Thursday, February 24, 2011

First Video

Well I have plunged into the world of making crafting videos. Eeek! My first one is more of a demo showing Pan Pastels which I had used on this set of cards I made for the Hero Arts Blog Hop in January.

I had some questions about the product I used to get these vivid colours so here's my video to show you.

Here's the card using the Hero Arts Classic Fabric Design.

For the next two cards I used the chalks to colour the Hero Arts Engraved Flower.

The background for both cards was done by a fun "kissing" technique showcased at Hero Arts here.

For more info, the Pan Pastel website is here. There are links there to find retailers around the world.

In the US, Dick Blick carries them here.

In Canada, you can find it at Curry's here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tiffany Doodles Bird Releases

Here is the last reveal from Tiffany Doodles, the Tufted Titmouse. Isn't he a cutie.
This image along with all the other bird images revealed this week are now for sale in the Tiffany Doodles store here.

There's also a special on if you buy all 5 bird sets.
And don't forget you have until February 21st to enter the Valentine's challenge here and win some great prizes!

Wishing you all an inky day!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tiffany Doodles Sneak Peeks

Tiffany Doodles is having bird sneak peeks all week. Five different digi birds that will be available on Friday the 18th at Tiffany's digi store here.

Won't these images be perfect for spring cards! Drop by tomorrow when I'll reveal my card with the fifth bird!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 14, 2011


I hope everyone is having a wonderful Valentine's Day. Thanks to all of you who stopped by for a chance to win some crafting goodies.

The winner of the blog candy is....


Please email with your address so I can send out your prize!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Vinnie Pearce Teal Ambition

There's another digi kit release today from Vinnie Pearce here at Two Peas. It's called Teal Ambition and it is just gorgeous. The colours in this kit are beautiful and I especially love the Art Papers.

Here's a little peak.

I made a card using several elements from the kit and decided I just wanted the bold contrast of the brown and teal to shine on its own, without a sentiment. So the sentiment is on the inside.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tiffany Doodles February Challenge

It's time for another new challenge at Tiffany Doodles. This months challenge is in honour of Valentine's Day and there's a lot of great images in the store here to help you get started.

I combined two digital images for my card.  I used the Ladybug Grass image and the banner from the Valentine set Be Mine. For the background I used a rubber stamp, Envelope Pattern from Hero Arts, inked with Distress Ink. Don't be afraid to mix digi images with rubber stamps, they work really well together!

Just to let everyone know there are a few changes to the Challenges, they will be two weeks long instead of one month. Stop by the blog here to check it out!

Have a wonderful inky day!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Blog Candy

Here's a few goodies I have lined up for a little giveaway.
A few stamps, stickers, rub-ons and some ribbon. And who knows, maybe a couple more things will find their way onto the pile.

All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me if you celebrate Valentine's Day. Is it just another regular day on the calendar, do you do something special as a family or do you leave the kids at home and make the most out of it with your significant other?

I'll leave the comments open until 11:59 pm EST on February 13th and announce the winner on Valentine's Day.

Good luck!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Vinnie Pearce Dash & Dot Collection

Great news everyone! After a short hiatus, Vinnie Pearce is back creating gorgeous digi kits here at Two Peas. This new kit is called Dash & Dot and has so many wonderful elements in it.

I came across a tutorial here on how to make an explosion box and thought it would be the perfect project to make with some of Vinnie's pretty patterned papers.

I used 3 different papers for the box,

printed two sizes of the yellow flower and covered them with Glossy Accents
and hid a surprise gift inside! The box could be filled with candy or a love note, perfect for Valentine's Day!

Don't forget to check out Dash & Dot here and I'll be back next Tuesday with another new kit from Vinnie.

Thanks for stopping by!