Saturday, 23 August 2014

A papercrafting catch-up...


Happy bank holiday weekend! :D

I'm sorry that there's not been much but tumbleweed over the last few weeks. I'm still settling into the new job (and loving it!) but I'm starting to find time to create again and boy, does it feel good! I've had few people saying that they've missed my creations - you're too sweet. I hope this post shows that I'm certainly still crafting. :)

So here's a little catch-up of what I've been up to:

1. Firstly, I was interviewed by the lovely Tam of CardMaking Artists. She was far too kind and sweet about me! I'm honestly just a simple gal that likes making cards (and cups of tea!) but if you want to check it out, or check out the great site in general, then you can do so here.

2. Hmmmm what else have I been up to? Well the amazingly talented Els Brige invited me to be a Weekend Guest on her blogeroo last weekend. Daunted? Slightly. I mean,  have you seen Els work? Or seen her previous guests? So. Talented. August is proving to be the month I have to create a ton of masculine cards so pop across if you want to see one of them. Here's a sneak peek:

3. It's more work-related than my personal papercrafting adventure but you might be interested. I had the total honour and pleasure of interviewing BoBunny. To do this as my job is a serious dream come true and I still can't believe it. BoBunny is certainly company that looks so fun to work for! The full interview and a free BoBunny Christmas stamp set and paper pad can be found in Simply Cards & Papercraft 127. :)

4. Finally, although you may not believe it from judging the blogeroo, I have honestly been a busy papercrafting bee. I've been working behind the scenes on a fabulous new bookazine called Die-cutting Essentials. My job was to play with the amazing free gift that comes with the issue: a set of 5 star-shaped nesting dies. Is that really work? It certainly didn't feel like it!

I had a blast playing with these dies to cater for many different occasions. The total icing on the cake was seeing the finished publication arrive at our offices and seeing my projects on the cover. :)

I'm not gonna be a sales-gal, but I think it's a great bookazine with an awesome free gift. Grab your copy here if you're interested.

Well. I think that's about it. I'm just about to sign off here, go and tidy up the total disaster zone that is my desk and hopefully find more time to create over the bank holiday weekend. Yay!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend whether you've got that sweet, extra day off on Monday or not. :)


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Kid's got a brand new bag....

Emilie bag

I told you I'd be back with something crafty this week and here it is. Albeit a previous project I'm yet to share with you, but it still counts, right? ;)

Over the past few months I've been on an exploring adventure with my Cricut Explore and found a reason to enjoy some time ironing. I know, you heard me right. This machine, once teamed up with Cricut Iron-on material, has me loving ironing. I never thought I'd say those words. Ever.

We've celebrated a few special occasions that the Cricut Explore has catered for perfectly. I decided to create some personalised tote bags to celebrate my guy's goddaughter's first birthday. Nothing but pink glittery sparkles for the special little lady. :)

So impressed was I at the ease of creating the design, that I tweaked it to celebrate the arrival of our friends' baby boy.


I though this tote made a sweet way of presenting the gift we'd bought the happy parents. It literally took minutes to make which is always a bonus as this was a last-minute idea of mine. :)

I was surprised a few weeks ago to receive a request from our friend to create two more bags for her to give to her friends' children as gifts. I think it's safe to share them on here now - it was probably safe to share them as soon as I made them but you never know who may be peeking at your blogeroo. For those of you who follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram you may recognise these bags as I snapped them during the creative process on the ironing board. :)



It was just a case of opening up the previous design I'd saved on the Cricut Design Space software and chaining the names. The only thing I had to double-check is that I'd spelt the names correctly. I had. Phew!

That's all from me today, thank you so much for visiting and I hope I've managed to show you that ironing can be fun. Well, fun when it's in the name of creating anyway! ;)


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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Excited, overwhelmed and surreal...


Happy weekend! Well, Sunday anyway. :)

So. I've kinda been MIA. Sorry about that, but this little thing has been taking up a lot of my time:

Yup. That's right. The first issue with me as the editor of Simply Cards & Papercraft hit the shelves last Thursday. Excited, overwhelmed, and surreal do not even begin to describe how it feels. To see the finished result of something you work so hard on gives a satisfaction I can't comprehend right now. I'm seeing it as I do the food shopping with my guy, as we go for a shopping trip and date night at our local shopping centre, at my mum's (she's my #1 fan) It's following me. It's crazy!

The price paid for this career change has been stepping away from CASE Study for a while until I can get myself organised and comfortable in what I'm doing. I'm getting there, don't worry.

The good news is that I do have some crafty projects to share with you later next week. I promise.

And in the meantime, y'know, if you fancy checking out this issue yourself (if not for the content, for the fabulous embossing folder and stamp set that come free with it!) then you can purchase it here or if you're in the UK then check out your supermarket, newsagents or WH Smiths. Shameless plug there, sorry. ;)

You can also follow the magazine via the blog, twitter or Facebook. I'd love to see you over there!

Thanks for hangin' around and visiting whilst I've been MIA. I really, really appreciate it!



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