Friday, 16 February 2018

Hello everyone, I am sorry that I haven't published anything over the last year but I took some time out due to illness and am now back and will be posting again.
I have recently been making some cards to give to raise money for a little boy who is unable to move any of his body eccept his head and needs a special wheel chair that he will be able to control by pressing a button with his head. This will give him some independance that he has never had and is a cause that I feel very passionately about. So for the last few weeks I have been making cards and they will be sold at a garden party his Dads will be having where they will have lots of items to sell.  here are some of my makes which I have been putting up on facebook and have been getting a very good response to. Some of they questions I have had are if I could do some videos on how I made them so I am planning on doing this and may start a youtube channel to. I have been busy preparing some other work for a design team application in the last couple of weeks so I had to put it off, but now I will have the time to get it sorted out and will let you know when I have done this. For now here are some photo's of what I have been making to wet your appetite








Sunday, 20 March 2016

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Saturday, 19 March 2016

Here is another make from the new Downton Abbey Filigree dies by Crafter's Companion UK
I got to play with four dies from this collection and I loved every one of them. 
This one was made using the Delicate bow die, and this was another 1st for me. I have never made a handbag card before and searched for a template for one the size I wanted to make and couldn't find what I wanted. So I used a bit of common sense I devised a way to get what I wanted. I figured it needed to be able to stand up so I started by thinking it needed the base to have a a set of mountain and valley folds to give it a W shape.Then I decided I wanted it to be 7" wide and 5 3/4" high and then I needed a 2 1/2" flap on it. I used a die to put a decorative edgeers from the Downton paper pad and cut them to fit to decorate it and then used the delicate bow die to embellish it by cutting three of the same die, on being a purple miricard so that I could sandwich it between the layers to give it a bit of sparkle through the cut out pieces. I then found a piece of wired ribbon to use as the handle and cut slits in the spine of the flap and threaded it through and secured on the back. Then I used some sticky backed Velcro to secure the flap so it would stay down. I hope you like it, I was pleased with the finished card.





Downton Abbey Filigree dies
Handbag card
Delicate bow die
Papers from paper pad
Centura pearl card/silver
Damask embossing folder
Lace ,button,pearls from kit
A4 dotty embossing folder
Tacky glue
Collall glue







Hi everyone,here is my latest make using the new dies from the Downton Abbey filigree die collection. This is a wine box I made with the new classical edge die. I have never made one before and although I know I have a template on the cd from crafter's companions big score cd, I couldn't find it amongst all the mess in my craftroom so I had to just make it up as I went along. It was surprisingly easy though, I made two boxes 3.5" square x 6.5" high and decorated them both with the papers from the Downton Abbey paper pad then from a piece of gold card 13. 6/8 " x 3" I scored at 3. 2/8",  6. 4/8", 9. 6/8" to make a slightly smaller square, then glued it to the inside top edge leaving it proud by 1.5" to give a lip for the top of the box to lay over.
I hope you will agree that it make a gift of a bottle of wine just that little bit more special and wasn't hard to make








Downton Abbey Filigree dies Wine box Classical edge die A3 Centura pearl/gold card Papers from paper pad Damask embossing folder Die cut embellishments Ribbon from kit Tacky glue Collall glue

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Angie's card designs: Hello my friends,how are you all? well I hope and ...

Angie's card designs: Hello my friends,how are you all? well I hope and ...: Hello my friends,how are you all? well I hope and busy crafting away while we see the winter through.  I am so sorry I haven't blogged...

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Hello my friends,how are you all? well I hope and busy crafting away while we see the winter through. 
I am so sorry I haven't blogged for a long while but I have not been to well since boxing day. I did do a post just before Christmas and scheduled it to go live on the 8th of December but for some reason it did not post and I have only just realised when coming on to do this post. So my apologies for that. 

Today I have some samples I made for   http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/ for the brand new Verity Rose collection which launched on Saturday on Create and Craft tv. 
This new collection includes a fabulous CD, some beautiful paper pads in 6x6" and A4, Some beautiful stamps for each character with some dies to match, some beautiful stand alone dies, die cut embellishments and some beautiful lace and metal charms and even includes a colouring book for those of you who don't do stamping or have a die cutting machine. So there really is something for everyone. There are 6 characters who all have their own likes and at the back of the paper pad each characters personalities and likes have been explained which I found does really help when designing a card for each. I only worked with two of the characters, Cupcake and Flutterby and so enjoyed myself. 
Here are my samples and because there are eight cards I have not explained how I made each one but if you have any questions about any of them then please just send me a message and I will be happy to reply.

                                                Cupcake






                       
                                                 



Flutterby











Thursday, 31 December 2015

Wishing all my carfty friends a very happy,healthy new year,have fun everyone xx


This is a card I made using the new crafter's companion essential word dies,there are 88 words in this set,something for every occasion 

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

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Hello my friends,I hope you are all managing to survive these heavy winds and rain. It is at least a good reason to stay in and do some crafting.
I just thought I would share with you a Advent calendar I have done for my 1 year old granddaughter, Her mum and I decided on a icy blue one and decided a Olaf would be a good character to put on the top.
I hope that it will become a family treasure to be passed down through the family generations along with the one I made for my grandson two years ago. 


Saturday, 31 October 2015

Here are my design team samples from the embellishments kit which include the most luxurious 12 x12" paper pad and a matching 6 x6" paper pad and a pad of base cards,pearls,lace.stamps.doilies.buttons.brads and toppers. It was like all my Christmases had come at once when this was delivered. It really does do the name of Downton Abbey proud,again it is luxury with a capital L.
My first card is one that shows of the Downton brand and was made using papers from the tripple cd and some of the excellent die's in this range

 Background papers from the tripple cd
Image from cd
Die's from the Downton range
Pearls from embellishment range
CC hammered white card
CC black card
CC gold card
black diamond embellishments (pound shop)











Background papers from CD
Main image background from paper pad
Main image from cd
other images from embellishment toppers
Key from embellishments
CC black card
Chain ribbon,my own
CC Embossing folder










Main double sided paper from the luxury paper pad
Background paper, Cordinations card
Lace edging from embellishments pack
Wooden frame from embellishments pack
sentiment,flowers,bow and ceramic flower also from embellishments pack
Fans from the doily die's










Shirt and hankie papers from luxury paper pad
Jacket from cordinations cardstock
Brad and sentiment from embellishments pack
Gold chain (my own )
Grey ribbon for bow tie (my own)