Friday, October 15, 2021

Poinsettia Washi Tape with Pinkfresh Studio


Hi crafty friends, 
Pinkfresh Studio do florals so well, they also do stencils really well, they also have the most beautiful washi tapes that are a joy to work with. This Poinsettia washi tape is no exception!

It is GORGEOUS!!!

I was trying to wait very patiently for my Pinkfresh Studio festive order to arrive, well, not really...

It's really challenging for me to see the designers get their goodies first and create such beauty, then I have to wait a number of weeks to get my hands on them. It's not PFS fault, the postage is sooooo slooooow these days which appears to be down to some staffing capacities within the postal supply chain. The world is a little weird just now that's for sure, and it makes me sad. 

These cards that I created make me very happy though, as does the festive time of year 😁


As well as the washi goodness, two out of the three cards also came together using some hot foiling plates. This included the big sentiments and the diagonal striped background. 


I was so proud of creating a slimline card that depicted a door juts by using some Pinkfresh dies in my stash. The wreaths that are in a few of the was his can be used all year round with this design too!


Well, I hope you enjoy your weekend, whatever you may have planned. I will be creating as I usually do. Just now, I feel I need it to help me with my mental health. To me, cardmaking is such a wonderful part of my life. 💗




Sunday, October 10, 2021

Christmas Gift Card & Matching Tags with Pigment Craft Co.

 


Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!
Today's post is a little different regarding my creations. I ordered the Round Nesting Tags by Pigment Craft Co because I wanted to create a gift card and matching tags with Pigments new festive release. I am one of Pigments Guest Designers for the month of October, so this is part of that. You have already seen four cards earlier in the month and I still have other creations to share with you before the month is out!
 
I die cut the tags in different sizes and used a circle die and cut out some soft contrast cardstock. I then used the Bitty Dot Stencil to add the background dots. You will see the background leaf, thats taken from the Winter Sprig Stamp & Die Set. I heat embossed the JOY in silver and die cut it out. This useful sentiment is from the Star Wreath Stamp Set. I used the small berries and holly from the FaLaLaLa set to accent the sentiment. To finish, I added the With Love from Vintage Merry Christmas Stamp Set.

I know I will be using these dies again as they are one of those die sets that I would class as essentials in my stash.
I am a busy beaver this Thanksgiving weekend and really going into full Christmas card making mode!!
I can not wait to share with you what I have been up to!





Monday, October 4, 2021

Crop & Create Delivered


Hi crafty friends!
I was a little busy this last weekend joining in with Crop & Create Delivered that is organized by Scrapbook & Cards Today. 
Unfortunately, I have an injured left elbow and shoulder, so I couldn't participate in every class, so I chose two per day. 
On Saturday I attended the Gina K class and the pic above is the result. Lots of masking and ink blending. Its always a joy to create along with Gina.
The pics below are the other three classes and I have given them a heading so you know which one is which.

The Stamp Market

Concord & 9th

Pinkfresh Studio




















 

Saturday, October 2, 2021

World Cardmaking Day and Wish Big with Pinkfresh Studio



Hi crafty friends!

It's World Cardmaking Day!

It's also the second day of Crop & Create Delivered organized by Scrapbook & Cards Today!

I think it is pretty obvious by now that I am one of Pinkfresh Studio's biggest fans, so I thought I would share a video and generally the day, sharing a hopeful, happy "Wish Big" card for the event using one of my most favourite stamp and stencil sets by Pinkfresh Studio called Miss Your Smile. This stamp set is also illustrated by the amazing Emily Midgett! The stamp set is slimline, but here I demonstrate how it can be used on an A2 size card.

I hope you enjoy today and get to create, whatever creating is your thing 💚

Why not go check out the video on my You Tube channel at Linkcrafty Cards....Link below