Monday, 30 April 2012

Reddy die cut decoupage

Oopsy I have been a bad blogger :0( have gotten rid of the headache but have been a been a bit distracted with other things (which I won't bore you with) so not really felt like doing much. I have got a couple of things to share tonight though, the first is a card using the fabulous Reddy die cut decoupage.

I used some paper from the Paintbox Poppets cd along with some coredinations and a darice embossing folder. The detail of the die cut is superb!

Next I finally have a template for the handbag which I share a little while back. Now before I begin this is not my idea and I have been hunting high and low to find the blog where I found it, I do feel it is important to give credit but so many people have asked I will share and promise if I come across the blog I will share her page, so annoyed that I did not bookmark the page :0(

I used a sheet of 12"x12" cardstock and at 4" and 8" all the way round, I have highlighted all of the score lines so it's easier to see you then need to score all 4 corners and the 2 outside squares of the centre column.

Once scored you need to fold in the scored lines towards the centre square.

Another pic to give you an idea how to fold (please forgive me I am actually useless at giving instructions lol)

I have kept this bag nice and simple to make the flap of the bag I cut to embossed pieces of coredinations card 6 1/2" x 3 3/4". You need to stick one on the outside of the bag and then on the inside to keep it neat. I also cut a square of the same card 3 3/4" to stick to the bottom square.

Pic of the inside to show where I stuck the second piece of card, i used some Velcro for the fastening.

I added a length of ribbon for the handle and made a flower using some zebra print ribbon to match the bag.

If you wish further decorate you bag like this one you need to cut squares 3 3/4" for the corners divide into two and for the squares divided into 3 cut your squares into three. I have also made a bag from a 6" square so really if you can divide it by 3 you can make any size you like big or small.

Hope i haven't bored you too much perhaps i should of advised a strong coffee before reading lol, please be gentle with me as I say writing into words is not my thing perhaps I should stick to pics next time.
I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peak. Thanks for visiting me.

Hugs B xx

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Friday, 27 April 2012

I am still here....just

Hi guys a very quick one from me I have had the most awful headache for the last few days so not been crafting much or wanted to sit a the computer for too long :0( have dosed myself up with painkillers will hopefully be back later. Hugs B xx

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Saturday, 21 April 2012

A year with Humphrey sneak peek

Hi all well a very late post from me today but you know what they say better late than never lol

Tonight I have a couple of projects to share where I have used the new A Year With Humphrey cd rom. Both projects have been made using a sheet from the image section from the cd.

Hmm where's Humphrey? I hear you ask...well how about his mum and dad instead...

I decided to make a box card for change and found a great tutorial here after taking the photos I decided it needed a little something else so added a little heart and sentiment in the corner, however I forgot to retake photos and then sent the card off :0(

I really enjoyed making this and the base itself was from one a4 sheet!

Onto my next card agin I have used an image from the same sheet as the last...

Kept this one simple-ish, well for me anyway. I made my own bunting with an alphabet stamp and wow embossing powder and used my favourite centura pearl card stock along with a Darice embossing folder.

All the new Humphrey range are now available on the Crafters Companion website and you can watch the launch with Leann on Create and Craft tomorrow morning at 11.00am

I will be back to share another sneak peek in the morning. Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs B xx

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Humphrey sneak peek

Hi all hope you are well, another wet day....again....I'm really getting bored of it now lol I have a card to share with you tonight using one of the 12 new Humphrey's Corner stamps from Crafter's Companion. I actually can't wait until Sunday, I will put the show times on my next post for you all but for now here is my card.

I used my favourite speccies to colour the image in, I used some papers from the Humphreys Corner crafting collection and used the allsorts cd.

I hope you like, thank you for taking the time to visiting me today, I am off to get a few jobs done and then I can settle down to watch Sara and Nigel on create and craft at 9.00pm I'm sure the shows are going to be A-May-Zing!!!

Bye for now, Hugs B xxx

I have a winner

Good morning all I have a winner yippee!! :0)

Congrats to Gooner Girl-Crafting Heaven well done, if you want to PM your details I will arrange to get the pic sent to you

Bye for now, I will be back after work with a Humphrey sneak peek.

Hugs B xx

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

A Humphrey sneak peek :0)

Good evening, I am back again but this time with a card made with the new Humphrey cd rom. It has been designed to take you through the year and has lots on there including card companions, decoupage cards, stepper cards exploding boxes, decoupage, image sheets and more!!!...I have used a sheet from the decorative frame section for this card.

