Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wonder Fairy and some tips from me!

Hello everybody!


Today I've a new card and a new Saturated Canary fairy to share with you all.

It's wonder fairy and I loved to use an odd colour combo for her hair...not so odd for a fairy actually!

I'm also here to share some tips and tricks with you about the way I create my cards.

First of all I generally choose the image: sometimes I've to fit a theme, sometimes I simply choose an image that I like.

Then I have a look to papers and I decide which one to use, so the colour combo for my character and I colour him/her.

After that I decide the shape of my card: round, square, particular shape with a die or Silhouette Cameo; the shape often depends on the image I'm going to use.

I cut out my papers and I put them in a mat made by coordinated cardstock and I sew them together.

I generally make several layers of paper/cardstock pieces to give more dimention to my card.

Now I put out all the embellishments I have, I choose them and I put all togheter until I'm satisfied on the result; at the end I fix them with glue and dimensional tapes (I generally use dimentional tape with the image).

The last tip I can give is that papers and embellishments are very important when you create your projects, so first of all you have to buy the ones that fit the style you want to achieve!

I always loved Live and Love Crafts Shop because it's a one stop shop. Here you can find everything you need if you love Vintage and Shabby Chic style!


I'm not good in writing English, so I explained as well as I can! Just ask if you need more infos...thanks!

A big hug everybody,

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Debbie's Tips And A Little Tutorial Video

Hello There
Debbie here today with my tips and tricks and I thought I would attempt a little video!!!
Eeeeeek! So scary for me as Ive never made one before.
Its only a short one and of pictures just to get me watch this space I may attempt a video soon!!!

So grab a cuppa and click the pic below

Ok so are you still with me hey!!?? 
I hope you haven't fallen asleep, but I tried to make it short and sweetand give you a little insight on what goes on behind the scenes at Dolphin HQ!! Saying that I daredn't show you my craft room right now!!! 
For my card I've water coloured 'Tilda With Kneesocks' from the Sakura Collection 2015
I actually decided the colour of her dress(TIP) before I chose the papers with this one.. I love the colour jade green and cream together and to get this colour I mixed Weathered Wood and Peacock Feathers
Then I matched up the papers..I dont always do it this way around...The easiest way is to choose the papers first and work your colours around it.
Luckily for me I found Pion 'Paris Flea Market' papers were just perfect :D

For the flowers and leaves I used DooHickeys
The rest of  HOW is in the video and what I have used is listed below.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did making the video...I surprised myself with this as I actually really enjoyed making it!!! 
Though the tune is stuck in my head now!!!hee hee
Bye for now and I will see you next Saturday

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Love in Spring

Hi everyone! It's Alyce here and I'm sharing my project with you this week featuring an image by Ching Chou Kuik called Love in Spring. 

My little tip today is about using your papers as embellishments! In the Pion Designs ranges, each range comes with a sheet called Borders. These contain little butterflies, words, and strips of patterns. I love to cut out the butterflies with my scissors, fold the wings in half so they look 3d and use them on my projects. You can see on my card I've used some yellow butterflies which, after cutting out, I have also distressed the edges and inked with Walnut Stain distress ink so they would better suit my project. 

I've also cut out the For You text on the Borders sheet below, distressed the edges, and then used as the sentiment on my card.

I hope you've enjoyed my project! Thanks so much for stopping by!