Sunday, 31 July 2016

Sticker Kitten Creative Team: Introducing Birthday Dinos

Hi all

I have been asked by one of my craft friends Sarah Douglas to make some samples using her brand new paper collection Birthday Dinos. They come in 6x6 at the moment and are printed on very high quality paper. Here is a link to the Etsy store

Here is my first sample which i made by covering a 6x6 card with half of the green paper and half of the red stripes. I then cut out the butting and glued it in the middle.

I cut the dino and the balloons out of the patterned sheet. I placed them onto a half circle so that they stood out a bit more.

                       I cut some of the sections of bunting out so that they blended in better.

Thank you for visiting and you can get this pad here 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Susan K Weckesser Creative Team: Home ATC Blocks

 Hi all

I am back with another project  using Susan's Unity Co branded stamps. I have used the ATC Blocks from Things to Alter to create this stack-able home decor.

I painted the cubes with DecoArt Crafters Acrylic  but used different colors on the same block.

I used the Tumbleweed Houses and Heart Full Homes stamp sets for the little houses which i colored with alcohol markers 

I stamped the base of the cube with  In Circle Me using the Clearsnap Color Pop Mini inks.

I sued the DecoArt Crackle paint and just painted a few random patches over the cube. I then spritzed with inks and dried it off.

I tried to make each cube different by mixing up the little houses.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Trimcraft Scrapbook Workshop July: Paradise Crush Summer Holiday Layout

Hi all 

I am back with my Scrapbook Workshop for July. You can find the full tutorial over on the Trimcraft blog.

I wanted to create a  layout that reminded me of summer so i used the new First Edition Paradise Crush papers  to create this bright holiday layout.

this is the large shell from the First Edition Beach Die Set. They look great with pearls and flowers stuck to the centers.

This is a close up to show how you can layer the dies and paper flowers together to create unique combinations.

I drew around the Photo Frames so i can add patterned paper to them. They are great for coloring over with inks or just writing onto for journaling.

These are the new Alphabet stickers from our Simply Creative brand. They are very good quality and come in different textures such as chipboard. Foam and Glitter.

Thank you for visiting and if there is something you would like to learn please leave a comment bellow.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Susan K Weckesser Creative Team: Introducing Gone wild

HI all

I wanted to show you the new Gone Wild stamp sett  by Susan K Weckesser today. It's a stamp kit so you get the cute little fox and owl plus lots of little stamps too.

I used the Ken Oliver Color Burst inks to create the background by wetting the card and flicking the powder onto it.

The fox is coloured in with First Edition Marker pens and i cut him out and stuck him down with 3D foam pads

The background was created using a mixture of In Circle Me and A Little Bit Washi stamps.

Thank you for visiting

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Trimcraft Introducing First Edition Wild At Heart

Hi all
I have a few makes using the First Edition Wild At Heart paper pads to share today.

Take a blank tag. I use the 11 cm by 6 cm size which are available in most stationery shops.
Cover the tag in patterned paper
cut out a strip of paper and cut the ends off at an angle and stick to tag
using the new boarders die set. cut out one of the boarders and glue next to the first strip
Cut out a small 6 cm  circle from the Scalloped Circle Die Set and glue to center of tag using 3D foam pads.
using the stag print from the 6 x6 pad, place a small circle die over it and hold in place with washi tape before cutting out.
glue it to the center of the circle.
cut a strip of ribbon out and glue the ends together before adhering to top of the tag
Using the Nature Die Set, cut out a few leaves and slot behind the topper
Cut out a thin strip from plain card or paper and then cut out the Thank You sentiment using the Traditional Sentiments Die Set
Cut the sentiment into two separate words and glue to the strip and then trim it to fit onto the tag.
Finish off with a few sequins

  • Cover a 6x6 card blank with patterned paper
  • Cut out a square 10 cm x 10 cm and glue to the centre of the card
  • Cut out a strip 15 cm long and 5 cm across and glue to the edge of the 10 x 10 square
  • Next cut out a mixture of different sized circles using the Scalloped Circle Die set and layer them together.
  • Arrange the circles around the card and once happy with their position you can stick them down
  • Decorate the circle centers with buttons, resin flowers and die-cut butterflies.

