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Thursday, 21 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 264

This is my Day 264 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!




I take part in the Facebook Pocket Letter Lovin' Round Robin Swappin' Group
Last month the theme was 'Fairground' and I received the following pocket letter:



This month the theme is 'Silhouette' and this is one of my 9 ATCs that I have made for this swap.

I started with a rectangle of black and added my image printed on green - this is a digi I found on my computer and I am not totally sure of its origin but I think it is Dragons Lair.
I then added some butterflies from Stampin Up's Beautiful Wings die.
Finally I added some black gems.


And these are my 9...not all quite the same...


Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 263

This is my Day 263 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!


I started with a rectangle of orange card, matted with some green which I had printed with acrylic paint using a plastic lid.
Next I added the image Sunflower from Scribbles Designs - one whole and two parts.
I had printed this 3 times and coloured them with Zig real brush pens.
Finally I added some gems.


Happy Crafting!

Addicted to Stamps and More #260


The new Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More has the above Photo Inspiration.

To make my background I wanted a leaf-shaped design - so I used a Craftstash 'Leaves' stencil. I dabbed Versamark watermark ink through the stencil and added a pink embossing powder and heat set this.
I then die cut butterflies from this using some Stampin Up dies.


I added a blue Distress Ink to the butterflies (still in the dies so that a white rim remains). I added an orange Distress Ink to the remainder of the background, with the blue ink distressing the edges. I added the background to some blue card, replacing the butterflies in their spaces, on a Kraft card base.


Finally I stamped the butterfly and 'Just For You' with archival ink -
 stamps from Happy Little Stampers 'Butterfly Birthday'.



Hope you will enter the Challenge!


Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Ike's World Challenges #97 and 'A Year of ATC's?' - Day 262


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

The current Challenge (#97) is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist -
White on White

and this is my midway post...


If you pop over to Ike's World Challenges you will find there is a super freebie to pick up:

Harpy Ghost






You could use this for the Challenge - but your image is free choice - I have used it, however, on a card and an ATC.





For my card I started with a scalloped white card blank and matted it with a layer of stitched die cut white card. The next layer is a scalloped square of a background made by dabbing Versamark through a stencil, adding white embossing powder and heat setting it.
Finally I added Harpy Ghost, printed and cut out, the letters of BOO (card stickers), and a ghost button.




For my ATC I combined 'Harpy Ghost' with a music background in Serif Craft Artist 2.
I printed this, cut it out and matted it on blue.



Finally I added a skeleton button on silicon glue.





This is Day 262 of my 'Year of ATCs?'!



Look forward to seeing your creations in Challenge #97...



Happy Crafting!



Monday, 18 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 261

This is my Day 261 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!


You might notice I am gearing up to 31 Days of Halloween!!

This image is from Dragons Lair Designs - unfortunately now closed.



I have been playing with some different backgrounds - this is the rice technique.


I started with a page of water colour paper and misted it totally with water.

I then added dabs of reinker with a paintbrush.
I then sprinkled on a handful of rice and left it to dry.


This was the result - I used one corner yesterday - I have snipped out another rectangle for today's ATC.



I layered this onto some blue card and added the cut out image.
The embellishment is a gravestone button!


Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 260

This is my Day 260 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!


This image is Flowering Cactus from Challenge #8  of Limited Runs Stamps on Facebook.

I have been playing with some different backgrounds - this is the rice technique.

I started with a page of water colour paper and misted it totally with water.
I then added dabs of reinker with a paintbrush.
I then sprinkled on a handful of rice and left it to dry.


This was the result - I just decided to use a corner for today's ATC.


I put it through the printer and printed the cactus...
I added colour using Zig real brush pens, trimmed the image and added it to a rectangle of blue card.
Finally I added a metal embellishment!



Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 16 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? Day 259

This is my Day 259 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!




This is the fifth ATC using the images that I bought when I was living in India!

More scraps of card - and a few dies from the Tonic ATC die collection...



Here are the set of 5...


Happy Crafting!

Friday, 15 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 258

This is my Day 258 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!



This is the fourth ATC using the images that I bought when I was living in India - but a different elephant!

More scraps of card - and a few dies from the Tonic ATC die collection...



Happy Crafting!



Crafty Hazelnut Extra September Challenge Midway


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

 well hopefully!!

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


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






I started with a red card blank and then added a rectangle of scrap DP then green and red rectangles to form layers as shown.  On the red layer I stamped the Holly stamp from the Woodware stamp set I used recently for a set of ATCs.



This holiday card is the second of four cards using this stamp set and scraps from my stash. I also stamped the Holly stamp on a scrap of green and cut out the Holly leaves to paper piece them onto the red card.



Finally I added some red 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!


Thursday, 14 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 257

This is my Day 257 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!


This is the third ATC using the images that I bought when I was living in India.

More scraps of card - including a smooshed Distress Oxide background - and a different set of dies from the Tonic ATC die collection...




Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 256

This is my Day 256 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!



This is the second ATC using the images that I bought when I was living in India.

More scraps of card and a different set of dies from the Tonic ATC die collection.
to frame and back the image.

I then added some gold Promarker around the image.



Happy Crafting!