Saturday, 30 June 2018

Creative Team Art Journal Page - Explore

Creative Team Art Journal Page - Explore

by Creative Team Member - Dani Choate



Dylusions Dyalog background journal
Heidi  Swapp - patterned paper - Hawthorne "Dreamscape"
Kaisercraft - sticker sheet 'FACTORY 42'
Tombow Mono liquid glue



Begin with the Heidi Swapp paper and cut a piece from the 12" square that will fit the entire Dylusions Dylaog journal page
From this piece carefully cut along come of the lines, removing sections of the map that leave  whole circular inner sections intact

Using these outtakes as templates, cut tan card that is the same size to fit into the holes that are now on the page

Next cut away a small amount again from the outtakes so that the next template to be used will be smaller and sit within the tan card outline. This can be done with the blue card behind if your scissors are sharp enough to cut a clean edge for both pieces of card, otherwise, once cut, use the new smaller template to mark out the blue card and cut out

Place and raise up the blue card with foam. this will begin to give some dimension to the page

One last time, cut the Heidi Swapp outtakes to an even smaller size. This will be attached using foam tape again so that the white topographic map piece will sit above the blue card

Add some Umber Scribble stick colour, or watercolour to the edges of the tan card where it will join the Heidi Swapp paper to give a slight shade to the edge. This could also be edged with a blending tool before glueing down also.

Now that you have the pieces ready, glue the topographic Heidi Swapp background to the journal page.

Next glue the 3 teired tan/blue/topographic pieces into their corresponding areas just as if completeing a jigsaw puzzle.

Cut a small car using the Crafts4U die set  using brown glitter card stock

Cut a word from the Kaisercraft sticker sheet and make into a flag. Edge with dark stamp ink and glue just under the back of the car.

Using foam tape attach the little car to a suitable curve on the page
I have added a quote that says:


Edge the entire Art Journal page in dark brown, dark blue or black ink pad


Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Creative Team Vintage Dreams Easel Card

Creative Team - Vintage Dreams Easel Card

By Creative Team Member - Cheryl Peterie


Crafts4U 100mm x 20m Double Sided Tape 30010 (aka toilet roll)
Crafts4U 6mm x 50m Double Sided Tape 30008
Crafts4U 12mm x 4m Foam Tape 2mm thick 30004
Crafts4U Die Diamond Frame 10193
Crafts4U Die Stacking Tags (11 dies) 70060
Crafts4U Die Lamp Post 70010
Crafts4U Ultra Fine Glitter Black 20g Jar
Little Birdie Renae Dusty Rose 27pk CR63046
Kaisercraft Paper Pad 6.5 X6.5in 40/pk Pen & Ink PP1041
Pen & Ink Collectables Cardstock Die Cuts CT934
Distress Pad Frayed Burlap
Crafts4U 2 x Mini Ink Round Blending Tools with 4 Foams 10053
12" x 12" Brown Cardstock
Porta Craft Ribbons


Basic tool kit (Crafts4U trimmer, scissors, Crafts4U doublesided Tape, Crafts4U Foam Tape, pencil, tweezers etc), Glue, Washi Tape (for holding dies in place), Die Cutting Machine, Paper Distresser.
Start with a base of brown cardstock measuring 10cm x 30.5cm, fold in half & score then fold the left  edge to the centre line & score again, next cut a 10cm x 15.3cm background mat.
Place some double sided tape on the front panel as shown & attach the background mat to the base card.

Die cut the Diamond frame on to a piece of A5 white card, cut off the right side & lightly blend with Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap.

From the Pen & Ink paper pad cut a background panel to 9.7cm x15cm distress the edges & blend with Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap, adhere the cut piece of diamond frame using glue only along the border edges. Attach a piece of ribbon along the bottom then attach the panel to the card front.

Base Stopper

·         Cut a 4.2cm x 5.8cm panel from a leftover piece of the same paper used as background(NB: pattern will be in different direction) distress & blend the edges.
·         Cut a 4.6cm x 9.2cm mat from the coordinating paper pad
      ·          Cut a 5.2cm x 10cm mat from the brown cardstock.
Adhere the above three panels to each other leaving an even border & attach to the inside base.

Apply some 100mm x 20mm double sided tape to the A5 - White Card die cut the lamp post (a shim maybe needed due to the thickness of the tape & card) Peel the backing off the tape side, using a craft tray apply the black glitter & tap off excess

(NB; with nesting dies No.1 being the smallest) 

·         Die cut the No.3 Tag from the same paper as the base stopper mat & tie a piece of ribbon through the hole.
·         Using foam tape mat the "Best wishes" sentiment(from the paper pad) onto a piece of brown cardstock & place more foam tape on the back to give extra height.
         ·          Distress the edges of the bingo card(from the collectables pack) & attach to a brown mat also distressing the edges.
         ·          Place some foam tape to the back of the clock(from the collectables pack) & the "for someone very special" sentiment (from the paper pad).
Attach the tag under the diamond frame, then attach the bingo card & clock over the top on an angle. Mount the lamp post with foam tape & place to the left of the clock, next adhere one flower & two leaves from the Little Birdie Renae - Dusty Rose flower pack.

Last mount the "Best wishes" sentiment to the card front & the "for someone very special" sentiment to the base stopper. (NB: cream coloured copy paper can be used as an insert)

Created by Cheryl Peterie for Catchy Crafts




Monday, 25 June 2018

Creative Team Boys Cards

Creative Team Boys Cards

By Creative Team member Linda Drynan

You Nailed It! 


