Stamps and Inks – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite things as a crafter must be my rubber stamps. Stamps in all shapes, forms and designs are a must. And add some amazing inks with them and you have a recipe for a gorgeous end result. I combined a beautiful background stamp with a fun rainbow inking effect for a quick and easy card. Take a look at how I created this fun effect…   Step 1 Stamp a background image onto...
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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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Ink Sweepers – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite things in my stash are my ink sweepers from Tsukineko. These sweepers can make light work of just about any inky situation, but more than that they are truly versatile. I am currently using mine in my art journals for paint sweeping making light work of adding layers of paint onto my pages in a single sweep, and with no mess at all.   Step 1 Ink Sweepers are hugely...
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Embossing – How To With Jowilna

Silver linings…how to be creative even when you have almost no fancy products… People often complain about how they need something specific to do a certain thing. I say nonsense…if you have a creative mind and can do something with your hands, the sky is the limit! I created some beautiful cards with left-overs, typing paper and nothing fancy apart from my embossing powder and...
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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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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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49 and Market Flowers & Stamps

Today we are thrilled to bring you beautiful and well-priced Garden Blooms from 49 and Market as well as two stunning new stamps.   Garden Blooms   Stamps   Stunning flowers used in layouts!   49 and Market, believe beauty transcends the test of time. Their collections may range from shabby chic to boho fabulous or romantically vintage but in the end they believe the allure...
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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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1 Stamp 2 Ways with 49 and Market – Take 2

Welcome to another addition of 1 stamp 2 ways. This week I am using the beautiful Borders and Textures stamp set in 2 different ways adding loads of interest to my projects. For my first card I used my background stamp to create a fun stamped background for my card. Pretty self-explanatory using the stamp but with a bit of a twist to give it an interesting look, using 3 colours of ink to stamp...
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1 Stamp 2 Ways with 49 and Market

Last week I showed you how to use this same texture netting stamp from 49 and Market to create a beautiful stamped background for my art journaling. This week I am sharing 2 more ways using this same stamp. For my first card I used the stamp as is to create a beautiful and colourful image on a card. Step 1 Stamp the image onto a folded white card using VersaMark Ink. Sprinkle the stamped image...
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Spider Web Background Stamping Tutorial

Welcome to the first of a series of articles showing you how you can use one single stamp to create various effects – one stamp many ways. I love buying stamps! Enough said! I don’t always utilise them as best as I could or for that matter should, so what better way than to inspire you and myself to use our stamps more often and in various creative ways. This week I am using my 49 and...
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Farmyard Birthday Invitation – Setting the Scene

Setting the scene for a special birthday celebration always begins with a special invitation. And what better way to create an invitation than using the fabulous Silhouette machine. I used the beautiful barn image cut on my silhouette and then turned it into an invitation simply by adding some wording inside. Step 1 Insert the image into the silhouette software. Drag the image to the size you...
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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 Wedding Part Two – Stationery Set

The fun and creative part of planning a wedding is making your invitations and stationery. Your invitations and stationery will set the scene and mood for the entire day, so it is important that you know what you want. For this sample I chose a modern romantic theme. The pretty paper and elements are the romantic part and the actual font and design used is quite modern. Together they make for a...
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Couture Creations Clustered Die Cuts Card

One of my favourite things to do with die-cuts is repetition and clustering elements together. For this card I used a simple stamped image dressed up with a cluster of die cuts for a stunning effect. I coloured some of the cuts in green and pink and then layered them together to create a beautiful corner effect. Why not try and cluster or layer one of your favourite die-cut flourishes on your...
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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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Make A Mark With Silhouette Stamp Material

You guys know how much I love stamps and using them on my projects, and that I have a slight stamp addiction, so having said that, a girl can never have too many stamps and there is always that need for the next project! Using the Silhouette to cut your own stamp designs So I was thrilled to finally try my hand at cutting my won stamps on the Silhouette – and it worked like a dream. The...
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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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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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Vintage Rose Double Page Layout

Have you seen the Couture Creations paper range? Well if not then you are seriously missing out. It is the perfect blend between vintage and romantic – perfect for any project and theme. And you all know it is no secret that I really love vintage, so this range is close to my heart! The designs are beautifully and carefully coloured and designed in a way that you can fussy cut loads of beautiful...
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Memento LUXE ink technique for gorgeous handmade card backgrounds!

I love working with different inks to create a beautiful imperfect look on backgrounds. For this quick and easy set of cards, I created a water coloured background using a single ink colour. To add interest to my coloured panel I added some stamped and embossed images using Kaisercraft stamp sets. The beauty of the Memento LUXE ink pads is that the inks work well with water, so you can create...
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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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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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