Thursday, 19 February 2015

A6 Create-A-Card dies!! New Launch from Crafters Companion

Morning my lovelies!!!!
Today's the Day!! ONE DAY WONDER on Create and Craft with the lovely Leann from Crafters Companion bringing you the much awaited BRAND NEW A6 Create-A-Card dies!! 
So last night I shared my Design team samples with the first three dies.... Adore, Moroccan Lattice and Shining Star ( if you missed it..scroll down!) Today i shall share the rest!
First up.... Another brick in the wall...
First up! I created a large fold back card, and used my A6 die to create a pretty topper! i inked through my die with some distress ink to add some detail- so easy to do!Chose some pretty papers from Bebunni Floral cd and added embellishments using some of Sheena's Dies and stamps
 Next for a different look I went all GRUNGY!! simple and easy, used the Texture embossing folder Parquet floor, which i coloured with distress inks and covered in a gloss pva based glue, cut out my die and created a topper, coloured the same as the background, a few dies cut from the Die'sire ivy die and popped on a sentiment , totally different look! I'm thinking how fab would Sheena's squirrel stamp look on here!!! :)
next I've used the Daisy dreams die---beautiful I really like this one!
First one, I've created an 8 x 8 card, and used my die cut to make a pretty topper! used some bright spring colours and made up some Crafters Companion quilling flowers! I love using quilling flowers as you can  totally match them up to your project!! check out all the different ones just ....HERE!
 Then these dies have no outside edge I've created a larger card by cutting my die in the centre! easy ...simple but effective!! then a little tone on tone with some leaf dies and butterflies, pretty!

last die now...the Moroccan Lattice die...
first up I wanted my topper to stand out! so I added concertina sides to this one, a pretty backing paper from the frou frou cd rom, matched my chosen colours perfectly! a few of Sheena's flowers and some Zesty green card for my leaves ! lovely!!

 and lastly a pretty centre stepper card in pretty purples, using a backing paper from the newly released sugar and spice cd rom!
and that folks is the lot! I have loved working with all these fabulous new dies! each one creates a masterpiece... question is which is your favourite! I cant decide! a total must have for any crafter!
enjoy the shows today!! they start at 8!! I shall be recording them ! 
love n hugs

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

EXCITING!! New Create-A-Card A6 dies from Crafters Companion

good evening lovely crafters!... I do hope you are ready for the beeeeeeautiful new launch hitting your TV screen at 8am sharp tomorrow morning? if your out set your TV to record and if your in, get you cuppa tea ready and put those feet UP! Crafters Companion are bringing some more gorgeous Create-A-Card dies in the fabulously popular A6 size!! Leann with be with you on Create and Craft with a ONE DAY WONDER! so don't miss the show! 6 brand new Designs for you, all in A6, which is a super size! now I'm sure you know how these Create-A-card dies work by now as there is a fabulous range of can check them out on line right now just HERE! so we know how there is no outside cutting edge to these dies don't we..which is brilliant as it makes them so much more versatile!, the 6 x 6 that Crafters already have on the website are brilliant, use them to make your complete 6x6 cards or cut them out Mat and layer and they are perfect as a centre topper on your 8x8, it seems only perfect to bring out the A6 size! beautiful alone to make your pretty A6 cards and fantastic to cut into or mat and layer and use on your  your A5 cards- my favourite sized cards. So...first up I had the pleasure of working with the Adore A6 die plate,

I love tone on tone cards, and when deciding to make this lovely wedding card it seemed the perfect choice! a simple concertina side added to my die and we have a stunning wedding card! I used the aperture to create a simple hanging tag, an accent colour of burnt orange was used and a couple of tiny diamantes, nothing else needed the die does it all!
and here's a second card using the same die in a completely different way...
A large triple A6 using 3 of the die cuts, the centre one I popped concertina sides on to make it pop out! beautiful, perfect for loved ones, anniversary, wedding...all sorts! and the centres of all these new dies create lovely die cuts in their own right you can use to pop on your cards!
Butterflies next! This plate is called Kaleidoscope of butterflies, very very pretty! I made 2 cards from this one too, 
 I love butterfly dies, they are just so pretty and they draw me in every time!So I created my easel card, used one die on the base and used the aperture as the stopper then using another I made 3D by again using some concertina sides, some butterflies cut from the essential range and the stamp and die set from Sheena Douglas Wild rose to decorate...(LOVE THIS STAMP AND DIE SET!!!!) how pretty would this look if in the aperture you popped a photograph in? i think it would look really amazing!
then for my second card i used a piece of crafters Kraft card for a completely different look! a few more of Sheena's dies and flowers and the Die'sire ivy die to finish. the colours i must say are a little richer in life! my camera has the most powerful flash! it lights up the house lol but seems to take away the colour a little? I need to get this right lol
and last one for tonight ...Shining Star!
I really wanted to go BRIGHT & BOLD with these! I've used the die this time the size it is, and made an A6 easel card, very simple and effective using a lovely bold blue and bright green 3D your stars up to make the stopper and feature on your card , quick, fast simple BUT another stunning die that works for you! 

Again using the die as it is A6, I made a 4 panel fold card, chose 4 ZINGY bright colours and mixed and matched! a simple sentiment " You Colour My World" some 3D stars and your done! if you need to make quick cards that look stunning and look like they have taken an age these dies are FAB! want to take your time, add embellishments create something spectacular? these cards are FAB!
so ...there we have the first 3 die plates...I have 3 more to show you, again I've made 2 from each so 6 more designs that will be popping up on my blog at 7am tomorrow ready for the 8am show, so I hope if you can you will stop by!
Thank you for reading my page and looking at my cards it really does mean so much!
back soon!


WEll heloooooooooooooo all!
My poor little blog has been a tad neglected for a couple of weeks!! what can i say!! the fabulous Crafters Companion guys are keeping me sooooo busy with just amazing new product releases i havent had chance to stop by! not that I would change that for a second! I have been on their Design Team for almost 12 months ( where has this year gone?!) it has been a total rollercoaster of an adventure, i can't even put into words! seriously i have loved every second, working with exciting new projects, chasing deadlines watching launch shows! total buzz! the girls on the team are the most genuine lovely bunch you could ever wish to meet, and the Crafters Companion team? as you would expect...just simply fabulous darling! lovely lovely people, couldnt wish for a better team, now with that said, my year is almost up and a brand new Design Team call has been announced, so if you havent seen it yet, get yourself over there right now just about....HERE ! you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! please do apply, i have gained so much experience, friendship and my confidence in crafting has just gone the roof ! don't miss this doesnt come along that often!

 Right then on to THELWELL!!! so did you catch the shows??? did you?....did you fall in love with all the flipping fabulous artwork??
well i did! took me straight back to being a little kid! oh i was so excited when i first found out about this launch! I mean how lucky are we guys to have the chance to print out this artwork to craft with? how Crafters Companion even gets these licenses baffles me! but i am just so glad they do! So this time around I had a play with the beautiful papercraft kit, stunning imagery, bright bold clear colours...perfect!
so, i'll stop waffling (hard for me!) and get showing my samples..
so first up, i just really fancied making something....different lol i mixed and matched a few elements from the kit and made a lovely ...albeit unusual party invitation! a simple wrap at the front you slide down to open...

and lastly a cute CAS style card made using one of the digi stamps coloured with with new Spectrum Aqua pens!

and that! i truly love this paper kit and cd roms they are so funny! 
thank you as always for taking the time to stop by by little blog! 
love n hugs