Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey

This beautiful Triple from Crafter's Companion Was coincided to be released as the new series of Downton Abbey was to come onto our TV Screens.. I have loves and followed this from the beginning so when I found that I was on the Launch of this CD I was over the moon..It comes in a different format to the normal .. and you click and the doors open to allow you to enter either the upstairs on Disc one  or the downstairs on Disc two..
Each member of the family or the Staff are named ,when you click on then you open up to beautiful papers and also coordinating papers for each person.. Both of the first two discs are just full of amazing papers and even if you think this is not for you ..You are totally wrong..The papers are fresh ,rich and so varied..It is an excellent source for papers..There are also many fabulous mens papers on there too and will be beautiful on all sorts of projects whether modern or vintageI was so amazed at how many were on here compared to the normal CDs..The Images go from soft romantic Period charm to the Handsome well dressed gentlemen ,then to the more down to earth under stairs ,and for people you love who are into cooking ,you can make a beautiful vintage card ,to a pretty sweet little dress made from the lovely papers in the girls collections..This CD allows your imagination to run wild..and you can be as decorative ,or as simple as you wish..The toppers are beautiful ,embellishments ..well many of you have already seen the samples on the TV already..
The third cd gives you special makes that have been designed for you to make incredible cards ..All in all it has to be one of my favourite Launches this year ..The Dies are just Gorgeous and not just for this CD..look what you can use them on in your other makes..I know a lot will be used in mine soon ..Thank you for visiting :) xx

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to view the range

Downton Abbey..Disc 1
Toppers 4..Lady Edith Crawford Papers 1, embellishments from cd ,doileys and lace and metal disc ..Centura Pearl pink Card ,gems

Downton Abbey..Disc 2
Toppers 1,John Bates papers 2&3,craft card,Seam Binding

Downton Abbey ..Disc 2 
Card companion 9, Joseph Mosely papers 5 and 2, usual glues,craft card, verse ,my  twine  

 Downton Abbey....Disc 1

Toppers 4 ,Earl of Grantham Robert papers 3 and 5 and co ordinating papers 2..Usual glues,craft and sentiments from cd,
Downton Abbey Disc 1
Card companion 6, Lady Edith Crawley papers 6 and co ordinating paper 2 ,Craft card,Blue Centura Pearl card ,Forever flowers Disire die  gems

Downton Abbey..Disc 2
Card companion !,Mr Carson Paper 5,craft card,usual glues, card verse,craft card,my own card blank

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Add a Charm ..Glitter n Sparkle Weekly Challenge

Another week and another challenge over at Glitten N Sparkle..This week I have used an image from Bugaboo Stamps,I printed it onto Neenah card and coloured it with Polychromos Pencils.. I cut out the Topper using Tonic Dies,sorry I do not keep bits of paper with dies I store them safe in boxes with Magnetic sheets and enjoy using then ..and buy the ones I like ..But it is easy to find these..The second one in yellow was cut out of Yellow pearlescant card and embossed with one of the Tonic embossing folders.I mounted all my pieces onto black card to give definition and the paper was from a Large pad from DCWV called Fresh Floral Stack...Today I used a 5x7 card blank ..It is an easy design and once I  had stuck down the background paper and the first yellow layer,to which I added a strip of orange spot ribbon, I then added the topper wit 3D glue gel ..A bow and label was made ,the little charm was added at the center of the bow and I finished by adding green pearls..Thank you for popping by :)xx

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I am unwell at the moment and am not doing the blog hop,but I shall give away a mystery prize to someone who comments on the post ,wishing Glitter and Sparkle Happy Birthday and  follows me.. I will choose the lucky winner on Sunday 4th of October.. So Good Luck and Thank You xx

And the winner is JANE WILLIS  ,Congratulations if you could please contact me with your address either through here or by FB  I shall send you A  Brand New Spellbinders Shapability Die brought by myself for this .. This has had nothing to do with the Glitter and Sparkle blog hop as I was unwell and could not participate,but I only felt it fair to join in a bit of fun with those visiting my blog ..Thank you all who added me xx

