Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Playing With My Gel Press

I bought my Gel Press a few weeks ago and have only just found the time to have a play with it.  I thoroughly enjoyed myself creating several different backgrounds that I can use on my projects. The number of things you can create from the Gel Press are endless and you never know what your background is going to look like. I will definitely be using it again.  I have done a tutorial sharing a few of the techniques I used . I will leave a link below.


Many thanks for looking
Happy Crafting
Alison x

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Card Making Tutorial

Hi everyone I was asked by my Dad to make him a card to give to my Mum for their 50th wedding Anniversary, I decided that Mum would like a vintage card as she always comments on my vintage projects.. I had a look through my stash and pulled out bits that I thought would look nice on the card.  I chose the rose image from a paper pack and fussy cut around the image,  I used both branded and unbranded products on my card. I really hope Mum will like it. Below is a link to my You Tube channel where you can watch my tutorial.  I will also leave details of the products I used.

My You Tube Channel


Rectangle dies - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIY-Stitched-Rectangle-Frame-Metal-Steel-Cutting-Embossing-Dies-For-Scrapbooking-3D-Stamp-Photo-Decor-Craft/32857864294.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.51.485f7b4cr5xsiY&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5_10152_10065_10151_10344_10068_10130_5724113_10342_10547_10343_10340_10341_10548_10696_10192_10190_5724013_10084_10083_10618_5724313_10307_10820_10301_10821_10303_5724213_10059_100031_10103_5725013_10624_10623_10622_10621_10620_5724913,searchweb201603_2,ppcSwitch_7&algo_expid=74ec7785-65ff-4c30-b823-72531f8e8662-7&algo_pvid=74ec7785-65ff-4c30-b823-72531f8e8662&priceBeautifyAB=0

Fancy corner die - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/6x-corner-angle-flower-background-Metal-Cutting-Dies-Stencil-Scrapbooking-Photo-Album-Card-Paper-Embossing-Craft/32891994914.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.1.65e837ebx46obR&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5_10152_10065_10151_10344_10068_10130_5724113_10342_10547_10343_10340_10341_10548_10696_10192_10190_5724013_10084_10083_10618_5724313_10307_10820_10301_10821_10303_5724213_10059_100031_10103_5725013_10624_10623_10622_10621_10620_5724913,searchweb201603_2,ppcSwitch_7&algo_expid=f1489017-b3d3-4af2-bc29-82d8d98a35ec-0&algo_pvid=f1489017-b3d3-4af2-bc29-82d8d98a35ec&priceBeautifyAB=0
French script stamp

Distress Oxide Inks - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tim-Holtz-Ranger-Distress-Oxide-Ink-Pads-Full-Size-48-Colours-Now-In-Stock/173201216271?var=471923950198&hash=item285398d30f:m:mD6v94xh8xDxldEgJ-1Lrpw

Thank you for looking
Happy Crafting
Alison x

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Card Making Tutorial

Hello everyone, Today I made this card using an unbranded stamp set. I heat embossed the stamped images using my Wow Silver embossing powder and after I had heat set them I used a finger dauber and went over the stamping using my Shaded Lilac distress ink. I love the results you get from the embossed resist technique. I then embellished my card using a lilac ribbon and matching small bow. I stamped my sentiment using Grape Jelly memento ink and then I embosssed over it with my clear embossing powder. I enjoyed making this card. Hope you like it.

I will leave a link for you to watch the tutorial over on my You Tube channel if you are interested.


Thank you for looking
Happy crafting
Alison x

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Vintage Style Birthday Card

Hi everyone, hope you are all having a lovely day. I have managed to get into my crafty space and make this card whilst the children are out for an hour,  I am finding it hard to get the time with the children on their summer holidays so I grab the chance whenever I can.  I made this card using all unbranded dies and one paper pad, I love the paper pad it is so vintage looking with gold foiled papers and glittery papers, I got the paper pad from The Range for anybody who lives in the UK. I have made a tutorial over on my You Tube channel and I will leave a link below. Many thanks if you are able to take a look.

Happy Crafting
Alison x

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Honey Doo Rose stamp

Hello everyone hope you are having a lovely day. Today I am sharing this card that I made using thelovely Rose stamp. I am finding it hard to get into my craft room at the moment with the children being on school holidays so when the chance comes off I run to create. I used my DI stress Oxide inks to create my background and then used the lovely stamp as my focal image.
Hope you like today's card. Watch my tutorial on You Tube. Thank you for looking.


Happy Crafting
Alison x

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

3 Different CardsUusing 1 Background Die

Hello again, Today I have done something a little bit different to my usual.  I was asked by a subscriber from my You tube channel to do a video using either one die or one stamp set and make 3 different cards so I had a go and the 3 above are what I made,

CARD 1-  GREEN CARD - I cut the background die and then I used it as a stencil for a background, I used my Shabby Shutters Distress ink and a finger dauber and stenciled through it, I then used some embellishments to finish of my card and added a die cut sentiment

CARD 2 - BLUE CARD - I cut the background die again, this time I used Black cardstock.  I then snipped into the die cut and used them to stick onto the front of my Ink background to create a fancy background look.  Again I embellished my card and added a stamped sentiment.

CARD 3 - PINK CARD - My final card I cut the background die in White cardstock and added it to my Pink
 Inky background, I used a Die cut sentiment and embellished the card with small pink enamel pearls.

I really enjoyed making these 3 cards it was nice to see how my die could be used in different ways.  I am hoping that the lady who requested me  to do the video will be happy with the cards that I made.

If you would like to take a look at my You Tube tutorial I will leave a link below.

Thank you for looking.
Alison x