  • Take a 5 x7 card blank and cover half with embossed patterned paper and half with another pattern
  • Next cut a rectangle 15 cm by 8 cm and glue to center of card
  • Glue a length of ribbon across the card center
  • Cut out one of the larger circles from the Scalloped Circle Die Set
  • Take the stag print paper sheet from the 12 x12 paper pad and line up a scalloped circle die so that it frames the image. Cut it out with a die cut machine and layer over the larger circle to make a topper
  • Decorate around the circle with a cluster of paper blossoms and buttons

  • Thursday, 14 July 2016

    Gecko Galz Blog Feature and Free Stamp: Sun Moon and Stars ATC

    Hi all 

    I am back with my blog feature day for the Gecko Galz. I have a mixed media ATC to share using the new Sun,Moon and Stars College sheets.

    I started off by spraying water onto the ATC blank and sprinkling Brusho powder over it. I sprayed more water over the top to diffuse the powder. Once dry i mixed a bit more powder but keep the concentration of color strong. I applied the ink to the ATC stamp with a brush and placed the ATC over it and pressed down. I used the Lost Coast Designs Grunge ATC set.

    Next i applied DecoArt Crackle paste randomly over the ATC and let it set before painting over with more purple ink. I then mixed white DecoArt Modelling paste with the Ken Oliver Turquoise Color Burst powder and applied it to the ATC using the Stars mini stencil.

    Thank you for visiting and here is your free stamp of the month.

    Wednesday, 13 July 2016

    Trimcraft Simply Creative Mankind Paper Collection: Male Themed Cards

    1. Using the Scalloped edged circle die set, Place the largest die over the edge of a card  blank so that the die is slightly hanging over the fold of the card. Cut this out and you should have a circle rocker card

    1. use one of the smaller circles to cut out the patterned paper
    2. use the Beach Die set and cut out the camera in patterned paper and adhere to card

    1. use the black 3D Enamel Effects to colour in the lens and sides to create a plastic look. 
    2. Add the smile sentiment using the Simply Creative Chipboard Alphabet letters.

    Cover a 5x7 card blank with patterned paper
    Cut a 4 cm strip of paper from a 6x6 paper pad and adhere to bottom of the card.
    Cut out a 2 cm strip of yellow paper and cut a flag tail at the end before adhering to card

     Using the Bunting mini die set, Cut out a mixture of the large and small bunting using scraps.
    Adhere bunting pieces to string and adhere to card
    Cut out a small circle using the Scalloped circle die set and adhere to the bottom edge of the card.
    Cut out the Too cool sentiment and adhere it over the scalloped circle.

    Take a blue card blank and cover half with patterned paper 
    Cut a 6 cm wide strip of blue patterend paper and adhere down the card
    Cut out a scalloped circle using the Scalloped Circle Die Set and add red dots around it using the 3D Enamel Effects.

    Cut out the game pad from the Technology Die Set using red paper or card
    Using the 3D Enmel Effects, Fill in the buttons to make them look like they are lighting up.
    Adhere game pad to circle and add a sentiment using the Simply Creative Alphabet stickers.

    Thank you for visiting.

    Monday, 11 July 2016

    Tag a friend blog hop

    Hi all
    I got together with a few crafty friends to make and swap a few tags. Here is the one the talented Mags sent me and i love it. I love the crackle effect on the background and the bunches of flowers.

    Please visit the other blogs to see what else we made

    Susan K Weckesser Creative Team Home Sweet Home Bunting

                                                                           Hi all

    The theme on the My Sweet Earth Blog is Home Sweet Home this month so i have made an inspiring bunting using the Bunny Hugs Stamp Set and a lick of paint.

    I started off by giving each piece of bunting three coats of paint to get a nice even amount of color. I alternated the colors so that i did not get two the same together. I then painted the MDF alphabet in black paint.

    I then stamped around the edges of each piece with the little stamps that come with the Bunny Hugs Stamp Set. I used a mixture of Black,Sky and Kiss Color :Pop Minis.

    I also stamped some of the the little stamps onto smooth card and colored them in with the color pop minis and cut them out. 

    I finished them off by adding a few gems and resin flowers.

    Katie Lamb Susan K Weckesser Creative Team Member.