Saturday 19 September 2015

Are you ready for Downton Abbey!

Hello there,

Well, I am one of the very few people who have never watched Downton Abbey!  I know there are just loads of you that have and love it but hey ho it would be a boring ole world if we all liked the same thing hey :D

Anyway...have you heard the crafty news?  No?  Well.....Crafter's Companion will launch the Official Downton Abbey Crafting Collection on Create and Craft Monday 21st September!  Yes, this Monday...woohoo

So exciting!  You will just love the Triple CDrom that has crafty collections for all the characters 'above' stairs and 'below', and then an amazing collection of rubber stamps, dies and embossing folders that whether you like and watch Downton Abbey or not will be just perfect in your crafty collection

I was lucky enough to get to play with the stamp sets and teamed them up with my Spectrum Noir marker pens

I really really really didn't want to send this one in to CCHQ!  It's one of those rare...omgosh I made that moments! lol

I layered the stamps, masking as I went along to arrange the stamps along the border, then fussy cut a border with my small scissors (Fiskars of course and I've had them years!)   I then glued it to a piece of black card that was just bigger and then again fussy cut the edge stamp border :D  I adore the effect it's what else I used to make it:

Style: Half Gate Fold
Image: Downton Abbey Stamp set 1&2
Spectrum Noir markers used:
BT1, 2, 4, 6
IG3, 5, GB10, 6
DR7, CR11, 8, 2
Downton Abbey CD for sentiment Disc 1
Crafter’s Companion Teal Pearlescent card
Neenah solar white card
Crafter’s Companion Matt Black card
Collal All Purpose Glue

Collal Tacky Glue

You can catch the show's on Create and Craft:

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you'll pop back over the weekend for more sneak peeks of Downton Abbey, also Crafter's Companion UK Facebook Page for more news....

Crafty Hugs

Sandie xxx

Challenges: bright colours on the clothes


  1. Oh! Wow! This is very unique and so cool! I love the colors you chose and the design is lovely. Great fussy cutting. Thanks for playing at ATSM's MYM this week. Melissa - DT

  2. Love this card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  3. Gawjuss & creative! Love what you did with this design girlfriend!

  4. Wow oh wow Sandie - not surprised you didn't want to send this one in, that is gorgeous, glorious and oh so lush-ous too! You are not alone either huni, we've never seen Downton either lol! When it first came out we had just finished watching a period drama series and I wanted a break from them so we'll probably catch it on the re-runs and repeats at some point. Thank you so much for your lovely, lovely comments on my blog. Getting praise from a Spectrum Noir DT team member makes my day sweet beyond belief. Hope you have an awesome Sunday hun Karen xx

  5. Stunning Sandie, love the design you came up with. Hugs Jennifer xx

  6. beautiful card....I am a fan of Downton, can't wait for the new season to be run here in Canada.

  7. Adorable. Thanks for joining us at Stamps by Julia Spiri, good luck xx

  8. Very lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  9. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Julia Spiri and at Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.


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Sandie xxx