Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Home Sweet Home Shadow Box

Afternoon All!
Today I'm excited to share my first ever Design Team project for Jones Crafts! The lovely team at Jones Crafts sent me a fabulous box of goodies which included the amazing Home Sweet Home collection by Graphic 45.

My first make uses one of Graphic 45's Shadow Boxes and I had real fun adding all the fussy cut details.
Here are some images of each little section:

 I really hope you like it...I'll be back tomorrow with some more creations from this collection.
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Brambly Hedge Boxed Set

Afternoon All!
Today I'd like to share a little notelet / card set I made using the 6x6 inch papers from Crafter's Companion's Brambly Hedge set.

I die cut the images, decoupaged each scene and then added a fancy gold matt using the Tonic Heart Vine as a base.

 I also decorated the inside with the leftover diecut papers and then created a little box on my Ultimate Pro to house all four cards and envelopes in.

Hope you like them.
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Sunday, 22 February 2015

A Piece of Paradise

Today I'd like to share a little card made using an Accordion die from Elizabeth Crafts. I'm really enjoying going back to my older Graphic 45 scraps and seeing what I can create - this card used images and papers from Tropical Travelogue.

I tried to create a vibrant colour scheme and layout, alternating the papers and fussy cutting the images to add to the panels.

I finished the card with diecut embellishments in the corners and black gems. I have left the back panels blank to allow me to write a message and stamp a sentiment.

Hope you like it. I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - A Piece of Paradise

Best wishes
Karen x

Curtain Call Accordion

Hi All!
Back with a card made with one of the Elizabeth Crafts dies - a little accordion card using some of my last precious scraps of Graphic 45 'Curtain Call' papers!

I made this one into a Charlie Chaplain / film theme which would be perfect for a man's card. The base was created with black card and the borders cut with the Star Frame Edges.

The back borders were cut in cream card, inked with Distress ink, whilst the interior borders were cut from gold mirror card. Some of the little star gold star off cuts I popped back into the cream borders on the back.

I then fussy cut images from the papers to create the two little scenes, added Liquid Pearls, and put two sentiment panels on the back, decorated with stamps from the papers, to allow you to write a message.

Anyway, hope you like this card. I've made a little video just to show you the card:

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - D is for Diecuts
Sparkles Monthly - One for the Boys

Many thanks.
Bye for now
Karen x

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Graphic 45 - Crafty Storage

Hi All!
Today I thought I'd share my crafty storage solution. Like many of you I have lots of little bottles of Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Alcohol Inks and Embossing Powders and I wanted somewhere to house them, so when I saw a little pine dresser in s charity shop I bought it with the intention of altering it.

First I painted it black and then I decorated it with Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers from my stash that I had been 'hoarding'.

 The actual dresser is about 18 inches high and is hollow underneath, so it left a little space for me to house a mini album which I made to match and be able to list the products I have, the products I want to buy and some images of projects I've made with the products.

I've added plenty of pics below and a Youtube video, which is a little shaky at the start as it was difficult to get the whole cabinet into shot so had to record the first part freehand - but hopefully you will get the gist!

The side of the album with pull chain

Each pocket page is labelled with a little folder inside to write down my supplies and colours.

I added fussy cut elements from the papers, tags, pockets and lifting panels.


Anyway, hope you like it!
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Monday, 16 February 2015

Bebunni Love and Hugs

Afternoon All!
Back today to share a Bebunni card I made. This time a 7x7 easel card using papers and fussy cut images from the Bebunni Floral Cd by Crafter's Companion.

I also added a little panel of Centura Pearl embossed with the Embossalicious Floral Trellis folder to make Bebunni stand out, a punched border and a stamped sentiment before finishing off with plenty of glitter and gems. Hope you like it!
Bye for now
Karen x

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!
Here is a little card I made using a pop up die and the 'Roses for You' collection from Hunkydory which came free with the last magazine.

I also used some gold coloured Adorable Scorable for the reverse side and added some little punched hearts from gold mirri card. The back panels were cut with a Do crafts die.

Hope you like it!

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:

Have a good day!
Karen x