Sunday, 15 October 2017

Bonkers about Baubles

Attended another fabulous workshop at Crafters Companion Evesham yesterday, where I learnt how to make my own fabric covered xmas baubles. Absolutely loved learning how to do this ... huge thank you to Michelle, who put the workshop together and who patiently showed us what to do.

I loved it so much I bought 4 more polystyrene balls (4 inches in circumference) and made the ones you can see below last night/this morning. Can not wait to buy some more blanks on Thursday during the CC 12th Birthday Watch event.







Sunday, 1 October 2017

Another three cards for my neigbours

...loved the card I made yesterday so much, I decided to make three more for my other neighbours. Hope you like them xx



Saturday, 30 September 2017

6 cards from 1 A4 sheet of card

Crafters Companion in Evesham stock a fabulous selection of A4 card stock from PaperBox. You get to pick either a small or a large plastic wallet and fill it with as much cardstock as you can for a set price. When I spotted this Nordic patchwork card stock I just had to buy some.

I used one A4 sheet of card  and cut it into 6 pieces with each piece being made up of  9 patchwork squares . I added a few buttons and some twine from my stash and simply matted and layered them onto coordinating cardstock. In less than no time I had six 6 x 6 christmas cards made. I love how they turned out, hope you do too.








A card for my neighbours

My next door neighbours are always so good to me through out the year that I like to make them a special card at Christmas. This is the 8 x 8 card I have made them this year:

The Merry Christmas die is by Tonic, the woodland scene die is by First Edition, the gold mirror card is from Sara Davies Black and Gold Collection, the background cardstock is an odd piece I had from years ago, (it may have been Kanban?) and the mini adhesive gems came from the Range. The woodland scene die is very intricate, but it was no problem at all for the Gemini ... it cut perfectly in one pass. Yaay.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

MIss Clementine

I had the pleasure of taking part in a fabulous Miss Clementine workshop today.

Basically we created a piece of art using small strips of fabric and very simple straight stitches. (Which was a good job as I am not a sewist ...lol)

I had a really lovely time, met some wonderful fellow crafters, ate a sumptuous afternoon tea and left totally inspired by Deborah (Miss Clementine herself)

Here are  few photos of what I and the rest of the group made:


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Yet Another Fabulously Crafty Time

During my week off work I was lucky enough the be able to attend a few classes/workshops at the new Crafters Companion store in Evesham (which is only 5 minutes drive from my house!)

In one of the classes I attended we made a stunning card using the Centura Pear  Double sided A3 Decadence collection. I loved the card I made so much I had to bring a pack home with me.

I had a bit of a play this evening and made a few boxes this evening, the largest one measures 8 inches x 5 inches x 1.5 inches and the smallest one measures 5 inches x 1.5 inches x 1.5 inches. 

I have to say I absolutely love the double sided Centura Pearl "Decadence" card stock. Such a beautiful selection of designs that go perfectly with each other. The card stock is a dream to work with and scores/folds beautifully. Really think this collection would make a stunning selection of wedding favours!



Tuesday, 5 September 2017

A Fun Crafty Time

Just returned home from a fabulous class at the new Crafter's Companion store in Evesham. Today we used Tim Holtz Distress Oxides and Centura Pearl card stock with a hint of gold to create a background.I must say I was very impressed with how well the Oxides blended.

We then used a lovely Create A Card die to cut out the heart shape and flowers and then matted the background onto a white card blank using 36D adhesive foam tape and added small pearls to the centre of the flowers.

The original card had a lovely embossed background, but me wanting to be a little different added the "Warmest Wishes die cut sentiment when I got home. I really love this card and am tempted to buy a couple of these dies when I go back on Thursday.


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

More Xmas Cards for 2017

These  5 x5 cards were made with a Tonic die, (really sorry I cant remember the name of it!) and a few more buttons from my stash.






And so the Xmas 2017 preparations begin

I am back on a mission to use up as much of my stash as I can, and this time it was my buttons I turned to.

These 5 x5 cards were made using buttons from my stash, a very affordable stamp (£1) and 4 x 4 paper pad from the Range.

I also managed to use up a few of the HUGE stash of peel offs I have amassed over the years!





Set of Cards for a Cat Lover

I spotted a set of cat stickers in the Range a few weeks back (£1 for a sheet) and knew they would make a perfect set of cards  for a friend of mine that adores cats.

The 5 x5 cards are the simplest I have ever made, just a sticker matted/layered onto some white (and then black card stock.)