Wednesday, January 11, 2017

All About the Girls - January DT Project 1

Hello Everyone, welcome to my first DT project with Auzz Trinklets n Krafts – I am thrilled to be sharing projects with you over the coming months!

The card I am sharing today features the fabulous stamp set Trouble in a Tutu, by Clearly Besotted. These hippos are so fun with their leaping, twisting and twirling ways!

I love a sturdy card base when creating dimensional cards, so I tend to use a heavyweight cardstock.
This card uses Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Paper for the base which is cut at 4 ¼" x 11" and scored at 5 ½" to make a top folding card of 5 ½" x 4 ¼".

I cut a layer from Strathmore Bristol cardstock using a die from Blueprints 27, by My Favorite Things. Bristol has a perfectly smooth surface which makes it great for stamping and handles Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers very well.

I placed the cut piece into my (Original) MISTI stamping tool, fitting it snugly into the bottom left hand corner and arranged the three Clearly Besotted hippo stamps at the bottom and two hippo stamps at the top onto the cardstock, before closing the lid of the MISTI to take up the stamps.

The stamps were then inked with Simon Says Stamp black dye ink. I stamped twice with the MISTI to ensure the outline of the images were precise and then stamped these images onto Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper and fussy cut each hippo closely against the image. After placing the masks of each hippo over the images stamped onto the Bristol cardstock, I placed the piece back into the MISTI stamping tool and inked up a background stamp, Tiny Birthday Cling Background, from The Ton with Lawn Fawn ink, Merman. Again, I stamped this twice for a darker impression.
I stamped the sixth hippo onto a separate piece of cardstock and after removing the masks from the hippos (tadaaa!), I coloured them all with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto the layering piece and also stamped the banner with Simon Says Stamp black dye ink onto a piece of textured cardstock from my stash, which matched nicely with the Lawn Fawn Merman ink.

The sixth hippo and banner were die cut with the co-ordinating dies from the Clearly Besotted Trouble in a Tutu die collection with my Sizzix Bigshot Machine. I placed the banner onto the layering piece and then the layering piece onto the card base using 3M Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape. The sixth hippo was adhered onto the banner with Ranger Multi Medium Matte as was the sweet tiny heart I pulled from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards, in Phosphorescence. As a finishing touch, I added Tsukineko-Irresistible Shimmer Pico Embellisher to the bow of each hippo to add some glitter and shine.

Thankyou for following along with me today. Please feel free to ask questions if anything needs clarifying. If you cannot find the items I have used (listed below) in the Auzz Trinklets and Krafts store, be sure to drop Neha a message via email or Facebook and she will do what she can to order the product in for you.
Happy crafting and have a great day!



Trouble in a Tutu, by Clearly Besotted   
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Paper
Strathmore Bristol cardstock
Blueprints 27, by My Favorite Things
(Original) MISTI stamping tool
Simon Says Stamp black dye ink
Tiny Birthday Cling Background, from The Ton
Lawn Fawn ink, Merman
Clearly Besotted Trouble in a Tutu die collection
3M Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape
Little Things from Lucy’s Cards, in Phosphorescence
Tsukineko-Irresistible Shimmer Pico Embellisher

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers used:
No. 026 Light Pink
No. 036 Light Blue
No. 091 Light Gray
No. 095 Dark Gray

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Birthday Smiles!

Hello! Today I am sharing the sweetest little elephant from the WPlus9 Unforgettable stamp set.

Isn't he the cutest?! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to watercolour the image and covered the balloon with a layer of glossy accents. The rectangle die is from My Favorite Things Cross-Stitch Rectangle Stax and I diecut the background repeatedly with a die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 20. It is not evident in the photo, but the black piece behind is a sheet of sparkly glitter paper which adds more interest to the card.

I hope your day is wonderful!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

You're Out Of This World


Ahh, I have to say how good it felt to have a play with my Distress inks again - it has been a while. I used the Tim Holtz watercolour paper and while I have found it wasn't really great for wet techniques for me, the ink glided on and blended beautifully. Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire were used. I then sprayed on some water to get the effect that these inks are known best for, followed by Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz by Imagine Crafts (a little difficult to see in this photo) and then spattered some Studio Calico Mr Huey's Colour Mist in Opaque White to finish off the sky background.
The moon and sentiment are from Altenew's To the Moon stamp set - it is so fun! The moon was stamped first with Tsukineko Brilliance Platinum Planet ink for a slight shimmer. The second layer I then used Simon Says Stamp ink in Smoke and the final layer in Versamark ink with Ranger's Liquid Platinum embossing powder. The moon happily fits perfectly into a 2" punch which allowed me to adhere it to the card with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock with Versamark and white embossing powder, then diecut with a label die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 13.

