Saturday, 23 March 2019

Playtime With New PaperArtsy Stash

Hi again, a quick post from me today.

I thought I would share some of the projects that I have recently made using some of the latest PaperArtsy stamps.

I took the opportunity to use up some of the papers that are in my stash box - papers that I have either made, like these gel print backgrounds, or printed designs from magazines, such as the Stampington magazines.

The main images on the cards have all been coloured using Polychromo pencils.  I so, so love these pencils.

I even broke out the Sakura markers and gave the butterflies and flowers a bit of bling (yes, I know, I wanted bling!).

I so love all of these new releases.

As you can see, I have been having some great fun.  I love sitting in front of the TV colouring images.  I can get 'lost' in the peacefulness that it creates.

Thank you for joining me today.  I hope that you like my cards.  And if you haven't seen the new stamps yet, pop over to Country View Crafts for a nose and maybe even a shop.... just no blaming me! lol!

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Playtime with Creative Expressions

I was really pleased to be asked by Lisa and Danny to design some projects for Lisa's Creative Expressions show on Hochanda last weekend.  Then.... a box arrived, and I squealed.... it was full of MDF and stencils.  That is certainly what I call happy post!

If you haven't seen Lisa's new products, pop over to That Craft Place for a snoop (and maybe a little shop!).

So, in no particular order, here are my projects.... I hope you are sat with a cuppa!!

I love the texture that I created on these coins.  So much so, I left a couple blank without any other decoration.

I adore these ATC coin holders.  So simple but a perfect way to store your coins.

These square holders are amazing.  Here I used one of my favourite colour schemes.  They almost look like tiles.

I even made sure that I decorated the inside of the holder.

Here, I have used the circular stencils to decorate the box.  This is such a great sized box.

More texture on ATCs.  I loved the texture here.  I almost didn't want to do anything else.

The remainder of my projects essentially saw me having fun with Artist Trading Coins.  These are just so much fun!

So, there you go!! I hope you haven't fallen to sleep due to all of the pics!

Do leave a comment and let me know what you thought.  You might still be able to see some of the shows on Catch up on Hochanda.

Thanks for joining me.

Happy crafting!!

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Country View Crafts Challenges - Numbers and/or Letters

Hello again.  I hope you are enjoying the wonderful projects so far this month - and we are only half way through.

Here is my second project for the Challenge

I started off by using scraps of card to die cut random letters from the Tim Holtz WordPlay die.

I've had this die since it was released.  I never bore of it!

I randomly glued these the letters to a card mat and then cut the bits that were hanging off the edge.  

I then painted all over the mat using Fresco Acrylic paints - this is one of the Tracy Scott release paints.

To create a more vintage feel I added 'A Little Bit Jaded' PaperArtsy infusions.  I simply love this background.  I almost wanted to leave it like this - lol!

I created a circle of Pea Coat paint and then used my stamp platform to stamp the large PaperArtsy Tracy Scott flower.

Leaving the stamped image on the platform, I then set about painting the flower, stamping the flower using the platform again to re-stamp the lines.  

This is one of my favourite things to do - it means that I can use opaque paints to colour detailed images.  

Once dry, I cut the flower out.

To finish, I layered the card up, using doilies and a Tim Holtz quote.  

I loved the finished card.  I already have a recipient in mind too.

Thank you for joining me today.  I hope that I have inspired you to join in with the Challenge for this month - I love seeing your creations.

Do leave me a comment  to let me know that you have stopped by - they always cheer me up to know that you have taken the time to read my posts.

Happy crafting!

Friday, 1 March 2019

Friendship and Flowers


I have 2 projects over on the PaperArtsy blog this evening.

Pop over there to see how I created this card along with a trio of atcs.

The theme for this fortnight is brayers.  I just adore the new PaperArtsty brayer.  It is the perfect size to create with.

I hope you join in with this challenge.  You can link your projects over on the PaperArtsy blog.

Thanks for joining me......

Country View Crafts Challenges - Letters and/or Numbers

Hello again, Happy St. David's Day to you all.  I cannot believe that it is March - please tell me where the month is going!

Today is teh launch of a new challenge at Country View Crafts - the topic is Letters and/or numbers.  I had so many ideas this month!

Here is my first project

I created a wrinkle free distress background using Distress Oxide inks.  I ensured that this was dried thoroughly before I started the next stage.

I used PaperArtsy Hotpicks 1604 for this project.  I stamped the large numbers in Shadow Grey Archival.  The small numbers were stamped using Jet Black Archival.

I created a background using PaperArtsy Infusions.  I don't think I will ever tire of these.  I adore them.  Again, I dried this thoroughly before moving on to stamp the large JOFY flower.  

I heat set the ink and then had fun playing with my white gel pen.  I also added a scribbled border to the main mat background.

To finish I mounted the card using black card and added some dimension to the flower.

I had so much fin creating this.  

I hope that you will join in with the Challenge this month.  Don't forget, if you enter the challenge over on the Country View Crafts Challenge blog you will be in with a chance of winning a voucher to use online.

Thanks for joining me today.  I always love reading your comments so hope that you will let me know that you have popped by.

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Brayering Techniques

Evening all,

I have a project showing n the PaperArtsy blog this evening.

Pop over to see the techniques that I have used to create this card.

Thanks for joining me.

Happy crafting!

Monday, 18 February 2019

Swaps Using Scraps

A couple of weeks ago I took part in a swap with two friends.  The theme was to use what was in our scrap box.  My scrap box is pretty big and includes all sorts.  I also have lots of re-purposed embellishments so was able to use these, adding a few additional embellishments.

I used two different colour themes.  Here is the first one:

I re-used panels that I had stencilled with Grunge Paste.  I often do these in batches so that I have some dry and to hand when I need them.  Admittedly, these have been in my stash for a while.

I adore how the Infusions look over the Grunge Paste. The burst of colour followed by the walnut pigment never ceases to amaze me - I love them!

The fun but was the embellishments.  I used lots of different types - flowers, metal, wood.  Lots of different textures, hiding things along the way.

The second project had the same layout:

Again, I teamed all sorts of embellishments to create lots of detail.

Great fun!!

So there you have it.  It's amazing what you can create with scraps.  I even used scrap ribbon as hangers.  I had originally planned for these to be cards but they became far too front heavy!

Thanks for joining me today.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think of my swaps.

Thanks for looking......