Friday, 27 February 2015

Make Mother's Day special with Candi..........


Morning folks! 

Wishing you all a lovely Friday with lots of that 'Friday Feeling'  and a great weekend to follow.  With Mother's Day just around the corner I thought I would share some easy and fun creations to make it an even more special day.  I have had to dig into the archives for some old creations as I just haven't had a spare minute this week for making anything.  I just love all the colours of these and still have lots of these older papers and Candi from Craftwork Cards, they do bring us such beautiful goodies.

I love little handmade, recycled or up cycled gifts and today I'm using Candi - any colour you fancy -to create some easy but nice little bits and pieces.  First up is a decorative bottle label,  a great way to add a little pzazz to bottle of wine, champers or anything you might fancy.  I have just cut a long strip of pearlised card, scored about 1.5" from the end, on the thin end, and about another 1.5" from first crease, I've then punched a circle in the centre of the two fold lines, I then found off the corners at both ends to give a nice finish.  When the creases are folded the circle opening then fits nicely over the bottle cork/lid leaving the label end to hang down the front.  All you have to do then is punch a border, if you fancy, and decorate however you want - I have punched and sculpted some blooms and cut some scruffy flowers and added lots of Candi centres and some Candi along the end too.  I also added some liquid pearls for a little bling.


Cupcake toppers......






Cupcake toppers are soooooo easy to make and look so cute on your home made cakes.  Either used in cupcakes or presented on a hand crafted card for the recipient to use, they make a useful and pretty little gifts.  Pretty papers, lots of cocktail sticks, Candi and bling is all you need.  You can either make your flowers from Candi or punch and layer some and use Candi in the centre.   If I make as a gift I like to make a card to present them on, just use your favourite papers and job done - have fun creating! 
Up cycled notebooks........

Another easy little gift is a pretty notebook, buy any size you like, tiny, journal or jotter size and decorate to your hearts content.  How nice when you take a pretty little book from your bag to write a little note or a number etc. 

Hope you have enjoyed today's Candi creations, gave a great weekend - keep safe and happy.  See you next week, 





Thursday, 26 February 2015

Focus on You - February


Hi everyone and welcome to my monthly Focus on You Post.  Thanks so much for dropping by today to see us.  I would love to feature YOU right here on the blog.  I know lots of you are great fans of Craftwork Cards so please feel free to e-mail me your makes at sparklygirltina@gmail.com and I will do the rest! Don't forget that there is a prize every month for one lucky person featured here on the blog.

So back to Focus on You for February, as always I've got some rather lovely creations to show you all from you the lovely customers.  But before I do here are details of January's prize draw.... drum roll please....

I picked a name out of my "hat"



and the winner is....

WENDY MARTIN


Wendy please email me your home address and I will arrange for your prize to be sent to you.

Right back to this month and in no particular order first up is:-

BRENDA RAE










Next up is

BRIDGET BARNARD





Next up is
HAZEL DAVEY


NEXT UP IS
SHIRLEY FIELD and her GRANDDAUGHTER FRANKIE who is only 5 - she has made two beautiful cards Shirl you must be so proud! 

Frankie's cards



Shirley's cards



I'm loving the trend for all things 3D and home decor.  I take my hat off to those of you who create such wonderful, beautiful things!  I also love it when I can showcase the younger crafter - so special thank you goes out to Frankie from me.  Please keep up all your crafting and keep taking those photos so that you can send them through to me!!!

The prize up for grabs this month is......
Limited Edition Terrific Toppers
 Heart Twister Cards
 Elegant Mini Twister Cards

So folks until next time.....

Happy Crafting




SPARKLYGIRL-TINA
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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Gorgeous New Goodies!

Hi everyone

Sorry Im late posting today!  Hope you are all well, its a beautiful day down South, bright sunshine!

We are back on air tomorrow on Create and Craft TV at 12 noon and 3pm with some stunning new kits!
Hope you can join me tomorrow but in the meantime here are a few sneak peeks for you!









Wanted to share with you all the fun we all had on Saturday 21st Feb at our factory outlet up in Leeds. We had a crafting fun day with 53 lovely ladies and made some stunning projects, here are a few pictures from the day.....

I want to say 'Charlies Angels' but he only had 3, so instead its your workshop tutors ....
Jo Street, me, Hazel and Sue.  Gill is missing from the photo (I know she wont mind!) as she was busy booking everyone in!


Waiting for the workshops to begin ....


And we are off....



The shop looked gorgeous too!



Also missing from the photos is Steve, who did an amazing job at keeping us so well looked after with teas and coffees! Thank You!

The other thing I forgot to take pictures of were the projects that we made!  How silly am I as I know thats all you really want to see!  Im sure Judith Mutters wont mind, but I have pinched her photos of what she made at the workshop....

Sue's Project - Gorgeous Chalkboard Notepad board.....


Hazel's stunning double lantern card using Butterfly parade....


and lastly my project using More Than Words, a box and a card ....

Hope to see you tomorrow, the kits are gorgeous!  Not only a collection, but stunning new card blanks, toppers and tags too!

Tune in at 12 noon and 3pm or hit the record button!