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Borrowed Inspiration | Ink Blending + Die Cutting with Tasha

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Hey crafty people! Today I’m sharing some ink blended, die cut birthday card goodness and talking borrowed inspiration! Borrowed Inspiration This week I sat down intending to make a card for my Saturday Inspiration, and the creativity just, did not want to flow! I’m sure I aren’t alone in this? Sometimes I look at my stash and I just feel so overwhelmed, and I don’t even know where to start! That’s one of the times when I really feel how … Read More

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Peony ink blend diecut – 2 cards + bonus card | Video tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, I have two cards that use ink blending (with some of my favourite Catherine Pooler inks) and the in-lay die cutting technique to make two cards out of one. And the stunning bold Peony In Bloom cover plate die really pops from the bright background in the bonus card. Watch the video tutorial here on the blog, or over at YouTube. And read on for the written tutorial.    Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs … Read More

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Swinking with Date Night inks (and butterflies) slimline card by Jeni

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How gorgeous are the Date Night inks by Catherine Pooler?! This card is inspired by Tasha’s card last week but I wanted to change it up. I swink a rainbow background and use the same colours to stamp the butterflies from Just Soar. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on Youtube, right under the video) and share it with a crafty friend! Leave a comment too, we love hearing from you.   Written … Read More

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Spring Gnome using a Christmas stamp set by Jeni

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Hi, the From Our Gnome To Yours stamp set by Trinity Stamps has been sitting on my craft desk for a while.  Each time I walk past my desk, I’ve been looking at this Christmas stamp set.  Thinking of how to colour this a little different for a more Spring themed card. I also want to use up some backgrounds and mix in a few different brands. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do … Read More

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Stretching stamps and colouring with CPD refills by Jeni

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Hi, I am purposely staying away from floral stamp sets for today’s video tutorial. I had an idea to stretch the Tall Tales stamp set by Trinity Stamps to make a rainbow of giraffes. Then I looked at my Catherine Pooler Colour Wheel and decided to use complementary colours to watercolour the giraffes. Like this video? Please give it a big thumbs up (you can do this on Youtube, right under the video) and share it with a crafty friend! … Read More

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Three encouragment slimline cards w/video by Jeni

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Hi, I’m back with three slimline cards using the Sending Love layering stamp set and You Can Change The World sentiment stamp set by Pinkfresh Studios, and Post This slimline die by Catherine Pooler.  I mix Spring Fling inks and Date Night inks by Catherine Pooler to give a warm Spring feel to these cards. Watch the video tutorial below (or over on YouTube) and read on for the written tutorial. Find all the stamps, inks and cards I use … Read More

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Mixing stamp sets for a Thank You card by Jeni

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Hi, following on from yesterday’s post I want to show that the Because stamp set and the Positive Thoughts stamp set can be used together to make quick stamped cards.  All the sentiments from the Positive Thoughts will also fit inside the floral wreath.  This card is included in the current giveaway. Written Tutorial Stamp the floral wreath with Drive In ink on a piece of Neenah Solar White card. Then stamp the large sketchy circle stamp over the wreath. … Read More

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Using leftovers for a new card by Jeni

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Hi, I have a leftover flower and leaf from my last tutorial and want to use them for another card.  This card uses the same supplies – Hand Drawn Florals stamp set by Avery Elle. The Diagonal Stripes cover plate die and Date Night inks by Catherine Pooler.  And I finish with a few embellishments by Trinity Stamps.   Floral Colouring The Date Night ink colours I use are Chiffon for the flower and In The Park for the leaf. … Read More

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Bright Mod Stripe Floral card and video by Jeni

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Hi. It seems I can’t keep away from floral stamp sets at the moment. There are so many ways to use the Beautiful Day Floral stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs. I teamed this stamp set with the Mod Strips cover plate die and three Date Night inks for a bright Spring is almost here card.  Watch the video tutorial below here on the blog or over at YouTube, and read on for the written tutorial.  Like this video? … Read More

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Date Night soft watercolour card by Jeni

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Hi, I’m in a floral colouring mood lately. I promise my next card won’t be floral (well, I’ll try for a non-floral card – I might fail).  Do you mix older products with new? I’ve teamed up an older Avery Elle Hand Drawn Florals stamp set with the new Diagonal Stripe cover plate die and Date Night inks by Catherine Pooler. Colouring with Date Night inks Stamping onto Bristol smooth card and I use a Zig blender pen with a … Read More

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