15 January 2018

For the guys - Altenew Educator Certification Program

Morning everyone

I'm sharing a card I made recently whilst participating in the Altenew Educator Certification Program.

I used Altenews cube builder stencil to create the geometric background,it's perfect for the men in your life. I added my sentiment using the Bold Alphabet dies and the best dad stamp set. The stars were stamped using the Trophy life stamp set.

I love the bold black against the green tones. I am so glad I added this stencil and dies set to my stash.

Here's links to the products I used

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back later in the week with more crafty projects.

10 January 2018

Anniversary card - Altenew Educator certification program challenge

I am so excited to be sharing this project with you, this card is my final one for the Level 1 Altenew educators certification program. After taking all 10 classes and submitting my work I was asked to make an Anniversary/love/wedding card skils things I have learnt from 3 of the classes.

Choosing which three was to use was a little tricky as I learnt so much and in a way I think my card combines elements from several classes.

I was inspired by the All about layering 1 and 2 classes and wanted to use layered floral images so choose to use the Vintage rose stamps and dies. 

I used the following colours for my flowers; Blush, Peach perfect, Rouge and Caramel toffee.

I loved the Easy die cutting class and some of the things I learnt, so my leaves were die cut from vellum and then heated embossed using Golden Peach embossing powder.

In the Clean and Simple Boutique cards class I learnt about the use of white space and adding foiling or metallic elements to projects, adding embossing powder to the leaves creates a metallic effect, the shine is stunning yet subtle.

I have had a blast and learnt so much form some very talented designers/tutors.

I hope this card gets me a pass and I can progress on to level 2.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have liked this project.


09 January 2018

New year and new beginnings

Well this year is shaping up to be an awesome one so far.

I have lots of new things happening in both my personal and creative life.

I wanted to share with you that I have joined the Imagine Design Create DT

This is an amazing company who design and sell their own stamps, stencils and paper pads as well as stocking a wide range of arts and craft materials.

As part of their DT I am able to offer you a discount to use on their website, it will give you 15% discount TERRI2018IDCDT

I can't wait to share my projects with you all soon.


08 January 2018

Brusho Valentines cards - Colourcraft DT Project

I have a tutorial up on the Colourcraft blog today showing how to create a cute valentines card with Brusho. To see the tutorial please visit the link below

Brusho valentines tutorial

I hope to see you here again soon.

06 January 2018

Easy Die cutting techniques - Altenew Educator Certification Program

Good morning everyone, today I am sharing a clean and simple stamped and die cut card.

I created my card using Altenews Vintage teacup stamp and die set. I was inspired by the Altenew class Easy die cutting techniques. I think sometimes it's easy to get caught up in trying out the next new technique and to forget about how we can make clean simple cards using the set we have in our stash.

I stamped my tea cup and saucer onto some Solar crest card and used Altenews Artist markers to colour the image.  I added the polka dot detail using the stamp in the set along with Lavender fields ink set.

I added the steam image in grey and my sentiment in black.

I think letting the imagery speak for itself makes this card beautiful

Here's links to the products used

05 January 2018

Spread your wings - Paperbabe Stamps DT project

Hey there, we have a new challenge for you (the first of 2018) over at Paperbabe Stamps.

It's a fan favourite, Anything goes!!!

I have created a simple card to help inspire you. 

I used 2 inks for the coloured areas of my card, Wild Honey Distress oxide and spiced marmalade Distress ink.

I then used Onyx black Versafine to add the detailed alphabet sentiment and the Wild honey distres oxide for the water coloured  part of the letters.

Lastly I stamped and embossed a butterfly onto acetate and then fussy cut it before adding it to the bottom of my card.

Do you want to join in with the challenge?

Pop over to the Paperbabe Stamps blog and link up your project

As always there is a prize up for grabs.

While you are there why not say hello to our newest DT members.

Clean and simple Boutique cards - Altenew Educator Certification Program

I have been dying to share this card with you, I was totally inspired by the Amazing Jennifer Rzasa and her Altenew Academy class; Clean and simple boutique cards.

In the class Jennifer talk about not being afraid of white space on your cards. This is something I have previously struggled with but not any more.

I created my card by blending a section using Distress inks and flicking water at it.  I adhered this to a white card and added a black die cut Elephant from the Baby Zoo die set.  I then stamped my sentiment from the Be strong stamp set.

One of the other things that hit me in the class was how we can make the recipients experience even ore special by decorating the envelopes we put our master pieces in.

I blended a piece of white card using the same colours as on my card, I then die cut the word hugs and a heart and added then to a white envelope liner.

When the envelope is opened you see the word hugs first and then as the card is taken out you then get the surprise of the heart.

Here's links to the products I used

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you like todays project.

04 January 2018

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - January

It's the first Thursday of the month and that can only mean one thing

Time for a new STAMPlorations CAS card challenge

The theme as always is anything goes but this month the colour twist is SILVER

I have created a card to help inspire you

To join in with the challenge visit the link below

I have a discount code for you to use on the STAMPlorations store which will entitle you to 20% off your order, this can not be used with other discount codes

Use>>>>>>  STAMPGIRLTERRI when checking out at http://stamplorations.com/shop/

Irresistible inking techniques - Altenew Educator Certification Program

Today I am sharing a card inspired by the lovey Sara Naumann and her Irresistible Inking techniques class at Altenew Academy.

