Saturday 28 November 2020

TV Demos

 These are my 4 demonstration cards from Hochanda TV last weekend.
No.1 is Groovy Blooms stamped and masked before stamping the flowers.  I also then cut around the top half of largest flower before scoring the card.  Coloured with alcohol markers.
No.2 is some of the elements from the Best Friends: Girls clear stamp set, stamped around a cut out circle (otherwise I wouldn't be able to maintain the circle shape).
No.3 Petalwork Passion embossed in white onto kraft card.  The same with the leaves but they have been sponged with a green Distress Oxide.  The background is kraft card coloured with Distress Oxides.
No.4 The elements from Best Friends: Boys.  The puppy has been stamped onto our Christmas Tag and '5 Today' is from our Typewriter Alphabet clear stamp set.  The background of the card is one of our inksplat stamps.

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