Monday, 30 September 2013

Decorating Artcut shapes

An exciting time at Alexander Palace

Hello to you all.
Bit slow on posting recently as I have been very busy.

I was lucky enough to be demonstrating for
Artcuts at the Alexander Palace craft show recently. It was great fun.
Exhausting, but I was kept well supplied with tea and coffee by Rebecca, the owner of the company.

 There was a great deal of interest in what I was doing with the wooden laser cut shapes that Artcuts produces in their own workshop, and plenty of positive feedback, which is always lovely to hear.

Thank  you to everyone who came to see us and show so much interest. It was much appreciated.

The laser shapes can be decorated in so many ways and are particularly good for stamping onto.
The samples  here  have been stamped with Chocolate Baroque stamps. A big thank you goes to Glenda, the owner, for supplying me with some stamps to use on the shapes. They worked extremely well as they are lovely bold designs. The stamps used were a plate called Artistic Baubles . Six lovely circular designs, five of which can be seen here.

The photos don't do the stamps justice really, which is a shame.
I'll post a few more samples next time .
Hope you've enjoyed looking. Bye for now.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Wedding Card

Die Cuts


 Today I would like to show you a wedding card that I made  for a friend recently.

I have used a die cut from Spellbinder for the background and the flowers are from  Heartfelt Creations.

The flowers are stamped first and then die cut, which is great. There are so many different flower shapes, in the Heartfelt creation stamps/dies, that it was a very difficult decision as to which I preferred.

This is quite an unusual card for me to make, as I rarely do die cutting,but I always enjoy the finished result. Must do some more in a similar style!