Monday, 23 January 2012

Project using my amazing Ecraft Machine

Morning all well here is the project that I posted on the Ecraft Group facebook page that I promised yesterday. I made this into a large exploding box and put a picture of the fishing shed on the front. I got this idea from visiting Paperlane Craft shop in Northallerton and thought it would be an idea project for my lovely Ecraft machine from Crafters Companion. I used the brick papers from the Cute Companions Summer Stories (Outdoor) from Crafters Companion and the stamped image is from their SWALK range of stamps and of course I coloured it in using my Spectrum Noir pens. The shed was cut using an SVG file from Spring Birdhouses and the picket fence was from Miss Vicki's Cutting Crazy blog. The fishing rod was from a Cricut cartridge called Just Because cards. The tree has been cut from Fundamentals 1 cartridge on my Ecraft machine again from Crafters companion and the leaves on the tree have been cut with a Spellbinders die Floral Flourishes .

Friday, 13 January 2012

New ECraft Group from Crafters Companion

Well heard some fantastic news yesterday Crafters Companion have started a new facebook group called "Get Crafty with Ecraft Group, so here is the link :

So why not pop over and check it out. The idea is to share hints and tips and help will always be at hand if you need any questions answered. The Ecraft is an amazing machine you can do so many things with it from making shaped cards, cutting borders, mat and layering all your shapes, cutting flowers and swirls and all your embellishment and the best thing of all is that is doesn't need a cutting mat !!!!! Here is a little something I made just using my Ecraft and some Core'dinations card which I sprayed with Spray and Sparkle both from Crafters Companion.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Strawberry Kisses - not long to go now !!!

OMG what a terrible night it was last night I thought that we were going to get blown away and the rain :(. Anyway onto something much more pleasant, tomorrow is the day the Crafters Companion launch the Strawberry Kisses range on Create and Craft at 12pm so make sure that you have a cup of tea ready and everyone is out of the house.

I loved this image so much that I thought that I would keep the card nice and simple. I used Centura Pearl Pastels card for the base and then Core'dinations for the mat and layer. As always I used the fab Spectrum Noirs and the colours I used are :

Shoe TB1 TB2
Kitten PP3 PL1 PP1
Sole and Heel IG1 IG2 IG4
Ribbon BT4

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Leann has a surprise !!!!!

Well there are only two more sleeps to go before the launch of Strawberry Kisses from Crafters Companion  and Leann has an amazing surprise to give away, not only can you win the Strawberry Kisses CD and Stamps but Leann is now also giving away a pad of  Core’dination’s SO MOD .

All you have to do, is, leave a comment on her post telling her which of the stamps from the new range is your favourite and why, and then leave her a link to either your blog or Facebook page, or what ever you have…. where you have linked to this post and explained that I have a competition to win a pad of Core’dination’s SO MOD, and link to her post here.  It’s worth 29.99 so it’s well worth winning :)
to see all the other amazing samples from the  DT, so don't forget to tune into Create and Craft on Friday at 12 o'clock. But of course more importantly to give yourself a chance to win the CD and 12 stamps go over to the Crafters Companion Blog and enter the Inspirational Hop.

Today I am going to share with you one of my favourite images I don't normally use green but it just seemed to go :) and I love the strawberries they make great embellishments and I use Glossy Accents to make them stand out abit more. For the base of the card I used Core'dinations Pastels cardstock and the following Spectrum Noirs to colour with :

Dog and Kitten TN2 FS6 PL1 CR8
Cushion DR3 DG2 DG4.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Don't forget to enter the Competition !!!!!

Wow what a windy day it is today have just been to the post box and nearly got blown away. Well here is my sneak peak for today and I hope that you have all been over to the CraftersCompanion Blog to enter the competition to be in with a chance of winning the new launch of Strawberry Kisses CD and 12 sets of stamps, this is such a lovely collection and just suits all occasions.

If you would like to see the full details please check out my post on the 1st January.

I coloured this image with the lovely Spectrum Noir pens and the ribbon slider is from the CD. The colours that I used for this image are :

Kitten PP1,PP3,PL1
Bag BT1,BT2,CT1

Don't forget to check out all the other DT amazing creations.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Wow a great start to 2012

Well today I got a lovely surprise I found that I had one the challenge over of the Paperlane Blog. This is my favourite craft shop which is in Northallerton and run by a lovely lady called Caz. This is an aladdin's cave of goodies and they also run fantastic Molly Bloom workshops so if you are passing don't forget to pop in and say hello.

Another Sneak Peak - Strawberry Kisses

Well the holidays are nearly over now but at least we have the launch of the new range of Strawberry Kisses on Friday 6th January from Crafters Companion. This is such a lovely range and the DT have such fun working with this I just know that you are going to love it.
Well to celebrate Crafters Companion are doing a "Inspirational Hop" over on their blog, so why not pop over there now and start hopping. For all the details of the competition check out by blog post for yesterday.

This stamp is called Birthday Kitten and I used the following Spectrum Noir colours:

Kitten FS6, PP3
Cake Top PP3, PL1
Candle  PP3, PP1,CT2
Cake Case CT1,CT2,LV2

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow for another sneak peak.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Crafters Companion Inspiration "Hop" Strawberry Kisses.

Well today is the day I can reveal that Crafters Companion are starting the New Year with a bang, launching the first of a new range, with artwork designed by the creator of Humphrey's Corner - Sally Hunter. The Strawberry Kisses range (including twelve stamps and a co-ordinating CD-ROM) will be Pick of the Week on Create & Craft from Midday on Friday!
To celebrate the launch, Crafter's Companion have organised an inspiration 'hop' around some of the Design Team's blogs! If you have landed here from Wendy's blog then you are hopping in the right direction. If not then you can pop over to the Crafter’s Companion News blog to start at the beginning.

To continue the inspiration hop, you need to head over to Louise's blog.

Everyone on the Design Team had so much fun creating with this new stamp range from Crafter’s Companion and to celebrate the launch of these stunning new collections on Friday 6th January Crafter's Companion are also giving you the chance to win:

All twelve new Strawberry Kisses stamps and a co-ordinating papercrafting CD-ROM!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this great prize is visit the Crafter’s Companion News Views and Inspiration Blog to leave a comment about the range. On Friday January 6th, Crafter's Companion will pick one comment at random, to win the prize.

Keep popping back each day this week to see more sneak peeks!

So here is my sneak peak for today. For this sneak peak I am used the lovely Flower Power stamp. For the card base I used pale blue card from Pastels Core'dination and for the matt and layer I used pale yellow again from the Pastels Core'dinations, I just love this cardstock you can use it for everything. I stamped the image onto a spellbinders die cut and used some gems and flowers from my crafty stash.

To colour the image I used Spectrm Noir pens from Crafters Companion and I have listed below the colours I used.

For the Kitten;

PL1, PP3 and FS6


TB1,TB2 and TB3


CT1,CT4,GB5 and GB10

To otline the image


Dont. forget to pop back tomorrow for another sneak peak.