Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Just time for a cuppa


It was a timely arrival of the latest release from Craftwork Cards - 'Love a Cuppa' - as I have builders in. Between looking into holes and shaking their heads, they were demanding regular cuppas - quite a distraction from the making that I was meant to be doing.

My centrepiece for the collection was inspired by the mug cards, and I immediately thought of a Welsh dresser with the posh mugs on it - a couple of hours later and I'd constructed this from foam core board and a few pins, cut and shaded the mugs and glued the whole thing together. I painted the shelves with Americana Decor Lace Chalky Finish, before ageing it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The mugs are shaded with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.

Next up, a narrow canvas formed the perfect backing for a party banner home decor piece - I had a bit of trouble avoiding drooling on the paper as I fussy cut the cup cakes out! Card Candi and White Liquid Pearls finished the look, with a little Star Dust Stickles to add a bit of bling.

And finally, a selection of cards using most of the elements from the collection:

I hope you've found some inspiration, and that you too do not get drool stains on your cards!

Happy crafting,


Sunday, 26 April 2015

Love a Cuppa by Kath Woods

Hi Everyone,

Today I'm going to share the samples which I made for the recent Create and Craft One Day Wonder shows.  I had the Love a Cuppa goodies and the Dotty Printed Cards to play with.

First of all I made a few quick cards using both the Love a Cuppa elements and the dotty card blanks.

I cut a panel away from the front of this card and added some patterned paper to the inside.  The die cut of the teapot and cups overhangs the front of the card.

Another card where I cut a panel away from the front.  I tied ribbon round the spine of this one.

Next up is an 8" by 8" wall hanging.  I love the little die cut bunting shapes.

This is an 8" by 8" card - I made a 6" square frame, covered it with the spoon paper and attached a topper featuring a gorgeous cupcake to the back.  Again I added bunting and Candi.

I made up two of the cup cards with boxes in between them.  I'm only posting one though as the picture of the other was dreadful - by the time I'd finished them, the light was very poor.  I covered both of the cup shapes with paper, edged the front one with glitter glue and added Candi across the top.  There was just enough room in the box for a couple of sachets of hot chocolate and a chocolate.

The final project is a frame card in a box.  I cut the bunting shapes from one of the toppers and added a piece of Candi between each of the pieces.

Here's the card in the box.  I lined both the lid and the base.

Here's the inside of the card.

I edged the flags spelling Lucy with glitter glue.

This picture of the corner of the card shows the dimension and the Candi which also has glitter glue on it.

That's all at the moment but I'll be back again soon.

I believe Julie is on your screens again on Friday 1st May so don't miss out.

I'd love to know what you think of these projects.  Please leave me some comments and let me know which is your favourite.

Kath xx

Friday, 24 April 2015

Friday Candi Challenge - 'Anything Goes'

Good Morning Everyone!

Another Candi filled Friday with an 'anything goes' theme and once again this week it's courtesy of six of our lovely crafty ladies and one who is only 12 (not all the same as last week!) who responded to the Challenge I set a couple of days ago, i.e. a creation with any shade/design of Candi.  Some absolutely beautiful cards to adorn our blog today - thank you all.........

All prizes sent out up to last Friday (thank you to those who emailed to say you had received yours).  Last weeks will go out in the next two weeks so watch out for Mr Postman! That's you two ladies; Terri (entry) and Pat (comments), please send me your full name and address and a little pressie will wing it's way to you.

Here are their beautiful creations, in no particular order   ...............

Katie - aged 12

Sandra Boyland

Fran Hancock

Christine Pease

Terri Koszler

Gail Loynes

What beautiful cards! Again, in really big thank you to all of you ladies for your creations and a very special thank you to Katie (age 12) for her stunning Candi butterfly.  All you other lovely CWC Fans out there please don't forget to pop on the  blog and leave them a comment, they sure deserve a huge 'clap' each.   I'll be springing a new Candi challenge on you one day next week so watch out for it on the fan page and get those Candi boxes out and let us see your creations.

Have a lovely weekend everyone, pray the sunshine doesn't leave us too soon -  enjoy! 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Focus on You - April

Hi everyone and a big WELCOME to my monthly Focus on You Post.  Thanks so much for dropping by today to see us.  I hope that you all enjoyed the recent shows over on Create and Craft with the lovely Julie.  Hope that you were able to get some of the fabulous Craftwork Card goodies put into your baskets.  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 April, 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 March's prize draw.... drum roll please....

I picked a name out of my "hat"

and the winner is....

 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:-


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I think you will agree yet again that we have some super talented crafters out there!  Please keep up all your crafting and keep taking those photos so that you can send them through to me as I love being able to share them here on the blog!

So next I've got details of the prize up for grabs this month:-

Tea Room Project of the Month Kit

Project makes 1 Tea Room Box Card and 10 6"x6" cards.
1 DL Box Base
1 Panel of Accetate
1 Large Card
1 Small Panel 
1 8'x8" Paper Pad - Love A Cuppa
6 Sheets Die-Cut Toppers
2 Sheets Die-Cut Sentiments
4 Sheets Die-Cut Bows
1 10gm Pack Love A Cuppa Candi
10 6"x6" White Cards with Envelopes
Ideas and Instructions Sheet

So that is it for me for today, be back with you in May for my next Focus of You.  Until next time.....

Happy Crafting