Monday, 30 April 2018

Creative Team - Leave a Little Sparkle Card

Creative Team - Leave a Little Sparkle Card

By Creative Team Member Cheryl Peterie



Crafts4U A5 White 20 Pack 230gsm 60037
Crafts4U A5 Glitter Soft Pink 10 Pack 60021
Crafts4U Die Claudie Butterfly Small 70047
Crafts4U Die Decorative Oval (4 dies) 70063
Cadence Dora 3D Paint 5176 Candy Floss
Kaisercraft 12"x12" Fairy Garden Collection - Fluttering
Kaisercraft 12"x12" Fairy Garden - Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft Collectables Fairy Garden Pkt
3/8” White Satin Ribbon
Crafts 4 U Double Sided Tape
Crafts 4 U Foam Tape
Crafts 4 U Paper Distresser Tool
Basic tool kit (trimmer, scissors, pencil, tweezers etc), Glue, Washi Tape (for holding dies in place), Die Cutting Machine.


First locate the two flower cut-outs from the Kaisercraft Collectables Fairy Garden Pkt & apply the Cadence Dora 3D Paint Candy Floss as tiny dots to the centres & set aside to dry.

Fold a piece of A5 White card in half & score in the portrait position, cut a 10.3cm x 14.3cm  panel from the Fairy Garden Collection - Fluttering (butterfly side) distress the edges & attach to the card front.

(NB; with nesting dies No.1 being the smallest)

From a piece of A5 white card die cut the No.5 Decorative Oval to make the frame base.

From the Fairy Garden Paper Collection - Fluttering (green side) die cut the No.4 & No.5

Decorative Oval together to make a frame (centre cut out not used), adhere the frame to the white base oval die-cut, attach the "Leave A Little Sparkle" sentiment from the Fairy Garden - Sticker Sheet to the centre.

Die cut the small Claudie Butterfly from a piece of Glitter Soft Pink & a piece of white
Card, adhere the white body to the pink leaving the wings free.

Mount the Decorative Oval frame using foam tape to the card front, next mount one set of the flowers with the leaves to the top right side of the oval, choose another two sets of leaves from the Collectables Fairy Garden Pkt & adhere them to the bottom left side of the oval then mount the remaining flowers over the leaves.

To finish place the Claudie Butterfly to the top left side of the oval & a bow to the bottom right side of the oval.

Come Back next Monday to see two more cards created by Cheryl using more pieces from this range


Sunday, 29 April 2018

Creative Team - Je T Aime Scrapbook Layout

Creative Team Je T Aime Scrapbook Layout

By Creative Team Member - Cheryl Peterie



Lace Border Die
Carta Bella 12x12 Paper - Words of Love- Hearts
Carta Bella 12x12 Paper- Amour - Roses are Red
Carta Bella Journaling Cards
12x12 Black Cardstock
A4 Grapefruit Cardstock
Basic tool kit (trimmer, scissors, double sided Tape, pencil, tweezers etc)
Craft Tray
Washi Tape (for holding dies in place)
Die Cutting Machine
Paper Distresser.


Start by covering with glue and applying the Ultra Fine Glitter Laser Red to one of the chipboard hearts tap off excess and set aside to dry (leaving the other two raw).
(NB: Nesting dies No.1 being the smallest)
Attach some 100mm x 20mm Double Sided Tape to the back of the A5 Bronze Glitter card and die cut the No.5 & No.4 Decorative Heart Dies, to make the frame (due to thickness a shim may be needed) keeping the insert heart for later.
Using the No.5 Heart die only, die cut your photo to match the above frame.

Peel off the backing paper and carefully line up the frame over the matching photo.

Cut the Amour - Roses are Red paper to 11¾” x 11¾” distress the edges and attach to the 12” x 12” Black Cardstock base leaving an even border. Cut the Words of Love- Hearts paper to 6” x 12” distress the edges and attach across the centre of the base page.

