Monday, 15 October 2018

Stags Head Christmas Decor Piece

Well I'm setting some sort of record this month, yet another post from me! Don't worry I'm sure I won't keep this up.

I'm sharing a little project that I created over the weekend. As many of you know I rarely get any me time, so when I do I try to do something that is just for me. When I spotted that Hobbycraft were doing their 12 Makes of Christmas Workshops and one of them fell on my free weekend I decided to pop along and take part. This was the end result.

Hobbycraft supplied the papier mache bust and the deco-mache papers. I added the floral embellishments from my own stash at home.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Sunday, 14 October 2018

No Measure Spring Fold Christmas Card

I've been asked several times for a tutorial on this card. It's one of those cards that look really complicated but is super easy once you know how. I've used a pre-printed card base to save time with matting and layering, plus I really like the paper designs on the cardstock.

I've decided that I'm going to make a few of these to mail out to friends and family this Christmas. The card folds flat and should send as a standard letter.

To make this card I've used:
Anita's Tacky Glue

  1. Lay the card flat with the white side showing.
  2. Fold the right edge of the card to the centre crease and then unfold.
  3. Take the top left corner and fold to the centre line.
  4. Repeat the above but with the bottom left corner.
  5. Push the centre fold in the triangle creases towards the middle, it should cause the remaining fold lines to crease.
  6. Lightly mark the top edge of the card at 3" and trim diagonally to the outer edge. See the diagram below. Repeat on the other side. Keep both of the waste triangles.
  7. Use the waste triangles as template to create two miiri board triangles.
  8. Glue the two patterned triangles to the base of the card, trim any excess as necessary.
  9. Adhere the spring part of the card to the base and attach the mirri board panels as shown.
  10. Decorate the card with the stickers, sentiment and image.
Let me know how you get on with these instructions and if you do make any cards following them, please feel free to share them with me.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Claire x

Friday, 12 October 2018

Shaped Elephant Card

I just wanted to share this gorgeous little Elephant Card with you. It's another of my DT projects for docrafts. Full project details can be found here:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Birdhouse Memo Board

I'm kind of in love with this super cute memo board! I created it for docrafts and full instructions can be found here:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Monday, 8 October 2018

Smile Foiled Card

This is another quick and easy make using products from docrafts. You can find the full how to instructions here:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Sunday, 7 October 2018

It's a Gorjuss Christmas - Shaped Bauble Card

I recently demoed this shaped bauble card at Clarkes of Sussex -  The Art Shop in Brighton. Since the picture went up on Facebook and Instagram, I've had several requests asking how I did it. Rather than responding individually, I thought it would be easier to do a tutorial. Sadly I haven't had time to do a step by step photographic one, but as it's a pretty easy card to make I think the instructions will be pretty easy to follow. If not then please message me and I'll try and sort out a photo step by step.

Anyway enough of my chit chat, let's get going!

To create this project you will need:
X-cut Large Ornate Bauble Die (XCU 503957)
Santoro Gorjuss A4 Ultimate Die-Cut & Paper Pack (GOR160902)
Santoro Gorjuss Tag Kit (GOR171900)
Santoro Gorjuss Ribbon (GOR367900)
docrafts Create Christmas Poinsettias (PMA359906)
docrafts Create Christmas Iridescent Stones (PMA351906)
docrafts Mirri Board (ANT1641002)
13.5cm Square Card Blank (ANT1512020)
Faber Castell Metallic Blue Pitt Pen
Anita's Tacky Glue
docrafts Stick It Foam Pads

1. Die-cut the bauble from silver Mirri card.

2. Using Anita's Tacky Glue, adhere the bauble to a sheet of the blue patterned paper from the Ultimate paper pack. Carefully trim around the bauble.

3. Apply glue to the reverse of the bauble. Place the bauble at a slight angle so that it slightly overhangs the spine of the card and sits flush with the base of the card. Trim around the bauble. If the card doesn't stand properly, then trim a small amount from the bottom to create a flat base.

4. Create a bow from the ribbon and adhere to the top of the bauble.

5. Pop out the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Ultimate Kit and mount it onto blue cardstock using foam pads. Adhere to the card.

