Monday, 13 June 2016

Beautiful Butterflies

Hi All!
Just thought I'd share another of my makes that you may have seen Fiona Clayton wearing on Hochanda yesterday.
This butterfly brooch uses the new Mixed Media dies from Crafter's Companion to cut through mount board. I then stamped and inked my butterfly, before adding crystal embossing powder!
I even made a matching box...

Hope you like it...I had lots of fun creating it! xx

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Mixed Media Gifts

Afternoon All!
Tonight sees the lovely Fiona Clayton on Hochanda with the fabulous Gemini machine. Alongside it she is showcasing the Mixed Media dies which are absolutely brilliant...they cut through so many materials with ease.
Here are just some of the samples I made using the dies through mount board, easily available in craft shops and picture framers...and usually quite tricky to cut through...but not with the Gemini and the Mixed Media dies!

I made some jewellery pendants...stamping and colouring with inks, then enamelling them with embossing powder. I even added them to cards to make them match my gifts.

In other colours too!

Hope you like them xx

Monday, 23 May 2016

English Country Garden Pixie

Hi Crafty Folk
Hope you've managed to get your hands on the new Signature Collection from the lovely Sara Davies of Crafter's Companion. English Country Garden is such a pretty collection - perfect for both card making and scrapbooking - as well as those home decor items too!
I decided to make a layout of my mother in law as a young girl...her little hat reminds me of a garden pixie - hence the title.

The flowers on the papers are ideal for fussy cutting, and teamed with the 12inch Diesire Trellis Border die, and the butterfly dies from the collection, they work perfectly together.

Hope you like it!
Tune in to Hochanda today at 4pm and 7pm, to see loads more inspiration and demos!
Best wishes
Karen x

Friday, 13 May 2016

A Date with Destiny

Morning Crafters!
Its a lovely day here today so off out for a bit to make the most of my day off!
Before I go I thought I'd share one of my makes with a favourite crafty collection - Verity Rose.
This card was made with the character 'Destiny' - coloured with Spectrum Noir pens ( FS2, FS3, CR8, BG5,  IG4, TB3, TB4, GB2, TN3, Spectrum Noir Pencils) and created into a little rocker card.
The background was embossed with the Destiny Folder, and I used the little element dies and stamps to create the embellishments.
Hope you like it! xx

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Heritage Layout

Afternoon All!
Today I thought I'd share another scrapbook layout featuring Crafter's Companion products.

The photo is a colour tinted one of my Nana as a young woman, and I tried to match the warm tones with the papers I used. The Kimono pad has some lovely designs in it, so I used these, fussy cutting all the flowers, and embossing one design with an Embossalicious Vintage Floral folder. I used the Sheena Douglass 'Distress Stencil to ink through to break up the Coredinations background.

I framed the photo with a diecut frame created with a Downton Abbey die, and used the waste centre as a panel to pop my title on. This I cut using my Alpha dies and Diamond Press machine. Finally I made a little secret pocket to house a tag with all my info about the photo written on it, embellishing it with one of the cut out flowers and tucking it away in the design.

Anyway, hope you like it!
Best wishes
Karen x

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Get Embossing with Crafter's Inspiration

Afternoon All!
The weeks are certainly flying by, aren't they...but hopefully everyone is still finding a little time for crafting!
Today I'd like to share two of the projects I made for the latest issue of Crafter's Inspiration magazine. I was lucky enough to do the article '10 Ways with the Embossing Folder' (which came free as one of the goodies in the magazine).

The first project was a little gift box where I embossed the sides of the box with the folder, but also used the free papers from the CD to decorate the box.

Second was a little notebook that I covered with embossed Centura Pearl, and flowers cut from the free papers.

Hope you like these little projects - great for small gifts or to sell at Craft Fairs. Make sure you get your copy of the magazine to check out all the fabulous makes by the rest of the Crafter's Companion team.

 Thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Moonbeam Meadow Hidden Doorway

Morning Crafty Folks!
This morning I'm back with a little card I made using the Create a Card 'Stacey' die. These dies are so versatile...I love how you can make little pull out elements and doors in your projects.

This little card features a stamp from Moonbeam Meadow coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens. (TB1, TB2, TB4, OR4, DG2, TN3, GB8) I created the little door to hide a sentiment inside.

Hope you like it!
Back soon
Karen x