Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Bargains galore!

We all love a bargain don't we!
Well here's a few dates for your diary......

Sunday 2nd August you will find us at Stamparama at Stevenage leisure centre for this one day show.
I will be there to demo using our latest goodies, lots of fabulous inspiration from our Design Team, but we will also have some amazing bargains!
Be sure to stop by and say hi and grab yourself a few, too good to be missed, special offers!

Saturday 8th August - Factory Sale Day
6-8 Willow Court, Lotherton Way, Garforth, Leeds LS25 2GB
Doors open at 10am through to 2pm and there will be bargains galore!
The early bird catches the worm! If you've been to a Sale Day before, you know there will be some truly silly prices for our fabulous quality range of crafting goodies!

Week beginning Monday 10th August we will launch an on-line Sale for those of you who can't make it to the factory.....if we have anything left!

Hope to see you Sunday at Stevenage!

Julie
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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Colour on Kraft: inspirational tags...

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Weren't the live shows from Doncaster fun to watch? You didn't catch them? Oh, you missed a treat ;)

As part of the Craftwork Cards 'Colour Me' range, I got sent some of the Colour Me Kraft Tag Pads to play with. They have foiled designs in black or white on the kraft card - the foiling (particularly the black) acts as a resist so that you can add whatever colour media you like and with a quick wipe over, the design is back. The other benefit of the foiling is that it is slightly indented, letterpress style, into the card, so colouring within the lines is a doddle as the card stock protrudes slightly. Here are some of my ideas:

Tag shaded with white pigment ink first, and heat set before adding Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and mottling with water. The flowers were coloured in with coloured pencils, and the border added with a black pigment pen.

For this one, I used the same technique to lighten the sky area before adding Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks. Flowers were coloured with coloured pencils - you need something with pigment in to show up against the kraft card.

Same card design as below, with the same treatment - just this one is the black foiling...

... and this one is the white folling. Both were sprayed with Black Soot Distress Spray, and then coloured with pencils.

   
And these tags didn't quite make it onto cards. Some worked for me, some didn't, but it was definitely fun playing to find out what would happen. Oh, one more thing - the kraft card is quite absorbent, so when spraying or spritzing, be sure to make sure the tag is properly dry before trying to use pencils on it.

Until next time, keeeeep colouring!

Neil

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Monday, 27 July 2015

Boho Chic.


Hello All & Welcome to today's post which focuses on the breath-taking new kit, Bohemian Dreams. It is truly stunning - ideal for a variety of craft projects, whether it's cardmaking, scrapbooking or up-cycling a piece of home d├ęcor.

I hope you got to see Julie's brilliant demo's on the One Day Wonder at the weekend, & if you're eagerly awaiting the delivery of the new goodies, I hope that I can give you some more inspiration.

Firstly, here are a few photo's of the card samples which I had the pleasure of making...


I decorated the front of one of the Alarm Clock Card Blanks, then glued it to an easel card made from the Scallop Edge Card Blanks, adding a few sparkles with some Tickled Pink Stickles. To give the illusion of the glass clock face I covered it with a liberal coating of glossy accents.


This simple little card uses elements from the papers, bows, sentiments & candi, all assembled onto 6x6 Card Blank.


The colouring-in elements of the kit are such a great idea, you can chose whatever colour scheme you fancy (& it's a lot of fun)!


Using one of the Typewriter Card Blanks as a topper makes such a statement. I just inked it & highlighted the keys with some glossy accents, popped it onto some strips of co-ordinating paper & added a paper banner with a cut out sentiment & candi.


This card is a bit more unusual & is based on a double, twisted easel card which is made from a sheet of A4 Card. I used the card blank as a topper again, but covered it in paper with plain, white card & sentiments attached with some foam pads for added depth. I then used the die-cut bunting across the back, which is attached to 2 kebab sticks & stuck to the back of the card.




The above project is a card/gift combo. The card has a detachable wreath made from the die-cut bows & flowers, which are even more versatile now that they are double-sided. I used all 4 toppers to make a decoupage sentiment for the centre, then decorated a 6x6 Box to present the gift in.



Talking of gifts, this little bunny is actually a calendar with a handy pencil holder at the back. I got the inspiration from  Alice in Wonderland, it fits the 'clock theme' brilliantly. All the elements are built-up onto 2 cards stuck together, rather like an easel, so that the bunny & clock can stand upright.

