Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Tri-fold card

Morning all.

I make this style of card regularly for Crafters Companion as it is very popular. It's simple to make using the Top Score tool.

All you need to do is place a sheet of A4 cardstock with one of the short edges against the rest. Score along the tri-fold A4 line. Turn the card over so that you can score the same line again from the opposite end of the card. You now have a piece of card that is scored into equal thirds.

To get the decorative edge, place two of the three thirds against the wavy line on the board and score as shown. Cut away the section above and including the embossed line and fold the card in a zigzag. You can now decorate the three forward facing panels however you want!

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Just popping in to catch up

Hi all.
Sorry I've nothing creative to share just yet- unfortunately everything I'm working on at the moment has to be kept under wraps until march 7th, when Crafters Companion release some new items on Create & Craft as the pick of the day. There's some lovely new products- not normally to my taste I must admit, but I'm enjoying making the samples immensly. I'll post some cards on the launch day. I've also been given a little over a week to use these same products in a 2 page spread in Making Cards magazine. Now, short deadlines usually push me to make some really great creations, but this time, my mind is blank!! Maybe it is because of half term, perhaps I have too many ideas all jostling for a space!!! Anyhoo, I'd better go & get ready to face the day- my son has a friend coming to play and I'm still in my dressing gown (I suppose half term hols are good for some things!!!!!)
Have a great day!!
P.S, I must say a big HI!!! to Caroline, who has found me via my blog. We met several years ago through crafting and keep 'bumping into' each other at various crafty events!! Lovely to be in touch with you!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

My first blog award!

I was kindly awarded this blog by me friend Susie at Sassy Designs By Susie. Thanks, Susie, I think I've just about worked out how to add it to my blog! I'll be passing it on to some others when I've worked out how!!

Monday, 9 February 2009

Another Boo card

In December, my cousin and her new husband spent a few days with us, over from germany on a whistle stop visiting trip. Apart from her parents, my aunt & uncle, the rest of her mums' side of the family are in the UK. I was a bit suprised that she was very concerned about letting my pet cats & dogs on her lap, as she had always been very keen on animals. I ought to have guessed really... she has just phoned me to tell me that the is 15 weeks pregnant! She only found out days before her stay and didn't want to tell anyone at that time. I've made a card to congratulate her on the good news. I won't officially be an auntie, but I'd like to be thought of as one. I think I'd make a good aunt.... a bit mad & always carrying chocolate!!!!

Meet Boo bear!

Happy Monday everyone!

I am sitting in my craft room having a play with some new items I bought at the Hobbycraft show that I went to in Brighton yesterday. I had the company of a lovely and talented crafter called Sally and her daughter, (who is 10 and a real treasure!). On one stand, I found these lovely slim dies by Go Kreate, which have been designed in the U.K. These lovely little bears and their accessories are available from . They are the same thickness as Quickutz, so if you have a QK revolution, they'll work fine. I have been using my Big Shot with the thick white plate that comes with it, the two clear cutting mats, plus a Wizard spacer plate to make it the correct thickness. The first card I've made is die number 110032 called Boo 'For You'. These little bears really don't need an awful lot of extra embellishments on the card to look stunning. I have used some taupe Bazzill card, some scraps of pearlescent card for the balloons and a black Sharpie pen for the string to the balloons. I've tinted around the edges of the bear with some Tim Holtz distress ink in walnut colour and some Cut'n'Dry foam to give the shape some depth, and I've added some white highlights with an opaque white gel pen.

Cute huh??

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Paper bag album

Some time ago, I started making paper bag albums to sell. The pages are full of pull-outs & tags so that someone can slot in all of their photos and memorabillia. I have tremendous fun making these little books- here is the latest album.

Cat card

I thought I'd share this card with you. I made it a while ago and forgot about it! The acetate window on the front of the card has been made by making a 3D 'Envelobox' using the Crafters Companion Enveloper. (It's a useful bit of kit that I keep going back to regularly). I placed the patterned paper inside the envelope to make the background and curtains. Once this was secured to the front of the card, I embellished it with tons of flowers and a cute Sizzix cat. The butterfly with the greeting printed on it is from Craftwork Cards.

Getting ready to craft....

Ok, I have a few hours to myself now that my son is in school and I've had my dentists appointment this morning (OUCH!).

To comfort myself and prepare for the creative juices to take hold, I've started gathering my essentials together....