Saturday, 25 October 2014

Happy Birthday Crafter's Companion

Well its Birthday time at Crafter's Companion and Boy oh Boy ther have been some really beautiful new products brought out just for this celebration ..If this is the 9th what will we get for the 10th whoo hoo ..I posted this box on FB yesterday and had quite a bit of interest..Now it looks hard ,but its not or I would not be able to do it lol. ok here it is...

Now you use the full A3 sheet of Centura pearl or new patterned card ..
1) Score at 2" intervals along the length you should have a little bit left over that will be used to glue the box together.
2)Score 1" in from the bottom and 4" in from the top this is the body of the box.
3)Mark half way points as shown on the top of the diagram (1") either draw faintly with a pencil and score or score to the point with the sharp end of a pair of scissors..These will be valley folds .
4)Now give all the mountain folds a really good sharp edge with your scoring tool.and at the bottom cut up to the inch fold line on each of the mountain fold lines.. Then clip a either side so that they sit nicely when they go onto the base.You can see on the edge of the picture what I mean but do it both sides of section.
5)Now you are ready to glue the box together,using the flap that was left over use a good strong glue like Tacky Glue as you do not want the box to fall apart..I put a peg on either end and left it about an hour,first making sure I had gone down my inside seam to make sure it was stuck down.
6)When dry I used a piece of card..put glue on the bottom inch flaps and shaped the card properly and placed it on top of the piece of card..Leave to dry  then carefully cut the remainder of the card away then have your main box..
7)Using a Hole punch ,Braddle or whatever your weapon of choice place holes around the top.. Then decorate..I used the Vintage Floral CD and Craft card to finish .
8)for the top pleats pinch the mountain folds between your fingers and you will find the top will fall into place..Thread ribbon/cord  through holes and push in the top until it is in a tighter position,it is all about manipulation at first but it is ok once you get it in it in more mallable ....then tie in a bow and either tie off ends or decorate.. and now you have a good size box xx

I used a piece of satin cord ribbon to which I attached two inch circles with a smaller circle of the paper and added gems to the center I had to cut four of each as they are doubled up to hide the ribbon.. I layered my paper and added it to the box using  gel glue (Collall) it helps to give dimension..But I tell you what would look great trying it using the lovely embossing folders..A Christmas one and adding Poinsettias and ivy prehaps..well you go and create and Have fun :)x

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Scrappers Delights Halloween Tag

Here is something different for me this time..I have done a tag..the base is cut from a file on my Silhouette  Portrait..The lovely image is coloured in using SN pens and pencils on Neenah Solar White card .. This was then cut out then stuck onto the base tag using Collall 3D glue gel glue.I felt it looked a bit bare so I drew a pumpkin patch and it just finished the tag of.. Tags are such a great way to use up your bits and bobs of card,paper and ribbons ,nearly all mine was cut out of left overs so thrifty too  ..This was just complete fun to do and I hope you like it too :) x

You can find the image here ..

Inky Impressions ..Any thing goes with a twist ..Check Mate

What a lovely fun Image to colour up this time..I used Inky Impressions Marrisa Sleigh Ride .She is coloured in with SN pens and pencils on Neenah Solar White Card.. The background paper was mounted onto craft card.. I cut this shorter to add one of the new Tonic Edge dies behind it .. Once this was done I sprayed the front with Spray and Sparkle Pearl Diamonds.The flowers are made from a Heartfelt Creations die, and out of craft card,I coloured the leaves with a pen ,then popped thenm onto the card with 3D Collall Gell and added gems to the center to finish..Thanks for visiting :)x

You can find the image here 

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Crafter 's Companion Scruffy Little Cats

I had Great Fun colouring in these Gorgeous Girls from the Scruffy Little Cats range from Crafter's Companion,They are suitable for a wide range of ages and come in beautifully detailed red rubber stamp sheets with extra s on ,sentiments .a flower or perfume bottle depending on which one you chose ..or why not have then all and cover every occasion ...

