Thursday, 25 August 2016

Crafting with the Geometric Kraft Collection

Happy Friday!

I was recently looking for papers that would work for male cards. I've been a fan of the Papermania Geometric collections since they came out and had some papers from the Geometric Neon Collection that I enjoyed using. I just happened to come across a pre loved Kraft collection pack at a good price and had to have it!

My first creation was made for my Mum to give to my brother on his birthday. 

The second card I made was a commission for someone getting a new job. 

There are 3 alphabet sticker sheets in the pack which co-ordinate really well but I found the adhesive wasn't great on them so had to add glue which defeated the purpose. I used chalk ink around the layers to make them stand out a little more. 

For both these cards I've used foiled vellum as part of the layering. I'm loving vellum at the moment, especially if it's foiled!

My final card using the collection was made for a 60th Birthday. 

Thank you for looking and enjoy the bank holiday weekend!

Shabneez xxx

Products used:
Papermania Capsule Geometric Kraft Collection
Memory box Alphabet Dies
Trimcraft Alphabet Dies
Craftwork Cards Sentiment Sheet
VersaMagic Chalk ink
Everything else from my stash

Friday, 12 August 2016

Jingle Bells!

Happy Saturday!

It was a beautifully warm and sunny day yesterday. I was sat with the patio door ajar making Christmas cards! For us crafters Christmas starts early and I know many of you start much earlier but I'm not one of those.......

However, I couldn't wait to start creating with all the new Trimcraft Christmas collections that have been launched. The card I'm sharing today is from the Winter Blooms collection. 

I've made a gap card using a wooden frame from the collection as a focal point. I used contrasting Happy Christmas washi tape also from Trimcraft. I love washi tape and so I was really excited to get a few rolls of the stuff (it doesn't take a lot I know!).

As with many of Trimcraft's collections, they come with an array of co-ordinating items which make it so easy to create. 

I have a weekend of demos so hopefully I'll be sharing some of my samples from the other collections when I get time to take some photos. 

Enjoy your weekend,
Shabneez x

Products Used:
Dovecraft Winterblooms Collection
Dovecraft Washi Tape
Dovecraft Basics Bells
Dovecraft Basics Twine
Everything else from my stash