Wednesday, 28 March 2012

It's A Man's World

At last can share with you my samples for the Kraftyhands It's A Man's World CD as it has just been released :-)

It has images for Golfers, Fishermen, Chefs, DIY enthusiasts, Plumbers, Mechanics, Doctors, Business Men, would be BBQ'rs.... and Gardeners

Greenhouse Gardener

Number 1 Gardener

Happy Birthday Plumber

Materials Used:
Kraftyhands CD - It's a Man's World
Craftwork Cards - white card blanks
Silver Mirri card - from stash
Printable card - from stash
Ribbon - from stash
Spellbinders - classic circles
Cricut - Cricut Craft Room, George and Basic Shapes - for the greenhouse
HougieBoard - to make the World's Best Gardener rosette
and a packet of seeds!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

I made it onto the Kraftyhands Design Team!

Yay! Along with some other lovely ladies I got a place on the Kraftyhands Design Team! How exciting!

Kraftyhands produce some fab CDs for us to craft with - from girly things, to floral things, images for the younger members of the family, and even CDs to help us create cards for the men in our lives!

Keep a look out for a couple of CDs designed to help us out with those 'man' cards that will be on sale soon, and for some samples that I helped to create :-)

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

If I Had A Single Flower

My new Spellbinders layered flowers dies arrived :-) so I decided to have a play!  I have to admit they are a bit tricky to get the card out of the dies and there are lots of fiddly bits to poke out to clean them up, but they are pretty - I think next time I will try Sue Wilson's tip for the more intricate dies and use some baking parchment between the die and and card to help release all the bits.

I thought these die cuts went well with a lovely stamped quote from Claritystamps and I wanted to create something quite simple, so here is my card which I think works well for the The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #176 No Image, Just Words

Materials Used:
Spellbinders - Layered Flowers, Labels 18
Claritystamps - If I had a Flower
Crafters Companion - pastel collection ribbon
Craftwork Cards - white A5 card blank and card
Pink card - from stash

Friday, 9 March 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I know its not quite Mother's Day, but I know that Mum won't be looking so its quite safe to share!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Quixotic Paperie Sketch Challenge #4 Feb/March
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge - Mums The Word
   - old stuff from stash used for this challenge - Happy Mother's Day stamp is at least 3
     years old, and the K&Co paper is even older!

Materials Used:
Joanna Sheen stamps - Haberdashery/Sewing Machine stamp set
Happy Mother's Day stamp - unknown (though I think it may be MSE)
K & Co - patterned paper from stash
Spellbinders - Labels One
Gold mirror card
Craftwork cards - 8" x 8" white card blank

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Good Luck!

Here is my card for the The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #175 - Green for Go

Materials used:
Core'dinations cards - green, brown
Cricut - Gypsy Font, Gypsy Wanderings
DCWV - green and brown stripey paper
Green gems - from stash

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Peaches n Cream Wedding Day

Here is my card for the Lili's Little Fairies Peaches n Cream Challenge

Materials used:
Lili of The Valley stamps - Wedding Couple, sentiment from For You Circular Sentiments
Crafters Companion - snow white centura pearl printable card and paper
Pink Petticoat - printable designer papers
Spellbinders - Foliage, Fleur de Lis Squares, Circles
Marianne Design Die - Chinese Rose

Sunday, 4 March 2012

The Paper Shelter - Challenge #53 Fancy Folds

Materials Used:
Paper Shelter printed image and paper - Retro Space Girl
Lili of The Valley - sentiment stamp
Crafters Companion - pale blue ribbon
Blue mirror card and blue square gems - from stash
Hunkydory white card
Spellbinders - Circles

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Shades of Grey

Something simple in shades of grey promarkers

Materials used:
Kanban stamp - mannequin from the Jasper set
Promarkers - Ice Grey 1-5, Crimson
Craftwork Cards - white card blank
Sentiment - printed, Chocolate Box font

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Nature, Bugs & Bees

Here is my card for the Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Nature, Bugs & Bees

Materials used:
Butterfly sentiment stamp - Graphicus oriental set
Butterfly stamp - Sheena Douglass Paint Fusion Butterfly set
Ladybird stamp - unknown
WOW embossing powder - gold rich super fine
Spellbinders - Lattice Motifs and Accents
Promarkers - Salmon Pink, Carmine
Paper and card - from stash
Craftwork Cards - white card blank