Friday, 8 March 2019

Progressive challenge

Scrapper's Delights March Progressive Challenge!

Am so happy to share with you my first creation for Scrapper's Delights.

The progressive challenge can be found on fb or on the challenge blog.  You can request the free image to work with.  We love to see what you do with the digi, whether it be just colouring or making a card/ tag etc.

The digi as always is so adorable and was a joy to colour (in fact I think I've made over 10 different things with it.  I hope you have as fun as I have had.



I love Anime/Manga artwork and this most certainly represents the style.  With Anime the hair carries certain meanings (the colour and style).  Brown hair –Brown (茶色 chairo) - these people are purposeful, proper, work hard to achieve a goal in life.  They hate criticism. It's so interesting as eye colour, certain hair quirks like a piece sticking out all have meanings.

Please pop on over to the Scrapper's Delights blog to see inspiration from the design team.


For more fabulous creations check out the digi store, you won't be disappointed. 

Scrappers Delights DT special deals

Design team special deals @ Scrapper's Delights


So happy as this is my first creation as part of the team at Scrapper's Delights.

The image is part of the Solstice Equinox Bundle and can be found here.

I chose papers that would coordinate with the colours I was going to use on the digi image.  

Instead of a card I decided on a bit of home decor that would look perfect in a girls room or perhaps a conservatory to give that little feel of the outside.  Pro-marker pens were used and I added die cut and shaped flowers to the frame along with little butterflies for extra dimension.



Although hard to see on the picture, I added some wink of stella to the wings for a shine.

I hope you hop over to the Scrapper's Delights blog and see more inspiration from the team.

We would also love to see your creations in our progressive challenge which is ran monthly.  To get the free image for this, please click below...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/376140345820051/

have entered into;

https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html

https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 23 February 2019

So excited

So excited!!


I'm so honoured to tell you all that I am now working along with the talented team over at Scrapper's Delights.



It will be such a pleasure to be colouring and creating using their amazing digi images.

They have just released some fabulous new images which you can find over at the store. Here is one of them, just to tempt you to take a look.



For inspiration check out the design team's creations using the new releases and to meet the whole team.  Just click here and enter the magical world of Scrapper's Delights.

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;

https://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/february-all-things-bright-and-beautiful.html?fbclid=IwAR3SaXfw2SFAG33URYLn9OvyUiqtfa83V-xWHGGSycw_zrRTfhHMBScXDXw

https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/?fbclid=IwAR2uwfuRqvg9mZ0rlstMWFA83GphDXYp2Z_R4jL7A1KuZkFTfPSmwW8BKIQ


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.