Friday, 29 November 2013

Craftwork Cards Vogue Collection

Good morning bloggers

This week I've used the
Craftwork Cards Vogue Collection pack available HERE

I made the card blank by using an A4 sheet of cream card from a pack of 
I cut two different designs of paper from the collection and attached them to the card

 I used some sparkly ribbon and a strip of paper to cover the join before
attaching a co-ordinating flower and sentiment with 

 I finished off by attaching some candi along the bottom of the card and 

See you next week and keep on crafting

Vogue Collection    Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue - 30ml Glitter Glue - PlatinumWoodware Fingerlift Tape - 6/12MM X 25M

Thursday, 28 November 2013

A gift for you

Hi! As it's Thursday again it's Georgina here with my regular Thursday post.
I have a Christmas card to share with you today using a cute topper from the Hobby House Eskimo Kisses topper sheet available from Lisa B. Designs.
To make this card, I cut a panel 13.5 x 14cm of Sailor Check patterned paper. I rounded the two right hand corners with a punch before adding it to a 14.8 x 14.8cm scallop edge card blank. I chose the sweet little girl topper for my card. I attached the topper to the card and added faux stitching around the edge with a black fineliner.

To create the flower I used Xmas Flower cutting and embossing dies. The card I used to cut the flower and leaves from was the pink card sheets from the Pastel mixed double-sided premium pearlescent card. I coloured the card with Darn Boor and Forest Moss Distress Ink pads. I added the ink with a Blending Tool. I added the flower to the card and then added a gold gem to the centre. I added glitter to the edges of the flower.

 I added white Card Candi to the corners of the card. I then added glitter to the Candi. The circle sentiment is from Hobby Art's Winter Wishes stamp set. I stamped this with Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad. To finish the card I added various coloured Stickles and glitter.

Hobby House Mo Manning - Eskimo KissesThe Hobby House Sailor Check Paper  Scallop edge card pack 148 x 148mm - WhiteCutting and Embossing Stencils - Xmas Flower Pastel Mixed Double Sided Premium Pearlescent Card  Barn Door Distress Ink Pad  Blending Tool for inks Forest Moss Distress Ink PadCS059D Winter Wishes Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The New Vogue Collection........

Morning all,
It's a wee bit wet out there today, it looks so miserable......roll on summer!!
I thought I would show you today some of the cards that I have made using the new Vogue Collection from Craftwork Cards......

I have to say I am not usually a fan of peacocks and was a little worried when I found out that the new collection from Craftwork had them in but the Vogue Collection has totally turned me around and I love it......This is what I came up with.........
 I love the contrast between the colours of the papers, I think it looks really dramatic on the black card....... I added a few little pearl flowers and black gems as well........
Here is a little closer look at the detail.........

I love the new twister cards and they will be on the website very soon. I used a diamond one for this card and a little bit of icicle stickles on the feathers.......

I actually used two of the same papers for this one and cut them away in the floral areas. I then covered them in double sided film and glittered them on top to give a lovely contrast and then glued them on top of the other paper. I hope that you can see the detail close enough........

I love mannequins and it works really lovely with this collection........

WellI hope you like the inspiration, I will be bringing more Vogue projects to you along with my Design Team.
Better get back in the studio to do some more work.....
Enjoy your day.....
Big hugs Lisa.B.x
Vogue Collection  Glitter Glue - Icicle

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Faux Embossing

Hello crafters, Kirsten here, happy Tuesday. This idea came to me because I didn’t have a suitable embossing folder & I wondered if die cuts would give a similar effect.


I used the Joy Craft Ice crystal die to cut the snowflakes & glued the pieces to the base card with Cosmic Shimmer glue, then trimmed off the edges. I think it worked quite well.
Handy hint; if you’ve chosen to use a white background, use the same card for your die cuts & base layer. It’s amazing how many different shades of white there are.


