Friday, 7 August 2020

New Video Demonstration - Triangular Gift Box With Vellum Wrap and Shaped Flower Topper


It's been a little while, but I am back with a video demonstration today.

I recently bought the beautiful Rose Mallow Flower Stamp Set with coordinating dies by Chloe's Creative Cards.  There are three different sized flowers in the set with three matching dies.   What is lovely about this set is that Chloe has made it super easy to line up your stamps and dies to make die-cutting a doddle.  If you watch the demonstration you will see what I mean.



I recently watched a demonstration by Chloe where she showed several different ways to shape the Rose Mallow flowers.  It was so inspiring that I decided to have a go a recreating one and added an extra layer.  The result was so pretty that I decided to make a triangular box (often referred to as tent style boxes) to really show it off.

I used some gorgeous pearlescent card stock by Tonic Studios which has a gentle shimmer.  I added further shimmer to my flowers using a clear Wink of Stella pen.

The leafy dies that I used are not part of the set.  I purchased these from the Craft Box a little while ago, and here are my unaffiliated links to the UK and USA websites:

UK: www.craftbox.co.uk and USA: www.craftboxusa.com.

So this is my latest video demonstration which I hope you enjoy:



I should add that at the time I filmed this demonstration, Craft Stash had the stamp and die in stock, but obviously it is proving very popular because it is now out of stock !   But worry not, you can subscribe to the CraftStash website using the link I have provided and leave an email address in the box provided for the Rose Mallow Flower link and you will be notified as soon as it is back in stock.   The die is available to order in the UK, US Mainland, Canada, Australia and Europe from CraftStash.   Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £15.

Anyway folks, I do hope you like this pretty project.   Thanks for stopping by.  My blogging and creating has been a bit lean lately.   Hubster and I have taken time out for a "lockdown holiday" meaning ...... we have been partaking in some much needed DIY and garden maintenance over the last two weeks !!! 

Ciao for now and ...................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xxx
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Friday, 24 July 2020

New from Made to Surprise - Super Slider Dies

As a member of the Craft Stash Design Team I was made up and not a bit surprised when I received the super duper new Super Slider Collection by Made to Surprise designed by Sam Calcott.  I knew they would be brilliant to work with and I wasn't disappointed.

Click for a quick little sneaky peek of my finished card:-



Today I am sharing a copy of a slider card which I made as a sample for the Craft Stash website.  Deadlines were very tight and I was unable to take photos of my samples, so I will be recreating and sharing them with you over the coming weeks.




This one was a particular favourite because I think it's really girly and pretty and what lady doesn't like a sassy pair of shoes?!!




I used the 6x6 Circle Super Slider Die set for this one, together with the Make Up and Let's Hear It For the Girls Sentiments Stamp sets.




The card stock is beautiful Centura Pearl Lilac and also Adorable Scorable in Candy Pink.  I used my Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink Pad for stamping up the sentiments.

I have to say that this collection is such a fun one.  I love it and I can't wait to pop back with some more projects to hopefully inspire you. 

Ciao for now and ..........................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xx
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Thursday, 23 July 2020

Rainbow Card - Hey You Brighten My Day !

I recently received a lovely bundle of goodies from Craft Stash containing the fabulous new A Day at the Beach collection by Daisy Mae.  Among my pile of loveliness was the new Hexagon Torn Edge Nesting Die Set.  I love the torn edge look of these die cuts and having been inspired by a recent Jennifer MacGuire video demonstration, I decided to collectively use them as a focal point for my rainbow card.



I used the Fine Alphabet Dies by Altenew and the white heat embossed sentiment is from Beautiful Words stamp set from Bright Rosa.

I finished with a super shiny heart embellishment from my crafty stash.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Ciao for now and ..........................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xx
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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Gone Fishing from the A Day At The Beach Collection by Daisy Mae

Hi folks

Yesterday I shared a cute card which I made using the My Mobile Home stamp set which is part of the new A Day at the Beach Collection by Daisy Mae.

Today I have another card I have made.  This time I used the Gone Fishing stamp set to stamp up and colour this fabulous beach hut.



I used a selection of my Spectrum Noir Classique Alcohol Marker Pens to colour in the various elements.

