Sunday, 17 February 2013

White Creped Filter paper

This morning I thought I would try out the new White Creped Filter paper from the new Spring Summer catalogue.

I used just one of the 6x12 sheets but there are in total 4 6x12 sheets and 8 large circles. I folded the sheet four times and punched out two ( making 8) flowers using the Fancy Flower punch and two (again making 8) 1 3/8 circle and another using 1 3/4 scallop circle punch.

Then I brayed them in Primrose Petals and finally popped an Antique Brad in the centre and scrunched!
I love them and they were quick and easy.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Valentine card....

Happy Valentine's Day (the day after!!) 

Today I can share the card I gave Pete - thanks for those that emailed or texted me with other words I could use instead of boyfriend ( some more appropriate than others!! lol) 

I used the fabulous You Are Loved stamp set. Just a gorgeous set and I will share more ideas soon using it as I just LOVE it!!! 
I also added some glitter paper on the matting and used the Heart punch to punch out the shape in the glitter paper. 
And of course I stamped the envelope! No naked envelopes allowed!! 

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Feel the LOVE......


I have made a card and present for my wonderful boyfriend (still not sure it should be boyfriend at 48!! Any better ideas?!!) but I can't share them until tomorrow just in case he takes a sneak peak on here.

So I thought I would share a card by the lovely Elaine Harding. This is using some of the fabulous items in the new Spring Summer catalogue and those that attended the Sandown Craft show may have seen here demoing it there. Isn't it fabulous? She is so talented, be sure to pop over and visit here blog. 

Hearts a Flutter stampset
Hearts a Flutter Framelits (bundled together they are £32.95 thats a 15% saving)
More Amore Speciality Designer Series Paper
Paper Doilies

And those fabulous Antique Brads

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

More Fancy Favor boxes!! 

The one on the right is just using card stock and stamped with the Blooming Marvellous Stampset - And its FREE with Salebration!! For every £45 you order you can get one FREE - or a choice of 17 other items.

The one on the left and the one below are using fabric and the multi-purpose sheets - see yesterdays post.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Team Training - ideas

At team training this month I concentrated on using fabric.

I love using fabric and I wanted to explore an idea we had seen at convention and use it in card making.

To start with I cut the fabric, card stock and multi-purpose adhesive sheets to the required size. 

( A little side note about the multi-purpose sheets - they come in a pack of 12 sheets of 12 x 12 (30.5cm x 30.5cm ) size so there plenty of projects that you can use them with and they are only £13.50 so that's just over £1 a sheet. Alternatively you can use Fabric adhesive roll at £13.50  which is 29.4cm by 182.8cm) 

Tip of the day!! Take one side of the backing sheet off and put the card stock on FIRST! Then flip over, remove the other backing sheet and put the fabric on and smooth out any wrinkles - no need to iron before.

Then you can do what you like!! Let your imagination run.....

I made some boxes using the Fancy Favour die - I will share some other cute boxes in the next few days. 
The one here is using embossing the fabric/card with the Square lattice embossing folder - this makes the card quite flexible and almost soft and amazing texture!!  

I then cut another box and made an extra bottom. 

To construct it I used the fabric/card part upside down and folded what would normally be the bottom over as flaps and attached my FAVOURITE antique brads to the edges. Then I made up the extra bottom and popped it into the bottom of the box. ( I hope that made sense and the image is below) 
Then I just stamped an image and popped it on the front. 
OK confession time....I can't lie to you!! This box started off with a different plan but I cut the fabric/card bit upside down!!! All the little heads were the wrong way up!! - Confession time again I did this whilst chatting to my lovely SU sister, Elaine and I was so engrossed in chatting that I just wasn't paying attention!! So the rescue plan was hatched and I love the result!! 
More box ideas and fabric ideas in the next few days!!