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

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Heartfelt Creations - Celebrating You

Afternoon everyone:) I hope you are all having a good weekend....we have sunshine here in Peterborough which makes a change from the wind and rain we have had during the week.  

Today I want to show you how I have created a girly card using the All Geared Up collection.  The more I get to use this collection the more I am loving it. Although I am now working on the next collection which will be on Create and Craft in a few weeks:)  I will update you on times when I have had them confirmed.

 I love the way that the artist has created a window scene.

  • To create this card I have used some pink card and matted some of the paler card from the paper collection onto it.
  • I stamped the All Geared Up Background stamp - HCPC 3637onto cream card and have used distress inks and a blender pen to colour it in. 
  • I have then matted the image onto some of pink card and matted this onto the main card.
  • Next I have stamped the Nuts and Bolts precut stamp - HCPC 3633 again onto some cream card and coloured it in.  I have cut it out and adhered it to the right hand corner of the image. To give it some dimension I have curled the ends of the flower and only added some glue in the centre.
  • I have made a triple pale pink bow and added this to the nut and bolt flower.
  • I have used some Hobby House bead spacers for the centre of some of the cogs and also on the window. I have used a larger one and a pearl brad on the bow.
  • Next I cut the sentiment from the paper collection and added it to the top of the image.
  • By adding some decorative pearls on string and some Stickles glitter I have made this card really girly.
I hope I have inspired you today :)

Take care and have a wonderful weekend whatever your plans x

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Heartfelt Creations Tag Card

Good morning everyone:)  I hope you are all doing well! 
I can't believe it is Wednesday already and I am only uploading my first post of the week....on the plus side
you will all be amazed that I finally found the time to do a full tutorial and it is over on the Heartfelt Creations blog today:) I chose to share my criss cross tag card that I demo'd on Create and Craft back in September using the Classic Sunflower Collection.

  • To make the card base take 2 6” square card blanks. Cut diagonally from the score line on one of the cards down to the bottom corner. Do the same on the other card, but mirror the diagonal cut.  Adhere them on top of each other to create the criss cross card blank. 
  • Die cut 4 decorative borders from the Cut Mat Create die set 2A using pale lemon card. Adhere 2 on each of the diagonals on the inside of the card (you will need to overlap them slightly for them to fit).  
  • Choose some decorative paper and adhere to the inside of the card and also to the outside.  Cut a piece of Pale lemon card about 1” x5 1/2” and adhere some of the decorative paper on top measuring 3/4” x 5 1/4”. 
  • Cut out the sentiment ‘Bloom Where You Are Planted’ from the paper pad and adhere this centrally onto the border.  Adhere the border (gluing only at each edge and along the bottom) about 1/4” from the bottom of the inside of the card.  This has now created a pocket for the tag to sit in. 
  • Stamp and die cut the sunflowers onto cream card (I like to use cream as I think it is a good base to colour in with yellow). Using 2 or 3 medium flowers colour them using Scattered Straw and Wild Honey distress markers and a dove blender pen.  Use your ball tool on the petals until you get a desired effect. Layer the flower up to create one flower.  Stamp and die cut 2  leaves.  Close the card so that you can see where the card meets and adhere the leaves and flower to the centre of the front of the card.  
  • Make an organza bow and add this just to the bottom left of the card. Using the small tag die from the Luggage and Tag die set cut out a tag from the paper collection. Adhere this so that it sits just under the bow. 
  • To Create the Tag: Cut a piece of olive card measuring about 5” x 6 1/4" using a corner punch on the edges. Mat a piece of decorative paper from the paper collection again using a corner punch on the corners ( you can use the Cut Mat Create die sets to create your tag if you don’t want it quite as big as this one). 
  • Using the 2A die set from the Cut Mat Create collection die cut out the panel with the Sunflowers in each corner as in picture.  
  • Stamp the Bouquet Bucket onto cream or white card with Sepia Versafine ink and colour in with a dove blender pen and distress inks. Die cut out with a Spellbinder Classic Circle die and ink the edges with Scattered Straw Distress ink. Adhere this centrally onto the panel.  
  • Die cut out 4 of the decorative corners from the Cut Mat Create die set 2B.  Adhere them at each corner from the back of the panel so that they sit as in picture. 
  • Next adhere the panel about 3/4” from the bottom of the tag.  
  • Die cut out another decorative border and adhere this at the top of the tag. 
  • Cut out the sentiment ‘ Sending Sunny Thoughts your Way’ from the paper pad and mat onto some olive card.  Adhere this this centrally between the panel and the decorative border.  
  • Turn the tag over.  Make a loop with the organza ribbon and adhere about 1” from the top of the tag as in picture. 
  • Cut out the circle panel and adhere this to the centre of the tag. 
  • Cut out the ‘Heavenly Sunshine’ sentiment from the paper pad and adhere this to the bottom of the tag. 
  • Die cut out another decorative border and adhere this to the top of the tag. 
  • Add some decorative pearls on string to the diagonals on the card, both inside and outside. Also add some to the tag and the pocket.  
  • To finish add some Platinum Stickles glitter.
You can find the full list of the products that I have used over on the Heartfelt Creations blog HERE and of course you will also find lot's of inspiration from the very talented design team.