6. Place the decoupaged Gorjuss Girl centrally onto the card.

7. Remove the red stones from poinsettias and then use the Pitt Pen to change the colour of the flowers. Place iridescent stones in the centre of the flowers. Attach to the bauble as shown.

8. To finish add stones to the centres of the floral designs on the bauble.

If you do recreate this card, or if I've inspired you please feel free to share your work with me.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Friday, 5 October 2018

Unicorn Wall Art

Just thought I'd share this super cute unicorn project with you. It was one of my DT projects for docrafts, full instructions can be found here:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Moroccan Star Garland

I recently created this gorgeous paper star light garland for docrafts. Full details can be found here

I hope you like it? 

Thanks for dropping by today.

Claire x

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Mermaid Winnie

This is my final card that I made for Die Cutting Essentials using the Winnie die sets. As many of you know I like to get maximum value for money from my purchases and rarely just use a die or stamp just as it is. As I was working with this set I noticed that the dies would lend themselves perfectly to a few other characters, and thought it was a perfect opportunity to show others how easy it was to do this.

I'm really pleased with how this mermaid card turned out. Can you guess which dies sets I've used to create this little scene?

Thank for stopping by today.

Claire x

Friday, 27 July 2018

Circular Winnie Card

This was a super quick and easy card made for Die Cutting Essentials, using the fabulous Miss Winnie, Scenic Landscapes and Fluffy Clouds die sets.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Winnie Fairy Die Cut Card

This is another card that I created for Die Cutting Essentials using the fabulous Winnie Die Sets from Polkadoodles.

I just love this design of card as it has a relatively large base that gives stability so you can add loads of embellishments and details.

 I used the beautiful Enchanting tones and Itsy Ditsy Paper Pads.  As you can see I went a little mad with those awesome stitched cloud dies.

For me the best part about this card is the fact it folds completely flat for posting!

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow to share another of the cards I made for the magazine.

Claire x

Friday, 13 July 2018

Winnie Shaker Card

I'm sharing another card from the magazine today, which is this cute little shaker card.

The frame was created using the Fabulous Mitred Things Die Set.

You'll be pleased to know that I'll be back tomorrow to share another card from the collection. Hopefully you're not fed up with seeing them and will stop by? 

Claire x

Friday, 25 May 2018

Winnie Ballerina Spinner Card

I recently made a selection of cards for Die Cutting Essentials Magazine using the amazing Winnie Dies from Polkadoodles.

The dies are designed in such a way that you can use them to create a rear view for the characters. in view of this, what better use of the cute Ballerina die than a spinner card?

Cute isn't she?

Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back tomorrow with another card using the Winnie Dies. I hope you can join me?

Claire x

Friday, 27 April 2018

Stampin' Unicorn - A Glimpse of Spring

This was another make for Craft Stamper Magazine using stamps from Stampin' Unicorn.

I wanted to recreate a the feel and look of a woodland glade filled with Bluebells.

I used the Heavenly Bluebells, Small Beginnings and Harvest clear stamp sets. For full details please see April's Craft Stamper Magazine.

 Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Stampin' Unicorn Perfect Petals - Black Magic

So who's stolen the year? I'm truly shocked that I haven't posted since January!!! My intentions were all good for this year, but sadly I lost my Gran in January and then have been in hospital, so blogging sort of fell completely by the wayside!

I'm glad to say that I've not been completely idle craftwise. Infact I've been super busy creating and demonstrating. Some of you may have spotted a couple of pieces of work I had published in Craft Stamper Magazine. Here's one of my projects using the Perfect Petals stamp set from Polkadoodles.

Whilst I'm here I'll just give you the heads up that I'll be in Clarkes Stationers, Bond Street, Brighton on Saturday 28th April from 10am til 4pm demonstrating some fabulous goodies from docrafts. If you're passing please pop into say "hi" and see what I'm getting upto.

I'll be back tomorrow to share another project, so it would be great if you stop by.

Claire xxx

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Willow Magic Slider Card

Just popping in to share a Magic Slider card that I made using the fabulous Santoro Willow Stamps and Papers.  

I'm ever so slightly in love with the entire range of Willow products.

For full details on how to make this card and the materials used, please pop over to the docrafts blog.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x
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