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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

How to heat emboss with water


If you haven't tried heat embossing on your crafty projects yet then you are missing out on a lot of fun. Plus it really can add a great touch of texture and that bit of a luxury look to your creations. It really is very simple to do but the right equipment can help to get a great result. 

Personally I first brought a lot of cheap embossing powders and got very frustrated as I could not get the look that I was seeing on other peoples creations. Someone told me I should try Wow! Embossing powders and I have never looked back. I get great results so easily with their powders and there is a HUGE range of colours available. 

In this video I am showing how you can get a great result without even needing to use the specific embossing ink or glue by just using water.

You can find Crafty Purple Frog's range of Wow! Embossing powders HERE.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

A stamp set for more than just Easter creations

This is a big stamp set and you can do so much with it. I created this whole little scene with a selection of the stamps. It is another one of the new Sweet November Stamps Spring release that is now available HERE in the Crafty Purple Frog Store or in the Sweet November Stamps store HERE
This can be used for so much more than just Easter cards in spite of it being called Sweet Easter. 

Just look at how many cute images you get with this set and 3 sentiments!


Saturday, March 5, 2022

I believe in you - Sweet November Stamps Spring release


This stunning unicorn is from the brand new Spring release by Sweet November Stamps. I had so much fun colouring this multicolour mane and tail and so I left the unicorn white to make the colours pop! In the I believe in you stamp set you get 2 stunning Unicorns plus 2 star/sparkle clusters and a sentiment that says "I believe in you". I teamed this up with the broad strokes and starfall stencils from Heffy Doodle and inked through the broad strokes stencil first with Salvaged Patina, salty ocean and Blueprint sketch distress oxides. Then I laid the starfall stencil over the top of the broad strokes stencil so when I inked through it with squeezed Lemonade distress oxide it only put stars where the gaps are in the brush strokes stencil. To finish it all off I added a scatter of sparkly Yellow bird nuvo drops.

If you would like the chance to win some of these awesome stamps then here are the details of the Instagram hop....

Spring is a magical time of the year, especially in Sweet November land! Which is cause for a magical clear stamp release and a celebration, wouldn't you say? Join us as we once again team up with our UK distributor, the Crafty Purple Frog, to bring you an enchanting Insta Hop full of inspiration and a chance to win the entire release! All you have to do is visit each designer’s account provided below, follow them, and leave a comment on their SN post. You have Saturday and Sunday, March 5th and 6th to participate in the hop. Monday morning, we will announce the random winner on the Sweet November Instagram page.
Andrea Shell @westie1702
Caitlin Anthony @caitlinannaleecards
Chiara Diana Chikanon @chikanon83
Claire Harrison @mrs_h_crafty_corner
Elin Venge @elinheve
Faye Wynn-Jones @fayewynnjones
Jasmin Oliver @jasmincraftymakes
Lisa Jannaway @craftytrain1
Sweet November Stamps @sweetnovemberstamps

This giveaway is sponsored by Sweet November Stamps. It has no affiliation with Instagram, nor are the designers responsible for the outcome. Any questions should be addressed to @sweetnovemberstamps. The contest is open internationally, and we will ship for free; however, we are not liable for any custom fees, dues, or taxes that may be incurred from customs. Once the prize is shipped, we are not held accountable for any lost or damaged goods and is not eligible for a cash reimbursement.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

To a friend like gnome other

These adorable gnomes were released as part of the Sweet November Stamps Spring release last year. Aren't they just adorable?? I had so much fun colouring them in. The top gnomes are from the Gneal and Gnorah set. I stamped the first gnome in the middle then did some masking to stamp the others around him. They are all coloured them with copics. 

 This second card I did the same masking and when I went to colour them up one of my dark brown copics exploded all over the gnomes that now have red and orange hair 😖 So I changed up the colours that I was going to do this lot and gave them all black clothes. I think I saved it though. This gnome can be found in the Gned and Gnina set.

The next spring clear stamps will be released this Saturday (5th of March) and I am so excited for you to see it :D

National Teen Self Esteem hop 2023

This is my card I have created for the Instagram  #nationalteenselfesteemhop23 A great group of crafters have come together to spread love, ...