Sunday, 27 February 2011


Here is a card i made for the launch of SWALK3 stamps,by Crafters Companion on Create & Craft. I stamped onto the circle,i had cut using my xcut shape cutter,using a black memento ink pad,as i used promarkers and copics to colour the image.
I added the faux stitching around the card and the doodles with a black promarker. Also i crocheted the flower using blue cotton.

Monday, 14 February 2011

3RD DESIGN For Unit 1 Certificate of papercraft-30th birthday

Here is my 3rd design for the Certificate in papercraft course.
I use the shoe template from Cut & Craft.

I was asked to make the shoe for a 30th Birthday,for someone who loves shoes and to personalise the label inside the shoe.

On your Wedding Day-My own Digi stamp and 2nd design in Unit 1 of Certificate of Papercraft

Here is my card for my 2nd design of 3 in Unit 1 of Certificate of Papercraft.
I used my own Digi stamped, available here

I copied the image twice in MS word,cropping it to fit the page and added colour with Promarkers and Copic pens,as perfect with a printed image, as it doesnt bleed! And i decoupaged the image to add more dimension.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Sneak peek No 2-SWALK3

Here is another sneek peek of the forthcoming launch of
On Create & Craft/Ideal World.
The launch will consist of six plates of un-mounted rybber stamps.
For this sample, i have used an MDF plaque,rubbed it with Tim Holtz Distress ink-Barn Dorr and then Black soot, i then added gold leaf to the edge.
I stamped the image in Stazon onto the plaque,then in memento ink onto a piece of card, which i added colour using Copic pens. I cut the image out and attached to the plaque using pva glue and then,when dry i sprayed in several coats with Spray & Shine, which gives a gloss varnish finish!
This would make a lovely gice for some one special for ,perhaos, Valentines day!
The back has a loop to hang the plaque.
Check back this week for more sneak peeks.

Sneaky Peek-SWALK3 launching soon!

Its  time again for new launches of 2011!
And SWALK 3 is the next one!
Here is a sneak peek of on of the designs  of the new unmounted stamps being launched by

Crafters Companion.
I used the little flower to make the backing paper and used a Big & Juicy pad 'Soothing sunset,with a paint brush & water to colour the image,which was stamped with Stazon, as the Big & Juicy pads are water based!
I then used some cut & dry foam pad and blended the edge of the image which had been cutout using a Spellbinders Nestabililities die. I die cut the flowers on my Big shot using Marienne Designables beautiful dies.
Keep checking back this week for more sneak peeks and info.x

Saturday, 5 February 2011

1st design for Certificate in papercraft design-Sugar Nellie-Joy

This card i have made for my 1st of 3 designs for unit 1 of the 'Certificate of Papercraft'
I ordered these Sugar Nellie Stamps yesterday, from Funky Kits and they arrived this morning! Hows that for service!
This is 'Joy' from the Simply Adorable-Sugar Nellie set of un-mounted stamps.
I stamped her beautiful image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and added the colours using Copic ciao pens.
The rub offs are by Cosmo Cricket which got from Karen at Charmed Cards & Crafts
And the backing paper is free with this months Quick cards made easy- a pack by Pink Petticoat-Vintage Rose Collection.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Reddy Decoupage- Distressed Rose

Here is another sample for the Reddy decoupage show yesterday, this is using another image from the 'contempory Flowers' kit.
I used some paper from daughters craft box, which was like blotting paper, so i ran it through her paper crimper and and on another piece i dropped dots of ink from Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink, Terra Cotta and latte, they bled perfectly.
This is an A5 card.

Popcorn Romance-Now on Create & Craft

On Create & Craft now is Popcorn Bear Romance by Crafters Companion, Nigel is currentley showing the deals for the cd and stamps set.
Make sure you tune in.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Sundae of Seasons-Polka Doodles

I love Polka Doodles/Nikky Halls Designs and i am so glad to have got Sundae of Season Cd,
There are images of spring,summer,autumn,winter sections and papers and sentiments on the cd, both in colour and black and white.
I printed this image in black and white from the pring section and using promarkers I added the colour. I printed a duplicate image and just cut out the snowdrop flower petals, sprayed with Stick and Spray repositionable adhesive, from Crafters Companion, and then added it to the image i had coloured,masking off all the card apart from the flowers, then i sprayed with Irredescent Spray and Sparkle,so this just gives the sparkle to the snowdrop heads.
I printed a beautifully subtle backing paper from the cd and again sprayed with Spray and Sparkle and mat and layered onto the large card. Adding pearls and ribbon to finish off.
As this is such a clean,fresh image i definately think less is more for this card!!

Reddy Decoupage-Today Create & Craft

Showing today on Create & Craft are Reddy Decoupages shows, from Crafters Companion, but today being demonstrated by the wonder Paul church, as Sara,Leann and co are in the States at the CHA show!
As its Chinese New Year, this design, from the Contempory Flowers set, inspired me to make a modern card with a slight Oriental influence by using the gloss black card!
The decoupage is all die cut and i made it up using Collall glue gel, the gold card is from the Cenutra pearl printable 'brights'packs, all available from Crafters companion.

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