As you know I am taking part in the Altenew Educator Certification Program and have to take course to pass each level. This course was part of the level 1 requirement but you to can take the course to learn new skills and new ways in which to use your crafty stash.

So what did I make?

This card is very different than my usual style but I adore it, it reminds me of some of the cards my Mum and step farther used to get each other, they were on recycled hand made paper and very muted water coloured images.

I used Sara's tips on brayering a background panel using my Altenew crisp inks, I dab a little ink on to my glass mat and spritzed with water, I then roll my brayer through it and then onto my white cardstock. I first did this with the Caramel Toffee ink, blasted it with my heat gun and then repeated with the rouge ink.

I then stamped and die cut some tulips to co ordinate with my chosen colour palette. I adhered my brayerd background onto some white card and edged the card with Caramel Toffee ink by running my ink pad against the edges of the card.

I finished it off by adding some twine and a sentiment. I used foam pads to adhere the brayerd panel to add some depth and dimension. My sentiment on the outside reads "sending you" and on the inside of my card it says birthday wishes.

Here are links to the items I used

03 January 2018

Let it shine - Altenew Educator Certification Program

I can't believe it's Wednesday already, I'm looking forward to the weekend and a few extra hours of sleep. Going back to routine after the Christmas holidays has really thrown me.

While the whole house tries to fight off a yucky virus I'm keeping busy by creating pretty cards.

Todays card is Inspired by the Let it shine Altenew Academy class I took this week as part of the Altenew Educator certification program.

I started by stamping the main flower layers using the Cool Summer nights crisp inks onto white cardstock. I then stamped the outline with embossing ink and sprinkled some bonding powder over it. I then used my heat gun to cure it before adding some copper transfer foil. This gives a very pretty effect and a stunning shine.

I repeated the same process for the leaves but use Frayed leaves crisp inks. I then fussy cut both sets of images and set them to one side.

For my back ground I stamped a panel using the smaller images in the stamp set and coloured them using Altenews Artist markers in colours which match the ink pads. I coloured very simply as I dont want them to be the prominent feature of my card.

I then die cut a white front panel and stamped a few of the smaller images in the top right corner as I will be adding my die cut flower and leaves over them, this help to and depth to my card.

My sentiment is also foiled in the same way as the flower and leaves. All that was left to do was but all the pieces together.

Here are the products I used

WOW bonding powder
Stix2 copper transfer foil

02 January 2018

Celebration: Stencil techniques - Altenew Educator Certification Program

Good Morning everyone, today I am sharing a project that I created using some new techniques inspired by the Altenew Academy class Celebration stencil techniques.

Have you ever used your stencils to emboss or letter press?

I did!

I inked my stencil with embossing ink and laid it on top of my cardstock, I then laid my embossing mat on top and run it through my die cutting machine.  When I removed the stencil I sprinkled the Golden peach embossing powder on the cardstock and then melted it with my heat gun.

I also embossed a strip of card in the Golden Peach embossing powder to add to the left hand side of my card. I added a sentiment using the You are stamp set.

I love how I now see stencils in a whole new way and can't wait to create some more cards with the skills I've learnt.

Here are links to items I used

01 January 2018

Easy Ink blending techniques - Altenew Educator Certification Program

Good morning and a happy new year to you all

This year I am determined to improve my crafting skills, as such I am currently working my way through Altenew Academy classes and today I am sharing a card made using skills from the Easy Ink Blending techniques course.

I created my card by blending an ombre background in shades of teal. I flicked some water at it and dabbed with tissue, this leaves a bleached effect creating added interest in my project.

I die cut a cover panel using Altenews layered medallion A die, I adhered this to my ombre background and then blended another smaller piece of card to use to die cut my sentiment. I also cut 4 more sentiments from white card and stacked them together using glossy accents to create a faux chipboard sentiment.

Die cutting the Hugs sentiment from the same ombre as tused in the background ties the look together, I added a wrap of vellum and adhere the sentiment and some AB sequins.

I am thrilled with the results of this project and hope you enjoy it too.

Here's links to the items I used

Many thanks for stopping by today.

31 December 2017

All about layering 2 - Altenew Educator Certification Program

Hi everyone, I'm back with another project inspired by one of the Altenew Academy classes.

I just finished the second course which is all about layering 2, I decided to use my brand new stamp set Winter rose which I received for Christmas from my husband.

I love this set as it's a very loose layering set and gives a kind of screen printed look.

I chose to use Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Purple Wine and jet black ink for my flowers. I stamped 3 flowers using a basic masking technique and then added in some leaves using Silver stone crisp dye ink.

I placed a strip of pink glitter washi tape along the bottom edge of a card blank and added my stamped panel using foam pads. 

I added 3 black sequins and a sentiment stamped in black ink to tie the look together.

I enjoy using layered floral stamps as they give such a pretty look.

Here's the links to the items I used

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today.