Thursday, 11 February 2016

Another Love Story Easel card - Trimcraft

Today's card is another easel card which I made with Trimcraft's new Love Story papers.
I've used a little buckle die again from the Borders, Frames and Buckles die set .
                                    I love the wood plank effect paper in this pad :)

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Love Story easel card

Good morning :)
I made a few easel cards a while ago with the beautiful new Love Story papers from Trimcraft and this is the first one I'm sharing. The paper pads are available in 6x6, 8x8 and 12x12 and there are pages inside each which have several tag shapes. I've used two of these tage cut from the paper pad on the top of this card.
The white die cut behind the pink pearl is from the Trimcraft Borders, Frames and Buckles die set and the Just for You was cut with the Traditional Sentiment die set.
As usual I've added some Dovecraft Crystal Glitter Glue around the edges.

Next demo - Craftworld, Belfast Feb 20th

My next demo will be at Craftworld, Belfast on Saturday 20th February :)
This time I'll be demoing the lovely new Floral Muse collection from Trimcraft, the new Moroccan Spice and Love Story papers etc alongside lots of  gorgeous Tonic Studios dies etc.
It would be great if some of you were free to join us for the demo :)

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Demo at Easons, O'Connell Street, Dublin - thanks :)

I'm about to clock off for the evening and have an early night- but just before I do I want to say a great big Thanks to everyone ( ladies and gentlemen!) who came along to my demo in Easons, O'Connell Street, Dublin today. 
I've cobbled together some photos from today - not exactly who took some of them but I did pinch a couple from Ann Geraghty's FB page and one from Margaret Flattery!
Of course not everyone who came along is in the photos but it was lovely to see you nonetheless..Margaret and Mam, Karen, Dennis, Shirley, Paulette and the others whose names I didn't know.

Thanks to Catherine and Arlyn for the beautiful cards :)

As you know I'm pretty useless at taking photos of cards in shop light and some of the photos of the cards I made today weren't even worth posting here  (photos I said, not cards!) so I left a couple out.

Lastly, for anyone who is asking, we managed to get out safely and away from the rumpus which broke out in O'Connell Street just as we were leaving.

Mai, Lily, Ann, Catherine,Olive,Marie, Marie,Rita and Annette.

Annette and Mirza

Mai, Olive, Lily, Shirley,Arlyn, Milly and Lu

Margaret, Marie, Lu,and Milly

Some of the cards I made today

Pocket card - Mulberry Kisses paper

 Love Story paper

 Moroccan Spice paper  - Card  front

Moroccan Spice  - inside card

Sail Away 3D card

 Love Story papers

 Love Story papers

 Moroccan Spice card from 12 x 12 paper with band (front)

  Moroccan Spice card from 12 x 12 paper with band (inside)

Friday, 5 February 2016

How to make a Trimcraft Love Story triangle card

 I've made a triangular card which folds flat for postage using the new Love Story papers from Trimcraft and some of their lovely First Edition dies. You can see how to make this card below.

You will need:
Dovecraft A4 Premium White Card
Trimcraft First Edition Love Story 8x8 paper pad
Dovecraft 12 x 12 Colours Paper pack
Trimcraft First Edition Nesting Stamp Dies
Trimcraft First Edition Flower Dies
Trimcraft First Edition Lock and Key Dies
Santoro 2 Adhesive Pearls
Dovecraft Crafters Glue
Double sided tape

Die cutting machine

How to make it:

 1. Take a piece of A4 white card and trim to 15cm x 29cm.
Score and fold along the long side at 9cm, 13.5cm, 18cm and 27cm. Fold as shown.

 2. Cut two pieces of coral paper to measure 14.5cm x 8.5cm and two pieces of Love patterned paper to measure14cm x 8cm.

 3. Layer the patterned paper onto the plain paper and attach the the card as shown.

 4. Use the 3 middle dies from the Nesting set to cut out one white, one coral and one patterned shape. Layer these on top of each other with double sided tape.

5. Die cut two hearts and two keys in white and coral.

6. Slightly offset the white shapes on top of the coral shapes and glue to  the panel. Add adhesive pearls to the heart and key.

