Friday, 21 April 2017

Birds & Brusho

Evening all!

I am bit late posting this as it's been a very busy week but I did find some time to squeeze in some crafting when my Making Cards magazine arrived yesterday.



The colours of this cute bird remind of some Brusho backgrounds I made a while ago which I thought would coordinate perfectly.  I added some distress ink to the papers and images so everything toned in.

Supplies used;
Matt Mirror card - Creative Crafting World
Patterned paper and images - Making Cards magazine May issue
Brusho, to create backround.
Tim Holtz Seedless Preserve Distress Ink
Sentiment stamping - Making Cards magazine April issue
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink


Have a great weekend.  Creative Blessings.  x

I wish to enterthis into the following challenge(s);
Deep Ocean Challenge - Challenge #153 - Spring - http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-153-spring.html

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Santoro Kori Kumi Collection Part 2 - Craft Consortium

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far.  Today I'm sharing 3 more makes using the Santoro Kori Kumi range from Craft Consortium, if you missed Monday's post you can catch up here.

This time I'm using, what I'm calling, the "windswept Kori Kumi". 😏  This is just how my hair styles itself on a windy day!


For my first card I have layered just the topper, which I outlined with white marker, on black card then on to marble effect paper and embellished with gems, ribbon and a button.


Supplies used;
Santoro Kori Kumi 3D decoupage - Craft Consortium Ltd
Black cardstock - Anna Marie Designs
Background paper - Docrafts Capsule Liquorice Sherbet
Sharpie White Medium Point marker
Best Wishes ribbon - Dovecraft by Trimcraft
Pink gems- Poundland
Button - stash

My second card uses all the layers of the 3D decoupage and a sheet of the decoupage (decopatch) paper for the background.  I have embellished with a die cut and stamped sentiment and gems.
Supplies used;
Santoro Kori Kumi 3D decoupage - Craft Consortium Ltd
Santoro Kori Kumi decoupage paper- Craft Consortium Ltd
Background paper - Docrafts Capsule Liquorice Sherbet
Banner Die - Noor! Design
Sentiment from Hydrangea Stamp Set - Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine
Jet Black Premium Pigment Ink Pad - Dovecraft
Clear Embossing Powder - Heat It Up!
Gems - stash

I have to admit that I'm not so happy with my last card, this is not the idea I had in my head but such is life!  I used torn strips from the decoupage (decopatch) paper, 3D decoupage without the base layer and added a little sparkle to her pockets.  I have finished the card by embellishing with a balloon stamp and sentiment.
Supplies used;
Santoro Kori Kumi 3D decoupage - Craft Consortium Ltd
Santoro Kori Kumi decoupage paper- Craft Consortium Ltd
Kuretake Clear Wink of Stella pen - Keep on Crafting
Sentiment, balloon, and party twists & confetti from Hydrangea Stamp Set - Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine
Ranger Archival Ink Cornflower Blue & Watering Can - Keep on Crafting
Ranger Adirondack Brights Purple Twilight - Keep on Crafting
Twine - stash

Creative Blessings.  x

Monday, 17 April 2017

Santoro Kori Kumi Collection - Craft Consortium

Greetings peeps!

I hope you had a good weekend, for those of us in the UK it was long weekend with two bank holidays, which was wonderful.

Last year I was lucky enough to win a Santoro Kori Kumi decoupage set & papers Craft Consortium Ltd and this weekend I finally got around to making some cards.  I popped out and built-up all the decoupage on Thursday afternoon.  There are four designs and two sheets of each but I decided to stretch the kit by using some of the toppers separately.


On Sunday afternoon I sat down to make some cards, today I am sharing the first three cards I made. I was really drawn to the black and white image so I started with those.

For my first card I have decoupaged the images but not used the first layer, I adhered them to a black card stock and then on to a sheet of marble effect paper from my stash and added some sequins and some washi tape along the spine.


