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
•Card Companions
•Co-ordinating papers
•Design Sets
•Easel Boxes
•Exploding Boxes
•Fabric Companions
•Rocker Cards
•Shadow Boxes
•Spring Cards
•Topper Companions
•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

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!

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!