Again, the nostalgic vibe of this collection has left me hankering for some time by the sea.  Maybe I will be brave enough once this lockdown life returns to normal.

Until then, I will enjoy my downtime playing with more stamps from this lovely new Daisy Mae collection, illustrated by Clare Rowlands, the lady behind the brand.

Thanks for stopping by.   Please pop back.

Bye for now and ............................"happy crafting everybody!".

Linda xx
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Monday, 20 July 2020

My Mobile Home Stamps by Daisy Mae - A Little Nostalgia

I was incredibly lucky to have been recently sent the utterly fabulous new "A Day at the Beach" collection by Daisy Mae.

I knew as soon as I opened the envelope that this collection is going to be among my favourites of all time.

Clare Rowlands is the talented illustrator of her Daisy Mae brand.  She just has that knack of creating wonderfully nostalgic sets of stamps with brilliant sentiments and I am a huge fan.



I have been spoilt for choice really, but I wanted to kick off sharing some of my new cards using this collection with a set that I am sure will appeal to members of the crafting community who are also avid campers.

This card was made using the "My Mobile Home" set.  I just love the vintage looking caravan stamp and the other ancilliary stamps in the set that you can use to create sweet little scenes.

I used my Spectrum Noir Classique Alcohol Marker Pens to colour the imagery and it was, as always, absorbing and relaxing to while away some time doing so.

I also used the lovely new "Seaside" stencil which is part of the collection to stencil on some sunshine using some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks.



I love the card and I really do love the sentiment.   It just makes me wish I could get away to the seaside for a nice mini break.  Fat chance of that happening for a little while yet unfortunately.

Anyway folks, that's it for today.  I hope to be back with another creation using the "A Day at the Beach" collection shortly.  So thanks for looking and I hope you will pop back for a return visit.

Bye for now and........................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xxx
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Saturday, 18 July 2020

Pretty Gift Bag - Follow my Exclusive Video Demonstration on CraftWorld

Hi everyone

I just wanted to pop by and share a photo of a gorgeous gift bag that I recently made using some stunning flower dies.   The flower dies are the Special Succulents Dies by Simply Made Crafts.



If you like the bag and would like to have a go, you can follow my exclusive video demonstration over on the CraftWorld website.  If you follow my Expert page you will find my exclusive CraftWorld demonstrations and posts.

If you leave a comment on my CraftWorld Blog Post (not here!), then you will be in with a chance to win a set of the Special Succulents dies in my exclusive giveway.   The giveaway will be running until 23rd July, so hop on over and comment.   You have to be in it to win it !!

Thanks for stopping by.

Bye for now and .........................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda x
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Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Statement Flowers from Altenew

I recently received the new Altenew Statements Flowers stamp set and coordinating die and sat myself down to do some blending.

Over the months I have been adding to my Altenew goodies, having built up a healthy collection of their Alcohol Marker Pens.  So I put these to good use by stamping and blending the beautiful and striking flower.



I started by using my Misti stamp positioner and stamping the flower in Altnew Sunray Crisp Die ink.  Once stamped I used a selection of my alcohol markers to colour in the petals and leaves, before placing the card stock back in my Misti in the same position and re-stamping with my Versamark Glue Pad.   Then I used gold embossing powder to heat emboss the image.   By doing this, you can safely colour your images with alcohol markers without damaging the nibs.  A lot of people are not aware that the properties in embossing powder does cause damage to the nibs, if you heat emboss first and then apply your alcohol markers.  Once heat embossed, I die-cut my flowers and also die-cut a blank piece of bright green card stock, which I used to create a shadow beneath the flowers.

I have also treated myself to the Altenew Patchwork Kite Stencil and decided to use this on my card base.   I used a blender brush to gently and lightly apply some Altenew Lime Crisp Dye Ink, creating a very soft and subtle background for my gorgeous Statement Flowers.

I finished up by adding a sentiment from the stamp set and adding some "splatters".



I love how this card evolved and I am thrilled with the end result.

I do hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.  I do appreciate it.

Bye for now and ..........................."happy crafting everybody!".

