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Monday, 29 September 2014

"Snow is Falling" A5 Card.

I have seen a card over on Pinterest that had a theme along the lines of this card. I loved the idea of it and wanted to make something along the same lines. It a simple and straight forward card, however it uses many of your crafty bits and bobs. 
 The products I have used are:

Stix2 Products (Product Code)
 Double sided tape runner - S56986.
 6mm Ultra strong red liner tape - S57090.
 Silicone Adhesive - S57100.
 2mm 3D foam pads - S57082.
 Craft dots - S56965.
 Craft sheet - S57132.

Additional Products.
 Christmas traditional 12x12 paper pad - Trimcrafts.
 "Tis the Season" clear stamps - Trimcrafts.
 Red Adorable Scorable - Hunkydory Crafts.
 Snowflake die - Tattered Lace.
 Card blank - Papermill Direct.
 Snowflake swirl punch around the page - Martha Stewart.
 10mm red organza ribbon with satin edged - American Crafts.
 Tuxedo black ink pad - Momento.
 Card candi - Craftwork Cards.


"Seaside Dreaming" 12x12 scrapbook page using Stix2.

Good morning, hope everyone had a lovely weekend? This photo of dj is my absolute favourite, even though I have hundreds of him, it's just so natural and calming. Seeing him standing there In the sea looking at the water. I just love it So much I had it turned into a canvas when I re decorated my living room. If your a crafter and watch Mel Heaton, she will always tell you that when making your scrapbook page, always write a wee ditty about the picture and more importantly, hand write it so that years down the line, when generation are looking at it, they not only know about the picture, but they can see what your handwriting was like. 
 Over the weekend, I Have been perusing through Pintrest over the weekend for some differnt ideas. I seen someone had made a scrapbook page by cutting up a picture they printed into strips........that got my little brain ticking and how could I incorporate white textured bookmarks my Stix2. This way can use awee bit of your ink and you may find a better way to do it but this way is the easiest way for me. 
 1- Select the picture you like and print it onto normal cheap paper. Print it on a A4 sheet.

 2- Take 4 Stix2 bookmarks (product code; S57315) and trim them to 7". Make sure you trim the bottom and not the top as you want to keep the holes at the top. And using your Stx2 double sided tape or tape runner and run the adesive all the way round the back of your bookmarks.

 3- Taking your photo, place your 1st tag over the main focal point of your photo. Ie- my first tag I places over DJ and his shadow. Then taking the other 3 tags and line them up side by side ensure you leave a rough 5mm gap between each book mark. I placed mine uneven so it gives it more of an interest.
 4- Once all 4 tags are stuck down, run the paper through your printer again ensuring it prints the same direction as the first time. So basically your reprinting over your first photo.

 5- Once printer, either using your craft knife or scissors, cut the tags off your page and mat and layer on chosen coloured card stock. 

 6- Using a hole punch re-punch the holes at the top and feed ribbon through and then attach your bookmarks on your scrapbook page. 

Stix2 products used;
 Die cut bookmarks - Product code; S57315.
 High Tack ultra clear tape - p/c; 57084.
 Double sided tape.
 Layer perfect Metric - p/c; S57321.
 1mm A4 3D foam pad sheet.
 10mm hobby & craft dots - p/c; S57113.
 Craft sheet - p/c S57132.

Additional products used;
 "You & Me" love birds 12x12 page from lost & found. - My Minds Eye.
 Portobello road "You & Me" buttons - My Minds Eye.
 Dark blue textured card (2 12x12 sheets) - Bazzill Basics.
 Cream Textured card - Bazzill Basics.
 9mm dark blue satin ribbon - American Crafts.
 Blue Fine Liner.

Craig x

Friday, 26 September 2014

"Frosty the Snowman" A5 kanban card.

Afternoon, such a glorious day here at Carnoustie. I told dj for a lovely walk along the beach. I really do take the beach for granted. Don't realise how lucky we are to have it. If it was gone, I would very ,ugh miss it, I know dj would. He loves the sea. While heading down, we walked along the golf hotel front where they are currently setting up ready for the Dunhill Golf compitition. I'm not a golf fan and I don't watch it but I do love the atmosphere down there, especially the build up to a gold event. 

