New Crafts too embossing and die cut folders

So Christmas is over and we are back up and running with classes and some new products are coming into the shop.

In todays class I used some new embossing folders that include a die cut centre which cuts at the same time as it embosses. So one run through the machine does both at the same time.

This photo gives you a better view of the patterns available, the middle areas are the parts that die cut out.

This folder is called Passiflora and has an oval die cut centre. It can be embossed directly through the front of the card to make an aperture front or in this case cut out of coloured cardstock.

The Butterflies are also new from Jeanines Art and come in 2 parts, a sold background and a detailed front and there are 3 butterflies in the pack. I used some double sided adhesive sheet to add some Glamour Dust. The sentiment is from Woodware and is called Just to say.

Back tomorrow with some other new dies




Multi step Poinsettia

This is the last card we made on my recent Press to Impress class. The pointsettia stamp is from Jusrite and comes with different size flowers and leaves as well as some sentiments. I only used one flower for this card and it was stamped with Red Magic, Pink Grapefruit, Spainish Olive and Thatched Straw VersaMagic ink pads. The veins have been stamped with Archival Coffee. The frame is from Creative Expressions and is called Holly Lattice Frame . I have cut it out of Gold Hunkdory mirror card and the inner frame is done with Black card.  The sentiment comes in the Pointsettia set.


Back tomorrow with some more ideas. Keep an eye out for emails and Facebook for info about some upcoming sales online and in the shop starting on Black Friday.


Craftwork Cards Christmas Past collection part 2

Back again with a few more ideas for the Christmas Past pack I used in class.  The first card is actually one of the 6×6 sheets from the paper pad. I took two  square straight edged layering dies, placed them onto the paper after I had trimmed it down to size to fit the card and then run it through my machine. Attached the largest piece to a square of Kraft card, then added foam pads onto the second square and attached to card matching up the pattern. The last square goes in with two layers of foam pads behind it and again match up the patterns. I used some Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink around the edges to give it more raised look. Finished off with a banner sentiment from the dies cut sheets.

Second card is very quick and is just four rectangles of the patterned papers and a matted Father Christmas image with one of the bows on the bottom. A sentiment and some Candi to finish off. The card blank is 7″x5″.

Last one for today uses one of the scalloped edge die cuts, together with a sentiment and one of the bows. Just a strip of patterned paper down the side and I used the Sue Wilson Poinsettia die to cut out some flower from one of the patterned papers. I made some little glitter dots using Stickles Diamonds glue for the centres.

Back tomorrow with the last few cards.  If you want to keep upto date with our blog posts we now have a subscribe button on the right hand column, fill in your email address and get an email sent directly to you every time we post something on here.


Craftwork Cards Christmas Past

Craftwork Cards Collection packs are this months product of the month. I decided on the Christmas Past collection to use in class. With my half of the kit I made ten cards but you can easily replicate the cards featuring the Father Christmas die cuts as you get a lot in the kit. So as not to make this a huge post I will show the cards over the next few days.

First up a shaker card using on the Father Christmas die cuts. I used the Presscut Stitched Rectangles to create a frame to hold the acetate window and the Creative Expressions Iced Snow Glitter Jewels.  The bows are in the pack as well as coordinating Candi. Lots of sentiment die cuts to choose from as well as a paper sheet full of them to cut out.

The second card  uses another Father Christmas image, simply trimmed leaving some of the white showing around the edge and some of the patterned papers in the pad and some Candi.

Last one for today uses Stitched Frame dies again to create a tartan frame and mat of card behind. The Father Christmas is actually on one of the papers that I trimmed down to fit inside the frame. I did some fussy cutting of Holly from another paper to go in the corners. Candi again on the corners and a sentiment from the die cuts.

Back tomorrow with some more ideas. This class is being repeated on Saturday 28th at 2.00pm places are limited.

Young At Heart Class

The cards today are from my Young At Heart class for a couple of weeks ago.  First one uses a mask from That Special Touch called Nordic Christmas together with one of the Sue Wilson Dies Here Comes Santa Snow Globe Scene. The mask has been coloured with Creative Expressions Cloud Chalk ink Misty Grey. I filled the shaker cup with Creative Expressions Glitter Jewels Iced Snow. Mark Richards Glitter Domes were added in the corners and the sentiment is from Creative Expressions Santa Sentiments.