Supplies used;
Santoro Kori Kumi - Craft Consortium Ltd
Background paper - Docrafts Papermania Capsule Liquorice Sherbet
Black cardstock - Anna Marie Designs
Sequins - Poundland
Washi tape - stash

For my second card I have decoupaged the image and included the base layer, outlined it with white pen.  I have embellished the card with a die cut banner, button, feather, paper flowers and brad coloured with a black marker.  To finish I have stamped and heat embossed a sentiment in the corner of the topper.

Supplies used;
Santoro Kori Kumi - Craft Consortium Ltd
Black cardstock - Anna Marie Designs
Paper - Docrafts Papermania Capsule Liquorice Sherbet
Sentiment from Hydrangea Stamp Set - Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine
Jet Black Premium Pigment Ink Pad - Dovecraft
Clear Embossing Powder - Heat It Up!
Banner Die - Noor! Design
Button - Santoro Gorjuss
Paper flowers - stash
Feather - stash
Brad - stash
Black Graph It alcohol marker
White Medium Point Sharpie
Silver base card - stash

My final card uses more of the Docraft papers and a base image as a topper, outlined with white pen and layered on to black card. The card is embellished with ribbon, gems and buttons.  I have added a stamped and heat embossed sentiment on a die cut banner.


Supplies used;
Background paper - Docrafts Papermania Capsule Liquorice Sherbet
Black cardstock - Anna Marie Designs
Ribbon - stash
Gems - Poundland
Banner die - Noor! Designs
Buttons - Santoro Gorjuss
Sentiment from Hydrangea Stamp Set - Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine
Clear Embossing Pad - Ink It Up!
Opaque Bright White Regular Embossing Powder - Wow! Embossing Powders

Creative Blessings.  x

Friday, 7 April 2017

Just for You Wreath - Lizzy & Rosella Crafting Together

Evening peeps!

Apologies if I initially confused anyone with Wednesday's post, my scheduling went a little haywire!

You may have seen this card on my instagram feed a while ago, but I had a gap here in my blog posts so I thought I would share it and give a little more detail.  It was made at a workshop at Keep on Crafting in Bury St Edmunds with the lovely Lizzy Curtis now part of Crafter's Companion and a regular on Hochanda.



Supplies used;
Vintage Paper pad - Crafting Together
Layering Stamps and Mini Stamps - Crafting Together
Sentiment - Crafting Together
Memento Dew Drop Ink pads
Stickles


Creative Blessings.  x

You can also following Newf News -  FERGUS' BLOG here and my BOOKSHELF BLOG here.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Simply Poppies - Imagination Crafts

Greetings everyone!

Today I'm sharing another Mother's Day card I made for my mum.  I made the G45 card with her in mind, and then I was having a play with paints and stencils and was so pleased with the result I decided to give it to my mum as Poppies are her favourite flower.


Supplies used;
Poppy Stencil, 15.2  x 15.2 cm Black Satin card, Starlight Paints; Pink Sorbet, Red, Apple Green & Chartreuse - Imagination Crafts (purchased from Keep on Crafting, Bury St Edmunds

If you can't get to Bury St Edmunds you can order online too http://www.keeponcrafting.co.uk/ with free UK P&P when you spend over £3.00, yes just £3.00!)

At first I was a bit disappointed that this wasn't a crisp image, but Mother Nature doesn't create Poppies to be perfect she creates them to be unique.  










Creative Blessings.  x

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

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with optional twist of Spring - http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge196-april-2017-anything-goes.html

Cupcake Inspirations - CIC 401 - http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/cic401-birch-press-designs.html

Creates and Makes Challenge - Challenge 10 - Anything Goes/Optional Spring - http://createsandmakes.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/challenge-10-anything-goes-optional.html


Monday, 3 April 2017

Brusho Class Part 2 at Keep on Crafting

Good evening peeps, or morning/afternoon depending on where you are in the world.

