Thank You Poinsettia Card by Jeni

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Hi, I have one more card using the new Sunshine and Bee Designs release.  I love how easy the Winter Poinsettia stamp is to colour and cut out.  I heat embossed the poinsettia with white embossing and used some Distress Inks to watercolour.  I used Aged Mahogany for all the leaves/petals and Wild Honey for the centers. The background is Iced Spruce Distress Ink and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. I inked up different areas of the Love Notes background stamp … Read More

Using Pre Made Elements to Create a Quick Card by Laura

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Hello, and welcome back, crafty friends! It’s Laura with you today and I’m back with my first post since the Easter break. Here in Ireland we had lots of warm, beautiful weather and we enjoyed being outside most of the days. All the sunshine inspired me to use stamp sets from the Catherine Pooler Tropically Yours Collection. I have the entire collection from when it was sold as the limited edition Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Box last year. If … Read More

Snow Globe Shaker Card by Laura

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Hello, crafty humans! Laura here and I’m up today with a Christmas shaker card using Snow Globe Die from Catherine Pooler. This amazing die comes with all the pieces you need to make snow globes on your cards! I’m also incorporating some of the leftovers from a previous postof mine (that had used the bokeh effect.) Waste not, want not! 😁   Let’s get started with today’s card.   FIrst I chose four of the designs included in Cozy Borders … Read More

Silly Penguins Watercoloured with Distress Inks by Jeni

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Hi, Jeni here sneaking in with another Winter themed card. I love these fun penguins from the Brring On The Joy stamp set by Avery Elle.  I decided to try and make some silly scenes with a bunch of presents. I haven’t used Distress Inks for a while so decided to do some watercoloring with them.  All the products I used are listed and linked to the shop at the bottom of this post. I stamped the three  different penguins … Read More

Bokeh Effect Spinner Card by Laura

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Welcome back, my crafty friends! It’s Laura with you today, and I’ve got some festive cards with a fun twist! When opened, the images in the middle of the circle spin to create a cool,  interactive effect perfect for Christmas cards.   For today’s cards I used Catherine Pooler Designs (CPD) stamps included in the Home for the Holidays Stamp of Approval Box (SOA – now sold out!) along with Distress Inks to create all of these cards. Let’s get … Read More

Starlight Shaker Card by Natalie

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Hello! It’s me, Natalie, here with the first of two cards made using the Catherine Pooler Designs Starlight Stamp. I chose this stamp because it’s so versatile – stars are great for any occasion and this set comes with a few funky sentiments too. As always, if you want to try your hand at this make, you can find the product links at the bottom of this post.   To make this card: Cut and fold a 5”x5” card blank … Read More

Ink Blended Pop Up Box Card by Laura

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Welcome, crafty friends! It’s Laura back with you today I’ll be showing you how to incorporate ink blending on an interactive pop-up box card. You might have seen from the previous few days that all this month, the design team are going to be sharing a variety of interactive card projects. Interactive cards tend to be a labour of love and generally take longer to make, but the results are so unique. Its a true handmade gift (from the heart) … Read More

Cabana Tile Die – Another Technique! Sneaky post by Laura

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Hello my crafty friends! Laura, here today with another fun, dimensional card tutorial. Yes, you arereading the right blog. I know it’s not my regular post day, but I just couldn’t wait to share my third card using the Cabana Tile Dies from the awesome Catherine Pooler Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Box. If you haven’t heard about this box yet, you need to keep reading, my friend! Its a collection of stamps, dies, stencils, and more – all specifically … Read More

Peek A Boo Pups Window Card by Laura *and Bonus card

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Hello, my crafty friends! Today I’m so excited to share this fun window card featuring some super cute pups from My Favorite Things Puppy Kisses stamp set. I just love how all the different puppy dogs are peeking in through the circle window. This card does have a few different components, but it came together fairly easily. I’ve got the full list of instructions (as well as links to the products used!) below, so read on to find out how … 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 to … Read More

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