Thursday, 28 June 2012

First Canvas Artwork Completed!!!

After a horrid day with lots of rain, thunder & lightening, I now have a smile on my face after completing the canvas pictured above.  I am an avid cardmaker but really fancied having a go at creating an altered art canvas.  Armed with Tim Holtz Distressing Inks and my BigShot, I loved how this turned out and enjoyed going round the house trying to find bits and pieces to recycle to finish this off.

This is canvas 1 of 2 at the minute but just need a good light to photograph the second now that it is dry, so please pop back soon


Sunday, 24 June 2012

Sweet Fairy Stamped Card - It's Not Purple!

It has been a really fab week crafting with lots of cards and canvases made.  I just wanted to share with you my latest card. Made again with the free stamps from Papercraft Essentials magazine - loving these stamps!  I must buy some more from this range.

Also it is not purple!  I have been really stuck in a purple phase but trying hard to get out now and try new colour combinations.

I will post some pics of our new altered canvases very soon but time to get moving!!!


Friday, 22 June 2012

Papercraft Essentials Free Gift Put To Good Use!!!

I picked up the latest issue of Papercraft Essentials this morning as I loved the stamps that came with the magazine and couldn't wait to have a play.  These stamps are beautiful and a good size for using with Promarkers or Spectrum Noir's.  I am still stuck in my purple phase at the minute and really need to get out but love the colours of this.
If you don't already get this magazine it is well worth a read!

I have also entered this card into the following Challenges - why not join in too:

Lexi's Creations
Inspire Me Fridays
Delightful Challenges

Claire xxx

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Our Shop - C10 Leicester Indoor Market

Morning All,

Just thought I would share these pictures with you of our shop inside Leicester Indoor Market.  Since we moved in the shop has gone from strength to strength and wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us.  New stock arrives every week so if you are passing please pop in and say hello - a friendly welcome awaits...


Sunday, 17 June 2012

Happy Father's Day - Cards for the Boys ...

I can share these cards now that they have been safely delivered.  I don't know about you but I really struggle with cards for boys.  It is not just colour options but I find that stamps and embellishments are geared towards female cards so there is not the choice out there.  I came across these Tim Holtz Artistry stamps and just knew I had to have them!!!!  I have not stopped using them since they arrived - worth every penny.

What is your favourite stamp(s) for male cards?

Claire xxx

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Sizzix Hero Arts Butterflies Set - Not to be Missed!!!!

Hi All,

A quick blog post tonight as I am absolutely shattered after a long few days but wanted to share this card with you.  I have used the new Sizzix Hero Arts Stamp & Punch Butterflies Set to create this card and have to say it is fabulous. 

I love the intricate detail on the stamps without you having to use lots of inks and the Die Cutters make light work of cutting out the shapes!!!!!  I would really recommend this set as suitable for many occasions - I have certainly got my moneys worth.

Hope to see you again soon

Sharon xxx

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Wedding Cards - Inspired Colour Scheme

After a recent family wedding, I have been inspired to create a few Wedding cards following the yellow colour scheme as it was sooooooo pretty!  The Bridesmaids were in lemon and all the flowers in the Church and at the Reception were the same - just beautiful!

Here is a quick pic of the flowers that have inspired these cards - not a great shot as my camera on my phone is on it's last legs:

Here are the cards:

Hope you like - please pop back soon to see what creations are coming next .....

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Inspired Card Design - More Stamping!

Afternoon Crafters,

I have been having fun today with this new card layout. I need to say right from the start that I have not come up with this design but saw it made on a blog by Papertrey Ink by a very talented designer called Nichole Heady.  Her blog with full details can be found here -

As soon as I saw this made I just had to have a play.  I love the simplicity of the design and the colours I have used, whilst different to hers, still work really well together and are just as effective.

Happy Crafting

Claire xxx

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Catching Up after the Jubilee Break

Firstly, many apologies for not blogging for a while - things have been a little busy here at Inspire Creationz towers.  Our Shop is going from strength to strength and our range of products has grown significantly.  One of our latest arrivals is the Sizzix Bigshot machines which are not to be missed.

Our classes are also proving very popular with classes booked out now until the middle of July.  Our new dates for August & September will be posted on our website shortly.

Right back to the post - after celebrating the Jubilee, I thought I would share a few of the cards and mini books we made for the occasion. My favourite is the Camper Van card - ideal for Fathers Day or a birthday card.

We promise to keep the blog updated more often now so please pop back soon to see what we have made....