Thursday, 21 July 2011

First Birthday Card for 2012

Yes you did read right I have made my first birthday card for 2012, although I have not even started my Christmas cards for this year, but this was so cute that I thought I would share it with you. I made the base from some A2 white card that I had in my stash together with some papers also from my stash, thought I would try and use something up as the pile just keeps growing !!!! This is for my niece Kate who just loves to craft and I always spend a day with her in the school holidays and always have fun.

Spectrum Noir Pens - Only One More Sleep to Go !!!!

Well this is what everyone has been waiting for the new Spectrum Noir pens from Crafters Companion. These pens are alcohol based markers that been designed with crafters in mind.

Watch this video from Leann to find out more

Each pen is double-ended, with a broad chisel nib for large area fills and a fine bullet tip for detailed work. These pens come at the fabulous price of just £6.99 for six pens,  they come in colour themed sets so you won't struggle to work out which pens of the same colour will blend nicely. Each of the six pen sets come with three cool tones and three warm tones, so you'll always be able to find the colours you need!

There are 168 colours available in total, providing a true 'spectrum'. The ink is fast drying too, so you'll not smudge your work when blending!

These pens were the talk of the Doncaster show at the weekend and as from tomorrow they will be available to purchase from Crafters Companion. So keep your eye out on their web site as over the coming days as they will be showing you some step by step colouring tutorials and samples of how to use these gorgeous pens.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Hangbag card - This one's for Wendy

Today my post is for my blogger friend Wendy,  (check out her blog Purple Crazy ), who was the lovely lady who helped me when I was setting up my blog. She asked me yesterday for some instructions for the stepper card I made and I must be honest when I wrote them down, I got myself in abit of a pickle, so that one is for a later date. So, instead Wendy I hope that you like this one as much. I made this handbag card yesterday, well more of a gift really, whilst playing with a piece of 12 x 12 core'dinations cardstock which of course I bought from Crafters Companion. So as this is not too complicated for me to write the instruction I thought that I would share it with you. This is such an easy card to make but, I must admit the decorating of the card took the most time, but the good thing about that is, that you can decide on how much or little you would like to decorate it, I got abit carried away and did both sides.

To make this I used:

Popcorn Pals CD's one and two from Crafters Companion
Spellbinders dies
Flowers and brads from my stash
Martha Stewart punch for the hearts
4 Joy crafts die for the flowers.
Boxer board and Ultimate Pro from Crafters Companion for your scoring
Plenty of Glue
Piece if Core'dinations 12 x 12 cardstock
Small Velcro fastener

You will need to score your piece of 12 x 12  Core'dinations cardstock every 4" both ways this will give you a set of 9 squares, I have used my Ultimate Pro and Boxer Board for this. The four corner squares need to be scored diagonally across the square from the outer corner to the inner corner. On the two outside middle panels mark the centre point and score to the inner corners of the square. I have taken some photos to show you how I have scored the card which hopefully will make the instruction make more sense. All your score lines need to be folded and scored well with your bone folder and every fold needs to be a valley fold. For the handles I have used a strip of 1" card and secured with a brad and glue and the fastening strap is 0.75" wide again secured with a brad and glue and a Velcro fastener.

I am entering this into the following:

Make it Monday - Favourite Project
Charizma - All About Flowers
Craft Your Passion - Just for You
KB Challenge - Something Cute
Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Summertime

Thanks for stopping by.

Pam xx

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Stepper Card with a Difference

Well I hope that you all managed to get you Popcorn Pals from Crafters Companion yesterday, believe me they are definately worth the wait. Today I thought that I would share with you another card I made using the Popcorn Pals, I was making a normal stepper card when I sudden had a brain storm, and believe me I don't get them very often. I was just messing about with the template that I had cut out from some copier paper to see what different styles I could make and then one suddenly came into my head so I hope that you like it.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Popcorn Pals Well todays the day !!!

Well today is the day you have been waiting for, the new launch from Crafters Companion of the Popcorn Pals, double CD and stamp set. Wow this is amazing the images and backing papers are out of this world, and the stamps are so cute, you will not know where to start crafting. Today I am posting a card that I have made using the CD only and a few embellishments from my own stash. Why don't you check out the other DT's blogs for more inspiration and the Crafters Companion Blog, News Views and Inpsiration. Don't forget this will only be available to members so go across to the website to check out the amazing deals.

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Popcorn Pals Sneak Peak

Well tomorrow is the day that you can get your hands on Popcorn Pals and wow you won't be disappointed I think this is one of the best ranges that Crafters Companion have done. This launch is especially for you guys, the Crafter's Companion members - it's not going to be telly just yet as we wanted to keep it special for you! The range consists of a twinset CD-ROM and four stamp sets. The CD-ROM will normally retail for £29.99 and the stamps for £5.99 each...but in typical Crafter's Companion style, they are offering you a fantastic launch special so keep your eyes on their website !!!!

Anyway here is my posting for today, I used both the stamps and the CD's to make this, I wanted to make it a gift as well as a card. I thought that this would be idea for a childs first birthday, as the blocks hold all the letters of the alphabet and also number 0 to 9. I used both my cricut and ecraft to make this, together with spellbinders

Monday, 4 July 2011

Using up my Scraps

Morning all well another fantastic sunny day here, have been up since about 6 this morning, seems such a waste to be in bed when the sun is shining. Today I thought that I would share with you a card that I made from my scraps of Tim Holtz Core'dinations card from Crafters Companion. I must admit I did get this idea from an old magazine and just altered it to my own design. This is great to use up your odd scraps of card, and I used my Darice embossing folders again from Crafters Companion and sanded then with a sanding block, this makes the embossing just pop of the page.

I am also entering this into the Polka Doodles Challenge 26 - Home Sweet Home

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Tim Holtz Core'dinations

Wow I hope that you have been watching the POW on Create and Craft, they are showing the new range of cardstock from Tim Holtz and I have been lucky enough to have been able to play with it, as the lovely Sara from Crafters Companion sent me some cardstock and embossing folders, and boy did I have some fun. This is the first time I have ever done this style of card I must admit I normally do pastel colours and pretty flowers. So I thought that as I had not been posting for a while, today I would show you two items that I have made using the cardstock and Darico Embossing folders both from Crafters Companion