Friday, 22 May 2009

At last we have slowed down a bit so there is now time to be creative! After the overwhelming enthusiasm at the Happy Stampers show (what an amazing turn out) and at Leigh we can concentrate on summertime cards and some of the new Rollers. I think you'll agree that this card shows just what you can do with the Rollagraph. Most people think you can only use them for backgrounds but with a bit of lateral thinking when you are choosing a pattern you can use them for the whole card. We know lots of you want more inspiration so we will be concentrating on showing you lots of different ways of using the rollers in the next few weeks. This card uses the Flower Patch and Four Flowers Jumbo rollers. Part of the fun of the Rollagraph is that you can use it on a curve, start on one side and as you push along gently curve the roller up and down as if you are pushing the roller up and down hill! You can use any of the lovely bright coloured cartridges to load into the handle and then trace over some of the flowers with a gel pen to make them 'pop', out of the card. Roll two designs so that you can cut one up, to add extra little flower heads on the card for emphasis. Matting and layer with a darker complimentary colour always makes the design stand out more. Heat emboss the Four Flowers roller with our very own Bronze detail embossing powder, its so smooth and shiny. Cut them up and use a few paper flowers in a contrasting colour, stick on a few tiny tiny gems and layer up as we have done here. If you want a relaxing afternoon in the sunshine, have a go at the card above, it is perfect for a summer birthday or anniversary, or even a really special Get Well Soon card.
We are so excited here in sunny Dorset because Heather and Michelle are hard at work producing some more fabulous rubber stamp designs for us. Heather has excelled herself with some new roller designs, they are beautiful and we can't wait to launch them at the Autumn Shows. Heather is also preparing herself for her filming debut for the DVD which will be filmed in July ready for the Autumn. This is in response to all those of you who keep saying to Heather "I wish I could take you home with me so that I won't forget what you have shown me", well your chance is coming up!! She could be in your house in time for Christmas (as they say)!
Michelle has excelled herself this time with her stamp designs they are absolutely gorgeous and you will see her demonstrating them at the Christmas Show at the NEC, her Snow Tree will be the most useful stamp you buy this year!! There are so many ways to use it and we can't wait!
We have got some amazing new products on the web site and judging by your response at the last few Shows you couldn't get enough of them! The new Ollyfant clear stamps and the Kitty de Wolf cute stamps having been flying out the door and at £5.99 and £3.00 !!!!! for all those designs who can blame you!! Aren't they incredible value - we do out best.
Also for all you Arty crowd do check out the beautiful new Glitz 12 x 12 papers they are fabulous and such a good price for double sided paper.
Enjoy the bank holiday sunshine!
Happy Crafting.