Morning crafty friends today I have a post on the Colourcraft blog showing how I created this Fantasy Feather, to see all the details visit the link below
24 July 2017
21 July 2017
Happy Friday everyone
Today I am sharing more cards made with the Triangle Turnabout stamp from Concord and 9th, I shared a post on Monday with the first card I made using it, you can see that here;
I thought I'd have a play and see what else I could make, I decided to make a card for the ladies first, I used Pink and grey inks from Altenew.
I team the Triangle turnabout with Altenew's Halftone happy stamp and die set again, this seems to be my go to set. I die cut a heart aperture from the background panel which I can use on another card in the future. I placed a piece of black card below the aperture to make it more dramatic.
This time I die cut the happy out of the printed background and placed the stamped panel on to some black card. I love the black against the pattern, it's so funky and modern.
This really is such a super stamp set, its fun to use and the possibilities of colour combinations are endless.
That's all from me today, the children break up from school for the summer at 2pm so I best go shopping and fill the fridge and pantry as I am sure they will eat me out of house and home.
17 July 2017
Have you ever struggled to make a card for the men in your life?
As someone who loves to make cards I have to admit that I have always struggled to make men's cards that I am happy with.
There are lots of products out there for male cards but I'm a clean and simple girl at heart so, racing car decoupage and golf stamps really aren't for me.
As soon as I saw the Triangle turnabout stamp from Concord and 9th I knew I had to have it, I know I'm a little late to the party with this but my excitement is too much to contain.
If you haven't seen the Triangle turnabout stamp before here's what it looks like
You're probable thinking how do you make that look like the picture above! It's all in the name, Triangle turnabout! You stamp once, ink your stamp with another, turn your card and stamp. You can do this up to 4 times, you are able to create different looks depending on ink colours and the number of turns.
I did 4 turns each with a different shade of ink. I used the Altenew crisp inks Cool summer night mini cube collection. The inks are perfect for a tonal look and I use them all the time in my crafting.
While the ink was still damp after my last turn I decided to try throwing some silver WOW embossing powder at it - not literally, I delicately poured it on and tried to save all of the excess as I am such a frugal crafter :) I was amazed at how the powder stuck fully to the most recent inking and slightly to the earlier inks that I used, It gives a really cool distressed gilded effect.
The stamp will give you a 6"x 6" patterned panel once complete. I cut this down and was able to make 2 cards with it. I wanted to keep the design simple and clean so team the background up with Altenews Halftone happy stamp and die bundle.
I think they are a perfect match for each other and can't wait to make more male cards and experiment with colour to achieve different effects.
Have a super week x
14 July 2017
Today on the Paperbabe Stamps Blog we are launching a new challenge
this time it's a layout inspiration
You can use the above picture any way you choose keep it simple or flip it, just let your creativity flow. If you use Paperbabe products and link the project over on the Paperbabe blog you could be in with the chance of winning yourself a prize from the awesome Kim Costello.
I have put together the card below using the layout as a guide.
All the products I used apart fro the sequins are Paperbabe products. I kept the basic layout the same but change the orientation of the base card.
I applied some light pink ink through the rose stencil using a blending brush to give a soft covering. I then used the herringbone stencil and added some light green ink. I added this to my card with a white stitched edge circle between.
I then cut a banner/pennant and stamped my sentiment using the birthday wishes stamp set, I chose to use grey ink so the look stayed soft and feminine. I then coloured an MDF wooden rose embellishment and sprinkled a few iridescent sequins to add some texture to the card.
All of the products used can be found in the Paperbabe Store on Esty
via this link >>>Paperbabe Stamps Shop
I can wait to see what you create.
13 July 2017
Just a quick post to let you know that Tattered Lace have a launch show tomorrow with their Fantasy Christmas Blockbuster.
There are so many amazing dies and the prices are sure to be fabulous as always.
I have added pictures of my samples below with links to the dies below, this will take you to the die on the Create and Craft website.
Square Holly Die - This used 4 of the mini holly frames to make the wreath.
The launch show is at 12pm tomorrow (Friday 14th July) and you can watch on
10 July 2017
Today I am sharing a project over on the Colourcraft Blog
I used Brusho to paint an Elephant
For more details on how I created it visit the link below
09 July 2017
Today were talking about how to achieve three looks with one set of Altenew stamps.
I've had the Tulip set in my collection since it was released but only used it twice, I recently added the coordinating die set to my collections and yesterday decided it was time to get them out and make some cards.
For each of the 3 cards I made I stamped and die cut 3 Tulips
For this card I used the Altenew grid stencil to add a subtle yellow pattern to the background, I glue the stems flat but placed the flower heads on foam pads for added dimension. I stamped a sentiment onto some white card and mounted it on to black, I love the jaunty angle.
