Thursday, 22 August 2013

One last Sneaky peek from Crafters Companion

 Morning Peeps

Well they say the sun only shines on the righteous so I must have been a naughty girl lately as it's monsoon weather outside, the little dog's just returned in from the garden and looks like a swamp rat!!! Great for the flowers but not so welcome when you are planning a camping trip for 4 days!!!

Anyways back to work (if you can call it that) and more some samples from the fab  'Snowman and Snow-dog' launch to peruse at your leisure xx

 Don't forget Create and Craft TV, ( Freeview channel 36, virgin 748, Sky 671 and Freesat 813)   tonight at 8pm,  and again at noon on Friday 23rd with the lovely ladies from Crafters Companion  in the 'PICK OF THE WEEK' Show xx

 This time featuring a few cards made from the Hunkydory Snowman and Snow dog kits. As usual the kits are gold and silver foiled and of the highest quality and stacked to the brim with goodies including A5 toppers , Arch shaped concept cards (right) ,  box cards and the usual pile of papers, cardstock and embellishments that grace all packs. they will also be Acetate and paper packs to accompany the kits

I promise you will not be disappointed , I loved all the elements especially the pack of 6 x 6 papers that make fabulous quick Christmas cards if you are in a hurry or larger cards if you have the time to go crazy with embellishments!!! I used the pack to make chrimbo cards yesterday for this weekends craft fair and created 30 in 3 hours and there was still loads of time to add a few snowflakes to each one too !!!!

Here's a table decoration / Card (below) made from the Hunkydory Snowman and Snow-dog kit which honestly took less than 15 minutes to make , just put two concept cards together (all the elements for one care are on one sheet) and then stick a large topper in the middle to balance and add a few snowflakes to  the corners . It looks fabulous and really complicated but trust me it was Simples!!!!

Thanks for popping by and don't forget to tune in tonight to see more fab samples from the Crafters Companion Design team at 8pm Create and Craft TV, Sky 671 | Freeview 36 | Freesat 813 | Virgin 748 and on the 'PICK OF THE WEEK' show at noon on Friday xx

Please feel free to leave a comment if you see something you like or have any questions , I love all your comments and look forward to reading them xx

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Another sneaky peek....Crafters Companion BONUS CD

Just a quick post today as there is tons to still be done for the Hellingley Steam show on Friday , The camper hasn't been unloaded from last weekends craft fair and we are off again on the 23rd for a 3 day event so  less tine for blogging.

Another couple of Items to inspire you on how to use your Crafters Companion 'Snowman and Snowdog CD Rom and your bonus gift that comes free which is your 'Father Christmas' CD

 8 x Christmas Card
Items used
Father Christmas Bonus CD,

 Ivy leave Die'sire Christmas die, 
Die'sire enchanted Spring die,
 8x8 Celtic frame embossilous folder

Not the best picture in the world I'm afraid as you cant really see the glitter on the embossing of the card but I think you get the idea , one of my favourite things about this CD is the printed text papers love that look.

Christmas Stocking
 Also keep your eyes peeled for this stocking , anyone that knows me well, will know how I Love to sew!!! As my machine and I  have a hate/hate relationship but from time to time we have to learn to cooperate with each other and on this occasion we were in harmony and managed to produce something worth passing on to the gang at Crafter's Companion.

The body of the stocking is made from red sequined material bought for less than a fiver at a local hobby
shop along with white felt , I wanted to used white fur but it seemed to be rare as hens teeth where I live so had to settle for felt instead .

The image was from the Father Christmas Bonus CD and was printed onto iron-on transfer paper and put onto some white felt and then sewn onto the front and edged with lace and red bows

Thanks for popping by xx

Monday, 19 August 2013

Sneaky peek Crafters Companion Snowman and Snowdog...

 Time again for a sneaky peek at whats coming soon from our lovely ladies at Crafters Companion and with Christmas only 4 paychecks away it had to be Yuletide related, so time to go meet .....The Snowman and the Snowdog.

Launched on Friday 23st August over on Create and Craft TV  (Ideal World's Sister Channel) as the 'Pick of the week' but also can be seen at  8pm the evening before in a pre-launch show with leanne and the crew from Crafters Companion too , so no excuse to miss it!! This CD along with a bonus Father Christmas CD will be available to all .

 All new images to choose from and more Stamps, Papers, Toppers, Decoupage, Acetate, and Concept cards you can shake a snowball at, you name it and they will bring it to you.

I particularly love the papers as they are so versatile and can be used at any time of the year not just for the December party season.

Here are a couple of samples sent in and due to make an appearance (hopefully) sometime in the week , hope you like them xx

I thought for a change I would start my peeks with my stamp samples I don't normally like showing them off as I don't think my 'colouring in' is up to the best standard it can ,but I'm quite pleased with how these came out and lets be honest colouring white snow isn't brain surgery when it comes down to it!!!!! So you can see them first.

I think it helps having the fabulous Spectrum Noirs to play with that has produced a better result this time round.

The sentiments come with the stamps too and can be used on any of your Christmas cards this year and any other year afterwards and the fab papers were printed from the CD

So don't forget to tune it on Friday at noon for the 'Pick of the week'  to create and Craft to get this beautiful CD and Stamp collection and if you don't do CD Roms then why not check out the Hunkydory kits also available to craft with..

Thanks for popping by x

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Civil Partnership cards ...

hi everyone

well things are starting to get busy now with a craftshow every week and Crafters Companions launches on Create and craft every fortnight, so the chance to do other things is getting rarer by the minute. Some things have to be done , the dog has to be walked in the morning and a hour found for her training /playtime and there's supplies that need buying so the housework will wait for me to get round to it . .(a clean house is a sign of a wasted day!!!!)

 I have been asked by a friend to make some Civil Partnership cards for her as she has a wedding to attend next year and as my supplys have ran short it seemed a good idea to restock ,so here are a couple I sneeked in between making christmas cards this week.  hope you like them...

Sorry if the ladies are feeling left out, I promise to get some made for you before the end of the month running along the same lines with matching brides and corsets, then straight after that I might consider hoovering the house, unless something more interesting comes up .....

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Luxury Christmas Card Kit

Morning folks ,

just a quick post today to show off some more of the fabulous cards you can make with your Crafters Companion/hunky dory luxury Christmas card kit.

The deal over at Create and Craft has finished now but you can still get the kit from the Crafters Companion website and  you will also find their these fabulous dies I used to make the ivy embellishment with , and the silver frame (Die'sire Enchanted Spring frame )surround .The gaint Poninsettia flower came in the kit as did the sentiments.

 Here are a few that made the show , its always a huge ego boast to see my creations on create and craft and and even now I have to pinch myself and ask 'who'd of thought it!!!

I'm there because I was lucky enough to get noticed by Leann when they had their birthday competition back in October  last year, with my Toread cards and picked as a winner and guess what, their birthdays coming around soon, so keep a eye out on their blog site this year, and it could be you getting picked for their design team too x

The card on the left is made using a swing card blank and is decorated intirely from elements from the Christmas luxury card kit and the light blue card on the right is made using cardstock and snowy acetate from Hunkydory, toppers and sentiments from the luxury kit and has been decorated with some die'sire quilling roses

I'm off now to buy a new Computer screen now as mine has gone into meltdown during the past few weeks ( must be due to the hot weather) and refuses to stop flickering so I'm off to PC world for a new one and if there is nothing there I like then round to Homebase to buy a big hammer to fix this one!!!!!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Crafters Companion August Challenge - Animals

Morning everyone.

Well the rain is a welcome site yesterday after all that sun , the lawn is parched and the flowers are gagging for a real drink so last nights down pour was truly appreciated

July has left us and August has arrived along with a brand new challenge from our friends at Crafters Companion. This month's  challenge  is 'Animals' and so I have gone back to an old favourite Beatrix Potter and Mrs Puddle duck.
Crafters Companion items used.... 
Beatrix Potter cardblank,
A4 Dotty embossilious folder,
Die'sire small rose quilling die,
Centura Pearl Card stock
core'dinations coloured card

If you would like to play along don't forget to name the Crafters Companion items you use and follow the rules ( you don't want to be sent to Sara's 'Naughty Step' ) and you too could be in with a chance to win £30/$30 to spend on their website.

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 & Faerie Poppets, Crisalis Classics, Angelica & Friends, Art Kure, Stamp-It Australia, Anthony/Burt, Snowman, Frou Frou, Camden Town, 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
Please note if you have only used Spectrum Noir pens you will not be able to enter.  You are encouraged to take part in the Spectrum Noir Challenge Blog, though, which can be found HERE.
All entries must state which product they have used and also mention Crafter’s Companion UK or Crafter’s Companion US products in their post. Any entries not following the rules stated above will unfortunately be removed.
One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win a £30 / $30 voucher from Crafter’s Companion, Ltd.
The Design Team will choose their favourite top 3 creations.  If you are a chosen you will get a blinkie to display proudly on your blog.

Good luck and happy Crafting