Saturday, 3 June 2017

Colourista Enchanted Forest

Here are some coloured images from one one the new Colourista pads by Crafter's Companion.
These are from the A4 Enchanted Forest Marker Pad which has some really lovely images which can be used in Home Decor projects, cards or just framed to make a beautiful picture. They have all been coloured with Spectrum Noir Colourista Markers.

This chap is one of my favourites! I have simply used the coloured image to add to the top of a box.

All I could think of when I first saw this tree was I book I used to read when I was about 9 called
'The Magic Faraway Tree' - I loved that book!
Not sure how that thought made me colour this rainbow tree - but there we have it!!!

A simple card using part of one of the pages.

Finally, a tree house in the woods. Just popped this into a picture frame which would look
great on a child's bedroom wall. 

Hope you like the look of this new coloured pad.

Happy Crafting
Marie x

Friday, 26 May 2017

Cherry Green shoe stamps

Morning Crafters,

Sharing a card I made with the new Cherry Green stamps from Crafter's Companion

This card is made using the 'Step Out in Style' stamp set and coloured with
Spectrum Noir markers from the 72 pen starter packs.
Colours used are : OR1, TN7, CG1, CG2, GB5, GB10, CT2, CT4,
BP2, BP6, PP3, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8 & IG10
I have also used the ColourBlend Pencils on top of the marker colouring. 
Colours used are : Essentials – Black, Pewter & Sage,
Florals – Carnation, Peony, Saffron & Bumblebee.

Stamped on Neenah Solar White card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.
Blending Solution & Paper stumps to blend the pencils and
Matt black card, Matt Gold card, Ribbon & gems to complete the card.

Hope you like these new stamps.

Happy Crafting
Marie xx



Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Glamour Box


Hello Crafter's,

Here is a box I have made for the launch of the Sara Signature Glamour Collection. Some of you may have seen this on the launch shows on Hochanda and I think there have been a few requests for a tutorial on how it was made. 

This may be quite a long post with lots of photos, but I hope you are able to follow my guide!

In case you didn't see this on TV, this is the inside of the box.
The front panels open out and each one has a slip case and draw attached. In the centre is a smaller box which in sectioned into small compartments. 

Here we go!


Glamour Box

My original idea for this project was to make a jewellery box with a difference – inspired by the new Sara Signature Glamour Collection

You will need
A4 and A3 Centura Pearl Snow White Hint of Silver card
Big Score board
Collall Tacky Glue

Cut three pieces of A4 card 11½” long. On each piece mark 2 1/8” from the corners along each edge. Trim the corners off. Glue two of the pieces together and put to one side.


  Back Panels. Cut one piece of card 7¼” x 8¼” Score at 3/8” using the box lid side of the board along the shorter side. Cut two pieces of card 3 3/8” x 8¼” Score at 3/8” on one long side and one short side. Cut away where the score lines cross.



   Attach the back panels to the base piece which is two layers of card (from step 1) and join the two smaller side panels to the larger back panel with the tabs. 


   Cut card pieces as follows. One piece 7 ¼” x 8 ¼”, two pieces 3” x 8 ¼” and two pieces 4” x 8 ¼” Score at 3/8” using the box lid side of the board on each piece along the shorter edges. Attach each piece to the box base using the tabs. Adhere the third base shape from step 1 to cover the tabs. Line the inside of all the side panels with Centura Pearl card.


1  Box Lid. Cut A3 card 14 7/8” x 11 5/8” Working on the back of the card, mark pencil lines on all edges at 1 5/8” At each corner mark a point 2 1/8” along the lines. Join these points together across the corners. Next draw a line 1 5/8” parallel to the corner line.


   Draw 90˚ lines from each intersection. Cut the lines on the longer edges and leave tabs on the shorter edges (corners)


 Score along the 1 5/8” lines and the tab lines. Burnish the score lines and glue the tabs to make the lid.


      Draws and Slip Covers. Front Draw. Cut card 8 ½” x 9 ¾” Score at 1” using box base side of board on all four sides. Trim tabs at the corners, burnish the score lines and glue the tabs. For the slip cover cut card 15 ¼” x 7 ¾” Using the box lid side of the board score at 1 1/8” and 7 3/8”. Fold the last score line up against the edge of the board and score again at 1 1/8” and 7 3/8” Burnish all score lines and glue to make the cover. Attach the slip cover to inside of box and add draw


    Side Draws – make two. Cut card 5 ½” x 9 ¾” Score at 1” using box base side of board on all four sides. Trim tabs at the corners, burnish the score lines and glue the tabs. For the slip cover cut card 10” x 7 ¾” Using the box lid side of the board score at 1 1/8” and 4 ¾” Fold the last score line up against the edge of the board and score again at 1 1/8” and 4 ¾” Burnish all score lines and glue to make the cover. Attach the slip covers to inside of box and add draws


   Diagonal Corner Draws – make two. Cut card 3 ¾” x 9 ¾” Score at 5/8” using box base side of board on all four sides. Trim tabs at the corners, burnish the score lines and glue the tabs. For the slip cover cut card 7 ¼” x 7 ¾” Using the box lid side of the board score at ¾” and 3 3/8” Fold the last score line up against the edge of the board and score again at ¾” and 3 3/8” Burnish all score lines and glue to make the cover. Attach the slip covers to inside of box and add draws.


