Friday, 1 March 2019

Unfinished Project - I Did It !!

I did it!!

I took my little stamped Alien and turned it into a card using only existing stash so I'm feeling quite accomplished. If you would like to join our group for encouragement, friendly chat and inspiration here is the link to our Facebook group:

Use Your Craft Stash

Here is the little critter which I coloured in last year:


The backgrounds I had already made (again last year). I wanted to use something I had already made rather than make something new:


The finished card:

The background was made using a variety of Distress Ink Pads and some Pearl Droplets which I bought years ago, opened one and then never used them again. I was pleasantly surprised that none of them had dried out.

I have another 2 projects I pledged to finish so wish me luck and if you would like to join in our quest to use our old craft supplies here is the link to our Facebook page again. We're a small group at the moment but very friendly and I would love to see you there:

Use Your Craft Stash

Friday, 22 February 2019

Unfinished Projects - I'm On A Mission

I'm on a mission, this year I am determined to start using the craft stash I have rather than keep buying the next new thing (and the next and so on). This is going to save me a small fortune!!

In our new group 'Use Your Craft Stash' I have pledged to finish 3 previously abandoned projects throughout the month of March. So the first thing I am going to work on is a stamped image (or two) that I stamped and coloured last year from the Polkadoodles 'Little Monster' stamp set.

Here is the image (apologies for the watermark but these little beauties are sometimes copied and sold on a certain Far East website)


And here are all the backgrounds I made last year to go with these stamps:


I will post the finished item but if you would like to join us in our quest here is a link to our FB group:

Use Your Craft Stash

Thursday, 21 February 2019

It's been a while...and some new plans, one being a new FB group - would love it if you joined me

I apologise because  it's been a while since my last blog post. Lots of things have happened since then, mainly my father in law became very ill and sadly passed away on New Years Eve.

I also made the decision in January to leave the Crafter's Companion Design Team. It was a very hard decision for me as I'd been a part of the team for around 4 years and I have to say I am missing it but I need to spend time with family and I just couldn't commit to the deadlines involved in being on a DT. I do need to revamp my blog and remove my blinky which is on my to do list    :O(

Silver lining, it's given me a chance to do my own thing again craft wise, something that I haven't had the time to do over the last 4 years.

So the first new thing, I've set up a FB group with a few friends, it's live now, we are still very small but I would love it if you would join us. I will ask you this, how many times have you bought the new release and then the next new release and then the next? Now how many times have you used the new release, have you got your moneys worth out of it or did it get put to one side because the next new thing arrived? How much space do you have left for new goodies?

If you're like me you don't want to part with it so selling it on is out of the question. So lets start using it. We will set a number of challenges each month and the first one for March is to finish an unfinished project. See, nice and easy!

Here is the link to the group and I hope to see you there x

Use Your Craft Stash

Monday, 20 August 2018

Gemini Go & a new bundle of Christmas Goodies to use with it

I have been waiting very patiently for the UK launch of the Gemini Go and there's not long to go now. I did however, get to play with the goodies that are being launched alongside the product and they are fab. They are all small enough to fit through the Gemini Go but don't let that stop you from using them to make larger products.

This is a card I made for the release and then I realised it would also make a great gift card holder too. I used one of the embossing folders and a few of the Die's.


The little Reindeer Die is so cute and I must admit it has become a favourite of mine so expect to see a few Reindeer popping up on different projects.

I will be back again soon to show you a larger card x

Items Used:
Gemini Go Die's - Christmas Sentiments 2, Traditional Christmas
Embossing Folder - Dear Santa
SN - EB6, GB8
Red Card
Centura Pearl Card
Sheena Stamping Card
Luxury Cardstock - Gold
Gilding Wax - King Gold
Gems

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Sara's Signature Collection - Rustic Wedding. Card 6

This is the last sample I made for the launch show from this collection and it turned out to be my favourite. There is something about clean and simple that really does look fab in a card and I attempted to achieve this style with the following card. It's not a style I have tried before and boy did I find it difficult to achieve but I am so happy with the end result.


Oh, and the Hessian sheets, they have an adhesive backing making them so easy to stick to cards so you will need two packs of these too!

