Monday 30 October 2017

How to make a double pocket and tag card

You will need:
Dovecraft A4 Luxury Heavyweight white card
Dovecraft "Magic of Christmas" 8x8 paper pack
Dovecraft "Magic of Christmas" Poinsettias
Dovecraft "Magic of Christmas" Twine
Dovecraft "Magic of Christmas"  Adhesive Pearls
Dovecraft "Time to Sparkle" Glitter Tags
Dovecraft Glitter Glue - Red
Wonderland Mini Bows
Trimcraft First Edition Xmas Sentiments dies - FEDIE193X17
Dovecraft Gold washi tape (DCWTB019)
Dovecraft Crafters Glue
circle punch
double sided tape
die cutting machine

How to make it:

1. Score a piece of A4 white card in half on the long side and then trim to 15cm, reserving the piece which has been cut off.

2. Cut 1 piece of green spotty paper measuring 14.5cm x 14.5cm and 2 measuring 14.5cm x 5.5cm.
Cut 1 piece of holly paper measuring 14cm x 14cm and 1 measuring 14cm x 5cm. Cut a piece of holly wreath paper measuring 14cm x 5cm.

3. Layer the holly paper and holly wreath paper onto the green spotty paper and attach to the card as shown.

4. Mark the centre at the tops of the smaller sections and remove a semicircle with the circle punch.

5. Add double sided tape to the back of this part on the outside edges and bottom and also on both side of the centre fold as shown.

6. Slip this smaller section onto the base of the card so that the fold is at the outside edge of the card. One half should be on the front of the card and the other on the inside. This creates a pocket on the front for tags and also one on the inside for a gift token etc.

7. Add a line of glitter glue around the punched semicircle. Cut 2 tails of washi tape and adhere to the centre of the pocket. Add a poinsettia on top.

8. Die cut 2 NOEL sentiments - one in white card and the other in green spotty paper.

9. Cut out 2 pieces of patterned paper from the pack and glue on top of the tags. Add a line of glitter glue around the edges. Thread lengths of twine through the tops of the tags and add a bow and pearl on top of each.

10. Offset the white NOEL on top of the green one and glue to the top of the card. Place the tags in the front pocket.
Inside the card - this pocket can be used for a gift token/card.

Friday 27 October 2017

Demo in the Art and Hobby Shop, Liffey Valley Nov 4th

Hi, just a little reminder that I'll be demoing more Trimcraft Christmas cards etc in the Art and Hobby Shop, Liffey Valley on Saturday 4th November (11.00am - 4.00pm) You'll be very welcome if you can come along 

Thursday 26 October 2017

Sending Best Wishes - Tonic Studios

 Hello :) I've used the Tonic Studios "Sending Best Wishes Dimensional Embossing Folder and Die Set to create this card and added a "Tulip Swirl" die cut on top of the gold embossed corner to match.

The dimensional embossing looks fantastic!

Dachshing through the snow..

How cute is the little Dovecraft Dachshund die from Trimcraft! I've used a circle punch with some Christmas paper (from the Merry Little Christmas pad) to make him a little coat and added him on top of a scalloped circle die cut on the centre of the Santa Craft a Card die cut. I've also used dies from the First Edition "Garlands" and "Snowflakes" sets with Simply Creative gems to finish off.

Monday 23 October 2017

Big decisions!

My big decision today is which one first! :)
I've been wanting to start these since they arrived but had to focus on other things first - now I'm ready to open them up and go for it!
I may be gone for a while...

Saturday 21 October 2017

Today's demo at the Art and Hobby Shop, Jervis Street, Dublin (and cards)

We've just arrived home now after another fantastic day in the Art and Hobby Shop, Jervis Street, Dublin in the company of these lovely ladies. The forecast was bad and I had several messages last night from some of the folk who were travelling quite a distance to say that they wouldn't be able to make it so I wasn't sure how many would be there. A special thanks to those who made it and I hope you got home safely. Thanks again to Stephanie and the rest of the staff. I hope you all enjoyed the day

Above - back L-R Irene, Elaine, Terry and Lucy.
front  L-R Jenny, Yvonne, Catherine and Anna
Back - Terry, Lucy, Geraldine, Mirza and Maureen
Front - Anna, Anne and Annette

 Milly, Yvonne, Aga and Lu

 Shirley and Joan

Herself ;)

The photos of the cards are of my usual poor standard in shop lighting :(
 Double pocket card with insert cards

 Twist and Pop card which managed to get stuck together on the way round before the glitter glue was dry!

 Bee Happy

 Merry Little Christmas and acetate tent card

 A4 bridge fold card

 Made from 2 sheets of 12 x 12 paper.

I've no idea how I didn't notice this photo was so blurry before I left the shop!

Thursday 19 October 2017

Hexagon Box - Tonic Studios

 It's a bit dreary outside today so I'm keeping busy with lots of crafting. This is a little box made with the Secret Spring Hexagon Kaleidoscope Box & Lid Base die set and the Simple Things Kaleidoscope Box Insert Panel die set. There are multiple dies in each set to create numerous different panel designs and these also work with larger die sets in the collection but I've kept mine quite simple and it still looks good :)

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Belfast Castle today

 David and I were working almost beside Belfast Castle today so we nipped in for a quick lunch. The grounds of the castle are beautiful in any kind of weather but the light today after yesterday's storm was just wonderful. The view across Belfast Lough from here is spectacular but we didn't have time to enjoy it much today - maybe next time :)

Demo at the Art and Hobby Shop, Jervis Street, Dublin - Sat 21st Oct

I'll be back demoing in the Art and Hobby Shop , Jervis Street, Dublin on Saturday (21st October) and I'll be making lots of Christmas cards etc with the beautiful papers and dies from Trimcraft.
I had a great day there several weeks ago and am looking forward to this week's visit :)
Demo times are 11.00am - 4.00pm

Monday 16 October 2017

October on the Win and Tonic monthly challenge blog

The months are definitely flying! I can hardly believe it's time for another challenge from Tonic Studios. You'll find all the details HERE of how you can enter the October challenge to be in with a chance of winning a set of Christmas Buildables dies!

On my card this time I've used The Briar PatchEnjoyPinecone SeasonSeptember Harvest dies and lots of different colours of Nuvo Drops. 
Isn't the little field mouse cute?

Saturday 14 October 2017

Demo today (Art and Hobby Shop, Drogheda)

 Ann and Alison
These are some of the lovely ladies who joined me today at the Art and Hobby Shop, Drogheda.
Thanks so much for coming along and also to Janette, Valerie, Donna and Lorraine from the shop :)

 Christine, Julie and Ann

 Anita and Deirdre

 We had Kian for a short time this afternoon. Robert was around too but I didn't catch him for a photo :)
Donna and Janette