Stencils – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

I love stencils and it’s no secret. I think they have endless possibilities and each time you change the product you use with a stencil you can change the way it looks. You can use stencils on their own, combined with other stencils, layered, only portions of a stencil and so much more. Today I am showing you how I used one of my favourite stencils with my favourite inks and pastes to create a...
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Jowilna’s Advanced Class – Pantone colours and embossing

Inspiration is everywhere and when it is handed to you on a platter then why not learn and grow from it. This is the case with the colours inspired and predicted by fashion this year. I was inspired by the colours on this colour chart and selected my favourite ones to create a card. And of course a bit of gold bling just did the trick. Tip Step 1 Create a background using colours from the chart...
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Couture Creations GoCut and Emboss NOW IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Hello South Africa! Meet your new best friend – the phenomenal Couture Creations GoCut and Emboss. This gorgeous gold die cutting and embossing machine boasts all metal gears and is built to last. GoCut and Emboss comes with a 3 Year Warranty and accepts all popular embossing folders and cutting dies. Included with each machine: 1 x Base Plate (A) 2 x Cutting Plates (B) 1 x Die Adapter...
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Curio Embossed Metal Plaque

So I started up the Curio the other day and was frantically looking for a piece of metal that I could emboss. Yeah skip straight past the cardstock I wanted to see what this baby could do on metal, pewter – anything that would offer a bit of a test. Lucky for me I knew somewhere in my stash I would find something that could be experimented on. And there it was, a piece of craft metal just...
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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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New Xcut Dies and Embossing Folders

Xcut has become an extremely popular brand amongst scrapbookers and paper crafters. What’s not to like about Xcut’s innovative, high quality dies and themed embossing folders? Good news is that we have some new designs to add to the Xcut core range of firm favourites.   Xcut Dies The new Xcut dies are going to fly off the shelf! From beautiful frame sets, to birds and cats, not to mention...
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New Quick Release Die Paper With Beautiful New Cutting Dies & Embossing Folders!

Calling all embossing & die cutting lovers! Artdeco brings another bumper release of exquisite embossing folders, charming cutting dies and all new quick release die paper for your crafting pleasure!   Quick Release Die Paper Quick Release Die Paper works with most metal dies to make die-cutting easier and every cut cleaner, aiding in keeping your cutting edges sharp and defined. Each...
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The Marriot Embossing Folders and more now available!

Get ready for summer with the beautiful designs in The Marriot embossing folders! Artdeco Creations always impress us with stunning high quality embossing folders and cutting dies in so many shapes and forms! We look forward to seeing your cutting & embossing creations.   The Marriot Embossing Folders – Couture Creations The Marriot Embossing Folder Collection is a beautiful mix...
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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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Secret Treasures Cutting Dies

I am a paper scrapper at heart – so there’s something really special about being able to create elements using just paper for cards and layouts. Above anything else I choose to use paper on my layouts with a few smaller embellishments, but ultimately paper rules my creativity. So naturally when I create dies is one of my favourite elements to include. I can use small scraps of paper and...
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AC Cardstock Christmas Card!

AC Cardstock is a sure-fire favourite for both card making & scrapbooking projects! And with the stunning selection of either textured or smooth cardstock colours it makes creating a breeze. Evgenia expertly creates a simple yet effective festive handmade Christmas Card using smooth & textured AC Cardstock. We hope you enjoy watching Evgenia create this AC Cardstock Christmas Card!...
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Buy Cuttlebug in South Africa!

