Saturday, January 30, 2021

Paper Rose Mandala Circle

 One card today using Paper Rose Mandala Circle Die

Paper Rose Mandala Circle Die 19613
Distress Oxide Ink
Faded Jeans
Seedless Preserves
Candied Apple
Glitter Cardstock
Uniquely Creative Essential Birthday Cut apart and Die
Black Cardstock 14.4 x 10
White Cardstock 14.1 x 9.7
Glossy Accent
Distress Marker Black Soot 

Short and sweet today. Check out the video for how tos...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Darkroom Door Gerbera

 A friend and I had a crafting day and we had new toys! Now this is purely my thoughts and I bought these, they weren't given to me nor was I asked to do this.

Couture Creations has new Metallic Ink called Stayz in Place.

They work similar to Stazon in regards to quick drying but smells much better and have a metallic look.

I stamped it on plain cardstock, yupo, black yupo, blended it and tried it out with watercolour. I have 2 cards to show you. One is abit more technical in regards to the colouring and the second one I applied a bucket load of water to see how it worked. I assumed it would be fine but we really wanted to play soo... you get it see the results.

  Things to know!

They are quick drying...der! Its alcohol based lol
They need to be re-inked regularly as it is alcohol ink so it does dry.
Beautiful shiny results on bold prints, harder to see on fine outlines
On black yupo or black cardstock it only really shows up silvery but still shimmery.
Works great on both plain cardstock and Yupo.
Doesn't move like Alcohol inks but can be used similar to alcohol ink. You will work it abit more. 
As we are looking at today is how it goes with watercolour.
Were very subtle when stamped over alcohol ink with a fine outline, bolder printed stamps were better.

Over all it stood up well in most areas. Honestly the only thing I was disappointed with was that on black cardstock/yupo. All of the colours we tried were silvery. Still pretty!

I bought Rose Gold, Sterling Silver, Antique Gold, Bronze and a Matte Black. My friend had Copper. There is another 3... Bright Gold and Jet Black Pearlescent and Artic White. The Cleaner smells great too and works well. 

Nothing blabbering...

Darkroom Door Gerbera Daisy DDRS213  

Arteza Paint
Sunburst Yellow
Naples Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Umber
Sepia Brown
Olive Green

Black Paint
Watercolour cardstock
Taylored Expression Simple Strips

Next one, I applied a lot of water and painted the whole thing extremely roughly then added more detail. Oh gosh, this one first looked like it was going south, MY fault not the inks. Important to know if things are looking like a hot mess keep going until it doesn't! What have you got to lose! It already looks like a mess!!

This one is much more grungy.

Darkroom Door Gerbera Daisy DDRS213 

Arteza Watercolor
Naples Yellow
Cobalt Green
Clear Raindrops
Gold Leaf Embossing Powder
Versamark Embossing Ink
Brown Cardstock

Overall, I like them. Colours are pretty, stamp well. 

I hope this isn't too confusing.

You can check out the video here.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Altenew Diamond Hello

Today we are going to have a look at Altenew Diamond  Builder Stencil. This stencil is cool, you can use it to make triangles or go full hog and make diamonds. It is simply a matter of flipping it left to rightfor the second colour then rotate 180 for the third and then flip again left to right for the fourth colour.

 Altenew Diamond Builder
Cardstock 13.9 x 9.5cm
MFT Happy Hello-(old set)
Make Art Station
Clear drops

Distress Oxide Inks
Speckled Egg
Iced Spruce
Tumbled Glass
Weathered Wood

What you need to do with the stencil is to use it then flip it left to right. For the third colour rotate it 180 then for the fourth colour flip it again left to right again.

You can check out the video here.

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Alina Craft

 Hi Everyone,

Recently I was given for my birthday some stamps and paper from Alina Craft . She can be found on Instagram, facebook and Youtube making her own range of stamps and dies.

Alina Craft Flower- not sure of name as it was a gift.
Taylored Expressions Simple Strips
Ranger StarDust Stickles

Prisma color pencils
PC935 Black
PC996 Black Grape
PC1007 Imperial Violet
PC1008 Parma Violet
PC929 Pink
PC938 White
PC935 Black
PC208 Indanthrone Blue
PC1101 Denim Blue
PC1024 Blue Slate
PC1087 Powder Blue
PC1027 Peacock Blue
PC105 Cobalt Turquoise
PC905 Aquamarine
PC992 Light Aqua
Feature Panel 
9.4 x 13.8
Black Mat
9.7 x 14.4



You can check out the video here

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021


 Hi Everyone,

Today we are going to use some Daydream Die cuts. 

Card #1

We only have 2 pieces of paper in all 3 cards. This paper measures 11.6 x 11.6cm. The only other thing I added was StarDust stickles and I used foam dots to raise some of the diecuts.

Card #2

This one has the other cut piece of paper and it measures 9.8 x 11.5cm. Using the Polaroid diecut I made it into a shaker card. Just remember to apply the acetate before applying the foam strips. I used Paper Rose Gem Flake Shaker 18942


Card #3

 Only 2 extra things on this card StarDust stickles and Black Glaze Pen. I did use Glad Press and Seal to help me apply the elements with glue.

So we kill some of the diecuts today. The aim is to use up what you have. You can apply these designs to a lot of different diecuts.


You can check out the video here

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Coco Vanilla Just Breathe....

 Have you ever double embossed on cardstock...

Today I thought I would double emboss a die cut.

Coco Vanilla DayDream paper and Die cuts
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder
Distress Oxide
Black Soot

Altenew Bad Days Happen
Paper Rose Leaf Burst Rect Frame
StarDust Stickles

For all the how to's please check out the video here.

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Easy Thank you cards

 Hi Everyone,

Today I'm making some Thank you cards.


Card 1
Distress Oxide
Speckled Egg
Faded Jeans
Chipped Sapphire
Black Soot
Lucy's Little Things- Raindrops
Hero Arts Dandelion Frame
Simon Says Stamp Clean Line Gratitude
Gold Embossing Powder

Card 2
Distress Oxide
Cracked Pistachio
Faded Jeans
Dusty Concord
Lucy's Little Things- Raindrops
Simon Says Stamp XL Greetings
Gold Embossing Powder

You can check out the video here

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