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Creating backgrounds using focal stamps - featuring Bird's Together from Polkadoodles

Another Friday has "appeared" from nowhere and I'm typing my post trying to play back my week. Slightly worried as the days seem to have merged in to one long blob & figuring out what I did when, is a wee bit of a struggle. I love being busy but not so busy that I can't appreciate what I have done/achieved. Do you ever find yourself muddle like I am? Whilst organising my stamps in to collections, themes etc, I came across the "Birds Together" stamp set from Polkadoodles & had to play. In fact I stopped everything, grabbed my inks & put my idea down on to a card before I forgot.

WednesDIE Deals - up to 65% off this week +10% discount code!

Happy Wednesday everyone. I'm having one of those 2 steps forward, 3 steps back kinda day. One of my resolutions for this year, was to try and organise myself to speed up sharing blog posts, photos, videos etc. However ... today my new organisational skills have let me down big time. I can't find all my photos for this weeks deals. Have had to walk away as becoming a wee bit frustrated with myself ...! Right let's share what I have managed to find. This week there are some amazing deals but my two favourite collections on offer are Daisy Lace Easel & layering dies (65% off) plus Numbers Die & Blister Bundles (50% off). Numbers & Blisters Daisy Lace Easel EXTRA 10% OFF ...? Although these are "Oh My" deals already, if you would like an additional 10% off, please use the affiliated shop links below. The discount will be applied when you check out. Also the discount can be used against anything in the store bar one thing - craft kits. To

Birthday Giveaway winner - Timeless Rose collection

Apologies everyone. I had this post scheduled to "air" as it were but forgot to change it from draft mode. There's me thinking I'm all organised and then I trip myself up at the last hurdle. Do you do that too? Being such a notebook freak, you would think by now I had it all nailed ... obvs not! After collating all the names from Facebook, Instagram, my blog and YouTube, I entered them in to a name generator machine. Nothing sophisticated but the one I used to use at school when pairing the children for projects. Anyways, the name picked was ... Karin Van Eijk Huge congratulations Karin. Please email me with your address and I will get the stamps out to you. BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY 2

Card ideas using big background stamps - Hero Arts bold prints stamps

On my blog today, I am showing two ways to use Hero Arts bold print 6" x 6" background stamps to create the same card. I have even used the same colours & embossing powders, plus the beautiful Hero Arts Dragonfly Fancy Die. I was a very lucky, excited crafter this weekend because I was able to demo a beautiful selection of Hero Arts products on HOCHANDA. Hero Arts are a new supplier to the channel and this was part of HOCHANDA's New Arrivals Event.

Tonic Studios Designer's Choice Dies - January 2020 - Just For You Tri-fold

Happy Friday everyone & I'm here today to share the new release of Designer's Choice Dies from Tonic Studios for January 2020. This is the fourth release from the Designer Dies series and is called "Just For You Tri-fold" - 25 piece die set. DESIGNER'S CHOICE DIES  - Tonic Studios UK                                             Tonic Studios US only available through Tonic Studio stores limited edition run, never to be repeated online & downloadable resources YOUTUBE VIDEO Click on the video below to see how I created all my projects using "Just For You Trifold" die set. MY MAIN PROJECT(S) Using the die set, I have cut out my panels in both Craft Perfect kraft & Ballet Pink card. I will alternate the layers to create 2 cards at the same time. I have added the back panel to an Craft Perfect A6 white card blank cutting away any excess. A few extra flowers and Nuvo drops were added as finishing touches. In the vide

NEW Jam Jar & Centrepiece Sentiments from Tonic Studios

Busy day here and not sure if coming or going. It's a day where lots has been achieved but at the same time, you constantly question yourself as to if anything has been ticked off ... Now one of the things I have definitely ticked off, is to share some of my projects which will be launching on Create & Craft TV. Carley Duff will be launching the NEW Jam Jar dies & stamps collection, plus the NEW Centre Piece Sentiment die sets. Two completely different launches ... ! On my blog today, I am sharing a project from each of the new launches & have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Both  launches really allow your crafty creativity to flow.

