February 2018

Create & Craft Preparation

Good morning crafty friends, have you had a good week? Mine started quite sedate and then I received an email Wednesday evening asking me if I would like do some shows on Create & Craft tomorrow. Of course I said yes so sedate turned into manic as it was all systems go to prepare.

There are some fabulous new dies and embossing folders and I’ve created lots of fresh, Spring inspired makes for the shows….

As it’s nearly Mother’s Day they’ll be lots of inspiration for pretty cards for all the mums out there including this make featuring the gorgeous XCut Flower Jar Small Die Set.

This card was made using two dies from the amazing docrafts XCut Spring and Summer Mini Die and Storage Set that features of the show.

Finally we have a set of one of my favourite craft items, the XCut Cut & Emboss folders. This one featured is the gorgeous Cottage Window.

My shows are 9am and 6pm tomorrow the 26th February, I really hope you can join me.

The full list of the fabulous items on the show can be found at Create and Craft.

I’m off to pack up my crafty tool kit and head off,

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

S xxx

Out Of This World

Hi crafty friends, how’s your week going? Mine’s been quite a quiet one but I’m sure things will be different next week!

I would like to share some super-cute makes today that feature in the latest issue of PaperCrafter magazine…..

These space themed cards were all made using the For The Love of Stamps Out of This World Stamp Set from Hunkydory.

I’ve mixed the cute imagery with the First Edition Beyond The Shore 12 x 12″ Paper Pad as the colours and imagery compliment the stamps really well.

To compliment the space theme I added a layer of silver mirri board and silver embellishments.

Full instructions and a shopping list for these cards are in PaperCrafter 118.

The Out of This World Stamp Set from Hunkydory are available from Hixxysoft.com

Have a great day,

S xxx

Quick & Easy Makes

Good morning crafty friends, how are you all? This week is whizzing by so quickly, I can’t believe it’s Friday tomorrow!

Today I thought I was share some super-easy makes that featured in Issue 117 of PaperCrafter Magazine….

These were all made using the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Stargazer Collection which is super-cute and very easy to work with.

There are 12 x 12″ papers, die-cut shapes, stickers, stamps and washi tape to play around with to create fun and modern cards. I’ve added a touch of copper embossing powder and embellishments to these cards to match the collection.

I was lucky enough to have one of these cards featured on the front cover of the issue which can be seen here.

The Dear Lizzy Stargazer Collection by American Crafts is available from Hey Little Magpie.

I hope you all have a productive day,

S xxx

Sunny Stamping

Good morning crafty friends, how are we all? It’s been quite a calm week for me in Krafti world which makes a nice change. I’m loving the fact the evenings are getting a little lighter when I leave my craft studio, Spring is on it’s way!

Talking of Spring, I wanted to share some bright and sunny makes that feature in the March issue of Papercraft Inspirations Magazine……

These three cards all feature the Sunny Wishes Stamp Set from Penny Black. I’ve stamped the image towards the top with black ink, used white embossing powder on the bottom stamping then rubbed Distress Inks over the stamped design.

I’ve partially coloured this design using ProMarkers and have inked the edges and added splats of colour using diluted distress ink and a paintbrush.

For this design I’ve coloured the image with ProMarkers and cut around the design to create a shaped front panel. The sentiment sits on an inked and splattered background.

This fantastic stamp set is available at Crafts U Love.

Issue 175 of Papercraft Inspirations magazine is available at your local stockist now.

Have a great weekend,

S xxx