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More Dreamees stamping fun

So as well as spending some time with my awesome great-nephew this weekend I’ve also been spending some more time playing with the new stamps from Dreamees that launch at 1pm on Tuesday and here are my next three projects:

So for this first card I got a pre-made kraft card blank, cut a square from the front and stamped the baubles onto acetate. I glittered the baubles and left them to dry, I stamped the holly branch across the card and onto spare card and attached this to hang the baubles from. I then added glittered dots around the edge of the card and finally backed the aperture with cream card.



Next I decided to decorate a jumbo chipboard tag that I bought at Summer Crafting. I inked the edges with black in then covered with papers from the Simply Christmas cd that is also on the show. I tore a strip of the sentiment paper, inked everything and then stamped the two small baubles a few times onto papers from the disc, cut them out and used to create flowers. I inked the edge of the front of the tag with Versamark and used a white glittery embossing powder on it, then stamped the back with snowflakes in black then embossed some. Finished with a ribbon bow. I really liked how this turned out



And finally I decided to use one of my accordion card blanks with 5 faces to decorate, I used papers and sentiments from the disc, pearl card, tattered lace embossing folders and the Christmas Tree stamp – this was a quick and easy one and I love the colours on this set too.




So that’s my crafty projects from this weekend, I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed creating them!

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Dreamee-ing of a crafty Christmas…

So having rediscovered my love of all things stamping and inky, you may already know I’m a fan of Dreamees stamps, and this week I’ve been playing very happily with some new stamps of theirs that launch at 1pm on Tuesday 22nd July. My hands are covered in distress ink and my desk is an absolute tip but I’m having a whale of a time! Thank you to Carol and Haykey for letting me play 🙂

Here are my projects so far, more to follow (well it’s raining and I’m not going anywhere so I may as well craft!)

This frame was part of the set of three that I blogged about altering a while ago. I realised that the gorgeous Christmas tree stamp would fit it beautifully so I got going with this one. The snowflakes are from Tattered Lace and cut from the same papers that the frame is decorated with, they are from the CD that launches on the show with the stamps, inked and then heat embossed with clear ultra fine embossing powder.



Next is a card that I made which uses simple stamping techniques onto Kraft card with the new set of baubles, so built the design using the stamps and espresso memento ink and coloured with promarkers before highlighting with gold glitter and adding a sentiment from the CD which I inked with distress ink.20140719-124243-45763021.jpg


And finally for now, here is a notepad that I’ve altered, no stamping on this one! Ok, so the notepad was, again, very inexpensive – a set of three for £1 and so I covered it with papers from the cd that I cut to size and then inked with Peeled Paint distress ink, added a sentiment and round stamp from the cd and then added my own little list of what’s going on the notepad to get organised for Christmas!


So I hope you like what I’ve done so far and I will share more over the weekend, ttfn xx

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Tatty Twinkles is back at 9am tomorrow!

So if you’re about tomorrow at 9am and/or 1pm you could tune in to Create and Craft to see Liz showcasing the latest Tatty Twinkles Stamp sets. These are the More Than Just Words sets and are my new favourites!

Here are my latest sample cards in all their glory I can’t decide on a favourite, let me know what you think:







Tatty Twinkles is coming back soon….

Hi everyone, I hope everyone who went to Summer Crafting in Doncaster this weekend has recovered! I’ve been given the ok to give you all a sneaky peek at some of my cards for the next Tatty Twinkle show at 9am on 17th July…..

I will show you the full cards the night before the show but couldn’t wait to start tempting you cos the stamps I got to play with are just divine! I love that all of those mini stamps you have will fit in the sentiment plaques, I’ve used the one that came with the stamp along with a couple of Dreamees sentiments.

So here is my cheeky little teaser:







Dreameeeeee flower stamps!

Well I just couldn’t come away from the Summer Crafting show yesterday with the Beautiful Blossoms Stamps from Dreamees and not play with them today!

Can’t show you the rest of the card yet but here is my take on these fab flower stamps!


I stamped them, then embossed with the Tattered Lace Rose Garden Embossing Folder and then after cutting them out I inked them with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink before putting them together and adding some dots of Stickles in the centres.

I promise to show the rest of the card later this week……..


You can’t beat a bit of crafty colouring therapy in the sun

So it’s a very lovely day here in Derbyshire and I’m crafting again -Yay!

I thought I’d share the tiniest sneak peek at what I’m colouring, I daren’t show you too much otherwise Nikky Hall will be stringing me up by the ankles at Summer Crafting next weekend!

I’ll be making a few cards this week and promise to share as soon as I’m allowed but as it’s so lovely (and hubby has built me a sun shade as our garden is a sun trap and I burn easily) I decided to do the colouring first and bring the crafting outside while I can!