Die cut two of the lace borders from the A4 Grapefruit cardstock.

Adhere the two lace borders above and below the centre panel.

Attach the main photo to the left side of the page.

Cut the JE T AIME Journaling Card from the Carta Bella Journaling Cards Paper, distress the edges then mat on to a piece of the Grapefruit cardstock also distressing the edges and attach to the right side of the main photo.

Attach the heart photo frame above the Journal Card.

Peel off the backing paper of the Bronze Glitter heart insert and attach to the bottom of the main photo.

Choose a mix of seven flowers and four leaves from the Little Birdie Flower packs- Renae Blush and Renae Cherry.

Adhere three flowers and two leaves to the bottom of the main photo, two flowers and one leaf to the bottom of the heart photo frame and two flowers with one leaf to the bottom right side over the lacy border.

To finish adhere the chipboard hearts to the three flower clusters.




Thursday, 26 April 2018

From the Boss's Craft Room...

A Sneaky Peek in Dina's Craft Room:

Between a busy show schedule and lots of exciting things happening in the shop, occasionally Dina gets to create in her craft room.

This month she made a love themed card that was perfect for our Creative Team's love theme so here it is...


Crafts 4 U Die Hanging Hearts 10163
Crafts 4 U Die Matted Love 10173
Darice Embossing Folder 5x7 Dot
Glossy Accents
Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Hickory Smoke
Crafts 4 U Paper Trimmer
Crafts 4 U 12mm x 50m Double Sided Tape
Crafts 4 U Fine Tip Glue Pen


Saturday, 21 April 2018

Creative Team - I'll do Anything for You Card

Creative Team - I'll do Anything for You Card

by Creative Team Member - Yoonsun Hur


Crafts4uFoam Tape 12mm x 4m
MFT Delicate Pretty Poppies Stamp Set
Tsukineko VersaFine pigment ink Onyx Black
Distress inks - Festive Berries, Twisted Citron
Crafts 4 U Water brush 10054
Crafts 4 U Heat gun 10046
Glossy Accents
Fine tip glue pen 30003
Hinged Stamper
Die Cutting and Embossing Machine


Cut white card stock to 4 ¼” x 11” and create a side-fold card.

Cut watercolour paper to 5 ½” x 4 ¼” using rectangle panel die.

Stamp flowers, leaves, sentiment from the MFT Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set onto watercolour panel in VersaFine Onyx Black pigment ink. I used Post-It Notes for masking flower images.

Colour the stamped images with Festive Berries, Twisted Citron Distress inks and a water brush. Allow to dry completely.

Die cut the Circle Heart from white and pink card stocks. Glue them together using fine tip glue pen.

Mount the watercoloured panel on white card base using double-sided tape first, and then Add Circle Heart die cuts using foam tape.

Apply Glossy Accents to mini hearts for finishing touches.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!!


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Creative Team Love Card by Linda

Creative Team Love Cards

'Believe in Yourself' By Creative Team Member - Linda Drynan


Basic kit (tape, foam tape, scissors and trimmer)
Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon
Lawn Fawn “Believe in yourself” stamp set
2 tones of pink and some white glitter card stock
Water spritzer
White, light pink and darker pink, cardstock.
'You are my One & Only' By Creative Team Member Linda Drynan


2 x A5 white card
Glitter card stock in 3 shades of red
Light and dark pink, purple and black card stock
Typed words

Monday, 16 April 2018

Creative Team - With Love Card

Creative Team - With Love Card

By Creative Team Member - Helen Cooke


Die Cutting Machine


Take a piece of white card, and using the largest of the Decorative Rectangles, run it through your die cutting machine.   On another piece of white card of a similar size, emboss it using the Heart embossing folder.  Being careful to align the hearts, cut this to fit inside the Decorative Border, and adhere with double-sided tape.
Take another smaller piece of white card, and using both the third and smallest of the Decorative Rectangles, run them both through your die cutting machine.
Use the Die Brush & Foam Pad to push out any tiny pieces of card that may get caught in the borders.
On a scrap of white card, run the With Love die through your die cutting machine.
Adhere each layer with double-sided foam tape to add more depth and interest, and attach to the front of your card.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Creative Team - Flying High Mixed Media Project

By Creative Team Member - Linda Drynan


Pre primed board, canvas, thick cardstock, art journal etc  (I used a 6 inch square MDF panel)

Pages from an old book

Black texture paste (or white with a bit of black gesso added works!)

