Monday, 2 January 2017

Simply Cards & Papercraft 156 FREE Let it Snow embossing folder, die and stamp set!


Simply Cards & Papercraft 156 comes complete with the amazing Let it Snow embossing folder, die and stamp set! The elements work perfectly together as well as separately to cater for all-occasion cards for the season.



Here is some of my cards using this freebie:

I used a Creative Dies, Let it Snow sentiment die, for my message.

I used IO mini snowflakes die as well as Tattered lace mini flourish die and some butterfly dies.

For the back ground I cut the snowflake die out of cardstock and used the negative with Distress inks.


Here is some inspirational Video's:

First up is Christina from http://www.card-making-magic.com/ or  http://flowersribbonsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk/




Next with two great cards is by Christine Smith from http://craftipotential.blogspot.co.uk/.




I know that this is a set I will definitely use again in future and really enjoyed working with it.

I store my freebies in Clear-Mount Stamp Cases or Full Wide Stamp Cases by Stampin UP, depending on the space I need, with all the masks and extra die cut I have made.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

My Favotite things Card Challenge



 There's still time to participate in Color Challenge 60! Remember, you don't have to have the EXACT colours to play. Just use colours inspired by the ones you see below.  you can add in touches of neutrals like white, black, or kraft, but challenge yourself to incorporate all four of the colours.




Sketch 313 can be used to create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc.

Be sure to share your creations here:  http://www.cardchallenges.com/.

Current OutLawz Challenges

Sunday - CAS: Anything Goes
Monday - Greeting: The Sky is the Limit
Tuesday - Colour:







Wednesday - Sketch:








Twisted Thursday: Anything Goes
Festive Friday Challenge:
Snow Sports Day
Three Cheers Day
New Year's Eve Day
Go Toboganning Day
Anything Goes

Creative Stamping Issue 38 with Free A4 FREE Whatever the Weather stamp set


 This magazine went on sale 29th December 2016 in selected craft shops and supermarkets as well as WHSmiths or direct from http://www.moremags.com.

Here is some video's I found featuring this stamp set:



Papercraft Inspirations issue 161 and using your free embossing folder and mask.

I absolutely love this free gift and think that all embossing folder freebies should come with this type of mask.  It makes the embossing folder so versatile.



Just watch this video to see what I mean and subscribe to their channel for more brilliant ideas.


This mask came just at the right time for valentines day and also our wedding anniversary that it is coming up soon.  I like this idea as the card can be made with either a vertical or horizontal orientation, You will see what I mean in the sample cards (to follow shortly)

Monday, 26 December 2016

Simply Cards & Papercraft 158 Free Gift

Here is my card using this set.



Here is an idea from Christina Griffiths at http://www.card-making-magic.com/ or  http://flowersribbonsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk/.

And as usual Christine Smith from Craftipotential thinks out of the box as you can see here:




 And do not forget to grab you free downloads.

Also look out for Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition 3 out on 29th December 2016 see why here and in this video by Christina Smith:


Here is my card nade using this kit.

You can also get a sneak peak of  Die-cutting Essentials 19 that hits the shelves on 5th January 2016, here Christina Griffiths shows you how to use them in this video:

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Using your magazine cover gifts: Simply Cards & Papercraft 157 with an exclusive Altenew co-ordainting stamp and die set FREE

Simply Cards & Papercraft 157 comes complete with an exclusive Altenew co-ordainting stamp and die set consisting of seven floral stamps with three co-ordinating dies and two sentiment stamps. Use the set together, or download your 60 floral bonus downloads to use with the dies to create stunning all-occasion projects! - See more at: Moremags

