Sunday, 3 September 2017

Sunday Snowflake

Hi there
Thanks for popping in.
Cor blimey!
Just did the launch hour on HOCHANDA 
and wanted to share the first demo with you,
which was intended - not to baffle you with science -
but to explain the basic concept behind our Duets. 

It’s very very simple, but my word! 
The possible options when using the two plates in combination are far too numerous to count. 

Let’s start with a simple frame on clear parchment.
Wipe BOTH sides of the parchment with a tumble dryer sheet BEFORE you begin.
Bith the nested suare, the Groovi plate Mate AND the tumble dryer sheet are in the Groovi Starter Kit.


Perforate one of the snowflakes on the front first.
I have to say, a Lightwave helps so much!



Now swop out the Grid for the Groovi, 
flip the parchment to the back and emboss the outline.


It looks so excellent because the design is so tight.


Transfer the artwork to a pink Pergamano Excellent mat
and get the whitework going. 


By way of contrast, let’s try another snowflake, but instead of perforating, let’s stay on the back and dot emboss.
This looks really lovely as is, 


but let’s add the outline.


We’re getting these grips soon too. 
We like the ribbed ones best...


Add NOEL from the Postcard Framer


We need a little landscape line from the Starter Kit


A little line of dots using the basic Diagonal grid



Now let’s add a pattern from one of Tina’s Border Plates.


Colour in the hill. Bundled Sage Distress marker hits the spot.


Add 3 little trees below the NOEL from the tip of one of the snowflakes. 
Mount on one of the Northern Lights Papers.
mat and layer.


Very simple, but how clean and crisp!
And we haven’t even started the picot cutting trick!


Got to go
Hour 2!

Love & Hugs
Barb xxx


30 comments:

  1. Oh my how wonderful are these plates absolutely brilliant your inspirational team have done you proud
    And your artwork is sensational
    I'm off to watch your next hour
    Have fun. Theresa x

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  2. Looks great loved shows looking forward to tomorrow show xxx

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  3. Just sitting ready to watch hour two. This concept looks so exciting. Have fun xx

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    1. Hi Chris,
      Sending love and hugs, Alison xx

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  4. Plates ordered. Can't wait for them to arrive.

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  5. Perfect start!
    Loved the shows this afternoon too! You looked like you enjoyed it too!
    Love and hugs xxx

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    1. Looking forward to seeing you at leyburn xx

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  6. Great shows this afternoon with Tina, her new plates are stunning. I love the snowflake plates this evening, beautiful samples from the DT, can see lots of snowflakes being made this year. Well done on another great product. Xx

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  7. Evening bloggy friends, I have that Sunday feeling! Hope you all had your pushions plumped ready for the shows. Xx

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    1. Hi Donna can't believe the holidays are over! Hope you have a good day tomorrow. I've thrown the cushions down but not fallen - yet!!! Xxx

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    2. Once you are back with a dress set of pupils you'll soon be in routine. Hope all goes well x

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    3. Hi Donna,
      I feel for you! Hope things go well. Just think of the crafting you're going to get done now ! Sending love and hugs Alison xxx

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  8. Hi Barbara
    I've just got in so I've missed tonight's shows, hope they've gone well. They are such beautiful plates aren't they. Loved the shows this afternoon, great hints and tips and lovely samples. Right cup of tea first then off to watch the recordings. Hope you have lots of sell outs.
    Love Diane xxx

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    1. Hi Diane,
      Sending love and hugs Alison xx

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  9. This snowflakes are beautiful and adore the sweet little scene you have given them, and of course the wonderful papers which finish it all off perfectly. I didn't see the launch of these but will catch up and hopefully see something tomorrow. x

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  10. Wow, another great hit. love that there are so many combinations obtainable with all the plates on today. looking forward to tomorrows shows.

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  11. The plates today were just beautiful – I've seen most of the programmes and have the others taped. Fantastic shows, thank you! Lots of great information and ideas I've put a self-imposed 'cap' on my spending for the moment, but these are going on the wish list!

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  12. In the words of a TV Commercial... Aaah, now I get it! Great shows, lovely new plates, gorgeous samples and fab demos... just the way to spend a Sunday afternoon and evening! Recorder set for tomorrow's shows and watching the morning show will help me with the ironing, the pile has just appeared from nowhere! xxx

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  13. Hi Barb,
    Fabulous shows - watched them all. Loved all of the demos and the samples were out of this world , especially the really large one by Tina with the beads - beautiful! Plates have been ordered ( absolutely no willpower!) . Looking forward to tomorrow's shows. Love and hugs Alison xxx

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    1. Hi bloggy friends,
      Hope today has been good for you. Well as you see from my comment above, I fell off the wagon and ordered all of the plates( well the new ones- already got all of the others!!!). Sending love and hugs to you all, Alison xxxx

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  14. Gotta love a Groovi Sunday Barb! I love this duet concept. Will be giving it a go at the earliest opportunity xx

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  15. Morning Barbara, loved the shows yesterday! Lovely products and fab demos! Received the Indian Summer paper pad (incl.freebies from your 7 am show last week) on Friday. Wow! What stunning artwork! Love love love the papers! Won't be able to watch the shows today as I'm travelling (back to Germany for 2 weeks) but will catch up on Rewind later 😊 Have a great day and enjoy your shows! Xx

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  16. Hello Barb, what a great step by step, really has the wow factor. Have not caught up with the shows yet. Love the papers. Take care all. Bx

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  17. Brilliant concept and loved the shows yesterday, hoping to catch the others today. Well done.

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  18. Beautiful plates, I'll add them to my list. I must get Jayne's plates out for this Christmas, saying that I did buy some of the new ones so have absolutely plenty to be getting on with. I used the distress markers on my new home card for big spaces of background and was quite pleased with how they turned out. X

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  19. Wow, just had to get them 😀 My Indian summers and northern lights parchment papers arrived today 😍 It's all so exciting x

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x