Jeanines Art die

Back again with another new range of dies from Jeanines Art. These are very detailed dies and come with an additional die to make a mat to fit in the small area that’s blank. I used the Butterflies and Flowers frame and I used some of the lovely decoupage papers from the same company  to make the Butterfly element. This decoupage is easy as its already cut, you just have to carefully take each layer out and add some foam pads to raise each layer. You get three different designs on each sheet for £1.00.

Below are more designs and there are different designs in the dies as well. Very quick to make when you need a card in a hurry.

The sentiment stamp and the die its on are also new. Recently released by John Lockwood from his John Next Door range they are called Everyday Sentiments and I used the coordinating Mini Tags die set . Perfect for all occasions, great value and stamp and die cut beautifully.

There is also a Anniversary set including numbers and the Anniversaries like Silver, Pearl etc and a Relations set .

Back tomorrow with a card using some Sue Wilson dies .


New Crafts too embossing and die cut folders

So Christmas is over and we are back up and running with classes and some new products are coming into the shop.

In todays class I used some new embossing folders that include a die cut centre which cuts at the same time as it embosses. So one run through the machine does both at the same time.

This photo gives you a better view of the patterns available, the middle areas are the parts that die cut out.

This folder is called Passiflora and has an oval die cut centre. It can be embossed directly through the front of the card to make an aperture front or in this case cut out of coloured cardstock.

The Butterflies are also new from Jeanines Art and come in 2 parts, a sold background and a detailed front and there are 3 butterflies in the pack. I used some double sided adhesive sheet to add some Glamour Dust. The sentiment is from Woodware and is called Just to say.

Back tomorrow with some other new dies




Stitched Snowflake Striplet

Good evening, I had this Sue Wilson White Snowflake die cut left over and didn’t want throw it away so I made it into another card. I cut a piece of White cardstock slightly smaller than die and coloured it with Creative Expressions Clear Day Cloud ink in the areas where the snowflake centres are on the die. I then covered this piece of cardstock with double sided sticky adhesive and peeled off the top layer and attached the die cut panel on top. I then shook Glamour Dust all over it and tapped off the excess.

I matted the die cut with some matching cardstock and stamped my sentiment onto another scrap using a stamp from my much used and loved Woodware set. Finished off with some glittery dots made from liquid glitter glue around the edge and two larger ones in the centres.

Good luck if you have to go Christmas shopping tomorrow, thankfully I am done . The shop is now shut until Tuesday 2nd January , the current sale will continue online until the 31st December but no parcels will be shipped until the 2nd January. Thank you for your continued custom and support, its means a lot to us.  We are looking forward to lots of new and exciting things next year that will include demo days from familiar faces from leading craft companies and craft TV .  So that just leaves me to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year from all of us at Crafts Plus and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018!!


Snowflake Tree Mask

Apologies for the lack of posts of the last few days but I have been playing catch-up and trying to get organised for the big day next week. Hopefully you are all better prepared than me !!

I have been having a “tidy up” in my craft room now all the cards have been made and sent and I have a few more cards that I have not posted on here that have either been made using up bits and pieces left over from class cards or in the case of today’s cards playing with different mediums through a mask.

I used a starry tree mask in my last class from Creative Expressions but saw the snowflake tree mask from the same range and thought it would make some more quick and easy cards. So hopefully you might get a few ideas for cards for Christmas next year.

First one uses Wow Platinum embossing powder and I have used a dauber to sponge Versamark ink through the stencil then sprinkled and heated the embossing powder. The sentiment from Woodward has been stamped on some heat resistant acetate with Black Stazon ink. The frame is the Presscut stitched rectangle dies.

Second one same embossing powder and a little snowflake stamp to create the background sentiment is from Craftwork cards.

Third one uses Distress Oxides to sponge through the mask and then I stamped the Marianne Christmas Song stamp across it. Finished of with some glittery gems.

Last one Distress Oxides again but this time I cut the tree out and mounted it on Black and added another circle sentiment from Craftwork Cards

I will be popping back with a few more ideas tomorrow.


Snowflake Lace Frame part 2

Wasn’t sure which card to post today, but considering the weather this card is very appropriate !!

I had a few die cuts left over from my class preparations from this lovely Sue Wilson set called Snowflake Lace Frame. So I spent some time making up a few more cards to hopefully give you some extra ideas if you  have brought this set.

I have used a stitched Hexagonal die from my own stash as I don’t have the Sue Wilson ones. I made an aperture in the middle of the snowflake using the smaller hexagonal dies that come in the set . I added some acetate to make the window and I added some chunky glitter to the middle to create the shaker effect. You could use the Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Jewels we have in the shop

The sentiment is from Woodware and is called Heartfelt Christmas. I used a little bit of Blue pearl card for he background in the middle and the snowflake. The mirror card is from Hunkydory.

Very quick and easy to make, back tomorrow with some more ideas. Stay warm today and hopefully you can spend the day finishing off your own Christmas cards.



Bridge Card

This is the last card I’m posting using the Savannah Craftwork Cards kit. I call it a bridge card and its uses some Kraft cardstock for the base and one of the square die cuts from the kit.

I added a few of the flowers and one of the bows. Finished off with a sentiment die cut

Sale is still on with 25% off everything in store plus huge deals on First Edition paper pads, Tatty Teddy, Do Craft, X Cut and Trim craft products.  Keep an eye out on Facebook for all the latest deals.


Savannah Craftwork Cards kit part 3

A few more cards I made with this kit . For this card I die cut a circle aperture using a plain circle die. The bow is included on one of the die cut sheets. A few of the flowers and come candi and sentiment. The circle die cut topper is attached to the back of the card.

This elephant card uses one of the papers and a bow. One of the flowers and candi and a sentiment die cut.

This DL card uses one of the papers, some candi and a sentiment die cut.

and lastly for today, this card which uses one of the circle die cut waste sheets to make a frame. You do loose one of the corners but I covered it up with some of the flowers.

Back tomorrow with the last ones from this kit and then its back to some more Christmas card ideas.



Savannah kit from Craftwork Cards part 2

A few more cards from last weeks class using this great kit that is suitable for men and children as well as ladies.

A couple of very quick and easy cards just using the papers and die cut sentiments and flowers from the kit.

All of these cards are large square cards and use nothing besides what’s in the kit.


Back tomorrow with a few more


Savannah Kit from Craftwork Cards

Change from Christmas cards over the next few days. Last week I held a Craftwork Cards class using their Savannah kit. I will post the cards over the next few days.

First up are two versions of a Diorama card, one with a circle aperture using one of the circle die cuts from the kit behind. I just used a basic circle die to make the aperture on the front .

The second version is the same size, just using a square die and one of the square die cuts from the kit. All the papers, flowers and die cuts are included in the kit.

Back tomorrow with some more ideas


Linear Leaf

Good evening, hope you are keeping warm its been freezing today !!

My card today has an Autumnal feeling again and the photo does not really do it justice. The background has been created using Bronze Blush, Ancient Copper and Burnt Orange Pixie Powders on Watercolour cardstock. The Linear Leaf die is from the latest Creative Expressions release and has been cut from some Chestnut foundation card and attached to the background . The sentiment die is called Ransom Note and has been cut from Copper mirror card.

Don’t forget the sale is still on at the shop in store and online