Sunday, 1 November 2015

Autumn/Fall colours at Crafts and Me

Evening all.  Fog is rolling in thick and fast here.  I've finally put the heating on and going to be snuggling down with the family to watch Hotel Transylvania for the evening.  We watched Hotel Transylvania 2 in the cinema the other day and it was brilliant, really funny.

Its my favourite time of year for card making, autumn.  I love using autumn colours and love seeing all the creations around with the rich browns, greens, oranges, reds, yellows and golds, love it!

The challenge this month at Crafts and Me is to use Autumn/Fall Colours.  For this I made a Thank You card using the new "Ravenora" by Hannah Lynn.  She's an absolute dream to colour.  I used promarkers and copics, added ink around the edges.  The papers are mostly handmade using autumn leaves starburst stains and moonshadow ink for the extra sparkle.  The larger flowers have also been dyed with moonshadow ink and starburst stains.

I'd like to enter into

Graph'It Colour Challenge - Autumn colours
Sisterhood of crafters - Fall
Crafting with friends - Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything Goes
4Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting with attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
The Crafty Palette - Anything goes autumn colour palette
Simon says Stamp - Anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow challenge - Birds of a feather
Digi chooseday challenge - Fav colour combo

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Halloween at Crafts and Me

Hello!!!  I'm back again with a new creation for Crafts & Me Halloween Challenge.  For this I went with monochrome and chose Elainia by Hannah Lynn who is a cute little Vampire.  I thought I had some black flowers but a rummage through my stash and I have everything but black!  I did find these Cala Lilies though which I thought went well with the theme (I think it could also be used as a gothy birthday card)
I've coloured with promarkers in cool greys.  For the hair which you might find a bit scary from the stamp I just flicked lines ending in black (use a fine nib or a tria marker for the extra fine lines)
The face and skin I used the blender, cool grey 1, 2 and 3.

The background papers are Crafts and Me Floral Fantasy Monotone.  I mounted on a shimmer white card and some black/violet core'denations card which is a black card stock you scratch the top layer off to reveal the colour "core" in this case a violet.  I've added some white pearls and mirror squares.

I'd like to enter into...

Creatalicious - Halloween
Crafts Galore Encore - Halloween
Noor! Designs UK - Halloween
Crafting with dragonflies - Anything goes
Hiding in my craft room - Monochromatic
Crafty Calender - Halloween
CraftyCatz - Fantasy/Fairy
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Halloween
Simply Papercraft - Anything goes
Stempelsonne Challenge - Anything goes
Clear it out - Anything goes (cala lilies must be 10 years old!)

Monday, 31 August 2015

Vintage at Crafts & Me

Afternoon all!  Long time no blog!  Been busy, job changes and just life in general.  I've been colouring here and there and finally getting round to making some cards up.

Just a reminder you can enter the Vintage challenge over at Crafts and Me up until 3rd Sept before we have a brand new challenge on Friday.

For this challenge I used a Hannah Lynn called Punch of Color girls 7.  This one reminded me of Katy Perry :)

I've used promarkers then added distress ink to the edges and distressed the background paper with scissors and ink.  Most of the flowers have been dyed with moonshadow ink and starburst stains.

Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon as just finishing off a few more :)

I'd like to enter into

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Hannah Lynn quick make

Morning all!  I'm on the move again, start another new job on Tuesday which will hopefully lead to where I want to go ultimately.  I'm actually looking forward to it and have got over the "meeting new people" nerves as everyone in Denbighshire was lovely so moving around isn't so traumatic afterall :)
Off to sunny Wirral this time to do safeguarding and DoLS so I'm happy with that.

Today I have a really quick make for you.  I know some of you see other people's colouring and think I could never do that or are afraid to show your creations then this is a really quick and easy one that looks good and you don't have to be the best colourist on the block to do it.

The image I used is by my favourite Hannah Lynn and is called Punch of colour girls 8 available along with loads of other fab designs from Hannah at Crafts and Me

For the hair I used  light and a mid colour promarkers in pink, blue, purple, yellow and green.  Dot around randomly with your lighter colours to fill in the hair area and then use the darker shades on top but add less than the lighter ones.  Fill it in until you're happy with it and colour the face in as normal.  I would normally be a lot more detailled on the face but this is a quick make so only has a couple of layers.  I used purple, pink and yellow on the fan then distress ink around the edges and a gold dauber quite roughly to finish.

The background is also Crafts and Me, its from the Floral Fantasy 6x6 set and I used a program to turn it greyscale.  Try something free online if you don't have one like Pixlr Editor which you can use online and don't have to download anything.

Hope its been useful and you give it a try!

I'd like to enter into

Sister Act card challenge - Anything goes
Party time tuesdays - Anything goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes
Craft your passion - Anything goes

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Circes at Crafts & Me

Morning all!  Where has this last month gone?  As usual been a busy bee, spending time on the boatervan and having adventures and wooooooork!

Consequently I'm running a little late to the party and have a new card for the Crafts and Me challenge which this month is Circles.  Pop on over for some lovely inspiration from my teamies too, they've really stepped up to the plate on this one.

I've used Willow digi by Hannah Lynn  coloured with promarkers.  The background is handmade, if you scroll down I'll walk you through it.  The clock die has been altered with Viva croco cracking paint in silver, just slap it on nice and thick and let it dry for about a day.  I put mine on my fishtank hood to dry it from underneath.

Background walk through.  First take a piece of card stock (250gsm and above) and paint on some walnut ink.  I've used Moonshadow Ink which is a walnut stain tinted with colour which is gorgeous.  Next, whilst it's wet, drop on some ROCK SALT. Yep rock salt.  They make the pitted dots you can see on the pic.  Set it aside to dry and then brush the salt right off.

Next have a rummage around the house for something circular.  I used the lid off a roll on deodorant I'd just finished.  Have another rummage for anything "painty" - Acrylic paint, liquid pearls, distress dabbers, what you fancy.  I used pink liquid pearls and dabbed around my circle lid and stamped straight on.  I'm throwing it out anyhow but if you needed to clean set some baby wipes aside.  I then used some green distress pain dauber and did the same and finally my gold distress dauber and just splatted that right on as its circular afterall.
Easy peasy!

Here's a close up of my hair.  I used the fine tips on promarkers and just intermingled frency navy, lush green and mulberry and blended in with powder blue, apple and baby pink.  The lighter colours I only used one or two on each strand so you get a dominant colour giving a more rainbow look. Flick the darker shades in from each corner at varying lengths and combinations so blue and pink, blue and green, pink blue and green mix them right up.

Thanks for stopping by and hope I've been useful!

I'd like to enter into...

Crafty Cardmakers - Make your own background
One crazy stamper - Anything goes
Rosey hearts - Things with wings
Crafting Muskateers - Use a diecut
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes
Craft your passion - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Things with wings