Home now, cuppa first, blog this and then out to my craft room. This is another card I have made from  an old Kanban Collection. Next year, my goal is to reuse lots of old collections I have. As I have many old Christmas collection, for all companies such as Hunkydory, crafters companion all to name a few, I thought it's best to start using old Christmas collection now for this year instead of waiting till next year to use them up, well attempt to use them up. 
 As always, My card has Stix2 Adesives used to being the card together. With Stix2, you will alway be guaranteed a permanent stick not matter what product of theirs you use. This is just one reason as to why I adore the Stix2 brand. The products I have used are;
Products used;
 Cool hugs topper and border sheet.
 Christmas sky - blue background card.
 Card blank - Papermill Direct.
 Silver mirri - Hunkydory Crafts.
 White pearls - Hunkydory Crafts.
 Snowfall embossing folder - Embossolicious crafters companion.
 25mm White satin ribbon - American Crafts.
 9mm Blue satin ribbon - American Crafts.
Stix2 Products;
 Layer Perfect.
 Double sided tape.
 1mm A4 foam pad sheet cut up.
 Ultra strong red liner tape.
 Hobby craft dots.
 Craft sheet.
 Pick up Pencil.
 A5 Cello Package bag. 

Thursday, 25 September 2014

"Walking in a Winter Wonderland" Hunkydory 7x7 Card.

With being on Hunkydorys Design Team, I receive many many gorgeous collections to play with. After making some samples for TV launch shows using them, I always have plenty left, with this Luxury Christmas collection is no exception. So having plenty of this collection left over I have been delving in and using it to make Christmas cards not only for myself but to also sell to help raise money for both NACC - National Association of Crohns and Colitis and to Dogs Trust UK. This small topper was left from the topper sheet, I made a 7x7 using some Duckegg foiled background card from HD. some centura pearl that I embossed and some mirri card. The products I have used are;

Hunkydory products;
 Winter Romance Topper.
 Christmas Greeting foiled duck egg background card.
 Duck egg Adorable Scorable.
 Silver Mirri card.

Additional products;
 Centura Pearl card - Crafters Companion.
 Snowflake Embossolicious Embossing folder - Crafters Companion.
 10mm Satin Duckegg ribbon - American Crafts.
 7x7 card blank - Craftwork Cards.
 Card Candi - Craftwork Cards.

Stix2 Adhesives products;
 3D foam pads.
 Micro dots.
 Ultra strong red liner tape.
 Silicone Glue.
 Craft sheet.
 Pick up Pencil. 

Craig X

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

"Let's celebrate the Season" 8x8 Christmas card.

Here is another card using the stamp from Woodware. Also on this card I have used their Christmas Greeting text stamp. Tried to keep this card with light festive colours. Just like the others, I haven't coloured it. I'm not the best at colouring, well shading with colours but I do love the look of plain stamped images. The products I have used are below;

Products Used;
 Holly Tree stamp - Woodware.
 Carol background stamp - Woodware.
 Traditional Christmas Greeting stamp - Woodware.
 X3 12x12 papers from back to basics Traditional Christmas pad - Trimcrafts/Dovecrafts.
 Light Greet textured card - Bazzill Basics.
 Green fine liner.
 10mm pokadot green satin ribbon - American Crafts.
 Stix2 Adhesives;
 3D foam pads, micro dots, ultra strong red tape, Silicone glue, craft mat amd Stencil sheet (to mask the tree) 


"Rocking around the Christmas Tree" 8x8 card.

