SWALK Pawfect Pals – Sneak Peek no.3 for today!

And here I am again!

I know you want to see more before the launch of the SWALK Pawfect Pals range tomorrow so I thought I would give you another image. This time it’s a dog! Every SWALK character in this range is shown with a pet/animal so this range is perfect for all the animal lovers out there.


I coloured this little person as a boy but you could easily turn the character into a girl by changing the colour of the outfit. And of course the dog would look just as lovely in black, brown or even purple if you are feeling brave! I used my Spectrum Noir pens to colour the image, the Petite Dots embossing folder by Crafter’s Companion and a backing paper from the Pawfect Pals CD-ROM for the background. Hope you like it!

Crafty love, Nandia

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SWALK Pawfect Pals – Another sneak peek for today

Hello hello again!

I just had to give you another sneak peek for today! I had so much fun colouring these stamps so I have to show you!

This one is the little princess kissing the frog. Isn’t she cute?!

Again, I used my Spectrum Noir pens to colour the image. To make the heart shaped easel card I used the Crafter’s Companion Ulti-Bags board. See? You don’t have to use it just to make boxes! The backing papers are from the SWALK Pawfect Pals CD-ROM. The stamps and the CD-ROM will be released on Friday so make sure to check the Crafter’s Companion News Blog for more information and more sneak peeks!!!

Crafty love, Nandia

SWALK Pawfect Pals

Hello all

I have a little sneak peek for you today. It’s one of the new SWALK Pawfect Pals stamp. And yes, it’s a kitty! It’s no secret that I love cats so I can immediately drawn to this image.

I used my Spectrum Noir pens to colour this image in purple. But then I thought that she would look good in red as well so I created another card with the same stamp

The backing paper is from the Pawfect Pals CD-ROM. Most papers have a lovely texture and they look really good.

You have to wait a little bit more before you can get your paws on this stamp and CD-ROM – but it’s not long now, Friday is almost here!

Make sure to visit the Crafter’s Companion blog for more information and for more sneak peeks!

Love, Nandia

My DT story

Hello all!

No card today but a little nostalgia…

I wrote a little piece for the Crafter’s Companion News, Views and Inspiration blog  which you can read by clicking the link. It’s a little bit about how I got invited to the Design Team and how exciting it is to belong to the Crafter’s Companion family. And it is really a family because that is how everyone makes you feel. And not just now that I am in the Design Team but way before that.

Before my first meeting with Sara, Leann and Meg I felt a bit intimidated/worried to meet people that I kept seeing on tv and frankly (because I had met some other “crafting celebrities” before in workshops) I kept thinking that they’d be very cold with a “lets get this over with” attitude. Boy I was wrong!!! Those two days Sara, Leann and Meg made me feel like I was meeting old friends and doing crafting with them. Sara even prepared my coffee because I was so busy crafting! And hearing the story about how Crafter’s Companion started, by Sara,  sitting in the meeting room at Crafter’s Companion HQ is an amazing memory to have! 

And it’s not just Sara, Leann and Meg. I wish all of you would be able to meet everyone that is working for Crafter’s Companion and feel what I am talking about. Everyone I’ve ever met, from the people pressing the stamps or packing the shipments to the ones working at Customer Service, have been so friendly, welcoming, helpful and simply amazing! And I haven’t even mentioned Sara’s mum and dad who are such a lovely couple!

I am so glad I decided to create a card for the 5th birthday! Even though at the time I kept putting it off and I wasn’t sure my card would be good enough I am glad I did it. It took me two nights to finish the card and all the time I kept thinking how lovely it would be to win it – Dare to dream I guess!

If you want to see my card the post is in this blog, going back to October 2010 and you can find it here…

This turned out to be a long post… I only wanted to give you a link of my Crafter’s Companion 5th birthday card and look at how much I wrote… hope I didn’t bore you too much!

Thank you for reading and Craft On!

 

Toreads Book Stationery Box

Good evening all

I know I’ve been away for quite a while and I apologise for that. I was in Greece getting married and then I was on my honeymoon.

Now I am back and one of the first emails I had was from Leann asking me to make a sample for the Toreads release similar to the one I made for Moreheads. Well how could I resist?! I loved the shaped cards and I wanted them ALL in one place and that is why I made the original sample. But from this CD-ROM I also ADORED the concertina cards (anything with shape and movement – that is me!) So I’ve created the sample below that aparently everyone loved and I had requests to make a tutorial

I promised I’ve make one so here it is! I took a lot of pictures, I hope that makes it a bit easier. It is not a difficult project but it needs some time. I believe that once you make one you can easily make more quickly.

The tutorial is in a .pdf format so you can save it, print it and make it again and again.  To get the instructions click here  Stationery box tutorial

I would LOVE to see what you created using the tutorial. If you have any problems just leave me a note and I will get back to you.

And if you have time and you want to leave me a little note I would be extremely happy to read it and see what you think.

Craft into Christmas – Sneak peek 2

Hello hello!

Second sneak peek for Nigel’s new “Craft into christmas” CD-ROM and stamp range.

