This week we hit 1000 sales in our Etsy Shop and that is thanks to all our lovely customers and followers – we are so over whelmed as some of you may know I run this small business while working as a machinist during the normal working week – I started Twinkle Lane Designs mainly because I was wanting to add something a little different to the card I created, then friends and family asked if I’d print some of the designs for them too – I opened my Etsy Shop not long after hoping you would all love the designs I created too. This year has been hard for everyone – especially with nothing much to look forward to & plans cancelled so this bit of good news this week has given me such a boost – so thank you!
We are going to be running some giveaways and competitions over the next month to celebrate & here is the first – why not join in with our ‘Anything Goes Challenge’ and you could win this lovely Christmas In July Digi Stamp & Paper bundle;
Here’s a little inspiration – just show some lovely Christmas Cards created using some of the items in the giveaway bundle.;
It’s over to you to enter your cards ‘Anything Goes’ – simply click the link below & enter a link to your blog post
One winner will be selected are random on Monday 27th July;
Hope you are all well? We’ve been designing a new logo, giving the brand a refresh – some of you may have already seen it over on our facebook group. I also hinted about a new range of products we are developing – it maybe a few weeks before I can give you all any update, but I’m very excited about the new step for Twinkle Lane Designs.
Here is our New Release ‘Hanging Basket’ Digi Stamp. Full of beautiful flowers and foliage. I’ve been wanting to design a hanging basket for a while – but this is the prettiest I have design so far. Great to shade in as many different colours as you like, with petunia’s, pansies daisies and many more pretty flowers.
Mowbray Designs has created this pretty card, using pixie powders behind the lacy die cut. She’s then shaded the new Hanging Basket digi stamp & placed into the centre of the die cut shape. Finishing the card off with pink adhesive gems, a die cut sentiment & a lace bow.
For our samples we’ve made this vibrant card in purple and green shades. We’ve printed the digi stamp off at full size – shading it in with pro-markers and coloured pencils, die cutting it out with oval nesting die & a spellbinders lacy die in the background. To make the leafy background we’ve used an embossing ink & wow powders. To finish the card we’ve stamped a sentiment, added glitter around the edges, adhesive gems and an organza bow.
Also New To Etsy;
Have you had chance to take a look at some of our other new items recently added to the Etsy Shop – we’ve been creating beautiful floral frames with some of the newer flowers which are also available as digi stamps.
We hope you are all doing well & keeping yourself busy crafting through this time. We are back with a brand new design – which we hope you’ll love. Anemone flowers are a favourite among many gardeners – these pretty flowers have open cup-shaped flower heads & they come in a small selection of colours. For our new digi stamp design we have hand drawn the flower bouquet in a half circle – then added two separate flower heads to the A5 page so you can layer them on-top of the main floral digi stamp.
Mowbray designs has created this beautiful lacy effect shaped card – to showcase the new anemone digi stamp. Using a colour palette of white, purple & lilac – this is a real eye catcher. Using lace dies for detail & simple matt and layering in the centre & then adding the flower digi in the middle. Finishing off with a die cut sentiment and pearl gems.
For our card sample we’ve used an A5 card for the base. Printed off two sets of the anemone digi stamp – shading them in with promakers and pencils for shading. Then we’ve used one of the floral circles digital papers from our shop (https://etsy.me/3cu9mgD) – glittered around the edge & matted it onto a contrasting mirror card. To create the centre part – I’ve layered different sized & coloured ovals – embossing the silver mirror layer to give a little texture. Once I’d stamp the sentiment with wow embossing powder – I place the anemone digi stamp around the edge for the the ovals and finished the card with gems.
Hi Everyone Hope you are all well. I have been busy creating some new designs. One of my favourite flowers in the summer months is the Cosmos flower – every year I make sure to plant some seeds in my garden which feature these pretty flowers. I’ve drawn this cosmos flower head in a bolder style than I usually do – but I love all the detail I’ve managed to capture with this flower. With it being a single flower it is very versatile – as you will see from the card samples below, you can layer it, cut it or just leave it just as a whole.
