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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!


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 255

This is my Day 255 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!


This afternoon I was going through the contents of a drawer and I came across some images that I bought when I was living in India.

I decided to use them on the next few ATCs.
I used some scraps of card and dies from the Tonic ATC die collection to frame and back the image.

I then added glittery circular stickers.



Happy Crafting!




Monday, 11 September 2017

Happy little Stampers - ATC Challenge September


This ATC Challenge is a new venture for Happy Little Stampers - hope you will join in!!

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

This month's theme is 'Shapes'.


I started with a scrap of black card matted with a Distress Oxide background. Once again I dabbed Versamark through a stencil (a mini stencil of Cogs from Craftstash) and added embossing powder. Having heat set this I added Distress Oxide ink and then cut it to size.


Next I added a metal embellishment with some black ribbon through two small punched holes.



This ATC forms my Day 254 of 'My Year of ATCs?'

Happy Crafting!




Sunday, 10 September 2017

A year of ATCs? - day 253

This is my Day 253 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!



I started off with a couple of scraps then added the Tattered Lace Dog Howling at the Moon die cut from a Gelli Plate pull.


I then added the note embellishment, tied through a small hole with black ribbon.



Happy Crafting!