Farewell to Docrafts

Hello everyone,

A bit of a special day for me today as the 29th February is my birthday!! All those many (many) years ago I was the first baby born in West Sussex and was on the front cover of the local paper, The West Sussex Gazette.  Every four years, my birthday is that little bit extra special although this year I’ll be celebrating it at work and saving the celebrations for the following weekend!

Today is also a bit of a sad day .  As you well know I’ve been a member of the Docrafts design team for the past couple of years and have come such a long way since September 2013 when I first appeared in Creativity magazine.  However, I feel the time has come to make a change and so as a goodbye to my lovely fellow DT’ers we arranged a blog hop to show our favourite makes of our time on the design team.

This was the card that started it all… not sure I particularly like it now but I guess the hanging tags are quite cute.

IMG_1772 2

Docrafts spotted it in my gallery and asked me to make 3 items for the September 2013 issue using the Spots and Stripes range (which I still love!)

From there I joined the DT and the makes rolled on and on and on!  So here are a few of my favourites:

'Hello Bird': Madame Payraud

The gorgeous ‘Madame Payraud’ range is still a huge favourite of mine as there was and is so much versatility within the papers.

The beautiful ‘Sew Lovely’ papers… seen here in pastel shades and below in it’s full glory as a foldy card.

The Gorjuss ranges and me have had a on/off love affair over the time.  I’m still unsure about it but it’s popularity is huge and when mixed it with other ranges and papers, it really comes to life.  Here I’ve mixed it with the shadow box dies and pastel papers to make a cute girly card.


The Bare Basics range by Docrafts is an absolute winner and it’s great to use them.  This Bare Basic wooden house was created for a colleague of mine who emigrated with his family to Australia.  The house was small enough to fit into his case and hopefully it hangs in their new home!


The papers are a mixture of ‘Portobello Road’ and ‘Bon Voyage’ which seemed highly appropriate!

I think my favourite range (so far) from Docrafts has to be the ‘Ahoy There!’ range.  I really loved it and made so many things using the papers and the free downloads and all the accessories that came with it.  Here are a couple I made for Father’s Day:


Not the greatest photograph I’m afraid!


My last favourite make uses the free papers that you can print off the Club section of the Docrafts website.  These were absolutely perfect for my youngest daughter’s 13th birthday (a whole year ago as she turned 14 last Sunday!)


The printable papers are always gorgeous and I’ve had some real fun using them.  Definitely check them out if you’re a subscriber… so easy to print off!

So there you have it.  I have absolutely no idea where this crafty journey will take me but I’m looking forward to experimenting with new methods (desperate to buy a Gelli plate!) and seeing where my creativity takes me.

I must say thank you to my lovey DT’ers who have been so supportive along the way.  Not just the ones who are on the team now but some of the old team too.  It’s so lovely to be part of something special and to ask daft questions at ridiculous times of the night and know someone will be up working!

Docrafts will announce their new DT shortly and I hope those that re-applied are successful as they’re all so talented and fabulous!

Why not hop on over and see their favourite makes?  Find them all here: Mags, Julie, Emily, Michelle, Katie, Sarah and Amy.

As for me, I’ll see you soon with new projects.

Thanks for reading! Heather xx




19 thoughts on “Farewell to Docrafts

  1. Emily says:

    I love your work Heather, there’s so much detail and layering in there, just perfect. I can’t say I’ve seen any of those projects before, but they’re so good! xx


    • Heather Mitchell says:

      Old projects Emily from waaaaay back most of them. Thank you for the kind words. I’m always unsure when to actually stop adding stuff to my cards but it kinda works – for me anyway! x


  2. Clare T says:

    Sorry to see you go! You have inspired my card making and I love to see what you make with kits you are never sure of – you don’t disappoint! I can’t wait to see you use some of your other craft stash. I will be waiting to see your fabulous creations.


  3. StickerKitten says:

    Aww you have picked some great makes here, Heather – I remember many of them very fondly lol!! Madame P was a good range, and Ahoy There is one of my favourites too. I am still in awe if your epic fold out Sew Lovely card! xx


    • Heather Mitchell says:

      Thank you Julie. It’s been fabulous working with you too and I can’t wait to get time to play with that Gelli plate! Who knows… I might even find time for that Scan N Cut now!! x


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.