Avery Elle “Stoked” stamp set AE1606 and matching die set


On your non stick Teflon sheet, apply a little vintage photo distress oxide ink and lightly spritz with water.  Dab a piece of white smooth card stock measuring 6 x 4 inches (15 x 10 cm) into the ink randomly. Clean your sheet and dry card stock with heat gun.  Then repeat this process with each of the following colours - aged mahogany, broken china, fossilised amber, wild honey.
Once you are happy with your coverage, dry card well.  Trim the card to measure 3 ¾ x 5 1/2 inches (9.5 x 13.5 cm) keeping the longer piece to use later!!  Then, using a finger dauber, edge the card with Distress ink pad vintage photo.  With the stencil included in the Dylusions brick work stamp, and the finger dauber, apply some vintage photo through the stencil to give random brink wall markings on the card.  With the large star stamp in the Avery Elle Skatebord stamp set, and using the clear VersaMark stamp pad, stamp and emboss with the Verdigris Opaque embossing powder from Stampendous.
Matt this piece onto a piece of black card stock slightly bigger than original piece. Then adhere to the front of a piece of folded A5 smooth white card stock.
Cut a piece of black card stock ¾ x 5 ½ inches (2 x 14 cm), attach the piece you cut from the original starting piece of distress background and trim to length. Then cut a piece of blue card stock ¼ x 5 ½ inches (1/2 x 13.5 cm) and matt again on top as shown in picture.
Using jet black Archival stamp pad, stamp out the skateboarder and words from the Avery Elle stamp set. Colour the image using ink from the distress oxide stamp pads as this ties the colours all together.  Apply a small amount of each oxide pad to your Teflon sheet.  Using an your water brush, pick up the colour and paint the image.  Candied apple was used for the skateboard. Cut out skateboarder with matching die and foam mount to card.  Trim words to appropriate size and mount onto blue card stock then attach using foam mount.

Take the Scenic Route



Crafts 4 U gearhead corner 70036 die
Printed words – “Take the scenic route”

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Creative Team - Product Highlight - Cadence Ink Sprays

Creative Team - Product Highlight

Cadence Ink Sprays

by Creative Team member - Yoonsun Hur

Cadence Ink sprays are perfect for mixed media and art journaling but have you ever used them on a card? Yoonsun has created a bright and inky background for her card simply by spraying a few complimentary colours...


Cadence Mix Media Ink Spray Mavi Blue - Turuncu Orange
Crafts4u Edge Distresser Crafts4uFoam Tape
Tsukineko VersaFine pigment ink Onyx Black
Tsukineko VersaMark Embossing ink
Heat Tool


Stamp images from the Kaisercraft Time Machine set onto watercolour paper panel using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Spray onto the stamped panel with the Cadence Mavi Blue, Turuncu Orange ink sprays.

Brush to the panel with a wet paint brush.
Allow to dry completely.

Heat emboss the sentiment from the
Kaisercraft Time Machine set on navy card stock using white embossing powder. Trim it down.

Die cut tiny birds from white card stock using the C4U Bircage With Birds die.

Mount the main panel on light grey card base using C4U double-sided tape first, and then add all elements on the card front using C4U foam tape.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Creative Team Where the Wind Takes You Card

Creative Team Where the Wind Takes You Card

by Creative Team member Helen Cooke


smooth white card; textured card; silver card
Carpe Diem : Posh – word label stickers
Distress Ink : chipped sapphire & stormy sky


In order to determine how I wanted the airplane to look, I cut it three times using silver card, blue glitter card and white glitter card.  I collected each of the negative pieces from all three cards, and re-inserted them, mixing up the different colours.   I put double sided tape on the back of the frames to keep the negative pieces in place and put the three airplanes aside until the card background was finished.
From smooth white card, I cut a 130mm x 130mm square.  On my craft mat, I inked up chipped sapphire and stormy sky Distress Ink, spritzed it with water and then dragged and twisted the square of white card through it.  After leaving it to dry for a few minutes, I again smooshed the card through the remainder of the Distress Ink which gives more of a splatter pattern.  I edged the four sides of the card with chipped sapphire and then put it aside to dry.
The co-ordinating mats were cut from silver card (135mm x 135mm) and blue textured card (140mm x 140mm).  These mats were adhered to folded white card (290mm x 45mm).
I cut a selection of clouds from white card, choosing a couple of them to adhere to the top of the background .  From the three airplanes put aside earlier, I chose the silver bodied one and adhered it below the clouds with double sided foam tape.
I found an appropriate quote from the word label stickers, cut them into three sections and with a fine black pen, drew a line around each one.
Each background made using the above technique is unique – no two will ever be the same.  This particular background  reminds me of an approaching storm. 
Thank you for visiting today, comments are always appreciated – HAPPY CRAFTING!

Monday, 11 June 2018

Creative Team Glitter Bicycle Card

Creative Team Glitter Bicycle Card

By Creative Team member Yoonsun Hur


C4UBicycle Die 70072
C4U Microfine Glitter: Yellow Rainbow, Laser Lime Green, Laser Pink, Laser Purple

Crafts 4U 12mm Double Sided Tape
Crafts 4U Fine Tip Glue Pen
Rosie’s Whimsy Words Wood Veneer


Tape diagonally on white card base using double-sided tape.

Apply glitters on the sticky stripes of the card base using C4U Microfine Glitter: (from the top) Yellow Rainbow, Laser Lime Green, Laser Pink, Laser Purple

Die cut bicycle from white card stock using the C4U Bicycle Die 3 times, stack them up using fine tip glue pen.

Mount the bicycle die cut & wood veneer sentiment using fine tip glue pen.

Add some enamel dots for finishing touches.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!