I hope that this has given you plenty of crafty inspiration & I know that you'll love creating with this kit.

Keep an eye out for another 'Boho' inspired project coming soon,

Take Care,
Phillipa xxx.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Create with Candi and Colour with Candi by Kath Woods

Hi Everyone,

I can't believe it's nearly the end of July already.  Where does the time go to?

Today I'm going to share a few cards and a little album which I made with the most recent Create with Candi and Colour with Candi pads.  Some of these projects also feature the Festive Chalkboard collection.

For the first card, I coloured one of the wreath toppers using ProMarkers, mounted it onto a scalloped edge blank and finished off with Candi, grosgrain ribbon and a Festive Chalkboard sentiment.


Then I made a little album from 6" by 6" card blanks.  Here is the front cover:


I used various embellishments on the inside.  These two pages feature some of the Festive Chalkboard papers.  You can't see from the picture but I added glitter glue to the signposts on the left hand page.


Here I added a few of the small die cut shapes, a sentiment and more Festive Chalkboard paper.


This page includes one of the Festive Chalkboard frames and some of the tartan paper.


Here I've used paper and a heart shaped sentiment.


I've added a tag, a die cut bow and more tartan paper on this page.


This is my favourite page - I created a pocket using one of the card blanks which came with the Festive Chalkboard collection.  Then I used glitter glue on one of the Festive Chalkboard tags which will sit inside the the pocket.


Here's another card using one of the Colour with Candi toppers.  The poinsettia wreath was cut out and coloured using ProMarkers.  I added some Festive Chalkboard paper to the back before mounting it onto green card.  I also used a second topper, cut out and coloured the bigger poinsettias and decoupaged them onto the first topper.


This card is made using a 6" by 6" kraft blank and one of the Create with Candi toppers.  I inked the edge of the topper with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.


Inside the card I added a couple of sentiments.


For my next project I made a card in one of the 6" by 6" white boxes.


As well as using the tartan paper on the front of the box I used it on the edges of the box.


The inside of the base is lined with tartan paper too and I used one of the Festive Chalkboard blanks as a base for the card.  I added Candi to the topper and used Liquid Pearls in the centres of the poinsettias.


More tartan paper and a tartan sentiment for the inside of the card.


That's all for today but I'd love to know what you think of these makes so please do leave me some comments.

I'll be back soon to share some more projects.

Kath x

Thursday, 23 July 2015

FOCUS ON YOU - JULY COASTERS SPECIAL!


Hi everyone and a big WELCOME to my monthly Focus on You Post. This month I wanted to showcase everyone who had made coasters following on from my Project of the Month over on Facebook.  You all loved the project so I thought we could feature it here on the blog too!

I hope that you all enjoying the lovely sunshine - you just can't beat the Summer!!  Don't forget 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 July, I've got some rather lovely coasters to show you all from you the lovely customers.  But before I do here are details of June's prize draw.... drum roll please....

I picked a name out of my "hat"



and the winner is....

JEAN HARRISON

Jean if you would 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:-

ANN JAMARILLO






Next up is

FRAN HANCOCK








Next up is

PAULINE NORTH

Next up is:

LAURA HULME

Next up is

NICOLA HARRIS

Next up is

SAM WAREHAM





Next up is

GAENOR MCQUEEN


Next up is

BRENDA RAE



Next up is

MELANIE FOURACRE



I think you will agree all these coasters are just fabulous!  I'm so pleased that you all gave my little idea a try and that you were pleased with the results!!   Please keep up all your crafting and keep taking those photos so that you can send them through to me as I love being able to share them here on the blog!

So next I've got details of the prize up for grabs this month:-

Create with Candi paper pad
5"x 5" paper pad containing 42 sheets (7 sheets of 6 designs) 300gsm.
This paper pad has been designed to work perfectly with the Candi included.

 Colour with Candi paper pad

5"x 5" paper pad containing 42 sheets (7 sheets of 6 designs) 300gsm.
These designs are black and white, perfect for colouring, inking and stamping on. 
This paper pad has been designed to work perfectly with the Candi included.

So that is it for me for today, be back with you in August for my next Focus of You.  Until next time.....

Happy Crafting




SPARKLYGIRL-TINA
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