Saturday, 31 December 2011

Another eCraft Sample

 Here is another eCraft sample, made using the Fundamental 2 design card and the various flowers.
I cut a ring of cork out and placed over the candle,then using Collall glue gel i fitted the flowers around the ring.
Adding the leaves and some glitter in the centre of the flowers.
Make sure you checkout the eCraft show on Create & Craft/Ideal World on the 6th Jan with Leann from Crafter's Companion.x

Friday, 30 December 2011

eCraft......look what you can make

 Due to personal circumstances i missed the 1st showing of eCraft on Craft on Create & Craft, as missed the courier, to my samples there in time, but here i am showing you on of my samples, which will hopefully be on the show with Leann from Crafter's Companion on the 6th January on Create & Craft
 Here is used 12x12 core dinations card and cut 3 boxes 12x12 ans used the ultimate pro board to get the different sized boxes by using different depth score lines.
All the flowers and butterflies were made using Fundamentals 2 the card that easily slots into your eCraft machine, varying the sizes of the flowers from the card gives the different layers to the flowers.
Make sure you tune in for Leanns New year show and keep checking back for more samples.x

Thursday, 10 November 2011

LEST WE FORGET..................................................



In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sheena Douglass Launching now...


Here is another sample for Sheena Douglass' launch today, on Create & Craft, of her new set of stamps.
For this card, i firstly laid a piece of watercolour card onto a big & juicy ink pad and when removed i blended the colours across the page with dry foam. I then stamped the two different Wildflower stamps and butterflies onto the background using memento black ink. I quick,simple, but effective card.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Sheena Douglass-Sneek Peek new stamps launch

Here is a sneek peek of one of the stamps being launched by
Sheena Douglass on Create & Craft on Sunday!
These are adding to the 
'Little bit Sketchy' range.
I have used the 'Rowing Boats' stamp and Derwent water colour pencils,onto Watercolour card. For the background I used Tim HoltzVintage Photo Distress ink and just randomly dabbed onto the watercolour card and blended with a foam Square.
Im really pleased how easily this card came to be, i like the simplicity of it.
Keep checking back for more sneek peeks before the weekend, or pop over to Sheena's site and see her peeks and other products.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

POPCORN PALS


Here is another look at one of my samples for the Popcorn Pals launch,by Crafter's Companion, on Create & Craft tv.
Here i made an a4 card, using  centura pearl card joined together, i cut and folded the rosette flowers,having printed onto neenah card, the pink gingham backing paper, roughly drew a couple of different sized hearts from the same paper and cut them out. Then i add the larger circle slider! this fits well onto an a4 piece of card. Twinkled it up a bit with Stickles diamond glitter glue, added some faux stitching around the card,image,embelishments etc, ising the fine end of my black Spectrum Noir pen.

Monday, 24 October 2011

popcorn pals peekaboo swing card



Todays is Crafter's Companions 6th Birthday and on Create & Craft saw the launch of
Popcorn Pals.
Here is one of my samples using the peekaboo cards from the cd, which i made into a swing card.
For the flowers I cut all the various size flowers using the
Ecraft Electronic cutting machine,available from Crafter's Companion also, as it cuts from 1/2 in to 11 ins you can make any size flower you like, i first printed off the backing paper and then cut on the eCraft. 






Tuesday, 18 October 2011

SWALK PICK OF THE WEEK

Hope you've all been tuning in for the SWALK pick of the week on Create & Craft/Ideal World,by
Crafters Companion.
Here is one of the stamps using the backing paper and sentiment from the cd, i used Spectrum noir pens for the image, which i cut out and added to the card with Collall glue gel for dimension,.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

My Memories Software give away!!

I was asked by Liz, of My Memories for you, to try out their digital scrapbooking software and give a free software download of My Memory suite V2 to one lucky winner on my blog!!
But also anyone can have this code STMMMS69054


for $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - $20 value!) it uses paypal for any purchases so no problem for any uk visitors!!
 just click HERE  to visit their site!


The first picture is made by using the backing papers,embelishments and word art from the software. Also the georgeous image is a digi download by Mo Manning digital pencil from the Help For Katie downloads, which i paper pieced with the My Memories backing paper and added colour using the wonderful Spectrum Noir pens, available from Crafters Companion!

