Thursday, 28 June 2012

Only one more sleep to go !!!!

Well again it is a dark and rainy day here but at least the thought of the launch of the new Mulberry Wood from Crafters Companion is keeping me smiling. Today I thought that I would share with you another stamped image from the collection and although I am a CD crafter at heart I have really fallen in love with these stamps :)

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Not long know till Friday !!!!

Morning all well its only 2 more sleeps to go and I am getting really excited, I can't wait to see all the other DT's amazing cards. If you pop over to the Crafters Companion site and sign in to the project section you can see two amazing projects by Jane and Margaret. Today for a change I thought I would share with you a card I made using the CD Rom and again this is a new section on the CD and there are so many things you could make with them.

Don't forget to check out the blog hop, see my post on 25th June for more details.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Mulberry Wood New Launch another Sneak Peek

Well for once it is a lovely bright and sunny day, so my poor washer is going to be worn out by the end of the day. But who could be sad when the branch new launch from Crafters Companion is only 3 more sleeps away. This is an amazing set of stamps and CD rom which I know you are all going to love. Don't forget to check out my post yesterday to enter into the blog hop with a chance to win these amazing crafting goodies and whilst you are hopping check out the other DT fantastic creations.

I just love the fact that one of the brand new features on the CD is images to match up with your Epiphany tool !!!!

Monday, 25 June 2012

Chrsitmas in Mulberry Wood branch new launch and Blog Hop

As many of you know, Christmas starts in June for many papercrafters, so Crafter's Companion are starting to feel a little festive, launching the first of a new range, with artwork designed by artist Ian Hallows. The ‘Christmas in Mulberry Wood’ range (including six stamps, co-ordinating CD-ROM and two papercrafting collections by Hunkydory) will be Pick of the Week on Create & Craft from Midday on Friday!

To celebrate the launch, Crafter's Companion have organised a Blog Hop around some of the Design Team's blogs! If you have landed here from Beth's blog then you are hopping in the right direction. If not then you need to pop over to the Crafter’s Companion News blog to begin.

Everyone on the Design Team had so much fun creating with this new range from Crafter’s Companion and to celebrate the launch of these stunning new collections on Friday 29th June you have the chance to win the brand new 'Christmas in Mulberry Wood' CD-ROM.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this great prize is visit each blog in order and then go back to the Crafter’s Companion News Views and Inspiration Blog to leave a comment about the range and the sneak peeks you’ve seen. On Friday June 29th, Crafter's Companion will pick two comments at random, to win the prize.

From here, you need to hop to Bianca's blog.

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

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Tutorial Double Fold Pop Out Card - A-May-Zing Christmas

Hi, I posted this card a few weeks ago and I thought I would share the tutorial with you as I have used the new A-May-Zing Christmas CD from the lovely Nigel May, and I am so proud to be part of his design team. So here goes :

Items used:

5 A4 sheets of Centura Pear Card
Nigel Mays Amaz-zing Christmas CD
pencil and ruler
craft knife and cutting mat
Bone Folder
Collal Glue
2 sheets of 3d toppers
5 sheets of backing paper
1 A4 insert with verse
4 sheets of A4 mirri board
spellbinders dies
martha stewart punch
gems from my crafting stash
about half a metre of thin ribbon
1 sheet of printed borders
2 sheets of image toppers

1. Print your choosen design onto your 2 sheets of Centura Pearl card and trim to 27.5cm x 20cm. Now fold this is half and then fold each section in half again and burnish all folds. Turn your card over so that the printed side is facing down and in the two centre panels starting at the top measure and place a small mark at the following intervals, 1", ½" , 1", ½" , 1", ½", 1" , ½" and 1". Now using your craft knife and cutting matt, cut these lines on the two centre panels only. Now starting at the top fold your first panel using a valley fold, the next fold using a mountain fold and carry on in this manner into all panels have been folded. Burnish all your folds.

2. Take two pieces of your white Centura Pearl card and trim to measure 27.5cm x 20cm. Now fold in half and then fold one section in half again. Now trim off one of the small panels and fold and burnish along the half fold line. Do exactly the same with your second piece of card. Now taking one of these pieces of card and one of your pieces of card with the cut out panels ,place the two smaller panels side by side, you will see I have marked these A & B. Now place the B panel over the A panel and stick together using a wet glue, as this makes it easier to get in the right place. Do the same with your second two pieces of card and let to dry.

3. Now turn both these pieces over so that the pattern side is facing down and butt the cut out panels together, join these with strips of double sided tape to keep in place. Cut two pieces of white Centura Pearl card 5.5" x 7⅞", now glue one of these over the two panels you have just butted together , this will hide the join and do the same of the reverse side. BEFORE YOU GLUE THESE INTO PLACE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CARD WILL FOLD, BECAUSE IF THEY ARE SLIGHTLY TOO WIDE IT WILL NOT ALLOW THE CARD TO CLOSE PROPERLY.

4. The next step is to make up the front two front panels, I have made both mine the same but that is just personal choice. Glue these onto your two front panels.

5. Now to work on the inside. For the two smaller panels inside use two of the borders from the CD and matt and layer these onto some mirri board.

6. To decorate the larger two panels on the inside, mat and layer your baking paper onto some mirri card and place a gem into each corner. Print out a sheet of image toppers and chose A5 size. I used a larger topper and two smaller ones mat and layered again onto mirri board. Now make another one of these and glue these onto the inside panels of your card.

7. Now chose your insert and verse for the card and print this as A4 size. Trim to fit the centre of your card and glue into place.

I hope that you enjoy making this card as much as I did, but if you have any questions please just ask.

