Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Wedding Anniversary Cats....

Hi folks.. Just trying to get ahead of the game with today's project... We're almost at the end of April, which means May is very nearly here and more to the point June, which is when I have a whole host of Wedding Anniversaries!!!

So, this is the first one checked off my list...
I had several Hearts left over from Saturday's demo which I had prepared but never actually used... So, rather than let them go to waste.... I've teamed them up with my new SteamPunk Corner Die and my ever so "oooh La La" cats.. Tres Chic, non??!! Check out his little Bow Tie which I added. Bet you'll never guess in a million years when that came from!!
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

Cheery Lynn Die - B437 Steampunk Corners
Cheery Lynn Die - B446 Wedding
Cheery Lynn Die - B243 Anniversary
Marianne Designs Collectables Die - COL1344 French Cats
Marianne Designs Creatables Die - LR0299 Anja's Filigraan Heart
Embossalicious A4 Embossing Folder - Gothic Script

Friday, 25 April 2014

Faux Leather....

Hi folks... One of my last samples for tomorrows Embossing Demo Day here at Pinnacles..

It features the Faux Leather technique. Well, my version of it anyway...

When we played around with this technique in class we also ended up making Faux Sandpaper and Faux Flock, but that's a whole other story..!

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow if you are popping along.
I have a few other tricks up my sleeve to share too..
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Hearts & Diamonds....

Hi folks.. I hope you all had an enjoyable Bank Holiday Weekend? Me, I found some time to get some more samples prepared for Saturday's embossing demo her at Pinnacles.....

The title of this post really is just a reflection of the images on this project..
Obviously, we have a whacking great big Heart in the middle AND around the edges (just in case you were wondering how the frame was achieved)...

The Diamonds, right in the centre of the Heart...

I've got a Diamond Wedding Anniversary (or is it Golden?) coming up, either way I think this card should be fit for purpose....
More samples coming along later this week..
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon

Marianne Designs Creatables Die - LR0299 Filigraan Heart
Dutch Doobadoo Mask - Diamonds
Sue Wilson Large Embossing Folder - EF-017 Quilted Flower

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Dutch Doobadoo....

Hi folks.. Weird title to this post I know, but that is the name of the brand of Masks/Stencils I have used on this project.... And I kinda like it!!

Just another sample for the 26th's Embossing demo,

just trying to get a little more out of our Masks than the norm...

With such detail on some of them it seems a waste to just use them with Texture Paste, Gesso or Sparkle Paste, although I have plans to use some of those as well...
Thanks for checking us out, see you soon.
Dutch Doobadoo Mask - Wheels (Circles)
Marianne Designs Craftables Die - CR1264 Bird Silhouette
Embossalicious 8" x 8" Embossing Folder - Rose Vine

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Heart to Heart to Heart to Heart.......

Hi folks.. I know, I know.... 3 posts in as many days.. Not like me at all, and to be honest, I wouldn't get too use to it.. Just riding the wave whilst "Senor Mojo" is with me...

Thanks for checking us out, see you soon.
Memento Ink - Rhubarb Stalk, Pistachio
Gilding Wax - Enchanted Gold
Embossing Folders - 6" x 6" Rococo, 8" x 8" Rose Vine
Memory Box Die - 98780 Queen of Hearts Flourish

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

It's about time...

Hi folks... Just sharing with you another sample for our demo on the 26th..

A little bit of Black Card,

some embossing folders,

a couple of Die cuts and some Gilding Wax....

Oh, and a little bit of time to get lost in just to play....

and see what happens!!!!

Thanks for checking us out..
See you soon.

Spellbinders 3D M-Bossabilitie Folder - E3D-018 European Tapestry
Die'Sire Embossalicious 8" x 8" Folder - A Stitch in time
Gilding Wax - Sage from set 7 Moroccan and Rich Copper from set 10 Autumn Leaves

Monday, 7 April 2014

Butterfly Box.....

Hi folks.... Just been getting some prep done for our Embossing Demo Day on the 26th April..

Like most boxes I make, this particular one has no practical use what so ever!!

But still an effective and fun project to do none the less..
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.
Spellbinders 3D M-Bossibilitie E3D-016 Labels Thirty Four
Cheery Lynn B117 Fanciful Flourish
Cheery Lynn DL116 Exotic Butterfly Medium #3

Friday, 4 April 2014

Well, they've started to arrive.....

.. The new Spellbinders Dies and 3D M-Bossabilities Embossing Folders that is...

Can't quite believe our price of the 3D Embossing Folders, having seen some of them on a well known shopping channel for up to £10 dearer than most retailers are selling them for.. What's that all about?? New packaging too...
Have a great Friday folks... and thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

A little more inking....

Hi folks.. Just another couple of samples from this week’s lesson..

I've moved on from Distress Inks to Memento Inks as I was intrigued to see if the results would be the same or different using another brand..

Ironically, it would seem that although the pigment/dye in the Memento Ink is probably stronger, it has given a much lighter tone to the background, that could also be just my application of the Ink though?!!

Still, more play time to be had!!!
Thanks for checking us out..
See you soon.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Hi folks... This week’s lesson che Pinnacles is all about Inks!!
Now, I've been known to have a dabble every now and then! And why not, when you can achieve such dramatic results!?
Who would have thought that this little project started out as just a plain piece of White card stock?!

I've added Distress Inks for my background, made my own stamps from some of my (our) Dies (Yes, I'm still churning them out!), heat embossed and water coloured with Distress Inks...
Loving the results so far... More to come during the week...
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.