Sunday, 15 February 2015

Birds and Blooms Inspiration

Wishing you all a very good Sunday afternoon :)  It is a beautiful Spring like day here in makes such a difference when the sun is shining don't you think? 

I am busy working on the next collection which I will be bringing to Create and Craft on 26th February with a One Day Wonder....shush though as I don't think I am supposed to tell you hehe :)

Today I have decided to share a few cards with you using the Birds and Blooms Collection as I have so many and I haven't blogged only one of them.  So I won't be adding a tutorial as I usually do as it would be a very long post.  However if any of you have any questions on them please add it in the comments and I will get back to you:)

Isn't this a pretty collection :)  I love the dies and matching stamps as these are ones that I know I will use on many of my cards not just on cards/projects that I make with this collection.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :)

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Birds and Blooms Inspiration and Blog Candy Winners

Hello everyone xxx 
Yes I know....what a surprise for you all to see that I have finally blogged again:)
Without going into to much detail I decided to take a break from blogging due to lots of family commitments.
I am back though and am looking forward to sharing lots of creations with you:)
Thank you all so much for sticking by me and waiting patiently for me to come means so much to me :) X

As you all know I have had a very busy few months.... the most amazing few months in fact:)  Spending the week with my Heartfelt Creations family over in California at CHA was just the best time ever and many of you may of seen the pictures that I posted over on Facebook.
What do you think to the new packaging?  I think it is just gorgeous:)....of course I love the colour pink so that helps.
I have also been doing lots of USA shows some which have been pre recorded and some that have gone out live which has been a great experience and feels so unreal when we receive emails from our fellow crafters over in America:) 

My next UK shows are this Sunday the 8th Feb at 10am and 5pm.  The shows will consist of the Birds and Blooms collection and also the Butterfly Medley collection.....I am loving these collections as who can resist birds and butterflies :)

Blog Candy Winner
It may seem a while ago but I launched a blog candy on my last post and I apologize for taking so long to announce the winner.  As it has been so long and I have decided to announce 2 winners:)
The 1st winner is Stephanie Cunningham....Congratulations xxx
The 2nd winner is Kathy Rackley....Congratulations xxx
If you email me your details I will send you both a beautiful Heartfelt Creations paper pad, a stamp and also some gorgeous Hobby House goodies :)

I have used the gorgeous Birds and Blooms collection for this card.....this is one of my favourite stamp images from the collection:)

  • I have used a 6 1/2" square card base and one of the decorative panels from the paper collection.
  • I stamped the Bird Bath image and coloured it in using Chameleon pens.
  • I cut the image out using a Spellbinder oval die.
  • I stamped 6 individual Hydrangeas and fussy cut them out. I also stamped some blossoms, leaves, branches and fluffy birds die cut them out. I coloured them to match the main image.
  • I added the image to the left of the card using foam pads and added all the elements to frame the bottom half of it.
  • I cut the sentiment from the paper pad and adhered it to the bottom right of card using foam pads.
  • I have made a double bow with some pale pink organza ribbon and added this to the top right of the image.
  • Finally I have added some Stickles glitter to finish.

That's all from me today.... It is nice to be back and I promise I will be back very soon :)
Take Care X

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Romantique Heart and Blog Candy

Wow! I can't believe it has been so long!  As you all know this is a very busy time and on top of Christmas I have just finished prepping for tomorrows 4 Day Deal on Create and Craft.... these shows are a mix of the last few months collections at fabulous sale prices:)  I have lot's of special demos prepped so I hope you manage to catch some of the shows:)  I am also very excited that I have been recording USA shows so December has been very busy:)  I just have a few more samples to make for CHA and I will be able to take a break:)

So anyway I hope you are all enjoying this festive season....I imagine you are all organised and have your cards all finished and your presents! well thanks to internet shopping and my daughter doing all my wrapping I am almost done!

Today I am sharing the heart that I demo'd a few weeks back using the Romantique collection.  If you didn't see that show I may get chance this week to demo it again:)

I have used the Romantique dies and the Romantique swan Cling stamp and the gorgeous papers to create the heart.  The heart is an MDF product that I purchased at Ally Pally last year.

Christmas Blog Candy

If you would like the chance to win this heart and some Heartfelt Creation goodies just leave a comment below and you will automatically be entered into the random org draw.  You have until January the 1st to take part and I will announce the winner sometime in the first week in January.
Good luck everyone:)

I will try and do another blog post before Christmas, but know promises so I will wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year now :) xxx
Thank you all so much for your continued support this year....I certainly wouldn't be doing this amazing job without you X

Monday, 8 December 2014

On Your Special Day Heartfelt Creations Tutorial

A very good morning to you all.  I hope you are all keeping well :)

I am again so very sorry that I haven't been around for a while.  I just wanted to give you all a heads up on a photographic tutorial that I have written for Heartfelt Creations which is over on the blog HERE  You may have seen this card shown on Create and Craft a few weeks of my favourite types of cards to make:) 

I have made this card with a belly bar which holds the card together when closed.  The papers, stamp and dies are from the Romantique Garden collection and of course I have also incorporated the decorative border die from the Cut Mat Create die set 2A, which has become one of my all time favourites :)
I think this card would be great for a wedding or engagement card as you could incorporate a gift tag within the tag.

