Saturday, 23 January 2016

It's Been a While...

It's been a long time since I posted but here we go.  This is a card which I made back in October - it's an 8" by 8" box frame card using the Scrumptious collection by Craftwork Cards.  This collection has been around for a while now but I still love it and luckily still have a little stash of it!

Here is a close up of the flowers.  I've added Stickles glitter glue to the centres of the little spiral flowers.

Another picture showing the detail.  I used a Tim Holtz Garden Greens Bigz die to cut the foliage with.

That's all for now but I'd love to know what you think about this so please do leave some comments.

Kath x

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Pop Up Cards

Craftwork Cards recently brought out some pop up cards.  These are fun and easy to make and look really impressive.

Here's a birthday card which I made using the Flower Shop kit.  This kit contains printed paper panels which you cut out and add to the box.  There are also die cut flowers and two different sizes of pop up box - this one is made with the larger of the two.

I also used some die cut white flowers in addition to the coloured ones in the kit.

I added Stickles glitter glue to the centre of the Candi to give the card some extra sparkle.

The beauty of these cards is that they fold flat to go into an envelope and so the recipient gets a lovely surprise when they open up the boxes.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Long Time, No Post!

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted!  I'm sharing a birthday card today which I have made for a friend using the Opulence Collection from Craftwork Cards.  This is a really versatile selection and is suitable for men's cards too which is always a bonus.

I cut my own bunting and added letters from the collection to it.  The letters are attached with foam pads to give a little depth.

Here's a picture of one of the pin wheels - the image doesn't show this but the numbers are cut from card which is actually embossed with a paisley patter so it works well with the papers.

I'll no doubt be in trouble when this is received but Happy Birthday Gary, hope you have a great day xx

That's all from me for now but I will post again very soon.

Kath x

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Flower Card

Here's a card which I made using the new flower shaped card blanks from Craftwork Cards and their Time Flies collection.

I layered two butterflies together and added Candi which I had scored down the centre to the top one.  Here's a close up to show the detail:

I really like the Time Flies collection and I've found that inking the edges of the elements with Dusty Concorde Distress Ink really makes the stand out.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

From One Extreme to Another

Hi Everyone,

It's Kath here from the Craftwork Cards UK Design Team and I'm sharing my creations made for the Create a Wreath Blog Hop. You'll have arrived here from Barb Craft's post using the beautiful Bohemian Create a Wreath Kit on the USA Blog.

I've made two wreaths using this gorgeous Mr and Mrs kit.

The first one is relatively simple - a less is more creation:

I covered the chipboard heart with the patterned papers included in the kit and used a piece of Cut and Dry Foam with Black Soot Distress Ink to colour the edges. I attached the small flowers with a glue pen and added Candi to the centres. I'd normally bend the petals upwards but the flowers are covering the holes through which you can attach ribbon so I couldn't do that this time.

The focal point of the wreath is a layered bloom made up of four flowers from the kit and I added a pearl to the centre of the spiral flower. Here's a close up:

For my second wreath I wanted to show you how you can completely change the look of the kits by colouring the die cuts. Each kit contains enough die cuts to create two wreaths but I got a bit carried away here and used almost a full kit's worth of flowers to create one wreath - less is more went out of the window on this one!

I sprayed the backs of all of the flowers with a Purple Pansy Glimmer Mist spray and when I had layered them together I used an Ink Duster to colour them with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. To add some shimmer and sparkle I sprayed the finished wreath with Silver Spray and Sparkle.

Here are some close ups of the individual blooms:

If you are in the UK and want to buy a Create a Wreath kit, they are available from craft shops or on-line here.
If you would like the chance to win a Create a Wreath kit don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post. Each day we will randomly choose a winner and a lovely Create A Wreath Kit will be on its way to you! I'd love to know what you think of my creations.

Tomorrow remember to hop over to the USA Blog and see what Stacey has made with the Vintage Chic Create a Wreath Kit.

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop.

Kath xx

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Thinking of You

Remembering a special friend on her birthday.

I've made this card using the gorgeous new Tea Dance Collection from Craftwork Cards.  Here's a close up to show the detail on the bloom.  I used an ink duster to add Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to all of the blooms and then sprayed with gold Spray and Sparkle.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

If Friends were Flowers...

This is a card I made using the Black Magic Goody Box from Craftwork Cards and some of the Embossed White Flowers:

Here's a close up of the flower:

To make the flower I used two flowers layered on top of each other.  Each petal was scored down the centre and folded to give dimension. For the curly centre I used two the flowers with long petals, Cut down the centre of each petal and curled each piece, the left one in one direction and the right one in the other.  I then stuck one flower inside the other and attached to the bigger flowers.

You can't see from the image but I did spray the whole flower with silver Spray and Sparkle.