Create a Smile Beach Party Kit Video Hop

Hi everyone! I am beyond excited to be a part of the Video Hop for Create a Smile Stamp’s brand new kit: Beach Party! This kit is going to sell out in less than 24 hours so mark the release in your calendars. The kit will be available on: Saturday, May 14th @ 10am ET/4pm CETContinue reading “Create a Smile Beach Party Kit Video Hop”

Effective White Space using Botanical Love from Create a Smile

Hi Crafters, I’m over on the Create a Smile blog as a part of the Video Design Team. I created this video and card to show off effective white space. This card, I must say, is simple to create and looks simple but it does take a bit of time to cut out all theContinue reading “Effective White Space using Botanical Love from Create a Smile”

FREE Class: Distress Inks 101 – Just Add Water

Hi Crafters! welcome back to Distress Inks 101 – my free class – I’m also on the Create a Smile Blog today so pop in and say hi! Today we are looking at adding water to the inks and how they react. I created one watercolour card and one card with a water splatter. ThereContinue reading “FREE Class: Distress Inks 101 – Just Add Water”

What I do in a Creative Slump: My Go-To Card Technique

Hi Crafters, I hate to admit this, but for the first time in a long time I have been suffering from a creative slump. It may not appear that way on my blog because I created most of my February cards in January and I have not actually made anything in weeks. I’m over onContinue reading “What I do in a Creative Slump: My Go-To Card Technique”

AAA Card Challenge #58: Sequins

Hi Crafters, Today I am designing for the AAA Card Challenge Game #58: Sequins. I created this clean and simple shaker card that is perfect for Valentine’s Day! I hope you will play and join in! I love combining various beads and sequins when making a shaker card. This shaker card is actually see-through, whichContinue reading “AAA Card Challenge #58: Sequins”

Stencilling for Cardmaking: The Basics – 4 Videos + FREE Downloads!

Welcome back everyone to Stencilling for Cardmaking – my FREE Online Class! Today we have four card tutorials featuring: Stencilling with Inks, Stencilling with Brushes, Ombré and Tone on Tone. Four cool ways to make great use out of your stencils without being too complicated. I’ve also added a Link-Up where you can play alongContinue reading “Stencilling for Cardmaking: The Basics – 4 Videos + FREE Downloads!”

AAA Card Challenge #57: Love Me Like You Do

Hi Crafters, Today I am designing over at AAA Card Challenges for the Love Me Like You Do Challenge. Interpret the challenge anyway you like but I hope you will participate and show me your Valentine’s Day cards! I have a video tutorial today showcasing this card. It is super easy to create and IContinue reading “AAA Card Challenge #57: Love Me Like You Do”

Lovely Critters Die Cut Background Tutorial

Hi Crafters, today I am over at Create a Smile Stamps with this fun card design!  I created the background using die cuts from the Tiny Sentiments die set from Create a Smile. I used Copic markers to colour the lion from the Lovely Critters stamp set (colours listed in the supply list below).  SupplyContinue reading “Lovely Critters Die Cut Background Tutorial”

Watercolour for the Non-Artistic Cardmaker: Masking and Stencilling

Hi Crafters, welcome back to Watercolour for the Non-Artistic Cardmaker Stencilling and Masking. Below you can link up your creations until January 23rd where I will pick the winners of the prizes. Today we are going to look at stencilling and masking. Stencilling can be a great way to add subtle texture to a project while maskingContinue reading “Watercolour for the Non-Artistic Cardmaker: Masking and Stencilling”

Brighten Someone’s Day with the Bad Day Stamp

Hi Crafters, today I am over on the Create a Smile Blog with this fun design. I enjoy making cards like this to have on hand to give someone a pick me up!  I stamped (4) 1 1/2′ white squares with various images from the Bad Day Stamp set from Create a Smile. I colouredContinue reading “Brighten Someone’s Day with the Bad Day Stamp”