Sunday, 28 October 2012

A Lattice Bauble

Hi Crafter's

My second post of the evening. This time I have a card to share. A couple of weeks ago I had the Spellbinders expandable lattice dies in the shop, after I got over my cold I had a play. While playing I came up with this card.

This card started life as an experiment. I wanted to see if a technique I learned with embossing folders would be able to be adapted and used with the lattice.
First I cut a shape from a cereal  box 5 times and glued them together. The shape used in this card Spellbinders2012 Heirloom Ornament.

To have the shape cut out in the lattice you make your cutting sandwich   as follows ( I used a bigshot)  white base plate, clear plate, an A5 card folded  (A4 card folded in half) with right side inside and the lattice inside the card with the cutting side to the right side of the card, cereal box shape then clear plate.
With this technique you don't have a hole cut, with a lattice glued behind it.
Here a view in side the card ....
That's all for now. Let me know what you think I do love reading your comments.
Thank you for stopping by and I will see you again soon.  :)

The eBosser is here

Hi Crafter's

It's that time of year again when the clocks go back. I don't know about you but I'm not keen on the dark nights.... it's not yet 6pm and it is already dark outside.

Oh well when it's dark out side I can always loose myself in my card making. I love getting to play with new crafty tools.......
Talking of new crafty tools..... I have just had in stock in the shop this week the new eBosser made by Craftwell

 I'm not sure why they have called it eBosser because not only will it emboss it will cut, and not just the thin dies such as Spellbinders or Cheerylyn dies, it will also accept Sizzix thick dies too. How amazing is that.

Here is the blurb from Craftwell themselves....

The eBosser will both cut and emboss for all your crafting needs, including fabulous frames, beautiful backgrounds and stunning borders. Here are some of the reasons we love it! 
No more hand cranking
The eBosser is fully automatic, making it perfect for those with dexterity problems
Compatible with most brands of cutting dies and folders
You’ll receive all the cutting and embossing platforms you need in the box, so you’ll be able to use all your dies and embossing folders in the machine straight away!
Cut multiple layers in one pass
The eBosser will cut through multiple layers of fabric in one pass and also cut or emboss leather, wood and metal with ease too!
Full A4 capacity
Emboss edge-to-edge with embossing folders up to A4 in size! You’ll even get a free A4 embossing folder included in the box!

And that's enough to bring  sunshine to any crafter's craft room on these dark nights.

Well that's all for this post. Thank you for stopping by. See you again soon.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

More card sharing

Hi Crafter's

I'm feeling a bit sorry for my self this morning, even though the sun is shining and not a cloud in the sky. I should be out and taking the dog for his walk but I am so bunged up and full of cold I couldn't face taking him. So my dear old hubby has taken him instead.

So instead of walking I'll share a couple of cards with you.

This card I made a while ago
Here I have used a Cheery Lynn  window die. I stamped and sponged a snowy scene on my base card, then layered up  the window with the poinsettia.
I have since made this card with a red border and white  poinsettia that have  glamour dust on them, really does look festive. Unfortunately I didn't take a photo of it so you are going to,  have to use your imagination I'm afraid.

This is a more recent card with a Christmas rose made from ribbon.
For a change I have used Kraft card stock for my base card. I like using this but I know some people don't like it. 
It would be a very boring world though if we all liked the same things.
You can't see from the photo but I have stamped holly in the background with old paper distress ink, it is quite subtle which I like.

Well that's all for this post. Thank you for stopping by. I will see you again soon.
 I'm off now and have some hot honey and lemon drink.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Just a little sketch.

Hi Crafter's

I have more cards to share with you as promised.

For these two cards I used the same card sketch 

Here I have used a Rudolf stamp from Hobby Art  and some punched snow flakes to form the wreath on a snow flake stamped background.

For this card I used the boot stamp from the Crafters Companion Christmas card kit. I have stamped a holly background and holly punched shapes for the wreath.

Well that's all for this short post. I will see you again soon.

Monday, 8 October 2012

It's about time.

Hi Crafter's

 It's about time I updated my blog. I have a few cards to share with you, so I had better get on with it hadn't I. :)

Here is a variation on the shaker card....

It's one of those games where you have to get the little balls in the holes.

These are so much fun to make. And difficult to put down when you have received one.

These three cards are made using the new Holiday tree die from Spellbinders.

 Die cut it....

Emboss it....

Use a bit of scrap and embellish it...

Ok that's all for this post. I have some more cards to share tomorrow.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Manchester to Blackpool update

Hi Crafter's

My husband Grahame and Son Paul have completed the  Manchester to Blackpool night bike ride. We saw them off at the Trafford Centre at 12.00 midnight. 
Here they are getting ready

Waiting for the off....

The photo is a bit of a blur but this is the the start. Grahame and Paul are in the pic somewhere......

Nearly five hours and 52 miles later in Blackpool they both cross the finish line....

 Here they both are showing off their medals . They both still look as fresh as daisies

  Grahame has raised £330 in total for the British Heart Foundation