19 September 2017

2 ways with Altenew's bold alphabet dies and layered Dahlia stencils.

Morning, today I am sharing 2 cards I created at the weekend, I actually made 7 but I'm going to spread out the blog posts...

I recently purchased the Altenew Bold alphabet dies and couldn't wait to get them out and play.

I wanted to use them with a background that I had stencilled (using the layered dahlia Stencils) and wan't sure how to progress with, you know exactly what I mean dont you? All those things sat in the box of half finished projects.

Well out came the background and the new dies and this was the result, a teal and grey card with a bold look.  The lettering was cut out of the background panel which meant I had these to use on another project, a 2 for 1 or 2fa as I call it in my craft room lol.

I thought it would be fun and a bit of a challenge to use the letters left from the first project on the same background but in another colourway. I opted for shades of grey as this would allow the teal letters to pop more.  I placed the letters on to foam pads and added a strip of grey card with the words "sending you" which are from the Tulip stamp set

I am so in love with the grey and teal colour combination, what do you think of these cards?

15 September 2017

Paperbabe Stamps Male mdf substrates.

Thanks for joining me today, it's a really exciting day for Paperbabe stamps as Kim has added "lots" of new products to the store and we have pictures and samples to share with you.

Kim - Miss Paperbabe herself, designs and produces stamps, stencils and MDF substrates, you are probably familiar with the female faces but have you seen the male version?

Lets take a look at the new products and then I'll share my projects.

There are 3 mdf substrates that can be used along with the male face stamps to create stunning piece of art.

The side fringe is a nice casual look, the hair comes in 2 sections so you can add shading for a realistic look.

The side swept bangs, in my opinion, creates a younger look. Each kit comes with 2 jumper styles and collar options.

Pompadour is a really trendy style, modern and hip. You can choose to style your piece however you wish, in the picture above Kim has teamed the mdf with the Sugar skull stamp set, perfect for Halloween.

Now for some additional extras that really allow you to personalise your project:

If bald is more your style then Kim has catered for you too with the bald head substrate, it can be used with any of the above kits instead of the hair included. Of course you could use this along with the stamp set on a canvas or home decor project.

How do you feel about facial hair? Are you a lover of the modern hipster beard that seems very trendy at the moment?  There are 3 beards and 2 moustaches per pack.

Of course every cool dude needs glasses or shades in his life! There are four styles, these can be painted any colour, leave the lens out for glasses or add them in for shades. You can also use these with the female mdf kits too.

Is formal more your thing? If so, maybe you'll want to add a tie or bow tie to your creation, you could really have fun with these.

Here's a little peek at what you could do with the mdf kits and stamps. I love how your options are endless, so many combinations and looks can be achieved.

All of the items are now in the Paperbabe Stamps Store, along with lots of other temping goodies.

Now onto my projects 

I used the Pompadour mdf kit and male face stamp set to create my project. I chose acrylic paint and pencils to add colour and shading. You can keep it as simple as you like or go to town on it and add lots of detail, this was my first project so I kept it simple.

My second project

This time I decided to go for a different look, an older guy with facial hair and shades. I used acrylic paint and a Gelli plate to colour the mdf as shown by Kim in one of her Hochanda shows. I love this way of colouring the mdf as it's so quick and you gets so much detail as shown in the beard below.

As you can see these kits are so much fun, I do hope you'll try one out and share your results with us on the Paperbabe Stamps Fan Group

Terri x

13 September 2017

New Fleurs Flower Forming Foam - DT samples

I am really excited to share this post with you today. If you haven't heard of Fleurs flower forming where have you been?  They design and manufacture amazing dies for you to use to create your own flowers to use on your craft projects.  They also have a tool kit, inks and speciality papers.

Here's the best bit.........

They have now added another amazing product to their range, Flower forming foam!  You can die cut it, heat it with an iron or with the warmth of your hands and shape it to give you the most realistic looking flowers imaginable.

I was asked to create some show samples for the release which is happening tomorrow on Create and Craft TV.

As well as the foam there are also new dies.  I was asked to create samples with the Peony petals and Beech leaves.

I made a chalkboard which I decorated with flowers and leaves.

I also made a small posy using several sizes of the peony flowers from buds to full blooms.

The launch is going to be amazing with a 2 hour show full of ideas and demos.

You can watch the show on Create and Craft TV on Thursday at 7pm

  • Sky 674
  • Freeview 23
  • Virgin 748
  • Freesat 813
  • Apple TV
  • Amazon Fire

08 September 2017

Paperbabe Challenge #56 Design team inspiration

It's Friday and time for a new Paperbabe Stamps challenge

This time it's an "Anything goes" challenge.

Here's my project

I used the male face stamps and mdf substrate to create my piece, and coloured it with acrylic paint and pencils for the shading 

If you'd like to join in with the challenge and be in with a chance of winning a prize then please visit the Paperbabe stamps blog

I can't wait to see what you make.

06 September 2017

Who said leaves have to be green?

Morning Crafty friends

It's Wednesday so hopefully all of the children are back to school and we are returning to a bit of normality and routine.  I have had a lovely 6 weeks with my children and we even managed a couple of mini holidays.

Now it's time to get back to the fun of stamping and creating and I have a card to share with you. 

As you will have seen in a previous post I am a big fan of the Parrot paradise stamp set that Lydia Evans designed for Altenew. I love tropical leaves and the holiday vibe they give off.

I decided to go down a different route with my colour options this time and opted for blue tones and golden peach highlights.

I applied a very light covering of blush ink through the sketched lines stencil and then stamped the leaves in a circular pattern using the Deep blue seas inks from Altenews recent release.

I die cut a circle with a stitched border and placed this on foam pads. My sentiment is also from the Parrot paradise set, this time I chose to heat emboss it with the Golden peach crisp embossing powder, I also added a strip of peach embossed card at the bottom to tie the whole look together.

I was luck enough to have sequins in my stash that match the peach colour so added a few using glossy accents to adhere them.

Here's links to the items I used in case you want to add them to your stash.

Thanks for stopping by today, I'd love to know what you think of the blue leaves in the comments below.

04 September 2017

Screen Printing on a weaved surface - Colourcraft DT project

Today I am sharing a project and introduction to screen printing over on the colourcraft blog.

I will be adding more screen printing posts to my blog in the future including how to make your own screens and mix colours.

I hope you'll join me on my screen printing journey.

25 August 2017

Paperbabe Challenge #55 - Design team inspiration.

It's Friday, Yay

We have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamp blog today
this time it's a layout inspiration.

You can join in with the challenge by visiting 

Onto my Design team inspiration
I chose to rotate the layout in my card below

Rather than use a circle I opted for one of Kim's Bottle substrates and added a butterfly emerging from it.

I used one of the new sentiment stamps that have been added to the store, I love the sentiment and typeface.

I added sparkle to the bottle over the chalk paint and it gives such a nice effect.

I hope you will join in with the challenge, remember there is always a prize up for grabs!

The items I used to create my card are listed below along with a link to the Paperbabe Etsy store;

You can buy the stamps,stencil and mdf here;

Thank you for stopping by today, have a great weekend.