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!!

Saturday, 9 April 2016

This Weeks Outlawz Challenge

Sunday - CAS: Birthday Card for Young Child
Monday - Greeting: NO Corners
Tuesday - Color:

Wednesday - Sketch:

Twisted Thursday: Anything With Wings
Festive Friday Challenge:
National Pet Day

National Siblings Day

National Golfers Day

National April Showers Day
Saturday - Paper a la Mode:
Head Shots

CRAFTERS COMPANION - SARA SIGNATURE COLLECTION- Floral Delilght

 


This is a complete papercrafting kit for all ability levels, so whether you want to create a really quick card that will take you just a few minutes or spend an evening working on an elaborate creation there’ll be something for everyone with this beautiful Floral Delight range from the Signature Collection by Sara Davies that contains paper pads in both 6"x6" and 12"x12" sizes, embossing folders, metal dies, stamps and 3D toppers. 

Complete Collection:



Buy yours here for £85.00 with free UK delivery (Recommended retail £100.84).  Offer open to UK residence only.


DIES:
IN BLOOM DIE the largest die size is 1.6" x 3.1" (41mm x 78mm)
ORNATE TRELLIS DIE is 3.9" x 5.6" (99mm x 141mm)
PRETTY PETALS DIE the largest die size is 1.8" x 2" (46mm x 51mm)
LEAFY FLOURISH DIE the largest die size is 1.6" x 3.1" (41mm x 78mm)
SCALLOPED BORDER DIE is 2.2" x 5.7" (57mm x 145mm)
TRAILING FLOWERS DIE the largest die size is 3.6" x 2.9" (90mm x 73mm)


EMBOSSING FOLDERS:
These embossing folder will add texture and dimension to your products, use on it's own or with other products from the Floral Delight range for a stunning effect.
STYLISH SWIRLS 5x7 EMBOSSING FOLDER
RAMBLING ROSE 5x7 EMBOSSING FOLDER
FLORAL SWIRLS 6x6 EMBOSSING FOLDER



THINKING OF YOU STAMP SET
This gorgeous stamp set contains three sentiments, 'Best Wishes', 'Handmade With Love' and 'Happy Birthday', as well as a number of beautiful images designed to complement the range of products within the Floral Delight collection.


6x6 PAPER PAD and 12x12 PAPER PAD
Use these stunning papers for die cutting, matting and layering and so much more!  48 beautiful sheets of 180gsm paper

TOPPERS:
This fabulous topper set includes seven stunning toppers designed to create focal points for you cards, boxes and more.
TIME TO BLOOM 3D TOPPERS
YOU'RE THE BEST 3D TOPPERS


Samples: