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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Beautiful Mini Canvas – Cariena Creates

Today Cariena creates a beautiful mini canvas using her Anna Griffin art mediums and Kaisercraft mini template and a couple of other essential tools, all listed hereunder. She makes it look so simple don’t you think?   Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel (here) to see more tips, tricks and tutorials!   Products Used ADCO 724868 – Anna Griffin Texture Paste –...
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Couture Creations Albums – Classic Superior Leather Albums (D-Ring)

“These brilliant new Couture Creations albums have just arrived and sport the highest quality look and feel of any album we have ever manufactured. The beautiful metal accents complete a modern chic design while also protecting your precious memories for years to come. High quality album refills are also available to suit with and without paper inserts.” ~ Couture Creations  ...
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Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite products from The Wholesaler is the Liquid Drops from Couture Creations. Now in the traditional sense I am not the type of crafter that will make little pearly drops using this medium – somehow it just doesn’t make sense to me. But the product is a favourite of mine for creating mixed media backgrounds. The product offers a beautiful pearly effect perfect for creating a...
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Create a quick multi-coloured layered flower – How To With Jowilna

I love multi-coloured papers, and especially those with a washed watercolour look. And nothing is as easy as creating your very own custom paper and creating embellishments with it. Here’s how I make mine in a few easy steps. Step 1 Select the colours of All Purpose Ink you want to work with – I pick at least 3 colours to give me a nice colour range. Step 2 Tape a piece of technique cardstock to...
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Dear Santa, Art Mediums & Inks

This year most importantly, I am putting some of those gorgeous Anna Griffin mediums on my wish list for Santa. I am pretty sure he knows where to find them and The Wholesaler would be more than happy to oblige in helping Santa get the right mix together for me. To add colour and shimmer to my wish list I am also including some Tsukineko All Purpose Inks and some Anna Griffin glitter. Together...
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Dear Santa, GoCut and Emboss

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is…all the craft stash my heart desires. If this is your wish this Festive Season then look no further than The Wholesaler for inspiration on what to put on your Christmas wish list.   I am sharing my top 5 picks for the ultimate crafter’s wish list: NO. 1 GoCut and Emboss This versatile machine has changed the way I see die-cutting in so many...
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Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mediums, Ooh La La, Sea Breeze, Alpha Numerical and Be Merry

You loved these products at the Secret Scrapbook Event and now they are available at your local scrapbooking store! Try out the amazing Anna Griffin mediums and see for yourself what all the fuss has been about. Sea Breeze was also launched at the Secret Scrapbook Event and due to overwhelming public demand, Couture Creations has reprinted it. Get your hands on this gorgeous collection just in...
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Liquid Drops 3D Pearls, Anna Griffin Templates and Background Stamps

Time for another exciting release from Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts including some of the products launched at the Secret Scrapbook Event earlier this year. Introducing the fantastic and so very versatile Liquid Drops 3D Pearls, as well as beautiful Anna Griffin templates, exciting background stamps and the ever popular Couture Creations self-healing cutting mat! Enjoy this diverse,...
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GoCut and Emboss Project – Welcome Bunting

With the versatile GoCut and Emboss machine from Couture Creations, creating beautiful projects is so easy. I made a bunting using my machine and it was so easy to create lovely elements to decorate it. Step 1 Start off by cutting 3 triangles from patterned papers. Adhere the triangles together overlapping each other as per the sample. Step 2 Cut a strip of Magnolia patterned and emboss it using...
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Review: GoCut and Emboss by Couture Creations

As a crafter I have used more die-cutting machines in my life than I have actually owned. I have tried and tested and loved a lot of machines during this time but none of them have met all my expectations quite like the GoCut and Emboss by Couture Creations. It’s difficult to please everyone all of the time, but with this machine I think the tides might just be turning. Here’s a quick review of...
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