Winnie and Walter Premiere Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Winnie & Walter release. Everyone seems to be loving this release so far. There is the chance to win it all- if you pop over to this post.

Today I’m focusing on a set of dies called Big Balloon Cutaways. These are wonderful for creating shaker cards as they have an inner dotted die for each of the larger dies enabling a shaker frame to be easily created. Instead, I’ve created a project using the smaller dies.

I decided to create an acetate base and arrange the die cut balloons on it in a pattern. Trim off any edges that protrude and then add some Distress ink onto the new Birthday Cutaway and some extra balloons.

The little ribbons are part of the balloon die set and I’ve stacked the die cut onto a purple die cut to give a shadow. Avoiding adhesive is always a challenge- the solution this time is to die cut a matching set of balloons and adhere them onto the reverse of the front side so no adhesive is visible.

Add twine strings before the birthday die cut is adhered and glue the strings in a curled design.

Do go and see the Winnie and Walter blog for more inspiring projects using the new products.

See you tomorrow  for Day 3

Keren xx

June 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm 5 comments

Winnie and Walter Premiere Day 1

Hi! Hope you’re having a good day. I’m excited to bring you a post all about the fabulous new release from Winnie & Walter.

We’re showcasing the new products over 4 days. This is Day 1 and I’m showing new Cutaways that go with this set ‘In Bloom: Carolina’s Florals With Angelica Suarez’. I didn’t actually use the Cutaways with the set, as I didn’t have them when I was creating this project- but you don’t have to have them if you enjoy a little fussy cutting!

I stamped the strawberries in 2 different inks- interestingly, one of the colours moved once I’d added Glossy Accents on top. I love the effect though; it looks far more realistic.

I used the In Bloom: Paulina’s Greenery Cutaway for the background wreath to base all the greenery on top. The stripes were supposed to have been black, but were dark brown the next morning when I looked. Crafting at night has its drawbacks but I like the softness of the brown.

I’ve used this set with the Cutaway: Party – it’s such a fresh and pretty set.

and lastly, I’ve used the Cutaway die really simply- using stripes of cut cardstock. It’s got a Christmas vibe about it. I might add some festive florals to it at later date.

What an amazing set- I do hope you liked my projects and come back again tomorrow for a little more of the new release!

Thanks for joining me today and catch you again tomorrow. Don’t forget to pop over to the Winnie and Walter blog to see some inspiration from all the other Talent team. 

Keren x

June 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm 4 comments

Stamped Oxford Box & Long Pins!

Hey! Hope you’re ok.

Well I’m busy trying to up my game technologically speaking and so have been learning about creating long pins for Pinterest. I have added it at the bottom of the post- (in case you want to use it!) but it’s going to be useful for me! I watched a really useful YouTube video here that tells you pretty much all you need to know!

So, onto my project! My love with the Tonic Oxford Box continues and I’ve created my own patterned cardstock using the new Tonic Initial Frames (currently available from Hochanda- but will be available all over very soon)IMG_0728

I’ve used one sheet of dark teal coloured cardstock for the basic outline die and then a plain white cardstock. Just stamp the pattern in a controlled pattern using the Black Shadow Nuvo ink and then die cut another outline.


Construct the box and cut out a handle slightly longer than the box so when you position it, it will curve. The only downside to having a curved handle can be that it will crease. So, to avoid that, add a piece of thick acetate underneath and your handle will keep its curve! Simple!


I’ve added decoration in the form of Tonic’s Bunched Bouquet Autumnal Sprig Set 1 by stamping in Black Shadow and adding colour using the Aquaflow pens and also the Tonic Glitter Markers which dilute beautifully with water. I added some large eyelets from my somewhat exhaustive collection of yester-year (couldn’t bring myself to throw them in a recent craftroom purge and I’m now SO glad!). I’ve cut out another frame and removed the inside , adding a rectangle of acetate to create a faux slide-in frame. Add the coloured cut out flowers and I now have a receipt box for all my postage receipts and craft supplies. Easy!