 First up is Christina from http://www.card-making-magic.com/ or  http://flowersribbonsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk/
Simply Cards & Papercraft 157 comes complete with an exclusive Altenew co-ordainting stamp and die set consisting of seven floral stamps with three co-ordinating dies and two sentiment stamps. Use the set together, or download your 60 floral bonus downloads to use with the dies to create stunning all-occasion projects! - See more at: http://www.moremags.com/papercrafts/simply-cards-papercraft/issue157-simply-cards-papercraft#sthash.yCZc45SB.dpuf
Simply Cards & Papercraft 157 comes complete with an exclusive Altenew co-ordainting stamp and die set consisting of seven floral stamps with three co-ordinating dies and two sentiment stamps. Use the set together, or download your 60 floral bonus downloads to use with the dies to create stunning all-occasion projects! - See more at: http://www.moremags.com/papercrafts/simply-cards-papercraft/issue157-simply-cards-papercraft#sthash.yCZc45SB.dpuf
Simply Cards & Papercraft 157 comes complete with an exclusive Altenew co-ordainting stamp and die set consisting of seven floral stamps with three co-ordinating dies and two sentiment stamps. Use the set together, or download your 60 floral bonus downloads to use with the dies to create stunning all-occasion projects! - See more at: http://www.moremags.com/papercrafts/simply-cards-papercraft/issue157-simply-cards-papercraft#sthash.yCZc45SB.dpuf


Next with two great cards is by Christine Smith from http://craftipotential.blogspot.co.uk/.




Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Using your magazine cover gifts: Creative Stamping 34


Find out how to get the most out of your fab free cover gift with some of Youtube's most talented crafters.  Be sure to subscribe to their channels and give their video's a thumb's up if you would like to see more.



Creative Stamping 34 comes complete with a free Festive Fun stamp set featuring 28 exclusive designs! It’s guaranteed to kick-start your Christmas crafting in style! - See more at: http://www.moremags.com/papercrafts/creative-stamping/issue34-creative-stamping#sthash.HpVW0Ptv.dpuf
Creative Stamping 34 comes complete with a free Festive Fun stamp set featuring 28 exclusive designs! It’s guaranteed to kick-start your Christmas crafting in style! - See more at: http://www.moremags.com/papercrafts/creative-stamping/issue34-creative-stamping#sthash.HpVW0Ptv.dpuf


Creative Stamping 34 comes complete with a free Festive Fun stamp set featuring 28 exclusive designs! It’s guaranteed to kick-start your Christmas crafting in style!  This really useful stamp set that can help you make some lovely cards not just for Christmas but all year round and went on sale 8th September and can still be ordered direct from Moremags.com

Crafty Bear stamps out every stamp for you to see the quality of the clear mount stamps.


 biblescraps is showing you the inside of the magazine and 12 tags that she made using the stamp set.



Christina Griffiths shows you a selection of one layer as well as shaker cards before doing a step by step tutorial on and you can find her at http://www.card-making-magic.com or http://flowersribbonsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk.


Sweet Cute and Cool makes a lovely snow globe card.





CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D shows so many cool ideas in her videos for more than just Christmas cards.  I think she is currently one of my favourites and if you look at her videos and blog you will see why.  This lady really know how to think outside the box and make the most of her free gifts.


You can also download free template from the magazine here.

Hope you enjoy this post.

Creative Stamping 34 comes complete with a free Festive Fun stamp set featuring 28 exclusive designs! It’s guaranteed to kick-start your Christmas crafting in style! - See more at: http://www.moremags.com/papercrafts/creative-stamping/issue34-creative-stamping#sthash.HpVW0Ptv.dpuf
Creative Stamping 34 comes complete with a free Festive Fun stamp set featuring 28 exclusive designs! It’s guaranteed to kick-start your Christmas crafting in style! - See more at: http://www.moremags.com/papercrafts/creative-stamping/issue34-creative-stamping#sthash.HpVW0Ptv.dpuf
Creative Stamping 34 comes complete with a free Festive Fun stamp set featuring 28 exclusive designs! It’s guaranteed to kick-start your Christmas crafting in style! - See more at: http://www.moremags.com/papercrafts/creative-stamping/issue34-creative-stamping#sthash.HpVW0Ptv.dpuf
Creative Stamping 34 comes complete with a free Festive Fun stamp set featuring 28 exclusive designs! It’s guaranteed to kick-start your Christmas crafting in style! - See more at: http://www.moremags.com/papercrafts/creative-stamping/issue34-creative-stamping#sthash.HpVW0Ptv.dpuf

Chalkola for bright and vibrant chalk colors that replace the old and boring dusty chalk.


Today I would like to tell you a little about a new product I discovered on Amazon called Chalkola.

The Markers can only be  used on Non Porous Surfaces (So its best to test a small area); like Chalkboards, Whiteboards, Glass, Plastic, Windows. The reason being that Porus surfaces have small holes which can absorb the liquid chalk ink and sometimes it gets difficult to completely erase them.