TOP THREE WINNER at Crafty Callendar Challenge

Monday, 21 September 2015

Same but Different My Besties UK

Hiya its that time again the Design team each take the same image and we all colour and create a card that looks totally different..It is actually to give inspiration half way through the main challenge....Here I have coloured her in as usual with Polychromos Pencils on Neenah card ,I then mounted her onto a black card then a piece of craft card so that she really pops from the card... I then set it aside while I cut papers from Crafter's Companion Moonbeam Meadows Everyday cd If you have them use them is my theory and there are so many pretty papers that we should check on these tools as to what we can use for some cards ..and in the long run it saves buying all those books lol so do try it you will be suprised what is out there ..I cut both the same size then rotated onto each other then trimmed carefully,then added the f aux stitching with a Pitt pen ..I then mounted onto some craft card and before adding to the 8x8 card base I glued some of the unusual lavender ribbon around the card and then glued to the card ..I then whilst it was drying, I created the pretty ribbon bow in the same unusual ribbon.. And then attached the Topper with 3D glue gel .. To finish I added a mixture of Purple and Yellow flowers and a few leaves cut for a prior project behind them..The tag will be added when given to the precipitant as I like to add the names on to make them more personal, that will go in the left hand corner as you look at it ..Thank you for looking :)xx

You can find this lovely image here 

This card will be entered into the following Challenges

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Starlynn , 613 Avenue Creat DT card

Starlynn Queen of the Sugar Web Fairies is the title of this beautiful stamp from Odball Art,Although some of their work is an acquired taste I must say I love it and have pulled out all the stops with this piece,even though not 100% I could not just finish she took about nine hours to colour ..It is a pity some of the colour is bleached out with lighting to take the pictures..She is coloured using Polychromos pencils on Neenah card..Mounted onto black card stock..All the background papers are stash papers so sorry not got a clue as they are the odds n ends from odd books and papers I brought from cards or commissions over the years.All were mounted onto black card and layed out onto a 8x8 card blank.. I added the topper with 3D glue gel and then started to layer various stars I have colected over the years to the card,it looks quite flat on the picture front on so I have taken several views so you can see what I have done ,it has given a fair bit of depth and in real life is very pretty and is quite shimmery..I fels staying simple with the decoration would not take away from the lovely stamp..I hope you like her as much as I have colouring her ..Thank you for visiting :)xx

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Use a Punch or Die..Weekly Challenge at Glitter n Sparkle

I coloured the lovely image from Ltd Runs onto Neenah card using Polychromos Pencils and then mounted it onto craft card..Putting to one side I then printed the beautiful check paper from Crafter's Companions Party Paws Christmas Cd and another beige with small white snowflakes on as a contrast..These were all mounted onto craft card and added to a 7x7 card blank as shown..then taking two punches ,one a Hobycraft snowflake and the other a Tonic,the latter being a bit finer I cut enough out to go across the top and bottom of the topper..Once the topper was added with 3D glue I doubled the snowflakes and added to the card at the top and bottom of the topper and added small crystals ,also adding them to the tree ,coat, star and three either side to finish.. Thank you for taking the time to visit :)xx

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Little Tree

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This card will be entered into the following challenges

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Girls ,Girls,Girls DT Card for Julia Spiri Stamps

My second card for this lovely artist ,her lovely artwork is so nice to colour and looks so pretty on cards too..I have used this image as my choice, because it is so girly ..I have coloured her with Polychromos Pencils on Neenah card..Then mounted her onto craft card as you know is my fav choice for mounting card with.I then found papers from the bottom of my stash ,some just big enough off cuts for the job needed..Great when you have been crafting as long as me that many papers you keep ..just in case lol..I first cut to size mounted all onto craft card then I did faux stitching around the two layering papers for interest ..I then added all to the card as you can see ..The card is an 8x8 blank...Then I used 3D glue gel and added the topper to the card added some pre made flowers I brought from Hobbycraft and punched some leaves to finish I then added a gem to center of the flower and two opposite to balance..Added the sentiment to the side and its done done...
Thank you for visiting :) xx

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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Glitter n Sparkle Weekly Challenge..Morgan Fitszimmons