Blog Candy Winner

It is also time for me to announce the latest blog candy winner:) 
The winner of a Heartfelt Creations stamp of their choice, a paper pad and some crafting goodies is................................GrannyPammy!! CONGRATULATIONS! IF you email me your details and the stamp of your choice I will get them sent off to you:) x

I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration on how to create a girly card with the All Geared Up Collection.

Take care x 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

It's your Special Day Masculine card

Evening everyone...a late post from me today, but better late than never:)
Firstly thank you all so much for your very kind comments yesterday... Sending crafty hugs to each and everyone of you :) x
Today I have been moving some of my craft bits back into the house.  Although I love it in my log cabin (which still isn't finished yet), now the darker nights are here it is easier for me to help look after the grandchildren if I do a little crafting in the house. So we have made room in the sun lounge for a desk so that I can have the best of both worlds:) So in between the rain showers I have managed to make a nice crafty space in the house again...not sure how long it will be before I begin to take over the kitchen as well though:)

New Blog Candy

So who wants the chance to win another Heartfelt Creations stamp of your choice?  Also as I haven't done a blog candy for a few weeks I am also going to give away a Heartfelt Creations paper pad as well as some gorgeous Hobby House goodies and some crafty stash:)  All you have to do is add your name in the comments below and I will enter you in the random draw and announce the winner next Wednesday:)

Today's card is again using the new Heartfelt Creations All Geared up Collection. 

  • I have given this card a shabby look by using the Tim Holtz distress tool on all the papers.
  • I chose the teal papers from the paper collection and die cut out a selection of the cogs, sprockets and leaves in some gold miri board. I have also sanded them and inked them with Tea Dye distress ink to give them a rusty look.
  • I have stamped the background stamp onto some dark grey textured card.
  • The leave flourish is from the Cut Mat Create die set.
  • I have added the border which is from the paper collection and also the sentiment.
  • To finish off the card I have added some Hobby House pearl brads.
This is a nice masculine card which isn't over fussy I think, but by adding a bow and creating flowers with the cogs and sprockets I think you could easily make this  more feminine. 

I will be back soon with some more inspiration:)
Take Care x

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Live in the Moment!

A very good evening to you all....Yes I vanished again, but after last weeks show I decided to take a little break as I know I have a very busy few months ahead. I have just spent some quality time with the family and totally just chilled out.   I am now back on track and I hadn't realised that I was burning myself took my family to convince me to take a break as they could see that I was trying to do to much:) I now feel more myself and ready to start work on the next collection:)

Create & Craft Shows
So just to bring you all up to date: Last weeks All Geared Up Shows went really well and I am so glad you all are liking it. You can really begin to use your imagination with this collection creating funky steampunk designs or more masculine designs.
 I will be on Create and Craft again the first week of November with another gorgeous collection.  I will keep you informed of the exact date and times once I have had them confirmed:)

Today I am sharing another All Geared Up card with you all.  Wednesday was the world launch of this collection so if you haven't done so already I really advice you to head on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog as the Design Team have as always all worked so hard to bring you some fabulous inspiration!

