Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Thelwell Frame card

Another project for Crafter's Companion Inspirers was to use the Thelwell CD.

I made this frame card adding the printable embellishments too.

I'm not usually a CD crafter, preferring die cutting and colouring etc., but this one is quite versatile with lots of fun images and printable elements. 

Thanks for looking 

Friday, 18 November 2016

Dreamy Destinations - Crafter's Companion Inspirers.

This is a project I made for the Inspirers, Crafter's Companion, using the Destinations CD

I used the Roccoco die to create a patterned edge either side of my card.

Then reinforced the side panels with extra card.

Next I cut strips from the patterned papers.

And added them to the panels.

These were matted onto Core'dinations card stock.

11.   Cut

The toppers were also matted then added to the centre panel with accents either side.

The design folds flat to post.

The CD has lots of fabulous designs.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

A card for Jo

Finally can share this card I made for my crafting buddy Jo.

I created the matt using Crafter's Companion Floral Garden Cut in die with flowers from Sara's Floral Garden collection. Theses have been inked with Distress ink and layered up.

Hope you had a lovely birthday !


Monday, 14 November 2016

Darice embossing folders

My latest designs for Crafter's Companion with these lovely Darice Embossing folders

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Baby Shay

I was recently asked to make a baby card for a little boy and immediately thought of Sara's Signature range - Little Angel.

It's an 8x8" card featuring the fabulous Giraffe and Elephant dies.

Hope they liked it

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Still loving JOFY stamps

These are a couple of cards I made a while back but have not shared as yet.
Jo designs the most amazing stamps and I just love working with them, these are from one of her latest releases for PaperArtsy.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Origami Day!

Today is Origami day so I made a vase of flowers for The Inspirers!

The papers are from Sara's Birthday Party collection.

The base is an old coffee tin which I have covered with paper, plus a ribbon & bow (from Contemporary Christmas)

I recently made the Kusudama flowers for the Birthday Party launch so made a few more of these.

I then googled origami flowers and found a you tube tutorial by Jo Nakashima for Lillies.
I know a real one has more than 4 petals but.....
These were made in 2 sizes. 

I also found a tutorial for an orchid so popped one of these in too.

Below you can see inside the Lily where I used Sheena's Perfect Partners for the stamen and also the leaves, plus the Anemone leaves.

They have all been wired and pushed into some oasis for stability and I added some green netting around the top to hide the base.

Thanks for taking a look 


Monday, 7 November 2016

A Rosy Outlook - Sheena's Perfect Partners for the Inspirers.

My latest project for the Inspirers, Crafter's Companion, was to use Sheena's Perfect Partners.
|I chose A Rosy Outlook stamp and die set from the Country Cottage Collection and made the following card.

The rose is made from 4 layers of paper, die-cut, stamped and coloured with Spectrum Aqua (a mixture of colours) it was then shaped whilst damp to get the shape.

The same with the leaves, then a dusting of Spectrum Sparkle clear!

The sentiment was then stamped and added.

Thanks for taking a look

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Gemini Deal on Hochanda

Wow! Did you catch the Gemini deal on Hochanda?
On top of the fabulous dies and embossing folders that come with the machine (best on the market in my opinion!) you also received a create-a-card die and embossing folders!

Here are some samples I made -

Happy 11th Birthday! 

Friday, 4 November 2016

Birthday Party 2

Here's another card I made for Sara's Birthday collection launch.

I've been making these kusudama flowers for years since finding a tutorial in a magazine.
They are so easy to do and are very effective.

I made three different coloured blooms and attached them to an 8x8" card covered with another print from the collection and a wrap too.
The white leaves are from the Autumn Morning collection.

Of course, some bling and stickles were obligatory to finish the project!

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Keep on Crafting - 19th October

I was lucky enough to have another demonstration day last month at Keep on Crafting in 
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. A tiny shop packed full of lovely crafty goodies!

An early start as I know how bad the Dartford Tunnel can be - and I wasn't wrong -

Some lovely ladies came in and we had a great time playing with Create-a-card Christmas dies and Sara's Autumn Morning and Little Angels collections.
Here are some of the samples I took with me.

Thanks Mandy for a great day - hope everyone that came enjoyed it.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Birthday Party!

 Sara's done it again with the launch of the fabulous Birthday Party Collection.

What a brilliant set of dies, papers, stamps, charms and folders.

Here are some of the cards I made with it.

The number dies make it perfect for any age too.

Thanks for taking a look