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This is the start of my Junk Journal July 2024. I have made a concertina journal out of various scraps - mainly different shopping bags and ...

Sunday 31 May 2020

Brown Bag-It day #2

Today I am sharing my second goodie bag made by upcycling a takeaway bag... you may remember the first:


This time I have added teddy bears in red using my Cricut and free svg files from SVG Files and lots of scraps.
Then I added strips of washi tape.




I will link my bag to Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge #57 Week 2 Brown Bag-it Day

I was also going to link it to Crafting Happiness  but unfortunately that challenge has finished.
Happy Crafting!


LeighSBDesigns Halloween in May Blog Hop - Entry #15


Once again Leigh is hosting a Halfway to Halloween Half-O-Ween Blog Hop - find more details here...

I was hoping to make 20 entries but time is getting away with me - mainly because I am pretty busy sorting the house out...

Anyway I decided to return to my scrapbook today and do another journal page. I am using the chalkboard technique ( I was reminded of this here) in a very quick page!


I started by brushing the page with a Brilliance pigment ink pad in Moonlight White and allowing it to dry.
I used this same ink pad and Wow opaque Bright White embossing powder to emboss several images on the page. I believe these are all Smeared Ink red rubber stamps - but correct me if I am wrong!




I will link this page to the Something Wicked this way comes post
Happy Half-o-ween!


Saturday 30 May 2020

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge #492 - Add a bear


a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Add a bear'.

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


If you enter you could win a prize...


Kaisercraft Daydreamer 6.5" paper pad



I have a quick card to share today...




Recipe:
  1. Kraft rectangular card blank.
  2. Layer of paper from my stash.
  3. Bear cut with Cricut using free files from SVG Files and scraps.
  4. Finally I added googly eyes.
Bear 


I hope you will join the
CHNC Challenge 492



Happy Crafting!

Friday 29 May 2020

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2020 Post #10


This is my tenth post in the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2020!

In the last three Coffee Lovers Blog Hops, I completed 20 posts, including little competitions with prizes -
 This time, we are in the process of moving house - and I am definitely not going to make 20 posts. This may be my last in this hop...

I am adding trivia questions with the chance to win a prize or two - so please keep calling and commenting - thank you to those of you who have answered the questions so far - hope you are having fun!!

These is my make for this post:



For this card I just made two 'chipboards' from two Apple Blossom dies, by layering several diecuts together ending with a blue glossy one in each case. I added them to a blue glossy card blank.

I will link this to the 2020 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Hop


My trivia question for Coffee Lovers Hop Post #10 is:

 In the 18th century, the Swedish government outlawed coffee and…

A. Coffee pots

B. Coffee cups and saucers

C. All coffee paraphernalia

Please email your answer to susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com
Names of everyone emailing me a correct answer during the hop
will go in the hat for the opportunity to win a prize...
 Winners to be announced shortly after the hop...


Happy Crafting!



Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2020 Post #9


This is my ninth post in the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2020!

In the last three Coffee Lovers Blog Hops, I completed 20 posts, including little competitions with prizes -
 This time, we are in the process of moving house - and I am definitely not going to make 20 posts. This time I will try and make 10 

I am adding trivia questions with the chance to win a prize or two - so please keep calling and commenting - thank you to those of you who have answered the questions so far - hope you are having fun!!

These are the makes for this post:


Using various rolls of Washi tape I covered a piece of card. I then die cut the teapot from it (Apple Blossom die) and made two cards using positive and negative, The first is on a kraft background.


The second is on a glossy black background.



I will link these to the 2020 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Hop


My trivia question for Coffee Lovers Hop Post #9 is:

People who drink coffee are said to…

A. Have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

B. Have more energy for a workout within half an hour of drinking a cup of coffee

C. Both

Please email your answer to susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com
Names of everyone emailing me a correct answer during the hop
will go in the hat for the opportunity to win a prize...
 Winners to be announced shortly after the hop...


Happy Crafting!



Color Dare Challenge #396


This is another make for

This is the colour palette:

I have made a magic iris card using the colours Peach, Peacock and Mint.


When the tab is pulled down at the side, it reveals the sentiment.

 
I made the iris and flower shapes using my Cricut. The papers come from Alla Prima collection 6" x 6" paper stack, Pretty Pastels Collection and the sentiment from Kaisercraft Full Bloom.


