Monday, 16 December 2013

LEJ Designs challenge 84

Hi all and its that time of the week again where we enter to win some amazing digis!!!
This week the challenge is anything goes, so you can go to town as much as you like with it, even more so since this is the last of the year and also the last of the weekly challenge, from January 7th the challenges will be monthly. Please have fun and remember to come back next year for the challenge blog and to follow if you wish for updates from me.

Monday, 9 December 2013

LEJ Designs Challenge 84 Festive Fun

Hi here is my take on festive fun with the wonderful stocking from LEJ Designs.
You can take part in this weeks challenge over at LEJ Designs challenge blog, there is a fantastic prize of some digis from the shop. Good luck and above all have fun!!!

Santa Easel Card

Hi all here is the very slightly different Santa Easel Card to the last one,
for this one is used Autumn coloured gilding flakes mixed with gold rather than just gold.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Christmas Easel Card

Hi all I hope you are well and getting into the Christmas spirit, I know I am lol.
This card was so fun to make I am just waiting on the glue to dry on another one with different gilding flakes on the poinsettias. I really hope you like it, it's very simple to make and I am sure you will love the results.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Jack and Sally

Hi all here is another double diamond fold card, this time I have gone with the Jack and Sally theme.
It was really fun to make (apart from spilling the pot of mica powder everywhere). I am loving this fine mesh net too, will need more at this rate hehe.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

LEJ DT Project

Hi I was thrilled to become part of the LEJ design team, the first challenge for me to make a project for starts this morning. Please pop over and take a look I am sure you will love it  . The theme is buttons beads and bows. Here is a picture of what I made, it took a while for me to stitch all the beads on but I think it was worth it. Have fun and enjoy.
Also head over to the Facebook page for this fantastic giveaway.  For every 10 new likers, one lucky liker will win an LEJ Image of their choice for FREEEEEEEE.
If you enter the challenge with one of our images, and it wins, you could win a bonus of more of our images.
Here is the link to the LEJ Designs Facebook page.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Simple Christmas card.

This is a very simple Christmas card i made today using gilding flakes. The stamp is from wodware and i love it, can't wait to use it some more.


Friday, 13 September 2013

Christmas Card

Hi all.
Nice to be crafting regularly again, I have found another really cool zombie image.
I decided to make an alternative Christmas card with it, because I am very slightly odd like that.
And after getting covered in red ink up to the elbows, and pinflair glue all over my fingers I came up with this. 
Full credit for this image has to go to Et3rnalcynic the image is called saloon zombie and here is a link to the artist.

This is far from a traditional Christmas card, but we aren't all traditional and like I said I am a bit odd lol.
I really really enjoyed making this one and never thought I would be using soft lime as a flesh colour with my pro-markers.

Enjoy if you decide to try an alternative style card, and feel free to link in the comments to your creations I love to see them.


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Flower cards.

Hi all.
I had made a flower card for a challenge, but never stuck anything down when i took the picture. Well then i never liked it very much but here is a picture.

And then i changed it to this, which i liked enough to stick together. Will have to craft more when my youngest is back at school as well.


Sunday, 8 September 2013

Girlie Zombie card.

Hi all.
 I have been working on a card with an image I found on the internet, I am unsure who to credit for the line art so please please please if you know who drew it put a link to them in the comments or just name them so I can give them full credit. I truly loved getting my promarkers out for this one and there are a few more images I have found, that I will be transforming into cards in the next few days. 
I hope you like it as much as I loved making it. 

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

I'm back!!!!

Firstly I would like to apologies for not blogging in a while, myself and my family have had a lot going on and unfortunately my crafting suffered from this. But on a good note I am now half way through my pregnancy to our first boy, our five year old daughter was not best pleased she wasn't getting another sister, bless her heart.
Also I have a reliable computer now after mine broke and I went weeks and weeks without one, so I will hopefully have no problem uploading.
Some of what I have made has been added to my archive, which now has a snazzy button to the right hand side of the homepage.
Here is a card I have made for a friend tonight, it was very fun to make mainly because I love the Muppets.


Friday, 24 May 2013

DT Project for Friendly Crafters.

Hi all, hope your all well. I have been asked to help with a support group for crafters, on Facebook called Friendly Crafters. This is my first project, for this I choose card folds.

We would all very much like you to come and join the group, for hints tips and advice.
There will be a fortnightly challenge based around the tutorials.
I hope you enjoy making these Card Folds as much as I did.

I have done three folds, they may look intricate but trust me they are easy peasy lemon squezy.

The first one is the Double Diamond Fold .

The second is the Book Card Tutorial.

The third is the Exploding Card Tutorial.


Exploding card tutorial.

Exploding Card Tutorial.

I don't have a finished project YET, but I wanted to share this great card fold with you all.

All you need for this card is one sheet of 12x12. I know no cutting great stuff.

Firstly you will have to score 7.6cm (3in) all the way around. 
I added two very slightly different pictures of this as it wasn't very clear.

Then you have to find the centre and bring each corner into it. Make sure they all match up as it will affect the other folds.

Now you have to open the parer up.
 At each corner you will have a square/diamond and a triangle either side.
You need to Mountain fold the edges of the square/diamond, and valley fold the edges of the triangles.
 I really hope this makes sense the picture below may explain better.

This is what it will look like after you have folded one corner,

This is what it will look like with all four corners folded in.

Then you take the corners of the new small squares and fold them back.

This is a really easy fold, I really hope this tutorial helps.
It is the first time I have done this fold, hence no finished card yet.

