Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Papercraft Essentials 149 - Cottage Garden

Papercraft Essentials 149 is available on Thursday 27 at £5.99 with a lovely corner die and 9 piece stamp set called: Cottage Garden.  I normally get my copy early as a subscriber but the last few months the delivery service as definitely not been great as I am still waiting for mine.


Just some ideas on how to make the most of your sentiment stamps.
 

 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.




 

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Current Outlawz Challenges

Sunday - CAS

Make a card/project with a sewing theme.


Monday - Greeting

Use embossing (wet or dry) and at least one designer paper of any kind


Tuesday - Colour: 

3 colours: Yellow, Pink, Sea Green
Twist: Summer Fun

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

“Anything Goes"…. and the twist being…. "Put a Ribbon on It"


Festive Friday Challenge:

Trains
Camping
It's All About the Ladies
Christmas


Saturday - Paper a la Mode:

Make a card inspired by a song (name the song)

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

FREE paper downloads from Sizzix




Go to the Sizzix Paper Archive page to download some beautiful paper.

Sizzix also have their own youtube channel and are on most social media sites, including Pinterest.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Current Outlawz Challenges

Sunday - CAS

Make a card/project with a sewing theme.


Monday - Greeting

Use cut edges on your project somewhere (either with scissors, tearing or die cuts)


Tuesday - Color:



 

















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

“Anything Goes"…. and the twist being…. "Shaped Card" !


Festive Friday Challenge:

Bumble Bees
Man's B-Day Card
Lets Go Swimming
Christmas


Saturday - Paper a la Mode:

Make a card inspired by a song (name the song)

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Creative Stamping Issue 46 - Garden Retreat

 Issue 46 of Creative Stamping hits the shelves on the 20th July at £7.99 and here is a little sneak peek at what you can expect.


Here are some ideas on how to make the most of your free cover gift that come with this magazine.  The images in solid green are Co-ordinating dies available from www.JoannaSheen.com 

My copy arrived today and if all goes according to plan I will have some cards up before the magazine hit the shelves on Thursday.

 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.


 
I have to admit I am also really excited about the August 2017 Cover Gifts, so here are a few Sneaky Peaks at what you can expect.

Papercraft Essentials 149 is available on Thursday 27 at £5.99 with a lovely corner die and 9 piece stamp set called: Cottage Garden



On Thursday 3rd August at £9.99 you have Die Cutting Essentials 27 with a Cover gift called Finest Vintage that consist of the 5 dies seen below:



Next available on Thursday 10th August at £6.99 you Simply Cards and Papercraft 166 Cover gift is called Lavish Label Layers that consist of 3 dies and 23 clear stamps and was designed to work with the Die Cutting Essentials die set.




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.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Crafting on a Budget

Today instead of sharing a card I choose to share my June 2017 AliExpress purchases with you.

Here is the Dies I ordered for a total of £36.80.  They were all ordered on the 15th June 2017 and the last one arrived yesterday.  All cut perfectly except the Heart, Spiral and die below, that needed an extra shim.  I also bought a metal shim for £3.13 and that made cutting these 3 dies possibly as the precision plate was not enough to cut them.  This metal shim is small enough to use in my Big Shot but remember not to force your sandwich if it does not go through and remember adding anything not made by Sizzix you do at your own risk.


 I also bought these to Stamp set as I like to add a bit of a colour splash from time to time and they came to £3.11


So in total, I spend £ 43.04 on my spoils and I think I got a really good deal considering what these items normally cost.


I normally store my dies in Document Wallets like these that you can get from Poundland in a pack of 5 for £1, I prefer to get the clear pockets but they are not always available at my local Poundland.



This white cardstock comes at a good weight and makes great card bases. I also use it for die-cutting especially when I will be colouring my die-cuts.  They also from time to time have it available in black and craft card at £1 from Poundland.

The Outlawz Challenges

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Sunday CAS -  
Monday Greetings – Scribbles Designs, Rick St. Dennis, Bugaboo, Mari's Designs
Tuesday Colour – Bugaboo Stamps
Wednesday Sketch – Drawn by Krista
Thursday Twist -  Fun Stampers Journey
Festive Friday's -  Bugaboo Stamps
Saturday Paper Ala Mode –MMedel Illustrations, Sasayaki Glitter, Lemon Shortbread, SheepskiDesigns, Digistamps4Joy, Sweet N Sassy
Progressive Challenge (month long) – Image provided by Anne Fenton, Anne's Digital Art

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Under the Sea

Monday - Greeting:
Vacation

Tuesday - Color:
To be Update

Wednesday - Sketch:
To be Update

Twisted Thursday:
Inchies

Festive Friday Challenge:
Lady Bugs
Having a Picnic
Little Pink Pigs
Christmas

Saturday - Paper a la Mode:
Clean and Simple

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Simply Cards & Papercraft Issue 165 - Little Bird

This magazine goes on sale Thursday, 13th July 2017 and has a lovely die and stamp set Cover gift called Little Bird.

Here you can see what the Cover Gift look like:






And here are some ideas of how to make the most of this kit:




You can also get a florally patterned paper downloads from the Papercraft Magazines website and for inspiration from other readers go to their Facebook page.



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.




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


Here is a video by Christine Smith from  CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D. as well and if you like what you see in the videos remember to click the like button and subscribe to their channels and go look at her blog for lots more inspiration.



 


My Subscription issue still has not arrived so I picked up a copy from my local newsagent today and will be working on some cards this weekend to share with you shortly.

Papercraft Essentials Issue 148 - Sunflower Dreams

Here are the cards that I made using the Sunflower Dreams 

This is what tie Cover Gift looks like:

Do not forget to check out the Papercraft Magazines website and Facebook pages for inspiration from other readers  click here to download your templates and click here to download your bonus scenic papers



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.


Here is a video by Christine Smith from  CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D's  YouTube Channel. as well and if you like what you see in the videos remember to click the like button and subscribe to their channels and go look at her blog for lots more inspiration. 


 You can get some inspiration from these Youtube Videos 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.  

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.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Outlawz Challenges

Current Challenges

Sunday - CAS:
Under the Sea

Monday - Greeting:
Vacation

Tuesday - Color:








Wednesday - Sketch:









Twisted Thursday:
Inchies

Festive Friday Challenge:
July 1
July 4
Christmas
Chickens

Saturday - Paper a la Mode:
Use Favorite Technique

Die-Cutting Essentials Issue 26 - Happy Days



Die-Cutting Essentials Issue 25 - went on sale Thursday, 30th June 2017 and have a lovely die and stamp set Cover gift called Happy Days die and the stamp set is just what you need to kick-start you summer crafting!.

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  and if you like what you see in the video remember to click the like button and subscribe to her channel and blog.  




 

Here is a video by Christine Smith from  CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D. as well and if you like what you see in the videos remember to click the like button and subscribe to their channels and go look at her blog for lots more inspiration. 




Here are two cards I made using this kit:  
 

For these cards I embossed my card base with the embossing folder from the Papercraft Essentials Issue 148 - Sunflower Dreams cover gift and then used gilding wax to emphasise the pattern.  I die cut the flower and leaves from white card and coloured them using my Spectrum Noir Pens.  I could not decide which base card I like best to make one in black and one in white using the same layout but rotating it so you have one vertical and one horizontal layout.  I decided not to add a sentiment to the white card at this stage.

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.