22 March 2018

East Meets West - Tattered Lace dies

Who is ready for a brand new launch from Tattered Lace dies?

Following on from the popular Discover the Orient collection, Tattered Lace are launching the "East meets West" collection.

I was sent 2 die sets to work with and have added pictures of my samples below

The dies I used are linked for your convenience.

The launch show is tonight at 7pm GMT on Create and Craft TV.

Masking Unleashed - Altenew Educator Certification Program

Today's post is all about masking and is my last card for the Level 2 Altenew educator certification program.

I haven't worked with the Painted flowers stamp set for some time and thought this would be a good time to dig it out and spend time with an old favourite.

I started by stamping the flowers I was going to be using onto some making paper and cut them out. I used the masks to allow me to place images in the back ground while protecting the stamped images in the foreground. 

I chose a combination of pinks and peach colours to work with. I stamped the peach flowers in the lower part of the card first, I then masked them and stamped the pink flowers and outline images.  I then repeated this process in the top part of the card.

I added a sentiment from the Beautiful Quotes stamp set and embellished with sequins.

I've added links to the products used for your convenience.

I hope you've enjoyed today's post, I will be back with more very soon.

20 March 2018

Pop up box with Lily the Lion - Imagine Design Create

Today I am sharing a tutorail on the Imagine Design Create blog showing how to make this awesome pop up box card.

To view the tutorial please follow the link below

All items used can be brought with a 15% discount when entering TERRI2018IDCDT at checkout

19 March 2018

Wall art - Colourcraft DT Project

Happy Monday everyone

I hope you are all warm and safe and not snowed in, the weather here has been crazy and I wanted to create a project to brighten things up a little.

My project can be found in more detail over on the Colourcraft Blog, see the link below

16 March 2018

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #69

Good Morning crafty friends, it's time for a new challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps
This time it's a picture inspiration, well kind of.....

 With it being St Patrick's day tomorrow the theme is actually "GREEN" 

I wanted to carry on exploring my Mixed media style and decided on turning the Hatter into a Leprechaun.

I used the Hatter mixed media templates along with the Male face stamps to created my Portrait. I then added my background and colour to the piece using Neocolour II and distress ink.

It took me a while to think of what sentiment would fit my piece so I grabbed the Watercolour Alphabet stamps and came up with "What if...... you found a pot of gold?"

I added little shamrocks to the bow tie using the tiny hearts in the female face s tamp set.

Ok, so now it's over to you. If you want to play along and enter the challenge then visit the blog- http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.co.uk/ where you will find all the details and linky tool.

Good luck, I can't wait to see what you create.

13 March 2018

Imagine Design Create - Creating your own Party ware

Today i am talking custom Party Ware and how to use your stamps to create a coordinating themed event.

To view the full post please visit the link below

You can get a 15% discount on the stamp set used when entering TERRI2018IDCDT at checkout.

08 March 2018

Tactile Beauty from Tattered Lace

Today is the Launch of Tactile Beauty by Tattered Lace dies

I was sent 3 dies sets and a paper kit to work with and this is what I made

As always here's the links to the products used

You can watch the launch tonight at 7pm with Mel Heaton on Create and Craft TV.

07 March 2018

Polychromatic Peony Dreams

I am so excited to share this post with you, I recently took the Polychromatic class at Altenew Academy and loved the inspiration shared, this coincided with my Peony dreams dies arriving so I just had to use them to make my next assignment for the Altenew Educator Certification program.

What does Polychromatic mean I hear you say, well the dictionary defines it as

of two or more or of varying colours; multicoloured.

I started working with a A2 piece of card (4.25" x 5.5") I used some Black Soft form relief paste from Colourcraft  along with the Watercolor stripes stencil to add some texture to the panel. I set this aside to dry.

Next I gathered 4 sheets of purple cardstock and also a sheet of white. I added double side adhesive sheets to the back of all the cardstock.

Using the layering guide I cut my flower dies in the purples shades and leaves in the white. By adding the double sided adhesive before cutting it saves me having to use wet glue and I also get edge to edge adhesion.

On the reverse of the die packaging there is a layering guide, which can also be found at Altenew.com 

I used the Grey Artist Markers from set B to colour the leaves, next I peeled the backing from the die cuts and layered them together. To put the card together I added the leaves and die cut flowers before  adding a stamped and heat embossed sentiment to a strip of card.

The products I used to create the card are listed below.

06 March 2018

Stamped Dots & Block sentiments ....CAS card

Today I am sharing a tutorial over on the Imagine Design Create blog, I'd love it if you could take a look.

If you want to buy this stamp set or any other craft items you can take advantage of a 15% discount when you enter TERRI2018IDCDT at checkout in the Imagine Design Create store 

04 March 2018

Tattered Lace - Garden Trails

Good morning, today I am sharing some Tattered Lace samples created with the up coming release "Garden trails"

I was sent 4 sets to work with and these are the cards I made

Here are the links to the new products which will be launching on Create and Craft TV tomorrow at 8am

02 March 2018

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #68 - Design team project

Morning everyone

Today we have an new challenge for you over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog and it's a favourite of yours, this time it's:

"Anything Goes"

It's your chance to go wild and create anything you like, challenge yourself or play it safe. It's totally up to you, we really have fun seeing what you crate and love it when you share your projects with us.

To help inspire you I reached for the cute Sitting Cat templates and face stamps and created a mixed media portrait.

Now, mixed media is not my thing but I drool over the wonderful work that I see out their from other artists and long to be able to create something close. A fellow crafter told me this week that I shouldn't give up and just o keep on trying and thats what I've done.

There's something so cute about this little Cat's face. I used my Brushos from Colourcraft to create a background for my piece, I started with a diluted mixture and then added some sprinkles too.

I am so in love with the Alice Mixed media collection that Kim has designed, in fact my last three projects have featured it. If you have't seen it yet pop by the shop and blog for tons of inspiration.

Have a fab weekend, speak to you again soon.

28 February 2018

In the mood for colour - Altenew Educators Certification Program

I recently took the "In the mood for color" class over at Altenew Academy as part of my Educator Certification program that I am taking part in.

In the class I learnt about how certain colours reflect mood and emotion. This morning I was feeling really calm and as such chose to work with blue. I also felt strong and organised so thought it would be good to work with a shape that also reflects that feeling.

I couldn't wait to use my new Trigonometry Stamp Set and Tirgonometry Die set to create a card.  I love geometric cards as they are suitable or all genders and ages.  I wanted to make a modern looking cards so added some of the triangle shapes using the newly released Deep Blue Seas mini ink cubes (which are also available in Large ovals size too).  I used some silver embossing powder to add some shine in places. I die cut a couple of the Trigonometry die in to the stamped panel to add extra detail. I then used the "thanks" sentiment from Halftone circles Stamp Set to add my message.

I've never really thought to much about why I use the colours I do in my crafting but now when I look at my cards I can see what I was feeling at the time I crafted them.

Thank you popping by today, I'll be back soon with more crafty creations.
Terri x