Sunday, 20 October 2013

Thinking outside the box!

It's been a crazy few days for posting and blogging for Crafters Companion's 8th Birthday and tomorrow morning Sara will be launching some new boards that fit onto the Ultimate Pro. (They can also be used separately)
On the two boards are 4 boxes......A Milk Carton, A Takeaway Box, A Gable End Box and A Popcorn Box. There are lots of embossing shapes to use along side the boxes incorporated into the boards.
There is also a CD called Sweet Treats full of the most delicious papers, so bright and cheerful, all designed by Ross at Crafters Companion. He has done a fabulous job, just wait till you see them all.
My sneak for today is of  Poppy made from an upside down popcorn box.
Just look at those colours so vibrant.
 All the papers are from the CD except the face.

I used the bird shape and wings to make the arms, the front panel was also on the board and the bonnet was made using a couple of dollies off the CD
Yesterday I posted a couple of boxes
 made using the gable End box

The cot was made by using the moustache shape to make the rockers and the canopy. The quilt is a tag from the CD.
Hope you enjoy the shows.
Margaret xx


Friday, 18 October 2013

Bebunni hits your screens today.

Well today is the day that Bebunni has a staring role on Create and Craft.
This sneak peak is of an 8x8 card made using items from a maxi kit which is a new section on the CD. Although they make great scrapbooks they can of course be used for cards.

I used a mask and distress inks to add detail to the topper and a doily mat.
The flowers were rosettes which I made into flowers by tearing around the circle then rolling.
I edged them with a bit of the distress ink.
I hope you enjoy the shows.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Birthday Boxes

You know what they say about buses..... well there is another new release from Crafters Companion to celebrate their 8th Birthday.

It's new boards for the Ultimate Pro there a 4 fabulous boxes for you to make and from the things the design team have managed to created with them you are only limited by your imagination.

There is also a CD called Sweet Treats and it is certainly that. The papers are bright colourful and make you feel happy just looking at them. Ross at Crafters Companion designed them for Leann and he has done a fabulous job.

My first sneak peak is of the milk carton.

I printed out the paper onto Neenah card (I picked a different design for the inside)
I then stamped the outside with some of Sheena's Little Bit Sketchy Stamps.
The tag from the CD I framed with a Spellbinder Die.
The grass border was cut from the spot paper on the CD using the Diesire Icicle Die.
The scalloped top is an embossing feature on the board. Then I added a few flowers. Just imagine what you could put in there, sweets it would even take a scarf, gloves etc what a lovely way to give a present.
Tomorrow how to make a cradle from a takeaway box.

Intruducing Bebunni

Hello again.  I know it's been a while but I have had an amazingly busy summer preparing for my niece's wedding, which was fabulous.

I'm now back to the world of Design Team crafting and this weekend is the start of a very exciting week for Crafters Companion it's their 8th Birthday so lots of fabulous new things for you to see.

The Pick of the Week on Friday is the release of a new character to the world. Bebunni, a very cute rabbit, we are so lucky that we got to play with him first but you will be seeing him on the high street soon.

Today my sneek peek is of a chipboard scrapbook which is one of the sections on CD2.

All you need to do is print off the pages cut out the aperture and decorate with lots of lovely embellishments which are also on the sheets.
I have left the apetures blank as I think Dawn may be giving this away to someone who emails the programme.
My previous sneek peeks were of an easel card for an 18th Birthday. It's really nice to have some big birthday images on this CD. I have also fallen in love with the patchwork paper on this CD, I have already told Leann it's my most favourite EVER!!! Just wait till you see it up close.
Yesterday I sneaked a  side stepper card with an acetate tent at one side which I suspended a second topper from. The colours of this art work is beautiful. This card was made from the card companion section.
So tomorrow at 12 noon you will get to see all the cards and projects the design team have created. Can't wait to see the studio I bet it will look beautiful.
More tomorrow so bye for now.