Bloghop with Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps

Welcome to the Imagine Crafts, Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Blog hop and give-away.
Today we are sharing an amazing line-up with the Artists from both teams. So hop on to everyone’s blogs and leave us comments so you too can win.
Leave a comment on each blog and corporate blog any of the days and you can win.
You can win a $25 gift certificate to someone from Imagine and Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps is giving a $25 gift certificate to a person as well.
2 winners — one from each company so don’t miss the chance to win BIG!

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Here is the blog hop order for today

Crackerbox & Suzy – Vicky Briggs
Imagine – Elina Stromberg
Crackerbox & Suzy – Donna Idlet
Imagine – Iris Rodriguez
Crackerbox & Suzy – Terri Burson
Imagine – Jennifer Vanderbeek
Crackerbox & Suzy – Cornelia Wenokor
Imagine – Jowilna Nolte – you are here
Crackerbox & Suzy – Olesya Andreyeva
Imagine – Kassy Tousignant

I used these 2 amazing images from the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps shop – when I saw this little guy I simply had to add him to my stash.
I stamped all image in VersaFine Clair ink, and added colour to my stamped image using water colours made from my re-inkers.
So easy to do and you can get amazing end results.

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Turning a Silhouette sketch file into a cut file – Jowilna 101

I love all those gorgeous sketch files available in the Silhouette shop but I would rather cut them.
Today I am sharing a quick and easy dummy way of turning my sketch files into cut files so that I can use them on my cards and layouts in a fun way.
Hop on over to The Wholesaler’s blog and see how I did it in a few easy steps.cut flowers

 

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I love how easy it is to create my own elements using my Silhouette machine – and have you seen the new colour machines coming soon!
Simply in love!

Beautiful Handmade Foil Card.

You can create some amazing effects with the GoPress and Foil. Add some additional details to the foiling for an even more stunning effect!
For this card, I added some inking on top of the foiling with some amazing results.
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step 1 -Heat the Curling Motif Stamp in the GoPress and Foil.

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step 2 – Once hot, add the green foil, cardstock and a shim. Roll the platform through the GoCut and Emboss.

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step 3 – Remove the cardstock from the platform to reveal the hot foiled image.

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step 4 – Stamp some wording onto a strip of cardstock using VersaFine Clair ink in brown. Trim the sentiment to fit onto the card.

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step 5 – To add colour to my background, I misted the foiled piece with water and then sprinkled it with Walnut ink crystals and then misted again with water. Leave the ink to dry.

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Trim the background to fit onto the front of a folded card. Add your stamped sentiment to the middle of the foiled image. Finish off the card with an inked chipboard heart.

The inking on top of the foiling looks amazing. You could also ink before foiling the card and it will also look great. The foiled image creates a beautiful home for the sentiment to sit on.

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Precious Remembrance Blog hop day 2 with Imagine.

Today is Day 2 of the Imagine and Precious Remembrance Shop (PRC) 2-Day Blog Hop, May 16th and 17th 2018. During this hop, we will feature awesome creations from the Design teams at PRC and Imagine. Not only do we show you PRC’s fabulous stamps with Imagine’s outstanding inks, but you will also get a chance to win prizes.

Giveaway Details:
– Hop Along and leave us some comments on each blog.
– Show us some love!:) Like & Follow both companies on Facebook & Instagram
– Winners will be announced at the end of the month
1 Winner : School Days & Totally stamp sets (Precious Remembrance Shop)
1 Winner : $30 Gift Certificate from Imagine Crafts

Precious Remembrance Shop: Facebook , Instagram
Imagine Crafts: Facebook , Instagram

Have fun & Goodluck!
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For this card I used the School Days Stamp Set. I used the sentiment stamped acorss the background in Black VersaFine Clair repeatedly with only
1 sentiment stamped in a different colour to make it stand out.
The circle element was stamped on a Rose coloured circle, and my star inked in VersaFine Clair as well.
A bright pink strip coloured with the VersaFine Clair runs across the top section of the card.

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A few diamante and ink splats finished off this quick and easy card.

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Don’t forget to like our social media pages and hop along for loads of inspiration.

Next hop on to Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Imagine Blog

Lisa Elton
Kelly Lunceford
Greta Hes
Helen Gullett
Rosemary Dennis
Steph Ackerman
Melissa Andrew
Nadine Carlier
Martha Lucia Gomez
Roni Johnson
Jowilna Nolte (you are here)
Kyriakos Pachadiroglou
Iris Rodriguez
Elina Strombert
Kassy Tousignant
Jennifer Vanderbeek

Precious Remembrance Blog Hop with Imagine.

Welcome to the Imagine and Precious Remembrance Blog Hop

Today is an exciting day. Imagine and Precious Rememberance Shop (PRC) have teamed up for an exciting 2-Day Blog Hop, May 16th and 17th 2018.
During this hop, we will feature awesome creations from the Design teams at PRC and Imagine.
Not only do we show you PRC’s fabulous stamps with Imagine’s outstanding inks, but you will also get a chance to win prizes.

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Giveaway Details:

– Hop Along and leave us some comments on each blog.
– Show us some love!:) Like & Follow both companies on Facebook & Instagram
– Winners will be announced at the end of the month

1 Winner : School Days & Totally stamp sets (Precious Remembrance Shop)

1 Winner : $30 Gift Certificate from Imagine Crafts

Precious Remembrance Shop: Facebook , Instagram
Imagine Crafts: Facebook , Instagram

Have fun & Goodluck!

