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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Around the world with Joy Clair Stamps

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Welcome to the JoyClair Around the World Bloghop
We have an amazing line-up of creative partners sharing their ideas, craft spaces and challenges with you today.

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. (Easter Time) we will be posting FIVE (5) different challenges throughout the day. And at 1:00 p.m. we will have a very special
Blog Hop around the world with Joy Clair & Friends, featuring a dazzling array of very special friends and guests designers!!

For right now let’s get some of the most important information out of the way so we can have fun, fun, fun all day (and night) long!

We want everyone to be able to play so there is *no* requirement to use Joy Clair Stamps although we would be thrilled if you did. Please make a new card though!
We will have all challenges open until next Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. EST to let you create a little more, because celebrations should never be limited to a single day, right?
If you are unable to participate in the challenges, simply comment on the posts. We will be giving one prize to a randomly drawn commenter compiled from all WCMD 2018 posts.
Add your link to the appropriate Inlinkz Link-up tool for that post. You may enter as many times as you wish while the challenges are open. There will a prize posted on each challenge and one card will be randomly chosen as a winner of that prize from those that Link-up.
Have tons of fun!
>>>SCHEDULE & CHALLENGE LINKS<<<
7:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 My Space
9:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 Rainbow Colors
12:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 Make & Mail

1:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Around the World Blog Hop with Joy Clair Friends

3:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Smooshing
6:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Letters & Die Cuts

EDITOR’S NOTE: Winners of all the challenges will be announced as usual on a Joy Clair Blog post on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

We really want to reward those who enter multiple challenges. The crafters who enter a different card for at least FOUR (4) of the challenges (hopefully all of them!) AND add JCGP to the name of their link (for example “Lisa Lane JCGP”) will be entered into a special pool to receive the Grand Prize. Entering to the WCMD -18 My Space Challenge below will qualify as 1 of those 4 challenges.

What is the Grand Prize you ask? We are giving away 6 Stamps Sets from Joy Clair Store (just in time for our upcoming next Release)!

I am co-partnering the Letters challenge with the amazing Nicole Winslow

For my card I used a combination of a sentiment and a stencilled background using letters.

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step 1 – Stamp your sentiment onto smooth white cardstock using Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair ink. Punch the sentiment into a cricle.

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step 2 – Stamp coffee beans onto the circle using Pinecone VersaFine Clair ink.

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step 3 – Stamp the Doodle Flower Background onto a card panel using Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair ink.

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step 4 – Use VersaFine Clair and blend 2 colours over the stamped image to add colour.

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step 5 – Use Alpha stencil and glitter paste to stencil letters onto the background and leave to dry. Once dry, trim into a small strip.

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Stamp more coffee beans onto the front of your card panel. Combine the sentiment circle with the stenciled strip onto the card. Use foam tape to raise the circle sentiment for dimension and interest.

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We hope you enjoyed the World Card Making Day with us featuring the stunning Joy Clair stamps.

Products used
VersaFine Clair Warm Breeze
VersaFine Clair Glamorous
VersaFine Clair Pinecone
Joy Clair Doodle Flower Background
Joy Clair Coffee Lovers
Alpha Stencil by Stenciled by Jow

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

Kaisercraft Design Team.

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I am so happy and excited to annouce that I made the Kaisercraft Design Team for 2017/2018. It is such a honour to be a part of this Dream Team
and I look forward to working with this amazing talented group of guys and girls.
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Thank you once again to everyone for their support – the real and true people who are behind me and that believe in me!
You know in your heart who you are.
Love always!

The Magic of Silver – Kraft Essentials Metallic Silver {Lady Pattern Paper}

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There’s a certain charming quality when it comes to the colour silver. Subtle, beautiful, soft and friendly – but when you combine it with Kraft paper then there is pure magic. Yes that’s right – Lady Pattern Paper created pure magic once again with her new range of Kraft Essentials.today-kraft-silver-layout-2

I love everything about this range of papers. It combined my classic favourites with the basic essentials that we have come to love from her. Today is that special day when the Kraft Essentials Metallic Silver additions are released and I created this beautiful layout with this range. It simply is perfect in very way.

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I combined the classic Metallic Silver Kraft with a soft mint green, grey, navy and yellow for this layout. The silver accents are soft and beautiful and can work with any colour combination.

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How beautiful is this silver flower from the Lucy Lace paper? It is pretty and feminine and yet a little macho and masculine at the same time – making it the perfect element for both feminine and masculine layouts and projects.

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The classic Little Star and Sheet Music designs are perfect for so many projects…and the most obvious that comes to mind is (drum roll) Christmas.

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A classic chevron adds a beautiful touch to any project.

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The barcode strip combined with patterned paper and other decorative elements makes for a beautiful effect.

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Randomly stamped sewing circles on the Kraft paper, and then sewn with my sewing machine and cut out for a beautiful handmade embellishment.

There are so many beautiful things you can create with the new Kraft Essentials Metallic Silver range of papers. And I can’t wait to explore it even more!
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Rainbow Of Colour And Texture – Altering And Using Die-Cuts.

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So I have a die-cut and want to use it on several different projects – but how do I make it look different each time, so that it doesn’t all look the same?
Well today I am sharing another 2 of my ideas on how to alter your die-cuts for a different look.shadow-card_main

Create a shadow

I like combining the same die-cut to create a shadow effect. This is achieved by using the same die-cut and slightly off-set them to create a shadow effect.
Step 1 – Die-cut your title twice using plain white cardstock. Use a light blue ink pad and add colour to the die-cut.
Tap the ink pad lightly onto the die-cut until it is covered in a solid layer of ink.
shadow_step1Step 2 – Use a second die-cut title and ink it in the same way using a darker shade of blue ink. Leave them to dry.
shadow_step2Step 3 – Adhere the darker die-cut to the lighter die-cut slightly off-set so that it creates a light coloured shadow underneath.
shadow_step3This looks amazing when the bottom die-cut is a lighter shade of grey as well. Experiment and find interesting colour combinations for a fun look on cards and layouts.

