Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Create & Take: World's Greatest

Hi bloggers, we hope you have all had a great Bank Holiday Weekend and got in plenty of craft time! Today we are going to share with you last Friday's Create & Take which will be perfect for Father's Day coming up in June. This card could also be used for men's birthdays by simply switching the sentiment. So let's get started....

Products Needed:

Kraft Card Blank
Bazzill Basics Kraft Gold Stars Cardstock
3D Foam Pads


1. Cut a piece of Herringbone/Chevron cardstock 13cm x 10cm and adhere to the bottom of the front of the card, leaving a slight border.

2. Cut a piece of blue Simple Basics cardstock 13cm x 7cm and adhere to the top of the card, leaving a slight border.

3. Cut a piece of Gold Stars cardstock 13cm in length to the width of two lines of stars and adhere to the centre of the card.

4. Stamp the Rosette stamp onto Almond Cream, Almond Dots and Haley cardstock and cut around the image. Layer the different colours of the rosette according to the image above and use 3D foam pads in-between each layer.

5. Die cut a circle from Haley cardstock and stamp 'World's Greatest'; adhere to the middle of the rosette.

6. Die cut a banner from Haley cardstock and stamp 'Happy Father's Day'; adhere to the card by layering underneath the rosette.

7. Finish by punching some stars from Mirri card and adhere onto the card.

Remember our new class list is now available and we have lots of classes throughout the next few months, which we hope will have something to take your fancy! Check out the new class list here.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Back to Basics Sneak Peek

Hi bloggers, today we want to share with you a little sneak peek of Alex's Back to Basics card class coming up this Saturday. Alex will be using a selection of floral stamps and Copic pens to colour the stamped images. Alex will be on hand to teach you how you can create these effortless looks with the Copic pens. This class is perfect for beginners and intermediates.

Class Details:
Saturday 23rd May
Back to Basics Cardmaking Class
by Alex Kamann
£20 per person

To book your space please call us on 01293 863576

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Create & Take: Let Love Grow

Hi bloggers, today we want to share with you Friday's Create & Take using the adorable pot plant die set from Joy Crafts! Use these pot plants with lots of different flower die sets to create the look or theme that you want. So let's get started.....

Products Needed:

White A6 Card Blank
Kaisercraft Grid Stamp
Grey Pen


1. Cut a piece of Sketch cardstock 10.2cm x 14.7cm, distress the edges with Pumice Stone ink and adhere to the card blank.

2. Cut a piece of the Romantic Bunch cardstock 9.7cm x 14cm and distress the edges with Pumice Stone ink. Stamp the Grid design onto the cardstock using Gray Flannel ink. Adhere the cardstock to the card.

3. Die cut and emboss the flower pots from Maja and Studio Light papers. Die cut the flowers from Wild Pansy, Berry Blush and White cardstock. Add a little distress ink to the flowers and the flower pots.

4. Die cut the shelf from Bitter Chocolate cardstock and die cut the grass sprouts from the Dogwood die set from the Studio Light paper.

5. Assemble the shelf, flower pots and flowers as shown above.

6. Cut a piece of The Sunny Side cardstock 5.4cm x 5.4cm and stamp a sentiment with black ink. Make sure you stamp your sentiment slightly to the right side of the cardstock to leave for faux stitching down the left side of the cardstock. Add some distress ink around the edges.

7. Add some faux stitching with a grey pen around the edges of the sentiment.

8. Finish by adding two rhinestone gems to the center of the flowers.

We love how the stamped Grid in the background of the card helps frame the flower pot shelf, adding dimension to the card design. 

Remember our Create & Take is a drop in session every Friday between 10.30am and 1pm, £3 per person with a cup of tea/coffee thrown in for free. It's a great way to craft with some of our latest products and have a natter with fellow crafters! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Create & Take: Let's Eat Cake

Hi bloggers, we hope you have been having a creative week so far. Today we want to share with you our Create & Take card from last Friday with this fabulous burst of colour. This card made use of the new Spellbinders Celebrations dies that have recently come into stock and no card says 'Party' like this Eat Cake card. So let's get started.....

Product Needed:

White A6 Card Blank


1. Cut a piece of Party Hat cardstock 14.8cm x 10.4cm and adhere to the card blank.

2. Die cut and emboss the large die from the Eat Cake die set from Apricot cardstock. Die cut this die again from Candles cardstock to get the scalloped oval. Use 3D foam pads to adhere these two pieces to the card.

3. Die cut and emboss the cake from Wild Pansy, Apricot, White and Candlelight cardstock and assemble as in the picture.

4. Die cut and emboss the 'Eat Cake' from Wild Pansy cardstock and rub some Grape Jelly ink over the embossed letters. Adhere to the scalloped oval in the middle of the card.

5. To finish the card add some purple dew drops , gems, stickles and a bow to the card.

These new dies from Spellbinders definitely get you in the celebratory mood, check them out on the website here.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Create and Take: Fishing You

Hi bloggers, we hope you have enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend, making the most of extra time that can be spent in the craft room. We have a great birthday card to share with you today from last Friday's Create & Take using some new Stampendous stamps. So let's get started....

Products Used:

Silver Pigment Inkpad
Black Ink Pad
Watercolour Pencils
3D Foam Pads
Blue Dew Drops
Glitter Glue
Computer generated greeting


1. Cut a piece of Kraft Core cardstock 10.5cm x 10.5cm and emboss using the Splish Splash embossing folder.

2. Swipe the Silver inkpad over the embossed card.

3. Stamp the fish onto white card using black ink and die cut using a circle die cut. Edge the circle with silver ink. Stamp the fish onto the Maja cardstock and cut around the fish. Use watercolour pencils to add more colour to the fish and stick in place.

4. Cut two of the Joy Vintage Flourish Leaves from Parakeet cardstock.

5. Punch one star from orange card, shape ends to create a more star fish like shape and add detail with pencils.

6. Cut a white wave with Elizabeth Crafts Beach Waves die and edge with some Tumbled Glass ink.

7. Assemble the card as shown and finish by adding a wording strip, glitter glue and dew drops.

This card design is great for birthdays of all different ages, especially for those who love under the sea!