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Minc reactive paint: How to foil with out a laser toner printer!

Minc reactive paint: How to foil with out a laser toner printer!

Hi there! So glad you could pop by for today’s post on Minc reactive paint. I originally bought this as an extra handy tool for adding foil to my projects that a) might be too large for my printer to print on and b) to […]

Heat Transfer Vinyl for beginners

Heat Transfer Vinyl for beginners

Hello everyone, so glad you have popped by for today’s post all about Heat transfer vinyl for beginners. Heat transfer vinyl (HTV) is a great way to personalise any soft furnishing item, bag, or item of clothing either for yourself or to give to a friend. […]

In the Spotlight: Sizzix.co.uk

In the Spotlight: Sizzix.co.uk

Hello and welcome to this months In the Spotlight featuring a Company’s website: Sizzix.co.uk. I have chosen this website for my ‘In the spotlight’ for a couple of reasons. One, it is always lovely to browse a website and look at all their lovely goodies […]

Foiled Photo Wall Art

Foiled Photo Wall Art

Hi there! I hope you have been enjoying the bank holiday weekend and managed to find time to craft a new project. I follow Heidi Swapp on Blog Lovin’ and she recently posted how she had designed wedding invites. These weren’t ordinary invites, they had a […]

All Embossed – You’re the best!

All Embossed – You’re the best!

Hello and welcome to today’s post! Today I am highlighting this ‘all embossed’ card I created with a monochromatic colour scheme. Initially I was inspired to try and make an Art Deco style card, hence why I choose the black and gold colour scheme. However, […]

Capsule Elements Wood Scrapbook layout – Docrafts PDT Project

Capsule Elements Wood Scrapbook layout – Docrafts PDT Project

Hi, and welcome to today’s post! Yesterday, I had an exciting moment. Docrafts posted my first project as a Design Team member onto their blog! Technically, this is my third project – my other two are Father’s Day related. It will be a few weeks before […]

Quick and easy Washi Tape card

Quick and easy Washi Tape card

Today’s post shows you have quick and easy it is to make a Washi tape card. Over the bank holiday weekend, I picked up two lovely Gold and white washi tapes. These two colours are such a great combination and are perfect to make an elegant […]

Custom Stamped Backgrounds

Custom Stamped Backgrounds

It is so nice to have a few days off with the bank holiday this weekend, although I had some time off at the beginning of the week as family were visiting. Hence, why it has been a little quiet on the blog this week; I been very busy, but it wasn’t very craft related! Today I want to show you how easy it is to get more from your stamps by creating your own custom stamped backgrounds. Using multiple stamps of different sizes along with an array of inks, you can create unique and colourful backgrounds for any card getting even more from your stamp sets.

Stamping tone on tone background

Stamping tone on tone background

Can you believe it is April already! Where is the time going? However, with April comes a new magazine of Docrafts Creativity and this issue featured the new Project Design Team 2017 annoucement, so that was great to see a little picture of me in a magazine. It will be a fun crafty year designing for them! Today I am showing you a really easy and quick card which you can change up and personalise to any occasion and is easy to reproduce. Stamping tone on tone can highlight a background pattern without it overbearing on the main feature of the card.

Distress Ink Emboss Resist Background

Distress Ink Emboss Resist Background

I recently got a few items through the post that I had order from Amazon ages ago, but took a while to arrive as they were coming from overseas. For the cheaper prices I was willing to wait! The main item I used for this card was a background 6″ x 6″ cling stamp, my first background stamp. It was really easy to use, and gave a really interesting background when I combined it with distress inks. Using embossing powder and heat setting this before distress inks are applied, allows the embossing to resist the inks and keep the look of the background stamp.

Abstract background: Gilded painting.

Abstract background: Gilded painting.

As you will have read not so long ago, whilst I was in the Range I picked up some Tonic Nuvo Rose Gold gilding flakes. Whilst browsing Pintrest I came across the image below by Distant Realms (link below the image) and loved how simple it appears but with such interst and intrigue. I loved the colour combination and thought this would be an excellent inspiration for a card backgroud. Today I will show you how I used this inspiration to produced my Congrats card.

Crafting Dilemma: Clear stamps losing their stick!

Crafting Dilemma: Clear stamps losing their stick!

Today I am just showing you a little video and solution to annoying little problem: cling/clear stamps losing their stick! (Please bare in mind, I am no videographer and these videos are very basic!)

Do you find after a while your clear or cling stamps loose their stick and no longer say on your acrylic block, like in the video below?

Shaker Card Tutorial: Mothers Day

Shaker Card Tutorial: Mothers Day

Shaker cards have been around for quite some time but I have never done a tutorial on them. It is such a great way to add interest to the card and you can personalise each card by changing the embellishments you use inside the window.

They are quite easy to make if you have the supplies, and the main thing you need is either double sided foam tape or some fun foam and double sided adhesive tape, and some acetate! What you put inside the shaker window is up to you!

Upcycling: Rose Gold gilded vase

Upcycling: Rose Gold gilded vase

Whilst I was out ‘window shopping’ in the Range I saw some rose gold gilding flakes and I was no longer window shopping! I had recently bought a plain oblong vase when I was in hobby craft and thought I would upcycle it with these flakes and some twine to make a stylish modern unique piece. I was in need of a smaller vase, as now and then my other vase is just to big for some flowers to stand in! So I upcycled this plain vase and it is now fit for the job.