Oh Baby Girls – DIY Baby Shower Ideas For Little Princesses Part 1

When it comes to pink and little girls, who doesn’t love a good dose of cute? This week we are sharing some ideas of how to personalise ideas for a perfectly pink baby shower fit for any little princess. Not all baby showers have to be before baby arrives and sometimes it’s fun to celebrate the little one once she is already here. Instead of anticipating her arrival we are celebrating her...
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DIY Birthday – Golden Birthday Celebrations

We continue our birthday celebrations with a gold theme. With birthdays there are so many things to make and create that will make a celebration really special. As part of the celebrations we want a menu to showcase a selection of delicious dishes. This simple concept can also be used for an invitation and any other stationery you are creating for your celebrations. Step 1 Print a simple design...
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Cards For Guys – Quick And Easy

I know a lot of cardmakers sometimes battle to make male themed cards, for me I think the idea is to keep it simple. But my real winning approach is to keep the same approach I have when making any other card – just transform it by changing the papers, colours and focal points to something, well a little more manly. For these cards for guys I actually used a real girly paper pad, but by...
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Couture Creations Everyday Essentials For Your Projects!

I have always had the opinion that cards are meant to be quick projects – 10 minutes that you can spend doing nothing else but hate doing nothing – those are the precious minutes you can spend being creative and making a card. A die-cut a day… So today I am sharing how easy card making really is with the Everyday Essentials range of die from Couture Creations. These are basic designs you...
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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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Using Dies As Accents – Cluster Technique

I have spoken a lot in the past about using dies on cards and layouts, and even as I use it more I realise the possibilities are endless. As you run out of elements to use and alphabets to create titles with, dies are those things that will never run out – each time you use a different paper or cardstock or technique on a die-cut, you can alter and change the way it looks and functions.  ...
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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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Mixed Media Card Tutorial

With all the new art mediums and inks available it is hard not to dabble in a cross pollination of different mediums and inks into my crafting projects. So this week I created a card using Crackle texture paste and inks for a beautiful and interesting look. And if you are thinking that it is just not for you, think again. Combining different mediums together is really easy, and if you start off...
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Ink Marbling Technique in 3 Steps

Have you ever tried your hand at marbling paper? Well I love the look of marbling, and although I am not that good at it when it comes to making my own, I dabble and experiment with different looks. So when I started playing with the new All-Purpose Inks I did a lot of experimentation, and this fake marbling effect is one of the stunning effects that came about in an afternoon of experiments....
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Layered Die Cuts Card Tutorial

I think the more you use die-cuts the more you LOVE them and the more you experiment with them. So that’s what I have started doing more and more, playing with different combinations of die-cuts to create cards, and even getting a bit more adventurous with them on layouts. For today I am sharing how I layered different die cuts from Couture Creations on a card with stunning effect. Step 1 Use...
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Happy New Year! Prima Art Mediums 2015

I hope that this year is going to be filled with amazing adventures and blessings. Each year right in the beginning I struggle to remember to write the correct date – does this happen to you? So this year I thought of a clever little reminder that I can keep on my desk and at a quick glance I am always reminded of the New Year. I started off by using a chipboard circle frame and built a...
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Jowilna’s Mason Jar Snow Globe Tutorial

I don’t think I ever owned a snow globe, what with living in the Southern Hemisphere and all. But I have always loved them and have a bit of a fascination with them – it always seems like you can get lost in the winter wonderland inside and drift off to a magical place. So this year I decided to make my very own little snow globes. Here’s how I did it in a few easy steps: Use your selected...
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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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Festive Handmade Gift Packaging with StazOn

With the festive season fast approaching what better way than to personalize gift packaging with small thoughtful gift giving. I started off by buying some clear cupcake boxes from a baking store, but had to dress them up a bit as they were pretty bland. But with a few crafting products it was quick and easy to do. I used a circle stamp that I made myself to stamp images onto the clear plastic...
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Who what wear can I use Prima with embossing on Project Life

So I have finally started to catch up on my Project Life album. Don’t get me wrong – at first I was so freaked out about getting organised and up to date, and for a little while there it seemed like this was the year it would happen. But then ‘real life’ got in the way and things went pear-shaped from there on. What I learned is that in the end it really didn’t stress me out. The fact that...
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Perfect Prima Embellishments

The perfect Prima embellishments are so much fun, and the new Ingvild Bolme collections are super functional as steam punk, shabby chic or just plain romantic. I think it is the versatility that gets me every time – the fact that I can use any of their embellishments on a layout, card or altered item and it just works. You know the feeling right? Yes you do!   Make a shabby chic pencil...
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Kaisercraft Telegraph Road Mini Album

Ok, so I make no secret about the fact that I have a mini album addiction. I could make them every day but hold back on them a bit so as not to bore you all. But when I saw the new Kaisercraft Telegraph Road collection, there was just no holding me back. This album was a project I found while scouring the Internet for new mini albums to try. It is called the Z shape mini album and I love it. It...
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Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine Birthday Set

As a mother I often find myself having to throw a gift for a kiddie’s birthday party together in a hurry. I am a keen disliker of the shop bought gift bags and prefer to dress up the plain kraft ones that can be bought just about everywhere. I found a picture of a birthday card and gift bag in a magazine recently and decided to make one and the Hello Sunshine range from Kaisercraft was just the...
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Couture Creations All Occasions Embossing Folders

All Occasions Embossing Folders truly are perfect for all occasions! The generic, yet stylish designs of these embossing folders will serve you well for a wide range of greeting cards and paper craft projects. Packed with versatile floral imagery and key text, All Occasions is a must-have collection! Order your Couture Creations All Occasions embossing folders here! Happy Birthday Embossed Card...
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Cuttlebug Christmas Card Idea

Bargello is a technique traditionally used in needlepoint and borrowed by paper crafters to create interesting background effects using paper strips. I borrowed this technique and have done a couple of versions over the years, but today I am incorporating die-cutting and the ever so popular washi tape to create this easy technique. Just another reason to use my products combined together in my...
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Cuttlebug Cutting Die Tips

One thing that I love using beautiful delicate dies for is creating tone on tone backgrounds. They are really easy to do and there is also a myriad of different ways you can approach this effect. For this Project Life card, also part of my December album, I used a beautiful Anna Griffin die to create a festive background. Dies are really versatile and by adhering a delicate die-cut flat onto a...
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Xcut A5 Die Sets – How are you wrapping Christmas gifts this year?

Xtreme cutting & stamping makes for creative fun!   I love functional and cross pollination of tools and products – but when the new Xcut die and stamps sets hit the market I knew they would be a firm favourite of mine and many other crafters. Combining dies with stamps doubles the fun and creativity one can have. Here’s how I enjoyed using my sets this week…   Floral gift...
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Cuttlebug Christmas Tags

With the Festive Season fast approaching I am lucky enough to be able to play with my Cuttlebug machine to create beautiful gifts and, handmade cards and tag for all purposes. The delectably new Wrapped in Joy embossing folders are so beautiful it’s hard to imagine the silly season without them. Their designs include anything from plain and simple to delicate and detailed which will make your...
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Couture Creations Wrapped in Joy Beautiful Handmade Cards

Merry & Bright – a colourful Christmas   Are you in the mood for something a little different this Festive Season? Well then you are in the right place. This season Couture Creations brings you everything that is hip and happening, bright and beautiful, classic and elegant – everything you need for everyone this Festive Season. I love how they have incorporated beautiful designs into...
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