Blooming Sunflowers (Part1)

Who doesn’t love Sunflowers? They are bold, bright and remind us of warm summer days. Sunflowers were requested by one of our customers some time ago & sometimes we need to feel in the mood to draw certain items & now felt the time was right to create some beautiful new digi’s & papers with these gorgeous flowers.
The reason for Part 1 of the above title is we have a few more sunflower products to come over the next week – so look our for more updates.

Here are the first two sunflower releases;

Mowbray Designs has made this beautiful fresh looking card. Using two of the papers from the ‘Sunny Sunflowers’ Paper Pack for the main background the stripe sunflowers & then a blue check for a centre strip. She’s die cut her shaded Sunflower Bouquet digi stamp & placed into the middle of the card. Finishing off with a bow & some sparkly gems.

For our card we’ve gone bold and bright – making a pretty Mother’s Day card. We’ve gone for a yellow/gold/blue colour palette. We’ve used the bold blue polka dot sunflower paper from the paper pack , layered it onto gold mirror card & them layered a yellow piece of polka dot embossed card on top. Die cut a fancy shape for a the centre & mounted our shaded Sunflower Bouquet digi into the middle. We’ve added sparkle with glitter card, glitter and gems.

What do you think our our latest releases? What other flower would you like to see in our shop in the future?

Donut What I’d Do?

Donut what I’d do without this new release …
If you follow us on Instagram you’ll have had a sneak peek at this latest release a week or so ago. A stack of delicious donuts which can be used on any card whether it’s for a male or female – it’s all about the colours you shade them. They just look good enough to eat. A fun and yummy new digi stamp now available to download from our Etsy Shop – you also get a FREE donut digital paper with you’re digi stamp purchase.

Mowbray Designs has made this cute rocker card with the donut digi and free paper.
Learn more about the items Tracey used to make this card over on her blog: http://mowbraydesigns.blogspot.com/

For this card – the first one I’ve made in 2020 – I’ve used the donut digi and free digital paper to create a card for my Dads Birthday. Rounding the corners of the papers & glued metallic gems into the corners. I’ve cut out a thin frame in kraft card & embossed it with a circle embossing folder – placed the donut digi in the center and put some glittery dots around in the white space. I’ve finished the card off with some small donuts (which will be available soon in a new kit) and two sentiment banners.

Want to save time? We also have these delicious donuts in pre-coloured versions available to download from our Etsy Shop: https://etsy.me/39yN7pn

In the pack you’ll get bright coloured donuts & pastel coloured donuts.

We’re Back Blogging; New For 2020 So Far….

We apologize for for the lack of blog posts for the last few months – life has been hectic! We have been creating new products & uploading them to our Etsy Store. We’ve also been featured again in Making Cards Magazine for ‘International Women’s Day’ which is coming up on Sunday 8th March.
All female character digi stamps will be on a special 25% discount on 08/03/2020 simply visit out Etsy Shop on that day to get discount.

FEATURED: Regency Girl Digi Stamp featured in Feb addition of Making Card Magazine

New Releases for 2020
Digi Stamps

Floral Heart Digi Stamp – SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/3cv07hB
Floral Birdcage Digi Stamp – SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/2PKi6XG

Tulips a beautiful spring flowers & now a new addition to our shop a favourite of yours.
SHOP NOW: https://etsy.me/2VMxczA
The card on the right is a wonderful creation by Mowbray Designs – using a yellow to give a bright spring feel.

New Digital Frames

Floral Trail Frames – SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/2IkwCkB
Knitting Frames – SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/2PKZkPI


Coloured Digi Clipart Bundles

We recently released our first Digi Clipart Bundle. ‘Baby Love’ featured 28 coloured elements and 4 digital papers. All the elements have been hand coloured & digitized – great for cardmakers and scrapbookers!
We’ll have more kits to come over the next few month.

SHOP BABY LOVE HERE: https://etsy.me/2TlxzQ6


Pre-coloured Digi Stamps

We often ask our facebook followers what you would like to see more of in the shop – pre-coloured versions of our black and white digi stamps have been requested many times. Now we’ve started to add more selection to the shop including hand shaded versions of our beautiful mermaids

SHOP MERMAIDS HERE:
https://etsy.me/2wsmBPF


We’ve got some beautiful new digi stamps and papers come to the shop very soon – can’t wait for you all to see them – you may have even seen a sneak peek of some of them over on our social media pages.
If there is anything you’d like to see in our Etsy Shop comment below and let us know….

