Thursday, 19 October 2017

Foxy and Friends

Hi everyone. Today sees a new Hunkydory Collection, Foxy and Friends, launching on Create and Craft today. I don't often do cute but I absolutely adore this collection. The characters and designs are just so fabulous and making samples for this launch was so easy.

Here are a few of my projects:

Next week I'll be sharing another special project I made- I think it deserves a blog post of it's own!

Thank you for visiting and commenting today. Cathy x

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Hugs from me!

Hi everyone. What a blur life is at the moment. My new job is amazing and I love it so much, but I am having to get used to being out of the house more and fitting everything around it. I can't wait for half term and going away for a few days.

Today I'm sharing another Bubbly Funk Craft box project- you can read full details on the blog here.

I do hope you will pop over to the blog to take a look (and catch up on the what the DT has been up to). Check out the Bubbly Funk Shop too.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week. I will be catching up on blogs over the next two days, can't wait to see what you have created lately.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

A most beautiful day

Hi everyone. I wasn't planning to blog today but I have just finished this card and I like it so much, I thought I would share it!

I have used Hunkydory's Rose Gold Moments collection for this 7x7 card. I have layered the papers of the collection then added two foiled toppers (the foiling is rose gold, so pretty).

I used co-ordinating Moonstone dies to cut flowers- the paper I used is the reverse of  my first layer. I shaped them and added them to the card with Pinflair. I then cut the leaves from rose gold mirri card.

I'm off to work in a moment- 2 hours of maths support with a lovely apprentice. I do really enjoy working one to one with young people, it's so rewarding. Have a lovely afternoon. Cathy x

Friday, 6 October 2017

Bubbly Funk in October

Hi everyone. I am really excited to be able to share the news that I have been asked to join a new Design Team. Some of you may remember Bubbly Funk- well they are back but with a new concept, the letterbox friendly Bubbly Funk Craft Box and I will be making projects to share on their social media and, of course, here.

My first box arrived last week and contains a fabulous mix of embellishments, die cuts and much more. You can take a closer look, and subscribe to the boxes at the Bubbly Funk website. I love the way the elements combine with the things I have in my stash already and for this card I just used some simple wooden squares from the box:

The squares started off plain but I have coloured them with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in Onyx Black. They coloured up beautifully and I love how sparkly they are:

I combined my squares with paper from Trimcraft's Time to Sparkle collection and a Craftwork Card sentiment stamp. I think this is a great masculine birthday card.

I will be sharing another Bubbly Funk project next week but for now you can visit the blog to meet the whole DT.  I'm so happy that every member of the team is one of my crafty friends and they are all amazingly talented.

This weekend is going to be quite busy. Today is a day off but tomorrow we are off to the cinema to see the Lego Ninjago movie (after football of course). The Lego movies usually have enough adult friendly jokes to keep me happy! On Sunday I have a Trimcraft demo from 11am in Newport. I'm really looking forward to it. Hope you all have a lovely weekend, whatever you have planned.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Have a blooming lovely birthday

Hi everyone.

Today is my friend's 40th birthday. She often asks me to make cards for her, so I knew she would appreciate a handmade card for her special day.

The cardstock and toppers come from the Blooming Lovely collection which is free with the 9th Anniversary edition of Crafting With Hunkydory magazine. I just love the bright colours, especially when teamed with the pink Adorable Scorable card I found in my stash.

I had a lovely surprise when I opened the magazine as I found 5 of my recent Craft Stack projects are featured.

One of my first ever crafty purchases was a Hubkydory magazine so it's lovely to have this chance to have my cards published in there.

I have lots of crafting to do today, so it will be a busy day off. Have a lovely day x

Friday, 29 September 2017

Patchwork Owls

Hi everyone, hope you have had a good day today. After 6 days of working (35 hours- so much for being a part timer!), I have a day off today so am catching up on blogs, cleaning and watching Disney films. I might squeeze in some crafting too!

Last week saw the 9th birthday of the daughter of one of our closest friends and I made her this quick and easy card:

All of the elements are from Craftwork Cards' Julie Loves Pretty Patchwork. Although it's a pretty collection, it's not really one of my favourites so I haven't used it before. I do love this owl though and the flowers are fabulous.

I'm looking forward to a weekend of family time, hopefully around the usual football and rugby we will get a chance to go somewhere together. Hope you all have a lovely weeked too. Cathy x

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Into the forest

Hi everyone. I'm a day late with this post, after a fab weekend of demos and a whole day First Aid course yesterday.

Yesterday morning, Hunkydory celebrated 9 years on Create and Craft with a wonderful new launch, Twilight Forest, along with some beautiful matching dies. The collection is a mix of pixies and forest creatures and was a joy to work with.

One great thing about the collection is how good it is for masculine cards. I think the wolves are my favourite:

This card uses an insert in the background. The central image is a square cut from the corner of the printed cardstock. I added toppers and a border strip from the topper sheet and cut an owl from Black Mirri card with one of the dies.

These are some of my other samples, I'd love to know which is your favourite.

Hope you have a good week. Thank you for visiting today, I really appreciate your comments xxx