Tuesday 22 September 2015

Edinburgh Workshops - Morning

Last weekend was the wonderful Ross Paper Crafts Show in Edinburgh and we had such a lovely day, even the traffic was on our side!

We got to run two workshops, the first session was the messy one were we played with inks, water, bubble wrap you name it we used it and created either a note book or two cards.

Here was the starting point.

Everyone was given the same instructions and materials but that's as far as it went they had to add their own flare. And wow these ladies went for it...

So thank you to you all for taking part it was fun! And sorry Shirley it was messy too!

I will be adding the details of how to make these notebooks in the next few days so please pop back.

And don't forget if you have a craft group or would like us to take part in a workshop near you then please drop us a line at kym@craftyroodesigns.co.uk to find out more.

Monday 21 September 2015

Monthly Make Monday: New Home

Whoops I almost forgot!

It's Monday  so here is next fabulous card created by Sue using Septembers Monthly Make.

For a step by step guide on how to make this card check out Sues blog  www.suedocreations.blogspot.com

Or if you would like more information on our Monthly Make then check out our website.

Wednesday 16 September 2015

May your Christmas sparkle

Crafty Roo HQ is all busy at the moment getting organised for our next shows, we have 3 shows over the next 3 weeks, so it is case of trying to get all those ducks lined up - but you always one waddling off in the wrong direction!  

So, whilst Little Man has decided to have a quick 40 winks I thought I would take 5 minutes and share with you another of our new Christmas Stamps "May your Christmas Sparkle" and it has been teamed up with the Sparkle Flourish.

This one was so quick I even shocked myself!

All I did was cut a 7.5 inch square piece of white car and embossed the Sparkle Flourish a few times on the right, then distressed over it, mounted it onto a bigger piece of blue card an tied a ribbon down the left hand side and mounted onto an 8 inch square base card.

I then stamped the saying onto ta piece of white card, trimmed it down and lightly distressed it. then over the top I added stardust embossing powder to really make it sparkle and then mounted it too onto blue card.

Finally I attached the saying to the card and added some gems and pins.

If you like our stamps, why not check out our website.

Monday 14 September 2015

Monthly Make Monday: Autumn Days

Morning! Well it's Monday again so it can only mean one thing! Another beautiful creation made using this months Monthly Make.

I just love the border Sue has created how simple it do but how beautiful!

For a step by step guide on how to make this card check out Sues blog www.suedocreations.blogspot.com

Sue has used the border inside the card too!

If you would like more information on our Monthly Make then check out our website.

Sunday 13 September 2015

With Love

On a roll!

We have been back at school for a week and a bit now Little Lady is settling into Year 1 nicely, Little Man is enjoying the time to himself, and I am getting a little more time to play and share more ideas with you. So here goes another Christmas idea to share.

I hope you like it ......

For this card I used our Christmas Tree- With Love and Christmas Wishes Stamps.

I started by cutting an A4 piece of kraft card down to create a DL and onto the fromt of the card I stamped Christmas Wishes down the front and then distressed it. 

Onto the left over piece of kraft card I stamped and heat embossed the tree. I trimmed it down so it was 1.5cm smaller on each side. The trunk, heart and star were coloured in using distress ink and a waterbrush.  

When it was dry I distressed and doodled around the edge. I then mounted it onto a piece of white card added a white brad in each corner attached some ribbon around the bottom and attached it to the center of the card.

I love how quick this card was to make, if you like these stamps why not check out our website

Friday 11 September 2015

Monthly Make: Something Different

Every month in the Monthly Make I go a little off the beaten track and give you a step by step guide to a project that uses the stamps to create "something different".

In August I did a canvas,

And this month I share how to use your stamps with fabric.

If you like these ideas or want to learn more about our Monthly Make then check out our website.

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Gingerbread Wreath

So, this is one of those cards that just happen. 

You all know the ones, you start off with a very clear picture in your mind and about 5 minutes after you start, it looks nothing like that idea you had but you carry on anyway.

And then something happens, and somehow you end up with a card you love!

Well this is one of those!

For the background I randomly stamped the Candy Cane, Gingerbread and and lady (Christmas Minis - Set 1) in red and brown, distressed it, doodled around the edge and mounted it onto a piece of red card before it was mounted onto an 8 inch square base card.

To make the topper I stamped the Christmas Wreath onto a piece of card and trimmed it down then coloured it in using water and distress inks and left it to dry. Onto Kraft card I stamped and heat embossed 3 of each of the Candy Cane, Gingerbread and and lady, and cut them out leaving a narrow border. When the wreath was dry I distressed around the edge, then 2nd generation stamped the Candy Cane along the edges and doodled too. The wreath was then mounted onto read card and then added to the base card. The Candy Canes and Gingerbread people added too.

Next I stamped Christmas Wishes onto a scrap of card, trimmed it down, distressed and doodled around it as before. This was then mounted onto red card and attached to the card.

Finally I added some ribbon and pins.

I hope you like how it turned out too!

If you like our stamps, why not check out our website.

Monday 7 September 2015

Monthly Make Monday: Line of Houses

So it's Monday and the plan is that every Monday I share with you one of the designs sue has come up with for the Monthly Make.

I just love this card Sue has created she has only used 3 of the stamps from this months set but she has also found a use for those tiny scraps of patterned paper I can not bear to throw away!!!

For a step by step guide on how to make this card check out Sues blog www.suedocreations.blogspot.com

Sue has also created a beautiful inside for the card too!

IF you would like more information on our Monthly Make then check out our website.