Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Say it with Flowers - NEW papercraft CD...

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It's finally here! My latest papercraft CD-Rom Say it with Flowers is now available to purchase...
Below are the 8 predesigned project cards which can either be created using the written instructions with full dimensions for cutting each layer from the printed papers or by printing out the predesigned sheets and assembling.
There are backing papers, image toppers, digistamps, decoupage, sentiments and embellishments including vintage toppers, postage style stamps, butterflies, paper bows, mini tags and fishtail flags.
All the images are hand drawn and coloured then converted to a digital format from which all the elements are created.  The discs are created from start to finish by myself, including the browser interface, CD printing and burning, case artwork and packaging and usually take around 6 months to complete...but I hope it's worth it in the end!
If you would like to purchase a disc, you can do so by clicking on the Add to Cart Button in the sidebar or at the bottom of this post...







Say it with Flowers papercraft CD-Rom £14.99 including UK postage and packaging









Saturday, 27 May 2017

Calla Lily...

Good morning, lovely peeps! I'm back to share another new sample card from my latest disc, Say it with Flowers and today it's the turn of the Calla Lily...
I went with a really clean and simple layout for this one.  The image is from the Calla Lily topper sheet and the papers are from the Calla Lily and Tulip design sets - the large dotty paper is actually a lot more cream than showing up in the picture, but then that's down to my photography skills...or lack of them?!...
I cut down the 5x7 portrait insert from the Calla Lily set and added it inside.  I was going to add some glitter to the flowers but quite liked the simplicity of it without...as you can see, my string bow made an appearance again!
Have a great weekend!
Crafty hugs,

Friday, 26 May 2017

Daffodil card...

Good morning, dear Blogger friends, on a beautifully sunny day here in North Wales! I have been busy at my crafty table creating sample cards for a couple of upcoming shows and can now confirm that I will be at the Sincerely Yours shows at Bebington on the Wirral, Sunday 2nd July and at Leigh in Lancashire on the 19th August...If you're able to come along, please pop over and say 'Hi!' - it's always lovely to meet fellow crafters and share ideas!
I'll be sharing my latest samples over the coming days and today it's the turn of the Daffodil...
I've used a mix of papers for this one - the large dot is from the Tulip set, the green tile from the Iris set and the small polka dot is from the Daffodil set.  I used the daffodil topper sheet and cut out a couple of extra flowers to make the blooms fuller, then added in a few die cut leaves and tiny flowers plus one of the postage stamp embellishments...
I added some glitter on the image (but as usual, it fails to show up in photograph!), lots of pearls and my favourite embellishment of the moment - string bows...you may be seeing a lot more of these?! ;)
Hope you all have a fabulous Friday and enjoy the long weekend, here in the UK - we have plans for a chillout weekend with maybe a barbecue and picnic out...but I know how best laid plans can change at short notice, so I'm not banking on it?!
I'm also hoping to get a bit more design work in...the brain is still in gear, so I'm making the most of it!!
Crafty hugs and glittery wishes,


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Passion for Promarkers - Make it Manly...

Good morning, dear Blogger buddies and a Happy Tuesday to you all! It seems to be that this is the only day of the week that I manage to post anything these days, but there is reason to my absence - I am trying to get some samples made for possible upcoming shows and I am also busy, busy drawing and designing! These weeks are passing by in a blur and it won't be long before we're back on the slippery slope after the Summer Solstice - just where has this year gone?!...
...But I am here...and it's Tuesday...so, you know what that means?!....it's time for a brand new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers!  Yay!...
This week it's the lovely Nic (aka Coops) in the hostess chair and she's given us a fab theme of 'Make it Manly' (which works out very well for me as it's hubby's birthday this week!) We're being sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps who are offering one lucky winner a $12.00 voucher to their online store...
As it's hubby's birthday, I went with an automotive theme - we are all a bit car mad in our house (although I HATE driving?!) so I thought it quite apt...
I coloured up the vintage car from A Year in Cards and decided to challenge myself by going red!  I was quite pleased with how it turned out and decided that it would be best to show it off in my favourite CAS style.  I used my craft knife to cut around the corner of the roof of the car and slotted the sentiment behind to add a bit of depth and added a couple of large pearls for the headlights...
The red combo I used was Sunset, Red, Crimson and Burgundy.  I am finding that quite a few of my pens are starting to run out - I probably shouldn't complain as I've had some of them for about 6 years but it just seems that they're happening all at once...and more so my Flexmarkers too! I store them flat and was wondering if I should switch to storing them upright as I mainly only use the smaller nib end for colouring...any suggestions?!
Right, I have a couple more ideas for samples, so am off to sit at my EXTREMELY messy craft table to play and will share them with you soon...
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Might Men in May closes 9th June
#44 Anything Goes until 30th
Anything Goes twist more than 2 layers
Birthday until 30th

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Passion for Promarkers - 8th Anniversary challenge...

