New Beginnings – Beautiful Celebr8 Paper range

I am absolutely in love with this gorgeous range of papers. I wanted to create a beautiful layout of my niece and these papers were just perfect.Celebr8_paper_main

I loved the fussy cut sheet to cut out all the elements from and to create clusters of layered elements.

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As much as I love this paper range, I also love the element of surprise and so I added a strip of Kaisercraft paper into the mix.

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On the background, I added some stencilling with inks for added interest.

Combined with the papers and cut out elements I used some microbeads, mica and diamante to add dimension and interest in between the beautiful floral elements.

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Paint splats across the background in the colours of the papers make for a visually interesting effect.
I splat over the entire page design, just covering my photo so that the paint splats also land on top of the cut out flowers adding interest over the entire page.

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Holy Week Bloghop with Joy Clair

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Welcome to the Color by Faith Holy Week blog hop with Joy Clair
This Holy Week we are celebrating with the stunning range of Color by Faith Stamps available from Joy Clair creating beautiful art work.
I created this Bible Journaling spread with the Reckless Love stamp set and Hosanna stamp set.JNHosannaPge

At first I messed up this page so badly, but I took a couple of days to reflect and just pray and rested in the Lord and it came together in the end.
Funny how we try and impress God with perfection when He is just happy with our hearts – after all He knows us much better than the perfection we strive for.

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What does the Bible say about Hosanna? Hosanna is a word from Hebrew that is commonly used as an exclamation of adoration, praise or joy. In the Old Testament, it is applied only in scripture as “help” or “save, I pray.”
In the New Testament, the word Hosanna appears to be a “special kind of respect” referred to the one who saves.
Much like The Lord came and saved this journal page, He saves us daily from sin and imperfection – if only we call on Him.

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I think the title on this page speaks to me the most. I stamped “Hosanna” in Black Versafine Onyx, then added some inking using Oxide inks. The oxide ink lightened the black ink a lot,
and offered me the perfect opportunity to add a shadow of white StazOn Pigment over it slightly off-set for a stunning end result.

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I started off with layered of inking and paint on my background.
Stamped leaves and flowers onto cardstock and cut them out. A light inking on the leaves in green adds colour, but it is the white flowers that really pops against the colourful background that I love.

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A few white paint pen dots and graphite scribbles finishes off this page.

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Until next time – Hosanna to the King!
Wishing you a blessed Easter, peace and love.

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Stenciled tag using expanding mousse

If you are not subscribed to the Short Cuts Craft News letter then you probably missed this tag I created for them using my Moroccan Tile Stencil and Expanding Mousse.EM3JN

The background was an old one I created using Tsukineko Dye ink reinkers and just worked on top of that for a stunning end result.

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Simply apply the mousse through a stencil and heat using a heat gun to create a stunning texture and end result.
TIP: Use a good heat gun with lots of heat for a good result, the smaller slower heat guns don’t work as well.

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I finished off the tag with a few random bits and pieces from my table and some fun heritage people from Tim Holtz.

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I also added some gold and silver Distress Crayon touches around the people – and look ow amazingly they sit on top of the mousse and add shimmer.

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The Expanding Mousse and Metallic Distress Crayons were kindly sponsored to me by TroCraft South Africa. All other products used are my own.
Products used: Gel Medium Little Birdie
Stencil: Jowilna Nolte for Enroute

Milk Carton boxed with Butterfly Garden

Jowilna on the blog today with the gorgeous Butterfly Garden range of papers. I fell in the love the moment I saw this range and knew that I would love it.
The soft colours and beautiful details make this range perfect for most projects. I chose to create some boxes this time around with the new Scoring Board released.
And in a few minutes I created these beautiful boxes because I had amazing tools.

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Step 1 – Cut your Butterfly Garden patterned paper 06A to measure 10,5×7″.

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step 2 – Place the paper on the score board and score the following lines as per the diagram.
Vertically on the short side at: 2,5″, 5″, 6,5″
Horizontally on the long side at: 2,5″, 5″, 7,5″ and 10″
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step 3 – Once all the scoring is done, use your bone folder to burnish all the lines and fold them.
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step 4 – Trim away the bottom edge spine area using your scissors.
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step 5 – Continue along the bottom and cut into the fold lines to the first horizontal scoreline only.
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step 6 – Start assembling the box. Add a thin line on adhesive on the thin spine area and adhere. Then add tape or adhesive to the bottom flaps and seal the box at the bottom.
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step 7 – Pinch the top edge inwards to create the seal at the top. Now decorate your box with the embellishment pack.
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Seal the box with a little peg after filling it with chocolates or a small gift that is not too heavy. Decorate the front of your box and add ribbon and other elements as desired.
This box is a slight adjustment to the measurements to make a taller milk carton. I simply adjusted the size of my patterned paper and when scoring i made the center part longer.