Needle and black thread

Baby wipes

Glue stick

Paper towel



Tear some strips from the book pages and adhere to the board.  Using the sponge applicator apply gathered twigs, worn lipstick and antique linen randomly over the board. Spritz water onto finger tips and flick onto board and dab off with paper towel.  Draw a couple of circles and a heart using your choice of distress crayons and smear with baby wipe.  Then stamp the shapes over the top of the crayon drawings.  Using Vintage photo, go around the outside of the panel to add some depth and contrast.  Select the person you want use and stencil them in the corner with the texture paste.  Let dry!!  Layer a couple of pieces of the book pages and die cut the full heart from the die set. Giving you lots of cut heart shapes!

Using a paper piercer, put holes through the middle of multiple layers of the paper hearts. Then thread the needle with double thread and stitch the hearts leaving long threads to show and to reach to your stencilled person. Stick hearts onto board and glue threads to a hand on your person.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Creative Team - Honey Bee Card

Creative Team - Honey Bee Card

By Creative Team Member - Dani Choate


Crafts4U Stacked Hearts Die - 70031
Crafts4U Honeycomb Chickenwire die - 10191
Crafts4U Stitched Rectangle - 70002  - or - Simply Dies - StitchedRectangle Die - SDHX0048
Crafts4U Embossong folder - words - 30046
Orange lightweight card
Yellow lightweight card
White lightweight card
Crafts4U glitter card in champagne
Crafts4U Double sided tape
Crafts4U Double sided tape - aka 'toilet roll'
Crafts4U Foam tape
Crafts4U Paper Trimmer
Crafts4U Mini Scoring board
Tombow Mono liquid glue


Cut & fold the white lightweight card using your Crafts 4U paper cutter and scoring board.
This will be your 6" x 4" card base

Using the largest rectangular die, cut a rectangle of white card and emboss it using the Crafts 4U words embossing folder
Mount onto the card base using double sided tape
Using the largest outer die from the Stacked Hearts die set. Cut a solid white heart from white cardstock

By hand, carefully cut a slightly larger solid heart from orange cardstock

Mount the orange solid heart onto the embossed background using foam tape
Mount the white solid heart onto the orange heart using double sided tape

Using the 'toilet roll' double sided tape, tape the reverse side of another piece of white card
Cut this taped card using the Crafts 4U honeycomb die. Once cut, immediately cut again with the largest outer die from the stacked heart set aswell. This should leave you with a honeycomb heart that has peelable double sided tape on the reverse.

Peel off the tape and mount onto the white solid heart
Cut two more honeycomb dies. One from yellow card and one from orange card. We will be using the tiny hexagons from the die in a couple of steps

Now use the outer two dies from the stacked heart set and cut a heart 'ring' out of champagne glitter card. Do the exact same thing again... however, the second time use the 3rd & 4th largest outer hearts - this will give you a smaller heart 'ring'
Glue the two heart 'rings' to the white honeycomb heart upper layer but only at the dimple and the bottom point of the heart so that the curves of the hearts can be lifted up and stand above the white honeycomb layer

Now using the small hexagons... mount with tiny pieces of foam tape. Randomly place within the open hexagons on the white honeycomb layer
Fussy cut some bees from scrapbooking paper. I have used 'Harmonious Honeybee' paper from the Nature Sketchbook Collection by GRAPHIC 45. Attach as if flying on the heart 'rings'

Choose a sentiment and attach as a flag from the lower right of the heart cluster