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35 EXCLUSIVE Wow! CRAFT CARD DESIGNS PRIZES UP FOR GRABS with celebration Adorable Crochet themes Issue 283 Sept 2015

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COLOUR THERAPY WITH POSCA PENS

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ISSUE 283 SEPTEMBER 2015

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SEPTEMBER 2015

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REGULARS 12 OVER TO YOU

Share makes and stories with your fellow CB readers

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18 INSPIRATION FOR SEPTEMBER

See what we’ve been coveting this month

29 AT HOME WITH JULIE

& WENDY

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Julie and Wendy share painting tips this month

38 OUR PAPERCRAFT HERO

Celebrate a birthday with Katie Skilton’s peachy party set

47 CORINNE’S CRAFT SPACE

Corinne Bradd talks mini crafts and shares woodland delights

53 YOUR REALLY USEFUL

CRAFT TIPS

CB readers offer their creative advice

57 HANDMADE HOME

Bring the wonder of woodland forests into your abode

68 ASK THE EXPERTS

Tricks and tips from our team of craft designers

84 NET SAVVY

Check out the crème de la crème of internet crafts

112 COMING NEXT MONTH

See what’s in store for October!

122 BEHIND THE CAMERA

Jacqui Joseph shares her fave products and upcycling adventures

CARDS & PAPER 15 5 WAYS WITH... BOHEMIAN

Give in to bright florals and butterflies from Dovecraft

21 FRUITY FUN

Enjoy zesty designs using stamps and co-ordinating dies

30 LUNCHTIME MAKE

Make someone smile with bold floral statement greetings

43 POCKET POSIES

Design a keepsake card using Joanna Sheen’s decoupage pansies

49 FROZEN GREETINGS

Do you wanna make some cards now? Come on, let’s go and craft!

50 BIRTHDAY PARTY

WITH SCANNCUT

Corinne Bradd uses the Brother ScanNCut to create partyware

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55 HELLO PETAL!

Hone subtle colour graduations using Chameleon Pens

70 FLYING HIGH

Go up, up and away this month with a back to school papercraft treat

120 PAPER PRETTIES

Add pizzazz to gift wrapping with dahlia present toppers

PEOPLE & PLACES 63 ON THE SPOT WITH

LIBBY MCMULLIN

Libby McMullin talks about illustrating and Craft Consortium

65 JAM & JERUSALEM

We visited Denman College and made jam to celebrate 100 years of the WI

83 CRAFTING FRIENDS

Two pals met through CB six years ago and we hear how they’ve got on

STITCHING 76 HARVEST FRUITS

Celebrate the start of autumn with cross-stitched accessories for jam

104 B  EACH LIFE

Cling onto summer with an embroidered seaside cushion

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106 HOME COMFORTS

Give a room a little love with sweet appliquéd trinkets

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76 FREEBIES & PRIZES 7 HOW TO USE YOUR FREE GIFT Use your FREE Embossing & Stencil Set to great effect

74 READER SURVEY We want to hear all about YOU! You could win a £50 Lakeland voucher for taking part

26 FREEBIES & OFFERS

We’ve got a very tempting £1,180 worth of prizes to win this month

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48 FROZEN GIVEAWAY

Win one of ten amazing £50 Frozen bundles

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40 SARA NAUMANN’S MASTERCLASS

