Friday, 11 March 2016

Verity Rose Tutorial

Now I know it's been a long time since I posted on my blog but this year I have challenged myself to get back to doing posts on a more regular basis. Last year just went past in a blur.....I made lost of cards but just didn't have time to share them with you on here.
So my first post for 2016 is the recent Verity Rose Collection from Crafters Companion.
This card is a bow fronted aperture card. I used one of the 6x6 cards from the pad but you could make it from any 6x6 card.
I have done a step by step tutorial for you to follow so I hope you give it a try.
I have also included a gallery of my other makes.
 It's nice to be back sharing the hobby I love.

You will need
6x6 card blank
Piece of card exactly the same size as the folded card
Piece of Centura Pearl card
Sheet of A4 paper for insert.
Piece of coordinating paper or card for Ribbon strip
Diecut Topper and Flowers
Diecutting machine
Verity Rose Doily Die
Verity Rose Ribbon Border

Die’sire Essential scallop and plain circle dies.
Collall All Purpose Glue
Collall 3D glue
Verity Rose Flutterby Embossing Folder
Verity Rose Flutterby Stamp set.
Ink pad

Step 1       

Cut the doily die from the centre of the front of the card.

Attach the die to the inside as this will become the right side of your corner  trims.


Step 2      

Cut the doily again from Centura  Pearl card.

Also cut a frame for the inside of the aperture with  scalloped and plain circle dies using the Centura pearl card.

( The scallop circle needs to be smaller than the doily and the plain one larger.)

Step 3            

Score 1cm from the edge of the back of the card  Fold forwards.

Score 1cm from the LH side of the white card back. Fold forwards.

Step 4

Stick the aperture frame you cut from Centura pearl to the back of the aperture.  Match the scallops if possible.

Step 5     

Quarter the 2 doilys.

Trim  5mm from each side if the white sections.

Stick them together.     

Step 6    

 Stick the white card back in place.

Stick the front of the card to the flap you created to form the bowed front.

Attach the corners.
Step 7  

Fold the insert sheet in half.      Trim to size.

Insert the folded edge about an inch into an embossing folder and pass through your machine.

Add the greeting with stamps or a printed verse.

Stick into the back section of the card.

Step 8 

Cut the ribbon die  and  place across the RH bottom corner and trim to size.

Thread the ribbon and add a bow then stick into place.

Add a topper inside the aperture.
Finish decorating the front with pearls and further die cut elements

Gallery of Verity Rose Cards.

Verity Rose A4 Luxury Paper Pad
Verity Rose CD   All 6 character Topper sections
Verity Rose Ribbon Border die
Die’sire Alphabet dies
Black Mat card

Centura Pearl
Satin Printer Paper
Core’dinations card.

Verity Rose Blank Card Pad
Verity Rose Cupcake and Flutterby Diecut Topper Set 
  Verity Rose Dies:- Doily, Ribbon Border, Lace Edge, Official Frame.      Centura Pearl card. 

Verity Rose A4 Luxury Paper Pad

Verity Rose CD Embellishment section

Verity Rose Flutterby Embossing Folder

Flutterby Accessories Metal dies

Verity Rose Doily die, Official Frame

 Ribbon Border and  Lace Edge

Verity Rose Flutterby Stamp set

Centura Pearl card      Kraft card

Verity Rose Blank Card Pad

Verity Rose Cupcake and Flutterby Diecut Topper Set

Flutterby Stamp Set

Verity Rose Doily Die  and  Official Frame
( Essential Circle and Scalloped Circle for aperture lining)
Centura Pearl Card   Neenah card for the back
Verity Rose A4 Luxury Paper Pad
Verity Rose Cupcake and Flutterby Diecut Topper Set
Verity Rose Dies:- Doily, Ribbon Border, Lace Edge, Official Frame.
Cupcake Embossing Folder
Cupcake Stamp Set
Centura Pearl Card
Black Mat Card
Verity Rose A4 Luxury Paper Pad

Verity Rose Flutterby Stamp Set

Verity Rose Doily die

Verity Rose Cupcake Embossing folder

Black Mat Card
Yellow Core’dinations
Kraft card
Watercolour Card
Spectrum Noir Aqua Pens
Sparkle Pens

Verity Rose Blank Card Pad

Verity Rose Cupcake and Flutterby Diecut Topper Set

 Verity Rose Dies:- Doily, Ribbon Border, Lace Edge, Official Frame.

Centura Pearl card.
I hope you enjoy making the bow front card and thanks for dropping by.
Margaret  xx

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Bebunni Floral

The latest crafting release from Crafters Companion is Bebunni surrounded by flowers. I think this has got to be one of the prettiest CD's that we have ever released. The art work and colour palette are stunning. All of the design team have loved working with this release. The 4 Day Deal launches on Monday, presented by Sara, Leann and Fiona.
Below is a gallery of my samples, hopefully they will give you some inspiration.....but to be honest I don't think you will need much. You'll be itching to get started.

