Sunday, 31 March 2013

Party Paws for an 8 Year Old!

Happy Easter everyone, hope you are enjoying your chocolate eggs, I know I am but it just seems like 5 minutes ago since I was tucking into last years!
Here's a card that I didn't blog from my Party Paws, been doing a bit of a tidy up on my PC and sorting out my cards today and came across it!
All made with elements from the CD! Just need to find an 8 year old to send it to now!

Off now to chill, it's lovely being off work for a long weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Last of my Frou Frou!

Hello everyone! Did you watch Leann with the fabulous launch of Frou Frou!! Oh my what a show, loving all the fluff & stuff!!!
Would just like to say "Hello" to my new followers, I am touched that you have stopped by and now following me! Thanks so much!
Here are the rest of my samples that I made for this incredible launch!
This one is made from the Embellishments section on the CD

This one is made from the Toppers, Punchables and Sentiments sections from the CD 

Insert for my card

And finally this one is one of the Shaped Cards that I have decoupaged with a Punchable and velvet ribbon


Looking forward to seeing Leann, Dawn and Louisa doing demos with this CD over the Easter Break. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Frou Frou - Two of a Kind!

Not long to go now before you see this fabulous new Pick of the Week! Remember it's going to be a day early and is launching tomorrow night at 8pm on Create & Craft!
Todays card is from one of the stamp plates of which you are going to absolutely love! This one is called "Two of a Kind" and here is what I have used to create it.
8x8 Card
Black Card
Core'dinations - Black Magic & Blue
Die'sire - Lace Border No 3
Die'sire - Classical Frame for the corners!
Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Regal Damask
X-Cut Die - Rectangle Parenthesis 2
Backing Paper - Frou Frou CD
Velvet Ribbon
Spectrum Noir Colours Used:
Faces - FS2, FS3, FS6 & TN2
Skin - FS2 & FS3
Spotty Dress - BT4, BT5, BT6 & CG1
Plain Dress - CG1 & CG2
Shoes - CG1 & BT5
Hair - True Black & TN5, TN6 & TN9 (dotted effect to make it look curly!)
 Have to say I wasn't sure about embossing my image after I had coloured it,
but decided to go for it!

Printed 2 sheets of 8x8 for the insert

Thanks so much for popping by!
Will be showing some more of my makes tomorrow!
Be sure to tune into Create & Craft at 8pm tomorrow night for the Launch of this truely stunning collection!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Sneaky Peek 3! Frou Frou Ooo La la!!

Oh it's soooo cold, am totally fed up of this weather now!!! But on a brighter note I have been able to finish work early today so able to get the heating on at home and blog my card early for a change!
Today my card is a bit Ooo La La!! Loved this image with the cat so just had to make a card!  I have used a full A4 sheet of Centura card stock and folded one side in. I have used Black card and Backing paper from the CD and the topper is actually one of the Shaped Card Fronts. I have added one of the borders, 2 punchables which come in 1", 1 1/2" and 2" which you can use your punches on or just cut out by hand and a topper. Then added some feathers and black netting.

Thanks so much for popping by, I really do appreciate it and love to read your comments and I'll have another Sneaky Peek tomorrow using one of the stamps in the range!

Monday, 25 March 2013

Frou Frou No 2!

Hi everyone, hope you are all managing to keep warm and safe in this awful weather! Have to say here in Darlington there has been NO snow at all!!! Bit of a flurry but mainly wet, grey and freezing cold!!! Brrrrrrrrrr!!!! Seeing it on the news tonight was such as shock!
 Forgot to mention about my arm and all the pain I have been getting, think it's finally been solved! Have to wear a thumb splint, have what they call DeQuervains, something to do with the tendons in my thumb/wrist and just have to take Ibubrofen 600mg! I have been wearing it a week now and the pain is nowhere near as bad as it was so let hope it works! Off to see the Physio tomorrow!
Here is my 2nd sneaky peak for you from the new range, Frou Frou by Crafter's Companion.
This I made from the Card Companion sheet from the CD. Added extras are Centura Pearl Darks, Pearl coloured in with my Speccies to match, Lace and Tags 1 Die'sire Die. Quite a clean simple looking card!


