Monday, October 23, 2017

Spellbinders Club Kit Craft Morning

Hello Crafters.
I have a different Spellblogger post to share with you today.  I got my crafty friends involved in this one.  Last week I had a crafty date at my house where we had a play with one of the club kits available from Spellbinders.
This is the kit we crafted with.

In the kit you get enough supplies to make at least 10 cards and a die set.
Here are a few pictures of what my friends made.
My friends each took a few elements from the kit and made there own design.
Maria used lots of the lovely papers and one of the die cut shapes to make her card and finished with the beautiful bow made with the organza ribbon which is included in the kit.

For this one Julie used the die set and cut out these pretty flowers in pink and black and also added one of the fabric flowers to her card.
The ladies even made these cute little gift boxes

Karen also used the die set to make her flowers and added the pretty butterfly along with some enamel dots.

Here is my card.  I used the hexagon die, some of the stickers, card stock and enamel dots to make my creation.
I used the hexagon die and cut out the shapes using different pieces of card stock and patterned paper.  I then made a pattern on my card and added a few of the stickers.
Each project was crafted with elements from the kit which includes, papers, card, ribbon, gems etc...
This is such a lovely kit from Spellbinders.  The colours are so pretty and it has just the right amount of sparkle.
The only thing you need to add is a paper trimmer and some wet glue as the kit even comes with foam squares and sticky dots.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely week.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Country or City

Morning All.
Its the last day of term here in France for two weeks.  My daughter is very excited as we have a movie night planned for this evening and also its Halloween soon.
The school usually have a little coffee and cake event where the kids all dress up so I must come up with a spooky ideasfor my cupcakes.
So back to todays post which is for Daring Cardmakers.  Our lovely host this weeks is Miri. 
Miri would like to know if you are a country or a city kind of person and then show us what you like about living there in your creations.
Can you guess what I am?
That's right. Country.
I grew up in the countryside in England and now I live in the beautiful countryside of Brittany, France.
As we had a little surprise hatching of new chicks I thought I would feature a cockerel on my card.
To make my card I started with a piece of black card stock and trimmed it to fit my card front.  I then took a piece of grey card stock and trimmed this slightly smaller.  I then stamped the pretty flowers to the bottom and top which is from a set by Stampin Up called Wood Words.

I then placed the grey card stock through my Spellbinders Platinum machine and used the embossing folder from Spellbinders called Chicken Wire by Donna Salazar.

I then used the same stamp and die from Stampin Up to make the cockerel and also I used the flowers again but this time coloured them in using some promakers.  I then added a little gingham ribbon to finish.
Gingham and country are just made for each other.
Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see if you are a city or a country kind of person.
Please stop by the Daring Cardmakers blog for more lovely inspiration and I will see you there.
Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bubbly Funk Through The Letter Box

Hello Crafters.
Hopefully you have seen lots of posts on my Facebook page regarding the Through The Letter Box from Bubbly Funk.
So here is my first project using the lovely new Bubbly Funk Through The Letter Box craft box and I have also included lots of pictures on the post to show you the amazing contents.
Once you register each month from Bubbly Funk you will be sent a box full of beautiful craft items which is the perfect size fit to go through your letter box.
Here is how it will arrive to you.  All neatly package in these lovely paper bags.
I good sized bag filled with lots of lovely sequins and beads.

This is the contents of one of the bags.  Lots of stunning ribbon, pom poms and fabric.

Another bag contained some pre cut shapes, washi tape and a tag.

Lots of chip board shapes and my favourite crafting item,  gems.  The gems are on strips so you can either use it as it is or cut individual ones off.

This little spotty yellow bag contains your mystery surprise.

So here is my first project.
I made a little gift bag.
To make the bag I used an A4 sheet of black card. 
I scored on the long side at 3 1/4", 5 1/4", 8 1/2" and 10 1/2"
and on the short side at 2" which is the bottom of your bag.
I snipped up the score lines until they met the 2" score line as these fold in to make your bottom.
Then I glued the box together and slightly pinched in the top.

I used some of the pre cut shapes and the pretty black swirl and glued them to the front of the bag

I then added a few of the gems.

 I then finished my bag with some of the gorgeous spotty ribbon from my mystery surprise to close the top.

Thanks for stopping by and please pop over to the Bubbly Funk website and blog to check out more ideas created by the Design Team.

Monday, October 16, 2017

How To Catch A Fairy In A Jar

Moring Crafters.

Don't worry I haven't really caught a fairy in a jar as that would be cruel. But I will tell you how I made this really pretty luminary using a fabulous die from Spellbinders.


First of all you will need an empty jar.  I washed and cleaned off the label and removed the lid.
Then I cut out my fairy in black card stock  I used  Fairy Ariana from Spellbinders.  Then glue your fairy to the inside of your jar.
I then took some white tissue paper and wrapped this around the jar taking care not to rip the paper.  To stick the paper cover the jar in white PVA glue and also apply a coat to the front. 
Wait for the glue to dry then add your embellishments.  I added some white glitter to the outside of the jar to add a bit of fairy sparkle. I also wrapped some string around the top and added a little flower but you could add perhaps some die cut leaves or pinecones etc...
Place a battery operated tea light inside and enjoy. 

