Friday, 30 September 2016

Card Maker Magazine (Autumn 2016)

The latest issue of Card Maker Magazine is available October 1st. Check out my two Halloween cards on pages 52 & 60.  You will finds loads of inspiration for Autumn themed cards, wire embellishments, as well as, a special technique section.
                                          - Jack O' Lanterns in the Meadow - 
Supplies: Halloween Die Cut Pack( Paper House), Jack O'Lanterns Puffy Sticker (Paper House), Meadow clear stamp set (Inkadinkado), Archival black ink (Ranger), Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Ranger: Faded Denim, Shutters, Mustard Seed), Stickles glitter (Ranger), Stardust Gel Pen (Sakura), gems

          - Top Hat Dancing Skeleton -
Supplies: Noir Birchwood 12" Colorways Scrapbook Paper (Paper House), Noir Ironworks 12" Colorways Scrapbook Paper (Paper House), Dancing Skeleton stamp (Stamp Francisco 10-033), High Heels Clear Stamp Set (Hero Arts CL303), Archival black ink (Ranger), 2.5' circle punch (Marvy Uchida), toothpick, permanent black marker (Sharpie), silver bead, charm, black ribbon, needle & thread, star gems

Be on the lookout for the small details, like the glittering cobwebs, the little spider trying to hide behind the pumpkins, the walking stick, and top hat charm.
You can find out more about this issue at Card Maker Magazine.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Don't Wait - Lindy's Challenge

I love how this card came out.  The colors are beautiful and the sentiment heat embossed onto vellum adds a nice softness and contrast.

There will be 5 winners of $50 Gift Certificates!
You can find all the official rules to enter HERE. 
1. Share the Color Challenge graphic for this month’s challenge 
2. Link the color challenge graphic to our blog, (where all the information about the challenge is posted) 
3. Use a minimum of two (2) Lindy’s Stamp Gang products. 
(You may add neutrals, white, black, gray and brown) 
4. Link All Lindy's products to the online store.
Visit Lindy's blog 
These are the products I used for the challenge.

The Robin's Nest:
Dark Vanilla CanvasStock
Tear Drops

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Dance in the Rain - The Robin's Nest

I'm up today with a project to share for The Robin's Nest.  I used a product exclusive to The Robin's Nest called CanvasStock.  It is a unique surface because it is combination of cardstock that has been coated with a plastic film.  CanvasStock has the qualities of fabric as there is a subtle linen texture. Also, it remains flexible as paint does not cause it to warp. Therefore, CanvasStock is great for all Mixed Media projects.  Use paints, mists, rubber stamps, Dew Drops, ribbons, and more to create wonderful mixed media projects. CanvasStock is available in seven different patterns.
                                                 CanvasStock can be found HERE

Just a sneak peek...
The complete tutorial for my Dance in the Rain project can be found HERE.

The Robin's Nest Supplies:
Dark Vanilla 12x12" CanvasStock, Midnight Tear DropsGum Drop Tear Drops

Other Supplies:
Versamark Ink Pad (Tsukineko), Moon Glow Two Toned Embossing Powder - Midnight Bronze Obsidian (Lindy's Stamp Gang), Starburst Stains - Yellow Rose of Texas, Bachelor Button Blue, Ireland Green, Scarlet Red (Lindy's Stamp Gang), Heat Gun (Ranger), vellum, Life Clear Stamp (Kaisercraft), black cardstock

You will find these products available The Robin's Nest.
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
The Chattering Robin's Blog and follow us on Facebook.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Perfect Pearls - Joggles DT - part 2

As promised, I have one more card to share using the same products and images but working on black cardstock which produces an entirely different but equally beautiful look. The color of pigment powder I used are different from the cards made on white cardstock in the previous post.
Joggles Supplies List:

Perfect PearlsPowder - Perfect Red

Perfect Pearls Powder - Perfect Gold
Perfect Pearls Powder - Perfect Copper

Joggles / Margaret Applin Designs Cling Stamp GardenParty #1 [56777]
Joggles / Margaret Applin Designs Cling Stamp Garden Party #2[56782]

Additional Supplies: Perfect Pearls Mists - Heirloom Gold (Ranger), Perfect Medium Ink Pad (Ranger), black cardstock, Metallic Gold Dew Drop Jewels (The Robin' Nest), ribbon, birthday sentiment, paint brush, card base 5x7"

Step By Step Tutorial:

1. Apply Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mist to black cardstock.

2. Stamp image using Perfect Pearl Medium.

3. Apply Perfect Gold Perfect Pearl Powder to the center of the flower.

4. Apply Perfect Red Pearl Powders onto the petals of the flower.

5. Cover the entire image, blend powders, and remove any excess powder.

6. Repeat the steps and apply Perfect Copper & Perfect Gold Pigment Powders.

7. Attach the flower images vertically across the card,

8. Tie a faux bow with organza ribbon.

9. Attach jewels to the center of the middle flower.

10. Add a sentiment to the lower left corner.

A Closer Look:

All the supplies for this project can be found at

Friday, 9 September 2016

Sympathy Cards - Joggles Design Team

This week I was allowed to pick out the products that I wanted to use to create a project. I selected a beautiful stencil with leaf flourishes exclusive to Joggles and some lovely floral cling stamps by Joggles designer Margaret Applin called Garden Party. I thought I would use a different medium this week so instead of inks, paints, or mists, I chose Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders. If you have not seen Perfect Pearls before, they have a glorious "mother of pearl" luminous sheen which is almost impossible to capture on film.

Sorry...sneak peek only!
but head over to the Joggle's Blog for a complete step by step tutorial, as well as, a second card design with the same products.
Please stop by tomorrow when I will share a similar card using the same artistic stamps with Perfect Pearls Powders but stamped onto black cardstock.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

First Halloween - Robin's Nest Layout

A glittered moon and sparkling pumpkins don't distract from the glistening spider webs that haunt this Halloween layout.  There are so many little details not to be missed.

Robin's Nest Supplies: Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock, Pumpkin Glitter Chipboard, Limoncello Glitter Cardstock, Ivy Trim Cardstock, Red Snowflake Cardstock (plaid on reverse), Black Dew Drops 6mm, Halloween Dew Drops, Cherry Kisses Archival Seeds, Glitter Word Titles, White Alpha Stickers, Dew Dew Glue

Other Supplies: Black & Silver Permanent Marker (Sharpie), Black Gelly Rolly Pen (Sakura), Embossed Zig Zag Edge Paper Punch (Martha Stewart), Mini Spider Stamp (Studio G), StazOn Black Ink (Tsukineko), Holly Border Embossing Die - CTDI7051 (Crafts Too Cutting), transparency, mini star paper punch, green / brown / black cardstock, small leaves, sparkly embroidery floss, craft knife, cutting matte, 3D foam pads

You can find the whole tutorial HERE on to the Chattering Robin's Blog.

To purchase the supplies for this project, visit The Robin's Nest Shop.

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