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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Further details of my cards published in Digital Crafting Essential Magazine.

Hello to everyone.  I hope this finds you well on this very dark, cold and wet morning.  
Hoping the weather is more settled where you are.

I am back with my other two cards which were published recently in Digital Crafting Essentials Magazine.  I had the most exciting day yesterday and was quite overwhelmed with all the lovely new developments.  So a more settled day for me today.  Can I say thank you so much to those of you who left messages both on Blogger and Facebook.  I was so touched by your support and good wishes.  It really is appreciated. 


My first card is a Z fold card using the so sweet Mulberry Wood images and papers.


The images and papers for this card are available on the free CD-ROM supplied with the Magazine.  


Another view of these so sweet images.



The card above is a front stepper card with decoupage image and lots of lovely embellishment and die.  I had made a vellum printer insert.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my cards.

Sending hugs to all from,



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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Proud new member of the Spectrum Noir Design Team.

Hello to everyone.  I hope this finds you well.

I have some very exciting news to share with you today.  
I have been asked to become a member of the Spectrum Noir Design Team.
 I was so honoured and delighted to be asked and very quickly said, yes please.

Those of you who visit my blog regularly will know how much I enjoy working with my Spectrum Noir Pens and I really am looking forward to being a part of this hugely talented Design Team.

Watch this space for further updates, creations and tutorials.  

Can't wait to get started

Sending hugs to all from,



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So excited to have been published in Digital Crafting Essentials Magazine Volume 1

Hello to everyone.  I have had such an exciting crafting week. 
 I am so pleased to be able to share my news with you.  
My recent Mulberry Wood projects for Crafter's Companion have been published in the Digital Crafting Essentials Magazine Volume 1 and I am so excited.




I would like to send many thanks to Louise McLean and the team at Crafter's Companion for their support with this.  Three Design Team Members from Crafter's Companion are featured in the Magazine which is full of digital crafting inspiration and also has 2 free CD-ROM'S.

This post is a bit photo heavy.  
I have used wonderful Mulberry Wood papers and images for my cards.  These are included in the free CD-ROM'S.
 I will share two in this post and two tomorrow.




My first project is a Concertina book card and this is the outside with so cute images and papers.


Due to space limitations only the inside of my card is shown in the Magazine.




Materials
Mulberry Wood Images and papers from CD
Satin Finish Printer Paper
Centura Pearl Card – White
Centura Pearl Card – Pastel
Die'sire Snowflakes Folder
Die'sire Dies Enchanted Spring, Snowflakes, Ivy, Dahlia Dies
Collall All Purpose Glue and 3D Glue Gel
The Boxer Board - Crafter's Companion




The image above shows the inside of the card which is featured in the Magazine.  I really enjoyed making this card.


My second card is a criss-cross pocket card.


The picture above shows the outside pocket of the card featuring the so sweet image, papers, and detail contained in the free CD-ROM.


Materials:
Mulberry Wood Images and papers from CD
Satin Finish Printer Paper
Centura Pearl Card – White
Centura Pearl Card – Pastel
Die'sire Embossalicious Petite Dots 6'' x 6'' Folder
Die'sire Enchanted Spring, Snowflakes, Lampost, Fir Trees, Lace Border 8 Dies
Collall All Purpose Glue and 3D Glue Gel
The Boxer Board - Crafter's Companion
Lace, ribbon, flower, charm.


Image showing so sweet pocket card.  I have made a stand behind the card for support.  

Full details concerning construction of these cards are listed in the magazine.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my cards.  I will be back later with two further creation.

Sending hugs to all from,


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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Another visit to Humphrey's Corner from Crafters Companion

Hello to everyone. 
 I hope you have all managed to avoid the effects of the awful weather we have been having.  We were lucky this time round but it was quite frightening to listen to the wind raging, outside in the dark, yesterday morning.

My card for today once again features the so very cute Humphrey's Corner Christmas Wishes Stamp and Sentiment.  This is one of my favourites at the moment and I cannot resist this so sweet boy.

I am so thrilled that my card has been featured on the Spectrum Noir Blog as Christmas on Kraft.




List of Materials used to make this card:
Image is stamped onto Kraft Card
Spectrum Noir Pens listed Below:
For head, hands, bottom of post box and shadow details:  BG1, BG3, BG4, BG5, BG6,BG10
For coat, boots and post box:  CR7, CR8, CR9,CR11, DR4, DR7, BG5, BG6, BG10
For scarf and hat:  LG1, LG3, DG2, DG3
For trousers and wall:  GB3, GB5, GB7
I have used white pencil for highlight and snow.
Lots of lovely Frantage has been used to create the falling snow detail.
Design Paper is from the Winter Fairy Poppets CD-ROM
Centura Pearl A4 Card Pack by Crafter's Companion
Buttons, bling and ribbon are from my stash. 
Doily Die and Spellbinder Make a Flake Die.  


