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Thursday, 25 April 2013


Afternoon all, well I'm on the bus away to meet my mum and catch up with a really good friend of ours so I though while I'm on the bus & bored, I shall blog.
What a stunning day it's turned out like here. Won't say it's roasting but it's very mild. Have had a number of deliveries the last few days, from indigo Blu flutter guilding flake kit, indigo Blu stamps to tonic butterfly boutique collection. I've been having some fun. After years of crafting I have eventually caved and bought the crafters companion ultimate pro. Looking forwards to add and make all these brand new cards shapes and designs.
I'm away for the weekend so there won't be much crafting happening, well there won't be any as I'm in Edinburgh away to see Leona Lewis. So the indigo blue will have to wait till next week. Have been playing with tonics new collection and will continue this evening when I get home. I have added them to my card creations site so if you haven't already then please head over and have alook.
My email was picked out last week during one of leonie shows and I received what she was playing with this morning. She was demonstrating the inkidinkido stock. I have added it to my wall of fame as I call it with all the others in been lucky enough to win. Some from dawn bibby, dawn wheeler, Kay Sutton all to name a few.
I've attached a picture for you to see.
Have a good day all.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Its the weekend already!

Evening, thought i share a c few of my makes with you and their product code. The first one is using the "Bubble bloom Felicity" stamp from Woodware craft company. Some of their stamps, like this one works in conjunction with craftwork cards card candi embellishments. I dont have many of their stamps but the ones i do, i adore. If you have seen my Card Creations page over the last few days you would of seen the cards i made using the stamps that i will be selling at £1 each and where the whole £1 will go to both my charities. So here is an 8x8 card i made using the same stamp:

I stamped the image on to my chosen part of the card, then i also stamped onto a scrap piece of copy paper and cut round, this is called a mask. I would then place the cut out image on top of the main image i stamped then i would randomly stamp the design around the area, remembering to re-ink after ever press. Once you are happy with your random pattern, remove your mask and your image image will appear to be standing out further than the rest. I mattered and layered onto black card, then mattered and layered that onto a piece of red mirri card and then again onto a piece of black card. I typed a sentiment and repeated the process of matting and layering. i added my chosen card candi into the relevant areas and coloured the imaged with my spectrum noir pens and drew around every image with light grey to give them the shadow look. i wrapped a piece of red ribbon and then black ribbon and added gems. 
This is a very quick "how its made" description. any questions please feel free to ask. the codes for the products are as follows:
Black card - Bazzill Basics
Red mirri - Kanban A4MRRED
Woodware bubble bloom felicity stamp - JGS290
Spectrum noir pens - 1G1 grey, DG1 DG2 green, DR1 DR2 DR4 DR6 red, 
true black.
Card Candi.
25mm width red satin ribbon - american crafts.
12mm width black stain ribbon - american crafts.
3mm red and black Kanban Gems - GEM3mm.


This one is using "Cut and Create" collection. 
Farmyard piglet decoupage topper - CC-CT007.
Pink dots background cardstock - BB-BC022.
Pink card - Bazzill basics.
White card - Bazzill basics.
Pink card candi - Craftworks Cards.

hope you like.

Craig x

Friday, 19 April 2013


Afternoon, Just a quick blog. Just wanted to blog 6 cards i have made using my new stamp i ordered from craftwork cards which was made by Woodware Stamps. I hope you like, I will be blogging properly later with more samples. These cards i will be making and selling at £1.00 and the whole £1.00 will go to both my charities - dogs trust uk and Crohns and colitis. You can request your colour theme aswell as the sentiment. 
Excuse the sides. i did edit the photos on my phone but it hasnt worked on here. 

Blog soon. x

Sunday, 14 April 2013


Evening all, here as promised (although its a day late than i said) haha 
some of the cards iv made with the product codes. Hope you like and should you have any questions, please feel free to ask or contact me. 

A4 IndigoBlu
Poppy Heart - code "PH"
Enjoy Life sentiments - code "EJ1"
Kanban black card - A422OCHB/25
Gold mirri - A4MRGO
Black and Gold ribbon - American Crafts
Black and Gold Card Candi - Craftwork Cards.


Kanban A5 - "Simply Fabulous" collection
Simply Fabulous Classy Crimson Topper - PCT2190
Simply fabulous sentiment toppers - PCT2196
Catalina frames - beige and black toppers - PCT2202
Black card - A422OCHB/25
Gold card - A4MRGO
spiderweb - black
Clear and red Dew drops
Bazzill Basics Red card.


Kanban DL "Simply Fabulous" collection
Simply fabulous gilt damask background card - CRD1698
simply fabulous beautiful burlesque toppers - PCT2192
simply fabulous sentiment toppers - PCT2196
black card - A422OCHB/25
gold mirri - A4MRGO
Gems - GEM3MM


Thought id add a quick A4 card i made using Bamboo
 CDrom from Crafters companion.
The main image, small image and background paper is from the CD rom.
The black and yellow card is both by Bazzill Basics.
The flower petals are cut using my cricut die cutting machine and
the centers are Card Candi from Craftwork Cards. 


I hope you like these cards if you havnt already seen them on my card creations facebook page. 


Thursday, 11 April 2013

Good evening.

Evening, I would like to say i have been very busy today......but iv not. i have done nothing, well not to start with. I eventually managed to get out my chair after tea to head into Card Creations and make a few cards. The cards iv made using Kanban on here dont have the product codes as they are made using bits and bobs and left overs, still I hope you like -
I found some images of cats and dogs in a store from town, you may recognize them from Joanna Sheens Furry Friends cdrom. its a 8x8 card with the main backing paper from Kanbans Lanuage of Flowers paper pad, The pink and and lime green card is from Bazzill Basics collection. The Green dew drops are of course Kanban and the ribbon is an Easter edition of ribbon the was available in Hobby craft. The sentiment is cut from my cricut die cutting machine. 


I did post this card on my Card Creations site last week, but i really love it that i wanted to blog it. its only the 2nd time i have used Indigo-Blu stamps. Stunning they are. I have used their poppy heart stamps as well as their friendship stamp. I used Bazzill basics red card stock, Kanban black bobbled textured card and piece of left over ribbon i had. I added a few Kanban black and red bling gems as well as a few red dew drops.


Again apologies for not having codes but this is all made using scraps. Its from Kanbans Jubilee collection with some red spider then tied 2 bows using red and white ribbon from Hobby Craft, i also wrapped wide white organza ribbon round the spine of the card which is also available at Hobby Craft.


This card is using Kanbans beside the sea collection. I first distressed the edges of the background card using Tim Holtz distressing tool. this isnt the one for ink, its a small round key ring shape that has small, untouchable blades inside. I Mattered and layered the base background card onto a piece of tan Bazzill Basic Card and then onto a piece of gold mirri. On top i took a piece of ivory spider web and also slightly tore the edges and the center. I gave the toppers dimension by slightly bending them give them all a curved effect. Added a few sentiments, some pearls that were part of Kanbans dew drops collection and then took a small piece of rope ribbon and distressed it with ink. 

I hope you like some of my makes from the past few days, remember to head over to my Card Creations site when im on most of the time. Looking forward to blogging more in the coming weeks as well as blogging card only to be seen on here. 

CL - X


Good morning all.
As you are now following me, you will obviously see that I now have a follow button. All this time iv been blogging and had no one following me, stone the flaiming crows. Anyway sorted now :-)
I do plan on blogging more, PROMISE.
Just a short blog as I'll blog later with my makes. Have a good day :-)