Saturday, 28 December 2019

Crafters Companion Advent Calendar 2019

When I bought my Crafters Companion Advent calendar earlier this year I couldn't find any reviews on previous ones to get an idea of value for money or what had been inside.

Today on my YouTube channel I am sharing my thoughts on the 2019 advent calendar and showing you what I recieved in mine.
I hope this will be useful for someone in the future.
The video is linked below.
I hope you enjoy it.

Have a great day xoxo

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Triple Time Stamping with a twist

Hello and welcome to my blog, this week I am sharing a card I made using the Triple Time stamp technique in a slightly unconventional way.

Normally  you would have one central image for this technique but as you can see I changed it up and used several smaller images instead and I think it looks really effective!

As always I have linked the video from my YouTube channel at the end.

For this card I have used:

One 6 x 6" card blanc
White card cut to - 5" square, 4" square and 3" square
Red card cut to - 5 1/4" square, 4 1/4" square and 3 1/4" square
One piece of Mirri card cut to 5 3/4" square
Christmas stamps from my Stash
Spectrum Noir Sparkle inks
Tim Holtz distress ink Scattered Straw
Dovecraft pigment ink in gold
Momento black tuxedo ink
A water brush
Low tack adhesive e.g. washi tape


Stack the 3 pieces of white card, largest to smallest leaving an even boarder.  Secure in place using the washi tape.

Take 4 different stamps and position them in the corners ensuring the lay across all 3 pieces of card.
Using the momento ink stamp the images, you may need to re ink and re stamp a couple of times to get a clear image. Use the gold pigment ink to stamp a sentiment in the middle of the images.

Use the scattered straw distress ink as a watercolour and fill in the background.
Using the Spectrum Noir Sparkle inks colour in the stamped images.

While this is drying stamp a sentiment inside the card and attach the mirri card to the front of your card base.

Separate the pieces of card that you have previously stamped on and attach them to their corresponding red piece of card. Once this is done you need to reassemble your stack, pick one of your images ( I used my gingerbread man) and make sure the lines match up as you stack each layer, this should have a knock on effect for the other three images however if you use wet glue you will have some thinking time if you want to move anything. I started with the smallest layer and worked my way down the stack.

All that is left to do now is a fix the layered project to your card base and embellish if required.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Crisp, clean and simple Christmas Card

Good morning, I hope you are having a good week. Today I am sharing this very simple but elegant Christmas card

I have linked a video below of how I made this card

The items I used were:

One 6 x 6 card blanc 
2 pieces of red card cut to 5 5/8" square and 5 1/8" square
2 pieces of white card cut to 5 3/8" square and 4 7/8" square
Cosmic Shimmer Dazzle Berry embossing powder
VersaMark ink
Glue and double sided tape
Red ribbon
Stamps from my Stash (no longer available to buy)
Heat gun
Embossing buddy
Frozen wishes snowflake stickers


Use your embossing buddy on the smallest piece of white card and then stamp an image in the centre of the card.
Cover in embossing powder and then heat.

Adhere the large piece of white card onto the large piece of red card and place a small amount of double sided tape on the back on opposite edges. Place red ribbon round the middle and secure in place using the double sided tape. This can now be afixed to your card base.

Stamp a sentiment beneath the image you embossed earlier and then adhere this piece of card to the smallest piece of red card. 

Attatch this to the previous layers on the card base and add embellishments to finish.