Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Glamour Box


Hello Crafter's,

Here is a box I have made for the launch of the Sara Signature Glamour Collection. Some of you may have seen this on the launch shows on Hochanda and I think there have been a few requests for a tutorial on how it was made. 

This may be quite a long post with lots of photos, but I hope you are able to follow my guide!

In case you didn't see this on TV, this is the inside of the box.
The front panels open out and each one has a slip case and draw attached. In the centre is a smaller box which in sectioned into small compartments. 

Here we go!


Glamour Box

My original idea for this project was to make a jewellery box with a difference – inspired by the new Sara Signature Glamour Collection

You will need
A4 and A3 Centura Pearl Snow White Hint of Silver card
Big Score board
Collall Tacky Glue

Cut three pieces of A4 card 11½” long. On each piece mark 2 1/8” from the corners along each edge. Trim the corners off. Glue two of the pieces together and put to one side.


  Back Panels. Cut one piece of card 7¼” x 8¼” Score at 3/8” using the box lid side of the board along the shorter side. Cut two pieces of card 3 3/8” x 8¼” Score at 3/8” on one long side and one short side. Cut away where the score lines cross.



   Attach the back panels to the base piece which is two layers of card (from step 1) and join the two smaller side panels to the larger back panel with the tabs. 


   Cut card pieces as follows. One piece 7 ¼” x 8 ¼”, two pieces 3” x 8 ¼” and two pieces 4” x 8 ¼” Score at 3/8” using the box lid side of the board on each piece along the shorter edges. Attach each piece to the box base using the tabs. Adhere the third base shape from step 1 to cover the tabs. Line the inside of all the side panels with Centura Pearl card.


1  Box Lid. Cut A3 card 14 7/8” x 11 5/8” Working on the back of the card, mark pencil lines on all edges at 1 5/8” At each corner mark a point 2 1/8” along the lines. Join these points together across the corners. Next draw a line 1 5/8” parallel to the corner line.


   Draw 90˚ lines from each intersection. Cut the lines on the longer edges and leave tabs on the shorter edges (corners)


 Score along the 1 5/8” lines and the tab lines. Burnish the score lines and glue the tabs to make the lid.


      Draws and Slip Covers. Front Draw. Cut card 8 ½” x 9 ¾” Score at 1” using box base side of board on all four sides. Trim tabs at the corners, burnish the score lines and glue the tabs. For the slip cover cut card 15 ¼” x 7 ¾” Using the box lid side of the board score at 1 1/8” and 7 3/8”. Fold the last score line up against the edge of the board and score again at 1 1/8” and 7 3/8” Burnish all score lines and glue to make the cover. Attach the slip cover to inside of box and add draw


    Side Draws – make two. Cut card 5 ½” x 9 ¾” Score at 1” using box base side of board on all four sides. Trim tabs at the corners, burnish the score lines and glue the tabs. For the slip cover cut card 10” x 7 ¾” Using the box lid side of the board score at 1 1/8” and 4 ¾” Fold the last score line up against the edge of the board and score again at 1 1/8” and 4 ¾” Burnish all score lines and glue to make the cover. Attach the slip covers to inside of box and add draws


   Diagonal Corner Draws – make two. Cut card 3 ¾” x 9 ¾” Score at 5/8” using box base side of board on all four sides. Trim tabs at the corners, burnish the score lines and glue the tabs. For the slip cover cut card 7 ¼” x 7 ¾” Using the box lid side of the board score at ¾” and 3 3/8” Fold the last score line up against the edge of the board and score again at ¾” and 3 3/8” Burnish all score lines and glue to make the cover. Attach the slip covers to inside of box and add draws.


1 Inner Box. Cut card 14 ½” x 11 ½” Score at 4” using the box lid side of the board on all four sides. Cut tabs on each side and glue to make box. Attach to box base.


