Sunday, 20 December 2015

A little teacup

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well all ok in Dreamees land.

Well have you all done the Christmas Shopping? I have done the present shopping Keith will be doing the food shop this year as we are on Create and Craft for our 4 day Deal starting on Monday the 21st December, I am so pleased he saved his holidays so he could break up from work last Friday the 18th, at least the doggies will be happy to have someone with thaem all day he he

Its been a very busy time for us Dreamees wise which is fantastic coming towards Christmas, we have been working flat out to get everything done in time.

Anyway today I am showing you a tea cup I created using a tea cup and saucer I had from a while ago and love these ornaments so thought I would make one this one is for myself he he . It was a sample on tv using our charming cascade flower stamp set which really fits lovely in this cup. I hope you like it too.

Now be sure to tune in to our shows on create and craft the listings are below for you to see, I will be making a another one of these tea cups and hopefully will be able to give it away if I am allowed he he .

Anyway Have a lovely Christmas and New Year, and a BIG thank you for all your support we really appreciate it so much.

Love Always

Carol xx

Friday, 27 November 2015

By the fire

Hello Everyone,

I am really sorry to have let all this time lapse before writing another post, the time has just escaped me and when I looked just now I couldn't believe it was September when I last posted.

Anyway here I am with a post this evening as we are on Create and Craft tomorrow (Saturday) with the lovely Natasha, with our new collection called By the Fire, I do hope you like it as mush as we do, there is so much you can do with it, of course you can do Christmas but we have tried to inspire you all to use this as everyday cards and projects as well.

I am posting a picture of one of the Fireplace MDF which Hayley has made up and it is really gorgeous, she will be demonstrating this on our show tomorrow so please try and tune in, its not to be missed and Im sure we will get to give this one away too so keep the e mails coming in.

I am now going to get my nails etc done so all nice for the show, then an early night as we have to be up a little earlier than normal tomorrow.

Have a nice weekend.

Carol xx

Friday, 4 September 2015

sunny sunflowers

Hello Everyone,
I hope you are all well, all fine here we have a busy weekend as tomorrow we have  workshops all day at Craftstation in Kirkby In Ashfield where we will be making fairy doors with the ladies. On Sunday we have 2 shows on Create and Craft the first being 9 am with the lovely Joanne, then the 1 pm one with Dean, Im sure they both will be fun shows and I hope you can get to e mail in always great items to giveaway.

My project for today is a double mdf heart I just adore this so much and it would be a really lovely gift for someone. The lovely new papers which are on the cd called Fanciful Fabrics are just gorgeous and they give you a lovely fabric effect when attached to either mdf or a card. There are lots of colours on the cd too, Im sure its a must have and will be used whenever you get your crafting out.

I have edged the heart with some lace and made a bow with the same lace which is divine, I have mounted the smaller heart on top of the larger one to add interest, then the new stamps are sunflowers so beautiful in a few different sizes. Also the sprig stamp has been stamped onto cream card and placed behind the sunflowers, I then finished with the sentiment stamped onto the mdf and then pearls placed on one side of the heart.

I hope you will be able to tune in for our shows we are so looking forward to them,

Thank you for taking the time to have a look on my blog I do appreciate it so much.

Take care and have a lovely weekend.

Carol xx

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

One Day Wonder

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the sunny weather just now.

We have been very busy with getting our first One Day Wonder all sorted for Create and Craft and I must say we really enjoyed the shows and it proved very popular which we are delighted about.

I must say as well I am fine now after feeling ill coming off air for the 4pm show, so Hayley had to hold the fort and do a show on her own I had no doubt she could do it and she did excellent I am very proud of her as always.

Right Im not sure if you saw the bundle but it was amazing value so I hope you treated yourself to it. I am adding a couple of pictures below of which I have made the Tyre and the wheelbarrow templates from the bundle, they are so easy to do also you get all the flowers etc to make all the templates look so pretty.
Here they are, also before I go we got a call today at 2 pm asking if we could do another show tomorrow so yes we will be back on your screens tomorrow at 2 pm with the lovely Andy Love. See you there.

