Sunday, 4 September 2016

Some Christmas Create a Cards

Morning all :)

I am back today to share a couple of samples I have done using the Crafter's Companion Christmas Create a Card dies.

This card uses the 5 x 5 Enchanted Reindeer and the Happy Holidays 5 x 2 sentiment die.  I have used kraft card with cream and also used one of the embossing folders from the Nordic range (Reindeer Forest)

This is an easel card using the Deck the Halls die.  I cut it out once in dark blue and then again in some white card that I had covered with Stick It.  I cut the baubles out and then covered them with glitter and layered them on the blue piece.  I also did a glittery frame.  On the base of the easel, although you can't really see it here, I used the die to emboss only and then used a Sentimentals stamp to make a stopper.

This is a box decorated with the Timeless Wreath die on cream card and stencilled through with some red ink. On the top of the box I used the smaller Merry Christmas sentiment die.  This is a good sized box that would make any gift you were giving just that little bit more special.

I have made lots of Christmas cards/projects for samples this year but I really need to make a start on my own, otherwise it'll be the usual mad rush to try and finish them in time :)  

Back soon 


Saturday, 3 September 2016

September is here :)

Hi everyone in blogland :)
Well ikt's hard to believe that September is here and as I write this it seems that Autumn is already making an appearance as it's pouring with rain!  However, that doesn't matter as I have lots and lots to do in my craftroom.

I have been very busy over the past few weeks and am very happy to say that I am now an accredited demonstrator for Crafter's Companion, so I am looking forward to getting to demo lots of their fab products as soon as they need me.

I am going to share a few samples today that I have made for the CC shows on Hochanda recently.
These are from the Die'sire everyday fancy edge'ables large format range.  These dies are 7.5 inches across so great for making those larger statement cards and projects

This is using the beautiful Papillon on Centura Pearl card stock to make a triple step card.  I love plain white with just a hint of colour - this time I used a peachy colour and added one of the only words dies

This uses Amour and some of Sara's Together Forever range papers to make a cream and gold card that would make a lovely wedding card.  To make this easel card I cut the edge'able twice.  Once at the top of the front piece and then on another piece of card to be used as the stopper. 

Finally I have used the Parisian to do a diorama type card using it to cut the side pieces and the bottom of the aperture too.

I hope you love these dies as much as I do as there is so much you can do with them 


Sunday, 10 July 2016

New Signature range release by Sara Davies, tonight.

Hi all, I am here to share my samples with you that I have made for the new Signature range by Sara from Crafter's Companion.
This range is called Traditional Christmas and although it seems too early to be talking about Christmas, I know loads of crafters have already started on their Christmas makes.
This is a fab range with lots of yummy dies and a couple of embossing folders, plus a fab 6 x 6 paper pad and some beautiful foiled papers.

So here are my samples;

This festive greeting die is so useful and I love it layered to make the drop shadow effect.

These use the Christmas Bells panel die and I love it in both colourways.

The Entwined Holly panel is beautiful and I have use the Holly Corner embossing folder to emboss the edges.

This is the Festive Tree folder but look at the fab foiled backing papers - so yummy :)

The Guardian Angel die is lovely and although I am not much of a mirror card girl, the Luxury Mirror card that is available in the set cuts brilliantly and looks amazing.  The white card at the back is from the foiled card pack and you can just see the shine on it.

I adore the Away in a Manger die set which has lots of little dies so you can make up your scenes.

This range is great fun to work with and I have loved playing with the dies and papers.
The range launches tonight on HOCHANDA at 8pm so don't forget to tune in :)

I hope you love the new Signature range as much as I do :)


Thursday, 7 July 2016

12 months already!

Back after a break :)

Hi all - I am back after a rather lengthy break of 12 months due to health problems, thinking about life and changing things about.  As you can see my blog has changed to Sam Healey Designs along with my lovely new hummingbird logo.

I am making lots of things and have an Etsy store still and a new website at Sam Healey Designs :)
I have lots of things I want to do and I will share as things commence or change.

I am still on the Die'sire design team for Crafter's Companion and so today I thought I would share a couple of the samples I have made for recent launches

These were from the hobby Edge'ables that launched last week on Hochanda - they are really different and great fun to work with :)

There was also a fab Downton Abbey launch with two new create a card dies;

These are fabulous, I love them both but I especially love the Downton Vintage Castle - just beautiful and loads you can do with it.  These were launched on Hochanda but they are available from the  Crafter's Companion website too.

Well, I shall away as I have more samples to make and lots of other things to do too but I shall be back soon.