New Releases: Picture This…

Hi Everyone
So I’ve been taking a little time to get some new release to you – but they are finally here.
Not only has it been a busy time at the place I work during the week, I’ve also just adopted a Cockapoo – which believe me he’s kept me very busy – but is now starting to settle in lovely.

Now on to the new release – it’s all about photography!
Camera Girl Digi Stamp – This is a set of two digi stamp – you get the young girl with a skyline background & one without – so you can use you favourite one – I really liked the one with the skyline.
Vintage Camera Digi Stamp – Lovely vintage style camera, with a film reel wrapped around. This would be great to use on anyone’s card who love photography!

Picture This…Paper Pack – A fun pack of six papers with three different designs. Some feature colour retro camera, camera outlines & a wording papering – which lots of photography phrases.

Design Team; Card Samples

Our design team have made some fabulous card samples using the Camera Girl Digi Stamp & the Picture This Paper Pack.

Mowbray Designs has created this cute feminine card – with a pink themed colour palette. Layering the wording & the pink outline camera papers onto silver mirror card. After shading ‘Camera Girl’ in pink and peach shaded & then cut with a die. She’s been mounted onto a decorative die cut shape. Finished off with die cut flowers, pearls and a die cut ‘Smile’ sentiment

Julianne has made this gorgoues card – which makes me think ‘Camera Girl’ is taking pictures of the stars. For the background she used the following distress oxide inks: broken China, faded jeans, chipped sapphire and black soot. The die is from the Waffle Flower stitched dies. Finishing off with silver sequins & the sentiment which you get on the digi stamp sheet.

Helen has made this bold card which really catches your eye. Matt and layering the photography sentiment paper on black & pink card. She then shaded the ‘Camera Girl’ digi stamp in pink and blue. Finishing off with card candi in the corners.

Mini Picture Frames – we are also have some mini photo digi stamps – these would be great to draw pictures into or even if your tech savy – resize some photographs, cut out the picture boxes and stick these photo frames over the top & pop them on a card or in a scrapbook. Great way to personalize items.

Going Back In Time; 18th Century Digi Stamp Release

For our latest Dig Stamp release we are going back in time to the 18th Century. Meet Miss Elizabeth – an elegant young lady dressed in her finest clothing. This is the second digi stamp in our historical fashion range. Below we will show you three different colour ways & where we found our inspiration for each one.

To make this card we’ve used;
Silver Mirror Card, White Card Stock, Pearlescent Blue Card Stock, White Feathers, Ribbon, Assorted Gems/Pearls, Sue Wilson Corner Die, Tonic Studio Sentiment Die, 8×8 Black Card

To start we’ve cut a piece of silver square mirror card & matted on of our ‘Elegant Petals’ digital papers onto it. Using a piece of white card we’ve die cut a fancy frame with a Sue Wilson corner die & then matted a square piece of blue card into the center. The Digi Stamp has been die cut with a tonic studio die & placed into the center of the card. We’ve then finished off with two white feathers, a double ribbon, die cut sentiment and lots of pearls and gems.

Shading with Promarkers – Colour Charts

If your part of our facebook group we did a poll showing you the three different colour way we shaded our 18th Century lady & the blue version was the one which received the most votes – so she was the one I picked to make my sample card with. Below I’ve made some charts so you can shade along with us – listing the promarker colours used.

The second favourite in our poll was the lilac/purple lady with blonde hair.

We always head to pinterest to find inspiration for colour palettes before I start shading a digi stamp – here is some of the pictures which inspired the colours for our 18th Century Lady

Pictures saved from Pinterest

18th Century Lady Digi Stamp available HERE

Christmas In July: Shading the Snowglobe Digi

What you need to create this card;
7×7 pre-folder card / Silver Mirror Card / Square Nesting Shaped Dies / Background Paper (we’ve used one from ‘Christmas Penguins‘) / Sue Wilson Snowflake Die / Foam Pads / Glue / Adhesive Gems / Glitter / Double Sided Tape.

To start we’ve die cut silver mirror card & layered the dotty paper from the Christmas Penguins Paper Pack – putting some purple glitter around the edge. Using the square nesting dies we’ve then die cut two frames – both the same size but one with silver cardstock and the other in pearlescent lilac cardstock & then interlinked them together & placed foam pads on the reverse. We’ve then shaded the snowglobe digi stamp which we’ll show you how to do in the video below. Finishing off a Sue Wilson snowflake corner die & lots of adhesive gems and pearls. Modern colour pallet for the Christmas Card – great for ladies and young girls.

