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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, 10 June 2017

Dome Front Card

Morning!! Did you catch the launch yesterday? Leann will be back this morning at 9am with more of these lovely dies.
This is a large dome front card, made using the Spring Garden dies. I used Matt Black card with one of the Centura Pearl Metallic Golds. 
The embossing is using the A4 Sugar and Spice Delicate Floral folder, with highlights of the embossing brought out with Pebeo Empire Gold Gilding Wax. The inside sentiment is Classiques Only Words Happy Birthday, and I used the 1" Alphabet dies for "Mum".

Be sure to tune in this morning.


Friday, 9 June 2017

Butterfly Easel Card

Afternoon! Not long now until the launch of these fantastic new Create a Card dies at 6pm. 
This one is an easel card using the Flutterby dies. I used Centura Pearl Hint of Gold, with the September 2016 website download of the month printed on the back. The sentiment is also from that download.

I embossed some of the card with Embossalicious Sugar and Spice A4 Delicate Floral folder.

Don't forget to tune in at 6pm today.

Pop Out Card

Morning. Today I have another share made with the fantastic new Crafter's Companion Die'sire Create a Card dies. This one is a pop out card made using the Spring Garden set.

I used a Kraft card as the base, and combined it with papers from the Sara Signature Shabby Chic 6x6 pad. To add a bit of texture and interest to the Kraft card, I used Distress Crayons (Vintage Photo, Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet) before washing with water and die cutting. 

The sentiment on the front of the card is cut using Die'sire Essentials Only Words Special Friend.
The pop out part is also Kraft card with the Shabby Chic papers, and the flower decorations are also from the Spring Garden set.

Keep your eyes out for the shows on Hochanda - coming soon.


Thursday, 8 June 2017

Gilded Box

This afternoon I have a gorgeous gilded box made with one of Crafter's Companion new Die'sire Create a Card. This one is using the Hallelujah die made with Matt Black card. 
After cutting the two sheets of card to size I covered one with Stick It, then scored it with the box lid part of the Scoremaster, After cutting the box top with the die, I peeled off the Stick It backing and covered it with gilding flakes.

I backed the lid with a piece of acetate, and then glued the lid and base of the box. I added ribbon, sparklers and embellishments to the box to finish off.


Internal Box Card

Morning. Back today with another make using the new Create a Card dies. This one is the Flutterby die set - which of course has gorgeous butterflies with it.
So, this one is made from Centura Pearl Snow White Hint of Silver, on the back of which I printed a couple of the green Fabric Papers from Crafter's Inspiration 13. 
I added a few flowers using Die'sire Essentials Flowers for All Occasions 3, and the leaves from the Sara Signature English Country Garden Lazy Daisy die set. The sentiment is Classiques Only Words.
Watch out for the shows on Hochanda coming soon.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Brand New Create a Card Dies

Evening all!! Been a little while since I posted - but have some fantastic sneak peeks to share of the new Crafter's Companion Die'sire Create a Card dies. 
What's different about these, is that they come in two separate parts. So it makes them really versatile. And really helped in creating this K-Card. This particular die is called Spring Garden, and comes with two embellishment dies as well as the two main parts of the Create a Card.
As well as the die, I used the largest of the Die'sire Essentials Circles dies, with the Classiques Only Words "Thank You" sentiment. The base is made from Centura Pearl Snow White Hint of Silver card, with papers from Sara Signature 6x6 Shabby Chic paper pad.

Be sure to look out for the launch of these new dies on Hochanda at the weekend.