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Quick and easy gift boxes that anyone can make. I love how the decorative elements from the Die-cut Ephemera pack can be layered on top of each other for a really stunning effect.
And don’t forget to pick up your scoring board and guillotine trimmer from Couture Creations to make crafting so much easier.

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Until next time – give the scoring board and these boxes and try and share your projects with us.

Products used:CO726540 Butterfly Garden Die-cut Ephemera Pack
CO726537 Butterfly Garden Sheet 10
CO726533 Butterfly Garden Sheet 6
CO726533 Butterfly Garden Sheet 9
CO726342 Scoring Board 12″
CO724389 Turbo Precision Glue Pen

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How to use 2 stamp sets to create 2 Floral cards – Joy Clair.

Welcome to today’s blog post filled with inspiration using 2 stamp sets from Joy Clair to create 2 different cards perfect for Spring and Summer flowers.

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I used the following stamp sets to create these cards.

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I used the small flower cluster from the Martha’s Flowers stamp set and stamped it repeatedly on white cardstock and used Tombow markers to add colour to the flowers.
The leaves are from The Reckless Love stamp set.

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The sentiment was stamped onto a round piece of cardstock, and then the flowers arranged around the circle to create a wreath.

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For my second card I created a background using some stencils. On top of the card I added stamped and coloured flowers, that sit on top of a stem that was stamped repeatedly using a sentiment from the Whale Hello stamp set.
The one flowers was adhered flat and the top one was raised using foam tape for dimension.

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The smaller flowers were cut from the center of the bigger flowers and arrange across the background.
At the bottom of the card a stamped sentiment raise on foam tape adds more dimension.

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Take a look at the NEW arrivals from Joy Clair stamps this month that I used.
Until next time – happy stamping!
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How to combine stamps to make a card and tag set with Joy Clair.

I love versatility and when it comes to stamps, combining the different sets from Joy Clair together is effortless. I combined these 2 sets together for my card and tag

God’s Promises and Rise and Shine

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For my card I used God’s Promises and Rise and Shine stamp sets together. I started off by stamping the sun from the Rise and Sine set first repeatedly in yellow ink. I then stenciled my sunshine stencil over the top edge of the card using the same yellow inks. Stamped the sentiment in black VersaFine Clair ink below the sun rising, and then added the small sun from God’s Promises stamps set. I stamped the small sun onto white cardstock, blended over it to add colour and then cut it out. It was raise using foam tape and the center of the sun glazed with dimensional glaze. All of these yellow suns are sure to bring some sunshine into someone’s day with this quick and easy card.

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I also created this tag using the Rise and Shine stamp set. I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of white cardstock and inked the edges around the side only using yellow ink. Some torn experimental pieces of paper using spray inks were sewn at the bottom of the tag in layers. I used the rooster image stamped and painted for another project, but it turns out that I didn’t use it and so the head was chopped off and recycled for this tag. I like how the rooster looks like he is shouting the sentiment from the rooftops.

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Remember to add some diamante and embellishments to further dress up your tag and add interest.

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Feeling Lucky with Joy Clair Stamps.

On the Joy Clair blog today we are hopping along with this Lucky Charm stamp set creating tons of amazing projects to get you inspired.
I fell in love with this little guy the moment I saw him. I created this quick card using green which is not my favorite colour but I love how he turned out.
We used the Lucky Charm stamp set to create with.

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The background was done using H2O’s that I mixed onto a plastic packet and stamped onto my white card front. I left it to dry naturally to create those interesting lines.

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The rainbow was stamped onto white cardstock and coloured using metallic pens from Kaisercraft. I love the shimmer these pens add.

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The sentiment was raise using foam tape strips – and what an amazing sentiment this is – I can see myself using it lots in the future.

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This little guy was coloured using watercolour paint and the gold in the buckles added using my gold gel pen.

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I love how this card came together using some of my favorite products and now one of my favorite new stamp sets from Joy Clair.

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Wildflower Meadow Layout and thoughts of memory keeping.