Lately I have been really enjoying stamping and getting all my pads and packs of papers out. Using my inks and distress inks. It can be really satisfying to have a stamp and papers and creating a lovely card. It gives me the chance to use lots of different crafty stash. The products I have used are;

Products used;
 Holly Tree stamp - Woodware craft collection.
 Traditional Christmas Greetings - Woodware craft collection.
 12x12 sheet - Back to Basics Modern Christmas paper - Trimcrafts.
 X2 6x6 sheets Back to Basics Vintage Christmas papers - Trimcrafts.
 8x8 Kraft card card blank - Docrafts.
 Cream Textured card -Bazzill Basics.
 Rich Cocoa ink pad - Momento.
 Festive Twine - Own Stash.
 Vintage Photo distress ink - Tim Holtz.
 Card Candi - Craftwork Cards.

 Stix2 Adhesives -
 3D foams pads.
 Double sided tape.
 Ultra Strong Double Sided tape.
 Silicone Glue.
 Micro Dots.
 Craft mat.
 Pick up pencil. 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

"Cute as cute Can be" A5 Hunkydory card.

Well I couldn't not blog a card from this weeks current pick of the week on create and craft by Hunkydory. This collection is just simple full of awwwww's. From the concept cards, toppers, background card and even the colour me images. It really will go such a long way. So many different occasions catered for in this collection and for all ages - yes it's cute, but it's not a sickly cute. What's great with the concept cards is you can cut them up and create your own cards using the elements. If you check out my card creations facebook page, you will see what I mean. The products I have used are;

Hunkydory products;
 Someone Special topper.
 Coordinated background card.
 Red Adorable Scorable.

Additional products;
 Centura Pearl card - Crafters Companion.
 13mm Satin Red ribbon - American Crafts.
 A5 card blank - Craftwork Cards.
 5mm White pearls (coloured with "poppy" red Promarker)
 3D foam pads - Stix2.
 Double sided tape - Stix2.
 Silicone glue - Stix2.
 Pick up pencil - Stix2.

Friday, 19 September 2014

"Never smile at a Crocodile" A5 Roald Dahl card.

Well no matter what age you are, you will all know of Roald Dahl stories, whether it's the B.F.G, fantastic Mr Fox, Willy Wonka OR in this case- The Enourmous Crocodile. This ultimate collection is out of this world. I had a wee play a few weeks back when I received this but had a proper play the past few days. I just love this, the collection is huge I had it completly sprawled out all over my craft room it goes on and on and on. It's been brought to us by DoCrafts and they certainly have out done them selves again. 
 As always, my choice of adhesives I use on my cards is Stix2 Adhesives. The versatility and ease of their products is amazing. Not just adhesives I use, it's the craft sheets, pick up pencils, adhesive remover - the lot. 
 The products I have used are as followed;

DoCrafts Products used;
 Delumptious decoupage pack.
 2x Phizz-Whizzing patterned papers.
 Jumpsquiffing journaling card.

Additional products used;
 Light purple textured card - Bazzill Basics.
 A5 card blank - Craftwork Cards.
 Green Gems.
 3D foam pads - Stix2.
 Double sided tape - Stix2.
 Ultra strong red liner tape - Stix2.
 Silicone glue - Stix2.
 Pick up pencil - Stix2.
 Craft Mat - Stix2.

Craig x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

"When you wish pain a star" Me to You Christmas 2014 collection.

For several weeks now I have been in the range and seen this new Tatty Ted collection for this year and I have resisted the urge to purchase it. After seeing it twice, I came to temptation the 3rd time and bought the die cut decoupage pad as well as the 8x8 coordinated paper pad. The collection has been produced by Trimcrafts and what a sterling job they have done. The products I have used are as followed;

 Products used;
 Me to you 8x8 glitter decoupage pad.
 Me to you 8x8 premium paper pad.
 Dark red textured card - DCWV.
 Brown textured card -Bazzill Basics.
 15mm dark red organza ribbon - American Crafts.
 Rosette die - Tim Holtz.
 Dark red card candi - Craftwork Cards.
 7x7 card blank - Craftwork Cards.
 3D foam pads- Stix 2.
 Double sided tape - Stix 2.
 Pinlair glue gel. 


Sunday, 14 September 2014

"Knitting Galore" A5 Hunkydory card.

