Stamped Christmas Cards with Chiswick Stamps – Weekend inspiration.

Today I am sharing a quick masked Christmas card with you using the gorgeous stamps from Chiswick.
Now you may think that these stamps are not themed, but simply by using them in a clever way you can turn any stamp into a themed stamp.
Hop on over to the Chiswick blog to see how I created it.

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Products used
Clear Stamp – Fine Print rs3181
Clear Stamp – Life Lessons rs3184
Textured C/Stock 216g 12″ X 12″ White 10 Shts/Pck (2) sb4970
Other: Ink, embellishments, stamps

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!

Sangria Inspired Christmas Tag.

Every year I make loads of Christmas cards, but this year I am creating tags for friends and family. A quick alternative to attach to a gift and even packets of freshly baked biscuits.
The tag is often underestimated but this will become my go to way of adding a quick thank you to gifts – quick and easy to make with loads of impact.
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1. Use a Jumbo dauber and ink the background of a tag using Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink.
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2. On the right edge of your tag use Memento Luxe ink in Rhubarb Stalk and add some darker shaded edges on your tag.

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3. On a sheet of smooth white cardstock mist Summer Sky Fireworks Spray. Use a soft paint brush and brush the ink across the cardstock.

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4. While the Summer Sky ink is still wet, use Lilac Posies and splatter ink over the base. Concentrate on certain areas more to get lots of ink in certain areas. Leave to dry.

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5. Once dry use VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and stamp Christmas Bauble. Cut out and ink the edges.

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6. Use VersaFine Clair ink and stamp a Christmas sentiment repeatedly onto the coloured tag.

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7. Use at least 3 colours of Fireworks Spray to add splats to the background and leave to dry or heat set using a heat gun.

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8. Adhere the stamped bauble, flowers and themed embellishments to finish off your tag.

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As an alternative layer two stamped baubles on top of each other using foam tape.

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Products used
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Craft Mat
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk
Memento Dew Drop Rhubarb Stalk
Jumbo Dauber
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Fireworks! Spray Lilac Posies
Fireworks! Spray Summer Sky
Fireworks! Spray Dandelion
Fireworks! Spray Rose Bud
Other: White cardstock: Antalis; Tag; Stamps: Kaisercraft; Flowers: Little Birdie; Charms, bakers twine

 

The ugly truth about life before POP Paint – Painted Furniture.

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Life before POP Paint was really ugly and at times a bit weird. To discover what I mean, take a look on the Chiswick blog
how I transformed an ugly rebellious piece of furniture into a modern elegant beauty using POP Paint.
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I used one of my favourite colours ‘Urban” to paint this furniture piece and give it a total transformation.
And I am totally in love with the look.
What have you painted lately to “make it POP”?
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Hide and Seek layered Layout by Jowilna Nolte

Welcome to today’s blog post. Are you loving the new ranges this month as much as we do?
Today I am sharing a fun layout with you using the Hide and Seek range… perfect for those little people in our lives.
Apart from the cute little critters I am simply in love with the beautiful color palette of this range.JN_myboy_layout

I really wanted to include some of the beautiful feathers from the range into my layout, but the stamp set was a bit small.
So I used a feather image from the internet (free) and printed it onto vellum in grey ink on my inkjet printer.
Immediately as it came out the printer and while the ink is still wet I add white embossing powder and heat it with my hat gun for  a beautifully embossed feather.

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Elements from my collectables pack create a beautiful cluster combined with stamping in navy blue.

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Extra cut out animals line the bottom edge of the background keeping the bear company.

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I used foam tape to raise some of the cut out elements and leaves for dimension. Tucked underneath the cluster of leaves is some thread.

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Until next time – have fun with this gorgeous range.
Jowilna xxx

Kaisercraft Products:  Hide and Seek Range | P2564 Bears | P2560 Trees | P2559 Woods | CS330 Clear Stamp  | CT940 Collectables | T315 Double Sided Tape
Other: Printed feather; vellum; white embossing powder; heat gun; thread; foam tape; navy blue ink

3D Dream Big Frame Decor by Jowilna Nolte

On the Kaisercraft blog today with a home decor frame using the Hide and seek range.
I created this fun dimensional frame using this gorgeous range – Hide and Seek. Perfect for little girls and boys to insert treasures into the frame
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The little fox head stamp was coloured using Metallic Gel Pens and a layer of dimensional glaze added as a finishing touch.

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Stamping directly onto the background below and above a vinyl sentiment cut on my Silhouette machine.

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The leaves arrange on top of each other using a 3D silicone adhesive to keep the dimension.

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I love how this frame turned out – perfect to make any room a magical place.

Kaisercraft Products: P2566 Clouds | P2559 Woods | P2560 Trees |  CT940 Collectables | CS330 Clear Stamps | SB712 Rhinestones | CL107 Metallic Gel Pens |

Other: Frame (Short Cuts), Black Vinyl, Silhouette, Brown ink, Walnut ink, Dimensional Glaze, Silicone Adhesive

CSI Inspiration with Imagine.

This month the team from Imagine crafts are playing along over at CSI Challenges blog. We used Case File 255 . You too can pl;ay along and win some awesome goodies from the sponsors including Imagine.

Did you know June 1 is Donut Day? Hey, any day is a good day to celebrate with a donut, but here at CSI, we’re celebrating with a delightful Case File inspired by California designer Lianna Hee.

Feel free to interpret the Case File in any way that inspires you, or for our traditional clues, scroll down to the bottom of this post.32083881_753173058404418_4069384240540680192_o

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How Jowilna solved the Case File: Evidence: solid white background, scallops, hearts, dots, circles, texture paste. Testimony: Juggling life; journaling in a circle; inspiration words for my title

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I used my Fireworks sprays from Imagine mixed into texture paste and stenciled through a dot stencil to achieve the coloured dots.
This is part of solving the case and also using some of my favorite products and techniques.
Will you play along this month?

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.
Products used:

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

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