Monday, February 28, 2011

Hero Arts 2011 Catalogue Stamps have arrived !

Hi Everyone,
All of our new Hero Arts stamps from the 2011 Catalogue have now arrived, all are at great prices too! 
We also have the Hero Hues Shadow Chalk inks in stock.














You can see all the Clear Stamp sets Here

You can see the all Cling stamps Here.

You can see the all Wood Stamps Here.


Sharing Ideas...














Stamp Kissing Technique Video (courtesy of Hero Arts)
(video viewable from our blog or You tube)



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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kick Up Your Heels Card by Sue

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Sue has made another cute girly card to share, I hope you enjoy it.
Sue has used the "High Heels" stamps from Hero Arts to create this lovely card.















Products Used:
Cardstock: Xpress it Blending Cardstock & Taffy, Black, Charcoal
Stamps: Hero Arts - High Heels
Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: RV02, RV06, RV09, C1
Accessories: Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels Four, Labels Seventeen, silk ribbon, button, embroidery thread, rhinestones (coloured with Copic RV09), Dimensional Magic, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Polka Dots




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tutorial:
 To make the white background, cut Blending cardstock 120mm x 120mm.  Using Tuxedo black ink stamp ‘marvelous’ from the Hero Arts High heels set, all over in a brick like pattern

Cut another square of the same size from the Taffy cardstock, trim on the diagonal and emboss with Polka dots folder, layer on top of the Marvelous background.  Adhere to a square of Charcoal, 123mm x 123mm.   Cover the join with ribbon, securing ribbon ends at the back with strong tape.  I have then layered this onto a square 135mm x 135mm and then onto a white card base, if you want to save on cardstock, you can just adhere the background to a black card base.

With the labels Four set, cut a black label using the largest die.  With the labels Seventeen cut a white label using # 4 die (#1 being the smallest), stamp the sentiment and a high heel, roughly colour with Copic markers, using the RV02 to highlight the curly bits on the heel and the toe.

One a separate piece of blending cardstock, stamp the same high heel, colour with the markers, trim around the shoe, cutting off the curly bits, attach using very small pieces of foam mounting tape. Colour 2 small rhinestones with RV09, add to the heel and the toe of the shoe, just near the curly bits.  Cover the entire shoe with dimensional magic and allow to dry.

Using the C1 colour around the word ‘Fun’ in the sentiment, finish off with a mini rhinestone coloured with the RV09.

The last step is to finish off with a bow, for this one I have tied 3 bows on top of each other, played around with them to form some kind of circle. Secure the button with white embroidery thread.
You are done!
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Need an excuse to Scrapbook??

If you need an excuse to scrapbook....here you go!



































(Article courtesy of Prevention Magazine.)

I guess that means we should eat more chocolate, drink alcohol & look at photos all at the same time!

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cosmo Cricket Glubers......coming soon

Hi Everyone
Just wanted to share something new from CHA that we will be stocking in the near future. These are are the Cosmo Cricket Glubers.














Check out the video


There are so many uses for these....flowers, flowers & even more flowers!

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

NEW Sizzix /Tim Holtz product & technique videos from CHA W 2011

Hi Everyone
Check out some of the new Sizzix / Tim Holtz products on these videos courtesy of Scrap Time.
Can't wait to get my hands on these goodies!
They will be coming out over the next few months.


Tim Holtz shows techniques using his Sizzix Dies - CHA Winter 2011


Tim Holtz shows techniques using his Texture Fades - CHA Winter 2011


Tim Holtz shows us more techniques using his Sizzix Dies - CHA Winter 2011


Even more techniques with Tim Holtz at Sizzix (Part 4) CHA Winter 2011


The Final Video of Tim Holtz showing techniques at Sizzix


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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Miss Anya "Love" Card by Sue

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Sue has made another lovely card to share, I hope you enjoy it.
Sue has used the "Miss Anya - Love" stamps from The Greeting Farm to create this sweet card.

