Monday, November 21, 2011

Mixed Media Cards - a small attempt

I have so much paint I don't know what to do with so I thought I would try painting my cards before I decorate them. A little mixed media (very little).
Products used:
White acrylic paint
My sewing machine and white thread.
I think I will paint on a thick layer next time or try a different colour and see what is looks like.
Be happy!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Paper Piecing MFT Pure Innocence stamps

I have been wanting to paper piece for quite a while and finally got the chance and had the time to use this technique.

I always wondered what I was going to do with the stamps that look like they needed to be copic's paper piece!!!!

I love the way it looks like you used copics to give her dress a design/pattern.

You can paper piece anything!!!

Here is my second attempt.

Be craft be free........

Design Team Call....Interested?

The Papercraft Hub (TPH) is looking for three Australian based Design Team (DT) members to join our NEW team!

We will later be holding a DT call for interest from other countries. So stay tuned!

Whether you are a card maker, scrapbooker or paper crafter, all are encouraged to apply.

Entering couldn’t be easier……simply leave a comment against this post by no later than midnight EST November 21 November 2011 expressing your interest and email with the following information :
  • your name
  • a short paragraph
  • about yourself
  • your telephone number
  • your shipping address
  • a link to your current/active blog (DT members must have a blog)
  • attach 3 projects you created recently that showcases your style (no
    need to create new projects)
We will select and announce the 3 new members of our team on our blog shortly thereafter.

  • Our lucky team members will be receiving products each month/quarter and be able to participate in the excitement that’s behind the scenes here at The Papercraft Hub! All products you receive are yours to keep!
  • You will receive discounts off your purchases from TPH. N.B. Designer are to pay shipping for their orders.
Our DT Members will:

  • Post a minimum of 4 projects per month on TPH blog accompanied by a short text describing your work, for our blog, publications and for use in advertising. (projects include but not limited to cards, layouts, altered projects, tutorials and/or videos)
  • Be able to post how to’s and tutorials on projects created for TPH
  • Supply high quality photos of projects which include our watermark.
  • Provide physical examples of projects upon request for magazine publications, presentation at trade shows and other events. (N.B. samples may not be returned)
  • DT members must have an active/current blog and promote TPH whenever possible on their blog. (this includes use of logos/blinkies, linking posts/products to our online store and blog, and posting in online forums where possible/allowed)
  • Participate in new release activities, blog hops and challenges etc.
  • Support your fellow DT members by following their blogs and regularly commenting on their creations made on behalf of TPH
  • Support customers by regularly commenting on their creations made for TPH Challenges and blog hops
  • Display TPH Design Team Badge and link to other Design Team members on your blog
  • Upload TPH creations to at least 2 online galleries (in addition to your blog) on a regular basis, preferably at least every two weeks.
Please note that design team experience is not necessary and we do not restrict our DT members from participating in other DT’s.

Good luck!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It Kits just released from Lifestyle Crafts

You have to check out the new 'IT Kits' from Lifestyle Crafts!!!!
They are a must have and 'ESSENTIAL' die kits for any papercrafter!
There are three kits each with their own purpose. Lifestyle Crafts fresh and fun shaped dies means you can use them with existing Lifestyle Crafts dies or use them on their own. They are sooooo versatile.
Lifestyle Crafts is also running a competition called 'I Made This' challenge where you can win a unbelievable prize pack.
  • $1000 Lifestyle Crafts shopping spree
  • Canon 60D camera
  • Mac computer
  • Canon Photo Printer
  • Craft furniture
Simply create a project using at least one Lifestyle Crafts product and post the project to the Lifestyle Crafts website community gallery between November 1st and January 31st 2011 to be entered to win. More info here.
Lifestyle Crafts will also be giving away weekly prizes for doing different things such as following their blog or creating an account on
Just have a look at some of the great projects made using the IT Kits already.
Make sure you enter!!!
Have agreat day!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hip Hip, Hooray!

I made this card for a very very special person, my best friend and husband. Happy Birthday D!
I used the following dies that are available in our store The Papercraft Hub:
Ciao for now!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I {heart} Lifestyle Crafts / Quickutz nesting dies

I was really looking forward to having a play with some nesting dies form Lifestyle Crafts / Quickutz and here is the result.

Dies used Quickutz / Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Squares Rounded dies (L-CC-002).

Ciao for now!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

MFT Monthly Designer Challenges - August : TUTORIALS

For this months challenge, MFT Designers had to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique.

This month, it's cards featuring Fun Folds! 

For the tutorial on this card by Jackie, go to The Scalloped Edge.