WednesDIE Deals from Tonic Studios - Tiny Treasured Tome

Oh my where has this week gone? It has been one of those blink and it's gone moments. Sadly I'm actually struggling to remember what I've done in those missing days 😂 My son would put it down to "age related" ... cheeky so & so! Every Wednesday Tonic Studios put together a selection of dies at considerably reduced prices. This week one of the dies featured is the super cute, adorable "Tiny Treasured Tome". There are a whopping 31 dies in this set! Fingers crossed, I hope my ideas show how versatile this collection can really be ... To get these great deals, plus an additional 10% off , click on the Tonic Studios store links below. Discount will come off at checkout. Sadly discount will not work on Craft Kit purchases. Tonic Studios UK store Tonic Studios US store

Polkadoodles Timeless Rose collection + Birthday Giveaway

On Wednesday 8th January the beautiful Timeless Rose Collection from Polkadoodles was launched on HOCHANDA. This really is a wonderful collection and although would appear to be yearning towards Valentine's Day, it crosses over in to many other occasions: wedding, anniversary, baby, scrapbooking, album making to name but a few. Below is my first demo using the " Me and You " & " Everlasting Sentiment s" clear stamps plus the Sweethearts stencil ... You can see the full Timeless Rose Collection from Polkadoodles HERE Check out my Birthday Giveaway at the bottom of my post.

Using Nuvo products with Tonic Studios Silhouette Dies

Morning everyone. Hope you are all well & 2020 has started with a wonderful "boom"! I am over on the Tonic Studios blog again with projects featuring the gorgeous Silhouette dies: Enchanted Butterfly, Embellished Heart & Perfect Petunia. Tonic Studios have been very kind and given me a discount code to share with you all. This means you can get another 10% off these cracking prices. Mind you, you can use the discount to get 10% off anything in the store(s). However discount can not be used to purchase Craft Kits. TONIC UK/RofW TONIC US Click on either affiliated link above and discount will apply once you go through the checkout area.

Introducing the NEW Nuvo Water Colour Pencils and Garden Gnome clear stamp set.

I'm over on the Tonic Studios blog today sharing a selection of cards made using the Garden Gnome stamps which were recently released on Create & Craft TV. All have been coloured with the new Nuvo Water Colour pencil sets: Elementary Midtones, Pastel Highlights & Dark Shadows. Do you fancy a 10% discount off your purchases within the Tonic Studios store ? Click on the affiliated shop link below and discount will apply when you go through to checkout. Please note that discount code does not work on any Craft Kit purchase. TONIC UK/RofW store TONIC US store

Tonic Studios Craft Kit 25 & Day at Sea celebration frame - 3D box & matching card.

Good morning everyone and yep it's Wednesday which means it's Wednesdie Deals from Tonic Studios. For today, & today only, Tonic drastically reduce a selection of dies and one of the collections on offer today is the Celebration Frames. I decided to do something different with the Day at Sea Celebration Frame and combine it with Craft Kit 25. I wanted to show the versatility of all Tonic Studios products & how they can work together seamlessly. My project today is a gift box & matching card ... Do you fancy an extra 10% off? Use the affiliated links below by clicking on the store you wish to shop in and the discount will be deducted at checkout. Sadly, the discount will not work on any of the Craft Kits. Tonic UK/RofW store  Tonic US store

Step by step, quick, easy Thank You cards with Polkadoodles clear stamps

I'm sharing today how to create quick, easy Thank You cards that can be batch produced, keeping to a monochromatic colour scheme. Using the same design, I have also decorated the envelope, to give even more meaning to your Thank You sentiment. You can see how the cards, plus matching envelopes were made in a quick 6 minute YouTube video - see below ...

Polkadoodles Tropical Underworld stamps to create a watery themed art journal page

Happy Sunday everyone. Why am I happy? All the Christmas decorations are down & house thoroughly scrubbed. Mind you wasn't that happy yesterday whilst doing the latter and merrily grumbled my way through each task. Today however, I can look around and finally say "yea, job well done!" Even managed to do my craft area but how long that will stay tidy is another thing! Today I am sharing an art journal page that I started eons ago. I began it whilst demoing for Sakura/Royal Talens on HOCHANDA in October but wasn't sure how I wanted it to end up. I've used Polkadoodles Tropical Underworld & Tropical Oceans clear stamp sets.

Tonic Studios Designer Choice Dies - December 2019 - Love Bird Box

Hi everyone. My blog post today is all about the Tonic Studios Designer Choice Dies for December 2019 called "Love Birds Box". Exclusive dies, just for you with a limited run, shipped worldwide and available in both Tonic UK/Europe & Tonic Studios US stores. Tonic have also kept shipping to a minimum to make the Designers Choice Dies affordable for all. I'm here today to share 3 of my projects using this exclusive die set ...     

Stencils as the focal point - Happy New Year card.

Happy New Year everyone. Wow a new decade begins! Just typing that makes everything seem magical, new & possible. Here's to 2020! Normally, I am not a New Year's Resolution type of person but this year, I think I might persuade myself to make one or two. I was bought a wonderful new planner for Christmas, which I can customise, which means one of my goals this year will be organisation. More proactive rather than reactive ...! On my blog today is a New Year's card welcoming in 2020. Not everyone celebrates Christmas but a New Years card is the perfect way to leave the old year behind and welcome in the new.