Thanks so much for popping by, I really do appreciate it and love to read your comments and I'll have another Sneaky Peek tomorrow!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Frou Frou Sneaky Peek!

There is going to be an exciting new release from Crafter's Companion this Thursday for an early Pick of the Week!  It's called "Frou Frou" and there will be a CD with stamps and also a Serif CD.
This range is by a lady called Kathleen Francour, her vision for the range is girly, glitz and glamour with a 1920's Parisienne feel.
There are lots of different feels to this CD as you will see from the DT Samples. I have used a Couture Collection here that I feel is full of fun and very bright!
For this card I have the Card Companions from the CD and used Black card with the Die'sire Enchanted Spring, corners from the Ornamental Flower Frame and circles from the Waltz Frame. Just added some Gems!
 Bit of a different shaped card too from me!
Thanks so much for popping by, I really do appreciate it and love to read your comments and I'll have another Sneaky Peek tomorrow!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Embossalicious - Button Box

Hi Everyone! I so should of blogged this before now but have been so busy making samples, you know when you say "I'll do it after I've done this" well that must of been said over 20 times and can't go on no more! It doesn't help when things go wrong and everyday life gets in the way!
So anyways, enough of me waffling on here are my 2 makes I made for the Embossalicious Launch. Did you watch, I was amazed by the Design Teams Samples, they were all fantastic and was even more amazed by Leann's demo's! Anyone who was watching will know what the "Double Embossing" is about, totally loved that show with Debbie Shore!
8x8 Scalloped Edge Card
8x8 Button Box Embossalicious Folder
Core'dinations - So Mod
Core'dinations - Whitewash
Memory Box Dies - Button Border, Simple Needle & Thread & Thread Spools
Embroidery Thread
Sentiment from the Crafter's Companion Female Hobbies CD

My next make is a Button Box. I will be putting a tutorial up soon for anyone interested! Must do one for my own buttons, holds loads!!!
Thanks so much for popping by, I really do appreciate it and love to read your comments! Off now to carry on, only have a few more days before I need to send them to CC Headquarters!  Ooooooo so exciting!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Party Paws - Scalloped Heart Easel Card Tutorial

OMG, I knew it that the Pick of the Day would sell out of the fantastic new launch of
Party Paws!
If you didn't manage to get a hold of it they do still have the Blockbuster!
Here is my card today and my very 1st tutorial on how to make it!

You will need the following:
2 sheets of A4 Centura Pearl card
Sheet of Core'dinations
Sheet of Backing Paper from CD
Darice Hearts Embossing Folder
Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
Sizzix Scalloped Hearts Die
Party Paws Stamp & Sentiment
Decoration for your card
Spectrum Noirs
Score and fold a sheet of Centura card in half

Next attach the largest heart to the Centura and secure in place.
Making sure there is a slight gap at  at the top so that your card will fold in half.

Use your Die-cutting machine to cut your shape. You may have to put it through a couple of times as it is going through double thickness of Centura.

Open your card so you have the Pearl side facing upwards and score about half way down the top heart and fold towards you.

Next cut another large heart from your 2nd sheet of Centura along with 2 smaller hearts and emboss these with your Darice Embossing Hearts Folder.

Cut 2 large hearts from your backing paper and glue these to your card remembering to trim the top of your backing paper heart where the fold is. Then glue your heart to the card, so you end up with this.

Next use your Sand It Gadget and Dust Buddy to reveal the hidden core on your Core'dinations and glue your hearts to your card, like this.

Your next step is to colour your image and cut around leaving a white edge.
Spectrum Noir Colours Used:
Panda Paws & Ears - IG5, IG7 & IG9
Panda Face - IG1 & IG2 & Blender, PP1 Cheeks
Heart - CR11, DR5 & DR7
Half way through colouring I decided to do 2 hearts so I could decoupage. There is no need to blend too much on image underneath as only going to see the edges. Use Collal glue to raise your heart.