Carol xx

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Christmas in July

Hello Everyone,

First of all I must say a big SORRY for not posting lately, we have just been mega busy and although its perhaps only 10 minutes to do this it has been a struggle to set this time on one side, so here I am at long last.

We have been busy making Christmas cards and projects for our 2nd Christmas show for Create and Craft and its been so lovely, I feel in the spirit now and want to decorate up the house ha ha.

Anyway here is my card for today and the new projects are going to be on tv tomorrow exclusive for 1 month to create and craft.

This card has been made using an 8x8 card blank for the base in white, then a matt and layer of kraft card and a backing paper from the christmas cd bundle I have laid a strip of white lace across the card, then made a strip of kraft card and script paper again from the cd across the card also using this same technique for the flags on the top right of the card in 3 different widths.
I then printed and cut with a die the sentiment from the cds then using the Bud and Branches stamp set , stamped these flowers out onto red paper printed from the cd, using versamark ink pad and cosmic shimmer bright gold embossing powder, I used all the sizes of the flower  stamps

to then create 2 arrangements on the card, then added for the twigs some wired rafia  for interest. I then stamped the little postmark effect stamp onto the strip of paper across the card just to add the date for a little interest.

I also must add this last weekend it has been the Summer Crafting show, WOW what an amazing show, we had a great time met lots of  lovely people and was busy all day both Saturday and Sunday, also we did a live show for Create and Craft using our new Flower bundle which is amazing. So a big thank you to all involved in that too.

Right heres the pictures, Have a lovely evening.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

Carol xx

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Fancy Florals

Hello Everyone,

First of all I must apologize for not posting sooner it will soon be a month since I last posted so I am very sorry. The reason being we have been mega busy with 3 shows in about 2 weeks for create and craft but it is always great fun and we love it and also to bring you all new items to play with. Also it is always nice to see what you make with Dreamees products so  please share your make with us we love to see them.

Right the photo of the card I am showing you today was on the show  on the 12th of May  when we were on with Dean, gosh he is such a laugh and so much fun we love him to bits.

This card was made using the stamp set Fancy Florals which sold out  (Sorry )  I stamped all the different flowers out onto patterned paper using a distress ink pad gathered twigs because I like the brown ink instead of the black sometimes. I then just layered the flowers up to make 3d effect flowers which always give a nice effect which I am looking for. I just layered some paper and card onto the base card added some lace across the card made a bow with some lace too attached these to the card with hot glue, then arranged the different 3d flowers I had made previously  across the centre of the card added pearls to the centre of the flowers added a sentiment again stamped in the brown ink pad, added some twiggy bits to add dimension too. I hope you like this finished card.

Thank you so much for looking at my blog, I would love it if you would like to leave a comment too.

Have a lovely day.

Carol x

Friday, 1 May 2015

Ultimate meets Fantastic Frills

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all well and looking forward to this Bank Holiday weekend.

First of all I must thank you for yet another fabulous show on Create and Craft last Sunday,  we are so delighted you love the new products as much as we do.

Today I am showing you a card I made for the show, Im not sure whether it was shown so here goes with how I made it.

First of all I created an easel card by folding my cream card in half and trimming at 14 cm square, I then folded one side of the card at 7cm to create the easel shape, these are easy to do and look really effective on the shelf.
I then printed some of the purple option of colours on the Ultimate Collection cd onto cream paper.
I stamped the Fantastic Frills stamps on the plain purple using  a versamark inkpad and Ivory embossing powder to make it stand out on the purple and colour coordinate with the base card and paper. I shaped the petals of the flowers, layered the different sizes to make 3d flowers for some interest on the card.
Now to put the card together - on the base of the card I used plain purple again to add the wow factor then matt and layered the patterned paper onto cream card, positioned this to the front edge to add dimension, added 3 of the small flowers I had made previous. I then added the patterned paper again after distressing the edges with a gathered twigs distress ink pad to the stand up bit of the card (Easel)  I then created my main focus of the card by making my topper, cutting a piece of cream card so that when the card is laid flat to go in an envelope the topper part doesn't exceed the top of the card or overhang the sides and making this an equal distance showing on each side. I matt and layered this with the plain purple paper again, run a piece of the cream card through the E bosser using an embossing folder to give interest. Then adding another matt and layer to the bottom part of the topper and adding pearls along the bottom of this edge for more interest. I then arranged the 3d flowers which I had made earlier on top of some mesh to fill it out a little  to the top right of the topper part of the card, added some wired raffia and swirls to the finished card. I then added a sentiment again stamped with versamark ink pad and embossed in ivory powder. I finished the card by adding a few more pearls on the base of the card.