MAKE & SELL

BROWSE & BUY

79 SHOP TALK WITH FOLKSY

Camilla Westergaard tells us how to find a niche in the crafts market

80 PICNIC SET

Stitch a chevron picnic hamper lining and patchwork blanket

LEARN & MAKE Mix sophisticated shapes with fun crimped quilling papers

32 WATERCOLOUR PENCIL MASTERCLASS

11 CRAFT CRUSH

Be on-trend with arrows, chevrons and zig zags

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MIXED MEDIA

24 ELIZABETH MOAD QUILLS

Give conventional card designs a lift with beautiful textured effects

Make your cards blush with colour using a shading technique

44 COUNTRY GARDEN

Let classic English country shades inspire you to make a garden set

62 FLYING COLOURS

Combine Posca Pens and art therapy to create beautiful designs

82 PAINT IT FOLKY

Use Folk It! kits to paint hearts and cards with dots and florals

86 WRITING STYLE

BAKING 72 CHERRY DRIZZLE

Make a rich, indulgent chocolate cake filled with fruity delights

KNITTING 101 MEADOW THE UNICORN

Let magical charm inspire you to crochet a fairytale creature

JEWELLERY 89 BEAD BOUTIQUE

Celebrate sapphire with all things bright and blue-tiful

91 AZURE NECKLACE

Plait beaded lengths to make Spoilt Rotten Beads’ accessory

93 ORANGES & LEMONS

Create summery citrus resin jewellery pieces

97 JEWELLERY SCHOOL

We give you the low-down on techniques to start making jewellery

Press patterns into FIMO clay to make snazzy co-ordinated gifts

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Sta rt wi t h ... b Paint, tester pots: Crown, Sweet Basil; Aged White; Rose Envy; Dulux, Sweet Pink b Pens: POSCA, white; ProMarkers, Pear Green; Vanilla; gel, white b Card: white, pink, olive b Trug, small, wooden b Heart, wooden b Garden tools: trowel, fork, wooden handles b Embellishments: pearls, self-adhesive; ribbon, grosgrain, pink; twine, rustic b Punch, scallop circle, 2.5cm b Varnish, clear matt: tinned; spray b Adhesives

Country garden

Let classic English country colours inspire you to make a pretty garden gift set

Tip

WHEN DECORATING LARGER WOODEN ITEMS, WATER THE PAINT DOWN A LITTLE. THIS WILL MAKE IT EASIER TO USE AND ALLOW THE GRAIN TO SHOW THROUGH

Find the templates on our pattern pages

Gone Digging

1 scroll and place scrap

Print out a ‘gone digging’

card underneath, then cover the whole design with a thick coating of varnish and allow it to soak into the paper. Once it takes on a see-through appearance, wipe off the excess varnish with kitchen roll and leave to dry. Paint the back of a wooden heart in Sweet Basil and the front in Aged White. You will need a heart with pre-drilled holes at the top, or you can make them yourself, though be sure to remove any paint from the insides using a needle so it doesn’t dry and block off the access. Cut out the scroll, then cover the back in PVA and stick to the front of the heart. Alternatively, paint the scroll directly onto the heart using the template as a guide. Add the fork and earth in brown and grey shades. Paint the rest of the heart using basil.

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Mixed Media

3 onto the front in pencil. Trace flower designs

Use a white POSCA pen for the stems, then paint white cloud-like circles to the tops for rose heads. Build up curved pink lines until all the blooms are complete. Fix rustic twine through the holes to finish. For outside use, spray matt varnish in a well-ventilated area.

Happy Birthday

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square card pieces: mount pink card, 13.5cm, to green, 14.1cm, then adhere to a blank, 14.7cm. Print out three birthday panels and trace stems, leaves and roses onto each using a pencil before painting on flower heads, five on each strip. Take a green ProMarker pen and gently colour the panel backgrounds, leaving a little gap all the way around the roses, then shade the leaves. The ink will bleed a little so keep the pressure light. Colour the scrolls in Vanilla. Use a white gel pen to add veins on the leaves, then mount the panels to white card. Cut out and adhere to the blank using foam pads.

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Plant It Out

1 wooden trug in Aged White Paint one long side of a

“You could also add rose motifs to a pair of gardening gloves using fabric paint” Helen Fitzjohn, Designer

3 ‘with love’ sentiment using Print and make a round

a mini scallop circle punch, then draw on a pink heart. Create another circle, paint pink and leave to dry before fixing to the top-left of the blank. Add the sentiment over it at an angle, then place three adhesive pearls to the topright and bottom-left to finish.

