Sunday, 12 July 2015

Flutter by with Lawn Fawn

Hello there, well I do hope all of you are having a lovely and relaxing Sunday? My latest make is using yet again my wonderful recent craft purchase by Lawn Fawn and thought you would like to see it..

First of all I cut some kraft card by 29.2 x 10 cm folded at the top, then cut some rossler card to 9.4 x 14cm and attach to the kraft card with double sided tape, then cut another piece of kraft card to 13.2 x 8.4cm.

I stamped the butterflies, by using perfect medium and acrylic block and stamped three and half butterflies then poured over the top some white embossing powder and heated the powder up with heat tool. Once cool, I coloured in the butterflies with  FC watercolour pencils using two purples and and one blue colour and used water pen to blend the colours together.

Using glitter pen I went over the coloured in butterflies, to bring out some highlights and add some sparkle too and attached to the card using double sided tape. Stamped thinking of you using CB stamps on to some leftover kraft card and cut down to make the sentiment and attached to card using mini double sided foam pads. Added three sequins to finish off the creation.


As always I do leave list below where you can purchase the same items, all you have to do is click on the highlighted link and you will go straight there.  

  • Lawn fawn flutter by stamps available at Make the day special
  • Clearly besotted mini messages available at Clearly besotted
  • Rossler card A4 Purple 92 available at Paperchase 
  • Heat it up tool available at docrafts
  • Kuretake water pen 
  • Faber castell colour grip watercolour pencils 36 pack 
  • Memento tuxedo ink pad available at cutting edge crafts
  • Three sequins 
  • Purple glitter pen available at most grocery or discount stores
  • Mini double sided foam pads by Stix2
  • Kraft card available at Crafters Companion 
  • Pinflair glue gel 
  • Perfect medium available at Crafters Companion
  • Double sided tape from local market 
  • Heat it up seafoam white embossing powder available at docrafts

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Saturday, 11 July 2015

How to make your own enamel dots?

Hello there, hope you are having a lovely day? where ever you are in the world, today I'm bring you tutorial of a little experiment, that I've been trying out over the past few days. 

I love the enamel dots look, but can't really afford them quite yet, so I set about seeing if I could create something similar to enamel dots but are a little cheaper.

First you will need craft sheet or baking sheet which are  available in most discount stores for as little as £1 in the UK, and some docrafts Anita's 3D gloss gel or even glossy accents should work the same. 

Squeeze the bottle slightly and make little droplets of  gems to the size you require, this could be big or tiny little ones. 
(If you appear to have some air bubbles just pop them with cocktail stick whilst it's still wet)

Once you have enough, you now have to leave them to dry and this can take about four hours but I recommend you leave them overnight.

The next day they should be perfectly hard by now, so you now it's time colour them and I used Spectrum noir Alcohol markers to colour these. I found they took the colour so well and dried so quickly. If you have Ebrush you could use that as well to achieve the same look.

As you can see the dots are just as shiny as the enamel dots, the only difference is that it's costed you a lot less then buying them. One small bottle of Anita's 3D gloss gel will make many hundreds of these enamel dots, so its certainly good value for your money.

Shown on A4 white paper so you can see what they look like, they have that soft look that would suit any card you wanted to make.

Store them in container or box to keep them in perfect condition, I've left some clear so when I've created a card, they can be coloured to suit the theme. You could even use them clear on your cards to look like dewdrops or raindrops. When adding them to your card just pop a little glue on the back and there you go..

I hope you this tutorial is of some interest to you and it's made you want to create some enamel dots too.


(Just click on the highlighted link below and you will be taken straight there)

Anita's 3D Gloss Gel  available at Cutting edge crafts
Craft sheet or baking sheet - available at most discount stores.

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Saturday, 4 July 2015

Lawn Fawn and Winnie and Walter

Hello there, I am back yet again to share with you my latest make with you. As you already know from my previous post, recently purchased some lovely Lawn Fawn and Winnie and Walter stamps from Make the day special. Finally had some time to have play with fabulous stamps and this is what i've made. The only thing is I am now totally addicted and will need more in future, oh deary me..that as started something. Well a girl as to treat herself, that's my excuse and i'm sticking to it. 

Firstly created card blank from Portofino A4 Card, measuring 29.6 cm x 10.2cm folded at the top with bone folder. Cut Rossler Purple 92 card to 9.5 cm x 14.2 and dry embossed the top half using Cuttlebug embossing folder and ran it through the cuttlebug machine. Using double sided foam tape I mount it onto the card blank on the de-embossed side.

Then I used one of the beautiful flowers in Lawn Fawn flutter by set, applied perfect medium to the clear stamp and stamped three flowers and the wording Happy Birthday on the same Rossler card. Added Heat it up seafoam white embossing powder over the them and apply heat with heat gun.
I fussy cut the flowers right to the very edge and using my guillotine cut the sentiment Happy Birthday to fit. Attached the three flowers in a row, just covering the embossing joining with pinflair glue gel.  To finish off I used white pearl adhesive gems and colored them to suit the theme with spectrum noir HB2. Then applied the gems, one slightly underneath sentiment and the other two on either side.

I am going to be making a few changes to my blog over the next weeks and months, improving things for you and to make things better on the eye too. Also I am pulling my socks up and trying to improve my skills and push myself forward. Crafting is getting bigger and better so I need to make sure I'm up to date with the latest techniques. 


Just click on the links in the box below to be taken to the place where you can purchase the same items that I have used in this project.

Lawn Fawn Flutter by stamps available at
Winnie and Walter The Big, the bold and the happy stamps available at  Make the day special
A4 Rossler purple 92 cardstock available at Paperchase
Heat it up seafoam white embossing powder
Heat it up heat tool
Cuttlebug embossing folder and cuttlebug machine
Pearl adhesive gems available at eBay UK
Spectrum noir HB2 marker available at Crafters Companion
Double sided foam tape available at most discount store
Pinflair glue gel
Ranger perfect medium ink pad  
Base card - Portofino card
2 clear acrylic blocks  

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Craft haul

Hello there, hope you're having a lovely Saturday? Well I am back with craft haul, yes it is usual for me, I know! but I'm hoping to do these quite regularly when I've purchased craft supplies.
I have been after these clear stamps for months and decided to take the plunge and get them, as I did not have any Winnie and Walter nor Lawn Fawn  supplies in my craft stash.

I cant wait to start playing with super cool stamps, I just love the whole style of both sets and they will go with most things I've currently own. One evening I was browsing the Cutting Edge Crafts website and notice these TH mini pads, I knew they would end up in my basket. Personally I don't have many distress inks so these mini pads were a must.


Lawn Fawn Flutter photopolymer clear stamps 
Winnie and Walter The Big, the bold and the happy clear stamps 
both available at Make the day special 

TH Distress ink mini kit 
spiced marmalade - peacock feathers - mustard seed - picked raspberry 
available at  Cutting edge crafts

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Until next time, keep crafting and smiling.