Friday, 3 June 2016

Fantasy Crafters DT Call

Morning all, hope you're all having a nice day.  I'll be in the office slaving away!

I want to tell you about a new monthly challenge blog starting in July for all things Fantasy.  You know how much I just love fairies, mermaids and all the fantasy images?  Well I thought there are lots more like me out there who just love this kind of thing so I'm starting up a new challenge blog specifically for it.

I wanted to do it sponsored sometimes, but not every time so that team members have the chance to fully express themselves without limitation and just enjoy the creativity and other times using selected sponsors that I know the team will fully enjoy.

Sounds like something you'd like?

Pop over to the DT Call at Fantasy Crafters Challenge and find out more!

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Calendar Girls Crafty Challenge Launch

Good Evening, hope you're enjoying the sun!  Been lovely since last week here in sunny Wales, really it doesn't rain as much as you'd think!

I'm back with my launch card for the new blog - Calendar Girls Crafty Challenge who've launched today with the theme of Father's Day.  For this I've used a sponsor image by Sheepski Designs called Seraphina's Heart.

I've coloured with promarkers and distressed with vintage photo distress ink.  The embellishment at the bottom is stampboard with layers of red and gold moonglow embossing powders then whilst hot I've pressed in a swirl stamp (Add versamark and let it cool before removing, they must also be rubber not acrylic!)  I've then added gold peel off lettering and some nail head dots.

Do come on over and join in the challenge, we'd love to see you!

I'd like to enter into...

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Anything Goes with Optional Shabby Chic/Vintage

Its challenge time again at Crafts & Me and this month it is an Anything Goes with optional shabby chic / vintage.  For this I've gone for a favourite image that looks fab in any colour combo despite being called "Violet Pixie" which is by Sara Burrier.  I thought I'd go for an afro caribbean fairy this time and played around with a few shades of copics, heres the list below

Skin - E11, E33, E25, E29
Hair - E33, Y11, E25

I really love this image, she's so versatile :)  The sentiment came as a magazine freebie a while back which I thought suited.  I've added gold distressing around the edges and on the flowers with a gold dauber and the papers are from a stack Ive had for years!

I'd like to enter into

Friday, 27 May 2016

A Beautiful Mess

Good Evening!  I have some good news, I've joined the Design Team for "A Beautiful Mess" Blog which is a new monthly challenge and always anything goes!

There are 2 sponsors this month;

I have used Majestic Monarch Butterfly available here.

So how is it made?   Piece of cake!  I used some printer card I'd made during a session with our Molly.  This was the shaving foam technique.  Basically you get some cheap shaving foam onto a tray, add drops and splodges of inks; reinkers, starburst stains, anything like that.  You can make patters or swirl randomly.  Then you place your card on top, squish it down until the surface is covered, pick up and wipe off the excess foam (I washed it briefly under the tap)  Set to dry and you have some nice coloured backgrounds.

I then just opened word and added the digi 3 times and printed out direct to the sheet.  I've cut out and stuck one to the card base then 2 back to back then used glue dots to attach the body bit so the wings are 3d.

Thanks for looking :)

I'd like to enter into...

Crafty girls creations - Anything goes
Aud sentiments - anything goes+sentiment
Crafty gals corner - anything goes
Crafty addicts - bling it on
Classic design team challenge - Anything goes

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Feeling Green

Afternoon all!  I'm feeling a little green fingered lately and have been reorganising the back garden to make it nice for the kids.  I've found some broken pots so have been mooching round for inspiration to do a mini fairy garden for Molly's play house and I've been collecting glass jars to make little light up fairy jars.  Just need some battery tealights for them.  Hoping to get down to the beach tomorrow between the thunderstorms to look for sea glass as I'm sure fairies would love that :)

I've made this card which is Lady Leprechaun by Hannah Lynn available at Crafts and Me and coloured with promarkers, tria and flex. Its mounted on a pearly green card that I've dabbed roughly with gold metallic paint.  The sentiment was a cover gift from Craft Stamper.

Anyway I'd best crack on and get this house in some order, Miss Moo has seen the fairy gardens on Pinterest so now its "When are we doing it?"

Thanks for visiting x