Tuesday, 29 January 2013

33! Yes 33 New Darice Folders from Crafter's Companion!

33 Brand New Darice Embossing Folders have launched today!
I received 3 of them in the post and created 3 cards with 2 of the sets! 
My first one is using the Flowers folder. I used Backing Paper from the Paintbox Poppets CD, inked around the edges with some distress inks and matted and layered onto some Core-dinations card stock. Next I used my embossing folder onto Centura Pearl Card and cut it into 3 panels and then inked around the edges again. Next I added a butterfly from the Die'sire range and used a die from the Ornamental Oval Frame set for my sentiment.  Added pearls and "Thank You" stamp from my stash.
My next 2 cards are made from the same set, Nature which is actually a set of 3 folders!
I used this folder 5 times onto Black Magic Core'dinations card stock to create a larger picture and matted and layered onto yellow and black card.  I then used a die from the Die'sire Tags 1 set and used the "Thinking of You" stamp from the Timmy Tiptoes stamp plate and then finished off with glitter!
This card is using the other 2 folders from the Nature set.
 I used Centura Pearl card, embossed with my folder at the top and bottom and then coloured over using my Speccies!
The colours I used are:
JG1, JG2, LG3, LG4, IB1, IB2, IB3 & BT8
Next I simply layered up onto black and shimmer card. I then used a die from the Die'sire Waltz Frame set and used the "Relax" stamp from one of the Mulberry Wood stamp plates and then finished off with gems!
Hope you love this new range as much as I do  and please visit the Crafter's Companion website to see other design team samples as they have done some stunning work.
Thank you so much for stopping by, please feel free to leave a comment as I love to read them! 

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Stamp It! - Live from the US of A!!!

Oh WOW did you see the show last night!! Crafters Companion on Create & Craft LIVE at the CHA Shows! Leann was showcasing the World Launch of the new Stamp It range which is from Australia!
My first card is made using 2 stamps from the Floral Fancies range.
The backing papers are from Swalk CD2 and Core'dinations card from Tim Holtz Nostalgic Collection. I used 3 Die'sire dies Magic Mirror for my stamped image, Waltz Frame for decoration and the Ornamental Oval for the corners. Then added a bow and some gems.
Spectrum Noir Colours Used:
Flowers - GG1 & Blender, Centres - CT4
Leaves - DG2, DG3 & DG4
Vase - GB1, GB3 & GB6 
My 2nd card is using stamps from the Oriental Delights range.
Again I used Backing papers from SWALK CD 2 and Core'dinations from the So Mod Collection. I used the Die'sire Waltz Frame to stamp my image onto and coloured her in using my Spectrum Noirs!  Added a few glitzy flowers from my craft stash and a sentiment.
Spectrum Noir Colours Used:
Dress - PP2, PP4 & PP5
Bag & Flowers - BT4 & BT8
Hair - True Black, BGR1 & BGR3
Face - FS2, FS3, TN2 & FS6 

Do hope you like what you see!
Sara and the Ultimate Pro are on Live tonight from 7pm and then tomorrow night don't forget Nigel May will be launching his fantastic new CD - BLOOMING AMAZING!!!

Day 4 of Sneak Peaks - Nigel's Blooming A-May-Zing CD!

Hi Everyone, hope you are well today, the sun is shining but it is flippin freezing!!!
Did you watch Create & Craft last night, live from the USA!!! OMG it was fantastic!!!
Here are my last 2 samples from Nigel May's Blooming A-May-Zing CD which will have it's World Launch tomorrow night on Create & Craft, can't wait to see it!!!
My first card is from one of the stamp plates and I opted to go with yellow again but with purple too as it is my favourite colour! I used an 8x8 scalloped card and matted and layered using So Mod Core'dinations, gold mirri card and backing papers from the CD. I put my Core'dinations through my E-Bosser using the Regency Swirls embossalicious folder and used my Sand-It Gadget.  Next I used a scalloped circle die and coloured in my roses with my Spectrum Noirs and then finished off with some ribbon, gems and a sentiment using Die'sire Tags 1.
Spectrum Noir Colours Used:
Roses - CT1, CT2, CT4, LV1, LV2 & LV3
Leaves - CG1, CG2 & CG3
Vase - LV1, LV2 & LV3
Ground - EB1 & GB2

My next card is made up from the backing papers, flowers and borders elements from the CD.  I used my Die'sire Ornamental Flower Frame and layered these onto some ribbon.  Added a few gems and a gold brad.
Thanks for popping by and hope you have enjoyed looking at my samples for Nigel May's BLOOMING A-MAY-ZING CD!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Blooming A-May-Zing - Day 3!

