Sunday, 27 September 2015

Faery Ink Inspirational - Wise Owl Witch

It's my turn to give you some Faery Ink inspiration, for my piece I have chosen to use Wise Owl Witch.  Look at the cute owl peeking out from behind her hat.

I have coloured Wise Owl Witch with the following Graph It markers; Skin; 4120, 4125, 4150, 4155, 4170, 4135, Hair; 1280, 1270, 1250, 1230, 1210, Crystals; 6120, Dress; 9401, 9403, 9405, 6110, 6140, 6175, 6180, Hat; 9401, 9403, 9405, band; 6140, 6175, 6180, Eyeshadow; 6290, Lips; 6150, Flowers; 6150, 6110, 6180, Leaves; 9201, Mushroom; 6120, 9401, 9403, 9405, Staff; 9201, 8120, Owl; 3170, 3180, 3190, 1250, Grass; 8270, 8280.

I have inked the background using Tim Holtz Bundled Sage, Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserve Distress Ink.  Wise Owl Witch is mounted on Anna Marie Designs black card then onto purple card from my stash.
The feathers are die cut from the same cardstock using Noor! Design dies and I have hand-tied a bow using ribbon from my stash.
The topper is mounted on a Anna Marie Designs white card (this is the same cardstock I used to print my digi stamps on).  I have folded over a third and left a third of an overhang.  I then used the off-cuts left behind from the die cutting the feathers as a stencil and inked through them using Seedless Preserve to decorate it.

You can see even more inspiration on the Faery Ink blog and join in the fun over at the Faery Ink Facebook group.

Creative Blessings. x


Saturday, 26 September 2015

Faery Ink Fae of the Month - Doodlebug Artsy Fae

Doodlebug Artsy is the One Day Fae Giveaway digi stamp over at the Faery Ink blog this month.  To pick up this cutie all you need to do is leave some love on the Designer of the Month Faery Ink Blog post within 24 hours.
I have coloured Doodlebug Artsy Fae using the following Graph It markers; Skin; 4120, 4125, 4150, 4155, 4135, Hair; 3130, 3140, 3170, Eyes; 3125, Lips; 4175, Dungarees & boots; 5120, 5125, 5130, T-shirt & Socks; 9100, 9102, Paint splats; 8150, 2160, 1170, 5160, 6175, 5245, 7175, Palette & Wings; 7105.
Rather than fussy cut the image I trimmed it and rounded the corners and edged it with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I then mat and layered it onto Anna Marie Designs Kraft card, again edging it with distress ink.  Then onto Studio Light patterned card edged with distress ink.
The arts and crafts supplies are gold peel-offs adhered to Kraft card and mounted on another piece of Studio Light patterned card and Kraft card with inked edges.
Both toppers are adhered to pink satin paper from my stash and I used more peel-offs as sentiments.
Don't forget this cutie is only available for free for the next 24 hours from the Faery Ink blog.  If you do grab her then why not colour her in and show your creation off in the Faery Ink Facebook Group.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Horse Decoupage

Hi All!  Here's a card I made for a friend who has two horses, horse riding is her passion.
The main image is from Instant Card Downloads which I have printed twice and then cut the horse and flowers from the second image to create decoupage.

The layers are adhered with black 3D foam pads.  The base card Keaycolour Sunshine card from Anna Marie Designs as is the "Birthday Wishes to you" sentiment stamp.
I have embossed the Keaycolour Sunshine card using a Craftwell Checked Arygll embossing folder.
The insert features a small picture of the main image.
I wish to enter this into the following challenge(s);



Creative Blessings.  x

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Kirstie Allsopp Thank You cards

Morning all!  Some of you may know that I'm a big fan of Kirstie Allsopp, I have quite a few pieces of her homeware and her craft kits.  These cards are made from the Kirstie Allsopp Stationery set.


Just a couple of simple Thank You cards.  I have cut the fronts from the notelets and put them on the card blanks to create the border.  I used the tags as toppers and added ribbons and brads.

Creative Blessings. x

Monday, 21 September 2015

For the love of an old coat!

Good Morning!  Wow can't believe it's Monday again already, household chores for me today - yawn!

You know those items of clothing you have that you just can't bear to part with but they are looking a little tired, this is exactly the case with one of my coats.  I really love the style and length but it was starting to fade around the edges and just generally looking a little worse for wear but I just couldn't let it go!  (I'm sure there is a song in their somewhere - haha!)

This first pic shows the colour it was, unfortunately I forgot to take a full shot but at least you can see the colour.
Firstly I washed it as the dye only takes if the material is damp.  I used Dylon machine dye.  I was nervous about dying it in the machine but after rinsing the coat, I put a little bleach in the machine and put it on a hot wash and this got rid of any residual dye.   The dye comes with clear full instructions.

The colour Rosewood Red leap off the shelf at me, and here is the colour after dying.
As I decided to change the belt, which was just a tie belt made from the same material I didn't dye it so you can see the contrast in the two colours in this photo.
It did have rather plain buttons too
so I change those for these autumnal looking wooden ones.
A couple of close-ups of the buttons and belt.

Finally here is a shot of me in my revamped old coat and I love it!
The Dylon website says the following about the colour "Rosewood Red - Imagine beautiful autumn days when leaves have turned rusty shades of reddish brown.  Capture the beauty of this season in all its glory with Rosewood Red.  Any time of year it looks great against dark denim, and on curtains, cushions and throws, this rich woody tone creates a warm, inviting mood in any home."  Not really a surprise that I was drawn to this colour.

