Thursday, 31 January 2013

NEW, NEW, NEW Darice Embossing Folder – Crafters Companion

Hi Everyone

Today Mandy-Jane is showcasing one of the NEW designs in the Darice Embossing Folder range.  She has chosen to use the Honeycomb folder for this card.


This is such a versatile folder as you can see.  Mandy-Jane has a couple more ideas to share with using the Honeycomb design over the next few days.

For this card she has embossed the back panel from Snowflake Core’dinations and then tinted the top half with Pan Pastel Phthalo Blue Tint and the lower half with Phthalo Green Tint.  Mandy-Jane took an 8” x 8” white scalloped card from Hunkydory and added Buttercup Core card.  Adhered the tinted panel to left-hand side of the card.

The flowers are made from deep yellow Core card using the Honeycomb folder.  Each flower back is made from a six hexagon round.  The trumpets are made from 4 hexagon shapes.  She has used a Memory Box Border Die to embellish the edges of the card.

Please take a look over at Crafters Companion UK to see the full range – it’s a wonderful collection.


We hope this has inspired you.
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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

NEW, NEW, NEW–Darice Embossing Folders

Hi Everyone

I have some great news for you.  Crafters Companion are launching new Darice Embossing Folders.  There are loads to choose from – about 30 new designs!!!

I have once again been lucky enough to work with them together with the rest of the Design Team.  I have had fantastic fun making projects with them. 

I am sure you will love them but you will have a problem choosing which ones you want.  May I make a suggestion?  – Get ALL of them….lol x


This was made using the NEW ABC’s 4” x 6” folder.  Great for kids cards.  To see more pop over to Crafters Companion UK by following the link below.

I have used Pan Pastels to colour the embossed panel and then used Versamark Ink and clear embossing powder to add the sheen.  I used Core’dinations card in Scarlet, Pesto and Lime.  For the rosette I used a Memory Box die tinted with the Pan Pastels.  I finished off the centre using the Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Round 20 tool together with the self-adhesive Buttons Round 20.

I’ll pop another card made with the new designs tomorrow.

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Monday, 28 January 2013

Owl on Branch Silhouette Card Tutorial

Hi Everyone
Today Mandy-Jane brings you a card tutorial using the Sheena Highland Silhouette stamps and Pan Pastels.  This would make a great card for the men.
Start with an A5 white base card.  Cut a black matt. 
Stamp the background using Versamark Ink and the twiggy branch from the Sheena stamp set.  Using Pan Pastels in Phthalo Green Tint (620.8) and Permanent Green Tint (640.8) lightly colour over the stamped images.  Dust off excess.
Next take a piece of super smooth 300gsm card stock and tint the background using Pan Pastels in Phthalo Green Tint and Permanent Green Tint as above but blend in some Hansa Yellow Tint (220.8) as well.  Set with a very light spray of cheap hairspray.
Stamp the silhouette images of the branch and owl using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and set aside to dry whilst you cut your matts to sit behind it.
Now adhere your layers to the front of the card base.
  Mandy-Jane has added some ferns cut using a Memory Box Die together with some ribbon.
We hope that this has inspired you.
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Friday, 18 January 2013

Birch Tree Silhouette Card Tutorial

Hi Everyone

Today we have a wonderful card designed by Debbie G using simple techniques to create a fantastic end result.

Cut a piece of white card cut to 14cm x 15cm and using Distress Inks in Seedless Preserve, Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade and Duster Brushes sweep the colour across the card until you are happy with the colours.
  1. Next cut black glitter card to 15cm x 15.5cm and mat the inked card on top.
  2. Using the Memory Box Tall Birch die cut 5 trees out of black card.  Also using the Joy Leaf 2 die cut some sprigs in black card.
  3. Cut black card to form the hills and build your scene using foam pads to add dimension.
  4. Take the 8" x 8" scalloped card blank and using Tonic Super Trimmer cut aperture in front of card by coming in from each edge at 1.7cm and removing the central square.
  5. Cut acetate to 18.5cm x 18.5cm and adhere to the inside of the aperture.
  6. To get a finished look inside your card and to cover glue etc cut a second frame.  Use another card blank and cut in half along straight edge.  Then repeat cut for aperture as before and glue inside the aperture.
  7. Lastly, cut a square of card to 15cm x 15.5cm and adhere to rear of scene panel inside of card. Add black self adhesive pearls to front of card to finish.

What Was Used: -

  • Distress Inks - Seedless Preserve, Dries Marigold and Fired Brick
  • Inkylicious Ink Dusters
  • Hunkydory Scalloped Card Pack
  • Memory Box Die - Tall Birch
  • Joy Crafts Die - Leaf 2
  • A4 White 250gsm Quality Card
  • A4 Black Card
  • A4 Black Glitter Card
  • Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Black Pearls
  • A4 Acetate
We hope you enjoy this inspires you.

