Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Is it just me ...

... or does everyone else get covered in glue doing decopatch?! After my mixed media project the other day I thought I'd do some more decopatch on a corner bookmark. Now I'm afraid I always cheat on these bookmarks and use a square envelope as my starting point instead of doing some fancy folding and to be fair the envelopes haven't let me down yet! lol. So after sticking down my envelope and then cutting a corner off I coated it with decopatch glue and torn pages from an old book, after tearing up the pages I also inked them (I really did get messy! lol) then stuck them to the back and the front of the envelope corner which has really given the bookmark added strength. While that was drying, I cut the frame and wording out on the Cricut using my new cartridge 'small talk frames and tags', brilliant cartridge, very versatile. made a back panel which I also decopatched then I coloured the fabulous image from TEW called 'Lucy Loo Mad Hatter' with a mix of my markers then attached her to the frame and added the back panel and finally added this to the envelope. This has be done to enter the Facebook challenge over at TEW where the theme is 'Not Now ... I'm Reading'


















I would like to enter this bookmark into the following challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow #122 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #102 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #98 ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #29 ~ February
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 5 February 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #310 ~ Ahoy Me Hearties

Well shiver me timbers if it isn't Friday already, where has the week gone?  That means time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our wonderful Nick has chosen the theme, and in case you hadn't already guessed its a 'Pirate' theme and we have a fabulous sponsor too

FABRIKA FANTASY
PRIZE.....3 DIGI IMAGES 
I decided to make a flag this week and had a play with Cricut to get the flag shape and also to cut the 'girlie' skull and crossbones.  The 'danger' sentiment is also cut on the Cricut.  I added the other sentiments cut using the sizzix neon mini alpha and finally added a die cut star burst.











I would like to enter this flag into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #29 ~ February
Crafting From The Heart #97 ~ Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

1st attempt at mixed media!

Just wanted to share with you a project I've been working on which is my first attempt at doing some mixed media.  Been wanting to dabble but not really plucked up the courage till now!  So I took a piece of mountboard 12"x8" and covered it in deco mache paper, once dried I added some stars by stencilling through some metallic off cut with blue ink, then I a brown ink pad and went round the edges, put a top layer of decopatch glue on and left it to dry while I coloured the fabulous KennyK image, which is a limited freebie but you need to join the Facebook Club.  She is coloured with a mix of my marker pens and pencils, then I used my new Spectrum Sparkle pens, oh wow they are gorgeous, I had up until now been using Sakura Stardust pens but mine are old and drying up and not so reliable any more and I loved the fact that these have brush nibs, I am certainly not disappointed!  Unfortunately the sparkle doesn't show in the photo but I love their subtle addition to the image.  Anyway enough raving! I added a piece of mesh then cut out the flowers from some Kraft cs and beautiful papers sent to me by a friend in Poland which I have been saving to use for the right project and as this is for me I thought I deserved them! lol.  Once I'd made the flowers I then coated them with the decopatch glue and fixed them in place with some hot melt glue.  I used glossy accents for the flower centre and added some micro beads.  The sign is made from some s/a cork sheets I bought recently and the 'Jacs Playground' is cut on the Cricut from s/a white paper.  For my first attempt I am pleased with how this turned out, might just have to buy myself some acrylic paints and put my Cricut to good use making some stencils.  This was a lot of fun, a bit messy, but a lot of fun! Now I just need to decide if it is going to hang on the door to the craft room or the craft room wall!















I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Aloha Friday #64 ~ Favourite colour combo~ blue and brown
Simply Create Too #101 ~ Sparkle pens, new cork sheets
Creative Fingers #101 ~ Anything Goes
Just Us Girls #328 ~ wild card week ~ Tic Tac Toe ~ Dies cuts, stamp, flower

Crafty Sentiments ~ Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #29 February
Ruby's Rainbow #122 ~ Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by x

Sunday, 31 January 2016

At Your Age!

Just thought I'd pop on to share the card I made for BILs partner who turns 50 tomorrow.  I have used the fabulous Stella from Bugaboo and I tweaked the sentiment slightly.  Stella is coloured with copics and Spectrums and I added glossy accents here and  there!  Used the new Cricut cartridge to cut out the sentiment, now its time to go play some more!





















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #278 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #105 ~ Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon #326 ~ They say its your birthday
Thanks for stopping by x

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Feeling blessed

Well today I have had a fabulous day and I just wanted to share with you a picture of the wonderful crafting goodies I have received for my birthday:
2 boxes of Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens
Cricut Small Talk Frames & Tags cartridge
Xcut Feather dies
Signature Die Trailing Flowers
'A' plates for the Cut N Boss
double side tape and hot melt glue sticks
Cricut 12x12 cutting mats (not in the pic)














I am really looking forward to having a play tomorrow, after I've been food shopping! lol  And the best bit is that I have a week off work too! yay!  

Also got a fab cd by Train too.

I am definitely blessed xx

Friday, 29 January 2016

Crafty Catz Challenge #309 ~ Kids


Sorry I'm late posting today but the internet crashed out last night while I was trying to do my post then the laptop was spending forever installing updates, I gave up and went to bed! So here I am now, just got back from having a cortisone injection in my thumb and an xray. Last injection looks like another op is on the cards! Anyway I'm really here to post about this weeks challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our fabulous Cindy has chosen a theme of 'KIDS' and we have an awesome sponsor in the form of 
Prize is 3 digital images 

So for my card I have used this cute image from Crafty Sentiments called 'Why Not' and coloured him up with Copics and Spectrum Noirs, the patterned paper is from First Editions Neroli pad, used some cs from stash which I embossed then cut the stars using a new star die set. The sentiment is one I downloaded free a long time ago from Sentimental Sundays. When I was putting the card together it just looked to clean and smart so I attacked it a postal franking stamp and then grunged it up with some black ink, it looks so much better now that its not pristine, well it is for a boy! lol. Hope you can come along and play with us this week.






















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Card Makers #156 ~ Punches and/or dies
Crafting From The Heart #96 ~ Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Tic Tac Toe ~ Embossing, red, die cut
Tuesday Throwdown #278 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #105 ~ Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #101 ~ Something New ~ star die cut set
Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, 22 January 2016

A little monochrome fun

Here's a little card that took a long time to come together, despite using a sketch!  I think it was more about the colouring and I couldn't decide if keeping the image monochrome too was the way to go!  I finally decided it was and here is my end result.  Used the awesome Kenny K image, background glittery paper is Santoro of London and the flowers are cut on the cricut from a scrap of grey checked paper, added the film strip die cut and coloured the image with Spectrums.




















I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday #395 (only just! lol)
Come And Get It ~ Embossing
Crafting From The Heart #95 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #343 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #101 ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by x

Crafty Catz Challenge #308 ~ Girls Just Wanna ave Fun

Hello, yes I'm running a wee bit late and no excuses!  So let's get right down to business, it's Friday so time for a brand new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week the theme has been chosen by our wonderful Nina and she has chosen Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, fabulous choice and we are sponsored by 


Prize 3 digi images

And the DT were given some fabulous images to play along with.  I chose Ginah and coloured here with copics, spectrum pens and pencils and first edition markers, I then used the pens to make the spotty background which I have seen others do but never had a go myself, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out!  papers are First Edition Blank Canvas, embossed the circular panel and then added die cut pennant and die cut rolled flowers.  Hope you like it and get a chance to come on over and play along with the Crafty Catz this week.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Come And Get It ~ Embossing
Crafting From The Heart #95 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspierations #343 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #101 ~ Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by x