Saturday, 7 March 2015

Blossom Like A Butterfly by Emma Williams

Hi everyone!

Hope you're all well and looking forward to the weekend! Are you doing anything nice or just staying in and having some crafty fun? Well, if that's the case and you're looking for some inspiration then today, I'm sharing some of the cards and projects that I made for the recent Create and Craft shows using the beautiful More Than Words paper collection.

There's quite a few of them, so...grab a cup of tea or coffee and I hope you enjoy scrolling though my post!



These cards feature the papers, die cut flowers, butterflies and messages from the kit. I also added inserts to all the cards which give them that extra special luxurious touch!
I love how the dramatic the card above looks using the papers on a black card blank that I've lightly spritzed with a gold mica spray.
This card uses the paper from the kit and I've glittered the wings of the dragonfly for some added sparkle.
The next card uses the stamps to create a chalkboard technique on black card. Just ink up the stamps with a clear embossing powder and lightly dust white pearl mica powder over the top to give the look of chalkboard. I matted the black card onto some of the papers and added a die cut flower and butterfly. The leaves are die cut from green card stock.

For the following card, I cut a circular aperture into the centre and surrounded it with the gorgeous pink and black butterflies.
For something a little different, I created a circular card blank...
...and the final card, using more of the papers together with 3D flowers that I made from the die cuts!
I also made this project which I have already featured on my blog (click HERE to read all about how I made it) but for those of you who haven't seen it, then I thought I'd share it here too!
I really hope you've enjoyed looking at all the cards I've made and if you need any more inspiration, then head on over to the Craftwork Cards Pinterest boards which are regularly updated with all the new collections and projects from the team!

Thanks for stopping by today ~ I really appreciate your visits and kind comments!
See you soon, love Emma x

Friday, 6 March 2015

Scrumptious Candi to Celebrate 100th Birthday........


Morning lovely crafty folk! 

Hope this finds you all well and looking forward to the weekend, after the week we have had I want the weekend to last forever, lol!!  Anyway onwards and upwards and a little crafting always saves the day.  Today's project is a little album for Frank's beautiful Auntie Minna who was 100 last month, unfortunately Frank wasn't well enough for us to attend the party so I thought I would do something a little bit special for her. 


I've made a little album that she can pop some memories of the day in, including pictures.  I like to use wedding or party invitation cards to made birthday or wedding cards so the special person/s receive a handmade memory of the event incorporating their own invitation or elements of.  Auntie Minna's invitation was perfect as it's a postcard picture of her when she was young and sooooo beautiful, even as an older lady she is still a stunner with amazing skin and always wearing lippy!  Here's what I used, a chipboard album, Scrumptious papers, lots of Scrumptious Candi, flowers and sentiments, stickles glitter, liquid pearls and ribbon - all from Craftwork Cards (Click here to buy).  

To get the holes neatly punched I stick the chosen paper on one side and then punch through the pre cut holes on the other side of the chipboard, it makes everything v v neat......

Front cover ready to decorate and inner pages ready for some stamping and bling, I've just remembered that I had cut strips of all the Scrumptious papers to put along inside the punched line - I forgot!! (Job to do before sending off!)

inner pages stamped ready for some glitter and bling, I've used a soft chalky ink pad to 'soften' the page edges too

Further bling - happy birthday on bottom of all pages and corners decorated with liquid pearls

Invitation card on front of album, ready for decoration.... 

Inside front cover decorated, ready for stickles and liquid pearls, see how nice and neat the holes are! (I am a bit of a neat freak!)
I've also inked around the front and back cover to hide the chipboard.....

Front cover given some Candi treatment....

Ready for lovely Auntie to fill with memories

The finished article, stickled with 'stardust' and finished with liquid pearls, I have used ribbons to put together but left quite loose so that there is plenty room for the addition of photos etc. on each page...., I think a pretty gift for a beautiful lady and these soft scrumptious colours are perfect for her.....

Hope you enjoy this and use your next invitation to create something for the person having a celebration.  

