Thursday, 30 May 2013

Hi ladies and gentleman. Over on the SplodgeAway blog they are showcaseing some of Sams and my cards that we made for Create and Craft this month. Sue was rather partial to this one and suggested I do a tutorial for it. I was actually quite simple.

Material needed

Flower border mask from this months show.
Lilac pearl card
Border Punch
White Ribbon
Mica Powders
Double sided sticky paper.
Flower of your choice ( Mine was made with air dry clay and a mold then coloured with Mica Powder and silver guilding wax)

I cut a strip of sticky paper just slightly wider that the mask and after takeing off the protective paper on one side stuck the mask over it ( It can help to dust the mask with either anti static powder or rub with a tumble drier sheet, this helps release the mask easier)
I then dusted various colours of mica over the exposed sticky area. I then peeled off the mask and the repeated the process.
I cut a strip of lilac pearlised card and punched along each side with a decorative punch and after takeing the backing off then stuck my border onto it.

If you repeat this process twice and then glu onto a landscape A5 card leaving an even border top and bottom.
To finish I coloured some white ribbon with shaded lilac distress Ink and wrappedaround top border and tied bow and then glued flower to centre.

To see more inspiration  pop over to the Splodge Away blog at

Happy Crafting

Friday, 24 May 2013

Hi folks just a quicjk blog now that splodge Aways shows are all done and dusted. Not many samples were shown as they were selling so quick but they will all be featured on the Splodge Away blog shortly. I thought I would share this one with you as this I dont think even reached the studio.lolx so wont be spoiling anything for me to show you. I knew the face masks would go down well but they went a storm. Hope you got yours.

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Well congratulations Tom and Hazel . A SELL OUT!!!! wont see any of the samples on the TV then so thought I would share this one with you now. I am double gutted today as firstly our samples didnt get a chance to be shown as all the masks sold out so quick. Well I suppose thats what its all about and then my Polkadooles workshop was cancelled. Gutted.lolx

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Hi everyone well I have emerged, nearly, from my crafting binge after having been dormant for a while. I have so much I want to and need to do. I have been busy makeing cards for Kirsten Lapping Designs and for Splodge Away. Yes Splodge away is back on our TV screens on Friday 24th May at 1am and 6pm. A double dose!!!!!!! I hope night shift are on standbye as I know this is going to be a good one. Its so hard not to tell.lolx Watch out on my blog and the Splodge Away blog after the show for a preview of all the design teams work that they did for the show. I know Tom tries his hardest to get as many shown as possilble and give credit but its not always easy. We must all give Hazel a great big welcome as she has her debut on Friday doing Toms demos as our lovely Maria Simms had to step down due to other commitments. I know everyone will be wishing her well.

Go to the splodge Away blog to see more.

Dear me I havent been on so long my fingers are running away with me. I will stop now and just tell you a little about the card I am sharing with you. I hope Kirsten wont mind as its one I have done for her and she hasnt seen it yet! ( Oh dear am I in trouble)

I have combined it with a Splodge Away bamboo  mask as they seemed to compliment each other so well. I ran the mask throught he embossing machine and then coloured with a combination of distressed inks in squeezed lemon, tattered rose and wild honey. Then I used Kirstens oriental stamps for the images. It was finished off with a little of Kirsten Lappings glitter and some sticky back gems around the corner. I then mounted on black card for some definition.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Hello everyone! what a lazy blogger have I been. I know I should do it more often but I dont like to blog unless I have a new pic to show you and I havent had that many. the reason is that I just have been feeling 100% and seemed to have lost my mojo and what i have done has been for design team so cant share till after the show. what I will say though is that the new masks that I have seen so far are awesome. Some a little bit off the wall for the altered art people out there as well. Thats all I can say for now. ( Spoil sport I know)  Anyway feeling more like myself, mojo back and off we go again. The card I am sharing with you today is one I made for my daughter birthday and she is a cat lover. the images were printed from a Do crafts CD Tulip and friends. Made a change from masks and inks, Hope you like it. Sally did.x

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