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Saturday, 12 January 2013

Stamp-It with Crafters Companion New Launch

Hi Everyone

How exciting is it with the live Create and Craft shows from CHA!

Crafters Companion have worked together with Stamp-It Australia to bring you 4 sets of wonderful stamp sets.  You will love these as they are gorgeous.

I have been extremely lucky to have been able to work with these images for Crafters Companion.

The first two samples are from  the Luscious Landscapes set ( I apologise for the bad photography!).

I have used Spectrum Noir pens to colour all the images with.  These pens are a fantastic alcohol colouring system blending seamlessly together.  They are available in 168 colours, are all refillable and new nibs can be purchased too.  They are easy to store using the Ultimate Pen Storage System.  Each individual tray will hold 12 pens.

I am also loving the Dreamy Daisies set.  I love the texture that the Core'dinations card stock gives to a project too. 

We hope you love the new stamps by Stamp-It as much as we do and hope that you have been inspired by these samples.

Please watch out for Sheena's shows on Create and Craft on Monday.

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Sunday, 6 January 2013

Ahhh Paris………

Hi Everyone
Today we have an easy card idea for you with a travel theme in mind.
We have combined embossing folders, die cutting and inks.

travel darice effiel tower

Ingredients Used: -
8” x 8” Scalloped Card
Core’dinations Card Stock
White Card (for embossing and lattice work)
Black Card
Darice Travel Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Floral Ovals Set and Classic Ovals
Marianne Eiffel Tower
Walnut Stain and Old Paper Distress Inks
We hope you like our offering today but watch this space for tutorials coming very soon.
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Saturday, 5 January 2013


Hello Everyone

Welcome to this our first newsletter of 2013. May we take this opportunity of wishing you all a Happy New Year.

Once again this is only a brief newsletter to keep you up-to-date of what's happening in store at the moment.

SALE - You still have time to pick up a few little bargains from the sale wall - all items 50% off marked price...!! Sale finishes Friday 11th January at 4:30pm.

Brilliance Dew Drop Ink Pads - we now have a selection of colours available for you to choose from. Brilliance gives great effects on dark card with a creating a beautiful sheen.

VersaMagic Dew Drop Ink Pads - these inks are for use on many surfaces and can be heat set onto fabric also. Very compact and easy to use.

Joy Craft Tools and Dies - back in stock we have the Pricking Pens in 3 choices - extra fine, fine or large width points. But we have some new Joy dies in store now they include; fisherman, fish, fish hooks,
frame square, a beautiful corner flourish and a swirl.

Back in stock are the Branch Leaves and Leaves no. 2.

Joy Craft A3 Magnetic Folders - back in stock. Fantastic way of storing all your dies.

Hobby Art - just arrived are some more designs of Clear Stamp Sets ; Spring, Roses and Wedding.

Craft and Chat sessions are on: -

Saturday 19th January
Saturday 9th Febuary
Saturday 9th March
Saturday 13th April

If you would like to come and join us please pop in or call us to book your place.

Please call for further details.


 Tuesday 8th January and Friday 11th January - ALL FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday 22nd January - 10:00am - 12:30pm - Cross Your Art - 1 PLACE LEFT

Friday 25th January - 10:00am - 12:30pm - Cross Your Art - 5 PLACES LEFT

Saturday 2nd February - 10:00am - 12:30pm-  Old Black Magic - 1 PLACE LEFT

Saturday 2nd February - 1:00pm - 3:30pm - Cross Your Art - 3 PLACES LEFT

Tuesday 5th February - 10:00am - 12:30pm - Get Into the Swing - FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday 5th February - 1:00pm - 3:30pm - Get Into the Swing -- 6 PLACES LEFT
Friday 8th February - 10:00am - 12:30pm - Get Into the Swing - 6 PLACES LEFT


Saturday 16th February - Flittering Around with Mandy-Jane - 11:00am - 1:00pm or 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday 23rd Febraury - Floral Delights with Debbie - 11:00am - 1:00pm or 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday 16th March - Pan Pastels with Pat Williams - 11:00am - 1:00pm or 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Well that's all for this week.

We hope to see you very soon.

Debbie and Mandy-Jane

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year To You All

Hi Everyone

Well it's 2013 already....where did 2012 go?

It's Dandie Crafts 1st Birthday today.  What a year it has been and we owe a lot of that to all our wonderful customers.  So thank you very much for your support and friendship.

We are already beginning to prep projects for the blog to hopefully inspire you in 2013.

So please watch out for weekly updates on here.

Onwards and Upwards as they say.

Happy New Year and Good Luck for 2013.

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