Here i made an 8x8 digi scrapbook page,using images from my sons Prom entrance, the staples, backing papers and page layout are from the software.

I have found this incredibly easy to use and im one of those people who get lost if i have to update a photoshop!

A week today i will randomly pick a winner, all you have to do is go visit My Memories site and tell me,by leaving a comment on here, which is your favourite layout, and put a post about my give away linking to my blog on yours, the winner will be given a code to obtain their own download of the software!
Thankyou for popping onto my blog!!


Saturday, 24 September 2011

oooh fancy getting your hands on some wonderful Digi Software for FREE!!

If you like what you see, this is an 8x8 digi page made using wonderful software which you have the chance of obtaining for free!!
Keep checking back over the weekend and watchout for the great give away i have!!!

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Joanna Sheen- Faye Whittaker Collection

Here is one of my samples for last weeks launch of the new
Faye Whittaker cd by Joanna Sheen.
I folded the centre section of an a5 piece of card and attached to a folded a5 card to make the centre standout from the card.
This was made using the scenes section of the cd's.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Paint fusion Christmas

Im a bit behind with showing my samples, here is one of my samples for Sheena Douglass, who will, incidentally, be on Create & Craft next week with more shows, here is an 8x8 card made using the fir stamps, the wonderful snowy effect is shown quite clearly by Sheena on her new Christmas dvd, a must have to learn the new techniques.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sheena Douglass' Paint Fusion Christmas Pick of the week

Here as promised...better late than never, i hope, is one of my samples for
Sheena Douglass' Paint fusion Christmas, which was this weeks Pick of the week on Create & Craft/Ideal World tv.
For this i distressed a recipe box and stamped the individual leaves of the poinsettia set of stamps into rounds of leaves,onto Neenah white card and painted using the paint fusion technique, which is shown in Sheena's Brand new DVD, after i had stamped and painted the leaves, i re-stamped the leaves with Tim holtz distress ink and heat embossed to give a green/gold vein effect to the leaves, then cut 6 rounds of different sized petals out and attached to the box using Collall glue gel.
The poinsettia measures atleast if not more than 6 ins diametre (sorry forgot to measure it before i sent it off, but will be making more!)

Keep checking back for more inspiration of the Pick of the week

Friday, 12 August 2011

PICK OF THE WEEK, SHEENA DOUGLASS-PAINT FUSION CHRISTMAS

Im away at the moment, so make sure you pop over to
Sheena Douglass' website to see the gallery for this afternoons pick of the week.
I'll post some pics as soon as i get back tomorrow1 


Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Post it note booklet Tutorial



What you need:-
Boxer board,which fits onto your Ulitmate pro
2 Sheena Douglass' mount boards ive used square for this example.
Crafter's Companion Tape Pen.
A section of post it notes.
A cut down pencil, sharpened and paint with chosen colour.


Using the pro board, with Boxer board attached, butting up to the handle, lay your piece of a4 card, narrowest edge to the handle(portrait) then lay your chosen mount board ontop and score the relevant line at its edge,making sure you score on the shiny side of the centura pearl card, so it doesnt crack when folding.

Fold and score the crease line and with side folded, re-butt up to the handle,place the post it notes,depth way, up to the handle edge and again score the closest line.
Fold and score again.


Butt the scored card up to the handle again, this will be a large area and a small spine, then again lay your chosen mount board up to the handle and folded card and again score, nearest line.

Turning card lengthways, widest part butted up to handle (landscape) lay your mount board up to the handle and score closest line all the way along the card.

With your Clevercut mini,or knife & ruler, cut the scored shape out and put spare pieces to one side.

With the tape pen, attach the post it notes,centrally inside the cover and stick down.

With the smaller spare piece of card and the shortened pencil.

Roll the strip tightly around the pencil and secure by applying a strip of tape pen before finally rolling round and trim the end off.

Using wet glue or the tape pen, attach to the inside of your booklet.

