Friday, May 31, 2013

I am Me.

My Latest Layout - My last for FWAB :-(

Another purple layout but quite appropriate since the subject had to be me!! I have used the Jasmine Laser Flourish as a mask (i peeled of as much of the sticky backing as I could or it would tear my page) and inked with distress inks to create my background.

I used a gorgeous new pre-decorated bottlecap from My2Angels for my 'date' - I just added the year with a bit of glossy accents over it to tie it all in (as you know I'm trying to journal and date on my layouts now!)
The border is actually Sawyer's Place Ophelia Script Washi Tape put through my bigshot with a memory box die - Pepita Border #98256.  I am somewhat addicted to putting my washi through my bigshot now!  I recently discovered these dies and am in love!

White Cardstock
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress ink - Dusty Concord
Flourish With  A Bling - Jasmine Laser Flourish (used as a mask)
Flourish With A Bling - Purple Pearls
Flourish With  A Bling - Jasmine Laser Flourish - Silver
Flourish With  A Bling - Jasmine Puffy Flourish - Purple
Flourish With  A Bling - Jessie Laser Flourish - Black
Flourish With A Bling - Elise Flouish Silver
My2Angels - Date bottle cap from Floral Charming Dates
My2Angels - Charming Bouquet Purple and Silver
My2Angels - Sparkling Flower Center from Mauve and Silver Charming Chain
ManorHouse Creations Purple Large Flower
Memory Box Die - Pepita Border # 98256
Memory Box Die - Ringed buckle #98186
Tsukineko Stazon Ink - Black
Patterned paper from ? for the Ringed Buckle
Miscellaneous Rub ons
Miscellaneous dark Purple flowers
Miscellaneous White ribbon in a bow

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Love Note

Love this card!
Background made with Washi Tape. Layered the red to create a panel, I decided against using matte white washi to help with the transparency of the music washi over the red washi as I liked it a little see-through.

I used cut up strips, and panels of the black cromwell wash to cover the chipboard heart...

Twiddleybitz - Pre-made card and envelope 13cm square
Twiddleybitz - Heart Shape
Sawyer's Place - Washi Tape, Ophelia Script
Sawyer's Place - Washi Tape, Red
Sawyer's Place - Washi Tape, Black Cromwell
My2Angels - Red flowers with silver charm
My2Angels - Red flowers
My2Angels - Stamen bunches?
Flourish With A Bling - Rhinestones, Silver Elise.
Miscellaneous - White Doily
MIscellaneous - Washi Tape, White with Music

TFL - Mwah! XXX

Friday, May 24, 2013

Cherry Birthday!

Another recent creation, a fun card - layering washi...

Just layered the washi tapes on white card stock, matted on a pre-made black card.  Added a white flower with a diamonte buckle and a Cherry Flair fit perfectly in the centre!!!
And of course I altered the envelope to match too...

Love the simplicity of this card :-)

Sawyer's Place - Cherry Washi Tape
Sawyer's Place - White Matt Washi Tape
Sawyer's Place - Red Washi Tape
Sawyer's Place - Black n White Ophelia Script Washi Tape
Sawyer's Place - Black Cromwell Washi Tape
Sawyer's Place - Cherry Flair from the Bianca Collection of Flair
My2Angels - Round Silver Ribbon Slide or "Diamonte Buckle"
My2Angels - White flower from the 18 Mulberry butterfly and flower pack
White cardstock
Twiddleybitz pre-made black card and envelope

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Tip 5: Washi Impressions

That's right - I have another one!!  I'll get straight into it as I'm quite excited about this one!

Tip 5: Put your washi through your cuttlebug/bigshot with your embossing folders!

  • Put some washi on the backing paper for jac paper or anything non-stick that you don't mind getting embossed!  oh - don't use your craft mat as you can't make it 'flat' again! 

  • Put the washi and backing through your cuttlebug/bigshot.  You can use C6 size embossing folders too - not just these skinny ones.

  • Peel the washi from the backing and attach to your card or project - gently push or rub to adhere, careful not to press to hard along the raised image.

  • Here are a few strips I have done with different embossing folders.  You can still rub some dye ink gently over the raised image for more image definition too!

I've used Matte Aqua Washi Tape from Sawyer's Place for these examples; I'd love to see how you go trying this.  Please share a link to your project in the comments below :-)
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Pink Hanger OTP and 18% discount!

I had a lot of fun creating this Project.  I have just found this draft with the images but no details.  There is a lot of product here but I can tell you most is available from My2Angels.

The best news is that until midnight Sunday (that's tomorrow night!) you can get 18% discount by noting "BIRTHDAY" as the code through the checkout!!!   Spoil yourself, get a bargain, and don't forget to check out Tracy's handmade charming chains, dates, and embellishments!!

Tip 4: Die-ing with Washi

I thought I was fairly limited in using washi.  
I couldn't punch it - it would stick to the punch unless I taped it to card first, then it negates the fact that it's adhesive tape; and it's not wide enough to use with my dies (and again with the whole being sticky thing!), or is it??

Tip 3: Washi Tape is PERFECT for Border Dies!!!!!
I have a number of border (and small dies) and recently tried putting them through my big shot with some washi - OMG I love this!!!  It's easy as the washi doesn't move when you are winding the plates through, and all the fiddley little bits and bobs are already adhesive backed so no glue-messes for me, and using Tip 2 I can keep these bits as well!!
This make me a happy little vegemite! :-)  I am so excited I just want to spend all day Die-ing my Washi!!

I just had to share my success and urge you to try your dies with your Washi Tapes as well so I took some photos for you to show you how I did it:

1.  I put a strip of matte white slightly longer than my border die on the base plate, then stuck my clock washi directly over the top (It's a bit see through and I wanted solid colour).  You can just tape your washi to you base plate if you like :-)

2.  Lay the die exactly where you want it and put the top plate on the stack for your machine.

3.  Rolled the stack through - be careful, your washi doesn't move but your die might - especially if your top plate is a little, warped (like me)!!

