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Friday, 18 August 2017

New Home

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you all today?

Where has this week gone? I can't believe it is Friday already.

Today a new home card using the home sweet home stamp set from Stamps by Me.


Step by Step

1. A5 hammered white card base.
2. I brushed over the base card with green ink to highlight the texture of the card.
3. Matted and layered blue pearlescent card cut out with SB Grande scalloped oval die.
4. Stamped the image onto watercoloured card and coloured with Generation INX, cut out with oval die and adhered to base card.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and butterfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #348 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #124 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky #361 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Add a Sentiment
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Tim Holtz Umbrella Man

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

What are you all up too today?

I had a wonderful crafty day with Kath!

Not sure what I will be doing later but have a few errands to run this morning.

Today I am sharing with you a card using Tim Holtz products!


Step by Step

1. Cream DL card which I have punched the corners with X-Cut punch.
2. Matted and layered tan and Kraft card to base card.
3. To create the topper I first stencilled through a circle stencil with Distress Oxides Peacock Feathers I then spritzed water, dried and then added circles of Twisted Citron spritzed water dried and then added more circles with Fossilised Amber.  Once this was all dry I then distressed all over with Vintage Photo.
4. To finish off I then stamped the images with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

A bit more time to Craft #50 - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes #500 - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #356 - Anything Goes
Always Fun #19 - Going in Circles

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Stamps by Me - Flower Card Box

Good Morning Crafty Friends, 

How are you all today?

A busy morning here food shopping and a couple of errands.

Did you manage to see Toni from Stamps by Me is on Facebook live last night.
You are so going to love the new stamps and dies.

Toni will be on Create and Craft on Monday!

Here is one of my samples.


This was made using one piece of white pearlescent card and I have layered pink card.
Around the sides I have used the new detailed flourish die and watercoloured with my Faber Castell watercolour pencils. I stamped the sentiment from one of the new stamp sets.


This is the side view. I decorated the fold down sides and inside the box with the build a flower set 1 and 2. I have watercoloured using my pencils. To finish off I added a white butterfly.

Thank you for stopping by Today!
Happy Crafting


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Canvas Corp Brand - August Project

Good Evening Crafty Friends,

I am sharing with you today my August project for Canvas Corp Brand.

I have decorated an Etcetera Wooden Tag using Canvas Corp Brand papers, 7 Gypsies Corrugated card, Tissue paper and embellishments.


You can watch the process by clicking the LINK


Thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Z Fold Card

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How are you today?

A crafting day planned here today!
What are your plans?

A Z fold card made using Hunkydory Flight of the Butterflies patterned card.


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 square card base from Anna Marie Designs
2. To create the Z-fold I scored the front of the card at 3.5 inches and folded back onto itself.
3. Matted and layered patterned card from Hunkydory's Flight of the Butterflies on the front and on the inside.
4. To decorate the inside of the card I matted and layered the image onto brown card, added brown glitter ribbon along the bottom and 3 pearl gems.
5. To finish off on the front panel I added a pearl gem to the centre of the bow, added the sentiment and another 3 pearl gems. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #172 - Always Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #63 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #64 - Anything goes
Simply Papercraft #49 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, 14 August 2017

Digi Doodle Studios - Isabella

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

How was your weekend?  Didn't it go very quickly?

I was busy making DT samples!  All will be revealed over the coming week!

Today it is my turn to share my DT project from Digi Doodle Studios

For today's project I have used Isabella, she is one of my favourites!


Step by Step

1. 7 x 7 white square base card.
2. Matted and layered red embossed card to base, then adhered a white doily too.
3. The next layer is pink and white polka dot and velvet lace ribbon across the centre.
4. Printed Isabella on Supersmooth and then coloured with Copic and Spica pens, cut her out using SB Grande circle die.
5. To finish off I have added the flowers, sentiment and butterfly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Challenge up your Life #72 - Circles
Crafty Friends #64 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy #32 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #135 - Anything Goes
Simply Create too #130 - Use Flowers

Many thanks for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Powertex - Regal Bride

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing with you my Powertex mannequin which I created along with Kath.
She has her own style and you can see hers here.

I have a lot of fun with this and sharing the finished mannequin and will then show the process in photographs, pull up a chair and a coffee and enjoy!


I am over the moon with how this turned out!

Now sharing the process photographs.


The first step was to wrap the plastic mannequin in florist tape then give a coat of Powertex. I added the toilet roll to the bottom so I could fill out the bottom of the dress.


Covered all the image in muslin and gave another coat of Powertex. You can see from this side view that I have filled out the back of the skirt for more fullness.


This is the back view of the cloak which is lightweight denim, actually an old summer dress of mine.
The denim was soaked in Powertex before moulding to the mannequin.


I have added lace around the top and loving the way the folds and creases were achieved.
I will admit that I got a bit frustrated at times but managed it in the end with help from Kath.


So this week we finished our mannequins.  I gave it a couple of coats of white Gesso and then spray white pearlescent paint.  Once this was dry I dry brushed with grey paint which brought out the detail of the fabric and creases.


Around the back I added 2 pearl strands the full length of the cape. Added the roses from Wild Orchid Crafts with pearl stems, the roses have been dry brushed with grey too.


Around the neck and waist I added pearl trim too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - AG Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - AG Mixed Media 
Creative Artiste #29 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
That's Crafty - Anything but a card
The Crafty Addicts #38 - Anything Goes

Many thanks for visiting today
Happy Crafting!