Garden Tools

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On a mini spade and fork,

handles in Sweet Basil and use different shades of pink for the top and base on each. Paint flowers on as before, then draw stems and spots on using a white POSCA pen. Cover the metal, then spray the painted wood with matt varnish to seal. Tie ribbons through the handle holes.

and the rest in Sweet Basil. Print, varnish and stick on a long scroll design, following the same process as for the heart. Mark the panel into position first using a pencil. Fill the front in with Sweet Basil and add flower designs as before. Leave to dry, then place shredded kraft paper into the trug to cushion the gifts you will put inside. Next, copy and paint a ‘Happy Birthday’ scroll, then cut out. Round the corners of a small pink card rectangle, punch a hole at the top, then mount the scroll to the middle. Thread embellished pink ribbon through the hole and tie to the trug for a gift tag. Add the tools, card, the heart hanger and a packet of seeds to complete this gift set. CB

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Shopping List

Wooden trug and heart, Boxy Lady, 01579 384376, boxylady.co.uk Mini scallop punch, Woodware, woodware.co.uk

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Win one of ten bundles worth a total of £500!

To be in with a chance of winning…

…simply tick the box on p114 or enter online at crafts-beautiful.com/giveaways

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isney’s Frozen captured the hearts of children and adults all around the world, so it’s no wonder that the 2013 film is still a firm family favourite. The Range has launched an extensive and incredible papercraft collection and we’d like to celebrate that with a not-to-be-missed giveaway, offering you the chance to win one of ten bundles worth more than £50 each! Including delights such as papers, stamps, toppers, ribbon and more, these sets are ideal for crafting with the kids. So don’t hold your creativity back... let it go!

What’s in the prize? • Paper Pack • Decoupage Pad • Decopapier – Damask • Clear Stamps – Borders And Frames • Adhesive Toppers – Elsa • Adhesive Toppers – Anna • Card Envelope Pack – Coloured • Complete Card Kit • Ribbon • Outline Stickers – Best Wishes To find your local shop, visit therange.co.uk or call 0845 026 7598 48 CRAFTS-BEAUTIFUL.COM

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Cards & Paper

Do you wanna make some cards now? Come on, let’s go and craft! Sta rt wi t h ... b Paper Pack, 12” X 12” b Clear Stamps – Borders And Frames b Adhesive Toppers: Anna, Elsa b Embossed Card & Envelope Pack: Frame White, Pattern White b Printed Cards & Envelopes 10pk b Ink-pads: lilac, pink, green, copper b Gems, self-adhesive b Adhesives See our Shopping List below

Stamped Greeting

1 paper and glue them across Cut strips of patterned

the top and bottom of a yellow patterned blank. Trim to the width of the card. Colour up the heart border stamp with lilac ink and print onto cream card. Stamp ‘JUST FOR YOU’ in the centre in pink and add green floral accents to the top. Trim to a rectangle and round off the corners, before tinting the background with a pale blue pencil. Ink the edges of the rectangle in copper and leave to dry. Fix to the centre of the card and decorate with flat-backed gems. Adhere Elsa and Anna toppers above and below the printed panel.

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Embossed Card

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Cut an aperture from the centre of an embossed card blank. Glue pink patterned paper inside. Fix Elsa and

Anna images to the top-right and bottom-left corners so they face towards the centre. Press out a foiled sentiment and fix to the card. CB

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Harvest fruits Celebrate the start of the autumn yield by decorating jars of jam with cross-stitched gifts

Sta rt wi t h ... b Fabric, Pam Kitty Garden, red and green assorted b Felt, green b Waste canvas, 14 count, white b Thread, DMC, white b Bakers twine, red and white b Card b Paper b Pinking shears See our Shopping List opposite

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Stitching

Patchwork Coasters

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Use the hexagon on our pattern pages to make a template, then use it to create seven shapes from paper. Secure one to red apple fabric using a pin and cut out a hexagon shape, leaving a

7mm border around each side. Repeat to make two more red ones, three from checked green and one from garden sentiments material. Fold the fabric around each paper hexagon and tack into place with

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“These coasters would make wonderful gifts – why not match the cross-stitched fruit to the preserve?” Helen Philipps, Designer

contrasting threads. Arrange the shapes using the picture as a guide and sew them right sides together using small whip stitches. Press the patchwork and remove the tacking stitches and paper, leaving the hexagons folded in at the edges. Cut waste canvas to cover the central hexagon and tack into place. Following the chart on our pattern pages, stitch an apple and a bee to the centre of the shape using two strands of cotton for the cross-stitch and one for the backstitch. When the design is complete, dampen the waste canvas and carefully remove the threads before pressing. Place the patchwork facedown onto green felt and pin together. Stitch two rows around the outer edges and one to the central shape of the coaster using white thread. Trim away the excess felt. To make a bee and beehive button coaster, sew a bee only to the central hexagon, then add a beehive button. This coaster uses red check and green apple fabrics.

