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Using Masking Paper when creating backgrounds

I have had a few people ask me how to use masking paper so I’ve decided I would create a quick post showing you how I used it to preserve the stamped and coloured Gorjuss Girl in the centre of the card (yes, there has been a new release of Gorjuss Girl Stamps).

1)  stamp your image onto the white side of the masking paper and the cut out the image.

2) Stick the masking paper over your image you want to protect.

3) Complete your background as you wish, for this card I used Distress Oxide Inks and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens.

4) When your background is complete simply peel off the masking paper.

5) Once this was done, I set the circle aside and used the Triangle Turnabout Stamp by Concord & 9th to creat another part of the background (upcoming post on this stamp).

6) Mount the Triangle background to a pics of black card and onto a Fancy Card Blank by Crafter’s Companion (I chose to use a distress stamp on the card blank first).

7) Affix the card front to the card blank and decorate with circles cut from black glitter card stock, dew drops and a couple of bows.

8) for the final step I chose a sentiment from the Circled Sentiments Set by Altenew.

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Altenew Bells and Bows










For today’s quick make I use the Bells and Bows Set by Altenew, I love how this card could be used in so many colours and for so many occasions other than just Christmas!

     The Altenew ink cubes work perfectly with this multilayer set of stamps.

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Ski-Sons Geetings by MFT

How adorable are these bears!!?! I just can’t get enough of them ❤️

The stamp set is called Ski-sons Greetings by MFT and there are coordinating Dies also.

I created the background by cutting out the card with the Avery Elle Wonky die, and made he hills by using distress Inks with the Drifts and Hills Stencil, also by MFT.

I traced along the edges of the hills with a deco foil glue pen, sprinkled on Frosting Powder and heat set.

The front of the card is mounted onto glitter card and then onto a card blank.

The trees once stamped and cut out also have some frosting powder applied to them and then stick to the card using foam squares, and then the sentiment stamped directly onto the card

Finally the bear, which has been coloured using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, is fixed onto the card using a mini wobble spring.

I think it’s safe to say quite a few of my own Christmas cards will be made using this set!

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New Gorjuss Girl Stamps by Santoro London

We received in a shipment of the NEW Gorjuss Girl Stamps yesterday, numbers 41 – 60. They are awesome! I didn’t have much time to colour and create with them yesterday but I managed one card.

I used Stamp No 51, Little Love for this card.










1) First I stamped it onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card stock, and coloured it using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.

2) I stamped the image again on Stamping Mask Paper, Cut it out and stick it over the coloured image.

3) Using Distress Ink in Hickory Smoke with my mini blending tool I inked up the background. I also used Distress Oxide Ink in Worn lipstick to add a hint of pink on the background.

4) Once the Background was finished I peeled off the masking paper and cut out the stitched rectangle using the Wonky Die Set by Avery Elle, add adhesive to the background by running it through your Xyron sticker maker.

5) Cut a border out of black card using the Inside Stitched Scallop Rectangle Die Set by Craftin’ Desert Divas, burnish the edges using Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Gunmetal Gray.

6) Stick the border to a piece of silver glitter card using foam squares, and then remove the Xyron backing paper and stick the card front to the silver cardstock, then using your Crafter’s Companion Tape Runner to stick the whole thing to a card blank.

7) Final steps are to add a bow and some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew around the Card.

I love these stamps, they are so amazing to colour, enjoy!

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Giving Thanks!

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is American Thanksgiving this weekend and Crafter’s Companion is having lots of giveaway’s including these lovely digital stamps (just click on the link)









On my facebook page you will have an opportunity to win a $10.00 Gift Certificate for the Crafter’s Companion website (perk of being on the Design Team), AND, check out the following Design Team members blogs to have even more chances to win!!








Have a great Week and Weekend!



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HUGE Spectrum Noir Sale!!

Ok, pretty near all Spectrum Noir Markers are on SALE!!!!

Check out these limited time prices and pick up any remaining markers or sets you need, or start your collection at amazing prices! Make sure you check out the Spectrum Aqua Markers sold in 12 and 6 packs.



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Catherine Pooler PRE-ORDER

Hello Lovelies!

I am adding the Catherine Pooler Inks to a special Pre-Order section so you can get in line for them, there will be more coming so if they go on back order your order will ship as soon as stock replenishes.



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Ok, so it just felt like a fun time to put some more items on SALE!!


I have added a bunch more items to the SALE section, of the shop and in addition here are some other SALES:


  • Use code: altenew10 to recieve10% off all Altenew Products
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Cute Little Dragons!








I coloured this dragon ages ago, and decided it was time to make a card for him. I didn’t have a plan just decided to combine the sweet little dragon with a background I made the other day, some, I love unwinding and just creating as I go like this 😊😊

Here is the supply list:

Stampingbella Dragon Stamp Set

Stampingbella Dragon Dies

Watercolour Card stock

– Distress Oxide Inks: worn lipstick, peacock feathers, broken china, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade

– Spectrum Noir or Illustrator Markers in HB1, HB2 and HB3

Inside Scalloped Square dies by Craftin’ Desert Divas

Freestyle Stripes Background Stamp – The Ton

Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black

Black cardstock

Card Blanks

Action wobble springs