I have always prided myself at the fact that I wanted to keep scrapbooking and memory keeping affordable and accessible to everyone. Yes I know every month there are loads of new product out on the market, new papers that are simply prettier
than the previous range, new technique products, more versatile stamps and stencils – and believe me we all fall into the trap of wanting it all.
Which brings me to my point. I made this layout with left-over papers from a double page. The only product I added was thread, 3 flowers, some stamen clusters, gold glitter, diamante and a few leaves – all things I had.
And of course my trusty sewing machine and favorite punch for detail.
Did I want to turn it into a layout with tons of flowers, loads of mixed media techniques, half a jar of art stones, inks, mists, charms, more flowers and stuff – sure I did.
Is it really me, well maybe not so much, only once in a while, does it make sense in my life and those who want to re-create the layout because they have the paper – definitely not as much.
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Where then do we draw the line? Create what you love and what you can afford, or succumb to the pressure of industry giants and icons and follow the masses.

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I say stay true to you – don’t succumb to something you are not. Just for the sake of happiness and enjoyment and love.

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I loved every real minute of creating this quick and easy and affordable layout using this beautiful paper range, I loved adding the gorgeous flowers I had, recycling the leaves and adding thread and some gold glitter.

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I love the softness and the delicate flowers…

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I love that I could scrap this gorgeous photo of a beautiful soul…

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I love what I do. I love to inspire. I love that I can’t afford all those things because it pushes me to be resourceful and real about my life and memory keeping.
I love that after all these years my clothes are still full of ink splats and glue stains, that life is real and that I love being creative even more than before.
Is it easy – by no means – and that just means that giving up is not an option, although some days it really feels like the only option.

Wildflower Meadow Paper Pad by Craft Consortium sponsored by The Funky Llama SA.
Flowers by Little Birdie from The Wholesaler

How to survive in the wilderness – Bible Journaling with Joy Clair.

Today on the Joy Clair blog I am sharing this Bible Journaling page using the stunning new Blossom stamp set.
Surviving when everything feels like a wilderness is not easy – but rest assured God won’t forsake you, nor will He desert you. He will lift you up from this dessert and land of drought into His luscious presence.
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I started off my page by adding some colour to the background using Memento dewdrop inks and a blending tool. I then stamped the large cactus image directly onto the green area, added some shimmer paint and white gel pen details.
The other images were stamped onto white cardstock, painted with watercolour paint in shades of green and blue, cut out and adhered to the page.

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To highlight the text and make it stand out more, I stamped the sentiment in black VersaFine Clair ink, then stamp it again in green VersaFine Clair ink and cut out the relevant word and adhered it over the black word.
Such a simple way off adding colour and importance to a word.

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A few ink splats finished off the background page. I love the versatility of this set and am going to use it a bunch of times in my crafting.
Hope you are feeling inspired by the message – and even though life may seem like a bit of a wilderness or dessert – God won’t forsake you. You have come this far keep going.

Blossom | Bible Journaling Clear Stamp
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How to use hotfoil stamps with spray inks for stamping.

Hi! It’s time to create a colourful background with stamping and hot foil stamps.
Hello and welcome to another blog post with me Jowilna. Today I am sharing a single page layout where I created my own stamped background patterned paper with a hot foil stamp. I love how this turned out and its so fun and easy to create.
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step 1 – Place your hot foil stamp onto your craft sheet or scrap paper face up. Use spray ink and mist your hot foil stamp liberally.
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step 2 – Flip a sheet of white cardstock over onto the stamp and lightly press down onto the paper where the stamp is underneath it. This pressure will transfer the colour onto the paper. Repeat several times using a single colour.
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step 3 – Repeat step 1 and 2 with 2 more colours of spray inks. Keep stamping the image onto the background until you are happy with the look. Leave the ink to dry.
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step 4 – Stamp some more flowers, but this time I used an ink pad to stamp the flowers and cut them out.
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step 5 – Cut out some extra flowers. I also trimmed the white edges off of the elements form the die-cut ephemera packet.
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Assemble your layout by adding a 3″ (7.5cm) wide strip of patetrned paper on the left edge of your background. Add your photo using foam tape. Then add your stamped flowers and cut out elements.
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Add some embellishments and diamante. To add interest to the large flowers, add some gel medium and then sprinkle with gold glitter and leave to dry.
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These colourful flowers are the perfect element for any project and by changing up the way you use your hot foil stamps, you can change the look and effect.
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Until next time – I hope you experiment with all those gorgeous hot foil stamps you have.
Supplies
CO725422 Arizona Poppy 
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