Monday, 30 January 2017


Whilst doing my Christmas cards and others I noticed how often I was using frames and sets of frames so I thought I'd look into how many ways they could be used...... although this is far from complete but here are a few ways that I have used them

I have used them with images coloured with gilding flakes (black tree outlines), with frantage - (winter and spring ideas with the stampendous stamp) and also with UTEE panels - done also in a variety of ways. There are frames to hide edges as with my clean up sheets and acetate, frames around inverted pictures, decorative frames etc.
A project that I am sure will be never ending......

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Metallic gilding polishes

I have been hooked on metallic gilding polishes since they came out last year. As you will have seen before I use them multiple ways - solid colour, diluted colour, mixed colour, clean up sheets and over embossed images as we would with waxes. Stamping and colouring can also be done. I also go through lots of ways of using them with embossed sheets as you can see below

In our workshops we explore all the things that can be done

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

cs - Winter Garden

Well now the new year has come I thought it time I got back to showing you some of the new workshop cards for the coming session. So far I have only completed the creative stamping board, well Christmas has got in the way of card making and my 2 days in the shop this week were taken up by clearing away Christmas stock and preparing for the sale which starts next week
Anyway here they are...

Hope you can zoom in for a good look. I have used all sorts metallic gilding polishes, pixie powders, inkpads as well as some of the  new creative expressions dies. Workshop is in two weeks time. In the meantime I need to get on with preparing some others....... By the way this magazine was so popular it sold out in the first week!