7. Use the flower die to cut out one white, one coral and one patterned large flower. Cut out a small patterned flower.

 8. Cut out 3 small patterned flowers.

 9. Gently shape the petals with an embossing tool and layer on top of each other. Glue to the panel and add pearls in the centres.

10. Mark down the centre of the panel at the back from top to bottom. Cut out two pieces of white card ( 4.5cm x 3cm ) and fold at 1.5cm on the 3cm side.

11. Glue one side of each tab on either side of the centre line.

12. Glue the centres of the tabs together.

13. Put glue on either side of the tabs and add glue along the length of the 2cm tab down the edge of the card. Add the tabs in the centre and fold down to adhere.

14. This is how the card folds flat for postage.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Distressed heart card - Trimcraft Love Story papers

Good morning :) This is another card I made with Trimcraft's new Love Story papers. I distressed around the edges of the paper and sponged with some Dovecraft Natural ink. I also cut the wood effect paper into short strips, sponged the edges with ink and attached to the card with 3D foam squares for a plank effect.

The lace ribbon, stick pin and paper roses are from the Santoro 2 collection (also by Trimcraft).
The sentiment is cut from one of the pages in the 12 x 12 paper pad
and I used a button from the First Editions Buttons dies at the top of the "wood".
I've added a fine line of Dovecraft Crystal Glitter Glue around the sentiment.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Winner of the Blog prize!

Hi, I'm a little late again but I've been having computer problems.
The random winner of the lovely dies from Trimcraft is......................Denise McCrum!!

Congratulations, Denise! 
Please send me your address and I'll get the dies posted to you in the next couple of days :)

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Reminder - blog prize

A little reminder that there are two days left to enter the blog giveaway.
Since the original post was published, Blogger has removed all blog followers who do not follow on Google. So please have a look and add yourself again if you have been removed.
  Only followers of this blog are eligible to enter for the prize.

See THIS POST to enter.

The winner will be picked on Saturday 30th January. :)

Demo at Easons, O' Connell Street, Dublin - Feb 6th Feb

I'll be demoing the gorgeous new Love Story papers from Trimcraft - along with lots more - at Easons, O'Connell Street, Dublin on Feb 6th. ....that's next weekend! I hope some of you will be able to join me. Looking forward to seeing you there :)

Monday, 25 January 2016

How to make a 3D pop up card with the Reflections dies and paper pad

Tonic Studios recently released a beautiful collection called "Reflections" consisting of dies, stamps and toppers all on the fairy theme. I've used the dies and papers along with some other Tonic products to create a "pop up" card  - and you can see how I made it below.

You will need:

15cm square white card
white card
Funky Glue
double sided tape

die cutting machine

I used these Tonic Studios supplies for the card...and also some A4 silver mirror card

How to make it:
1. Score and fold the front of the card in half.

 2.Make 2 slits in the fold of the card at 5cm from the top and bottom. The slits should be 2.5cm long.

 3. Push the part between the slits into the centre of the card and make the folds crisp with a bone folder.
4.Layer a 6.5cm x 14cm piece of pink floral paper from the Simply Nature paper pack onto a piece of 7cm x 14.5cm piece of silver mirror card and attach to  the folded back front with double sided tape. 
Layer a 11cm x 14cm piece of yellow spotty paper from the Simply Blooms paper pack onto a piece of 11.5cm x 14.5cm piece of silver mirror card and attach to the inside of the card with double sided tape.

5. Use the inner die from the Special Occasion die set to create a pattern around the sentiment topper from the pad.

 6. Use the outer die to remove it from the paper.

7. Use the same outer die to cut a shape from silver mirror card.

8. Glue the sentiment topper onto the silver die cut and glue this to the "pop up" part inside the card.

 9. Use the outer die from the Fay and May die set to cut out the Fay and May fairies from the pad.

 10. Glue this topper to the front of the card  - leaving a little over the edge.

 11. Cut out 2 white corners with the Floral Fancy die set and glue these to the card - one on the fold back part and one on the yellow paper. Add gems.