Friendship

The World Needs More of You

Sunday, July 21, 2019

I promised I'd be making more cards with our gorgeous DSP and here you have my first card using the brand new products from the 2019-2020 annual catalogue.  You won't have to wait long to see more either!  I am a complete convert to how beautiful cards are when they draw on the paper in this way, and so effortless to make up, it's a dream.


This card uses the Bird Ballard Designer Series Paper as well as the Free as a Bird stamp set.  I stamped off the bird and coloured him in using Blends which helped me get that shading effect.  The sentiment I stamped on a strip of Whisper White and then cut a banner end with my Snips.


Fussy cut the bird, stick him to the end of the banner, and pop the whole lot up using dimensionals.  HOW EASY IS THAT?

What you need to make this:

Free as a Bird stamp set

Bird Ballard DSP


Blends: Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Bronze
Basics: Thick Whisper White cardstock, Snips, Liquid Glue, Dimensionals

Happy crafting,
Fiona x

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Children's birthdays

1, 2, 3, 4, 5!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

When I see this card my head starts singing the 1970s numbers song from Sesame Street. (I just had to look it up on YouTube - it's called "Pinball Number Count." For those of you born in the 1970s and before, take a trip down memory lane and look it up! So many memories!!)  The little 5 year old this was made for will probably have his own numbers song stuck in his head, but one thing's for sure, he's so excited to be turning FIVE!



This card uses the Large Numbers framelits and the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.  I used a brayer to colour each of the letters (or the background to them) in: Daffodil Delight, Mango Medley, Poppy Parade, Lemon Lime Twist, and Pacific Point.  Dug out some old enamel dots for extra colour, and popped the whole lot up on dimensionals.


This fun card is a CASE of Fran Sabad's gorgeous card.

Happy crafting,
Fiona x

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Video Tutorial

Fun with Designer Series Paper

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hands up if you hold onto your Designer Series Paper, safe guarding it "just in case"?  It's so pretty!  I don't want to use it up!  What if I need it for another project?  And then the end of the catalogue arrives, and that DSP gets forgotten in a drawer because you've ordered new designs from the new collection.  

No more!  We buy craft materials to craft, right?  So let's get crafty with that DSP!  I'm challenging you to use as much as you can before you order any new packs in the 2019-2020 catalogue.  

I went live on Facebook a few days ago to show you some cards I've been making up in that makes a star of the Animal Expedition DSP.  Use my tips from the video to do the same for any pack of DSP and remember:

1 - make them EASY!
2 - make the DSP do the work for you!
3 - ENJOY IT!


Happy crafting,
Fiona x

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