Creative with Stamps – Come play with us!

Hi all, its the 15th of the month so I’m sending out a friendly reminder that you can share your cards with us at Creative with Stamps, until the end of the month, if you have made a “Mother” themed card. I was a little enthusiastic about stamping the little flowers from Pink Fresh Studio’s…

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Thanks Mum, I turned out awesome!

A very quick post to share a quick card I made which I intend to give to my daughter’s friends. I think this has to be one of the fastest card I’ve made, from the time I thought about how to make it to the photography of the card, it took me all of 30…

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Rubber band card

I’m always trying to find out how to make CAS cards which have a maximum of technique concentrated in a small area. I’m in admiration of those who succeed to make clean and simple cards but are spectacular at the same time. One place I know I can find CAS cards with mixed media techniques…

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The Sisterhood of Crafters – Let the Sparkle Fly!

Its a new challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters and our chief Sistah Darlene has chosen this month’s theme and its “Let the Sparkle Fly”. So make anything with bling and/or sparkle and join in the fun! I knew exactly what I was going to do for this challenge with my newly purchased Simon…

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Easy flower water colouring method

First of all, let me make it clear that I am no expert in water colouring, having only just started. So the following tips I am giving is not advice from a specialist, just a way I found to do some easy water colouring on the flower stamps I have that might help you start…

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Never will he forsake you…

After a making a bunch of CAS (clean and simple) cards, I suddenly got the urge to make a card completely different than what I’m used to, but which I love seeing other talented card makers create. This was inspired by many sources. Firstly a random image in a magazine, Vivien‘s beautiful card in The…

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Perfect Cardmaking Formula

I’m pretty bad at layering cards. Throw in more than one die cut or an embossed background and I’m at a loss. Luckily I found Yana Smakula’s video on her Perfect Cardmaking Formula. I like her clean elegant style so I think I will be using it quite often! I love that touch of gold…

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Celebrate

Today is St Nikolaus in Germany. The kids leave their shoes out so that St Nikolaus can leave them a little gift of normally oranges, chocolates and peanuts! In our children’s school, the PTA helps St Nikolaus distributes these gifts the evening before. So last night I felt like a little German Elf distributing 200 little…

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More Xmas cards!

All I can think about at the moment is getting my Christmas cards done in time to be sold at my first public sale! I do think that I will have to start mass producing some designs soon, but not yet! This one looks simple but it was certainly not easy to make. Only because I…

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Blossom like a butterfly

I love making cards with butterflies. Its amazing and inspirational to me, that they start out as squirmy little slugs, before they one day just metamorphose into gorgeous butterflies. Its my favourite comfort line to my daughter when she’s feeling awkward with her body…but then I guess all teenage girls are in a hurry to become…

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