Friday, 30 November 2012

The start of a project ...........

Good morning, well what a cold and frostie day it is today but lovely and sunny, but still don't think that I am going to venture out. Today I need to catch up on a few things as I am going to a Debbi Moore craft day tomorrow so its a chance to catch up with friends as well as getting crafty.

As I know that many of you like to make something different, so I thought that I would share with you a little insight into how most of my projects start !!!! I usually see something that starts the thought process and then I start by doing what I call a dry run, making a note of my measures as I go along. I always do this as I hate to waste my good stash :) So here is the start of my latest project and as you can see it does not look too good at the moment but I will share with you the finished design as soon as its finished.

Yeah I know it looks rubbish rofl

Friday, 16 November 2012

Project for Star card using SWALK Pawfect Pals CD Rom

Today I thought that I would share with you a project for my Star Card that I made using the brand new SWALK  Pawfect Pals CD Rom from Crafters Companion. This CD is one of three that Crafters Companion are showing as Pick of the Week on Create and Craft today at 12 o'clock.

You will need :

1 piece of Centura Pearl White card 15.75" x 13.75"
A4 Lightweight Printable card
Swalk CD Rom
6 sheets of A4 white printable paper
1 sheet of 12 x 12 Core'dinations cardPhoto Glue
Ultimate ProScoring tool
Bone Folder
ruler and pencil

1. Take your piece of card measuring 15.75" x 13.75" and on the side that measures 15.75" mark the centre at 7⅞". Then cut out your triangle.

2. Now mark the centre on all of your 3 sides and join to form another triangle.

3. Now at each centre point measure 2.75" at each side and mark with a small pencil mark. Do this on all 3 sides and again join up your pencil marks

4. Now using your Ultimate Pro and scoring tool score all your pencil lines. Fold as shown. This then folds into your Star Card.

5. To decorate the card I printed out, 1 sheet of sentiments, 1 sheet of flower borders, 2 sheets of embellishments and 4 sheets of backing papers. two of each design and onto my printable card one sheet of decoupage.

6. I also decorated these panels on the reverse of the card as they show when folded

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Die Sire Dies from Crafters Companion

Hello all today I thought that I would share with you a couple of things that I made using the fantastic Die Sire Flower Creation Qulling Dies from Crafters Companion. I don't know if you saw Leann Chivers on Create and Craft yesterday with these beautiful dies, but they are a must have and once you start to make them you will not want to stop :)

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Tutorial for Concertina Card for Mulberry Wood Shaped Cards

Well I knew that you would all fall in love with the Mulberry Wood CD Rom from Crafters Companion and I have had a few requests to do a tutorial for the concertina card using the shaped cards on the CD. Sorry it has taken me longer than usual but life is abit hectic at the moment. I have to admit that this card was not my idea I found it on a blog  a couple of years ago and wrote down the instructions and to be honest had forgotten all about it till I was having a tidy up, so I am really sorry that I can't give the lovely person whose blog it was the credit.

You will need:

14 sheets of A4 printable paper from Crafters Companion
6 sheets of A4 printable light weight card from Crafters Companion
1 sheet of A3 white Centura Pearl cardstock from Crafters Companion
3 sheet 12 x 12 Core'dinations cardstock
Mulberry Wood Everyday CD Rom
4 pieces of 12 x 12 Centura Pearl white card stock
Ultimate Pro and Boxer Board from Crafters Companion
Scoring Tool
Double Sided Tape
9 Silver Paperclips
10 Coloured Paperclips
Collall Glue
Collall 3d Glue
Quickie Glue Pen
Piece of ribbon approximately 30" long
small bow

1. First I printed from the Mulberry Wood Everyday CD Rom 4 sheets of backing papers two of each design.
2. Taking your 12 x 12 cardstock cut four pieces to measure 12" x 6.5". Then taking one of these pieces cut it again into three pieces, one measuring 6" x 6.5" and two pieces measuring 2" x 6.50". So you should now have three pieces of card 12" x 6.5", two pieces of card 2" x 6.50" and one piece 6" x 6.50".

3. Then taking your 3 pieces of cardstock measuring 12" x 6.5" and your one piece measuring 6" x 6.5" using your  Ultimate Pro and Boxer Board and  score them at 3" intervals.

4. Now using your scoring tool burnish all your score lines and fold as shown.

5. Take your two pieces of card that measure 6.5" x 2" and score them at 1".

You now need to join your panels together and we do this by using our 2" strips and double sided tape. So put a piece of double sided tape on each 1" strip of the above two pieces of card and join together your two pieces of card that each have four panels and then your two pieces of card that have 4 panels and two panels. You should now have two pieces of card one with 6 panels and one with 8 panels.


Taking your piece of card with 8 panels, starting at the second panel and through to the seventh panel,  from the bottom of the panel and in the centre of the panel cut a 3.5" slit in each of these six panels. I have marked a B to donate that this is the bottom of the panel to make it easier when putting together and it will be covered with backing paper.

7. Take your piece of card with six panels and this time from the top of the panels and in the centre of the panel cut a 3.5" slit in all of the six panels. Again I have just marked the letter T on one of the panels.

8. Now you need to slot your two pieces of card together by using the slits.

9. Once you have slotted your two pieces of card together, take this next bit slowly as you need to concertina the two pieces of card so that it looks like this. Patience may be needed :)

10. This is much easier to decorate whilst it is apart but you will need to mark the panels first. For this I have used 10 coloured paper clips and 9 silver paperclips. So when you take it apart you can put one backing paper on the panels with the silver paperclips and another backing paper on the panels with the coloured paper clips. I have put the coloured ones on the back panels and the silver ones on the front panels. You will see why this is a good idea when you take it apart to decorate.

11. Now leaving on the paperclips carefully take it apart to decorate using your backing papers from the Mulberry Wood Everyday CD Rom.

12. On your lightweight printable card print out 5 designs from the shaped card section of the Mulberry Wood Everyday CD Rom at A4 size and on the reverse side print a matching backing paper. Cut these out. You will need to make these 6.5" in height and as you can see I have cut the width in various sizes with the narrowest being at the front and the widest at the back but this is just personal choice. You will have to cut off quite a bit so that they will fit onto the panels.

13. Now using your Collall glue attach these to the 5 panels on your card. I find it easier to put the glue onto the panel rather than the shaped topper.

14. When your glue has dried concertina your card up again into its folds and you will now have a small white panel left at each end . Using your sheet of A3 Centura Pearl Cardstock cut two pieces of card 6.5" x 6.5" this is for the back and front of the card. Place some of your Collall glue of the white front and back panels and attach your 6.5" panels.

15. Print of a sheet of your chosen decoupage onto light weight printable card. Cut out and using your Collall 3D glue layer up your decoupage and leave to dry. On the front of the card in the centre place a piece of double sided tape horizontally and attach your ribbon.  From the Mulberry Wood Everyday CD Rom print off your matching backing paper and using your core'dination card matt and layer onto the front of your card. I have added another piece of ribbon and used my quickie glue pen to add some glitter but again this is just personal choice.

16. I then matt and layered my core'dinations and backing paper for the inside of the front cover. I printed of a sheet of the embellishments to match my front cover size A5 and again using my quickie glue pen glittered the tag and added a small bow

17. Again matt and layer your card and backing paper for the back page of your card and add an insert and verse.