Sunday, August 14, 2016

My Tutorial Shop has a New Home

Hi there.  I’ve been pretty quiet lately and not a lot of crafting going on as there’s a fair bit of work that goes on behind the scenes when you start-up a new website.  It’s exciting making the change from blogspot to WordPress and I’ve learned heaps; there’s just so many more options to make blogging more fun and interactive.

One big change that will particularly make my Northern Hemisphere subscribers very happy is the launch of my new Tutorial Shop.  You won’t have to wait for me to email your  tutorials as most purchases are made while I’m fast asleep.  Yay! for the switch to instant downloads. Plus, my FREE tutorials can be downloaded without the need to make an actual purchase.

I want to especially thank everyone that has bought a tutorial from me and has taken the time to flick me an email to share their creations and provide some feedback.  I really appreciate it and love to see the variety of ideas inspired from my tutorials.  Here’s a recent testimonial from Cathi D –

 (Photo used with permission)

Hi Bronwyn!  I just want to let you know how much I enjoyed your tutorial – the instructions and pictures make it very easy to follow!  I have attached my creation.  Since I didn’t have the DSP, I had to improvise with the Botanical Gardens DSP and making my own crate with the Hardwood Background stamp.  This card is for a friend who  loves butterflies and sunflowers so I had to add those two things to the card! ”  Cathi

Wow!  Isn’t Cathi’s card gorgeous?   I love the addition of the sunflowers.

Here’s a round-up of the cards that I have made using a pop-up, z-fold box card construction with inserts -

 A Crate of Strawberries

Gift from the Garden

 Live, Love, Grow

 Thoughtful Branches
(Tutorial for Pop-Up, Z-Fold Box Card with Picket Fence is in my new Tutorials For Sale page on my new blog,

 Here’s one I made based on a standard z-fold construction (no inserts) –

 Salty Kisses

 As you can see from the above projects, the ideas for this type of card fold are limitless!  Make sure you subscribe to addINKtive design’s new home so you don’t miss a post!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Addinkive Designs has a New Home

Hi crafty peeps,

AddINKtive Designs has moved to a new home.  I've upgraded to a Wordpress website/blog; it still needs some tweaking but has now gone live!  Make sure you check out the new space and subscribe to so you don't miss any posts.

I'm unsure at this stage whether I will transfer everything over or just keep this blogger site as is.  I'll keep posting here to keep you up to date.

To launch my new site, I have written a tutorial for my Botanical Birdcage, a project that I shared in my last post for The Stamp Review Crew.  See you there!

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Stamp Review Crew - Botanical Blooms

Hi there. To kick off the month of August, The Stamp Review Crew are back for another blog hop. This round we are featuring the stamp set, Botanical Blooms.

We are a group of International Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who love to show you lots of creative ways to use your stamps.

If you get lost along the way, just click on the banner below to take you to the main blog where you will see a list of participants for this round -

Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set
140757 - $30.00 (AUD)

For my first project I created some miniature succulents using the stamps and coordinating dies -

1.  Miniature Succulents

On our recent trip to Deloraine I purchased these very cute, miniature, clay pots with the idea in mind to make some paper succulents for this hop.  They are now on display in my craft room and every time I look at them they make me smile, mainly because I know these 'plants' won't die on me and also because I love this hobby obsession of mine and never tire of discovering the versatility of our SU products!

 Sweet Sugarplum Ink on Mint Macaron Card Stock -
Die Cuts x 3

 Always Artichoke Ink and Card Stock -
Die Cuts x 3

 Garden Green Ink and Card Stock -
Die Cuts x 3

Speaking of versatility, every time I finish a packet of Glue Dots I wonder what I will make from the left over cardboard reels. After seeing a cute bird cage on Pinterest recently, I decided to put my thoughts into action. Mmmm ... I think I need the Best Birds Bundle now.  Anyway, here's my bird cage filled with Botanical Blooms -

2. Botanical Bird Cage

I have written a tutorial for this and it will feature in my first post on my new blog!  Yep ... addINKtive designs now has a new home.  I have been working behind the scenes to create a more professional look to my website. I must admit that it has been a steep learning curve but I have enjoyed the challenge and am very excited about how it is all coming together.  It has now gone LIVE!

You can hop back to Jess Williams or forward to Bruno Bertucci. Both are bound to wow you with their amazing creations.

Thanks for hopping by,

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