1 Inner Box. Cut card 14 ½” x 11 ½” Score at 4” using the box lid side of the board on all four sides. Cut tabs on each side and glue to make box. Attach to box base.


    Cut card 7 ½” x 10 ½” Score at 2” using box base side of the board on all four sides. Cut tabs and glue to make a box. Cut strips of card 2”  wide and use to create compartments within the box.



  Cut card 7 ¼” x 10 ¼” Score at 1 7/8” using box base side of the board on all four sides. Cut tabs and glue to make a box. Cut strips of card 1 7/8”  wide and use to create compartments within the box.


    To make a lid for the inner box cut card 8 ¾” x 5 5/8” Score at 1” using the box lid side of the board on all four sides. Cut tabs and glue to make the box lid.



Decorate the box
You will need: Sara Signature Glamour Collection
Luxury Glitter Card
Luxury Card
Swirling Vines embossing folder
Dressed to Impress die
Charismatic Clutch die
Sassy Shoe die
Fabulous die
Silver Gems
White Pearls
Centura Pearl Black card
Black Ribbon
Collall Tacky glue
Collall 3D glue gel

Decorate the Inside and Outside of the box using the items from the Glamour Collection – Have Fun!








Sunday, 13 November 2016

Butterfly Card

Here is a card I made for the launch of the new Spectrum Noir pen colours - Nature and Vintage - both in sets of 24 lovely new colours.


Here is what I used

Spectrum Noir Nature –GY3, GY4, GY5, AB1, AB2, AB3, YG1, YG2, YG3, BO4
Spectrum Noir Vintage – PV1, PV2, PV4, BO1, BO2, VB2, VB3
Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners All A Flutter stamp
Neenah white card
VersaMark ink pad
Bronze embossing powder
Distress ink Vintage Photo
Embossalicious – Regency Swirls 8x8 folder

I have stamped the word 'Butterfly' onto white card with Vintage Photo ink and then embossed with the Regency Swirls folder, trimmed to size and inked the edges with Vintage Photo. The Butterflies have been stamped with VersaMark ink onto Neenah card and heat embossed with bronze embossing powder. Each butterfly is coloured with complementary colours from the new sets of pens. I have cut them out, shaped the wings and attached to the card. I have embossed the Butterfly word with bronze powder and 3D attached to finish.

Loved making this card, hope you like it.

Happy Crafting xx


Friday, 28 October 2016

What a Hoot!

Hi everybody,

Here's my DT card made with one of the new Create-a Card dies from Crafter's Companion


Love this Owl! 

To make this card you will need:

From Crafter's Companion
Die’sire Create A Card – What A Hoot & With Love dies
Fancy Card Blanks – Diorama Card - Kraft
Luxury Card Pack – Gold
Kraft card
Black card
Other
Distress Inks – Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint & Vintage Photo
Pearls


To make this card I have die-cut the What a Hoot die into the front of a diorama card black and trimmed away the centre (save the owl in one piece) to leave some flowers and leaves around the edges, added a few tiny pearls and cut a frame from matt gold card. Cut the owl die again from a piece of kraft card and colour the flowers and leaves with Distress inks, Matt onto black card and attach to the back of the diorama blank. Trim around the saved owl and colour with Vintage Photo ink, attach to matt gold card, trim around the edges and add to the back of the card with 3D glue. Glue the two piece of the diorama card together at he tabs. Die-cut the With love sentiment twice and use the waste letters to add the sentiment.

Hope you like this lovely owl too.

Happy Crafting xx



Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Designer Cardmaking magazine ...

I made the front cover of this months Designer Cardmaking magazine!!!


The magazine comes with a Joanna Sheen Christmas kit which includes:
4-in-1 floral wreath die set
4x6" wreath embossing folder
8 image and sentiment dies
papers and toppers

Here are the cards I made for the magazine using the kit





Hope you like the cards, the magazine is full of great ideas for using the Kit.

Happy Crafting xx


Sunday, 23 October 2016

Illustrator Pens

Good Morning,

Here are a couple of images coloured with the fantastic new Illustrator Pens from Crafter's Companion. They really are amazing pens to use. Each pen has a high quality brush nib and a fine bullet nib for detail work.

This card is made with Sheena's Iris stamp. The colours are
Leaves - Yellow Green, Salad, Emerald
Flower -  Pearl Blue, Denim, True Blue, Canary, Purple, True Black

This is Pom Pom Fairy stamp from Lili of the Valley. Colours used are
Eggshell, Linen, Muted brown, Blossom, Baby Pink, Fruit Pink, Vintage Pink, Goldenrod, Raw Sienna, Natural Brown, Leather, Henna, Pale Citrus, Pear Green, Ice Grey 2

This is an old stamp from Fizzy Moon - Special Wishes, not sure if this is still available.
Illustrator colours used are
Muted Brown, Soft Brown, Linen, Eggshell, Ice Grey 2, Ice Grey 6, Goldenrod, Raw Sienna, Flame Red, Vintage Pink, Pink Lace, Baby Pink, Fruit Pink, Smokey Blue, Vintage Blue, Wisteria, Old Lavender, Khaki, Moss Green, Pale Citrus, Pear Green, Yellow Green, Salad, Sunshine, Blender

If you haven't seen the shows on Hochanda yet you can catch them today at 1pm and 5pm.

Happy Crafting xx