I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:


Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Your ongoing support is so appreciated.

Sending hugs to  all from,



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Sunday, 27 October 2013

A little Angel from The Paper Shelter

Hello to everyone.  I hope you are enjoying your Sunday.  
We are having the most awful weather at the moment and unfortunately it is forecast to get much worse. This will be over the course of today and into Monday.  Hopefully we can all stay safe and warm, no matter where we are.

So onto my card for today which is one of those card I made, just for me, because I love making them.  I have used Angel from The Paper Shelter.  She is so adorable. 


List of materials used to make this card:

So sweet image as listed above coloured using my Spectrum Noir Pens.
 List of Colours used:
Skin:  FS1, FS4, CR1, CR2, CR6
Hair:  TN1, TN2, TN4, TN5, TN8, EB8, BG8, lots of blender pen
Clothes: PP1, PP2, PP3, CR6, LG1, LG2, LG3, IBI, BT1, BT3, 
Plinth:  BG1, BG2, BG4
Cardstock is Centura Pearl and I have made a twisted easel style card.
Papers are from my stash.
Greeting Stamp is from the new Bebunni stamp set, some really cool sentiments with these stamps.
Lots of die cuts have been used.  Image is cut using a Spellbinder die and I have gold embossed and used Frantage Shabby Blue and White for detail.
Joy craft die for mount
Marianne heart dies and flowers.  Floral circle die.
Bling and ribbon are from my stash.



I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:


Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.  Your comments and support are so appreciated.

Sending hugs to all from,



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Friday, 25 October 2013

Down the Rabbit Hole GDT for Simply Steampunk Challenges

Hello to everyone.  I hope this finds you well.  
I am so honoured and delighted to have been given a GDT spot for Simply Steampunk Challenges. 
 I so admire the work of this very talented DT and it was such fun to play along. 
 Many thanks to Betty and Corrine for this fabulous opportunity. 
 I really have enjoyed crafting with this beautiful artwork 'Down the Rabbit Hole' from Abigail Larson which is part of the new release available here.  I think this project makes a fabulous Halloween decoration.


This wonderful image set me off on a trail.  
We all know Alice and some facts but I wanted to get it as right as I could.  

List of Materials used to make this card:

  Beautiful image coloured using my Spectrum Noir Pens and Frantage detail.

List of Spectrum Noir Colours used:
Skin:  FS1, FS4, CR1, CR2
Hair:  CT1, CT2, CT4, GB4
Dress and Tights:  HB1, HB2, HB3, LG2,LG3, LG4, BG1, BG3
Branches:  TN2, TN5, TN8.

The base of the project is a Top Hat which I have made using my Crafter's Companion Ulti-Boxes Board,  distressed to give a shabby chic look.
DP is foiled and from my stash.
Lots of Alice related items which I have collected over the last few days in my travels through Alice Land. 
 The bottle tags are fabulous freebies on distressed kraft. 
 The mini bottle is a diffuser bottle.  
I found the vintage style playing cards on the net and made the tag for my hat in the style of the Mad Hatter's label. 
Lot of Tim Holtz Distress ink detail has been used and edges have been distressed to give shabby chic look. 
Die Cut Clock face made with a Marianne Die with the hands frozen at tea time - 6pm.   
Feather, ribbon, pins, charms and other materials are from my stash.



Another view of this fabulous image with some of the design elements I have used. 
 The birds nest is not Alice related but I love it.
  We found it in one of the birdhouses my husband had put up, you can just see the sweet little eggs.  It had been abandoned for some reason, we thought it might have been put up to close to the feeders.   My daughter has it in the glass cloche and she has also claimed this project as part of her Halloween decoration.  


Thank you so much for reading this post and looking at my project.


Sending hugs to all from,





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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Anything Goes Challenge for Paper Crafting Journey Challenge

Its time for another fabulous Challenge at Paper Crafting Journey and this time the theme  is 'Anything Goes' and this is my interpretation. 

The DT were not provided with Sponsor images for this Challenge and were free to use our own.  My image is Christmas Carols with The Makey Bakey Mice from Crafter's Companion.



List of materials used to make this card:

So sweet image as listed above coloured using my Spectrum Noir Pens and is glittered and dusted with Frantage Embossing Powder.
Die cut mount and layers from red mirri-card.
Base of card is Centura White embossed with Embossalicious Petite Dots folder
I have used the Patchwork embossing folder which I received free with The Crafter's Inspiration Magazine to give some colour, depth and detail to the card.  It is a little cutie.
Sentiment is from Die'sire Jingle Bells Sentiment set and is embossed with silver powder and scattered with Frantage. Die cut tag from Crafter's Companion.
Ribbon and bling detail are from my stash. 

