Wednesday 24 October 2012

Spooktastic hanging!!!

I have been playing around with the hallween downloads that can be found in the Docraft creativity club download section. I used a mix of this years and last years downloads to make this cute halloween wall hanging. Instructions Begin by making tourself a chipboard circle. As my background paper was prunted on A4, your circle needs to be smaller than A4. Cover the whole thing in patterned paper, and ink and distress the edges. Next tie string around the circle as shown to form a spiders web. Next begin to tie string around the wed lines from the middle outwards. Dont stress about the neatness, have you ever seen a perfect web naturally. Next i used a set of sixxiz bigz dies to make the wood BOO. I covered each one in more downloaded patterned paper before inking all the edges. I added the word to the bottom of the circle. Once i was happy with the placement of the word, i added black cardstock to the back of the circle. Next i made myself a selection of folded rosettes in varius sizes, 1" strips, 2" strips and made the fods at 1/4 and 1/2" to give different sizes. I cut a little banner from another download, added it to chipboard and then hung it from the circle. To finish i added little pumpkins, bats and ghost to the hanging randomly. And there you go, a cute wall hanging. And dont forget to leave a comment a few posts down and you too could be playing with your very own creativity club downloads. TFL Sarah

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Spooktastic sneak

I have been playing with some creativity club halloween downloads. You can see the full thing tomorrow but here is a sneak peak TFL Sarah

Monday 15 October 2012

A new card

So i have made a new card for Crafty Bloggers Network DT Monday today. I was playing around with some of the loverly dowloads from the Docraft Creativity club and some of the sketches and this is the result. Supplies Docrafts creativity club downloads:Boutique butterflies, boutique backgrounds Docraft Happy days ticket stub stamps Docrafts adhesive stones capsule sunshine Docrafts Welligton Bear die cuts Foam pads Stampin Up seam binding & bakers twine And remember to leave a comment on the creativity post a few posta down for your chance to WIN a 6 month subscription to the creativity club. And upload your anything goes project to CBN for your chance to win some goodies. TFL Sarah

Wednesday 10 October 2012

New class reminder

Just to remind you of the new wreath class at Cullen crafts in November, perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit.

There are 3 colour ways. Blue/brown, red/green and red/cream

Email, text or call to book a place

Love to see you there


Friday 5 October 2012

A thank you from me to you

A few weeks back i shared the news that i had got a spot on the Docrafts Creativity Design Team.

And as a big thank you, the wonderful team over at Docrafts have allowed me to give back to you a special gift of 6 months free subscription to the Creativity Club.

So what do you have to do. Just a few simple things.

1. Leave a comment on this post

2. Become a follower if you arnt already

3. Check out the creativity Blog and share some love

4. Spread the word on your own blog



New challenge on CBN

So its time for a new monthly challange over at Crafty Bloggers Network. This month we are sponsored by Indigo blu. You can find the details on the link HERE And here is my card using the beautiful poppy meadow stamps.
So why not join in for the chance of bagging yourself some indigo blu goodies.



Saturday 22 September 2012

New class

So if you are in the Moray/ Banffshire area and fancy making this Christmas wreath then give me a ring. Booking is essential and let me know your colour scheme. Hope to see you soon Sarah

Tuesday 28 August 2012

Docrafts Creativity Club

Earlier this month we put out a Design Team Call for docrafts Creativity Club. The opportunity was for crafters to have fun on our design team for 6 months. We were looking for a small team of AMAZING designers who have 1, A love for paper crafting, 2, A style that stands out when using docrafts products and 3, a clear understanding and passion for using social media (Facebook/Twitter/Blogging). We had so many people apply, and making the final decision has been really difficult. We are pleased to announce the Creativity Club Design Team... 1. Becky James - 2. Naomi Frosdick - 3. Doreen O’Brien - 4. Sharon Curtis - 5. Cheremane Smith - Http:// 6. Debbie Powell - 7. Becky Vickers - 8. Sarah Carrington -
9. Katie Baylis - 10. Nicola Saul - Well that was an unexpected surprise. I only applied on the off chance after seeing Geraldine and Becky's calls. TFL Sarah

Monday 27 August 2012

Crafty bloggers network

Today on CBN its DT inspiration monday and i have created a card. This was a prototype for a upcoming class but it didnt turn out how i imagines it. Still pleased with it though. And dont forget there is a DT call for CBN and this month's challenge is still going on, just a few more days left to enter both. Be in it too win it as they say. TFL Sarah

