Thursday, 15 February 2018

Waves of change

Hi everyone. I am still struggling with a heavy cold- at the moment I'm either working or in bed. It really is a nasty bug. I have tried to keep on top of blog comments but my head is so woolly please forgive me if I've missed any.

Today I'm sharing a shaker card made for the Bubbly Funk blog.

The sparkles I have used may be from the Blue Christmas box but they work perfectly in this sea themed card.

My papers and journal card sentiment are from Mrs Brimbles. The mermaid and fish dies I've used are from Hunkydory.

This weekend I have another Trimcraft demo- this time on Sunday at The Range in Imperial Park, Bristol.  Hopefully I'll be well enough to get some more crafting time in before then too and will be back to share something new next week. Cathy x

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Player 2

Hi everyone. As today is Valentine's Day I'm just popping by to share the card I made for my husband this year.

I've made the card using Hunkydory For the Love of Stamps Alien Invasion stamps and mask.

I layered a 6x6 card blank with black card then cut a slightly smaller piece of white card. I used the mask and Salty Ocean Distress Ink to make the blue border, then added the hearts using the mask and Candied Apple Distress Oxide.

I then switched to using the stamps with my Tim Holtz stamp platform and Versafine black ink to add the aliens and a sentiment.

These little aliens remind me of the original computer games we played in the 80s and seemed perfect for a fun Valentine card this year.

Have a good day, Cathy xxx

Friday, 9 February 2018

Pick of the bunch

Hi everyone. I've ended up with the lurgy this week- as I write I'm aching all over. I blame my husband, he started it at the beginning of the week and passed it on to me. Luckily the boys seem to have avoided it, so I will get to have a day to myself to recover today.

This weekend I have Trimcraft demos in Cardiff and Taunton (not Weston as I thought, good job I checked!). I've done a little more preparation and made another gap card, using the Nature's Grace collection.

The stamp is an old favourite Dovecraft one and the flower die is by Dovecraft too. I love this colour combination and how this design lets me show off the papers.

Hope you all have a great weekend, whatever it may bring. Cathy x

Monday, 5 February 2018

Bubbly Funk Krafty Love

Hi everyone. I had a good day yesterday at my Trimcraft demo. The store was quite quiet but I had lots of people stopping to talk about my projects.

Today I'm sharing a card which I made for the Bubbly Funk blog this weekend.

Here I've combined elements from the Bubbly Funk Love Is...Through the Letterbox Craft Box with some Crafter's Companion papers and a kraft card blank.

A busy week ahead for me this week before two more demos at the weekend, Cardiff on Saturday and Weston Super Mare on Sunday. Thank goodness it's half term next week!

Have a great week, Cathy x

Friday, 2 February 2018

Hey Baby!

Hi everyone. Well, it's just been one of those weeks and whilst I did some crafting last weekend I have only just got round to taking photos!

This Sunday I have my first Trimcraft demo of the year (in The Range, Stoke Gifford, Bristol if you can join me!). One thing I'll be demoing will be the new First Edition Hey Baby paper pad and decoupage. I have made two cards with it so far, using designs to show off the gorgeous papers as much as possible.

The first is a gap card:

My second card is a U Shaped card- I just love these little elephants.

Obviously this collection is perfect for New Baby cards but there are lots of elements suitable for other occasions. I'm looking forward to making more this weekend.

I'll be catching up on blog visits later. Hope you all have a great weekend. Cathy x

Friday, 26 January 2018

Mind the gap

Hi everyone. I'm a day late with this one but better late than never!

Today I'm sharing a gap card made for the Bubbly Funk blog. I wanted to show how well elements from the Through the Letterbox craft boxes can work with your own stash- in this case some gorgeous Trimcraft papers.

My Bubbly Funk elements are the big glittery stars from the Seeing Stars box, available to buy here along with the other boxes. The Trimcraft papers and embellishments are from their Time to Sparkle collection, showing that Christmas collections are't just for Christmas!

Full details of my card are on the Bubbly Funk blog.

Hope you have a great weekend. I have just had a big box of Trimcraft goodies delivered so I will be having lots of fun crafting in preparation for my demos. Cathy x

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Nature's Grace

Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing my first card made using Trimcraft's gorgeous new Nature's Grace collection. The colours and patterns on these papers are so pretty.

I was struggling a bit for inspiration over the weekend (I blame the still fuzzy ears) so I used a sketch from the latest issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine for the layout. All the elements are from the collection and I used a First Edition butterfly die to cut a butterfly from one of the papers.

I now have my Spring Trimcraft demos booked for February and Match. The first one will be at The Range in Stoke Gifford, Bristol on February 4th. I'm looking forward to being able to craft more with this lovely collection then.