Have you made your Christmas list yet? If a Cuttlebug is exactly what you want for Christmas, then you’ll find this page very helpful! We have created a ‘Dear Santa’ letter that will make it easy for you to share with your significant others, exactly what’s on your Christmas list this year. A little cheeky, we know, but why not have some fun?   How to buy Cuttlebug in South Africa? The...
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Beautiful Handmade Cards – Convenient Creative 3-in-1

Convenience and creativity go hand in hand and with today’s time being a luxury it makes sense. So when Couture Creations released their new 3-in-1 sets of embossing folders, die-cuts and stamps it made so much sense. Creatively these sets are perfect for creating beautiful handmade cards and elements for your scrapbook layouts in a single setting without having to search for things that match...
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Premium 3-in-1 Sets

Dream Boat – Premium 3-in-1 Sets The Dream Boat collections combine stamps, dies and an embossing folder for quick, stunning cards in matching combinations. Each pack includes one 4″ x 6″ acrylic stamp sheet, hand-picked die selection from the packs artistic elements and a matching embossing folder. All of the pieces in each pack are designed to fit together perfectly, allowing you to...
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Elegance Embossing Folders

Elegance is a premium embossing folder collection inspired by vintage décor, from flowing gowns and intricate fabric design to stunning architecture and gardens that twist away into a classic countryside. Couture Creations multi-purpose embossing folder designs allow you to emboss right to the edge of your cards and produce long embossed strips up to 50mm wide perfect for layouts and off the...
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Petaloo Flower Notebook – Form Meets Function

I am a list maker. I am always writing things down and making lists of things to do, buy or ideas. So this also means I have loads of notebooks all around the house, in my bag, next to my bed and in the car. So naturally when I have the chance to make a cute little notebook using left-overs and pretty stuff then I jump at the chance. I also like using things that I can re-purpose into a...
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Heat Embossed Sticky Adhesives – Accents In A Flash – Adhesives Part 3

I love quick and easy accents for cards and layouts. The problem is I also love heat embossing. But sometimes it’s just too much effort to gather all the supplies needed for heat embossing. If you are lucky enough to have a set up studio area and everything is always on display – it’s a different story, but even then I have yet to find that person with the perfect studio to make use of...
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Artdeco Creations New Stock Arrived!

Endless Dreams Cutting Dies Endless Dreams is a complete range of decorative dies inspired by all things crafty and designed from the ground up to be both robust, versatile and timeless! Couture Creations Decorative Dies are delicate collections of intricate designs, created to meet the highest quality cut while pushing the limitations of manufacturing for new and inspiring crafts. Couture...
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The Magic of Embossing – Different Types of Embossing

Embossing is one of those magical techniques. The first time you see that powder melt before your eyes and turn into dimension, that’s the first time you fall in love – it truly is magical. Embossing is a great technique when done right, and the key to perfect embossing is perfect stamping and knowing your products. We share some key facts and valuable information regarding...
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Texture That!

I am continually amazed at the beautiful textures and images produced by the new Couture Creations Embossing folders. The more you try them on different surfaces the more you just want to emboss everything in sight! Do you know the feeling? Do you find yourself asking how cool would that surface look if I embossed it using my new embossing folder? Then you are officially addicted as I am. The...
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Fine Designs Embossing Folders

We have just unpacked the perfectly romantic, superbly whimsical and wonderfully versatile A2 & 5×7″ Couture Creations Embossing Folders! These beauties have arrived just in time for those special Valentine’s Day cards. They also feature a ‘multi-purpose’ design that integrates a border-less design & strip-slot to enhance their usability with your Cuttlebug Machine! Click...
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Chronology – It’s a guy thing

It’s been a while since we have had some beautiful boy and guy related products on the market. I am not talking the using ahhh cute things for the little dudes – I am talking big boy stuff! I am thrilled to see this new release by docrafts. They have nailed it down to what we want – bold, masculine, funky but most of all with some colour. As much as I love the beautiful shades of brown (uh)...
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Glamorous Cards Art Deco Style

I love the beautiful docrafts Art Deco line of crafting goodies just released. The classic images are perfect for cards, but even more perfect for formal invitations. So often people ask for invitations and cards with a classic evening look in black and white – and the Art Deco papers and stamps are perfect for just that. I can envision beautiful creations for Matric Dances, Weddings,...
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Prima Rosarian Collection Packs a Punch!

Versatile bright and funky with a twist of feel good girly characteristics is how I can describe the new Prima Rosarian Collection. When I first saw this range I loved everything about it, and although I don’t use bright colours that often I knew that this range would be a favourite with loads of potential. I did a single page layout using various elements from the range that are available from...
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