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Beyond The Shore

Good morning crafty friends, how are we all? I hope you didn’t have too many issues with the snow. I enjoyed the novelty of it but glad to get back to normal now! I have a very busy week ahead including a very interesting crafty journey which hopefully I’ll be able to tell you more about very soon…..

In the meantime I’d like to share some makes that feature in the latest issue of Papercraft Inspirations magazine….

These cards all feature the gorgeous Jane Davenport Mermaid Stamp from American Crafts. The splattered background was made my mixing Sheena Douglass Sparkle Pens with a little water.

These papers are First Edition Beyond The Shore and they team perfectly with the First Edition Under The Sea Die Set.

I’ve added washi tape elements to this card to create movement to the sea bed.

Papercraft Inspirations Issue 176 is available here.

Have a productive week,

S xxx

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

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

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