Merry Everything Snowman Christmas Card

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Hello Janet here with another CAS (Clean And Simple) card for you. It’s nearly that time again, so I made a Christmas card using the newly released set by Avery Elle leaving lots of white space. Embossing A Card Base I opened my card base embossed the front side only using the Stained Glass die by Catherine Pooler Designs. Check your diecutting machine for how to emboss with a die.   Diecutting I diecut a small wonky scalloped frame from an … Read More

Janet’s Top 10 Favourite Products

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Hello, Janet here. I haven’t done a favourite product post for a while so I thought I would share my current favourites – in no particular order.  Click on all image or underlined word to find the products in the shop.   Tim Holtz Distress Oxides I love the Distress Oxides! I find these are easier to ink blend with and give such a smooth coverage.  You can stamp with these inks and heat emboss – so no more need … Read More

Techniques for Working with Nuvo Gilding Flakes – Two Card Tutorials + Bonus Card! by Laura

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Hello, crafty friends! Laura, here, on the blog today sharing two very different cards I made using the bold and beautiful Cuddles and Hugs Stamp by Concord & 9th, along with a few different techniques for working with the stunning Nuvo Gilding Flakes. And, if you can stick with me, I have a bonus card at the end! Masculine Cards I created this first card design when a friend asked if I had a Valentine’s Day card that was “black … Read More

Mandala Distress Oxide Birthday Card

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Hi,  I was playing with some Distress Oxides and decided to try to get a loose watercoloured effect with the inks.  I love using the Many Mandala stamp set by Concord and 9th. Stamping I placed the largest mandala stamp on lid of the stamp platform and inked up the stamp with Wilted Violet, and spritzed this lightly with water and closed the lid onto my watercolour card.  Heat set to help it dry quicker and placed the card back … Read More

Embellishment Mousse through a stencil by Janet

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Hello, I have a fun and slightly textured birthday card to share with you today, although this could be for any occasion.  I wanted to try the Nuvo Embellishment mousse through a stencil to create a textured background.  For this card I am working on Ranger watercolour card and using a Heidi Swapp stencil.   Stenciling With Mousse I used the blending sponges by Nuvo to pick up the colour and ‘rub’ it through the stencil. Mother of Pearl on the … Read More

Frosty Friends White on White

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Hello, I am so proud of this card, and a bit sad that I can’t make many more Christmas cards.  Are you enjoying the holiday season?  What are your favourite cards to make? Let in know in the comment section below.   Embossing With Die I started with a sheet of Neenah Solar white card and trimmed it to 11 x 14 cm and embossed with the Lawn Fawn Snowy backdrops die.  To emboss with your metal dies in the … Read More

Joy To The World Clean & Simple Christmas Card

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Hi,  I love the Christmas Cheer stamp set and wish I could use it all the time but I try not to have favourites with my stamp sets. I don’t want any to feel unloved.  I have also created a video tutorial for this clean and simple card on the YouTube channel.  You can watch the video HERE.  Make sure you give the video a big thumbs up, leave a comment and subscribe to the YouTube channel so you don’t … Read More

Tulle Shaker Card

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Hi, it’s Jeni with an off the side tulle shaker Christmas card.  I love making shaker cards and Sally from Making Cards magazine challenged me to make four different styles of shaker cards.  You can see the four cards I created in the current issue of Making Cards magazine.  I found that once I got started making shakers I couldn’t stop.   Front Of The Shaker I trimmed some red card to 4.25 x 5.5″ and stamped the Plaid Background … Read More

Merry Christmas Robin

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Hi, it’s Jeni with a cute and elegant Christmas card today. (Can you have cute and elegant together??) Making The Background I love making my own backgrounds with background stamps and fell in love with the Plaid Background stamp.  Placing the stamp in the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, I inked it up with Paper Bag ink and stamped onto brown cardstock which I’d trimmed to 4.25 x 5″.  Using an acrylic block to stamp the lines to create a plaid pattern.  … Read More

Clean and Simple Christmas Card

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Hello, I want to use the extra small stamps from the Christmas Cheer stamp set by Concord and 9th to create a simple Christmas card with embossing and Distress ink watercolouring.  The list of products I used are listed and linked to the shop below.  Let me know what you think of this card.  I think the Candied Apple was too strong a colour.  What Distress ink colour would you have used? Embossed Sentiment On a piece of 11 x … Read More

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