The markers can be used on Chalkboard paint but many customers have found it difficult to erase them as paint usually makes the surface porous and absorbs chalk ink. In case they do not erase - you can either repaint or use magic eraser. Chalk markers as a medium have high-density Chalk Ink, due to which New markers take 2 to 3 mins prep time – Once used the ink flows smoothly.

Discount for Bonscraft Readers: We would love to offer a 20% flat discount on all Chalkola Products. Coupon Code - 20OFFSTR



6mm Pens 10 pens for only £13.95 at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chalk-Pens-markers-Whiteboard-Chalkboard/dp/B00VVOWCSC

Earth Colors Normally sells for £15.95 but for a limited time only at £9.95- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chalk-Pens-Whiteboard-Chalkboard-Blackboard/dp/B01E17WAQO

Go Check out their humourous video at: http://www.chalkola.com/

I really like these even though I have only a them for a short period and have not really had a lot of time to experiment with them, but will post an update in the new year.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Current OutLawz Challenges

CURRENT CHALLENGES

Sunday - CAS: Orange and Black or Yellow and Purple (sounds very Halloween to me)

Monday - Greeting: Anything Christmas

Twisted Thursday: Masculine

Festive Friday ChallengeWorld Smile Day, Native American Day, Old Farmer's Day
Bold and Free

Christmas


SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE SPONSORS

The September challenges are now underway!  Please support our sponsors! Without them, we wouldn't be able to have all these challenges!!
Besides our site wide sponsors (Paper Temptress, Oozak, Rick St. Dennis, Raspberry Road Designs, and a2z Scrapbooking) that give out prizes to our random Inlinkz winners for September, each individual challenge has it's sponsors, too. Hope you will play in our challenges this month!
September Challenge sponsors
Sunday CAS -  CAS team will provide
Monday Greetings - Di's Digis, Bugaboo, Sheepski Designs, Digistamps4Joy, QKR Stampede
Tuesday Colour - Through the Craft Room Door
Wednesday Sketch – Digistamps4Joy
Thursday Twist -  Digistamps4Joy
Festive Friday's - a2z Scrapbooking, Bugaboo
Saturday Paper Ala Mode – A Day for Daisies, Bugaboo, Crafts4Eternity, Crafts & Me
Progressive Challenge (month long) - Di's Digis/Diane Carubia artist

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Current Challenges

Sunday - CAS: May Day - Use Flowers
Monday - Greeting: Spring has Sprung
Tuesday - Color:

Wednesday - Sketch:

Twisted Thursday: Anything Goes
Festive Friday Challenge:
International Dance Day
National Oatmeal Cookie Day
International Baby Day
National Firefighters Day
Saturday - Paper a la Mode:
Anything Goes

Ready Set Stamp: Submissions Wanted!

Craft Stamper Magazine is looking for submissions for their Ready, Set, Stamp feature on the following theme for the September issue of Craft Stamper. If you've always wanted to see YOUR card in print, now is your chance!! 

       Colours: Burnt Orange, Umber, Golden Yellow, Deep Maroon.

 Deadline for submission: 24th May 2016

· Please email your submissions to cs@traplet.com
· Please put 'Ready Set Stamp' followed by the theme in the subject line
· Please note that due to the number of submissions it's not possible to contact every entrant individually - if you have not heard from them within one week, your submission has not been successful. Please try again with a different card!

Guidelines:
· Please make cards only for this gallery.
 . Please do not use stamps that are discontinued for this article.
. They do not accept cards ONLY created with digital stamps for this feature. Digital stamps MUST be used in conjunction with rubber/polymer stamping to qualify.
· Cards which are selected need to be posted to the Craft Stamper offices in the UK.
· This call IS open internationally.
· Note that they do choose artwork as it arrives, so please don't wait until the last minute to submit if your cards are ready.
· Cards will be returned at their expense, along with a complimentary copy of the magazine in which your card features. Note this can take approx. three months.
· Please follow both the theme AND the colour scheme when creating your cards. You can add black, white and metallics to any of the schemes. The ideas given are simply that, ideas, and do not have to be followed to the letter!
· Text for this article is required (don't worry - it is short!) and should be entered into the document provided – this will be sent to you if you are selected.


Good Luck!!