New Stamp release day

April 2nd release

I must confess, I am a little OTT excited about this months new release … especially Mr. Octopus!!!  All those little accessory stamps fit onto the laptop screen!  AND … I can use them with other stamp sets, like Kitty Cat and Too Hip!  Mrs Sweet is one clever lady when it comes to putting these sets together!

You can pick up these sets right now in the online store HERE, but please note that Hedgehog Kisses are still on the plane, so they’re a pre-order.  All pre-order stamps can be purchased now, and will be shipped the day they arrive.

As a little release day bonus, if you purchase any of these sets from my store, you will receive a secret bonus in your parcel ;)

Meanwhile, I have added some very cool projects using these new release sets to the Pinterest board HERE.  A great place to look if you seek inspiration :D

So … I would love to know … what’s your favourite set?

Quilt Show & New Video

13 April 2014 Quilt Show

I spent the weekend at the Wyong Quilt Show, sharing a stall with Frankensteins Fabrics.  It’s a gorgeous little show, some great quilts in the competition upstairs, and some great goodies to buy in the 2 rooms where we were.  Money raised from the event is donated to a local cancer treatment charity

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I spent my time showing people how to create their own custom fabric panels using stamps and Copic markers.  Lots of Sweet Stamp Shop sets went home with enthusiastic crafters, and of course I have more on the way!  These two cuties were made using Kitty Cat and Too Hip.

Marni was kind enough to video a quick tutorial when we had a quiet moment (please pardon the ambient noise … we were in a room full of crafters, and you know how we all love a chat!).  It’s the first video I’ve made with my new camera, so I’m still learning how it works.

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CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

CLICK HERE FOR STAMP SETS

CLICK HERE FOR RED COPIC MARKERS

Thanks to everyone who came by to watch a demonstration, who took home some goodies and enjoyed a chat at the show :)

New stamp sets!

Second shipment

Mmmmmm … I love the smell of photopolymer stamp sets in the morning!  A fresh batch just came in from the USA, including a few that will be in the #2 April release in a couple of weeks *shhhhh*

Cheeky__52369.1394030497.386.513Emotions__19912.1394030664.386.513Feeling_Today__68119.1394031199.386.513Foxyweb__38752.1391623529.220.360sparkleandshine__20726.1391274048.386.513elegantflowersweb__01322.1391623281.386.513cookieweb__85915.1391622961.386.513 $9.45 ea

Anatomy_Of_Love_web__46486.1391622485.386.513patterncrazeweb__22985.1391624035.386.513  $15.85  ea

CLICK HERE to find them in the shop.
Would you prefer to pay by direct debit or cheque?  Just email me at sales@dawnlewis.com.au and I’ll be happy to arrange that for you!

CLICK HERE for some amazing inspiration on Pinterest.

 

 

 

 

Video – Hexagon Faux Quilting Card

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This is a technique I’ve been wanting to play with for a while, and originally I saw it with squares instead of hexagons.  But now that I have a gorgeous new Fiskars hexagon punch, and nothing screams quilting like a hexagon … this card was inevitable!

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So happy with the finished card.  These papers came from a small paper pack I bought at Aldi.  Aldi!  Go figure!

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Aaaaaaand … since so many people love to play along with a kit, I have a limited number of kits available in the shop so that you can make this exact card as you watch the video.  All you need to add is ink and adhesive!

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CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

CLICK HERE FOR KIT

If you make one of these cards from the video I would really love to see it! CLICK HERE to visit my Facebook page, and let’s have a little show & tell going on this week!

Patchwork & Stitching with my roller skating dollies

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A sneak peek at the cover of this months Patchwork & Stitching with a retro theme!  See those two little dollies perched on the frame … I made those!  It’s pretty cool seeing them on the cover :D  If you do make some dollies from the magazine I would love to see a photo of them!  If you love to sew, but don’t crochet, I do have some ready-made crochet flowers heading into the shop shortly (and they’re super affordable!).

Copic Colour Combo – Skin Tone

Copic Colour Combo of the week Skin ToneI am back with my absolute go-to skin tone combo.  These are actually the first markers I ever bought, because I knew I wanted to colour faces very early on.  These colours may look familiar, because they featured in an earlier Copic Colour Combo called Honey Butter.  Definately multi-purpose colour going on here!

As always, anyone who orders this set of markers this week will receive a free blank reference card (like the one in the photo) to colour and keep.  CLICK HERE to purchase.

Video – Sunburst Card

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I saw a card like this on Pinterest recently, and fell in love with this concept.  I didn’t get to share it when filming Scrap It TV, season 7 this week, so I made a video at home.
CLICK HERE to watch the video.

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It took a while to get the video right, so there are a few minor changes from the photos here to the video, but the technique & papers are the same :)

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If you don’t want to free-cut the pieces, draw yourself up a template like this.  You can use it over and over!

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This is the finished card that I made while shooting the video yesterday.

Sneak peek

A close up of the cardstock covering the raw edge of papers at the top, and the dictionary page stacked flower.

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There are 6 kits available in the shop, enough to make 3 cards.  Just add adhesive and greeting, definately first in best dressed.  CLICK HERE to purchase a kit.  CLICK HERE to purchase the Sweet Stamp Shop stamp sets mentioned in the video.

If you make one of these cards I would love to see it!  Link it up over on the Facebook page HERE.  Now … go get crafty!