Products Used:

Cardstock:  Xpress-it Blending Cardstock & Sunflower
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: The Greeting Farm-‘Miss Anya Love’
Paper: Echo Park Sweet Summertime - Yellow gingham
Copics: E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, Y00, Y11, Y13, Y15, B12, B14, B16, B21
Accessories: Die-namics Scalloped Scallop border, Die-namics Flower & leaf trio, Nestabilities Mega Ovals & Nestabilities Ovals Dies
White Satin ribbon (coloured with B14 copic), flower buttons, Dimensional Magic


















Tutorial:
Cut Sunflower cardstock to a C6 card size, add a strip of the checked paper from the  Sweet Summertime collection ( approx 30mm x 145mm), leaving a 1.5mm border of the sunflower showing.

Colour a 5cm piece of white satin ribbon with the B14 copic marker, allow to dry.

Cut a sunflower scallop strip (145mm in length), stick this to a floral piece measuring 80mm x 145mm.  Attach the folded satin ribbon on a slight angle in between 2 scallops.   Using foam mounting tape attach these layers to the card as pictured.
Cut one sunflower oval, attach with double sided tape, and one mega oval from the checked paper from the Sweet Summertime collection, attach with double sided foam mounting tape.

Stamp one full Curly Miss Anya and stamp & an additional heart from her necklace, colour with copic markers and cut out.  Attach to the mega oval, raise the additional heart with foam mounting tape. 

Cut out a large and a medium flower from a scrap of gingham paper, using a stylus and mouse pad, mould the flower so the petals curve up.  attach the flowers together with a foam dot and a button with the same.

Attach the remaining buttons with dimensional magic, add a touch of dimensional magic to the heart necklace and her little boots.

Lastly attach a sticker greeting from the Sweet Summertime collection sticker sheet.

All done!!


















Sharing Ideas...
Learn how to make this Twisted Easel card HERE



















 

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Evelyn

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentines Day Layouts by Mariana

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Mariana has created two gorgeous Valentines Day layouts, I hope you enjoy them.
I can't decide which one I like best, they are both stunning!
Mariana has used papers from the Echo Park "Be Mine" Paper Collection Kit.

Layout #1 - Two is Better than One

















 













 Products Used:
Prima Say it in Pearls
Flowers and Black Lace
 Layout #2 - Forever
















Mariana's Tip - Use Wonder Tape to attach Lace to your layouts.

Have a great Valentine's Day!

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Evelyn

Friday, February 4, 2011

Betsy Bluebell Card by Sue

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Sue has made another lovely card to share, I hope you enjoy it.
Sue has used the Penny Black Betsy Bluebell stamps set to create an adorable card.




































 Products Used:
Cardstock: Xpress it Blending cardstock & Blush, Peony, Raspberry
Paper: Pink Gingham
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Penny Black Clear Stamp Set- Betsy Bluebell
Copics: E50, E51, E53, E55, Y02, Y06, Y08, Yg17, YG21, YG23, YG25, RV10, RV11, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, C1
Accessories: Air Compressor and Airbrush, Nestabilities Labels 12 and circles, MFT die-namics Floral border, MFT Die-namics Flower trio and Leaf trio ,MFT Die-namics Jumbo Scallop Die, Lemon Spica glitter pen, White embroidery thread, White pearls, Pink Satin ribbon




















Tutorial:
This card is C6 size.
The grass is made using the same technique as the ‘Cherry Emma’ Card, using a mix of the YG copic markers
To make the flower, cut one of each size of the flower with the MFT die-namics die.  Using a mouse pad or foam pad, hold the centre of the 1st flower down with a stylis, bend each of the petals up with your fingers, repeat with the remaining flowers. Layer each of the flowers on top of each other with foam mounting tape in between.
To make the gorgeous scallop border. Cut 3 scallop borders, I have cut 2 of the same colour and 1 lighter. Score a line (the die will leave a faint impression, I use that to score on) on each one and bend up.  Layer together with double sided tape, lay the 1st one down, add the next one 3-4mm higher and repeat the same with the 3rd.  You will find they will flatten out as you work with them, when you have finished sticking them together and then on to the card, tweak them a little, gently bend them back into place.  Cover over the join with some ribbon, then sit back and admire!!

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Challenge Winner

Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge.












 The winner is #5 Jenny
 
Please email us at the email address below, to claim your $25 Gift Voucher. 
Stay tuned for a new challenge commencing soon. 


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