Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Tattered Lace Challenge #3: Men & Boys

Morning everyone!

I can't believe we're already on month 3 of the Tattered Lace Challenge!

Before we get started with the card, the 'how-to' and what was used, I just want to clarify that we did pick a winner of the Lavish Blooms die set, though unfortunately the winner hasn't got back to me yet. I'll be resending the email to the winner today so keep an eye on your inboxes and I'll announce the winner as soon as I hear back!

Right, here we go... here's our entry to the Men & Boys challenge!

So for this card, I've used the gorgeous Campervan die from the Day's Out collection, I cut it out three times - once from white, blue and then black. I used the white as the base (added acetate behind the windows), blue from the bottom part and then cut out the wheels separately to go on top. I coloured in the centres of the wheels with a Black Graph-it marker.

All the papers I've used are from our Forever Florals Double CD which I've distressed around the edge with a Gathered Twigs ink pad. I also used a quickie glue pen through a mask in the top corner and added Twinklies glitter on top!

Now for the fun bit... We were lucky enough to get our Elegance Collection #2 dies yesterday (the POW on Create & Craft which includes Haddon, Hardwick, Kedleston and Chatsworth) and of course, we couldn't wait to get playing! 

I've cut the Kedleston Scalloped Oval from white card and used some masks around the edge, this is a sneaky peek at something that may be coming to us soon! I distressed lightly first, then added my mask and distressed through it in the same colour. I then used the straight Oval to die-cut from patterned paper and added the Campervan on top.

I cut the middle & smallest Chatsworth square (just to try it... and then NEEDED to use it!) from white card and cut in half across the centre of each. Then I poked them in the opposite corners of the topper image as an embellishment.

I added a strip of white seam binding across the centre and made a bow too, just to embellish...

And obviously, I wanted to use all the new dies as soon as we got them (plus we got our order of the Blush Ebosser yesterday too... which is a dream to work with!) so I used the smallest Hardwick circle, trimmed off the outer edge and used it as a matt for my circle sentiment!

I think that's about it!

Hope you like the card and be sure to pop over to the Tattered Lace Challenge Blog to enter your card for this months challenge!

Have a fab day!

Hayley xx

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Sneak peek: 10am, 23rd May!

Good Evening!

It seems ages since my last post (I'm sorry about that!) - but here I am with a sneak peek for tomorrows show!

We're on C&C at 10am with three brand new stamps set, and our exclusive assorted pearl collection! We've also got some best-sellers back which include our project CD, Forever Florals (which is still super affordable!), lace and glitter! Here's a peak at one of the samples for tomorrow:

For this card, I've used papers from the Forever Florals double CD which absolutely FLEW last time we were on (thankyou so, so much for that!) - it's got to be one of my ultimate favourites for the variety of papers and pretty patterns.

I've used the brand new Beautiful Blossoms stamps, which also includes the sentiment I've used, stamped onto pink printed paper and then glittered with a Quickie Glue Pen and our Diamond Twinklies...

Each flower has been layered up with the same size twice, each layer embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Ancient Copper powder and glittered with Twinklies.

To embellish the arrangement, I've ran some cream paper + sticky sheet through my Jus-Cutz machine, using the gorgeous Florentine Flourishes from Tattered Lace, then glittered again with Twinklies.

I've used the brand new pearls to embellish the centres of each flower, and a few of our Lasercut embellishments too! (I've inked the key/cameo with Gathered Twigs, then covered entirely in my Quickie Glue Pen to dip into my Twinklies - the butterfly, I've covered in paper similarly to an MDF blank, trimmed around and used a line of Cosmic Shimmer glue to embellish, again covered in Twinklies!)

Also, the entire base plaque which I've used as the focal point is part of the Tattered Lace Elegance Collection Vol. 1 (Specifically, the Westminster die!), I LOVE it! 

Speaking of the Elegance dies... the Pick of the Week, starting at noon tomorrow, is the second helping of these gorgeous dies... be sure to tune in for the first peek at them (we'll be begging the floor team to let us see them in the studio tomorrow!)

Hope you like it and I hope you enjoy the show tomorrow!

Hayley xx

PS. I wanted to post my shiny shoes too... look out for them on the show!