Stamp and Ink – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

I was using this gorgeous stamp set from 49 and Market and what came to me was ‘tarred and feathered’. Often whilst using my stash, certain words come to mind, phrases or sayings that can spark an idea. So tarred and feathered it was! For the tarred portion of this project I used my gears stencil to create some texture and from there on the project was built up layer by layer. Let’s take a...
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Make the most of your die-cuts – Jowilna 101

We all have loads of die-cuts right? But unless you are using them for more than a single application then you are not taking full advantage of them. Today I am showing you how to think differently and take your die-cuts further in a few easy steps. Step 1 Die cut the circle mesh out of cardstock. I used a manilla tag for my experiments but you could easily re-create this on a card or layout....
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Sunshine and Texture Cardstock Card

How often do you use your paper punches? Not enough is probably the answer like mine was. The thing with punches is that they can be amazing or simply useless. But when you make the investment in a great punch then they truly are amazing, like this little beauty of a border punch. But how can we use our border punches to create some interest. One of my favourite design principles to use with any...
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Layer Upon Layer – Creating With Chipboard And Ink

Layers of inks, chipboard, stamps and paint offers you a world of creativity. Today I am sharing how I created a stunning effect by layering chipboard elements, paint, stamping and colouring to create a beautiful card. By combining your products together you can create beautiful effects to use on cards and layouts. Step 1 Add colour to a chipboard title using Memento LUXE ink. Lightly press the...
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Christmas in July – Peace Pennant

Welcome to Christmas in July – the month of good intentions of getting ahead of the festive crazies and prepare for a magical and peaceful time during the holidays. And with all the gorgeous Christmas Kaisercraft releases we can expect this year, it sure is going to be a glitzy affair! One that I am really excited about. I love the festive season mostly for its wreaths. Yes I am that girl that...
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Teenage Formal – Let’s Have a Party!

The great thing about scrapbooking and crafting goodies is that you have instant themes available to you. This gorgeous range of papers by Celebr8 sparked some ideas for a teenage formal party for a girl. Let’s take a look at how this paper inspired me… The beautiful paper was the inspiration behind this invitation and theme. I used two of the patterned papers to create a gate fold style...
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DIY Baby Boy Shower Celebration Part 2

At any celebration your guests are sure to be impressed when served with some cute refreshments, and nothing says cute like these little milk bottles dressed up to match the theme. For the bottle I simply decorated the straws with a few punched circles and added some stickers from the “Little One” sticker sheet. A diamante added offers some bling and adds that little detail that won’t go...
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Christmas Exploding Gift Box

Making gift boxes has become a rather important and easy thing to do – so if you are a crafter then you really have no excuse, other than to have a fabulous gift box for treats and small gifts alike. Years ago when I first made my first exploding gift box I turned it into a mini album rather than a box. I was pretty impressed with it and it had huge impact on everyone that viewed it. But...
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Believe DIY Christmas Bunting

Decorating for the festive season shouldn’t be stressful. This year I am using what I already have plus maybe a few extras to create beautiful and meaningful decorative elements that will fit right into my home effortlessly. To create my bunting base I used a combination of smooth white AC cardstock and patterned papers from Kaisercraft and Lady Pattern Paper. The two worked well to give...
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Getting Stuck Into Christmas Preparations with Tape Wormz

Have you seen the NEW Tape Wormz from The Wholesaler? Well today I am here to introduce you to a little sticky fun using some of their wonderful proudly South African products. But first let me ask – are you ready for Christmas? Well neither am I as yet, but with the help of some fabulous products I am slowly getting things ticked off my to-do list before we head into the silly season this year....
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Introducing Tape Wormz Adhesive Tapes!

Today we are pleased to welcome Tape Wormz into our craft family. Good adhesives are essential for any scrapbooking, craft or hobby project. Our new local supplier, Tape Wormz brings you a wide variety of high quality, acid free adhesive tapes to meet your every craft need. Join us in our drive to support local manufacturers and try Tape Wormz signature Red High Tack Tape. Tape Wormz Adhesive...
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DIY Recycled Wall Art With The Silhouette

I am a sucker for buying things on sale in the home décor department of Mr Price Home. I always look at things and can see how I would simply alter something to make it work for me, or turn it into a gift for someone special. For this project I got this gorgeous canvas on Sale for a bargain price. I loved the design but the colours were a bit loud, so I simply changed it into some wall art with...
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Couture Creations Hearts Ease, New Inticutz Dies, Embossing Folders & Essential Tools!

