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A Not So Traditional Christmas Card...

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Hello again!
Who’s ready for Christmas!
That’s right…! Today’s card I’m sharing some Christmas cheer and inspiration.  Craftie Café has an abundant supply of Christmas themed stamps and dies. This month I’ve decided to play with some Waffle Flower stamps – though that shouldn’t be a surprise as they’re one of my favourite brands. 

Christmas however, is NOT one of my favourite type of card to make! In fact I generally leave it to the last minute…I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one! So for those who want to get organised (Christmas in July!) – Here is a card that you can easily create.

I like to stick to CAS type Christmas cards – cards that can be easily made over and over again. Which this card pretty much is. I first created a mask, played around with Waffle Flower Pattern Play and then once the mask was removed, stamped the bauble and adhered it to a card base. I also decided to play around with colours – who said Christmas has to be green, white and red! Bring on the Fluro!! Below are …

Watercolour Take Two!

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Quick Share of cards - in a previous post I gave up on watercolour but I wanted to revisit it and play a little more once I was in a more patient mood!
Here are the cards I made - and I must say that even though I still have a lot to learn (for example I'd have preferred the sentiment to be darker so instead of stamping it with the plants I should have done it afterwards) I am still rather happy with the results.






I definitely want to practice using watercolour more and I felt that once I got into it I was able to get into a little rhythm - moving around to different areas which allowed the area just finished time to dry. Which then moved the whole process along - because lets face it I like to make cards quickly!
Happy Crafting and I hope to share some more watercolour cards with you soon!
Samantha

Happy Mother's Day 2.0 (Craftie Cafe DT)

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I'm back again with another Mother's Day theme inspired card for Craftie Cafe! This time I'm using a stamp and die set called Fancy Flowers from My Favorite Things.
This blog is an extra special post as today I am also sharing my very FIRST video tutorial. You can view my second video I recently shared here - Be kind! There were a few hiccups (and a whole bunch of editing!) but overall I'm extremely happy and excited to share it with you.
In the tutorial I will share how I created the flowers for this mother's day card. You will also find below a few more card examples of non-mother's day cards to showcase how versatile this stamp set is.  

ZIG Brush Pens - 047/041/044/030/082/081
I've listed the supplies below with links and a few instructions on how to create the card base. Craftie Cafe have both the stamp and die set in stock and it's such a great stamp set to have in your stash. Supplies Used: Craftie Café

MFT – Fancy Flowers MFT – Fancy Flowers dies Lawn Faw…

Watercolour Practice with Unity (#fail)

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There are a few stamps designs that I really can't pass up - Plants and Cactus's seem to be one of them! (Even though I very rarely know what I want to do with these stamps - aside from collect them!)
I've had this one for awhile now and decided that I really wanted to have another go at watercolouring - so I took out my TomBows had a play with colours, decided I didn't like the colours and then took out my ZIG Brush Pens (which I generally do love to use WITHOUT water!) and decided I didn't really like to use them WITH water... It was one of those unproductive craft nights where all I really did was make a mess and figure out I have a lot of water-colouring mediums and absolutely no talent or patience what-so-ever for watercolour! 



Don't fret! I will (I promise!) play with watercolour again - its one of my own personal craft goals to achieve (hopefully this year). But I also want to enjoy my hobby and last night just wasn't the night...
So after a quick clean…

Unity - April 2017 Kit of the Month (plus video)

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So very very recently I started playing around with video editing software to learn how to create a craft video to inspire others and share different techniques. It was one of the things in my New Years Resolution post that I wanted to achieve this year - and Yay! I did...
It's still a very new skill and there is a lot of room for improvement - technically this is my second video (and I've also made a slideshow which you can view here), but I wanted to test out what the video would look like using a lamp as a light source as that was one of the issues I had (now heading into winter and overcast weather) with my first video. I also decided that for now its best to remove sound (unless you would like to hear the car revving noises a two and four year old can make, along with the relaxing cooing noises of a 8 month old...) and to just add text for additional instructions on how I make the cards in the video. 
Your feedback is very much welcome!
On to the cards...
These cards were mad…

Awesome News! I'm designing for...

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Hooray! I'm designing for Craftie Cafe!

I was super excited when I got the email and I'm so happy to be part of this team to showcase some of the awesome craft products that they stock.
This is my first blog post for this design team - the theme: Mother's Day!
This year will be my 4th year personally celebrating as a 'mummy'. I'm hoping I will get my first handmade card from my 4 year old who started kindy this year. For those that don't know I am a mum of three. So far...I've been a little too busy (doing mummy stuff) to celebrate previous mothers days (and they're too little to make me breakfast in bed!) but I've always made the time to create a special card for my own mum - who (especially this year) has been super helpful.
I made this card using Waffle Flowers Leafy stamp and coordinating die set. Below you will find a slideshow video of instructions and a supplies list with links to the products used to make this card.


Happy Mother's Day Sli…

Happy Easter & Simon Says Stamp Card Kit October 2016

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Hope everyone is having a lovely Easter long weekend - I've spent most of it preparing for something special which I hope to share with you soon! I've also been able to give my craft room a really good tidy and a little re-organisation. A few items - mainly inks and dies (which I clearly have too many of!) as well as card kits. I am also catching up on a few blog posts. Yay!

I'm rather behind on my card kits from last year as I was pregnant for half of it and the second half was adjusting to having a newborn again. I cant believe how many I have...but I am slowly getting through them!

These cards use the October 2016 card kit. Its Autumn themed, not the colours I'd normally play with, but I was thrilled at how they turned out and absolutely loved the challenge.








Supplies List:
Simon Says Stamp October 2016 card kit Gina K Inks Altenew Inks Kraft Card Neutral Twine My Little Paper World - Rectangle Nesting Dies TRIBAL MFT Scalloped Edge Framed Dies Memory Box Hexagon Dies Gelly Roll…