Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Flower Quilling Dies

This is a sample of some of the things that you can make with the new quilling dies just released by Crafters Companion and appearing on Create and Craft.
They cut on all die cutting systems and cut through many different materials. Like felt which I used to create to create this hairband.
 The flowers on the wall hanging below were cut from Adorable Scoreable Card and Posh wrapping paper.  

I'm sure you will love playing with these dies to create beautiful flowers.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

November Design Team Challenge

It can't be November already, I haven't started my own Christmas cards yet !
(Note to need to get started. NOW)
Never mind, the card I would like to share with you is one using one of my all time favourite colour combinations of Aqua and Brown . Turq is good as well. 
 (In fact you know those Christmas cards I'm about to start well this is my colour scheme this year.)
Back to the card.
Crafters Companion Challenge this month is a card featuring your favourite colour combination, so we look forward to seeing your lovely creations.
My card for this month is made using one of Sheena Douglass's Little Bit Sketchy stamps, I love this image it is so useful for the men in your life.
Hope you like it.
Right off to find the Turquoise glitter!!!!!!
Keep Crafting.
Margaret xxxx

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Hi Everyone,

It's been a while since I posted but I have still been crafting as well as holidaying in Ireland. A beautiful country which we will certainly revisit.

On Wednesday Sara Davies will be launching 2 new boards which fit onto the Ultimate Pro. One is for making boxes, the other handbags.


I have had such fun working with these boards, I thought my favorite was the handbags  and I got quite carried away designing my own range of bags.

Then I started working with the box board and my imagination started buzzing.

The small boxes are really cute and quite quick to make. There are 3 shaped tops, but the flower very easily converts to a star as you can see on the white box. I think these would make lovely decorations for your Christmas tree, and what about making 24 for an advent decoration.

On the other side there is an oval and a heart box in 3 sizes, which can be made to any depth.

The boards are Pick of the Day on Wednesday. I'm sure you will love working with them.

Thanks for popping by.

Happy Crafting    

Margaret  xx

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Crafters Companion August Challenge

This month the theme of the challenge at Crafters Companion is 'Best Friends'

My design team card is made using the Morehead CD.
I have printed off one of the toppers which come in a variety of sizes, this card is 7x10 so this 5inch square topper is a perfect size. The backing papers on this CD are gorgeous.

I've used Coordinations for  the mats and flourishes.

So get your creative juices flowing and post your entries on Crafters Companion Challenge. Click the link on the right hand side to enter. I look forward to seeing your cards.

Luv Margaret

Monday, 23 July 2012

Morehead CD and Stamps

Hi Everyone,
The design team have been working with some of the most adorable images from Morehead, shortly to be released on CD and Stamps by Crafters Companion.
It was so difficult to chose which image to share with you, but I decided to use the fabulous shaped cards for my sneek peek. I actually used two for this card and utilized a feature on my printer which I only discovered last week.

I was changing the paper preference on my printer to inkjet when I notice a Mirror function so I switched it on pressed print and out came a flipped image. So I couldn't wait to try it on the shaped card and it worked beautifully

This CD has some stunning new additions, borders which incorporate images, shaped image sentiments and a new range of embellishments. I know you will love them.

Crafters Companion are running a competition on the website   CLICK HERE   (you will have to log on to view the page.)
The competition will end at 10am on Friday 27th and the prize will be the new Morehead CD-ROM, plus the everyday decoupage kit and Christmas decoupage kit (total prize value over £50!). 

So make sure you click the link above to enter.

Visit the other design team blogs for some amazing samples.
Happy Crafting xx

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Mulberry Wood Tutorial

Well it's not long now till you will be able to take a stroll into Mulberry Wood, 12noon Friday it launches as PICK OF THE WEEK with SARA on Create and Craft.
There are so many crafty items on the CD and the images are so lovely.There are also some beautiful stamps to complement the CD and to complete the range Hunkydory have made two card kits which I think are gorgeous.

