28 August 2015

Friends Make Everything So Much Better

Hello there, as soon as I saw this Ella & Friends stamp set by Mama Elephant, I knew I wanted to ink it up. Then when I got it in my hands I didn't know what to do with it! Not because of the set itself, but because I saw so many gorgeous cards using it and I guess I got a little intimated. Last weekend I finally busted it out to make a card for a friend.
 

I started off by stamping Ella, the bunny, the umbrella and sentiment in black ink on to piece of white cardstock. I then masked them all off (except the sentiment). I ran a piece of masking paper through my Cuttlebug using the cloud border from the ME Landscape Trio dies to make some clouds.
 

This was placed on to the panel in various places and I used my Copic Airbrush to add in some sky and clouds (a little difficult to see on the photo, they are a little bit more pronounced in real life!). The rest of the panel was then coloured using Copic Markers. I finished off by adding a little white pen to Ella's and the bunny's cheeks. I also added clear WOS and Glossy Accents to the umbrella. The panel was adhered to a white A2 card base with foam sheet.
 
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Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.
 


COPIC MARKERS: Ella: W6, W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, R01. Bunny: E55, E53, E51, R01. Umbrella: BG13, BG11. Sky: B0000. Grass: YG67, YG17, YG25, YG23, YG03, YG01.
 
Isn't that sentiment so true? I have found it especially true with the crafty community. I love that everyone is always willing to encourage and help each other. I feel very blessed that I have met some wonderful friends through crafting. Thank you for visiting me today, have a great day!

26 August 2015

Thanks In Bloom

Hello, there. After seeing Jennifer McGuire's tutorial on no-water watercolour, I just had to give it a go. I started off with a panel of white cardstock. On to this, I stamped the flower and leaf images from the Spring Blooms stamp set from WPlus9. I then turned over the panel and applied Copic Colourless Blender to it.
 
 
I did end up adding a bit too much to the flowers so I re-stamped them and did the process again. The sentiment, from the WPlus9 Happy Mail stamp set, was then stamped with black ink. The panel was then adhered to a SSS Lavender A2 card base with ATG. To finish off, I added a few SSS Moonshine sequins.
 

SUPPLIES:
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.
 


I think it came out pretty well, Jennifer is a genius isn't she? :) Thank you so much for visiting me today. Have a lovely day!

24 August 2015

VIDEO | Craft Room Tour 2015

Hello there, I am back today to share a new craft room tour with you. My last one was done back in March 2014 and since I have changed  a few bits around since filming that video, I thought I would do another one. I love watching these videos (and I am obsessed with craft storage) so I hope you do too! For the video without the pictures/chat, please scroll down :)
 

I have been told that my room looks bigger in photos and on camera than it actually is. My room is fairly small - 2.6m x 2m and it has the boiler in it (the room used to be a bathroom) so a whole corner of the room is taken up with that (in a cupboard). Saying that, I am incredibly lucky and grateful to have any size room. I am constantly changing how I store items, I need things stored/organised in a way that helps my creative process when crafting.
 

The main bulk of my room (one side of it) is my two desks. These desks are pretty big and I like the depth of them. One is my workspace in terms of my computer, where I blog/study etc. The other side is my crafting side. I have a few shelves above my desk, the one on the computer side holds cables in Gorjuss tins. The ones above my craft desk hold washi tape, embossing folders and plates, colouring pencils, Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and a few storage items.
 
Underneath my desks I have the Helmer drawer units from Ikea. These are great if you have a smaller space. They are not very wide by pretty deep. They hold a lot of my supplies - inks pads (distress and most used), tools, envelopes, adhesives, colouring mediums etc.
 
 
I like to keep my main crafting desk fairly clutter free. I have a lamp from Ikea on there, I have a Daylight bulb in it and this helps when filming videos. I have my Copic Markers (plus glitter pens) in Color Cubbies from Studio 3 Solutions (sadly I believe that they are currently out of business). I also have an acrylic letter rack that holds Copic colour charts, a notebook, Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board and a little notebook that I write down what products I have used when creating. A large portion of my desk is taken up by my tool carousel. I love this thing, it holds a ton ... scissors, glue, tape runner, bone folder, rulers, corner punches etc.
 
 
I then have my Raskog, I LOVE this also! On the top shelf I have tools I reach for a lot - pens, kitchen paper, masking tape, post-it tape, stamp press, masking paper, foam tape and my swatch book (you can see this in more detail here). The middle shelf holds paper pads, and the bottom shelf holds my Cuttlebug and cutting plates.
 
 
On the other side of my room/the other wall, there is a cabinet from Ikea (sadly no longer sold) that holds my stamps, dies and 8.5"x11" cardstock (you can see more on that here). There is also a drawer at the bottom where my ink pads live, as well as some sprays and stamp cleaner.


I also have stackables units. These are great because you can change around the configuration of drawers. The top one holds my 12x12" paper and cardstock and the bottom one holds my embellishments. On the top of them both, I have some magazines and reference books, as well as my camera and stencil storage (you can see more on that here).
 
VIDEO:
 


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Here are the links to what I am using as storage in my room. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.
I should also just mention that I do have a cupboard that is not in my craft room. This holds my larger Xyron machines, older punches, my back up supply of PTI white cardstock and some ink refills. I hope you enjoyed having a look at my craft room today. Do you like craft storage as much as me? Thanks so much for visiting me today, have a great day!