Creative Blessing. x







Sunday, 20 September 2015

Flowers for mum

Greetings all!  Some more stitching to share today, and it's another piece I made for mum.  This time it's a hanging, again using another pattern from any old cross stitch magazine.  The shape might look a bit random but I've tried to stitch the sides following the front design just to add a bit of interest.  I have added a ribbon and button from my stash.

The back is again a piece of satin feel material from my stash.
Creative Blessing.  x

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Autumnal Stitchery

Morning peeps!  I hope you have a good weekend planned, we have to pop out tomorrow to do boring chores but I hope to cram some craft in over the rest of the weekend as well as watching the Rugby.  Go Scotland, oh ok go England but I'm secretly supporting Scotland, well come on what else did you expect from a self-confessed Scotophile!
Not a card today but some stitching.  This is a pin cushion I cross stitched for my mum a while back.  The pattern is from an old cross stitch magazine.  What I really love about this particular pattern is the fact there is no blank spaces and of course the autumnal theme.
The back is a piece of satin feel material from my stash which I think compliments the front.
Creative Blessings.

Friday, 18 September 2015

DT Project - The Sisters of Craft Blog Challenge - September 2015 Mid-month Inspiration

Time for some mid-month inspiration for the Sisters of Craft Blog Challenge.  Our sponsor this month is Paper Nest Dolls.
For my mid-month inspiration I have used Snow Princess.


Snow Princess is coloured her with the following Graph It markers Skin; 4120, 4125, 4135, 4150, 4155, Dress; 8240, 8250, 8260, Cloak; 5240, 5245, Head dress & earrings; 9201, silver shaker, Hair; 2170, 3130, 3140.

The easel card base is created using Anna Marie Designs white cardstock.  The backing papers and sentiment stopper are from my stash.  The snowflakes, skates & Winter are cut from Noor! Winter Paper Block using Noor! Design Winter dies.
I have added Polar White Flower Soft and Ice Crystals from Anna Marie Designs to the edge of the holly paper.

Creative Blessings. x

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Pop-Up Wedding card & box

Hello Everyone!  The card I'm sharing today goes with the decopatch horseshoe from yesterday.  I have used pink to tone in with the pink on the horseshoe decopatch paper and purple as the couple are marrying in Scotland so I wanted to bring through the colour of heather.

Most of the elements were cut using the Silhouette Cameo, the pink and grey card are from my stash and the striped lilac card is from Anna Marie Designs.
I have edged the piper & the heart using white Spectrum Noir pencil.  The bunting is cut by hand and stamped with SeeD's alphabet stamps and embossed with Wow powder and I have used a pink Jelly Roll pen to link them.


The box was made using the Crafter's Companion Ultimate Pro.  I have used Heather spray, Thistle spray and lace all from Anna Marie Designs to make the posy.
Creative Blessings. x

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Decopatch Horseshoe

I was asked by my mum to make a Wedding Horseshoe for a friend who was getting married in Scotland.  I thought this tartan decopatch paper (which I have had in my stash for ages) would be a good place to start.  The lasercut horseshoe is from Anna Marie Designs the pack contains one plain and one Good Luck horseshoe.
I painted the shape with white Gesso as I find this brings up the colour of the papers better.
Then it was just a case of tearing little pieces of the paper and using decopatch glue to stick them.
I used white Wow embossing powder, Stamps by Chloe Floral Stamp, vellum, pink Perga pen and gems for the flowers.
The "Mr and Mrs" banner is made from pink card, white Wow embossing power, See D Alphabet stamps, white Spectrum Noir pencil & gems.  The lace is from Anna Marie Designs.

I wish to enter this into the following challenge(s);

613 Avenue Create -Challenge #141 - Anything Goes with optional twist "Love Me Do." (19/09)- http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/challenge-141-anything-goes-woptional.html

Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - must used patterned paper (30/09)- http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper.html


Through the Craft Room Door - Challenge September 15-20 - Anything Goes (20/09) - http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/ttcrd-challenge-september-15-21-2015.html
Creative Blessings. x

Monday, 14 September 2015

Digital Masculine Birthday Card

Good Morning!  Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for male friend using Serif Craft Artist.
The bottle is from A Fragrant Memory, the cones and nuts from African Safari, birds in flight from Art Deco Cruise, the animals and sentiment from Clare Tarling Vintage Animals, the background from Natural Landscapes digikits.
I made a copy of the Otter and converted it to a picture, then using the cutout studio I cut around the arm, then put the arm over the bottle so the Otter looks as if he is holding it, a sort of digital decoupage.
I've added some shadows to the animals.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge(s);

Digitally Sweet Challenges - Challenge #142 Anything with wings - http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/dsc-142.html (24/09) Entry 2

Creative Blessings.  x

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Commission - BBQ Birthday

I was asked to make a birthday card with a barbecue theme.  The template for this pop-up box and elements came from the Silhouette Online Store.  I have used papers from my stash to cover the exterior of the box which is cut from black card.  
The mustard & sauce bottles are cut from Creata metallic card, the gloves from a paper pad which was a free Create & Craft members gift and the utensils from Creata lined paper & metallic card.  

The burger bun, cheese and burger are cut from funky foam, the tomato from Creata metallic card and the lettuce is screwed up tissue paper.
The outside of the box is decorated with beer bottles (also a template from the Silhouette store cut from paper from my stash) and ice (another template from the Silhouette store cut from copier paper). The sentiment is cut from the free paper pad using a font from the Silhouette store.
Creative Blessings.  x