28 June 2018

Loving Memories by Tattered Lace

How many times have you needed a sympathy card and felt that none of your stamps or die were right for the occasion?

I know that I've done this several times and have ended up at the shop buying a card. Tattered Lace have come up with a collection to help us create cards for those difficult times.

Launching tonight at 7pm on create and craft is the loving memories collection.

All of my samples are made with the dies linked below 

Thank you for stopping by today, I'll be back soon with more crafty makes.

26 June 2018

One Layer wonder - AECP final card

It's a very hot day here in the south west of England and I thought while hiding from the sun I'd hang out in my craft room and create my final card for the Altenew Educator Certification Program.

I've been taking the One layer wonders class at Altenew academy which is taught by Kelly Latevola. The class take you through different ways to create one layer cards which look like they have dimension.

So onto how I created my card

I used floral images from two stamp sets along four inks sets in warm sunny colours to create the background images. I will add links below.  I masked off the centre section of my card and stamped the flowers and leaves using minimal masking.

I then removed the masking tape and used a black fine liner to edge the blank area where my sentiment was going to be stamped. I then used 3 shades of grey artist markers to flick outwards from the black line, this creates a shadow giving the impression that the blank panel is raised.

I then stamped by sentiment and added a fine border around the edge of the card with a fine liner. Lastly a scattering of sequins adds that special touch.


The second set of flower stamps I used I can not link to yet as they haven't been released.......yes I've given you a sneak peek at something coming in the July release.

I can not tell you how happy I am with this card, it really captures the hot summer vibe that is going on right now. 

22 June 2018

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #76

Morning Craft folk, it's Friday and time for a new Paperbabe Stamps challenge.

The theme this time is
"Anything Goes"

I have made a CAS card to inspire you, I used the Rose layers stamps, Birthday wishes stamps and one of the stripe stencils.

I stamped my roses on to a piece of white card using tonal inks from Altenew, I then stamped the word "wishes" over the roses in black ink, I stamped it 3 times to ensure I got a solid crisp image (a stamping platform comes in handy for this) I then stamped "sending you" onto a piece of white card and timed it down, I matted it on to some black card to make it pop.

To create the black and white stripes at the edge of the card I used one of the newly released stripe stencils and some black ink. This was done direct onto my card base and then I added the stamped panel on top using double sided tape.

Why not pop over to the Paperbabe stamps blog and see what the rest of the tea have created. While you're there you will find all the details on how to join in with the challenge and the prize information.

I'm off to the Handmade fair at Bowood House today where Kim from Paperbabe is exhibiting, if you are near by please pop in and say hello.

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.