Sunday 30 December 2018

PaperArtsy Sneak Peek

Hi all,

I hope that you have had a great Christmas and are gearing for the New Year.

Tonight I am over at the PaperArtsy blog with a sneak of things to come!

Pop over to the blog to have a look at more detail.  

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday 26 December 2018

PaperArtsy - A Year In Review

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Tonight I am over on the PaperArtsy blog sharing some of my favourite projects from Topics 13-16.

This is an example from Alison Hall, showing her amazing Artist Trading coins.

Make sure you pop over to the blog to see what other projects I've reviewed.

Thanks for joining me.

Sunday 23 December 2018

PaperArtsy Year In Review

Tonight I am over at the PaperArtsy blog sharing a review of the first 4 topics of the year.

As Christmas is only a couple of days away, make yourself a cuppa and hide away and have some time to yourselves.

Pop on over to see my top picks of the topics and to remind yourselves of the amazing inspiration brought to you by the Bloggers.

Thanks for joining me this evening and I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas.

Saturday 15 December 2018

Country View Crafts Challenges - Christmas

Hello again.

Today I am sharing with you my next project for the Country View Crafts Challenge.

I have loved seeing all of your projects so far so hope that you continue to join in.  And if you haven't yet, there is still plenty of time.

Here is my second project for the challenge

I have, again, used that amazing Kay Carley poinsettia as my main image.  This was stamped onto white card and then coloured using Polychromo pencils, cut out and shaped using an embossing ball tool.

My background was kept fairly simple.  I layered Tim Holtz Christmas papers along with the Tim Holtz Wallpaper.

A stitched circle was die cut onto Kraft card and then inked around the edge using Walnut stain distress ink.

I created a cluster of flowers in the bottom right of the circle.

The bow was seam binding that I dyed using distress ink and crumpled.

To finish my card, I used Tim Holtz Clippings stickers which I inked around the edge.  I also added some red Rhinestones.

Let me know what you think of my card.

Don't forget to pop over to the Challenge blog where you can see the inspiration from the rest of the design team.  There is also still plenty of time to join in with the challenge and show us your creations.  I love seeing how we have inspired you.

Thanks for joining me today. 

Friday 14 December 2018

Clean & Simple Christmas - All A Bit Sparkly!

Evening all,

Yes, I have used the 'sparkle' word - not one I use very often!

Tonight I have a 'sparkly' project over at the PaperArtsy blog.

Pop over to the blog to see the full reveal of this project and how I created it.

Thanks for joining me.

Saturday 8 December 2018

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas

Hello again.  Today I am sharing one of the cards that I have designed for Christmas.

Shhhh…….   This one is for Dan.  He should have this by now... but just in case!

The main image is PaperArtsy Zinski ZA33.   This was stamped and coloured using Polychromo pencils.  Once I cut the image out I added Glossy Accents to the eyes and chunky glitter to the bottom of the coat.

Next, I layered Tim Holtz papers which I distressed and then inked using walnut stain distress.

My next step was to start embellishing my card.

I used Tim Holtz tokens and mini lights.

Stars were added for finishing touches.

I really loved how the modern images created by Elena Zinski worked with the more vintage feel of the Tim Holtz papers.

Thank you for joining me today.  I hope you like my card.

Happy crafting,

Saturday 1 December 2018

Country View Crafts Challenges - Christmas

Today is the launch of the final Country View Crafts Challenge for 2018.  Unsurprisingly, the theme is Christmas.

Here is my first project to show you this month.

I wanted to keep my card fairly simple but soft and elegant and so decided to use vellum as a base.

I started by stamping the gorgeous poinsettias from PaperArtsy Kay Carley EKC21 using Versamark ink and then covered with silver embossing powder and heat set the powder using my heat gun.

I then used a Versamark pen to draw a line around the edges which I then sprinkled with powder and heat set to create the border.  This was then set aside.

Next, I stamped the poinsettias onto white card, coloured them using Polychromo pencils and cut them out.

To give my flowers shape, I used an embossing ball tool and rubbed over the front and back until I was happy.  These were then layered together and stamens added to the middle.  The poinsettias were added to the bottom corner of my card.

To finish, I added a Tim Holtz ideology Word Band which formed the sentiment on my card.

Thank you for joining me today.  Don't forget to pop over to the Country View Crafts Challenge blog where you can see all of the amazing inspiration from the design team.  There is still time to create Christmas cards and so I hope that you join in and show us your Christmas designs.

See you in a couple of weeks when I show you my second project for the Challenge.

Happy Crafting!