Saturday, 21 November 2020

Hochanda TV today


Our new Petalwork Passion and Groovy Blooms will be on Hochanda TV today at 11am.
Both sets of rubber stamps were hand drawn by Vicky.
For these cards Vicky has embossed in silver on coloured vellum.

 

Saturday, 14 November 2020

NEW Best Friends : Boys

 
Best Friends : Boys is our next brand new clear stamp set designed by Sherry West.
You can find it on our website here.
Both cards created by DT member Alysha Sheridan
You can see that again Alysha has used many of the elements included in the set to create the wreath of bugs.
I think these images that Sherry has created are adorable, we will be featuring all these new stamps in our Hochanda TV show on Saturday 21st November at 11am.

Friday, 13 November 2020

NEW Best Friends : Girls



 The first of our new stamps just launched is Best Friends : Girls
A clear stamp set designed by Sherry West.
You can find this new clear stamp set here.
The set includes the girls but also the elements that DT member Alysha Sheridan has used to create the wreath.  Both cards created by Alysha.
When I'm trying to create a circle I use a punched or die cut circle as a template to work around otherwise mine would be wonky.
Sentiments from our clear stamp sets.

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Upcycling Light Bulbs as Christmas Decorations






 If you've visited our store you might have seen our chandeliers, we have 9 and the total number of light bulbs is 45 - yes 45!  
So when we replace bulbs every couple of months we then have an abundance of dead bulbs, 
so Vicky decided to start decorating some.
Vicky used the Stix2 3D PVA glue to create the patterns on the bulbs and then covered them with glitter, but before she started  she did wipe an anti-static bag over the bulbs to make it easier to remove the excess glitter.
It's very easy and fun to do.

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Otter Snuggles


 Vicky decided to experiment with some different colours on the animals and this is her Otter version which she painted with aquacolour crayons.
It could be the reflection of the water giving their coats that blue sheen.

Friday, 6 November 2020

Kingfishers by Irene


 Our DT member Irene Carolan likes to make big cards, so that leaves lots of room for some great background papers like this stripy one.
Plus a sentiment from one our clear birthday sets.
Kingfishers designed by Teri Sherman

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Foxes or Wolves


During our Hochanda TV show with Adam he was convinced these were wolves, even though the stamp is called Foxy Mama.  So I looked for an image to compare the 2 and yes they are very similar so it could be used for either.  And for anyone that was watching the show you will be pleased to know that the artist Teri Sherman was also watching a making a list of other animals that were requested, so watch this space.
Cards created by DT member Alysha Sheridan.




 

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Double Waterfall Cards


 Vicky was determined to make our 12 Days of Christmas stamp sets into waterfall cards, but it turns out they have to be double waterfall cards as you can't have more than 6 (but best with 5) in each waterfall.
So this is the result using our 12 Days of Christmas original set and the mini set.

Monday, 26 October 2020

Kingfishers on Shrink


 If you are a regular visitor here you will be well aware of my love of shrink plastic.  Now I didn't think these new stamps would lend themselves to shrink but DT member Debbie Watts proved me wrong with several of her hards so I decided to give it a go.
Here I have stamped the Kingfishers with Black Stazon Pigment inkpad onto the smooth side of sanded shrink plastic.  I gave it a couple of minutes to dry before turning over and colouring onto the sanded side with Pastel Chalk Pencils.
Remember the colours intensify as it shrinks so don't go too heavy with your colouring.

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Otters by Irene


 DT member Irene Carolan created this card with our new Otters by Teri Sherman.
And words from our clear stamp sets.