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