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Wreaths Aren’t Just For Christmas 

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all well and enjoying the lovely weather. I have three commissions left to tackle then I get 10 days off, yay!!

So, today I want to share a project that a created for this month’s Docrafts workshops at Hobbycraft…

This card and tag were made using the new XCut Woodland Stag Wreath Die Set. I wanted to create a pretty non-festive card and tag to show the versatility of the die set.

I used an adhesive chalk sheet in the middle and embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. The cute flowers are simply punched out, shaped then dotted about the wreath.

I layered Mr Smith’s Workshop papers for the background which I spritzed with water then distressed and lifted up the edges. The berries have been coloured then Anita’s 3D Gloss has been added on top.

I hope you like it!

Work beckons, have a great day!

S xxx

Weekend Demo Makes

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all having a great week. It’s crafty chaos here as I get stuck in and get a pile of things done before we go on holiday on the 25th. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

I had double Docrafts demos over the weekend in Southampton and Portsmouth. Here are some of my makes from the weekend…

This is the Creativity Essentials Meadow stamp which I’ve simply water coloured and used a paintbrush to add splatters.

This simple crackle technique card was based on Mags Woodcock’s project in Creativity magazine and was very popular. Well done Mags!

This is simply the XCut Heart Frame Cut & Emboss Folder with an Anita’s Foiled Decoupage and some pretty embellishments.

Back to Christmas makes today!

Have a great day,

S xxx

A little Bit of Belle & Boo

Good morning crafty friends, I hope alls well in your crafty worlds. I’ll admit I’m on a bit of a go-slow here, I need a break! Luckily I’ll get one in 3 weeks, I can’t wait. We all need a break from crafting sometimes don’t we?

Anyway, I have some very cute cards to share today that were featured in Issue 96 of PaperCrafter….

I absolutely love this fabulous  range from Trimcraft, it’s perfect for summery makes.

There’s lots of gorgeous embellishments too, look at these cute flowers and wooden frame!

This shaker card is my favourite. I added Isle of Wight sand for a personal touch.

Belle & Boo is available at your local Trimcraft stockist.

Enjoy your day!

S xxx

Something Summery

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I’m feeling a little flat this morning as I had a lovely time celebrating my birthday all weekend and now I’m a bit sad it’s all over! Oh well, I’m sure I’ll get into the crafty swing of things.

So, even though the weather is a little on the rubbish side, I thought I would share some summery makes with you to try and encourage the sun to come out…

These floral cards were featured in the July Issue of Papercraft Inspirations.

These die-cut flowers are glued to wooden skewers and wrapped in a die-cut doily.

This is a sneaky look at my DT project for WOW! this month.

If you’d like to make something summery then please pop over to WOW! Embossing Powders Blog and join in with this month’s challenge. There’s lots of summer inspired projects from the DT.

Work beckons,

Enjoy your day,

S xxx

Ooh La La!

Good morning crafty friends, I hope alls well with you all. Apologies for not blogging as much as I would like to, life just gets in the way!

Anyway, I have some cute Parisian inspired cards to share with you today….

These double tent fold cards were made for the May issue of Quickcards.

The cute stamps are Dreams of Paris by Newton’s Nook.


The papers are the Maggie Holmes Shine Collection 12 X 12″ Papers.

Full instructions on how to make these and a full shopping list can be found in Quickcards Issue 152

Enjoy your day,

S xxx

A New Front Cover

Hi crafty friends, I hope you’re all well and having a productive week. I was struggling with motivation yesterday but I soon perked up when the latest issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine turned up. I was really pleased to see one of my cards had made the front cover…

It’s always lovely to see something you’ve created make the front page and it gave me a bit of a boost yesterday.

The six projects were made with this month’s cover gift, the Garden Party 3-in-1 gift collection.

The set contains two embossing folders, this gorgeous stamp and matching papers, I loved working with it.

This issue 158 is available at your local stockist.
Enjoy your day!

S xxx

A Bit More Gorjuss

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all enjoying your bank holiday weekend. I’ve had Docrafts demos the last couple of days so I’m now enjoying a lie in with tea and pug cuddles thrown in!

I’ve been enjoying working with the new Gorjuss Vintage Rose range, here are two Gorjuss makes from the weekend…

I’ve paper pieced this little lady and used the flap from an envelope to create the side feature.

I’ve used the new Gorjuss Watercolour Dual-Tip Markers mixed with paper piecing  for this card.

All Gorjuss goodies are available at your local Docrafts stockist.

I’ve also been working on a new project for the WOW! Embossing Powders DT…

The project can be seen here. This month’s challenge is a non card project so please pop over and take a look at our inspiration.

Have a great day,

S xxx

New Docrafts Makes

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all well. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged so I thought it was about time I shared some recent cards.

These were made at a recent Docrafts demonstration and feature the latest Docrafts ranges which came out the beginning of May..

These new stickers come plain white ready to be coloured in and are perfect for a quick card.

This is a mixture of Capsule Kraft and Gorjuss 


This uses the cover gift stamps from May Creativity and Mr Smith’s Workshop papers and embellishments.

All products are now available at your local Docrafts stockist.

Enjoy your day!

S xxx

New Gorjuss Goodies

Hi crafty friends, I hope you’re all well and looking forward to the weekend. I’ve got a Docrafts demonstration tomorrow and I thought I would share two makes from the brand new Santoro Vintage Rose range…
I LOVE the Gorjuss girls and this range is a little lighter than the previous ones.

There are two fabulous sets of watercolour pens too! 

There are lots of decoupage girls as well if you’re not a fan of colouring in. 

I am loving these large rose charms!

The Santoro Vintage Rose range is available now from your local Docrafts stockist. I will be demonstrating this range and all the other new Docrafts goodies at The Range in Gosport tomorrow from 10-4, please pop in and say hello!

Enjoy your weekend,

S xxx

The Class of 2015/2016

Hi crafty friends, I hope you’re all having a great week. I’m really excited by my post today as it gives you all a chance to win some brand new WOW! goodies!

Today I am part of a blog hop featuring the 2015 WOW! Design Team and this year’s team too. The theme is anything goes and here’s what I created…

The background of this card is the Tropical stamp from WOW! which I’ve embossed in Opaque White embossing powder and water coloured in pink.


The butterfly is from the Mariposa stamp set which I’ve stamped on vellum and embossed with Gold Pearl powder. I’ve coloured the underside with ProMarkers.

The sentiment is from the Everyday Sentiments stamp set which I’ve stamped on vellum and embossed with Ebony powder. I hope you like it!

Soooo…..who would like to win some WOW! goodies?

It’s simple, all you need to do is take a look at all the blogs in the blog hop list and leave comments on their posts before midnight on Saturday 30th April. Three lucky winners will be chosen from the comments left and each one will receive a set of brand new WOW! products including stamps, powders and moulds.

Here’s the list…enjoy!

 

WOW! Embossing Powder Blog 

Sue O’Connell

Susanne Rose

Maya Isaksson

Martha Lucia

Trish Latimer

Fran Westmoreland

Nataliya Serova

Jenifer Cowles

Victoria Petrenko

Tania Ahmed

Laurence Colling

Finally, I would like to wish all the 2015 Design Team the best of luck in their new crafty adventures.

Enjoy the hop!

S xxx

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