Thursday, 5 September 2013

Create and Craft tomorrow!

Well my car is all packed up with lots of gorgeous new kits and fabulous samples too from Design Team members Debbie Pincher, Emma Williams, Georgina Ford, Kath Stewart and Marie Chillmaid. Oh I do hope I have not missed anyone out and I will do my best to mention you all tomorrow.

Tune in at 10am, 4pm and 7pm and if you can't be there then at least record it as I have some absolutely stunning new kits and you really will NOT want to miss them.

Just to let you know too, my revamp to the blog is under way, my lovely little Spanish friend, Paula, is working on it and it is looking lovely so far.  She is off to Spain this weekend so it will be a little while yet, but I am going to start posting some cards anyway as I really do have so many to share with you all.

I won't get around to sorting all the pictures out until after the weekend so fingers crossed I will start next week.

See you then, have a lovely weekend and I really do hope you can join me tomorrow sometime!

Julie
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Friday, 23 August 2013

Revamp time!

Ok so it is ages since I blogged last, no excuses I have just not had the time.

Sharing some of my card photo's today at a workshop it dawned on me that I have so many card pictures that I could share with everyone, it really is a waste them just being on my iPad.

So I have made a decision I am going to revamp my blog, give it a new look and start to post again very soon. I would love to say it will be on a regular basis but I won't promise let's just see how I do, but I will need something from you for me to do this ....

I need you to leave me a comment so that I know you are seeing the posts, the comments are what makes all the hard work of posting regularly worth it.

So give me a while, I have to work out how to change images and things, maybe I will even invest in getting a blog page designed specially as there are some gorgeous looking blogs out there and I would like a fancy looking one too!

Then we will be up and running again sharing card making ideas, some tutorials and some home decor projects too so I hope you will continue to join me.

See you soon
Julie
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Monday, 17 June 2013

Blog Hopping!

Thanks to Theresa for kicking off our Create a Wreath Blog Hop between our USA blog and our UK blog.

Over the next week you are going to see inspiration from both sides of the pond!  Each day we will feature 2 USA Design Team members and 2 Design Team members from the UK, hopping between each blog.

Leave a comment on the blog posts and you will be in with a chance of winning a Create a Wreath kit just for you!  Each day the USA Design Team members will pick a winner and the UK Design Team members will pick a winner - so everyone in the USA has 2 chances and everyone in the UK has 2 chances to win each day!

At the end of the week Theresa will pick a winner from all the USA comments left and I will pick a winner from all the UK comments left and they will receive one of each of the Create a Wreath Kits!

So if you have not seen our Create a Wreath Kits before, there are 6 different ones to choose from ....

    












The kits contain enough elements to make 2 wreaths, everything is die cut so no cutting out, you just have to add the glue and some scissors to cut the ribbon.  Simply cover the chipboard rings or hearts with the die cut paper, add the ribbon ties, curl and shape the petals and layer the flowers together.  Attach them to the ring or heart and you are finished and this is what they will look like ...

 




You can get as creative as you want with the Create a Wreath kits, why not use them with a Candle in the centre, they will look fabulous as a centre piece on your table.


Use the flowers on cards too ...
So be sure to join us for the rest of the week and see what both Design Teams make with our Create a Wreath kits.

If you are in the UK and want to buy a Create a Wreath kit they are available from craft shops on on-line here.

If you would like the chance to win a Create a Wreath kit don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post and each day we will randomly choose a winner and a lovely Create A Wreath Kit will be on its way to you!

Now you need to hop over to the USA Blog and see what Sherri has made!

Enjoy the blog hop!






Friday, 17 May 2013

Tea Dance Project of the Month

Just loving Craftwork Cards latest collection Tea Dance created by our very talented Steph Davies.

Yesterday I spent a lovely afternoon creating cards for the Project of the Month and it is now available on-line, click here to see what you get.
Here are a few of the cards I made ...

I love the mannequins and created a pleated skirt from the pattern paper, tied ribbon at the waist and created  a tiny spiral rose of the top of the dress.  I cut a scallop circle in half and added dots of Liquid Pearls to each scallop and, of course, some glitter glue!  Both are Platinum colours.


Up close to see the finer details ....


Panels of pattern paper cover the background of my card blank.  I cut a tag from embossed Kraft cardstock, punch a circle and added ribbon.  Coloured the edges of the flowers using Tea Dye distress ink pad and a blending tool before layering them together.  I pleated the message band at the base of the card to look like ribbon.

Up close to see the details ...
I created a spiral rose for the centre of the layered flower and highlighted the edges of the petals with Platinum glitter glue.

I covered the card blank with panels of pattern paper and wrapped twine around the top section.  I layered the bunting up and added a pennant sentiment.  Twine bows where attached between the bunting and it was all highlighted with glitter glue and liquid pearls.  The message band was also decorated with dots of liquid pearls.


Up close to see the finer details ....

Why not treat yourself to this fabulous kit it will make a great start to the weekend!

You can make at least 20 cards for just £15 and it comes with a FREE Mannequin pad worth £3.95!

Have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing.

Julie
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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Recent inspiration!

Ok so dont pass out but I have posted on my blog!  Yes I know its only been 2 months which is not so bad!!

Anyway here is a project that I have made recently and wanted to share with you all.

Using Craftwork Cards Bunting, I created this ....


I used the Cheryl Paper pad ....


With the White foiled flowers ....






Hope you like it!

Check out Craftwork Cards blog this week as you could be in with a chance of winning a bunting kit!

Julie
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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Boys Birthday's!

My youngest, Owen will be 18 on Wednesday next week and this is the card that I made him using the Not just for Christmas papers ...


And this is for Matthew's birthday which is 3 days later ...


Both were made using little squares of paper and adding a sentiment, another of Paula's stamps.

What do you think?

Jx

Friday, 1 February 2013

Not just for Christmas part 2

These are the other cards I made using the papers from Craftwork Cards, Not just for Christmas.

I only used a few punches, a sentiment stamp (my good friend Paula Pascual's stamps), some Candi and  liquid pearls.

I love the bright and cheerful colours, lovely in all this rain - cheers you up!


Up close to see the details....



I also decorated the inside of all the cards, similar to this ...



That's all the cards I made on Monday.
As promised I will share my boys birthday cards next, so check back soon.

Jx