Saturday, 25 March 2017

Today's demo at Inspiring Ideas

 A great big thanks to everyone who came along to my demo today at Inspiring Ideas. A great day in great company!! A very special thanks to the lovely Gosia who was so helpful in every way all day - all with a super smile :)

Friday, 24 March 2017

Inspiring Ideas, Blanchardstown, Dublin tomorrow

I'm just packing my samples for tomorrow's demo at Inspiring Ideas - this is a very simple little favour bag made using the Trimcraft Nesting Bloom and Doily dies with a Podgeable Shape from Plaid Crafts over the butterfly stamp.
The demo times are - 11.00am - 4.00pm

Moss paint frame

Hello again from Missy :) If only cats could smile!!
I painted this frame with Folk Art Moss Painted Finish (light and dark) and added a little Rust finish on top. The banner dies is from Trimcraft and I used two sizes of their Nesting Blooms dies to make the pansies :) As always, I've used Simply Creative Pearls - also from Trimcraft :)

Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine- issue 168 (April)

I've just received my April issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft :) My commission in this month's magazine is a mini baby album and was an absolute treat to make. It was one of those things that I enjoyed making so much, I didn't want to part with it!
There is a beautiful free gift with the mag as always- a stamp, papers and embossing folder set and lots more fantastic inspiration for your crafting inside.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Hoppy Birthday to a 1 year old

 This is a 6x6 dimensional card made using the Tonic Studios Naive Neilla Window Box die set along with Betty Bunny and Windsor Numerals Simple Type dies. The Window box dies are really easy to use and assemble and add something a little different to your card :)

Mothers Day card

 Well, I managed to make my one and only Mother's Day card a week early! I made this at the weekend and surprised myself!
It's an 8x8 card and I used a Trimcraft Butterfly 6x6 Craft a Card die in the centre with Blooming Lovely papers around the edge and on the inside and, of course, added extra butterflies (Dovecraft dies) and pearls :)

Good morning from Missy

Hello from Missy to all of you who like to keep an eye on her :)

Demo on Saturday (25th March) at Inspiring Ideas, Blanchardstown

Good morning :) This is one of the cards I'll be making at Inspiring Ideas, Blanchardstown, Dublin at my demo on Saturday - it's a double fronted card made with Trimcraft's beautiful new Wild Flowers paper and some First Edition dies.
I've a busy week ahead so I have the prep for the demo almost finished and packed up - just looking forward to setting off and meeting some of you there :)

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Demo at Inspiring Ideas, Blanchardstown - Sat 25th March

Hello :) My next demo is at Inspiring Ideas, Blanchardstown, Dublin on Saturday 25th March ( - 4.00pm) and I'll be showing you the beautiful Painted Finishes from Plaid Crafts - Concrete, Moss and Rust.
I'll also be demoing lots of lovely new papers and dies from Trimcraft and will be posting a photo of some of these later.
I always enjoy my visits to Dublin and look forward to seeing some of you there if you are free to join me :)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Tonic Studios Shadow Box with pop up flowers

Hello:) I've used the new Tonic Studios Shadow Box dies with a little twist to make a pop up card/box. The flowers were all made with Beautiful Blooms dies and a few older punches and I've added some Crystal Drops in the centres. The papers are BoBunny - Butterfly Kisses :)
I've added a loop of ribbon to pull the inside out of the sleeve and the flowers pop up but when the sleeve is put over it again the flowers fold flat inside.

Win and Tonic March challenge

So it's time for another challenge on the Win & Tonic blog.
It's a really easy theme this time so why not go ahead and add a card to be in with a chance of winning a super prize from Tonic Studios? 
You'll see the post HERE with all the details of the prize and lots of gorgeous inspiration from the DT ladies :)

On my card this month I've used the Bountiful Bouquet Corner and Wedding die with hearts from the Lovebird and Heart Invite dies.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Making a Dutch Fold card with Trimcraft Wild Flowers papers and First Edition dies

To make this Dutch Fold card you will need:
Dovecraft A4 Premium white card
Trimcraft First Edition Wild Flowers 6x6 paper pad
Trimcraft First Edition Nesting Bloom dies
Trimcraft First Edition Nesting Doily dies
Trimcraft First Edition Bunting dies
Trimcraft First Edition Family Sentiment dies
Dovecraft Adhesive Pearls

double sided tape
Dovecraft Crafter's glue
die cutting machine

How to make it:
1.Score and cut the A4 piece of white card as shown.

2. Fold over the top of the card base and add double sided tape to the inside of the bottom folded part.

3. Attach the piece with the double sided tape to the back of the card base making sure the bottoms of both parts are lined up.

4. Cut contrasting pieces of paper from the Wild Flowers pad to the sizes shown.

5. Attach the pieces to the card with double sided tape.

6. Use the 8.5cm diameter Nesting Bloom die to cut a white shape and the 5.5cm diameter die from the same set to cut a patterned shape. Use the 7cm diameter Nesting Doily die to cut a contrasting shape. Use the Mum die to cut two shapes - one white and one purple.
Layer these as shown and glue to the top flap of the card so that the shape protrudes over the bottom edge.

7. Die cut the heart bunting twice, cut in two so  that there are 3 hearts on each and glue to the bottom flaps of the card with a lilac pearl in each heart.
Die cut the circle bunting and glue across the top of the card with an aqua pearl in the centre of each.

Baby Girl cards with Trimcraft's Craft a Card dies

 Good morning :)
I made two baby girl cards for personal use over the weekend - one for the new mum and dad and the other for the new grandparents - so I used this gorgeous new Craft a Card die from Trimcraft for both with some "It's a Girl" paper which I had in my stash. The little deer is from the same paper pad and teh other dies are from the new Trimcraft |Baby themed die set. I've added lots of little coordinating gems.

Crafting Live, Belfast

It's almost time for the annual Belfast Craft Fair and I know lots of you will be meeting up there. I'll be demoing lots of Tonic Studios new releases for Crafty Devils so make sure and pop over to say "Hello!"

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Wild Flowers

Hello :) It's time for another little look at some of the gorgeous new Wild Flowers papers from Trimcraft. I have used 3 different pages on this card along with the First Edition Nesting Blooms dies and Border dies.
I used a stencil from the Folk Art "Garden Icons" set for the flower pot and added some Moss Painted Finish for a more realistic effect.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Folk Art Coastal Texture Paint from Plaid

 This is my first creation using the new Folk Art Coastal Texture Paint from Plaid. It is exactly what it says on the label!! I used the Sea Mist on a little wooden house to make a beach hut and stippled it on with a flat brush.
For the background I've used a combination of Folk Art Chalk Paints and a little Crackle Glaze in parts.
The dies are all from Trimcrafts (First Edition and Dovecrafts)

Wedding Day - Trimcraft

Good morning :) Today's card is a little sneak peak at the gorgeous new "Sweet Nothings" First Edition paper pads from Trimcraft. I always love the wood effect papers so immediately fell for this one with the roses on it too. 
I've also used the Trimcraft First Edition Bunting, Wedding abd Nesting Doily die sets.

Monday, 6 March 2017

I Miss You

I've just realised that I've got lots of photos of cards which I've never posted here so I'm trying to get caught up on some of them. This is a very simple one using Tonic Studios Mandala Moments dies and Button Strip die. The Mandala dies come with coordinating stamps but I've kept this one plain with some fine dashed lines around the edges of the lettering.