Finding Time to Craft

Finding Time to Craft Do you struggle with finding the time to sit down at your craft table and create a card?  Do you feel that when you do find time to craft that you didn’t achieve what you really hoped for?  we’ve all been there, we all find it a struggle to find time […]

Making Multiples

Making Multiples As we approach the holiday season, it’s time to start thinking about the cards we want to send to all our friends and family around the world.  If you’re like me you think, “I’m a card maker, so why not make the cards?” But as your greeting card list grows and grows, it […]

A Cardmaker’s A-Z Guide to Organisation

A Cardmaker’s A-Z Guide to Organisation The start of Spring inevitably leads us to thoughts of Spring Cleaning and resolving to get organised.  As paper crafters, we have a tendency to gather lots of supplies and tools which can lead to clutter and chaos in our crafting space.  Here are tips corresponding to every letter […]

Easy alcohol marker colouring and blending

Easy alcohol marker colouring and blending It seems every time I’m hosting a card making class or even just talk to my friends who are crafters, I am always surprised at how scared crafters and card markers are of alcohol markers.  Today I thought I would walk you through my design process when I use […]

Stampin’ Blends – Two-Shade Blending Tips

Stampin’ Blends – Two-Shade Blending Tips Previously I shared with you practice sheets and basic blending with your Stampin’ Blends, if you missed it you can read it HERE.   Today, we’re utilising the Blending Basic technique of “Flicking” and creating a project using 2 colours.  I buy my markers in sets of two (a light […]

Stampin’ Blends – Blending Basics

Stampin’ Blends – Blending Basics Previously I share with you “9 Stampin’ Blend Crafting Hacks” and storage solutions for your Stampin’ Blends, if you missed you can read it HERE There are various ways to add ink to paper.  The two most common ways are circling and flicking.  Each technique produces a particular appearance, and […]

Stampin’ Blends Hacks, and Storage

Previously I share with you how to test your ink and cardstock with using Stampin’ Blends, if you missed it you can read it HERE. Today I have lots of information for you.  First I have “Stampin’ Blends” video showing clips of creative ways to use your Stampin’ Blend markers.  After that I have solutions […]

Stampin’ Blends – Product Compatibility

Stampin’ Blends – Product Compatibility Previously I share with you my views on Copic Markers vs Stampin’ Blends you can read about it HERE.  To get the best results from your Stampin’ Blends, it’s vital to use the right inks and papers.  While I recommend Stamin’ Up! Whisper White cardstock and Memento Black Ink, and […]

Simple Masculine Birthday Card

Simple Masculine Birthday Card I won’t lie, making masculine cards scare me, I always seem to struggle with how and what to create.  That’s why this week I decided to set myself a challenge.  Setting a challenge lets me stretch my creativity to another level, and think outside the box.  As I shared during my […]

Copic vs Stampin’ Blends

Copic vs Stampin’ Blends I love the look of coloured images with seamless blends of colour and shading, previously the only way to achieve this was using Copic Alcohol Markers.  I’ve always wanted to learn the art of using copic markers, but honestly the thought of actually colouring using copic scared me. It scared me […]

No Stamping Required

No Stamping Required Today’s we’re creating a greeting card the requires no stamping.  We’re using patterned paper and punches to create this project Supplies: Paper – Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black CS, Botanical Butterfly DSP Other –Butterfly Duet Punch, Basic Rhinestones Dimensions: Pear Pizzazz  CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to […]

The Joy of Colouring

Colouring, at first glance, may seem childish, unimportant, silly even – an act that many of us did when we were young.  But think back, remember why you coloured, and how you felt when you were doing it. For me, it is a form of communication, a way to gather the ideas from my head […]

Just for You Greeting Card

Just for You Greeting Card For today’s project we’re creating  quick and simple card using Meant to Be Stamp set and coordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits. Supplies: Stamps – Meant To Be Ink – Memento Black Ink Paper – Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo CS, All My Love DSP Other – Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies, Big Shot, All My Love ribbon pack, […]

Using Coordinating Stamps & Dies in your card making

Using Coordinating Stamps & Dies in your card making One of the greatest ideas/tools/inventions for a card maker has to be coordinating stamps and dies.  Having a die that can cut out an image in one pass through a die-cutting machine like the Big Shot saves so much time, especially on really intricate images.  Even […]

TIps & Techniques : Just Add Water

Just Add Water I’m in love with this years in-colours, they blend together beautifully.  Classic inks also get really exciting when you just add water. Using Stamping sponges, I added colour to a panel of watercolour cardstock.  The colours I used were Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous […]