Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Arteza 100 TwiMarkers :D

Here's my Up Close video looking at the TwiMarkers from Arteza :D Arteza kindly sent me the 100 pen set of TwiMarkers to play with, and I've tried to combine lots of techniques and ways of using these water-based pens in my Up Close video :D And I'm certain you'll be seeing them crop up in my videos too :D :D

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Tonic Craft Kit #31 - Tropical Paradise :D

Here's my un-boxing video for Kit #31 :D I have filmed 3 card making videos this month, and they should follow in the next week or so, with a few other videos peppered in between :D

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Sunday, 16 February 2020

Tonic's February Designer's Choice #5 Floral Panel and Sentiment Die Set :D

Here's my Up Close video looking at this month's Designer's Choice die set :D

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A sped up video showing you how I made the Paper Pieced and Glittered cards I showed in the Up Close video :D

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Glitter and Paper Piecing with Tonic's Designer's Choice #5 :D

I can't believe another month has passed and it's time to introduce another Designer's Choice die set!! Today's post and video is one of my sped up videos, and the next one will be my up close look at the die set :D this month's set is called Floral Panel and Sentiment, and thoroughly loved working with it! The panel fits beautifully on an A2 sized card blank, or an A6 one trimmed slightly, and it gives such an elegant look with so little effort :D Make sure to check out my Up Close video when it's up, to hear all the ideas I had of ways to use this die set too :D :D

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To see the process behind this pair of cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

Lots more photos below :D

Thursday, 13 February 2020

A Trio of Cards for Tonic Studios Spring Dreams Stamp Collection Online Party :D

A brand new stamp release from Tonic Studios, illustrated by the wonderful Tonia Tkach :D This collection is called Spring Dreams, and Tonic sent me 3 of the 5 stamp sets to play with, and I thoroughly enjoyed colouring them :D I did stick to quite simple cards using lots of Nuvo colouring mediums because I had a very short deadline to get them done lol, but I am hoping to do a few more videos using these sets again because I really enjoyed using them, and I think that hot air balloon would look great paper pieced!! :D and I can't wait to use it in my Art Journal too :D :D I think it'd also look great to incorporate the extra balloons from the unicorn set onto a large journal page too :D and for my unicorn card, I actually used the tiny little balloon knot stamp to make the unicorn into novelty balloons :D Hope you like my three simple cards, and if you want to see how I made them, I have a sped up video embedded below, it is quite colouring heavy though, so if you don;t like watching people colour it might not be for you... This blog post is actually part of a blog party with a bunch of other crafters (all listed at the end of my post) so make sure to have a nosy at their blogs and leave some lovely comments :D :D And check out Tonics blog post too :D

Oh, and as a little extra, you can click these links here to get an extra special 15% discount for these stamps from the Tonic UK or Tonic USA websites :D And I have them all listed individually below too :D

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To see the process behind this trio of cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D and don't forget to pop over to all the other blog posts to see even more inspiration :D :D There's a list at the end of my blog post :D

Lots more photos below :D

Here's a list of everyone participating in this blog party, so make sure to checkout their projects with these gorgeous stamps too :D

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Tonic's January Designer's Choice #4 with Pastel Craft Perfect :D

My second and final video using Tonic's January's Designer's Choice #4 Just For You Tri-Fold Card die set :D :D Have a look back on my channel for my up close video for more info about this die set :D And in this video I decided to make the 'Just' portion into a shaker card, and utilise thin strips of craft perfect card to add colour, this way I could perfectly match the floral accents, because I could cut them from the same colours of card :D :D I wasn't sure I was going to like this effect of just using card, as you know I love using Nuvo, BUT I really adore how they turned out, and I must remember to do this kind of thing again :D xxx

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To see the process behind this pair of cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

Lots more photos below :D

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Tonic Mosaic Layering Dies :D

Here's my Up Close video showing you the Mosaic dies from Tonic, along with 6 examples of ways I used them :D I hope the video gives you a little bit of inspiration of ways to use these cool layering dies :D :D And I've already edited one of my sped up videos using these dies, which went up yesterday, so I've linked that below in case you missed it :D :D

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Another video using this die set :D :D

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Paper Piecing with Tonic's Mosaic Dies :D

Did you get hold of the gorgeous Mosaic dies from Tonic when they first launched? Or yesterday in the Wednesdie deals? If you did, why not give some paper piecing a go with them :D I've used the Orchid Meadow set, but I've linked the Gates of Atlantis below too, as both work great for this technique :D I add my initial die-cut to some double sided adhesive, there's 2 reasons for this, 1 because it makes the whole process quicker, and 2 when you get fed up with piecing the bits back in, you can finish the rest of the design with glitter :D :D Have a nosy at my video below to to see the full process, and if you find the video too fast you can always slow it down on YouTube :D Hope you liked this extra inspiration for you Mosaic Dies! Have a fab day, Christine xxx

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To see the process behind this paper pieced mosaic card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

Lots more photos below :D

Monday, 27 January 2020

Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Flakes with Pink Ink Designs :D

Aurora Flakes, brand new to Cosmic Shimmer are a really cool product, I'd describe it as a cross between gliding flakes and glitter... so therefore they can be used in the same ways you would usually apply gilding flakes and glitter too :D I think they come in 10 different colours, each one being a mix of 2 colours, I got given the Golden Rose colour way to work with, and I must say I LOVED it!! :D They work so well in conjunction lots of the glitters that are already in the Cosmic Shimmer range too, and as you can see on the card above I faded the Aurora Flakes into some Iced Crystals :D :D Then I matched my colouring to all the interference colours from my background :D You can also see on the tag below how you can stamp with Cosmic Shimmer Flake and Glitter glue and apply the Aurora Flakes to that which looks amazing, and that frog from the Fungi stamp set from Pink Ink Designs looks stunning :D :D Hope you liked the video and it gave you a few ideas of how you can use these stunning Aurora Flakes :D :D xxx

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To see the process behind this card and tag using the brand new Aurora Flakes, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

Lots more photos below :D