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Christmas In July; Snowglobe Penguins Inspiration

Our design team have been making some wonderful card samples using this weeks newest digi stamp release. The cute Penguin Snowglobe will make a wonderful center piece to any Christmas Card. Below we give you some inspiration on how you could use this fabulous digi stamp.

Mowbray Designs has a used a snowglobe shaped card to showcase this weeks release. Shading in the digi with blues and greys – while adding a little sparkle to the snow & blue clear drops between the snowflake & clear drops for the snow ladies scarf. Adding the blue snowflake digital paper to the background with a little glitter around the edge. Finishing off with die cut snowflakes and a sentiment.

Using a square card Helen has matted and layered a mix of grey and white card topped off with the blue snowflake paper from the ‘Christmas Penguins’ Paper Pack – she’s then inked around the edge with a dark blue ink pad. Shading the digi in with a mix of blue and grey tones & then adding a layer of glitter over the top of the globe part of the digi. Finished off with gems in the corners.

Julianne has created two wonderful samples. Shading in the digi stamps with copic markers and then for the background she stamped snowflakes and used a clear heat embossing powder over the top. Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass distress oxide inks where used to ink the card. Honeybee Stamps have been used for the die cut sentiments – finished off with some sequins.

Penguin Snowglobe Digi Stamp available to download HERE

Design Team; Snow Penguin Card Inspiration

If you haven’t had chance to take a look at the card creations from our design team using this weeks new release ‘Snow Penguin’ Digi Stamp – we have it all here. Inspiration including some of the products used for this weeks makes.

Julianne has used die cut white glitter paper to create a snowy scene, making it look like ‘Snow Penguin’ is running through thick snow. Distress Oxide inks have been used on the background. She has added in the Christmas die from Pretty Pink Posh in some blue glitter cardstock. Finishing off with gems to create a snowfall effect.

Helen has created a wonderful A5 black and white themed card. Matting the matching snow penguin digital paper onto black card. Shading in the digi stamp & matted & layered it onto another piece of black card stock. Finished off with adhesive gems and a sentiment.

Mowbray Designs has made this lovely tall middle stepper card. Using the lilac snowflake paper from the ‘Christmas Penguins’ Paper Pack. The digi stamp has been shaded in with alcohol markers & glitter used to make the snow scene sparkle – then die cut with an oval shape. Holographic card used behind the digi and the sentiment. Finished of with die cut snowflake swirls and trees.

Christmas In July; Making A Penguin ‘Flip it’ Card

Happy Monday! It’s another Christmas In July release.
Who is loving our Penguin Digi Stamps so far?
This weeks release is ‘Snow Penguin’ a cute little penguin dashing through the snow in her scarf and bow. We created a ‘flip it’ card for our make this week and below shows you some simple steps on how to fold and die cut your card so you can make one too.
Let get started…

What you need to create this card;
A4 White Card Stock / Silver Mirror Card / Shaped Die / Background Paper (we’ve used one from ‘Christmas Penguins‘) / Snowflake Dies / Foam Pads / Glue / Adhesive Gems / Glitter / Double Sided Tape.

Step By Step Creating The ‘Flip It’; Folding & Die Cutting

Step 1: Take your A4 piece of card & mark the center fold line. Score the center with a bone folder or you could also use a scoring board (I have used The Big Score). Once score line has been made, fold the card stock in half to create an A5 cardr
Step 2: You will again need to find the center point this time on the right hand side of the previous fold. Score this line & fold the card back on itself – creating a backwards Z when stood up as you can see in the picture above.
Step 3: On the fold line you’ve just made, grab your chosen die (I’ve chosen an Xcut die) & make sure you have equal spacing top & bottom of the die. You will only be cutting the die up to the fold line so you will need to find the center of the die too, before using some low tack tape to stick it the piece of card. Once you have done this place the card with die on the edge of the die cutting plates, this will only cut the die up to the center fold line. Remove the die & your card should look like the above picture
Step 4: Fold the card back on it self down the score line and the die cut part the the other side – you should now have the base to start creating your flip it card.
ps. you can use an shaped die to create a flip it – you could even create multiple flip it’s on one card – using smaller dies

‘Snow Penguin’ Digi Stamp is now available to download; CLICK HERE