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Jam Cover

1 to make a 16cm circle from Draw around a small plate

garden sentiment fabric, then cut out using pinking shears. Fold the circle in half and halve again, then mark the centre with a pin. Unfold, then lay the circle face-up. Tack waste canvas to the middle of the circle. Follow the chart for the apple and bee and stitch over one block of waste canvas using two strands of cotton. Once complete, dampen the canvas and draw out the threads. Press, then use it to cover a jam lid and secure with an elastic band. Fix bakers twine over the band and in a bow to finish. CB

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Shopping List Garden fabrics, Pretty Fabrics and Trims, prettyfabricsandtrims.co.uk Felt, Wool Felt Company, woolfeltcompany.co.uk

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People & Places

Corinne’s Craft Space “Making small things means that there’s half a chance of finding somewhere to put it ” Corinne Bradd talks miniature crafts and shares her latest woodland delights

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here is simply not enough wall space in my house to display all of the beautiful pieces I’ve gathered over the years. Subsequently I have cardboard boxes in the shed full of art in frames that are unlikely to see the light of day in the next decade. Nothing’s that big – I’ve learnt that there is nowhere to hang anything larger than A3, so the collection is mainly small, detailed pieces that can fit between bookshelves or in that peculiar alcove that seems to serve no purpose (we’ve all got them!). I’ve learned to embrace the tiny. A few years ago, I would have embarked on a 3ft square collage; these days I tend to opt for art in miniature. It has its upsides, because most projects can be completed in a day and you can always find a scrap of paper or fabric big enough. Making things on a smaller scale also means that there’s half a chance of finding somewhere to put it. I’m currently envisaging a floor to ceiling display of random but interesting prints along the passageway... once I’ve found somewhere else to put the furniture that is.

Corinne x

There’s more where that came from…

Mini Shadow Box I’ve got a big shoebox of pretty paper scraps for those ‘just in case’ moments. Mini papercut pictures are a great way to lift them into the light. Cut a rectangle of thick mountboard and four strips, 2.5cm wide, to fit

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Find the template for this papercut deer design at papercraftermagazine.co.uk. I mounted it with strong patterned papers for contrast. I made this bird box decoration for PaperCrafter magazine – the toadstools and rocks (created with sequins) are my fave parts.

around the edges. Cover the pieces with patterned paper and use a thick PVA to fix the strips around the rectangle to make a deep frame. Add washi tape to strengthen the joins. Fix a hanging loop to the back of the frame. Trim a small deer silhouette from brown paper and sponge with darker ink, adding details with a fineliner. Glue the deer to the inside of the frame. Cut several tall triangles of paper in shades of green. Clip into the slanted edges of the triangles to create fir trees, crease in half and glue to the base of the frame, overlapping for a more natural look. Cut pointed fringes into narrow strips of green paper. Curl the strips gently and glue in front of the trees. Make tiny toadstools from small red cap shapes fixed onto short stems of brown paper. Add decoration with a white fineliner pen and glue to the foreground. CB

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Cards & Paper

Tutti fruity

Enjoy making bright, zesty cards using stamps and co-ordinating dies

“For even more fun, stick wobbly eyes on the fruit instead of black gems” Colette Smith, Designer

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Say Cheese

Stamp and emboss an apple, lemon, orange and peach onto white, colour in and trim. Cut two polaroids: one in white, another in black. Adhere the fruit onto the black centre so they overlap the edges. Trim away the excess. Stick lime paper to an A6 blank at an angle. Remove the excess, attach the white polaroid outer and insert the fruit. Stamp a sentiment. Tie twine around the top. Add three pieces of washi tape and finish with black gems for eyes.