Imagine Blog

Lisa Elton
Kelly Lunceford
Greta Hes
Helen Gullett
Rosemary Dennis
Steph Ackerman
Melissa Andrew
Nadine Carlier
Martha Lucia Gomez
Roni Johnson
Jowilna Nolte (you are here)
Kyriakos Pachadiroglou
Iris Rodriguez
Elina Strombert
Kassy Tousignant
Jennifer Vanderbeek

 

For my card I used a combination of VersaFine Clair ink to create a bright and beautiful background.
On top of my background I stamped the fun pattern from the Totally Stamp Set in Black VersaFine Clair.
Layered on top is the simple sentiment finished off with the paint swash detail.

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Such an amazing and versatile stamp set filled with loads of stamps to create a ton of sentiments.
I love basic and versatile stamp sets like these that can be used in a myriad of ways – and these sets are of an amazing quality.

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Don’t forget to like our social media pages and hop along for loads of inspiration.
Head back tomorrow for round 2 of the hop.

Next hop on to Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Stenciled Celebration Cards.

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I absolutely love creating paper projects using my POP paints. This range of paints is truly so versatile and with the new bright and vibrant colours you can’t go wrong.
Today I created some vibrant celebration cards that can be used for birthdays and other special occasions.
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step 1 – Stamp your sentiments from the Chiswick stamp set onto white cardstock using permanent black ink like StazOn or VersaFine. Trim the sentiments to the size you need.
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step 2 – On your craft sheet add a small amount of texture paste and POP paint in Burst.
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step 3 – Mix the paint and texture paste together to give you a nice thick consistency of coloured paste.
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step 4 – Create a coloured background. I used a variety of paints and inks to create a colourful mixed media background.
Stencil a pattern on top of the coloured background using the orange texture paste mixture.
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step 5 – Leave the paste to dry completely. Adhere the stenciled background piece to a folded card.
Stamp flowers onto white cardstock and use some of your watered down Burst paint to paint the flowers.
Adhere the flowers and sentiment to the card and finish off with sewing and a few diamante.
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And a second version using some of my Haze paint combined with watercolour paint to create a purple flower.
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And in a few minutes I created a couple of different cards using the same supplies – multitasking and creating a range of the same cards all at the same time really saves time and
you can build up quite a nice stash of cards ready to go at any moment.
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POP Paint 290ml-Haze pp0316
POP Paint 290ml-Burst pp0319
Clear Stamp – Life Lessons rs3184

Other: Flower stamp: Carabelle, Stencil: Jowilna Nolte, sewing machine, VersaFine, StazOn

VersaMagic and VersaFine Clair on a card.

On the Imagine blog today with a card showing how to use VersaMagic as a colour softnener over VersaFine Clair. This quick and easy card has loads of interest and
different layers of stamping perfect for that special greeting card. Hop on over to the Imagine blog to see how I created this effect.
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Decorative Dies on a layout for Kaisercraft.

This week on the Kaisercraft blog we are using Decorative Dies on projects – I love these textured dies for various reasons. But I think their simplicity is the best thing about them.
You can dress them up or keep things simple like I did this time.
I had a piece of white cardstock with some ink stains on it and used that to cut the Textured Brickwork die out of the inked parts.
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The butterfly stamped on acetate was folded in half and attached using a brad.

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The background has some gorgeous blue pattern on it created using Infusions. Such a beautiful and unexpected effect that I love with this pink and green paper combo.

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Coloured paint splats in shades of pink, green, blue and black pull everything together.
And of late I am really loving this simplistic style of scrapping – Perfect for creativity and using up my odd stash of embellishments.

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All Kaisercraft products are distributed by The Wholesaler in South Africa.
Products used:
Kaisercraft Products: SS361 Sticker Sheet, P2515 Dreamer, CS324 Clear Stamp, DD970 Stamp Tropics, DD480 Texture Brickwork
Other: White cardstock, Walnut ink, Infusions, Diamante, StazOn ink, Acetate, Brad, Sequins, VersaFine Smokey Grey ink, Date stamp

Creating a Sticker mat behind a photo – Kaisercraft.

On the Kaisercraft blog today I am sharing this layout using stickers – and lots of them.
I love the sticker sheets with each range, but I don’t use them nearly enough. This month I am on a mission to try and use my stickers in creative ways
on my layouts and cards. And in fact I have managed to use almost every single sticker from my sheets -mission accomplished.thankful_layout_Fleur_JN

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What have you done lately with this beautiful range lately? And more importantly your stickers?
Share how you are inspired by the sticker sheets this month with your unique creations – we would love to see your work.

Kaisercraft Products: SS361 Sticker Sheet, P2515 Dreamer, T606 Bricks Template
Other: White cardstock, walnut ink, Orange and pink oxide ink, Diamante

Celebr8 Stencilling Technique.

Use your pigment inks and Texture pate to make your stencilled images really come to life with this easy to do technique.

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step1 – Tack your stencil down with some washi tape to keep it in place on your cardstock. Start by inking the leaves using the Aloe Vera pigment ink.
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step 3 – Use your Fantastix tool to carefully blend the ink colours together to create depth. Add your last colour of ink, Versamagic Purple Hydrangea to the flowers and blend again.
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step 4 – Use a palette knife and add a thin layer of Matt Finish Texture Paste through the stencil while it is still in place. Carefully remove the stencil and leave the texture paste to dry. The paste makes the ink colour underneath seem brighter and adds so much life and dimension to the otherwise flat stencilled images.
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I love the effect of the blended inks and the finishing off the paste offers. A beautiful sealed in effect making the ink look really rich and beautiful.
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