Sunday, 31 January 2021

Marching CHICK ♥♥♥ Stamping Bella

Tamara here with you with a Valentine's Day project. I recently bought a few planner tools and embellishments and to test them out I made a Valentine's Day table planner for my daughter. I used all kinds of different colours on this one, from yellow, pink to teal. Image used is called Marching Chick and it's actually the first Stamping Bella chick that I coloured.

For colouring I used Distress Ink pads. Image was stamped using Archival Ink - Jet black and watercolour paper used is 300g HP Fabriano. 

Distress ink pad colours used:
chick: fossilized amber, spiced marmalade
hearts: barn door, fired brick
daisy: fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, black soot, peeled paint, forest moss

The design of the table planner is rather easy. I made a V shape base and connected it with acetate. then I cut different design papers and made holes with disc punch and connected it all with discs. I used teal discs because my daughter loves teal. I added a small envelope too.

Sentiment comes with the image. I stamed it on a small tag and placed it on the front.

Have a great Sunday! Stay safe!
Hugs, t.

Friday, 29 January 2021

Thank you ❤ la-la land crafts

 Have you ever made a Thank you card for a vet that took care of your fur baby? I made one using Doctor Marci and critters from Hello There clear stamp set. I combined design papers from different paper pads and I really love the end result.

la-la land crafts items used on this card:
Doctor Marci Digi Stamp

Stethoscope Die
Birds of a Feather Clear Stamp Set (sentiment)
Christmas Hodgepodge Paper Pack
Home for Christmas Paper Pack
Love You More Paper Pack
Tall Door Die
Scalloped Squares Die
Luggage Tag Die
Flower Bunch Die
Flower Box Die
Leafy Vine Die
Heart Garland Die
Stage Curtain Die
Double Stitched Squares Die
Stitched Pennants Die
Hello There Stamp Set


Distress Ink pads used:
skin, cat, dog: vintage photo
cheeks: worn lipstick
hair: antique linen, walnut stain
dress, hair band: victorian velvet, black soot
outfit: black soot

Hugs, t.

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Cupid Love ☆ C.C. Designs

Tamara here with you today. I made an Outside the box card. It's a fun card design to use and you don't need any special dies for it if you want to make it. Images used on this one are from Cupid Love clear stamp set. There are 5 super cute cupids in this stamp set with a target and a few sentiments. Definitely a must have for all love cards. I cut out the images using Cupid Love Outline dies.

Images were stamped using Archival Ink on 300g HP watercolour paper and then coloured up with Distress ink pads. I used some Stickes glitter glue on the target and arrows.

That's all from me today!
Hugs, t.

Friday, 22 January 2021

Miss your face ❤ la-la land crafts

This week's theme at la-la land crafts is MISS YOUR FACE!! I decided to make a lockdown themed card using images from Windows and things set and Hello there set. So I masked together window, curtains and granny. The background was made with one of the new stencils called "On the wall" and dusty concord Distress Oxide.

la-la land crafts items used on this card:
Windows and Things Stamp Set
Hello There Stamp Set
On the Wall Layering Stencil Set
Scalloped Rectangles Die
Heart Arrows Die
Large Half Doily Die
Small Half Doily Die
Heart Wreath Die
Cherry Blossom Branch Die
Home for Christmas Paper Pack

Distress ink pads used for colouring:
skin: vintage photo
cheeks: worn lipstick
hair: hickory smoke, black soot
shirt: victorian velvet, black soot
curtains: dusty concord, black soot
window: vintage photo

Hugs, t.

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Closeups "IN LOVE" ♥♥♥ Stamping Bella

Tamara here with you with a Valentine's Day card! YES! It's that time of the year already. I usually make a few Valentine's Day cards a year but I often add sentiments that can be used for other occasions too. Image used today is called Closeups "IN LOVE" and it comes with an awesome sentiment which I added inside the card (but forgot to take a picture, duh ..). 

Image was stamped using Distress Ink pads on 300g HP wtarecolour paper and then coloured up with Distress Ink pads and fussy cut.

Distress Ink colours used are:
skin: vintage photo
hair: antique linen, walnut stain
sweater: mowed lawn, forest moss
daisies: fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, hickory smoke
shirt: broken china, black soot
skirt, heart: barn door, fired brick


I made a slimline card because I wanted to add some big letters instead of sentiment on the front and I needed more space on the card. Papers used are from various companies.

I hope you like my card. Enjoy your Sunday!
Hugs, t.

Saturday, 16 January 2021

January challenge ❀ I am roses

Here we are with the first I am roses Challenge of 2021!!!! 

The theme for this month's challenge is .... ANYTHING GOES!

The rules for entering the challenge are the same, and we have 4 prizes up for grabs:
WINNER (Chosen at Random) $50 Voucher
Top 3 (1st Place) $30 Voucher
Top 3 (2nd/3rd Place) $25 Voucher

 For the first 2021 challenge I made a Valentine's Day card featuring a Magnolia image from the latest release. Image was coloured up using Distress Ink pads and then paired with some super gorgeous Lemoncraft papers and I am roses flowers.