Today I am sharing with you a card I designed for a Tutorial on the Crafters Companion web site using one of the kits.

I have made an acetate bow fronted topper as the main feature and don't you just love those pandas. 

If you would like to know how I made this card click  Tutorial

to take you to the Crafters Companion project section.

If you are on the BLOG HOP scroll down to my post below for the links.

Have a lovely day and Happy Crafting. xx

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Day 2 of Mulberry Wood

Today my card uses some of the items from the Hunkydory card kit which will accompany the Pick of the Week CD.

There are some gorgeous toppers in this kit, the images are so cute but will be useful for so many people.

My husband used to work for Royal Mail so this image really appealed to me.

I have made a DL card, with one of the card blanks. It was a paler colour but I used Tim Holtz Red Barn distress ink to intensify the colour.

The topper I mounted onto Centura Pearl, then used Red Barn to colour the edge.

The Border, Tag and Sentiment were all in the kit, I just added a few snowflake sequins and diamonte for the centre.

Hope you have entered the blog hop if not CLICK HERE

If you have come from Caroline's blog you are hopping in the right direction.

From here you need to hop to Lis's Blog

I will be posting again tomorrow so pop back if you can.

Bye for now. xx

Monday, 25 June 2012

Christmas in Mulberry Wood

As many of you know, Christmas starts in June for many papercrafters, so Crafter's Companion are starting to feel a little festive, launching the first of a new range, with artwork designed by artist Ian Hallows.
The ‘Christmas in Mulberry Wood’ range (including six stamps, co-ordinating CD-ROM and two papercrafting collections by Hunkydory) will be Pick of the Week on Create & Craft from Midday on Friday!


To celebrate the launch, Crafter's Companion have organised a Blog Hop around some of the Design Team's blogs! If you have landed here from Caroline's blog then you are hopping in the right direction.
If not then you need to pop over to the Crafter’s Companion News blog to begin. Click Here

Everyone on the Design Team had so much fun creating with this new range from Crafter’s Companion and to celebrate the launch of these stunning new collections on Friday 29th June you have the chance to win the brand new 'Christmas in Mulberry Wood' CD-ROM.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this great prize is visit each blog in order and then go back to the Crafter’s Companion News Views and Inspiration Blog to leave a comment about the range and the sneak peeks you’ve seen. On Friday June 29th, Crafter's Companion will pick two comments at random, to win the prize.

From here, you need to hop to Lisa's blog.

Keep popping back each day to see more sneek peeks

Happy Crafting. xx

Monday, 18 June 2012

Yesterday was quite a day.
The kits to accompany Nigel May's launch were late arriving so basically we had a day to make samples to send to Nigel today.
What a good job that they are so easy to use and really good quality, just what we expect from Hunkydory.
So today I am Posting a Photo Gallery of the cards I made during my Crafting marathon.

So tomorrow evening on Ideal World Nigel will be launching his Pick of the Day at 9.0pm.

I have a feeling this will be very popular. xxx

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Crafting into Christmas Stamps

There are some lovely stamp plates in Nigel's new range some contemporary some traditional.

My Sneek Peek is of a Snowman with his Xmas Tree.

I have combined Sakura Gelly roll pens with Spectrum Noirs.

As the ornaments on the tree are quite detailed I used the Sakura pens first and this acted as a resist when I coloured the tree with Spectrum Noir's

Same stamp but two different looks.

Tomorrow I think it will be decoupage, or maybe a card companion. Pop by to find out.

Click  HERE   for a chance to win the full range.

Instead is a White Christmas I'm dreaming of SUMMER !!!

Happy crafting.......Margaret. xxxx

Friday, 15 June 2012

Not long now for Crafting into Christmas.

Today's Crafting into Christmas card is made using one of the shaped cards of which there are 12 on each CD.
There are also toppers to match but on this occasion I have used the Santa stamp for the image.
Stamped onto Neenah card and coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens.

