Thursday, October 28, 2010

Look what you did??

I'd like to share with you a couple of really gorgeous projects that have been made by Denise, using October's kit with it's Restoration Papers.

I love how you've used the 2 of hearts card on this layout ... hope you don't mind if I steal that idea sometime ;)

Oh my, that butterfly is just stunning :) ... perfect withthe papers.

Thank you so much Denise for sharing them with us.  Keep them coming :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gorgeous Glitz

Oh my ..... you're going to just LOVE the latest Glitz Design papers and embellishments.  You'll find both Hoopla and Scarlett HERE, which I uploaded onto the shop today - I can also let you into a secret, both Clare and Sian have been sent some bits today, so you just know they're going to come up with some stunning, stunning layouts.

Also, you may want to check out Glitz blog, it's got some great projects on it ... I've seen a couple I'd love to try.

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Goodies

Just to let you all know that a few gorgeous boxes with yummy products have been delivered - and I'll be uploaded over the next few days ... I've still more on the way, and I'll make sure I give you some sneaky peeks at them when they arrive.

For now, here is one to wet your appetite

Also, with the help of Clare I'm trying to sort out a facebook page - I'll let you know as soon as I manage it! .... (may be a while LOL)

Monday, October 11, 2010

A couple of cards and a mini tutorial

American Crafts have come out with some lovely paper designs recently, including their Abode range, which you can find in the shop here.

As the papers feature houses I thought they would be perfect for 'New Home' cards. For the first card I stamped an image onto white card using the Hero Arts Row of Houses Stamp, which I also embossed with some clear embossing powder. After adding the image to my card I added a punched border and some ribbon to finish off.

For the second card I decided to do something a bit more elaborate, so chose a stepper card design. I have shown on the diagram at the end of the post where the cut and fold lines are if you want to make your own. 

To summarise, firstly trim you piece of A4 card to 28cm long (width stays the same). Mark up where you want your folds at 2.5cm, 5cm, 9.5cm,14cm and 21cm (use a pencil so you can rub out afterwards) I have drawn arrows on my diagram to show how far up the card the fold lines need to be (these are not cut lines). There is only one cut line on the whole card - how far across you put this is entirely up to you - this means you can adjust so that you have bigger or smaller steps. Decide on this measurement first so you know how far across your fold lines need to go. It is then a case of folding the card, mountain folds and valley folds alternating as marked on my diagram. I would recommend using a bone folder to make your creases for a neater finish. Once finished the card fits and C5/A5 envelope.

I cut out the little houses from the patterned paper to make rows of houses, I glued them to the steps with a little bit of glue at the base of each house.

Here is the diagram of the card construction (you can click on this to see it bigger) -

Thursday, October 07, 2010

The Big Reveal

Well did you guess from the sneaky peek?  If not here it is in all it's glory! Yes, the monthly kit is now available - and a lot more have been made available due to the quick sell out last month. Also, quite a few gorgeous add-ons are avaliable too here.

Both Clare and Sian ... weaved their magic with the kits, and have a look at a couple of projects they both did ... Clare a stunning card, and Sian a beautiful layout.

A few more projects they did are over in the gallery on the site ... do pop on over here, and take a look, you won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Sneaky Time

Ok, the sneaky peek is out ... can you guess? 

This month both Sian and Clare have worked their magic with the kit ... and tust me, you'll be blown away with their creations.

Also, more subscriptions have been added to the site, so if you wish, you can find them HERE