*** Crafting and General Life from Becky and her little sidekick Dylan ***

Friday, 25 September 2009

The Creative Cottage New Release - Fairy Wishes

The Creative Cottage are launching their new kit today called 'Fairy Wishes' and it's a really sweet kit, I love the colours and the images... if you want to create some really pretty cards then this really is the kit for you. Also, there is a limited introductory price for the kit of £1.99 (usual price £2.99) so that's a bit of a bonus too!

So here are some of the cards I made (all elements and greetings are from the kit except for the card candy pips!)... hope you enjoy!!

I thought I would also share some of my printing tips to anyone new to digital kits...

For printing the backing paper I use Satin Paper from Crafter's Companion which is £3.99 for 50 sheets or there is a 3 packs for £10 deal available too, I set my printer to 'normal' print and 'plain' paper for doing this.

The toppers and sentiments I print onto Gentle Gloss Card from Joanna Sheen which is £3.25 for 20 sheets and for printing I choose 'Photo quality' and 'Gloss or Photo Paper' settings. (Also look in your local Poundland, 99p Store or Value shop as they have some great packs of A4 photo paper too!)

If I want to print off the images and then touch up the colours with Pro Markers or pencils I print onto normal cardstock on 'Photo quality' and select 'cardstock'.

I don't usually print onto vellum or acetate much... but if you print onto acetate you can add glitter to the reverse which looks so pretty!!

I hope my tips have been of use to someone lol!!

Love Becky xx


LOUISE said...

Such cuties! Love them. Thanks for the tips on what paper to use, I always wonder, and am never too sure what to use. Hope you have a fab weekend! Lou x

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous cards Becky such pretty colours and great designs and detail!
kim x

CraftyC said...

These are just the sweetest cards Beccy, love the colours and the images are so cute!!!

Melly said...

Hee this is a fab wee kit! Perfect for little girls! love your creations xxx

Marley said...

Hi Becky,
These are so cute!!! lovely bright colours.. great job!!!! Xxx Marley

Lynsey said...

Wow fantastic cards Becky! Love your tips.
Hugs Lynsey:)

Natalie said...

Becky these are gorgeous. x

Cheryl said...

these are so cute hun you have made some beautiful cards with them all love cheryl xxxx

Rose Petal said...

Hi Becky, love the cards you have made with the Fairy Wishes kit, they are really lovely to work with. I got the other kit too, HOME SWEET HOME, so will be using that tonight.
Have just made my self a follower.

Marcea said...

such pretty cards sweetie - so very girly! Great tips too hun

Shelly said...

Hi Becky! I love the fairies, the colours looks stunning! The fake stitching looks fab on your first card, you've really made the most of this kit!
Hugs Shelly x