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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Layering Inks – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Layering different types of inks on top of each other is one of my favourite things to do. If you understand inks and how they work, then you will understand how the different types will create gorgeous effects when layered on top of each other. For this little index card art piece, I used some of my favourite inks layered on top of each other for spectacular results. Step 1 Apply some white...
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Tsukineko Ink Colour Chart – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

With crafting come lots of supplies and one key element for staying on top of all of your supplies is staying organised. For me being organised does not come naturally so I can use every bit of help that I can get. That is why one of my new favourite things is the colour chart from The Wholesaler that keeps me up to date with what I have in my stash and keeps me organised at the same time....
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Inking – Jowilna 101

To ink or not to ink? Or rather how to ink is a better question these days. Over the years things have changed quite a bit and for the better regarding inking the edges of your patterned papers. I personally prefer a light inking, a soft touch that does not distract the eye but rather adds to the overall look and feel of your project. If inking is all you see, then perhaps a lighter hand or ink...
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Masked and Stamped – Jowilna 101

Having rubber stamps offers you so much possibility. I love to combine different stamps with a variety of techniques to achieve different looks. Today I am sharing how I use washi tape or painters tape to mask off areas on my stamp. This is an easy but effective way of achieving empty space on a stamp.   Step 1 Add a strip of painters tape or washi tape across a background stamp. Step 2 Use...
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Memento LUXE – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

Every month I am sharing some of my favourite products from The Wholesaler. This month I am sharing one of my favourite ink pads – Memento LUXE that also happens to co-inside with the inspirational colours, patterns and textures forecasted for this year. I chose to focus my product choice in shades of pink, green and orange/red. I love how the colours in the trend forecast image work together....
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1 Stamp 2 Ways with 49 and Market – Take 3

In this final article using 49 and market stamps we take a look at how using different products with one stamp can change the look but also give you a totally different look and feel. If you have a single stamp and a variety of products then you can create various looks on cards and on your layouts simply by adjusting and changing the products used with your stamps. For my first card I used the...
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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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Rainbow Coloured Chipboard

Altering chipboard is one of my favourite things to do. With all the wonderful inks available there days it has become so easy. How you combine the inks and paints together determines the end results and look you can achieve. For this stunning chipboard title I used my Memento Luxe ink pads to create a fun rainbow coloured effect. Here’s how I created this effect Step 1 Choose your chipboard...
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Spotlight Die-Cutting

With all those lovely die-cuts available to us nowadays it is hard to just keep on using them in the same way all the time. Let’s face it, a die-cut is pretty much just a cut and that’s it. Unless you dress it up using inks, techniques and incorporate it into your project differently, it can be rather boring using it in the same way all the time. This month we are focusing on different ways of...
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Women’s Day Sweetie Jar

How did you celebrate Women’s day this year? That special day when we can celebrate everything we are, all that we have achieved and our strength that silently shines when no one is looking. Well I spent it with some friends being creative and my thought was to create little sweetie jars for these special ladies, decorated with a beautiful quote or sentiment. Let me add that this is a sweetie...
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Shimmering Tsukineko Delicata, Beautiful Memories

Tsukineko Delicata is the latest generation of metallic inkpad. Remarkably true and bright, it outshines other inkpads and provides stamping results that resemble the true effects of gold and silver leafing without the mess. Yes you heard me, without the mess of using actual foil you can achieve the look of those gorgeous metals in a few easy steps. These inkpads feature a substantially raised...
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Introducing Tsukineko Delicata

Delicata is the latest generation of metallic inkpad. Remarkably true and bright, it outshines other inkpads and provides stamping results that resemble the true effects of gold and silver leafing without the mess. Great for the holidays and for year-round bling. These pads feature a substantially raised inkpad surface to accommodate even the largest stamps without interference from the inkpad...
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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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Mom’s The Word – Mother’s Day Card

Moms play such a huge part in our lives – and once a year we get to publicly acknowledge everything they do for us and how much meaning they bring to our lives. Whether it’s your birth Mom, spiritual Mom or adopted Mom, Moms everywhere need to hear how much we value and appreciate them – so make this day a really special one for your Mom. This year I am treating my Mom to a special mug with some...
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Little Birdie Floral Inspiration Layout

When inspiration hits it comes from obvious places, but sometimes also the not so obvious places. For this layout I was inspired to use a variety of blue, grey and brown flowers to soften up the many straight lines. But if you thought my only inspiration was the pretty NEW Little Birdie blooms from The Wholesaler you are wrong. My layout inspiration started with a large floral stamp used for my...
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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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Creating Art with Celebr8 Stencils

I love stencils. And with the new local Celebr8 range things just got a bit easier and so very very inspiring. I have used this range of stencils with mist products but one of my favourite artistic looks using stencils is to create dimension with them. So for this layout…let’s go and explore a bit how I created my background effect using the awesome spilled Coffee stencil. I started with a...
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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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Golden Moments With My Silhouette Printable Gold Foil

This past month I think I have enjoyed my Silhouette even more – the thought of having so many different materials and products that can be cut using the machine is amazing. So after my t-shirt experience I wanted to try the Silhouette Printable Gold Foil. I haven’t had too much success printing onto the foil, mostly because my design is all wrong, so don’t despair a project is on its way just...
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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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Kaisercraft Scrap Yard Glamour

Today I am so excited to share this layout with you. Again it is one of my favourites using the gorgeous Scrap Yard collection by Kaisercraft. This is such a grungy range of papers with loads of attitude and colour and texture, but on my layout I gave it a bit more of a glamourous feel by adding some bling in the form of beads, sequins, glitter. I love how this turned out – such a fun look...
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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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It’s just a Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely Layout

Soft beautiful florals, birds and gorgeous accents are what caught my eye when I first saw this range. But on even closer inspection it is the colours that seamlessly complement each other into the designs for perfection in design…that is the new Oh so Lovely paper range from Kaisercraft I know that with every new range you just think that the one before it was the most beautiful thing you...
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