Contest Details/Rules:

❀ Contest runs Jan 15th - Feb 8th (Ends 11:59PM PST)
❀ Theme: "Anything Goes"
❀ Minimum (3) I Am Roses Products
❀ One project submission per participant
❀ One winner will be chosen
❀ Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “January IAR Challenge
❀ Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
❀ Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
❀ Winners will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th 

Hugs, t.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Welcome Baby Box TUTORIAL ❤ la-la land crafts


Hello everyone! Welcome to Tutorial Thursday!

Tamara here with you today to share a tutorial with you!

Today's tutorial is:  Welcome Baby BOX

Here'a a tutorial for a small Welcome Baby box. You can use it to store a small gift inside, like baby socks or even a gift voucher.

duck: black soot, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade

White cardstock 11 x 7" score at 3", 4", 7", 8" (long side) and 1", 2", 5", 6" (short side).
~ now for the tutorial you have been waiting for ~ 

Take white cardstock and cut it 11" x 7". Make score lines at:
3", 4", 7", 8" (long side)
1", 2", 5", 6" (short side)
Cut acording to picture. 

 Make two diagonal score lines.

Make folds.

Cover the inside and outside with design paper. Glue the sides together.

Close it together.

Decorate the box. I covered mine with cute ducky. You should only glue the circle on one triangle. Once it's glued it will hold the other one down.

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Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Unicorn Friends ☆ C.C. Designs

Today I'm sharing with you my Unicorn card made with C. C. Designs JANUARY release. It took more than a month for these cuties to finally arrive to me. As you all probably noticed, Christine made a few slimline die sets. I used:
Slimline metal die
Scalloped slimline metal die
Valentine slimline metal die

Images are from the NEW clear stamp set called UNICORN FRIENDS

Images were stamped using Archival Ink pads and coloured up using Distress Ink pads.

Hugs, t.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Late Christmas card

Today I want to show you one of my 2020 Christmas cards. I honestly didn't have the energy to do blog posts or even cards during the holidays. I'm super busy with my collage and work, so until my "collage year" ends I'll share less cards than usual. In 2021 I'm staying with all my AWESOME design teams:

la-la land crafts

I am roses

C. C. Designs

Stamping Bella

I'll try and do some online tutorials (not promising anything here) and I'll also do some cards for Paper Nest Dolls. I promised myself to try and do new stuff in 2021, so I bought planner disc punch and ordered some discs. I'll try and make a planner or an album with those. Will see ... I'm full od plans now, but I have a few exams coming up so .... 

Image used on this card is from Magnolia. I masked together two images and coloured them up using Distress Ink pads.

Dies used are from Magnolia and la-la land crafts and paper is from Maja Design.

Hugs, t.

Friday, 8 January 2021

Love, hearts ❤ la-la land crafts

This week's theme at la-la land crafts is Love & Hearts. I created the background with Distress Oxide inks and Hearts stencil.

la-la land crafts items used on this card:
Love-Struck Clear Stamp Set
Hogs and Kisses Clear Stamp Set
Heart Beat Die
Pill Bottle Die
Scalloped Heart Die
Horizontal Pocket Die
Long Flags Die
Hearts & Harlequin Layering Stencils
Love You More Paper Pack

Distress ink pads used:
pig: black soot, tattered rose
bow: broken china, barn door
wings, ribbon: broken china

Hugs, t.

Sunday, 3 January 2021

SQUISHY CATS ♥♥♥ Stamping Bella

Tamara here with you. First let me wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR! May all your wishes come true! Do you know that great feeling once Christmas is over and you fell like you can do just about any card you want? I've had this Squishy cats stamp for some time now and they really remind me of my cats, just chilling and enjoying themselves.

I stamped this image with Archival Ink - Jet black on 300g HP watercolour paper from Fabriano. I coloured it up using Distress Ink pads. Colours used are: fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, vintage photo, hickory smoke and black soot. After colouring them up I fussy cut them.

The brick wall I created is a bit different. If you add texture pase over the brick wall stencil and then leave it to dry for a few hours it will create solid hard bricks which will stick to the paper. I do things a bit differently. I apply texture paste and then I dry it out with my heat gun which lifts the paste from the paper. It only sticks on the sides and creates these 3d bricks (they look a bit fluffy). It's a bit hard to explain but once you try it you'll see what I'm talking about. LOL

That's all from me today. Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs, t.

Friday, 1 January 2021

Celebration ❤ la-la land crafts


I wish you all LOVE, health, joy and crafty fun!!! Stay safe!

This week's theme at la-la land crafts is Celebration. There's not much celebrating in these crazy times, but for evey celebration (Birthday, Birth, Anniversary, Marriage ...) we can still send cards!! I made a Birthday card for a boy who (obviously) loves watching tv.

la-la land crafts items used on this card:
Luka with Remote Rubber Stamp
A Pocket Full Clear Stamp Set (sentiment)
Home for Christmas Paper Pack
Bookmark Die*
Flag Banner Die
Stitched Ribbon Die
Double Stitched Stars Die
Happy Stitched Die
Blue Christmas Paper Pack

Image was stamped using Archival Ink - Jet Black on 300g HP watercolour paper and then coloured up with Distress Ink pads.

Distress Ink pads used:
skin: vintage photo
cheeks: worn lipstick
hair: antique linen, walnut stain
shirt: faded jeans, black soot
pants: gathered twigs
popcorn: hickory smoke
package: ground espresso

 This card is available in my ETSY shop.

 Hugs, t.