Saturday 28 November 2009

Pressed Leaves Cube

JK Pressed Leaves stamped in black and embossed with Psychedelic embossing powder, this is an irridescent powder that changes colour the longer you heat it.
Pressed leaves onto white shrink plastic.

This card also includes the Damask cube.
All artwork by DT - Brenda.

Friday 27 November 2009

Instruments Cube

JK Instruments cube stamped and embossed onto window plastic.
The Instruments cube embossed in Malachite EP in the centre and the Calligraphic Doodle around the edges.

JK Calligraphic Doodle with some punched flowers.
All artwork by DT - Brenda

Thursday 26 November 2009

New Newsletter

I've nearly done it, albeit a month or two late. The latest edition of our newsletter/mini-mag is almost finished. I believe I will be able to finish the final page today, it will then take me a whole day to print this one page, all other pages are printed and ready.
Half the envelopes are stamped and labelled ready for stuffing, the other half should get done within the next few days, although Julie is on holiday this week so if you pop into the shop tomorrow it is only myself and Vicky (and of course my wonderful husband working in the warehouse), so please be patient with us as the phones have been quite busy this week, but we would love to see you.

If you do pop in to see us this week you might catch us working on our new TV shows. We are filming 2 shows on Tuesday but they won't be on your screens for a week or two, I will let you know exact dates when I have them. Wheelie Stamp Addicts & Mica Gloss (the clues are in the titles).

Anyway, back to the newsletter -this issue contains some gorgeous new Snowmen stamps from Printworks (we are waiting on their arrival so I haven't put them on the website yet), some artwork from our last live show with Sticky Stuff and Amazing Glaze (but not together!), classes for the first half of next year, details of our next Retreat and lots more.
So if all goes according to plan you will receive this issue of the newsletter sometime next week, but best laid plans and all that!

As well as filming next week and sending out the newsletter we also have our monthly project club on Wednesday 1-3pm or 7-9pm with Amazing Glaze and our monthly crop Thursday 10am-4pm. If you would like to join us for either of these you can book online or call us.

I think its time I stopped rambling now and go do some work.

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Vicky's TV Artwork

For this card Vicky stamped the butterfly several times onto JudiKins Laminating sheets and cut them out. When you peel off the backing from the laminate sheet it is sticky so Vicky applied Variegated Red leaf but you could also use glitter. The background is stamped with the JudiKins Bamboo Sprig.
Vicky created this card using the same 2 stamps as previously but this time stamping the butterfly and embossing with Sticky Stuff embossing powder. Once heated the powder becomes a glue, so Vicky brushed on some mica powders.

This card is the same technique as the previous card with the Sticky Stuff but this time instead of Mica powders Vicky used glitter with the JudiKins Damask Cube.

This final card is the same Sticky Stuff technique but this time with Flock and the JudiKins Damask Cube.

Tuesday 24 November 2009

My TV Artwork

This is a couple of cards that I made during our live show last week. This is using the Instruments cube stamped in Brilliance onto black card. For the centre piece I covered the area with Embossing Ink and then Amazing Glaze and heated, repeating twice more for the depth of powder. Into the last layer of Amazing Glaze I stamped making sure I had inked the stamp first - if you don't ink your stamp before applying to the hot surface you can make a big mess, although it shouldn't damage your rubber stamp.
I created this card using the Pressed Leaves cube. Again the centre piece was created with several layers of Amazing Glaze and a layer of Metallic Bronze embossing powder for the final layer before stamping into it.

Friday 20 November 2009

DT Artwork

JK Cloth Butterfly and Bamboo Sprig.
JK Pressed Leaves Cube.
Artwork by DT- Gill

Thursday 19 November 2009

Damask Cube

I hope you enjoyed the show yesterday, we tried a slightly different format to normal and I preferred it - did you notice any difference?
It was great fun working with Leonie and we hope to be working with her again soon. JK Damask Cube with a shrink Plastic Cloth butterfly.
JK Damask Cube embossed in white.
Artwork by DT - Brenda.

Wednesday 18 November 2009

Today's TV Show

JK Instruments Cube.
JK Pressed Leaves cube.
Artwork by DT - Brenda.

Saturday 14 November 2009

Christmas Globes

Just in case you haven't seen enough of our Snow Globe here are a few more cards . . . This is a shaker card with JK Eskimo, SBJ Tree & Snowballs and PW Friendship warms. The snowflake was created with the Spellbinder Creat-A-Flake.
SBJ Frazzled Cat, the background stamp is JK Layered Holiday Frames.

JK Penguin, Xmas Tree Border and DeNami Merry Christmas border.

Thursday 12 November 2009

Amazing Glaze

While we were away at the NEC last week Lesley started work on some samples for our live TV show next week . . . JK Damask Cube and Calligraphic Doodle.
JK Instruments Cube.
Both cards use Amazing Glaze which is an extra thick clear embossing powder that you build up in layers and then you can stamp into.

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Peeking & Praying

These were also in our new show that was on last Saturday and will be on again very soon. Peeking & Praying Angels, Unmounted Snow Globe, Eclipse Masking Tape.
Peeking & Praying Angels, Eclipse Masking Tape.
Stamps by JudiKins, artwork by Lesley.

Tuesday 3 November 2009

New TV Show

We have a new pre-recorded show on Create & Craft Saturday 7th November at 1pm. These are some of the stamps featured in the show : JudiKins Holiday Trees, Merry Christmas Copperplate small.

JudiKins Snowglobe unmounted set.
Also in the show are the Peeking & Praying Angels plus more.

Monday 2 November 2009

And the winner is . . . .

Simply A Bug Lover

Congratulations, please contact me to receive your blog candy.

Thank you to everyone who entered and especially those that became followers. Commisserations if you didn't win but, we are having a prize draw at the NEC this week to celebrate Vicky's birthday on Saturday.

If you are coming to the Hobbycrafts show bring along a hand stamped birthday card for Vicky (put your contact details on the back) and you will be entered into the draw.

We also have quite a few Show Specials planned so come and visit us on stand H30.