Friday, 21 September 2018

Darkroom Door Boxes 6up Cards


I have a couple of cards to share I made using Darkroom Door's Boxes 6up stencil and stamp:

Instructions and supplies list can be seen on the Darkroom Door blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Darkroom Door - Karen Burniston Blog Hop

Hello hello hello!

Welcome to the Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston blog hop! We have a total of 20 artists participating, and both Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston will be giving away prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, July 29th, 2018. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop post to enter!

Here's my project - I made a boy card using Karen's Twist Panel Pop-Up die:

I'll be honest and say I have never looked twice at die sets with lots of little pieces - it all seemed to complicated for me. I was pleasantly surprised to learn this particular die set has a mere three essential parts and all the rest of the dies are for embellishment. This is something I can handle! Plus the video on Karen's website explained everything so clearly. I can see many more of these cards in my future:

The front makes it look like an ordinary card, with the bulkiness giving a hint that there's something special inside:

Seemingly suspended in mid air is a little accordion folded piece that allows for embellishment. I stamped the background pieces with the Brick Wall Texture stamp and added some figures from the Skater stamp set:

The paint spatter was achieved with the Paint Splats stamp set and the new Paint Splat Eclectic stamp as well as some real life spattering with a paintbrush and Distress Oxide inks.

The extra dies in the Twist Panel Pop-Up set made embellishing this card so easy! They cut through fabric just as well as cardstock and the dictionary paper.

Here are the products I have used:
Distress Oxide ink: Carved Pumpkin, Blueprint Sketch
Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap

Now, on to the hopping part of the blog hop. Here's the complete list of participants to visit - don't forget to leave some love in the form of a comment along the way to enter into the draw for some wonderful Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston products.

Thanks for joining us and happy hopping!

Monday, 5 February 2018

Darkroom Door Sunshine Stencil Layout

Hi folks!

I scrapped! I saw the new Sunshine Stencil from Darkroom Door and knew it would make the perfect background for a layout:

I also used the Patchwork Butterfly Collage Stamp and a few others to complete the layout: 

There's a set of instructions and supplies list over on the Darkroom Door blog for you to check out.

Thanks for looking - hope your week is a productive one!

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Tropical Birds stamps

Keeping with the tropical theme, Darkroom Door has released another awesome stamp set called Tropical Birds. I have a couple of cards to share using this set.

First up is the flamingo image. I stamped the bird using Distress Oxide inks then smudged the lines around a little using a waterbrush. This resulted in a perfectly soft feathery look:

I added some clear Nuvo Drops over the grass to help  give a bit of a wet look:

The next stamp I used was the toucan with its bright colourful bill:

To emphasise the bright colour of the bill, I attached a bunch of bright ribbons to the top left hand side:

 Instructions for these cards can be found on the Darkroom Door blog.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 1 January 2018

Tropical Island stamps

Howdy folks! Welcome to a brand new year. I hope it's a good one for you.

I'm sharing some cards I made using Darkroom Door's new stamp set called Tropical Island. This set has some super cool palm tree images and some words to go along with them.

This stamp set gave me a perfect opportunity to create some sunset backgrounds with Distress Oxide inks:

You can see the full cards plus instructions on the Darkroom Door blog.

Thanks for dropping in today!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Fish Wishes Card Set

Howdy folks! I have another video to share that I made using products from Craftie Cafe. I made a set of cards using a Memory Box stamp set and some Distress Oxide Inks:

This set of stamps  is the 'shadows' and the outlines are available separately. I chose the shadows because I can blend the Distress Oxide colours so well on the solid stamps.

You can see the video of how I put these cards together over on YouTube.

Thanks for looking!

Products from Craftie Cafe:
Memory Box stamps: Fish Tales Shadows
Distress Oxide: Antique Linen
Distress Oxide: Frayed Burlap
Distress Oxide: Twisted Citron
Distress Oxide: Peeled Paint
Distress Oxide: Fossilized Amber
Distress Oxide: Spiced Marmalade
Distress Oxide: Peacock Feathers
Distress Oxide: Wilted Violet
Distress Oxide: Abandoned Coral
Distress Oxide: Picked Raspberry 
Distress Oxide: Broken China 
Wplus9 stamps: Be Merry Sentiments 
Lawn Fawn stamps: Happy Happy Happy 

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Be Merry Christmas Card Set

Hi folks!

I'm back with another fun craft project and video for Craftie Cafe.

I made these using Lawn Fawn's Winter Big Scripty Words stamps and dies, and Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders. 

I love this Earth Tones set of powders - they have a spectacular and surprising mix of colour in each one. Check out Merlot:

Check out the video I made on You Tube.

Here's the list of Craftie Cafe products I used:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Christmas cards with a gift card pocket


The Craftie Cafe team will be showcasing Christmas project this month. Here's a couple of cards I made:

I used the Lawn Fawn Gift Card Pop Up die to create a pocket inside to hold a gift card:

As usual, I made a video of the process and you can find it here on YouTube.

Here's a list of the Craftie Cafe products I used:

Thanks for watching! Don't forget to pop over and watch the video.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Lawn Fawn Unicorn Baby Cards

Hi folks! I'm back with another couple of baby cards for Craftie Cafe.

This time I have used the Winter Unicorn stamp and die from Lawn Fawn to make a card for a baby girl:

then it was a simple matter of swapping out some of the colours to make it into a boy card:

I made a video of the process, and you can see it here on YouTube.

The products I have used are listed below:

Wplus9 Stardust stamp set

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

New Christmas Quote stamp from Darkroom Door

Darkroom Door have released another cute little quote stamp in time for Christmas crafting:

Quote Stamp - We Wish You (NEW)

What a fun font! For my first sample, I have stamped this onto a gel printed background, then embossed with gold embossing powder:

You can see a little hint of the small Circles Stencil in the background there in blue:

 For my next project, I decided this stamp would be fabulous on a tag:

 and if you're making one, you'd might as well make many:

Here's how they came together:

Step 1
Scrape turquoise acrylic paint onto a gang of white tags using a palette knife or credit card. Leave lots of white space:

Step 2
Lightly sponge magenta acrylic paint through a stencil, concentrating on the white spaces left by the turquoise paint:

Step 3
Once this has dried well, separate the tags from each other and apply an antistatic pad, then stamp the quote using Embossing Ink. Emboss with gold embossing powder.

Step 4
Attach some coordinating lace trim under the quote. I used a sewing machine, but you could use glue, staples or a strong double sided tape.

Supplies list:

Thanks for looking. I hope you're having a wonderful day!