Friday, 28 November 2014

Candi with lots of white space... Fans pop up entries

 Morning Everyone!

Here we are again and it's Friday, another week had disappeared and gone forever but there'll be another one next week so we can look forward to that!!

It was a pop up challenge day today and as the results are being posted on a Friday I decided on a Candi one.  Some of you have been busy and we have 4 lovely cards from you.  Here's what the four ladies created........ in no particular order, here goes....

Gail Loynes

Christine Pease

Maureen Scott

Kathy Bilverstone

Thank you ladies for taking the time to create your lovely entries.  Watch out for another challenge very soon.  Have a great weekend, see you here soon again and in the mean tim, keep happy and crafting......

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Focus on You - November

Hi everyone and a big WELCOME to my monthly Focus on You Post.  Thanks so much for dropping by today to see us.  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 October's prize draw drum roll please....
I picked a name out of my "hat"

and the winner is....

So Bridget please get in touch with my at with your home address and I will arrange for your prize to be posted off to you!

So back to this month and as always in no particular order:-


Next up is:-

Next up is:-

Next up is:-

Next up is:-
Next up is:-

I hope that you agree with me - you crafters out there are a very talented bunch.  Thanks so much to everyone featured this month for sending me through photos of their beautiful creations. I love being able to share them on the blog with you all.

Now here are the details of this month's prize:-

Vintage Ephemera Paper Pad
Vintage Ephemera Die cut Perfume Bottles
Vintage Ephemera Frames and Sentiments

So that is it for this month.  I shall see you back here just after Christmas with my next Focus on You. Don't forget to send me your makes that you would like to be featured right here on the blog to and I will do the rest!

Until next time.... Have a fantastic Christmas and of course.....

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

More Venetian 4DD inspiration...

It's me again - this is my last post featuring products and ideas from the C&CTV four day deal which launched the Venetian Collection and included the new Glimmer & Floral card stock as well. Here are some of the 'flat' cards I made for the shows, firstly using the Venetian collection:

You'll note I've used some of the card blanks that were available, and are now available on the Craftwork Cards website for order. Keep going for a tutorial on making the scroll edge card double ended, but before that, here's some cards featuring the Glimmer & Floral card stock:

The funny face in the last one was a complete accident, but I quite enjoyed the look! I've created earrings using jewellery findings and punched circles, sticking identical shapes back to back for strength as well as appearance, as well as sealing them with a layer of Glossy Accents. Between the gloss and the gold speckle, they look like semi-precious stones and are easily detached from the card.

As promised, here's how I created the double-ended scroll cards, complete with the matching borders:

Start by vandalising your scroll edge card by cutting it in half. Turn the back over, then lay it on the other half and draw round the scroll edge using a pencil.
Cut along the line with scissors or a knife to make the top scroll edge. Cut off about a half inch from the straight edge of the back half, and then score a line about quarter of an inch away from the edge. Fold back the card along the score line and apply glue to the tab.
Glue in place, lining the bottom scroll edges up with one another and making sure the vertical edges are square with each other.  
You now have a new 'invisible' hinge on the back of your card and matching top and bottom scroll edges.
To make matching border pieces, repeat the tracing process on the back of your patterned paper or card stock. In this example, I have cut the strip to 5¾" wide and ¾" high.
For borders at the top or bottom, the scroll is the same way up for each line.
For a centre panel, ensure you have a top and bottom scroll edge!

For the torn-edge effect used as the sentiment mat, have the printed side of your card stock upwards and pull the tear toward you, revealing the white core.

Hope that all made sense, and gives you the know-how and inspiration to do some more with your four day deal goodies.

Until next time, happy crafting!