish.
Materials used: Stamps by Chloe Large Blossom, Stamps by Chloe Small Blossom, Stamps by Chloe WOW Shrinking Violet Embossing Powder, Pearl Paper ( Mine was from Ross Paper)

And here's a card which I've made with some red scrunched flowers, I'm slightly addicted to this technique now! Lol

Bye for now!

Friday, 3 January 2014

New Year, New Post!

Hi Crafters,

Happy New Year! I can't believe I've neglected my blog since August, I really must blog more often!! So this is a picture heavy post as I've decided to post some of my favourite makes from 2013.

The first one has been made using hint of silver centura pearl card, coloured with a Magenta Panpastel, I then used the poinsettia builder die to create Clematis style flowers.

These are 3 of the workshops cards which we made earlier this year, the one on the left and right were made using Sweet Poppy Stencils, and the one in the centre was made using my small and large 3 petal stamps cut out, glittered and layered up.

This one is a more recent make using my flower corner stamp which was released in December, this card was totally inspired my the My Minds Eye papers which we all fell in love with when they arrived in the shop!

This is another recent make using the Petal Pattern Background and Diamond Wreath stamp, all has been embossed in my new Pink Perfection Wow Powder.

This is an MDF book which I have had covered in papers for months, but never got any further forward in decorating it! Until the Coral Reef WOW powder came along and was just the perfect colour, the lilies have been stamp and embossed onto vellum with the coral reef powder. The grasses in the background have been embossed onto acetate with Sensational Sage WOW powder, and chopped up to tuck in behind the flower. I also made the roses by melting Pink Perfection WOW powder and Coral Reef WOW powder in a tin foil case and pouring into silicone moulds.

This is a card which I made at one of our Saturday open days, which was totally inspired by the peacock feathers (which will be instock very soon on the website!!!) which were stuck onto self adhesive sheets to create the fronts of the shoes.

I didn't make the next one, it's one a Barbaras but I love it! It's so sparkly in real life, the sandals have been glittered in Silver Halo Glitter, with a bit of bling added for the front, the daisy on the corner has also been glittered.

This is a quick card which I made back in November using the new Grassy Swirl Stamp, it was simply stamped and embossed in WOW Rainbow Black, and then the little flowers added are from my new tiny flowers die.

I really love how the next one turned out the blossoms have been stamped and embossed onto vellum using the totally teal wow powder, the grassy swirl in the background has been stamped and embossed onto acetate and chopped up to add behind the flowers, I then added a silky crush bow and some bling to finish.

This one has been made using the new Flower Heart Wreath Die, and Flower Border Die, I cut these out & coloured the centres of the flowers with a wink of stella brush pen (my latest addiction!!), I then layered it up and added some bling!

This one was super quick and easy to make, I cut the Butterfly Wreath die from some cream card, and then cut the smallest from the Butterflies die set and layered it over the top just sticking the centre, once the glue had dried I sprayed the wreath with stick and stay and covered with crystal glitter. I did the same with the butterfly border at the bottom.

This one is a bit of a different style for me and totally different to the pink colours which I usually go for! I'm going to do a tutorial over the weekend for the flowers, but they were sprayed with water and scrunched up. The background was created by stamping in a distress ink and then dusting with mica powders for a hint of sparkle.

This one was created by stamping the Petal Pattern Background across the bottom of some cream card in a black inkpad and embossing in clear, I then added a little jewel to each cross. I then stamped and embossed the blossom stamps in WOW rainbow black, cut out, layered up, sprayed with stick and spray and covered in crystal glitter. I then stamped and embossed the grassy swirl onto acetate, cut out and layered behind the blossom.

And finally one of my favourites, this was the very first card I made when my new dies arrived, I simply cut the butterfly border out from Centura Pearl Card, and stuck them onto a double sided adhesive sheet, I then sprinkled crystal glitter through, cut a few extra butterflies out of vellum and layered over the top adding a jewel to the centre of a few of the butterflies.

Bye for now,