Have a good weekend everyone, enjoy whatever you get up to and I'll see you all back here again next Friday, until then............


Monday, 2 March 2015

Short and Sweet More than Words by Kath Woods


Hi Everyone,

A very quick post from me today - I've had a very busy weekend.  Here are three very simple cards made from the More than Words collection - this is the first time I've used it and it's so easy to work with.

Here is my first card.  I scored down the centre of the butterfly and attached the left hand side of it to the card using foam pads.


I cut the right hand edge away from the front of this card and added a panel of patterned paper to the inside.


There's also a little sentiment on the inside.


Finally this one - I inked the edge of the sentiment using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.


I've also added an inked sentiment to the inside.


That's all for now.  I will be back later in the month and hopefully will have some more projects to share.  Please do leave me some comments though - I'd love to know what you think of these cards.

Kath x


Friday, 27 February 2015

Make Mother's Day special with Candi..........


Morning folks! 

Wishing you all a lovely Friday with lots of that 'Friday Feeling'  and a great weekend to follow.  With Mother's Day just around the corner I thought I would share some easy and fun creations to make it an even more special day.  I have had to dig into the archives for some old creations as I just haven't had a spare minute this week for making anything.  I just love all the colours of these and still have lots of these older papers and Candi from Craftwork Cards, they do bring us such beautiful goodies.

I love little handmade, recycled or up cycled gifts and today I'm using Candi - any colour you fancy -to create some easy but nice little bits and pieces.  First up is a decorative bottle label,  a great way to add a little pzazz to bottle of wine, champers or anything you might fancy.  I have just cut a long strip of pearlised card, scored about 1.5" from the end, on the thin end, and about another 1.5" from first crease, I've then punched a circle in the centre of the two fold lines, I then found off the corners at both ends to give a nice finish.  When the creases are folded the circle opening then fits nicely over the bottle cork/lid leaving the label end to hang down the front.  All you have to do then is punch a border, if you fancy, and decorate however you want - I have punched and sculpted some blooms and cut some scruffy flowers and added lots of Candi centres and some Candi along the end too.  I also added some liquid pearls for a little bling.


Cupcake toppers......






Cupcake toppers are soooooo easy to make and look so cute on your home made cakes.  Either used in cupcakes or presented on a hand crafted card for the recipient to use, they make a useful and pretty little gifts.  Pretty papers, lots of cocktail sticks, Candi and bling is all you need.  You can either make your flowers from Candi or punch and layer some and use Candi in the centre.   If I make as a gift I like to make a card to present them on, just use your favourite papers and job done - have fun creating! 
Up cycled notebooks........

Another easy little gift is a pretty notebook, buy any size you like, tiny, journal or jotter size and decorate to your hearts content.  How nice when you take a pretty little book from your bag to write a little note or a number etc. 

Hope you have enjoyed today's Candi creations, gave a great weekend - keep safe and happy.  See you next week, 





Thursday, 26 February 2015

Focus on You - February


Hi everyone and welcome to my monthly 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 sparklygirltina@gmail.com 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 February, 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 January's prize draw.... drum roll please....

I picked a name out of my "hat"



and the winner is....

WENDY MARTIN


Wendy please email me your home address and I will arrange for your prize to be sent to you.

Right back to this month and in no particular order first up is:-

BRENDA RAE










Next up is

BRIDGET BARNARD





Next up is
HAZEL DAVEY


NEXT UP IS
SHIRLEY FIELD and her GRANDDAUGHTER FRANKIE who is only 5 - she has made two beautiful cards Shirl you must be so proud! 

Frankie's cards



Shirley's cards



I'm loving the trend for all things 3D and home decor.  I take my hat off to those of you who create such wonderful, beautiful things!  I also love it when I can showcase the younger crafter - so special thank you goes out to Frankie from me.  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......
Limited Edition Terrific Toppers
 Heart Twister Cards
 Elegant Mini Twister Cards

So folks until next time.....

Happy Crafting




SPARKLYGIRL-TINA
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