Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Itty Bitty Stamp - Not so, Itty Bitty Card...

Today I am sharing a card using Unity Itty Bitty - Captured My Heart (Artist Lisa Arana). These cards were made for their current Unity Challenge which can be viewed here  - Unity [Show & Tell].

I really like this image - so much so...that I decided that I would create a few cards with it. I got a little carried away with the stamp and my MISTI tool. It can be quite difficult to decide when to stop! My first card (below) was originally a line...I then added another line, and then another line and then decided I had to create a background of camera images.



I decided to paper piece one camera on each card. I generally don't like fussy cutting (love dies!) but I made an exception for this card, and it wasn't too difficult to cut a few straight lines! :) 

Its also a technique I haven't tried in a long time - most likely because I don't like cutting images out... but glad I did as the card came together really nicely. I used pink card and the patterned paper is from Crate - Hello Love (6"x6" paper pad). I used My Little Paper World (MLPW) Rectangle nesting dies as well as MLPW Circle nesting dies. 




(Above Card entered into Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes Challenge)

I really enjoyed how this card turned out (below). I loved the sentiment that comes with this stamp. You've Captured my Heart! So I thought I'd go crazy and stamp rows of it - the MISTI tool really helped, along with a few pencil drawn lines! I also love seeing the die cut effect especially the circle ones!

(Above Card entered into Can You Case It? CYCI#122 Sketch Challenge)



I finished each card with some Studio Calico Wood Veneer Hearts (which I brushed with Clear - Wink of Stella) and some neutral twine. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget I'm hosting a creative challenge - open to all! For details head on over to my Facebook group - You could win an awesome prize and the best part is you don't need to use any My Little Paper World products to enter (though nice to see if you do!) 

Ends TONIGHT!!! (31st May 2016) so get your entries in!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

To purchase MLPW - dies please email: mylittlepaperworld.enquiry@gmail.com or send me a private message through My Little Paper World's Facebook Group for a invoice (PayPal). 

CYCI #122 Sketch Challenge


Saturday, 28 May 2016

Trial Sequins

New Sequin colours are now available for SALE. 
Trial Colours. 
***Limited Quantities Available***

Sequins range in colours and sizes. Each pack contains 1 Tablespoon of sequins. 
Perfect for all your crafting needs.

Left: Purple Rain 
AU$4.50 plus postage Size: 4mm, 6mm sequins

Right: Blue Lemonade
AU $4.50 plus postage Size: 5mm sequins

Left: Somewhere Over the Rainbow 
AU$4.50 plus postage Size: 5mm Sequins

Right: Sparkling Pink
AU$4.50 plus postage Size: 5mm, 8mm Sequins

 These sequins are now available for sale, you can purchase them through my facebook group - here or through my webstore - here.

Please feel free to ask about postage cost. All prices are in Australia Dollar. PayPal available.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget I'm hosting a creative challenge - open to all! For details head on over to my Facebook group - You could win an awesome prize and the best part is you don't need to use any My Little Paper World products to enter (though nice to see if you do!) 

Ends 31st May 2016 so get your entries in!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha



MLPW Corner dies are on sale this weekend! Friday 27th - 29th May 2016. 
Get your set for AU$18.00 (normally AU$20.00) plus postage. Please email: mylittlepaperworld.enquiry@gmail.com or send me a private message through My Little Paper World's Facebook Group for a invoice (PayPal). 


Note: Sale price will not be changed on webstore. 

Friday, 27 May 2016

You are TEA-riffic!

I'm big on repetitive stamping at the moment! Take a image, stamp it (either randomly or with some sort of order), colour it in (or in this case colour some of it in!) and assemble a card... 

This card uses Unity Stamp - Tea Love. I went around each image with prismacolor pencils and used washi tape, enamel dots and My Little Paper World Corner dies to give it a little more interest! 

I really like how bold and bright this card turned out and... I was able to use some left over card stock - I've been clearing out a few craft items and didn't want to waste those cut off bits that I'm sure we all collect! 





Entered into SSS - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget I'm hosting a creative challenge - open to all! For details head on over to my Facebook group - You could win an awesome prize and the best part is you don't need to use any My Little Paper World products to enter (though nice to see if you do!) 

Ends 31st May 2016 so get your entries in!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

MLPW Corner dies are on sale this weekend! Friday 27th - 29th May 2016. 
Get your set for AU$18.00 (normally AU$20.00) plus postage. Please email: mylittlepaperworld.enquiry@gmail.com or send me a private message through My Little Paper World's Facebook Group for a invoice (PayPal). 

Note: Sale price will not be changed on webstore. 

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Blank Card

Just sharing a quick card I made using My Little Paper World Corner Dies. Simple inlaid technique which I decided to leave blank so that I can use it for whenever I need to. 

It's always good to have a few blank cards available in the card stash!



These dies are on sale this weekend! Friday 27th - 29th May 2016. 
Get your set for AU$18.00 (normally AU$20.00) plus postage. Please email: mylittlepaperworld.enquiry@gmail.com or send me a private message through My Little Paper World's Facebook Group for a invoice (PayPal). 

Note: Sale price will not be changed on webstore. 


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget I'm hosting a creative challenge - open to all! For details head on over to my Facebook group - You could win an awesome prize and the best part is you don't need to use any My Little Paper World products to enter (though nice to see if you do!) 

Ends 31st May 2016 so get your entries in!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha



Sunday, 22 May 2016

You're Not Old!

