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Sunday, 28 May 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 148

Today I am up to Day 148 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

And Friday was my grandson's Birthday - so I decided to do some Birthday ATCs.


This is the third of three...




This has a distress oxide background matted onto a scrap of green card.
I then added the negative happy birthday and butterfly die cut from yesterday, the rectangle cut out with one of the Tonic ATC Collection dies.



Finally I added some gems...



Happy Crafting!












Saturday, 27 May 2017

A Year of ATCs - Day 147

Today I am up to Day 147 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

And yesterday was my grandson's Birthday - so I decided to do some Birthday ATCs.


This is the second of three...




This has a distress oxide background matted onto a scrap of green card.
I then added the happy birthday  and butterfly die cut.




Finally I added some gems...





Happy Crafting!












Friday, 26 May 2017

A Year of ATCs? -Day 146

Today I am up to Day 146 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

And today is my grandson's Birthday - so I decided to do some Birthday ATCs.

This is the first of three...



The main part of the ATC uses the emboss resist technique. I embossed the Happy Birthday stamp with clear embossing powder. I then cut butterflies from this and used different distress inks to add colour to the two areas. I replaced the butterflies and then cut a section using a die from the Tonic ATC collection. I have made many Birthday cards using this same image.



The rest of the ATC is a rectangle cut using dies from the Tonic ATC Collection and one of my scraps. Finally I added a couple of gems.



Happy Crafting!












Thursday, 25 May 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 145

Today I am up to Day 145 of my 'Year of ATCs?'



I am making a set of ATCs based on book titles. During the last two days I have shown you 'The Portrait of a Lady' and 'The Elegance of the Hedgehog'.

Today I am illustrating 'Water for Elephants'.
I used an elephant image from LCDesigns, coloured with Copic markers and cut to size using one of the dies from the Tonic ATC Collection.
The rest of the ATC is a rectangle cut using another of the Tonic ATC Collection and one of my scraps.



Finally I added  the title (printed on the computer) and some gems.




Happy Crafting!










To a Wonderful Husband

If you look on the Craftstash website

you will find lots of Inspiration videos

If you follow this link you will find my most recent one


The Craftstash dies I have used are these:


If you watch the video you will see these cards demonstrated:






Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Day 144 of my Year of ATCs?

Today I am up to Day 144 of my 'Year of ATCs?'



I am making a set of ATCs based on book titles. Yesterday was 'The Portrait of a Lady'.
Today I went for 'The Elegance of the Hedgehog'.

It amused me to use this image from LCDesigns, coloured with Copic markers and cut to size using one of the dies from the Tonic ATC Collection.
The rest of the ATC composes several layers from my scraps cut using more of the Tonic ATC Collection.



Finally I added  the title (printed on the computer) and some gems.







Happy Crafting!









Tuesday, 23 May 2017

May Challenge in the Dragons Lair and Day 143 of A Year of ATCs?

There's still time to join in this month's Challenge in the Dragons Lair which is




The collection below is  Vintage Lady Digital Pack from  Dragons Lair Designs:



Vintage Lady Digital Pack - Sunday Showcase April 24th - Click Image to Close

The 'lady' in this pack is currently the freebie image in the colouring competition in the


Dragons Lair Facebook Fan Group


I used it to make an ATC.





Why not join in both the Challenge and the colouring competition?

The ATC consists of a number of layers cut from scraps with dies from the Tonic ATC collection. The image was coloured with Zig real brush pens.




Finally I added a few gems...




This is my ATC for Day 143 of my 'Year of ATCs?'.

Happy Crafting!



Monday, 22 May 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 142

Today I am up to Day 142 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Here are two attempts at making an ATC using this Bloobel image.



The image is Bored at Work from Bloobel
 which is the image for the May Progressive Challenge.

I printed the image on a background paper - this first one was a freebie online but I found it was quite fuzzy. I outlined the fish with a fineliner.
I used a variety of markers to colour the image,
 trimmed it and added it to a piece of blue card. 
I added the thought bubble - just cutting it out and handwriting the sentiment.




In the second version, the image was printed on a DP from DDDoodles.
I again coloured it with a variety of markers, trimmed it and added it to a piece of card - this time yellow. The sentiment I printed on the computer.




Which do you prefer?


Happy Crafting!









Sunday, 21 May 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 141

Today I am up to Day 141 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

This ATC uses another magazine freebie stamp - not used one for a while!


I printed the image on a Distress Oxide background and then cut out two sections using a die from one of the Tonic ATC Collection sets. I layered these up on some more of the background and then added a border cut using the same set.



Finally I added some gems.






Happy Crafting!









New Video using Creative Stencils


 The Creative Stencils - New Collection has been released at Craftstash.

I have used the



I used these to make a number of cards which you will find on video

on this link





Happy Crafting!








Saturday, 20 May 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 140

Today I am up to Day 140 of my 'Year of ATCs?'

Recently I treated myself to some Distress Oxide Ink pads 
and the Tonic ATC Collection Dies.

My ATCs today feature these.



For the backgrounds I attempted emboss resist using the Distress Oxides and  Sin City stamp embossed with clear embossing powder.
The first one worked better than the second!
The border and hello came from one set of Tonic dies.


 I added some gems to finish.
The second one uses some dies from another of the Tonic sets.




Happy Crafting!