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Stamptember Uniquely Creative new floral release

Hello crafty friends.

As it’s September also known in the crafty community as Stamptember there’s a whole bunch of companies that release awesome products for us. It’s a really exciting time.

Uniquely creative have some beautiful floral images head over here to check them out. There are so many gorgeous images there’s something for everyone.

For my card I used the Rose Garden Stamp. It’s so pretty. I wanted to make a colourful background so I used some distress inks and splattered some white paint onto the background.

I then heat embossed the thankful blessings sentiment with gold embossing powder. I used my copic markers to colour the image in and adhered onto my card.

There’s also a very cute ladybird too! You can also purchase the matching die Here.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to have a look at the new Stamptember release here.

Have a wonderful day!

Vic

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My favourite things card design superstar competition

Hello crafty friends. I hope your having a nice day.

It’s that exciting time again where My favourite things are having their annual card design superstar competition. You can enter the competition Here.

I’ve made two cards. My first card is for the colouring virtuoso.

I’ve used the gorgeous Sweater Weather in the woods stamp set. I’ve also used the diagonal design background stamp that I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then stamped the images and coloured them in with copic markers. I then used the Homespun stitch lines on some white card and trimmed around the top of the stitch lines to look like a hill. The sentiment strip is die cut using my favourite things blueprint 12 die set.

For my second card for the innovation master category I made a sweet birthday shaker card.

For this card I used Birthday bear and friends stamp set. I made my shaker are using the Circle stax dies. I ink blended the background and then die cut a circle in the middle of the card. I then used the tiny triangles stencil and ink blended over this before making the shaker part.

I then added acetate and foam tape to the back and filled the center of the card with pretty gems and sequins. I then heat embossed the greeting with white embossing powder before adhering down the images. To finish the card off I added a few more gems around the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Vic

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Fairytale wishes birthday card

Hello there!

It’s been a bit miserable lately so I wanted to make a bright card that’s cute! I love making my own backgrounds with ink and used lots of purple for this. I also love to heat emboss and stamped my greeting with white embossing powder to make it stand out.

I used Uniquely creative fairytale wishes stamp and colour kit for the whole card. I love the images and the smiling star is just gorgeous!

I used my copic markers to colour the images and added lots of gems.

This will be a lovely birthday card or just a happy card to send someone.

Thanks for stopping by!

Vic

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Do what your heart tells you

Hello crafty friends.

Hope your having a relaxing Sunday.

I made this card with the Fairytale wishes stamp and colour kit I just love this kit so much it’s crammed full of the most adorable images.

I made the background with the leftover cloud die negative pieces and ink blended some pink clouds. The Swirly clouds die are one of my favourites. The images are coloured in with copic markers and I love the cute flower border die which is from the Grassy hills die set.

The stamp used are the Fairytale castle stamp set and you can purchase the stamps and dies individually.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day

Vic

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Make a wish

Hello!

The beautiful Uniquely creative stamp and colour kit fairytale wishes is now available to order.

I made this card using the complete kit and coloured the images with my copic markers. I made the background using the clouds that you can purchase Here.

I also added the swirly cloud die to the base and popped up the card front with foam tape for a 3D effect.

Using the matching dies makes cutting the images out so easy I absolutely love them.

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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Congrats floral card

Hello crafty friends!

I am up on the papermilldirect blog with a lovely floral congratulations card. I never seem to have a congratulations card when I need one so I’ve made a few of these for my stash.

Here’s the tutorial:

You will need:

You will also need:

  • Floral stamp (Uniquely Creative)
  • Congrats Die
  • Watercolour paints
  • Waterproof Ink Pad
  • Gems

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To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm to 4 1/4 and I scored this at 5 7/8″ inches. I then trimmed down a smaller piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm as my card front. I added a few splatters of pink and purple watercolour to my card front and while this dried I stamped the floral images onto some more White Card Super Smooth 250gsm. I used a waterproof ink pad so that when I coloured the flowers in with the paint the ink wont spread and make a mess. I only used a small amount of water too.

Once the floral images are dry cut them out and place onto your card front using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

Using the congrats die I die cut the word using some Flamingo Pink Non-Shedding Glitter Card 285gsm and adhered this onto the card base using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I then added some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mmto the whole back of the card front and adhered this onto the card base.

To finish off the card I added some little gems which I stuck down with some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I then made an envelope using a piece of Baby Pink Plain Card 240gsm.

I hope this has helped you with creating a pretty congrats card. You can change the greeting to other sentiments too. I think this would look pretty as a birthday card too.

Thanks for stopping by

Have a lovely day!

Vic

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Crikey old mate!

Hello crafty friends.

I have a fun koala card on the papermilldirect blog today. I wanted to make a dark background with some leaves and coloured them in.

I love making people laugh and this sweet Koala card is sure to bring a smile to someone’s face. 

You will need:

You will also need:

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To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of Black Plain Card 240gsm to 4 1/4 inches and then scored the card at 5 7/8 inches.

Next I trimmed the card front piece using White Card Super Smooth 250gsm. I trimmed this a little bit smaller than the card base. I then used the large leaf die and stamped a background of leaves. Using some green copic markers I coloured all the leaves in. I then used a dark grey and black marker to colour the whole background in. This does take time but I think its really worth it as I had lots of fun colouring the background. I then used some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm and adhered this to my card base.

Next I stamped the koalas onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm and coloured them in. I then trimmed them out and started die cutting some leaves. I used a piece of Xmas Green Double Sided Pearlised Card 300gsm for this. I then adhered the leaves and koalas down with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm and Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

Next I heat embossed the sentiments using white embossing powder onto some more Black Plain Card 240gsm. I trimmed these down and adhered onto the card with some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

To finish the card off I added some gems.

I hope this inspires you to make your own background.

Thank you for stopping by today

Vic

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Party time!

Hello again!

I have s sweet birthday card up on the papermilldirect blog today. It’s always fun making birthday cards. Here’s the tutorial:

I love making fun and colourful cards especially birthday cards. I have a really fun shaker card for you today. 

You will need:

You will also need:

  • Critter stamps
  • Acetate 
  • Sequins and Gems
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Pink Embossing Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Versafine Ink
  • Copic Markers
  • Circle die

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To make the card base I trimmed down a piece of Turquoise Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm to 4 1/4 inches and scored this at 5 7/8 inches. I then trimmed another piece of card 4 1/4 inches by 5 7/8 inches so that this piece will sit on the card base.

Using this piece of card and a circle die run this through the die cutting machine so you will have a circle cut out in the center of your card. Turn the piece of card over and use Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml or Stick it! Double Sided Tape 6mmand add this around the edge of the circle. Place your piece of acetate over this and let the glue dry. Once dry use some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm and run this around the edge of the circle. Fill the circle up with sequins and gems and adhere to the card base.

Using a piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm stamp and colour all your images and colour them in. Trim them out and adhere to the card using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

On another piece of Turquoise Cumbria Colour Card 270gsm stamp the greeting and heat emboss this with white embossing powder. On another piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm stamp and heat emboss a birthday greeting and adhere both to your card.

To finish the card off add some extra sequins or gems.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Vic

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Aloha!

Hello crafty friends. I hope your having a fun summer. I’ve made a fun summer card using the Aloha mommy Lhey digital sticker set. I love this set it’s so fun and colourful perfect for summer!

I have some more cards using these images that I will pop up on my blog soon. They also work great for your planners and scrapbook pages.

The great thing about using digital kits is that you can print as many images as you want and also resize them which you can’t do with stamps. If you haven’t checked out mommy Lhey store have a look Here . There’s loads of supplies that are so cute your spoilt for choice.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Vic