GoPress and Foil Cards – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

With the GoPress and Foil machine you can create beautiful effects, but I think the stamps that are available to purchase with the machine, are some of my all-time favourites. The Pineapple is the one that got my attention the very first time I saw it. There’s something special about the design of it and adding some of those amazing coloured foils one can achieve beautiful images that can be...
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Couture Creations C’est La Vie Collection

  Couture Creations C’est La Vie Paper & Die Cuts “Couture Creations C’est La Vie featuring the stunning artwork of Tina Higgins, this gorgeous set of papers in soft pinks and subtle greens, garnished with intricately illustrated roses and elements is perfect for creating pretty scrapbooking pages, cards and craft projects all year round!” ~ Couture Creations  ...
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Creating Multicoloured Effects using your GoPress and Foil – Jowilna 101

If you haven’t tried adding more than one colour of foil to your images using the GoPress and Foil you are seriously missing out. I first thought of this idea when I had loads of little bits of foil left over after cutting my foil into the shapes of my dies and stamps to prevent transfer of foil around the edges of my cardstock.   Step 1 I used these three amazing colours together because I had...
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GoPress Heat Activate Foil – Let’s get foiling!

The full range of GoPress Foils is now available! “Designed specifically for use with the GoPress and Foil machine, these beautiful Heat Activate Foils come in a range of fashionable colours and are perfect for use with Hotfoil Stamps to create gorgeous elements for cards, scrapbooking pages and off the page projects.” ~ Couture Creations   Artdeco Creation’s branded arts & craft products...
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Spotlighting with GoPress Heat Activate Foil – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

One of the reasons I think the GoPress and Foil machine is so amazing is that you can use it with whatever you have in your stash. I have lots of embossing folders and don’t use them to their full potential or nearly enough. With this new addition to my craft room, I can create beautiful effects with all my embossing folders and get even more out of them. For this card, I wanted to create just a...
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GoPress and Foil is back in stock! Plus Anna Griffin Hotfoil Stamps and Limited GoPress Foil

GoPress and Foil is back in stock! “The Couture Creations GoPress and Foil machine is a fully patented concept for Letterpress, hotfoil, diecutting and embossing that can be used with most popular diecutting machines on the market today in order to add the perfect finish on invitations, cards and craft projects.” ~ Couture Creations   Anna Griffin Hotfoil Stamps “A gorgeous,...
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Chipboard Elements – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite things to use in projects is chipboard elements and words. But I don’t always want to colour them in the same way – sometimes you want something different. With the GoPress and Foil machine, the game has totally changed and one of my favourite products can now be all dolled up and shiny!   Step 1 Place the chipboard design face down on your machine to heat up the...
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Recycle your Hotfoil leftovers – Jowilna’s How To

How to make the most of all your foiled pieces from the GoPress and Foil machine! If you have been playing with your machine then you have realised that you have loads of negative pieces left over that are just sitting around, or being chucked into the dustbin. But you can make the most of them by simply recycling them into something creative.   Step 1 Gather some of your foiled pieces as well...
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The basics of the GoPress and Foil machine – Jowilna’s 101

There are few things that one can really say are better than sliced bread, but this machine is one of them! The minute I saw the GoPress and Foil in action I was convinced that it simply had to be in my stash – and I was right. This statement does not go without a warning though…it is very addictive, and you have to make sure you have enough foil on hand – because if you run out...
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Couture Creations GoPress and Foil

The Couture Creations GoPress and Foil machine is a fully patented concept for Letterpress, hotfoil, diecutting and embossing that can be used with most popular diecutting machines on the market today in order to add the perfect finish on invitations, cards and craft projects.   What materials can it work with? The GoPress and Foil machine works with a myriad of materials, from leather, thin...
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Stencilled Cards – Jowilna 101

Once stencil 3 looks. Do you ever think how versatile the things are in your stash? I often do – and it is almost always the prerequisite for purchasing something. Today I am sharing how you can use 1 stencil and change the look to have very different effects. I used this beautiful Christmas Tree stencil to create some quick Christmas Cards – using the same stencil but achieving a slightly...
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Embossing Paste Christmas Card – How To With Jowilna