Next make your stopper so your card stands nicely using Collall glue. I have used a smaller heart which fit nicely over my sentiment and coloured in with my Spectrum Noirs using DR1.
Decorate the rest of your card as you wish.

Another image that I used

Hope you have enjoyed my very 1st Tutorial and would love to hear what you think of it!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

More Bamboo anyone?

Well less than 2 hours to go before the launch of Party Paws on Ideal World at 9pm.
I can't wait, it's going to be a sell out I'm sure, you are going to so love this little guy!
The cards I have to show you tonight are from the Hunkydory Kits.
These are from the Entwined Hearts

These are from the Entwined Paws

These 2 are from the Stepper Card Kit

Sorry it's short and sweet tonight but in a way I'm glad as my arm is aching, just had some tramadol so hopefully will calm down soon!
Thanks so much for popping by, I really do appreciate it and love to read your comments!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Party Paws - 2 Sneaky Peeks!

Hi Everyone! Hope you are well.  Well have been to see the Physio today and it was awful, the guy had my arm all over so much so I ended up in tears, I was okay and I know they are only doing their job but it still hurt! Turns out I have Tennis Elbow whatever that is, so was sent away with some exercises and go back in 3 weeks! Really don't know if that is what it is as my whole arm aches from the neck down, time will tell I suppose. As soon as I got in I had a Tramadol!
Well onto my cards now, my 1st one is made from one of the Party Paws stamps and papers from the CD.
6x6 Scalloped Edge Card
Party Paws CD - Backing Paper, Tag & Border
Party Paws Baby Stamp and decoupaged the Star
Core'dinations - So Mod
Didn't use a die, just cut a square and rounded the edges and cut another square from the middle of my large matt of the Core'dinations to matt and layer onto!
Finished off with a bow, pearls & glitter
Spectrum Noir Colours Used:
Panda Paws & Ears - IG5, IG7 & IG9
Panda Face - IG1 & IG2 & Blender, PP1 Cheeks
Star - CT1, CT2 & CT3
Blanket - PP1, PP2 & PP4


A Close Up

Here's a card made from the Hunkydory Kit
A5 Card from Centura Pearl Card
Card, Topper and Sentiment from the Kit
Envelope - Embellishments Section on the CD printed sheet onto Glossy card!
Pink Ribbon - cut only what I needed, didn't want to waste it!
Go Kreate Die - Frilly
Die'sire Die - Waltz Frame

Thanks so much for popping by!
Will be showing some more of my makes tomorrow!
Be sure to tune into Ideal World at 9pm tomorrow night for the Launch of this truely scrumptious collection!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Party Paws - 1st Sneek Peek

Oh my goodness I have a new little friend to show you, his name is.......Bamboo!
You are going to love him!
This is a new range from Crafter's Companion called Party Paws! It is going to be the Pick of the Day launch this coming Tuesday, 5th March!  There will be a CD, stamp range and a Hunkdory Kit!
I have used a 6x6 scalloped card base, some core'dinations which I put through my Ebosser using the 6x6 Embossalicious Folder - Petite Dot and backing paper and Ribbon Border from the CD.  I stamped my image onto a Spellbinders Eyelet Square Die and threaded through some sparkly ribbon and tied a bow and then added an Ephiphany and cut out a present from the backing paper to put inside! Lastly I used my Die'sire Scalloped Tag Die and cut out from a sentiment on the CD, don't think you have to used the shape that is on the CD!

Spectrum Noir Colours Used:
Panda Paws & Ears - IG5, IG7 & IG9
Panda Face - IG1 & IG2 & Blender, PP1 Cheeks
Present - HB1, HB2 & HB3
Bow - IB1, IB2 & Glitter

Side View

A Close Up!

Haven't been too well lately, I have had a trapped nerve in my neck for the last 4 months!! It is causing me great pain down my right arm, so much pain in fact I am now on Tramadol! Have to say it works wonders apart from feeling really tired! My arm been so painful trying to colour in and well anything really! Going to the Physio on Monday so fingers crossed something can be done!
Thanks so much for popping by, I really do appreciate it and love to read your comments!