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!

Friday, 1 September 2017

Father's Day card

I folks! Here's a card I made using products from Craftie Cafe for Father's Day:

Although this one is for Father's Day, it would be easy to change the sentiment and make it for any occasion when a masculine card is required.

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

Here's a close up of the card:

Craftie Cafe supplies:
Distress Oxide ink: Vintage Photo, Broken China, Faded Jeans

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy father's day to all the dads out there!

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Need a bit of sunshine??

Look no further than Darkroom Door's Sunshine Texture stamp!  Here are a couple of cards I've made with it:

Details on how I put these together as well as a full supplies list can be found on the Darkroom Door blog.

Thanks for looking!

Calico Gift Bag for Father's Day

We've got Father's Day coming in a couple of weeks, so I thought I'd make a couple of calico gift bags for my design team project for Craftie Cafe:

I used Ken Oliver's Color Burst powders through his Boston Terrier stencil and I just LOVE the result:

I made a video showing the process and you can see it on YouTube.

Craftie Cafe supplies:

Other supplies:
Spray bottle for water
Craft mat
Sewing machine
Cord for drawstrings

Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely crafty weekend everyone!

Friday, 4 August 2017

Good Luck Shaker Card

Hiya crafty friends!

I have a card to share that I made using products from Craftie Cafe:

I used Ken Oliver's Color Burst Powders (well, one in particular - Terre Verte), an Avery Elle die called Horizontal Stripes, and another die from Memory Box called Lucky Charms.

Here's a close up so you can see the Lucky Charms - all the little clover shapes I die cut from green cardstock to pop into the shaker:

You can also see the awesome effect of the Color Burst Powders - all of the Earthtone powders have little pops of other colours in them - see the red, yellow and blue in the photo above? 

I have made a little video to show you the process and you can see it on YouTube.

Thanks for dropping in today - have a lovely weekend!

Monday, 31 July 2017

Darkroom Door Stencil Blog Hop

Hi folks!

I'm excited to be part of a blog hop showcasing the new stencils from Darkroom Door. I have a couple of projects to share that I made using the Small Blossom Stencil:

First up is an art journal page I created:

It shows the Small Blossom stencil (in white crackle paste) over the blossom image from the Bold Blossoms Rubber Stamp Set (stamped in black).

I also added some detail around the edges with the new Crackle Texture stamp, some spatters and drips with India Ink, and some doodling with a black Fude Ball pen.

Here's a close up:

 My next project is a card:

Here's how I made it:

1 Stamp the new Gazette Texture stamp onto a 9 x 13.8 cm piece of white cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink.

2 Mix some Prima White Crackle Texture Paste with Distress Evergreen Bough reinker and apply this through the Small Blossom stencil with a palette knife. Allow to dry - you will see it begin to crack as it dries.

3 Stamp randomly around the edges with the new Crackle Texture stamp using Archival Aquamarine ink. Mix a little Evergreen Bough reinker with water and spatter and drip this over the piece.

4 When this is dry, sponge some Evergreen Bough ink around the edges.

5 Stamp the round tag from the Tags Rubber Stamp Set using Aquamarine ink, then stamp the words from the Orchids Rubber Stamp Set over it using black ink. Punch a hole in the top and tie it to the card front using twine.

6 Mount this onto a 10 x 14.3 cm piece of black cardstock, then onto a folded white card. Stamp the Weathered Stripes Background stamp onto white card using black in, and tuck a little scrap of this to the right of the card front. Apply tiny dots of Stickles around the blossom for extra sparkle.

Now it's time for a giveaway!

Be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment. Five lucky winners will will receive 3 stencils of their choice! Winners will be drawn from comments left across all the blogs, so be sure to leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win! Comments received before midnight Friday 4th August are eligible to be in the draw. Winners will be announced Monday 7th August on the Darkroom Door blog and Facebook page.

Hop along to the other blogs here:
Darkroom Door:
Belinda Spencer:
Autumn Clark:
Godelieve Tijskens:
Anneke De Clerck:
Robyn Wood:

Good luck everyone!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Happy Graduation Card using Taylored Expressions and Lawn Fawn

Howdy folks!

I have a couple of graduation cards to share that I made using products from Craftie Cafe:

I just LOVE that background stamp - it's called Dizzy Dots and it's by Taylored Expressions.

I made a video showing the process, and it can be viewed on YouTube.

Here's a close up of the stylized rosette I created:

I have listed the products available from Craftie Cafe I used below for handy reference. Hooray - they all come with free shipping! 

Thanks for looking!

Taylored Expressions Stamps - Dizzy Dots Background - TEBB18

Lawn Fawn - Clear Stamps - Happy Happy Happy LF1334

Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts Dies - Happy Happy Happy LF1335


Friday, 7 July 2017

A wedding card using Avery Elle and Lawn Fawn

Hi folks! I'm back with another wedding card using products from Craftie Cafe:

I have made this card for a wedding, but it could easily be modified as a congratulations card for any other occasion. It would also be easy to customise the colour scheme - simply change the colours of Distress Oxide ink.

I have made a video of the process, and it can be found on You Tube.

Check out all of that lovely dimension:

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to watch the video here. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Craftie Cafe Products: