Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Away with the faeries again....

 Have been searching through some folders on the PC and have found lots of samples made for Create and Craft TV that I unfortunately didn't have any time to blog, so have posted a few today...

 Thought it would be nice to show off some of my Faerie poppet cards from earlier this year, the stamp on the card below was made for the US market and so didn't make it onto the UK show back in April, because of this (If they don't sell it, they won't show it, that's the rules!!) but I still love it and think it deserves a viewing.

 She is called the Red poppy faerie and can now be purchased from the Crafters companion website, So if you love her as much as I do you now have the chance to get her home to craft with.

The flowers were made using the Diesire quilling dies and the leaves were cut out and then embossed with an Darice embossing folder called 'Circles' The backing card was Snow White Centura pearl embossed with a spellbinders  M-bossibility folder, all mounted on a 8 x 8 scalloped edged card. and of course I used my Spectrum Noirs to colour her in

 I love this card made from an image from the CD  as it always reminds me of my niece , I just love the tranquility of the young faerie pondering over her flower ....

I think this one is also adorable and again is a stamp . This one is called 'baby Rosebud' which is still available on the Crafters Companion website  if you fancied a go at stamping with her.
I have used my Speccies on this image too and have decoupaged her and glittered her wings...

Thanks for popping by xx

Friday, 13 September 2013

Makey Bakey Mice.. Crafters Companion

Morning Crafters

Well the Makey Bakey Mice launch has finally arrived and super cute rodents are running free all over Create and Craft TV this afternoon !!! I've been watching with Ruby and loving the show so far.
Check out Create and craft TV later today at 3pm and 5pm to see more.

All the samples look fabulous and the little critters are flying out the doors in all directions , so here are a few more samples from me from the CD's, both Christmas and Everyday to see before they all disappear.

A box of 6 handcrafted Christmas gift tags with box lid

A5 landscrape Christmas card made using papers and embellishments from the Christmas Cd

Another Card this time 8 x 8 square made using the Christmas CD and the Die'sire Ornamental bloom die

Another 8 x 8 card this time from the Everyday Makey Bakey Mice CD , featuring the sew machine and dress makers range from the card companions collection
Theres a 'pin it' button on all my images now, so feel free to share on Pinterest xx

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges
Christmas stamping all year round - Cute and Cuddley Christmas challenge 33#
Card Crafters Circle Challenge 92# - Checks and tartans
Chocolate,coffee,cards Challenge 48 - Anything Goes
Inspire me Fridays - Challenge 120 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Another sneaky peek - Crafters Companion's Makey Bakey Mice

Another Sneaky peek for you today , this time we are showing off the fabulous stamps that are available with this launch on Friday. Create and Crafts 'PICK OF THE WEEK' will be the cute little Makey Bakey Mice and along with 2 CD roms , and Hunkydory paper kits there is a range of stamps for you to choose from both everyday and Christmas.

Here's a couple  of my samples from the show , made with the stamps and papers from the CD's , hope you like them xx

These wonderful little critters will be available over at Create and Craft TV on Friday noon,
 Don't miss them, or you might miss out  xx

Thanks for popping by xx

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Crafter's Companion Sneaky Peek - MAKEY BAKEY MICE

Morning ladies,
Well its time again to have a sneak peek at what Crafter's Companion plan to delight us with this week on Create and Craft TV . On Friday the 13th (lucky for some) the Pick of the Week will be a brand new launch, I'm so excited about it I could Squeak!!!


 You are going to fall in love with these adorable little creatures, they are the sweetest mice ever!! Unlike the ones that live under my kitchen sink and pop in from time to time, you are going to welcome these little guys into your home....

There will be stamps , CD'S and a fabulous paper kits from Hunkydory to accompany the sets, both everyday and of course Christmas . All of today's Sneaky peeks have been made from the Hunkydory Makey Bakey Mice Everyday paper kit

Here are a few teasers to get you ready for the big launch on the 13th of September over at Create and Craft TV, The UK's only dedicated Craft channel , Sky 671, Virgin 748, Freeview 36 and Freesat 813

My favorites from this launch are the budding 'David Baily' wannabes playing with the old style camera, they look like they are having a fantasic time putting together some corking memories in their little photo album!! How cute are they!!!

