Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Now on Create & Craft & at 2pm on Ideal World-Appley Dapply-Beatrix Potter

Now on Create & Craft 12 midday and at 2pm on Ideal World Leann is showing more inspiration and demostrations of
Beatrix Potters Appley Dapply Nursery Rhymes.

Here my sample card is an a5 card and i have printed on of the topper images from the cd and teabag papers from the teabag section of the cd, using a Martha Stewart punch i punched the doily edge and backed with baby blue card to match the image.

Keep watching the shows, if they dont sell out,until Friday 12 noon and keep popping back to my blog for more samples and inspiration.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Appley Dapply and Nursery Rhymes-Pick of the Week Launching now...

Launching now on Create & Craft/Ideal World, is the fantastic new cd and stamp set of
Beatrix Potters-Appley Dapply and Nursery Rhymes.
By Crafters Companion.

This card is made using two of the stamps from the stamp plate and i went for a monochrome look,just adding a hint of colour to the images.
I used a Spellbinders die and then cut around the die by hand to give the extended black boarder.
To attach the string of pearl beads, i first wet with water, to make it lay straight and when dry i attached using Hi Tack PVA glue.
Keep watching all week,if it doesnt sell out!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Beatrix Potters-Appley Dapply and Nursery Rhymes

Tomorrows the day for the
Appley Dapply and Nursery Rhymes Pick of the Week on Create & Craft/Ideal World.
This is an 8x8 sqaure card made using Ivory Centura Pearl Card and the decoupaged image, backing paper,tag and 'dad' are all from the cd.
To get the tag slightly smaller i trimmed off the boarder and for the letters i trimmed them slightly to make them fit and dabbed with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distress ink.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Another card from the downloads for 'Help For Katie'

Here is another card made using the downloads you can buy from Jak Heath  over a
I printed the image on my printer and coloured using Promarkers, for the flowers, i used a nestabilities blossom die and tissue paper,dabbed with 'Antique Linen' Tim Holtz Distress ink.,scrunched and edged with 'Vintage Photo' Tim Holtz Distress ink.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Family Tradition-Help For Katie Card

Here is another card made using the fantastic set of downloads 15 uber talented artists have put together to
Help Katie. Katie is currently undergoing chemotherapy for stomach cancer and has to young children, go and buy a set and you will br entered in an amazing prize draw!

This a digital image from Sassy Cheryl's collection.
I imported it into ms word to get the size i wanted and coloured using promarker, as the printer ink is water based it is ideal for using promarkers with!
The rub offs are by Cosmo Cricket and the backing paper has been taken from Crafters Companion SWALK cd.

Sneek peek,blog hop and prizes

Here is another sneek peek of the new
Beatrix Potters-Appley Dapply and nursery rhymes cd and stamps,by Crafters Companion.

Launching on the pick of the week on Create & Craft/Ideal World.
If you go and checkout the
Crafters Companion News, Views and inspiration blog, theres a fabulous prize on offer too!

For the card i made an a5 card,scoring an a4 in half,or you could use a US letter sheet and scored in half.
I printed the image from the decoupage section on the cd and a co-ordinating backing paper.
Then finished by adding the embelishments.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Blog Hop and Sneeky Peek

Here is a sneeky peek, as part of Crafters Companions News and Views Blog Hop.
This is an 8x8 card made using the wonderful soon to be launched, on Create & Craft,
Beatrix Potters-Appley Dapply Cd and Stamps.
I used the decoupage image and printed in A4 size, then printed the lovely lace background paper in pink. I crocheted the flower using 100% cotton( watch this space for instructions) and plaited some to make cords to hang the hearts on. I mounted the flower to the card with Colall glue gel.
Please go and have a look at Crafters Companion News and Views to checkout more inspiration

