Monday, 25 March 2013

Sneaky Peek - Another Frou Frou for you ...

Here's another taster of what's to come on Thursday 28th March at 8pm on Create and Craft TV .  from the Crafter's Companion Stables , The fabulous Frou Frou collection will also be showcased as the Pick of the week on Friday on Create and Craft TV .

 Along with the CD ROM you can also get a range of incredibly detailed stamps and of course Crafter's Companions newest best friend Serif will be producing 3 digi kits for you to use with your Craft Artist software

 Here is my contribution to the samples to be shown along with the new range , its a Cocktail book with 6 different drinks for you to make. On each page you will find a different cocktail to choose from, including the Grass hopper, Bloody Mary and Margaretta .All made from the CD ROM and decorated with the papers and embellishments that go with the range . I have to say Leann from Crafters Companion got very excited when she saw this one. Its also handbag sized, so you can take it out with you on those special nights when you just don't know what to order at the bar just the ticket for a Friday night girls night out!!

You may find there are alcohol free versions of these recipes, I know a virgin Mary comes without the vodka  but that's not a cocktail book you are likely to find in my handbag !!

And if you don't have any ice in the house you may have to resort to using some snow from outside if you are any where near the midlands this shouldn't be much of a problem as the new says you have an abundance of it right now!! So much for the start of Springtime...

Anyway don't forget to tune in on Thursday and Friday and check out the fabulous Frou Frou range coming to you from Crafter's Companion and don't forget


Thanks for dropping by xx

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Ooh' la la.. Frou Frou Sneaky Peek

Sneaky peek time, and its for the new Frou Frou range from Crafter's Companion , its been launched on Thursday evening at 8pm  and then again on Friday 29th  March on Ideal world and Create and Craft  as the PICK OF THE WEEK, So don't miss it,

There's a CD Rom , beautiful stamps and Serif Craft Artist has come on board again with 3 fabulous Digi kits .So now you can design your own projects from scrapbooks to posters...the cds host  a range of creative images from the 1020s, very french Parisenne ,a touch of Art Deco,all Full of chic and glamour, yelling out to be glittered and embellished.

Here's a card I put together with the Frou Frou Cd Rom , a DieSire Ornamental Oval die and the Darice interlocking Circles embossing folder All done in a very sexy black lace and red rose theme , I just love the range .

I have treated myself to a big pile of Diesire flower quilling dies this week from Crafter's Companion  , so what out for those on the cards soon and I plan to have a good play with them in the next few months .

Dont forget to turn on your tv and catch the Frou Frou launch on Thursday and Friday over at Ideal World and Create and Craft xx

I like to enter this in the follow Challenges
Allsorts Challenge Deco delight
Clearly inspiration stamps challenge
marvelous magnolia challenge - dies
 its all about the vintage challenge - spring dreams with lace

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Die'sire Embossilicous Launch ...

Well tonight's the night,

 Another great launch from Crafter's Companion, The Die'sire Embossilicious range is fabulous and has now gone large, bringing you their 8 x 8 and A4 range of folders

keep a look out for this 8 x 8 baby card tonight made using the Regal corner folder, (also available in 6 x 6) a Marianne Design Pram die and Tim Holts Broken China ink pad.

9pm Ideal world , PICK OF THE DAY, don't miss it!! 

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Sneaky Peek Time - Crafter's Companion Embossalicious Folders

Hi Folks,

 well its time for your sneaky Peek at whats coming from Crafter's Companion next week. On Wednesday 20th March they will be launching their new range of embossing folders over at the Ideal World Shopping Channel, its brand new large Embossalicious folders at 9pm as the 'Pick of the Week' 

Here a 6 x 6 card, I put together using the  A4 Dotty folder, I cut him out on my Cricut, and  used some green pearl card for his body , added some googly eyes and a bow , the background was done is Silver holographic card using the Dotty folder again and then mounted onto some green and a 6 x 6 base card. Ribbons and buttons finish the look , hope you like him as much as I done xx

To make Mr Frog you will need
A4 Dotty Folder 
Light Green card
Dark Centura Pearl coloured green card 
Silver Card
Googly eyes

Don't forget , Ideal World , You can find it on Sky 644 | Freeview 22 | Virgin 747 | Freesat 813

You 'readit' here first, (Sorry couldn't resist!!)

