Monday, 31 August 2015

Potting Shed II - If Only My Shed Was Like That...

Happy Bank Holiday Everyone & Welcome to my post today which focuses on the 'Potting Shed Card Holder', one of my samples for the recent 4DD. Isn't it a wonderful kit?

As you can see, I got a little bit carried away & added lots of extra bits & bobs! The shed is a basic box - 20cm x 15cm & 15cm high. I made the box lid in the usual way, but added a roof structure to the top. I also made a 'Wishing Well Pen Holder', complete with bucket.

I covered the inside of the box for that extra touch of authenticity, all ready for it's contents...

The appearance of the outside of the shed is created with lots of wooden lolly sticks in 2 different sizes. I also used them to construct a door & a window. Once I was happy with how it looked, I used some acrylic paint  to decorate - just as you would a normal shed.

I added elements from the kit along with some die-cut foliage, modellers moss & flower pots, cinnamon sticks as logs & a handmade fork.

The gravel path is actually Buckwheat, applied & coated with a generous amount of Mod Podge, then the roofs of the shed & wishing well are adorned with some pretty bunting on string.

The base of the well is the container from a well-known brand of ear-buds! Again, covered in lolly sticks & lined with the gorgeous paper from the kit.

I then made some coordinating cards to pop inside the box...

This project would be a great gift for someone or a lovely little piece of useful home d├ęcor to keep for yourself. I got quite attached to it & miss it dearly.

Ah well, I might just have to make another!

So, until next time,
Happy Crafting & Take Care,

Phillipa xxx.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

In An English Country Emma Williams

Hi everyone!

Hope you all had a great week and enjoyed watching the amazing and very lovely Julie and the wonderful 4 Day Deal on Create & Craft! Well, if you were lucky enough to get your hands on the fabulous Potting Shed II collection then you've come to the right place for some weekend inspiration because today, I'm sharing some cards that I made using the papers, toppers and die cut messages and I hope you love what I made!

My first card shows how different the collection can look when you mix it with different coloured cardstock and I love how the bee paper, (my favourite paper from the pad) looks against black card with an added misting of gold spray, which I thought looked like honey dripped over the card.
I punched the flowers from the paper and then added upturned Candi to the centres. The bee is fussy cut from one of the die cut toppers.
For my second card, I created an English country garden, using papers from the paper pad...
...and flowers from the die cut sheets. I completed the card with some butterflies punched from the papers.
 My third card uses more of the papers from the pad...
...and I added a die cut topper, message and flowers!
 My fourth and final card uses more papers from the pad and I added flowers and butterflies punched from the paper pad but this time I added buttons for the centres and some twine...

 But this card is not just a straightforward card, it's a tri-fold card that opens out into a complete scene that runs across the three panels of the card.

So, that's it from me for today and I really hope that you loved my cards and that you enjoy using this gorgeous kit just as much as I loved using it!

I'll see you again very soon but have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!!
Love Emma x

Friday, 28 August 2015

Creating with Candi

As a last minute addition to my makes for the 4DD shows on Create & Craft, I had several packs of Candi sent to me to create with. I think it's the 'best ever' - with one pack being pearlescent, double sided and with the domes on both sides too - what's not to like? Here are my makes, embellished with Star Dust stickles, Lavender Lace / White Opal / Orchid / Hydrangea / Buttercup / Daffodil liquid pearls.

For those of you who haven't come across it yet, I did a video tutorial some time ago showing how to make six different flowers using Candi over on the Craftwork Cards YouTube channel: Card Candi Flowers.

Brings a whole new meaning to a Candi Crush :)



Thursday, 27 August 2015


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 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 August, 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 July'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.

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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:-

The Take it easy Project of the Month kit
Take It Easy Project of the Month
1 8x8 Take it Easy Paper Pad
4 Concertina Bottle Card Blanks - White with white envelopes
4 Concertina Bottle Card Blanks - Kraft with white envelopes
2 6x4 White Card Blanks with White Envelopes
6 6x6 White Card Blanks with White Envelopes
1 sheet 8x8 Take it Easy Bottle Labels foiled die-cuts - Silver
1 sheet 8x8 Take it Easy Bottle Labels foiled die-cuts - Gold
2 sheets 8x8 Take it Easy Printed Banners
2 sheets 8x8 Take it Easy Bottle Tops & Borders
Take it Easy Candi 
Ideas sheet 

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

Happy Crafting