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Craftie Café: A WPlus9 Wedding Card + Video

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I’m back sharing a few cards I made for Craftie Café. Though it may not be wedding season here in Australia, it is in many other parts of the world – hence a whole bunch of really beautiful flower stamps and dies currently available.
So I’ve made a few wedding themed (congratulatory/best wishes) cards to add to my stash for those special moments where I really don’t need to be rushing to create a card. The first card I made is very simple whilst the other two cards require a little more time. But this card series is a great way for me to share how I generally start creating. The first card is a single layer card and probably my go-to design for cards in terms of layout. I pretty much stamp a small area to see what it will look like – colour choices, medium choices, card focal point are decided here. If I have more time (which is an amazing event with three kids under 5) then I like to challenge myself by adding more to the layout of the card. In the video I share how this was done. The…

Yay! For the Weekend...

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Who's glad its the weekend - ME!
It's been crazy busy - add three sick kiddies and I haven't stopped or slept. So this will be a super quick post to share a card that I've been trying to write up since Monday...
I recently shared a card I made using some watercolour cards from a Simon Says Stamp kit. (Blog post here). This card was made soon after that - this time testing out some new Jane Davenport pens I got from Paper Flourish! I'm in love with this new watercolour medium. It was really easy to work with and the colours are so vibrant!
Anyways here is the card and hope you all have a wonderful weekend! (Fingers crossed I'll get some much wanted craft time - I've posted a few goodies on Instagram I received during the week and really want to make a few cards).



Happy Crafting!
Entered into this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenges - view here and here.
Samantha

Watercolour Cactus Card

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Today I wanted to share a watercolour card I made during the week. The card came with the Simon Says Stamp May 2017 card kit and I finally decided to colour it in! I used my Zig brush pens and it was super easy to colour - the card is quite a thick card and good quality. I also really like that its a white white base rather then the slightly yellow watercolour card I've seen around.
The card kit came with two of these pre-printed, colour in, watercolour based cards so I look forward to sharing another card soon - I got the new Jane Davenport pens too, so a perfect way to try these out!




For those who follow me on instagram - I was a little hesitant to die-cut the card (especially once it was coloured) but I am quite happy I did and love how it turned out.

Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by!

Samantha

Magical Holidays

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Today I am sharing some more Christmas inspired cards for Craftie Café!
However, when I got this set I already knew how versatile this Waffle Flower stamp set was that I was also able to create some birthday cards with it.
Below you will find a supplies list (with links) as well as some written instructions on how these cards were made. I originally thought I would colour the horse/unicorn but once I stamped it I really just wanted to create a background with it and make the ‘magical’ die the central focus.



Craftie CaféLawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy Martha Steward – Mini Scoring Board Waffle Flower – Magical Stamp Waffle Flower – Magical Die Waffle Flower – Magical Word Die Lawn Fawn Ink – Black Liquorice Glue Pen Anti-Static Pad OtherTape Runner Vellum StazOn Ink - Black Scissors/Paper Trimmer Black Card/Pattern Paper/Silver and Gold Glitter Card My Little Paper World – Rectangle Nesting Die TRIBAL MISTI Cuttlebug Silver Embossing Powder VersaMark Heat tool Jelly Roll Glitter Pen Instructions:

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…