Sunday, October 29, 2017

Jillibean Soup | Stamping & Diecut Tutorial...

Hello Friends! I just wanted to share a tutorial posted on the Jillibean Soup blog recently. They've released a lot of fun new products including stamps and coordinating metal dies! 

Of course I couldn't resist playing with these goodies!! *grin*

products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Jillibean Soup Farmhouse Stew; other: JBS Farmhouse Stew: pea pod parts, puffy stickers, clear stamps & dies; embroidery floss, ink; tools - typewriter.

Head on over and check out the full tutorial. Thanks so much for visiting..x

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

DCWV + Spotlight...

Hello Friends! A few months ago I was approached by American Crafts to see if I'd like to play along with Diecuts With A View and an introductory collection of products that will go into Spotlight Stores Australia. There was no way I was going to refuse their generous offer simply because I am a huge fan of DCWV! *grin*

What they sent me was Christmas in a box! And I am so excited!!!

Today I am sharing my first little project using the Gold Foil Very Merry Mat Stack, Holiday Jewel Patterns Mat Stack and Poinsettias Paper Project.

These stacks are so cute, I had a hard time deciding on which patterned papers to start with. So I thought I'd try to use as many as I could on a 4"x6" card.

After trimming some cardstock to size,  I selected a main patterned paper to feature as my background and trim on my card. The background patterned paper has been cut to 4"x2", while the small trim piece has been sized to 4"x0.75". The following step was to punch out multiple 1" circles from both the DCWV paper stacks.

Adhere the background patterned paper to the lower edge of the card base. Carefully align four (4)circles on top of the paper and glue/tape down.

**tip: Use a piece of washi tape, 1/2" wide, to help guide the placement of the next row of circles. Be mindful of the colour and patterns as you place them on your card.

Continue adding circles until you have six (6) rows. Add the trip to hide the edges and start to assemble your Poinsettia flower.

Stamp a simple sentiment just above the trim on the right hand side.

Add a few splashes of black paint, allow to dry...

.. and then attach the poinsettia flower to the from of the card.

On a side note, the Poinsettia flower above, has not been made to full size. I have only used three of the petal cut outs - two (2) small and one (1) medium. This size suits the card without overcrowding.

If you'd like to get your hands on these products and more, head to your nearest Spotlight Store Australia and check out what is available for the coming season!

Thanks for visiting today..x

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Pebbles Inc | October Sketch...

Hey Friends! There's a new challenge up on the Pebbles Inc blog. We have started to introduce a few sketch challenges! Have a look at our very first inspiration sketch..

My layout has stayed pretty true to the overall positioning of elements on the page. However, I simply replaced the hexagon shapes with fussy cut butterflies from the new Midnight Haunting collection.
supplies: cs - American Crafts; pp - Pebbles Inc Midnight Haunting; other - Simple Life Embossed Stickers.

Head on over to the blog and seek out the inspiration shared from the amazing DT. Two winners will be chosen from the submissions sent in. Good luck!