Linda  xx
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Friday, 3 July 2020

Pretty Young Thing and No Line Colouring - First Time For Everything

There is a first time for everything and this is my first attempt at no line colouring.   Not sure that I quite nailed it, but boy did I have fun trying !



I saw this gorgeous "Pretty Young Thing" stamp designed by Trudie Howard, which is a part of her Fashionista Collection,  and before I could blink, it was in my "online basket" and it's delivery was eagerly awaited.

I invested in my Spectrum Noir Classique Alcohol Marker Pens recently, and have enjoyed putting them to good use.   I have always found colouring and blending to be relaxing, and putting this card together just that.

I was a little reticent about sharing this as I truly doubt my blending and shading abilities, but I was pleasantly surprised by this first attempt at a new concept in colouring for me.  So be kind and gentle with any comments you might share. LOL !!



I do hope you like it and if my first step into this form of colouring has given you a good old giggle, well sobeit.  I like to think that in some way my card has brought a smile, however that may be.

Thanks for stopping by, and please pop back.

Bye for now.
Linda x
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Thursday, 2 July 2020

Fanfare Please ! Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace July Die of the Month

How apt is the name of the July Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month?  It's the Fanfare die set and it's stunning.  It made putting together the two projects on my blog post today so easy and inspiring.



I love the shape of the main die which will also look pretty splendid as a box topper.  So if you are a fan of detailed and elaborate cards with lots of flowers and foliage, you could make a special box to match your card.

My next card is an easel card and the design of the die works brilliantly for this style of card.





I love how these turned out.  It's always a pleasure to work with detailed and intricate dies, and I love the fact that the three flower dies are also included.   The leafy foliage that I have used are separate Spellbinder dies from the Cinch and Go Flowers III set.

I hope you like what I have created and that it gives you a few ideas and inspiration.

The Amazing Paper Grace July Die of the Month set is limited to the month of July only.

If you would like to find out more about the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club click here.


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Thank you for stopping by today.  I do hope you will pop back again.

Bye for now and ........................"happy crafting everybody!"


Linda xx
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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Foiled Happy Birthday Card using the Gemini Foil Press

I have not really done much foiling lately and thought it was time to remedy that!  After all, my Gemini Foilpress was an expensive treat to myself a little while ago and I promised myself I would make great use of it.  The truth is, I have been involved with Design Team stuff , commissions and requests for projects and just felt a little overloaded (in a good way !).

So, having managed to get some stuff out of the way that has been pre-occupying me, I enjoyed some proper downtime playing with my foils and stamps.   



The gorgeous Pretty Peonies Foil Stamp used for today's project was a much wanted Christmas present.   I loved it the moment I saw it.  It appears that it is no longer available from  Crafters Companion, but a quick Google search will bring up some stockists, if you like it.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is also a Gemini Foil Stamp  I decided to try some Gemini Papercraft Foil in Silver Shimmer on dark grey card stock and think the result is quite sophisticated and stylish. I love the way it gently shimmers, which I think is really clear from the topper.  I used Gemini Stitch Edge Circle Dies for that.



My Gemini Foilpress did all the hard work on this card.  I had it made in probably 10 minutes !  I shall try it again, putting together some different designs and ideas.  And what's more, I shall use the same Pretty Peonies Foil Stamp and see what different looks I can achieve.  I promise to report back with the results.

That's it for today folks.  Thanks for stopping by.

Off for a coffee and a rummage through my card stock.

Bye for now and ......................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda
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Thursday, 25 June 2020

My Very First Napkin Card ! No Fuss Transfer Using Stix2 Anything Adhesive Tape Sheets

I have to come clean and admit that when Napkin Cards became the thing to make for card makers a few of years back, it kind of left me cold, and I avoided making any.

However, I came across some beautiful napkins recently and they left me inspired and ready to dive in and make my very first Napkin Card and ......................... this is it :-


I have to say that the creative experience was an extremely enjoyable one and it was not half as fiddly as I had anticipated all those years back.