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Chipboard Box Tutorial

So i have made a couple of these cute boxes now so i thought i'd show you how to make one.
Chipboard (Mountboard)cut at the following size
Lid 1 1/2 x 4 1/8 (4 pieces) 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 (4 pieces)
Base 4 x 2 (1 pieces) 4 x 4 (1 pieces)
Take the set for the lid and place them on your chosen patterned paper or card stock, (This will be the inside pattern), with the square piece in the middle and the sides butted up to the middle square. Cut around them leaving a slight edge.
Using a good quality wet glue, cover the patterned paper. Lay out your pieces again, making sure they are touching and that you have smoothed out all the air bubbles. Set aside to dry.
Repeat the same process with the base pieces. Set aside to dry. Once both pieces are dry, trim off the excess paper right, up to the edges of the chipboard. You should be able to bend into a rough box shape, pattern facing in.
Now for the outside.
Lay down your covered piece onto a piece of patterned paper. Leave at least a ½” gap around the edge. Use the covered piece as a template and trace around with a pencil onto the patterned paper. Next take a ruler and add a ½” to the top of all the side pieces. Leave a ½” on either side of just one set of sides. Cut out
Cover the paper with glue. Holding the box formed, add it to the middle square of the glued paper. Push the side paper with the extra ½” top and side onto the chipboard. You will see why the need for the extra side piece now, as it wraps onto the chipboard either side. Do the same on the opposite side.
Now you can add the remaining side pieces to hide the overlaps. Clip the corners and fold in the top over hanging pieces to finish. Use clamps or bull dog clips to secure until completely dry.
Repeat the exact same process with the lid (TOP TIP) if using very thick chipboard, increse the size of the lid dimensions by a couple of mm or the lid wont fit the base and you will split the sides, Lesson learnt the hard way).
Once dry, take a bone folder and carefully run around all the edges to give a nice embossed edge look. Distress and ink the edges when dry. And here is the finished box complete with a gift tag and matching card. The papers are Docraft Capsule collection.
And Head on over to my other blog, Stampin Gal Sarah to see part 2 which is a variation on this chipboard box.

Friday 10 August 2012

Another baby card

A few weeks back i showed you a baby card that i made for a friend. Well here is another one i have been playing around with.
Take a A4 piece of card and trim to 8 x 8". Score in half and fold to give you a long 4 x 8" card base. Take a piece of patterned paper and trim slightly smaller than your base. Glue to the base. Add a ribbon and bow and another smaller piece of ribbon
Next choose your images to decorate the card. I went for cute teddies. Trim them ready.
Cut pieces of chipboard slightly bigger than your images. Cover with patterned paper. Ink and distress the edges. Add to the card base with foam pads.
Add the images to the chipboard tiles, again using foam pads. Add a flower to the bow and a welcome baby sentiment to finish.
And my little helper for the day.

Wednesday 8 August 2012

Sweet goodbye's

I am sad to say that i am leaving Bubbly Scrumptious. It's been a fab journey and can you believe its been almost 3 years since Caroline asked me to join the team. The challenge of creating beautiful projects with Caroline's wonderful products has kept my sane thru the university years and exam nightmares and gave me plenty of non baby time when our surprise bundle popped along. But there is no longer a happy balance between health, family and craft time, so i am taking a break. I wish Caroline all the best for the future and what ever new ventures are on the horizon. And pop along to the bubbly funk site as there is currently a 50% off sale going on so take advantage. And i will leave you with a little medly of some of this years projects. TFL Sarah

Monday 6 August 2012

A crafty round up

So not alot going on craft wise really as ill health, having the boys home for the school holidays and having a toddler who now refuses to have a day time nap, makes my crafting time very limited. And having a craftroom that is a tip with the floor having stepping space only wasnt good for the creative juices to flow. So me and DH got out a tape measure, paced a few floors, scratched a head or two and set to work reorganising a tiny space. And this is the result. I am pleased with it. It may not look like something out of a ikea catalogue but we made use of what we had and a budget of zero pounds! DH put new shelves up for storing my little boxes. We shifted an old Welsh dresser in which now houses all my fabric, S & C stuff, embellishments, stamps etc. There is work space for crafting and i will do all my gluing, heating and messing with tools etc here. My Knick knacks on the window sill and my beautiful clean empty desk space. And the view out of the window. Perfect for secret photo's or ones like Daniel is doing as he knew there was a camera out. And i think the our lady statue across the field may just scare the begebers out of my when crafting at night. And i will leave you with a new layout for the crafty Bloggers Network as its a new month so its time for a new challenge. Head on over to HERE and see everybodies projects. There is a prize from Cullen Crafts and Sassy studio designs this month. TFL Sarah