October 2017

It’s Elf-tacular!

Good morning crafty friends, good week? I can’t believe it’s Friday already, I’m going to enjoy a final weekend off then I’m busy working every weekend until December, busy times!

With Christmas approaching fast I wanted to share some more festive makes that feature in this month’s PaperCrafter magazine…..

These super-cute cards were made using the Avery Elle Elf-Tacular stamps and matching dies. The dies cut out the stamped figures perfectly leaving a small border around the outside so you get a really professional finish.

I used papers from the Pebbles Merry Merry collection and used layered die-cut apertures to create depth in the scenes.

I couldn’t resist making a snowy shaker scene with iridescent glitter!

Full instructions and the full shopping list for these cards can be found in PaperCrafter 114.

Have a great weekend,

S xxx

Make A Wish

Good morning crafty friends, how are we all? It’s all busy in Krafti world, I’m really looking forward to a decent break at Christmas but that’s a long way off yet!

Talking of Christmas, I’d like to share this festive wreath that features in the new issue of PaperCrafter magazine……

This wreath was created using the Create Christmas range from docrafts. This range features all the basic products you need for your Christmas crafting.

I used the XCut A5 Leaves Die Set for the foliage which I attached to a Create Christmas Polystyrene Wreath with a glue gun. I then wrapped two sets of Create Christmas LED White String Lights around it.

I punched out flowers with the XCut Palm Punch for an extra colour and added silver gems, silver dome stickers and a lick of iridescent glitter for a sparkly finish. Finally I added a Foiled Sentiment across the back on a strip of acetate.

Full instructions and a shopping list for this wreath can be found in PaperCrafter Issue 114

All Create Christmas products can be found at The Range.

Have a great day,

S xxx

It’s Time To Sparkle

Hello crafty friends, how are we all? I made the most of a weekend off with lots of eating, drinking and pug cuddling! I’m recharged now and ready to start my busy week.

I had a Trimcraft demonstration on the Isle of Wight a couple of weeks ago and particularly enjoyed working with their Time To Sparkle Collection….

This collection features three sizes of papers in lots of golds, browns and neutral colours.

There are plenty of coordinating embellishments too including stickers, washi tape and glitter pegs.

There are also coordinating dies and stamps that work perfectly with the whole collection.

These wooden shapes which I’ve painted layered on glittery gifts tags make a super-quick card.

You can check out lots of inspiration over at The Craft Blog.

Have a productive week,

S xxx

Pugs & Kisses

Good morning crafty friends, how are we all? This week seems to be rushing by, in fact, I’m not sure where this month is going!

A few month’s back I was asked to create some shaped card designs for Quick Cards Made Easy magazine. I could choose between a cat or a dog….well there was no other option for me was there? Of course I went for pug shaped!

These featured in Issue 167 of Quick Cards back in July and I just loved making these. I love the way they were photographed in the mag.

The basic template is printed in the magazine and I’ve decorated them with papers and embellishments from the Papermania Paws For Thought Collection from docrafts.

For a realistic shine to the eyes and of course a healthy wet nose I added a couple of layers of Anita’s 3D Gloss.

This issue of Quick Cards Made Easy including this pug template is available here.

Enjoy your day,

S xxx

Winter Woodland is finally here!

Good morning crafty friends, how are we all? I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I had a lovely relaxing weekend off so I’m now ready for a productive week.

I’ve got some makes to show you today that I’ve been itching to share with you……

These cards were featured in this month’s PaperCrafter magazine and were made with the amazing Winter Woodland Collection from Craft Consortium. 

These beautiful 12 x 12” Papers were all hand drawn by talented artist Katy Hackney. There are also stamps and cute embellishments in the collection.

This amazing collection is launched today on Create & Craft at 2pm and 9pm, you can check out what else will be on the shows here.

I can’t wait!

Have a great day,

S xxx