Thursday, 23 October 2014

Paul Typing

Good morning, first I am sorry I couldn't get round to you yesterday, I could not log in I kept getting codes to put in but they wouldn't work, it seems ok today, so today I am sharing another male card I have made using Paul Typing.....

I have coloured him using Twin Touch Markers, I have used up scraps of paper from my little scrap box, I again have left of the sentiment so peeking eyes cannot see it....

Thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Colours used

137, 142, 132, 139.

107,97, 95.

43, 237, 175, CG0.5, 000.

W3, 169, 109.

43, 237, 175.

41, 104, 169.

Roll Pillow:
183, 185, 144.

169, W5, W1, W0.5, 000.

W5, W1, W0.5, 000.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Take it easy

Good morning today I am sharing a male card with you, using Take it easy....

I have kept him simple and not added the sentiment yet as the person it is for will see, I have coloured with my Twin Touch Markers, and of course distressed all the edges, I added some glossy accents to the drink...

Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Colours used

137, 142, 132, 139.


104, 169, 134.

26, 000.

169, 109.

179, 32, 35.

116, 223, 115, CG1, CG0.5.

100, 104, 113, 32, 34, 37, 43, 237, 175.

43, 237, 175.

185, CG0.5.

178, 171, 182, 000.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Christmas Toppers

Good morning today I am sharing 3 more cards using a sheet of Christmas Toppers from The Hobby House...

I have used these ones as plain so popped straight out, shaded and glittered and straight on a card...

The sentiments came free in a magazine, I did add a whole lot of glitter :0)

Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sweet Treats Tutorial

Good morning, today I am sharing a tutorial with you, for ages I have been seeing crafting CD's but when I got mine I could never get them to play for me I just got to open files so only got the basics, after having a chat with a friend who sorted out my auto play function I can now see what everyone else sees and I have a new love for them, they play properly, I also learned this week how to do border-less printing so I have been having a play with a CD I have left (I gave all the others away so sad) the CD is called Sweet Treats and you can get and Embossing Board to go with it so I played......

I love all the things you can do with CD's it is like having a craft shop in your home, so I started with this cut bird house all the papers are from the CD and have been embossed and cut out on the board, then I had a look at the CD and found templates :-)

I wanted to make a soft felt cupcake, I am using Freezer Paper and page 2 from the cupcake templates...

I choose pink and brown soft wool felt some ribbon with cupcakes on and matching floss...

I printed out the template and cut it in half, I am only using the 2 bottom ones...

This is the Freezer paper, you can see one side is wax coated and one side is plain, you want to use the plain side, so the wax side is always underneath...

I traced over the templates twice on to the dull side....

I cut them out close to the pencil lines...

With a towel underneath place your felt on and add your templates, still with the dull side up...

A warm iron without steam until it sticks to the felt, do this for the top parts too...

I then cut with my scissors right along the pencil line, then the paper just peels off without damaging the felt, you can reuse this if you want to but I just throw mine away, the one on the left still has the freezer paper on, the one on the right has just had it peeled off you can see it leaves the felt in the same condition...

I followed the dips in the top and did a straight stitch to create lines, remember these are handmade so they do not have to be dead straight....

I then place the top part over the bottom...

I used a whip stitch to hold the top in place...

At this point you can add what ever you want to add, buttons, pearls, cut out some smaller circles of felt, I chose buttons...

I sewed the buttons on to both....

Place your 2 cakes together and starting with pink floss blanket stitch all the pink edges, I added a ribbon with a keyring through and carried on stitching until I reached the end of the pink...

I then start with the brown again using blanket stitch, and stop when I get the the bottom corner...

I gave it a big bit of stuffing and then sewed the rest together....

This is completed and it never took long to make at all....

I love making things with felt, and I did one without the keyring so I can use it as a pin cushion...

I have a new love for CD's now I can actually see them, I feel so stupid when all I had to do was set it to auto run, I hope you like my cupcakes, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Playing with Pencils

Good morning today I am sharing a card I have made using just pencils...

I used Tiddly Inks Wryn Fairy Tenderhearted, just coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils (sorry as it was my first play I didn't think it would be any good so didn't note the numbers) I used some paper from my scrap box and punched out some flowers, Have a wonderful Saturday, big hugs Love Pops x x x

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Christmas Magic Toppers

Good morning today I am sharing the Christmas Magic Toppers with you....

I added some shading using Spectrum Noir Markers and lots of glitter for lots of sparkles...

I did the same on all three of these cards...

I used The Nordic Kit with these toppers, so fast and easy to make, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Clean and Simple

Good morning today I am sharing a clean and simple card with you, I know shocking isn't it, I am using a gorgeous stamp called Butterfly Kisses...

Sorry for the dark pictures but its so dark and dull here again today, I have coloured her with Spectrum Noir Markers and I was lucky enough to receive a set of the Essentials Pencils as a gift and I have used these too, I have to say I love them they are lush and the shades of colours I have are perfect for images, I have made a simple mat and layer card using embossed card a few Gems and a bit of scrap ribbon and I left it at that....

Thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Skin: TS4, FS9, FS4, 009, 004, 005
Cheeks: 094, 009.
Hair: EB1, GB8, GB10, 089.
Wings: LV1, HB1, Blender, 037.
Net: EB1, EB2, IG1, IG2, Blender.
Dress: CR6, CR5, 042, OR1, GB5, 022, GB5, CT1, 015.
Shoes: GB5, OR1, 015.
Leggings: DG2, DG1.
Butterfly: BT3, GT1, 071.

