Sunday, 19 August 2018

Hiding in My Craft Room # 366 - Use Die Cuts


Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!!

Here are my cards for HIMCR #366 - Die Cuts!


The sponsor for this challenge is Laurie's Craft Room!



The giveaway is $10 and Free Shipping from Laurie's Craft Room!





Recipe:

1. My daughter and I decided to play with some alcohol inks:





2. I decided to use the top right piece for today's cards. I used a feather die (magazine freebie) and enjoy die (Tonic ) to cut shapes from it.
3. I arranged my die cuts on two small (4 by 4) white card bases.



Hope you will enter the HIMCR  Challenge!



Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 18 August 2018

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Challenge #399 - use no stamp or digital image


a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'no stamp or digital image'

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!







Recipe:
1. Cream square card base.
2. Tonic Die - Nordic Christmas Tree Panel
3. Layers cut using the die in Christmas red and green card.
4. Upcycled embellishment.



I hope you will join the



Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #305 - Photo Inspiration


I have just come back from a few days in Scotland (a lovely break)
and only just checked my computer - this post obviously didn't post!!



Here's my card for the Photo Inspiration Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.
Do pop over and have a look at the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team...

My make is basically inspired by the colours in the photo...



I belong to a crafty exchange group - UK Stampers Network. One of the swaps we do involves making something from a freebie that someone has received and sent round as a challenge. This time I received this little picture with a frame.

I decided to make an ATC easel card using the frame cut in two as the stand.
This is the front using various scraps from my work table - including the sentiment words. For the matting layers I used several scraps of silver.



This front section measures only 2.5 by 3.5 inches.
The base is folded from a 2.5 inch wide strip from a 12 by 12.



I was delighted to win the prize in Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Snippets Playground #331
Watch this space for when I make something with the new die!!
I will link today's easel ATC to Snippets Playground #332






Hope you will enter the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Hiding in My Craft Room #365 -Super Scraps Saturday


Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!!

Here's my make for HIMCR #365 - Super Scraps Saturday.


The sponsor is Oddball Art!

Oddball Art Stamps

The giveaway is 2 images to Oddball Art!


Here's my card:


Recipe:

1. I have used a square kraft card base.
2. I matted this with a paper from The Works - one of their 3 pound paper pads.
3. I then took a couple of scraps of paper from the same pad to make two ovals and distressed these around the edges with 'worn lipstick'. These were then glued in place.
4. Next I added the teapot - a die from Craftstash - cut from a scrap of purple, and placed over the top oval.
5. I coloured the image with Copics and cut her out and placed her over the second oval.
6. Finally I added the arrows that came with the image, also cut out.


Hope you will enter the HIMCR  Challenge!



Happy Crafting!


Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Challenge #398 - For a girl/woman


a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'for a girl/woman'

Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!




Recipe:
1. Lemon rectangular card base in landscape.
2. Layers of pink then brown snowflake paper,
3. Next layer is the image - from Crafts U Print in a bundle once. Cut out and then faux stitched around the edges with a brown brush pen.
4. Finally Tonic ATC Collection die cut sentiment, from tan card on white.






I hope you will join the



Happy Crafting!

Happy Little Stampers August ATC Challenge


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

Here is my inspiration for Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge


Do pop over and see my teamies fabulous makes!!


I have two sets of ATCS to show you which fit the theme WATER.
First I have the ones that follow the same idea as my August Mixed Media Calendar.


Method:

1. Black card base.
2. Next layer is a rectangle cut from a gelli plate pull with stamps from Visible Image's Dare to Swim embossed in white 


My second set  are 'Inchies' - they involve inch square sections on them. These small squares are punched from a background which uses water spritzed on Brushos.


Method:
1. Scraps of a beige patterned DP from my stash to make the bases.
2. Black Card.
3. Inch squares of Brusho background.
4. Words made by layering 3 die cuts.


Hope I will see your make in the Challenge!



Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Happy Little Stampers. Anything Goes with Dies - August Challenge


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

Here is my inspiration for Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge


Do pop over and see my teamies fabulous makes!!


Here's my card:



Method:

1. White rectangular card base, landscape.
2. Next layer is a 'galaxy' background. This background was one we had a go at in one of the workshops at the recent UK Stampers Network Retreat. 

  1. Add three areas of colour - wilted violet, broken china and fossilised amber Distress Oxide inks. Heat Dry
  2. Smear Black Soot on the craft mat and spritz with water. Apply this to the background by dabbing and heat dry. Repeat until card is covered.
  3. Add some white acrylic paint to the mat and spritz with water. Splatter this on the background - tap a loaded brush on finger.


3. 'Awesome' is made layering up 3 die cuts of the word.
4. The 'Big Wheel'  (Craftstash die) is cut in white and attached with white glue.
5. Finally I added some purple gems.



Hope I will see your make in the Challenge!



Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Happy Little Stampers August Mixed Media Challenge


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

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!


Here is my inspiration for Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge

Do pop over and see my teamies fabulous makes!!


Here's my make:


Once again I have added a month to my Mixed Media Calendar.
I have been making this for a several years now...
The base is a piece of plywood 'burned' with electricity
 as detailed here in my blog in November 2015.
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.

For this August, I was inspired by the words on the Walk of Art
 at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.



I used a Tim Holtz die to cut August several times from my gelli plate pull which formed the main part of the page.
I embossed a jelly fish (Visible Image stamp) in white on this and trimmed it to size. Behind this I added a turquoise square of card.


Hope you will join the challenge!!



Happy Crafting!





Saturday, 4 August 2018

Hiding in My Craft Room #364 - August 4th - Use 3 colours


Do pop over and see the inspiration from my teamies!!

Here's my make for HIMCR #364 - Use 3 Colours

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps


The sponsor is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!




The giveaway is 3 digital images from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps!


Here's my card:


Recipe:

1. I have used a 4 in wide strip from a red 12 by 12 to make a simple gate fold card base
2. I coloured the image Butterfly and Flower with my three main colours fuchsia, blue and orange/yellow and cut this out. I attached it to a blue 'retro' frame - this is a sissix die, but I trimmed the result so that it was slightly smaller. I used some of the red card behind it.
3. I matted and layered the base with fuchsia card and then a trimmed floral paper - freebie from a magazine. I added the frame on the front right so that it would overhang the front left when closed.


This card uses all the elements of the current Butterfly Challenge #105
- spin the Wheel with the letter F. I tried my best to match the colours by holding card against my computer screen, I have four folds, flowers and a frame - and of course a butterfly...I will link this card to that challenge!





Hope you will enter the HIMCR  Challenge!



Happy Crafting!