Thank you so much for reading this post, I would love it if you would like to leave a comment as well.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday.
Carol xx

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Thank you for last weeks show and new Mdf this week.

Hello Everyone,

Well what can I say about last weeks show on create and craft? It was so amazing for us to sell out of most things, but sad that we had to cut the show short so you didnt get to see more demos, but I hope you all enjoyed it and have got your goodies.
We are back on your screens tomorrow at 9 am with the lovely Dean, so its sure to be a great show. We have a new mdf bundle which is a must have even though I say so myself. I will put a sample up at the end of this post so you can have an idea what is coming tomorrow.
We have had an amazingly busy week this week with getting create and craft the extra stock but its so enjoyable.
If you are watching tomorrow dont forget to e mail in we love to read your e mails also you get a chance to win one of our makes.

Right I have gone on enough I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.

See you soon
Carol xx

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Amazing Show

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well.

I just have to do this blog post to say a big thank you to you all who watched, purchased and e mailed in to our show on Create and Craft today. It was an amazing show we  really enjoyed it we thought we had gone very well prepared with demos using every product but the products all sold out so quickly we couldnt believe it so a great big thank you to you all for making it a great show and a bit of comedy along the way with the lovely Dean.

Right I am going to put a picture up for you which was made using the Best of Mdf bundle and the country pastels cd . I hope you enjoy looking at this.

Have a great weekend and dont forget to put the clocks forward tonight.

Thanks again

Carol xx

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

First of all I must say I am so sorry for such a long time between my posts this time, Its been so busy these last few weeks I just have been working from getting up early to going to bed rather late. So a big SORRY .

Today I am showing you a card which I was going to demo on Friday the 6th March on Create and Craft but we didn't get chance to get to my 2nd demo so I thought I would do it on here for you all. I know the flowers have sold out with Create and Craft now so please bear with us until we get more.

First of all I started with a 14cm square card blank in cream. On the opening side I then cut it at 7. 5cm and the bit of cream I cut off I then cut that to 3 cm, this will be added back onto the card a bit later on.
I then cut a piece of the backing paper from Creative cards cd  which I had printed on cream paper, to 6 cm wide and 14cm long, then cut a flag on the bottom of this paper, then attach to a slightly bigger piece of cream card and trim leaving a narrow border.
Now back to the base card, cut a piece of backing paper to fit the top part of the card and also the small bit which is 3 cm wide, leaving a narrow border, I have distressed the edges of the backing paper with gathered twigs distress ink pad. I also did this on the flag part for the middle of the card.
Now attach the pointed part of the flag piece to the narrow 3cm piece of card approx in the middle I used cosmic shimmer glue so it sticks quickly.when this has dried level  the top part of the card with the 3cm part thus leaving a gab in the middle for added interest, glue again with cosmic shimmer, being careful not to put glue on all the flag piece., Trim across the top of the card to make it all level. Now I cut a die cut circle,edged  with distress ink. Attach this to the centre of the card,, then add a little of the web from the Dreamees Twines and Things set.  Now I have used Divine doodles stamp set ,stamped with gathered twigs distress ink pad. arranged on the bottom of the die cut to make a nice arrangement. Stamped a little Happy Birthday sentiment added this across the die cut again to add a little extra interest. Then just twirling some of the twine again from the Twines and Things set around my tweezers to hold in the swirl add these to the sides of the flowers using hot glue, also adding a little bow in the centre at the bottom of the card. Then just add some Dreamees pearls to the centre of all the flowers and then 3 on each side at the top of the card.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at this card and I hope you can try it too.

