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...
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


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


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.


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


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!!

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 ,

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.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Sneek Peek #2 Popcorn Pals!!

Here is another sneek peek of
Popcorn Pals being launched exclusively to
Crafters Companion Members on Friday, before general release on Create & Craft/Ideal World!
This card is made using one of the brand new section on the cd, the '
peek a boo cards'
It has matching images but one is in reverse so you can back the image also!
I made my card into a spinner card, cutting the aperture in my card on my
Brand new eCRAFT! which is also only available in the UK via Crafters Companion!
I printed a backing sheet onto card and then using my eCraft i cut the little blossoms out they are 1/2 and inch and 1 inch in diametre! On the eCraft you can cut from 1/2 inch to 11 1/2 inchs! As it take 12x 12 sheets and can take from 1-50 sheets if loaded from the back tray, or you can add a roll and have the length aslong as you like, also it loads from the from! And best of all you dont beed a sticky mat!! it leaves little pips that hold the die cut image in place while it cut!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Sneek peek of Web exclusive!!!

Crafters Companion are launching their latest launch exclusively on their website, yep, you wont have to wait for it to come available on Create & Craft, it will be delivered to your door in no time!
Avaolable from this Friday is
Popcorns Pals!
Your going to love it, it is jammed packed full of different sections than any other cds!
Here is one of the frame cards from the Frames and more section one of the cds!
Yes its going to be a double cd and 4 stamps!
Keep checking back for more peeks! And pop over to Crafters Companion Blog

Friday, 1 July 2011

Tim Holtz Pick of the Week

Oh i was in heaven!!
I was sent, by Crafters Companion, products to make samples for the Brand New Today
Tim Holtz Pick of the Week on Create & Craft Tv,
which included their new embossing folders and Core dination 12 x 12 papers, made epsecially to match all the colours of Tim Holtz Distressed ink pads!
The coredinations has a different colour running through the 'Core' of the papers, then you sand the top with the sand it gadget and show the 'Core' colour.
For this card i embossed using the Polka dot embossing folder, which i used twice, by roughly lining up the dots and re embossing, so i go a larger piece of embossed paper,then i sanded it to show the light colour.
I used 3 birds Clearly stamped by Crafters Companion for Sentiment and for the corner embelishment, which i stamps Stazon black ink onto the coloured Coredinations paper and cut the corners out. The image is
Sheena Douglass' Simply Sweet stamp set, which used her Paint Fusion Technique to paint the lavender.

Keep checking out the shows,all week, today is Claire(Do craft) Curd, as she has now joined Create & Craft tv!

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