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Welcome to my little place in the blogging world. :)
I like to share details here for the DT projects I create and also some of my own tutorials.
I would love you to leave me a comment so I know that you have visited me.
Thanks for stopping by! Ni :) x

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Sweet / Candle Gift Box Card - Tutorial.

Good afternoon!
Yes, that's right I am actually back for my second post of this week, ok ok, don't fall off your chair in shock lol! ;)
I have been busily uploading some of my DoCrafts demonstration samples and as I am about to upload some examples of the currently popular Gift Box Card I wanted to upload my own set of instructions and a diagram for making them.
You can also see my finished samples further down the post.

So as you can see it really is a very simple process, just 6 simple score lines and then a couple of cuts and there you have it!
If anyone is in the Ipswich area then I will be demoing these cards on Sat 28th at The Range and Sat Feb 11th at Bypass Nurseries if you would like to see a practical tutorial too. :)

Ok so on to my samples, this first one is my original attempt at this technique and has been made into a Thank You card with chocolates inside and features the Hot Diggity Dog range of products.

My second sample uses the adapted instructions for tea light candles and uses the Moments of Faith range...

... and this last picture shows that you do not have to add an aperture and uses one of my favourite products, the Tatty Ted layered die.

I hope this tutorial is of use to anyone who stops by and sees it, I would love to see any cards made using the instructions. Don't forget to check both of my DoCrafts galleries for updates using the new products all this month and in February too. Ni. :) x

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

2012 Calendar Series - Cover & January.

Ok so I've failed already at wanting to post at least once a week but hopefully that will change soon as I am looking to get a new smartphone so I can blog direct from that, much more convenient! :)


Today I'm sharing a project that will be the first in a series of posts all coming together to make a complete desk calendar for 2012.

I'm hoping that making the page at the start of each month will get me thinking about which cards I need to get made in that month so I can get them ready on time and wont forget anyone, well that's the plan anyway!

Each page/month will be showcasing some of the newest DoCrafts products available as I am incorporating this idea into a sample project for taking along to my demonstrations.

Ok so onto the calendar itself, here is the front cover:

This is again using products from the London themed Portobello Road collection.

Here I've used the gorgeous deep blue crown print paper for my background, the flag embossing folder as a mount for the typography stamp numbers stamped onto Portobello Road papers, a stamp featuring the queens head as well as ribbons, a bow and buttons.

...and this is the page for January:

This is using a backing paper and topper from the new Hot Diggity Dog collection. The ribbons are from the Tatty Ted Winter Wonderland range and I had to include them because the print is perfect for those new year fireworks!

All I've done is take apart one of the very inexpensive DC calendar books and then used a spreadsheet programme to make the dated information box ready to fill in with my demo dates and birthdays, simple!

Thanks for stopping by, Ni. :) x

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Happy New Year!

... well I'm only a few days late! :)

Now for those who are observant you will have seen (on my sidebar) that Saturday is my first Docrafts demo of 2012, hurrah! So for the past few days I have been busily prepping projects using all the new collections.

I have also made one new years resolution, I plan to do at least one blog post per week. I want to keep up to date with sharing my demo cards and the mini tutorials I'm taking to the demo's with me too.

For my first share of 2012 I have produced a scrapbook page using the GORGEOUS new Portobello Road products and the xcut scalloped bunting dies..

The mini photos are a first for me, they came from one of those in-store instant photo printers where I selected 4 images to be on one 6"x4" print. This was a nice way to include some of the photos we took at midnight as well as one of ourselves in the hotel we were staying in.

Right, I'm off to start making some Hot Diggity Dog cards now with the lovely new stamps. Back with more uploads soon! Ni. :) x