Thursday, 20 October 2016

Crafter's Companion 11th Birthday Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone, welcome to my blog.

I had great fun creating this project for one of you to win in the Birthday Pass-the-Parcel Blog hop - details here - Good Luck!

I've created an advent box using the fabulous freebies and papers from the CD that come with Crafter's Inspiration 12.

Let me show you round.......
I began with a lovely wooden drawer unit purchased on a recent visit to the Newton Aycliffe store, and gave the edges a coat of Pebeo Dyna paint #357. It covers beautifully and leaves an iridescent finish.

Whilst it was drying, I printed lots of patterned papers and embellishments from the CD using Crafter's Companion Light Printable card.
These were then used to create little advent envelopes which I have decorated using the fabulous luxury glitter cardstock - I don't think I've ever seen one so sparkly before, I am in love!

There is also a little ornament for your tree made from the dies and stamps that come with the magazine - I can't believe how brilliant these gifts are!

And the other side.....

The drawer fronts have been treated to Leonie's embossing folder highlighted with a scattering of gems.

The top and sides were covered then embellished as above with the deer, on top with flowers and lots of bling....... 

And with this cute little character - all from the CD.

Check out the schedule on Hochanda here which will show you all the fantastic products coming up.

OK - rules and conditions:
 Hoppers you are welcome to comment as and when you like however, the prize will only be available  when I'm holding the "parcel"
Crafter's Companion UK  will announce on Facebook & Twitter when the music has stopped and to whose blog you need to go. 
The Prize will be posted within 2 weeks to the lucky recipient. 

I hope you like it :)

Happy 11th Birthday Crafter's Companion and here's to many more!

Check out all the blogs below for your sneak peeks!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Someone was 50!

A colleague at work asked me to make a card for her husbands 50th, the brief being to hang a number plate on their garage doors - must admit I have never been to their house although she said they're a dead ringer! :)

The card is 8x8" gatefold and I added the "slats" using strips of card distressed with ink, they are dimensional too.
I found a lock brad which I added plus a round brad to hang the number plate on.
Sara's Signature Autumn Morning collection added the foliage to the sides and clock hands from a Tim Holtz Bigz die served for the hinges.

On the inside are a collection of family photos placed on "shelves".

Happy Birthday Mark - hope you had a great day!

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Little Angels - Sara Davies

Behind again - internet playing up.
Anyway, Congratulations to Sara & family on the arrival of Charles!

These are the cards I made for the recent launch of the Little Angels Signature collection.
I think this has been my favourite so far, it's so cute!

Check out the Crafter's Companion web-site as they are limited edition so won't be around forever!

Thanks for taking a look, let me know if you would like instructions for any of them x

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Birds in the Barn - 1st October

My very first demonstration day for Crafter's Companion was at this beautiful little craft "boutique" in Marks Tey, Essex.

It's so lovely inside and I had lots of room.

These are some of the samples I made using Create-a-card Everyday cut-in & Christmas Cut-in dies, Sheena's perfect partners - Scenic Winter, and Leonie's Spectrum Sparkle pens......

I had a great day and am now looking forward to the next one - 19th October in Bury St Edmunds!
Thanks for taking a look

Friday, 30 September 2016

Baby Rue

Lots of new babies around at the moment, here's a card I made for my friend Denise whose niece had a little girl.

Doodlebug papers are perfect for these patchwork style cards.


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Everyday Cut-in dies

 I've been kept very busy lately making for the Crafter's Companion shows on Hochanda!
Here are some samples I made with the everyday cut-ins recently.
These are so versatile as you can cut the intricate design into the card or use the outside edge to cut a complete image.

Hope you like them 

Monday, 26 September 2016

Sara's Signature Autumn Leaves collection

I really enjoyed playing with Sara Davies latest signature collection - Autumn Leaves.
These are the cards and a scrapbook page I made with the kit.

Thanks for taking a look