Have fun

Carol xx

Monday, 2 February 2015

Create and Craft tomorrow

Hello Everyone,

I hope you have all been well and kept safe and warm with all the snow we have been having lately, to me its perfect crafting weather.
Today I am showing you some new samples I have made for our show tomorrow (3rdFeb)  we are live at 10 am with the lovely Dean so it should be fun, we hope you can join us. We have some new products which are available now  here  .
We have our lovely MDF back so hope all of you that missed it last time manage to get some this time, be sure to tune in early.
Right time for some samples here you are:
Thanks for looking Carol xx

Monday, 12 January 2015

There`s no place like home.

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping warm and safe from all this wind we are having lately.

First of all I must say Thank you for some great shows on Create and Craft we have 4 already in January and they have all been amazing, and we thank each and every one of you for making this happen.

Today I am sharing a frame I have made and I did demo this on Create and Craft last Friday, the product sold out so Im afraid you will have to wait until it is back in stock if you missed it this time.

The products I have used is :
Decorative Plaques Mdf set including Dotty Alphabet Stamp Set.
Pretty Papers Shabby Chic and Rustic
Ditsy Stitches Stamp set.
Rustic Ribbon collection
Distress ink pad Gathered Twigs
Cuttables cd rom

First of all I covered all the bars (slats) of mdf in the paper from the cd, I used collall glue and spread it to the end of the wood to make sure it stuck right to the ends. I then crossed the bars over I did glue these in place then used the twine from the rustic ribbon collection to add a bit of criss cross detail to the corners.
I then stamped the sentiment onto  a square of paper again from the cd  using gathered twigs distress ink pad just distressed around the edge of the paper, matt and layered this onto kraft card, using the crop o dile I punched in each corner then added the twine to each hole leaving the knot on the outside, then attaching these to each corner of the frame to hold in place.
I then used the ditsy stamp set and stamped these onto yellow and the blue paper different sizes of the flowers in the gathered twigs ink pad, cut them out leaving a little border, added a little pearl to the centre of each flower, arranging these in the left hand corner of the frame. I then cut the swirl from the cuttables cd using the brother scan and cut machine.
Finally adding pearl to the overlapping bits of the frame in the corners for added detail.

I hope you enjoy this post and return soon.

Thanks for looking
Carol xx

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year.


Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well and had a lovely Christmas and New Year, we did it was lovely to have a lie in on Christmas Day then open our presents and chill with dinner, then the work began just after dinner why change the habit of a life time ha ha.

I have a project to show you today which will be a sample on  our shows at Create and Craft tomorrow Friday the 2nd at 11 am with Leonie and then 7 pm with Martyn.

The project used is a mdf teapot shape available here  on this one I have used papers from the back to basics cd available here , then I have used flowers from a new set on stamps available here on create and craft tomorrow. I simply covered the mdf with one of the papers from the cd using collall glue and spread the glue with my finger to the edges so it covered evenly, then wait a few minutes for it to dry then cut around the shape with either scissors or a craft knife whicever you find easier, to be honest I use a bit of both.
I then distressed the edges of the shape with gathered twigs distress ink pad. I then just cut a piece of cream card and paper and matt and layered this across the middle, stamped the flowers out onto the paper from the cd printed on cream paper cut those out and layered up to make some nice 3d flowers to add dimension. I also printed the sentiment from the new cd pretty papers available on create and craft along with the stamps in a bundle well worthy having its a great price. I added some lace below the card I matt and layered added the sentiment on top of that added the flowers to the left side added pearls to the centre of each flower. ties a ribbon bow which is from the rustic ribbon collection again on create and craft. I also added a flower to the top of the teapot for the lid. Then I hot glued some of the string of pearls from the rustic ribbon collection across the top to make the difference to the lid.
I hope you like this new project, and can tune in for our live shows tomorrow 2nd Jan at 11 am and 7 pm.
Thank you so much for your continued support of Dreamees we couldn't do any of this without all our lovely customers.

Have a great 2015.

Love Carol xx