Monday, 29 February 2016

A Year with Docraft DT

The first full year on the DoCraft Design Team has come to an end and I have had a blast. So many lovely boxes of goodies have arrived on my doorstep and I've had the chance to have a play with new products before they hit the shelves plus the opportunity to make a few things for the Creativity Magazine and The Home Shopping Network (HSN).

Here are my favourites but if you want to see more, my DoCraft Gallery is HERE.

Don't forget, this is only the work I do for magazines, DT's and for myself in my own personal time. I also make 6 scrapbook pages and at least 6 new cards every month and you can see all of this work on my other Blog

I have made some amazing new friends on the Docrafts DT so please take the time to pop across to their blogs and leave some love. To do this just follow the links below.

Mags Woodcock
Julie Wilson YOU ARE HERE
Emily Grant
Sarah Douglas
Amy Surey

And good news, I have been chosen to continue as one of the new DoCraft Design Team for 2016/17. So excited. Can't wait to play xx

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

My Art Journal is coming along

For the second year I have signed up for Inspiration Wednesday. I learnt so much last year that I thought I'd give it another go, after all theres always something new to learn.

Here is my latest double page

 It took a while to make but the worst was waiting for each layer to dry lol.
My book is much bigger than the one used for the course so I needed to add a bit more detail.
The texture paste butterfly was just the ticket and allowed me to dribble the paint from the paint brushes through the design.
Love the dripping paint brushes. This is fast becoming one of my favourite stencils.

I've got a Scrapbook Class tonight so I'll share the layouts over the next couple of days on the Ladies That Craft blog. x

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Never Let Go Of Your Dreams

This chipboard shape is also in the compendium, It's not something I would use on a scrapbook layout but it does work on a card.
The paper I chose has a lovely butterfly pattern along the bottom so it really needed very little decoration.

I'm working on my canvas and Art Journal this week so I'll share some tomorrow. x

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Dream Big

The first of two cards made using the Compendium and the new stamps. I made a cloud stencil on the Scan n Cut and then drew round it using a fine black pen.
 I added some blue clouds and then stamped and matted the greeting into the centre.
To finish I stamped some of the words from the stsamp set, onto the clouds. Yes I know its simple but thats the beauty of it. Sometimes less is more. xx

Monday, 15 February 2016

Walkin On Sunshine

This is the second layout made from the Compendium. I still can't get over just how many papers are in the kit. The main chipboard frame is also in the kit plus a few more.

The scallop border was made using an XCut border punch.
 Here's the little sticky letters I told you about yesterday.

 and those lovely stamps again.
A couple of cards still to come but thats for tomorrow. xx

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Trentham Gardens 2015

Part of my DT kit from DoCrafts was a beautiful Butterfly Dreams Scrapbook Compendium (PMA 105151). The papers are really delicate and you get loads as well as stickers, letters, gems, ribbond and buttons.

This is the first of two layouts I made last night.
The papers are so lovely that you really don't need to add much else. 
 The swirl, wording and little hearts are from the new Inspirational Sentiments stamp set  (DCE 907134) 

 You get two sets of letter, one made from chipboard and the others are little sticky letters.

Hope you like it. You can find more of my work in my DT gallery HERE. Have a great day xxx

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Gorjuss Frame

I have got loads and loads of to Santoro Gorjuss chipboard frames and I wanted to find a way to use them. Luckily enough I had some of the Ikea plastic frames left from last years tag class and hey presto,  one little girl frame.

A few buttons for embellishments and some of that loively Santoro Gorjuss ribbon and the frame is complete.

Don't forget, you can see loads more of my class work at