Popout card using a fabric companion design.
Centura Pearl embossed with Sugar and Spice Delicate Flower embossing folder. Design Set Papers and Insert, Toppers, 
Bebunni die Cottage Lace border and Butterfly.
Stamp set for Sentiment. Die'sire Essential Oval scallop and plain.
Coredinations card.

 Shaped Card section has some fabulous 3D creations I chose to make this lovely little gift bag.
Printed onto Neenah Card, The two panels were embossed with Rose Trellis Embossing Folder
Matching Tissue paper printed from Design Set section of CD.

Another  Shaped Card project a Pocket Easel Card
I embossed a couple of the panels with the Sugar and Spice Lovebirds Embossing Folder.
Also as part of the Bebunni die range we have the cutest little  Butterfly dies (there is also lovely little bee)
Sentiments from Bebunni stamp range

Sometimes we have to make cards for difficult and sad occasions and how beautiful is this poppy.
This one is from the Decoupage section
I printed one of the Coordinating Papers onto Neenah card then cut into it with  the Decadance Create a Card die.In the apeture I used a  4x4 insert with verse from the design set section of the CD.

This large card features a Topper Companion, 
I printed a Coordinating paper onto Watercolour card which gives a lovely finish.
Flowers are from Embellishment section, I love them they are so pretty and perfectly match the sentiment, which funnily enough you will find in the sentiment section.
I used Black card, ribbon and beads for the accent colour.

I really love how this Card Companion  card turned out
The base card is a scalloped 8x8 card which I ran through my Ebosser with the Sugar and Spice Rose Trellis Embossiliing Folder.The sentiments and paperclips are part of the card companion components. The lovely little flowers are from the embellishment section of the CD arranged onto Die'sire Ivy Large and Small sprays and Quilling flower leaves.
I used Coredination card for the contrast mats and the leaves.

There are some beautiful stamps to accompany the CD and I used my Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils to colour them.

Centura Pearl printed with a coordinating paper embossed with Create a Card Ornate Lattice die overlaid with another cut  from design set paper, Border cut using Bebunni Cottage Lace border die. I also used the pencils to recolour the rose sprays to match my stamped image.

Coordinating paper from CD
Middle section from Decadance Create a Card die.
Die'sire Essentials Ovals Plain and Scalloped
Bebunni dies Butterfly and Bee
Border from CD
Core'dinations card

 Design paper colour matched with Colourizer.
Borders .Classical stamping frame. Coredinations.

Happy Crafting   


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Sorry It's been so long.

Hello friends,
 I have been having technical difficulties with my blog for several months, it didn't matter how hard I tried I could not upload photos. It's been very frustrating. I've not been able to post lots of lovely releases other than on Facebook.

 Thanks to my lovely Design Team collegues they have got me sorted so photo blogging can resume.
Here is a little taste of my previous samples.

 It's really lovely to be able to share with you again.                                        Happy Crafting.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

CC May Challenge

Crafters Companion Challenge May 2014
The theme for this month is Masculine
My card uses the Camden Town male CD and the card kit.
The topper Companion was printed from the CD, and embossed across one side with the Embossalicious Stich in Time folder.
I added faux stitching around the edges. This was matted onto the Happy Birthday topper from the paper kit  ( think it had a London bus on it ) which I cut into so the topper could slide underneath.
The 8x8 base was made from printed Neenah card which I topped with a diagonally cut shaped card from the kit.
I finished the card with items from the kit and inserts from the CD.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Halcyon Days

The latest release from Crafters Companion is a CD called Halcyon Days
The CD is created around the beautiful fabric pictures sewn by Abigail Mill. The images evoke memories of holidays at the beach, pretty multi coloured beach huts and cream teas. Quintessentially British.
Crafters Companion designers have filled the CD with complimentary papers and embellishments.
This sample uses several sections of the CD.
Gatefold card folded around a Frame card.
The card base is one of the papers  printed onto Neenah Card. I printed it 3 times. It is a basic gatefold but has a 3cm spine down each side.
The front is decorated with borders from the CD and embellished with a 3D bow also printed from the CD. Brown Co'ordinations card provides the frames around the details.

Frame card mounted onto the inside of the gatefold card.
The sides are decorated with panels from the border section matted onto Co'ordinations card The bunting is from the embellishment section, the letters are rub ons  from my kit. The sentiment is also from the CD

The gatefold card was made by interlocking three pieces of Neenah printed with the design paper. This enabled me to create the insert section.
I printed 2 inserts one with a verse one blank.I used another of the image borders which I loved to complete the inside.

This is a really pretty CD and has lots of lovely images, below are some of my other samples created for the launch. Thanks for popping by.
Happy Crafting.