Saturday, 28 February 2015

Pop up box card

Good evening! Crafting time is quite limited at the moment due to life(!) so here is an order that I made for a 65th birthday card. A weekend away had been planned but they only had an email confirmation so asked if I could create a card which showed the present (a trip to London and the Chelsea flower show). Luckily they really liked the card and I do enjoy making pop up box cards. I have got so many projects in my head, I just need to find time to make them all now!
Monday, 23 February 2015

80th birthday!

Good evening all! Tonight's card was an order from a friend for an 80th birthday card. The papers and 3D decoupage topper are from Hunkydory and I added some punched butterflies and gems. I cut the letters using Sizzix dies. Sorry for the short post but I'm hoping to have an evening of card making this week.
Friday, 20 February 2015

Paperartsy workshop

During the trade show at the NEC on Tuesday, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to take part in the Paperartsy workshop where we made 3 tags and a background. We used a variety of techniques including brayering and I am hooked! I was lucky enough to come home with some of the amazing Fresco paints so I just need to buy myself a brayer now! I also love the new ranges of stamps that they have released. This is a whole new area of crafting for me and I really like it!
Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Craft Hobby and Stitch International

Good evening everybody! Yesterday I had the opportunity to go to the Craft Hobby and Stitch International show at the NEC, It is a trade show showcasing all of the new crafty products being launched. Here is Super Mario made entirely of storage boxes:

There was also a sneak peak of an upcoming range from Crafter's Companion:

I had a look around all of the stands and was lucky enough to do 2 workshops. The Paperartsy workshop was fab and I just need to put the finishing touches to what I was making before I share it with you all. The other workshop I did was with Clare Charvill using Graphic 45 papers. I made a photo frame using 'March' papers. It is difficult to see in the photograph but the flowers are 3D and were 'fussy cut' out of the papers.

I had a brilliant time and then finished the day going to watch Collabro at Birmingham Symphony Hall. They were amazing!I'll be back in the next few days with my Paperartsy make and take.
Sunday, 15 February 2015

Thank You!

Good morning! This is the third card I made using the docrafts kit (see previous posts). I cut into the white doily to add some dimension to the card. All elements on the card were from the kit, I just added a few gems to give it some bling! I will share photos of the final card I made once the magazine is published (I think it is around the 27th March). I can't wait to see one of my cards in print in a magazine!!
Saturday, 14 February 2015

Just to say thanks

Morning all! Today's card is another that I made with the docrafts kit I was sent. All of the elements on the card came from the kit. I hadn't used this hexagon die before but I like the patchwork effect it creates so you will definitely be seeing it on more cards in the future!
Thursday, 12 February 2015

Mother's Day

Good evening all! A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be sent some docrafts goodies to make a card for a magazine. The pack contained papers, sentiments, borders and decoupage. Once I started using the kit, I got carried away and made 4 cards in total! I sent them all off but I think only one will feature in the magazine. I think this card would be perfect to send on Mother's Day. I am currently making a special gift for my Mum for Mother's Day so I will share photos once she has received it. I will post pictures of the other 3 cards that I made over the next few days. Tonight I'm making a special birthday card commission.
Monday, 9 February 2015

Scruffy Little Cat

Hello all! Today's card was made using a Scruffy Little Cat stamp from Crafters Companion which I stamped, embossed and coloured in with ProMarkers. The papers are Papermania from docrafts and the sentiments are from Lili of the Valley. I added some punched flowers and gems and the card was complete.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Anniversary card

Good evening all! Today's card was made using a Hobby House pre-coloured topper (which I love!). The string of pearl beads was a bit difficult to attach to the card but I managed it in the end! I cut the letters using Sizzix dies and added lace, flowers and pins. I'm still trying to blog every couple of days so I have enjoyed many crafting sessions over recent weeks. Long may it continue!
Thursday, 5 February 2015

Tatty Twinkles

Hello! This card was made using a Tatty Twinkles stamp, which I stamped and embossed and then coloured in with Promarkers. The stamps that I used for the border also come with the set and I used a range of Distress Inks to stamp them. I love the bow die but unfortunately can't remember where it is from (!). That's all for now, I'm off to make a wedding card for one of my work colleagues whilst watching the new series of The Sewing Bee.
Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Good evening all! I have made today's card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge blog (where the theme is anything goes, I did not choose the optional extra this time). I used a Penny Black stamp which I stamped and embossed, and then coloured with Promarkers. I am not very keen on the stamps having a white background so I decided to try this technique of using lots of dots to cover the background. The heart border punch is from Martha Stewart and I used the heart negatives from the border and added them to the card. A sentiment and few gems and the card was finished!
Sunday, 1 February 2015

'Let It Go'

Good morning everybody! Today's card was inspired by the VERY popular film 'Frozen'. My girls and I love this film and so I decided to make this card using my Silhouette Cameo machine. The AMAZING glitter (the most sparkly glitter I have ever used) is from Chloe's Creative Cards. I will certainly be buying more of this when I go to the NEC in March. I embossed white card with a dotty embossing folder for the snow covered ground. The little snowflakes are plastic embellishments with a little diamante in the centre of each one. You can never have too much bling on a card! Hope you all have a good day.