Stick the finished mount board on the front of your booklet and the plain 2nd piece of mount board on the back of your booklet, this would make and ideal give or fete item!
I have used Sheena Douglass' Sweet Pea set of stamps and paint and used gold embossing powder around the edge, before sticking to the booklet, i psrayed the finished picture with Spray & Shine.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Now and today on Create & Craft Jayne Nestorenko's Adorable Summer Collection

Keep watching on Create & Craft, now and during the day
Adorables Summer Collection.
Jayne shows her amazing talent and unique designs, with a cd and stamps!


Sunflower Heart box

Here is another one of my Paint fusion samples, this time i painted and distressed a large heart shape,papier mache box and used Sheena Douglass' Sunflower Paintfusion stamps and paint and then finished by spraying with the ever faithful Spray & Shine from Crafters Companion.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

My demo last week in Southampton!

Last Saturday saw my 1st demonstration at Pickwell farm near Southampton.
This is one of my demonstration samples, using Sheena Douglass' paintfusion Sweet pea stamp and paint.
I was greeted by the wonderful aroma of fresh strawberries,as it is a pick your own farm shop.
But ...oh the Craft shop is wonderful, i was met by Carolyn Draper and had a nosy, sooo much stuff,so little time for me to have a look, Tim Holtz, Wooden bird houses, wonderful wonderful products and ofcourse, Crafters Companion Ultimate board and Sheena Douglass' paint fusion.
I demonstrated paint fusion through out the day, but my samples consisted of ultimate pro boxes and cards,which are made on the Ultimate board too!
I met some lovely people and had a wonderful day and would like to thank Carolyn for her warm hospitality!



Friday, 29 July 2011

PANTS...DONT FORGET!!! #4 card...Humphrey and SWALK launch!!

Dont forget to watchout for the launch by Crafter's Companion of...
SWALK....
HUMPHREY......
and.......
Spectrum Noir pens!
 on Create & Craft/Ideal world!
Here is another SWALK card, using the Pants i forgot image, i made her look like a maid,using Spectrum noir pens, but obviously she could look like a house wife or granny or any one you choose.
Congratulations to Diana Day for being randomly picked to win the blog hop! Well done!
The phrase was 'Hugs for you'
Have fun watching the launch this weekend!!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

SNEEK PEEK NUMBER 3!

Here is another sneek peek of the new SWALK stamps launching this weekend on Create & Craft by Crafters companion.
I have stamped this image onto neenah card and used the brand new Spectrum Noir pens!!


Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Another sneek peek!! Slugs & Snails!!

Here is another sneek peek of the new launch of SWALK and Humphrey stamps by Crafters Companion.
This time its one of the delightful SWALK images,
Snug & Snails...
...and puppy dog tails!
I have stamped this image onto Neenah card using black memento and used my fabulous new
Remember dont use Stazon, you need a water based dye, or you will ruin your lovely pens!
Keep checking back for more sneek peeks before the launch on Create & Craft this weekend!! And also pop over to
Crafter's companion New,Views and inspiration blog, here.
Thankyou for looking.x

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

IT'S BLOG HOP TIME!! HOP ON IN!!

Hi all, and welcome to the Crafter’s Companion Blog Hop to celebrate the release of the next stamp set.


If you have landed here from PAULA's BLOG then you are hopping in the right direction. If not then you need to pop over to the Crafter’s Companion News blog to begin.

Our DT have had a great time creating with the new ranges from Crafter’s Companion and to celebrate the launch of these stunning new collections on Friday 29th July we have decided to give you a chance to see some Sneak Peeks and also have the chance of winning a fabulous Prize:
Here is my card, coloured using the amazing new SPECTRUM NOIR alcohol pens, the colours are amazing! I have also used neenah card to stamp,with memento ink , before i used the pens, as they are alcohol pens, DONT use Stazon.

All six new SWALK stamps and all six new Humphrey stamps, plus a pack of Neenah card!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this great prize is visit each blog in order and then go back to the Crafter’s Companion News Views and Inspiration Blog to leave your link on Mr Linky. Along the way you will notice that each Blog will give you a letter - make a note of these as they will make a word which we will ask you for if your number is drawn by Random.Org on the morning of Friday 29th.

My letter is: S

From here, you need to hop to WENDY’s blog.

