Thursday, 7 February 2019

Scrapper's Delights

Thought I'd share a make using an image that is part of a February progressive challenge . 

I chose some papers first of all from 'The Floral Fair Stack' by DCWV. There was plenty to choose from as it's a book of 180 pages of gorgeous 12x12 papers.  Therefore perfect for scrapbooking and cardmaking.

I chose three coordinating papers and matted them individually onto different sizes of white card.

I then used two flower dies and again coordinating papers, after they were cut I inked the edges slightly using Tim Holtz  'wild honey' distress ink. This was to just to help lift the flowers from the card.  They were also shaped slightly to give a bit of shape.

Using two of Tim Holtz foliage dies I cut some white card. These were positioned just under the flowers.  I then added some clear dew drops.

The digi image was coloured using promarkers in colours that would match the papers.

A perfect time to craft ... challenge

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Simple stamping

Back to basics.....

Sometimes you get stamps that don't just speak for themselves, they shout!

Therefore I have kept the following creation simple. I ran some white card through with a stitched edge die. This was then added to a white card blank with adhesive tape, no depth needed as plenty would follow with decoupage.

Using 'blueprint sketch distress ink - Tim Holtz by Ranger. I used a dotty inkable from Bee Crafty Stamps to create a bit of detail to the card. I then stamped the flower by Paperbabe on the card and several times on a sheet of spare card, therefore I cut out several sections to decoupage, the same applied to the butterfly which is from Bee Crafty Stamps. 

The first layer after the base was attached with foam pads, then I used pinflair glue gel.  A top tip was to edge cut out parts using some of the ink therefore covering any white edges. 

I will be entering this into the following challenges;

WHOOPS.. no blogging for a year!

Altered attempt 1... lol

Thought I'd try some of the 'altered art' as I was inspired by watching a Crafter called Kasia.. you can see some of her work here . Kasia also sells some of her creations with a percentage going to a local charity, if you can support her please look.

I started this by covering a diary with a chalk paint (no expensive brand, just a sample pot from a DIY store).  The next step was another budget busting item pollyfilla from a supermarket.  I used an inkable (mask) from Bee Crafty Stamps to get a raised honeycomb effect.  The papers I used are by Tim Holtz from his xmas 2017.  It was painful, but yes I ripped them! Gasp ;).  I also used one of his paperdolls, poinsettia die, foliage die and the chipboard sentiment is one of Tim's. White gesso was added at the end.  

I hope that if you haven't tried to alter something that you give it a try, after all there is no right or wrong in creating.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Ho Ho Holtz inspired

ho ho ho

Leaving Christmas cards til the last moment can be stressful, however having Tim Holtz Christmas papers, paper dolls etc make the job so much easier.  

Whether it's vintage or modern it's all in a paper pad :). Aside from the pad's I used the poinsettia die, twigs die and foliage dies...

The papers can be torn, scrunched, distressed, inked, curled, die cut.... the choices are endless.  From simple to dimensional it makes creating fun.

Idea's and inspiration for all levels can be found in the friendly facebook group here.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

printer working!! yippeeeeee

So happy to finally have my printer working again.  I can now get back to printing digi's to colour.

I've started off with some gorgeous digi's from Julia Spiri.

The above has a bit of steampunk feel to it, using many different dies.  The metal embellishment is from steampunk junk by Bee Crafty.  The gorgeous digi is by Julia Spiri. Used corrugated card, distressed paper and lace for more texture.

Again using a Julia Spiri digi, this time the backing card is from Ann-Marie designs.. the butterflies and flower as well as the feathers are made with vellum for a softer more delicate look.  The above two cards have been entered into the Julia Spiri challenge blog.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Back again

Time to show some more creations. The first one is one of my faves, very easy to make. I used a Bee Crafty Stamp Mona Lisa, the papers are from Joanna Sheene, which I slightly inked and added ink splats using more Bee Crafty stamps. The card stock and added embellishments I think give it a more rustic feel.
The gorgeous metal embellishment is from Bee Crafty's steampunk junk range, you really must check it out.

I then used some of Bee Crafty's gorgeous steampunk papers in creating a gift bag.  They are also bringing out some very yummy steampunk stamps this March.... yippeeeeeeee.

For today I have gone for a completely different look using mainly dies and some dotty cardstock.  The sentiment is from one of Lindsay Mason's collections.

I promise to blog more often and to give out spot prizes of crafting candy. Don't forget to check out Bee Crafty and also come and join in the crafting fun at Carley's crafty army on fb.

entered into challenge at;


Okay, time to apologize for not blogging recently.  Joy's of having a teenage son who breaks his laptops then uses his mothers!

I've been spending some time trying different styles of cards and having fun.  I won't admit to how much went in the bin whilst trying these makes.

I normally struggle with Clean and Simple makes, so that was my first challenge. Here are some of the makes I made xx

I used linen cardstock to layer up, then some distress inks with water sprinkled onto it and the odd gem added.  The dies are some of my favourite from Sweet Dixie.

Again I used distress inks for the back ground and to make the flower.  The leaf die is by Sweet Dixie, the sentiment is a stamp by the fabulous Bee Crafty Stamps.

For this one I stamped the Bee Crafty Stamps butterfly several times and inked it up. The sentiment die is one of Tim Holtz.

I hope you enjoy my attempts at the clean and simple style :)