This is my favourite of the three I am sharing, the background was created using Altenew's watercolour strip stencil, I used the jet black ink and a foam blending tool to add the background, I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I added the Tulips the the left of the card and placed a sentiment to the right. I played around with the look by having the leaf on the left over hanging but having the sentiment to the right cropped. I think it adds extra interest to the card.
This card was a simple one, I added the flowers and sentiment and then embellished with sequins and Nuvo drops. I think this one is perfect for a friend who is maybe going through a bad time. It's simple and elegant.
I enjoy using different backgrounds to change the feel of my cards, from simple CAS cards to funky bold backgrounds, it's good to have a card for every occasion in your stash. You can also use different sized cards or change the orientation from a traditional right hand opening card to a tent fold.
Which card do you like the best and why?
07 July 2017
Today I am asking you for your opinions, I recently made a card and was caught up in the moment and didn't think about where I would put a sentiment.
So here is the card in question:
So my question to you is; does every card need a sentiment? If so where would you place one on this card
Here's a closer look at the flowers I stamped and coloured with Altenew's Garden Treasure and Artist markers.
I still can't decide if it's fine as is or if I should take the plunge and add a sentiment, so please comment below and give me your thoughts.
05 July 2017
Today I am a little nervous as I'm sharing a video I made, I really don't like hearing my own voice but as I've been asked several times how I create layers in my stamping I thought it was about time I grabbed the video camera and shot a quick video.
I hope you'll find the technique useful, If there is anything else you'd like me to video then please let me know in the comments below.
03 July 2017
Good Morning Crafters, It's Monday and I have a very quiet week ahead so I have the chance to get some crafting and blogging done in advance.
I have recently decided to start a planner, something I've never done before! I am going tobe using Altenew products and sharing my journey with you here but also on a new Instagram account; https://www.instagram.com/altenew_planner_girl/ search @altenew_planner_girl and follw my progress.
Well enough about that let jump right into a new project.
I made this card yesterday using lot's of my Altenew stash.
I started by using layered medallion a and applying rose quartz and sand dunes ink, I then added the b stencil and applied mountain mist ink.
I cut some peach vellum and heat embossed my sentiments from the 2 stamp sets linked above. I love this embossing powder as it is so fine it melts quickly not buckling your card/paper. It also has a stunning metallic sheen.
I decided to add some peach sequins and Nuvo drops to embellish.
I love how soft and subtle this card looks, it's so dreamy.....
Thanks for stopping by today.
30 June 2017
Today we have a new challenge for you on the Paperbabe Stamp Blog
This time it's a picture inspiration
As always there is a chance to bag yourself a prize from the lovely Kim Costello at Paperbabe
To join in the fun pop by the blog and link your project
I was inspired by the colours in the picture to create a rainbow coloured background using distress ink but then the quirkiness in me wanted to do something a little different so I used a polka dot stencil to add white ink and then distressed it by flicking water at the paper, giving a bleached effect.
I stamped and coloured a peony and leaves and sprayed the fibreboard word with black spray paint to finish off my card.
It's so colourfull and different and I love it.
The Products I used can be found on the Paperbabe Etsy store
I hope you'll join in with the challenge.
29 June 2017
Hey crafty friends
Today I have a post on http://chatteringrobins.blogspot.co.uk/ showing how to make a shabby chic wall hanging, it's a full step by step tutorial.
Here is a sneaky peek, but you'll need to go to their blog for the full post.
I hope you like it.
28 June 2017
Hi STAMPlorations fans, it's day 3 of the birthday blog hop and wow, how amazing has the hop been so far?
I have 2 projects to share with you, first up is a cute birthday card made using the Gift-Builder-1 die set
I chose to go with teal and chocolate browns for this card, the gift builder is a fantastic die set, the dies cut so cleanly and the card releases straight away from the die. I used the Happy Birthday Stamp Set for the sentiment.
My second project is a shaker card made with the shaker balloon - star die set.
I used the shaker balloon to create 3 shakers in the cards and filled the void with spaghetti beads, I also added a couple of non shaker balloon. The sentiment is Bold-Sentiments-Charming
- Three (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the store
- One (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on our Facebook page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30
- One (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on our Instagram page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30
- Two (2) randomly drawn winners from the Wishlist Link Up will each win the products in their wish list (up to $50 MSRP)
26 June 2017
Today I have 4 simple brusho background techniques to share for Colourcraft Design Team.
Here's a little look at what I'm sharing but for the full post you'll have to go to the Colourcraft Blog.