Saturday, 7 December 2019

Partridge in a Pear Tree

This evening I have a project over on the PaperArtsy blog.

The theme this fortnight is Cute Critters.  I chose to use the Squiggly Ink Egg and Nog collection - I love these stamps.

Here is my finished project

I started off by brayering Sage, Koala and Blood Orange Fresco Acrylic paint onto a sheet of card.

I then randomly stamped the poinsettia stamp from Squiggly Ink Egg and Nog 2.

I painted the poinsettias using the Blood Orange paint.  Because this is translucent I thought it left a lovely contrast on the brayered background.  This was mounted onto black and a co-ordinating panel of mahogany card.

My cute critter is this partridge.  I stamped this onto a Koala painted sheet of card.  The partridge is from Squiggly Ink Egg and Nog 5.    I added a touch of Blood Orange to brighten the partridge up.

I also stamped the pears and coloured them in Sage and Blood Orange.

I stamped the poinsettia twice and shaped it before adding it to my card to finish.

I had forgotten how much I loved using these stamps.  It goes to show that they never age.

Thanks for joining me this evening.  Don't forget to pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see the other cute critters being created for this theme.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Country View Crafts Challenges - Stars

Today I am sharing my second project for the Country View Crafts Stars challenge.

Here is my project

I decided that I wanted a simple but rustic look for this project.

I started by cutting a panel of Kraft paper and stamping the text stamp from PaperArtsy SaraNaumann ESN13.

I also dry brushed Wolf Eye Fresco Acrylic paint over a rectangle panel of cardboard.

I had some embossed metallic Kraft stock left from my first project.  I decided to cut some of the little stars out and add these to the background.

I also stamped the large star over the left over Kraft stock.

Before mounting this to the card, I added a length of twine to give it extra texture.

I was really happy with how this turned out.

Thank you for joining me today.  I hope that I have inspired you to join in with the challenge this month.  Don't forget that by sharing a project you may be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to spend in the shop.

Thank you all for joining me with my challenge journey this year - it has been great fun!

I will still have more posts to share with you before Christmas, but in case you are too busy to join me again, I would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Country View Crafts Challenges - Stars

Happy December!

It's time for the last challenge of the year over at Country View Crafts Challenges.

Here is my fist project of the month

Yes, I have used the Tim Holtz Merry Misfits again.  I love these stamps!

I started by gathering my supplies.

I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Tiny Stare Texture Fades to emboss a sheet of Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft stock.

I adore how this turned out - look how beautifully embossed the stars are.

I also cut a sheet of Worn Wallpaper  to act as a layer beneath the embossed sheet.

Once layered, I added a strip of washi tape for the reindeer to sit on and splattered some black ink across the card.

The reindeer was previously stamped, coloured and cut down.  Again, I added googly eyes to the image and then attached this to the card blank.

To finish my card I added a sticker quote.  These are so super useful!

This card was so much fun to make!

Pop over to the Country View Crafts blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team.  And don't forget, by sharing a star themed project you will be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to spend in the shop.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Christmas is Coming

Today I want to share more cards that I have created.

Each one of these cards is unique and different but created in the same way.

I started by creating master boards.  I have already show you how I made these in an earlier posts.

To add extra texture I used a sewing machine to add a scrappy border.

The snowmen were stamped, coloured and cut out.  I went around them using a Stabilo All pencil in order to make the snowman stand out on the card.

To finish I added a Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon.

With the exception of the sewing (because I am not great with a sewing machine) I had great fun creating these and they were super quick.

Thanks for joining me today.

Happy crafting!

Friday, 22 November 2019

Christmas Tags

Today I want to share with you some Christmas tags that I have created.

I have to apologise from the outset as I forgot to take photographs as I went along!

So, how did I create these?

1. I die cut the tags using the Lisa Horton Tags and Banner dies.  I die cut double what I needed as I glued 2 together after I had coloured them to hide the alcohol ink that was showing on the back.

2. I stamped the plaid stamp from Tim Holtz Lumberjack stamps.  I initially bought this set for the wonderful wood grain stamp but have actually used this plaid stamp more

3.  I stamped the trees and hearts from the PaperArtsy Kay Carley EKC33 stamps.  These were coloured using Alcohol ink pens.

4.  To finish, I inked around the edges, glued the backing tags to the back of each tag and added some seam binding,

These were great fun to make.  I love the size of these tags dies and they are fast becoming one of my most used products.

Thanks for joining me today.

Happy crafting!

Monday, 18 November 2019

More PaperArtsy fun with Shaving Foam


After all of the fun yesterday I thought I would share another project using the shaving foam technique I shared yesterday.

Here is my finished project

The technique was the same as the calendar.

I really loved creating these baubles.

The new colours of Fresco paints are just amazing - any I'm sure you know how much I love using Blues in my crafting!

I love these baubles and can't wait to see them hanging on my tree.

I decorated the back of the baubles and also coloured the ribbon to match.

I had so much fun creating these.  This has been my favourite technique this month!

Thanks for joining me this evening.  Do pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see more inspiration for the Shaving Foam technique.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Christmas Countdown


Today I have a project over at the PaperArtsy blog.

The theme for this fortnight is 'Shaving Foam'.  For those of you who follow my blog you will know that I have used this technique quite a few times this year.  I have adapted my technique throughout the year and have learnt new things.

Here is my main project

I started by adding loads of drops of paint into a tray of shaving foam.  I then mixed and swirled these before adding my substrates to the foam.

One thing that I learnt during this project is that I could dip my substrate into the foam a second time to add even more pattern.  I just loved this.

Here are all of the elements once they had been decorated with the shaving foam technique.  I also added Treasure Silver to the edges of each piece.

I kept the design simple as I wanted the technique to stand out.  I used silver embossing and stamped the PaperArtsy Sara Naumann stamps on all elements apart from the number cubes.

I loved how the silver embossing looked against the Fresco Acrylic Paint colours.

The substrates are from That Craft Place.  I just love their MDF.  It is always super easy to put together and is very good value for money and great quality.

I teamed the cubes with numbers die cut in Mirri Card.

I really loved this project and will look forward to using it over the festive period.

This has been my favourite technique this month!

Thanks for joining me this evening.  Do pop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see more inspiration for the Shaving Foam technique.

Happy crafting!