Monday, 30 May 2011

"Butterflies & Blooms" Cards by Di Garling

Hello everyone. Today I thought I would share some cards with you that I made recently for a class at my shop. I have chose these fab Allison Ellis Mauve & Silver Foil papers & I have teamed them with lots of yummy Green Tara petals, flowers & leaves. I have also used a butterfly themed stamp set. To finish the look I have used Green Tara ribons & fibers as well as lots of Border Punches. I have inked most of the edges of the flowers with a mauve ink to carry the theme colour throughout. Next I have applied a coat of "Irredescent Medium" to all the flowers & leaves to give them some shimmer. Then I have applied some "Diamond Dust" to the edges of the Gardenias (they are the crinkley ones), this really adds some sparkle.
These cards are all relatively simple cards but by using such nice products that all blend well together, the look has greater impact. I hope these give you a few ideas for your cards. Until next time. Cheers Di

Friday, 27 May 2011

New Ribbons Just Arrived

Fabulous new ribbons hot on to the shelves this week.

From the top.....

Cobweb.... If you like the Green Tara mesh, we think you will love this! Wider than the mesh (50mm) it has a more random weave and can be used on many different projects. We will get the Design Team to work asap!!

Gingham Frill...This funky gingham trim is gathered onto elastic and makes a great edging on your scrapbooking projects! Available in 4 colours.

Wave....Although this trim resembles ric-rac it is actually ribbon that has been twisted and sewn into a wave pattern.
7 x 2 Tone colours available.

Organza Stripe....These ribbons are clear organza decorated with stripes of colour. Also wire edged but again you can remove the wire if you like. Try getting different effects by using different colours underneath.

Organza Splatter....This is an organza ribbon with blobs of colour that look like they've been flicked on by a paintbrush. It is sheer and you can create some wonderful effects depending on the colour you use underneath. It is wire edged but for a flatter effect, it is easy to pull the wire out. Great for invitations and cards!

Satin Spot....Double sided satin ribbon decorated on one side with circles in 3 sizes. Classic colour combinations of Hot Pink/Lime Green, Pale Pink/Dark Brown and Dark Brown/Blue.

So lots here to keep you all busy with lots of new ideas. Get your stock now as some of it is flying out the door already.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

New White Petal Shapes

Another shape has been added to the plain White Petals.

These are ideal for colouring with whatever medium takes your fancy.

See below for more new colours of Gardenias and Cherry Blossoms

New Gardenia Colours

More New colours for the Gardenia range. These have been so popular since we introduced them that everyone has been asking for more colours.

So here they are.... The new colours are Cherry, Peach, Purple and Lilac

Check out the Cherry Blossoms Below as well

New Cherry Blossoms

We have added some more beautiful colours to our Cherry Blossom range. They look absolutely gorgeous and have been one of our most popular blossoms so the new colours will give even greater impact to your creations.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Queen Floriade by Linda Baldock

Linda has created another gorgeous off the page project.. Queen Floriade is adorned with Green Tara cream petals that have been stained to suit the piece. Her neck is decorated with Green Tara lace and die cut butterflies as well as the flowers. The overall effect is stunning!! Linda is another valuable member of our design team so have a look at some of her projects on the blog.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

"Beauty" By Jan Rankine

Hi everyone. Today I thought I might share a page I have just designed for a class I am teaching over at Di's Scrapbooks at The Entrance. I just love feminine pages & I think I have managed to achieve that with this one. I have used this beautiful Green Tara lace which I just love. I was originally going to Glimmermist it to a shade of lilac but decided to stay with the pure white so that it would stand out on the page. This is the beauty of white, you have that choice. Next I have used these lovely Green Tara "Apple Blossom" flowers & I have used "Diamond Dust"on the edges to create loads of sparkle & shimmer. These are so well priced. I have also added some Green Tara rosebuds in amongst the bigger flowers. Lastly I have used a chipboard frame & word which I have simply painted white. Sometimes simple works best. You won't often hear me say that though!!!!!
Until next time. Jan Rankine.