Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Be Merry Christmas Card Set

Hi folks!

I'm back with another fun craft project and video for Craftie Cafe.

I made these using Lawn Fawn's Winter Big Scripty Words stamps and dies, and Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders. 

I love this Earth Tones set of powders - they have a spectacular and surprising mix of colour in each one. Check out Merlot:

Check out the video I made on You Tube.

Here's the list of Craftie Cafe products I used:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Christmas cards with a gift card pocket


The Craftie Cafe team will be showcasing Christmas project this month. Here's a couple of cards I made:

I used the Lawn Fawn Gift Card Pop Up die to create a pocket inside to hold a gift card:

As usual, I made a video of the process and you can find it here on YouTube.

Here's a list of the Craftie Cafe products I used:

Thanks for watching! Don't forget to pop over and watch the video.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Lawn Fawn Unicorn Baby Cards

Hi folks! I'm back with another couple of baby cards for Craftie Cafe.

This time I have used the Winter Unicorn stamp and die from Lawn Fawn to make a card for a baby girl:

then it was a simple matter of swapping out some of the colours to make it into a boy card:

I made a video of the process, and you can see it here on YouTube.

The products I have used are listed below:

Wplus9 Stardust stamp set

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

New Christmas Quote stamp from Darkroom Door

Darkroom Door have released another cute little quote stamp in time for Christmas crafting:

Quote Stamp - We Wish You (NEW)

What a fun font! For my first sample, I have stamped this onto a gel printed background, then embossed with gold embossing powder:

You can see a little hint of the small Circles Stencil in the background there in blue:

 For my next project, I decided this stamp would be fabulous on a tag:

 and if you're making one, you'd might as well make many:

Here's how they came together:

Step 1
Scrape turquoise acrylic paint onto a gang of white tags using a palette knife or credit card. Leave lots of white space:

Step 2
Lightly sponge magenta acrylic paint through a stencil, concentrating on the white spaces left by the turquoise paint:

Step 3
Once this has dried well, separate the tags from each other and apply an antistatic pad, then stamp the quote using Embossing Ink. Emboss with gold embossing powder.

Step 4
Attach some coordinating lace trim under the quote. I used a sewing machine, but you could use glue, staples or a strong double sided tape.

Supplies list:

Thanks for looking. I hope you're having a wonderful day!

Dear Santa, I can explain!

Have you started your Christmas cards yet? I have kicked mine of with one of the new quote stamps from Darkroom Door:

Quote Stamp - Dear Santa (NEW)

I've used it on a couple of cards, but I can see it on scrapbook layouts, Christmas planners and notebooks.

Here are my cards - this first one has a sassy lady coloured with Distress inks and some script in the background:

On my second card, I stamped the quote onto some lined paper to give it the look of a letter:

 I used the new Fine Baubles set, embossed with copper embossing powder:

 Here's my supplies list:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, 12 October 2017

A Baby Card

Hi folks! I've created a card to celebrate the arrival of a baby girl using products from Craftie Cafe:

I used Distress Oxide inks for this card - not only do they blend really well, they're great to stamp with too, giving a nice sharp line and great detail.  I've made this card pink because I needed a baby girl card, but you could easily just swap out the colours to make it a baby boy card or even a gender neutral card.

I made a video of the process, and you can see it on YouTube here.

Here's a list of the products I used:

Die-namics Beautiful Baby dies

Thanks for dropping by today!

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Cupcake Toppers

Hi crafty people!

I'm back with another video for Craftie Cafe. This time I'm showing you how I made these cute cupcake toppers:

 They're fun, easy, and can be totally customised for any event. I made these ones for my daughter's 12th birthday in her favourite colours:

I have made a video that can be found on YouTube so pop over and check that out.

Products used:

I'm not gonna lie......the house smells too delicious......I'm off to eat a cupcake!

Thanks for dropping in today!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Halloween themed invitation

Howdy folks!

I have created a Halloween themed invitation I plan to give to my neighbours toward the end of October. Over the fence seems to be the only way we catch up these days with all of us so busy!

I also made a video of the process, and you can find this on YouTube

All products are from Craftie Cafe. I have used a Wplus9 stamp set called Bunny Mask-erade, a Taylored Expressions embossing folder called Woodgrain, and a few Distress Oxide inks.

I fussy cut the little characters by hand, but there's also a die set available for this stamp set - it certainly would have saved me some time!

Thanks for looking!

Distress Oxide ink: Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Broken China, Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Butterflies Background stamp from Darkroom Door

Hi folks!

Darkroom Door has added to their awesome collection of Background Stamps...Butterflies 😍

Here's my first sample:

I stamped  the Butterflies Background with Versamark ink, then using a soft brush, spread some gold mica powder over the stamped image. I put a very rough, one-handed video up on my Instagram account of this part of the process.

It's a little difficult to capture the shimmer, but here's a close up:

Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments stamp set
Versamark ink
Cardstock: Kraft, black

 I went for a softer look for my second sample:

I initially stamped the Butterflies Background with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink, but found it a little too bright, so I stamped it again - first with Archival Watering Can, then the Cracked Pistachio over the top.
The sentiment was embossed with silver onto vellum so that the lovely background could still be seen under it. I then added a few sparkly diamentes to finish it off.

Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments stamp set
Archival ink: Watering Can
Distress Oxide ink: Cracked Pistachio
Versamark ink
Cardstock: white, black, green, vellum
Adhesive diamentes: mint

Last but not least:

I stamped the Butterflies Background using a light grey ink, then coloured just one butterfly in using Picked Raspberry Distress Marker. I highlighted this one butterfly even more with Stickles and some pink cord, flowers and some diamentes.
The quote comes from the Lovely Ladies stamp set, and it's a nice reminder to embrace what makes us special.

Archival ink: Shadow grey, Watering Can
Embossing powder: pink
Stickles: Icicle
Distress Marker: Picked Raspberry
Pink cord
White flowers
Adhesive diamentes
Cardstock: white, black, pink

I hope you've enjoyed what I made with the Butterflies Background stamp. Thanks for dropping by!

Artist Quote stamp

Darkroom Door has a fun new quote stamp for every artist. I have made a couple of cards with it:

The full supplies list and instructions can be found on the Darkroom Door blog.

Thanks for looking!