Design Team Intro | Eileen Godwin

Hi there! Today we are so happy to announce that another of our existing designers is staying on the team…


Eileen Godwin


Eileen creates such wonderful inspiration with our stamps and stencils, and runs brilliant workshops sharing lots of great techniques!



I have been happily crafting since 2004. Stamps and inks are my thing. I live in a village in Kent with my husband Ken, 2 small doggies and 4 ferrets! I run Craft Workshops in my local Village Hall.


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Eileen never fails to wow us with her creativity and wonderful artistry, and she is always experimenting with products and techniques!


Today we are sharing one of our favourite pieces of framed artwork by Eileen, featuring our ATOMIC FLOWER stencil on a stunning distress oxide inks background. The sentiment is rather apt to describe some of Eileen’s creations… ART HAS NO RULES!




Supplies


the world needs art | quote stamps | creative sentiments



atomic flower stencil



We love working with you Eileen! ♡



Tomorrow Ali will be here on the blog with an amazing project featuring our gorgeous seahorse stamp!


We hope you have a good day.

Stay creative!

Helen + Mark xx


 

Design Team Intro | Merja Sivonen

We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Merja Sivonen



I’m Merja (or MeSi on my blog) and I live in Finland. I’ve been crafting more or less all my life but been more active since the start of 2020 (not because of covid, it was just the right time to change my life and do more things that I love). Mostly I do cards and my style is pretty simple. I love strong and bright colours but there’s a little goth living inside me as well. Crafting takes me to some fantasy world and you never know what you will find there…


Merja is on our INSTA TEAM!


Follow Merja: @craftingbymesi



Merja’s stunning colouring and beautiful clean + simple cards really caught our attention ♡


strobes | sun | rays | stencil | wow embossing powder | visible image stamps | card


Merja created her amazing background with our STROBES stencil and various embossing powders to create wonderful texture and shine. The sentiment is from our BRIGHTEN THE WORLD stamp set, which was embossed in white onto black card and added to the centre of the card as the focal image.


close ups of the gorgeous texture






check out the sparkle!

 



Supplies




colour | quotes | sentiment stamps | card making



strobes | sun rays | stencil



Welcome to the team Merja! We are very excited to work with you!



We will be back here soon with more awesome inspiration.

Helen + Mark xx



 

Design Team Intro | Pauline Butcher

Hello there! As we continue to introduce our wonderful Design Team, we are so happy that another of our existing designers is staying on the team…


Pauline Butcher


Pauline is on our BLOGGING TEAM!



I discovered card making and paper crafting years ago, and couldn’t get enough of patterned papers, and then stamping came into my life, which is now my passion. I enjoy hosting my inky workshops around the UK.


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We adore Pauline’s love of vivid colours [pink in particular] and her wonderful and often quirky handmade cards and mixed media projects, which always sparkle! Pauline has been with us for almost 8 years now and, although taking an extended break at the moment, she will be back soon with more of her incredible inspiration.


Today we are sharing one of our most favourite cards created by Pauline, featuring our SEE EVERYTHING stamp which has been coloured with vibrant distress inks, with some of the beautiful details and the eye layered up. Pauline added highlights with a white gel pen and some Ranger stickles for a touch of sparkle!


eye stamp | clear | rubber | see everything



close ups







Stamps

eye stamp | clear | rubber | collage | mixed media | cardmaking



We can’t wait to have you back creating these masterpieces Pauline!



We will be back tomorrow to introduce our next new designers and their fabulous first projects.


We hope you have a nice evening.

Helen + Mark xx



 

Design Team Intro | Sneha Apte

We are very excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Sneha Apte



Hey this is Sneha here. I am a mixed media enthusiast, an art journal and stamp lover. I wish to have a colorful journey and create wonderful art. I also create mixed media canvas, altered projects, art journals, mixed media cards and much more.



Sneha is on our VIDEO TEAM!


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Follow Sneha on instagram: @snehayapte



Sneha’s wonderful journal pages + mixed media projects full of stunning texture really caught our eye! ♡




Watch Sneha’s video tutorial!

 



Supplies


feather stamp | wings | angels near | sentiment | clear | rubber



sentiment stamps | quotes | card making | clear



inky butterfly stamp | live life now | sentiment | clear | rubber



music stamps | guitar | notes | sound wave | clear | rubber



butterfly stencil | ink trails



Welcome to the team Sneha! We are very excited to work with you!


