How are you all? It's been a while since I had a good old chat, so grab a coffee and lets get down to some crafty business.
I was at Ally Pally the weekend before last and I managed to say 'Hello' to Julie and the Craftwork Cards team. It was nice to finally meet up with Marie too, a fellow DT member.
I was there with a couple of crafty girlfriends, we'd gone down to London for the weekend, and we had a ball. We're already planning next year's trip - I'd better start saving up now I think!!
Anyway, enough of my travels (only 4 weeks on Friday until my hols - not that I'm counting! - Italy here I come)
I've been busy playing (ooops!) ...... I mean working, in the old craft room since I got home, and I'd like to share with you something that we could all do with, on the door of the room where we have our craft stash ........
I used the gorgeous Prima 'Engraver' Collection papers, along with one of the Daisy toppers from Julie's Delightful Daisies Collection.
I started off by using the two largest hearts from the 'Love Me Do' Chipboard Hearts - one open one and one solid, they fit together perfectly.
I placed one inside the other and then covered both of them with a piece of black cardstock. The other side, I covered with the beautiful papers.
I've used my version of a Hels Sheridan technique called paper blocking to cover the heart. It's the first time I've tried this, and I'm really pleased with the results. I shall definitely be using this technique again.
I kept everything quite neutral for my door hanger, but you could use whatever colours, or papers you have in your stash.
I took one of the daisy wreaths and cut around the flowers, leaving a tiny border. I cut out the middle section too.
The flowers that Julie has used to design these are one of my all time favourites, you can do so much with them, and, they're the right size to fit the EK Success Retro Daisy punches, if any of you have these in your collection
Craftwork Cards pearlescent cardstock, the Prima papers and also some co-ordinating tissue paper from my stash.
Gingham candi for the centres of some of the flowers and also the black polka dot.
I added Stickles to the large cirlces in the design (you can use candi in these too), and I used the Platinum Liquid Pearls in the smaller ones, one of my, and the rest of the DT I think, new favourite things. Check out all the new colours on the website - gorgeous!
Printers Block Clear stamps, stamped in black then clear embossing powder over the top. Each one has been cut out and mat onto some black cardstock, the attached using foam tape.
Here's some more designs of mine using the Delightful Daisies .........
Dolly Mixtures. Again I've used the co-ordinating papers to colour my daisies.
Last and by no means least .......
Don't forget, all this week we're featuring 'Bunting' on the Blog. Some of the DT have been busy making their bunting and you can see all their creations here everyday. Not only that, we're giving away a fabulous Bunting Kit each and everyday to one lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment on the day's bunting post, and become a follower of the Craftwork Cards Blog, if you're not already. Then, the following day a winner will be chosen, at random, to recieve a Bunting Kit. Simples. It's the lovely Georgina's turn today, so why not pop over and take a look.
Thanks for spending time with me. Enjoy the rest of your week.