Couture Creations has exploded into a leading international brand in the scrapbooking and paper crafts industry. Innovative designs and high quality products make Couture Creations a firm favourite with South African crafters. The July Couture Creations release is jam packed with exciting new products including adhesives, ever popular embossing folders & cutting dies as well as Hearts Ease,...
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Couture Creations 2 Way Glue : A Sticky Affair!

Are you always getting stuck looking for a really amazing adhesive? Well we have some amazing news for you. Today we are introducing the new Couture Creations 2 Way Glue pens – giving you twice the solution to sticky messes. I tested the glue pens on a quick tag I made using some of my favourite products from The Wholesaler. I used the larger pen tip as a wet permanent bond glue for my larger...
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Silhouette Print and Cut – a perfect match for scrapbooking.

Since discovering the Silhouette Print and Cut function, one can say that “addiction” comes to mind, although it is in the early stages I can feel it growing inside of me. I was so excited to figure out how easy it is to actually do. So the first I created was a layout and a matching card, simply by adjusting the sizing of my printed elements I could make whatever my heart desired in a few easy...
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Details with cutting dies on a layout!

The more I use my collection of dies, the more I fall in love with them if that is even possible. I mean I really love the designs, but sometimes it is just an effort to pull out all the bits and pieces and actually use them – do you sometimes have that feeling? I know you do! So in an effort to love my dies more and use them more, I have opted to keep my Cuttlebug machine on my desk permanently...
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Couture Creations Everyday Essentials, Frames & Frills, Background Savvy, Haviera, Adhesives, Cards & more essential tools!

We’re super excited about this Artdeco Creations release! You asked for it and we listened – you will find a massive selection of the most popular cutting dies and embossing folders as well as essential tools, adhesives and long awaited Card & Envelope packs!   Everyday Essentials Die Collection Couture Creations Everyday Essentials intricutz die collection offers you a massive...
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Quick & Easy Cards with Couture Creations Card Sets

With the new Card and envelope sets from Couture Creations making cards is such a breeze. Not only do you have loads of envelopes that match the cards perfectly, the cards are already scored for you so folding them is so easy. The cream and white cards make it easy to choose which of the two will match your planned project best. For this project I chose the cream cards because they matched the...
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American Crafts This to That Project Life Intro Page

Have you started your Project Life album for 2015 yet? Well for a change I have, and I even started it on the first which is so comforting to get right back into memory keeping – you know recording the little things in life. I was using the American Crafts range of “This to That” tape runners and fell in love all over again. Not only do they make things easier and quicker to adhere to your...
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AC cardstock handmade card in 10 minutes!

American Crafts cardstock has grown to be one of my favourite cardstock brands. The quality and colours is what I find most appealing – and the fact that you can use it for anything is a real bonus – cardstock after all is the staple food for any serious crafter! And this is my brand choice. So during the holidays I did some catching up on my empty card box, and tried to make some quick...
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Embossed Chalkboard Christmas Card

Creating beautiful Christmas cards do not have to cause you headaches anymore. To be honest I am not sure what we used to do without our Cuttlebug machines and embossing folders, do you? For this quick card I used this beautiful and versatile Ultimate Crafts embossing folder together with my Cuttlebug to create a quick and striking card for the festive season.   Here’s how I created my card...
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Silhouette CAMEO and Project Life! A match made in scrapbooking heaven…

I waited a long long time for this – the ability to cut my own things Project Life related! And I am ecstatic to report that the day finally arrived. I got to cut some special little accents to incorporate into my Project Life layout. September has been a bad month for 27 years now…it’s a month where people die – and death like change is about the only certain thing in this life. So this...
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Art Mail Brilliance Ink Tutorial

Brilliance ink pads have been in my inking arsenal for almost 2 decades. And it remains one of my favourite all time go-to inks. I have grown to love it for many reasons like the gorgeous metallic and rich pearlescentness it offers that can work on anything, but its quality is just so refreshing.   Brillian(ce)t in every way – a pigment ink for all occasions and surfaces So when I...
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Kaisercraft Mistletoe! Let the Christmas preparations begin…

Now I do not want to scare anyone but it is just over four months to Christmas and that scares the heck out of ME! Last year I decided for the first time in my (too many) years of life to actually be ready when Christmas comes. I use to be that person you see scrambling around the week before Christmas like a deranged animal as I have left everything to the last minute. This resulted in me...
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