Colour and shine

For this die-cut word I used the amazing new Kaisercraft gel pens to colour my word.
This is such a fun and informal way of adding amazing colour to anything and looks great on a single die-cut word.

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step 1 – Die-cut your word out of smooth or textured white cardstock.

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step 2 – Use your gel pens to add colour. I just scribbled different colours onto my word using one colour at a time for a fun rainbow look.
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step 3 – Once done, I added a layer of dimensional glaze to my word to finish it off with a glossy layer. Then it is ready to be adhered to your card or layout.
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What a fun way of adding colour, texture and dimension to your die-cuts in a few easy steps.

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Quilted Valentine heart – Lady Pattern Paper.

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Are you one of those people who have everything together (yeah me neither)? You know what I mean, the kind that creates fun things for your family like lunches that are really special, decorate your house for Valentine’s, Easter and St. Patrick’s day and write quirky little notes tucked away for them to find during their day?detail 1

Yes you know the kind! The kind we all want to be but when life’s reality hits and you fall so behind with ordinary things like dishes and washing you just go with the flow.
Well today I am encouraging you (and myself) to be the former – to try and create something special for your loved ones,
to write the little note even if it makes you 5 minutes late, to let go of the mundane and do what really matters.

Head on over to Lady Pattern Paper’s blog to see how I made my quilted heart.

Stamped and masked – a fun and versatile technique.

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Todays blog post on the Chisiwck blog is all about their gorgeous butterfly stamp and masking the image for a fun effect.
This is such an amazing technique, so simple and yet effective!
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I created this quick and easy tag using their stamps.

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for a step by step on how to create this effect, head on over to the Chiswick blog
They also have some amazing new stamps that I will share as soon as I Have created some fun projects with them, so watch this space.

Scrap-a-doodles Design Team 2014 audition.

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I work independently and am passionate about all things craft, stamp and product related! So that’s what i do, I play with stuff all day long and simply love it! I really am very blessed in my life and position i am at the moment! So it is here that i decided to try my hand at the Scrap-a-doodles design team. I buy from them often as they stock products I love and can’t find elsewhere…plus their Irene store has the most delicious “quiches” for lunch!

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This is one of my recent most favourite layouts created! I love everything about it, the colours, the papers used, the stamping techniques incorporated using Distress ink pads, the Marion Smith cut out flowers, the little bugs and my very versatile ruler stamp! And of course the little guy in the photos also make it really special!

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This card I created using some old and some new products – one of my passions is creating using a variety of products from a variety of companies. The colour mix is special and unique and i love the simplicity of it.

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And here’s one of my favorite Project Life style layouts created. Loads of techniques, inky bits and elements added to this layout and included in the pockets making this so very me. I will never give up my traditional style scrapping, but pocket layouts for everyday moments are very special to me!

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My signature style is clean and interesting at the same time! I always include techniques into my layouts that add loads of interest to my work without taking away from the photos – after all telling the story visually is only part of the creative process, but the photos and the memories is capturing life!
Keeping it real is my motto – and these creative projects is my signature style!
I hope you have a wonderfully creative week! I am off to add some finishing touches for our Helderfontein event this weekend (teaching 100 ladies for 2 days) – we are in for a treat! I will share more photos next week before heading to Cape Town to teach….

Prima – stamped frame of mind – the artist within me.

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I love my stamps – and a good design can be so versatile! The thing about stamps is that you can use them over and over again and they never go to waste. Using the same stamp in different ways combining them with different products and techniques is what makes stamps so versatile. So for this week’s project I took to the new artistic stamps from Prima – don’t you just love the “girls”.

stamping frame jnjpgSo once I decided on the image I wanted to use I thought it would be fun to do a bit of a masking technique and combine the image with different stamps and stencils to create a background effect. So here’s how I did it

Step 1
stamp the Karlie image twice. Once on the white cardstock you will use for your project and again on a scrap piece of paper.

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cut out the image stamped onto the scrap piece of paper. You want to cut on the line as opposed to just outside the line on the outer edge.

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use sticky squares to adhere the cut out image on top of the image stamped onto your cardstock. Then ink your second stamp and over stamp onto the background where you want your design to be.

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When you lift your stamp you can see that you stamped onto the background as well as onto the cut out image only. When you remove the cut out image from your project the second stamped image will appear as if it is in the background behind the original stamped image – pretty cool!

TIP – the cut out image also prevents you from messing up your original image – this is a great way of adding stamping to a project after you have finished it and if you think it needs a little something!
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Use your artiste markers and water to colour in your image. Once you are done colouring add some gold glitter glue to dress up your image and add some sparkle to it.

I cut my image smaller and added some stencil ling and ink splats to the background. My stamped images created a corner effect to frame the center image. I then added flowers and other decorative elements to finish off my art work before popping it inside of an empty gift box lid. In the end I had a funky little artwork to use in my studio.

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I added gold glitter glue to my coloured image and love how that turned out. I hardly ever use glitter glue out of the bottle, I always squeeze it onto my finger tip and then apply it – this way you don’t get those unsightly glue streaks and marks left by the tip of the bottle, but rather a clean glittered look.

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Products used
PM 980023 Cling Stamp – Karlie
PM 990114 Cartographer Cling Stamp
DDOA851303 Artiste Dual Tip Pens – Brush & Marker – Watercolour
ADCO 721981 Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour – Aztec Gold
PM 814144 Seashore Collection Kit
TVF-82 VersaFine Ink Pad – Onyx Black

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