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Monday, 2 March 2015

So Many CD roms!!

I am such a craft hoarder I must admit but I'm sure I'm not the only one!!I have loads of crafting cds most of them by crafters companion because I love how they are created and all the elements on them but I have to also admit that I buy them and then just put them on the shelf,so now I'm going to start giving each one a whirl.This first one I've been playing with all day and had so much fun...
the images are by Rachelle Anne Miller and I'm so glad crafters companion made these into a cd for us crafters,every card I will show was made using the cd,I maybe added some bits but you really don't need to as you will see......
                                     a triple easel card


                                           shaped cards
and now for my personal favorite which I've spent a couple of hours making but again all the elements are on the cd.......



An Exploding Box! I had so much fun making this and didn't realise the time fly by.








                                           Dorothy x

Friday, 27 February 2015

My Thank you goody box goes to.......

Well it's friday and as promised my give away day,I gave everyone a number and asked my husband to pick one out and the thank you goody box goes to...Elina P,from Louisianna,please get in touch with me so I can get your goody box in the post and well done and also a big thank you to everyone who follows my little blog,you guys make it all worth while.If for any reason I don't hear from Elina by next Friday 6th March then I will redraw a name,but don't worry I will do another giveaway later in the year but I have to buy some more goodies to give!!



                                             Dorothy x

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

My Thankyou Giveaway

I'm going to keep this short but very sweet!! Here is what I will be giving to one of my wonderful followers...
 this is the view of everything in the box and below I have taken photos of different sections just to show close ups....



I'm sure there is something for every one who likes to craft,also there will be some extras as I come across them going into the box,this is a big thankyou from me to everyone who keeps my little blog alive by following me,if for some reason you do not want to be included please be kind enough to leave a comment,I will run this until friday and any new followers will be included if it goes well I plan on doing this maybe 2 or 3 times a year because its nice to say thanks.





                                                 Dorothy x

Monday, 23 February 2015

New Get Create Challenge !

Good evening all you crafting folk out there,well now there is a new challenge going on over at http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.co.uk this is challenge #9 and the theme is 'must have embossing' either wet or dry doesn't matter as long as there is some,our fantastic sponsor Vera from Lemon Shortbread is offering 3 digi images of the winners choice and believe me it will be so hard to choose just 3! Head on over come on our host Angie is soo lovely and the dts are very friendly,so what have you got to loose and you never know you may win but even if you don't you will be able to show of your creations and get some inspiration too!This was my card for the challenge,the embossing folder is from crafters companion scruffy little cat and the Lemon Shortbread image was coloured with spectrum noir blendable pencils......
this was really lovely to colour and the other dt members have some great cards,it inspires me!
On another note the giveaway I've been promising will start this Wednesday so keep your eyes peeled I promise there will be something for everyone!





                                        Dorothy x

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Sneaky Tricks for Layering!!

As with all us crafters I hate having to waste any paper but I do like to mat and layer on cards sometimes like this card...
The silver paper is an A4 sheet used for backing the larger piece on  the front of the card,I had previously cut some stars from this but as they wern't close to the edge I could still stick the backing paper over it,but that leaves not enough for the middle piece so rather than have to use a new sheet I just cut strips and put them around the edges.....
 and when you turn it over after trimming the edges...
who would know,this makes me feel great that there was no wasted paper! Being honest I think people would be more interested in the actual card and the great Thelwell images from the cd by Crafters Companion and the paper kit aswell,the insert was also part of this...
I enjoy most crafting but I think cd crafting has to be my favorite,and I'm not the greatest on my computer so it goes to show if I can manage it anyone can!






                                           Dorothy x

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Cardmaking and papercraft magazine

I really wasn't intending to blog but when my magazine popped through my letter box I thought it would be rude not to tell all my fello crafters about it!! Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine 
brilliant magazine with lots of great ideas and every month there is a free gift.This month it is a fantastic card making kit from Crafters Companion called Camden Town...
Really beautiful papers and toppers,I made this little card with the kit and a little help from my Explore.....

I added some small pearls and some glitter to the shoes,but I was really happy with how it turned out and there is more than enough in the kit for several cards.




Dorothy x

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Still Playing with Thelwell

I haven't coloured anything yet because I'm still playing with the Thelwell card kit from crafters companion,I have the cd but haven't even started with it yet,I just love these little cartoon characters so much and can remember them from my childhood so it's lovely to see them making a come back......
a little rocker card this comes already die cut for you to decorate......
I used my explore to cut the horse shoe and make the rosette on this card just for something a little different....
I don't know of anyone that doesn't smile at these pictures,just so funny,and that's what makes them so much fun to work with.




                                              Dorothy x