Thursday 30 November 2017

Beyond the Shore - new papers from Trimcraft

This is made using the beautiful new Beyond the Shore papers from Trimcraft which you will see in the shops very soon. It has all my favourite colours and I do love to be beside the sea! The patterns, finishes  and textures in the pads are amazing :)
I've used Trimcraft's Tropical, Nesting Doilies dies and Dovecraft Bunting dies with Simply Creative pearls.

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Vintage Christmas - Dovecraft's "Magic of Christmas" from Trimcraft

 Good morning :) The beautiful vintage style papers in the Magic of Christmas paper pad just made me do this! Sometimes I like plain and simple, sometimes a fancy fold....but today it's vintage all the way :)

 I've some Magic of Christmas embellishments along with some from the Simply Creative range.

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Wonderland 3 tier pullout card instructions - Trimcraft

I've adapted a pull out style card which I saw on Pinterest to make this using Helz Cuppleditch's Wonderland papers and embellishments from Trimcraft.

You will need - 
Dovecraft A4 Luxury Heavyweight card
Wonderland papers
Wonderland 8x8 decoupage pad
Wonderland plastic buttons
Wonderland Sentiment Stickers
Wonderland Mini Bunting
Wonderland Gems
Wonderland Mini Bows
Wonderland Accordion Stickers
Crafters Glue
Doulbe sided tape

How to make it:
1. Cut a piece of A4 white card to 15cm in height. Score and fold at 10cm and 20cm.
Cut a piece of white card measuring 27cm x 12cm. Score and fold at 9cm and 18cm
Cut one piece of card measuring 8cm x 9cm and two strips of card measuring 2cm x 8cm.

 2. On the left side of the larger piece, measure in 2.5cm from each side and make a slit from 1.5cm at the top down to 12cm.

3. On the left side of the middle piece, measure in 2.5cm from each side and make a slit from 1.5cm at the top down to 9cm. 

4. Slide the 2cm x 8cm strips through the slits as shown and fold into the centre. 

 5. Add double sided tape on the reverse side of the strip. Add a strip of double sided tape on the right edge of each panel.

6. Glue an 8.5cm x 7.5cm piece of patterned paper onto the smallest piece of card and attach it to the double sided  tape so that the top is level with the piece of card behind it.
Fold this piece from the left into the centre, then fold the right side over and stick down with the double sided tape.

7. Glue an 8.5cm x 11.5cm piece of penguin paper onto the front of the folded panel.

8. Attach this panel to the double sided tape in the largest piece of folded card in the same way as before making sure that the tops are level.

9. Glue a 9.5cm x 14.5cm piece of red patterned paper to the front and make up the decoupage scene from the pad. Punch a hole at the top of the smallest panel and add a loop of twine.

10. Glue the decoupage scene to the card at an angle, add 3 buttons with gems on top at the bottom left , an accordion sticker at the top right and 3 pieces of bunting with gems and a bow at the top left. Finish with a sentiment sticker at the bottom.

Monday 27 November 2017

Cardmaking and Papercraft - issue 177 (December)

 I look forward every month to see how my cards in Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine are displayed and am delighted as usual with this issue but also a lovely surprise to see one of my cards on the front cover .

Saturday 25 November 2017

Victorian Christmas Fair, Whitehead, Co. Antrim

 Some photos of today's Victorian Christmas Fair at Whitehead, Co. Antrim. It was very busy and really cold so all the photos were taken in a hurry and my fingers were almost numb!


Wednesday 22 November 2017

Demo at Fagan's, Mullingar

I'll be demoing at Fagan's, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath on Saturday 2nd Dec (11.00am - 4.00pm) and am really looking forward to showing you two brand new paper releases as well as some gorgeous dies. I've been busy making samples so will be showing you some more soon.
I always love my visits to Fagans and hope to see some familiar faces :) Hope you can join me there.

Sparkle and Shine

 It's been pouring here since last night so I thought we could do with a little Sparkle and Shine :)
Made with the Diovecraft Premium "Time to Sparkle" from Trimcraft and a little Dovecraft Owl die.

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Painted Moose

I painted the wooden moose (57607) with Folk Art Acrylic paint and added a bow of ribbon (DCRB007x16), twine DCTWN002x16 and Creative Deco Bells (510280).
The eye is a Simply Creative 3mm silver pearl.

Folk Art painted bells

 I painted the ceramic bells (556600) with Folk Art Acrylic paint (Plaid) and added 3D Snow Effect and Mod Podge Extreme Glitter with some Simply Creative 3mm red and green gems. The ribbon is Dovecraft DCRB007x16

Decorative Rivoli card - Tonic Studios

 Good morning :) A little change from Christmas cards and decorations. I've used the Tonic Studios "Decorative Rivoli" Layering die set for the background and inside if the card with a butterfly form the Monarch & Princess Wings Die set. The smaller butterfly is from an older Tonic die set.

Monday 20 November 2017

Children's Christmas Advent Calendar

 I've used a Christmas Calendar Kit (see below) to make this advent calendar with papers from the 6x6 "A Christmas Story" paper pad FEPAD130x16 and numbers from the Dovecraft Christmas Basics Adhesive Advent Numbers set DCTOP026x16 (Silver) and I used sticker sets 28985, 28958 and 28914 inside.
This would be great for some of my friends to make with their children/grandchildren :)

Saturday 18 November 2017

Today's demo photos and cards

Some of the ladies who joined me at Inspiring Ideas today - thanks very much for coming 
A big thanks too to AlmaLeslie, Jackie, Owen and Liz for looking after me so well 
Hope to see you soon again.
 Blan, Jenny, Claire, Catherine and Anna

 Emily, Julie, Frances, Blan and Jenny

Milly and Marie