October 2015

An Autumnal Make

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re gearing up for a productive day. I have a commission to complete today but first as Autumn is well and truly here now I thought I would share an apt make from the latest Creativity magazine. 

 The brief was Autumn so I wanted to make sure I included lots of Autumnal colours and textures.  

 I added lots of raffia and made cracked leaves by triple embossing them using clear embossing powder. 

 I also added embossed and inked panels, jute trim and tiny die cut flowers for a pop of purple.

The instructions to make this card and a full shopping list can be found in Creativity 63, available now.

Have a great day,

S xxx

It’s Still Christmas Time!

Hi crafty friends, I hope alls well with you. After a whole weekend working I’m still in bed enjoying a day off and I’m ashamed to say I’m watching Jeremy Kyle!! Ha, it makes my life seem brilliant!

Anyway, I have a few more Christmas cards to share with you today that I’ve made using the latest ranges from docrafts. 

 I’ve used the papers from the Jolly Santa range and mixed it with Kraft card and distressing for a vintage look. 

 I wanted to give the Folk Christmas a more subtle look so I mixed it with Create Christmas stickers to create a pretty background. 

 This is made with papers and embellishments from the Pocket Full of Posies range.

All these goodies are available at your local docrafts stockists.

It’s time for another cuppa!

S xxx

More Festive Makes

Hi crafty friends, I hope you’re all well. It’s been a busy week in Krafti world, I’ve been working on several commissions this week so things are looking positive after my recent upset!

So, I still have a few makes to share from my last demonstration at The Craft Gallery using all the latest docrafts Christmas collections. 

 I used the Wellington Christmas Decoupage card kit and mixed with other elements to create a cute pop up card. 

 This simple Folk Christmas card has a touch of sparkle with glitter paper and a square aperture in the centre. 

 This is a subtle Jolly Santa card with a Create Christmas wooden snowflake hanging through the middle.

I hope these give you a few more festive ideas!

Enjoy your day,

S xxx

Folk Christmas Magazine Makes

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all gearing up for a productive day. I’ve got lots to do today but I thought I would have an extra cuppa and do a little blogging before I get started today.

I have some Christmas cards made with the Papermania Folk Christmas range that feature in the latest issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine…. 

I love this range, it’s so bright and fresh and also quite retro. I’m not a big fan of really traditional Christmas colours so this range is ideal for me. 

If you would like instructions on how these were made then pick up Issue 149 of Cardmaking and Papercraft, available now. 

My craft room is calling! Have a great day…

S xxx

Crafty Fun at The Craft Gallery

Hi crafty friends, I just love Sunday mornings! I was going to go to Zumba but after working all day yesterday I’m enjoying tea and TV in bed, bliss!

I’m slowly getting my head around recent events and am feeling quite positive about it all. I’ve actually got quite a bit of work coming in which is great and I’m hoping that there’ll be more soon with a bit of luck!

So, I have a lovely time at the Craft Gallery (also known as the Market Gallery) in Southampton yesterday. We were in full on Christmas mode although I managed to make one non festive make that was inspired by a card I made in this month’s Creativity. 

 This Anita’s topper was mixed with various neutral embellishments to create an Autumn inspired make. 

 This is a simple but cute Wellington stepper card with a touch of gold sparkle. 

 This cheeky gingerbread man is from the Jolly Santa range.

I had a great day, it’s great to remember what my job is about…inspiring others.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

S xxx

Hoobs Makes His Creativity Debut

Good morning crafty friends, I thought I would have an extra cuppa in bed and catch up with you all, the joys of self employment!

So, yesterday the latest issue of Creativity dropped through the letterbox and it’s always great to see all the projects I’ve worked on finally in print!

My favourite project this month is my wintery scrapbook page I made using elements of the Papermania Jolly Santa range. The page features my husband Ian, known to me as Hoobs. 

As you can see Christmas papers and stamps can be used in a subtle way, I’ve mixed some of the patterned papers with lots of texture to create the feel of winter.

I will share some more of my Creativity makes very soon,

Enjoy your day!

S xxx

All Change For Krafti!!

Hello craft friends, I hope you’re all well and are tucked up in your craft rooms away from the terrible weather. Things have been a little stressful to say the least in Krafti world, after coming back from Florida I got made redundant from my job at do crafts.

Needless to say I was devastated but I’ve picked myself up and with the help of my wonderful Hoobs I have a brand new blog and website to launch myself as a freelance paper craft designer!!
I’m determined to carry on with my dream job and I can now spread my creative wings and enjoy lots of different and exciting products. I’m still going to be working with docrafts on a freelance basis and will still be carrying on with my demonstrations.

Here’s some recent makes from my demo at The Range in Portsmouth.




Light up your Christmas!

Hi crafty friends, I’m enjoying a lovely lie in before the crafting madness starts tomorrow when I go back to work. I’ve had a bit of a rest this week although not much as I had a docrafts demonstration at The Range in Gosport yesterday. It was fun though!

So, I managed to grab a copy of the latest Papercraft Inspirations as back in July I was asked to create some projects using the new XCut Christmas Shadow Box Dies. I really enjoyed this project and was even more chuffed when one card made the front cover!

The three cards all featured an LED tealight and a vellum panel at the back of the scene to create a festive glow.

I also used the latest docrafts Christmas range Pocket Full of Posies.

These dies are fabulous and create the most lovely festive scenes.

On the final project I layered up the village scene with acetate and created a shaker scene on a gift bag.

If you would like to have a go at these projects the XCut Shadow Box dies and Papermania Pocket Full of Posies are both available at your nearest docrafts stockist.

I feel a roast coming on today!

S xxx

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Fun Crafty Times in Florida!

Hi crafty friends, I hope you’re all well. I’ve had a crazy week, I got back from Florida on Tuesday and I’m absolutely shattered! Luckily I took the rest of this week off.

I was lucky enough to be invited to the Tim Collins Show again which I visited in Boston back in April. This time it was in Orlando which was very exciting as I’ve never been.

As well as a trade show on the Sunday I had four workshops using some of our lovely new docrafts products.

This trick or treat bag features a mixture of the latest Santoro Gorjuss Tweed range and the XCut Spooky Graveyard Shadow Box Die. With Halloween just around the corner this was a popular make.

This light up card was definitely the favourite of the weekend. It’s been made with the XCut Santa in The Sky Shadow box die and has an LED tealight behind it to create a festive glow. I’ve have created a whole set of these cards for Papercraft Inspirations which I will share later in the week.

I had a fabulous time in Florida, the people were so friendly and I also got to meet the craft legend Tim Holtz, it doesn’t get much better than that!

Have a great day!

S xxx

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Christmas Postcards

Hi crafty friends, I hope alls well with you. I’m enjoying a nice lie in with Hoobs and Lottie so I thought I would share some makes with you.

The latest issue of Creativity magazine turned up at HQ this week and it’s packed full of lovely festive makes. I made some distressed Christmas cards for this issue which all feature the Papermania Tall Urban Stamp Postal Frame.

This one has tissue paper added to it and stamped and embossed snowflakes as well as lots of inking and spritzing to create a distressed look.

I’ve used a star embossing folder on the corner of this one, inked over the top and sanded the stars to give them a worn look.

Finally, I dampened some white card, crumpled it up and painted with water down brown ink to create this aged look.

Creativity Issue 62 is available now through the usual stockists, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

Enjoy your weekend,

S xxx

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