Wednesday 29 April 2020

Follow your Dreams

Hello everyone!
DT Anila on the blog again with a cute Unicorn card.
I dont seem to get enough of these unicorns.

I distressed the clouds on a card panel using the Scene It stencil and distress oxide.
On a card base, I stamped the swirl image with grey ink.
Foam mounted the sky background on this card base. 
Stamped, Coloured and fussy cut all the images. 
Stamped the sentiment and arranged the images on the card.
Added a little sparkle to the unicorn. 

Supplies used for this card are linked below -

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Thank you for stopping by


Tuesday 28 April 2020

It’s Your Birthday.....Say Cheese!!

Hello Vic here today with a cute birthday card that’s perfect for a cheese lover! I’ve also made a YouTube video tutorial so you can craft along if you wish.

Say Cheese!! Ink Blending A Cover Plate Die

I had so much fun making this card!
Here are the steps to create your your card:

To start with I used the Baked With Love Stamp set and stamped out all my images that I wanted to use. I then coloured them in with my copic markers but feel free to use your preferred colouring medium.

Once all the images are coloured I used the Baked With Love Coordinating Die Set and used some washi tape to temporarily stick them down. I then run this through my die cutting machine. Once the images are all pushed out place them aside for later.

I then used the Say Cheese Cover Plate Die and a piece of white card, again running this through my die cutting machine.

Once your cheese piece is die cut we’re going to be adding colour using distress inks. I stated using mustard seed and ink blended the whole piece of cheese in this colour. I then added some spiced marmalade and started to gently ink the edges of the cheese. To darken the cheese a little more I then went in with carved pumpkin distress ink.

Once this is all ink blended I added some drops of water using a brush and picked the ink up with some tissue. As these are distress inks adding droplets of water will lift up some of the ink giving you a more textured look.

Using another piece of A6 card I started ink blending the card using the same distress inks as before. I started with mustard seed and added spiced marmalade and carved pumpkin.

Once this is all done I added some drops of carved pumpkin with some water and a brush.

Next I added foam tape to the back of the die cut cheese piece but keep the backing tape on as you will need to place your images so that the mice are poking through the cheese. I then arranged the mice and added foam pads to the back of the images.

I still kept the backing on the images until all the mice were ready to be adhered down.

Once the mice are poking through the cheese and your happy with how they look remove all the backing of the foam tape and adhere onto your ink blended A6 piece of card.

I then moved onto my sentiment. I used the sentiments from the Baked With Love Stamp Set and stamped the greetings onto some black card with versamark ink and sprinkled white embossing powder over the top. I then heat set this with my heat gun.

Once this was done I trimmed the sentiment down with a paper trimmer.

I then adhered these to my card using foam tape. I also added the other images onto my card using foam pads and PVA glue.

Once all this is complete I adhered my card front to my card base using double sided tape.

Your cheese card is now complete!

You can see the water droplets and ink splatters that we made earlier giving the cheese an added texture.

I loved making this card and don’t forget you can see all the gorgeous Time For Tea Designs products  on the shop HERE.

I hope you enjoyed the video and tutorial thanks so much for stopping by today!


Monday 27 April 2020

Unicorn Bubbles!

Hi everyone, It's Cat here!

Today's card is a little fun CAS card using the new products released 
I'm using the 'Unicorn in Training' clear stamps, The Coordinating dies, the 'Scene It' stencil and the 'Say Cheese' die. 

To begin I took a piece of 4x6 inch card and with the 'Scene it' stencil and Tim Holtz ditress inks created the Grass and the Clouds.

For the grass I used the colours Peeled Paint for the first layer, then moved the stencil down slightly and used Mowed Lawn for the bottom layer.

For the Clouds I used the colour Weathered Wood, and on top of each layer of Weathered Wood I added either Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Shaded lilac, Scattered Straw. Turning the stencil with each cloud set! I then added some glitter to the edges for a bit of sparkle. 

Next I took a piece of card and die cut the 'Say Cheese' die. Putting aside the larger section and taking out the die cut circles. For each circle I used a small dabber finger sponge and Tim Holts Distress Inks - Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac and Scattered Straw randomly on the edges of the circles, to create the bubble colour effect. 

