Thursday, 28 July 2016

Blog hop

Welcome to my very first blog hop hosted by Sara Davies at Crafters Companion.

The Inspirers design team are so excited for the brand new launch of Saras Signature Contemporary Christmas collection on the 6th August 2016,  I am so privileged to be part of this team and able to join in the crafters companion blog hop.  You can join in with the fun too and preview the new collection for yourself and if you are lucky you can win an item from Saras new Contemporary Christmas collection, one lucky person will win the entire collection.

This card was made using Sara's signature Traditional Christmas collection.

Thank you to everybody who took time out to comment on my blog. the competition is now closed and a winner has been chosen 


To make this card I used crafters companion Big score, A3  centura pearl Snow White with a hint of gold card stock, Paper from Saras traditional Christmas 6x6 paper pad, also, from Saras traditional Christmas collection the merry Christmas festive greeting and the entwined holly decorative die, and the Diesire Classique Christmas poinsettia die, gold mirror card, collall all purpose, tacky and 3dimensional glue.  From my stash I also used embossing tool and mat and 3dimensional faux pearls.

I have also added the tutorial on how I made this card, which you can find in the tutorial tab at the top of this page.

Thanks for looking, feel free to comment which will enable you an entry to win the Sara Davies contemporary Christmas die below and good luck.

I am so glad you have popped along to view this project on my blog to be in a chance of winning this fantastic die from Sara signature contemporary collection you need to join in with the fun.   The blog hop begins on 28th July at 12.00 pm on Saras own blog follow all the links to the blogs, and just for taking a look at my project and leaving a comment you could be the lucky person to win yourself this fantastic prize from Sara Davies signature contemporary Christmas collection a fabulous holly die.

All winners will be announced on Crafters Companions Facebook page on 5th August 2016.

The next blog you need to hop along and visit is Julie, here is her link

Other members of this blog hop are:
Here is the Blog Hop Order

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Pebeo dyna paints

Finally I have had some time to play.

I was inspired by watching pebeo paints being demonstrated on hochanda last week that I thought I must get mine out and have a play

Slate coaster using Sheena Douglass stamps

A 8x8 canvas

Friday, 8 July 2016

Candle holder and gift box

Here is another make for crafters companion.

The gift box was made using the Big Score and the gift box tutorial from the tutorial DVD.

I used A3 double sided centura pearl card stock from the downton abbey collection to make the gift box.  English country garden floral vine edge die for the candle holder, and the matching English country garden floral duo dies.  The embellished flowers were cut from centura pearl Snow White card with a hint of gold.  The sentiment was with love from the die'sire essential die collection.  This project I was able to use my brand new Spectrum Noir Aquatint inks essential collection in gold to colour the centura pearl card, heat resistant acetate was used for the window.

The candle holder was made by re using an empty Nutella jar. A Yankee candle votive was used inside the candle holder to make a beautiful gift.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Every Rose 6x6 card project

Hi every one, sorry for the delay in posting.

 For this card I used Sheena Douglass Every Rose stamp and the fabulous spectrum noir aquablend pencils.  I used the primary and natural set.  The stamp was stamped onto Neenah classic white card.
 From the primaries I used verdant green, bright green, ruby, red berry, grapefruit and sapphire pencils and from the natural collection I used clay, sorrel and wheat colours.  I used a waterbrush to blend the pencils and tore around the image.

I also used 12x12 core'dinations dark paper pad for the background which I sanded with the core'dinations sand it set.
The sentiment  just for you stamp was from diesire sentimental love is all you need stamp set, I used spectrum noir bt9 to ink up the stamp.  I mounted the background onto centura pearl Snow White with a hint of gold card stock.ii

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Postman has been

ohhhhhh, look what has arrived this morning........ I can't wait to play........

Spectrum noir aquatint inks the essential set, gold and silver.........yay!

Essential aquatints