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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 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.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Here we go again!! Sneaky Peek Time!!! Day 1

It's time for a something new and exciting from Crafter's Companion!! Next weekend (24th and 25th May) Create and Craft's Weekender sees the launch of a fab new Crafter's Companion CD and card kit called Halycon Days. If you love patchwork and chintzy designs combined with gorgeous images then this is for you!! The colour palette is perfect for summer.

Here is my first sneak peek of the week!! It's from the CD - and is a Tri Fold Shutter Card. This is a new fold for me - and I really rather like it.
On this CD the design papers provide an amazing range of florals, and the co-ordinating papers provide dots, stripes, ginghams and other gorgeous patterns.  

For this card I printed a coffee coloured ditsy floral co-ordinating paper onto CC printable parchment paper, and the pink gingham and blue stripes onto Satin Finish paper. The beach hut and coastal scene images are all from the Toppers section printed on Light Printable Card. 

For matting and layering I used pink and blue from Core'dinations So Mod and some CC Kraft card! In the middle section I embossed the Kraft card with the 6x6 Beach Huts folder, and on the right hand side I embossed it with the 6x6 Clouds folder. All the other Kraft card mats were embossed with the 8x8 Knit One Pearl One folder. 

The bunting and sentiments are from the CD, and I finished it all off with some ribbon and pearls. 

There's loads more to come this week - so look out for daily posts!! And I'm still working on more samples - so I will be crafting and blogging all week.

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Be back tomorrow!! 


  1. I have this kit and it has just sat in a drawer as I've no idea how to use it. So pleased I found this, now I will have a starting point.

    1. Glad you found it Deborah! Hope the posts help. Cxxx


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