28 October 2015

Trick or treat?

Trick or Treat?

So today I've been busy with my girls making some Halloween cards for their friends and family. As you may have worked out by now I eat, sleep and breath craft but for my youngest daugter there are just a few time of the year that she like to craft, one of which is Halloween.

Our first card is a cute little card made with the Pumkin and Aubergine stamps from the Daisy and Dandelion range from docrafts.  The bats in the background are done with clear embossing powder.

This next 2 cards were made with some coredinations card stock and the stamps mentioned above.

This was a quick little card I made with some recycled paper, stamps and coloured ink pads

This is one of my favorite cards, I love the way the little cat is taking a nap under the moon before a big night of trick or treating.

However you plan on spending Halloween, be it hiding from the trick or treaters or all dressed up and scary, I hope you have a fab time Tx

#craft #docrafts #halloween #homeiswherethecraftis

19 October 2015

Bee Happy.....Tutorial number 8

Bee happy....

As you know by now Craftworks cards are my all time favorite paper craft company, when the potting shed II kit was released I couln't wait to get crafting with it.  Once I saw the Bee topper I had to use it, I love the muted tones and earthy feel, so here's a tutorial of how I made this lovely card.


Bee topper - CWC
Brown card stock - CWC
6x6 Card blank - CWC
Bee paper - CWC
Candi - CWC
Sentiment - CWC
plant labels - CWC
Hi Tack Glue - doCrafts
Clear Glossy Finish - Anitas 
Promarker - Letraset
Candi fix - CWC
scissors - xcut
scalpel - Swann Morton
glitter pen - Sakura
cutting mat - The Works
Twine - Garden center/craft store

I start by placing a 5x5" mat of brown paper on to my 6x6 card using the Hi Tack glue making sure that it sits square as all other pieces will be place using this as a marker.

Next I cut a square of bee paper to 5.7/8" x 5.7/8" and "gut" the center, this means removing an amount of paper that wont be seen, I hate to waste paper and I know I will be using this on another project. This is attached using the glue.

I then glue a piece of brown paper over the bee paper so I have a nice border

Now for the topper, I wrap twine around the topper and tie a knot at the front, the topper is scalloped so it sits tightly in the notches but if you were doing this with a straight edged topper I would secure it with tape at the back.

Next I glue the topper to the card and add some glitter to the heater using the Sakura pen

Next I added 2 plant labels and a sentiment using the Candi fix pads

Now for the Candi, I placed a yellow candi in the corners of the center of the image using the candi fix and glazing them using the glossy finish

I then added white candi to the outer corners and colored them using a promarker, colour is called "shale" I also glazed them as well.

And here is the finished card. It's hard to show the glossy accents and glitter but hopefully the picture below will give you a better look....

Thats all for now, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and look forward to sharing another project with you soon Tx

#cwc #craftworkcards #craft #bee #bumblebee #tutroial