Friday, 30 January 2015

A Fun Request

Hello everyone! Happy weekend and thanks so much for dropping in today!

Just a quick post from me to share some cards I was asked to make using some fabulous new mixed media style embossing folders and stamps from Crafters Companion. The new collection is called the Artist Collection and I loved working with them!
The new products are being launched on Create and Craft this coming week, and trust me, if you are at all into grungy mixed media style stamps etc, you don't want to miss these. I had only a short time to do my samples (I'll show 3 today and some more in the days to come), so I just made cards, but these goodies would be fabulous for journaling, home decor and all sorts of other projects too.

Here are my first lot of samples:
The stamps include all sorts of fun and funky background stamp elements and a brilliant set of grungy words too.The folders have wonderful textures, bricks, wood grain, pebbles etc etc.
Here is a sample using the pebble folder, - all folders are 8 x 8" square, so just so you know, you can't use them in a Bigshot or Cuttlebug as they are not wide enough....
Here is a Valentine's themed one, using a leaf background folder.

Below are details of the shows on create and craft, but of course they are available through Crafters Companion too.


Well, that's it for now, thanks for visiting and hope you will get some creative time!!



31 comments:

  1. Wonderful creations Astrid! Have a nice weekend, Valerie

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  2. These are fabulous samples Astrid...just ordered these today, looking forward to playing with them. Carol x

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  3. These are all really gorgeous Astrid so will have to go and see those stamps and folders.
    Fliss xx

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  4. Such great samples here Astrid. Jenny x

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  5. Love what you have done with these stamps and folders great samples xx

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  6. they look fabulous! I only have the bigshot so won't be able to use them boo hoo

    Joan

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  7. these are awesome Astrid - beautiful - off to check them out! Hugs rachel xx

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  8. Fabulous cards Astrid and how lovely to have more samples on show on TV !!!! xxx

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  9. What great backgrounds these folders make! LOVE what you have done with all that texture....and admire your ability to produce multiple beautiful things in short turnaround! Hope you have a good weekend. xx Lynn

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  10. What fantastic works! You cards are fantastic!!!! Have a great weekend, hugs Dagmar

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  11. Love your projects Astrid using these fabulous stamps and folders. I "need" them all !
    MaggieH

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  12. What a feast for the eyes today Astrid, so hard to decide which I like best, just might be the one with the 20/30's lady.

    Hope you have a good weekend and keep warm.

    B x

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  13. These look terrific Astrid and very original folders for sure

    Love Chrissie

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  14. What an amazing bunch of great cards here Astrid. As usual they´re all sooo wonderful made and looks amazing in both texture and colors.
    Have a wonderful week-end to you too.

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  15. Fantastic samples Astrid. The folders and stamps are going to be so usable. Can you guess what will be falling into my shopping basket next.
    Yvonne xx

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  16. What great samples, Astrid - the folders look as though they'll be really versatile, and the grungy stamps are very cool. Will be doing some more investigating!
    Alison xx

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  17. I love all of your gorgeous designs, beatiful texture and colours. The embossing folders are fabulous and they will fit in my machine...will add them to my wish list :) Happy weekend, Shirley xx

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  18. Your samples really inspires and makes me want to have,have !! lol- Only a shame the folders are not suitable for the big shot ..they looks wonderful, and also the stamped words , maybe they could be a "must have " for me.
    Hugs to you, Astrid, wonder if you gets snow today too !!

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  19. Gorgeous...all of them! Love the stamps too!

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  20. Hello Astrid, and ... a Happy Saturday to you my wonderful crafting friend.

    What a fabulous post! You've made some wonderful things with the new Crafters Companion goodies - and I love them.

    When I received the email from CC showing me the new folders/stamps etc, I fell in love with the stamps straight away, but couldn't really see myself using the folders very much as they just didn't seem like 'me'. However - the things you've achieved with the embossing folders has opened my mind up in different ways - and for that I thank you BIG TIME.

    Being so poorly over the last few months has somehow closed some of my creative doors inside my mind and I'm struggling to craft things right now. It's taking me forever to get things together; match papers; make a decision. So frustrating.

    I'm SO glad you got the chance to play with these new toys, because seeing what you've made has opened up one of my locked doors .... I'll have to now see if I can get round Big M to let me buy some new playthings. lol.

    Sending love, as always ~ Cobs. x

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  21. Lovely work and inspirational as ALWAYS Astrid !!!! Thank you !

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  22. I saw a couple of the shows and the folders and stamps are beautiful. I love what you did with them Astrid and will look out for your samples now. - how fantastic to have them shown on TV! Hugs, Anne xx

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  23. Love all of your samples - lucky you having nice things to play with - I love the triptych especially! I saw one of the shows and sadly don't think I will buying the folders as I have a big shot here and a cuttle bug at our caravan! The stamps though…aah well that's a different matter! Chrisx ps hope to see some more of your samples tomorrow!

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  24. Oh my gosh, terrific Astrid! More items to go on my shopping list, yipes!! Just stunning! hugs :)

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    1. I just realized that probably sounded like sarcasm, but it wasn't at all. I love finding new and amazing products through other crafters, it's better than cold buying on line. Anyway, love them for real. hugs :)

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  25. Beautiful Astrid! Unfortunately I wouldn't be able to use the embossing folders due to their size but will go and check out those lovely stamps. Thanks for the link!

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  26. Fabulous samples Astrid, after going to investigate i won't be buying these stamps as i have others that do exactly the same job. The embossing folders look interesting and i might look into them :-) xxx

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  27. Oh my word Astrid, what a fantastic array of samples you have produced with those stamps and folders. Need to look into having some of them at least. Hugs Rita xxx

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  28. Fabulous, love these especially the hearts
    You give them such a beautiful soft distressed look

    Jools x

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