Fifteen Minute Makes

Good morning crafty friends, how are we all? I’m having a nice relax this morning as it’s been a hectic week. Catching my breath before the next hectic week starts!

I wanted to share some quick festive makes that feature in the latest issue of PaperCrafter magazine….

These super-cute cards were made using the American Crafts Snow and Cocoa Collection. There are lots of 12 x 12″ double-sided papers, stickers and washi tape. My favourite item is the jar pockets, perfect for a really quick make.

There are plenty of die-cut shapes too to layer up and for an extra festive flourish, lots of mini pom poms to create snowballs and embellishments.

Pop over to American Crafts and see the whole gorgeous collection here.

Issue 115 of PaperCrafter is available now.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

S xxx

Weekend Demo Makes

Good morning crafty friends, how are we all? Things are pretty manic this week in Krafti world, I’m going on an exciting trip tomorrow for a couple of days, I can’t say much about it at the moment but hopefully soon!

So, I had a very pleasant demonstration at The Range in Portsmouth over the weekend and wanted to share some cards I created…..

This winter birthday card features one of the Santoro Willow stamps mixed with Modern Lustre papers. I used the new XCut Leaf Cut & Emboss Punch to decorate the front.

For this super-quick make I used an XCut Mini Die and Modern Lustre adhesive letters.

I mixed Santoro Willow with the XCut Winter Forest Die for this aperture card.

Find out when your next local docrafts demonstration is on here.

Have a great day,

S xxx

Festive Fun

Good morning crafty friends, how are you all? I hope alls well in your crafty worlds. Things have been a little stressful here but hopefully things are turning a corner now.

I had a lovely demo at The Range on the Isle of Wight at the weekend and I made quite a few gifts which made a nice change from cards. I did manage a couple of cards though……


I can’t take credit for this clever sentiment as I found it in a recent copy of Creativity magazine. I mixed XCut Mini Dies with Papermania Modern Lustre papers and added a cute string of Papermania Love Santa lights across the top.


For this light-up card I used the XCut Winter Forest Cut & Emboss Folder which I cut out in Kraft card then painted with white and gold Artiste Acrylic Paint. I added a little “shelf” inside then popped a colour changing LED tea light inside.

You can find out when your nearest docrafts demonstration is on here.

It’s Elf-tacular!

Good morning crafty friends, good week? I can’t believe it’s Friday already, I’m going to enjoy a final weekend off then I’m busy working every weekend until December, busy times!

With Christmas approaching fast I wanted to share some more festive makes that feature in this month’s PaperCrafter magazine…..


These super-cute cards were made using the Avery Elle Elf-Tacular stamps and matching dies. The dies cut out the stamped figures perfectly leaving a small border around the outside so you get a really professional finish.


I used papers from the Pebbles Merry Merry collection and used layered die-cut apertures to create depth in the scenes.


I couldn’t resist making a snowy shaker scene with iridescent glitter!

Full instructions and the full shopping list for these cards can be found in PaperCrafter 114.

Have a great weekend,

S xxx

Make A Wish

Good morning crafty friends, how are we all? It’s all busy in Krafti world, I’m really looking forward to a decent break at Christmas but that’s a long way off yet!

Talking of Christmas, I’d like to share this festive wreath that features in the new issue of PaperCrafter magazine……


This wreath was created using the Create Christmas range from docrafts. This range features all the basic products you need for your Christmas crafting.


I used the XCut A5 Leaves Die Set for the foliage which I attached to a Create Christmas Polystyrene Wreath with a glue gun. I then wrapped two sets of Create Christmas LED White String Lights around it.


I punched out flowers with the XCut Palm Punch for an extra colour and added silver gems, silver dome stickers and a lick of iridescent glitter for a sparkly finish. Finally I added a Foiled Sentiment across the back on a strip of acetate.

Full instructions and a shopping list for this wreath can be found in PaperCrafter Issue 114

All Create Christmas products can be found at The Range.

