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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Claritystamp Groovi Plates, Maria Simms and HOCHANDA TV

Good afternoon Folks!  Today it is the turn of the lovely Maria Simms to showcase the new Groovi Plates on television today at 3pm and 6pm on HOCHANDA TV,  SKY 663, Freeview 39, Freesat  817. and of course live online at

I hope you were able to watch the shows.  Here are some of my design samples using the fabulous Groovi Plates.

I hope you like them.
Thats it for now folks!

See you after the next show

Happy Crafting!!

Emma x

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Claritystamp Challenge #33 Clean and Simple

OMG  Its November!!!  Time for another challenge over at Claritystamp while I wonder where on earth this year has gone!!

Challenge 33
Clean and Simple

For my Design Team Sample I have gone for a very simple card using a couple of techniques that I love doing.  They are so effective and very easy to do. 
So first things first.  Ingredients.
I used Clarity Black Coated Card, Dusted with Talcum Powder  
I used a bit too much!
Stamped the Wallflower with Versamark
 It really does help if you blot the stamp first before plotting!
Then with a soft brush I dabbed various Mica Powders over the image
Brush off the excess
(I brush mine into a container as I can use it for another project even though it will all be mixed up)
This is what you get after clearing all the mess away
(soft folded tissue for that job)
At this stage I decided to add a sentiment so I simply repeated the process
The next part was to make a border. As you can see from the picture above I went with 
Variegated Copper Gilding Flakes and Red Double Sided Tape.
Add Tape to the edge of the Black Card.  Pull off the Red Backing and Add Gilding Flakes
(use a bit of folded tissue to hold card in the middle to stop fingermarks while doing this bit)
Use a scoochy sponge to  press the Flakes onto the tape and smooth out.  Try not to go onto the card with the smoocher as you don't want to mark the card. 
Below is the card before I mounted it onto a larger Piece of Black Coated Card (A5)
I love how the Gilding Flakes pick up the colours of the Mica Powders
So now over to you!
We would love to see your entries up on the Challenge!

email entries to
or from your Blog if you have one.
There is a £50 Claritystamp gift voucher for the winner
Only Claritystamp Stencils and Stamps (or Groovi Plates) can be used to create your images
Best of luck in the challenge to you all.

Happy Crafting!

Emma x