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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Did you miss me?

Sorry for the prolonged absence, I really was trying to be a good blogger for a while there and then Christmas started to get in the way, in a good way.  I've been tasked with arranging the Christmas party at work, which is on Friday this week and so I've been concentrating on this and getting my house/fridge/freezer ready for the festivities, I think I'm about there now, there will be only 4 of us this year but you would think I'm feeding the five thousand the amount of food I have in - well, it is Christmas!

Anyway, here I am back with you sharing another design team card (should have shared this days ago, oops! sorry).  This card uses one of the new Darice embossing folders that were launched yesterday on Create and Craft, this one is the honeycomb one and I can see it as being really versatile for creating fabulous texture in the background of a card.  I used one of the Sheena Douglas sentiments with it, and cut a bee out on my scan n cut using a free download from Birdscards (thank you for that!), I did use a bit of clear wink of stella on the bees wings to give it a bit of sparkle and then just some ribbon and black card for matting and you're done (oh, forgot to say that the card I embossed onto was Core'dinations colourcore card, lovely stuff!).


Anyway, that's it for me for the moment, I promise to try not to leave it so long next time, I will try and remember to show you some of the Christmas cards I have been making.

TTFN

Rach
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Monday, 17 November 2014

Crafters Companion November Challenge

Well, the theme over at Crafters Companion this month is "Christmas/Winter", and as I haven't played with my Makey Bakey Mice stamps much recently, I thought I'd unbury them from all of my other goodies and set to it (I am also desperately behind with making Christmas cards this year so I needed to get on with it!).

I chose the image, 'trimming the tree', he's such a cute little fella!.  Coloured him with my trustee Spectrum Noir pens (colours after the piccie), and then cut him out with one of my spellbinders bauble dies and inked around the edges using TH distress ink 'iced spruce'.  Mounted this onto some beautiful sparkly green cardstock and put a double bow at the top using my fabby Ultimate Pro.  The background is Centura pearl hint of gold, embossed with the Embossalicious Vintage Decorations embossing folder, I then used a green metallic rub on to highlight the embossing and mounted this again onto the sparkly green cardstock, this is all matted onto a 7x7 card base.  For the sentiment, I used the same stamp set as the image and used a green pigment ink stamp, then used clear embossing powder and heated, I then cut this out with a spellbinders circle die, this is matted onto a gold paper star cut out with Diesire Classiques 'stars'.


Spectrum Noir colours used: FS1, FS8, TN1, TN3, TN5, TN7
JG2, CG4, CG3, LY1, CT2, CT4, CR10, DR5, DR7
IG1, IG2, Blender

Well, hope you find the time to enter the challenge this month.

TTFN

Rach
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Sunday, 16 November 2014

More Bebunni loveliness

Hello again, it's a lovely sunny Sunday Morning here in Plymouth and I'm getting set for one of my favourite days of crafting, I always try and make something on a Sunday (besides the roast dinner!) and I'm really trying to get started on those Christmas cards.  I have loads of card companions printed out from various CD's The Snowman & Snowdog, Father Christmas, Party Paws, Mulberry Wood, Crafters Companion really do have an awful lot of incredible CD's, oh and of course not forgetting the stunning recent Moonbeam Meadows CD's.

But for today I thought I'd show you two more of the cards you may have seen on telly for the Bebunni launch - I really will never get tired of this little rabbit!

 This card uses the stamp set 'Brighten my Day', I used the diesire classical frame, and used the inside of the frame to create the size for the cutout bunni, I just used a pencil to draw where the image did not catch the frame and then cut out, cutting around the bits that were outside the pencil lines, rub out any pencil that remains and voila the bunni sits in it beautifully.  All of the papers are from the CD and I added the little stars which are one of the new coordinating die sets.

The pens & pencils used were: SN Pens: IG1 – 3, CR6, CR4, CR2, CG1, CG2, LY1, LY3, GB3, OR1, GB4
SN Pencils: 119, 114, 059, 020, 022, 061, 062

This card was made by using the Chantilly lace stamping frame to create an easel card base and then cutting the frame again in orange to mount the image onto (image and sentiment from the Flower Garden stamp set).  I only added a few butterfly gems to this one as I didn't think it needed too much extra embellishment.