I found a super easy way to transfer my piece of paper napkin to card stock.  I simply used some Stix2 Anything A4 Double Sided Adhesive Tape Sheets.   I cut mine to the required size and applied it to a piece of white card stock cut to the same size.   Then I removed two layers from my napkin which I also cut to the required size for my card, leaving just the single top sheet.  I peeled the backing sheet off the adhesive tape on my card stock and very carefully applied my napkin, top side facing up, and then gently swept over it with my bone folder to remove any small creases and ................voila!   I had a base on which to apply all my collective elements.  I used some sweet little paper flowers, die cut gold leaves, a wooden shaped frame, some ribbon and heat embossed sentiment.

I love how the finished card feels - kind of like fabric.


This card making technique has really inspired me to have ago at some other styles of card, using these napkins.  They are just far too pretty for people to use to wipe their fingers on at the dinner table !!

Hope you like today's project and I hope you will pop back again soon.

Thanks for looking.  Bye for now and ...................."happy crafting everybody!".

Linda xxx
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Wednesday, 24 June 2020

CraftWorld Exclusive Video Demonstration - My Fold Flat Book Box

Hi everyone

I wanted to share that over on the CraftWorld website today, I have a CraftWorld exclusive video demonstration on how to put together this lovely fold flat book box.





This style of box is really useful if you are giving a few small treats/gifts to someone.   The style is perfect for all those little stocking fillers that are gifted at Christmas time.



For this project, I used Princess Pink Pearlescent card stock by Tonic Studios, Pink Raspberry Luxury foiled papers by Chloe and Love Words dies by Bright Rosa.

If you would like to find out how to make this cute box, why not head over to the CraftWorld website and subscribe if you haven't done so already.  Registration is free, although there is also an option to upgrade your subscription if you wish.  I would love you to "follow" me on there. 

CraftWorld is a website aimed at the papercrafting community and is quickly growing in popularity.

Thank you for stopping by, and I would love you to pop back.

Bye for now and ......................"happy crafting everybody!"

Linda
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Sunday, 21 June 2020

Cute Creature Treat Boxes - Video Demonstration

Hi everyone. 

With all the doom and gloom that surrounds us during lockdown and this horrible pandemic, I really wanted to create a fun project.   I was trawling through Pinterest and I did find lots of punch art projects which made me smile, and I thought that it would be nice to use the inspiration I found there to put together these cute creature treat boxes.    Once you have the basic treat box base, you could have a blast using your dies or punches to create lots of funny/cute creatures or characters.



So, I thought that today I would drop by with a video demonstration for you.   It's been a little while since my last one, due primarily to the fact that lockdown has given me a few challenges, one being that my husband is working throughout lockdown in the room adjacent to my craft room.  As the walls are paper thin and a great deal of his time is spent on the telephone, or in conference calls, this leaves me little time to knuckle down and record any videos because of all the distractions and the noise.     I am not a night time crafter.

However, I did manage to find time to record this video demonstration recently and wanted to share it with you.




I think these would make great favour boxes for kiddies parties.

Anyway, I do hope you like the idea and maybe you will enjoy putting something similar together.   If you enjoy crafting with your children or grandchildren, you could have a fabulous time conjuring up some different designs together.

I used my Gemini Stitch Edge Circle dies and my Creative Stitched & Pierced Nesting Hearts Dies together with some handy punches that I have in my stash.   I am sure if you enjoy papercrafting, you will have similar items in your own crafty stash.

Thank you for popping by and I do hope you will visit me again.

Bye for now and ........................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xx
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Thursday, 18 June 2020

Soft Distress Oxide Blending on Pearlescent Card Stock

I love this Blushing Pink Pearlescent card stock by Tonic Studios and decided that it would be nice to add some soft distress oxide blending to the embossed centre focal point of my card.  For this I used my Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink pads.   I wiped over the blended piece with a piece of kitchen roll once I had completed the blending to remove any excess surface ink.


I used the Fancy Floral Garden Embossing Folder by Chloe together with the coordinating Summer Bloom stamp set and Summer Blooms Elements Die Set which I heat embossed with WOW! Opaque Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder.   The vellum leafy elements are from my mixed craft stash of leafy dies.  I think they add to the overall softness of the look I was aiming to achieve.


I meant to add that the frame around my centrepiece was die-cut using my Gemini Stitch Edge Circle Dies.

I am pretty happy with how this one turned out and I know just who I am sending it to.  Hope she likes it.

