Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Read all about it!

Well good evening bloggers!! it's been a while since i've blogged which is abit naughty!! but it's very busy in my craft room at the minute!! more wedding invites finished more to start, table planners, post boxes and placecards on the go!! ooooh my heads in a whirl ! and then right in the middle of the chaos i was asked if i would like to have a small stall this sunday at a Charity event being held at work...well... it would have been rude to say no,! now where i actually thought i was going to find the time for all this i have no idea... that said i think my batteries really and truly are running on empty! but me and mr red bull are becoming good friends :) so.... tonight FINALLY i am blogging a recent card that i made for the fabulous La Pashe for the launch of their brand new cd rom Something for everyone 
For my card i used the pre printed decoupage sheet that you can get! for ONLY 69p!!!! crazy prices!! 
I chose to make an 8x8 fold back card for this one, i used the matching background paper  which is the most fabulous old news print! that i distressed and inked around the edge and also cut into a couple of small sections rolled up and tied with string to make mini newspapers! 
I chose for the front to add the sentiment "BREAKING NEWS" as i thought it apt for the picture and then followed on my theme on the inside...
again i used the SECOND...(remember me saying each image has MULTIPLE background sheets!!) coordinating background sheet, distessed and inked just the same as the front, then for the verse and section where to write i used my cd rom, found the newspaper print backing paper, in my graphic programme- (MCS) i faded the image and cropped it, printed out, distressed, curled and inked the edges again to make it look like old newspaper then popped on a couple of more sentiments, "You heard it here first" and "Big Phil turns 50 today" i have to say i really enjoyed making this card, and i do believe you could use this image to "Announce" any event, on the front of my image you can see the saying "Its a special day" but just think what you could write there instead!! "Its a boy"! (or Girl) for a new baby... to celebrate an engagement you could put " He's finally popped the question..and she said yes! adding the couples names! Retirement, new job wedding, the list goes on....actually i think i would be cheeky and i would try this as a wedding card and on the newspaper stand on the front i think i would put " There's no turning back now!
If you are a crafter i can highly reccommend this cd its just flippin fab!! i promise to blog more very soon, good evening all!

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Something For Everyone

EXCITING NEWS ALERT!!!! wake up crafters and get ready!!!
 La Pashe really are just spoiling us now...and of course we deserve it!..ANOTHER brand new CD !
"Something For Everyone"
 Full to the max of BRAND NEW decoupage!!and as the title suggests really does have...... 
"Something for Everyone",
Featuring Teachers, nurses, bricklayers & loads more occupations...
Men, women, kids, teenagers and their hobbies, like...
Karate, ballet, computers, BMX bikes, shoe shopping....
...and much, much more!!
And not forgetting that each and every new design comes with MULTIPLE 
background sheets to use with them!!

         This Cd lauches tomorrow- Monday 8th of July on Create and Craft
 with  "Jak Heath"  with 2pm and 5pm shows!

      Create and Craft TV Sky 671 | Freeview 36 | Freesat 813 | Virgin 748
or watch it live from your pc on the link below..
You can get ahead of the rush and check out on line now just ...HERE!
and don't forget to stock up on the fabulous "PRINT PERFECT"
The design team have once again had a brilliant time playing around with the new decoupage images to bring you all some inspiration
so please join Jak and watch the live shows tomorrow! another cd NOT to be missed!
Nicole xx

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

The Crafting Musketeers" Challenge #3

Good day Bloggers...and happy July!! where is this year going?? be Christmas before we know it :) well...
it's here!! Today see's a brand new challenge over at "The Crafting Musketeers" Challeng #3 and this months theme is..drum roll please.... Ribbons and Pearls!
 Once again last month saw lots of lovely crafters taking part in our challenge and we thank you all by the "Bucket Load" for popping along and joining us. Big congratulations to our winner last month which was the lovely Lisa, you can check out her "Gorjuss" card entry just  Lisa Sparkle and Stamps
the fabulous prize is now winging its way to Lisa and we hope she loves it!! right on to this month!
We  once again have  a wonderful sponsor this month with another prize we know you will all want to win..(I Do!!) The very Generous and lovely Sarah from "Craft All Day" has donated these lovely goodies!!
So don't delay!! get out your craft stash and get creating! and don't forget... your Ribbons and Pearls !!
please add your entry over at our Challenge blog just....HERE!!!
Here is my Design Team entry for this month
I have chosen a lovely Digi Stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil this cute little image is called "Fairy Needle"
And is available just ...HERE! I have used some beautiful purple organza ribbon, some liquid pearls and also some pearl pins i coloured with my promarkers :) I hope to see lots of lovely challenge entries this month!! So please share the challenge with all your crafty friends !
Love n Crafty Hugs
Nicole xx