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I’ve Missed You!

Hello there!

I have a fun YouTube video tutorial today using the gorgeous new release from Time For Tea Designs .

You can view the video Here.

This is a slimline Card (DL size) and it’s full of all the new cute critters that are available from the new release. There is also some fun ink blending using the Flower Burst Stencil which is super pretty and will great on your cards.

You can view all the products from Time For Tea Designs Here and don’t forget you can save 10% off your order using the code: T4TVICKI10 at the checkout.

Thanks for stopping by today have a lovely day!

Vic

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Crafty Cats Video Tutorial

Hello 👋🏽

I have a video up on my channel today sharing the new Time For Tea Designs May Release.

You can view the tutorial here:

I used a standard square card for my video today, but feel free to use any card size that you like.

To start with I trimmed down a smaller panel of white card and used the Scene It Stencil and distress ink. I applied the ink to the card using the Beautiful blending brushes.

Once the sky background was completed I then used the grass stencil and applied this onto a separate piece of white card. I didn’t apply the ink onto the sky background as I will be fussy cut this grass piece out.

I am going to have the rainbow tucked behind the grass piece. Once I trimmed the grass piece out I reapplied the ink over the top.

I adhered the grass piece down but left the top of the grass with no adhesive so that the rainbow can be placed behind this. To make the rainbow I used the Circle Of Love Nesting Die and used different pieces of card to cut out each circle. You will need to use two circle dies to get a frame. Once all your colours are die cut I adhered them all onto a piece of card. You will be left with a big circle. I then trimmed the whole circle out then trimmed the circle in half. You will now be left with a rainbow.

I then stamped out my images using the gorgeous Crafty Cats Clear Stamps and I used my copic markers to colour them in. I then used theCrafty Cats Coordinating Dies to die cut the images out.

Jo has designed lots of accessories with this stamp set so I highly recommend getting the dies if you can they are fantastic and take all the hard work out than using a pair of scissors.

I then used the sentiment that comes with the stamp set Craft Supplies Before Guys and I heat embossed this with white embossing powder onto a piece of black card. I then used my heat gun to heat set the sentiment.

I trimmed the sentiment down and applied some foam tape to the back of my ink blended panel. I also added some more clouds to my card blank with the Scene It Stencil.

Once this was complete I adhered all the images down and added some pearl drops and glitter.

Your card is now complete. Thanks so much for stopping by today and you can view all the beautiful Time For Tea Designs Products Here.
Have a lovely day!
Vic

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It’s your birthday…..say cheese!

Hello there!

I hope your all keeping well. I have a fun cheese card up on my YouTube channel.

I have used the super fun Time For Tea Design Baked With Love Stamp Set. These mice are so cute and fun to colour.
I also used the Say Cheese Cover Plate Die to
add a fun piece of cheese to my card.

As you can see there is one mice that holds a piece of cheese when you use the Baked With Love Coordinating Dies, how brilliant is this!

All the products I used are listed in the description box of the video.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Vic
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Dream Big!

Good morning crafty friends, I hope your all well.

I have another card to share with you today, it’s full of fun images and dies!

This cutie is made with the new April release by Time For Tea Designs. I have used the Unicorn In Training Stamp Set and Matching Dies, Dream Big Sentiment Die and the Scattered Hearts Cover Plate Die.

These unicorns were so fun to colour and I had so much fun using the dies! You can also save all the hearts that the Scattered Hearts Cover Plate cuts to add to your cards too.
You can view the brand new release HERE.
Unicorn In Training Stamp
Unicorn In Training Coordinating Dies
Dream Big Sentiment Dies
Scattered Hearts Cover Plate

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vic

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You make me smile

Good morning I hope your keeping well and safe. It still seems strange being on lockdown but I hope your managing to get some crafty time in.

I have my first post on the Time for tea designs blog as a design team member. I’m so excited to be part of this amazing team.
I also have a video tutorial that you can watch here:

Video tutorial
I used the gorgeous Time For Tea Designs Butterfly Stamp set and the Coordinating Dies.
I started by first ink blending some plain white card using distress Ink. This will be the background.
I then stamped all my images and coloured them in with copic markers, using the coordinating dies I adhered some washi tape to the dies before running them through my die cutting machine.

I then adhered the ink blended piece of card to my card base using some double sided tape. Once this is complete I started on my sentiment. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of pink card using some Versamark ink and then sprinkled some white embossing powder over this. I then heat set the sentiment with my heat gun. Trim the sentiment down and adhere to your card using some foam pads.