    Cut card 7 ½” x 10 ½” Score at 2” using box base side of the board on all four sides. Cut tabs and glue to make a box. Cut strips of card 2”  wide and use to create compartments within the box.



  Cut card 7 ¼” x 10 ¼” Score at 1 7/8” using box base side of the board on all four sides. Cut tabs and glue to make a box. Cut strips of card 1 7/8”  wide and use to create compartments within the box.


    To make a lid for the inner box cut card 8 ¾” x 5 5/8” Score at 1” using the box lid side of the board on all four sides. Cut tabs and glue to make the box lid.



Decorate the box
You will need: Sara Signature Glamour Collection
Luxury Glitter Card
Luxury Card
Swirling Vines embossing folder
Dressed to Impress die
Charismatic Clutch die
Sassy Shoe die
Fabulous die
Silver Gems
White Pearls
Centura Pearl Black card
Black Ribbon
Collall Tacky glue
Collall 3D glue gel

Decorate the Inside and Outside of the box using the items from the Glamour Collection – Have Fun!








Sunday, 13 November 2016

Butterfly Card

Here is a card I made for the launch of the new Spectrum Noir pen colours - Nature and Vintage - both in sets of 24 lovely new colours.


Here is what I used

Spectrum Noir Nature –GY3, GY4, GY5, AB1, AB2, AB3, YG1, YG2, YG3, BO4
Spectrum Noir Vintage – PV1, PV2, PV4, BO1, BO2, VB2, VB3
Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners All A Flutter stamp
Neenah white card
VersaMark ink pad
Bronze embossing powder
Distress ink Vintage Photo
Embossalicious – Regency Swirls 8x8 folder

I have stamped the word 'Butterfly' onto white card with Vintage Photo ink and then embossed with the Regency Swirls folder, trimmed to size and inked the edges with Vintage Photo. The Butterflies have been stamped with VersaMark ink onto Neenah card and heat embossed with bronze embossing powder. Each butterfly is coloured with complementary colours from the new sets of pens. I have cut them out, shaped the wings and attached to the card. I have embossed the Butterfly word with bronze powder and 3D attached to finish.

Loved making this card, hope you like it.

Happy Crafting xx


Friday, 28 October 2016

What a Hoot!

Hi everybody,

Here's my DT card made with one of the new Create-a Card dies from Crafter's Companion


Love this Owl! 

To make this card you will need:

From Crafter's Companion
Die’sire Create A Card – What A Hoot & With Love dies
Fancy Card Blanks – Diorama Card - Kraft
Luxury Card Pack – Gold
Kraft card
Black card
Other
Distress Inks – Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint & Vintage Photo
Pearls


To make this card I have die-cut the What a Hoot die into the front of a diorama card black and trimmed away the centre (save the owl in one piece) to leave some flowers and leaves around the edges, added a few tiny pearls and cut a frame from matt gold card. Cut the owl die again from a piece of kraft card and colour the flowers and leaves with Distress inks, Matt onto black card and attach to the back of the diorama blank. Trim around the saved owl and colour with Vintage Photo ink, attach to matt gold card, trim around the edges and add to the back of the card with 3D glue. Glue the two piece of the diorama card together at he tabs. Die-cut the With love sentiment twice and use the waste letters to add the sentiment.

Hope you like this lovely owl too.

Happy Crafting xx



Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Designer Cardmaking magazine ...

I made the front cover of this months Designer Cardmaking magazine!!!


The magazine comes with a Joanna Sheen Christmas kit which includes:
4-in-1 floral wreath die set
4x6" wreath embossing folder
8 image and sentiment dies
papers and toppers

Here are the cards I made for the magazine using the kit





Hope you like the cards, the magazine is full of great ideas for using the Kit.

Happy Crafting xx


Sunday, 23 October 2016

Illustrator Pens

Good Morning,

Here are a couple of images coloured with the fantastic new Illustrator Pens from Crafter's Companion. They really are amazing pens to use. Each pen has a high quality brush nib and a fine bullet nib for detail work.

