Sunday, 30 August 2015

Just playing

Well, I've had a very busy week off work and spent some time with the most AMAZING people to celebrate the upcoming 10th Birthday of Crafters Companion, I say busy, but when you spend most of 2 days in a car driving, that kind of uses up your time & I also needed a day to recover!

Anyway, I'm back to it now and managed to get together with an old crafty buddy back in Plymouth, it was lovely to see Sharon & I hope we can get together more often now, it's been waaaay too long.  I even made a card!

I recently ordered the gilding waxes from Crafters Companion, and in order to make use of the discount code I had, I also ordered some embossing folders, which like any good crafter stayed in their packet being stroked and cooed at every time I went past.  Well, I finally got them out of their packets yesterday, labeled them up so I know which is which in future and decided to make a card using one of them.

This card uses the Wood Grain embossing folder, and I actually used the cardboard back of the packet as it has such a lovely colour to it.  I then used the Renaissance Gold gilding wax over the top and cut this into 6cm squares, I layered these up with Coredinations from the Neutrals set and cut out the leaves using the Diesire Wildflower Trio (again with card from the Neutrals set), the sentiment is from the Sentimentals Nature set which I stamped (memento Rich Cocoa) onto a frame cut using the Nouveaux Stamping Frame, which was inked using Brushed Corduroy distress ink.

Well, anyway hope you like it & hopefully I'll be back soon with more to show you - I have another Crafty buddy, Alison due over this afternoon so we'll see what else I can get made!



Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Where does the time go?

Wow! its been ages since my last post - sorry about that, before you know it it'll be time to start singing carols again.

Speaking of which, have you started making your Christmas cards yet?  I don't think I ever really stop, can't help it, Christmas is my favourite time of year, and Crafters Companion are releasing today a really fabulous and quirky CD from the fabulously talented Abigail Mills with a Christmas theme, it's called Romany Christmas and there are also four stamp sets with some amazing characters.

My make will actually be a tutorial on the website, so if you like the look of this one you should be able to re-create it (I will happily share how to do things if there is ever anything you want to know, just get in touch).

This is a waterfall card using a section from the CD called 'Blended Tags', there are some incredible images, which will make fabulous quick toppers for cards, or like here, you can use them in combination, the backing papers are to die for - oh who am I kidding! the whole CD is just outstanding (as always).

Anyway, hope you can tune in later to Fiona on Create and Craft (4 p.m.) for the One Day Wonder.