Friday, 29 August 2014

Merry go round card

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all well on this Friday evening. I'm having a bit of chill time on my laptop browsing the net and updating my blog.

As alot of you will know we had the Dreamees show on Create and Craft Wednesday just gone, we launched a brand new cd and new stamp sets, we are so happy you all love them as much as we do.

The card I am showing you today is from our latest cd called Something to Treasure, at the moment it is only available from Create and Craft here  be sure to purchase it from Create and Craft because we cant guarantee it will be on our website after the 1 month exclusive and we dont want you to miss out on this bargain cd .

Right on with the card, I have used backing papers from the cd also stamps for the backing papers available here I have also used kraft card for the matt and layering pieces. I also added a paper doily which I distressed with Gathered Twigs ink pad. I coloured the carousel image from the cd using promarkers. I then matt and layered all the pieces on top on each other adding some seam binding available here  also some lace here, I also made the flower arrangement in the top corner using stamps from this set here I then added some pearls to the centre of the flowers. I then added a sentiment to finish off the card.

Thank you so much for looking and hopefully leaving a comment.
Have a lovely weekend.
Carol xx

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Beautiful Carousel

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well, we have had mixed weather this week, but for me it is better a little cooler.

We have been very busy preparing for our next show on Create and Craft which is Wednesday 27th August at 10 am, we are really looking forward to it because we have a brand new cd called " Something to Treasure" also 2 new stamp sets, wait until you see all the samples they are gorgeous and we have had great fun with them all.Today I have a sneak peek for you what you can expect to see on the Dreamees show. I do hope you like it. We have had such lovely comments from people on facebook so thank you to all of you who follow us on there.
Well here is the finished project.

Thank you so much for looking.

Carol xx

Monday, 18 August 2014

Creative Blog Hop

I was asked by the lovely Claire  if I'd like to join in with the Creative Bloggers Hop.  It's a continuous hop every Monday with a host of inspirational bloggers taking part every week.  
So onto the questions.

1. What am I working on?

At this moment in time I am working on some samples from a new cd by Dreamees which will be launched on Create and Craft tv on the 27th August.!

2.How does my work differ from others in my genre?

Im not sure that I am different but I enjoy what I do and my daughter designs everything Dreamees do so we have a great input to what we like to use and hope others enjoy it too.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

I just love everything crafty, papercraft is my ultimate fave too.

4. How does your writing/creative process work?
I mostly have an idea in my mind what I would like to create then go for some colourways in papers from Dreamees cds then it all somehow comes together.

Now onto the 3 Wonderful Bloggers I picked to carry the baton next week.

I have known Cheremane a while now and we met through papercrafting, she also does demos in her local shop using Dreamees products. Cheremane is brilliant with what she creates and loves papercrafting too.

I met Clare through Dreamees and found out she only lives down the road from us. Clare loves colouring and Dreamees products, Clare makes some wonderful cards and projects.

I also have made friends with Jennifer through crafting and facebook, I first looked at her blog when she had done some Zentangle which is amazing. Jennifer makes some lovely cards too.

So that's my contribution to the Creative Blog Hop and it's now down to these ladies next week! 

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, 16 August 2014

I do like to be beside the sea side !

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all well, all fine here t Dreamees HQ.

We had a really busy weekend last weekend with the Great British Cratf Festival, on the Friday we did workshops to over 240 crafters it was amazing we loved it, we did the Hat from our cd Templates and More and everyone enjoyed it. It was lovely to meet so many lovely crafters from all over.It was also my birthday on the Sunday , I received some lovely cards from customers , a box of chocolates from the lovely Cheremane Smith, also another bo from Kathy Mills and her daughter Cara, then a real lovely surprise I received a Fairy Door in MDF which I was thinking I would love one of those, from the lovely Mel Heaton, so a big thank you to you all.
Right, getting on with my card for today, I actually made it last week using the Dreamees By the sea stamp set available here i think this is such a fun set of stamps and you can use it for male or female cards, also for children too so a real all rounder.
I decided on a navy and red theme for the backing papers, also of the colouring of the boats, I did colour them in so rough as this is the effect I wanted to end up with, because the boats are like a sketch stamp so decided to stay with the sketch effect. I used promarkers for the boats, but for the sea and sky I used pan pastels available here. I matt and layered all different sizes of backing papers onto white card, to keep with the clean effect. I then curled some string to embellish in the top left hand corner tied a bow with the same string attached a little anchor embellishment too.I also added some navy ribbon and bow .
I hope you like this card and thank you all for looking, I do appreciate it.

Have a nice weekend.

Carol xx

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

A little bit of vellum

Hello everyone,
I hope you are all ok, we have been very busy here hence the lack of posts on my blog for  month, so sorry about it.
Today I do have a Vellum card to show you, I loved doing this card, it looks so special.
First of all I used the Tonic Die I believe it is the Intrica Butterfly one, to create the shape of the card, I then cut the same out of white vellum, attached this to the card matching it up to the shape of the card using glue which would then be covered by the flowers I add later. I then stamped  the Striped Delights flower stamps now available here( these stamps have been a huge success on Create and Craft, there is so much you can do with these)  using versamark, and true white cosmic shimmer embossing powder, then I used a quickie glue pen to go over the flower and used Dreamees Twinkles Diamond Glitter available here. I used 3 different sizes of the flowers in this set. I then added a sentiment from the Poppy Fields stamp set here. To finish I added pearls to each flower centre and across the middle .
I do hope you like this card as much as I do.

Just a little reminder for you all too, we are at The Great British Craft Festival, in Stoneleigh, this weekend, we are doing workshops on the Friday, I do believe the places for these have all been sold now, it will be a fantastic day. Then we have 2 fb days of the craft show, we are so looking forward to it and catching up with so many of you. We are on stand C5 so be sure to pop around and see what goodies we have.

Also our next show on Create and Craft is on the 27th August at 10 am I think or it could be 11am, check your planner to make sure lol. We have some new great products for you on this show you will love them so be sure to tune in.

Thats about it for today, have a lovely day and enjoy what you do.
Take care and thank you for looking.
Love Carol xx