This would be useful for so many things- and I can’t get enough of this die! I’ve yet to use any of the tabs of really decorative panels. That’s for another time! Here’s the long pin- I feel like I’ve actually achieved something today!


Have a lovely day!

See you soon!

Keren xx


June 12, 2017 at 2:55 pm 5 comments

3 Ways With Stampin’Up! Wood Crate Framelits Die


How are you ?

When I saw this die- I knew it would be really useful for a whole host of things. 

I’ve created 3 projects- and they’re a lot of fun to make! I’ve created a YouTube video showing them and the die ( do subscribe- I’m going to finally be making videos!)

First up- simple. Just two die cut pieces ( you need to cut two for each Crate), stamped before assembling and then adding some little details and adding Maltesers. The perfect party favour or little gift.

Next up; seasonal ! 

This is using some new Stampin’Up! papers and adding some sleigh detailing in cardstock and stamped sentiment using Letters For You set. My stamping looks bad- but the set is designed to look distressed (haha!).

Lastly, I’ve done something really different with it and created a party centrepiece or unique party invite ( yes, I know- you’re never going to get that in an envelope!)

To create this- die cut two of the shapes in white cardstock.

Fold and score them so one will nearly sit on top of the other but with the end parts folding out the other way. 

Next, score a line down the middle of each ‘arm’ and fold inwards. You can trap the elastic or twine to attach it to the triangular folded base.

Then, just add details. I’ve used the Confetti Celebration stamp set from SU! to add all the detailing and the cushions are stamped with Numbers of Years set. 

I have more ideas with the die set coming up. If you’re interested in getting any of these products, email me and I’ll point you in the right direction ( so I’ll benefit a little too!)

Thanks for dropping by and have a lovely weekend!

Keren x

June 9, 2017 at 1:39 pm 4 comments

New Eclectica Everything Art set

Hi! This evening I’ve a post over on the PaperArtsy blog

I’m using the brand new set from Everything Art. Kasia & Jamie have created a wonderful set and I’ve got a little representational with it!


Pop over and see!

Keren xx

June 8, 2017 at 7:20 pm 1 comment

Fluffy Flamingoes Red Carpet Event

Hi again. I’ve been playing with more Clearly Besotted stamps from their new release.

This time; Fluffy Flamingoes


I had a vision of the bunch of birds flocking (haha!) to a film premiere and of course they needed a glamorous scene. The stars and flashes are from the Abracadabra set I showcased yesterday.

In a recent massive clearout in my craftroom, I found some red flocked paper which seemed more than suitable for the red carpet. Just add some railings and glittery flamingoes and you’re done.

I’ve coloured them in with alcohol markers and added some glitter. I’ve used Nuvo glitter markers for the metal poles.

Hope you have time to take a look at the new stamps; there’s bound to be a set you’ll fall in love with!

See you soon


June 6, 2017 at 11:37 am 5 comments

Winnie and Walter Re-Run: Scenery Stripes


Slightly late ( oops, sorry!)  I’m posting the project I created for Winnie and Walter’s monthly look back and save! ( aka Re-Run!) This month it’s Scenery:Stripes. Not only do you have a chance to win $25 in store but also the set is on offer – reduced for the whole month! 

I’ve gone with a plaid influence and just plaid around ( sorry!) to create a slightly background in one corner. Rather than crowding the whole card, I just put the whole focus in the top left. 

I’ve also used the cute little cattipuss from the’Welcome to Family with Evelin T Designs‘ which is also on offer and the In A Word: Hugs cutaway die .

You can see the cat is hanging off the  Essentials : Lana Cutaways and is chasing his little ball of wool.

Do check out the other projects created by the Talent. It’s such a versatile set; you’ll love it!! Oh, and do join in too! 

See you soon!

Keren x

June 5, 2017 at 11:37 pm 5 comments

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