As promised, I am back today sharing the other card I made at the Brusho Class at Keep on Crafting, my local craft store.

I also have two shop bonuses to share with you:

1. If you shop instore you can take advantage of the loyalty card offered, for every £10 spent, exclusions apply, you received one stamp.  When the card is full you can exchange it for £20 of crafting goodies!

2. If you want to order online, P&P is free to the UK when spending over £3.00!  If you can't see what you want it's always worth messaging the Facebook page and asking Mandy if she stocks it.



Supplies used;
Brusho  - Purple, Turquoise, Brown and Black
Paperartsy Gloss Glaze - Keep on Crafting
Tim Holtz - Crazy Dogs stamp and dies set
Paperartsy Stamp Set - Keep on Crafting (unfortunately I can't remember the name, I think it's a new release but I do know I've ordered it from Keep on Crafting.)

The techniques used here using glaze and brusho colours and a old credit/loyalty card.

I just love this sentiment and had to share a close up of the crazy dog''s face!

Creative Blessings.  x

The shop links are not affiliated, I am sharing them to support my local crafting shop. Postage and loyalty card terms correct at time of publishing.

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

If you Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge - #65 - Photo Inspiration - http://giveacrafteracookie.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/cookie-challenge-65.html


Friday, 31 March 2017

Brusho Class Part 1 at Keep on Crafting

Hello peeps!

I hope every one had a good week and has some nice plans for the weekend.  For a change we have a quiet weekend ahead, which I shall make the most of as the next few weeks up to the end of May are quite busy with final dress fittings, etc for my sister's Wedding!



Today I am sharing one of the cards I made at the brilliant Brusho workshop at Keep on Crafting.  It was a lovely inky messy morning, but gloves were provided!  Trust me, you don't want to get these on your fingers, I speak from experience. 😏  I am becoming slightly obsessed with these, every background we made I just gasped at the results. They are so versatile and the colours are amazing. You can create a full background or concentrate the colour in to an area, leave the colours bright or mop up and get a paler tone, stencil with them, die cut elements and I learnt a great technique with glaze which I will share on Monday evening (3rd April).


Supplies used;
Brusho - Leaf Green, Turquoise, Brown, Black
Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts (I think)
Stencil - Imagination Crafts
Black card - Anna Marie Designs

Creative Blessings.  x

If you can't get to the shop in Bury St Edmunds you can order from the Keep on Crafting website or contact Mandy via the Facebook page.   These are non-affiliate links, I share the links because I love my local craft store. 💗

I will be back on Sunday with a review on my Bookshelf Blog.

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

As you Like It Challenge - Favourite Colouring Medium (and why) - http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/favourite-colouring-medium-why.html


Wednesday, 29 March 2017

By The Sea with Graphic 45

Howdy all!  I almost forgot to post this!

So I spent a whole afternoon making this card which really shouldn't have taken that long and wasn't that complicated but I think my mojo was on an extra long break!  This was for mum as a Mother's Day card, she loves G45 (find me a crafter that doesn't!) and unlike me, she is very much a Summer person so I knew it would be perfect.



Supplies Used;

By the Sea paper pad - Graphic 45
Embellishments; charms, twine, shells, pearls - August 16 Goodie Box - By the Sea - Artful Days
Faded Jeans Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Antique Linen Distress Ink - Tim Holtz

I gave the chidren decoupage hats.





























If you missed Monday's post it's here on the Digital Scrapbook blog.  I will be back here on Friday with another card. Creative Blessings.  x

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

Love to Create Challenge - http://welove2create.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/a-new-challenge-6-winners-andddd-dt-call.html - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Joy is ... - Dovecraft Painted Blooms

Hello Friends

Before I share today's card I wanted to say my thoughts are with those that loss their lives yesterday in the horrid events that unfolded in London.  The UK is in shock and I'm sure it has rippled out across the world.

