January 2018

Two Ways With Willow

Good morning crafty friends how are we all? I’ve had a very productive week and I’m looking forward to a trip down the local tonight and I day trip to London tomorrow.

I wanted to share two very different makes today that feature Willow in the Santoro Colour Me In Collection from docrafts. I’m a huge fan of anything Santoro so its always a pleasure to play around with the gorgeous papers and decoupage.

This card featured in Quick Cards magazine and shows how the gorgeous neutral papers and imagery work well with the framed photograph.

The second card features on the docrafts blog and I’ve added painted wooden shapes with a touch of glitter as embellishments.

To check out the entire Santoro Colour Me In collection you can find your nearest docrafts stockist here.

Have a great weekend,

S xxx

Hoppy Birthday

Good morning crafty friends, good weekend? I had a lovely relaxing weekend after a manic week in Krafti world. It’s great to be busy though!

I wanted to share some makes that I absolutely loved making that were featured in issue 174 of Papercraft Inspirations Magazine…..

These super-cute cards were made using garden printables that were designed for Papercraft Inspirations by the very talented Naomi Skinner. As well as gorgeous patchwork papers and background scenes there’s lots of cute bunnies!

I had great fun creating scenes using the bunnies and vegetables and adding the clever sentiments to finish them off.

The best thing about these printables is that they’re free to download from the Papercraft Inspirations website.

Get your printer set up and have fun!

Enjoy your day,

S xxx

Three Looks, One Stamp

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all having a productive week. I’m still buzzing from making my Create & Craft debut on Saturday. It was a fantastic day, all the presenters and staff were a pleasure to work with and it couldn’t have gone better!

Today I’d like to share a set of makes in the latest issue of Papercraft Inspirations magazine featuring one stamp set…..

All these cards were made using the Altenew Sweet Friend Stamp Set. I used the matching frame die for this card to create the aperture.

I mixed white and gold embossed areas with brown ink stamping down the left-hand side of this card before inking over the top.

I made the sentiment the focal point of this card and subtly used the frames in the background.

The Altenew Sweet Friend Stamp Set came be found here.

The full instructions of how to make these cards are in February Issue 174 of Papercraft Inspirations.

Have a great day,

S xxx

Love Is On The Air

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’ve had a great week. I’m feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement today as I have very exciting news….I’m making my debut on Create and Craft tomorrow!

This day seems to be a long time coming as the whole process started way back in July last year. docrafts were looking for a replacement on the channel and we were asked to audition.

We were asked to produce a three minute audition video then the successful applicants went to Peterborough for a screen test. We also went to docrafts HQ for a meeting then finally, just before Christmas I got my first TV date through!

My first shows have a Valentines theme and feature lots of fabulous, dies, embossing folders and embellishments.

The shows are Saturday 13th January at 9am and 4pm and more details can be found over at Create and Craft.

I hope you can join me!

S xxx

Quotes and Florals

Good morning crafty friends and happy new year to you all! There’s a lot a exciting things happening in Krafti world this year so I’ve gone back to work early to crack on!

I wanted to share another commission today that is in the final issue of Quick Cards Made Easy which features a mix of stamped florals and quotes….

These cards were made using Abstract Flowers and Words Stamp Sets from Hobby Art.

The background papers are Floral Festival In Colour from Crafty Individuals and I’ve coloured the flowers in to match using ProMarkers.

To add extra interest I’ve stamped and embossed a plain background then subtly inked and added splats of watered down Pickled Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks.

Full instructions and shopping list for these cards can be found in Issue 174 of Quick Cards.

Enjoy your day,

S xxx