Sunday 30 September 2012

Toreads easel card box instructions

Well with the launch of the stunning little Toreads well under way here are the instructions on how to make the box and easel card that I showed on one of my sneaky peeks;

To start you need 2 pieces of 14X14 centura pearl card. Using the ultimate score one piece of card on box base at 5in on all 4 sides. With the other score at 5in on box lid around all 4 sides. Fold and burnish all the score lines and cut out small sections in the corners and apply wet glue and fold to create the box.Use paper clips or pegs to hold in place. Leave on one side to dry. You can make the box as big or small as you like but for demonstration purposes for the launch I went with a big box.

The easel card was made using 3 pieces of centura pearl all cut out using the largest scalloped squares die for the grand calibur. Again you can make this as big or small as you like depending on how big you wanted the card to be.
I chose the backing papers and toppers from the CD and matted and layered onto one of the die cut pieces of card , added some ribbon and my image. Some flowers and a epiphany round on each corner just to finish.

With the 2nd piece of card I scored it at approx 3inches and then 0.5 inch. These lines were then burnished and folded over with the 0.5 inch section been attached to the base layer of the card and the 3 in section to the back of the section you have just decorated. That forms the easel part of the card.

With the base section I again matted and layered some papers from the CD and created a little stopper for my easel with another piece of card that was decorated to match and added with some foam pads to give it height. A heart shaped epiphany in the right corner and a sentiment and flower and thats done.

Attach the whole card to the lid of the now dry box. With some papers I had left over I decorated the front and back of the box again with simple matting and layering and there you have it.

If you have any questions please get in touch. Happy crafting xx

Friday 28 September 2012

Today is the day !!!!!

Well Today is the big day with the launch of Toreads on Create and Craft at 12.00. I think you may have to be very quick as think this one is going to be a sell out.

My last blog post showed a box that I made using images and papers from the CD. Well this jewellery set is what is in the box!

Made using paper beads made from some of the backing papers from the CD and then threaded onto headpins and eye pins and added some silver beads and some pink glass beads from the small bead boxes from Beaders companion.I also used some of the chain from the new chain kits from Beaders Companion.

For those who were asking about the box I will put instructions on how I made it in the next day or so.

Have a wonderful day and dont forget to tune in to Sara at 12.00 on Create and Craft. Thanks for stopping by xxxxx

Monday 24 September 2012

A little something from the Toreads

Here is another sneaky peek at one of my makes from the stunning Toreads CD.

This is a large box made using 12X 12 centura pearl with a scalloped easel card on top. 

The backing papers on this CD are wonderful and its so hard to choose which one to use. The toppers are just as stunning and this cheeky face just won me over. Hopefully all being well you will get to see what is in the box tomorrow............

Another little Toread sneaky peek

Not long to go until the launch of this wonderful new range from Crafters Companion.

The images on this CD are all just so cute and make you smile even on such a miserable day like today.

My sneaky peek for toady is a little bag made form 2 card blanks and filled with some little not-lets made from the toppers section of the CD and some left from pages of other images that I have used to make other samples. The bag also contains little gift tags again from the CD and all just perfect if you are wrapping that special present and you need a little card for  and a gift tag.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting x

Sunday 23 September 2012

Toreads sneaky peek

Afternoon all on this very wet and windy day. Just to cheer you up here is a sneaky peak of one of my Toreads samples. These cheeky little fellas really put a smile on your face and the CD is packed with lots of stunning goodies with some incredible really useful backing papers.

 Crafters Companion have really excelled themselves with this one!!

This card was made using one of the card companions which are just great for quick cards but I added a few paper beads to the corner to add some dimension.

The key ring was made with one of the epiphany images and the square tool. I then used some silver beading wire available from Beaders Companion and added some green and pink beads which were then attached to a key ring which are easily available in most craft stores. And there you have it...a card with a small gift to match.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting xxx

Saturday 22 September 2012


The wonderful team at Crafters Companion have done it again with some more great must have products.

The new range of Embossalicious 8X8 embossing folders are great for large card makers/ scrapbook pages etc and the 6X6 are just perfect for those smaller projects.

For the full range check out the Crafters Companion website.

The project that I made was using the large 8X8 dotty folder. I 1st used it on some black card and then some silver mirri card which really shows up the design. The black flower was made using Die'sire ornamental flower frame die.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting xxx

Saturday 8 September 2012

Saturdays sneaky peek

Sorry for missing a post yesterday just one of those days so today i am going to treat you to 3 cards all made with the same embossing folder called Ornate frame. Sheena will be launching these new embossing folders from Darice on monday on Create and Craft.
 The 1st card was made using coordinations card with a very light sanding to show the design. I then die cut a butterfly to finish.

The second card was made using centura pearl card stock and then matted and layered onto coordinations. The flower was made using a bitty blossoms die and coordinations. I added the ribbon and just put some tape on the back and folded it up to give a different effect.

The last card was made using coordinations again and was lightly sanded and then a sentiment and flower added and that was all it needed as the embossing folders are so detailed they speak for themselves.

Thanks for stoping by and happy crafting xx

Thursday 6 September 2012

Crafters Companion Gold challenge

The wonderful people over at crafters Companion are running another blog challenge with the theme this month as Gold!!
I had a rummage through my crafty stash and found this lovely image of the puppy from the Moreheads CD from Crafters Companion. I dont know what it is about me and puppies at the moment,maybe because i have the cutest puppy at home who has now discovered how to open my card box and has destroyed several sheets of centura
I matted and layered the little fella onto some gold mirror card. I also matted and layered some of the green backing paper from the CD onto gold card. I used one of the sentiments from the CD and a few gold swirls and corners for that extra bit of gold and a few little flowers. And here he is;

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting xxxxx

2 more sneaky peeks

Here are 2 more sneaky peeks of the stunning embossing folders that Sheena will be launching on Monday.

The 2 samples here are made using the paisley background folder and it just goes to show what different effects you can get using the same folder but different card stock.
The purple one was made using coordinations card which was sanded back to revel the paisley pattern I then made a butterfly from some more coordinations and added some gems for sparkle.

The white one was made using centura pearl card which shows the design so well and this was matted and layered onto some black card stock for a total contrast. A ribbon and a few black gems and a sentiment added to finish.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon xx

Wednesday 5 September 2012

Sneaky peek at Darice embossing folders

I have been lucky enough to have a play with some of the new embossing folders from Darice that the wonderful Sheena Douglass will be showing on Create and Craft on Monday.
The 1st sneaky peek I am going to show you is the stunning valentine heart folder. For this card i just used some centura pearl and ran it though the embossing folder. I added a ribbon and sentiment and a few gems to finish it off but it needed nothing else as the folder design speaks for itself.

Valentine Heart design

Thanks for stoping by and hopefully tomorrow I will give you another sneaky peek. xxxxx