Bananas 4 U!

Print and emboss five bananas onto white. Colour in and cut out using a die. Trim along one edge of honeycomb paper, following the lines. Trim to 7cm x 12.5cm and fix across a white blank, 12.5cm square. Secure the bananas in a row, tucking the top of each under the edge of the paper. Tie two lengths of twine around the card. Create a sentiment, cut into an arrow, matt onto black and fix to the right. Add black gems for banana eyes.

Totally Sweet

Stamp and emboss two cherries and two leaves onto white. Colour in and cut out using corresponding dies. Trim a 7.5cm circle from white. Print two stalks onto it and fix the cherries and leaves with foam tape. Stamp a sentiment. Matt onto a black circle. Add black gems to the eyes and clear ones around the words. Stick a strip of lime to the left of an A6 blank. Cover the right side with red. Tie twine around the left of the lime and adhere the circle on top. CB

Shopping List Paper Smooches Fruitastic, Polaroid and Alphadot dies and stamps, Make The Day Special, makethedayspecial.co.uk

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In the Spotlight

JULIE & WENDY TV crafters Julie Peasgood and Wendy Turner-Webster share painting tips in this month’s fun peek into their world Julie: I am completely smitten with Annie Sloan’s chalk paints, which are proving wonderful for transforming everything from an old pine stool to concrete and metal. Not only do they dry incredibly quickly, but there’s no priming required, which is heaven if you hate preparation and are always itching to get down to the fun part like I am! And of course they’re water-based, meaning it’s easy to clean up afterwards. I sealed the paints with wax and mixed in some darker wax to age it slightly. I didn’t actually need a paintbrush for the decoration on the little storage jars, I used some glass painting pens straight onto the glass – the Nutty Putty monkeys and palm trees are optional!

Julie and Wendy have been monkeying around in the Mexican jungle and we will soon see their adventures brought to the screen. The talented duo’s achievements don’t just extend to presenting Crafty Beggars – they’re also accomplished fund raisers and are excited about the launch of their new show, Julie and Wendy’s Monkey Business in September. In between jetting around the world and craft show commitments, they’ve found time to share a little recreational crafting with us.

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Well we’ve ditched the popcorn in favour of monkey nuts and at 6pm on Sunday 27th September, we will be glued to the Community Channel. We’ll no doubt be sipping a few delicious Spider Monkey cocktails too, kindly created by Joe Allen’s restaurant in honour of The Jungle Place, the spider monkey sanctuary in Mexico, which is our company’s chosen charity. Together with Alphabet Pie (creators of versatile Nutty Putty) we have shot ‘Wendy and Julie’s Monkey Business’ to raise awareness. It will have ten showings in total on the channel, so do catch us if you can! Meanwhile, we have both been painting furiously – Julie has been rediscovering the joys of upcycling old pine furniture, whilst Wendy has been discovering an amazing painting app on her phone and wielding her paintbrush to support another favourite charity.

Join us!

OF COURSE YOU COULD TRY HEADING TO THE KEYBOARD FOR A PAINTING TO BE PROUD OF – I TURNED A PHOTO OF A ROSE INTO A ‘PAINTING’ WITH THE HELP OF AN APP ON MY PHONE! (THE STUDIO FUNCTION ON MY SAMSUNG NOTE 4)

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Wendy: The wonderful thing about painting is that you can create something worthy of a wall even if you haven’t been born with paintbrushes in place of fingers… buy a blank canvas and cover it with some bold paint splatters and you’ll see what I mean! Painting isn’t really my strong point, but I was quite pleased with this oil painting I did for the Born Free Foundation as part of a fund raising auction (but crikey it took such a long time to dry!).

Crafty Beggars is currently on Community Channel – Freeview 63 • Freeview HD 109 • Sky 539 • Virgin 233 • Freesat 651 For all the latest news, visit CraftyBeggars.tv @CraftyBeggarsTV Craftybtv

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