Friday, 27 February 2009
I made this card following the sketch for Secret Crafter and decided that I like the colour scheme for the Basic Grey card so much I did another in the same colours. This time I used chick-a-dee instead of daisy.
The image is Sugar Nellie, paper is Basic Grey Offbeat, fabric flowers & gems are Papermania, sentiment is Craftwork Cards and the corners are from a Sizzix die cut out on the Big Shot.
The image is Sugar Nellie, papers are Basic Grey Offbeat collection, flower is 2 poppicafts doctored to fit together, Dovecraft brad, the gems are Papermania and I coloured them with a permanent marker to match the colour scheme, finished with a Craftwork Card oval sentiment.
The image is a new Sugar Nellie stamp called Chick-a-Dee, not sure who the paper is buy I just found it in my stash. Ribbon & gems are papermania, the flowers have been made using 2 different size X-Cut flower punches, the sentiment is by Craftwork Cards.
Thursday, 26 February 2009
This week we have been sponsered by :-
They've very kindly donated a special stamp which the collection is ONLY avalible at Fingertips!
Diminty Mouse 'Celebrations' RRP: £5.99
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Anyway onto my card, I have made this card to the sketch over on Sketch Saturday. Its a fab sketch and very easy to work with.
The image is a PB stickeroo, paper is MyMinds Eye, ribbon is Anitas, Flowers isPoppicrafts with a Dovecraft gem flower brad in the centre and swirl from a Sizzix Die, sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the paper roses were from the Range.
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
This one is off the kids and I have used another SN stamp called Sweet & Sassy, The paper is My Minds Eye an again I have stitched around the edge. Flower is Prima & Poppicraft with a Dovecraft flower brad in centre, Dovecraft organza ribbon and the sentiment I have generated on the computer.
Monday, 23 February 2009
My little lovely sherbet has been coloured in using Whispers pens, papers are Papermania Spring Burst, Papermania pearl brads and sentiment sticker. The flower is poppicrafts with a Dovecraft flower brad in the centre and the swirl and corner piece were made using my Big Shot and a Sizzix die.
I coloured sherbet in using Whispers pens, the papers are Basic Grey Cupcake, flower is a mixture of Poppicraft, Prima and a Dovecraft flower brad, Dovecraft ribbon and Papermania sticker sentiment and small pearl gems.
I found this lovely piece of paper in the Basic Grey cupcake pack and I just think its gorgeous, so I based my card around the paper. The image is a PB stickeroo and the scalloped circle has been cut out using my Big Shot and then the holes have been punched using my Cropodile. The flower little gems in the top corners and sticker sentiment are from Papermania and the ribbon is Dovecraft.
Image is Penny Black, Papermania paper & sticker sentiment, Doodlebug paper frill, ribbon bow & buttons from stash.
Sunday, 22 February 2009
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Friday, 20 February 2009
I asked my son to pick a number between 1 - 149 and he came up with 74. I scrolled down the list and number 74 was ............................................
Well done Glenda, I really hope you enjoy using your new candy, please email me with your address and I will get it sent out to you.
Once again I would just like to thanks to everyone who left took time to have a peep at my blog and leave a comment.
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Here as promised is my Blog Candy. I have had a few exciting things happened to me over the last couple of weeks so have put some blog candy up to celebrate.
My reasons to celebrate are :-
1. I am now the offical demonstrator for Prima Crafts.
2. I have been asked by the lovely Carly to be a GDT for her challenge blog Charizma for 7 weeks starting from the 12th Feb
3. I am also going to be having a card published in the may issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft.
So there you have my reasons to celebrate.
I have gone with a spring theme for my blog candy and it consists of :-
A selection of 8x8 sheets of DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies
A selection of 6x4 sheets of DCWV Spring Mat Stack
2 x DCWV spring collection brads (12 per pack)
Packet of 8 fan embellishments
Packet of Papermania Elemeny flower embellishments
5 packs of Alphabet stickers & dome stickers
2 sheets of Papermania tag stickers
Packet of Papermania Tag shape rub-ons
Packet of beach themed tags
1 reel of ribbon
2 fabric butterflies
1 packet of 3d embellishment fashion stickers
1 pack of 5 pearlised cream wallet cards
1 pack of 5 cream cards
1 pack of 4 pre-printed cards
All I ask is that you leave a comment on this post and spread the word of my blog candy on your blogs .
As I know that there will be people who dont have a blog, if you email me at email@example.com I will include you in the draw. This blog candy giveway will only be avalible for postage within the UK.
The draw will be open until Friday 20th Feb 2009
Thursday, 19 February 2009
However you interprate it!
We are sponsered this week by :-
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
I have been given these fab awards from some blogging friends. The Friends award is from the lovely Fern & the Beautiful Blogger award is from the lovely Carly.
Now onto some exciting news (for Prima Craft Customers anyway). As you know Emma and I spent the weekend at the NEC sourcing some new products for the shop. We are having a bit of out with the old and in with the new. We are moving away from one of our major suppliers (cant tell you who on here, but you will know when you come in the shop and see a lack of their products). So we have tried to get some fabby new stuff in to replace them, and I can give you a sneeky list of some of the items.
LAPASHE, these fabulous Flippin Men & Women are so funny and are sure to add some fun to your cards. There are 20 men & 20 women in total and we will be building up our stocks over the next couple of months. They also produce the fab Remember When... decoupage kits and again we will be stocking those. Check out their website for more pics of these fab decoupage images http://www.lapashe.com/
We are going to be stocking Sizzix's fab new range of dies for their Big Shot and Sidekick machines featuring the gorgeously cute Hello Kitty and friends. They are also bringing out some fab new textured embossing folders (a bit like the cuttlebug ones).