When I cut the bird from the Dovecraft pad to make the notelet (if you missed it,click here) I realised the off cut would be ideal to frame a sentiment and this Bee Crafty stamp came straight to mind.  It is one of my favourites.



Supplies used;
Adirondack Brights Purple Twilight Ink - Ranger
Gold Pearlescent paper - Anna Marie Designs
Dovecraft Painted Blooms 8" x 8" 150 gsm cardstock pad and gems - Prize won from Trimraft
Sentiment - Bee Crafty Stamps


Creative Blessings.  x

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

Bee Crafty - Show Us Your Stamping Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1937549513139634&type=1

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Wine Anyone? - Honey Doo Crafts

Hello!

I hope you've all had a pleasant week.  I managed to do quite a few jobs this week and some crafting, so it's been very productive.

As soon as I saw this stamp I knew I was going to use it to make a birthday card for one of my best friends.




I used acetate for the wine glass and tripple embossed the wine bottle and heated it from the top as I know the embossing would bubble that way and give the bottle some texture.

Supplies used;
Stamps
A Bottle of Vine - Honey Doo Crafts
Just the One - Honey Doo Crafts
Rag Doll (Happy Birthday Sentiment) - Leonie Pujol
Dies
Letter Set - Leonie Pujol
Square Lattice  - Noor! Design (Joy! Crafts) 
Banner - Noor! Design (Joy! Crafts)
Grapes - Lea'bilities (Leane Creatief)





Cardstock
Blissful Green 6" x 6" 250 gsm carstock pad - Anna Marie Designs
Purple cardstock - Anna Marie Designs
Heat Resitant Acetate - Personal Impressions




Inks and Pens
Pergamano White Pen
Wink of Stella and Gelly Roll Pens - Sakura
Bundle Sage, Forest Moss, Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord & Tea Dye Distress Inks - Tim Holtz
Adirondack Earthtones Lettuce & Eggplant - Ranger
Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad - Tsukineko
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad - Tsukineko
Jet Black Dovercraft Pigment Ink Pad - Trimcraft
Clear Embossing Powder - Heat It Up!


Creative Blessings.  x

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

Artistic Inspirations - Challenge 175 - https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/challenge-175.html


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Sunday, 19 March 2017

With Love - Dovecraft Painted Blooms

Greetings Peeps!

Today I'm sharing another card made with the Painted Blooms kit I won from Trimcraft.  It's the colours and patterns of the cardstock pad I'm loving the most about this kit.



Supplies used;
Dovecraft 8" x 8" Painted Blooms 150 gsm cardstock pad, doilies, buttons & stamp set - Prize from Trimcraft
Gelly Roll Glaze, Souffle & Metallic
Seedless Preserve Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Encore Ultimate Metallic Pink ink - Tsukineko


 

Creative Blessings.  x

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

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - March Challenge -- http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html

Friday, 17 March 2017

CAS Notelet - Dovecraft Painted Blooms

Hello All!

I hope you had a good week.  After my CAS attempt on Wednesday I've tried my hand a another one using the sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (link below).  I'm much happier with this card.  The colours in this Painted Blooms kit (won from Trimcraft) are really beautiful.



Supplies used;
Dovecraft 8" x 8" Painted Blooms 150 gsm cardstock pad - Prize from Trimcraft
Especially for you sentiment - Family Celebrations stamp set from Creative Stamping magazine
Banner die - Noor! Design (Joy! Crafts)
Pearlescent pre-scored card - stash
Pearlesent paper - stash
Seedless Preserve Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Encore Ultimate Metallic Pink ink - Tsukineko
Clear Embossing Powder - Heat It Up!


Creative Blessings.  x

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

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #212 Sketch - http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/challenge-214-sketch.html

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Sending Best Wishes - Lizzy & Rosella Crafting Together

Greetings Friends!

