VIDEO: Easy Watercoloring Technique For Working On Non-Watercolor Paper

  You know that I love watercolors don't you? But sometimes I don't actually use them on watercolor paper. When I am making cards I tend to use a smooth, heavy weight, ordinary cardstock which is totally not a watercolor paper! But I love using it because it is a lovely bright white and you can get some really interesting effects, textures and looks using watercolors on it. So my video today gives you an easy watercoloring technique and some pointers on how to use your watercolors on non-watercolor…

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Free Project With Papercraft Essentials 145

[Photo credit: Practical Publishing International] Are you looking for a project to do this this week? Or perhaps it is a Bank Holiday where you are so you have a beautiful Monday to fill with some creativity? If so then I've got a project step by step over on the Papercraft Magazines website that you might find interesting. It is an extra project for the DIY Create Your Own Foam Stamps article that I wrote for Papercraft Essentials issue 145. Have you got a copy yet? If you haven't…

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Papercraft Essentials Thursday!

Wahoo! Look at me with my issue of Papercraft Essentials before it went on sale! Yay! Ok so I woke up this morning super-pumped and motivated, so I'm sorry if I get too over excited! But I am excited 'coz issue 121 of Papercraft Essentials is in the shops today and I've already got my issue so I can share with you one of my favourite projects so far this year. Wot Kim? Another favourite project? I know, I say it a lot but it is true. So this…

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New Magazine Monday – Papercraft Essentials

Happy Monday guys. Did you have a good weekend? Are you ready for the week ahead? What arty / crafty things have you got on your to-do list this week? My to-do list is full of articles and blog things but my wish list for the week just has one thing on it - to exchange this week, oh that would be super nice! Well at least I have my tea-break sorted this afternoon! The new issue of Papercraft Essentials is out (issue 108). Have you seen it yet? It…

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New Mags Monday – Papercraft Essentials 107

Time for a quick shout-out with the Papercraft Essentials issue 107, which hit the shelves last week. I've not seen the magazine yet, but there should be a bit of an interactive card making article from me (you can see it at the bottom of the cover) and a fun embossed jigsaw card too. But if you are a Lavina Stamps fan you are gonna want to get this one, the cover gift this month is a set of cute Lavina stamps! I love the mushrooms! Give me a…

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New Mag Monday – Get Stamping, Papercraft Essentials, Creative cardmaking

New Mag Monday! That sounds quite catchy doesn't it? There are some new magazines in the shops so I thought I would do my shout out for them. I haven't seen them yet so I've got something to look forward too! Tee Hee! That is my tea breaks sorted when I get my crafty hands on them. First up is the new Papercraft Essentials Issue 106. This month I got a chance to play with making backgrounds and I've also used some of the Creative Expressions Stamps for this…

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Some Weekend Reading – Digital Crafting Essentials, Simply Cards & Papercraft, Creative Cardmaking and Papercraft Essentials

Ok, so I confess, I've dropped a bit behind with my magazine shout outs, so some of these mags have been out for a few weeks now so you might need to move fast if you haven't got them already and you want them. The first shout out is for Simply Cards and Papercraft 121 which has been out since the beginning of March, I know, my bad! I was super excited when I realised that the purple card on the front was actually mine LOL! I can be…

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Some Weekend Reading – Creative Cardmaking, Papercraft Essentials And Get Stamping

Ok so it is a bumper read-a-thon this weekend! I'm looking forward to reading... Creative Cardmaking 64 Which is very pretty in pink this month! I went to the circus with my makes for kids in this issue. They are very bright and all you need to make them is some coloured card and maybe a few dies or punches. Hope you like clowns - they are cute ones, not scary - honest guv! Next there is Papercraft Essentials 104... I was lucky enough to have a chance to…

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Magazine Time!

It is magazine time and here is what I will be reading this weekend... Well first is some catch-up reading with issue 119 of Simply Cards and Papercraft which came out in the first week of January. I know! I am so behind! Did you spot that this issue comes with a score board this month? Oooo, will have to give that a try! There are some chevron makes from me this month and you all know that it is one of my favourite shapes. More reading with me…

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Magazine Time

I am officially on holiday! YAY! I've just got one more make and one more blog post to do then it is mince pies, mulled wine and jingle all the way. I have my reading all lined up and there are two new magazines out that are on the list: Get Stamping 6 is out with a lovely nature-inspired stamp set. I have some cards using silhouette stamping in this month. But make sure you checkout the project life article from Stéphanie de Geus (the editor) and Klair Rhomany Scattergood's Art…

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