Good morning, lovely Blogger friends! It's a very special Tuesday this week, as Passion for Promarkers sees it's 8th...yes, 8th!...Anniversary! 
As it's a special challenge we have a really fab theme for you of "BINGO", you can create anything you like as long as you follow a line on the bingo board either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.  You could even show off and go for a full house (Hazel nearly succeeded but she forgot the kraft card!!).  Please note we are only accepting a maximum of 3 entries per person for this one challenge only.  To be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Winsor & Newton/Letraset products (i.e. pro, flex, tria, aqua, metallic or neon markers) and of course follow the theme. 
Here is the BINGO board to use for your inspiration this week:
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As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual .  Here we go....
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Bugaboo stamps are offering one lucky winner a prize of $21.00 voucher
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DigiStamp Boutique is offering one lucky winner a prize of a £10.00 voucher
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Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher
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Uniko Stamps are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set (in stock) of their choice
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Alicia Bel is offering one lucky winner a €10.00 voucher
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Petal Lu is offering one lucky winner a 30% discount voucher
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That's some fabulous prizes up for grabs!

For my card, I went with Bingo line Polka Dots, Square Card, Birthday
I decided to colour up the Pansy digi image from my new CD-Rom Say it with Flowers and coloured them up in colour tones which are outside of my comfort zone! I'm quite happy with pinks and pastels, but rarely colour so boldly, so this was a refreshing change...
I coloured the image using my Pro/Flexmarkers :
Darker flower and bud - Tulip Yellow, Honeycomb, Pumpkin, Sunset, Red
Lighter flower - Tulip Yellow, Honeycomb, Pumpkin
Flower centres - Burgundy, Firebrick, Umber
Leaves - Meadow Green, Pear Green, Pesto
I hope you can find the time to join in with our special challenge this week and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!
Crafty hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Flowers closes today
Anything Goes closes today
Bright! closes 11th
Anything Goes optional use 5 of something closes 11th

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Watercolour backgrounds...

Good morning again, dear Blogger buddies! I've been playing around with watercolour backgrounds this morning, along with my new CD - Say it with Flowers...
I have a real love for 'clean and simple' these days and thought that the flowers would look nice with a watercolour style background...
I really like the way they've turned out and thought I would share them with my crafty friends! For my cards, I used the Pansy and Tulip decoupage from Say it with Flowers and these watercolour backgrounds...
To Save click on the image, then right click and Save Image As...
I also created these, thinking that they'll go with the other flowers on the disc...
Hope you like them! All I ask is that if you use them, you could give a link to my blog for people to come and get them for themselves.
Crafty hugs,

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Passion for Promarkers - Make it Bloom...

Good morning, lovely Blogger friends!  Sorry to have been so quiet lately - I feel I have been playing catch up since the Easter holidays and we managed to get away in Daisy again this weekend, so here we are at the beginning of MAY...MAY! It's Tuesday, so that means we have a brand new challenge starting over at Passion for Promarkers...
The lovely Marie is in the hostess chair this week and she's chosen a nice, easy theme of 'Make it Bloom'...so whether it's flowery paper, flower embellishments or even flowers on your image, let's see those 'blooming' creations! We're being sponsored by The Paper Shelter who are offering one lucky winner a $10 voucher to their online store...
We were lucky enough to get an image to play with...The Sweet Gardener...
I went with another small C6 easel card for this one as I didn't want too much 'stuff' to detract from the pretty image...
The papers are from my new CD-Rom Say it with Flowers, which will be available from today!
I really do find that less is more these days and my love of clean and simple is stronger than ever! It still takes as long as a fussy card, however, as I spend that much time putting things on and taking them off again...but maybe I have found my signature style?!
I hope you can find the time to join in with our fun challenge this week and look forward to seeing all of your fabulous creations!
Hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
A Birthday Card closes today
#120 Anything Goes closes today
Anything Goes closes 9th