Today I picked to show you a card I made using the christmas tree stamp. It is a very intricate stamp but was suprisingly easy to colour. In this card I chose to stamp it on acetate with my glue pad (it’s an ink pad that has glue!) and then use some fine gold powder. I left it to dry and then I buffed it. I mounted it on some red card making it into a dome. The gold tree looks almost 3D! I was really pleased with how it turned out. Here it is!

It looks much better up close as you can see the tree pop out. The backing paper is from Nigel’s Craft into Christmas CD-ROM. The punch that I used to make the border is by Martha Steward. And of course some red ribbon!

If you would like a chance to win the whole Craft into Christmas range just put the image below in your blog or Facebook page and then enter a link in the Crafter’s Companion blog using Mister Linky. So what are you waiting for?! I promise you, you will love this new CD-ROM so go ahead and enter the competition to win it and all the stamps!

See you tomorrow with another sneak peek!

Love, Nandia xxx

Craft into Christmas – Sneak Peek 1

I am terrible! Look at how long I haven’t posted here! :O I need to start posting some images of what I have been doing while I’ve been away from my blog… soon *winks*

But here I am now with something I know you’ve been waiting for! Sneak peeks of Nigel’s new christmas DOUBLE CD-ROM “Craft into Christmas”. Yes double!

For my first card I chose one of the card companions. They are so easy and quick to make but look soooo amazing that are ideal for christmas especially when you have those “Oh no! I forgot to get them a card!” moments (I know I have lots of them…)

 

A really feminine card for those ladies that really love their high heels (who doesn’t?!) I’ve mounted the card companion onto an A5 card as I wanted something different so if you don’t want to limit yourselves to the design, you have other options. I’ve decoupaged th boot and added some glitter to make it more sparkly. Just a little bit of ribbon and the matching backing paper printed from the CD-ROM and here it is, an A5 card. The little embellishment and the tag are from the same card companion sheet so you don’t need to print anything else!

I’ll be back tomorrow as I have lots more to show you! Make sure you watch the shows on Create & Craft on Tuesday 19th June as you won’t want to miss this!

 

Love, Nandia xxx

Sneak Peek 5 – Paintbox Poppets stamps and CD-ROM

And hello again!

Second sneak peek for today. Just thought I’d give you a little bit more before the launch tomorrow.

This image is from the Reddy die-cut decoupage.

I added a label cut with Spellbinders and embossed with the Large Petal Background Embossing Folder by Darice. It is one of my favourite embossing folders. The backing paper is from the Paintbox Poppets CD-ROM and if you want to win a copy simply leave me a comment below. There is still time! I will be picking my winner on Friday morning.

Lots of love, Nandia xxx

Sneak Peek 1 – Paintbox Poppets Stamps and CD-ROM and a little treat!

Good morning all!

I am back with a new sneak peek and some exciting news!

You know how you used to buy the Paintbox Poppets decoupage but it was too pretty to use on cards as you wanted to save it all for yourself? Well now you can use your decoupage and still have copies for yourself (something like having your pie and eating it too – yum!) with the new Paintbox Poppets stamps and CD-ROM!

I have a little sneak peek for you today. It is one of the stamps, a little boy standing on the steps.

I loved colouring this image, he has a lot of folds on his trousers and top and at first I thought I’d be in trouble (since I am not exactly that good at colouring) but it turned out to be a lot easier than I thought! Of course my lovely Spectrum Noir pens and watching Leann’s DVD helped immensely! The backing paper is from the CD-ROM and the round sentiment stamp is from Crafter’s Companion as well!

And here is a little bit of something for you! Crafter’s Companion have kindly offered a Paintbox Poppets CD-ROM so if you would like a chance to win it all you have to do is leave me a comment below.

I will be giving you sneak peeks on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as well so if you keep checking back and leaving me a comment after every sneak peek then you’ll get more chances to win!!!

I will pick my winner on Friday 9th March after 8.00am using the Random.org website.

Keep checking back for more sneak peeks but also visit the blogs of my DT friends (links on the right) to see their sneak peeks.

So leave me a little comment to make my day a bit brighter but also have a chance to win a Paintbox Poppets CD-ROM!

Love, Nandia

Paint Fusion CD

Hello everyone!

Here I am once more and this time I am bringing good news for everyone who always wanted to get their hands on some of Sheena’s Paint Fusion but don’t want to use paints and colours and water or people who love Paint Fusion but wish there was a way of doing things even quicker. Well now there is! The new CD-Rom from Sheena will let you have all the fun of creating stunning pieces that look like they’ve been Paint Fusioned without having to get your hands dirty and in a fraction of the time. Just Select, Print and Craft your heart out! And the results are so realistic that you really have to come up close and examine the card to tell whether you painted it or you printed it.

What do you think?!?!

The CD-Rom also includes backing papers, inserts and some amazing embellishments for you to decorate your creations. Just grab some watercolour card (it looks stunning when printed on this card) and you are set. Simple!

Will be back soon with more sneak peeks. Until then enjoy crafting!

Love, Nandia xXx

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