Sunday, 21 January 2018

Valentine's Day Chocolate gift boxes

Welcome to a lovely wet and cold Sunday  here in Coventry.

I've been working on some gift boxes for my Valentine's Day range to sell and here is what I have created so far.

They are 4"x4" and have a compartment inside to hold 9 foiled heart chocolates.

So far I have these 5 made up ready to go.

We've got these gold metallic boxes with a red & black theme on them.

These 2 are using pink metallic foil card stock and then added with Pink and red embellishments.

This last one is using a rose embossed card stock and I've made into a more floral chic look. 

Loved making these fun little gift boxes.
Thanks for looking
Tracey x

Friday, 19 January 2018

Exciting News -

Well it's been a bit of whirlwind adventure over the last few months since I gave up work to focus on my crafting full time.
But my latest bit of news is that I have been accepted as a Craft Demonstrator for Docrafts
This will mean popping to the Range stores within the Midlands area showing and demonstrating with their latest releases. This is yet another great opportunity for me to build my skill base and help inspire and encourage more crafters which is something I'm very passionate about from my time with Hobbycraft and loved that side of the job. 
I will post a list of events as I get them confirmed so if anyone is local then you can pop in and catch me crafting.

Here's to a super crafty 2018

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Designing Samples for Hobbycraft Coventry

Hello and welcome back to my blog. This week I have been  keeping myself busy by making inspiration samples for my local Hobbycraft store here in Coventry.
I have worked with Simon and his team for nearly 2 years now making samples for new collections or to promote some of their products.
This week I was given the new seasonal papercraft ranges to create with from Trimcraft & Dovecraft. Here are a few of the samples I have made so far using their Hearts & Crosses and also the Mum in a Million ranges.
Paper Mache Magnet hearts decorated up with the Hearts & Crosses range.

7x5" card blank (£5 for 50 cards) and decorated with the Valentine's range and using a thick satin ribbon

I learnt a new technique for this one and made this 3d Diamond fold card which folds flat. 

A selection of the Mother's day cards I have made using the Mum in a Million ranges.  We've got an easel fold card, an a5 split folding card and a simple 7x5" card with washi tape and layered paper flowers. 

And finally for today I have taken a Paper Mache Heart box which I've covered with 180gsm card stock from the store, added pale aqua satin ribbon, coordinating washi tape from the collection Mum in a Million. Then I've made a topper for the lid to match. This would make a lovely gift box or keepsake for any mum.

All these samples will be on display and shown on the stores Twitter page over the coming weeks.

Thanks for looking
Tracey x

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Inspiration Sample Sunday

Good morning and welcome to my blog today.
This week I have anot interview with Create & Craft TV and I am busy making some samples of my work to take with me.
Here are a couple I have created this weekend.

Rock star Card
This one is very simple as in its lots of layers of matching card stock and embossing wet and dry techniques.

Floral Vine for a Friend Card
This card is made using a Stamp called Floral VINE and is made by Woodware Crafts distributed via Creative Expressions.
I have used Wow Embossing powders to create the topper and border on the card blank. The flowers have been coloured using Polychromo pencils.

I'm now back to desk to create some more ideas.
Happy Crafting on this lovely Sunday morning 
Tracey x

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Cute woodland animals stamp set

Good afternoon and welcome to my blog again.
Today I have been  creating using a stamp set bargain I picked up from the Making Cards Magazine  the set of super cute woodland animals was just £1 from their website. 
Great for Christmas cards as well as Wintery scene cards like this one I have made today.
Why not pop over and check out the other fabulous bargains and free papers and toppers on their website. 

Welcome to 2018 of Crafty fun
Tracey x

2018 is going to be full of craftyness

Good morning and welcome to 2018 here at Unicorn Crafts Handmade Cards and Gifts.

I am officially back in the craft room and office and have lots of fantastic news for you coming up over the next few weeks which is full of craftyness.

I'm busy working on samples and demo's at the moment for an interview next week so that's super exciting with Create and Craft Tv .

Craft, craft and more craft. I promise to keep up this blog too now so here goes.

Thankso for reading.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

February a month of new beginnings & lots of crafting

Hello and welcome to February already, where did January go?

I've been busy making new stock for the shops we stock cards in this week, and I have been making more of these cards as they are a firm favourite in all sorts of colours. Green is one of my favourites
It's a gorgeous Honey doo Crafts stamp and has been coloured using Promarker Pens.

I'm currently building my freelance demonstrator portfolio and looking at other design teams for the future maybe one day I might even get on the Tv hey you never know :) 

Well enjoy the rest of the evening wherever you are in the world