We will be back later with another intro and some gorgeous inspiration from Jane.

Helen + Mark xx


Design Team Intro | Iva Šťastná

We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Iva Šťastná




Creativity has been an inherent part of my world for a long time. For the last 10 years it has been not only a part of my profession, but also a great hobby. After those years, I focus mainly on creating greeting cards, but I also like trying other techniques.



Iva is on our INSTA TEAM!


Follow Iva: @iva_stastna



Iva caught our eye with her wonderful style of creating beautiful clean and simple cards and also amazing backgrounds full of texture! ♡




Iva has interpreted our sad face stamp beautifully, with hand drawn flowers and positive sentiment.


Tutorial




Stamps Used






Welcome to the team Iva! We are so excited to work with you!


We will be back little later with more gorgeous inspiration and DT introductions.


We hope Monday is gentle with you!

Helen + Mark xx


 

Design Team Intro | Elaine Place

We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Elaine Place




I started in the papercraft world over 10 years ago and my card making style has always been clean and simple. Since retiring at the end of 2019, and throughout the lockdowns, I have been trying out mixed media and in particular art journaling.  I enjoy learning new techniques and try to incorporate them into my card making.  I love the freedom that you get from mixed media – adding layers and layers of ‘interesting’ stuff!


Elaine is on our INSTA TEAM!


Follow Elaine: @crafteplace



Elaine’s stunning clean and simple cards, often with a grungy edge to them, really stood out to us ♡


flower stamp | CAS card | best wishes



Elaine created her beautiful card by firstly stamping and heat embossing part of the FIBONACCI stamp. The flower from our CREATIVE CHAOS set was also stamped and heat embossed, fussy cut and layered on top of the background element. Elaine then added some gorgeous water colouring using 2 colours of distress inks. The ‘best wishes’ sentiment was stamped onto a separate strip of card and adhered over the flower stem to finish.





 

Supplies Used




inky flower stamp | grunge | mixed media | clear | rubber



fibonacci spiral stamp | background | mathematical | Maths | grid



sentiment stamps | card making | greetings

 

Welcome to the team Elaine! We are very excited to work with you!



We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration and DT introductions.


Have a great evening.

Helen + Mark xx


 

Design Team Intro | Angie Cimbalo

We are very excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Angie Cimbalo



My name is Angie Cimbalo and I’m a semi-retired school music teacher living in Texas.  I live with my wonderful husband and my sweet goldendoodle pup.  When I’m not crafting, I’m having tons of fun helping music students and their directors in schools in the area. My husband and I have 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren.


Angie is on our VIDEO TEAM!


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Follow Angie on instagram: @macimbalo



Angie’s gorgeous cards, beautiful colouring and fabulous videos really grabbed our attention! ♡




Watch Angie’s video tutorial!

 

 

Stamps Used


typewriter stamp | kindness sentiment stamps



grunge background stamps



Welcome to the team Angie! We are so excited to work with you!



We will be back soon with more intro’s and gorgeous inspiration.

Helen + Mark xx


 

Design Team Intro | Stempelfrida

Good Evening! We are thrilled that another of our wonderful designers is staying on the team…


Nicole Diedrichs [also known as STEMPELFRIDA!]


Nicole is on our BLOGGING TEAM!


We love Nicole’s amazing cards, fantastic gelli prints and wonderful use of layers!



My passion for paper led me to fall head over heels in love with stamping. I mainly make cards and I guess they are clean, neat, crisp and flashy… mostly! And you can be sure I will surprise you once in a while!


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Oh, I tell you, it is sooooo sooooo sad that these stamped shirts are not real shirts. On the other hand: My closet would burst at the seams.


T-shirt stamp | handmade card | you got this


When I made this card, I had so much fun. It’s so cool to create t-shirts with this set! I actually couldn’t stop at all. I hope you can see that a little bit in my collage. I made the “fabric” for the shirt using the shaving cream technique and the “Ripped Fishnet” stencil from Visible Image. I thought it looked so mega – a bit like snakeskin. That was perfect in combination with the lips. I stamped the shirt onto this background and fussy-cut it



I stamped the lips in a shade of red and colored them with polychromos. Then I also fussy-cut them and glued them on the shirt. That way I didn’t have to use masking techniques and the lips stand out more. So really yummy! For the background of my card, I took a design paper with a very lightly hinted pattern and stamped the saying many times on it. I used a greyish tone for it so that it would not be too bold. After this was dry, I stamped the dots from the set “Grunge Tones” with Versamark and embossed them in a burgundy tone.