Thanks for looking xxx

Monday, 18 June 2012

Nigel Mays Crafting into Christmas - Not long now !!!

Morning all well for once it is a lovely bright and sunny day, which is just how I am feeling as it is only one more sleep until the launch of Nigel May's Crafting into Christmas on Create and Craft at 9pm tomorrow night and believe me this is one not to be missed. There are some very exciting new things on the CD and the stamps are gorgeous, every thing you will need to make your Christmas cards. Today my sneak peek if one of the lovely stamps and bvelieve me the rest are fantastic as well. Oh and don't forget that Crafters Companion are giving you the chance to win the full set so just click HERE to find out more.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Nigel May's Crafting into Christmas 2nd sneak Peek

Morning all well today I am sharing with you my second sneak peek for the absolutely amazing Nigel May's Crafting into Christmas A-May-Zing CD and stamps that will be launch on Create and Craft at 9pm next Tuesday. Also don't forget to enter the competition to win the full set over on Crafters Companion just click here

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

First Sneak Peek for the A-May-Zing Craft into Christmas CD-ROM

Wow this is another amazing chance to get you hands on one of Nigel May A-May-Zing CD and stamp set collection, but this time it is in the theme of Christmas and I think that this one is even more amazing than the last - well if that possible. Today I am going to share with you my first sneak peek and keep your eyes out on the Crafters Companion website for this tutorial !!!. As always the fantastic team at Crafters Companion are giving you the chance to win the the whole Craft into Christmas range! Just click here to find out more .

This new range is launched on Create and Craft at 9pm next Tuesday the 19th June, so don't forget to put the date in your diary.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Ecraft Project Flower Card

Well here is another card I made using Eileen (my Ecraft machine), hope you like it.

You will need:

A3 card stock 1 sheet White
SVG file from Me Mine - Love Card
A4 card - Centura Pearl Pastels from Crafters Companion
Satin Finish Paper from Crafters Companion
A4 Printable White card 1 sheet from Crafters Companion
12 x 12 yellow Core'dinations card bright (yellow)
Swalk Two CD from Crafters Companion
Brown Candi dots from Craftwork Cards x 4
Fundamentals 2
Quickie Glue Pen
Foam Pads
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mustard Seed

Once you have opened your ecraftshop Pro software as we are going to can the size of our mat you will need to open a New Project and alter the size of the mat to 12 " by 24 ".

Bring onto your mat the SVG file Be Mine - Love Card. Leaving your aspect ratio button off turn your card around and alter the size to 7.18" wide by 14" high. Cut out and glitter the edges.

Taking a new mat cut out a square for your first mat using the shapes on the toolbar on the left hand side and layer High 6.12" x 6.30" wide. For this I used pale lemon from the Centura Pearl pastels collection from Crafters Companion.

Taking your chosen paper cut your next square High 5.87" x 6.05 wide. The paper I used is printed from the SWALK 2 CD from Crafters Companion, Co-ordinates 1 design 10 colour 5. I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mustard Seed. Mat this onto your pale lemon square. Now glue these onto your card base.

Using the same White card as used for the base, I cut out 4 scalloped squares again from the Be Mine SVG Love Card Panel One. For some reason this appears to be wider than required but if you use the sizes stated here everything will mat and layer, however if you use your own scalloped square you will need to half the dimensions for all your squares by half width wise. Alter the Panel One SVG file to 5.00" wide to 2.50" high and cut out 4 of these. Again using your Quickie glue pen glitter the edges.

Now from the pale lemon Centura Pearl card cut out 4 scalloped squares 4.50" wide by 2.25" high. Using foam pads stick these onto your white scalloped squares.

Using your printed paper cut out another 4 scalloped squares this time 4.25" wide by 2.00" high. Again distress edges with Tim Holtz distressing ink Mustard Seed. Now mat this onto pale lemon Centura Pearl scalloped squares.

Taking your yellow Core'dinations card cut out four flowers using your Fundamentals 2 SD card  from the flower tops section image 5 Poinsettia background 1.97" wide by 2.00" high. Print onto your white printable card, again I used the same backing paper as before and cut out another four flowers. Gently distress the edge of the petals of the flowers cut from Core'dinations and using your quickie glue pen glitter the petals of the flowers cut from your light printable card, shape the petals and layer these together and put a brown Candi dot in the centre.

Taking your layered flowers glue them onto the four small layered squares and attach to your base card.

To make your centre greeting out of your plain white card cut a scalloped square 4.50" wide by 2.25" high.

Your next scalloped square is cut from the pale lemon Centura Pearl card 4.25" wide by 2.25" high.
Your last scalloped square needs to have the greeting added, I cut this from my printed backing paper. Change the size of your scalloped square to 4.00" wide by 1.75" high. Click onto your mat and on the left hand side tool bar click onto the text button, I used the Monotype Corsiva font type the word Happy and change the size to 1.10" wide by 0.63" high, now click onto the draw button on the top toolbar and your text will change to purple, move this into your scalloped square. Now do the same and type the word Birthday, alter the size to 1.20" wide by 0.83" high, again click onto the draw button to turn the word purple and move this into the scalloped square. Click onto the cut button on your top toolbar and send to your Ecraft machine.

Gliiter the edges of your white scalloped square and distress the edges of your scalloped square cut from the backing paper and mat and layer these the same as before.

Attach these four scalloped decorated squares to your mat and layered card base.

Place foam pads onto the back of your layered greeting and place in the middle on the card.

Thank you for popping over to my blog, hope you enjoy making this as much as I did
Pam x