Hay There (Video)

Hello everyone! Today I'm back with another card process video. Today's video features the Kuretake Gansai watercolours and I'm pairing them with making my own background.

I started off with some watercolour cardstock by Tim Holtz and then picked a couple of stamp sets by Lawn Fawn - critters on the farm and into the woods and then using my MISTI I stamped out all the images onto my panel. I then heat embossed them with some clear embossing powder by Simon Says Stamp. I then coloured in all my images with my Kuretake Gansai watercolours, mixing colours as I went to make them the right colour for the images (I'll list them below). Once they were all coloured in and dried I cut a piece of Surf Blue cardstock by Simon Says Stamp to 4" x 5 1/2" - the same size as my card base and adhered that onto the card base. I then used my foam adhesive by Scotch to adhere the watercolour panel to the card base. Then I cut a strip of Green Apple cardstock and stamped out my sentiment using some versafine onyx black ink and adhered that with foam adhesive also.

Here are the colours I used - these colours are also listed in the video.
(FYI - the colour names are made up by me. The numbers are correct, but I didn't know the colour names, so I just made them up.)

NO.35 - Dark Red
NO.33 - Orange
NO.40 - Bright Yellow
NO.42 - Goldy Yellow
NO.43 - Yellow
NO.50 - Bright Green
NO.46 - Light Brown
NO.47 - Dark Brown
NO.20 - Black

Cream: NO.46 - Light Brown and NO.10 - White
Pastel Pink: NO.34 - Light Pink and NO.10 - White
Grey: NO.20 - Black and NO.10 - White

Here's the video!

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be back this weekend with another card.
- Eloise

Happy Birthday To You (Video)

Hello everyone, I'm back with another card process video today featuring some coloured embossing paste. I haven't done this in quite a while now and thought I'd do a video on it. :)

This is the card I made in todays video.

I basically just coloured my own Embossing Paste with some distress inks. I used the Large Moroccan Stencil by Simon Says Stamp and used some palette knives to spread all four colours over the stencil. I set that aside to dry and just a little tip, make sure you clean off you stencils and palette knives really well. You don't want that embossing paste to harden at all on either. Also, make sure your palette knives have no moisture left on them after they're clean or they'll rust. I've ruined a few doing this. So while the panel was drying. I grabbed some white cardstock and coloured it with some Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade distress ink. I then die cut the sentiment 'you' from the Big You Die also from Simon Says Stamp from the coloured piece. I then used some yellow fun foam from my stash, die cut the you sentiment again and adhered the two together. I used the Hello You stamp set by Simon Says Stamp to stamp the other part of the sentiment. I adhered them onto the card and then used Sour Lemon cardstock by Bazzill for the layer on the cardbase.

I got the colour inspiration from here..

URL: https://dcwdesign.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/orange-a-color-story/

Here's the video for more detail and a step by step process. :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
- Eloise

Wishing You (Video)

Hi everyone, I'm back again today but with a card process video. Lots of videos this week sine I got my internet back, but there was a few that I've been wanting to do.

Anyhow, back to the card. Today I'm gonna be using some watercolours that I've had since January and just have not got a chance to use them and to be honest, I sorta forgot I had them for a while there. The watercolours I'm using are the Sai Watercolours and I really like them.

So this is the card I made. I started off with wanting to use the Freestyle Florals stamp set by Mama Elephant to stamp out the flowers - I just LOVE this set, it's one of my most favourite ever. I then used some Tim Holtz Watercolour Cardstock and then my MISTI along with some Versafine Onyx Black to stamp out the flowers. Once I finished stamping the background, I coated it with Clear Embossing Powder from Simon Says Stamp and heated it with my heat tool. I then adhered it down to my board with some painters tape and started watercolouring. Today I'm using the Sai Watercolours for the first time to colour in my flowers. All I did to use them was scribble them on an acrylic block and pick up the colour with a paint brush. I quite like these watercolour pens.

