Friday, November 29, 2019

Moment of Fame.

I have been on one of Julie Hickey's workshops  using some of her new stamps and dies. As the Hochanda show has now gone out I can show the cards we made. One of my cards Julie liked so much that she asked if she could borrow it to show on the T.V. channel hence my 'Moment of Fame.'
The show went out yesterday 28th November at 4pm. If you watch it in catch up time my card is shown approx 19mins from the end of the programme.  The pink (aren't all sun flowers pink!) Sunflower on the black card.
I can't show that card as Julie still has it but I can show the other three cards that we made.

Fist card
Perfect for a Male card. It is just clever cutting with the design papers to make one half of the front of a shirt depicting the collar, pocket and button fastening.  The sentiment is from Julie's new stamps
'Dictionary Definitions' JH1027. We had fun with the buttons as the punch we should have been using to make the button shapes got stuck and couldn't be used. The shop we were at came to the rescue though with the little white shirt buttons and even found some threads for us to use too.

The only extra bit we had to do was to fussy cut round the sentiment.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage #124 Add buttons and/or bows.
Love To Scrap #127 Anything goes.
Ally's Angels #28 Anything goes.
Love To Craft #40 anything goes.

Second card

Again if you choose the right selection of papers this shaped card could also be for a Male.  I have chosen pink here (no surprise) for my card. The shape is a simple Z fold  and you make it from a  6" square card base. Cut down to 4" and then the cut off piece down again to 1.5" The others discarded their .5" strip into the scrap bin but I saved mine and added to the front of the card once made up. I found it made a nice ledge for the letters to sit on and also ensured that they were straight on the card.
 The die cut letters are from It's all about the words  Upper Case Alphabet Set JHD-CUT-1011. The little presents from the Icons Stamps and Die set JHE-CUT-1001 and I stamped another of the sentiments on the card above and cut it down to just say Birth which I placed in between the upper case letters so that when the card is extended fully open. it would read HAPPY Birth DAY.
 I finished the card off at home using pink gems from my stash.
Entering this card into the following challenges:
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #118 Anything goes.
Country View Challenges # Hand stamped.
Crafter's Castle # Anything goes.
Creations In Pink #16 Anything goes.

Last card

Uses stamps and a die cut from previous Julie Hickey sets.

This is where we had to get messy ( but I donned  my trusty pinny and plastic gloves ) using reinkers to make a smooshed back ground. Again no surprises that I chose pink and added a turquoise to compliment it. A few dabs of each colour onto a plastic sheet,  lightly spritz with water and then use a piece of  acetate to lay down into the inks and then pick up and smoosh down onto your card stock to cover all over. Leave to dry naturally or dry with a heat gun. We left ours to dry whilst we  got on with making  the other cards. The oblong  die cut is from JHD-CUT-FR001 and the flower dies and leaves from Floral Fancies JH-1001.

The sentiment is from Dictionary Definitions JH10217 which i fussy cut around. There is a matching die cut set to go with the flowers but I fussy cut those out as well.  I finished this card off at home and used small 3D pads to attach the words and flowers/leaves to the smooshed die cut which we had attached to a white card base. I edged with  silver stickers and the silver gems, both from my stash.
I would like to point out that I am not affiliated to Julie Hickey in any way. I simply like attending her workshops and using her stamps and dies on my cards. The fact that most of them  just happen fall into my  basket is entirely down to me!!!!
 I also like Jane Gill (Woodware)and John Lockwood (John Next Door) workshops and a lot of their stamps and dies have a habit of  falling into my basket too!!
I utterly refute that I am a Stampaholic and have no need of attending any self help groups to get over my addiction.
What addiction?

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Card Makers #246 No Patterned paper.
Crafty Creations #403 Anything goes.
Water Cooler Challenges #249 All occasions.
Southern Girls # Anything goes.


Kathleen said...

Thrilled to bits for you, very well done indeed, unfortunately I never watch craft shows, two reasons, can't always find the damn channels and also can not stand some of the presenters, a certain lady put me off years ago. No names, no pack drill.
The very first card making class I went to was with Julie and Francois Reid at Craftwork Cards, loved it such lovely Ladies, no 'airs or graces'.
Some really lovely cards VA, lovely colours and designs and not forgetting stamps and papers.
Have a lovely weekend, hope you visitor has settled in nicely.