Turn an experiment into a Christmas card – I often have bits of cardstock lying around that have ink on them: used as testers, leftover embossing paste stencilled through a stencil from a previous project and so on. I never chuck these pieces of cardstock away as they can always be turned into something truly unique. I used this piece that had embossing paste stars on it and created a shimmering...
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Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Creating embossed effects is easy, but adding loads of interest can be a little tricky. Today I am showing you how you can create both in a few easy steps by using a variety of my favourite products from The Wholesaler.   I combined texture paste with heat embossing and finished off the shimmer with some more shiny products, let’s take a look… Step 1 I used a piece of scrap cardstock that...
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Glitter Nails – Cariena Creates

  “I love the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Glitter so much that I decided to have some fun by giving myself some GLITTER NAILS! With so many colours to choose from, this was great fun :)” ~ Cariena Basson   What a refreshingly fun tutorial by Cariena. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here) for more tricks, tips & tutorials.   Products Used ADCO 724864 –...
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Glitter – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite crafting people ever is Anna Griffin. No surprise that I love everything she does in the crafting world and her wonderful products are no exception. I fell in love with her wonderful glitter range the minute I saw it. Great quality and value and the colours are simply exquisite – no matter what project you are tackling there is a colour for you. Today I am sharing one...
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Making Spring Flowers – How To With Jowilna

With the promise of Spring blinking in the distance I thought it a good idea to create some fun Spring blooms to celebrate that wonderful promise of warmer days filled with the fragrance of fresh flowers.   These pretty flowers have a little secret layer on top of them making them truly spectacular to use on any project. Let’s take a look at how you can dress up your flowers with a little magic....
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Heat Embossed Butterfly – Cariena Creates

“I love heat embossing and since several friends’ birthdays are coming up the next few months, I decided to make a bunch of gorgeous Happy Birthday Cards using my favourite Lady Pattern Paper, a gorgeous Ultimate Crafts Butterfly cutting die and some heat embossing!” ~ Cariena Basson   Please give us a thumbs up for the Heat Embossed Butterfly video, and subscribe to our YouTube...
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Make your own Glimmer Paste – Cariena Creates

“Sometimes a girl just has to make a plan… I wanted to create some custom glimmer paste for my project and nothing was going to stop me!” ~ Cariena Basson   We are posting weekly video tips, tricks and tutorials. If you enjoyed ‘Make your own Glimmer Paste’ video then please subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here).   Products Used ADCO 724864 – Anna Griffin...
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Texture paste for a resist effect – Jowilna’s 101

I love resist techniques in all kinds of forms – the stunning effect never seems to get old. So this time around I used my Anna Griffin Gloss Finish Texture Paste to create a fun resist effect.   Step 1 You will need a stencil, your gloss paste, a palette knife and a piece of paper preferably patterned to create the resist on. I used a sheet of old book paper. Step 2 Apply a layer of paste...
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Mix and Match Pigments – How To With Jowilna

It’s no secret that I am a Tsukineko lifelong ink junkie and fan – good quality inks are their game and they are at the top of it. So today I am showing you how I use my favourite inks to create a beautiful shiny village. I use my VersaMark Ink pad for embossing and techniques because it is perfect for all kinds of techniques and not just an embossing ink pad. And today I am teaming it with my...
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Layers That Shine – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Beautiful effects can be hard work – layer upon layer you build up a beautiful mess that becomes a masterpiece in the end. It takes time and patience to achieve a striking effect. Today I am sharing how I used a variety of products to create layers of shine on top of each other for a spectacular finish.   Step 1 You will need a stencil, texture paste and a palette knife. Step 2 Work on any piece...
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Embossing Paste – Jowilna’s 101

Today I want to chat to you about products, especially embossing and texture paste. When it comes to product I am very mindful about how I treat my products. Some things are better left alone the way they are packaged and others you can get away with all kinds of things. I was given a tub of Embossing Paste, where a whole bunch of half empty tubs was used to fill my tub. In my experience...
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Ultimate Crafts L’Aquarelle

“Ultimate Crafts L’Aquarelle is a range of beautiful water colour papers with very fresh and on trend designs. Papers are double sided in pastel colours and blend together beautifully. The collection is teamed with a range of Stencils, Inspiration cards, seam binding ribbon, trinkets, emboss folders stamps and a beautiful collection of dies that all compliment each other. This...
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Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose

“Come for a stroll in a Rose garden, blowsy pink roses spill over neglected fences, swift swallows play in bird baths, lazy butterflies drift home in the dusky skies. While ombre pink tones, compliment gentle lavender roses and transparent lace, Linen textures and vintage portraits complete the picture. The latest range from Sue Smyth, Rambling Rose will spoil you with imagery to cut, trim...
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