Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Now in HOBBYCRAFT!!

    We are SO excited!

Our newly packaged Teresa Collins stampmaker kit is now available in all Hobbycraft stores throughout the UK!!! 
It's also available to buy online here on the Hobbycraft website!!








Saturday, 11 May 2013

Father's Day cards

I made a new stamp design for the upcoming Father's day and a few cards. You are welcome to download the stamp designs and use for your own projects.



Click here to download the stamp designs.





What you need
Father’s Day stamp design
Straw and black Cardstock, Teresa Collins Vintage Findings collection, wood veneer hearts from Studio Calico, Doilies, StazOn, distress ink.

What to do
1) Cut out 3 card bases from the Straw CS and fold to 4x6”
2) Cut out 3 pieces of black CS slightly smaller than 4x6”
3) Stamp onto pieces of PP of the TC Vintage findings.
4) Cut out several pieces of the collection and make sure you mix the light beige colored layers with the darker black.
5) Ink all edges using distress ink (I used Brushed corduroy)
6) Lay out every piece on top of the black CS. when you are happy glue down the bottom layers and then stich the edges
7) Lay out the top layers
8) Add some small decorations such as punched hearts and wood veneers
See you soon ♥ Petra

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Altered glasses case

This year I found out I need glasses, not all the time, just when I read, and scrap and use the computer.. .so I guess almost all the time LOL.
Anyway of course I just had to do something to that not-so-pretty glasses case that came along.



What you need:
A glasses case, a tissue in colors that you like, a few pieces of coordinating paper, some flowers, some bling and the January Free stamp download.

What to do:
1) First stamp on the tissue and let it dry completely.
2) Add the tissue (just one layer) to the case using decoupage glue.
3) Let it dry and add a second coat of decoupage.
4) Add a few decorations.

See you soon ♥ Petra

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Finally springtime

Have you used the March free stamp designs? I have, several times and I just adore the designs. This is my latest page:









What you need:
March free stamp download, White CS, Masks, Distress ink. Teresa Collins Stationary Noted Collection, a large Doily and some turquoise CS. For the title I used my Silhouette but you can use ant thickers or make your own stamps for the title instead.

What to do:
1) I stamped onto the centre of the doily and cut out the stamped image. This way I get a sheer image to use as a decoration. 
2) I made the background using several different masks and distress ink.   
3) Then I cut out several bits and pieces from the TC Stationary Noted 6x6 paper collection and laid it out together with the photo. 
4) When I had all in place I removed and added the bird, dandelion and text stamps. 
5) And then I laid everything back on the page and glued down. 
6) I added a few bits of decoration. 
7) To make the title “Äntligen vår”= “finally spring” I used the Silhouette.

It is  a good idea to lay everything out on the page but not mount it. This way you can easily add the stamps when you have figured out where they should be. Repeating the same stamped image is nice to the eye.



Thanks and see you soon ♥ Petra

Friday, 3 May 2013

New Look - Teresa Collins!


We are excited to show off the new look Teresa Collins stampmaker, this has now been launched by our new UK distributor - Trimcraft. We love the design which includes new negatives, most importantly Teresa herself loves it too! 

Read more about our Teresa Collins stampmaker on the Trimcraft blog.

AND it gets better!! The Teresa Collins stampmaker is now available to buy in your local UK Hobbycraft store! 
 

photo via Trimcraft