Saturday, 27 September 2014

One stop craft shop review number four
Hi everyone hope you all well? Today it's time for my fourth review for
Today I thought I would share with you all my thoughts on one of the favouite products I was sent which has to be the Basic Grey 'Hey You' 4" x 6" snippets booklet.
I have found this booklet so handy to have to make my projects up with think I have used something from it on every review I have done so far. So you ask what's so good about it....
Well to start with the price at just £3.15p this is such a great value book and one of thoses staple products to have in your craft stash.. It has 24 printed 65gsm cardstock sheets which each has toppers/messages/quotes and quirky little messages.
There are 2 sheets of twelve designs and I have found these prefect to add the finishing touches to my designs. Another great thing is that all the colour tones to the toppers/message all have been made to work with the rest of the Basic Grey 'Hey you' and 'Hey boy' range and I can see them working for all occasion projects not just mens.
For my card design I have taken one of the topper and used it to make the main focus of my design showing that they work great for when you need a card in a hurry.
I used the 'Hey boy' papers to work with the topper along with some of the Papermania plain cardstock, a Mathra punch around the page set, x-cut dies and a cuttlebug embossing folder.
This just show some times simply designs can be so effective.
Products I have used are
Many thanks for stopping by and hope you like my card design and review.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Hey boy paper pad review
Afternoon fellow crafter's hope your all well?
Today I thought I would share with you all my thoughts on the Basic Grey 'Hey boy' 6x6 paper pad I was sent in my crafting product bundle from onestopcraftshop.
To start with I can say this is one of the good bargin paper pads that are out their for sale right now,
with 36 6x6 sheets in total there is a really good mix of funky and reto themed papers this pad can work for them hard to make male and boy themed projects with no trouble at all.
The paper stock is a nice weight and another major bonus is that the pad contains plain soild coloured sheets that match prefectly with the patterened designs.
The designs themself feature themes like music,trains,bingo and other patterns like dots, lined paper effects and wood grain making this ideal to work with any project you have in mind.
I used some of the papers to make my the design below which I had my Dad in mind when I made it.....

For my card design I used the nice brown toned grid effect paper to mat and layer onto Papermania orange card stock, added little faux stitching and then took one of the matching soild coloured papers from the pad and run it though my embossing machine. As you can see it gave a nice deep emboss and took  the distress ink with no problem. I then used some twine to add a bit of textured, them matted a border on top with the brown grid paper and added a few nail effect chipboard shapes from the 'Hey boy' chipboard set.

I them used a Papermania stamp set called 'Heritage press' to make the suit and tie by using the papers to stamp on and then layed them up I found a pocket watch charm in my stash and some chain and added this for some more detail. I had the idea to turn the suit into a pocket after I saw a topper in the 'Hey you' snippets booklet that had 'list' wrote on top. Thought this would be good to write the things that are great about the man the card was made for. My Dad.
I found some nice matching messages in the 'Hey boy' cardstock/transparenices pack that works so good with the whole 'Hey boy' range.
I added few finshining touches with the button, ribbon and little white pen dots.
Hope you all like my card design and look foward to reading your thoughts.
All the products i have used to make my card can be found now for sale on the onestopcraftshop  site
Thank you for stopping by

Monday, 8 September 2014

My Super news

Hi everyone hope your all well? I haven't stopped smile all weekend!!! why you ask well I got my copy of Quick cards made easy in the post and what a surprise I had my card has only been printed on the front cover!!! How lucky am I (see top right) I was asked to take part in quick cards new readers design team and was given the wonderful free papers to make a card with and his is the design I came up with. 
need to make a frame now so I can hang it on my craft room wall.
Big thank you has to go to the whole Quick card team and Cath herself.

Make sure you pick up your copy not only can you see my card you also get

a great free snowflake die.

Here's close up for my card and more details on page 40