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Fun At The Lido

Good morning crafty friends, how are you all? I had a docrafts demonstration yesterday so I’m having a nice lie-in this morning, bliss! 

I have some more summery makes to share today that were featured in the July Issue (166) of Papercraft Inspirations magazine….

These cards were made using the really fun Lido Printables that are available through the Papercraft Inspirations website.

There are lots of swimmers and bathers to play about with and create lots of summery scenes.

I’ve added clear beads to these shaker elements to create bubbles.

There’s even a glamorous mermaid swimming around! You can find these printables over at the Papercraft Inspirations website.

Have fun with them!

S xxx

Cute As A Button

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re having a productive week. I wanted to say a big thank you to those of you who watched my docrafts live chat last week. I really enjoyed it and it’s now had over 5k views, yay! Hopefully I’ll be back for another crafty chat very soon.

I wanted to share a cute card today that I made for PaperCrafter issue 110….

This quick shaker card was made with Dovecraft Blooming Lovely Papers and First Edition Dies by Trimcraft.

I simply die-cut a square aperture through the front, added a layer of acetate behind it and created a shaker element with these cute flower buttons, also by Trimcraft.

Papercraft Inspirations 110 is available now.

Have a great day,

S xxx

Where There’s a Quill

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re having a good week. I’m a little nervous this morning as I’m taking part in a live video chat on the docrafts Facebook page…eek! Hopefully it’ll go well and I wont get too overwhelmed, sometimes it’s good to push yourself isn’t it?!

Before I go and mentally prepare myself I would like to share another card I made at my docrafts demonstration at the weekend…

As you’re all probably aware quilling is becoming very fashionable again and I wanted to use it in a more modern way.

I started with a background paper from the Capsule Elements Pigment collection then I used the XCut Oceanic Large Die Set to create the scene.

I then made several quilled circles in various sizes then pinched one end and bent them slightly to create waves. A few adhesive pearls amongst the cute starfish finish the nautical scene.

Should you wish to ask me a crafty question, say hello or heckle me then I will be live on the docrafts Facebook page between 11-12pm today.

Wish me luck!

S xxx

Weekend Crafty Creations

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you all had a good weekend, they go so quickly don’t they?

I had a docrafts demonstration over at The Range in Portsmouth and I wanted to share some makes from the day….

I really enjoyed making this shadow box card mixing the lovely papers from the brand new Capsule Elements Pigment collection with an Anita’s Foiled Decoupage. I created the pom pom garland by simply threading pom poms from July’s Creativity cover gift on to white cotton thread.

I mixed the new XCut Meadow Flowers Dies with paper and craft tape from the Capsule Elements Pigment collection for this card. I couldn’t resist a Gorjuss girl who came from the A4 Colour Me In Book.

Finally, I showcased the Capsule Elements Pigment A4 Ultimate Die-Cut & Paper Pack by creating this cute trapeze card.

All these great new products are now available at your local docrafts stockist.

Have a good day,

S xxx

Metallic Makes

Hi crafty friends, I hope you enjoyed some lovely weather this weekend. Now it’s back to reality! 

I’d like to share some recent makes that were featured in the July issue of Making Cards magazine.

These were all made using docrafts Capsule Elements Metallics range which includes lots of gorgeous shiny papers and vellum.

The Ultimate Die-Cut & Paper Pack includes lots of die-cut sentiments, alphabet stickers and bunting.

There are also wooden pegs, wooden letters and wooden tile letters in the collection, perfect for all recipients.

Check out the latest range at your local docrafts stockist.

Have a good day,

S xxx

Three Gorjuss Girls

Good morning crafty friends, sorry I’ve been gone a while, I had a lovely week off with my birthday at the end of it then it was a busy crafting week back at work. 

So…as I love Gorjuss so much I thought I would share another three makes from some recent docrafts demonstrations…..

This one is made with the Spring At Last Gorjuss Die which I’ve simply layered with die-cut circle apertures and lots of cute punched flowers.

I’ve mixed Capsule Elements Metallics with the XCut Hot Air Balloon Cut & Emboss folder for this cute card and added a Gorjuss sticker. I rubbed a little Artiste Metallic Silver Acrylic Paint over the embossed image with a dry baby wipe to enhance the design.

Again I’ve used the Capsule Elements Metallics range for this with the Gorjuss Colour Me In Stickers and Craft Tape. I’ve simply added watered down watercolour pen to the stickers to match the background cardstock.

All these goodies can be found at your local docrafts stockist.

Enjoy your weekend,

S xxx

Fun In The Sun

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all well and enjoying the gorgeous weather! Hoobs and myself had both finally caught up with work last week so decided to have this week off. It’s been great to finally relax and we’ve been to the beach every day, the joys of living on an island!

Anyway, to fit in with the weather I have some very summery makes to share that feature in the August issue of Papercraft Inspirations……

I was given a wonderful set of tropical printables, designed by Esther Curtis, to create these cards which can be downloaded from the Papercraft Inspirations website. This rocker card is my favourite, the hula girl was perfect for this.

I couldn’t resist making this spinner card with a pineapple. I mixed the printables with double sided papers from the Kaisercraft Island Escape collection.

I just had to add a touch of pink sparkle in this shaker card to match the flamingo.

Finally, this stepper card was ideal for layering foliage and creating a three dimensional scene.

Full instructions on how to make these cards are available in issue 167 of Papercraft Inspirations. The downloadable papers can be found here.

Right, where’s the sun lotion?

S xxx

With Love From Gorjuss 

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all enjoying the weekend. I’m having a nice lazy one this week as I have double demos next weekend plus a manic week of commissions so I won’t get a day off until next Monday!

Anyway, I wanted to share a card I made at one of last weeks demos which features good old Gorjuss….

I mixed a Creativity cover gift decoupage with papers from the Capsule Elements Metallics range and the Gorjuss Colour Me In Craft Tape.

For the background I spritzed water on white textured cardstock then applied diluted water colour pens on top with a baby wipe. I then splattered Artiste Metallic Silver paint on top.

I added extra shine to the die-cut letters by adding a layer on Anita’s 3D Clear Gloss and added a touch of sparkle with a heart cut from a Jewels & Gems Hearts Gem Border Sticker.

If you would like to attend a free docrafts demonstration then you can find your nearest here.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

S xxx

Dress To Impress

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all having a good week! We’re in for a manic few days here on the Isle of Wight as the festival gets going. Still can’t decide wether to go or not this year, decisions, decisions!

Anyway, I would like to share some shaped cards today that are featured in the latest issue of Quick Cards Made Easy….

These were made for the “Shape Up” feature and there’s a template which I designed also included in the magazine.

These gorgeous papers are from the Bronte Charm collection available at The Range stores.

I used a border punch to add the lacy effect on the skirts and added punched flowers for extra decoration.

Issue 166 of Quick Cards Made Easy is available here.

Have a great day,

S xxx

Gorjuss Hits The Beach

Hi crafty friends, I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a fun weekend playing with some of the latest products from docrafts at my demonstrations in Gosport and Portsmouth.

I would like to share my beach inspired project…..

This card was made using the fabulous new Santoro Gorjuss Little Fishes rubber stamp set, I love it!

I started with a piece of paper from the Capsule Elements Wood range which I distressed then added areas of Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint with a dry brush. I then stamped on top and added a little more paint to add to the distressed look.

I think stamped the main image on various papers from the Capsule Elements Wood range which I inked and paper pieced together for a shabby chic look.

Finally, I added brads and some frayed Bare Basics Natural Jute to complete the nautical look. I hope you like her!

Check out the latest docrafts ranges at your local stockist.

Have a great day,

S xxx

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