Saturday, 2 August 2014

My Oriental Dream with Rubber Dance

Hello my dear crafty friends!

This is my very first project made with most artistic Rubber Dance stamps!

Actually it's the very first team I design for that has only red rubber artistic stamps in the shop.
So for this project (you can call it a card or an art piece or whatever; I don't really know the exact name for this card sized  Mixed Media project) I used PHP Oriental papers, Wycinanka chipboards and a lot of misting around.
This gorgeous Japanese woman collage stamp was stamped with clear embossing ink into white cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then the whole  stamped piece was misted and the resist image was wiped to get  its white color again.

All chipboard pieces were misted too with the same mist color and I added some " berries" over the oval frame with red glitter glue.
I hope you like this projects and if you want to see the wide range of fantastic artistic stamps you are invited to visit this  outstanding  Rubber Dance shop.
So believe me when I tell you that you will not be disappointed with Rubber Dance stamps - the quality is absolutely awesome, they stamp like a dream and the designs are stunning. Oh and the customer service ain't bad either ;).
You can meet us on Facebook - come on over and say hi!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Friends are like stars

Hello my dear crafty friends!

 Today  I am going to show you my use of Xmas die for non Holidays card and it actually WORKS!
This is July new release Delicate Star die and it was used as a main point of this Good friends are like stars sentiment from Inspired by Stamping . I made a cut from thick silver glitter cardstock and made my background with washi tapes only.
The small stars are heat embossed chipboards.

Hope you got my point: any die can be used " out of the box". Just try to find a good sentiment and make the connection over your project.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our new Cornish Heritage Farms challenge and this is the challenge I picked for you this time: use at least three different mediums  to make your card or other crafty project.
This is what I made this time: CHF delicious Asian #10 digital stamp was printed over the transparency and added to Gelli plate background made with a mix of acrylic paints, masks and a lot of mess.

 My background card was inked with blue ink over the edges. The inside pink inked frame was die cut from a white thin chipboard. 
The chipboard leaves and flowers were misted   to fit the frame color and I added some clear glitter glue over them for the interest.

So as you can see I used more then 3 mediums here and still this card is very flat and not too messy. Now it's your turn: make a project with CHF and link it so everyone can see it. And here is a list of all our designers for you to be inspired this time:
Cornish Heritage Farms Blog -
Frances Byrne (Design Team Co-ordinator) -
Kristine Reynolds -
Steph Ackerman - 
Amber Hillman -
Ann Marie Saunders -
Irit Shalom -
Kelly Santi -
Maureen Russell -

Winter blessings in July

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here again and as I finally got my gorgeous delicious new release dies, I can even make my posts in time.
 Die - Versions is celebrating Christmas in July and those  are my share of those new fantastic dies.
So here are those beauties on my two new winter cards.
As I don't celebrate Xmas, I just made winter cards for all occasions and it works just perfect with those great Die- Versions dies and some perfect Inspired by Stamping Holiday stamps.
The first card was made with a couple of background layers: the white is dry embossed and the upper blue is stamped and misted over the heat embossed background.

Then I made 3 cuts of this gorgeous Whispers Delicate present die with black, dark blue and white cardstocks and made a single shape with old and forgotten brads. It's very easy to connect all three cuts with brads without making and holes with this die cut shape.

Then I added a single dark blue die cut using the new delicate Scrolly Bow die and embellished the top of the present die with a fancy bow. A stamped small tag was added on the bottom together with a couple of 3d stickers and this card was done. Both tag and sentiment stamps are from  Inspired by Stamping winter set from last year and it's timeless!  Lots of techniques, but very easy to make card after all.
My second card for today is a winter card again and this time I used a new released most adorable Whispers Winter Cottage die and made a cut from glittered dotted cardstock. The empty holes in the cut shape were covered with glitter  glue for the snow effect.

The snowflakes background is dry and heat embossed all together and the sentiment was made with a couple of stickers from Paper House Productions. The last touch are those fancy pearl swirls and my winter card is done.

I hope you like my Winter in July share and see you soon again!

Monday, 28 July 2014

Ann Butler: Welcome Home

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my monthly post made for Ann Butler's blog . Today I an going to share my Welcome Home sign and I really hope that you like it.
The idea of this sign came from those kid's very first houses drawings; those rectangles or squares and triangle roof were my inspiration for this  project. As Ann's stamps are squares and triangles it was 
just " must to do" project. And here it is as a finished sign; add it to a big flower arrangement or put in a nice jar and it can be used again and again.

Each house was hand cut in a different shape after I stamped Ann 's 2''  Checkered Woven Hearts  - Kellycraft stamps-  over a white thick cardstock. Then I colored the house body with Ann Butler's Clearsnap Crafter's Inks and arranged the house  in the final position.  The roofs were stamped with triangle stamps and I tried to fit the roof color to the house and to its neighbours.

I stamped HOME letters with Ann's delicious  Flourish 2'' ABC'S alphabet set and added some die cut brick walls around the letters. 
Then I added a few of die cut pieces such as Welcome banner and a couple of flowers and butterflies painted with the very same Ann Butler's inks.

Supply list:
Ann Butler's products
EZ De's Easy Design Elements: Checkered Woven Hearts  - Kellycraft
Flourish 2'' ABC'S- Kellycraft
Crafter's inks - Clearsnap
Other products:
Cardstock- American Crafts
Dies- Die Versions
Bling- Flourish with a Bling
Ribbon- May Arts

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Ann Butler and Cool 2 Cast blog hop

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to Ann Butler's and Cool 2 Cast design teams blog hop.

This is a place where we are going to show you our projects made with both companies products and here is my part.
I made this round wall  deco and the circled plastic base is a pure recycling: I don't even know where I found this white plastic piece, but I was sure that I can use it in the future and so it was.
Every single inside piece is made with Cool 2Cast great product and as a dentist I asked was a " real thing" and casted my own shapes; the only shape that was shipped to me already casted was this lovely big heart on the bottom.
All molds I used here are from WOW! Embossing Powders and I actually made one for myself: this lovely cupid in the middle (lucky me again- dentist can mold things with their materials).
 Then each molded and  air dry piece was painted with a mix of Ann Butler's Crafter's inks from Clearsnap.
 Those inks have great coverage for casting materials too as you can see. The whole finished piece was misted with a light gold mist and I added this huge bow and the lovely plastic leaves to make it very fancy.

And now this is a list of all other designers on this blog hop.
Please visit them all and leave them some love and you can win some great goodies from Cool2cast company.

To enter simply leave a comment here.  For more chances to win and to see other great projects using Cool2Cast and Ann Butler Designs products check out the rest of the blog hop below and leave a comment for each of them.
Deadline for entering the giveaway is August 8th, 2014 at 11:59 pm.
Irit Shalom- YOU ARE here

Friday, 25 July 2014


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our Inspired by Stamping new July release.
This is the last day of this gorgeous release and will show you my work with all those stamps next month, but today this is our Chevrons set day and here is my card made with this lovely  new set.
My card this time is a totally modern kind of Mixed Media creation. I made it with a long line of chevrons arranged  for the easy stamping. The stamping was made with clear embossing ink and white heat embossing. I also added this Hello sentiment from another new released set. Then I melted wax crayons over the black background t get this artistic look and added one single Create/Inspire sticker as this is a totally inspirational card that can be used for any summer occasion.

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