I was so pleased I have had to use one of Morgans beautiful Digi stamps..Although I am on the CC design team I never got to do these for my campaign..so this is a treat for me,,I just love her artwork it is so detailed and ful of incredible things you find as your colouring away.I coloured this image onto Neenah card using Polychromos Pencils.. I then Mounted it onto craft card to keep the feeling very natural. The beuatiful papers are from CC cd called Flights of Fantasy ..I printed out the papers and a matching insert..I mounted all these onto craft card and glued on using Collall all purpose glue..I then tied some twine around the top layer before sticking down with Collall 3D gel glue. Once in place I then added the Topper to finish with the 3D glue and added a tag too.. I have not over decorated this card as there is so much work in the topper and it would have spoilt the card...This way it Showcases it..Thank you for visiting :)xx

 You can find this beautiful image here 

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Monday, 7 September 2015

My Besties ..Black and White

I wondered what I was going to colour up for this challenge and decided to do this adoreable little witch..Witches are not just for Halloween some little girls and big girls have birthdays at Halloween too... The background papers are from my stash..this card was a great design to use up odd bits of paper from left over projects..I used an 8x8 card blank and matted the background paper onto black card ,then I cut up two small off cuts of another grey paper and also popped them onto black card ,the one piece I had printed Happy Birthday Wishes, this was already on there as it was originally done for another card and it was cut off in the end as I decided to put a different sentiment on it , so it did me a favour here . The background was placed onto the card and then the four squares as shown..I then did a zig zag type squiggly thing around them..You can of course by the technical terms tell that I am a designer of great talent and knowledge ..not ...lol.. I then placed the topper onto the black card and used 3D gllue gel to mount it to the front... To finish I tied a couple of bows and added to the one corner ,then added some super little embellishments to the opposite side and placed a sparkly gem in the middle of the bow..Thank you for visiting :)xx 

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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Glitter n Sparkle weekly Challenge

I had a lot of fun with this lovely image ..I coloured her on Neenah card using Polychromos Pencils,then cut her out with a very small white edge around her.. The actual card is a 7x7..I used a backing paper from Crafters Companion Christmas Moonbeam Meadow..I then mounted it onto craft card ..I cut a piece using a Marianne design die for the background trees and glued it in place ,then I cut a winter village from CC Diesire range coloured windows and added a bit of colour to the buildings ,but just a hint of colour ,then glued in place ..then using an embossing folder from the vintage Christmas ,also CC.. I then set two layers in front to finish ,defined the edges with blue chalk ..Cut a snowman from the new Diesire range and coloured him up and glued together,then popped him behind one of the layers,this helped to keep it all in perspective.. I finally glittered it all and stitch to the main card after that I glued in the insert and added the little girl with 3D glue gel and added the gems to finish..thank you for visiting :) xx

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613 Avenue Create create your own challenge

Well I have got to say I have waited for months to get hold of this die from Tattered Lave ..I originally wanted the Glitter Girls Book a Trix board..but to be honest I am glad I have this now..the mind is the only limit what you can do with this amazing card creator ..I found four co ordinating papers from my stash ..,great for using up part sheets too like I have here.. Then for the main body I have used Centura Pearl in a beautiful lilac..the top layer has been embossed with an Embosalicious folder from CC....I glued the seams and used 3D glue to give glue to give lift to the pages.. I coloured the beautiful A Day With Daisies stamp with Polychromos pencils on Neenah card and cut it out ..I added it to the project with 3D glue gel.the mushrooms are from Mariane Designs ,I coloured these with alcahol pens before gluing in place..the flowers are CC Flowers for All Occasions and I cut them from the same Centura Pearl as the outer leaf..I then shaped them,added the gems and placed them in position.. I then popped on the sentiment ..thank you for visiting :) xx

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Chubby Fairy Magic

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Julia Spiri Stamps DT card ..Something New

Well this is my first DT for this team ..Love her stamps and just had to be on the team or else would not have time to colour lol..She was coloured onto Neenah card with Polychromos Pencils...The backgrounds are from a first edition pad Up Up and Away..I chose the paper for the pretty encapsulated glitter in the paper ..All the paper has been first mounted onto black then mounted onto gold glitter card .,and placed onto the card..I then cut a Tonic border out of gold glitter card then added a strip of blue gingham card edged with black and placed across the card to add a bit of interest ..then yo add my new I used my new Sue Wilson Cornflower dies..but made them more like daisies by touching the edges with a pink pen ..I then added gold gems to finish them off two pretty hearts opposite and a sentiment ..Thanks for visiting :)xx

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This card will be entered into the following Challenges