 Enjoy and have fun.

Book card tutorial

Book Card Tutorial.

Finished project.

Here is another card I love to make, it is great for all age groups and can be done to any theme.
So  here goes.....

To start with you will need a piece of card stock measuring 23 cm (9.1in) x 16cm (6.3in).
I cut mine down from A4 ivory card.
You then have to score at 10.5cm (4.1in) and 12.5cm (4.9in).
You can make the score lines either on a board (I used my ultimate pro), or with a knife and a rule (just lightly mark with knife), or a mouse mat, ruler and embossing tool (or similar).

Now you have made the book cover, you need to make the "pages".
These will not open but, they do give the look of pages.
To do this you need four pieces of coordinating card stock.
Two will measure 15cm (5.9in) x 28cm (11in).
Two will measure 10cm (3.9in) x 28cm (11in).
Once you have cut these you will need to score every 2cm (0.8in).
Then concertina/fan fold each of the four pieces. 

Then add some glue (I use super tacky glue) not a lot, to the insides of the fold.
Once you have done this, slot the short pieces (top and bottom) to the long pieces (left and right).
Ensuring that the top and bottom pieces overlap in sides, you can see this in the pictures of the finished item.

All that is left now is putting everything together.
To do this you will need to ink your edges, mat and layer paper onto front, back, and inside.
Then you will be able to attach the "pages", to the inside of the book. To do this I used red super sticky tape.
Once you have secured this you will just need to embellish. I did a Disney theme, bet you couldn't tell lol. 
The pocket to hold the book mark was secured using red super sticky tape also, I didn't want it coming off.

Please as always have fun and enjoy.


Thursday, 16 May 2013

double diamond card fold tutorial.

Tutorial For Double Diamond Fold Card.

Two examples of finished cards.

Firstly you need to take a 12" x 5" piece of cardstock, and fold in half  (2.5") horizontally.      

Then you need to score 2.5" vertically from both, the left and the right hand side in.       

           I have marked with pencil - 4 3/16" from both left and right, top and bottom. Also on the horizontal line I have marked, (although not very clear in the photograph) at - 3 1/8".

When you have marked all your measurements, join the dots and flip the card over. This is what you will have achieved, in such a small amount of time.

All that is needed now is to crease your fold lines. In this picture I have creased the lines, and left the card so you can see the valley and mountain folds.
Now all you need to do is, push both sides in while ensuring the horizontal line folds in half also. Then you are left with this card fold, that looks so complicated but yet is so simple.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Mothers day double diamond card.

Hello again, twice in one night I'm on a roll. Or I wrote the last post a few weeks ago and forgot to post?! 

This card was great to make. I was asked by a very good friend to make a mothers day card, so she could send it home to Poland. I obviously said yes, as it was another excuse to hide in my craft room lol.
 The challenging part was finding out what she wanted, I was given a card fold from a previous  card I had made and a colour red but you are all switched on cookies you guessed that right? 
So I started by selecting my image and colouring in using my promarkers from letraset, and folding the card base.
Then I started thinking embellishments so I made the roses.
I have a tutorial on how to make these paper roses here, the picture shows how I build them up in different colours. I had to make two at a time in order to achieve this look. I then thought  about the sentiment I used serif but any package you have to type with is great.
I felt the hearts on the cream backing paper fitted quite well, but to tie that in with the sentiment I stamped in clear ink then brushed over with mica powder. Then I put some ribbons and butterflies on, then layered everything up to create the finished piece.


Hi everyone I hope your all well.
My Mum recently renewed her wedding vows , I was slightly confused on if I had to make her a wedding card, or a anniversary card as they had the ceremony on there 10th wedding anniversary.
this is what I came up with- To create the Z fold I folded a A4 sheet in half, then one of the halfs in half. I added a picture so you could see, exactly what I meant. 

I then got a punch and scalloped the edge of the front panel, I also did this to the paper I used to layer.
From there I used the same pink card, on both front sections for layering. Pink was the chosen colour as the colour theme for the ceremony was pink. To finish I added some satin ribbon, and a topper with matching sentiment. It looked plain down the edge of the card so I used self adhesive ribbon with roses and love hearts, the topper then needed something  extra so I put aurora Borealis gems around the circle.

I hope you like it, it was gratefully recieved, and I as always enjoyed making it.


Friday, 26 April 2013

Perfect match

This was made using a 6x6in card blank, a scrap of ribbon and a topper with watching backing paper. Simple but yet effective. XxcatxX

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Burlesque fan card.

I made this for a challenge I was judging. The wooden emblies have gold and blue mica powder on them, first time using them so sorry if they are a bit shody. I used the glitter girls embossing board for the shape as it complimented the emblies perfectly. It was really fun and easy to make but the feathers went everywhere. Have a good day and happy crafting. XxcatxX

Tea solves everything card.

I made this quick card this morning. Its a little cutie (in my opinion lol). It was made using kanban so feminine kit, and some pearlised card stock. Its only a6 but i felt a larger card would have taken away from the lovely image. Hope you like it I certainly enjoyed making it. XxcatxX

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Woohoo I won a challenge.

This is the card i entered into a daily challenge on mad crafters giggles on Facebook. I have entered lots of times but never won, was so happy when i found i had won this one.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Handbag/purse card.

I made this as a commission for a friends friend. Really hope she likes it, it was fun to make xx Cat xx

Monday, 1 April 2013

Pirate boat card.

This was made for my daughters friend Riley who turned five recently. I made the template fairly easily and then cut it out of wood grain textured paper for effect. XxcatxX