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...
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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...
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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,...
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How to just have fun – Jowilna 101

The pressure of being creative is real and sometimes the best thing you can do is to just have fun. So the other day I had some fun using a piece of cardboard and some goodies on my table. I created this beautiful plaque using a piece of Kraft board, texture paste and All-Purpose Inks. Step 1 Apply a thin layer of texture paste using a palette knife. Apply the paste and then thin it out onto the...
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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...
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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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Brick Stencil – Jowilna 101

Today I am sharing a quick idea on how you can create a realistic brick wall on your cards, layouts and mixed media projects. I used this beautiful, brick stencil from Kaisercraft combined with some of my other favourite inks and mediums. Here’s how I created this look.   Step 1 Add a small amount of embossing paste onto a palette. TIP: Mixing a small amount at a time is best – you can...
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Kaisercraft Happiness Layout – Cariena Creates

“Sometimes we have so many leftovers from a project that we simply cannot just put them away so we just have to keep going…I had a very special photo that I wanted to use and these leftovers were just perfect!” ~ Cariena Basson   Did you enjoy Cariena’s Kaisercraft Happiness Layout? Please subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here) for more tricks, tips &...
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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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Enjoy The Little Things Mini Book – Cariena Creates

“I have this little book that I wanted to make pretty…and the Lady Pattern Paper collections were perfect for this!” ~ Cariena Basson   We hope you enjoyed this mini book dress up tutorial! It’s always good to enjoy the little things. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here) for more trick, tips & tutorials.   Products Used LPPS0008 – Lady...
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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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Xcut Mr & Mrs Card – Cariena Creates

Congratulating a new married couple is made easy by the amazing Xcut Mr & Mrs cutting die. Here #CarienaCreates a stunning handmade card and shares her tricks with you!   Please subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here). Currently we are posting weekly tips, tricks and tutorials, much like the Xcut Mr & Mrs Card seen here.   Products Used DXCU503181 – Xcut Dies...
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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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Celebr8 Circle Fun – Cariena Creates

Using the new Celebr8 Good Vibes Collection with circle dies, inks, mediums and glitter #CarienaCreates an interesting look for her layout.   Are you subscribed to our YouTube channel (click here)? Please subscribe to be notified of new tutorials, and give Cariena’s Celebr8 Circle Fun a thumbs up.   Products Used C8 BP6018 Good Vibes Bulk Paper Pack ADCO 724824 Couture Creations...
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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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Altered Book Spread – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

I love using book paper in my projects, and what better than using an entire old book to create something beautiful. I used a spread in my old book to create an altered page – combined with stencilling, texture and All-Purpose Inks I create loads of interest. Step 1 Use a stencil and texture paste to add some texture to the spread. Leave the paste to dry. Step 2 On a sheet of white smooth...
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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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Masking – How To With Jowilna

Masking is one of my first techniques I ever learned many many years ago. To this day it is also one of the easiest and most versatile techniques. Let’s take a look at how easy it is… The idea behind masking is that you can make things appear like they are something else – so you can create dimension with little effort, layer something behind something else in a few easy steps, or...
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