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Saturday 27 August 2016

Mixed Media

I am currently on holiday in Australia
and am trying to catch up with anything I can do on my laptop at odd times...

I realised I hadn't blogged this August page of my mixed media calendar - so before it is September here we are:

I started this calendar in January  - you may have seen each month's 'page'...but these are the details of the back plate if you haven't...

I started with a piece of plywood 'burned' with electricity
 as detailed here in my blog in November.
I painted around the edge with black gesso.

I added square cards using rings at the top.
These cards will flip over for successive months.
I added a calendar pad at the bottom on layers

 of red card and DP from Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale.

August's card features this delightful frog
 that I obtained from Scrappers Delights Facebook group
but it is also available here Ta Da Frog

The background is part of a photo I took of the allotment pond, printed on some card and trimmed to size. I just used scraps of red and yellow card to mat and layer and the Inkadinkado August stamp.

Now I have to start thinking about September!!

I will link this to More Mixed Media Challenge Anything Goes with Optional Bright Colours.

Happy Crafting!

Friday 26 August 2016

Wicked Wednesday #224

The new Wicked Wednesday Challenge has the theme Summer Camp.
What to do?
Well I thought this Song Title might be appropriate...

A scrap of maroon card followed by a snippet of canvas paper splashed with distress ink - then a few embellishments all found in my stash... and the title printed on the computer...

I will link this to Wicked Wednesday #224
I also haven't been over to Pixie's Crafty Playground for ages so will link this there too

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday 23 August 2016

Ike's world Challenges #70

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

The current Challenge (#70) is "Travel/Holidays"...and this is my midway post...

For today's make I have used many of the elements from Ike's The Beach Gnomes Set to make a Pocket Letter - basically 9 ATCs!

I used various papers from ImagineThat Digistamps Beach Combing Papers
as background to the images and coloured them with Promarkers.

I added an assortment of embellishments:

I then placed them in a pocket folder! 

Happy Crafting!

Sunday 21 August 2016

LOC Challenge #144

Challenge #142 starts today at LOC  "You've got a friend in me"

Our sponsor is Sheep Ski Designs

and I have used Flump n Tic on an ATC.

First I coloured the image with Promarkers and cut it out.

The base is a scrap of green card matted with some green embossed cobweb paper. 
I added a spider embellishment.

My ATC was inspired by the Children's song I used to act out with Preschoolers:
This is the version I used to sing...starting off on my own being an elephant and bringing in one child at a time until there were five...each child joins on and we move round in a circle...

One elephant went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day.
He had such tremendous fun,
He called for another elephant to come…

Two elephants went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day. 
They had such tremendous fun,
They called for another elephant to come…

Three elephants…

Four elephants…

Five elephants went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day.
They had such tremendous fun
Until all of a sudden...the web was GONE!

At this point all 'elephants' fall to the floor!

I will link this to Wicked Wednesday 223

 Looking forward to seeing your makes in the LOC challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday 20 August 2016

Midway Inspiration for the August Challenge at ITDBK

Here's my next inspiration as a member of the Dynamite Delights DT of

This is a reminder post for the current challenge over at

Signs of Summer

This challenge runs August 6 - September 2

I decided to use Beach Combing Papers


You may have seen that I used Beach Floaty Girl on this ATC the other day.

Anyway today's card is a white card base topped with a square of paper from which I had die cut a Sizzix Palm tree.

I then added the image coloured with Promarkers.

Hope to see your make in the challenge!!

Happy Crafting!

New Challenge At SLSLines

Today a new Challenge starts at SLSLINES!

Once again I am showing you a journal page...

and I am using two images from SLSLines

Runaway Bride in Wedding DressVoodoo King, Baron Samedi

I coloured them with Promarkers, cut them out and added them to my journal:

I started with color burst powders on my pages with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink around the edges.I then added green mesh before the images.

I then added a variety of embellsiments.

You will find other SLS  makes here

Do have a look at the gorgeous SLSLines images...

Happy Crafting!