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Temptingly Tropical Sneak Peak

***UPDATE***

this stamp set is now in stock here

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This GORGEOUS Peacock and Feather stamp is also due to be launched in July by Crafter’s Companion.

It was a dream to colour using the Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils (which I will have in stock here shortly).

 

Make sure you check out HSN on July 11!

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Another Glamour sneak peak!

 

Here is another photo of the Glamour Collection from Crafter’s a Companion coming to HSN on July 11, 2017!

 

– Glamour Luxury Glitter Card – Black
– Glamour Luxury Mirror Card – Matt Pink
– Glamour Decorative Metal Die – Flourishing Frame
– Glamour Decorative Metal Die – Flourishing Corner
– Glamour Decorative Metal Die – Fabulous
– Glamour Decorative Metal Die – Dressed to Impress
-Easel Card Blank

Make sure you tune in!

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Sneak Peek!!!

Coming up on July 11, 2017 Crafter’s Companion will be on HSN with LOTS of amazing new products and some returning favorites!

There is an amazing Signature Collection by Sara Davies called “Glamour”….the line is fantastic and I have been sent some to create with.  I’ve made tw cards so far using the following dies from the collection:

  • Dressed to Impress
  • Fabulous sentiment die
  • Charismatic Clutch
  • Sassy Shoe
  • Flourishing Frame

I have also used the Hot Pink Organza Ribbon and Adhesive Pearls that all belong to this range.

The quality of these products is top-notch! The dies cut and embossed beautifully and even thought they are very intricate they are easy to remove from the die once cut.

I am 100% in love with this range and will be creating lots more projects between now and July 11 so make sure to check back.  For now I leave you with a couple of cards!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happiness

I’ve been fortunate enough to be on the 2017 Design Team for Crafter’s Companion and one of the items that they sent me to try out and create with is their amazing Foil Transfer Kit.  These kits come with adhesive transfers that make foiling SO easy!

Foiling with these is as simple as 1) choosing your image or sentiment, 2) Remove the backing, apply it to your project and firmly rubbing or better yet, run it though  your Gemini, 3) take the plastic protector and place the foil over top and again, firmly rub or send through the Gemini. Then you simply peel the foil off and in a matter of a couple minutes you have a lovely foiled project without having to have a machine, and all that is involved with that!

 

The foil transfers adheres to lots and lots of surfaces, here it is on vellum and complimented with a floral wreath coloured with Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and Glitter Pens.

Stay tuned as the foil transfers will be in stock in my shop!

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Crafter’s Companion Carnation Stamp and Dies

I just wanted to post a few photos of some projects that I have been working on with the Crafter’s Companion, Sheena Douglass’s Perfect Partners Carnations Stamps and Dies.

These dies are awesome, you can cut 6 sheets of printer paper at a time which really speeds up projects, combine that with using the Gemini Die cutting machine and you are on a roll!

To build the flowers, I took 3 each of the 2 different petal sizes.  After die cutting then ink up the stamps and place the petals into the stamps to apply the ink. Your next step is to watercolour the flowers in your choice of colour (now you need to be super careful as the wet printer paper becomes very delicate).

To speed up the process I used my heat gun to dry the flowers, before flipping the over and painting on the reverse.

As you know, I love sparkle so I then brushed over the petals with a clear glitter pen.

Glue up the flowers layering one on top of the other  and once set, scrunch the petals together and shape to your liking. Repeat the whole process with the leaves and presto, you have gorgeous flowers to use for loads of different projects.

 

 

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New Crafter’s Companion Dies coming soon!!!

I recently had a parcel of lovely “Happy Mail” from Crafter’s Companion with awesome new products to create with as part of their US Design Team (super fun!!)

On May 9th Crafter’s Companion will be on HSN with LOTS of amazing new products.  The Today Special is a set of Dies that make a beautiful Circle pop out card. I received the set of the Circle Decorative Sentiment Dies that is an addition you can buy to go with the build a card set, so I decided to make something with those.

As you are probably gathering from my posts, I love sparkle, so I decided gold glitter card was where I would start.

1) I matched up the circle Sentiment size with one of the Double Stitched Circle Dies from The Ton Stamps, and cut out the circle.

2) I then placed the sentiment circle onto the cut out circle and ran that through my die cutting machine, next, weed out the bits from the die and set aside.

3) Use the next size up circle die and cut out a pale pink circle, take the next size up again and cut out a black circle.  These dies leave a lovely stitched edge when they cut.

4) I then used a pair of fringe scissors to make a small fringe all around the outside edge of the black circle and adhered the pale pink circle on to the centre of the black fringed circle.

5) Adhere the gold Sentiment to the centre of the pink circle (I find Loctite gel super glue to work well at quickly setting the smooth backing of glitter card to the regular cardstock, as some regular crafting glues even if permanent can still not hold these two surfaces together when dry).

6) Cut out a 5.5″ square piece of background paper and stick to a 5.75″ square card blank (or and square size accordingly adjusted). Then using foam squares adhere your circle to the centre of the card, and voila, a quick and elegant card.

This particular paper had beautiful gold foiling on it so it compliments the gold glitter perfectly.

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Peeps! by Stamping Bella

Ok, I love this stamp and have been waiting to have time to use it…today was the day!

To make this card I used a white card blank, a piece of water-colour paper cut to 13cm x 13cm. I applied a little bit of blue and green distress ink to a piece of waxed paper, spritzed it with water and sponged on the sky and grass.  Once I was happy with the amount of colour I used a heat gun to speed up the drying time.

Using my We R Memory Keepers Precision Press I lined up the Stamping Bella “One of My Peeps” stamp and applied some black Ink. You then colour in the image using the coloured pencils of your choice and then again using the precision press line up the sentiment stamp and dry.

The next step was to dab the clouds on using the white glitter Wink of Stella pen (I like to use a mini pom-pom to do this).

I chose a white glitter card for the frame and then using the We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board cut out a 1/4″ frame to go around the water-colour paper, affixing it all using Crafter’s Companion Glue Tape.  The finishing touch was to apply Dew Drops by the Ton Stamps (I am obsessed with these).

 

Supply List:

Card Blanks

Stamping Bella – One of My Peeps Stamp

We R Memory Keepers – Precision Press

We R Memory Keepers – Frame Punch Board

Watercolour Paper

Distress Mini Ink Pads

Sponge Dauber

Wink Of Stella

White Glitter Card

Crafter’s Companion Glue Tape

Dew Drops – The Ton

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I’m back!

So, I’ve been out of the country for well over amonth, first on holiday, and then to say goodbye to a dear friend and love and support another.

I’ve been missing my craft studio, so will be spending a lot of time there in the weeks to come and have lots of projects to post!

Keep your eyes on the shop section as there will also be lots of new products coming in the next couple of months as well.

In some other exciting news, I am pleased to say that I am part of the 2017 Crafter’s Companion Design Team and with that will be running some specials to highlight some of my favourite products from them, this will be coming in April.

I will end this brief update with a few colouring projects I’ve been doing while getting over my jet lag, the Markers used are Spectrum Noir alcohol markers from Crafter’s Companion.