I kept the page at its original size and printed it onto Light printable card i then made it into an 8"x8" card using some of the Centura pearl accents card, I used a sheet that had a red accent to it to keep in theme.

Determined to keep up with not wasting my scraps I made some floral embellishments, I don't know about you but I have boxes of bits of paper that will one day come in handy for something....but that day never arrives lol.

Thanks for coming by to visit me and again thanks for all your lovely comments :0)

Hugs B xx

My last A-May-Zing sneak peek

Good morning, what a wet and miserable day. I had a real mad rush of a school run this morning with 4 kids to get to there and a car that decided it didn't want to drive in this weather, it resulted in a very stressed and wet me lol. Well I have dried myself off and can now share the last card that I have made using Nigel May's A-May-zing cd rom. It will be launched tomorrow Thursday 19th 9.00pm on Create and Craft. If you leave me a comment before 10.00pm tonight you can still be entered into the draw for a signed photo of Nigel.

This was from the decoupage section of the cd and I left it at its largest size and made it into an A5 card.

Thank you for stopping by today, I will be back later with another Humphrey sneak peek!

Hugs, B xx

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Four Legged Friends.....

Good morning all, today is the midway point of this months Crafters Companion Challenge and I am here to share my DT card. The theme this month is four legged friends, so I decided to use an old Humphrey stamp....Forever Friends

I stamped the image on to Neenah card and coloured in with Speccies. The papers are from the Humphreys Crafting Collections Allsorts cd rom, all of which are available from here. Here is a couple more pics...

So if you would like to join in with this months challenge hop on over to the Crafters Companion and share your creation, good luck to all that enter :0)

Hugs B xx

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Monday, 16 April 2012

Guess who's back?.....

Humphrey's back!!!!.....

I am soooooo excited Crafters Companion are bringing us new Humphrey's Corner stamps and cd rom, yay!! I really love this little fella :0)

So without further ado here is my sneak peek...

I have enjoyed so much colouring these images in, I used my Speccies to colour the image which is on Neenah card, here is a close up...

I used papers from Humphreys Crafting Collection cd rom and used the Allsorts disc, I think the papers match perfectly. I also used one of my Darice embossing folders with some coredinations card. On the stamp sheet there is also some sentiments and a smaller image, which I made into a further little embellishment...

So as not to waste any left over backing paper I used the scraps to make some flowers and added them to the card too

I hope you like the card I can't wait to share more with you!

Thanks for stopping by :0)

Hugs B xx

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One for the boys

Hello there, what a lovely sunny day, feeling a bit more positive today :0) I haven't found the charger for the camera but I had a really productive evening yesterday and I have just spent the morning listening to all the music I love (always puts me in a good mood) just need to get a few jobs done and I can get back to some more crafting:0)

I have another card to share from Nigel May's A-May-Zing cd rom, it really does have something for everyone and this card I have to share is great for the male cards

I love this backing paper that I have used its very retro...

The topper is from the decoupage section on the cd rom and to stick with the sporty theme I made a rosette using a coordinating embellishment. I actually made the rossette using 6" card stock as I didn't have any 12" in red so I cut 2 strips and stuck them together :0)...

I hope you like, I will be back later with something else to share .....little Master Humphrey is back yaaaay!!!!

Thanks for taking the time to visit me.

Hugs B xx

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Not long till the A-May-zing launch

Hello all hope you are all well. I am finally getting round to sharing another card I have made using Nigel May's A-May-Zing Cd Rom, do ever feel like something is conspiring against you, everything that could go wrong just lately has, even this morning I have lost my battery charger for the camera and my boyfriend has taken our eldest son to the gadget show today and his phone has a decent camera grrrr. Anywho you don't want to listen to me moan, so here is my card

Isn't this owl just adorable, definitely one of my favourite images!

I printed a sheet of decoupage onto Light printable card and also a sheet of coordinating sentiments.

I added the sentiment and small embellishment to a tag with some of the beautiful backing papers. I sprayed the embellishment with some spray and sparkle, I love that stuff! Don't forget if you leave me a comment I will put you in to the draw for a signed of Nigel, I will close the draw at 10pm on Wednesday 18th and will draw the winner the following morning, ready in time for the launch on Create and Craft at 9.00pm that evening. I can't wait!!

Before I go I would like to say a massive thank you for your lovely comments about my handbag I have been asked by a couple of my followers for a tutorial, so if you can give me a couple of days I promise I will get something done for you.