New Spellbinders corners dies...

Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of St Patrick is celebrated on the 17th of March , it is a cultural and religious holiday It is named after St Patrick, the most commonly recognised of the  Patron saints of Ireland, nowadays this day is celebrated by people wearing green, consuming large amounts of Guinness and a lot  of singing is involved. Green ribbons and Shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick's Day as early as the 17th century. Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, and the wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a ubiquitous feature of the day. History lesson over, here’s my card to celebrate this great saint.

To make this card you will need
7'' card blank
White and Green Card
Spellbinders Persian motif dies
Tim Holt's Distressing ink pad 'Pine needles'
lucky leaves die
Green Ribbon 
Butterfly embellishment

 I've used one of the new Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations 'Decorative Blossom Corners' for both corners and put some green card underneath, the Centre was cut from white card with a Spellbinders  Persian motif die and the shamrocks were cut in green with a memory box set called 'lucky leaves' The Sentiment was printed out on the PC and the mounted onto Green. all of which was mounted white card edged with a dark green 'Pine needles' Tim Holt's distressing ink pad and then onto a card blank. I added a silver peel off butterfly on Acetate and a green ribbon to finish. 

I love the way this card came out and the simplicity in making it, it took less than half an hour to create and looks elegant , I will be making more like it in the future xx All items highlighted can be purchased from J and C Creations

Friday, 15 March 2013

Crafters Companion Challenge blog

Hi folks

well  the weathers pants outside, so more excuses to craft in the warm today, like we need excuses!!. whats going on out there in blog land?, well there's a Crafty challenge going on over at Crafters Companion Challenge blog, They are asking for 'VINTAGE ' this month and they are only half way through so there is still time to join in the fun and maybe win yourself a £30 Gift Voucher to spend over at the Crafters Companion Website  Also the design Team pick their 3 favourite's and they will receive blinkies for their blogs to display.

Here's my inspiration for the blog.

 Hope you like her, She is from the Crisalis Classics CD ROM and is adorable. The papers are from the Wild Rose paper Collection also available over at the Crafter's Companion Website Don't know if you agree but I think she has a look of 'Kitty' (from the Mr Selfridge TV drama) about her!!

We would love for you to play along with us this month!  Take a minute to review our guidelines – for more details please see the original challenge post!
All entries must include at least one of the following items:
  • Any Crafter’s Companion UK or US brand stamp (including Humphrey, Toread, S.W.A.L.K., Sheena Douglass, Paintbox Poppets, Crisalis Classics, Angelica & Friends, Art Kure, Stamp-It Australia, Anthony/Burt, Snowman, etc)
  • Die’sire embossing folders and flower quilling dies (please state which ones you have used)
  • Anything created with the Ultimate Tool/Ultimate Pro, Envelebox, etc (please state which board you have used)
  • Darice embossing folders (please state which folder you have used)
  • Crafter’s Companion exclusive products
    • CD-ROMs
    • Reddy Decoupage Kits
    • Luxury Card Kits
    • Exclusive Member Downloads

    Good luck xx

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

J and C Creations Challenge - March

 Well  it's Challenge time again over at the J and C Creations Blog , hope you are all ready to join in and maybe win yourself a £20 gift Voucher to spend in their Store. this months challenge is ....


So out with the Bunnies, Eggs , Hot Cross Buns, we want to see them all, If you would perfer to make something more Religous we would love to see that too. Any project or Card relating in some way to this theme will be happily received

I couldn't resist the chance to play with my Brand new Heartfelt Creations paper pack 'Vintage Floret Collection.' and the beautiful corner die also from Heartfelt Creations, 'Decorative Blossom Corner.'
Aren't they just fabulous!!!
So here's a card with it as the background and again in some of the Easter eggs and the main sentiment



Items used
Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Collection Paper Pack
Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations Die 'Decorative Blossom Corner'
Spellbinders die Floral Doily motif Die
Tim Holts Distressing ink 'Crushed Olive'
Marianne basket Die
Easter Egg stamp
All items highlighted can be purchased from J and C Creations

Monday, 11 March 2013

Share a Smile Day ...