I still had a bit of the “shirt fabric” left. From it I cut banners and stapled them to the card.



Supplies


T Shirt stamp | handmade Card | lips | grunge



Stamp pads:
Memento – espresso truffle
Versamark
Stampin Up – ruby red


Embossing powder:
Pearlustre Hessonite 230


Polychromos 101, 131, 124, 225, 180, 280

Refiller Clearsnap Color Box Chalk –  orchid pastel, creamy brown
Color Box – marigold peony


Stamps


t shirt stamp | logos | personalise | card making



grunge tones | background stamps | circles | two tone



sentiment stamps | card making | greetings 


Stencil


ripped fishnet stencil







This T Shirt design is AMAZING! We want a real one too! The RIPPED FISNET and GRUNGE TONES textures look awesome, and the lips stamp looks superb!
YOU GOT THIS Stempelfrida! Thank you  ♡

 

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Thanks so much for visiting our blog today.


We will be back tomorrow to introduce 3 more fabulous designers who will be inspiring you over the coming months…


Stay safe. Stay creative.


Helen & Mark xx


 

Design Team Intro | Angelique de Groot

We are really excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Angelique de Groot



I’m Angelique, 59 years of age. I’m Dutch, but live in the beautiful Belgian Ardennes (The French speaking part of the country). However, in Spring, me and my man move to the Netherlands, where we manage a small campsite throughout the Summer. Ever since I could hold a pencil I’ve been drawing, colouring and crafting, it keeps me busy in quiet times, happy in sad times and sane in mad times. I’m mainly a card maker and use all kinds of mediums to create. From colouring stamps with markers, pencils and watercolours, to more mixed media style techniques, with inks, stencils, gell plate and more. I have just started exploring the world of journaling.


Angelique is on our INSTA TEAM!


Follow Angelique: @craftsbylique


Angelique’s beautiful cards, wonderful use of inks in her backgrounds, and gorgeous colouring really stood out to us ♡





Angelique stamped the gorgeous heart with Versafine Clair ink onto 300 grs watercolour paper, then used red + orange Brushos with water to create colour bursts. When dry, Angelique brushed red and yellow Harmony inks through our INK SWIRLS stencil creating a wonderful effect in the background. Polychromos pencils were used to colour some of the details in the heart stamp, and a white gel pen was used for highlighting. To add some texture and shimmer Angelique added Glossy accents to some circles, and clear sparkle splashes all over it. The edges were distressed with black ink before matting and layering with black card onto a white 15x15cm white card base.



Supplies


heart stamp | grunge | mixed media



ink swirls stencil



Welcome to the team Angelique! We are very excited to work with you!



We will be back this evening with some awesome inspiration from another exciting designer who is staying on the team..


Have a great afternoon.

Helen + Mark xx



 

Design Team Intro | Judy Rozema

Hi and happy weekend! As we continue to introduce our wonderful Design Team this weekend, we are thrilled that another of our existing designers is staying on the team…


Judy Rozema


Judy is on our INSTAGRAM TEAM!


We adore Judy’s wonderfully varied style, from clean and simple striking designs to amazing gelli print backgrounds! Her beautiful cards are always so brilliantly co-ordinated!



I love to make cards from clean and simple to mixed media techniques, and everything in between, so my style is definitely eclectic! I try to create something daily to keep the joy and mojo flowing!



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white rabbit stamp | handmade card | wonderland





Judy created her striking background with Distress Oxide inks through our DISTORTED CHESS stencil. THE WHITE RABBIT was stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, and embossed with Clear powder. He was coloured beautifully with Copic markers, and the sentiment [which resonates with many of us!] was also embossed. The image and sentiments were cut out and adhered using foam tape to raise them off the card, making them stand out from the vibrant background.



Supplies


white rabbit stamp | wonderland | clear | rubber



distorted chess stencil



Thank you Judy!



We will be back later to introduce more of our super talented team, along with more fantastic inspiration.


We hope you have a good Saturday.