It's been lovely blogging again and I hope I have inspired someone along the way. I will be blogging some blasts from the past over the next week so hope you can join me.

Items Used
Sara's Signature Collection - Rustic Wedding:
Kraft Card
Cream Card
Kraft Card Pack
Hessian Sheets
Rub on Transfers
Delicate Heart and Newlyweds Die's
Bridal Lace

Friday, 27 April 2018

Sara's Signature Collection - Rustic Wedding. Card 5

One of the very first card I made for the Crafter's Companion Design Team was a Z Fold Card and I think it still makes a lovely card now. I wanted to show off the gorgeous papers with this card as they really are stunning and the Z Fold was the perfect way to do this.


There really wasn't much needed to finish off this card so a flower, tag and some of the transfers were all I used.

Well, I have one more card left to show you for now but I will be blogging more samples from this collection later in the year. All I need now is for someone to get married....not that I need any excuses for working with this collection again.

Thank you so much for visiting x

Items Used:
Sara's Signature Collection - Rustic Wedding
Cream Card
6" x 6" Paper Pad
Bridal Bouquet and Mon Amour Die's
Just Twine
Rub on transfers
Distress Inks - Tea Dye and Walnut Stain

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Sara's Signature Collection - Rustic Wedding. Card 4

Thank you for staying with me for all the posts this week so far. Today's post is to show you that you can use the Die's in this collection to create different folds of card so for this one I used one to make fancy edges on a Gatefold card.

This is the card closed:



And this is the card open using some of the sentiment die's to decorate the inside. I kept this card very simple because I didn't want to detract from the intricate die cut for the show but this would look gorgeous with small flowers along the die cut.

Two more posts to go, thank you for popping over x

Items Used
Sara's Signature Collection - Rustic Wedding
Kraft Card
6" x 6" Paper Pad
J'Adore, Faith, Love, Hope and Love Story Die's
Jute twine
Wooden Buttons
Pearls
Distress Ink - Tea Dye

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Sara's Signature Collection - Rustic Wedding. Card 3

For today's post I wanted to show you this card which is 8" x 8" and I kept it fairly simple. The embossing folder was used for the background along with a little Gilding Wax to highlight the emboss. The embossing folder was used twice to create the larger area.

I love that this collection includes lace, twine and metal charms.


The embossing folder is going to look fabulous as a background for many different occasions. I am sat now wondering how well it would look using the deboss side......hhmmm may have to experiment a little bit more with this one.

Items Used:
Sara's Signature Collection - Rustic Wedding
Cream Card
Kraft Card Pack
12" x 12" Paper Pad
Embossing Folder - Elegant Rose
Newlyweds and Delicate Hearts Die's
Metal Charm
Bridal Lace
Jute Twine
Gilding Wax - King Gold
Pearls


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Sara's Signature Collection - Rustic Wedding. Card 2

Now this Die creates the most gorgeous borders but I think it also makes a stunning card if you use it to cut the card on both sides. Even though this design is very intricate the Cream Card holds the shape very well.


I used some of the foils for the writing in the centre of the card and the beautiful Bridal Bouquet Die for the flower in the middle.

Hope you like x

Items Used
Sara's Signature Collection - Rustic Wedding:
Cream Card
Kraft Card Pack
Chic Border and Bridal Bouquet Die's
Rub on Transfers (Gold)
12" x 12 Paper Pad (for the flower)

Monday, 23 April 2018

Sara's Signature Collection - Rustic Wedding. Card 1

This new collection by Sara is simply gorgeous, it's called Rustic Wedding but it can be used for so much more than weddings.

Over the next week I will blog a few samples I made for the launch of this collection, hope you like them.

This one is a simple 6" x 6" card with a few layers so it could easily be changed into a little book, maybe to use for messages from the guests.



This particular card doesn't show how gorgeous the paper pad is as I have only used it as a frame on this one but trust me, this is a paper pad that you are going to want to buy a couple of.

Thank you for visiting x

Items used
Sara's Rustic Wedding (all items):
Kraft Card
Cream Card
Just Married, J'Adore and Love Die's
6" x 6" Paper Pad
Elegant Rose Embossing Folder
Wooden Buttons
Jute Twine
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Clear
Distress Ink - Tea Dye