Skin: FS9, FS4.
Hair: EB1, GB8, 089.
Dress: CR7, CR6, CR5, ORl.

IB1, IG1, HB1, BT2, BT1, Blender.

DG4, CG2, LG3, DG2, 047, 058, 056.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Wet and windy day

And I have nothing to do today so I am going to sit and sew and have a relaxing kind of day, I have 2 more of the pre coloured toppers to share with you from The Hobby House, again using Cozy Christmas....

I used the same Paper pad MME Snowed in and I added lots of shade to the per coloured toppers and glitter, you know me and sparkles, a few snow flakes and Pearls and a freebie sentiment that came from a magazine.....

The same with this cutie but I added some gorgeous Gingham Ribbon, these are so easy to use I really enjoyed making them, thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Friday, 10 October 2014

New Toppers

Good morning this card is featuring one of the new toppers that will be available today and the show is on today too...

Just reminding that our lovely Claire will be appearing on Create & Craft TVTomorrow Friday 10th at 1pm Stephanie Weightman on Create and Craft. Don't miss out on our inspirational samples created by our amazing design team and Claire's fantastic demos showing you how to use all the products on the show! Join us on Sky 674, Freeview 36, Virgin 748 and Freesat 813

These toppers Cozy Christmas come pre coloured but I added lots of shades to them using my Spectrum Noir markers, and lots of glitter, I added a sentiment and corners from my own stash and some Red Pearls and kept it simple, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Good morning

Wow I cannot believe that it is almost a week since I last posted it has been hectic here, I have only just sat down, there has been heaps going on with meetings about the kiddies and answering all the letters that come with those meetings, I have also been busy making card samples for Fridays Hobby House Show and sewing on a night.....

I just typed the sentiment and added a silhouette, I used a Gingham Ribbon and some Clear Gems, a super fast card and simple for a man, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x  

Friday, 3 October 2014

Merry Weather Art Pad

Good afternoon today I am sharing a card featuring one of the images from The Hobby House Art pads, this is from Merry Weather...

I have coloured her with Spectrum Noir Markers (Colours at bottom I remembered today ) I added a pencil for her cheeks, and some liquid pearls and stardust to and around my image, the papers are a mix of MME, I added some gorgeous Ribbon with a Button and flowers from the Pink Chocolate embellishment set and a 8mm Ivory Heart on the corner....

Thank you for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Skin: TN2, FS9, FS2.
Hair: EB1, EB2, GB8, GB1, GB3.
Top: CR7, CR6, CR5.
Pants: DG1, DG2.
Bear: EB6, EB5, EB1, Blender.
Shade: IG1, PP1, BT1, HB1, IB1.
Ground: IG3, IG2, IG1.

I would like to enter the Spectrum Noir Challenge with this card, details HERE...

Thursday, 2 October 2014

A wall hanging

Good morning today I am sharing a wall hanging I made using the Grey board, I had a few questions about this, it is a little thicker than kraft card but not as thick as chipboard, you can die cut scissor cut or use a craft knife with it, on the back of watercolour paper pads you get a hard grey board this is the same stuff,I hope that helps a little....

I used my nesties on this one I had to put it through twice as my plates are very bent, I also die cut the words and I painted them all white with an acrylic pain, the papers and topper are from the April Showers kit along with the ribbons and pearls and I added some gorgeous flat flowers, thank you for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A couple of scrap card today

Good morning today I am sharing a couple of scrap cards with you all, something I made a few weeks ago, whilst trying to use up my little box of scraps....

I coloured this little guy with markers and used the edge of my scissors to distress the papers, kept him really simple and just added some stars, he is from The Greeting Farm Twisted Set...

This cutie is Purefct Birthday Wryn, she is my all time fave Tiddly Inks Image, again using up scraps of paper, and just some punched flowers and gems, I also coloured her with markers but gave her some glitter, thank you so much for looking today biggest of hugs love Pops x x x 

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Desktop Calendar

Good morning, thank you for the lovely welcome back, I decided that after a lot of searching and a lot of time off I needed something crafty in my life and life is just to short to not make yourself happy, so I am being happy again,  today I am sharing a desktop calendar with you that I made for The Hobby House....

I made this using Grey board, it is a little bit bigger than 6x6 I had a little strip of Grey board left so glued it to the back so it is free standing, I used April Showers Kit  that contains, images, papers, ribbons and embellishments its a gorgeous kit, and distressed all the edges with chalk inks, I added Metal Corners, and some Lace (not on the web at the moment)  and I got these little calendars from my local superstore, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Monday, 29 September 2014

A new start for me :0)

Good morning I am starting up my blog again, it might look a little boring while I get my head around it, and try to create a new header as I popped it in a safe place and it is that safe I have lost it, never mind, so today I am sharing a clip board I made for The Hobby House.....

I have used Grey Board and a little note pad, I cut the Grey board with my guillotine and used a corner rounder for the edges, I glued on a pattern paper from April Showers kit, then glued the note pad on the top, I had some spare little clips I glued that to the top and then added some of these gorgeous Daisies flowers, it was so fast and easy to make, thank you so much for looking today, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x