This card was created by Jodi from Stamping a Latte.

The tutorial for this card by Sarah can be found at her blog THinkING Stamps.

For the tutorial on this card by Christina go to her blog Flowers and Ink.

You can find the tutorial for this card by Eva at her blog For the love of life.

For instructions on this last card go to Jody's blog Confessions of a Ribbon Addict.

I can't wait to see what they come up with next month!!!

Bye for now :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Good news....we are now the Australian distributor for Ribbon Ring!

The gorgeous Melissa Bickle creator of  Ribbon Ring in the USA has given us (The Papercraft Hub) the opportunity to Distribute Ribbon Ring Australia wide.

Ribbon Ring is a ribbon storage system comprised of a metal ring and plastic ribbon tags that replace traditional ribbon storage products.  It offers more storage in less space and begs to be displayed in your craft area.

What you'll love about Ribbon Ring:
  • You can easily find the ribbon you are looking for.
  • You can tell how much of a particular ribbon you have left without unwinding a spool or digging through a box. 
  • Ribbon does not wrinkle or get tangled.
  • Ribbon Ring takes up very little space and can be hung on the wall or the back of a door.
  • Depending on ribbon width, more than one ribbon can hang on a Ribbon Ring tag.
Ribbon Ring will be available at .  Please contact us for Ribbon Ring Stockists.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Playing with Paint and Crackle medium

The MFT designers were challenged to incorporate paint in their MFT projects and this is what Judy Morrow came up with.

Instructions are below and if you are looking for more inspiration, go to Judy's blog
"First up, I stamped the bird's nest with Brilliance Graphite Black ink and clear embossed. Here is a little tip when you are embossing - heat the BOTTOM of your paper, NOT the top where the image is. This is especially helpful with fine lines or large areas and keeps your embossing powder smooth, and prevents it from melting in to the paper. That is what I did for this image.

Next, I used my paint dabber to "sponge" the edges of the card stock. I also used a flourish stamp from Own your Story to stamp some decorative detail in the corners of the panel. I used the paint for ink by dabbing it on the stamp and then stamping.

I used Smooch paint in a pearly white color to color in the eggs in the nest.

I used green Smooch paint to color the leaves.

I whipped out another type of paint, Crackle Paint, to use on the background layer. I spread it generously on the paper and then set it aside for quite a while to dry.

Here is what it looks like after it dries.

Here is the finished product one last time. Elegant with a touch of grunge! I finished it off with some gingham ribbon and a sentiment from the set stamped on one of the pieces from the First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics die.

While I had out all the materials, I decided to make one more paint card. After all, I needed something to do while my crackle paint was drying. LOL For this one, I decided to try a different type of technique and used a different Inspired By stamp set, Caged Bird. Again, I will show you the finished product first and then go in to the details below.

See the smooth finish of the embossed bird? That is achieved by heat embossing from the bottom of the paper instead of directly on the image.

I just love the Mini Film Strip Die-namics die. I backed it with some patterned paper to make it stand out against the back layer patterned paper.

I used a sponge to swipe paint from my paint dabber, which I poured directly on the kraft card stock.

I sped up the drying process by using my heat gun and then stamped the diamond pattern over the paint using chalk ink.

I stamped the bird cage with Brilliance Graphite Black and then clear embossed, being sure to heat from the bottom of the card stock, instead of the top.

I distressed the edges of the card stock with my Tonic paper distresser, and added some twine to hang the bird cage from. I kept it pretty simple to keep the focus on the paint.

All done and how beautiful is this card by Judy?

MFT Projects to die for........

I am so lucky that I am able to promote My Favorite Things products by using the works of the ever so talented members of the MFT design team.


Dies and stamps used in this card:

Flat bottom clouds die
Fly a kite die
Fresh cut grass die
Simply Scallops border die
Claire Keay - Enjoy every moment stamp set!

Dies and stamps used in this card:

Fishtail Banner
Upsy-Daisy Die
Four point frame incl. own your own story stamp set
a la modes - Somethings fishy stamp set

Dies and stamps used in this card:

Dizzy Doily Die
Upsy-Daisy leaves
Perfect Petal Trio
Say what, die and stamp set
a la modes - I treasure our friendship (clear set)

In this card:

Claire Keay - Little Lovosaurus stamp set

Thsi is a clear example of how you dress down a card and below
is the example of how you can bling it up.  I love both!

This card used:

Say what, die and stamp set
Claire Keay - Little Lovosaurus stamp set
Stacking stars die

Please go to to see what is in stock.

I do have a large order in trasnit so will have quite a lot more stock very very soon.
Ciao for now!