Monday, 31 March 2014

Angelica Tissue box cover Project

Well the Crafters Companion 'Crafters Inspiration' Magazine is now on sale with over 100 different projects inside and £50 worth of free gifts so look out for it in all the big retail shops ,  Here's one of the projects I did for it on how to make a tissue box,  I have used the images from the free CD that comes with the magazine but you could put any decoupage that you wanted on it to decorate it if you fancied making your own 


Images from free CD
4 A4 Sheets of Pastel Lemon Centura Pearl card
Enchanted Spring Die cuts
Collall glue
Darice Circle pattern folder
Silver mirror card
Small yellow gems
Flower gems
Lemon and white lace
Silver glitter glue

Computer and printer
Die-cutting and embossing machine
Diesire Enchanted Spring die

How to Create
1:  Cut 2 x 5” and 1/8  by  9” and 1/2 pieces of lemon centura pearl cardstock, score a fold at 1/2'' and then again at 5''

 2:  Glue skinny flap of 1st rectangle to solid end of 2nd  rectangle to other end to create box

3: Cut lid 6” 9/16 Square. Score 1” along each side, crease  then cut small wedge from corners and Aperture in centre

4:  Glue corners to form top of tissue box , glue to top of box shape

5:  Cut 4  4”1/4  x 4” squares from the lemon Centura pearl card , cut apertures in centre with Die’sire enchanted Spring die then emboss with Darice circles embossing folder, then decorate with your silver glitter glue  When they are dry, place Angelica decoupage Images behind aperture and glue to sides of box

7:  Cut out your top using your Die’sire Enchanted Spring die and some lemon Centura pearl card and silver mirror cardstock then glue together and then glue onto of tissue box

8: Finish by decorating box and lid with ribbon and gems


If you wish to give this as a gift why not make a card to match

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Crafter's Companion March Challenge - MONOCHROMATIC

Better late than never!!!

This months card is a little late I'm afraid due to big birthday celebrations, weekend trips away and a raging throat and chest infection to end all chest infections, so please bear with xx

Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog is calling you  and  its that time again to get out your stamps , pens and pencils and get creative.

This March's Challenge is make a project or card in the the style of monochromatic. The challenge is half way through so you best get your skates on now if you wish to join in , read the rules, abide by them  and  don't forget its all about having fun xx

Here's my card Recipe, 

Sheena Douglass Koi & Waterlilies stamp
Core’dinations cardstock
Centura Pearl cardstock
Embossaliciosu A4 Dottie folder
Tonic Verso dies
Spellbinders Grandnestibilities Scallop dies
Patterned paper from sheena
Die'sire Sentimental 'all you need is love' die
Ribbon, dewdrops and gold koi crap diecuts

All entries must include at least one of the following items:
  • Any Crafter’s Companion UK or US brand stamp (including Bebunni, Mulberry Wood, Strawberry’s Kisses, Makey Bakey Mice, Barkley, Humphrey, Toread, S.W.A.L.K., Sheena Douglass, Paintbox Poppets, Faerie Poppets, Crisalis Classics, Angelica & Friends, Art Kure, Stamp-It Australia, Anthony/Burt, The Snowman and The Snowdog, Frou Frou, Camden Town, etc)
  • Die’sire decorative dies and flower quilling dies (please state which ones you have used)
  • Embossalicious folders
  • 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.
Additionally, ALL entries must be linked online – you may not email entries in to be added.  If you do not have a blog or online gallery, we encourage you to post your wonderful card or project on our Facebook page, and use that direct link to add to our link collection below!
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.
There will be a CARD OF THE MONTH winner.  If your card is chosen as card of the month you will be featured on the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page and Pinterest board. You will also get a blinkie to display on your blog.

Good luck and don't forget have fun !!
Thanks for popping by and checking out my blog xx

Friday, 7 March 2014

Crafters Companion - Rachelle Anne Miller

Hi peeps

Another quick sneaky peak for today , only 3 hours to go before kick off and our lovely Dawn  brings you the new Crafters Companion Rachelle Anne Miller Launch featuring the fabulous 'Animal Adventures' and 'Kids at play' CD roms

Here's a couple more samples to check out, hope you like them.

 The first Card features the owls and is from the 'Animal Adventures' stamp sets and have been coloured with my Spectrum Noirs and Pro markers , couldn't resist adding the goggley eyes to add an element of fun!!

This card has been created with the stamps again this time from the 'kids at play' range and coloured with my Speccies and pro markers and mount onto a circular card blank made from Lemon Centura pearl card  using the Spellbinders Grand Nestibilities Scallop dies and tonic's verso dies  and decorated with paper flowers and paper candies.

 The sentiment is also from the stamps set.  Had to colour the puppy grey to match my little Ruby!!

The next project is a cute little  kiddie tissue box, there's nothing worse than a child with a cold and a snotty nose but hopefully they will want a tissue from this box, I've made it bright and jolly to cheer up the patient may they be young or old.

Each side sports a different animal from the chilly penguin to the happy ducks.

The whole box was constructed using Lemon Pastel Centura Pearl card, and decorated with paper flowers , gems and lace and the hole at the top was cut with a circle die and then decorated with Crafters Companion Die'sire Doilie Circles die cuts

If you would like instructions on how to make a tissue box there are many tutoirals on the web and youtube I found this one very useful How to make a Tissue box

Thanks for poppin by xx

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

sneaky peak Animal Adventures from Crafters companion

Well it's been a mad week with family staying and birthday Celebrations but my 50th is now well and truly behind me. PHEW!! Thank goodness I have 12 months to get over it till the next one , think it may take that long to remove the grin from my face. A wild day at Brighton shopping and a trip to Choccywoccydoda to buy my cake then a surprise party organised by my wonderful husband and children in the evening, I'm a lucky lady to have such a fabulous family xx

Now its time to see what's coming up from Crafters Companion...

Here we have a fantastic 2 CD set, Kids at Play and Animal Adventures  from the very talented Rachelle Anne Miller and will be the PICK OF THE WEEK on create and Craft TV on Friday at noon.

Included on the CDs will be the usual Card Companions , papers, embellishments, shaped cards, fabric companions and much much more , there are stamps and extras to sold separately , so make a date and look out for my cards while you grab yourself a bargain and a great set of CDs

 Tortoise Circle Easel card made from toppers on the Animal Adventures CD rom and Spellbinders Grand scallop nestabilities dies

A5 Card
All the papers and toppers from the Animal Adventures cd from the Toppers Companion section , flowers Ribbon and pearls from my craft stash and mounted onto some Gold Pastel Centura card

Thanks for popping by xx