Christmas · Christmas Workshop 2017 · DIY Gifts · techniques

DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper

Hi everyone, today I have these wonderful presents wrapped in my own hand stamp paper. Sometimes its nice to just wrap presents rather then using a gift bag or gift box. As soon as I saw this amazing Bells & Bows stamp set by Altenew I new I had to have it. The layered 3D look you…… Continue reading DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper

Card Craft · greeting cards · techniques

Having fun with the Retiform Technique

I recently came across the Retiform technique from the talented Pampered Stamper and totally loved it. There are so many ways you can do this technique and no one card will be the same. In true Mixed Up style mine are bold and bright! I used my Creative Stamping Magazine stamp set called Winter Garden, this is…… Continue reading Having fun with the Retiform Technique

techniques · Things I buy

How to make your own Blending Tools

I love when I find some cool cheap way of making my crafting work better for me. I was shopping in Walmart the other day and I came across these makeup sponges. I was drawn to them as they are a curved wedge shaped and not the same as others I’ve seen. You get 18…… Continue reading How to make your own Blending Tools

homemade embossing paste · techniques

DIY Coloured Embossing Paste

I first made my own Embossing Paste a few years back now and was really pleased with my recipe. There are loads of different methods on YouTube and Pinterest which I have tried but not really been happy with  the results. Embossing pastes are so expensive and you only get a little amount. For $3-4…… Continue reading DIY Coloured Embossing Paste

techniques

Very Cool Napkin Transfer Technique

I had seen a couple of these Napkin Transfer videos and after trying a few out I had mixed views about the technique. I played around for a while finding a way that worked best for me. Below is my full tutorial showing this very cool technique! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBV8sDYFsk4 Following on from this I needed to…… Continue reading Very Cool Napkin Transfer Technique