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Party Paws – Sneaky Peek

OK – I have a new man in my life! his name is Bamboo and he is the cutest little panda you ever did see!

We are launching our brand new range Party Paws as a Pick of the Day on the 5th March on Ideal World at 9pm. Now I want you to sit forward and pay attention here, trust me when I say that this will not last the full POTD, and that you must tune in at 9pm and get yours quickly, because it will absolutely without a shadow of little doubt fly out the door!

I have had the most amazing fun working with this range, and I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved, I predict a new card-making trend in 2013 and that is a Bamboo trend!

So here is my first (of many to come because I could not stop crafting) sneak peeks.  I have made this card using one of the Bamboo stamps and also papers from the CD, there is another little sneaky Peek on this card of something else coming in March, bet you can not guess what it is! If you can I may have to be forced to award a spot prize!

I’ve printed one of the background designs and then embossed it for texture. Distressing the edges of the layers and adding lace, velvet ribbon and buttons adds a really beautiful touch of luxury.

I’ve used one of my favourite quilling flower dies the large Sunflower and the stamen to make this Gerbera to match the one in bamboo’s hand (paw)  The beautiful Kraft lace Border is cut with one of our Die’sire lace border dies


The Image has been stamped onto Neenah Card, using Memento Ink and coloured using my Spectrum Noir Pens, I love the results I can get with these pens, I am never tire of finishing an image and then spending the next 30 minutes looking at it because I am so pleased with it 🙂

The colours I used for bamboo are: BG1, BG3, BG5 and BG9, CR1 and PP2 for cheeks, Blender to soften edged on white fur, DR5, DR2, PP3 and PP5 for the flower and BT2 and BT 4 for the butterfly.

Hope you love bamboo just as much as me, remember 5th march Ideal World 9pm – be there or be square



Creative Development Manager in the Craft Industry, I get to make my passion my job now ...... how cool is that :)

32 thoughts on “Party Paws – Sneaky Peek

  1. Fantastic Card!! I love love love the stamp!! Can’t wait till the 5th!! Is the sneak peak the patchwork type embossing folder in the background? I love the effect that its given! 😀

  2. ❤ this card, beautifully made Leann xx Bamboo is gorgeous, hope im lucky enough to get my purchase in on time b4 it flys out the door 🙂 xx will it be as part of a mega bundle ?? xx Keep up the great work Crafters Companion !! from a new & dedicated customer, Vicky x

  3. This looks amazing.I love Pandas. I am guessing you may have the Ebosser on the show. It’s on my wish list. I have just rec’d my Crisalis Classics CD and the images are simply beautiful
    X Chris Kelly aka Catwithoneear

  4. I love anything with pandas on, so this will be a must-have for me. When will it be available direct from Crafters Companion? Had issues with delivery and customer service with Create & Craft recently, so trying to avoid ordering from them.

  5. Hello Leann, what a cute and lovely card. Is the patchwork embossing folder new? Could that be the sneaky peek? Very nice. Sheila xxxxx

  6. Hi Leann, sorry to be a pain but when you say it will be avaliable at the end of the POTD do you mean after the end ot the first show, or the end of the 24 hours? Thanks Karenx

  7. Ooooo I want! can’t wait for the potd launch next week! Would the sneaky peek be the embossing folder behind the gorgeous Bamboo? If so I love it!

  8. Awww, he so cute Leann. And yep, it must the embossing folder. And as it seems to go over the entire background, it will hopefully be a new 6″x6″ or 8″x8″ folder. And I desperately need more square and A4 embossing folders – oh, and ideally also storage folders for those (I have already got the Darice folders for the other sizes). 😉
    Heike x

  9. Hi, love Bamboo, he is so cute, and I do like the new buttons, how posh.
    I do enjoy seeing your blog, and all the colouring tips, I do not have a blog but enjoy seeing others.
    Keep up the good work
    Joan Cutts

  10. Aww hes so adorable love it- so excited for the him to be released – eeek shhhh dont tell the hubby Bamboo’s on my shopping list xx

  11. He looks so cute and I am loving the embossing folder you have used………….I am going through mine and don’t seem to have that one.
    I need a new shopping list then ? x

  12. Just found your site because of Crafter’s Companion. Love them. Love the card as previously made collector’d bears because of my love of bears,

    Am thinking that the embossing folder was the new thing, and saw it also stated above. No matter if small or for the embosser it will be used. Thanks for the sneak peak

  13. One word “WOW”. The whole thing, the new embossing folder (Has to be!!! Is there more???), plus the adorable and cuddly Panda, the new floral buttons, and of course the fantastic colouring. I think even I might be able to achieve this. So looking forward to the Potd. I have to purchase this CD. Well done Leann and CC. Brilliance as always. Crafty hugs and kisses xxx

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