Thursday, 24 June 2010

Smirky steps

Happy Thursday!!! Here as promised are the Smirk samples from the class on Tuesday (repeating this class tonight too!) These papers are just fab and lend themselves perfectly to stepper cards. Especially love the masculine ones, a perfect solution for those tricky blokey cards!
The obligatory craftrak card...
It's dance show week this week so much busy-ness in our household with 2 shows and 2 dress rehersals, but on the upside only a week to go till the school holidays WOO HOO!
Thanks for looking!
Take care & keep smiling

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Goody Bag Extravaganzer!!

Hi all...thought I'd share some of my samples from Monday's 4 hour Do Crafts Goody Bag extravanganzer. It was brilliant, what a great group! Some gorgeous stuff in the goody bag too. It mainly contained the Henbury Lane collection which is beautiful (although I was kind of gutted because everyone else got felt butterflies and there were none in my bag!)

This is a little Craftrak swap card...I cut a rose from one of the patterned papers, and went over it with the gold metallic pencil to give it a hand drawn quality... Especially for you... Another "Especially For You" with an embellishment made from the brass stencil... A half easel card made using the stamp which I chopped into panels...
And lastly I attacked the white & yellow flowers, and the patterned papers with some distress inks...
Thats your lot for today ! Watch out tomorrow for some stepper cards from the new Smirk range!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Sketch Challenge

Happy Saturday! Sun is shining here although very windy (great day for drying washing!). Getting ready to nip into work for a couple of hours then Daisy is dancing with her cheerleading troup at a local gala this afternoon, so plenty of sunscreen to be lathered on!

I was sitting in the sun yesterday making samples with the current Do Crafts Goody Bag and thought i'd have another go at the challenge for this week (Got to find more of these to do, great fun!)...

Right off to drag my darling daughter out of bed...wish me luck!
Have a fab Saturday everyone!
Take care & keep smiling

Friday, 18 June 2010

Butterfly Variations

Happy Friday!
The weekend is coming way hey!!!! Big 4 hour Do Crafts Goody Bag class on Monday so will probably spend my weekend making samples.
Heres a few variation on the butterfly card we made at the paper scrap class...
If it aint broke don't fix it how different these look on the different colours.
Have a BRILLIANT weekend everyone!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Pepper & Friends

Hi All! How's it going? Well I've had an interesting day, saw some gorgeous quirky stunning studio space which i love!!! Mega exciting and affordable! Will keep you posted!

So heres some cards I've made with the Pepper & Friends range... these are gorgeous papers and embellishments ( a wee tip out for the Christmas Pepper & Friends range coming into the shop soon...shhhhhhhhh it's a secret lol!)

It didn't come out too great in the pic but this reads "plant seeds harvest love"
Thats your lot for just now, but going to be busy making lots of stuff over next wee while so will hopefully be some regular updates!
Take care everyone & keep smiling!

Quick couple of Craftraks

A wee quick couple of craftrak cards from the Pepper & Friends Trimcraft range...

Love these papers...more card using these coming soon!
Keep smiling!

First Challenge Entry

Decided to bite the bullet and enter a challenge with the Pepper & Friends papers. I went for the sketch challenge so here goes... Got to figure how to link it to their web page now...

Hope you like! Scary!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Creative Cardmaking & More

Hope this finds you all happy and smiling...a few more cards, this time from papers included in the latest Creative Cardmaking mag...
Fibres on this one are Craftime, and the daisy brad on princess is doodlebug... This one reads "Birthdays. They come. They go. They come again." ...
Fabrib butterflies are MIC, ribbon is American Craft & more doodlebug brads...

Some more American Craft ribbon...
Another wee craftrak card from me....I am really really enjoying these swaps... Another craftrak...
And the last one using the stunning GCD Paris Nights papers...
Right off to package up some stuff for a craft fayre I am doing tonight...nothing like last minte eh! Will try and get some photos for on here!
Take care everyone

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Words of Wisdom (Apparantly!)

Brilliant day at work today chatting to some lovely customers! I have shared some tips about how I use my paper stash a few times this week and customers seem to think it was helpful so I am going to share...let me know what you think!

TIP 1!
When you have bought your pack of patterned paper take one sheet of each design out of the pack and add to a seperate stash somewhere then have a working pile left that you know is never the last sheet of something and you will be much less precious with your papers and might actually use them instead of just stroking them! I use my seperate special stash of "last pieces" for my scrapbook and my "working pile" for card making and papercrafting.

TIP 2!
Take the front cover of your paper stack and write the price you paid for the stack on it, punch a hole in the top corner and store on a book ring...this will make it easier for you pricing any cards you make to sell accurately, and as the covers normal have a snapshot of each pattern on them, you will always have a record of the brand & range of paper for when you someone asks and you have inevitably forgoten!

Are these any help or are our customers just being nice? lol!

A couple of quick cards now...
And some fabric scrap wreaths I made using fencing wire, and old pillow case, and old pair of jeans and a little piece of gingham fabric...
Thanks for stopping by and looking and hopw this finds you smiling!
Take care