Sunday, 9 November 2014

Bebunni Floral

Good Morning,

Bebunni Floral has arrived! Launching tomorrow on Create and Craft at 12pm, the Bebunni Floral range has 8 stamp sets, CD ROM and 10 die sets.

Here is a card made from the CD using one of the Megapage designs and the Cabbage Rose die.

The Cabbage Rose die is gorgeous, and cuts and embosses beautifully. I have inked through the die with Distress Inks. 

Happy Crafting xx

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Box with Secret Shelves

Hello Crafters,

Here is a box which opens up to reveal four little shelves. You could give this as gift on its own, or add some chocolates, or other small gifts.

 I made this one for Crafter's Inspiration Issue 5 Magazine. I have added a tutorial on how to make the box, which is easier than it looks!


The images - Party Paws Christmas -  are all from the free CD which comes with the magazine, and the snowflake embossing is with an embossing folder which is also a freebie.

How to make the box

  • You will need two sheets of A3 card. Cut one 20cm x 35cm and one 22.5cm x 35cm. Score both at 10cm on the short edge and at 20cm on the larger piece. Score both at 10cm and 25cm on the long edge.
  • Score  diagonal lines at 10cm score line on the top of each piece. On the bottom section cut across diagonally at each 10cm score line and leave a 2.5cm wide flap on the larger piece.

  • Cut along score line on short edge up to the score line from long edge. Fold and burnish all the score lines.  

  •  Apply glue on the corner piece which is scored diagonally (A) and attach the opposite cut triangle (B) to make a corner. Fold the triangle flap (C) up and over and glue in place. Repeat for each end on both pieces.

  • Apply glue to the connecting flap and join the two box halves together. 

  • To make the box shelves cut four pieces of card 16.7cm x 16.7cm. Score each side at 3.5cm and cut tabs at each corner. Fold and burnish the score lines and glue tabs in place.

  • Attach the shelves inside the box, applying glue to two sides of each shelf and stick to alternate sides.

Now have decorating your box!

Here's another idea for decorating the box. For this one I have used stamps from Lili of the Valley and papers from Trimcraft

Hope you enjoy making the box.

Happy Crafting xx

Thursday, 19 June 2014

It's Christmas in June!

Hi All,

It may be a bit early for some, but Christmas has begun in the craft world! Today I am sharing a Christmas Wreath made with the Bebunni Christmas CDs which are launching on Create and Craft on Monday 23rd June.

This latest Bebunni range includes a twin CD Rom, paper pads, stamps and embellishments. I have used images from one of the CDs and poinsettia flowers from the second CD. I have also used the Die'sire Snowflakes die from Crafters Companion cut in gold glitter card.

I have printed the flowers on green card for the leaves, and in two sizes for the petals. After layering the flowers they have been sprayed with Gold Spray and Sparkle.

The wreath in built up with all the elements - flowers, images, snowflakes and ribbon. You can find a full step by step to make this wreath on the Crafters Companion Blog
Remember to catch the new Bebunni collection next week on Create and Craft.
Happy Crafting
Marie xxx

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Papercraft Essentials

Hi All,

Had another article published in this months Papercraft Essentials magazine. The lovely people at PE sent me a pack of goodies from Hot Off The Press from their new Chalkboard range. The brief was to make cards for Fathers Day - not always easy to come up with ideas for men's cards that don't feature sports or beer! This was a lovely range to work with, hope you like the cards.


You can find this range of crafting goodies here
Happy Crafting, and don't forget Fathers Day is 15th June.
Marie x

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Spectrum Noir Pen Storage

Hi all,

Just a quick post to share how I have stored my Spectrum Noir Pens

This is an old DVD storage rack which I picked up at a Car Boot sale for £1. I have made 'shelves' for the pens from sheets of grey board. The storage for my ink pads next to it was also from a Car Boot - £1 for 3 - a real bargain!
Happy Crafting
Marie x


Thursday, 8 May 2014

Scruffy Little Cat

Another quick sneak peek using the new Scruffy Little Cat CD and stamps from Crafters Companion which are launching tomorrow as Pick of the Week on Create and Craft at 12pm.