Thanks for stopping by.   My blogging has been a little sporadic lately, but that is because I have been juggling a lot of different ideas and opportunities and working conditions.  I hope things are back on an even keel very shortly, and would like to thank my regular subscribers for sticking with me.

Bye for now and ...................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xx
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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Spellbinders new Elegant Twist Collection designed by Becca Feeken

Hi everyone and welcome to today's blog post.

I am thrilled to be sharing that I am a guest designer this month on the Spellbinders Blog.  On my blog www.papercraftwithcrafty.co.uk,  I get to share lots of my creative designs and I was so fortunate to be sent the entire collection of the beautiful new Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Twist Dies designed by by Becca Feeken and just couldn't wait to use them. 



This beautiful box was my first project and I felt so inspired by the dies, that it just came together really quickly and easily.   I do love to make gift boxes and I think this one is just lovely.  Now, when I had finished, I was looking at it as a pretty girly gift box, but on showing it to my hubby, his first reaction was "it's beautiful and it would be perfect for a baby boy's christening"!   So there you go, it's pretty versatile too by all accounts.



Anyway I will share a few photos to show you how I put together with box, complete with measurements in case you feel inspired to have a go yourself.

Box Lid - card stock measures 9-1/2" x 8-1/4" inches.

Step 1

Long side score @ 1", 2", 7-12" & 8-1/2" inches
Short side score @ 1", 2", 6-1/4" & 7-1/4" inches

Step 2

Cut away the three shaded sections on each corner, and snip up to the score lines annotated with dashes on the long sides (that measure 9-1/2" inches).


Step 3

Snip small wedges as indicated on the photo below, which will make it easier to put your box together.


Step 4

First apply double-sided adhesive tape to the side sections shown below which have the fold down tabs on each end, and stick them down.  Now apply double-sided tape to the top and bottom section, but DO NOT stick them down yet.


Step 5

Flip the card stock over and apply double-sided tape to each of the corners as shown below.


Fold in each corner in nice sharp right angels and stick down.

Step 6

Fold in and stick down the remain side sections.


For the box base you will need card stock that measures 12-1/8" x 10-7/8" inches.

Long side score @ 1", 3-3/8", 8-3/4" and 11-1/8" inches
Short side score @ 1", 3-3/8", 7-1/2" and 9-7/8" inches

Cut and put together as per steps 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 above and decorate using a selection of dies.

I used the Elegant Twist Rectangle Etched Dies and also the Splendid Trilliant Etched Die set to decorate my gift box.   Note that I sized the base so that the beautiful intricate triangular elements are shown in all their glory.



For my next project, I wanted to create a clean and simple card and for this little beauty, again the Splendid Trilliant Etched Dies provided the focal point along with the Elegant Twist Ovals Etched Dies.   I also used the Elegant Twist Square Etched Dies



The foiled sentiment is from the co-ordinating Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Plates Border and Sentiments by Becca Feeken.




I had such fun putting these projects together and just wanted to thank Spellbinders for giving me the opportunity to work with the entire collection.   I will be sharing more creative projects using the Spellbinders Elegant Twist Collection designed by Becca Feeken over the coming weeks.

NB.   If you are in the UK and wishing to order any dies from the Elegant Twist Collection, they are available to order from Craft Stash UK by following this link Elegant Twist Collection.  Delivery is free for orders over £15.

Thank you for dropping by and I do hope you will be inspired to make a return visit.

Bye for now and ..................."happy crafting everybody!"


Linda xx


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Saturday, 6 June 2020

Stencilled Distress Oxides on Pearlescent Card

Have you visited the CraftWorld website yet?   Well I did earlier today and was inspired by a beautifully stencilled card, so much so that I decided to while away some time using my Lace Layering Stencil from the Tim Holtz Collection by Stampers Anonymous.

I wanted something soft and pretty, so I used some Blushing Pink Pearlescent Craft Perfect card stock by Tonic Studios which is a really beautiful peachy pink.



To compliment this I selected three Shades of Distress Oxide Inks in Carved Pumpkin, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry.

The colours all blended beautifully and I was able to achieve a rather pretty and varied tone on tone effect.