Evening, well Iv had this mini collection for a while now, it's called "A stitch in time" and it's by non other than Hubkydory. It came free with the magazine serveral months back. I was sent this collection for myself to have a play with but couldn't get round to it. So tonight I sad down and made several cards using this collection. It's such a fun and happy collection and perfect for anyone who loves their sewing, knitting or embroidery. The products I have used for this card is as followed;

Hubkydory products;
 Knit one....Pearl one.... topper.
 X2 Co-Ordinated background card.
 Pink Adorable Scorable card.
 Gold Mirri card.
 White 5mm Pearls.
Additional products;
 A5 card blank - Craftwork Cards.
 Coloured buttons - Own stash.
 3D foam pads - Stix2.
 Double sided tape - Stix2.
 Pinflare glue gel. 

Why not stop there, here is another card for you with all the products I have used;

Hunkydory products;
 Sew Very Special  Topper.
 Co-Ordinated background card.
 Black Adorable Scorable.
 Gold Mirri card.
 Lilac & black 5mm pearls.

Additional products;
 A5 card blank - Craftwork Cards.
 25mm satin pink ribbon - American Crafts.
 2 sized circle dies - Tonic Studios.
 3D foam pads - Stix2.
 Double sided tape - Stix2.
 Pinflare glue gel. 

Friday, 12 September 2014

"Up up and away" A5 Hunkydory.

So I just realised that I hadn't blogged a card using the latest Hunkydory collection that was a 4 Day Deal Promotion on Creat and Craft this week. It launched on Monday past and it was part of Hunkydorys celebration to celebrate their 6 year anniversary. With this collection, there was elements that instead of having foiling on it, it had mother of pearl on it instead. Such a gorgeous, smooth feel.
 The products I have used are as followed;
Hunkydory Products;
 Up & Away - topper sheet.
 Finishing Touches - topper sheet.
 Travelling Times - topper sheet.
 Tan Adorable Scorable card.
 A5 card blank.
 3D foam pads.
 Double sided tape. 

Craig x

"A Garden Full of Roses" A5 Kanban card.

Good evening to you all. Hope you have been having a lovely day and have had some sunshine where you are. If your not working this weekend then I hope you have a great weekend what ever you get up to. Iv had a lovely day mixed with walking dj along the beach in the warm weather and making more cards to place in Franco's cafe tomorrow (Saturday) my anniversary cards have been selling well, so this time I thought I'd go for a slight change and instead of the traditional anniversary style, thought I'd make some in this style. This card has been made using a very good friend of mines collection she came up with a few years ago - Dawn Wheeler. This collection is called "Lavender Rose Collection" by Kanban Crafts. The products I have used are;

Kanban Products used;
 Watercolour Rose Topper Sheet.
 Romantic Script background card.
 Paris Mon Amour foiled background card.
 Kanban 5mm Lilac Pearls.
Additional Products used;
 Lilac textured card - Bazzill Basics.
 Silver Mirri card - Hunkydory.
 6mm Dark Lilac Satin ribbon - American Crafts.
 Swirl Die.
 3D foam pads - Stix2.
 Double sided tape - Stix2.
 Pinflair glue gel. 

Craig x

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

"Where's Rudolph's red rose" 8x8 card.

Evening, well I took a break from the cards I was making to do abit of stamping. Every so often I get this bug to start stamping again, when I do I always go to either my indigo Blu stamps or my Kanban stamps. I love them. I even put a wee verse from Rudolph. The products I have used are as followed;

Products used;
 Reindeer stamp - Kanban Crafts.
 12x12 "traditional" page - Dove crafts back to basics.
  6x6 "vintage" page - dove crafts back to basics.
 Brown textured card stock - Bazzill Basics.
 8x8 card blank - Craftwork Cards.
 Card Candi - Craftwork Cards.
 Neehna white stamping card - Crafters Companion.
 Tuxedo black momento stamping ink.
 Black fine liner pen.
 Grey colouring pen - Spectrum Noir IG1.
 Rosette die - Tim Holtz.
 20mm ivory fabric ribbon.
 3D foam pad - Stix2.
 Double sided tape - Stix2.
 Pinflair glue gel. 

Craig x