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Help For Katie

 Here is an a5 card made using one of the wonderful downloads put together by 15 amazingly talents artists, in aid of Katie and her family.
Katie has been diagnosed with stomach cancer,please click on the advert to go directly to Jak Heath Blog to read the full and heart wrenching story. Having a member of my family currently going through yet more treatment right at this moment to help in some small way for Katies family is the least I could do and you could too, buy the set of digi downloads and Help Katie and her family.
God Bless you Katie and your family and all the other people and families being treated for or caring for someone with cancer.
For the card i printed the image 4 times on the same sheet via ms Word,didnt resize them,they fitted, then i coloured using Promarkers and cut out the different sections and decoupage the lovely image, so it jumps off the page 'rite atcha'
The backing paper, tag and ribbon is all Cosmo Cricket, i distressed a bit with Black soot Tim Holtz Distress ink.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Chinese New Year

Here is a large A5 card, using some stamps from Woodware, i have had a while now, but they follow the newyear theme well.
I firstly Brayered the background using a big and juicy ink pad and then using stazom i stamped the blossom branches,greeting and lantern. I stamped the geisha girls separately and gold embossed their fans and hair decoration,then i added them to the picture using glue gel. For the white on the blossoms and lantern i used a pentel fine marker pen im white. Finally adding some Auspicous red ribbin and coins for good luck.

Friday, 7 January 2011

rumaging through past sample pics

Im working through pics that ive not had a chance to put on my blog,before im allowed to show my next lots of samples.
This is a 6x6 sqaure card made using the wonderful Jayne Nestorenko set of Patchwork Polly stamps.
This is Helene and i stamped her several times and coloured with copic and then cut out different sections to decoupage her,the corner patchwork and sentiment are from the same stamp plate.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

All signed up!!!

Well ive signed up to do Certificate of Papercraft, it is like an Open University course,being done at home,it is being run by Jennie of Jenigami fame, it consists of:-

Mandatory Units

Unit 01 ~ Explore Paper Craft Design Options

Unit 02 ~ Demonstrate Continued Professionalism and Development

Optional Units
Unit 03 ~ Create and Evaluate Card Designs
Unit 04 ~ Create and Evaluate Scrapbook Layouts
Unit 05 ~ Create and Evaluate 3D Paper Craft Designs
Unit 06 ~ Create and Evaluate Electronic Cutting Machine Designs

The NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualifications regulators. They provide a wide range of qualifications at different levels and in a variety of subject areas. Their qualifications are offered to the public via Approved Centres, including schools, colleges, adult education centres and training providers.

The Certificate in Paper Craft is accredited by NCFE. and is brought to you by the Craft Qualifications Centre which is an Approved Centre with NCFE.

All students are registered with NCFE at the outset. The Craft Qualifications Centre then have to comply with a very rigorous process in order to be able to offer and award qualifications. NCFE audit the Craft Qualifications Centre on an annual basis (or more) and have the final say on all qualifications awarded.

Cant wait to get started!

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Beautiful -Cosmo cricket

Here is a cork card, made using everything Cosmo Cricket, i cut strips of 12x12 paper and made into roses,which i edged with Adirondack gold ink,the sentiment and butterflies are Cosmo Cricket Rub ons, i used a large heart Sizzix die and cut the hearts,then applied the 12x12 paper,cut round the heart and distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, on the reverse i glued a card board stip and covered with complimenting paper, then on the bottom heart, i cut a slit in the cork for the card to stand in, this means its lays flat for posting or storage.Then i added the velvet ribbon from Cosmo Cricket.
Cosmo Cricket products are available from Karen at Charmed Cards and crafts.

Saturday, 1 January 2011


Well its already nearly the end of the 1st of January 2011, beofre long it will be Christmas cards to make all over again!
Here is a sample card made for the launch of 'Sheena Douglass' Little bit sketchy range of stamps. Available from Crafters Companion.
I stamp onto card using a black stazon and sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat embossed.
Then is was just a case of printing some backing paper,from Jayne Nestorenkos Adorables cd, adding 2011 by the verse writer and stamping 'Cheers' onto the card using the same plate of stamps.

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