Hope you like it.

What shall I show you tomorrow ???????

Thursday, 14 June 2012

A Festive Card from Nigel's CD

Today my card features one of the designs from the image sheet section.
This folder alone will give you a great selection of toppers in various designs and sizes.
This backing paper is really lovely and very festive.
The frame was cut with a Spellbinder Frame Die.

This is a great CD which will provide you will endless
options for your Christmas Crafting.

Happy Crafting. xx

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Day 2 of Crafting into Christmas

Today my card features one of the 3d Toppers.

This card uses 2 of the lovely backing papers on the CD. In the design set section I used the A5 insert
as the front of my card and cut an apeture to suspend the topper from.  Cut with my Cricut using the centre point feature.  I have put an extra internal piece of card covered with the red backing paper to create a section for the insert, it also gives stability for the apeture.

As a finishing touch I have added an organza bow.

For a chance to win all of the Nigel May's Crafting into Christmas goodies click  HERE

Monday, 11 June 2012

Nigel May's Crafting into Christmas

Well Nigel has  done it again, next Tuesday he launches his second craft CD this time it's Crafting Into Christmas.
There are 2 CDs one  Contemporary and cute while the other is Traditional with a modern twist.
My first sneek peek is from the 2nd CD and uses a new section called funnily enough Postcards.

They print onto 1 page and could just be folded in half and stuck together but I thought a collage with a postcard to Santa might be a bit different.

For more details and the chance to win the whole collection click  HERE

Saturday, 2 June 2012

June Crafters Companion Challenge

This month the challenge is themed around Embellishments.

I have used a Strawberry Kisses image. This little kitten looks so comfortable sleeping in this beautiful shoe. My embellishments are made from several layers of flowers. The centres are made from some solid flowers that I have had for years but were just the right colour and I am really pleased with the finished result.

The picture frame was cut from Coordinations card using the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge.

We look forward to seeing your creations and Good Luck.
Click the link on the top righthand side to go to the challenge.

Friday, 4 May 2012

My cards today are all using the kits made by Hunkydory for Crafters Companion to complement the new SWALK stamps.
The kits have been compiled using designs are from the existing SWALK CDs.

There are gorgeous butterflies some of which are foiled acetate which can be coloured with permenant pens.

There are foiled and embossed A4 sheets of card

Ribbon borders and sentiments, some are coloured but there are also sheets of white ones which colour beautifully with Spectrum Noir pens so can be matched perfectly with your stamped images.

Don't forget you have the chance to win all 12 stamps and a fabulous cd by answering a simple question click the link below to enter, you will need to log into the members section to see the question.
 Good Luck and thanks for calling by. 


These two friends are one of the new stamps being released next Tuesday on Ideal World at 9.0pm.

After I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pens a picture came into my mind of a fabulous tree on the Cute Companions first CD, would it fit ?

You bet it did and here is the result.

Also on the show will be kits made for Crafters Companion by Hunkydory which complement the stamps and the papers from the origional SWALK CD.

Shaped Cards, Borders and Sentiments, Fabulous Butterflies & Gorgeous card .

 All of the design team are showing sneak peeks of the new stamps in the sweetest stuff range from Swalk at Crafters Companion. 
They will be launched on Ideal World at 9pm on the 8th May which is next Tuesday .  
There are 12 new sweet stamps and also there is a brand new CD resource to go with the stamps. This will contain tutorials with Leann and all 54 images from swalk will be shown with colouring guides, listing colours of Spectrum Noirs used so you can achieve really good results yourself at home.

You have the chance to win the 12 new stamps and the Resource CD which are worth over £60.................
All you have to do is tell us what the S.W.A.L.K. name stands for and the link to the question is:
You have to be logged on to be able to see the question and add your answer so if you are not already a member then please register as the winner could be you. The closing date is 8th May at 9am so don't miss out!!!!

Happy Crafting and thanks for dropping by. xxx