24 May 2018

Neo Victoriana by Tattered Lace dies

Hey, I hope you are all well, I'm here to share my DT samples created for the lunacy of Neo Victoriana from Tattered Lace dies.

I've always been intrigued by Steampunk fanatics and fancied trying my hand at some Steampunk cards, so when I was asked to work with this collection I was more than happy to say yes.

Here are the samples I created

In this card I used the chain frame dies to emboss my heart and add a frame.

Here I've used the chain as a frame and added some cogs

Cogs, clocks and mechanical birds, this card has it all going on. It's an easel card that gives the impression of the clock having exploded.

Next up is the dome.bell jar card, which has 2 openings

Here is the inside

For this card I wanted to make a feature of the backing paper, so I added some black silhouette images. 

I wanted to make a pop up box card to use as many of the new dies as possible

Copper embossing and multiple colours of gilding wax help achieve the look.

Here I've used a branch die from my collection to sit the mechanical bird on inside of the dome

Lastly I created a cover for a journal, lots of gilding wax, embossing and time went into this project.

I hoe you like what you've seen and will be watching the launch show at 7pm Thursday 24th May. The products I used are linked below

22 May 2018

Stunningly Simple Watercolor Techniques

Good morning crafty friends, today I have a new card to share with you. I created this card after taking the "Stunningly Simple Watercolor Techniques" class at Altenew Academy.

I chose to work with the colour teal as it's my favourite colour and looks so yummy in the warm weather we are experiencing. 

I started by stamping and embossing one of the large images from the stamp set in Platinum. I then added a wash of clean water to the card stock before adding teal tones to the card.  I used Altenew Sea Shore Inks with a little water to create a colour wash.  I started off darker at the top of the card and faded the colour as I moved towards the bottom. I also added flicks of teal to the card to add texture and interest.

Once dry I embossed a piece of white card with the Platinum embossing powder so that I could create some embellishments for my card.  I added a piece to the bottom of my card and also die cut my sentiment and some sequins from the same piece, continuing the colour theme.

I learnt so many things from Lydia Evans classes and will be adding the new techniques to my cards.

The products used are linked below

17 May 2018

Things with Wings reminder post - STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge May

I'm here today with a reminder for out Things with Wings challenge.  We are half way through, so what better time to share some more inspiration.

To join in with the challenge visit the link below

I have a discount code for you to use on the STAMPlorations store which will entitle you to 20% off your order, this can not be used with other discount codes

Use>>>>>>  STAMPGIRLTERRI when checking out at http://stamplorations.com/shop/

15 May 2018

Magical forest by Rare Earth

I'm back and excited to be sharing my second set of samples for Rare Earth. 

This collection is called Magical Forest, there are 4 A4 stamp sets in the collection which can be brought as a bundle or individually. They launch at 11am tomorrow the 16th May on Create and Craft TV. 

Here are the samples I created

All cards were made with the 4 sets in the collection, they all work so well together, the sentiments are fantastic and the imagery is adorable.

Here's the link to the stamps

11 May 2018

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #73 - Design Team inspiration

Hey there Paperbabe stamp fans, it's time for a new challenge, this time we have a picture theme to work with. You can use the colours, patterns or any element you wish, just have fun and let your creativity run wild.

I have created a card to help spark your imagination

To create my clean and simple card I used shapes from both the Doll face stamp set and Folk Fabrique stamp set and then added a sentiment from the Birthday Wishes stamp set. I chose to create a retro pattern in colours from the inspiration picture, I placed my design diagonally over the lower part of my card to create a modern look with movement.

I hope you'll be joining us in this challenge, if you do you could be in with a chance of winning a prize from Paperbabe herself Kim Costello.

http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.co.uk/ is where you need to go to link your project.

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

10 May 2018

Filigree Lace by Tattered Lace dies

I'm back again to share another new launch from Tattered Lace dies. Today is the launch of  Filigree Lace die collection and Cherished Darlings vol 1

I was sent some dies from both collections to work with and created some cards to share with you

Both collections work so well together and the Cherished Darlings collection includes a CD ROM with both Charisma images and backing papers.