  • The stamps that I have used from the All Geared up collection are HCPC 3637 - All Geared Up Background, I have of course used the fab Cogs and Sprocket dies. and the All Geared Up paper collection.
  • I created the base card with some brown card stock.
  • I have cut out the panel from the scrapbook layout which is in paper collection and stamped the image using some brown ink. 
  • I have used some brown twine and adhered it around the image using Cosmic Shimmer glue
  • Next I die cut out the red tag and the 'Live for the Moment ticket using the dies from the Celebrate the Journey Collection and adhered them to the card.
  • I have created a cluster with the cogs, sprockets and leaves. I have used some silver Miri Card which I have then sanded them down a little and used some Tea Die ink to give them a rust effect. I have then die cut out some using some green card and some of the green patterned paper from the paper collection. I have also added a few to the top right of the sentiment tag.
  • Next I have cut out the red ribbon from the same layout page and added these to the cluster.
  • Finally I have die cut out some of the chain links and linked 3 of them together by cutting one side and slipping through anther and gluing where you have cut. I have also sanded these down and used Tea die distress ink to give them a rust effect. I have then adhered them to the sentiment.

I will be back tomorrow sharing another card and also I think its time for another blog giveaway:)
I just want to thank you all again for your continued support...without all of you I would not be doing this amazing job:) x It's hard work at times, but I love every minute of it:) x

Take care X

Friday, 3 October 2014

Heartfelt Creations - All Geared Up Sneak Peek

Hello everyone...I hope you are all doing well and getting lot's of crafty time:)
I have managed to find a few minutes to give you all another sneak peek at the All Geared Up collection that I will be launching on Create & Craft today at 7pm with the wonderfully talented Stephanie:)

I thought I would share a more girly card today...just to show you how very versatile this collection is:)

So what do you think? I'm loving the fact that although this is a more masculine collection you can still use it on female cards.  
  • For this card I have used one of the panels from the paper collection and the Plates and Gears precut stamp set. I have used the Cogs and Sprockets to create flowers using lace behind the larger one.
  • I stamped the image with some stamp glue and used some ultra fine glitter which makes this a pretty quick card to create as there is no colouring involved.
  • I have also used the decorative border from the Cut Mat Create collection and added some pearls on string.
  • I have finished off the card by adding some of the same glitter around the edges of the card.
This is one of the demos that I have prepared for tonights show.
Don't forget I will also be on Create & Craft again tomorrow at 11am....I hope you can all join me and I look forward to reading your emails:) is nice to know that you are all watching:)

Take Care x

Monday, 29 September 2014

Create & Craft Sneak Peek

Hello everyone...I bet you thought that I had left you all? My sincere apologies for not being around over the last week....I have been really busy, not just prepping for the Create & Craft release on Friday (7pm) but I have also lot's of things that I am working on at the moment which I hope to share with you all very soon:)
So anyway I hope you are all well and thank you for continuing to support me even though I have been absent.

All Geared Up Sneak Peek 

Today I would like to share a sneak peek for the brand new Heartfelt Creations collection called All Geared Up.  You may have seen a sneak peek over on the Heartfelt blog last week.
This collection is a more masculine collection however the dies a really versatile allowing you to make gorgeous flowers from them.

My first thoughts on this collection was....not girly enough for me and although we all have to make masculine cards I always struggle with them, but this collection is stunning, from the papers to the really is a fantastic collection for the men in your life, but also by using more feminine colours you can easily create a girly card:)
 The items that I have used to create this card are:
  • Heartfelt Creation products: HCPC 3632 - Plates & Gears Precut Set, HCPC 3635 - Shifting Gears Precut Set, All Geared Up Die set and the All Geared up paper collection.  I have also Used the Cut Mat Create dies which compliment this collection beautifully.
  • To add the vintage feel to the card I have used some Stampendous Frantage and also used Viva Decor 3D Stamp Paint.
I am hoping that I may have time to demo this card on Friday.  The first show is on Friday 3rd at 7pm (a late one) and then the next show is on the Saturday at 11am. 

Just a quick post tonight, but I will be back soon to share another All Geared up creation:)

Take care everyone:) x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Special Wishes Easel Card

Good evening everyone. I hope you are all well today.

Today I am sharing another Classic Sunflower creation with you....I have to say I have really enjoyed working with this collection as with all the Heartfelt Creations collections, but this one I think is amongst the  list of my very favourites:)
Don't forget you can check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for lot's more inspiration from the Design Team.

