Saturday, 19 July 2014

Something a bit different ..

So today I have something a bit different to show you ..

I started to crochet a few months ago, and started off with some granny squares, of which I made quite a few but still not enough for a blanket, so that is still a work in progress, and hopefully something I will show on here in time ..

However, I have also started making a blanket that is essentially one big granny square. I started it when we went away for the weekend for my 30th birthday in April and have picked it up again this weekend, a few month later!!

Here is where I am up to ..

I am really chuffed with it! Am going on hol again soon and will take it away with me and hopefully get quite a bit more done on it. You never know, I might have finished it by winter! hehe

Here is a close up from one of the corners:

I got the tutorial for a simple granny square from You Tube and have basically translated it into a big square as if I was starting one and have just kept going.

Hope to share more of my crocheting with you :)

Hope you are all having a relaxing weekend!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Noel - Centura Pearl

Got another Christmas card for you this morning! Can't believe it actually feels normal now to be making Christmas cards in July!!

For this one I followed a layout as inspiration and wanted to make the card very simple, completely made with Centura Pearl cardstock. I think the result is beautiful and very easy to make if you have a lot of Christmas cards to make ..

Centura Pearl cardstock
Sentiments embossing folder from Bebunni Christmas range

The embossed panel is raised on some foam pads to give the card a bit more dimension. I just love the effect of just using Centura Pearl and think I will be making a few more of these. And the snowflake dies are just gorgeous!! Another must for my crafting collection, definitely will get a lot of use out of these!

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

O Holy Night

I absolutely love the new Create a Card Christmas dies from Crafter's Companion and have treated myself to a couple .. 

My favourite has to be O Holy Night, just had to have this one! It is an absolutely stunning nativity scene and here is my first make with it:

First, I put the die through my Grand Calibur with kraft and then used some Distress Ink in Walnut Stain to bring out the details. Put some silver mirri behind the stars at the top and then backed the whole image onto some Hunkydory snowfall acetate and then some black card, before mounting the whole thing onto some Centura Pearl cardstock.

The large snowflake is made from three of the dies from the Die'sire Snowflake dies clipped together with a pearl brad and attached to the card. The sentiment is from Indigoblu and is stamped onto some white card that I cut into a flag shape and distressed with Walnut Stain around the edges. The small snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch. I added some pearls to finish.

Hope you like it! I will be back tomorrow!

Until then .. 

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Crafter's Companion - July Download Of the Month

Today's post is a couple of thank you cards that I have made using the Crafter's Companion Download of the Month. There is a download every month, which you can download for free on the Crafter's Companion website. We do like a freebie! 

Click here to take you to the link!

This month's papers are really pretty and there are other elements in the download, such as sentiments, flowers and borders .. so here is my take:

Other materials used:
Spellbinders Labels Fourteen
Tonic Butterfly border punch
Pearl gems
Printed sentiment

I love the colour scheme, it is really bright and cheery, hope you like it too!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 30 June 2014

Anniversary with Barkley and more Bebunni ..

Can't believe it is a week since I last blogged, where did the time go?!

Anyway, thought I would blog the card I made for my husband for our anniversary a couple of weeks ago. I made it using the Barkley Papercrafting kit, which was my first launch on the Crafter's Companion team back in March! I love this little fella, he is so adorable!

This is one of the heart shaped cards that comes with the matching decoupage - this decoupage is in a heart shape too! I used one of the sentiments from the kit along with some flowers and pearls to embellish. Very simple but so lovely .. I just love the lilacs, my faves!

Hope you all managed to snap up the fantastic deal of last week's four day deal featuring Bebunni in the new Christmas range. If not, you can find all the products on the Crafter's Companion web page to buy now!

Here is another of my samples that I made for the Bebunni shows:

This is using one of the card companions from the CD ROM and a sentiment. I used gold mirri to make everything stand out and some die cuts in gold too. The star flourish is by Joanna Sheen and the detached stars are the off cuts from the flourish! Finished with some gold pearls too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Bebunni Christmas Launch Day!

Well the day has finally arrived for the launch of the Bebunni Christmas crafting collection on Create and Craft from Crafters Companion, and yes my post is a little late in the day but hope you managed to tune into the shows today with Leann, they were cracking!! Three more days to go if you missed today or you can catch up online at!

Got a couple more of my samples to share with you today ..

First up is this square card featuring toppers and a sentiment from the topper set, one of the epoxy stickers and the backing papers from the 6x6 pad:

The flower was made using my Ultimate Pro and one of the embossing boards, then I sprayed the flower with Spray and Sparkle in Silver. The papers are matted onto some blue Core'dinations, which is sanded around the edges. 

And here is my stepper card, which was made using the 6x6 paper pad and the topper/sentiment from the topper sheets. All matted onto some silver mirri for a more festive feel.

Both cards were made using Centura Pearl for the base.

Don't forget to tune in again tomorrow for more Bebunni festive fun! Show times are on my previous post.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Bebunni Christmas Launch - 2 days to go!

More Bebunni for you on this sunny Saturday morning! I had a wonderful lie in today and the sun is shining!

My first card was my sneak peek post on Facebook yesterday using the 6x6 papers from the paperkit, a topper from the topper sheet and sentiment from the CD ROM. It is a smaller A6 card, made using Centura Pearl, and very simple but love the effect with the glod mirri card. Finished off with some matching gold pearl gems.

This next one is today's FB post and it is an easel card made with the Snowfall acetate from Hunkydory. The base is Centura Pearl and the papers are from the Bebunni Christmas CD ROM backed onto some silver mirri card. The stamped image is one of the A6 stamps that will be available from Monday too with one of the sentiments from the stamp set:

Spectrum Noir pens and pencils:
Blender, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG5, IG7
Pencils – 120, 118, 114, 112

The snowflakes were punched out of Centura Pearl with my Martha Stewart snowflake punch with some adhesives sparkles in the centres.

So excited about this launch - don't forget to tune in - show times below!

Enjoy the sunshine!!