Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Christmas Wishes Easel Card


I recently acquired the First Edition Christmas Wishes 12x12 pad by Trimcraft. It contains fabric feel, glossy, glittered and double sided papers. 

In order to "show off" the papers, I decided to make an easel card. I started with a 6x6 red card and scored the top in half to make the basic easel card. 

I then laid everything out that I wanted to use on the front of the card (see below):

I fussy cut the glossy scalloped circles from a sheet of the paper and cut the sentiments and both the backing sheets from another sheet. 

For the bottom of the card, I used a glittered sheet together with a couple of fussy cut elements (see below):

Finally, I used glue and fine glitter on a wooden snowflake and stuck it on the front (photo below) together with bows, buttons and gems.

Here is the final card:

Products used:
First Edition Christmas Wishes Paper Pad
Dovecraft Christmas Basics Bows
Dovecraft Christmas Basics Buttons
Dovecraft Christmas Basics Wooden Snowflakes
Dovecraft Fine Glitter

Friday, 11 September 2015

North Pole's Blue Xmas Tree


Trimcraft have launched a few new Christmas ranges, one of which is called North Pole. It's mostly shades of beige, red and blue. 

As you can see from the photo above there are lots of items for embellishing your projects in the range.

For my card I used the Dovecraft Basics wooden Christmas tree which I coloured in with the Dovecraft metallic markers. I then used the Dovecraft glitter glue on top to give it some sparkle. 

I really like the markers as they have a lovely metallic sheen to them. I used them to mark around the card like faux stitching as well. 

I used the ribbon on the side and on the sentiment I added two adhesive clear gems. 

Above is the card I ended up with. 

Thank you for looking and any comments.

Products used:
Dovecraft glitter glue
Dovecraft metallic Markers
Trimcraft Northpole range of papers and embellishments 
Dovecraft basics wooden Christmas trees 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Bohemian Birthday Card for Mum


This is the card I made for my Mum's birthday last week. I used the Trimcraft Bohemian range which is definitely one of my all time favourite collections. 

I like collections because as well as paper pads they also contain embellishments, toppers, tags etc and it makes life easier as you don't need to find items to co-ordinate. 

Having said that, I did add a Hunkydory tag and a Papermania Tulip sentiment but only because I wanted specific sentiments!

Thank you for looking. Your comments are appreciated. 

Products used:
Trimcraft Bohemian range
Hunkydory Sentiments booklet
Papermania Tulip sentiments 

Lilac & Green Thank You Card


I thought I'd write a post on a thank you card I made last night. It's for someone who sent me loads of craft goodies. I entered a challenge online and my name was picked at random. 

I've used the Papermania Tulip range for both the topper and sentiment and just done simple matt and layering. Just a few flowers and flourishes and pearls to finish!

Thank you for looking. 

Products used:

Papermania Tulip range
Everything else from stash