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!

Monday, 18 August 2014

4DD launches today on Create and Craft!!!

Today is the day folks! The new 4 Day Deal on Create and Craft from Crafter's Companion featuring The Snowman and Snowdog and Father Christmas is here!!!

I will be tuning in, hope you will be too!!


I have some more of my samples to share with you today using the Snowman and Snowdog luxury papercrafting kit. I honestly could not believe how gorgeous this was when I opened the pack. There are toppers, sentiments, borders, stunning cardstock and concept cards.

This one is using one of the concept cards as megapage on the front of an A5 card, using the gorgeous snowflake cardstock also from the kit. The bit in the corner was cut from another sheet of the cardstock. With a sentiment from the kit too .. 


I do like DL cards and these toppers are perfect for this size. Also using cardstock, border and sentiment from kit .. 


You can keep your cards quite simple with this kit as the designs speak for themselves I think. I love the card I used for the background on this one, is is like a Christmas jumper design. Just gorgeous!!

Don't forget to tune in!! 

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Father Christmas 4DD sneak peeks!

I have another couple of cards for you today giving you a glimpse of what you can expect from the new Snowman and Snowdog and Father Christmas crafting items from Crafter's Companion in the 4 Day Deal starting tomorrow on Create and Craft!

This time using the Father Christmas luxury cardmaking kit:



Do not miss these shows! You will be blown away by how gorgeous these kits are! Honestly!!

Show times are here for you again just in case you missed my other post .. 


Come back tomorrow for some more of my samples from this gorgeous range!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Snowman and Snowdog/Father Christmas 4 Day Deal

Hi there!

Today is my first post giving you a sneak peek into the new additions to the Snowman and Snowdog and Father Christmas ranges from Crafter's Companion. They launch on Monday on Create and Craft at 8am!

Show times are as follows:


There are 2 new CD ROMS, which are full of festive crafting fun featuring shaped cards, a variety of Christmas decorations and papers. Along with these are two new paperkits made by Hunkydory, one featuring The Snowman and Snowdog with some gorgeous concept cards included and also a paperkit featuring Father Christmas. There is also a gorgeous set of inserts to use in collaboration with these.

Here are a couple of my samples from the Snowman and Snowdog CD ROM ...

Christmas decorations


Shaped card


And a couple of my samples featuring the Snowman and Snowdog luxury papercrafting kit .. 

Megapage concept card on stand with sentiments from kit:


Decoupage card using 6x6 papers, luxury cardstock and sentiment


I think you are going to absolutely love these new additions!!! So don't forget to tune in at 8am on Monday or any of the showtimes above. Don't leave it too late mind, these things have a habit of selling out before the end of the week!!

Happy crafting!

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Something else different: Loom Bands

So, I took my crocheting on holiday with me expecting to get loads of that done. Truth: Didn't do any crocheting and somehow ended buying myself a loom and some loom bands and getting addicted to this crazy craft that all the kids are doing .. and yes I am 30 years old! haha

I love it! One my favourite things about crafting is choosing colour combinations and I love creating patterns, so this is perfect for me! I have made so many already that I can't wear them all and if I did it would look a bit silly!!


I started off with the simple pattern that you get instructions for in the box but being me, I wanted to learn something there wasn't instructions for and the wifi in our caravan wasn't working. So I took myself off to the clubhouse to watch a vid on YouTube on how to make the Fishtail bracelet, which is the one above. I love how this one looks and have got a bit carried away as you can see!!! It is very easy to make and only uses two pins on the loom!

Also got everyone else doing it on holiday. Me and my hubby went with two other friends and we all made one each to give to each other! I know, how old are we?! Was fun!

So, since getting home I have been watching a few other videos on YouTube, there are some people who can literally make anything with these things and I am way off that but these are a couple of variations I have made on the Fishtail bracelet ..

This one is what they call a Hexafish, like the fishtail (above) but using 3 pins instead of 2 (if you know what I am talking about) .. just makes the pattern a bit tighter.


And this morning I tried a 4 pin Hexafish with random colours .. so the pattern is even tighter .. 


It is so much fun and so therapeutic. I have had a lot on my mind over the past few weeks and I have loved doing this in an evening. Although doing it too late and trying something too difficult ends in frustration! There are a couple of things I have tried that I had to pull apart cos they went wrong but hopefully I will succeed with something else soon!! 

Anyway, something different to start the weekend but I will be back with some exciting sneaky peeks soon for a new Crafter's Companion launch coming your way soon! Exciting .. 

Hope you caught the Party Paws launch this morning with the lovely Leann! She is on again in a couple of minutes .. 

Until next time ...