Thursday, 26 March 2015

Focus on You - March

Hi everyone and welcome to this month's Focus on You Post.  Thanks so much for dropping by today to see us.   I would love to feature YOU right here on the blog.  I know lots of you are great fans of Craftwork Cards so please feel free to e-mail me your makes at and I will do the rest! Don't forget that there is a prize every month for one lucky person featured here on the blog.

So back to Focus on You for March, as always I've got some rather lovely creations to show you all from you, the lovely customers.  But before I do here are details of February's prize draw.... drum roll please....

I picked a name out of my "hat"

and the winner is....

Congratulations Hazel!  Please email me your home address and I will arrange for your prize to be sent to you.

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I think you will agree yet again that we have some super talented crafters out there!  Please keep up all your crafting and keep taking those photos so that you can send them through to me!!!

The prize up for grabs this month is......

This luxury kit contains all you need to make 15 cards in our Brand New Velvet Plum colour combo.  Kit comes complete with ideas sheet designed by Julie Hickey.

Have you taken a look at the Craftwork Cards Pinterest boards found here.  You will find lots of inspiration!

So folks until next month....

Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Save the Date!


Hope you are all well and enjoying some gorgeous sunshine like we are down South!  Its been a wonderful day.

Wanted to let you know that Craftwork Cards are back on your screens next Thursday 2nd April will some stunning new kits!  You are not going to want to miss these!  A fabulous kit that is sure to make you cards stand out from the rest!

You can catch us at 10am and 3pm next Thursday!  Hope you can join us or hit the red button!

I wanted to share some of my cards I made for our Fab Fabrics 4 Day Deal last week, it is a beautiful kit and I loved working with it.  So many different colour combos to work with and, yes, I love sewing, not that brilliant at it so to have sewing elements in a paper crafting kit was just brilliant!

I used to love getting a comic that had the little dolls you cut out and their dresses had little tabs!  I would play for hours with them.  Well these cards reminded me of those many hours I spent .....

I also love that the kit covered so many different themes, not just sewing.  So if you have family or friends who love their gardening this would be perfect.....

Maybe you need an anniversary or wedding card?  Your friends have a sausage or scottie dog ....
Love their little jackets!

And who doesn't enjoy a cup of tea?

Which is your favourite?  Which theme would you use for a card?  Did you buy the 4 Day Deal?  I would love to see what you have made with it!

If you are stuck for inspiration, check out our Pinterest boards and do you know about the Craftwork Cards Fan Page on Facebook?  Its run by Natalie, a customer, and it is amazing - so many amazing ideas on their! 
Be sure to go search on Facebook and ask to become a member, you won't be sorry!

Hope you can join us on Create and Craft TV on Thursday 2nd April at 10am!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Fab Fabrics, Lace & Doilies

Last week's four day deal over on Create & Craft TV featured the 'Fab Fabrics' Collection. When I received the pack, of course the first thing I had to make was my signature dress form. And this time, I also thought I'd add a handbag accessory!

Then Julie laid down the challenge of using the 'fabric' to  make a quilt. I was up for the challenge, and decided that I'd take it a little bit more literally than perhaps she thought! This is a hand pieced, properly stitched and actually quilted mini-bed wall-hanging. If you'd like to make your own version, then join or log into the Craftwork Cards Fan Page over on Facebook as it will be April's Project of the Month...

So that was day one... and day two saw the arrival of the die cuts, so I started a frenzy of card making - this collection is so easy to work with and create clean and simple cards quickly:

While I was waiting for the glue to dry, and the Stickles to set, and the Liquid Pearls to do their thing I altered an empty tobacco tin to create a little sewing box. I made sure the buttons on the side were stuck on the bottom only so that the lid would still come off...

Then, just when I'd sent everything off, and breathing a sigh of relief, Julie had another project delivered to my door - the gorgeous stamps that Helen designed and the lace and doilies collection of die cuts. What could I do with them she said... and once we had the logistics sorted, I got to work...

First up had to be a catwalk show of all the fab fabrics - I created a quick digital background and then coloured in my models with alcohol markers before dressing them with the paper cutouts with a little watercolour shading to emphasise the folds.

Then another couple of hours of furious card making before catching the last post to get the samples to the studio for the first day of the four day deal.

It's great when a collection works together, and yet again the fantastic team at Craftwork Cards have created coordinating elements that make stunning projects. Don't forget to join in the fun on the Fan Page, and make your own paper quilt :)

Keeeeep crafting!