The pens & pencils used were:  SN Pens: IG1, IG2, IG3, IG5, GB3, OR1, OR2, CR4, GG1, GG2, PP1, BP2, TB1, TB4, CG3, LG5, LG2, TB1, TB3, CT2, BT1
SN Pencils: 118, 115, 067, 051, 017






Anyway, hope you enjoy your Sunday, whatever you're up to!

TTFN

Rach
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Friday, 14 November 2014

Morning all


Well, we've made it through to another Friday and at least the day is starting sunny.

The Bebunni Floral shows may now be finished and you will all be looking forward to receiving (or may already have received) your goodies, so I hope you all have as much fun playing as I have with this particular launch.  

This card uses one of the Decoupage sheets, and for someone who keeps saying she doesn't like decoupage, I seem to use it more and more!  I used some lovely red pearlescent card I got at exeter, my Diesire Cameo stamping frame, the embossalicious Regency Swirls folder onto centura pearl hint of gold and then a sentiment and ribbon, simple, quick (if you exclude the cutting out of the decoupage) and lovely (well I think so!).


Anyway, really hope you like this card, and hopefully be back soon with some more as I really need to get cracking on some Christmas cards!

TTFN

Rach
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Friday, 7 November 2014

Quick and simple crafting

Without it looking quick or simple!

Hi all, I'm back again with another fabulous make from the new Bebunni Floral range.  Now anyone who knows me, knows I'm not really a floral kind of girl, but for this range I have to say I would most definitely make an exception sooo beautiful and the florals are done in a really elegant way (not granny's living room).

The reason this card is quick and simple is that it's really only made with a card companion sheet from the CD and an extra piece of backing paper which I colourised to coordinate, a little bit of matting and layering onto a foldback card (z), a few gems and you're done, but like I said, it does not look quick or simple, so you can wow friends, family or whoever you're selling to and it'll be our little secret!


Well, I'll be back again tomorrow with more goregousness from Bebunni - enjoy your Friday, the weekend is nearly here!

TTFN

Rach
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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Crackers again!

Or should that be still?!

Well, I'm back again, hope you're not bored yet 'cos you shouldn't be, I have to say this has been one of my favourite launches to work on, such beautiful papers, images AND dies too!

Today's make is again from the shaped card section of the CD and is the 'bonbon crackers'.  Each page that prints has two crackers on, which glue together to give a triangular cracker - think Toblerone), I just printed the page twice to give me four crackers, two of which I cut out the panel with bebunni on and replaced with acetate which had been embossed with the Rose Vine embossing folder).  The crackers will hold chocolate balls quite comfortably so makes a fabulous little gift (I'm thinking teacher gifts), and then I decided to break out my Big Score and made a pizza box to put them in, decorating with papers and images from the CD.  The stars you can see on the box are one of the new Bebunni Floral Dies, and I really think this is going to be so versatile, I can even see this appearing on Christmas cards!


Well, I hope this has further whetted your appetite for this incredible new range - come back again tomorrow and I'll have more from this incredible range to show you!

TTFN

Rach
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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Bebunni Shaped Card

Well, following on from yesterday, here's another one of my makes for the new launch (Monday at 8 a.m. on Create and Craft).
 
This time it's from the shaped cards section of the CD and is a Screen Card, it's so pretty and so completely different, but so incredibly easy to put together (looks stunning though!).  It actually prints as two pages from the CD, the first being the screen card and the second the embellishments (bunnies and flowers).  I printed this onto Centura pearl and then printed the reverse side with the coordinating paper from the CD.
 
Ooh - completely forgot to mention that as well as the CD and eight stamp sets, there are also some new coordinating dies including hearts, butterflies, stars and the STUNNING Cabbage rose die I used on the second panel of this card - it cuts and then embosses, so I cut it 3 times and layered it up to give the 3D effect (used Coredinations colourcore pastels, which I sanded to reveal the core).


The only other thing I added to this card was some gems, which were plain aurora gems that I coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens - so love the versatility of these.
 
Well, see you all again tomorrow with another peep at this fabulous range, I am so in awe of the work that Crafters Companion put into these ranges so that we crafters can create such amazing makes with such ease!
 
TTFN
 
Rach
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