To give the frame around the topper some impact, I also shaded the card stock with the Distress Oxides.

My card base is 7"x5" inches and the pearlescent layer is 6-3/4" x 4-3/4" inches.

I love how this turned out and I thank Susanne over at CraftWorld for today's inspiration.  

I hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting and I hope you will be back for a return visit sometime soon.

Bye for now and ...................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda 
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Friday, 5 June 2020

Soft and pretty - I Raided my Die Stash

I think it's safe to say that I am one of those crafters who sometimes just bogs herself down, trying to make up cards/projects using one specific brand for say, just the one project.

Well not today !   I decided to pull out an assortment of dies, some which I have had for a good few years.



I used Spellbinders Cannetille Rectangle dies for the intricate centre panel, dies by Card Making Magic for the leaves, dies by Sue Wilson for the flowers and the weeny stitched and pierced heart is by Creative Designs.

I gave my card several layers, and each layer was dry embossed on my scoring board around the edges to give a nice bevelled appearance.  I use this trick a lot, because I think it adds a nice finish.

I finished it off with a gold heat embossed sentiment from the Tonic Studios Summer Flowers stamp set.

I used some lovely pearlescent card stock for this project.   The main card stock is Barely Blush by Tonic Studios and the soft pink flowers are in Centura Pearl Baby Pink card stock.

I love how this turned out.  I am keeping my options open with this card because I think it could be used for anniversaries and for birthdays.

Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by.

Ciao for now folks and ........................"happy crafting!"

Linda xx
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Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace June Die of the Month

It's here !  The beautiful Amazing Paper Grace June Die of the Month is now available to order, and what a really useful die set it is too.

Its the perfect set for any weddings that are being planned or re-planned once we have this awful pandemic well and truly behind us.



But it did strike me that this would also be a great set for making invitations to mark many occasions, like engagement parties and landmark birthdays or even due dates for expectant parents.   I do like to think outside the box.

NB. The circle I used to denote my important date is not included in the kit. 


I did enjoy working with this set.  The flowers and leaves will be handy to use on lots of projects.  The flower dies come in two sizes, and the leaves have a lovely embosssed detail.

I hope you like what I have created and that it gives you a few ideas and inspiration.

The Amazing Paper Grace June Die of the Month set is limited to the month of June only.

If you would like to find out more about the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club click here.


Spellbinders also run several Value Club options, which are available to those wishing to join multiple clubs at once.  To find out more, click here

Thank you for stopping by today.  I do hope you will pop back again.

Bye for now and ........................"happy crafting everybody!"


Linda xx
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Monday, 1 June 2020

Mixed Media Card

I really enjoyed making today's project.

It's very generic - suitable for various occasions.



I used kraft card stock, wood, paper, glimmer dust, Tsukineko All Purpose Ink (Frost White), gold thread, pearls and various layering flower dies, and ribbon, all applied to and around the gorgeously intricate Sue Wilson frame die.

I started by flicking splatters of Frost White All Purpose Ink at my Kraft card layer.  I allowed that to dry.  Whilst it was drying, I coated my die-cut frame in the same frost Frost White ink. 

I fished out my Stamperia Dreams paper pad and cut a piece for the centre of the frame and a piece which forms the banner across the wooden heart (NB the paper pieces and the heart were also coated with the Frost White pearly ink)



It was then simply a question of forming a bit of collage around the frame and then adhering to a cream card base.

There was something really enjoyable about this casual and experimental approach to card making.  It was also like a little jigsaw puzzle, pushing and moving pieces around my frame, until something just clicked and it all came to together.

Thanks for stopping by folks.  I really appreciate it.   Have a super day.

Bye for now and .........................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xx
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Sunday, 24 May 2020

My Tip/Hack for Heat Embossing Multiple Small Die-Cuts - Video Demonstration

Hi everyone.

I hope your are enjoying the weekend and today's sunshine.

Today's blog post is really about how I like to save myself time when I find I am wanting to heat emboss multiple small die-cuts for a project.   I am all for saving time and passing on tips/hacks to those who may be interested.

Heating embossing small die-cuts can be pretty fiddly and time-consuming.   I created a little short-cut for myself and thought that I would share it with you.



