Saturday, 19 July 2014

A Christmas MDF Clock!

Good Evening!

Wow, the storm has just subsided here and the entire time it was thundering and lightening, I was preoccupied with this gorgeous MDF clock from Inky Doodles!

I don't know if you caught Sarah's show earlier today, but it inspired me to dig out the clock that's been gathering dust for the past few weeks and put it to good use! So... here's my creation:

I've used some of our upcoming stamp sets which launch at 1pm on Tuesday on this - above, I covered the base layer in kraft card and stamped a snowflake stamp (from the Swirly Tree stamp set) with versamark, then I embossed it with clear to darken the snowflake a little. I wanted something subtle, that wasn't printed from a CD.

The next layer, I used Creative Expressions Double Sided Sticky Sheets to cover the entire layer in Treasure glitter! The next layer used some burgundy printed backing paper from the new Simply Christmas CD and then finally, I repeated the sticky-sheet step to add glitter to the roof! The circular clock piece, I covered again with burgundy paper and added pearls to the pre-marked holes for the numbers.

My 'pendulum' is a couple of the MDF tags that come in the set (I have LOTS left over too!) and these have been distressed using Gathered Twigs, stamped a bauble in Memento, heat embossed all over with clear powder and added some Treasure glitter with a quickie glue pen. I tied these on with a bit of garden string too!

The large floral decorations are from the Striped Delights stamp set, I stamped and embossed in Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold and glittered, added detail to the stamens or coloured with 'Ruby' promarker, to create the different coloured flowers.

The baubles are from the Decorative Baubles stamp set which launches on Tuesday, with these I heat embossed them in Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold again and coloured with the Ruby promarker, then added a sprinkle of glitter!

Lots of pearls were added too, plus a sentiment from the Swirly Tree stamp set (O Christmas Tree)!

I hope you like it!

Have a fabulous weekend,

Hayley xx

Friday, 4 July 2014

One hour to go!


We're sat in the Green Room preparing for the show... join us at 10am for our brand new stamps and CD: Poppy Fields, Striped Delights and Creative Card Templates!

Here are my final couple of sneak peeks... I'm a bit excited so wanted to share a few for you!

Hope you enjoy the show... we're going live soon!

Have a wonderful day,

Hayley xx

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Countdown: Sneak Peek #4

Good Morning!

Only one more day to go... join us tomorrow at 10am for the launch of our Poppy Fields stamp set, Striped Delights stamp set and the Creative Card Templates CD Rom!

I'm sure you'll love them all!

Here is my sneak peek for today:

Have a lovely day... see you tomorrow, posting from the Green Room!

Hayley x

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Countdown: Sneak Peek #3


Only a couple more days to go... here's today's sneak peek!

Join us at 10am on Friday the 4th of July for our brand new stamps and CD!

Have a lovely day,

Hayley x

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Countdown: Sneak Peek #2

Good Morning!

Back again with our second sneak peek of the week...

Hope you like it!

Join us at 10am on Friday the 4th of July for our brand new stamps and CD!

See you tomorrow,

Hayley x

Monday, 30 June 2014

Countdown: Sneak Peek #1


All week I'm going to be sharing some sneak peeks for our show on Friday... here's #1!

Pop back tomorrow for another...

Hayley x

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Tattered Lace Challenge: Elegance

Good Morning!

I'm a little later than usual with this months challenge at Tattered Lace which is Elegance... it's been so fun to make!

I sat down last night for all the cards I have to get done by tomorrow and came up with this one:

For this card, I've used some backing papers from our upcoming CD which launches on Create & Craft on the 4th of July (we're excited!). I also got a little overexcited about the new Tattered Lace Embossing folders which are the Pick of the Day on Tuesday 1st of July over on Ideal World, and grabbed the last in stock at Hobbycraft! This embossing folder is called Rose Garden and is absolutely beautiful!

I added a strip of Luxury Lace across the centre of all my layers which is available here!

My topper is our Elegant Dress stamp and has been paper pieced with some Lilac paper from the CD and overlayed with Diamond glitter! I die-cut it using the Scalloped Oval from the Kedleston set twice, once from lilac and once from white, trimmed around the decorative dots and then layered them on top of one another.

To embellish, I've used our Beautiful Blossoms stamp set, stamped onto patterned paper, creased down the centre of the petals and then layered up. Then to accent them, I've used the die that was free with the Tattered Lace magazine Issue 6 (Large Flourish)  - it's fabulous for chopping up and poking out of flower arrangements!

I've used the Chelsea corner die to embellish opposite corners to the two flower arrangements I made, and a pearl to accent it!

I hope you like it!

Have a wonderful week... I'll see you again soon (hoepfully!)

Hayley xx