Friday, 26 September 2014

A Little Bird told me

Sorry I didn't post yesterday, I went to Exeter Westpoint for my annual pilgrimage to the Craft Fair, it was not quite as good as usual, well not for card makers as there seemed to be a lot more cross stitch, sewing, quilting and knitting stuff than there has been previously.  In spite of this I managed to spend a small fortune (well, it would be rude not to) and got myself a lovely new angle poise lamp with a daylight bulb so that I can carry on when the weather turns all gloomy (no gloom in my card today!).

Not long to go now until the launch of the wonderful new Moonbeam Meadow range - Monday in fact, so set your alarms and be up early to watch Sara on Create and Craft with this lovely range.

I was so lucky to get to play with the Everyday CD and stamps, they really are so much fun to work with.  The papers on this card all came from the CD, including the border piece across the middle, the spiral flower and the bow above the birds.  The birds are one of the stamp sets that comes with the range (there are 6 in everyday and 6 for christmas), along with the sentiment.  I used Spellbinders Labels 28 to cut out the image, the matting and layering was done using Coredinations Colourcore card.  The Leaves were cut with the Diesire Leaf 2 die and the butterflies are also diesire (Beautiful butterflies).

The image was coloured with my trustee spectrum noir markers:

TN1, TN2, EB2, LY1, GB1, GB3
TB1, TB2, BT1-3, GB5, CG1, CG2
GB2, GB4, CT2

I really think you will fall in love with this range, and I know I always say this, but I have to admit (and not because I'm on the design team), Crafters Companion really do bring the most wonderful ranges to the market, and they make sure that everything you could possibly need is included.

Anyway, 'nuff of my waffle - hope you're having a great day & see you again soon.



Wednesday, 24 September 2014

You're gonna love this!

Okay, so I haven't blogged in aaaaaggggggeeeeesss, but I have been making stuff, lovely stuff in fact!

Launching on Create and Craft on Monday (8 a.m.) as the four day deal is the new Moonbeam Meadow Range, which will include 2 CD's - Everyday and Christmas, 6 stamp sets for each range (Everyday & Christmas), plus a HunkyDory papercrafting kit!!

I was asked to work with the Everyday CD and Everyday Stamp sets, and boy can I tell you, I had such a fabulous time!!  The peak I'm showing today, is actually a book cover for one of those plain old A5 spiral bound notebooks you can pick up for £1 all over the place - I think it turns it into quite a nice gift idea.  I used the fabric companions from the CD for the images and then cut up a pillow case (brand new one I would add), ironed on the images to the fabric (there is one on the front and one on the back), used some wadding to pad it out, bias binding around the edges, and a bit of elastic to create a closure and there you have it.  You could add sequins, seed beads, ribbon, whatever you fancy to jazz it up a bit, or leave it plain and simple, the images are so gorgeous anyway!

Well, hope you like it, and I'll be back tomorrow with another make from the range to whet your appetite!