Friday, 26 February 2010

'Burnt roses' tutorial

We've had a couple of calls about making the burnt roses in the February subscription kit so we thought it would be a good idea to make a short video showing you just how easy they really are! We have another great technique for next month so be sure to drop by for the tutorial!!

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Kit #1 for March

Kit 1 for March is all about chipboard and embossing powder - so lots of fun things to play with! The soft jade green and rose pink papers are offset by kraft cardstock to give a kit with a lovely vintage feel to it. The sample design uses two 7" x 5" landscape photos and we think heritage pics would look gorgeous with this one but as you can see, modern photos work really well too.

The kit contains cardstock, 4 patterned papers - one of which is glittered, a whole pack of six sheets of 6x6 chipboard shapes, tags and titles, a bag of embossing powder and book pages.

The chipboard in this kit is used naked (ooo-errr!!) and inked and also covered with patterned paper. The sample uses a soft brown and jade green/verdigris inkpad (Colorbox Creamy Brown and Ice Jade) and also embossing ink (sample used Versamark). The sample also used a maroon inkpad for the chipboard title 'love'. You'll need a short length of ribbon or lace to go across the page and some scraps to tie around the chipboard embellishments. Add a few flowers and letter stickers from your stash and you're all set. Dig out your heat gun (if you have one) and you'll have loads of fun with the oodles of embossing powder in the kit!


Thursday, 4 February 2010

Kit 2 for February

We are really excited to have this amazing kit as our second one for February, its the brand spanking new 'High Tea' line from Delish Designs - isn't it gorgeous?? We are one of the very first to take delivery of this line, it landed on Monday, we had it on Tuesday and the kit was ready Wednesday - now thats new!! The soft peaches, pinks, creams and blues of this line remind us of soft fondant fancies and cute cupcakes so why not get the kettle on and join us for a spot of high tea!

We've included instructions to make awesome burnt flowers, a cool technique that was taught recently at one of our crops by Claire and one we've been itching to include with a kit. Its not as scary as it sounds, in fact its so quick and easy with no accurate cutting required as you gently singe away the edges of the fabric to create dimensional flowers. Add some beads in the centre or a brad/button and you are all set.

The kit includes cardstock, 4 double sided heavyweight High Tea patterned papers including journaling cards, a whole pack of High Tea pearls and crystals and a pack of fabric swatches. You'll need three or so photos, the sample uses non standard sizes of 4.75" x 7.5", 4.25" x 5.75" and 4.5" x 5.25" all portrait but you could easily use larger or smaller photos and so would correspondingly need less or more. You'll need a soft brown and a peach inkpad (the sample used Colorbox creamy brown and peach pastel), some 3d foam pads, a scrap of lace (about 18" or so) and something for the centres of your flowers.

We hope you like what we have for you this month, we have even more gorgeousness coming very soon so watch this space!