Thursday, 4 April 2019

Negative die cut space | Creating Kindness Blog Hop



Hello, Friends :-)

Thank you for joining us on our Creating Kindness Blog Hop with special guest Linda van Wely-Zwolle.




This month's Theme is "Negative die cut space"


Until a few months ago, I die/punch cut out on a corner of cardstock so I won't waste any cardstock. 

Even if I try so hard to put down the die shape on card stock, there will have waste space left. I felt so bad to throw away even if It so tiny pieces of funky shape card stock that not useful size to do anything.


Therefore I start to die cut on a middle of 4-1/8" x 5-3/4" pre-cut cardstock. It's also a really good way to produce 2 cards in 1.






I could make 2 cards in 1. I wanted to focus on this month's Theme only(also didn't have time to make 2 cards;;;;;;;;;) 

Long story short, I had this idea in my head. so my plan was going to bed early, school run then makes few cards in peace.



BUT BUT BUT

BUT BUT BUT

BUT BUT BUT

BUT BUT BUT

BUT BUT BUT


Of course, It never works when I plan well.

My 2nd boy - Jacob 3yrs started Vomiting at 3am...............
almost every 30mins........................................ HA......................
at that time I was more worrying to wash covers. as I've been washing a cover every single day as Jacob started to wee on a bed middle of the night.... he couldn't go to nursery. I started to get stressed. Thankfully, he fell asleep deeply and no more Vomiting. But he could wake up and Vomiting again at any time. 





I ran in my room, less than 10mins, I finished die - cutting and stamping(Thank you STAMPARATUS!!!!!)
Then start to hesitate to colour the butterflies. I stamped them directly on a card base, so not so suitable to use watercolour paint or alcohol markers.
I wasn't sure how long would take colouring with watercolour pencils.
also, I wanted to colour them in 1 go.
Then an idea was popped up in my head.
Colour them with alcohol markers on a window sheet?! If I mess with color combo or mistake, I simply wipe it with STAMPIN' BLENDS COLOR LIFTER!!!





But there was a problem that the brush marks had been remain on the window sheet. It bugged me even though It's so small that can't even see!
Used the STAMPIN' BLENDS COLOR LIFTER to remove the marks, I realized that It made a beautiful pattern!
Totally happy accident!
This card was the quickest card that I've ever made!!!!
Do you like it? I like it!!

No video for this project from me today, But  The Creating Kindness Design Team members are sharing projects today.
Here are the VIDEO HOP LINKS:

1. Marcy Denning – https://youtu.be/54_SNBvNHcg
2. Linda van Wely https://youtu.be/CjYavYCB_eA
3. Danielle Bennenk - https://youtu.be/27t8gUij1wA
4. Jenny Hall - https://youtu.be/UhM4sLw8r6M
5. Jay Soriana – https://youtu.be/Moa7gqbbcLk


Thanks for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Currently, you are at my blog - Willowpiggy - Jerim Dickins - UK, and Next blog is Linda van Welly-Zwolle - Guest Designer – Netherlands


Blog Hop Participant List


1.       Linda van Wely-Zwolle - Guest Designer – Netherlands
2.       Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands
3.       Marcy Denning – Canada
4.       Lou Kitzelman – Australia
5.       Paula Dobson – New Zealand
6.       Jay Soriano – UK
7.       Jenny Hall – USA
8.       Sara Levin - USA
9.       Cheryll Miller – Australia

10.   Jerim Dickins – UK <--- You're here :-)


**I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support :-) **

Product List


Hope you enjoyed this project :-) If anyone interested to place an order for Stampin' Up!, Here is a link you can simply click the pink box.


Please do use the hostess code to support Willowpiggy :-) (hostess code shown in the top right of my blog for the current one!) If your order is over £150, please don’t use this code, You can be hostess and get the Rewards! Please feel to email me or visit FB page If you have any questions!

