17 June 2018

3D Symphony launch by Tattered Lace

This weeks pick of the week on Create and Craft TV is from Tattered Lace dies

3D symphony dies are a new concept from Tattered Lace, one pass through your die cutting machine create the most beautifully detailed elegant cards.

The dies come with a charisma downloads (I didn't have them to work with at the time)

Here are the samples I've made

There are also some other dies launching too

Links to products used

I'm off for now as I have some new dies to create samples with..........

15 June 2018

Magical Christmas by Tattered Lace

It's Friday Yay....

I'm looking forward to a weekend of crafy fun but before that I wanted to share some cards with you.  Did you catch the launch of Tattered Lace's blockbuster last night? The Magical Christmas collection if full of stunning designs.

Here are my cards

Here's links to the products used

Have a super weekend guys.

14 June 2018

Happy 5th birthday STAMPlorations

STAMPlorations is turning 5 and we are celebrating with the most amazing blog hop. There's inspiration galore and tons of  savings and prizes to had.

This post is jam packed with info, so grab a cuppa and sit back and enjoy whilst finding out whats happening.

I am sharing my top 3 projects which I have created for STAMPlorations 

and 2 new projects

For my first card I used Chikoo-Goes-Bananas

I now invite you to CASE one of my projects.  To join in and add your CASED project please follow this link CASE Linky


1. Link-up CASE:$50 GC each to 5 randomly drawn players

2. Commenting:$25 GC each to 5 randomly drawn commenters 3. Wishlist Linky Party

5 randomly drawn participants will each win products (up to $25 MSRP) in their wishlist
***CASEing, commenting, and linking up to the wishlist linky party end on July 3.***

Winners will be announced on July 10

June Store Promotions:

1. $5 Birthday Bash Surprise Bags (while supplies last)Each bag contains the Handmade with Love stamp ($3 value) + 2 or 3 randomly picked previously released products (combination of dies and/or 3x5/2x6/4x4/4x6 stamps) - total MSRP value of each bag is at least $20

2. 50% Off Flash SaleEvery Monday: select products will be placed in the FLASH SALE category, where they will be 50% off automatically...no coupon code needed. Sale ends every Tuesday night 11:59 pm Pacific.

3. Freebie DaysEvery Wednesday to Sunday, all orders (no minimum) qualify for a free item (any in-stock 3x5 stamp or any word/phrase die (up to $10 value))

As if all of that wasn't enough............

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/

13 June 2018

Background Magic with Altenew Academy

I recently took the Background Magic class at Altenew Academy as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Program, the class was taught by Laurel Beard and consisted of six lesson teaching ways in which you can use your background stamps to add that magical touch to your cards.

To created my card I used the following Altenew products

I started with a 6x6" piece of white cardstock, using the diamond pattern play stamp and embossing ink I stamped the piece of card, I then heat embossed using the Crisp Copper embossing power. I stamped the image again this time turning it a quarter turn to the left and heat embossed. This created a stunning pattern for my background.

I then added colour to the stamped background using Altenew crisp inks in Lagoon, Midnight Violet, Galactic Stream and Purple Wine.  I added some of each ink to my glass cutting mat and spritzed them with water, I also spritzed the stamp background. I then used a paint brush to drop in some of each colour and allowed the water move the ink around.

Once dry I cut the panel diagonally and trimmed it down, I embossed 2 strips of card using the Copper embossing powder to place just under the edge of my patterned pieces, this ties the look together. I adhered the patterned pieces to a card blank and stamped my sentiment in black ink.

I am so happy with how my card turned out, I hope you'll give this technique a try too.

11 June 2018

Mel Heaton's Signature collection

Afternoon all,
Today I am super excited to be sharing samples I've made with the Signature collection from Mel Heaton.

This collection is like no other you have ever seen. Mel has thoroughly thought about what crafters want and need. The collection comprises of dies, stamps to match, hand coloured charisma images, sentiments and an instructional dvd.

You could stamp and hand colour. Stamp, hand colour and die cut. Die cut and hand colour. Print the charisma image, stamp over it, die cut and decoupage.....yes I forgot to say that their are extra dies in the sets to allow you to layer your image for added depth and dimension......I told you she had really thought about this. 

I was sent 2 of the sets to work with, both of which have dies, stamps and charisma images. Let me walk you through my samples.