So now that the watercolouring is done, I moved on to die cutting the sentiment. I first cut the 'wishing' sentiment using the wishing die by Simon Says Stamp out of the panel that was watercolored. I made sure I kept all the little extras that fell out so I could create the inlayed die-cut look. I then die cut 2 of the wishing sentiment out of white cardstock and then 1 out of gold foil cardstock. I put some cheap adhesive on some typing paper and adhered that to the back of the panel so the adhesive showed through and then stuck one of the white cardstock pieces inside to create that inlay look. I then got all the little pieces from when I first die cut the sentiment out of the panel and adhered them all into place. Now I layered the rest of the sentiment pieces - the white die cut piece and the gold die cut piece onto the other sentiment already adhered into the watercoloured panel to create a layered die cut look.

Once that was done, I used a piece of Liquorice Twist cardstock by Bazzill for the sentiment 'you the happiest birthday' from the Sending and Wishing set by Simon Says Stamp to be stamped on with some Versamark ink and then that was white heat embossed with some white embossing powder by Simon Says Stamp and heated that with my heat tool also. I then adhered that onto the panel just overlapping the sentiment a little bit with some foam adhesive. I then grabbed some Green Apple Cardstock by Simon Says Stamp and cut down a piece to 4" x 5 1/2" to adhere onto my Neenah Solar White card base, this is also cut to 4" x 5 1/2" - my favourite card size to make. I then put some foam adhesive onto the back of the watercoloured panel and adhered it to the card base and that was it. :)

Here's the video!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed! 
- Eloise

New Craft Room Tour (Video)

Hi everyone, today I had a chance today to film my new craft room and so here it is!

It's very much the same layout and organisation from before, but still slightly different. I have new furniture and more of it now and it's a little more spread out than before.

In the end of the video I slightly show my study, since I'm at uni this year, I needed a place to study. I've just included it at the end though, incase your not interested in seeing it, but I wanted to include it  because it is apart of my room.

Here is the video. :)

All the supplies will either be listed or linked below and I'll include a list of shops I've mentioned in the video and also the ones where I have bought items from.


These are the people mentioned in the video.

Michelle Short - https://www.youtube.com/user/misschelleshort

Cardstock Organization - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjguv9w1Khg

Jennifer McGuire - https://www.youtube.com/user/jennifermcguireink

Ink Swatches - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9LAnJxviJQ
Stamp Storage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZngIhBVv6YI
Die Storage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXrmWzUwShk

ohsnapgonzo - https://www.youtube.com/user/ohsnapgonzo

ChristyGetsCrafty - https://www.youtube.com/user/christygetscrafty

Homeade Tripod - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9TiUOfG9Q0

Sandy Allnock - https://www.youtube.com/user/colourfulvideo

Hex Chart - http://sandyallnock.com/hex-chart-video-blog-hop/

Thanks for watching and stopping by today.
- Eloise

Card Making Haul - May 2015 (Video)

Hello everyone! I finally have my internet back, yay. So today I thought I'd share a haul with some items I received during my move.

This is my first haul video and hope to do some more in the future, if anyone is interested. I love watching haul videos to see items up close and to see what people are buying and why, so yeah that's why I decided to do one also.

Here's the video - apologises for my voice if I sounded croaky or whatever, I was super sick at the time I filmed it, but just needed to get it done.

I hope you enjoyed and I'll be back shortly with a process video. :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
- Eloise

I'm Sorry (Video)

Hi everyone! Today I'm back with a simple card, featuring one of my all time favourite sets from Mama Elephant and one of my go-to backgrounds that I like to make.

Just a heads, this will be my last video for a little while. I'm currently moving and will have no internet very soon. As soon as I have my internet up and running again, there will be more videos. :)

Okay, so back to the card.

I started off with some Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock - my favourite! I stamped out all of my images, using the Mama Elephant - Three Amigo's and the Lawn Fawn - A Birdie Told Me stamp sets with some Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then used my copic makers to colour in all of the images and then cut them out using my EK Success Cutterbee scissors. Once they were all cut out, I used my Memento Black Marker to go along the edge of all the images so they would look like they've been cut out perfectly.

Once all that was done, I used another panel of Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock and made the background. I used two Simon Says Stamp inks - Green Apple for the grass and Maliblue for the sky. I blended those colours in using a Mini Ink Blending Tool from Ranger. Once that was all blended, I adhered the images using some Foam Tape. I then used some adhesive to adhere the panel to a card base and it was complete.

Here's the video, I hope you enjoy!

Thanks for watching and I'll be back soon!
- Eloise