4.  Remove the surrounding and inner pieces from the diecut wash tape - but do not throw them away!! Store them on your Clear Acetate from Tip 2!!

5.  You now have a diecut strip of washi tape!! Use on a project straight away or pre-cut a few to store on some Clear Acetate to use in your projects later!!  No more waste or gluey mess with fine die cuts :-)

I really hope you're as excited as I am - I'd love to see your projects using your Die'd Washi so leave me a comment with a link - please!!!  I'll have an example of how I've used it in a full blogpost soon!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mum, with a bit of "Flair"!

I made this card for Mum for Mother's Day.  I used a new die I bought at Paperific last weekend and an alphabet die-set I bought a couple of years ago and have only used once!  I used the latest Wednesday Sketch from My Favourite Things for inspiration. MFTWSC123

I used some scraps of green patterned paper and some red and white cardstock on the pre-made cards and envelopes.  I used more scraps for cutting out the letters for "Mum".  To make it easier to stick them down as they're so thin, I stuck some double sided Jac Paper to the green card before I put it through the big shot, then it was simply peel and stick! For the flowers and Flair I used hot glue.
And for the inside of the card...
Twiddleybitz - White C6 card and envelope
Sawyer's Place Washi Tape - Red polka dots, Cherries, White matt.
Sawyer's Place Flair - Cherries from Bianca Summer Collection
My2Angels - white flowers
Memory Box Co - Ringed Buckle Die 98186 (Red Flower)
Alphabet Dieset by - Provocraft
Stamp it - May this day 2437E
Alison Ellis Design - Double sided Jac paper
Stazon Ink - Olive Green
Adhesives - Stix2Anything
Hot Glue Gun
Miscellaneous red and white cardstock and patterned paper

TFL - Mwah! XXX

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Riley's Ransom

Another thing I love to do is use Chipboard on my projects!  I ink, paint, cover with paper, leave naked, emboss, dry emboss, you name it - I've done it!!  I am happy to report that covering chipboard with Washi Tape can be added to that list!!!  It's super easy and quite effective - another way to get perfect co-ordination :-)

I placed the chipboard down - right side up on non-stick backing (you can use your non-stick craft sheet).

Please the chipboard up and snip the washi tape overhang at short intervals. Than fold and stick to the chipboard.

For Letter ''holes it's best to make a multiple armed star incision and then fold each 'triangle sliver' over and stick to the chipboard, you get better coverage, adhesion, and less bumps!

I used the fabulous Ransom Sticky Paper for the background on this card, teamed with the Cromwell Washi Tape:

You can also see in the closeup I cut the letters for Riley's name from the Ransom Sticky Paper too!
Twiddleybitz Card and Envelope
Twiddleybitz Large Letter - R
Sawyer's Place - Sticky Paper "Ransom"
Sawyer's Place - Washi Tape: White, Red, Blue, Cromwell black
Adhesives by Stix2Anything

TFL - Mwah! XXX

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tip 3:Punching with Washi

I have discovered another way to get even more out of my Washi Tape - It is perfect for punching!
1.  Grab an edge punch - any brand will do so long as you can get a continual pattern or design.
2.  Adhere a strip of washi (long enough for your project)as close as you canto the edge of some removable backing (I used the backing from some sticky paper from Sawyer's Place) or transparency - but remember you're gonna punch holes in it so don't use your non-stick craft sheet!

3.  Punch your border all the way along the washi tape.

4.  Trim any little bits that didn't cut all the way through.  You will notice most, if not all, the 'confetti' will fall out.

5.  Peel from the backing and temporarily adhere to some transparency so you can experiment with placement on your project... (as seen in Tip 1)

6.  Adhere to your project and embellish.

See - easy peasy and so effective!!!

Twiddleybitz - Kraft Card and Envelope
Cream Cardstock
Alison Ellis Design Patterned Paper
Sawyer's Place Washi Tape - gold
Edge/border punch
Flourish With A Bling - Flower from Elise pack
Alcohol Ink - Pebble (to colour the centre of the flowers)
Scenic Route Paper Co - Rub ons
Stazon Ink - Black
Adhesives by Stix2Anything
I would love to see your creations using Washi tape and border punches - please say hi and leave me a link to your creation in the comments below!
TFL - Mwah! XXX

Home Sweet Home

Today's card and matching envelope - brought to you by My2Angels and the colour purple! :-P

It's no secret that my favourite colour is purple so when I saw the new purple Graphic 45 Secret Garden range at my2angels I couldn't wait to get creating!
  • I grabbed a 13 x 13 square Twiddleybitz white card  with a matching envelope for my base.
  • I then cut a square from my patterned paper and double matted it - first with white, and then with purple.
  • I loved how this stripy G45 Sun Kissed paper gave me the impression of wallpaper so decided to use it like it was on a wall!
  • I added another panel of patterned paper (the horizontal stripes) to the front over a strip of white tape, to draw the eye.
  • I painted my Twiddleybitz frame with white and while it dried, stamped my "house" greeting in Dusty Concord Distress Ink on white cardstock.
  • I trimmed the edges of the greeting so I could adhere the frame and mount on the 'wall'.
  • The perfect finishing touch - is the gorgeous new addition at my2angels, the rose chain in purple (of course)!! 
  • This I attached with hot glue and trimmed the last few rings of chain with jewellery cutters.
  • I added a strip of the stripes to my envelope to carry the theme and stamped again in Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

Now I have the perfect card for a house-warming - anyone moving soon???

TFL - Mwah! XXX