Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Clean and Simple

Are you one of those people that have boxes of stamps in your craft room? One of my boxes is filled with Crafty Individuals stamps! This was one of the first companies that I began to stamp with way back when.

The September challenge is Clean and Simple, so I decided to join in the challenge with this card.

I used the ......stamp to create the base image before stamping it again onto red card and paper piecing the hearts. I then added the sentiment with a set of alphabet stamps from my stash.

Clean and Simple!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The Craft Artist Guru Returns!

And that's not me, but the lovely Michelle Jackson Mogford ! Known for her expertise and quirky style Michelle has produced some stunning new digital kits for Serif CraftArtist.

I was honoured to be asked to create some samples with the new kits and now after lots of secret squirrel emails I can finally share the results.

The kits are : La Senora Mexican, Sunflowers and Stars, Bizarre and Fantastic, Lilies and Light and are available on the Daisytrail website.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Make Your Mark

Another week and another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.  This week the challenge is Make Your Mark.  Your entry MUST contain the use of anything that can make a mark - Stampin' Write, Copics, Promarkers, Painting, Chalks, Watercolours, Sponges, Stencils, Masks etc etc

The Sponsor is Happy Little Stampers who are giving away a $15 gift voucher.

For my card I used Spectrum Noir Aqua Tints to create the background. They make a beautiful wash of colour. The stamps I used are from HunkyDory. I stamped them with archival black ink. I have also highlighted some areas with a white gel pen, but not sure you can see that in the photo.

I hope you will come over and join in the challenge too! 

Friday, 9 September 2016

Enjoy The Journey

We are now into our September Challenge at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with a Die. As usual its anything - as long as it has a die!!

For my project I used a Creatives die set from Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine, using my Sizzix machine. The accessories I stamped and coloured with markers and the bunting I stamped a stamp onto patterned paper.

So dust off those dies and join us!

Challenges I am entering:
Lets Craft and Create - Spots / stripes

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Inspired By A Photo

The next challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More is to produce a piece of work inspired by this photo :

Our sponsor for this challenge is :

For my card I created a background on watercolour card using imk sprays and Distress Inks. Using a stencil I marked circles with an Embossing Pen before adding WOW! Embossing Gold Powder.
The butterflies were stamped onto watercolour card and then coloured with Distress Crayons. I sprayed them with Glimmer Angels Gloss spray to merge the colours. The sentiment is from an early edition of Craft Stamper Magazine.

I hope my card and that of the other designers at Addicted to Stamps and More have inspired you to have a go too!

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
WOW! Embossing Powder - Anything Goes
Craft Stamper - Take A Stamp

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Santa Claus is coming to town

So that was summer - school holidays are over and I always feel quite nostalgic that its another year nearly gone.

What better way to cheer myself up then some Christmas crafting!

The Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge this month is :

I chose to use this stamp by Crafty Individuals for this which is  - Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

I stamped the image and coloured it using Spectrum Noir pencils. I used Distress Inks to age the panel. I stamped the holly leaves again using Distress Inks and water to pull out the colour.

Here are some song titles to inspire you!

White Christmas
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
Jingle Bells
Santa Claus is coming to Town
Jingle Bell Rock
Deck the Halls
All I want for Christmas is You
Winter Wonderland
Joy to the World
Frosty the Snowman
Silver Bells

We always love to see your creations and there is a prize too!

Other challenges I am entering :
12 Months of Christmas - Anything Goes / Nature of Christmas

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!