19 March 2018

Wall art - Colourcraft DT Project

Happy Monday everyone

I hope you are all warm and safe and not snowed in, the weather here has been crazy and I wanted to create a project to brighten things up a little.

My project can be found in more detail over on the Colourcraft Blog, see the link below

16 March 2018

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #69

Good Morning crafty friends, it's time for a new challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps
This time it's a picture inspiration, well kind of.....

 With it being St Patrick's day tomorrow the theme is actually "GREEN" 

I wanted to carry on exploring my Mixed media style and decided on turning the Hatter into a Leprechaun.

I used the Hatter mixed media templates along with the Male face stamps to created my Portrait. I then added my background and colour to the piece using Neocolour II and distress ink.

It took me a while to think of what sentiment would fit my piece so I grabbed the Watercolour Alphabet stamps and came up with "What if...... you found a pot of gold?"

I added little shamrocks to the bow tie using the tiny hearts in the female face s tamp set.

Ok, so now it's over to you. If you want to play along and enter the challenge then visit the blog- http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.co.uk/ where you will find all the details and linky tool.

Good luck, I can't wait to see what you create.

13 March 2018

Imagine Design Create - Creating your own Party ware

Today i am talking custom Party Ware and how to use your stamps to create a coordinating themed event.

To view the full post please visit the link below

You can get a 15% discount on the stamp set used when entering TERRI2018IDCDT at checkout.

08 March 2018

Tactile Beauty from Tattered Lace

Today is the Launch of Tactile Beauty by Tattered Lace dies

I was sent 3 dies sets and a paper kit to work with and this is what I made

As always here's the links to the products used

You can watch the launch tonight at 7pm with Mel Heaton on Create and Craft TV.

07 March 2018

Polychromatic Peony Dreams

I am so excited to share this post with you, I recently took the Polychromatic class at Altenew Academy and loved the inspiration shared, this coincided with my Peony dreams dies arriving so I just had to use them to make my next assignment for the Altenew Educator Certification program.

What does Polychromatic mean I hear you say, well the dictionary defines it as

of two or more or of varying colours; multicoloured.

I started working with a A2 piece of card (4.25" x 5.5") I used some Black Soft form relief paste from Colourcraft  along with the Watercolor stripes stencil to add some texture to the panel. I set this aside to dry.

Next I gathered 4 sheets of purple cardstock and also a sheet of white. I added double side adhesive sheets to the back of all the cardstock.

Using the layering guide I cut my flower dies in the purples shades and leaves in the white. By adding the double sided adhesive before cutting it saves me having to use wet glue and I also get edge to edge adhesion.

On the reverse of the die packaging there is a layering guide, which can also be found at Altenew.com 

I used the Grey Artist Markers from set B to colour the leaves, next I peeled the backing from the die cuts and layered them together. To put the card together I added the leaves and die cut flowers before  adding a stamped and heat embossed sentiment to a strip of card.

The products I used to create the card are listed below.

06 March 2018

Stamped Dots & Block sentiments ....CAS card

Today I am sharing a tutorial over on the Imagine Design Create blog, I'd love it if you could take a look.

If you want to buy this stamp set or any other craft items you can take advantage of a 15% discount when you enter TERRI2018IDCDT at checkout in the Imagine Design Create store 

04 March 2018

Tattered Lace - Garden Trails

Good morning, today I am sharing some Tattered Lace samples created with the up coming release "Garden trails"

I was sent 4 sets to work with and these are the cards I made

Here are the links to the new products which will be launching on Create and Craft TV tomorrow at 8am

02 March 2018

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #68 - Design team project

Morning everyone

Today we have an new challenge for you over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog and it's a favourite of yours, this time it's:

"Anything Goes"

It's your chance to go wild and create anything you like, challenge yourself or play it safe. It's totally up to you, we really have fun seeing what you crate and love it when you share your projects with us.

To help inspire you I reached for the cute Sitting Cat templates and face stamps and created a mixed media portrait.

Now, mixed media is not my thing but I drool over the wonderful work that I see out their from other artists and long to be able to create something close. A fellow crafter told me this week that I shouldn't give up and just o keep on trying and thats what I've done.