I then adhered all the die cut images onto my card.


To finish the card off I added some sparkly glitter glue to the hat, flower and butterflies.
Your card is now complete.
Time For TeaDesigns Shop are having a spring sale this week you can save 15% off your order using the code: STAYHOMESALE
Wow! If you haven’t checked out the shop let me tell you that you will be spoiled for choice. There are some gorgeous images and dies along with blending brushes and stencils. What better way to treat yourself especially in this difficult time.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Vic
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The best mama I know

Hello friends.

I thought I would pop in and show you this sweet card I made using Uniquely creative April stamp and colour kit . If you haven’t seen the New release yet be sure to check it out. It’s jam packed with adorable images!

I also made the background with Distress Ink. The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder and the images I coloured in with my Uniquely creative watercolour paints .

Thanks for stopping by today!

Vic

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Boo-yah it’s your birthday

Hello! I am up today on the papermilldirect blog with a fun bright monster card.

I love making bright and colourful cards and today we have this adorable monster birthday card.

The products I used are:

You will also need:

  • Monster stamp ( Out of this world Uniquely Creative)
  • White Embossing Powder (WOW)
  • Copic Markers
  • Distress Ink 
  • Sponge

Monster Card

To start with I used a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm which I trimmed down, scored and folded in half for my card base. I then trimmed down another piece of White Card Super Smooth 250gsm that will be used for the ink blending.

I used some bright distress inks for the background and I started by gently adding the colours and then blending them together with the sponge. Its very easy to do using White Card Super Smooth 250gsm as it blends like butter.

After this was dry I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder and adhered this to my card base using Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

I then stamped and coloured my images onto some more White Card Super Smooth 250gsmand cut them out. I then placed them onto my card using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

Don’t be afraid to try different coloured inks when making your background. The White Card Super Smooth 250gsm is fantastic for blending inks and pigment inks are also a dream to blend.

I hope you have fun making a bright card and use any colour you like for the backgrounds. Its so fun and easy to do.

Thanks for stopping by

Vic

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A critter birthday

Hello! I hope you are enjoying your bank holiday weekend! Today I am up on the Papermilldirect blog showing you how to make this sweet critter card.

Products I used:

White Card Plain 250gsm

Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm

Apple Green Card Plain 240gsm

Black Plain Card 250gsm

Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml

Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs)

Stick it! Double Sided Tape 6mm

• pigment inks

• ink blending tool or sponge

• stamps

• markers

• embossing powder

• heat gun

• Dies/ cricut machine

To start with I made my card base using White Card Plain 250gsm which I scored and folded in half to make my card base. I then cut down a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm, which is my favourite cardstock to craft with as its so versatile. I then used some pigment inks and my sponge to make a blended background. You can use whatever colours you like for your card, I used some pinks and yellows for my background.  I then added this to the front of my card base using Stick it! Double Sided Tape 6mm.

I then used another piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm to stamp my images and colour them in. I used copic markers for this as this card is absolutely perfect for using your alcohol markers on. Once all my images were coloured and cut I really wanted to add some more bright colours to my card.  I used a die to cut the grass and I used this lovely card Apple Green Card Plain 240gsm which is perfect for adding some grass or hills to your creation. I then die cut the words happy using Raspberry Pink Plain Card 240gsm which is another favourite of mine.

I then added all my elements to the card front. For the die cut Happy letters I used Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml to stick the letters down which is great as it sticks really well. I added some of this to grass die and placed the grass at the bottom of my card. I then stuck down the animals with some Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs).  To finish the card off I stamped the word birthday and heat embossed this onto some Black Plain Card 250gsm (another favourite). I then added some Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs) to the back of this and added this just under the die cut words happy.

I think adding some bright colours of cardstock to your card really adds fun and it will certainly make someone smile.

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Exciting news

Hello! I hope your having a lovely start to your weekend. I have some really exciting news. I am now on the design team for Papermill direct. I am so honoured and lucky that they asked me they have the best card stock and paper! The quality is amazing and is perfect for crafts.

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I have a tutorial up on the Papermill direct blog on how I made this card. I thought with spring hopefully on the way it would be nice to add some bright colours and of course a hedgehog on a bike!

Products used:

Papermilldirect raspberry card stock

Papermilldirect white hammered card stock

penny black clear stamps

distress ink

derwent inktense pencils

I would love you to check out my post and tutorial, thank you so much!

Vic