Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Create & Take: It's So Nice...

Hi bloggers, today we are going to share with you last week's Create & Take using the Memory Box Stitched Tulips die and some new JustRite stamps. So let's get started....

Products Used:

JustRite Stamp Set - Doodled Birds


1. Take a square card blank and stamp the images onto the card using black ink. Colour with watercolour pencils. Add some grass using the watercolour pencils along the bottom of the card.

2. Die cut the Stitched Tulips onto the front of the card and then die cut the tulip heads again from pink spotty paper. 

3. Cut a square piece of green card and stick this behind the card on the inside. Position the tulip heads back inside the white card.

4. Cut a piece of green card to fit across the top of the card. Die cut using the Marianne lace border die on one side. Adhere in place on the top of the card.

5. Stamp wording onto the green card.

A beautiful card for Spring using some fabulous new stamps from JustRite which will be available to buy from our website shortly.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Scrapbook Club Sneak Peek: Simple & Sweet

Hi bloggers, today Sarah is sharing with you a sneak peek of this Saturday's Scrapbook Club - Simple & Sweet. The layout of each design will be focused around one photo, using some artistic, mixed media techniques including the new Minc mediums with the Minc foiling machine!

For those of you attending this month's Scrapbook Club you will need to bring 2 photos with you which need to be quite small. Measurements of the photo's used in this layout are 5cm x 7cm (approx. 2" x 3") in portrait format. Black and white photos may work best to fit in easily with the colour scheme. The photo used in the first layout has a rainbow tint on the photo - so you can consider colour tints in pastel shades which may work nicely with the layout if you are able to do so.

This month's class will require you to release the artist within, so get ready to get creative!

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Shop's 10th Birthday Demo Event

Hi bloggers, this year we will be celebrating the Shop's 10th birthday and we are hoping to make it bigger and better than previous years with some great demonstrators, competitions, raffle prizes and you can't forget those all important goodie bags. So make sure you put Saturday 6th August in your diaries now.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Create & Take: Happy Birthday Bear

Hi bloggers, today we have an adorable birthday card using some of the new Stampendous stamp sets and Marianne dies.

So let's get started...

Products Used:


1. Die cut Marianne Lace Doily from white cardstock and the doily background from Bazzill Green Tea.

2. Stamp the bear and flowers in black ink. Colour with watercolour pencils. Stamp the leaves using Shabby Shutters ink pad.

3. Place the die cut back into the die and use embossing mats to add embossed detail through your die cuting machine.

4. Adhere the white decorated doily onto the green background.

5. Emboss the leaves on a piece of Heidi coloured cardstock. Swipe with a white ink pad. Adhere to the bottom of the inside of the card.

6. Fold the front of the card in half to create an easel card and adhere the decorated panel on it.

7. Die cut the banner and stamp sentiment.

8. Fold banner and stick at the bottom of the card. Add flowers and use glitter glue to finish.

This design of card is a great alternative to a traditional card blank and with the characters included in the Stampendous Spring Short Stack you can create cards for many different occasions.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Create & Take: Tag Love

Hi bloggers, we are sharing another Create & Take card with you today, this time using some of Marianne's latest releases. So let's get started....

Products Used:


1. Cut a tag from white card and stamp the design on the cardstock with black ink. Die cut the tag topper from Kachina and stick to the top of the tag. Colour the stamped design with pencils.

2. Cut a piece of white cardstock 12cm x 6.5cm to cover half of the base of the card. Emboss with Anja's Circle embossing folder.

3. Cut a piece of patterned paper 12cm x 6.5cm to cover the bottom half of the card base.

4. Cut a strip of brown card 12cm x 4cm and die cut the heart border from it.

5. Cut a piece of Kachina card 4.5cm x 2.5cm and stamp wording onto it. Use a scor-bug to add embossed dots and join using a white pen.

6. Use a blue pen to add detail to the embossed dots on the white card.

7. Stamp a butterfly onto white cardstock, colour with pencils and cut around.

8. Assemble the card as shown and add some glitter glue and a piece of twine to the top of the tag to finish.

To check out the rest of Marianne's latest release, click here.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Create & Take: Under the Weather

Hi bloggers, we are sharing with you another Create & Take today which is a response to how some of us have been feeling at Crafts U Love HQ. We have all seemed to have suffered from a cold/flu bug over the pass few weeks so we felt a 'Get Well Soon' card fitted the current situation.

So let's get started.....

Products Used:

Penny Black Feel Well Stamp Set
Marianne Stitched Waves & Clouds Border Die Set
Black Versafine Ink Pad
Watercolour Pencils
Echo Park Happy Easter Collection - Easter Plaid 12 x 12 Paper
Echo Park Happy Easter Collection - Journalling Cards 12 x 12 Paper
Bazzill Basics 12 x 12 Paper - Blue


1. Stamp wording, umbrella and bird onto a white card blank.

2. Stamp umbrella onto the Echo Park patterned papers and cut around and stick onto the umbrella design on the card.

3. Colour the bird with watercolour pencils.

4. Die cut two of the Stitched Clouds, one from patterned paper and another from a plain paper. Stick the two together and trim the edges to fit on the card. Adhere to the bottom of the card.

5. Add glitter glue to finish if desired.

So there you have it, a simple yet effective Get Well Soon card, which is quick and easy to put together, perfect to give to someone who is feeling a bit under the weather.

To check out the rest of the latest Penny Black release, click here.