This card is made with Sheena's Iris stamp. The colours are
Leaves - Yellow Green, Salad, Emerald
Flower -  Pearl Blue, Denim, True Blue, Canary, Purple, True Black

This is Pom Pom Fairy stamp from Lili of the Valley. Colours used are
Eggshell, Linen, Muted brown, Blossom, Baby Pink, Fruit Pink, Vintage Pink, Goldenrod, Raw Sienna, Natural Brown, Leather, Henna, Pale Citrus, Pear Green, Ice Grey 2

This is an old stamp from Fizzy Moon - Special Wishes, not sure if this is still available.
Illustrator colours used are
Muted Brown, Soft Brown, Linen, Eggshell, Ice Grey 2, Ice Grey 6, Goldenrod, Raw Sienna, Flame Red, Vintage Pink, Pink Lace, Baby Pink, Fruit Pink, Smokey Blue, Vintage Blue, Wisteria, Old Lavender, Khaki, Moss Green, Pale Citrus, Pear Green, Yellow Green, Salad, Sunshine, Blender

If you haven't seen the shows on Hochanda yet you can catch them today at 1pm and 5pm.

Happy Crafting xx




Thursday, 20 October 2016

Crafter's Companion 11th Birthday Week


Hi Crafter's,
It's here Crafter's Companion 11th Birthday Week!


Hopefully you have arrived here as part of the Blog Hop with a chance to win one of
the gorgeous makes from members of the Design Team using some of the brand
new products launching during Birthday Week.

The Blog Hop starts at 12pm on 20/10/16 and finishes at 9pm on 30/10/16

Rules : Each day the 'music will stop' on one of the blogs - all you have to do is leave a comment when the music stops on each blog. Crafter's Companion UK will announce on Facebook and Twitter when the music stops and who has the parcel.

This is what you could win from me


I have made a large box using the brand new Everyday Create-a-Card dies and Card Blanks. The box comes with three Diorama cards and three Gatefold cards ready for you to send, and ten gift tags and ribbon. I have also included a few of the new card blanks for you to decorate yourself.


The inside of the box is sectioned for different sized cards. I thought it would make great storage for your handmade cards, ready to send to all your family and friends.


 


 

The box and cards are the prize you could win for commenting when the 'music stops'
I will pick a winner that commented in that time and contact them to organise the prize.

Happy Crafting & enjoy the party!
Look forward to your comments xx

Don't forget to check out the new launches and TV schedule and see some fantastic new products.

You can join in with the Facebook event here






Sunday, 11 September 2016

Suspended T-cup

Hi everybody,

It's been a very long time since I blogged and need to get back to posting!

Thought I would start with this Suspended T-cup which I made recently for my Mum's Birthday - she loved it (hope you do too)


These floating T-cups are easier to make than they may look.
Here are a few pictures to show how I made this one.

To start you need a pretty cup and saucer and an old fork. You need to bend the fork so that the prongs can be glued to the saucer and the handle glued to the inside of the cup - afraid I forgot to take a photo of this. I used a hot glue gun to stick the fork in place. 

Next you need to cover the fork with something like dried moss or dried grass used by florists. Again I have attached this with a glue gun and you need enough to hide the fork.

Next I have die-cut quite a lot of flowers from different shades of pink card and inked the edges of the petals with distress inks. You will also need some leaves cut from green card. After inking the edges the flowers have been shaped and layered together.

Cover the moss or grass with the flowers, mixing up the colours and designs.

Finally add in the leaves to finish.

You will need:
Signature Collection Floral Delight - In Bloom & Pretty Petals dies
Signature Collection English Country Garden - Lazy Daisy, Grand Floral,
Floral Duo & Roll up Flower (from Crafter's Companion)
Distress Ink Pads - Shabby Shutters, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar,
Worn Lipstick & Picked Raspberry


Happy Crafting xx