We will be stocking some fab new TRIMCRAFT ranges that will be released over the coming few months, Kate Knight is bringing a fab new collection out. There is the fabulous new collection from Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen, and a great collection from MY MINDS EYE. There are also some fab new paper and card stacks from DCWV. Check out their site for more details http://www.trimcraft.co.uk/
We are also going to be stocking some new products from PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS featuring names such as, SPELLBINDER (yes we are getting Nestabilities), K&Co, MARTHA STEWART (I nearly wet myself when I saw them punches on the stand!!!!) and a fabulous range of silk & paper Flowers. The best thing about this is that each shop will have the PI catalogue and even if we dont stock it in the shop the items can be purchased to order, and even delivered direct to your house if needed. How good is that !!!!!! check out their website for details http://www.personalimpressions.com/
Finally we will be stocking a fab new product range from the fabulous Stephaine Weightman who you will all know from Create & Craft. There will be a fab range of products from Clear Stamps, Decoupage, Craft CD's and Templates, with a different theme each month. I will give you a sneeky bit of info for the first 2 months which are Art Deco & Hollywood Greats !!!!!
Coming soon will also be Penny Black stamps and Joanne Sheen CD's and Stamps.
Well I hope thats given you something to think about, I for one can tell you I am really exctied about the coming months at Prima.
Friday, 13 February 2009
Monday, 9 February 2009
The card is a gatefold with the flap being stuck down using a basic grey magnetic snaps. The papers are Basic Grey Euphoria, the flowers are a mixture of Prima & Poppicrafts with a fabulous Papermania sparkley gem in the centre. The pink gems on the LH side are Papermania and the ribbon is from the new Anitas collection (which I have had 1 spotty, & 1 stripy of every colour!!!). The sentiment is one of my own designs that I have made and am now selling on ebay.
AsIi just said above I have decided to sell the circle sentiments that I designed on Ebay. I was going to go down the stamp route but a certain company let me down and I cant afford to do them myself so for the time being this is how I am going to sell them. I am hoping someday to turn them into stamps. I have also put some images on there as well as I have had a few emails from people who dont come to the shop and would like to buy the images. I can tell you that for everyone of these packs of images or circle sentiments that are sold I will be making a donation to the CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST which as you know is a charity close to my own heart. I have actually been deeply disapointed with Ebay as we had a letter from the CF Trust the other day to say that we could now donate a % to them off any item sold on ebay. This was one of the factors that made my decision on where to sell these items. However after setting it all up today and chosing the CF Trust as my charity, once I got to the bottom and read the terms and conditions it states that no matter what % you chose to donate a min of £1 per item will be donated. Well I am only selling the bloomin things for 99p per pack and need to keep some to cover the costs, so that put paid to that. So in the end I have decided to do it seperately and pay them the % each month direct from my paypal account. So do pop over and have a look my user name on there is Lyndsey1044, obviously the more I sell the more money goes to the CF Trust.
Also I will just quickly mention that in May I am doing a 5 mile walk for the trust, so as soon as this snow disappears I will be putting my trainers on and getting some practice in cause believe me I am so unfit its shamefull. Oli is doing this walk with me so I cant have my 7 year old son showing me up can I !!!!. So if any of you customers of Prima Crafts see me walking round the drive looking worn out, please give me a kick up the backside and tell me to get a move on lol!!!!!!!
Friday, 6 February 2009
Thursday, 5 February 2009
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
The image is Pen Pal from Sugar Nellie and looks like she has just written a love note to her loved one. Papers are Basic Grey Bittersweet, papermaina silk flowers, charm from ebay & ribbon, buttons and lace from my shop.
I received this gorgeous little Tilda image from a blogging buddy and you know for the life of me I couldnt work out whether she was standing or sitting. (have been having a blonde day). In the end I decided she was sitting so cut round her hands, dress and feet and threaded a strip of paper through.
Papers are Basic Grey Ambrosia, Papermania pearl brads, Prima flowers & Craftwork Cards oval sentiment.
As you can see I have gone for the nice bright and summery colours of the Basic Grey 2 Scoops paper pack. The image is Hanglar, Craftwork Cards oval sentiment & flowers from stash with Papermania pearl brads in the centres.
The image is a Leanne Ellis from Sugar Nellie, papers are Dovecraft, ribbon & brad are Papermania & flowers from the Range
Monday, 2 February 2009
These measurements are for a Cadbury's Dairy Milk bar approx 140g
Take a piece or paper or cardstock A4 or 8 x 8, these do not have to be cut down on the width.
Score line 1 at 4cm up from the bottom.
Score line 2 at +1 cm up from 1st line.
Score line 3 at +9cm up from the 2nd line.
Score line 4 at +1cm from the 3rd line.
Cut off on line 5 at +6 cm from the 4th line (this then give you 1cm for the fold over).
Put a piece of DB sided tape along the very edges of the paper between line 2 & 3 and along the width of the paper along line 5.
Pop the chocolate face down between line 2 & 3. Wrap the chocolate and fold line 5 over by 1cm and stick down.
Pinch the edges of the wrapper together either side of the chocolate between lines 2 & 3.
Decorate as required.
Again hope this info makes sense.