As an afterthought, I decided to add the woodchip stars and coloured these with Zig's a Wink of Luna in silver, topping that with A Wink of Stella in silver to add some more shimmer! It is unfortunate that all the shimmery bits are so difficult to capture in a photograph!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Challenge #87 - Three of Something

Stamp and Punch/Diecut

Have a fabulous day!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Glitter me Silly

Howdy peeps!

A while ago I received a lovely Memory Box die by surprise in a package from Simon Says Stamp as part of a promo. I wasn't really sure how I was going to use it, so put it away for a while. I pulled it out a couple of weeks ago, determined to come up with something and I am quite happy with the result. Glitter paper and coloured foam, a word die and BOOM! It all came together. The results are below!

It is a little difficult to tell, but the light coloured glitter paper is actually pale pink.

The pink coloured foam helps add dimension and adds to the overall look - I love it!

The reverse of the card above = no wastage and a quick second card. The sentiments are cut from cardstock and covered with glossy accents.

I plan on placing a light coloured circle on the inside - alternatively using a fancy marker may be cool to write a fancy message!

I am entering these into the following challenges:

1) Ladybug Crafts June Challenge - Use Your Dies

2) Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog - Include a Diecut

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hello you!

Hi There!

The card I have to share today was inspired by the latest class from Online Card Classes, Stretch Your Dies. An easy yet effective technique, using the negative space of the dies, leaving the positive diecuts to use on another card.

The dies I have used are from Little B's set Bouquet. I love these dies, they are versatile and can be paired to cut in a different manner.

The sentiment strip is from My Favorite Things, Blueprints 21 and the 'hello' diecut, cut from a coloured foam sheet, is from Wplus9,  Hand Lettered Hello

I used Liquid Pearls in Onyx Pearl for embellishing. Rather than squirting the paint directly on the card front, I dotted pearls onto a craft sheet and left them to dry, then lifted and glued them on with Multi Medium Matte. The diecut piece has been mounted with foam tape and placed onto the card base, giving dimension to the card and the same has been done with the sentiment strip.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Tick Tack Toe
1) Flowers or butterflies
2) Die cut or punch
3) Dimension

Paper Creators Crafts - Flowers

Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes w/ Pink, White and Green

Die Cut Divas - In the Garden

Thanks for popping in!

Friday, April 3, 2015



Today I am sharing a card that combines stamps from Lil' Inker Designs "Unscramble This" and Lawn Fawn "Critters From the Past". I find it difficult these days to not purchase a stamp set alone if it has a matching die set. They just help to give your design that something extra! 

Tell me I am not the only one!

It is not obvious in the picture below, but the reveal is embossed in Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. I love the fun of an interactive card and this great die which creates the door, fits the bill perfectly. 

I punched out a flower shape and used it to mask the clouds to create the sky using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The copic markers used to colour the trees were YR95, YR97 and YR99, E33 and E35. The Pterodactyl was coloured with C2, C4 and C6.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Come Fly With Me

Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Tick Tack Toe  -
1) Piercing, either hand or die
2) Die cut or punch
3) Patterned paper bought or handmade

Try It On Tuesday - Those who have wings

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful, safe long weekend.

Friday, October 24, 2014're a winner!


Today I  have a fun card to share featuring the perfect image for many of the boys in our lives from the Simon Says Stamp stamp set All Boy and some of the divine dies and sequins I was fortunate enough to win from Paulina's blog and store Pretty Pink Posh. The Charcoal sequins I have used are from her newest release, and are so perfect for this card - they are a must have! I am looking forward to purchasing some of the beautiful colours she has in stock - I was so excited when I received these yesterday! The Stitched Tag Dies will be used regularly and my daughter and I can't wait to make super cute Christmas tags and the border dies are from the fabulous set Stitched Borders 2. Thankyou Paulina for the beautiful supplies!! xoxox

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp challenge Anything Goes.

Have a superb weekend!

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