Next one uses a stamp set from Hunkydory called Snowy Snow Globe. The Snow acetate behind is also from Hunkydory and comes in a A4 pack. I used a Creative Expressions Cloud ink Clear Day around the edges and the snow was created with the Glitter Jewels as used in the first card. The colouring was done with some Promarkers. Sentiments are in the stamp set and I used Stazon Ink for the one on the acetate.

Last one for today and probably my favourite because I love using Fluffy Stuff. The stamp is from Craft UK and is called Santa and Pals (those stamps are on a Buy 2 get 1 free at moment) and its coloured with Promarkers. I used Woodware Fluffy stuff in White on his moustache and bobble, which you apply and then heat with a heat gun.  I stamped the image twice and then cut out the moustache and nose to create a 3D effect but you don’t have to. The background was created using a sponge and some of the Cloud ink I used for the second card.  The little snowflake stamp was stamped with Silver pigment ink and is in the Santa Sentiments stamp set. I also used the Ho Ho Ho and Santa Claus is coming to town stamps from the same set. Finally I added some Glamour Dust for a little twinkle on the snowflakes and a White gel pen for detail on his hat and nose.

This class is being repeated on Saturday 21st October at 2.00pm . Have a fab weekend and hopefully you can get a chance to craft.



Quick and easy cards part 2

As promised, here is another card I made for last weeks class.

This stamp set is from Woodware and is called Sketchy Baubles. The sentiment comes with it. I am loving using Distress Oxides at the moment and I decide to use them to colour in the baubles. I stamped the whole bauble and sentiment in one go using the Press to Impress tool. I used watercolour card and Black pigment ink. I heat embossed with clear embossing powder from Wow. I then took some Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick Oxides, pressed a little onto my mat and pick up some ink with my water brush. I coloured in the baubles and then blended some Broken China around the edges using the applicator and foam pads. Simply matted onto some Black card and I finished off with some Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer glitter glue Sparkle Star in the dots.

Quick and easy cards

The cards today are from my class last week. The idea was to make some quick and easy cards that could be mass produced if you have a lot to make this Christmas.

First one uses a Sue Wilson die from this years release called Lace Snowflake. I die cut the middle hexagon in Foundations Blue pearl cardstock and then added the snowflake die in the middle of the other hexagon to sit on top. Finished off with a little gem in the middle and a sentiment from Woodware A Heartfelt Christmas stamp set.


The second card for today uses the Woodware Classic Baubles stamp set and has been just stamped in Gold pigment ink and then the sentiment from the new Woodware set A Christmas Cheer stamped on top in Black ink. A stamping tool is brilliant for this large stamp. Cut all your card to size, ink and stamp all of them in Gold, change stamp to the sentiment one and position where you want it. Ink in Black then stamp all of them again. You will end up it a lot of card fronts done in no time at all. I finished off by adding some Black pearls from Mark Richards in the centres and matted on Black card. You could of course do different colours and change it up if you have more time by stamping in Black ink and cutting out the baubles from some other cardstock ( I used Foundations Gold Pearl) then paper piecing them back on. You could do flat if you are worried about postage or on foam pads as I have done. Stamping and embossing with some Wow powders would look gorgeous as well.

That’s all for today, will pop back tomorrow with the other card I made for this class.


Fairy Garden Class

Yesterday Kerry did a class using Cardio stamps to create three gorgeous cards. The stamps used were Enchanted Garden, Garden Dragon Garden, Pleasant Pastures and Backyard Blooms. Distress Oxides have been blended to created a perfect effect and of course some added twinkle in the form of glitter.

Happy Crafting!


Working with Pixie Powders from Cosmic Shimmer

Jackie Da Silva;

Hi, hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday weekend. I have been playing with Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders recently and today I am showing the first of three cards I made.

I used the Sun Yellow, Mango Blaze, Aqua Lagoon, Golden Mint and Purple Violet. I created the background first by tapping a small amount of the powders onto some white cardstock and then spraying with a fine mister spray. I dried it off with a heat gun and cut it to fit the frame I had made using my Presscut Stitched Rectangles dies.

The flowers are from Elizabeth Designs and are called Dandelion Fluff. The sentiment circle is from Craftwork Cards.

Back tomorrow with another one.