And something for the guys for a change, my Dad loves his photography and would love to receive a card with a camera on, it would be personal to him as its one of his most loved hobbies.

All the card stock is 'Adorable Scoreable' so you would get and cracks in your crease as they say!! and most of the card and toppers in the kits are also foiled in some way so you will be getting top quality kits to work with.

  This card on the left with the little field mouse on popping out of his tree would also make a lovely 'New Home' card for anyone about to move or even get their first place to call their own. As would the shaped 
card on the right  with the little mouse waking up after spending the night in a teapot. 

There are loads of cute images to will definitely find something for everyone in these kits.I will post more next time featuring the Christmas selection from the Hunky dory kits as they too are as adorable and a real pleasure to craft with

Bye for now xx

Friday, 6 September 2013

'Time' for something different....

Morning Peeps.

Well the Paper craft show at Biggin Hill, in Surrey on Sunday September 1st was fabulous, had a chance to catch up with some old friends and make a few new ones. I spent far too much money as usual (don't know whats the point of money if you cant spend it.) but then all good craftsmen/women need tools to do their craft don't they!!

One of my stops walking round the show was at the Rob Addams Stand, (really nice guy) bought some fab dies from him and a pop up CD, always fancied a play at pop up cards as they seem popular at the craft fairs. So after a short chat about the CD's and then a longer more involved chat about British motorcycles, I finally left with my purchases, (Apologies to Rob for getting him in the dog- house with the wife for talking bikes and not working!!)

Anyhow one of my star buys was this beautiful clock face and dials die, and here are a few examples I made last week with it , hope you like them xx

Here's a' Step by Step' in case you would like to make this card yourself ....

Card 1
Items used
'Crafts too' Embossing folder
versamark pad
silver embossing powder
Rob Addams 'All Occasions' Clock die
Martha Stewart 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' punch
Metalic Gilding flakes
Gold mirror card
Brown card
Tim holts 'Aged Mahogany' Distressing ink pad
1 small brad

Step 1
Cut a 5'' Circle in brown card, next use your versamark to 'ink' the raised side of your embossing folder and place cut circle inside then emboss through your embossing machine. ( mines a Gland Calibur)

Step 2
Sprinkle silver embossing powder into the now sticky embossed brown card circle and heat with a heat gun to melt the powder.

Step 3
 mount onto gold mirror card and put to one side

Step 4
Take some white card and cut a smaller Circle and dab with cosmic shimmer flake glue and then add your gilding flakes, I used a combo of gold, silver and bronze . This looks good if it is not perfectly covered because you will then go over with the Tim holts 'Aged Mahogany' ink pad to cover any white bits showing, giving that 'aged' look

Step 5
Cut your dial and cogs out with the Rob Addams 'All Occasions' Clock die, then cut out the hands with the gold mirror card, build your clock onto the patterned circle and fix hands on with the brad in the center.

Step 6
Punch 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY ' with your Martha Stewart punch and mount onto brown card , you can then assemble your card as shown in the picture above, I used the small cog to decorate the corners and added a frame from my craft stash  x

Cards 2 and 3

Card 2
This Christmas card was made using a some printed red card, some Snowflake die cuts cut, using the new 'crafts Too' 'Fresh Snow Snowflake dies and the clock face was the Rob Addams 'All Occasions Dies' .I also added a gold 'Happy Christmas'  peel off Sentiment sticker, you might want to put the XII at the top of your card, unlike myself who put it on 90 degrees out!!! DOH!!!

Card 3
This card was made again with the Rob Addams 'All Occasions Dies clock and some paper stock from My Craft Studion -Jewel Britannia' paper-book. I don't think you can buy the book anymore as it is quite old now but you can still get the images on the 'my craft Studio CD' - 'Click print go, Jewel Britannia' available from Crafting.co.uk