I used Centura Pearl with a hint og gold . My own Glitter card ribbon and flower and an embossing folder from the vintage florals which I sprayed with Pearl Diamonds to give it a lovely sheen. I used SN pens to colour on Neenah card

Hair BG 6,5,2 Skin FS 3,2 and CR 5 Dress PL1,2,3,4 Accesories GB 1,3 IB 1,2,3 eyes IB 3,2 I also used a glitter pen to add some sparkle .
 I cut the shape out on my Silhouette .. The die is a Xcut....Centura pearl with a hint of gold The image is on Neenah card coloured with SN pens
SkinFS3, 2,1, and CR3 Outfit CR5,9,7 Box and rollers CR3,5.. IG1,2,5 Pearls TN1 IB1 and Hair Tn 2,5,7
I used my own satin card to back door hanger,a Gllittering pen .Ribbons and roses.

I coloured this with SN pencils on Neenah Card
Hat 015, 104,099 Boots 099,104 Skin 004,009,089
Shorts 061,073 Tee shirt 029,034,035 Foilage 058,047 flowers 021,024 EyesHair 107,087
I used Centura pearl hint of gold card,the cd for backing papers and my own string to finish plus colall glue both all purpose and gel

 Coloured with Pencils Hair 104,099 gown 029,035 eyes 089,065 bottle and glass 052,051, 069,087
Thr background is Sheenas Grande Fleur embossing folder ,The flower the larger flower of the same folder..Cordinations card..Touch of silver Centura pearl cardstock,my oen lace and leaf die and ink to colour the background . Collal multi purpose glue and Collall 3d gel glue
 I used Centura pearl card with a hint of silver for the card base. A xcut die to cut the image out ,ink to highlight..the image is coloured in with SN pens 

Skin FS 3,2,and CR 3 Hair TN 3,2,1Coat and some bags BT 3,6,2 Other accessories TN1 ,2,3 and IG 1,4

I also used the cd Scruffy Little Cats and my own black cardstock,gems and flowers

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Scrappers Delights New Release

What an Exciting Launch for the new Honey digis at Scrappers Delights,its having a release party at Kit and Clowders ,my favorite place to be on FB .So many wonderfully tallented people  :).. The Digi I chose is meant to be the Birthday Honey,but a few tweeks I have re invented her for a Christmas card as I must get started.. She is coloured in with SN pens and Pencils..I have used last years Docraft Christmas paper pack for the papers and Neenah gold for mounting..Oh this is beautiful card,and has a really glorious sheen,glow to it.I found the lovely felt snowflakes at Hobby Craft and the Dies aare from Sue Wilson..The holly and berries ,and the deer is from Crafters Companion Diesire Christmas range.
 You can find the image of Honey here 

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

New Release Inky Inpressions

Hiya ..Inky Impressions has just brought out some fab new designs they are suitable both for Christmas or any occasion at all , This is a cut little fox I chose to make a card from as I loved him as soon as I saw him..Also I don't about you ,but its rather daunting when it comes to wrapping all those pressies up at Christmas lol..The image is printed onto Neenah card and coloured with SN pens and pencils,  The paper is Last years Docrafts christmas paper  and the snowflakes are from Crafters Companion from the Christmas Disire range.. I used up a scrap piece of white card to make the base ,this is an ideal card to use up the odd size left overs.. The image and papers are on the new beautiful coloured Centura Pearl in Red ..These are stunning and give a lovely vibrant yet subtle glow..Loads of colours now available too ..thanks for looking :)x

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Guest Designer At Love to Create ...Stamp By Simply Betty

I have been so proud to have been asked to be guest Designer at Love to Create..I have used the Simply Betty stamp as the theme is Halloween..That was exciting for me as I have always loved these stamps..and I have never done a Halloween card before ..In the uk we do not seem to celebrate it as much,also my kids are all adults now.The Image is printed onto Neenah card and coloured with SN pencils ,my weapon of choice as I can blend the colours effortlessly to get the cool effect of the skin I did for the girl..The papers are from a digi kit on my pc I have had it yeasr and cannot remember where I got it from sorry but it works so well on this card..All the papers are mounted on black card . I made up the card base from black pearlescant card as I did not have any black blanks.The flower is a Tattered Lace one Poppy I believe and the leaves just cut freehand..I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it..such a fun card :)x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Scrappers Delights .. Monochromatic

