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

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

My Sunshine

Evening everyone...I hope you are al well?
Just a quick post as I have a few minutes spare before my show.

I thought I would share a card with you using the Sunflower Patch stamp.

  • I have stamped the image and coloured it in with distress markers.....can you see that I have stamped it wonky:) This was of course a happy accident as it now looks like the sunflowers are swaying in the wind.
  • I have matted the image onto blue card stock (I have die cut both the image and blue card stock using the Cut Mat Create collection) and then chosen a panel from the paper pad and matted it onto it.
  • Next I chose the check patterned paper from the paper pad and matted it onto my main card base.
  • I have added some Sunflowers which I stamped and die cut onto yellow paper. Also adding some yellow flourish leaves again from the Cut Mat Create collection and some Classic leaves.
  • I have added the sentiment from the paper collection to the top left hand side of the card.
  • The decorative border is also from the Cut Mat Create collection.
Oooh that was a quick post:)
Must dash, but I will be back soon for some more Sunflower Inspiration:)
Hope you are liking the shows? 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Cascading Sunflower Drawers

A very good afternoon to you all. I hope you are all having a good day:)
Well I am now on day 2 of the 4 Day Deal and I really am having a fun time...if you watched this mornings show with Dean you would have seen that Dean put me on the spot with the reading of the emails.... what did you think to my presenting skills? ummm I think I had better stick to the crafting :)

Thank you for all of your emails. I have been overwhelmed by your support and well done to those of you that have won a card:)

So today I am going to share the altered drawers with you...After making my 20th + card I really needed to create something a little different and these drawers have been sitting in my craft room for almost a year. This collection is great for a project like this:) This project got my crafting mojo back on track.

  • Before adding any paper or embellishments I painted the drawers with some distress stain. I didn't add any undercoat as you can only see the edges.
  • I purposely chose the papers so that the middle drawers had the flowers on them and the others 2 were matching. For the lid I have used one of the panels from the paper collection with the cockerel on and cut it to fit.....unfortunately I don't have a picture on my laptop, but I will add a picture with a top view tomorrow so that you can take a look at what I mean.
  • I have used the decorative border die from the Cut Mat Create collection to add some detail to the fronts of the card. I have also added one on each side.
  • To decorate I have added some Hobby House pearls on string and some cream lace.
  • Next  I added the drawer handles which are also from The Hobby House.
  • I have of course added lot's of gorgeous sunflowers cascading them down the drawers. I have added some seed beads in the centre using Pinflair glue gel.  The leaves and flourishes are of course also Heartfelt Creations.  
  • To finish I have added some Stickles glitter - Platinum around the edges of the paper. 
I hope this has inspired you to create something a little different:)