Thursday, 28 June 2012

Cre8tive Kit 3

The third Cre8tive kit is now available and is the best yet. The My Minds Eye paper pack itself is worth £10 let alone the chipboard alphabet, metal butterfly, flowers, bakers twine, cardstock, brads and buttons. Sue has done a wonderful job of creating 3 pages with her kit and I know she has oooooodles of stuff left over.

Here is a peek at the front and back of the papers and the die cut accessory sheet.
You can see the whole kit below
And here are Sue's lovely pages
 A beautiful wedding page
 This page really surprised me as with a little ink Sue has completely changed the look of the kit
Hexagons are very en vogue at the moment and with the kit Sue has created hexagon templates in varying sizes for you to use.

I hope you like the look of the kit and if you wuold like to order one you can find them online here.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Sketch Challenge

This is the sketch we used for the sketch challenge at the Cre8tive crop last Saturday. It was a Prima sketch from way back in 2009.

Here are the ladies entries from the day. We all voted for our favourite and the winner won this owl punch! Who would you have voted for? I'll reveal the winner at the end of the post.
 Joan's page. She loves to take friends and family to Osborne House on the Isle of White.
 Mo's page about her grandaughter Eva-Grace
 Penny's page about her daughter
 Sally's bright page about her two daughters
 Sue's interactive page... the top shows the parents weddings and lift the flaps to reveal...
 the childrens weddings!!
And finally Tamsyn's page showing her kids having fun in the puddles that we have had oh so many of this year!!!

So who would you have chosen? The first and second place were actually only one vote apart. First was Tamsyn's Splish Splosh page and second was Sally's Pickle and Popsy page. If you fancy having a go at the sketch we would love to see what you create and would love to share your pages with our blog readers just e-mail a picture of your page to

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Flip Card

I found a video for one of these flip cards but it was using a die that I didn't have so I thought I would have a go at recreating it using the Labels Eight Spellbinders Nestabiities set which was one I have. My first attempt was a disaster but having tried it once I was able to see how it should work and calculate the correct measurements.
  • I used an A5 piece of card which I cut down to 8" long.
  • I then scored it at 3" and 4" using my Hougie Board
  • The next bit is the trickiest bit. You need to line your die up so the centre point is on the first 3" score line. You then need to make a sandwich for the Cuttlebug to cut your die but you only want to cut up to this first 3" score line. The way you do this is by putting your A plate and B plate with your die on top cutting side facing up. You place your card ontop of the die making sure the centre point is at the 3" score line. You then put your C plate on top so that the edge of the plate is running along the 3" score line so that only the area in the first 3" will be cut. Run through your machine.
  • Being careful not to move the die you then need to turn your card around and make a new sandwich so the area to the left of the 4" score line is cut. The way to make sure you are cutting the correct area is that the section between the two score lines should remain intact. Again you will line the edge of the C plate with the second score line.
  • Once the card is die cut you can fold and decorate. To fold hold the card with the 3" score line on the left. Fold this first score line back then fold the second score line forward.
  • To decorate my card I cut more of the labels 8 shapes to stick on the front and back. You will need to cut two the same size (second largest die) to cover and reinforce the centre.
  • The stamp I used was from a set by Hero Arts and is called Live Life and if fitted perfectly in the EK Success punch Journal Plate and Brackets.

I have decorated my card in masculine greys as it is for one of my son's friends 12th birthday. I hope he likes it. The greeting will go on the back of the flip section so when he opens the card the greeting will flip round.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

New in the shop we have the EK Success Real Estate Sign Punch. I ordered it in after seeing a pin on Pinterest. A person who is much much cleverer than I am has created some free downloads which co-ordinate with the punch perfectly. They have great possibilities for card greetings as well as journalling spots for scrapbooking. If you want to order one you can find them in the shop here and the website with the free downloads is here.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Cre8tive on Facebook

I have been meaning to create a Facebook page for Cre8tive for ages but not got round to it but after discussing it with a friend over the weekend I took the plunge and set up a page. I have lots of great plans so please do like us so that you get all the latest information and inspiration. There will be a prize for the 100th liker so help us get there as quickly as possible.

You will find our page at and you can like us just under the big logo (just click on the box that says like!!)

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Nagging sons!!

I hope you have all enjoyed the festivities over the Jubilee weekend whatever you have been doing. I am looking forward to hearing Bobby's stories of tea on the lawn (yes I am rather envious!)

Anyway to explain my title for this post... sometimes nagging sons are a good thing! My middle son went through my entire blog making the pictures a bit bigger for me and then he said I should post more often. I asked him to remind me to post and he has been reminding me several times a day for the past few days! So here I am with some more cards that I have made.... the third in the wedding series and two birthday cards.

My boys all liked this third card more than the other two and I think I agree with them. They liked it more because of the green pearls (coloured with a Promarker) but I like it most because I put the patterned paper on the card base so it gave a shadowed effect more than on the other cards.

I was really pleased with how this card turned out. I like the muted colours and the flower centre on the butterfly. The punch used was the punch all over the page butterfly and was in fact one of the punched out butterflies from the wedding card.

I cut the bunting for this card from patterned scraps when I was planning a layout and rather than let them go to waste I reused them on this card. I liked the Happy on the bunting with the Birthday below.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Wedding Cards

My mum has asked me to make her some wedding cards as she has 3 to go to. I made two cards last night and will probably make the third in a similar design. I used the Martha Stewart Punch All Over the Page butterfly punch which is not only brilliant because it will punch anywhere but also is a lovely butterfly. Behind each butterfly I stuck coordinating scraps of paper and then stamped a flourish and a greeting in the same colour ink. Nice and muted and subtle, hopefully just right for a wedding.