Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Creative Stamping Issue 45 - Sprinkled with Love


You can get some inspiration from this Youtube Video by Christina Griffiths from http://www.card-making-magic.com or http://flowersribbonsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk as well and do not forget to check out the Papercraft Magazines website and Facebook pages for inspiration from other readers.



You can get some inspiration from this Youtube Video by Cutie little Souls. 


And always remember and if you like what you see in the video's remember to click the like button and subscribe to their channels and blogs.  

I will be posting my cards here shortly.

Disclaimer:

I do not work or get any of these magazines free from the publisher, I am a subscriber and pay for all my craft products.    However, if you would like to sponsor a post feel free to contact me using the contact me button on the sidebar and I will gladly respond.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Die Cutting Machine I own and use

The Crossover by Cheery Lynn Designsis my go to for any A4 dies.  I got mine some time ago and really love it.  I also love the handy carry bag that came with it.  I only bought this one because the Sizzix Bigshot Plus had not yet been announced.


  
Here is the introduction videos so you can get a better idea of what it looks like and how it work:



For normal dies I used my trusted Sizzix Bigshot plus for most projects.  I had the original Black and Pink version but unfortuately it got broken by the kids during our move a few years ago, so I replaced it with the teal version.  Great because now I have both the standard and extended multipurpose cutting platforms.

 



For Smaller thinlet dies I love my Baby Blue by Tattered Lace because you can emboss or cut up the 3" or 7.5 cm wide and the plates are 6.2 x 3.1" or 16cm x 8cm in size.  The only thing that I do not like is the price of replacement cutting plates as you have to buy the A and B plates seperate and they cost more the my Bigshot's plates.  You can  find an Instruction Manual and Step-by-Steps guide on the Tattered Lace Website.



And for standard embossing when I am not die cutting I use the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine


 


Hope you have found this post useful and remember:
 Disclaimer:
I do not work or get any of these companies and pay for all my craft products.  However if you would like to sponsor a post feel free to contact me using the contact me button on the sidebar and I will gladly respond.

Other Magazines for June with great cover gifts


Tonic Studios Design Collection Magazine Issue  2




Tonic Studios Design Collection Magazine & Kit 2

Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition 5
Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition 5
Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition 5
Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition 5
Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition 5

Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition 5 with FREE English Country Garden kit




 


Simply Cards & Papercrafts 164 - Family Ties


So my  Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 164 came last week and I made 2 cards but just did not get around to sharing it yet.  The magazine comes with 4 nesting dies and 15 stamps.



 Here are my Cards:


Discover how to make the most of your free cover gift, with this video Inspiration from  Christina Griffiths at http://www.card-making-magic.com or http://flowersribbonsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk and if you like what you see in the videos remember to click the like button and subscribe to her channel.


Downloads are available from http://www.papercraftmagazines.com and this time you get sentiments that complement the stamps and dies as well as some pre-coloured images.  There are some great ideas on how to use this kit that is not featured in the magazine.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Current Outlawz Challenges

Sunday - CAS
Summer Activities

Monday - Greeting
Square Cards

Tuesday - Color:
TIC TAC TOE:  use any row horizontal, vertical or diagonal and use your interpretation of each square in your project.


Wednesday - Sketch:
Remember that the sketch is for inspiration. Feel free to flip, rotate, re-size so long as we can see how the sketch leads to your creation...



Twisted Thursday
Christmas


Festive Friday Challenge:
Butterflies
Down on the Farm
Children's Birthday Card
Christmas

Saturday - Paper a la Mode:
One Layer card

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Crafting on a Budget

So here is the second post of crafting on a budget and again the most expensive part of my card was the inks and glue.


For today's card, I used dies and a  Layered floral stamp set, from AliExpress.  Total Purchase £ 8.53.

Supplies list:
Dew Drop Inks was used:
Summer Sky
Danube Blue
Paris Dusk
Pear Tart
Bamboo Leaves
Olive Grove

£4.77
£2.41

£1.35
Base: 5.5" x 4.25"  from Poundland
Mat: 5.5" x 4.25" Vellum I had in my craft stash from a very long time ago.

So as you can see this time the total came to a bit more but still not too bad when you consider a similar alphabet stamp from Apple Blossom cost £9.99.


Friday, 9 June 2017

Current Outlawz Challenges

Sunday - CAS:
Use a Technique
My Card for this Challenge:
Layered Stamping
 


















Monday - Greeting:
Sport Inspiration

My Card for this Challenge



















Tuesday - Color:
 















So I thought I would look at a few colourscheme creator to see what colour combo's they would suggest for this image.  Here is a few that came up:

Canva.com

degraeve.com

pictaculous.com

















And then some from Adobe based on the Colour Mood:












And the final one decided to only focus on a part of the image:

colorhunter.com








Wednesday - Sketch:
 












Twisted Thursday:
Masculine Card

My Cards for this challenge:











Festive Friday Challenge:
Let's Play Soccer
Ballerina
Bear
Christmas

Saturday - Paper a la Mode:
Use Acetate