There's something so cute about this little Cat's face. I used my Brushos from Colourcraft to create a background for my piece, I started with a diluted mixture and then added some sprinkles too.

I am so in love with the Alice Mixed media collection that Kim has designed, in fact my last three projects have featured it. If you have't seen it yet pop by the shop and blog for tons of inspiration.

Have a fab weekend, speak to you again soon.

28 February 2018

In the mood for colour - Altenew Educators Certification Program

I recently took the "In the mood for color" class over at Altenew Academy as part of my Educator Certification program that I am taking part in.

In the class I learnt about how certain colours reflect mood and emotion. This morning I was feeling really calm and as such chose to work with blue. I also felt strong and organised so thought it would be good to work with a shape that also reflects that feeling.

I couldn't wait to use my new Trigonometry Stamp Set and Tirgonometry Die set to create a card.  I love geometric cards as they are suitable or all genders and ages.  I wanted to make a modern looking cards so added some of the triangle shapes using the newly released Deep Blue Seas mini ink cubes (which are also available in Large ovals size too).  I used some silver embossing powder to add some shine in places. I die cut a couple of the Trigonometry die in to the stamped panel to add extra detail. I then used the "thanks" sentiment from Halftone circles Stamp Set to add my message.

I've never really thought to much about why I use the colours I do in my crafting but now when I look at my cards I can see what I was feeling at the time I crafted them.

Thank you popping by today, I'll be back soon with more crafty creations.
Terri x

27 February 2018

Clean, Simple and Fruity - Imagine Design Create DT project

Today I have a card on the Imagine Design Create blog

To see how I made it please visit the link below

Also dont forget that you can save 15% on any purchases at Imagine Design Creates website when you use TERRI2018IDCDT at checkout, you could grab some distress oxides and stamps to have a go at this technique yourself.

26 February 2018

STAMPlorations Typografia ROMANTIQUE Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends, thanks for joining me today, you picked a great day to stop by as I am taking part in a blog hop to celebrate the newly released Romantique sentiments stamps that are part of the growing Typografia range from Shery Russ at STAMPlorations.

The stamps make a great focal point in there own right but are also fab to team up with some of your favourite images.

I have 3 projects to show how the stamps can be used, I will add links below to the stamps I used.

I really wanted the sentiment to stand out on this card so teamed it up with some simple sparkly sprinkles of Lindy's stamp gang.

This sentiment is so heartfelt. I added it to a die cut circle and teamed it up with a simple background which has a couple of black strips of card to tie the black text in to the overall look.

I had fun making this card, I tore around my stamped sentiment and inked he edges in pink totie in with my pink floral image. I added a piece of washi to the edge of my card for a fun modern feel.

I hope you've liked my project, it's not time to pop over to the  STAMPlorations blog and see what else has been made by the team.

Here's the links to the stamps I used in my projects.

24 February 2018

Paperbabe Stamps Blog Hop - Alice Mixed Media collection

Good morning! I'm delighted today to announce our blog hop celebrating Paperbabe Stamps BRAND NEW Alice Collection Mixed media Release! 
Five wonderful new Characters including two animal sets to add to your collection, join us for tons of inspiration, and a giveaway as well!

These are already available in the shop...
To add extra fun to our blog hop... we are offering up a prize! 
of the whole Alice collection to one lucky winner.

Here are the details:
  • A winner will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the designer's blogs and the PaperbabeStamps Blog to win. 
  • Just leave a comment on any of the designer's blogs listed below or the Paperbabe stamps blog for your chance to win! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight on Monday, 26th Feb to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paperbabe Stamps blog on Wednesday, 28th Feb to see if you are one of our lucky winners. 
Here's a sample from me...

I also shared a project last week using the Rabbit templates and stamp set, I thought I'd share it again to give you even more inspiration

Today, we’ve enlisted some super talented designers to inspire you with ideas on how to use these beautiful new stamps and templates! Hop along for lots of fun and inspiration!

Here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop...

Have fun on the HOP!