Bye for now, hugs B xx

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

An A-May-Zing handbag

Good evening everyone I hope you have all had a lovely
Easter break and not made yourselves ill with all the chocolate ;0).

I am back tonight with another sample from Nigel May's A-May-Zing cd rom. Now I have made one of these before but I loved making it so much I thought I would make another....

The bag itself is made from one sheet of 12"x12" coredinations card. I then used the gorgeous pretty papers from the cd rom.

I added a bow to the front which was printed from the cd.

There are some pages you can print out from the cd to make your own paper beads simply print, cut out, roll, stick into place easy peasy. I also added a layer of varnish to the beads.

I also decorated the inside of the bag with more of the lovely papers and in the centre I used and insert which I adjusted to the size I needed and added a little verse which is also feature of the cd.

Here are the details of when the cd rom will be launched

Live show times:
Thursday 19th @ 9pm and 11pm on C&C
Friday 20th @ 8am and 1pm on C&C.

Now there is also a bit of candy up for grabs here as well!! A money can't buy signed photo of Nigel, so to be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is leave a comment on any of my A-may-zing posts and I will enter you into the draw (only 1 comment per post please) I will announce the winner the morning of launch day. The other DT members are also giving away so be sure to check out there blogs too :0)

Thank you for stopping by today

Hugs B xx

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Happy Easter

Hello all hope you are enjoying the Easter weekend so far. I have been at work today and boy was it a busy one! But now I have a nice couple of days to chill and craft...bliss :0)

Here is an Easter card I have to share

To make the card I found a egg shaped card template online and used it for the base. I then used some paper from the Paintbox Poppets Cd Rom along with some coredinations card which I embossed with a Darice embossing folder and then sprayed with some Spray and Sparkle.

So the image is one of the fabulous Saturated Canary digi stamps which I printed onto Neenah cardstock and coloured in with my trusty Spectrum Noir Pens.

I hope you like and thank you for taking the time to visit me.

Bye for now, hugs

B xx

Friday, 6 April 2012

Some more A-May-Zing things to share

Good morning all and Happy Easter. The sun is shining yay, I was meant to be in work this morning but was so ill during the night I haven't gone in. This gives me the opportunity to share some more things that I have made using Nigel May's A-May-Zing cd rom.

Firstly there is a card using one of the card companions...

I made the little flower into another faux epoxy embellishment, to be honest it was meant to go at the top, but I was having a rather clumsy evening the other night and managed to get a big dollop of glue gel at the bottom of the card so that was its new home lol. Here is a close up...

The next sample I have to share is using one of the printable gift boxes and a decoupage image which I selected the smaller size to use...

I also added a bow from one of the embellishment sheets and also a sentiment from the sentiment section of the cd rom, which I added some glossy accents to the faux brads. Here is another pic...

Thank you for stopping by today and for all the lovely comments you leave I so look forward to reading them :0). I will be back later with Easter card that I have made.

Bye for now,
Hugs B xx
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Thursday, 5 April 2012

A little Indian and something truly A-MAY-ZING

Good morning all, firstly I would like to apologise for not being around the last couple of days, I have been busy crafting away and wanted to concentrate on one project in particular until I had seen it through, it's all finished now I can't share quite yet so watch this space ;0). I have a couple of cards to share today, the first is a card I made for my nephew, I used a Nellie Snellen stamp that's brought from the NEC, it so cute! Here is the card

I stamped the image onto Neenah and coloured it in with my Speccies. The papers I printed from my Paintbox Poppets Cd Rom and added a couple of feathers to tie in with the image. Here is a close up...

I won't lie I'm not entirely happy with the card, I think I used the wrong colour core'dinations but too late now and well I'll know for next time.

Next onto some rather exciting news!! The lovely Nigel May from Create and Craft has developed his very own CD Rom, his new range is called A-May-Zing and it really is just that the Cd Rom packed to the brim with images, papers, embellishments, shaped cards, card companions and much more!!...and as it is Crafters Companion who Nigel May has joined to make the cd rom it so easy to use with the quality you would come to expect from them.

Here is my first card using a card companion...

You can't quite see buy I have glittered the letters and stars with glamour dust and the little image in the corner I applied glossy accents and spray and sparkle to give it an epoxy effect.

Rubbish pic I know but the bows on this cd are A-May-Zing ( sorry couldn't resist) and look so real, just gorgeous!

Ok so that's all for now but have plenty more to share, so I hope you can visit me again soon.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hugs B xx