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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 7 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Cupcakes and Butterflies!!

A couple of cards this morning. The first is made with one of the card frames, cut down to make the circle topper. I embossed the 6x6 Birthday Cupcake folder onto Core'dinations, sanded it back and fussy cut it out.
I also used the sentiment, bow and flower that came with the card frame, with a few pearls for decoration on the cupcake.

For the second card, I cut the card frame down again, to make the topper. This time I embossed Core'dinations card with the 6x6 Love Birds folder, sanded it back and fussy cut round the outside. 
 Make sure that you tune in at 5pm today to see Sara with the last of the 4 day deal shows. Cxxx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Cucakes and Pencils!!

Good morning!! Not long until Leann is back on Create and Craft with the gorgeous Sugar and Spice collection of Embossing Folders and the new CD.
For this card, I embossed some Neenah Solar White Card with the 6x6 Birthday Cupcake folder. I then used my Spectrum Noir pencils (pink 31/32, blue 67/74, yellow 84/85) and blending solution to colour it in. 

The image at the bottom is from the toppers set, and the matching papers are from the CD. The flowers at the top are cut with the new Die'sire Forget Me Not 3D flower die.

Make sure you tune in later to see more of the great samples from the team!!

Take care,
Cxxx

Monday, 17 November 2014

Going large!!!

Good evening!! Have been working on a project tonight - but have given up as half way through I realised I made a fundamental error with measurements!! So, it'll be back to the drawing board tomorrow.
But in the meantime here's another Sugar and Spice card. This is a large A4 card made from an A3 piece of Centura Pearl Hint of Silver. I used one of the Topper Companions, and printed it twice so I could decoupage the cakes - after spraying them with Pearl Diamond Spray and Sparkle. The papers are printed onto Satin Finish Paper, and I embossed another piece of Centura Pearl with the 8x8 Cakes Galore folder. 
The 3D bow is from the CD - with a bit of ribbon from my stash. And the numbers are cut with Die'sire 3" Numbers - and also embossed. I treated myself to the 3" Alphabet and Numbers recently when they were on offer - and they are a perfect size for this card. The little embellishment in the top corner is made using my Epiphany Round 25 - with a bubble cap.

Well, that's all for tonight! Hopefully my brain will be in gear tomorrow and I will be able to sort out tonight's little mess!!

Take care,
Cxxx

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Sugar and Spice!!

Good evening!! Have been so busy doing 'catch up' jobs, lesson prep and having a little play with some crafty stash, that I forgot to blog earlier!! Tomorrow is the launch of the Sugar and Spice CD to complement the embossing folders - and also of the new quilling and 3D flower dies. 

Am going to share two cards with you - both in the same gorgeous blue and lilac colour way. The first is this A5 tent fold card, using one of the Card Companion images. I printed the papers that matched onto Satin Finish paper, and used Centura Pearl Fresh Blue and Purple from the Pastels collection. I embossed the Blue with the A4 Floral Trellis folder.
The flower is made from the new Blossom Quilling die, using the Purple Centura Pearl, and the blue patterned paper. I cut two pieces of each colour, and stuck the two pieces together, staggering the petals. I started with a piece cut with the Stamen die, quilled that up, then added the blue around it, then the purple.

The second card is a twisted easel card. This is another Card Companion - this time circular. Again, the matching papers were printed on Satin Finish - and I used the Fresh Blue again, this time with Hint of Silver.
The Blue Centura was embossed with the A4 Delicate Floral folder, and the flowers are cut using the new Forget Me Not die. I added little paper flowers from my stash on to the top.

Make sure you tune in tomorrow at 8am to see Leann launch the new CD and all the great dies.

Back tomorrow - probably be a late one again!!
Take care,
Cxxx

Saturday, 15 November 2014

It's been framed!!

Good morning!! Yay - it's the weekend!! Has felt like a very long week - but I bet the weekend with go in a flash!! Anyway, it means that it's not long now until the launch of the Sugar and Spice CD, along with some fantastic new quilling and floral dies.
One of the features of the CD are the frame cards. Each comes with the box frame, and two options for the image. I printed this one onto Centura Pearl Hint of Gold. For the background, I printed a couple of the papers from the CD onto Satin Finish Paper, and embossed more Centura Pearl with the gorgeous 8x8 Elegant Orchid folder. 
The flowers are cut with one of the new 3D Classique Floral dies - this one is called Lace Bloom - and comes with the little swirly leaf too. The lettering is cut Die'sire 1" Alphabet dies - both upper and lower case. 

Still loads more to share - so keep an eye out - both from me and from the rest of the DT.
Take care,
Cxxxx

Friday, 14 November 2014

Sugar and Spice - Definitely Nice!!

Well - had a day off from blogging yesterday, but am back today with something new!! Launching on Monday on Create and Craft is a new CD to go with the recently released Sugar and Spice Embossing folders. There are also a 6 new Quilling dies, and 3 new Classiques flower dies.
I made the 8x8 card base using CC Black Matt card. The image in the corner and the sentiment are from one of the Card Companions on the new CD, as are all the gorgeous papers. 

I embossed Centura Pearl Hint of Silver with the A4 Floral Trellis and 8x8 Elegant Orchid folders to use for matting and layering with the papers and black card.

For the bunch of flowers, I used two of the new Quilling Dies - Blossom and Petals to make the large flowers - and sprayed them with Pearl Diamond Spray and Sparkle. The smaller flowers in the background are cut with two of the Classiques Flower dies - Forget Me Not and Lace Bloom. The little black leaf swirls are also from the Lace Bloom - and the ones by the ribbon are from Forget Me Not.

Keep an eye out for all the great inspiration from the Design Team on FB and on their blogs.

Take care,
Cxxx

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

A Giant Tag!!

Morning. Something other than a card today. This might look like an ordinary tag, but actually it's the length of an A4 piece of card. So I suppose it's a giant tag.
I used the 'Lucky You' stamp on Neenah Desert Storm and coloured it with Spectrum Noir pens - Bebunni: IG1, 2, 4, 6, PP1; Horseshoe: IB1, 2, 3; Clover: CG1, 2, 3, 4. 

The base tag is from an A4 sheet of Kraft card. I printed papers from the CD onto Parchment Paper and combined them with some Core'dinations card to cover the tag, and mat and layer the stamp and sentiment. 

To add a bit of interest, cut a piece of Kraft card with my Die'sire Aurora Create a Card die. A few pearl and some ribbon completed the tag.

Before I go, thanks to all the new 'likers' on my FB page - and the new followers on Pinterest. It's great to have your company.

Don't forget to tune into Create and Craft at 11am and 6pm for more Bebunni Floral!!
Take care,
Cxxx