I will be back in the next few days with the launch of a Christmas special blog candy:) So until then take care:) x

Thursday, 13 November 2014

It's Your Special Day Heartfelt Creations card

Hello everyone.  Another week almost over and I just can't believe we only have a couple of weeks and most of us will be putting our Christmas decorations up....I love Christmas and always like mine up for the 1st of December :) A little early for some I know, but I really do love to make the most of them:)

I am busy prepping for the CHA which I am very pleased that I will be attending again in January :) I can't wait to meet everyone from Heartfelt Creations and work alongside them on the booth.... exciting times ahead:)  I am not sure if I will be on Create and Craft before Christmas, but I will let you know if I get any dates.

I hope you are all well and would like to thank you all for emailing in the shows.  It is a shame that they only read a few out, but I did recognise some of the names although I don't always get a chance to say hi:)

Today I would like to share a card using the All Geared Up collection.

  • For this card I have used the All Geared Up die set, the Nuts and Bolts precut stamp set and one of the panels from the paper collection.
  • I stamped the image onto some black card using some specialist glue and used some Cosmic Shimmer glitter.  Very effective and no colouring involved.
  • I adhered the panel onto the card which measures approximately 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" .  
  • I have ran some Cosmic shimmer glue down the edges of the card and added some of the glitter.
  • I die cut some of the cogs and sprockets in  a selection of silver, and black card and layered them up to create a flower.
  • I have also used one of the leave flourishes from the Cut Mat Create die set.
  • To finish off the card I have cut the sentiment from the paper collection and adhered it to the bottom right of the card with foam pads.
  • To finish off the card I have added some glitter to the sentiment and the flowers.
I will be back soon sharing some more gorgeous Heartfelt Creations collections, but until then take care everyone :) X

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Romantique Sneak Peek

Hello everyone. I hope you are all well :) 
As promised I have another sneak peek of the new collection, Romantique which I will be launching on Create and Craft on Saturday at 11am.

  • I have used papers from the Romantique paper collection, the very sweet swan stamps which are in the Romantique Swans precut set which also have co-ordinating dies in the die set, the Bleeding Heart flowers from the Hearthrob precut stamp set that again come with co-ordinating dies.  I have also used the beautiful Heart flourish die which comes in two halves and when put together make a heart.
  • The decorative border is from the Cut Mat Create die set 2A.
  • I have used the Tim Holtz distress tool  around the edges of the papers and main card to create a little shabby vintage style to the card. Also adding some Tea Dye Distress ink to the edges.
  • I have used a grey copic pen to add a little shading to the swans and also added some Stickles glitter.
  •  To finish off the card I have added some lace and pearls.

Sorry for the very short post tonight.  I hope to be able to get to share another card with you all tomorrow.
Take care :) x

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Romantique Collection Sneak Peek

A very good afternoon everyone.  It has been a while again since  I last blogged....I have been busy crafting from dawn until late prepping for this weekends shows.
Create & Craft Update
The dates and times have changed again, so I won't be on until Saturday now.  
The times are: Saturday 11am and Sunday 9am and 5pm.  As always these will also be repeated on the Craft Extra channel.

So I am thinking that you would all like to see a sneak peek of this once again gorgeous collection?
You are going to love it.  It has a very romantic feel about it as the name suggests:) The papers are in shades of beautiful pinks and greens. As always the papers are stunning and all co-ordinate beautifully with the 6 stamp sets. Also in the collection is a die set which includes a decorative heart, which is totally different than you may have seen before and also 2 cute swans which when sat together create a heart.....perfect for those Valentine, wedding, engagement and just because I love you cards and projects:) 
I am really looking forward to these know how much  I love anything girly and pink :)

The card that I am sharing today has been created using the Love Hangout precut stamp - HCPC 3639

  • This is a pretty quick card to make.
  • I have coloured the image in with chalk inks and distress markers and used some of the paper from the collection.
  • I die cut the image out with Spellbinders Classic Circle die.
  • The pretty daisy flourish is form the Cut Mat Create die set - 2A
  • The Sentiment is from one of the older Heartfelt Creations collections - HCPC Hydranga/Posy Branch prcut set which I die cut out with a Spellbinder die set.
  • To finish off the card I have added some decorative pearls around the image and some tiny pink pearls in the centre of the flowers.
This is just one of the beautiful stamps so I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek:)

Take Care :) x