 Special Wishes

Items Used 
  • The Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower  stamps that I have used are: Classic Sunflower with the co-ordinating die.  
  • The image is from the Classic Sunflower paper collection as are the gorgeous red papers.
  • I have used the Classic Leaf with the co-ordinating stamps.
  • The decorative border is from the Cut Mat Create die set Set B and the trellis is the Spellbinder die Fancy Lattice.
  • I have used black card to create the easel card with some pearls, black seam binding and a pearl brad to decorate the card.
  • I have used some Stickles Glitter - Platinum for the centre of the Sunflowers, on the main image and around the edges of the paper.
Now I must get back to my prepping for the next show....I am working on a mini album:) I can hopefully show you some sneak peeks in a couple of weeks as the show will be on October 3rd - 4pm &7pm

Take Care x

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Wishing You Sunny Days

Evening everyone....I hope you have all had a great weekend.
I had a fantastic day at Sir Stampalot yesterday and would like to say a big thank you to everyone that came. It really was a brilliant day:) 

Sorry I have been a little quiet....with the TV shows and my mini holiday I just haven't found the time:(
I am now working on the October shows.  So rather than disappoint you all I have decided that I will do a post more regularly, but rather than do a full tutorial I will just add a list of items that I have used.  For the more detailed card/project I will still try to do a mini tutorial. However if any of you have a question on how I have done something then by all means just add your question in the comment box and I will answer it.  It may not be straight away, but I do try and check my blog a few times a day.

 Wishing You Sunny Days

Items Used
  • Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Collection: Classic Sunflower stamp and die, Chick Retreat (sentiment) &Sunflower Bouquet stamp.  The sentiment inside the card is from the Raindrops on Roses collection - Adorned Roses and Raindrops on Roses decorative die. The leaves are from the Classic Leave die and the Open Leaf stamp.
  • Other Items that I have used are Spellbinder Stately Circles and Classic Circles Dies, Platinum & Diamond Stickles, Dove Blender pen, Distress Inks - mustard seed, wild honey, weathered wood, tea dye, gathered twigs, crushed olive, versafine - vintage Sepia, Archival - Olive, A Martha Stewart border punch, and some blue, sage green and cream card.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Blog Candy Winner and Sunflower Tissue Box Inspiration

Evening everyone. I hope you are all having a good weekend:) If you follow me on Facebook then you will know that I am having a few days away.  We have driven to the Alps with a detour around the Nurburgring. The scenery has been breath taking to say the least:)

Blog Candy Winner

So as promised I have chosen the Blog Candy Winner by random org..... :)
The winner of the chalkboard card, a Heartfelt Creations stamp and some crafting goodies is........................................ Fern Dunsmore.....Congratulations Fern:) It may be a few days before I get back to you, but if you email me your details I will get your blog candy together and post it off to you.

Today's Inspiration

This is the Tissue box that I made using the 6" paper panels from the paper.

  • The Tissue box is one that I picked up from Ally Pally last year.
  • I have painted the edges with Distress ink using weathered Wood
  • I have chosen the panels so that each side has something interesting on it.
  • When I cover my MDF projects, when possible I adhere the paper before cutting and then cut round the edge with a knife,
  • I have adhered the paper to the lid and edges turning the lid upside down and cutting the opening out.
  • Next I have die cut the decorative circle out adhered it over the opening and again turned the lid upside down and cut the opening out with a knife,
  • I have added some lace around the opening adhering it from the inside.
  • I have die cut 4 decorative borders from the Cut Mat Create collection and add these to the sides of the lid.
  • I have stamped and die cut lot's of the Sunflowers...stamping them in the Vintage Sepia Versafine ink onto cream card and colouring in with Distress Markers - Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade. 
  • I have added these to the box cascading them from the lid down the side as you can see in the photo. I have also added some leaves and some of the flourish leaves from the Cut Mat Create die collections.
  • Although there isn't a specific front to the box I have added a flower on the side that I have used the Sunflower stem paper panel on and also a bow.
  • To finish off the tissue box I have added some Hobby House string pearls and some Platinum Stickles glitter on the edges and on the Sunflowers,
  • Oops nearly forgot the feet... I think these just finish the box off. These ones that I have used are from The Hobby House.....which when I get time to finish, on my website along with all the other Hobby House embellishments:)
I had better finish off here as I have an early start:)
Take Care:) x