Sunday, 15 January 2017

Snowman Card - The Robin's Nest

Today I am sharing a video tutorial about creating a card using The Robin's Nest Winter Retreat Glitter Swirl Cardstock & snowflake embellishments.  The color pallet includes aqua blue with tan & chocolate brown with delicate flourish designs. I used Archival Seeds to embellish the card and they were just the perfect finishing touch. They are made of paper and therefore, they are very light and have a matte finish.  Each package contains various size domes; some are solid and some have small prints with a hint of glitter.  Wherever, you like to use bling, buttons, or brads, Archival Seeds are a more subtle and discrete option.  I look forward to using these more often in my projects. 
YouTube Video: HERE

Other Supplies: wooden snowflakes, Stazon White Ink Pad (Tsukineko), card base 5x7"

A Closer Look:

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Stamping on Paper Foil - Rinea Design Team

This is my project using Rinea paper foil.  I used light blue embossed metallic paper foil and stamped a variety of snowflakes randomly across the page. Then I added embossing powder and heat set. Lastly, I used blue and silver paper foil to back the chipboard ornaments.  

Rinea Supplies:
Crafters Glossy Pack: Rinea Paper-Foil 10-Pack 15cm x 25cm (Silver)
Crafters Embossed Pack: Rinea Paper-Foil 10-Pack 23cm x 33cm (Blue & Lt. Blue)

Other Supplies:
double sided tape, chipboard ornaments, pine foliage, snowflake rubber stamps, Perfect Medium ink (Ranger), Platinum Planet Brilliance Ink Pad (Tsukineko, )white & silver glitter embossing powder, Heat Gun (Ranger), blue thread, organza ribbon, Dew Drop Gems (The Robin's Nest)

Here is the foil after it has been embossed with white & silver glitter snowflakes. Notice, that I inked the edges with Platinum Planet ink to create a frosty finish.

Embellish:  Attach chipboard ornaments onto foil & fussy cut.  Adhere snowy pine foliage across the top and add three snowflake stickers.

Next, add a scattering of transparent Dew Drop gems.

Lastly, use blue thread to hang the ornaments creating kinetic elements.

It was very easy to stamp and emboss onto the paper foil which creates lovely depth & layers.  I was so pleased with the result and look forward to stamping on paper foil for more projects in the future.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine (January 2017)

The newest addition of  Craft Stamper Magazine is out now is shops and
the January issue is a very special one as it is the 200th issue of Craft Stamper!  I'm thrilled to say that my winter card was selected for the reader's section called "Ready Set Stamp".  We were to take inspiration from the theme "Deep Freeze" which included ice, snow, sparkle, and simplicity.

Here is a little sneak peek!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year! - The Robin's Nest

Happy New Year!
Let me be the first to welcome you to a brand New Year of crafting.
The Robin's Nest 2017 Design Team has been eagerly awaiting their debut. I know you will enjoy all the new inspirational projects we will bring in the coming months. Today, I have a card tutorial on the Blog and I share a simple and effective way to use Dew Drops in your paper crafting.  My tutorial features stunning Metallic Pink Dew Drops so come along as I walk you through it step by step.

Robin's Nest Supplies:
Birthday Stars Glitter Cardstock, Metallic Pink Dew Drops, Limoncello Glitter Cardstock, Purple Flowers Glitter Cardstock (reverse), Green Glitter Journal Tags, Dew Dew Glue

Time for a Sneak Peek...

 Happy Crafting in the New Year!

Friday, 30 December 2016

Celebration Stencilled Star Wall Hanging - Joggles DT

Today over on the Joggles Blog I have a fun home decor item to share. Originally, I thought I would make a Christmas wall hanging but as the holidays will be over before my blog post is shared, I decided to use the star stencil for a celebration wall hanging in patriotic colors.  Of course you can personalize it for any occasion such as a birthday, graduation, or new baby.  I had a fabulous time using a Joggles Shooting Star Stencil with a variety of inks and glimmer mists.  Come along  to the Joggles Blog as I show you step by step how I did it.

A little sneak peek...

Joggles Supplies:
Joggles 9x12" Shooting Stars Stencil 20-33709
Joggles Foam Stamp - Star Set #1 [57017]
Joggles / Margaret Applin Designs Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp - Grunge Stars Border [56778]
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists - Stone
Adirondack Color Wash - Denim
Inkssentials Mini Mister
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Barn Door
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Other Supplies: Brilliance Ink Pad - Platinum Planet (Tsukineko), white & red cardstock, thick cardboard, red glitter cardstock, twine, water

To purchase the supplies for this project, visit

Happy Crafting in 2017!

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Rosette Paper-Chain Advent Countdown Calendar - Rinea Design Team

Hi gals,

I'm so excited to share my second post for the Rinea Design Team. I have created a simple advent countdown calendar for December using their fabulous metallic paper foil.  Rinea Foil is perfect to use for this project because it is sturdy and double sided. This is a quick and easy project that you can have the children help to make for the holiday season.  Cut a single loop from the chain each day of December as your family counts down until Christmas Day.
You can find the complete tutorial today on the Rinea Blog.

Rinea Foil
 is imported from Germany and is made up of two thin layers of colorful aluminium foil with a sheet of paper sandwiched between them. This creates paper-like sturdiness and stiffness with the shininess and malleability of foil. Having paper-like characteristics makes it ideal for 3-dimensional crafts, as well as, embossing and die-cutting. However it is bent or folded, it will maintain the shape without crinkling the foil. Rinea foil comes in ten color combinations including bold, pastel, and metallic colors with two textures. Glossy and embossed finishes give you lots of options to create.

For more wonderful projects visit the Rinea Blog.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Design Team News!

I can finally announce some fantastic news that I've been accepted to a new Design Team.
Sin City Stamps Inspiration Team

Sin City Stamps offers deeply etched red rubber stamps that are hand made in the USA.  Their stamps are unmounted and vary from vintage to grunge to classic images.  Take a look at their awesome stamp line!
You can visit the Sin City Blog HERE and you can learn more about the other fabulous designers on the team HERE.