'Share a smile day' was rumoured to be 1st March , That also happens to be my birthday so I can guarantee there was a 90% chance I was somewhere smiling that day, I remember now I was at the Farnborough make it, knit and sew it' show chatting with  the girls from J and C Creations!! Anyway back to the subject in hand , National Smile day. Now I'm not sure who came up with this one , was it the dentists celebrating oral hygiene and the creation of toothpaste or the local photograpy guild happily snapping away at weddings and party gatherings but who every decided we should have a 'share a smile' had a good idea and I for one intend to share as many smiles as possible with friends and even strangers today but I cant help thinking the world would be a much nicer place if we had this day every day!!

For the record its also National Peanut Butter Lovers day and Pig Day , those facts made me smile too... 

Here's my Card...

Items used 
Penny BlackRubber Stamp 'Catnap'
Spellbinders Floral Oval Decoritive die
Spellbinders las Papillions (butterflies)
Spellbinders Ribbon banners 
Pearl Embellishments
Patterned paper
paper flowers

All highlighted items used to make this card can be found over at the J and C Creations website or maybe you would like to give them a visit at their warehouse , check dates for open days . Thanks for popping over to the blog and don't forget to share a smile today xx

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Telephone Patent Day 1876

Today is the day Alexander Graham Bell patented his new invention the Telephone , something we all now have and can not live without apparently , I do believe my daughters may have to be surgically removed if shes on it much more!!!

Alexander Graham Bell is commonly credited as the inventor of the first practical telephone. The classic story of his crying out "Watson, come here! I want to see you!" is a well known part of American history.[ Bell was the first to obtain a patent, in 1876, for an "apparatus for transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically", after experimenting with many primitive sound transmitters and receivers. Bell was also an astute and articulate business man with influential and wealthy friends. many believe he stole the invention from Alisha Grey who also devised a tone telegraph of this kind about the same time but Bell beat Grey to the Patent!!

Here's my card to celebrate this great achievement

Items used to create this card
Sentiment -Heartfelt Creations Dutch Iris frame stamp
Spellbinders die Floral oval
Stamp mini telephone Stamp
Tim holts Faded jeans ink pad

 All items highlighted can be found on the J and C Creations Website

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges
Art impressions stamps challenge 103 anything goes
Craftuscrazy Challenge 38 Anything Goes
littlemissmuffet Challenge boys only

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Party Paws Photo Album..Sneaky Peak

Well what a busy weekend that was !! Managed to fit in a Paper show, Birthday and family visit all in 3 days. No wonder I haven't had time to up date this!! and be warned there may be castles appearing soon in the Wheels section of my blog as one of my birthday treats was membership to the National Trust, so we will be out and about more this summer. We have already done a lovely afternoon in kent at Ightam Mote, a beautiful Tudor house in the backwaters of Maidstone.

Anyway back to business, Here's another sneaky Peek at whats coming tonight from Crafter's Companion
on the Ideal world shopping Channel and Create and Craft tomorrow.. This was made from the Party Paws Hunkydory set, but you will also get a chance to see a range of stamps , a CD and other Hunkydory special design sets including Swinging Pendulum cards, interlocking Hearts and Paws sets and Side Stepper card sets Check them all out at 9pm on Ideal world , Sky 644 | Freeview 22 | Virgin 747 | Freesat 812

Here is one of my samples for the show, It's my Party Paws Photo Album, on each page there is an image of little bamboo and opposite is a page with a pocket for a photo , There are 5 pockets in all and this was made from the card topper set with tons of toppers left over for other projects

look out for this in the show tonight for a better view.
This cute little bear is so adorable you will have hours of pleasure crafting with him , and there are many different styles of images you will be able to make everything from valentines cards to get well soon , they have covered all the bases those clever people at Crafter's Companion

Don't forget tune in tonight to Ideal world at 9pm