Hi Everyone! Are you all excited about 5pm today! Live on Create & Craft from CHA right through till 10pm, for the next 3 days!! I have set record but will be watching too! Crafter's Companion are on at 8pm, so I'll be there!
Here is my 1st sneak peek for today! It's made up from 5 elements of the CD - Decoupage, Flowers, Embellishments, Borders and Backing Paper!  I used and 8x8 embossing folder, large dots onto my So Mod Core'dinations card and cut a smaller square out of the large square so as not to waste any!  I added some brads for the centre of my flowers, some ribbon on my tag and some buttons on the bows!
My 2nd card is from the Shaped Cards element on the CD, I added a topper from the embellishments section and then made a chocolate box bow and added some gems.  This was printed onto Printable Light Card so I could print onto the reverse too!

Thanks for popping by, will have my last 2 tomorrow!

Friday, 11 January 2013

Nigel May's Blooming Amazing Sneak Peak - Day 2!

Hi everyone! Well shopping done, baking done, washing on so able to blog quite early for me on a Friday!
Today I have 2 cards to show you from the fabulous Nigel May and his new CD - BLOOMING A-MAY-ZING!
My first one is using one of the six stamp plates that there are. I have choosen the Single Rose and used my Spectrum Noirs to colour. I have used Core'dinations from the So Mod Collection, then I used backing paper from the CD.  Next I used a couple of dies from the Die'sire range, Romantic Song Frame and Ornamental Flower Frame.  To finish with I added a ribbon and some gems.
Spectrum Noir Colours Used:
Rose - BP1, BP3 & BP4
Leaves - CG1, CG2 & CG4
Water - IB1 & IB2
Ground - EB1 & GB2
For my next card I used Embossalicilious 6x6 Petite Embossing Folder and used it with my EBosser onto Centura Pearl card! OMG you have got to get one if you haven't already, absolutely amazing!!!! Next I just used elements from the borders and embellishments section of the CD and added some pearls, glitter and a ribbon
Thanks for popping by, will have more tomorrow!

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Nigel's Blooming A-May-Zing!!!!

Hi Everyone, hope you are all well!
Today I have my 1st Sneak Peek at the fabulous new CD by Nigel May,
It's launch is going to be live on Create & Craft on 14th January at 6pm from the CHA shows in America!
For my 1st card I choose the Yellow Roses and used one of the Card Companions onto a 6x6 scalloped card.  I edged the backing paper with one of my Spectrum Noirs and then added glitter, buttons and ribbon!
Thanks for popping by!
I will have another sneaky peak tomorrow!

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Reddy Die Cut Flowers

Here are a couple of samples I made with the new Reddy Die Cut Flowers which again were launched on Create & Craft yesterday with the lovely Louisa Mclean!
My first one I have used a Die'sire flower Sunflower Large & Sunflower Small. I used So Mod Core'dinations and Ornamental Flower Frame and added the flowers around! Backing paper is from the Pawfect Pals CD.

This one I used Core'dinations from the same pack, used the Die'sire Ornamental Oval Frame a couple of heart embellishments and flowers around the sides! Backing paper is from SWALK CD1

Thanks for calling by, I so appreciate all your comments!

Happy New Year & Darice Folders!

Happy New Year Everyone!!! Hope you all had a good time over the festive holidays!!

Here are my 1st Crafter's Companion cards on TV!!!!
Today I have 3 cards to show you using the Darice Embossing Folders which were shown on Create & Craft by the lovely Louisa McClean yesterday.
This first one was made using the "Animal Prints" Folder.  I used Xeru from the Toreads Stamp Collection and backing paper from the CD. Core'dinations card stock and added a few leaves and a sentiment!
I coloured in using my Speccies

Spectrum Noir Colours Used:
Hair - GB5, OR1, OR2 & OR3
Skin - FS1, FS4 & FS8
Shoes & Club - GB1, GB8, GB9 & GB10
Leaves - DG2, DG3 & DG4
Bands - CR11, DR5 & DR7
Camouflage Effect - DG2, DG3 & DG4
How to this can be found here:

My next two were made using the "Reptile" Folder. This one I used Humphreys Corner Decoupage and one of the Die'sire Tags, core'dinations card stock, a few card candi and some ribbon!

This one I used Morehead Everyday Decoupage and again one of the Die'sire Tags together with Core'dinations card stock, card candi and a sentiment from the Morehead CD

Thanks for calling by, I so appreciate all your comments!