Friday, 24 November 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 328

This is my Day 328 of 'My Year of ATCs?'

At the craft retreat a week ago the second day was mainly Brusho techniques.
I made this lovely background using Brusho and spray starch:


I used this to make a few ATCs - this is the third:






Recipe: 
Base: green card
Background: Brushos with starch
Embellishments - wooden shapes




Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Happy Little Stampers Video using Brushos and Stencils


Today I have a brand new video tutorial using the

 Happy Little Stampers 'Christmas Joy' stamp set.

 I wanted to show you how to make a card on which one of the the main features is a stamp from this set.

I am also using Brushos and embossing through stencils




These are my cards:





 Thank you for watching!

Supply List

Christmas Joy


The leaf stencil is from Craftstash
the stag stencil is from funky fossil

I also made an ATC in the same style for Day 327 of 'My Year of ATCs?'





Happy Crafting!!



Wednesday, 22 November 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 326

This is my Day 326 of 'My Year of ATCs?'

At the craft retreat a week ago the second day was mainly Brusho techniques.
I made this lovely background using Brusho and spray starch:


I used this to make a few ATCs - this is the second:






Recipe: 
Base: green card
Background: Brushos with starch
Image: Noolibird hare
Embellishment - pearl




Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

A Year of ATCs? Day 325

This is my Day 325 of 'My Year of ATCs?'


At the craft retreat a week ago the second day was mainly Brusho techniques.
I made this lovely background using Brusho and spray starch:



I used this to make a few ATCs - this is the first:







Recipe: 
Base: green card
Background: Brushos with starch
Image: Noolibird tree
Embellishments. star sticker with Zig Silver Wink of Stella, gem, pearls




Happy Crafting!

Monday, 20 November 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 324

This is my Day 324 of 'My Year of ATCs?'


This is another swap pocket letter with the theme teal and brown, bubble wrap and texture.

Each ATC looks like this:



Recipe: 
Base: brown card cut with Tonic ATC Collection die
Background: Teal card stamped with bubble wrap in green and cut with Tonic ATC Collection Die.
Image: Teal image from Wikipedia and cut out.
Embellishment. Sisal


Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 19 November 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 323

This is my Day 323 of 'My Year of ATCs?'



Recipe: 
Base: green card
Background: splatters of Brusho on water colour paper
Image: See D's, stamped in green
Colouring. Zig real brush pens and Silver Wink of Stella
Embellishment. Santa Button

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 18 November 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 322

This is my Day 322 of 'My Year of ATCs?'


I came across this idea on The Best Ideas for Kids

I thought I would share this for all my friends with littlies!

And then because I had a hand and foot stamp 
(Pretty Quick Male sentiments from Craftstash)
I had a go making ATCs using the same idea...

 
I started with green card matted with scraps of DP from my stash
(Bokeh from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles)
and stamped the images using green and brown ink

I added the rest of the details using a black fineliner, Zig real brush pens and a silver Zig Wink of Stella.



These are my Day 322 of 'My Year of ATCs?'

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 17 November 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 321

This is my Day 321 of 'My Year of ATCs?'

Using a scrap of black card that a tree had been die cut from, I made a second ATC.



I started with a Red base then a section of a gelli pull - then the black die cut piece.
Finally I added red rikrak, red sparkly stickers and the sentiment stamped on red.

This makes a pair of ATCs with yesterday's...



Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 320

This is my Day 320 of 'My Year of ATCs?'

Back to trees! 
I had a number of die cut trees cut in black on my desk.
Using one of these, I made an ATC.


Red card, black card then a section of a gelli pull - then the tree and red sparkly stickers.
I am not sure if you can see the sparkle from the Zig Wink of Stella pen on the black tree...


Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Crafty Hazelnut's Extra Challenge November Midway


Starting early with my Christmas cards means I am organised come November -

 Hmmm!!

This is my Midway Design Team make for the November Challenge of


Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge - they are offering four digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.




Today I have not used a Bugaboo image... in fact I have used a number of tree die cuts.




At the crafty retreat at the weekend one of the demonstrations was partial die-cutting.
So I had a go using this green card blank...the photo shows the back.



I then added a number of black die cuts - not sure if this is visible but I added glitter using a  Zig Wink of Stella pen. The sentiment and holly are from Happy Little Stampers. Finally I added some sparkly gems.




Do have a look at the other makes to inspire you over at Crafty Hazelnut's Extra

Looking forward to seeing your make...





Happy Crafting!

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #268 - Holiday


Here's my card for the Holiday Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.



My card is made using a white card blank matted with turquoise card then a piece of DP from Imagine That Digistamps Snowy Overlays - one of my favourite paper sets!

I then added a collage of fancy labels with snowflake confetti and Let It Snow diecuts.
The lable die sets will be available from Craftstash soon - the words is an old set.





Hope you will enter the Challenge!


I also used many of the same elements to make an ATC.




This is Day 319 on my 'Year of ATCs?'



Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Ike's World Challenge #101


Today I would like to show you my makes for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge  (#101) is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist -
Let it Snow - Winter/Christmas

Pop over to Ike's World Challenge #101 to see more inspiration but this is my midway post...



At the weekend I went on a crafty retreat and one of the challenges was to make a card with the addition of something from the hotel or its grounds - so the holly leaves on here are actually real...not sure how long they will last!

The card started like this:



A black card base, followed by red - then the image Christmas Candles image coloured with Zig real brush pens and trimmed to size. The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers.







Ike's last challenge was her 100th and she offered many prizes - 
you will find the Winner's post here.

I offered the number stamp set as a draw from my commenters




And the Winner is (chosen using random.org)



Sheila Jordan

Please email me your address
susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com
and I will send you the stamp set...

Sent and Received!

PS...I was delighted to receive a thank you card from Sheila...





Look forward to seeing your creations in Challenge #101...




Happy Crafting!