Card Sample from Mowbray Designs;
Mowbray Designs has created this beautiful, eye catching card. Using a shaped card – she has then die cut a frame & placed an colourful inked background behind this. Using the Cosmos Digi Stamp Tracey has printed it off multiple times – shading the flower in using gossip pens (which give them a real vibrant colour). She has then layered up the cosmos flower heads & off set each layer to give them height and depth. Finishing off with a sentiment and a contrasting bow. So lovely!
Twinkle Lane Designs Card Samples
For our first sample I printed off the Cosmos Flower twice & shaded them in with promarkers in lilac/purples (Lavender, Amethyst, Aubergine) & then to make the colours pop I’ve gone over the shading with coloured pencils & used a white pen to put in some hightlights. Using lilac and silver card for matt and layering, then used a white piece of embossed card for the background. I’ve cut both of the flowers in half & used foam pads and placed them on each side of the card to create a frame. I’ve placed the sentiment in the in the centre & finished the card off with white pearls.
For this card I’ve made a landscape A5 card. Mixing contrasting coloured cards – dark pink, pale pink and silver mirror. I’ve stamped around the edge of the dark pink card with a leaf stamp. The background card I created using winsor and newton inks with water & splashing them on. Again i’ve shaded the flower head in with promarkers and coloured pencils – then added glitter to make it sparkle. To finish off I’ve stamped a sentiment onto a strip of velum & stuck this in the centre.
Want to make quick cards? We’ve hand shaded these cosmos flower heads in for you – so you can print & create lovely cards straight away!
Last week we released a beautiful ‘Sunflower Bouquet’ Digi Stamp & Paper Pack (see part1 for more info) this week we are bringing you more lovely sunflowers goodies & even a freebie – to cheer up your day. I know different people like different things from our stamps – so I designed a Sunflower just on its own – perfect to fussy cut or die cut to make stunning cards for any occasion. Don’t forget it’s Mothering Sunday here in the UK tomorrow – so this stamp would be perfect if you need something for a last minute project. At the moment I think we all need a little something to brighten up our days!
Card Projects – to inspire those crafty projects
Mowbray Designs has kept her card bright and bold using Green, White and Gold as her three main colours for this card. She has used two of the Sunny Sunflower Papers – breaking the checked pattern up with a centre strip of stripe sunflowers. Die cutting the digi stamp and sentiment and finishing off with pearls and a organza bow. Simply a lovely card.
Helen has guest designed for us this time – creating this beautiful card. The shaded digi is really the central focal point on the card – using two of the bold pattern papers from our Sunny Sunflower paper pack, to create a half and half card & satin ribbon across the centre. Helen has also gone for a simple colour palette of Black, Yellow and Green. Finishing off with card candi and a sentiment.
For the card I created with the ‘Single Sunflower’ Digi Stamp – I wanted to keep it fairly simple – bold and fresh was the look I was going for – with a limited colour palette. I started with die cutting the edge of my A5 with a decorative die. Down the opposite side I’ve used one of the papers from our Sunny Sunflowers Paper Pack, place a matching piece of green card down the edge & then embossed out die cut piece of white card with a Sue Wilson embossing folder. Shading the Digi in with pro-markers and coloured pencils – die cut this & layered it with a plain piece of yellow card. Finished off with a sentiment & gems.
Do you want to make quick cards? Our new Sunflower Digi Stamps – now come in a pre-coloured version too. Both stamps in one pack available – for simple & fast download, print and create projects. SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/2xb6PJw
As promised at the start of the blog – we are offering all our lovely customers and followers a sunflower freebie page – to brighten up your day. So if your needing tags for a gift or a bookmark – while your reading all those novels being stuck indoors, simply head on over to our facebook group & join us & download this free page today Click Here To Join Our FB Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/145707866223056/
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 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.
New Releases for 2020 Digi Stamps
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
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.
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
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….
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.
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 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