 I also added two strips of Washi from Crafterschoice.


Happy Crafting and hope to see your make in the challenge!






Death's Head


I love receiving the Friday Freebie from Oddball Art Stamps
These are available when you subscribe to the Creepy Cute Chronicles!

You get more if you become a PREMIUM member!

Oddball Art Stamps

Watch your email for this week's image - CCC107 Death's Head!


Today I have made a yoyo card.
The theme for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #142 is Y is for Yo Yo card
 and she gives instructions on how to make one here

The wheel is as follows:


I have used Yam, Yarrow and Yale blue and My Choice of other colours. I have used Yarn and a Yo Yo spinner and a butterfly - all elements used. The various papers came from my stash and I coloured the image with Copics before cutting it out.


I will add this card to the Butterfly Challenge
This is how it works:


Once again Leigh is hosting a Halfway to Halloween Half-O-Ween Blog Hop - find more details here...



I will also link this to the Something Wicked this way comes post.

Happy Crafting!

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Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2020 Post #8


This is my eighth post in the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2020!

In the last three Coffee Lovers Blog Hops, I completed 20 posts, including little competitions with prizes -
 This time, we are in the process of moving house - and I am definitely not going to make 20 posts. I will try and make 10 - but I have only just finished unpacking my craft stuff into my new craft room. 
This is how my craft room looks today:



I am adding trivia questions with the chance to win a prize or two - so please keep calling and commenting - thank you to those of you who have answered the questions so far - hope you are having fun!!

Today I have made a yoyo card.
The theme for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge #142 is Y is for Yo Yo card
 and she gives instructions on how to make one here

The wheel is as follows:


I haven't tried to follow all the elements - just added the butterflies...



 The background paper was from LC Designs and is green although it doesn't look like it in the second picture! I added this to a white square card blank.
I added the coffee ring stamp (Vintage Chic) and the other images (Joy Clair) stamped in brown Archival ink. The sentiment was from an unbranded set.


Finally I added the yoyo - this is how it works:



I will link this to both the Butterfly Challenge and the 2020 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Hop



My trivia question for Coffee Lovers Hop Post #8 is:

Adding cream to coffee…

A. Cools it down

B. Helps it retain heat longer

C. Makes it more acidic

Please email your answer to susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com
Names of everyone emailing me a correct answer during the hop
will go in the hat for the opportunity to win a prize...
 Winners to be announced shortly after the hop...


Happy Crafting!



Thursday 28 May 2020

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2020 Post #7


This is my seventh post in the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2020!

In the last three Coffee Lovers Blog Hops, I completed 20 posts, including little competitions with prizes -
 This time, we are in the process of moving house - and I am definitely not going to make 20 posts. I will try and make 10 - but I spent all today unpacking my craft stuff into my new craftroom. 
Not much time to make anything!!

I am adding trivia questions with the chance to win a prize or two - so please keep calling and commenting - thank you to those of you who have answered the questions so far - hope you are having fun!!

When I posted my grumpy coffee monster pocket letter the other day, Suzanne H commented that she saw a before and after coming up... I wonder if today's make will suffice?


Unfortunately I do not have a printer set up yet - so I can only use what I have available today.

And I had  Leigh's  "Party" Balleigh Monster. coloured and ready to make into an ATC.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/811726895/party-balleigh-monster-set-whimsically?ref=shop_home_feat_2&pro=1

I decided to use this to make an easel ATC - this is a development on an ATC I made the other day - I used the same red striped paper!






Recipe:
  1. Brown card base for original image and also easel (7 by 2.5 inch card scored at 1.75 and 3.5 inches along the long side).
  2. Layers of paper from LC Designs.
  3. Image printed ATC size, coloured with Copics and cut out.
  4. Easel stand made by using stamps from Uniko, stamping one over the other on brown card, cutting them out and attaching the result with dimensionals.




Once again Leigh is hosting a Halfway to Halloween Half-O-Ween Blog Hop - find more details here...



I will also link this to the Something Wicked this way comes post.


My trivia question for Coffee Lovers Hop Post #7 is:

The meaning of the term “espresso” is…

A. Forced out

B. Expressive

C. Under pressure

Please email your answer to susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com
Names of everyone emailing me a correct answer during the hop
will go in the hat for the opportunity to win a prize...
 Winners to be announced shortly after the hop...


Happy Crafting!