Friday, 21 April 2017

Colorista Colouring page card 1

I love to colour in the Colorista colouring pads, and instead of leaving the pages inside the pad I like to turn them into cards. You can get some very beautiful results fairly quickly.

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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Hearts as flowers card

A new month means a new challenge over on The Artistic Stampers blog, 
And this month the theme is 


So many ideas pop into your head with such an expansive theme title and I can not wait to see what everyone comes up with. You can join in on the blog and the facebook page, a lucky winner will be chosen to receive a stamp. 

I started by spreading some Distress Ink onto my craft mat and spraying them with water. Once the ink was wet enough to form those small little beads, I pressed some watercolour card into the ink repeatedly drying between layers until I was happy with the results.

Once dry I stamped over the top, fairly randomly with the same distress inks and the mini background stamps from The Artistic Stamper.

I then cut the watercolour card to fit a card blank I had previously made. after which I stamped Neil Walkers mini heart in archival ink before doodling stems so they looked like flowers and around the edges of the card 

For the front of the card, I doodled around the edges and stamped more hearts onto leftover watercolour card, which I cut out and glued to the main piece, gluing some twin behind them.

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Gemma x

Friday, 31 March 2017

Crafting with Kids

Today is a happy/sad kinda day, My time on the Inspirers team for Crafters Companion has come to an end. I have enjoyed ever minute of it and met some amazingly talented people who I hope to keep in touch with for years to come.

So for my post today I am sharing some projects I created for crafting with kids.

Stamp and stitch cards, use your larger stamps with lots of open spaces. Once you stamp the image punch holes along the stamp lines with a sharp tool. Then stitch along the holes with a cord or think thread.

Make a large pom pom mixing material, wool, cord, and buttons together. My son loves making these and feeling all the different textures once complete. You can add all sorts of things including bells. 

These are great for little ones and are a great way to use up leftover papers, glue patterned papers to the flat side of large clear beads and glue googly eyes to the top. 

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Gilding wax tissue box

I created this tissue box for an Inspirers post and tutorial a while ago and just wanted to share it with you. You can find the tutorial here 

It was the first time I had ever used Pebeo Gilding was, which I completely fell in love with and is now one of my must-have products

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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Mini Mini embossed book/card

For my Inspirers post today I am sharing a project I made a while ago but forgot to blog, follow the link for the full tutorial on the Crafter's companion website.

I used Centura Pearl card stock as the base, embossed the mats and coloured them with Distress Ink. Unfortunately, the embossing folder I used is no longer available 

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Friday, 24 March 2017