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Gel printing with oxide inks + 3 BONUS card ideas

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Using pencils on coloured card - 5 card ideas - full YouTube tutorial

Today I thought I would challenge myself and use coloured card with my Shady Designs Oval Frame It stamp sets. I did surprise myself and came up with 5 different ideas. Link to step by step YouTube vide below. Discount code also further down the post

Shaped card ideas using Shady Designs Oval Frame It stamp sets

Recently I released a set of stamps for Dolly Dimples Crafts under my Shady Designs name called Oval Frame It #1 & Oval Frame It #2. Today I am sharing an idea of how to create a shaped card instead of a frame. ALSO ... there is a BONUS CARD idea using the same layout but styled a little differently!

Introducing the NEW Shady Designs Love of Music Collection

I'm super, super, super excited to be launching another wonderful new collection of stamps, dies & matching stencil under my Shady Designs by Lou Sims umbrella for Dolly Dimples Crafts Ltd . This collection is called " Love of Music".

Crafting Together with All Brands YouTube Hop #7 - Clean & Simple (CAS) cards featuring Shady Designs Build A Butterfly Collection

 Another new month starts and that means it's Crafting Together with All Brands YouTube Hop time. The theme is "CAS (Clean & Simple) Cards". Link to video and all taking part is below.

The NEW Kaleidoscope Collection from JMC Designs - YouTube Hop

Julia McNeill of JMC Designs is releasing a brand new stamp & stencil launch called "The Kaleidoscope Collection" and I was asked if I would like to be part of the YouTube Hop to celebrate the launch. I decided to show how one background idea would work with any card design with the same stamps & stencils. YouTube links & DISCOUNT CODE below ...

Snarky Cats Halloween - 5 card ideas using distress inks & markers

Now I have had these stamps for quite a while and think I have only used them a couple of times. It was the sentiments that persuaded me they needed a home in my craft area. After having a wonderful crafty chat with Mandy Taylor, she said that the stamp set was forming part of her Halloween Show on HobbyMaker . I knew that I had to make some samples and revisit all those sentiments ...

Collage art journal pages - creating without purpose - YouTube video + step by step photos

 My "for me" crafting where I completely zone out and go in to my own world, is doing collage projects. These could be for cards, art journals, mixed media pieces ... just having fun collaging. Sharing a double page on my GelliArts Journal where I've used my gel prints, with found treasures, to create the backgrounds. I did do these pages a while ago but completely forgot about the matching blog post 🙈🙉🙊 YouTube video link below plus a photo step by step ...

Crafting Together with All Brands Youtube Hop #6 - Use a photo - featuring Dolly Dimples Crafts Halloween kits

Oh my SEPTEMBER already! That means it's Crafting Together with All Brands YouTube Hop time.  The theme this time is "Use a photo" & I decided to create an art journal page with a difference ... Link to YouTube videos and all taking part is below.

Art Journal page using Shady Designs stamps with Dolly Dimples Crafts images

I'm not sure if you are like me but I have lots of premade backgrounds that I keep but never seem to use! Grabbing one of those backgrounds I had created using my Shady Designs stamps & stencils , I decided to make an art journal page in my new Pink Pig 11" x 11" book. Pink Pig have given me a voucher code to share with everyone to get £5.00 off your first order - see below