Tuesday, 18 August 2009


Hi Crafters,
I would just like to remind you that we are having a Kurecolour Twin Markers Demo Day at the shop on 22nd of August that is this Saturday 12.00 till 4.00pm. If you can make it we will be pleased to see you there.

Regards Sue.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

A Simple Wedding Card

Hi Crafters,

I have another simple Wedding card to show you.
I was asked to make this card for someone that had already got married.
Apparently they hadn't told anyone they were getting wed. My customer, their friend, wanted to congratulate them with a card.

It's a simple card, the wording has been generated using a computer and then printed off.

Click on photo to get a closer look.

To Make this card or one similar you will need
A 3"Scalloped punch and an 2.5" oval punch.
The papers used are from "D C W V Garden Party stack" (there are lots of lovely papers in this stack).
Plain white A4 card cut to make a DL card.
And a length of 15mm wide ribbon.

Thank You for looking. Let me know what you think.
Happy Crafting.

Regards Sue.

Thursday, 6 August 2009


Hi Crafters,

I would just like to let you all know, I have just got into stock Kurecolour Twin Markers at the shop.
I will be having a DEMO DAY 22nd August........... at the shop from 12 noon till 4pm
We are having a demonstrator coming in to show us just what these markers can do.
So come along to have a look. Every one is most welcome.
These markers are similar to the Copic Markers and Pro Markers that every one is talking about. They do just the same job.

ZIG Kurecolor Range

ZIG Kurecolor is a system designed for use by graphic designers and professional artists. Card makers can also make good use of these pens for colouring in their stamping projects.

With it's vast choice of 106 colours you can create endless styles of artwork. They are divided into 9 colour groups (12 colours per group). They are Basic, Brilliant, Natural, Dull, Pale, Deep, Grey Colours, Cool Greys, Warm Grays. Each marker is colour coded on the barrel and on the cap, making the colour you want easy to find without wasting time!

The range is also complimented by our ZIG Kurecolor Refill inks. There are 106 colours available in a 25cc/bottle. The pens can be refilled through the tip and on average you should be able to refill one pen six times from one refill bottle. The refill inks can also be used for use with an airbrush. By using the refill blender you can create various gradation effects!

I do hope you can make it to the DEMO. Let me know if you can.

Regards Sue x x x

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Say It With Smirk

Hi Crafter's

As I promised the other day. I have some cards for you, made using the Smirk decoupage pad.

In the pad you get 2 each of 12 fabulous designs I have made up just three here. I have used bazzle basic card stock for backing and I have also used the Smirk Embellishment Box, for the buttons and fibres.

I hope you will agree with me that they are great.

I have as normal, for me, kept the design of the cards simple because I do think the Smirk Decoupage stands out much better.

On the card on the left I have used Bazzil Bling colour Envy for the mat with red fibres and buttons from the embellishment box to finnish the card .

For the card in the middle I have folded an A4 sheet of white sparkle card stock in half length ways.
Used red Bazzill Basic card for the mat and again finnished the card off with buttons from the box.

The last card on the right, I kept it nice and girly. I used one of the papers from My Minds I Bloom and Grow. ( not very Christmasy I hear you cry but I thought the colours went well together) I hilighted some of the paper with a glue pen and spinkled with glitter glamor dust I did the same on the tree and the girl head band.

Well thanks for looking and feel free to leave your comments.
I hope I have given you some ideas.

Happy crafting Regards Sue X X X

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Christmas Smirk

Hi Crafters,

Much better weather today, it did get a bit miserable yesterday didn't it..

I have just got back from the suppliers, and I have just got the Christmas Smirk decoupage pads and the embelishment packs, they look brilliant. I can't wait to get stuck in and get some cards made. As soon as I've got a sample made I will get it posted. I'm sure you will just love them.

Watch this space and I will see you soon. Happy crafting.
Regards Sue

Saturday, 1 August 2009

My Minds Eye Stamping

Hi Crafter's,

What a horrible, wet, miserable day it is to day.
We can look on the bright side though, it's a perfect day to get some crafting done.

Here is a card that was made in the class this wet Saturday morning, it cheered us up no end.

The Stamps used were from My minds eye Bloom & grow clear stamp set, the pattend pink paper also from My minds eye.

Yes I am still in a pink card making mood.LOL

The panel for the greeting was first stamped with in a pink fluid chalk pad then layerd on to pink Bazzil card stock. I created fake stitching around the edges , added three gems and some ribbon Then placed on to the card secured with foam sticky pads.

The background was stamped with a Versamark stamp pad. I then used a clear embossing powder for a subtle look.

You can just see the affect on the cropped photo. Mind you it is only just. Im afraid the clear embossing doesn't show up too well on the screen.

The flower was stamped three times, two on pink Bazzil card stock and one on white card stock. Difarent parts of the flower was then cut out and layerd together and a gem added to the center to finish off.

Thanks for looking, and let me know what you think.
Regards Sue X X X