Tuesday, 16 September 2014

I have been published!!!!

I am so excited!!! I recently did an article for Papercraft Inspirations magazine featuring the new Christmas Bebunni stamps from Crafter's Companion and I got my copy in the post today!!


Here is a quick preview of my article!



I will share my cards in more detail over the next couple of days!!!




Saturday, 6 September 2014

Brambly Hedge Pick of the Week

Well, the Pick of the Week is well under way after the launch at midday yesterday. Here are the rest of the show times for the Brambly Hedge shows:


Here are a few more of my samples ...

Firstly here is a spring card, which is printed from the Poppy's Babies/Secret Staircase CD ROM. Along with your printed elements are the concertina elements to make your topper spring up from the page .. and the card still folds flat for postage! Centura Pearl base and kraft card for matting.


Here is another card I made using a topper from the same CD ROM, along with Die'sire classical frame dies and Embossalicious Rose Garden 8x8 embossing folder on Centura Pearl. I used one the backing papers for the bow and matted everything onto kraft, all available from the Crafter's Companion website!


On both cards I have used my Walnut Stain Distress Ink to 'vintage' up the edges!

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, 3 September 2014

2 days to go ...

Got a few more of my Brambly Hedge samples for you this morning. I try to keep up to date with what I am posting on Facebook but am lagging behind so here are my last three shares ...

The first is a bookmark card made with the Hunkydory kit along with some gems and ribbon, on a Centura Pearl base. I love how this turned out, and it is a great card for any reader!


Something a bit different for me is this T-shirt, made using one of the Fabric Companions from the Poppy's Babies/Secret Staircase CD ROM printed onto Printable Transfer Paper .. I love it! For either everyday wear or PJ's!


And finally for today here is a hanger I made, again with toppers from the Hunkydory kit, along with some ribbon and gems to make it look even prettier!


2 days to go ... 




Sunday, 31 August 2014

More Brambly Hedge ..

Got another couple of Brambly Hedge sneak peeks for you today .. 

The first is from the new stamps that will be launched on the Pick of the Week shows starting on Friday at 12 with the lovely Sara! And of course is coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils .. 


Papers are from the Poppy's Babies/Secret Staircase CD ROM (also part of the new release) and the sentiments are part of the stamp set.

Spectrum Noir colours are: EB1, EB2, GB8, TN3, TN5, IB1, BT3, BT4, BT5, PP1, PP2, PP5, 33, 55, 100 and 110

Other materials:
Centura Pearl cardstock for base
Kraft cardstock
Die'sire Cameo Frame dies
Light Printable card
Neenah Classic Crest White cardstock
above items available from Crafter's Companion website

Spun Sugar and Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Sizzix scalloped circles dies
Corner die from Joanna Sheen
Blue pearls
Gingham ribbon
Paper flowers

My second card is made using the Hunkydory kit and the 6x6 paper stack, which are also part of the release. I decoupaged the image using 3 sheets of the same image from the paper stack and used Collall Glue Gel for this .. 


This is a stepper card made with a Centura Pearl base, using the template below, which Sara posted on her facebook page a few days ago .. 


Other Materials:
Butterfly die from Joanna Sheen
Gold mirri card
Paper flowers
Gold pearls
Brown ribbon

I use Collall All Purpose Glue for all my cardmaking. It sets solid making your cards nice and sturdy. Leann rightly refers to it as the best glue in the world. Once you use it you will never go back!!! It is available from the Crafter's Companion website!

Long post today so will leave it there!!

Be back soon with more from this lovely range!

Friday, 29 August 2014

*NEW LAUNCH ALERT* - NEW Brambly Hedge from Crafter's Companion!!


Got some exciting news of a new launch from Crafter's Companion: the wonderful Brambly Hedge featuring four fabulous new collections!

This will be arriving on your screens as a Pick of the Week on Friday 5th September on that wonderful channel Create and Craft at 12 midday!

There are 2 CD ROMs, each featuring two stories - the first one is High Hills and Sea Story and the second is Poppy's Babies and Secret Staircase. As usual, the CD ROMs are jam packed and include:

•3D Decor Companions
•Alphabets
•Borders
•Card Companions
•Co-ordinating papers
•Design Sets
•Doilies
•Easel Boxes
•Embellishments
•Epiphany
•Exploding Boxes
•Fabric Companions
•Frames
•Rocker Cards
•Sentiments
•Shadow Boxes
•Spring Cards
•Topper Companions
•Toppers
•Tunnel Books


I really enjoyed crafting with these, there are some gorgeous papers! One of my faves is the one I have used on this card, the largest piece in the background with the little blue flowers. So vintage!!

Here is my first sample I am sharing with you, using the Poppy's Babies and Secret Staircase CD ROM .. 


I used Centura Pearl for the base and matted everything onto kraft card. The papers are printed onto Printable Card, all available from the Crafter's Companion website! The papers, sentiments and topper are all from the above CD ROM. Everything is stuck down using Collall All Purpose Glue and Glue Gel.

Other materials:
Memory Box Butterfly die (large)
Joanna Sheen Butterfly die (small)
Brown pearl gems
Jute

Come back tomorrow for another peek .. 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Barkley Birthday Card for Nanna

Got another birthday card to share with you today that I made for my Nanna. I made it using the Barkley Everyday papercrafting kit from Crafter's Companion that was launched back in March. These Hunkydory kits are fabulous when you need to make a quick card that still looks gorgeous!!


I also used the Phill Martin Sentimentally Yours Elegant Family sentiment stamps, which are just gorgeous! I love this font. I used some silver mirri card and some purple pearl gems also.


Hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend! We went to visit family in Solihull and Newbury. Whilst we were down south we paid a visit to Highclere Castle, which is of course the home of Downton Abbey. We are massive Downton fans so was very exciting to be there and be in the rooms where they film! We could take pictures inside but here is a pic of this amazing building!


Be back soon!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Happy Birthday Mum!

It seems to be a rare occasion these days that I post cards not from a launch that I made just because I wanted to or because they are for friends/family. I will hopefully have a bit more time for that now I have made the decision to take a break from work for a while .. I have not been that well recently and the stress of work was making me feel worse. Was a hard decision but sometimes you just have to do what is best for you and I know it is right..

So today, I tidied my craft room, which is up in the attic and even had some time to make this birthday card for my mum. And I tidied up after I had finished! Wondered how long that will last ... lol

So first, here is a picture of my newly tidy craft space ..


So, this is the birthday card for my mum, I love it!


Materials:
6x6 white card blank
Black pearls


Hopefully there will be more time for this! Hope you have been enjoying the Snowman/Snowdog shows on Create and Craft. I really need to start making my Christmas cards soon and me thinks some of them will be using that amazing kit from the 4 Day Deal, it is gorgeous!!!

Until next time ... 

Thanks for stopping by!