Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Entwined die collection

Good evening crafters.

My poor blog. I've been so busy I've neglected it completely!!

Well, I'm going to try and get some posts done regularly - let's see how I get on.

Today I wanted to share a quick card using my brand new entwined Christmas die collection. The dies I have used for this card are the Christmas tree base die and the frost die.

This is the card I have made:

I started by using my snowflake stamps and a versamark pad to create a stamped background. I then edged my card with cosmic shimmer glue and white embossing powder. When you melt the powder you get a lovely bumpy texture

I created a green background with distress ink, and then used the base Christmas die to cut a tree. Use white card to cut the base tree again, and then glue the White tree over the top of the green, leaving a little border to create a drop shadow effect 

I then cut the frost out of blue card which I covered with versamark ink and embossed using kalidescope embossing powder

Now, entwine the layers together. This is so easy. Simply lie the base on top of the frost die cut, and bring some of the swirls round to the front. I use 200gsm + card, which is substantial enough to entwine without ripping 

Now mat and layer your base card

And finally use my stamps to create your sentiment, and use 3D gel to attach it to your card 

Friday, 1 July 2016

Embossing folders and stamps

Morning crafters...following the launch of my embossing folders and stamps, I thought I'd share some finished samples from the wonderful design team - who've done an amazing job again, a big thank you to Nick, Katrina, Jane and Elaine 😊

Also, to show how the folders work beautifully in the aperture created with the entwined heart dies...hope you like them. See you all ar 9am

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Entwined die collection

Good morning crafters

Sorry...I drafted this ages ago and then forgot to post it!!

Last week was a great - and very busy - week!! My one day special showed the launch of my first set of my entwined collection. This was an idea I had some time ago - so to see it come to life is really exciting! I thought I'd do a little tutorial to give you an idea of how the dies work..or my thought process at any rate!

First I cut the base die out - leaving space around the card to use it as an aperture, and then used the scroll design to do the same, in a contrasting colour

I cut out lots of the entwined element to go with my base die

Using the base die cut, entwine it into the fancy aperture, and then, using 3D foam, glue the base die aperture over the fancy aperture:

Start to entwine the swirls into the heart 

Stamp your background with one of my swirl stamps and emboss in white. Then stamp and emboss a sentiment to hang in the heart aperture.

I'm looking forward to my next launch this evening, where I'll bring more lovely stamps and embossing folders which will co-ordinate with the dies 😊

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

More stuff!!!!

Hi crafters...I've done some tutorials....they're still sitting on my phone...hopefully I'll find time to share them with you!! Eeek.

Today is a very busy day. I have my normal let Leonie loose show at 2-4 today, see pic attached for a sample of some of the beautiful products:

Then later this evening I launch my first range of dies!! Exciting. Scary. 

Right, not long till my show - hope you can join me.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Marianne die project

Evening crafters. I've remembered to take photos whilst prepping for my Let Leonie Loose show using the beautiful Marianne dies. 

First, I made the stand, by cutting the die 3 times:

As they are symmetrical they stick together easily and make a strong stand

Next I cut the oval - once with the centre in place, and then removing the centre to leave an ornate frame:

I actually cut the full oval twice - but forgot to take a photo of that one!!

I glued the frame to the full oval using 3D foam pads, and then started to fill the frame with the Marianne swirl and floral dies


I attached a ribbon and lace at the top, and also attached the full frame to the back in order to make a shaped card.

I really enjoyed working with these dies - makes a change to go home with clean hands :)

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

One Day Special TONIGHT!!'s come round so quickly, but this evening I have my second range of products being launched on Hochanda. We go live at 8pm...and I'm excited and a squidgy bit nervous!

This second range is completely different from the first collection. These stamps have been inspired by the sense of freedom I've felt, new beginnings, and new adventures. I do hope you like them. 

I need to say a massive thank you to my wonderful design team, Jane, Katrina, Elaine and Nick. You are fantastic....THANK YOU

I'll share the teams work over the next few's a couple of mine as a little teaser 😊

Let Leonie loose - stampbord

Morning crafters

I've been meaning to post on my blog, but time has run away with me as usual!

Last weeks LLL show id picked some cool stamps and stencils to work with the indigo blu - together with stampbord. If you haven't tried stampbord yet, give it a go. It's a cool product. It has a lovely smooth surface, beautiful for stamping on - but there's so many possibilities.

I wanted to run through a simple wall hanging for you.

I started with 3 pieces of the stampbord, distress inks and a pocky tool. I put holes in the stampbord with the tool, but a crop a dile works really well

Using the inks and cut n dry, blend the ink onto the bords

The ink blends easily. Now, using a permanent ink pad, stamp the floral stamp on two of your bords, I wanted the image to sit at the top of one bord, and the bottom of the next

I added some extra texture with a stencil and the distress ink, and popped them into position so I can see how they will sit when complete

I then stamped the sentiment image on the 3rd bord

I wanted the middle section to have a glazed finish, so covered the whole piece with versamark and clear UTEE.

Glue them together, making sure the bord with the holes is at the top. I used cosmic shimmer glue to stick them. To finish I added white highlights with the scraper tool, by simply scratching off the ink and taking it back to the white of the bord. 

I then added a wire handle to hang my piece

Kinda happy with it!!

Okay, let's get cracking on today's show 😀