I started by printing the charisma image for this set, I then die cut it and stamped over it with Rare Earths clear glass ink and sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heat set.  I then used my pokey tool to curl and shape the leaves and petals before layering git up with foam pads.

In this card I die cut the image twice and then stamped it with a light brown ink. I then used a mix of pencils and alcohol pens to colour. I then wanted to give the effect of having an enamel finish so clear embossed the die cuts and adhered them together to create a wreath.

This is the same image from the card above, I stamped in black and coloured with alcohol pens and added a sparkle top coat.

This stunning hummingbird come with the crescent image above, I stamped, coloured with alcohol pens and clear embossed on top to give rigidity. The back ground was created with 3 water based inks and water. 

Here you can see the hummingbird and crescent together, I used Mel's hand coloured charisma images and the dies. I want to complement the colours in the imagery so used a fuschia organza bow and card to mat and layer.

Here I printed the charisma and die cut the image, adding orange and purple card to complement.

For this card I stamped the flower bunch and coloured with markers. I then snipped into it to create 2 pieces, one to tuck behind the oval and one to overlay. Dont be afraid to snip into the images, this collection is all about versatility.

Here I have printed, die cut, stamped and heat embossed the images in black, this gives a totally different look to the other samples I've made.

Lastly I wanted to create a piece of home decor, I used an old book to bookfold a column/pillar. I used my craft studio elite to change the colours of the charisma image before die cutting it. I then added a organza ribbon and string of pearl trim to the book. I added the flowers where the end of the ribbon met using hot glue.

Hopefully I've shown you how versatile this collection is. I could have made dozens of samples as the ideas just keep popping in my head. If you love floral images and like to combine die cutting and stamping then this is the collection for you.

The launch show is Tuesday at 9pm on Ideal World with Mel.

10 June 2018

Tattered Lace Pets Portrait Christmas Edition

It's Christmas in the Craft world, 
I know, I know, it's only June but we have to be prepared and now is the time to start buying all the new goodies you need for this years Christmas crafting.

Over the next couple of weeks there are going to be lots of new releases from Craft companies and I'll be sharing projects I've made with new items.

First up is the Christmas Pet Portrait collection from Tattered Lace dies.

Following on from the 2 previous Pet's Portraits collections, the guys and girls at Tattered Lace knew you'd want some cute Christmas themed animals in the collection.

Here are my samples

Here are the links to the products I used

The collection is launching Monday at 12pm on Create and Craft TV

31 May 2018

Fleurs edge to edge launch

Good Morning, it's time for a new release from Fleurs

In the past we've brought you dies that cut whole flowers, individual petals and super large blooms, this time it's edge to edge quilling.

I was sent the following dies to work with

Here are my samples

In this card I cut 3 of cornflowers, 2 from Fleurs cardstock and 1 from mulberry paper, I teamed them up with a leaf from a previous collection.

I cut 3 of the cornflowers from Fleurs cardstock but this time added stamen to the flowers to give a different look. I added 2 of the willow leaves in grey card.

This is a previous flower cut in Fleurs flower forming foam. I cut 2 of the willow leaves and used the negative/waste to stencil through in the background.

This card was made using the Fleurs cardstock in both pink and green.  I added leaves from both this collection and a preivous to show how well you can use all of the dies together.

In this card I have used 6 flowers and 4 leaves split into two clusters in opposite corners.

Lastly I have used just the willow leave to create a very simple wreath, sometimes you just want to add a little touch and this is a perfect look.

The dies launch today on Create and Craft TV.

30 May 2018

Paperbabe Stamps New Release

 It's release day for Paperbabe Stamps and we have some fabulous projects to share with you. Over the next 3 days we will be sharing projects made with the new release, each day will highlight a different from the release.

I have used the new MDF frame  which gives the impression of looking up through the rabbit hole at Alice.

I used the Alice mixed media template and Female face stamps to create my Alice Portrait. I then embellished it with two of the MDF Flourishes and the Go where your dreams take you stamp.

My outer frame was painted using acrylic paint in 3 shades of green, black and white. I used a fan brush to flick the paint towards the centre of the frame creating texture.
My base layer and Alice herself were painted using Neo colour II.

You can find all of the products used in the Paperbabe Stamps Store (New release will be in store on 2nd June) and more information and inspiration at Paperbabe Stamps Blog.