Next I wondered if you could achieve a letterpress effect. I covered the base card with Memento London Fog ink, applied with a blender. Obviously you can use any colour card, but if you choose to use ink, make sure it’s a permanent one. If you use something like Distress ink, the wet glue will cause it to run & you won’t the letterpress effect.

No before photo I’m afraid, but again, I think it worked.

On both cards, I coloured the Hobby Art Winter Robin with watercolour pencils, as per my blog post from last Tuesday & added white liquid pearls as an extra embellishment.

Cutting & Embossing - Ice Crystal 2  Winter Robin   Royal & Langnickel Watercolour Pencils   London Fog Memento Ink Pad  Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Acrylic Glue - 30ml

That’s it for now. Don’t forget the blog challenge, there’s still a few days to go. See you next time, happy crafting.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Some more Robin & Friends....

Good morning Bloggers

Here is another card using the Hobby Art 
'scene it' stamp set called Robin & Friends available HERE 
and a rubber stamp Merry Christmas code GR1437G
available from Hobby Art  

Using Black Onyx Versafine I stamped directly on to a 

I used Promarkers for colour and
Xmas red, holly and star dust Stickles Glitter Glue for sparkle

See you next week and keep on crafting


Robin & Friends VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black Straight Edge Card Pack 119 x 119mm - White
Glitter Glue - Xmas Red Glitter Glue - Holly Glitter Glue - Stardust

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Mega Sale Craft Room Clearout.....

Morning All,
What a miserable day out there, I hate winter!!!
As promised I would let you know when I was holding my MEGA SALE from moving my indoor craft room in to the new garden studio......
I am holding it tomorrow:
Friday 22nd November from 10am until 4pm at:
21, Froyle Close, Allington, Maidstone, Kent. ME16 0RQ.
01622 675078.
Anyone is welcome between these times....we have a Waitrose just across the road from us, so if you are able to walk OK, can I ask that some of you park there and walk across so that we don't block the close up too much!!
There are THOUSANDS of items to clear out and I mean THOUSANDS!!!
I can't believe how much stuff I have accumulated over 12 years, the studio is full and it all has to go!!........
Hence the prices are stupid, there are HUNDREDS OF ITEMS at 25p and 50p.........
All sorts of items are up for grabs...embellishments, toppers, de-coupage, Hunkydory, Kanban, 12" x 12", 8" x 8", 6" x 6"paper pads, dies, punches, Craft books, magazines, masses of stamps at silly prices including wooden and clear, it goes on and on..........
A lot of the items are new or nearly new only having been used once or twice, some of the paper pads may have odd papers missing........everything is SOLD as SEEN and this will be a CASH ONLY SALE.
The odd cheque may be accepted if you are BULK BUYING??
There is a cash point in Waitrose if you need to get any cash out!
Free Tea, Coffee and Biscuits.......
Hope to see you all then........
Big Hugs Lisa.B xx

Hoot it's Christmas!

Hi it's Georgina with my regular Thursday post.
Today I have a Christmas card to share with you which I made with the cute Woodware Clear Magic Christmas Hoot stamp available from Lisa B. Designs. This stamp would make an ideal Christmas card for a football fan as the hat and scarf can be coloured in their team colours.
To make this card I started my cutting a 90x90mm square of white card. I coloured it with Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink pads. I used a Blending Tool to add and blend the colours. I mounted this onto a 100x100mm square of dark blue card.

I stamped the Owl stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad onto smooth white card. I coloured the image with Copics. Once coloured I cut around the owl as shown below.

I attached the square and owl onto a 148x148mm Scallop Edge card blank. I stamped the 'Hoot, Hoot' sentiment with the Memento ink pad onto the bottom right corner of the card. I added black dots around the blue card and the edge of the cards with a black fineliner. 
To finish the card I added Glossy Accents to the holly berries and glitter to the sky and holly leaves.

CHRISTMAS HOOT  Blending Tool for inks  Scallop edge card pack 148 x 148mm - WhiteMemento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black   Mini Glossy Accents