I stare and sigh with envy when I see some of the amazing clean and simple cards that designers produce.  Some how mine never look quite as professional as so many I see in blogland. Here is my latest CAS offering, which I'm not entirely happy with but I can't put my finger on why, can you see what might be the problem?



Supplies used;
Layering Stamps and Mini Stamps Lizzy & Rossella Crafting Together range
Frosty Pink, Coral Berry & Ruby Red - Altenew Inks
Adirondack Earthtones Lettuce & Adirondack Lights Willow - Ranger Inks
Sentiment from Country Garden Clear Stamps - Dawn Bibby Creations

The stem is creative with one of the mini stamps which looks a little like a question mark.

Creative Blessings.  x

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

CASology Week 240 - Foilage - http://casology.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/week-240-foliage.html

Monday, 13 March 2017

Birthday Wishes - Trimcraft Dovecraft Painted Blooms

Hello friends

I hope you have all had a good weekend.  We had a very relaxed time watching the rugby, enjoyed a couple of films Dr. Strange and The Room, and I managed to squeeze in some crafting and reading amongst the housework.

Last week I was one of six lucky people to win the Dovecraft Painted Blooms kit from the Trimcraft blog.  The kit contained 8 x 8 150 gsm cardstock pad with 3 pearlescent designs and 3 spot UV designs, 60 buttons, 6 sentiment toppers, 40 paper diolies, 5 printed pegs6 embellished paper clips, gems and 7 clear stamps. As there was so much I decided to share it with my mum.



Here is the first card I've made using the kit which arrived on Saturday. 

Supplies used;
Dovecraft Painted Blooms - Trimcraft
Bundled Sage Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Ultimate Metallic Pink Ink Pad - Encore! Tsukineko


Creative Blessings.  x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Black & White - Dawn Bibby Creations

Hello and Happy Weekend!

I first started crafting after seeing Dawn Bibby on QVC (I think that's quite a common tale amongst crafters) and she has brought out some lovely products of her own.  After the upset of the The Craft Channel I was pleased to see she would be back on TV on Hochanda with her first range in a year.  I could quite happily have bought all three sets of dies and stamps along with the beautiful ribbons but I was controlled and stuck to my budget and decided on the Country Garden stamps and dies set.



First off I just had a play with the dies from white cardstock, they cut beautiful.  I was going to stash the die cuts away and come back to them later when I had a chance to colour them but then I found myself cutting into them and arranging, so I went for a black and white creation.


Supplies used;
Country Garden Flourish Die Set - Dawn Bibby Creations
Country Garden Clear Stamps - Dawn Bibby Creations
Black cardstock - Anna Marie Designs 
Crocheted trim - Stash
Bows - Stash
Marianne Designs Heart Die
Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles - Ranger


Creative Blessings.  x

I wish to enter this into the following challenge(s);
The Ribbon Girl  - Anything Goes Card Challenge - http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/march-card-challenge.html

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Strawberry Joy - Noor! Design (Joy! Crafts)

Hello Visitors!

As you know I have a passion for Joy! Crafts products so when I saw the One Day Special on Hochanda I decided to go for it.  The deal was 29 dies and a mini Joy! Trouvaille.
This is the first card I made using this particular die because I love strawberries, they are definitely my favourite fruit.  If you are in the UK early Spring is a good time to plant them to get that bumper crop for Summer. Lizzie's strawberry plants certainly seem to have been very fruitful!


Supplies used:
Funky foam - stash
Tim Holtz Forest Moss Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
Kraft cardstock - Anna Marie Designs
Vellum - Anna Marie Designs
Bakery paper pad - Joy! Crafts
Stawberries Border die - Joy! Crafts
Images - The Old Design Shop
Stamped Image - Lizzie Strawberries Joy! Crafts
Graph It makers
Wink of Stella Pens
Gelly Roll Pens
Adhesive Red Gems - stash


Creative Blessings.  x

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

Noor! Design UK - Spring - http://noordesign-uk.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/march-challenge-spring.html