Don't you love it when a card just creates itself? I do! This card came together so easily, that I made a few to add to my card stash collection!

I used My Little Paper World Rectangle Nesting Dies - TRIBAL, washi tape, some gold card, sequins, glitter and of course my latest purchased stamp from Unity - Vintage - Older Than Me.




Thanks for stopping by and don't forget I'm hosting a creative challenge - open to all! For details head on over to my Facebook group - You could win an awesome prize and the best part is you don't need to use any My Little Paper World products to enter (though nice to see if you do!) 



Happy Crafting!

Samantha


Friday, 20 May 2016

A super quick tutorial!

The other day I wanted to try an idea with a stamp set I've had for awhile. I thought I'd take a few quick photos to share my process. Nothing fancy, certainly a technique that many card makers have used but a fun one that can be used in so many different ways!

The art of Masking...

I first cut a piece of white card (Canson) slightly larger than my 4.25"x 5.5"  rectangle die (MLPW rectangle nesting dies -TRIBAL). I marked where the die would cut so I could work out where to stamp the images. Using Unity 'under the sea' stamp set I stamped the jelly fish 5 times in a row.  


I used post-it notes to mask off the jelly fish faces. 



Once the faces were masked, I used painters tape to mask off another area. 
TIP: I also added an extra row to the top to cover all the white, as I didn't want to get any ink on this area. 


I chose three distress ink colours - Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid lagoon, and Salty Ocean. 
Then using a blending tool, blended them together from light to dark within the masked area.


Pulled off the painters tape (with clean hands!!!)


Then removed the post-it notes.


I then added (lots of) sparkle to their heads using a gelly roll - clear pen and put it through my cuttlebug to die-cut a rectangle. I also added the sentiment and finished it off with My Little Paper World sequins (Blue Lagoon - available soon).

The finished card....



Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed this quick photo tutorial on masking...

Don't forget I'm hosting a creative challenge - open to all! For details head on over to my Facebook group - You could win an awesome prize and the best part is you don't need to use any My Little Paper World products to enter (though nice to see if you do!) Ends 31st May 2016 so get your entries in!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

My Little Paper World Rectangle Nesting Die - TRIBAL
Get 10% off this weekend (20-22nd May 2016)
email: mylittlepaperworld.enquiry@gmail or private message through MLPW Facebook group for an invoice. 






Saturday, 14 May 2016

MFT Colour Challenge!

Awhile ago I ordered my first MFT card kit - of which I haven't had the chance to play with...yet! But in this order I added a stamp set that I've wanted since it's release and this week had a chance to play with it as well as my TomBow markers! 

I wanted to make a CAS card - really nothing too fancy, I just wanted to make these birds as vibrant as I could... So I used most of the colors from MFT color challenge and created this card.



I first die cut MLPW Rectangle Nesting TRIBAL die using watercolour paper, stamped the sentiment then added the birds. I didn't use water (as TomBow markers can be water colour) but instead used the blending marker to blend the colours together. I was quite pleased with the brightness of the markers and the ease in using them. 

The stamp from MFT is called Tweet Friends



Thanks for stopping by and don't forget I'm hosting a creative challenge - open to all! For details head on over to my Facebook group - You could win an awesome prize and the best part is you don't need to use any My Little Paper World products to enter (though nice to see if you do!) Ends 31st May 2016 so get your entries in!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha





Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Take Two!

Had another play last night with Unity Sketch challenge and came up with this card! 



A pretty simple card really. Used M.L.P.W Rectangle and Square nesting dies - TRIBAL to die-cut some paper, stamped Unity's (Bee)cause I care Stamp of the Week a few times, coloured with Prismacolor pencils and its done! 

I also added Wink of Stella - clear to the bees wings which you can see a little better in the photo below.


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget I'm hosting a creative challenge - open to all! For details head on over to my Facebook group - You could win an awesome prize and the best part is you don't need to use any My Little Paper World products to enter (though nice to see if you do!) 

Happy Crafting!

Samantha


Monday, 9 May 2016

Paper Flourish Card Kit - Now Available!

Last month I shared a sneak peak of my May cards created for this months release from Paper Flourish. This kit has been very popular and is now available for sale!

This is my last month of being part of Paper Flourish Design Team - My 12 month term has gone by so quickly...I look forward to seeing what the new DT create with these great monthly kits!




Thanks for stopping by and don't forget I'm hosting a creative challenge - open to all! For details head on over to my Facebook group - You could win an awesome prize and the best part is you don't need to use any My Little Paper World products to enter (though nice to see if you do!) 

Happy Crafting!

Samantha




Unity S.O.T.W & Sketch Challenge

Head on over to Unity (Show & Tell) Facebook group - They hold weekly challenges (with lovely prizes!) that can be quite helpful when your in a creative mood but not sure where to begin!

This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge - and they're not the easiest type of challenge for me! 

Here is the sketch and my cards:







I used Unity Stamp of the Week (Bee)cause I care - which I am a (recently) new subscriber to. I'm hoping I'll get some snail mail this week with my next lot of stamps to play with :)

Other Supplies: My Little Paper World Rectangle Dies - TRIBAL, Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry. Versafine - Onyx Black, Clear - Wink of Stella.

It's a simple card, so I made a few with different colour combos!  



Reminder: MLPW is having their first creative challenge where you could win MLPW Circle Nesting Dies - TRIBAL and some sequins. Open to all. For more details here is a backlink to my blog post - Creative Challenge! Theme Black & White with a pop of colour!

Happy Crafting!