Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Spooky Treats

Hello Crafters.
Autumn has certainly arrived here.  The morning air is now crisp and a lot cooler.
Usually we have beautiful Septembers here in France but not sure what happened this year.  So far its been very wet. 
I have another Halloween project to share with you today.  The last in my little series showing you the fabulous selection of Halloween dies from Spellbinders.
I made these little treat bags using the Bag N Tag It  from Debi Adams at Spellbinders.
I cut two of the panels out and glued them together to make the bag shape.

I then went on to decorate the front using the Spider Web Card Front which I then trimmed down to fit the front of the treat bag.

I then cut the word Spooky and added a little bat from the Shapeabilities Spooky Tree Set.

A quick and easy little treat bag to put together and just the right size for some sweets for your little Trick or Treaters.
I hope you enjoyed my little Halloween showcase of all these beautiful dies.
Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by the Spellbinders Website for more details about the dies I have used.


Monday, September 18, 2017

I love Coffee

Hello again.
I have just had my morning coffee and have been inspired by the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop to make this card.
There are lots of great prizes to be won so I hope you will join in too.
To make my card I used the Die D-Lites Hipster One Set from Spellbinders.
I cut out two of the takeaway coffee cups in white cardstock and two sleeves from kraft card and inked slightly around the edge. 

I then cut out the little seal and stamped Happy Birthday inside.
For the background I used an embossing folder from Spellbinders called Horse Hair by Tammy Tutterow,
To the embossed background I added a little bit of gold gliding wax, a thin strip of coffee bean designer paper and some gold glitter tape.
A clean and simple card great for anyone to receive that loves Coffee.
Please stop by the Spellbinders Website for more details about the products I have used and have a great day.

Halloween Banner

Hello everyone.
Here I am with another Halloween project post.
This time I have made my own Halloween banner.  Normally I have a banner that I have downloaded from the internet and printed out but this year I decided to make one.
Spellbinders made it easy with their fabulous choice of Halloween dies.
Check out the full range HERE.
For my other Halloween posts please click the links below.
I used three different dies to create my banner.

I created alternate panels using the Spider Web Card Front and the Spooky Tree die.
For each tree and witch I created a drop shadow to add a little interest.  I had to include bit of sparkle somewhere so using glitter card and mirror card was just the thing.
For the background of the spooky tree panels I used the Blistered Embossing Folder By Tammy Tutterow.

I also included the Witch On Broom Die to the panels with the Spider Web Card Front.
For each panel I created a little moon and just inked up one side in orange.
You can make your banner longer by adding extra panels if needed.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Please stop by the Spellbinders website for more details about the dies I have used.


Friday, September 15, 2017

4 of Something

Hi All.
Its my turn to host the challenge from the Daring Cardmakers this week.
I celebrate the big 40 yesterday and today is our wedding anniversary so this weeks challenge is to put 4 of something on your card.
Lets forgot the zero as I intend on staying 39 for every birthday from now on.
So you could include 4 designer papers, 4 embellishments, the number 4 or like me I used 4 sentiments all starting with the letter H.  I also included 4 emojis as my daughter loves them.

For the emojis I used a die from Spellbinders called Die D-Lites Emojis etched die.
It comes in a set of 5 little faces so you can create them your self.
My daughter loves this set so I cut out some extra ones with her help so she could use them as well.
I cut the little faces from yellow glitter card.
To create my four sentiments I used two set of dies from Spellbinders.
I just cut these from plain black card stock.
The daughter loves this card so much that she has asked for an emoji themed party but as her birthday isn't until April I think I have plenty of time to create something.
For full details about the dies I have used please check out the website at Spellbinders.
Thanks for stopping by and please check out the Design Team Blogs at Daring Cardmakers to see how they used 4 of something.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Halloween Bird Cage

Hello Bloggers and Crafters.
Today I am sharing with you another book folded project but this time for Halloween.
I am following on from last weeks Spellblogger project to show you the Halloween dies from Spellbinders.
Check out last weeks Halloween post HERE.
This time I wanted to create something you could decorate your table with or place on a shelf.
I have a bird cage on my book shelf decorated in flowers so I am going to replace it with this one ready for Halloween.
My daughter loves Halloween and I can't wait to see her dressed up and my little one as well.
I create my bird cage first and this time I inked up the edges of each page with some black ink.  I then added some orange/mustard coloured lace.

The tree is a die called Spooky Tree from Spellbinders.  I cut this out twice.  One from black cardstock and one from copper mirror card.  I then glued them together but created a drop shadow effect.  I then glued this to the front of the bird cage.

