Friday, 27 December 2013

Sneaky Peek for the new year

Well that was Christmas 2013 , most of the family is back at work today , hope you are still having a great holiday and looking forward to the  New year , we all had a lovely time

Are you ready for something really adorable this new year , well hold on to your party hats because look who's coming out to play again
Get ready for a fantastic launch from the girls and boys at Crafters Companion they are bringing their lovable cuter than cute little bunny Be Bunni.

 Be Bunni is out and about in the New year and this time its Love, weddings and babies at the forefront ,there will be stamps , CDs and kits from Hunkydory to enjoy. The Bebunni CD comes with a range of papers , card companions toppers ,fabric companions ,embellishments, and projects  to name but a few. There are also 2 sets of stamps to choose from, and the Hunkydory kit is all on Adorable Scoreable luxury card stock....

Here's a Sneaky peek at a couple of projects you may see on Create and Craft TV, 3rd January 2014

Merry Christmas xxx

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

One more Sleep ....

Well its Christmas Eve, the decorations are up and the presents bought , My 'grown-up' Son ( and I use the term very loosely!!) has settled back into his old room ( my beloved craft-room that was...) and bringing home germs by the dozen, from all his little charges at Purley Infant School in Surrey. We are beginning to think the only reason he went into teaching 5 year old's was so he could still play with Lego all day!!!

Oh well, one more sleep then Santa comes , hopefully he might bring me some new fences to replace the ones lost in last nights storm though not sure how he would get them down the chimney!!

 Here's a couple of cards I made playing with my new Tonic die sets Square base Affections and Tres Belle square base , hope you like them xx

The top right was made using the Tonic die from the Square base Tres Belle set, it comes with a tag shape in the centre but on this occasion I have covered it up and used the diecut as a background only, with some fab hunkydory butterflies and a clock face. I have been saving these for a while to make more special cards with and these dies seem to do the toppers the justice they deserve x

The one below was made with the fantastic Tonic Square base Affections Die set , using the hunkydory butterflies and clocks again this makes a classy and feminine birthday card

My last card below is a last minute Christmas Card made using the fantastic Tonic Square base Affections Die set again as a backround with the Tradional Christmas Crafting kit from Crafters Companion and hunkydory using the lovely robins and a christmas sentiment from the pack.

Time now to thank all my followers, teammates on DTs here and over the pond that I have had the pleasure to work with over the last year and last but in no way least the wonderful Girls and boys at Crafters Companion for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to work with them , Seeing my cards and Creations on live TV for the first time was such a fantastic feeling and the last 12 months have been such a wild ride  so for all my teamies this year LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!! (Fingers and toes crossed they will let me  stay for another year.... )


I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges
Charisma Charz challenge 49 -Anything goes
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge 156
happy Campers Craft Collective Challenge 25 -Christmas
613 Avenue challenge - Anything goes
Memas Crafts December Challenge - Winter , Christmas or Holidays

Monday, 16 December 2013

More Embossalicious from Crafters Companion..

Here's a couple more samples from the Embossalicious folder launch last week you may of had a chance to see on Create and Craft TV on the Crafters Companion Embosser hours. The first is a 8 x 8 wedding card created in silver and white cardstock love this look, clean and pure....

I've used 2 folders from the Crafters Companion Embossalicious range , A4 dotty folder for the base and the beautiful Butterfly Swirl corner  they seem to work well together The base for the mirror in front of where the bride and groom stand is from the Die'sire die range - ornamental Oval frame die all cut from Centura Pearl Card stock

The second sample is a candle box made using the celtic corner  8 x 8 folder to decorate a diamond shaped box made from Pink Centura Pearl card stock, its also decorated with lace, a spellbinders delight die and spellbinders la papillions butterfly die and a Die'sire Sentimentals stamp and contains a church candle decorated with an image from the Angel whispers CD rom

 Thanks for poppin by xx

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Fabulous Dies from Tonic Studio.....

Funny how I simple request can always lead to something bigger , I asked 'husband' if it was ok if he took in some Christmas cards to sell on the reception desk at work ( did this last year , but hes company have had a change in management in the last 6 months so always best to check!!) and next thing you now I'm making 20 'bespoke' Christmas Cards for the new boss to send out to their 'treasured Account Customers. '

 Guess it is really a case of not 'what you know but who you know' and if you are cheeky enough to ask!! he he..

'Husband' works for a Car/Van rental company (looking after their fleet of vehicles) so the tattered lace 'Vintage Car' mounted onto my new Verso Christmas dies  and my  Indulgence Tres Belle Tag Square die from Tonic Studio was a no brainer..

These two designs were very quick and easy to make, using the grand Calibur to cut my die-cuts from some red, black and gold card and a little gold 'Stickles' glitter glue  around the circles and some printed paper ..

My Sentiments are gold peel off stickers on a spellbinders banner die cut and the car die-cut is backed onto gun metal silver glitter card for that added sparkle and then mounted onto a spellbinders labels 20# tag and then edged with silver 'Stickles' glitter glue...

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges 

 Thanks for popping by , xx

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Update and Embossalicious folder sneaky peak

Computers are a wonderful thing until they go pop !!! Unfortunately I had to learn this at my cost , losing all my photos, documents and email contacts for the last 12 months , when mine decided to roll over and die in November 2013!!! The one thing I did learn however is from now on to back up everything onto an external hard drive, if I don't want to have to dig through Facebook to save photos and re-enter all my email contacts by hand again!! So huge apologies for no blog posts for the last 3 weeks  . My broken PC is at the 'intel' hospital as we speck having major surgery and fingers crossed will be back home with its love ones soon

Today's post is all about  the range of Embossalicious folders from Crafters Companion along side the brand new range of Diesire 'Sentimentals' Stamp sets and will be airing on Create and Craft TV on the 11th , 12th,13th , and 15th December, don't miss it they are some fantastic new folders to see . I was lucky enough to get to play with them in Advance (one of the peaks of been on a top-notch design team...) and I can tell you now you will love them!!

Here's my contribution to the samples, hope you like what I done with them .....

Embossilisous A4 Dotty folder, Embossalicious 6 x 6 ornate corner folder, Die'sire Ornamental flower die, centura Pearl Pastel yellow and blue card , Die'sire 'All you need is love' Sentiment stamp