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Docraft packaging comes in useful again!!

So…after a busy day in soft furnishing world I needed to make a birthday card for Phoebe, a very special little girl who will be 3 on Monday. Now, no offence to 3 year olds but I don’t think they’re that bothered about cards and to be honest are more likely to want to eat them so I wanted a quick make with maximum impact. Ah ha!!…I remembered I still had some of that lovely heart packaging left from some Docrafts buttons, inspiration struck and I created this.

So, I kept it fairly simple and got the trusty glue gun out to make this for 2 reasons. Firstly, it sticks everything really solid so small hands are less likely to pick bits off and put them in mouths and secondly, it’s really quick! I was done and dusted in 30 minutes!! Most of the elements in this card are from the Docrafts “Forever Friends Kraft Notes” range, oh it’s so cute, I love it!!

Anyway, Hoobie and Baxter need some attention so must be going!

Happy Krafti time!

S xx

Docraft packaging comes in useful again!!

Jill’s Inspirational Docrafts Challenge

Hello all, I hope you’ve all had a lovely and productive day. All day while making curtains I’ve been thinking about what I was going to make for Jill’s challenge this week. It took me ages to come up with something when really the obvious was staring me right in the face! So…..I sent Hoobie down the beach with the dog to get supplies and I came up with this….

This shaker card features genuine Isle of Wight sand!! The frame is made from a cardboard box which I distressed and painted to give the feel of ageing beach huts. The flags and bunting were made from the Docrafts “All Aboard” craft tape. I’ve been finding it difficult to find a use for this range ( been too obsessed with Gorjuss!) so really pleased I found a use for it. The cheeky elements on the right hand corner are also from this range. The plain paper and lettering are from the cute Kraft Notes Forever Friends range. I’m loving the Michael Powell beach hut stamp, it’s so beautiful and I think I will be making lots more creations with this, aswell as with the big bag of sand I have left!

Happy Krafti time!

S xx

Jill’s Inspirational Docrafts Challenge

A lovely crafty surprise

Well, what a horrible wet morning we had here on the Isle of Wight. My morning got much brighter when the May issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine came through the letterbox. I had a quick browse and spotted this………

This Mother’s Day easel card was made mainly using the gorgeous Docrafts “Vintage Notes” collection and I decided to enter it into Cardmaking and Papercrafts monthly online challenge. A few weeks later I checked their website and was chuffed to bits to find out I had won!

There are various card challenges and other competitions to enter every month on the Cardmaking and Papercraft website and there’s always lots of fabulous crafting goodies up for grabs to add to your stash. If you would like to have a go yourself check out their website Cardmaking and Papercraft and get crafting!!

S xx

A lovely crafty surprise

I’m a very lucky wife

I had a very nice surprise today. Hoobie decided to let me have a very early birthday present because he said I would get a lot of use out of it, especially now I’m trying to keep up with my blogging.

I now have a gorgeous IPad mini to take photos of all my latest creations, check out what other crafters are doing and update my blog.Thank you Hoobs, it will be well used!

Happy Krafting!


I'm a very lucky wife

Decoupage card challenge (11/4/13)

This is a card I made a few weeks ago as a commission. I used a Gorjuss decoupage for the main image of the card and thought it would be perfect for this challenge.

The card was made for a young lady Chatlotte who is celebrating her 18th today. Have a great day Charlotte!

Back to work now!


Decoupage card challenge (11:4:13)

The Jackman Reads

This is me and my lovely husband Ian. Thanks to him I’m able to create all the things seen on this blog. He’s very understanding that I have to hide away and create! I’ve not had any time for crafting this week but have a few ideas for the weekend….

Happy Krafting!


The Jackman Read

Gorjuss shaker card (Docrafts blog challenge 4/4/13)

I managed to make one more card this weekend while making Hoobie a roast. I’ve been thinking about what to do with the heart shaped packaging for ages. It comes from a packet of Docrafts flowers, it’s so lovely it seems such a shame to throw it away!

I wanted to make the “balloon” the main feature of the card so I kept everything else quite neutral and simple. My glue gun came in very handy for sticking the plastic heart in place and making sure it wouldn’t go anywhere.

Go on, have a go at using your packaging, don’t throw it away!

Happy Krafting!

S x

Gorjuss shaker card(Docrafts blog challenge 4:4:13)

Split easel card

I thought I would try something new this morning and I still had some lovely Creativity Club downloaded papers left to use so I came up with this.

These papers are lovely and bright and I especially like the cute little birds. I don’t think it’s bad for a first attempt at this, will be trying this out again.

Happy Krafting!


split easel card

A couple more designs

Finally, it was crafting time yesterday and I came up with another two invitation designs.

They are both based on the heart die but used in slightly different ways.This one has been cut out of the main card so the printing inside (not shown) can be seen through.

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Something simple

I hope you’re all having a good week.Things have been very busy in soft furnishing world but I’ve finally managed to find a bit of time tonight for a little crafting.

I have been asked to come up with some wedding invitation ideas which is something quite different to my usual style and requires a totally new approach.I’m fairly pleased with my first idea,hopefully the juices will be flowing over the weekend!

Happy Krafting x

Something simple

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