Jerim/Willowpiggy xxx

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Simple Birthday card | Stampin up Amazing Life Stamp Set | Creating Kindness Blog Hop



Hello, Friends :-)

Thank you for joining us on our Creating Kindness Blog Hop with special guest Louise Sharp.



This month's Theme is "Birthday"

Since December, I had lots of things happened(my boy became 3, my girl became 5, our first hosted Christmas Eve dinner at our house-urgently cleaning and the tidy house needed!! and lots of COOKING and BAKING involved)
I completely lost my mojo for paper crafting. (also shcool holiday, having kids ages 3, 5 all day shouting and screaming aren't that easy to do something for my self.)

Finally, School Holiday finished, I am getting my mojo back  slowly (placed an order helped me Too :-P)
So the Birthday theme is just perfect for me to slowly getting back on track again.
Last few months, I had some chances to make birthday cards for a male. I tried to make several cards, they all looked girly in the end. 

This time I tried to aim to make birthday cards for suitable for anyone.
My plan was to stamp only outline stamps, so It can be for male or female depending colouring.
I remember that I got a free stamp set at November 2018 onstage that called "Amazing Life"
The stamps are just perfect that not too big or small for filling a background.

I started to stamp on white cardstock in black ink, I was going to use watercolour. but It didn't look suitable for a male. so I watched my favourite cardmaker's youtube videos to get inspirations.

I got the inspiration that stamping on coloured cardstock when I saw this beautiful card.
The Key was that stamping black ink on light grey cardstock. I stamped on the smoky slate cardstock and colouring with prismacolor colored pencils.
I am so happy how the cards turned out!







The funny thing was, I left them next to each other on my desk.
Next day morning, My husband was asking me while I was half sleeping If I had a birthday card that already made.
I said there was one for male and one for female.  and back to sleep again.
after school run, I was checking my desk.
Guess what!?
I had only blue one left alone on my desk! haha my husband took a pink one for his colleague!!
(He said my room was dark so didn't really look - Defo man look lol)
so I relised that IT DOESNT MATTER WHAT COLOUR I USED, 
The matter is I need to stock up birthday cards more :-)
Hope you like my cards :-)
I've filmed a process video to show how to make this card.
You can watch on my youtube channel

The Creating Kindness Design Team members are sharing projects today.
Here is the VIDEO HOP LINKS:
1. Jenny Hall - https://youtu.be/z18HI7jHncQ
2. Paula Dobson - https://youtu.be/mEYOW7zpbNI
3. Jay Soriana – https://youtu.be/CFQUqtzJD48
4. Marcy Denning – https://youtu.be/aZUq2ZS8nmA
5. Cheryll Miller - https://youtu.be/NqPHQ0UEyws
6. Danielle Bennenk - https://youtu.be/8PsgtiEtlNY 
7. Jerim Dickins – https://youtu.be/miMuiwWGt2o
8. Sara Levin - https://youtu.be/fYwxM4ihLWI


Thanks for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Currently, you are at my blog - Willowpiggy - Jerim Dickins - UK, and Next blog is Sara Levin - USA.


Blog Hop Participant List

1.  Louise Sharp – Guest Designer - Australia
2. Jenny Hall – USA
3. Lou Kitzelman – Australia
4. Paula Dobson  - New Zealand
5. Jay Soriano – UK
6. Marcy Denning - Canada
7. Cheryll Miller – Australia
8. Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands
9. Jerim Dickins – UK  <- You're here :-)
10. Sara Levin – USA
11. Carolynn Sander - Canada
12. Charlet Mallett - USA

**I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support :-) **

Product List


Hope you enjoyed this project :-) If anyone interested to place an order for Stampin' Up!, Here is a link you can simply click the pink box.


Please do use the hostess code to support Willowpiggy :-) (hostess code shown in the top right of my blog for the current one!) If your order is over £150, please don’t use this code, You can be hostess and get the Rewards! Please feel to email me or visit FB page If you have any questions!

Jerim/Willowpiggy xxx