Hi todays DT for Scrappers Delights is Emo Honey 1.. She is gorgeous ..She has been done in monochromatic for the challenge this month.. The Image is on Neenah card and coloured with SN pens and Pencils.The background paper is one of the Docrafts capsule colection I changed to sepia and printed off as are the other papers except the flowers which was a piece of scrap paper..I used craft card to mount everything on..The Flowers are Tattered Lace Poppies,and the inside of the flower is a thin piece of craft card that I quilled and I think it really finished the flower off nicely.. I have loved doing this one as it was something different for me..Thanks for visiting :)x

You can find the image here

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Inky Inpressions Challenge Leaves and Flowers

The lovely image Angela today. She has been coloured using SN pens and Pencils on Neenah card... The backing papers are from my stash

and the embossing folder I have used for the panel behind the topper is a Sheena Douglas A4 folder with leaves all over it.I then coloured it using aTim Holtz Mowed Lawn ink pad.. The leaves are also a part of the same piece of card I embossed,but i carefully cut them out ,then added pretty peach and apricot flowers to which I added some pretty resin rose beads I brought a long time ago thinking they would be handy..First time I used them lol.. Hope you like her she is rather cute :)x

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Something a bit Different Wedding Day

Found this really cute digi on Etsy the other day whilst looking for a nice bit of inspiration for a wedding card for my Window cleaner's friend..This is just so adorable and I will pop the link on at the end..The image is on Neenah Solar white card and coloured using SNpens and pencils..the girl owl and the flowers I have added a bit of sparkle with Wink of Stella clear.I used a heart cut out for the background and artist chalk to get the soft sky.I then mounted onto craft card. My papers are odd one from my stash long ago lost covers so sorry cannot furnish names..I layered the plainer piece onto craft card and edged with Lace , before adding to the background.. The flowers are from  they are top quality and always photo beautifully as well as enhance my cards and are really great service too ..   for the owl digi stamp :)

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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Mo Manning Baby Fairy

Hiya , this is a special one I have done for a Babies Christening ..Normally I am a bit lost on these things but when the baby is called Willow ,Well Just had to colour a Fairy for her..She is coloured in with SN pencils as I wanted the skin to look soft like a babies of course..The backing paper is an odd piece from my stash ,i popped it through a Crafters Companion Embosalicious folder with buttons on ,I thought that would be sweet..The lace has sparkles in it and I added 2 layers ,then mounted it to some pale pink card, then to an 8x8 card blank.using another off cut I matted it popped some lovely ribbon with sparkle running through it and added the bow when in place,then I popped it behind lace ,Placed on the topper and added the flowers..The leaves are a Britanic die and I use it loads as they are just a nice size,and was only about £5, what a bargain..Thanks for looking :)x

Moonbeam Meadow Christmas Stamps

Such a lovely set of stamps I have thoroughly enjoyed playing with then ,watching them com to life on the front of my eyes, today I am adding my Christmas Stamps that I coloured I do hope you love them too  :)x

Coloured with Pencils
Mice 089,004,099,084
Pudding 099,119,033
Holly 024 berries and mouses bow 024 multi colours for the background 
I used Centura Pearl hint of gold,cordinations cardstock mine,embossing folder from vintage Christmas ,my own lace and wooden stars,glitter,3d glue and collall multi purpose and gems

This one is coloured With Pens and Pencils
Can IG1,2,3
Mice TN3,4
Foiliage GG2,CR8 for berries
Mice 104,099,089,004 
Leaves 050
Can 119
I used own card blank,Neenah Solar White, Vintage Christmas embossing folder,my own inks to colour,punched snow flakes and Gems ,Spray and Sparkle Pearl Diamond ,my own ribbon for bows and sentiment from stamps..also Collall 3d Gel and all purpose glue