There are 3 other fairies in the range and all of them would look so pretty for this project.  You can check them out HERE.

This project would work great with any silhouette style die.  Some of the Halloween dies from Spellbinders would look lovely to create a spooky glow.
Thanks for stopping by today.


Friday, October 13, 2017

Pastel Rainbow

Happy Friday Crafters.
Its nearly the weekend so that means lots of crafting time but before the weekend gets started lets take a look at this weeks challenge over at Daring Cardmakers.
Our host this weeks is Sharon. 
Sharon would like to see a PASTEL RAINBOW on your card.
So this week I decided to make a card featuring some pastel bunting and made a cute baby card.
I started with a blue piece of designer paper and trimmed it to fit my card blank.
I then cut the bunting using a die from Trimcraft.

I then used the Fiskars cloud squeeze punch for the fluffy clouds and added a few sequins.

I then stamped this very sweet sentiment to finish my card.
A super sweet new baby card ready to send to the UK.
I just want to say big congratulations to Craig and Sarah on the birth of your beautiful baby boy.
Also congratulations to my cousin Mandy and her husband Ed on becoming Grandparents.
Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by the Design Teams over at Daring Cardmakers to see their pastel rainbow creations.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Engagement Rings.

Hello Crafters.
Over the summer two of my husbands cousins got engaged.  They both happen to be sisters which is so lovely and are planning to have there weddings very close together.
I have been looking for the perfect engagement craft item in order to make their congratulations cards and I found it in the form of the Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Gems Die from Spellbinders.
This was then a great opportunity to use the same die and make two different looks.
For this card I cut a square of white card stock and cut out the gems at different angles.  Behind the negative space I added some white glitter card then glued the gems back into place.

I then cut a further two gems from mirror card then two more from silver glitter card.  I placed the triangle sections back into the frame of the gem.

I then added a die cut greeting in black mirror card using the Simply Said Phrase One Set.

For the second card I wanted to create my own background.  So I created a stencil using a scrap of white card.  I then inked different colours into the negative space.  I then cut several more gems from white card stock and place the frame of the die over the inked areas.

I then used what was left over from the first card to create the silver diamond.  To finish I used the same die cut greeting as before.

Two very different cards from one lovely die set.
This die would make a fantastic addition to any engagement party.  The set would make some lovely invitations or place settings.  I even thought it would look lovely at a new years eve party to add a bit of glitz to the celebrations.
I would just like to wish the happy couple congratulations and we can't wait for the weddings!!!
Thanks for stopping by and please check out the Spellbinders website for more details about the dies I have used.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Autumn Leaves

 Morning Crafters and Bloggers.
Autumn has certainly arrived here.  We were woken rather early at the weekend by the sound of tractors cutting the corn in the field opposite our house.  It always seems to signal the start of a new season.
I was also feeling inspired by the lovely tree out side my front door when I made this card.
I started by die cutting lots of leaves using the Die D-Lites All Leaves die from Spellbinders.
It comes in a set of four really lovely leaves.
I decided with this card to create a wreath.
I inked each leaf using lots of autumn colours.
I then glued all the leaves down into a wreath shape and added a little printed greeting to the centre.
I also wanted to create a little texture to my card so I used the embossing folder by Tammy Tutterow at Spellbinders called Blistered and I just added a little ink to bring out the detail.

I then finished the card with a little butterfly using the Die D-Lites Flying Bugs set from Spellbinders.

I am not sure that there are many butterflies around this time of year but its such a pretty die.
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the website for full details about the dies I have used.

Friday, October 6, 2017

October Elemental Inspiration.

 Hello Everyone
My goodness it the first Friday in October already and its Elemental Inspiration challenge time at Daring Cardmakers.
Here is the beautiful inspiration picture chosen by Leo our host this week.
Remember to use at least 3 elements on your creation from the image below.
For my card I went with the colours, a night sky and a fairy.
I am totally in love with this die I have used from Spellbinders called Fairy Ariana.  She is just beautiful.  She even comes with a tiny wand.
There are 3 other fairies in the collection and you can find them HERE.
To create my card I started by masking the moon off first.  I then inked around the edge of the moon with a pink ink then I used a blue and finally around the edge I used a purple ink.  I tried to blend the colours very lightly and sponged off a lot of the excess first before I applied it to my card stock.

I then used a stamp set from Indigoblu called Nature I and stamped the tree image around the edge. 

I then added my fairy which I cut from black card stock and added a few little stars around her legs to look like fairy dust.  I think I have been watching to much Tinker Bell with my daughter as that's where the idea for the stars came from.

Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the Daring Cardmakers Blog for more lovely inspiration from the Design Team.
Have a lovely day.