Finally I then stamped out the unicorn using Momento Ink, and coloured with Promarkers, using Baby Pink, Pale Pink and Pale Blossom for the Unicorn and Petrol Blue and Turquoise for the hair. I finally stamped out the sentiments from the Unicorn in Training clear stamp set before die cutting with the coordinating dies. 

I then placed all the die cut items onto the card base.

I hope you like it! 

Stay Safe


Saturday 25 April 2020

Dream Big!

Hi guys hope your doing well! How much do you love the new release?! I absolutely adore these sweet mice in particular this cutie. As soon as I saw him I knew that I wanted to create a starry sky card with him looking up at a moon made of cheese. 
I started off by creating my night sky it’s such a fun technique. I used the second largest Quilted Square Nesting Dies to cut out a square from some Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I find this blends a lot easier which helps when you want to use lots of layers of colours. I laid down a base of violet, squeezed lemonade and peacock feathers distress oxide inks. Then when I had a fair bit of coverage I went over the top with some chipped sapphire and black soot distress oxides going lightly over the colours so they are still showing through and a bit heavier around the edges. When I was happy with my results I spritzed some water and dabbed it off then flicked some silver paint over the top. 
Making sure it was all dry I cut out the dream big sentiment in the centre and then cut it out in some  silver glitter paper. I mounted the galaxy background on some black cardstock and then Inlaid the silver in the dream big cut out. Then overlaid the galaxy dream big over the top but more to the right giving it a 3D effect. 
I cut out a circle for the cheese moon and stamped out my tree, grass and mouse and coloured them up with COPIC markers. Then stuck them down on the sky hiding the joint in the grass with the mouse. I added some more stars and a few shooting ones with my white gelly roll pen. Then mounted it onto my card base and my card was finished. I just love how versatile the mouse stamp is and so, so adorable it’s definitely turning out to be one of my favourites alongside the pandas. 

New Video Tutorial featuring 3 Cards and some Rainbow Watercolour Smooshing!!

Hi everyone! I really hope you are all well and keeping safe.

Jo here with our edited highlights from Thursday's FB Live.

During the Live I made 2 cards which as regular viewers will know is very rare!! :) I am not the fastest of crafters and when you're chatting along too its easy to get distracted :).

But this week I was on a roll as I had a few pieces already prepped from our recent appearance on Create and Craft. I'm sure like me you too have a number of pieces that you've coloured but then not used on a project or extra die cuts in your stash that haven't been used. These are so great to have as you can make a quick card simply when you need one!

Here are a few pictures of the projects we made that evening.

This card was one we hoped to demonstrate on Create and Craft but ran out of time. I love this Scattered Hearts Cover Plate Die as a back drop. I already had this panel cut but in the video I demonstrate how I made it.

 I also had this little mouse from the Baked With Love Stamp set already coloured and die cut with the coordinating dies. He just added an adorable accent to the Dream Big Sentiment.

Our second card used another cover plate die, the Dotty Hearts Cover plate die. I then experimented with some watercolour smooshing (love saying smooshing haha :)) onto this background die cut.

I added some super cute images and a sentiment from our new Unicorn In Training Stamp and Die Set. 

I also added some Shimmer spray and Nuvo drops to finish.

Once recording was over I still felt inspired to create. :) That happens sometimes doesn't it? I really didn't want to stop while I was on a roll so I used some of the bits I had left over from my previous projects to make a new card. This is something you could do with elements you may have left over from your projects too.

Although I didn't film making this card I explain in the video how I put this together. It was super quick as I already had most elements die cut and coloured. 

I used the leftover velum to cut another heart shape and added a different die cut sentiment and my card was pretty much done! Easy! and so cute! :)

Be sure to watch the video below for all the details of how we made each of these super cute cards.

I hope you enjoyed todays tutorials. 
Don't forget you can join us LIVE every Thursday evening on FB at 8.15PM for more card making projects and inspiration. 

Here are some of the products I used in todays projects.

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