PLEASE DO NOT TELL US WHAT THE WORD IS ON THE CRAFTER’S COMPANION NEWS VIEWS AND INSPIRATION BLOG, WE WILL E-MAIL YOU FOR THE ANSWER IF YOUR MR LINKY NUMBER IS DRAWN.

I hope you pop back more this week for more sneek peeks of the fabulous new SWALK & Humphrey stamps!
Sorry for the delay I had scheduled this post, but blogger was asleep lol.xx



Monday, 25 July 2011

SPECTRUM NOIR!!!


Well, i love them!!
Here is a card using a SWALK2 stamp just coloured with the one set of Warm Greys! All there is is the hint of red from the brads!
I coloured the image twice and decoupaged them with just one layer, so they really stand out from the page.
They are easy to hold, fantastic range of colours!!
And they suit all pockets, as the sets can be bought in packs of six or go for the full set of all 12 sets of 6 pens and get the multibuy discount! They are refilable and can buy spare nibs too!
Checkout the deals at

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Oh the joys of being on Crafters Companion Design Team!!! Spectrum Noir Pens are in da house!!

OH MY WOOLY WORD!!
YOU'VE JUST... GOT... GOTTA HAVE IT!!!
Lucky Lucky me!!
Have you heard the news!!
SPECTRUM NOIR are sooo close to launching by Crafter's Companion!
These are brand new alcohol based marker pens, chisel nib & fine bullet, spare nibs and refilleable!!
Keep checking the Crafter's Companion Website and their News & views Blog!
For more details and exciting sneek peeks coming up very very soon!!

And this weekend see's me Demoing at
Pickwell Farm ,
Netley.
Southampton.

Hope to see you there if you are local!


Sunday, 17 July 2011

Paint Fusion-House Name Plaque

Here is a Bamboo chopping board i made into a house plaque, as Bamboo is quite water resilient, it make an ideal material to make a house plaque on!
I distressed the board and added Tim Holtz distress ink Vintage photo and Antique linen to give even more dimension to the paint.
Then i painted the Berries and blossom using Sheena Douglass's Paint fusion stamp set and acrylic paints.
I used my eCraft to cut out the name in paper and added colour using Vintage Photo Tim Holtz ink pad again and then added to the board using Strong PVA glue, which i painted over the top of each letter to seal it onto the board.
I sprayed the whole finished board with Crafters Companion Spray & Shine, this give great preservation qualities to the finished item!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Paint fusion Tissue Box

Here is another one of my Paint Fusion attempts, this time i  have painted a plywood rectangle tissue box

I firstly distressed the box with white paint in a crackle effect.

Then i used Sheena Douglass's Berries set of Paint fusion Stamps and painted with Pebeo Acrylic paints, sold in sets to match the stamps also available from Sheena Douglass


When dry i finished it off by spraying with Crafters Companion Spray & Shine, this gives a hardwearing high-gloss varnish which gives your work a protective coating similar to a layer of glass! It is also Acid free!!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Boxes and lots of them!

I have been making boxes....
Using the Ultimate Pro board by Crafters Companion.
And Core'dination 12x12 papers!
'core' being the fact if you sand the papers, after scrunching or embossing there is a different colour in the 'core' of the paper!
I have used Grape & Dusky Pinks sets of paper!
This set of square boxes is made using 10.5 ins square core'dinations, cut on my ecraft electroic cutting machine ( also only available via Crafters Companion in the Uk!)
It takes 12x12 papers up to 50 sheets and no sticky carrier mat!!
The flower on top was made by using the large flower on the Srpingtime Embossing board,from Crafter's Companion, this board fits into your Ultimate pro Board!

This set of boxes was made by using 11 ins Hexagons, again cut with my eCraft, then using the box board on the Ultimate Pro, i made different depth hexagon boxes using the different score line on the box board for the lid and the base.
The garland of flowers was made, also from the Springtime Embossing board, which connect to the Ultimate pro embossing board, i embossed the various sized flowers and then sanded the Core'donation Grape 12x12 papers and cut out the flower then cut the centre petal out with a knife and curled with my scoring tool! Going right down to the circle in the centre, which i embossed with the board, sanded with the sand it buddy and the sprayed with irredescent Spray & sparkle, cut out and then added to the centre of the flowers with Collal Glue gel and added to the boxes.

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