Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Die Cutting Machine I own and use

The Crossover by Cheery Lynn Designsis my go to for any A4 dies.  I got mine some time ago and really love it.  I also love the handy carry bag that came with it.  I only bought this one because the Sizzix Bigshot Plus had not yet been announced.

Here is the introduction videos so you can get a better idea of what it looks like and how it work:

For normal dies I used my trusted Sizzix Bigshot plus for most projects.  I had the original Black and Pink version but unfortuately it got broken by the kids during our move a few years ago, so I replaced it with the teal version.  Great because now I have both the standard and extended multipurpose cutting platforms.


For Smaller thinlet dies I love my Baby Blue by Tattered Lace because you can emboss or cut up the 3" or 7.5 cm wide and the plates are 6.2 x 3.1" or 16cm x 8cm in size.  The only thing that I do not like is the price of replacement cutting plates as you have to buy the A and B plates seperate and they cost more the my Bigshot's plates.  You can  find an Instruction Manual and Step-by-Steps guide on the Tattered Lace Website.

And for standard embossing when I am not die cutting I use the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine


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Other Magazines for June with great cover gifts

Tonic Studios Design Collection Magazine Issue  2

Tonic Studios Design Collection Magazine & Kit 2

Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition 5
Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition 5
Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition 5
Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition 5
Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition 5

Die-cutting Essentials Special Edition 5 with FREE English Country Garden kit


Simply Cards & Papercrafts 164 - Family Ties

So my  Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 164 came last week and I made 2 cards but just did not get around to sharing it yet.  The magazine comes with 4 nesting dies and 15 stamps.

 Here are my Cards:

Discover how to make the most of your free cover gift, with this video Inspiration from  Christina Griffiths at http://www.card-making-magic.com or http://flowersribbonsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk and if you like what you see in the videos remember to click the like button and subscribe to her channel.

Downloads are available from http://www.papercraftmagazines.com and this time you get sentiments that complement the stamps and dies as well as some pre-coloured images.  There are some great ideas on how to use this kit that is not featured in the magazine.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Current Outlawz Challenges

Sunday - CAS
Summer Activities

Monday - Greeting
Square Cards

Tuesday - Color:
TIC TAC TOE:  use any row horizontal, vertical or diagonal and use your interpretation of each square in your project.

Wednesday - Sketch:
Remember that the sketch is for inspiration. Feel free to flip, rotate, re-size so long as we can see how the sketch leads to your creation...

Twisted Thursday

Festive Friday Challenge:
Down on the Farm
Children's Birthday Card

Saturday - Paper a la Mode:
One Layer card

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Crafting on a Budget

So here is the second post of crafting on a budget and again the most expensive part of my card was the inks and glue.

For today's card, I used dies and a  Layered floral stamp set, from AliExpress.  Total Purchase £ 8.53.

Supplies list:
Dew Drop Inks was used:
Summer Sky
Danube Blue
Paris Dusk
Pear Tart
Bamboo Leaves
Olive Grove


Base: 5.5" x 4.25"  from Poundland
Mat: 5.5" x 4.25" Vellum I had in my craft stash from a very long time ago.

So as you can see this time the total came to a bit more but still not too bad when you consider a similar alphabet stamp from Apple Blossom cost £9.99.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Current Outlawz Challenges

Sunday - CAS:
Use a Technique
My Card for this Challenge:
Layered Stamping

Monday - Greeting:
Sport Inspiration

My Card for this Challenge

Tuesday - Color:

So I thought I would look at a few colourscheme creator to see what colour combo's they would suggest for this image.  Here is a few that came up:




And then some from Adobe based on the Colour Mood:

And the final one decided to only focus on a part of the image:


Wednesday - Sketch:

Twisted Thursday:
Masculine Card

My Cards for this challenge:

Festive Friday Challenge:
Let's Play Soccer

Saturday - Paper a la Mode:
Use Acetate