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:


Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and look at my card.

Sending hugs to all,




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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Beautiful bunting for Crafter's Companion.

Good morning to everyone.  I am almost at the end of my projects made to Celebrate Crafter's Companion 8th Birthday and I have enjoyed making each and every one of them.  
Thank you for your visits and comments on my projects, both on Blogger and Facebook.  Your continuing support is much appreciated.


List of materials used to make this card:

Embossaliciouis Folder Beautiful Bunting and Sweet Treat CD-ROM
Distress Ink
Centura Pearl Card A4, Snow White, Silver
Kraft card, ribbon, buttons and pearls from my stash
Die'sire Die Enchanted Spring.

Thank you so much for reading this post and looking at my project.


Sending hugs to all from,





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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Beach Huts card for Crafter's Companion - variations on a theme.

Hello to everyone and Happy Day.   
Another card for today using the so sweet Beach Huts Embossing Folder from Crafter's Companion.  I so enjoyed making this card.  I embossed the project using Core'dinations card stock and the Beach Huts Folder and then rubbed the detail with sand paper.  I also used the new Alphabet Dies, these are fabulous. I think the folders launch tonight on Ideal World with Leann at 9pm. So excited to see them and all of the wonderful DT cards.


List of materials used to make this project:
Beach Huts Embossing Folder and Alphabet Dies
Centura Pearl Card A4, Snow White, Silver and Core'dinations Card stock
Sweet Treats Papers from CD-ROM.

Thank you so much for reading this post and looking at my project.


Sending hugs to all from,





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Ornate Butterflies Embossing Folder Baby Girl Card for Crafter's Companion


Good morning to everyone.  
 Today I would like to share a project I have made for Crafter's Companion using the beautiful new Ornate Butterflies Embossing Folder which launches this week on Create and Craft.  I have also used the new Alphabet Dies.  


This folder really is a beauty and I have used the A4 size as a base for this card and inked with Distress Inks and then embossed.  The 3D butterflies were created by inking the folder and embossing on Vellum and cutting these out.


List of materials used to creat this card:

Embossalicious Folder A4 - Ornate Butterflies
Alphabet Dies
Sweet Treats CD-ROM papers
Centura Pearl Card A3, Snow White, Silver
Die'sire Die, Camellia Quilling Die
Other materials from my stash.


I would like to enter my card in the following:

OLLC - Things with Wings


Thank you so much for reading this post and looking at my project.


Sending hugs to all from,






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Monday, 21 October 2013

Birthday Celebrations Bag for Crafter's Companion 8th Birthday Celebrations.


Hello to everyone 
I have another Birthday project to share with you today to celebrate Crafter's Companion 8th Birthday Celebrations on Create and Craft.  To showcase the fabulous Sweet Treat papers and the Alphabet Dies.


I have made this fun party bag to celebrate the occasion.  
So much fun was had by me creating this project using a brown kraft bag from my stash and the fabulous papers and elements from the CD-ROM and the new Alphabet dies.  These are the 1'' die cuts.

List of materials used:

Sweet Treats Papers and elements from CD-ROM
Alphabet Dies
Satin Finish Printer Paper – Crafter's Companion
Collall Tacky Glue, Collall All-Purpose Glue, Collall 3D Glue Gel
Kraft bag and ribbon from my stash.


Thank you so much for reading this post and looking at my project.


Sending hugs to all from,





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Wedding table centre using the Sweet Things Double Sided Embossing Board and Alphabet Dies for Crafer's Companion

Hello to everyone.   
Have you been watching the Crafter's Companion 8th Birthday Celebrations on Create and Craft.
The celebrations continue with the launch of the new Sweet Treats Embossing Boards and CD-ROM and the Alphabet Dies on Create and Craft.



I have made this so sweet Wedding Table Centre from the Sweet Things Double Sided Embossing Board, Sweet Treats CD-ROM papers and elements and using the 3'' Numbers from the Alphabet Dies.  I think this would be a lovely way to number your party or wedding tables.


List of materials used to make this project:

Sweet Things Double Sided Embossing Board, Sweet Treats CD-ROM papers and elements and using the Numbers from the Alphabet Dies.
Centura Pearl Snow WhiteCard – Crafter's Companion

Satin Finish Printer Paper – Crafter's Companion

Collall Tacky Glue, Collall All-Purpose Glue, Collall 3D Glue Gel

Die'sire Ivy Cutting Dies - Crafter's Companion.

I would like to enter my project in the following:

Craft my Life - Anything Goes


Thank you so much for reading this post and looking at my project.


Sending hugs to all from,








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Festive Greetings!

Hello to all.  Hope this finds you all safe and well, wherever you may be!    Sharing a cute and colourful festive card made with a down...