Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Wedding Card in a Box

 Hello, dear friends! Today I'm here to show you my recent custom made card for a beautiful Irish wedding. Hope it will cheer the newlyweds up as the weddings nowadays are so different from what was dreamed of and hoped for. Fortunately we still have the Post service operating and of course loving people who send beautiful cards :)  


Monday, 25 January 2021

Moment Captured cascade mini album

 There were two items that attracted me to the 14 Craft Bar site - several years ago - one was the amazing selection of chipboards that were so difficult to source in England and the other were the pre-made albums. Yes, I know how and can make my own from scratch but for me the joy is in the decorating with pretty papers and so premade bases are the perfect solution. There have been a number of different album styles added to the website over the last few months - like the accordion file that I blogged on the 21st of December and the cascade album I have used for this make.

The paper collection that I chose for this make is Plum in Chocolate by Craft O'Clock. I took papers from the 8 x8 paper pack cutting them to leave a small kraft margin and edging them with Dusty Concord Distress Oxide ink before adhering them in place on the inside cover, spine and cascade part of the album using Magic Glue.

My next step was to create photomats for the cascade flaps which I did by taking white cardstock and cutting it approximately 1 cm smaller than the patterned paper and adding interest by using a text stamp - mine is one by Finnabair.

For added interest I added flaps to two of the cascade pieces using pieces of paper that were folded with one opening to the right and the other to the left.

The inside cover was then decorated using elements from the co-ordinating  journal extra   pack - I used the large corner pocket and two smaller pockets and adhered these as show. Tucking tags from the pack in place to add interest and provide a place to record information that you might want to keep hidden.

Inside the pocket I slipped another element from the journal extras pack - folding the piece in half to create pages to which I adhered more stamped card.

I adhered Shabby Ribbon 019  to the outside of this panel using tape before adding more elements from the paper collection to a pocket on the front and an additional piece of patterned paper to the back securing the ribbon firmly in place. 

Having decorated the inside of my album I then turned my attention to the cover adding some script and splat stencilling using white modelling paste. Once that had dried I added a piece of irregular circles chipboard coloured with dusty concorde distress oxide ink. Before adding more details to the cover I adhered more of the shabby ribbon in place. On the back adding two mat and layered pieces of patterned paper. I then added elements from the junk journals extras pack, the paper pack,  Leaves XIII paper and Clocks 1 paper as shown in the project photograph. 

Finally I added flowers made from white foamiran and  Lady E 5 petal  die set. The foamiran was coloured with Dusty Concord Distress Oxide and for the centers I used pieces cut from the  green purple mini bush stamens.





Sunday, 24 January 2021

New paper & foamiran flowers made by Nida.

We are thrilled to introduce you Nida from Pakistan and her beautiful paper & foamiran flowers. 
Nida sent her submission to our DT but instead we made a decision to meet your request and we decided to sell her stunning handmade flowers in our shop. You know that we love to support small family businesses like our so we hope you will love Nida's flowers because we are in love with them!!!

Handmade foamiran and paper flowers available in our shop soon but meanwhile you can admire some of her creations here or on Nida's Instagram

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Magdalena Nowicka


1. Since when have you been into crafting?
I create things since I remember. I started from crocheting and stitching and then began my journey with decoupage and I scrapbooking about 7 years.

2. Which technique do you like best?
My favorite technique is cardmaking.

3. What product cannot you imagine to craft without?
I can’t imagine crafting without elements being cut out. I always use them.

4.Which category in the 14 craft bar are you most likely to visit?
Shabby Ribbons and of course scrapbooking papers.

5. What's new do you want to try in 2021? New product, technique?
In 2021, I wish I could record videos on You Tube. Keep your fingers crossed.

Friday, 22 January 2021

Roxanne Smith - Roxiiscraftstudio

1. Since when have you been into crafting?
I have been crafting since I was young. I have always made personalised cards and special birthday albums. However, I only started Scrapbooking about  6 years ago.

2. Which technique do you like best?
I love to include layers and clusters to my projects, as well as some texture paste and 3D flowers.

3. What product cannot you imagine to craft without?
I cannot imagine living without my fussy cutting scissors, paper trimmer and hot glue gun!

4.Which category in the 14 craft bar are you most likely to visit?
 I love looking into all the 14 Craft Bar categories! There is always something tucked in each one that is new to me!! But I mostly go for the scrapbooking papers and the 3D flowers.

5. What's new do you want to try in 2021? New product, technique?
I would like to learn how to make gorgeous foamiran flowers. I would also like to complete a larger plywood based project.

You Tube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-42QBVaGGqUlVYl7diHKzw