Helen + Mark xx



 

Design Team Intro | Jen Schoolcraft

We are very excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…


Jen Schoolcraft



Hi! My name is Jen, but I go by Jenlee on most social media platforms.  I’ve been cardmaking for a little over 4 years now and I absolutely love it! Some of my favorite things about cardmaking are creating backgrounds with textures, colors and layers.  I love ink and splatter and if I’ve got ink on my hands and glitter in my hair, it’s been a good day!  I’m so excited to be a part of this awesome community!


Jen is on our VIDEO TEAM!


Subscribe to Jen’s YouTube channel


Follow Jen on instagram: @jenleeschoolcraft


Jen’s gorgeous cards and love of creating awesome texture, and her brilliant video tutorials made her a perfect choice for our team! ♡


face stamp | handmade card | flowers | visible image



Watch Jen’s video tutorial!

 



Supplies


face stamps | closed eyes | lips | nose | clear | rubber



inky flower stamps | script | stem | imperfection is beauty



script stamp | inky | street map | clear | rubber



Welcome to the team Jen! We are so excited to work with you!



Come back this evening to meet our next designer..

Helen + Mark xx


Design Team Intro | Sharon Traynor

Hello and Happy Friday to you! We have more DT introductions and wonderful inspiration for you here on the blog today! We are so happy that another of our existing designers is staying…


Sharon Traynor

Sharon is on our BLOGGING TEAM!


Many of you will already know Sharon who has been with us for almost 5 years now! We adore Sharon’s amazing clean and simple cards which never fail to wow us!



My ‘happy place’ is when I’m surrounded by inks and stamps. I discovered my passion for card making in 2008. I love CAS designs but sometimes feel the urge to get grungy and inky too!


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Hello there!


Do you find that you always need a few cards in your stash that are just ready to go? Ones that will work for all sexes and be appropriate from youngsters through teens right up to those of us who are much older?  Ah, go on…..I bet we all have those occasions when a birthday date sneaks up on us without us realising. Those pesky birthdays have a habit of doing that 😉


Well, one of the tricks that I use to create those cards is to take a background stamp or two and a sentiment and creat something clean, simple and repeatable. So, when the Grunge Tones and Lost For Words stamp sets from Visible Image landed on my doormat I (squeeled) knew they would become a perfect staple for those cover all occasion cards.



As these are super CAS cards I have a brief walkthrough plus a trick to make half of your sentiment sparkly, as you’ll see in the photo above.



First, taking the larger dotty stamp, place it in a stamping platform with a piece of white card. Normally I use post-it notes to do any masking but mine had run away on the day I made this one. So, instead, I carefully masked off the stamp with a piece of card (which will be used to create another background – waste not , want not!) and gradually stamped in a rainbow of distress oxides. Leave it to dry completely because we are going to emboss on top of it.


Next, take your card blank and protect it by inserting a sheet of scrap paper in the middle, and using the same inks with the smaller dotty stamp, create a border.



It doesn’t matter if you leave spaces on the border or stamp without spaces because both options look good. This is what you are trying to achieve:



Now that the smaller mat with the large dots on it is dry, we’re going to stamp and heat emboss the sentiment. Once again we need to add the stamp and the mat to a stamping platform because we will be stamping and heat embossing twice. For the first emboss I stamped in black Versafine ink and also used a black embossing powder. Once that had cooled I replaced the card into the stamping platform and inked up only the larger word with some clear embossing ink, then I added a clear sparkle embossing powder and heat embossed again. Simple, but effective.



All that remains is to back the central panel with some coordinating card stock and add it to the card blank with fun foam, although you could always omit the fun foam if you want to cut down on postage.


handmade birthday card  sentiment stamps | background | dots | rainbow inks



handmade birthday card  sentiment stamps | background | rainbow inks | grunge tones



Supplies

White Card
Distress Oxide inks: candied apple, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, twisted citron, salty ocean, wilted violet
Versafine onyx black ink
Versamark clear ink
WOW! Primary ebony embossing powder
WOW! clear sparkle embossing glitter
Fun foam


Stamps


grunge tones | background stamps | dots | circles



card making sentiment stamps | miss your face | congrats | birthday



That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again here soon.


Hugs,
Sharon xx




Wowza! These cards are so awesome! The grunge tones stamps look brilliant in the vibrant rainbow tones! So striking any would be loved by any recipient. Thank you Sharon ♡

 

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We will be back a little later to introduce our next NEW designer…


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Stay safe, stay well, stay creative!

Helen & Mark xx