This time I have made the bag from Kraft Card and used Ashleigh stamp coloured with Spectrum Noir pens:
Skin - TN2, TN3, FS2, FS3, CR3
Hair - GB3, GB5, GB8, TN6, TN9
Dress - DR2, DR4, DR6, DR7
Bags - TN1, TN2, EB1, EB2, EB6, GB8, GB9, GB10
This is only the second image I have coloured with the SN pens - they really are great.
The papers and flower are from the CD. Quite liking the Red with Kraft Card. Don't forget to check out some more ideas and interview with the creator of Scruffy Little Cat here.
Hope you are able to catch some of the shows.
Fri 9th - 12pm, 3pm, 5pm
Sat 10th - 8am, 1pm, 5pm
Sun 11th - 12pm, 1pm, 4pm
Mon 12th - 2pm, 5pm
Tue 13th - 12pm, 5pm
Wed 14th - 3pm, 6pm
Thur 15th - 9am, 1pm
Happy Crafting
Marie x

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Scruffy Little Cat

Scruffy Little Cat sneak peek

Hi All

Today I have a sneak peek of the fabulous Scruffy Little Cat range from Crafters Companion that will be launching on Create and Craft on Friday 9th May.

This is a gift bag which looks a bit like a handbag. I have used a stamp from the collection called Louise and coloured her with Spectrum Noir Pens and used papers from the Scruffy Little Cat CD.

Spectrum Noir pens used:
SKIN - FS3, FS5, FS7, FS8, TN2
HAIR - EB1, EB2, GB1, GB2, GB8
DRESS - PP1, PP3, PP4, BP2

In the new collection includes:
- Two 6x6" paper pads
- Two 5x7" embossing folders
- One die-cut topper sheet
- Eight 4" acrylic stamps
- One papercrafting CD-ROM
- Six A6 rubber stamp sets (plus two exclusive Ideal World ones)

 The images are perfect for using with your Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils and you can really go to town enhancing your backgrounds with embossing folders and embellishing with gems, glitter and ribbon!

So why not pop over to the Crafter's Companion site where you can read an interview with the artist and discover her inspiration behind the fantastic Scruffy Little Cat range:, then simply remember to tune in to Create and Craft on Friday 9th May for the first show at 3pm!

Happy Crafting
Marie x

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Camden Town Wall Hanging

This is a wall hanging I made using the Camden Town CD from Crafters Companion. There are some lovely papers and toppers on the CD and all in really gorgeous colours. The CD is available as a One Day Wonder on Create and Craft right now.

The step by step instructions for this project can be found here

Happy Crafting x

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Camden Town

A quick post to let you know about the fab Camden Town CD's from Crafters Companion. Tomorrow on Create and Craft there is a One Day Special for the CD's. Here is a tag card I made from the CD and is on the Crafters Companion Blog along with some more cards from the DT.

Everything is printed from the Female CD, I have just added a doyley, pearls and some lace and ribbon.
This is another card from the Female CD. The images are really lovely and the sentiments are a bit different to most. Should add that there is also a Male CD which has really great images for men - not just sport!
Will share a step by step wall hanger from the same CD tomorrow.
Happy Crafting x

Friday, 11 April 2014

Papercraft Essentials - Brayering

Hi All, quite excited this week when my copy of Papercraft Essentials magazine arrived.


My first full article is in this months issue, it is a beginners guide to Brayering which I really enjoyed making the cards for. There is a small picture of my cards on the cover and I was really pleased when I looked inside to see this...
 ... Editors favourite!!!!

There are four cards printed in the magazine along with the list of products and how to make them. These are the cards...

I made a couple of other cards for this article (not in the magazine)so I will show them as well

For all the cards I used Distress Inks to brayer with in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey. I also used Hunkydory Colour Me! card which I found worked really well with the Distress inks and blended very nicely. The stamping is done with Black VersaFine ink for clear detail.
Hope you like the cards,
Happy Crafting x

Monday, 31 March 2014


Here's my first project for Crafters Companion using the Barkley Everyday CD.

All the elements for the card can be found on the CD, and I have used the Rose Garden embossing folder by de-bossing the card and adding glitter with a glue pen in the de-bossed lines.
The step-by-step for this card can be found here
Happy Crafting xx


Monday, 17 March 2014

Exciting News...

Hi Crafters, have had some exciting news in the last week... I applied for the Crafters Companion DT a few weeks ago and as you can see from the newly installed badge, I have been accepted on the team. There is a lot going on at the moment and much to get my head around, but very excited.

Here is one of the projects I sent for my application.

This was made with free gifts which came with one of last years CC Inspirations magazines. I entered this in a competition in the mag and won a runner up prize of 72 Spectrum Noir pens!.

The ballet girl is stamped and coloured with alcohol pens and cut out. The papers are printer from a CC CD Rom and the embossed card was done with a folder from the mag.

Happy Crafting x