I then added other die cut trees without the drop shadow and placed them around the sides.

Next I cut lots of bats out and placed these all over the bird cage.  The set comes with a little bat and the word SPOOKY.

Thanks for stopping by and come back next week for more Halloween inspiration from Spellbinders.
For full details about the dies I have used please check out Spellbinders Website.
Have a great day.

Friday, September 8, 2017

International Literacy Day

Well that's the first week of school over and back to our routine.  We are really looking forward to this next school year and hopefully get our youngest out of his nappies and into school.
Its Joanne's turn to host this week dare over at Daring Cardmakers. So as its International Literacy Day let's celebrate the joy of the written word. You could feature books on your card, acknowledge a
special teacher or even celebrate a favourite literary character.
I made a back to school card.
The sentiment on the front nearly said "Hooray" but I thought that was a bit mean.
I included books on my card by using some back to school designer papers.
I then added a little globe die cut from Spellbinders called Die D-Lites World View.  The die comes in two parts the globe stand and the earth.
I cut the stand from gold mirror card stock and the earth from white card stock and coloured this using ink.

I then added a little sentiment and a star to finish.
Looking at my card it kind of reads "hello world" 
I suppose its a little nod to all children going back to school this week and they are ready to absorb  all that knowledge.

I hope you will stop by the Design Team blogs for more lovely inspiration.
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Spellblogger Giveaway Winner

Hi All,
A big thank you to everyone that joined in with my little giveaway.
Who wrote:
"Wow absolutely stunning creation Dawn. The birdcage is beautiful and the added details of the flowers is just perfect X"
Please contact me at dawnbarwick@gmail.com with your mailing address to receive your prize.

Monday, September 4, 2017


Morning all.
Its my daughters first day back at school and she was a little nervous and very excited to return.  I managed to get a couple of pictures before she left and one at school of all her class but it was rather difficult having my youngest wanting to run off and play.
I have some spooky cards to show you today using some of the new Halloween dies from Spellbinders.

 To make the first card I cut an aperture into my cardstock and created a little spooky sunset using different coloured inks.  I then cut out the web using the Shapeabilities Spider Web Card Front Die.  I placed this over the area that I had inked. 
I then used grey and kraft cardstock and created more apertures to give a sense of looking into the web.  I then cut the witch using Shapeabilities Witch On A Broom from black and silver cardstock to create the little shadow effect.

I also used an embossing folder called Blistered which I added black ink to before I ran it through my Platinum machine.

I then finished my card with a little spooky sentiment from the set called Shapeabilities Spooky Tree.
For my next card I used Shapeabilities Spooky Tree set which comes with the sentiment, a tree and a bat.

I die cut a circle of white cardstock and made another sunset style background using different coloured inks.

I used the same embossing folder and technique as before but this time use grey cardstock.

I then cut the tree, bats and sentiment all from black card stock and added them to the inked background. 
Two different cards without a piece of designer paper in sight which is unusual for me as most of my cards do have it on somewhere.  I haven't actually bought any Halloween papers this year so I think I most go shopping for some.
Please click on the links for more details about the die sets I have used.
Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by.


Friday, September 1, 2017

September Elemental Inspiration

 Hello Crafters.
The count down has begun.  Its the last few days of the school holidays.  My little girl is looking forward to going back to school but I think its because she has a new bag and school supplies.  She really enjoyed going shopping and picking it all herself.  She is getting so grown up now.
Its Friday and challenge time over at Daring Cardmakers.  Its the first Friday of the month so this week its an elemental inspiration challenge.
Check out the dreamy picture our host Kathy picked for this week.

Remember to pick at least 3 elements to include on your creation.
For my card I picked the colours, flowers and the brick work.
To create my card I started with an embossing folder by Tammy Tutterow called Picnic from Spellbinders.  I then added a little ink to it and sprayed the folder with water and added my piece of card stock.   I then put the embossing folder through my Platinum Machine to create the embossed effect.  To add a little bit of detail I used a tiny amount of gilding wax to random areas.
I then went on to create the little hydrangea flower using the Shapeabilities Create A Hydrangea die from Spellbinders.  Its such a lovely little die and so delicate looking.
If you check out my previous post HERE.  I am having a little GIVEAWAY to win the same die.  All you need to do is leave a comment on the previous post and you could win this fabulous die.  You have until Monday 4th September and good luck.
Please stop by the Design Team blogs at Daring Cardmakers to check out their lovely creations.
Have a great weekend.