Friday, 21 November 2014

More demo cards


Hello. First of all a big thank you to my blogland buddies for your thoughtful and kind comments on the dreaded migraine. I am back to 100% and I'm sure all those get well wishes helped loads.

So here are some super quick and easy Christmas cards from my Trimcraft demo. The one above is 'Krafty Christmas' and below is 'Back to Basics - Christmas'.


 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


Hello. I'm very, very late with Tuesday's Papertake Weekly Challenge card. I've been laid low with another awful migraine. It kicked in through the night on Sunday and it's only today that I have started to feel normal! 
 
So now it's time to play catch up with my posts on here and my visits around blogland.
 
The challenge this week is... 
 
 Soooo Girlie!
 
 We have a very generous prize from our sponsor -

(£10 to spend in their gorgeous shop)
 
For my card I used a Penny Black stamp 'words so sweet' and some Doodlebug papers (these are available in the shop, there's a link up the top there!)
 

For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 
 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Dreaming of a White Christmas



Hello. My card today features Belle. Brand new over in The DigiStamp Boutique. Belle is on special offer at the mo', so go grab a bargain. 

Remember if you make a card using any of the Boutique's images you can enter the customer competition and win a fabby prize. All the info' is here.

So, the demo day today went well, still getting asked everything and anything but that all adds to the fun! I will be back tomorrow to share some more of my demo makes.

 

Friday, 14 November 2014

Some demo samples...


Hello. Here is a sneaky peek at some of the demo's I have lined up for Sunday.
(I will be at The Range, Kilmarnock from 11am to 4pm). 

All using products from Trimcraft ranges 'Krafty Christmas' and 'Back to Basics-Traditional'.
If you are in the area, stop by and say hello.


 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

To You


 Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's...

Two or Four Legs!
(or both)

 We have a very generous prize from our sponsor - 
 
(a super cute stamp set)
 
The background pieces are diecut using My Favourite Things Blueprints 15. The stamp is 'ScrapBerry's - best friends' and so I am entering my card into The Sugar Bowl Challenge. 

 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there! 

 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Happy Holidays


Hello. For this weeks DigiStamp Boutique card I have chosen the adorable Bobbi. I coloured with copic marker pens, the papers are Carta Bella 'bundled up' and the little sentiment is from the Signature Christmas set by Clearly Besotted.

OK, that's all, short and sweet today!

 

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



Hello. It's Tuesday!
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.

And this week it's... 
 
Anything Goes
(optional extra - sparkle or glitter)
 
 We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 
(a £10 gift voucher)
 
My card is another one from my demo day. It features decoupage, papers, gems and twine from the Winter Woodland range. 
 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit  
See you there!
 

Monday, 3 November 2014

Trimcraft Demo

Hello. Well, as promised, here is one of my cards from my demo day at The Range in Kilmarnock. I was sent loads of Trimcraft products to use on the day and this card features stash from the Winter Woodland range - super cute! The image is from the glittered decoupage pad and the twine, gems, pearl and flowers are also from the same range meaning everything co-ordinates perfectly.

I was kept very busy showing folks how to put the decoupage together and how to add those all important finishing touches.

One lady, who had a pot of emulsion in one hand and a sample of wallpaper in the other asked me if  they matched, how much paint would she need 'for a small bedroom' and did I think it would look nice!! 

 

Sunday, 2 November 2014

DigiStamp Boutique - cute robin


Hello.  Remember last Sunday I said I had some exciting (but a bit scary) news to share? Well, it was today! I did my first demo' for Trimcraft at The Range in Kilmarnock. And, you know what? It wasn't really scary at all. Crafters (and folk that are just curious) are such lovely people. I will share more of my adventures, and some cards from the demo, tomorrow.

So, tonights card features an image from The Cute Robin Collection over at The DigiStamp Boutique. I coloured with Copic pens and kept it fairly clean and simple.

Apologies for the lack of visits and comments, I will catch up tomorrow, promise.

 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card



Hello. 
It's Tuesday (I know, I know, it's Thursday  - I'm very, very late) and time for another Papertake Challenge
 
This week it's...

 Sketchie Free For All


You can use this one (#95) or choose another from the 
Papertake library of sketches. Just state in your blog post which sketch you used.
  
We have a fabby prize from our sponsors -
a $25 gift voucher.
 
The little deer is from My Favourite Things stamp set 'Christmas Cuteness' and the sentiment is from 'Christmas Word Art' by Crafty Impressions.The papers are 'Bundled Up' by Carta Bella.
 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

celebrate with Cupcake Belle

Hello. Today I have my DigiStamp Boutique card to share. The adorable Belle takes centre stage along with a yummy looking cupcake. I found the perfect papers in my stash - 'Double the Fun' by taylored expressions. I used prismacolour pencils to colour and all the background pieces were cut using MFT Blueprints 18 dies.

I have some exciting (and also a bit scary) crafty news, all will be revealed very soon!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Holiday High Five


 Hello. This month my pocket money was spent on more of 'My Favourite Things'. This stamp set is 'Christmas Cuteness' and I bought the matching dies - I'm becoming a very lazy crafter! The 'hill' was die cut using Stitched Borders from Paper Smooches. A little bit of copic colouring and job done.

Right, short and sweet tonight - I have a friend from work, who wants to start making cards, coming round to play so I'm off to put the kettle on and hide the good papers!!

 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Papertake Weekly Challnge - design team card


Hello.
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's... 
 
Black and White and...
(one other colour of your choice) 
 
  We have a very generous prize from our sponsor -  

(£10 to spend in their gorgeous shop)
 
For my card I used a large sentiment stamp from 'Chalkboard Greetings' by My Favourite Things and stamped white on black. The balloon and string dies are by Lil'inker Designs. And the perfect background paper for a black and white colour scheme is 'black & white' by Glitz Paper available in the bfB shop here.
 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


 Hello. It's Tuesday! 
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.
And this week it's...

Super Fly!
Birds, butterflies, bats, bees or anything with wings.

 We have a very generous prize from our sponsor - 
 
(a super cute stamp set)
 
 My card features dies from Die-namics Blueprints sets 3 and 14 by My Favourite Things. The flower stems are a Memory Box die. The sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday stamp set called 'I Like You'.The papers are 'Ashbury Heights' by My Minds Eye and are available in the BfB shop. I used vellum for the butterflies. 
 For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit 

See you there! 

 

Friday, 10 October 2014

a time for giving


Hello. Autumn has well and truly arrived, we've had four seasons in one day today - rain, wind, blue skies and even a little bit of thunder! Anyway all my magazine commissions are 'in the bag' so I had a little crafty me time. 

There are so many different projects and techniques on my to do list - get my gelli plate back out, make a start on my art doodle book, have another go at the inky arty stuff with all those stencils I had to have! But, I decided I didn't have that much time! So I coloured up this little Sugar Nellie cutie and made a simple card, leaving the experimental stuff to another day!

Once again I used shades of the one colour, I'm liking this look at the mo' and saves me hurting my brain trying to work out colour combinations!!

 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Papertake Weekly Challenge - design team card


Hello. It's Tuesday!
Time for another Papertake Weekly Challenge.

And this week it's... 
Anything Goes 
(optional extra - treat holder or gift for Halloween)
 
We have a very generous prize from our sponsors - 
  A £10 gift voucher!

I took the easy option of decorating one side of a plain little gift bag (just like making a card really!) I used my Penny Black 'Spooky' set and coloured with Copic markers.  

For more gorgeous inspiration from my teamies and all the details on how to enter visit  
The Papertake Weekly Challenge. 
See you there!