Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Mulberry Bear

Hi Everyone!
Back today with a little project I made for the Crafter's Companion Challenge which this month is 'Floral'.

I decided to use a Mulberry Wood image of the little bear relaxing in the garden and coloured him with my Spectrum Noirs.

The box was made using the fab gable box pattern on one of the Sweet Treats boards from Crafter's Companion with papers printed from the matching CD. On the gable part of the box I used a pale green spotty patterned paper and debossed it with the honeycomb embossing folder for a bit of texture and to look like garden trellis. I then used a Martha Stewart border punch to give the effect of a wrought iron fence.

The flowers were created from the Die'sire quilling dies - small sunflower and bliss flower - inked with Fired Brick Distress Ink and sprayed with silver Spray and Sparkle.

Finally, I added some glittery gems for the centres of the flowers and matching gold coloured gems along the bottom.
Spectrum colours:
 GB8, GB10, TN7, TN2, FS2, 
DG3, CG2, CG1, EB1, EB2, DR1, DR3
TB2, IG2

I hope you like my take on the challenge. Why not pop over to the Facebook page and join in - you still have plenty of time to make your own floral creation!

Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Ps - I'd also like to enter my little box in the following challenges
Crafty Cardmakers - Floral Profusion
Moving Along with the Times - Spring/Easter
Polkadoodles - Animal Magic
Penny Black at Allsorts - Blossoms and Blooms
Creative Card Crew - Spring
Simon Says Wed Challenge - Animal Antics

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Camden Town Spring Garden Album

Back again today to share another project I made using the fab images on the new Camden Town CDs by Crafter's Companion.

This time I chose to create a mini album using the decoupage sections to create the cover and the background papers and elements to decorate the inside. I added frames to slot your photos behind created from the Die'sire Ornate Oval dies and printed tags from the female CD onto gently shimmering Centura Pearl cardstock.
The pages were made from envelopes punched with my Bind it All.

I finished the project with organza ribbon, lace, pearls and Stickles.
Anyhoo...hope you like this latest project. I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - Spring
Allsorts Challenge - Spring Blossoms
Inky Chicks - Butterflies - decoupages on my cover.

  Don't forget to tune in to Create and Craft on Thursday 17th April to the the lovely Dawn Wheeler launch the Camden Town CDs. I guarantee you'll love it!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Springtime Camden Boutiques

Evening All!
Just popped by to let you know about a fab new CD release from Crafter's Companion. Tune in to Create and Craft on Thursday 17th April to the the lovely Dawn Wheeler launch the Camden Town CDs.I guarantee you won't be disappointed, there are images to suit every occasion with a CD for both males and females!

Here is my first sneek peek. I decided to transform some of the toppers into little boutique style cards. The 'ice cream' Spring themed colours made them perfect to make a 'street of little shops'.

Anyway, hope you like them! Check back this weekend and I will share some more of my 'crafty makes'.
Thanks for stopping by.
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x
PS - I'd like to enter my cards in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Spring - I used Spring Colours

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Sweet Treats

Afternoon All!
Just back with a quick post. Over on the Simon Says blog, the challenge this week is Sweet Treats so I thought that this little image from the Crafter's Companion 'Angelica and Adam' CD fitted perfectly with this little girl carrying a huge cup cake!

I created an easel card using a Go Kreate die and kept the colour scheme simple using pink, white and silver, adding interest with a honeycomb embossing folder, Spellbinders Ornate Squares die and a Martha Stewart punched border.
I finished this little card with gems, punched flowers and a sentiment created on my computer.

Anyway hope you like it. I'd also like to enter it into the following challenges:
Simon Says - Sweet Treats or Easter
Moving Along with The Times - Sweet Treats
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Monday, 7 April 2014

Arty Mice

Afternoon All!
Today I'd like to share a card I made using a comical little House Mouse image coloured with my new Spectrum Noir pencils from Crafter's Companion. These pencils are so easy to use and blend and have the ability to give you strong, bold looks, or pastel, watercolour style effects. I was tempted to add in my alcohol markers too, but in the end decided to simply use the pencils, teaming the colours up with pink and green background papers, and ribbed chocolate brown cardstock..

The flowers used are from the Ribbon Girl and my stash, I punched the leaves, added lace, a ribbon and pearl bow, and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

Anyway, hope you like this springtime coloured card. Why not pull out your pencils or markers, pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog and join in with their challenge, which this month is 'Anything Goes'.

Thanks for stopping by.
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

PS - I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - In a line - Pearls, Lace and Flowers
Ribbon Girl - Spring has Sprung Spring colours and flowers.
House Mouse and Friends HMFMC167  - Flowers and Flourishes (The mice are painting their own flowers and flourishes)
My Mum's Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Gruffies and Guests - Anything Goes with the Option of Lace

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Barkley 4 Day Deal

If you loved Crafter's Companion's Barkley range the first time round you're going to love the new kit and collections launching on Monday 31st March as a Day Deal on Create and Craft! 

As well as three Hunkydory papercraft kits, this new collection will contain:
- A4 paper pad
- 6x6" paper pad
- A4 decoupage
- A4 toppers
- Epoxy stickers
- 2 x 5x7" embossing folders
- 6x6" acrylic stamp set

The 6x6 acrylic stamps make a fab addition to any other stamps you may already have in the Barkley range. For more information on existing Barkley rubber stamps visit: http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/characte.../barkley-c2782

So...with that in mind I thought I'd share a sneek peek at one of the projects I made that I'm calling my 'Barkley Box in a Bag'. Keep a look out on the Crafter's companion website where I'll be sharing a tutorial soon. The bags were decorated with the Rocker Cards that are on the Barkley Everyday CD, enabling you to make a really lovely gift bag and card to match.

(Blue or green must be seen LOL!)

Side view - a great place to pop sweets or a small prezzie!

Hope you like them! I'd like to enter them into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - Animals (Barkley the dog)

Totally Papercrafts - Beautiful Borders (the fab faux ribbon border which is printable from the CD)

Thanks for looking!

Back soon

Karen x

Monday, 24 March 2014

Crafter's Inspiration Issue 4!

Hi All!
Just wanted to tell you to look out for the latest edition of Crafter's Inspiration magazine which is launching this week from Crafter's Companion.

Packed with loads of goodies - including stamps, embossing folder, paper pack, video resource cd rom, paper craft cd rom and bead set!!! £50 worth of free gifts in total all for just £9.99 Get yours and make sure you don't miss out!

Bye for now Crafters! x