Kath x

Chris said...

Like Kath, I never watch craft shows, just don't like them! will have to catch up with this one though, just to see your card...if the ones you have shown here are anything to judge by it will be a stunner, well done you!

Valerija said...

Gorgeous cards. Love them all!
Valerija xx

aussie aNNie said...

Mrs A your cards are gorgeous, like the other ladies, I don't watch many shows at all, don't really see any down here either, but just adore your results. Had a chuckle about Bill and Ben the flower pot men, my kids used to watch that too, but must agree my card does remind one of that

brenda said...

Blogger's really got it on him this morning as it's not showing me any of your pictures, but I can see moat of the text and as it happens watched a bit of Julia yesterday.

B x

Jane Willis said...

What stunning cards, I particularly like the men's shirt card, perfect masculine make. Many congratulations on having your card picked to be shown.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Big congrats for your card spotlight at the show!! Wow! Well deserved, surely! Waiting to see your sunflower card! :)
These three are delicious, love the creative use of the buttons in the first one, they are just perfect with that design papers!
Great design also for the Z-fold one, and love the sweet tones of the last, great smooched background! Pink and turquoise is a fabulous combo!

Aquarius said...

How great that your card has been on TV - look forward to maybe seeing it sometime if/when you get it back. I watched part of the show and was sorely tempted by the letters but managed to sit on my hands - for the time being at least!!

Margreet said...

Congrats on being featured with your beautiful card. Love the others too.
Is Lil'th behaving himself???
xxx Margreet

terrie said...

Oh my goodness Mrs A. your famous and than I'll be glad to say I did challenges with this famous person....what a great thrill to have a card shown on a craft show...congrats.
All of your cards are fantastic...thank you for sharing them...

cuilliesocks said...

How fabulous Valery to have a little bit of fame, great to have your work recognised.
Your cards are just beautiful, especially the third one, but really all are beautifully designed and lovely colour pallets, Kate x

Janis said...

Huge congratulations for your card shown on TV!! What a tremendous honor...and well-deserved!! Loving all the wonderful patterns and colors of this set of cards. I esp love the smooshed one! Such a soft and pretty effect for this floral beauty!! I would love to see the pink sunflower card, too. Is the show on YouTube, by any chance??? Congratulations again!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Craftyfield said...

Lovely cards with Julie's latest release. Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges this month.

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are gorgeous. Well done for getting a fabulous cards on the telly. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Di said...

Oooh, I love all these cards Mrs A! The man's shirt one is especially striking and one to CASE, if I ever find enough time! Well done on the TV spot and Julie's shout out to you. Make sure you do a post showing that card as well when you get it back! It's another beauty.


Di xx

Marsha Reed said...

Gorgeous birthday card, ValeryAnne! Thanks for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT

Carol L said...

Congrats on having that spotlight on your cards! These are all such fun folds with great papers and fun designs! You are this week's star - just keep on shining :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh that is indeed happy for you ...I can just imagine how delighted you must have been...and it is no surprise make fantastic cards! and I love how you used the Happy in your card
Dr Sonia

Josephine said...

Lovely cards.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Margo said...

So cool your card has been on TV !!!
These are fabulous !

OlgaB said...

Such lovely projects
Thank you for joining at Creations in Pink.
Hope to see you again.
💝 from Africa!

Helen said...

Great creation - thanks for sharing it with us at the Love to Craft Challenge.

Helen x

Sue - said...

A really lovely collection of cards! Unfortunately I rarely get to see hochanda these days, so missed your “famous” card.

Maikreations said...

Beautiful creations! Thank you for joining our "No patterned paper" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a lovely week and happy crafting, Maike

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Beautiful card design Valery. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Cardmakers 'No patterned Paper' challenge and good luck, Angela xxx

Liz said...

Congratulations on your win over in the Country View Challenge. 😊

I missed this post as we were away for a few days when you posted it. All three cards are really lovely. I especially love the blue one, a very clever design. xx