Have a great day,

S xxx

It’s Time To Sparkle

Hello crafty friends, how are we all? I made the most of a weekend off with lots of eating, drinking and pug cuddling! I’m recharged now and ready to start my busy week.

I had a Trimcraft demonstration on the Isle of Wight a couple of weeks ago and particularly enjoyed working with their Time To Sparkle Collection….


This collection features three sizes of papers in lots of golds, browns and neutral colours.


There are plenty of coordinating embellishments too including stickers, washi tape and glitter pegs.


There are also coordinating dies and stamps that work perfectly with the whole collection.


These wooden shapes which I’ve painted layered on glittery gifts tags make a super-quick card.

You can check out lots of inspiration over at The Craft Blog.

Have a productive week,

S xxx

Pugs & Kisses

Good morning crafty friends, how are we all? This week seems to be rushing by, in fact, I’m not sure where this month is going!

A few month’s back I was asked to create some shaped card designs for Quick Cards Made Easy magazine. I could choose between a cat or a dog….well there was no other option for me was there? Of course I went for pug shaped!


These featured in Issue 167 of Quick Cards back in July and I just loved making these. I love the way they were photographed in the mag.


The basic template is printed in the magazine and I’ve decorated them with papers and embellishments from the Papermania Paws For Thought Collection from docrafts.


For a realistic shine to the eyes and of course a healthy wet nose I added a couple of layers of Anita’s 3D Gloss.

This issue of Quick Cards Made Easy including this pug template is available here.

Enjoy your day,

S xxx

Winter Woodland is finally here!

Good morning crafty friends, how are we all? I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I had a lovely relaxing weekend off so I’m now ready for a productive week.

I’ve got some makes to show you today that I’ve been itching to share with you……


These cards were featured in this month’s PaperCrafter magazine and were made with the amazing Winter Woodland Collection from Craft Consortium. 


These beautiful 12 x 12” Papers were all hand drawn by talented artist Katy Hackney. There are also stamps and cute embellishments in the collection.


This amazing collection is launched today on Create & Craft at 2pm and 9pm, you can check out what else will be on the shows here.

I can’t wait!

Have a great day,

S xxx

A Few More docrafts Makes

Good morning crafty friends? How are we all? Another busy week here in Krafti world but today is definitely a good day….I’ve not really said anything about this but my mum is having her final round of chemo today, yay!! It’s finally going to be over for her, she’s still got a long way to go yet but finally after three months this part of the treatment is done and dusted.

So, today is like to share some more demo makes from my recent docrafts demonstrations featuring lots of the latest collections…..


This cute shaker features Create Christmas Faux Snow in a scene using a mixture of Love Santa and the XCut Special Delivery A5 Die Set.


This super-quick card is a mixture of the XCut Winter Robin Die and the Modern Lustre collection.


I’ve taken some gorgeous imagery from the Santoro Willow Colour Me In collection and mixed with the XCut Winter Forest Die and XCut Oval Nesting Dies.


Finally, I created a shadow box card with the XCut Winter Forest Die and papers from the Santoro Willow Colour Me In 12 x 12″ Paper Pack.

All of these fabulous products are available at your local docrafts stockist.

Wonderful Winter Wonderland 

Hi crafty friends, how are we all? Well, it’s been a very busy and interesting week in Krafti world and there may be some exciting developments, hopefully I will have good news soon……..

Anyway, I was very pleased to see that the latest issue of PaperCrafter is out and features one of my festive cards on the front, yay!!


It’s always a nice surprise when one of your makes pops up on the front of a magazine. This cute card was made using the Winter Wonderland collection from Trimcraft.


I love this range, it’s really easy to use and there are lots of matching embellishments including bunting and mini pegs.


There are also lots of layered decoupage to create cosy festive scenes.


Youre sure to enjoy this super-cute collection which is available at your local Trimcraft stockist.

PaperCrafter Issue 113 is out today, go enjoy!
Have a great day,

S xxx

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