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.


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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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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