The launch is happening at 5pm on Create and Craft TV with Corrine and Loen.

08 May 2018

For the Love of Color - Altenew educator certification program

Today I am sharing not 1 but 2 cards I created after taking Julie Altermann's For the Love of color class over at Altenew academy.

The class was awesome and full of hints, tips and techniques to help us crafters add that extra detail and lots of colour to our projects.  I learnt lots from the class and could literally make a dozen cards with all the ideas in my head right now, but in my attempt to rein it in and stay controlled I made 2.

The things that stuck with me most from the class were not to be afraid of adding a mix of bright and bold colours to our cards and to think about different ways in which to get colour in there, be it different medium or with the use of die cuts.

I decided that I would go bright with shades or yellow, orange and red and I would also use a die to help me with making my design.

I chose to use the Mandala Die to cut a stencil to ink through. In the process of stencilling the die cut piece got very inky and looked too pretty to dispose of, so I used it to create my second card.

The inks I used in my cards were

Let me know what you think of my cards, I'll be back soon with more crafty makes.

07 May 2018

Rare Earth Ladies Vintage Tea Party

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you're enjoying the bank holiday weekend and warm weather.

Today I am making my Rare Earth debut, I was lucky enough to be asked to create some cards using Rare Earth stamps.

As you know I love stamping as it give me the freedom I crave, and allows me to interpret the designs in my own way.

The stamps have been designed by the talented Lexy Rose and are totally amazing.

Although the stamps are designed in a vintage style, I have added my twist to a couple of the card and shown how they could be used to create something different, I hope you like them

My first card is something a little bit funky, I was seeing a 60's psychedelic look in my head when I designed this card. I used a smooching technique for the background and added a little detail with a purple Watercolour pen.

This card uses the same stamp as above but this time she looks a little more elegant, my kids tell me they can see Amy Whinehouse in this one......

I kept this card a little more muted and went for a classic feel.

I'm a big fan of teaming Kraft card and white together, I like the natural earthy look it creates.

In this card I did a little fussy cutting to allow me to add depth and dimension to the images. The spoon is actually slotted into the cut through a little slit.

For this card I decided to colour the hair with alcohol markers and give her some pink lipstick.

My last card was created using both alcohol pens and pencils.  I added a couple of stripes of vintage lace in the background, the stamp sets have lots of lace options in them.

I hope you'll tune in and watch the launch show tomorrow at 9am on Create and Craft TV.

Here's the link to the products used

Rare Earth now has it's own home on Facebook where you can see samples, up coming launches and share your love of Rare Earth.

03 May 2018

Things with Wings - STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge May

All of the STAMPlorations teams are taking part in a month long Blog hop and Linky party, the theme is things with wings.

There are lots or prizes to be won and tons of inspiration along the way.  To join in with the challenge visit the link below

I have created a card to help inspire your creativity

I have a discount code for you to use on the STAMPlorations store which will entitle you to 20% off your order, this can not be used with other discount codes

Use>>>>>>  STAMPGIRLTERRI when checking out at http://stamplorations.com/shop/

02 May 2018

Tattered Lace Summer Fragrance launch

I'm back with another post showcasing the new C Summer Fragrance collection from Tattered Lace dies.

The collection is launching on Create and Craft TV tomorrow at 7pm.

I was sent 3 die sets to work with, the first is

This is an amazing new concept from Tattered Lace, decoupage dies!!!

The dies are amazing, you can choose to use all of the layers or just the base layer to create stunning blooms.  All of the dies are joined and numbered to make for swift cutting and decoupaging.  There are also charisma images and backing papers.

Next up is Lace in the garden die set

Cute little seed packets, flowers and vegetable dies, along with backing papers and charisma images.

Lastly I was given a globe die to work with, at the time I was sent the die there wasn't a charisma image but there is now.......happy dance.

These are just some of the new dies launching in the collection, be sure to tune in and watch Stephanie and Nancy for 2 hours of inspiration and demonstrations.