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hellloooooo and Happy Halloween everyone

With Halloween upon us, that Trick or Treating to prepare for and the witching hour creeeping ever closer I thought I'd share a halloween gift bag I made earlier this month for the Ali Craft blog.   It was one of a few I made from my favourite paper in the Steampunk Spells collection by G45.

I started off with two pieces of A4 black card, scored the crease lines with my Scor-pal and then cut all the flaps, ready to stick together.
Then I made the decoration on the front from the Happy Halloween cut apart, a couple of pumpkins and two Seymore Bones from the 12 x 12 and 8 x 8 papers.  I trimmed down the cut apart, cut out the sentiment and repositioned the bottom border under the pumpkins, then I shaped the two pumpkins with a ball tool to give them some dimension, added Mr & Mr Seymore Bones to the large basket with some pop dots and then stuck the pumpkins down over the ones on the cut apart.  Then I mounted the piece on black card and stuck it to the front of the bag over the b…

Having fun with hand made cards

I've been having fun making cards again.  With so many beautiful papers to choose from in the Twelve Days of Christmas collection it was really hard to decide which ones to use for this festive and traditional hand made card.  Eventually I went for a subtle background and then did a bit of fussy cutting :-) and added 3 dimensional poinsettias for a real Christmas feel.  I used the Spellbinder Labels 28 die set for the centre mount, the 12 Days Of Christmas cling stamps for the sentiment. and a little bit of gold glitter for a touch of Christmas Sparkle. G45 are sharing more ideas for hand made cards on their blog today.  Click the link here to go over and see Annes Mother goose card and follow the tutorial for mine above. 
I'm on Create and Craft TV again at 9am on Thursday morning with Stephanie.  We'll be sharing some  more G45 inspiration, their new collections and a few card making ideas, so if you're able to join us just follow the link below and then click on th…

October Giveaway Winner

A huge Happy Birthday to all creative Scorpios celebrating today.  I hope you have a wonderful day whatever you have planned. Our cake creation was cancelled at the last minute so we'll be eating it minus all the decoration later :-) and then we re off to see the new James Cordon film about Paul Potts with the crafty Elf.  Harry is off to see his brother for the first time in a few weeks and then we have a family lunch tomorrow.  

We have a winner for our October Giveaway.  Chosen at random its StampingLyn who left a comment on 1st October.  Click the link here to her blog.  Congratulations Lyn. If you could mail me your address I'll get your prize off to you early next week.

I'll post details of the November Giveaway and more bits and pieces for the month on 1st Nov.

The Crafty Elf and I are both looking forward to seeing everyone who's coming to our first Crafters Retreat next Saturday, and amazingly have everything ready to load into the car with days to spare.  Normal…

Handmade gifts with G45 and Scor Pal

We're blog hopping again this week with Scor Pal and making all sorts of hand made gift ideas using the Scor Pal board.  G45 are sharing Maria, Anne and my projects today with tutorials on how to make them your self. Click here to head over to the blog to see them and the other DT projects that have been showcased this week.  There's one day left so it would be worth another peek tomorrow too. 

Just for a change I'm up to my elbows in green fondant icing and modelling paste, making a rugby themed novelty cake for my lovely Uncle who's 75 on Saturday. Happy Birthday Hunky Peter.  Harrys been on modelling duty making rugby figures and I'm on rugby ball making duty, oh and the cake decorating too.   I'm not a great novelty cake maker but am really pleased with how it's turning out. I'll share some pictures with you all next week.

Thanks for calling by, have a great day and catch up again soon :-) C

Something a little different

Happy Monday to you
I was asked a few weeks ago who inspired me and my designs.  I can honestly say Sandra does.  I'm totally addicted to her artwork (House of Zandra) cards and templates and absolutely love the new Fabulous Fashion CD she's put together for Katie Sue Designs. After watching the show with Sandra and Noreen a couple of weeks ago on C & C TV I gave in and bought the CD for my collection.  Spellbinders sent us some dies in our last G45 DT box so I decided to put the two together, do some fussy cutting/decoupage and made these cards.  They're so adorable and really were easy to put together too.  Hope you like :-) 





I haven't finished this one yet but here's the centre piece ready to mount.  



Supply List Fabulous Fashion CD  Cream Card G45 Cor dinations 12 x 12 papers (darks)  Spellbinders Decorative labels 28  Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles Stickles  Glossy Accents  Distress Ink pens Aged Mahogany & Brushed Cordoroy Foam Dots from Hobbycraft
 Enjoy you…

Getting Crafty at Moxley

It was lovely to be back with all (well nearly all) of the ladies from Moxley for another Graphic 45 workshop. 
Huge huge thanks to Lisa and Debs for all the hard work they put into setting up the day for us all.  Here they are taking the weight off their feet enjoying the lunch they'd spent all morning making for us. It even included a chocolate fountain :-).  


and here are a few pics of everyone enjoying their day and being uber creative......... 






thanks you ladies for being so welcoming and making the day yet another success.  See you all again soon, hugs C xx

Join me on Create and Craft TV

I thought this week would be a quiet one and I'd get on with a new on line workshop i'm working on,  but how wrong I was.  I'm up to my eyeballs in paper and tape this after noon finishing off samples and demos for the Graphic 45 shows on Create and Craft TV this Friday (18th).  We're showcasing Typography, Mother Goose, Steampunk Spells and Bohemian Bazaar collections.  I'll be doing a few demos too so be sure to tune in if you can for some G45 creativity.  Show times are 11am and 4pm BST.  For those of you who follow me overseas you can tune into the live show via the link below.  http://www.createandcraft.tv  click the watch live button at the top of the page.
If you fancy e mailing the show while we're on air it would be great to hear from you and your mail will go into the draw at the end of the show for one of my demo cards. Here's the email link:  studio@createandcraft.tv
I'm off to see the lovely ladies at Moxley on Saturday for a Halloween crafters …

A Crafters Workshop at Pink Tulip and New G45 Collection Sneak Peek

Happy Monday everyone  What a fab day we had at Pink Tulip yesterday making a little album I'd designed using the Tropicana Collection by Kaisercraft.  Not a piece of GRaphic 45 paper in sight lol.  Huge thanks to Sheila, Tracey and Beckie for all the hard work they put into organising and setting up for the day and to each and every one of the lovely ladies (including some Charlie Jones groupies lol!!) for coming along and making the day so much fun.  It was lovely to see you all.  If you haven't been yet  Pink Tulip is an amazing shop full of the latest products from many top suppliers and is definitely worth a visit.  You'll get a warm and friendly welcome.  I'm back at Pink Tulip on Saturday 16th November when we'll be making my Place in Time Birthday book.  For more information and to book your place contact Sheila/Tracey on 01527 852052. Here's a few pics of every one crafting away. 









I coudn't finish a post without a G45 mention.  They are showcasing sneak…