Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Camden Town Pop Up

Afternoon All!

Today I thought I'd share a little pop up card tutorial with you. I made this little 6x4 inch card using images from the Camden Town CD from Crafter's Companion along with Core'dinations card stock.
Cut your green Coredinations card to 12 x 4 inches and score in half to make your card base. Print off the garden shed Card Companions page from the CD twice (one for the front of the card and one for the inside pop up) and cut out the elements ready to add dimension to your card.
Cut a piece of white card stock 11 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches, then score and fold in half. Border punch the top and bottom edges. Measure along the fold line 1 1/4 inches from each end and make two one inch cuts. This will make the pop out mechanism for inside your card.
 Glue or tape inside your green card base making sure that you do not add glue to your pop up mechanism. Then glue the cut out elements to the mechanism for a 3D look.
Decorate the inside panels with the cut out bunting, ribbon border and 'birthday' sentiment.
Decorate the front of the card using elements cut from CD image and matt onto co-ordinating Core'dinations card. Create punched flowers and leaves in matching cardstock and decorate with pearls.
 Hope you like this fun little card. You can apply the same techniques using similar elements from the Card Companions sections of the Crafter's companion CDs.

Thanks for popping by!
Best wishes
Karen x

I would like to enter my 'Garden Party' card in the 'Parties and Festivities' challenge over at Daring Cardmakers.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Red Nosed Rabbit

Hi All!
Today I thought I'd share a card I made using some of the fab Bebunni Christmas stamps from Crafter's Companion. I decided to use Kraft card as my base and embossed a background of Centura Pearl card using the Die'sire Chevrons Embossing Folder.

Finally, I created some fishtail banners and added punched snowflakes, gems and glitter for decoration.
Hope you like this card, I'd like to enter it into the ABC Christmas Challenge which this week is 'Quick and Easy', and the Creative Card Crew challenge is to use 'Embossing' on your card.
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x
Products Used:
Kraft Card Base
Red Card Mat
Centura Pearl card
Diesire Chevrons Embossing Folder
Be Bunni Reindeer Suit Stamp and Sentiments
Gems, Stickles
Snowflake Punch
Collall Glue and Glue Gel
Spectrum Pens – IG1, IG2, FS6, FS2, EB1, EB2,
GB8, CR10, CR8, CG1, CG2

Pencils – 088,090,026,045,113,07,116

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Snowman Bunting

Morning All!
Today I thought I'd share something a little bit different. Using the new Snowman / Snowdog CD from Crafter's Companion I created some festive bunting.

I had such fun with this, making some lace rosette snowflakes and cutting different elements out from the CD, then decorating with glitter, ribbons, gems and diecuts. I think its good to have a change with what you make sometimes - it really gets your creative mojo going lol!

Anyway, hope you like it! I'd like to enter this in the 'Anything Goes for Christmas' challenge over at Winter Wonderland.
Bye for now
Karen x

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Snowdog Door Hanger

If you are looking to create something different for Christmas, then look no further than the new Snowman CD from Crafter's Companion that is due for release on Monday on Create and Craft.

There is a whole host of ideas on the CD - not only different shaped cards - but also Christmassy projects and decorations. I chose to make a door hanger in non-traditional colours, simply printed onto Centura Pearl cardstock for a bit of shimmer and decorated with Die'sire Snowflake dies and my own handmade lace rosettes. Add glitter and gems and you have a fab little decoration for your home.

Hope you like it! I'd like to enter it into the Sparkles Christmas Challenge which this month is 'Snowflakes'.
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Friday, 15 August 2014

Merry and Bright

Morning All!
Back with a little easel card today using one of the Snowman stamps from last year's Crafter's Companion collection, teamed with the new Snowman CD due for release on Create and Craft on Monday.

These little images are so simple to colour with your Spectrum pens and pencils. Choose a background paper from the CD, matt your images onto a die cut shape - I chose the Die'sire Grace Frame cut from Silver Mirror Card for a bit of Christmas bling, then add gems, ribbon, snowflakes and glitter!

Hope you like this latest card. I'd like to enter it into the Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge which is to add Sparkle and Glitter.
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Snowman Easel Card Products Used
Image Coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers:
CG1, CG2, CG4, IG2, IG1, TB1, TB5, TB3, TB1,
PP5, TN2, FS3, GB8, GB10
Spectrum Noir Pencils: 56, 58, 68
Die’sire Grace Frame
Dotty Embossing Folder
Centura Pearl Card / Printable Light Card
Background Paper Design 10 from CD
Blue Core-dinations / Silver Mirror Card
Stamped Sentiment / Snowflake Punch
Pearls, Ribbon, Glitter
Acetate for flying Snowman

Collall All Purpose Glue

Thursday, 14 August 2014

It's Snowman Time!

Are you ready for another Snowman sneaky peek? This time I teamed up the lovely papers from the Crafter's Companion CD with some of the stamps from last year.

The Die'sire Snowflake dies a perfect to have in your Christmas crafty stash and the Die'sire Romantic Song Frame die creates a great matt for you to add your images to. I added ribbon, gems and some Stickles Glitter glue for a bit of sparkle and coloured my images with Spectrum Noir pens pens and pencils!
I would like to enter this card in the Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes for Christmas Challenge.

Don't forget to tune in to Create and Craft on Monday to get your hands on this latest Snowman/Snowdog and Father Christmas collection!

Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x

Products Used:
8x8 Card
Two Stamped Images coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers –
CG1, CG2, CG4, IG2, IG1, TB1, TB5, TB3,
TB1, PP5, TN2, FS3, GB8, GB10
Spectrum Noir Pencils: 56, 58, 68
Die’sire Romantic Song Frame
Printable Light Card and Blue Card
Die’sire Flower Power Embossing Folder
Background Papers from the CD – Designs 7 and 11
Die’sire Snowflake Dies
Stamped Sentiments
Glitter and Gems

Collall Glue and Glue Gel

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Decadent Lady

Back with another quick post to share a card I made using the Hunkydory Decadent Days collection. Although some of the elements were from a concept card, I decided to cut it up and make my own version, layered up onto a DL card.

I love these Deco ladies and it is so easy to create a nice card with them just by adding some gems and a punched border!
Thanks for looking!
Karen x