31 March 2017

Paperbabe Stamp Release Blog Hop - Garden Fairies.

We are very excited to announce a guest artist in the Paperbabe Stamps family and to celebrate we are having a little blog hop...

The very talented Chris Dark has designed a collection of beautiful Garden Fairies Stamps, the Butterfly Catcher, Butterfly Emerges, Butterfly Fairy, and Musical fairy, they are a larger set and each includes a beautiful sentiment.

To add extra fun to our blog hop... we are offering up a prize! 
of the whole garden fairies collection to one lucky winner.

Here are the details:
  • A winner will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the designer's blogs and the PaperbabeStamps Blog to win.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the designer's blogs listed below or the Paperbabe stamps blog for your chance to win! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight on Sunday, 2nd April to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paperbabe Stamps blog on Wednesday, 5th April to see if you are one of our lucky winners.

My first sample is an 8" x 8" card

My second sample is a mixed media fairy door

Today, we’ve enlisted some super talented designers to inspire you with ideas on how to use these beautiful new garden fairies! Hop along for lots of fun and inspiration! 
***Kerrie - Your next stop ***
Carole C

Have fun on the HOP!

30 March 2017

Thank you, Two years of blogging today

I can hardly believe it, I have been blogging for 2 years!

I can still remember when my daughter said I should start a blog, I wasn't so sure.....what would I write about, would people want to view it and how do you do it?

I kept putting it off and then I decided I wanted to be on a Design Team for a craft company and one of things people kept telling me is that you need a blog and a good presence on social media......

Hence, Home is where the craft is was born and I haven't looked back since.

The first picture I shared was my bookfolded birdcage, it was a tutorial post

It's been viewed almost 5000 times and makes me so proud that so many people liked it, commented and started following me as a result.

In the 2 years since I have done so many different things in my crafting journey, I've been a member of  3 design teams, I'm just about to start with another company for a years term and am guest designing with another for 3 months.

I've had items in magazines, design team samples on telly and displayed my work at a BIG craft show as well as run workshops for fellow crafters.

None of this would have happened with out YOU!  You read, liek and share my work, leave me lovely comments and give me that boost in confidence I need.  All of this gives me the inspiration to go on and create more and aspire to bigger things, thats why I want to thank you.

I love what I do and love interacting with you all, here's to many more blog posts, tutorials and crafty makes.

You guys rock my world

Thank you x

29 March 2017

Tattered Lace Totally Entwined

Tomorrow Tattered Lace are launching a new collection named Totally Entwined.

I was lucky enough to get to play with some of the collection and would like to share my design team makes with you.

You can watch the show on at 8am, 11am, 2pm,6pm and 9pm on Sky 674 Freeview 23 Virgin 748 Freesat 813 Apple TV Amazon Fire

How to make a tea bag folded flower - Robins Nest Design team

Hey crafty friends

Today I have a post on http://chatteringrobins.blogspot.co.uk/ showing how to make a Teabag folded flower, it's a full step by step tutorial. 

Here is a sneaky peek, but you'll need to go to their blog for the full post.

I hope you like it.

I'm Guest designing for STAMPlorations

I'm so excited to tell you that I am joining STAMPlorations for the next 3 months and will be guest designing for their CAS card challenge.

My first card for them will be for the April challenge which goes live on 6th April.

In the mean time here is a card I made with STAMPlorations stamps

I used the following stamps; Artsy Border Maker and  BOLD-SENTIMENTS-Hello

If you've not seen their products before then you need to click the link above and go take a peek, I promise you wont be disappointed.

I can't wait to share my projects with you.

28 March 2017

Visible Image Angel - Mono printing

Today I am sharing a print I created using the Gelli Plate from Gelli Arts which I then added a stamped image to using Visible Image Angels stamp set.

I used Pebeo acrylic high viscosity paint which I added to the Gelli Plate using a brayer,  I used shades 55 and 352, I then layerd some smooth uncoated card on top to pull the print.

Once dry I used versafine onyx black pigment ink to stamp the large Angel image, you will notice that the image isn't as dark and crisp as it normally is with Versafine, this is because one of the paints I used was metallic, I like the look it gives, it's almost ghostly.

Next I added some black paint through a stencil to encase the image, I also added some Nuvo Jewel drops from Tonic studios. All that was left to do was add the image to some brushed gold cardstock.

I really like how this project turned out and plan on using the image in a box frame as a piece of home decor.

I'll be back tomorrow with another project.

23 March 2017

Tattered Lace Blockbuster launch - Design Team samples

This evening Tattered Lace are launching several new dies. There are 2 collections and some stand alone dies. As this is a blockbuster show there are lots of super deals to be had.

I am really excited to share with you the samples I made for the show, as always I have added links to the dies I used for each card, I hope you like them.

The card above has a moving element so I have added a step out picture below to show show it looks from all angles.

You can watch the show at 7pm on Sky 674 Freeview 23 Virgin 748 Freesat 813 Apple TV Amazon Fire

18 March 2017

Tattered Lace Spring Collection Launch - Design Team Samples

Tomorrow see's the launch of Tattered Lace Spring Collection on Create and Craft TV

I got to the chance to use Daisy delight die and the Bluebell die
Here are my Design team samples

I like to try and add a home decor item or something a little different if I can so I put together this plaque using both of the dies.

I hope you like my samples.

You can watch along at 10am, 3pm and 9pm on Sky 674 Freeview 23 Virgin 748 Freesat 813 Apple TV Amazon Fire

17 March 2017

Tattered Lace Classic Deco collection - Design Team Samples

Good Morning Crafty friends, Not only is it Friday which means the weekend starts very soon but today Tattered Lace are launching a new collection called Classic Deco on Create and Craft TV at 12pm.

I had the pleaseure of working with 3 of the new dies and some of the backing papers from the accompanying CD-ROM.

This first card used the Classic Diasy from the Jazz age elements bundle. I cut 3 of the Daisys in Black and 3 in Gold, I trimmed them down to create a flower topper for this fancy fold card.

This card uses Frank and the Classic Daisy and a lot of matting and layerig.

I made a box using the Classic Daisy and some simple die cut shapes and the card has Molly, a lovey Art Deco lady and of course some feathers.

I used the Classic Daisy and Molly on this card in classic black and gold, the backing paper if from the CD-Rom thats in the show.

Now we have Frank Classic Daisy and Molly, I love how Molly looks as if taking Frank for a walk is all too much for her.

This is a panorama style cards using Frank Classic Daisy and Molly. I used the Classic Daisy to create the corners and the chandelier.

This collection is another really elegant and versatile collection with a timeless feel, a must have for Art Deco lovers.

I hope you'll tune in to watch the show is you can.

Have a lovely weekend x

15 March 2017

Easter Treat Bag Tutorial - Robins Nest Design Team Project

Today I have a tutorial over on the Robins Nest Blog showing how to make this cute Easter Treat Bag

If you'd like to see how to make it then pop over to http://chatteringrobins.blogspot.co.uk/ for a step by step tutorial.