Wednesday, 29 June 2016

All Things Foil and Glitter

Happy Thursday!

I'm very excited. I was sent items from Stix 2 Anything and asked to make samples that will be displayed on their show on Create & Craft today. I've seen a couple on the website already. 

The first lot of samples were made using a specific kit which included glitter, beads, die cut stars, double sided strong tape, card stock, glue and foil. 


The second lot of samples were made using this:


I enjoyed experimenting with the craft iron along with the adhesive sheets and intend to do another detailed blog post in the future. These are the samples I made using it:


I kept the cards simple so the foiling was the most prominent feature on them. 

Thanks for looking and any comments are much appreciated. 

Shabneez

Products Used:
Stix 2 Anything Iron on Adhesives
Stix 2 Anything Double Sided Craft Fian Pads
Stix 2 Anything Craft and Mixed and Media Iron
Stix 2 Anything Tri Pak
Stix 2 Anything Ultra Clear Tape
Stix 2 Anything Die Cut White Stars
Stix 2 Anything Clear Foam Pads
Personal Impressions Stamp Set
Everything else from my stash

Saturday, 25 June 2016

A Gift Made With Scraps

Happy Saturday!

I almost didn't get round to blogging this week. How regularly should you blog? A friend advised as regularly as possible and she posts a few times a week. I can't manage that. It's not that I don't have makes to blog about, more the time taken to write the blog and of course visit other blogs. Thoughts?


Anyway, today I'd like to share a simple gift I made for a friend. It's a framed project. I've used various scraps of paper in the same colour way under the punched hearts. I stamped a sentiment and used twine and a rose to embellish. 

It's on the Fiskarettes UK FB page today as it was one of my DT submissions. 

Thank you for looking and any comments are much appreciated. 

Shabneez xxx

Products used:
Fiskars Medium Lever Heart Punch
Scraps from my stash
American Crafts Twine
Rose from Tiger Tiger
Stamp free from a magazine




Friday, 17 June 2016

Father's Day Cards With Free Printables

Happy Friday!

I'm sharing a couple of Father's Day cards made using the free printables that a lot of companies offer. 

The first is using the Docrafts printables. I use these quite often when I'm stuck for a particular theme that I'm working on. They offer a mix of papers and sentiments. 


The second is using the Crafters Companion downloads. I'm new to these but they're proving to be useful as they're not just papers but toppers and sentiments as well. 


I've only shown examples using free printables from a couple of companies but they are offered by many more.

Happy crafting!
Shabneez xxx

Free printables from:
www.docrafts.com
www.crafterscimpanion.co.uk
All additional items from my stash


Sunday, 5 June 2016

A Trio of Birthday Cards

Happy Monday!

What did I say? Half term will end and the sun will shine. Beautiful outside today. Collected little one from pre school and we're in the garden. I'm taking a break from bug hunting........... 

I was sent a box of goodies from the Sarah Hurley range. It was an introduction to her products. As I've got so many birthdays coming up in the Summer months I thought I'd combine using the lovely goodies with the birthdays!


I was sent four different themed packs to use. This particular one has mocha, peach and cream tones. I love the geometric prints and the feathers - what's more, they're both current trends.

I've used a lot of layers in my cards and added some subtle additions but to be honest the papers really didn't need much else. They're extremely good quality with a slight texture to them and a good weight. 

I'm working with the rest of the goodies from my box and will blog when I've completed. For now though, I'm off to chase butterflies - enjoy your day!

Shabneez xxx

Products used:
A selection of papers from the Sarah Hurley range
Everything else from my stash