I have put together a quick demonstration on this video, and I do hope you find it useful if you have not come across this method before.   I have to say that this particular method is one that I have come up with myself, but if it is already out there in the big wide world of papercrafting/videos/Pinterest, then all I can say is that "great crafty minds think alike".



Anyway folks, that's about it for today.   Thanks for stopping by.  I would love you to pop back.

Bye for now and ..........................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xx
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Saturday, 23 May 2020

Ballet Diarama using Fabulous New Paper Discovery Dies

Hello everyone, and happy weekend!

I wanted to share a project which I recently created using dies from the fabulous new Paper Discovery collection of dies.


If you thought creating diaramas was tricky or daunting, think again !

Both Olga Direktorenko (the designer behind the brand) and CraftWorld's Lou Collins demonstrated how easy it is to create the basic box shape during yesterday's first ever CraftWorld Live.

There are various die sets which coordinate with the Quintessential Conservatory dies, and I have used several for this cute girly project.   I also used the new Silhouette Dies for the ballerinas, together with the Interior Panels and the Outside Additions sets.

You can let your creativity run wild, using some or all of the collection.

I do hope you like this project.   I meant to say - it folds flat too !!

See Yesterdays CraftWorld Live video here:-



Anyway folks, that's it from me for today.   Thank you for stopping by.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.

Bye for now and ................................. and "happy crafting!"

Linda xx
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Thursday, 21 May 2020

Blended Floral Mandala with Foil Accents

Hi everyone.   I hope you are well and enjoying the beautiful weather.   It does occur to me that it would be lovely to upsticks and move some of my crafty bits and pieces into the garden and watch the Robins !    We have two pairs and I spy a few babies.

Today I have a card to share that I like to think is clean, simple and unfussy.



I used my beautiful Floral Mandala Stencil by Apple Blossom Designs and did some blending using a selection of my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads.   I do love gold foil accents on a crisp white base, which I think adds a sophisticated element to the simple design of my card.

I used my Fine Alphabet Dies by Altenew and my Birthday Wishes stamp set by Bright Rosa for the sentiment.

I am keeping it short and sweet today, but I hope you like it.

Thank you for looking and please pop back again sometime.

Bye for now and.............................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xx
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Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Box with Fun Flower Topper & My latest Video Exclusive to CraftWorld Subscribers Only

Hi everybody and welcome to today's blog post. I hope you are all doing OK.

I recently created this gift box which has a gorgeous fun flower topper.   It's a topper that cetainly makes an impact.  The finished box dimensions are 4-7/8" x 4-7/8 (w) x 2" (d), so it's a fair old size. 

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO DEMONSTRATION AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS OF CRAFTWORLD 
The flower topper was created by using two heart shaped dies in differing sizes.   You need twelve die-cuts in each size.  I used the gorgeous Simply Spots Paper Pad by Daisy Mae Designs.


Both the dies and the paper pad are available to purchase as a bundle from Craft Stash UK for £9.99,  This offer runs from today through to 27th May, and is exclusive to CraftWorld subscribers only.  The recommended retail price for the two combined would normally be £11.99, so I think that £9.99 for both the paper pad and the set of dies represents absolutely brilliant value for money.



I did share here on my blog recently that I am now one of the Experts on the fabulous CraftWorld website, and that as such, I would be sharing some content that would be exclusive to CraftWorld subscribers only.    That being the case, this video will not be available on my YouTube channel, so if you are interested in viewing it and have not subscribed to CraftWorld yet, then I would be thrilled if you would do so.  It is free to join.  You will find forums, competitions and challenges and much much more.  It's a fantastic site if you enjoy crafting.  There are many groups that you can join.  Click on the photo link below to be taken the website:-

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For those that are not already aware, Craft Stash delivers to the UK, US Mainland, Australia, Canada and Europe.   Deliveries to the UK are free for orders over £15.   If you are ordering from overseas, you can simply select your currency on the Craft Stash website and place your orders.


If you are placing your first order with Craft Stash, you will receive a generous 20% discount!

Anyway, that's it from me today.  Thank you for popping by and I would love you to please pop back again.

Bye for now and ............................."happy crafting everybody!".

Linda
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